Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 723 777
Rank change year-on-year -68 +54 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 54 120 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.072% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 50 104 121
London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,575 £38,750
90th Percentile £77,875 £62,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70913 71825 85553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 55797 62046 72615
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in London.

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -1 9 £55,000 +42.34% 2
West London -9 2 £65,000 +74.83%
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 39 (72.22%) Linux
2 26 (48.15%) VMware
3 22 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (38.89%) Bash Shell
4 21 (38.89%) Python
5 20 (37.04%) DNS
6 19 (35.19%) Red Hat
7 18 (33.33%) Perl
7 18 (33.33%) MySQL
7 18 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (29.63%) Firewall
8 16 (29.63%) Apache
8 16 (29.63%) Ansible
8 16 (29.63%) DevOps
9 15 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (27.78%) LAMP
10 14 (25.93%) Windows
10 14 (25.93%) LDAP
10 14 (25.93%) NFS
10 14 (25.93%) Puppet
11 13 (24.07%) iptables
11 13 (24.07%) BGP
11 13 (24.07%) VPN
11 13 (24.07%) Ruby
11 13 (24.07%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
12 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 12 (22.22%) nginx
13 11 (20.37%) Tomcat
13 11 (20.37%) Java

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (29.63%) Apache
2 12 (22.22%) nginx
3 11 (20.37%) Tomcat
4 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
5 6 (11.11%) OpenStack
6 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (5.56%) IIS
8 2 (3.70%) Confluence
9 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.96%) Office 365
4 3 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (5.56%) Dropbox
5 2 (3.70%) Akamai
5 2 (3.70%) Cloudflare
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.85%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.85%) IaaS
6 1 (1.85%) PaaS
6 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) DNS
2 16 (29.63%) Firewall
3 14 (25.93%) LDAP
4 13 (24.07%) BGP
4 13 (24.07%) VPN
5 10 (18.52%) IGMP
5 10 (18.52%) Junos
5 10 (18.52%) OSPF
5 10 (18.52%) RIP
6 6 (11.11%) LAN
6 6 (11.11%) SAN
6 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.26%) WAN
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.56%) HTTP
8 3 (5.56%) Skype
9 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
9 2 (3.70%) Kerberos
9 2 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (3.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) MySQL
2 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
3 6 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.56%) MariaDB
5 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.70%) DB2
7 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.11%) Vagrant
4 3 (5.56%) Ant
5 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) LAMP
2 9 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (11.11%) REST
4 4 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (5.56%) Sensu
6 2 (3.70%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.85%) J2EE
7 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 5 (9.26%) Fintech
4 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.56%) Replication
6 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.70%) User Experience
7 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.85%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 39 (72.22%) Linux
2 14 (25.93%) Windows
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.67%) Unix
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.96%) CentOS
6 7 (12.96%) Ubuntu
7 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.41%) Solaris
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (5.56%) Debian
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (29.63%) DevOps
3 11 (20.37%) Business Continuity
4 10 (18.52%) Low Latency
5 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.96%) Open Source
6 5 (9.26%) High Availability
7 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.56%) Build Automation
8 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.56%) Information Security
8 3 (5.56%) ITIL
8 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.56%) Microservices
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (5.56%) Network Design
8 3 (5.56%) Server Building
8 3 (5.56%) Service Management
8 3 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) Bash Shell
1 21 (38.89%) Python
2 18 (33.33%) Perl
3 13 (24.07%) Ruby
4 11 (20.37%) Java
5 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
6 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 6 (11.11%) Go
8 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
9 4 (7.41%) PHP
10 1 (1.85%) Groovy
10 1 (1.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) RHCE
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.85%) CCNP
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) ISAE 3402
1 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.56%) SSAE 16
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (25.93%) NFS
3 13 (24.07%) iptables
3 13 (24.07%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 7 (12.96%) Docker
6 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.70%) Corosync
7 2 (3.70%) KVM
7 2 (3.70%) PowerDNS
7 2 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.70%) vSphere
7 2 (3.70%) XenServer
8 1 (1.85%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.85%) Varnish
8 1 (1.85%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.85%) Xen
8 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (29.63%) Ansible
2 14 (25.93%) Puppet
3 8 (14.81%) Terraform
4 5 (9.26%) Kubernetes
5 4 (7.41%) HAProxy
5 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (7.41%) vCenter Server
6 3 (5.56%) logstash
6 3 (5.56%) Nagios
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (5.56%) Salt
7 2 (3.70%) Check_MK
7 2 (3.70%) Galera Cluster
7 2 (3.70%) Pacemaker
7 2 (3.70%) Packer
8 1 (1.85%) Icinga
8 1 (1.85%) Kibana
8 1 (1.85%) SCCM
8 1 (1.85%) SCOM
8 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) VMware
2 19 (35.19%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco
3 5 (9.26%) Citrix
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle
4 4 (7.41%) NetApp
4 4 (7.41%) Veeam
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Mitel
6 2 (3.70%) Percona
6 2 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) New Relic
7 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.85%) Vyatta