The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 586 609
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 21 58 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.058% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19 53 66
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £93,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34367 38431 43064
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.93% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 27870 33422 36403
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +30 6 £47,500 -11.62%
Senior Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 46 (80.70%) Linux
2 37 (64.91%) VMware
3 36 (63.16%) Windows
4 27 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 23 (40.35%) Red Hat
5 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (38.60%) Unix
7 17 (29.82%) Python
8 15 (26.32%) LDAP
8 15 (26.32%) Java
9 14 (24.56%) Apache
9 14 (24.56%) Tomcat
10 13 (22.81%) Solaris
10 13 (22.81%) Oracle
10 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.05%) Sun
11 12 (21.05%) Perl
11 12 (21.05%) NFS
11 12 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (21.05%) Ruby
11 12 (21.05%) CentOS
11 12 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (19.30%) Ansible
12 11 (19.30%) Project Management
12 11 (19.30%) MySQL
12 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
13 10 (17.54%) SAN
13 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery

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 14 (24.56%) Apache
1 14 (24.56%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.77%) IIS
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.26%) nginx
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.51%) CMS
5 2 (3.51%) Drupal
5 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.02%) Office 365
4 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.75%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) LDAP
2 10 (17.54%) Network Security
2 10 (17.54%) SAN
3 9 (15.79%) DNS
3 9 (15.79%) Firewall
3 9 (15.79%) VPN
4 6 (10.53%) BGP
4 6 (10.53%) Internet
5 5 (8.77%) HTTP
5 5 (8.77%) IGMP
5 5 (8.77%) Junos
5 5 (8.77%) NAS
5 5 (8.77%) OSPF
5 5 (8.77%) RIP
6 4 (7.02%) SNMP
7 3 (5.26%) VLAN
8 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.51%) H.323
8 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) MySQL
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) LAMP
2 3 (5.26%) REST
2 3 (5.26%) RESTful
3 2 (3.51%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.51%) MCollective
4 1 (1.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.26%) Fintech
4 3 (5.26%) User Experience
5 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.75%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (80.70%) Linux
2 36 (63.16%) Windows
3 27 (47.37%) Windows Server
4 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (38.60%) Unix
5 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (22.81%) Solaris
7 12 (21.05%) CentOS
7 12 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (14.04%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.75%) Debian
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (19.30%) Project Management
3 10 (17.54%) IT Strategy
3 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
4 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 8 (14.04%) DevOps
5 8 (14.04%) High Availability
6 6 (10.53%) Low Latency
7 5 (8.77%) Business Continuity
7 5 (8.77%) Identity Management
7 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Content Management
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
8 4 (7.02%) Open Source
9 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.26%) Migration
9 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (5.26%) Structured Programming
9 3 (5.26%) Task Automation
10 2 (3.51%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Python
2 15 (26.32%) Java
3 12 (21.05%) Perl
3 12 (21.05%) Ruby
4 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.02%) SQL
7 3 (5.26%) C
7 3 (5.26%) C++
7 3 (5.26%) PHP
8 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.51%) VB
9 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) CCNA
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.26%) RHCA
2 3 (5.26%) RHCE
3 2 (3.51%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CCAB
4 1 (1.75%) CIMA
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (21.05%) NFS
3 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
4 10 (17.54%) Shibboleth
4 10 (17.54%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
6 8 (14.04%) KVM
7 6 (10.53%) iptables
8 5 (8.77%) vSphere
8 5 (8.77%) Xen
9 3 (5.26%) VMware Server
10 2 (3.51%) Samba
10 2 (3.51%) vCloud
11 1 (1.75%) Docker
11 1 (1.75%) Firmware
11 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Ansible
2 9 (15.79%) Puppet
3 6 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (5.26%) CFEngine
6 2 (3.51%) Cobbler
6 2 (3.51%) Nagios
6 2 (3.51%) WMI
6 2 (3.51%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.75%) Capistrano
7 1 (1.75%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (1.75%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.75%) Munin
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.75%) SCCM
7 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) VMware
2 23 (40.35%) Red Hat
3 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.81%) Oracle
4 12 (21.05%) Sun
5 8 (14.04%) Cisco
6 6 (10.53%) Veeam
7 4 (7.02%) CommVault
7 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.51%) Dell
8 2 (3.51%) Mitel
8 2 (3.51%) Polycom
9 1 (1.75%) Apple
9 1 (1.75%) BMC
9 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix
9 1 (1.75%) EMC
9 1 (1.75%) HP
9 1 (1.75%) Lumension
9 1 (1.75%) NetApp
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Free gym
Posted: 25 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: & benefits and bonus
Posted: 22 days ago