Period
to 24 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 353 396 356
Rank change year-on-year +43 -40 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 492 509 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.85% 0.73% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.76% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 452 460 565
London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £34,950 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% -

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 54,939 66,906 67,308
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 95.58% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 44,939 54,555 55,713
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,604
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.16% +4.73%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in London

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 Systems Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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 +14 115 £52,500 +5.00% 21
West London +32 43 £52,500 -4.55% 22
South London +22 24 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East London +34 6 £45,000 - 1
North London +8 2 £48,750 +12.07%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 284 (57.72%) Linux
2 244 (49.59%) Windows
3 179 (36.38%) VMware
4 139 (28.25%) Active Directory
5 132 (26.83%) Windows Server
6 126 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
7 122 (24.80%) Microsoft
8 98 (19.92%) CentOS
9 94 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 94 (19.11%) Docker
10 93 (18.90%) DevOps
10 93 (18.90%) Puppet
11 91 (18.50%) Python
12 87 (17.68%) Office 365
13 86 (17.48%) Finance
14 85 (17.28%) Ansible
15 84 (17.07%) Firewall
16 81 (16.46%) DNS
17 76 (15.45%) Bash Shell
18 74 (15.04%) Ubuntu
19 73 (14.84%) MySQL
20 72 (14.63%) Shell Script
21 69 (14.02%) PowerShell
22 68 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 68 (13.82%) Red Hat
23 65 (13.21%) ITIL
24 63 (12.80%) Cisco
25 59 (11.99%) SQL Server
26 57 (11.59%) SQL
27 56 (11.38%) Kubernetes

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 55 (11.18%) Apache
2 46 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 40 (8.13%) nginx
4 24 (4.88%) IIS
4 24 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 23 (4.67%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.24%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.22%) Confluence
9 5 (1.02%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.41%) Drupal
12 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.20%) CMS
13 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Autodesk Smoke
4 1 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 13 (2.64%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (0.81%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.41%) HFM
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 126 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (17.68%) Office 365
3 68 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (5.08%) SaaS
6 15 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.83%) PaaS
9 8 (1.63%) Slack
10 7 (1.42%) G Suite
11 6 (1.22%) Cloudflare
11 6 (1.22%) IaaS
11 6 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (1.02%) Apigee
12 5 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.02%) Kong
13 4 (0.81%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 84 (17.07%) Firewall
2 81 (16.46%) DNS
3 54 (10.98%) TCP/IP
4 48 (9.76%) SAN
5 45 (9.15%) VPN
6 34 (6.91%) DHCP
7 28 (5.69%) WAN
8 27 (5.49%) LAN
9 17 (3.46%) NAS
9 17 (3.46%) VLAN
10 16 (3.25%) Network Security
11 10 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.03%) SSL
11 10 (2.03%) VoIP
12 9 (1.83%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.63%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.42%) Skype
15 6 (1.22%) Internet
15 6 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.84%) MySQL
2 59 (11.99%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (3.66%) MariaDB
5 13 (2.64%) Big Data
6 10 (2.03%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.22%) Redis
11 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.81%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.61%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.41%) Essbase
13 2 (0.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 49 (9.96%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.44%) Subversion
4 11 (2.24%) GitLab
4 11 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (2.24%) Travis CI
5 6 (1.22%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.22%) JIRA
5 6 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.02%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.41%) Ant
7 2 (0.41%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.41%) GoCD
8 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.20%) Hudson
8 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 86 (17.48%) Finance
2 24 (4.88%) Banking
3 18 (3.66%) Retail
4 15 (3.05%) Law
5 12 (2.44%) Games
6 9 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.22%) Legal
8 5 (1.02%) Marketing
8 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.81%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.57%) LAMP
2 49 (9.96%) Web Services
3 17 (3.46%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (3.46%) LDAP
3 17 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (2.85%) Kafka
5 11 (2.24%) LEMP Stack
6 9 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
6 9 (1.83%) Regular Expression
7 7 (1.42%) REST
8 6 (1.22%) .NET
8 6 (1.22%) XML
9 4 (0.81%) EDI
9 4 (0.81%) YAML
10 3 (0.61%) JSON
10 3 (0.61%) SOAP
11 2 (0.41%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.41%) libvirt
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 1 (0.20%) Restlet
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
3 24 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.86%) PKI
5 16 (3.25%) Clustering
5 16 (3.25%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.44%) NHS
9 11 (2.24%) Hedge funds
9 11 (2.24%) Replication
10 10 (2.03%) Wiki
11 8 (1.63%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.02%) Digital Media
14 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (1.02%) User Experience
14 5 (1.02%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.81%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 284 (57.72%) Linux
2 244 (49.59%) Windows
3 132 (26.83%) Windows Server
4 98 (19.92%) CentOS
5 74 (15.04%) Ubuntu
6 51 (10.37%) Unix
7 46 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (6.10%) Debian
11 22 (4.47%) Windows 10
12 21 (4.27%) Mac OS
13 17 (3.46%) Windows 7
14 15 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (2.03%) Solaris
16 9 (1.83%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.83%) VyOS
17 8 (1.63%) OpenBSD
18 4 (0.81%) Android
18 4 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.90%) DevOps
2 65 (13.21%) ITIL
3 51 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (10.16%) Migration
5 48 (9.76%) High Availability
6 43 (8.74%) Configuration Management
7 39 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 36 (7.32%) Patch Management
10 35 (7.11%) Business Continuity
11 34 (6.91%) Fintech
12 32 (6.50%) Root Cause Analysis
13 31 (6.30%) Computer Science
14 28 (5.69%) Project Management
14 28 (5.69%) Server Management
15 27 (5.49%) Business Continuity Management
15 27 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (4.88%) Task Automation
17 22 (4.47%) Open Source
18 21 (4.27%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 91 (18.50%) Python
2 76 (15.45%) Bash Shell
3 72 (14.63%) Shell Script
4 69 (14.02%) PowerShell
5 57 (11.59%) SQL
6 47 (9.55%) Ruby
7 29 (5.89%) Perl
8 17 (3.46%) Clojure
9 15 (3.05%) Java
10 7 (1.42%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.02%) Korn
13 3 (0.61%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.61%) Scala
13 3 (0.61%) VBA
14 2 (0.41%) C
14 2 (0.41%) PHP
14 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.41%) VB
15 1 (0.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 42 (8.54%) Degree
1 42 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (5.69%) MCSE
3 16 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.05%) MCSA
5 13 (2.64%) CCNA
6 8 (1.63%) RHCE
7 7 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.81%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.61%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.41%) Avaya Certification
10 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.41%) CCDP
10 2 (0.41%) CCNP
10 2 (0.41%) CISSP
10 2 (0.41%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.20%) CCDA
11 1 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.24%) HL7
1 11 (2.24%) ISO 22301
1 11 (2.24%) ISO 9000
2 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.81%) QA
3 3 (0.61%) GDPR
3 3 (0.61%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 139 (28.25%) Active Directory
2 94 (19.11%) Docker
2 94 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.57%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.10%) vSphere
5 27 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (4.67%) XenApp
7 14 (2.85%) Postfix
8 13 (2.64%) KVM
9 9 (1.83%) Cronacle
9 9 (1.83%) Veritas File System
9 9 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 8 (1.63%) Firmware
11 7 (1.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (1.02%) iptables
12 5 (1.02%) pfSense
13 4 (0.81%) NFS
13 4 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 93 (18.90%) Puppet
2 85 (17.28%) Ansible
3 56 (11.38%) Kubernetes
4 34 (6.91%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (5.89%) Nagios
5 29 (5.89%) SCCM
5 29 (5.89%) Terraform
6 13 (2.64%) ZABBIX
7 11 (2.24%) HAProxy
8 9 (1.83%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.83%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.42%) logstash
10 7 (1.42%) Prometheus
11 6 (1.22%) Salt
12 5 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.81%) Mesos
13 4 (0.81%) Proxmox
14 2 (0.41%) Automic
14 2 (0.41%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 179 (36.38%) VMware
2 122 (24.80%) Microsoft
3 68 (13.82%) Red Hat
4 63 (12.80%) Cisco
5 40 (8.13%) Citrix
6 30 (6.10%) Oracle
7 15 (3.05%) HP
8 13 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.44%) Hortonworks
9 12 (2.44%) Veeam
9 12 (2.44%) Veritas
10 10 (2.03%) Apple
11 9 (1.83%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.83%) EMC
11 9 (1.83%) SAP
12 7 (1.42%) Avaya
12 7 (1.42%) EqualLogic
12 7 (1.42%) Hyperion
12 7 (1.42%) IBM
12 7 (1.42%) Splunk