The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 277 252
Rank change year-on-year -49 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 316 456 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.14% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.19% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 291 428 494
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 34788 38440 42425
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.91% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 28171 33459 35846
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%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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 -6 44 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Feltham - 4 £32,000 -
Uxbridge -2 3 £33,500 -41.73%
West End of London -3 3 £30,000 -33.33%
Bromley -7 3 £30,000 -11.11%
Barnet - 3 £30,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £32,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £40,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 389 (62.24%) Linux
2 310 (49.60%) Windows
3 287 (45.92%) VMware
4 199 (31.84%) Active Directory
5 194 (31.04%) Windows Server
6 174 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 165 (26.40%) Red Hat
8 154 (24.64%) Finance
9 144 (23.04%) Puppet
10 139 (22.24%) Python
10 139 (22.24%) DevOps
11 138 (22.08%) Microsoft
12 128 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 127 (20.32%) Bash Shell
14 120 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 120 (19.20%) DNS
15 113 (18.08%) PowerShell
16 110 (17.60%) Apache
16 110 (17.60%) Firewall
17 108 (17.28%) Perl
18 107 (17.12%) MySQL
19 105 (16.80%) CentOS
19 105 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
20 104 (16.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 101 (16.16%) Unix
22 100 (16.00%) Office 365
23 98 (15.68%) TCP/IP
24 92 (14.72%) Ansible
25 91 (14.56%) MS Exchange
26 83 (13.28%) SQL

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
1 110 (17.60%) Apache
2 91 (14.56%) MS Exchange
3 70 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (8.64%) Tomcat
5 46 (7.36%) nginx
6 32 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (4.80%) IIS
8 26 (4.16%) SharePoint
9 19 (3.04%) OpenStack
10 17 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (2.24%) Skype for Business
13 13 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (1.92%) Jetty
15 8 (1.28%) Confluence
16 6 (0.96%) CMS
17 4 (0.64%) Drupal
18 3 (0.48%) MQSeries
19 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
19 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
2 6 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.64%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 105 (16.80%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (16.00%) Office 365
3 45 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (3.68%) PaaS
5 17 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (2.56%) SaaS
7 15 (2.40%) IaaS
8 7 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.12%) Rackspace Cloud
8 7 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.80%) G Suite
10 5 (0.80%) GitHub
11 4 (0.64%) Boomi
12 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.32%) Datadog
13 2 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 120 (19.20%) DNS
2 110 (17.60%) Firewall
3 98 (15.68%) TCP/IP
4 82 (13.12%) SAN
5 71 (11.36%) LAN
6 60 (9.60%) WAN
7 57 (9.12%) Internet
8 54 (8.64%) DHCP
9 50 (8.00%) VPN
10 46 (7.36%) LDAP
11 36 (5.76%) VoIP
12 26 (4.16%) VLAN
13 23 (3.68%) SNMP
14 22 (3.52%) Network Security
15 19 (3.04%) iSCSI
16 18 (2.88%) HTTP
17 17 (2.72%) BGP
18 16 (2.56%) SMTP
19 15 (2.40%) Junos
19 15 (2.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (17.12%) MySQL
2 68 (10.88%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.92%) Couchbase
5 12 (1.92%) Redis
6 11 (1.76%) MariaDB
6 11 (1.76%) MemSQL
6 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.28%) Big Data
7 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
8 7 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 60 (9.60%) Jenkins
2 37 (5.92%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.16%) JIRA
4 21 (3.36%) TeamCity
5 13 (2.08%) Subversion
6 11 (1.76%) Gerrit
7 7 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.80%) Gitweb
8 5 (0.80%) Hudson
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.48%) Bundler
10 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.32%) MSI
11 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.16%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 154 (24.64%) Finance
2 50 (8.00%) Banking
3 23 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.08%) Retail
5 12 (1.92%) Legal
5 12 (1.92%) Marketing
6 11 (1.76%) Games
6 11 (1.76%) Publishing
7 9 (1.44%) Back Office
7 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.28%) Advertising
9 6 (0.96%) Electronics
9 6 (0.96%) Law
10 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.32%) Front Office
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
11 2 (0.32%) International Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.36%) LAMP
2 21 (3.36%) LEMP Stack
2 21 (3.36%) Web Services
3 14 (2.24%) HTML
4 11 (1.76%) Akka
5 10 (1.60%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (1.44%) .NET
6 9 (1.44%) 802.1X
7 7 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (1.12%) JMX
7 7 (1.12%) Kafka
7 7 (1.12%) Node.js
7 7 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (0.96%) CSS
8 6 (0.96%) HornetQ
8 6 (0.96%) REST
8 6 (0.96%) RESTful
9 5 (0.80%) EDI
9 5 (0.80%) MCollective
10 4 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.16%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 25 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 21 (3.36%) Clustering
5 21 (3.36%) Fintech
6 15 (2.40%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.40%) Smartphone
7 13 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.28%) Eurex
9 8 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.28%) User Experience
9 8 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.96%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.96%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 389 (62.24%) Linux
2 310 (49.60%) Windows
3 194 (31.04%) Windows Server
4 128 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (19.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (16.80%) CentOS
7 104 (16.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 101 (16.16%) Unix
9 55 (8.80%) Ubuntu
10 49 (7.84%) Debian
11 29 (4.64%) Solaris
12 28 (4.48%) Windows 7
13 27 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (3.36%) Windows 10
15 14 (2.24%) SUSE
16 10 (1.60%) AIX
16 10 (1.60%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.12%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.12%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.96%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (22.24%) DevOps
2 68 (10.88%) Configuration Management
3 65 (10.40%) High Availability
4 55 (8.80%) ITIL
5 43 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 41 (6.56%) Open Source
7 39 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (6.24%) Migration
8 38 (6.08%) Task Automation
9 29 (4.64%) E-Commerce
9 29 (4.64%) Project Management
10 28 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (4.16%) Low Latency
11 26 (4.16%) Service Delivery
12 22 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (3.20%) Load Balancing
14 16 (2.56%) Analytics
14 16 (2.56%) Change Management
15 15 (2.40%) Cybersecurity
15 15 (2.40%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (22.24%) Python
2 127 (20.32%) Bash Shell
3 113 (18.08%) PowerShell
4 108 (17.28%) Perl
5 83 (13.28%) SQL
6 73 (11.68%) Ruby
7 59 (9.44%) Java
8 54 (8.64%) PHP
9 43 (6.88%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.44%) C
10 9 (1.44%) Go
10 9 (1.44%) Korn
11 8 (1.28%) Bourne shell
11 8 (1.28%) C#
11 8 (1.28%) C-shell
11 8 (1.28%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.96%) C++
14 4 (0.64%) VB
14 4 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (8.64%) Degree
2 23 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (2.56%) RHCE
4 15 (2.40%) CCNA
4 15 (2.40%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.24%) RHCA
6 11 (1.76%) RHCSA
7 8 (1.28%) MCSA
7 8 (1.28%) MCSE
8 6 (0.96%) CCNP
8 6 (0.96%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.48%) MCP
11 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.16%) CIMA
12 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.68%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.60%) SLA
3 9 (1.44%) QA
4 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) GCP
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 199 (31.84%) Active Directory
2 174 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 57 (9.12%) Docker
5 53 (8.48%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (4.32%) KVM
7 27 (4.32%) NFS
8 24 (3.84%) iptables
9 19 (3.04%) vSphere
10 17 (2.72%) XenServer
11 14 (2.24%) Xen
12 11 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (1.60%) Shibboleth
14 9 (1.44%) Varnish
14 9 (1.44%) XenApp
15 7 (1.12%) LXC
15 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (1.12%) Snort
16 6 (0.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 144 (23.04%) Puppet
2 92 (14.72%) Ansible
3 80 (12.80%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (10.08%) Nagios
5 45 (7.20%) SCCM
6 30 (4.80%) CFEngine
7 23 (3.68%) SCOM
8 21 (3.36%) ZABBIX
9 18 (2.88%) Salt
10 17 (2.72%) Icinga
10 17 (2.72%) Terraform
11 16 (2.56%) WSUS
12 14 (2.24%) Backup Exec
12 14 (2.24%) SELinux
13 13 (2.08%) Kubernetes
14 12 (1.92%) Cobbler
14 12 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (1.92%) HAProxy
15 9 (1.44%) Cacti
15 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 287 (45.92%) VMware
2 165 (26.40%) Red Hat
3 138 (22.08%) Microsoft
4 68 (10.88%) Cisco
5 53 (8.48%) Citrix
6 39 (6.24%) Oracle
7 37 (5.92%) HP
8 27 (4.32%) Avaya
9 23 (3.68%) EMC
10 21 (3.36%) Dell
10 21 (3.36%) Google
11 16 (2.56%) SolarWinds
11 16 (2.56%) Splunk
12 15 (2.40%) Veeam
13 14 (2.24%) Verint
14 12 (1.92%) Apple
14 12 (1.92%) Rackspace
15 11 (1.76%) Bloomberg
15 11 (1.76%) Fidessa
15 11 (1.76%) Sun
London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Ebury
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 - £53000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Oil Gas UK
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago