The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 541 608 580
Rank change year-on-year +67 -28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 36 47 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 35 68
Median salary £46,250 £50,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.41% -8.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,468 £40,045 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.88%  

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 32292 40527 41158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 27319 34959 34585
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +35 3 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £65,000 -
Senior Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 82 (84.54%) Linux
2 61 (62.89%) Windows
3 49 (50.52%) Windows Server
4 43 (44.33%) VMware
5 42 (43.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (39.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (35.05%) Puppet
7 34 (35.05%) Red Hat
7 34 (35.05%) Apache
8 33 (34.02%) CentOS
9 29 (29.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (29.90%) Amazon AWS
9 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
10 28 (28.87%) Web Services
11 27 (27.84%) DNS
11 27 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (26.80%) Python
13 25 (25.77%) MS Excel
13 25 (25.77%) Tomcat
13 25 (25.77%) ITIL
14 24 (24.74%) Internet
14 24 (24.74%) Project Management
15 22 (22.68%) Bash Shell
16 21 (21.65%) IIS
16 21 (21.65%) Cisco
17 20 (20.62%) Firewall
17 20 (20.62%) Ubuntu
18 19 (19.59%) VPN
18 19 (19.59%) Unix
19 18 (18.56%) HTTP

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 34 (35.05%) Apache
2 25 (25.77%) Tomcat
3 21 (21.65%) IIS
4 9 (9.28%) Hubot
5 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
6 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.06%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.03%) nginx
9 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (25.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (29.90%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.28%) Slack
3 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.15%) SaaS
6 3 (3.09%) Office 365
7 2 (2.06%) GitHub
8 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.03%) IaaS
8 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Route 53
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.84%) DNS
2 24 (24.74%) Internet
3 20 (20.62%) Firewall
4 19 (19.59%) VPN
5 18 (18.56%) HTTP
6 15 (15.46%) Intranet
7 13 (13.40%) LAN
7 13 (13.40%) LDAP
7 13 (13.40%) WAN
8 11 (11.34%) VLAN
9 10 (10.31%) Network Security
9 10 (10.31%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (9.28%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (7.22%) NAS
11 7 (7.22%) SAN
12 6 (6.19%) Wireless
13 5 (5.15%) DHCP
13 5 (5.15%) Kerberos
13 5 (5.15%) OpenLDAP
13 5 (5.15%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.49%) MySQL
2 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.15%) Informix
5 3 (3.09%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.06%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (2.06%) GIS
7 1 (1.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.25%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.22%) Subversion
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (9.28%) Retail
1 9 (9.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.19%) Finance
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
5 1 (1.03%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.03%) Law
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.87%) Web Services
2 15 (15.46%) .NET
3 4 (4.12%) Middleware
4 3 (3.09%) LAMP
4 3 (3.09%) REST
4 3 (3.09%) RESTful
5 2 (2.06%) MCollective
6 1 (1.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.28%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.09%) User Experience
6 2 (2.06%) Fintech
7 1 (1.03%) AS400
7 1 (1.03%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.03%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (84.54%) Linux
2 61 (62.89%) Windows
3 49 (50.52%) Windows Server
4 42 (43.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (39.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (34.02%) CentOS
7 29 (29.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (20.62%) Ubuntu
9 19 (19.59%) Unix
10 16 (16.49%) Solaris
11 6 (6.19%) Windows 7
12 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
12 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (4.12%) Debian
14 3 (3.09%) AIX
15 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
16 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
16 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
16 1 (1.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) ITIL
2 24 (24.74%) Project Management
3 17 (17.53%) Incident Management
3 17 (17.53%) Open Source
4 15 (15.46%) MVC
5 13 (13.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (13.40%) Service Management
6 12 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.37%) E-Commerce
6 12 (12.37%) Service Delivery
7 11 (11.34%) Change Control
8 10 (10.31%) Configuration Management
8 10 (10.31%) IT Strategy
9 9 (9.28%) ChatOps
9 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
10 8 (8.25%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (8.25%) DevOps
10 8 (8.25%) High Availability
11 5 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (5.15%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) Python
2 22 (22.68%) Bash Shell
3 17 (17.53%) Ruby
4 16 (16.49%) Java
5 15 (15.46%) C#
6 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
7 7 (7.22%) Perl
7 7 (7.22%) SQL
8 5 (5.15%) C
9 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.09%) C++
10 3 (3.09%) PHP
11 2 (2.06%) VB
12 1 (1.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (14.43%) Degree
2 9 (9.28%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.25%) CCNA
4 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.09%) RHCA
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) MCITP
6 2 (2.06%) MCP
6 2 (2.06%) MCSE
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.03%) CCAB
7 1 (1.03%) CCDP
7 1 (1.03%) CCNP
7 1 (1.03%) CIMA
7 1 (1.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.34%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.31%) Docker
3 10 (10.31%) Shibboleth
4 9 (9.28%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (8.25%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.25%) KVM
5 8 (8.25%) NFS
6 7 (7.22%) Squid
6 7 (7.22%) vSphere
6 7 (7.22%) Xen
7 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.09%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.09%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.06%) iptables
9 1 (1.03%) Firmware
9 1 (1.03%) pfSense
9 1 (1.03%) Samba
9 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.03%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (35.05%) Puppet
2 17 (17.53%) Ansible
3 8 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (4.12%) AirWatch
5 4 (4.12%) Malwarebytes
5 4 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.12%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (4.12%) WSUS
6 3 (3.09%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (3.09%) CFEngine
6 3 (3.09%) Nagios
7 2 (2.06%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.06%) SCCM
7 2 (2.06%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.03%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (1.03%) Munin
8 1 (1.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (44.33%) VMware
2 34 (35.05%) Red Hat
3 29 (29.90%) Microsoft
4 21 (21.65%) Cisco
5 12 (12.37%) Oracle
6 10 (10.31%) Sun
7 8 (8.25%) CommVault
8 6 (6.19%) Veeam
9 4 (4.12%) Avaya
9 4 (4.12%) Dell
9 4 (4.12%) Forcepoint
9 4 (4.12%) Intel Security
9 4 (4.12%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.09%) BMC
10 3 (3.09%) Lumension
10 3 (3.09%) Veritas
11 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.06%) ESRI
11 2 (2.06%) NetApp
12 1 (1.03%) Apple
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago