Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 402 358 400
Rank change year-on-year -44 +42 -131
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 326 536 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.85% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.90% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 290 483 488
London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,223 £32,968
90th Percentile £64,438 £75,000 £66,625
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 48,239 59,869 67,171
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.32% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 39,068 48,976 55,502
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 -32 55 £42,500 -15.00% 18
West London +7 37 £56,250 +2.27% 10
South London -29 12 £57,500 +27.78% 2
East London +11 4 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 200 (61.35%) Windows
2 135 (41.41%) VMware
3 133 (40.80%) Active Directory
4 123 (37.73%) Linux
5 114 (34.97%) Windows Server
6 106 (32.52%) AWS
7 102 (31.29%) Microsoft
8 94 (28.83%) Office 365
9 88 (26.99%) Azure
10 85 (26.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 81 (24.85%) PowerShell
12 67 (20.55%) SQL
13 64 (19.63%) TCP/IP
14 63 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
15 60 (18.40%) SCCM
16 55 (16.87%) Firewall
16 55 (16.87%) Puppet
17 49 (15.03%) Red Hat
17 49 (15.03%) DNS
17 49 (15.03%) DevOps
18 48 (14.72%) Finance
19 47 (14.42%) SQL Server
20 45 (13.80%) ITIL
20 45 (13.80%) Hyper-V
21 44 (13.50%) Citrix
22 43 (13.19%) MS Exchange
23 42 (12.88%) Degree
24 41 (12.58%) CentOS
25 38 (11.66%) Shell Script
25 38 (11.66%) Bash Shell

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 43 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (7.06%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.60%) Apache
5 14 (4.29%) nginx
6 10 (3.07%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.15%) IIS
8 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.76%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.31%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 106 (32.52%) AWS
2 94 (28.83%) Office 365
3 88 (26.99%) Azure
4 13 (3.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.76%) SaaS
6 7 (2.15%) GitHub
6 7 (2.15%) IaaS
7 5 (1.53%) G Suite
8 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.23%) GCP
8 4 (1.23%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.23%) PaaS
9 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.92%) Cloudflare
9 3 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.92%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (19.63%) TCP/IP
2 55 (16.87%) Firewall
3 49 (15.03%) DNS
4 37 (11.35%) LAN
5 33 (10.12%) WAN
6 32 (9.82%) DHCP
7 27 (8.28%) BGP
8 21 (6.44%) HTTP
9 18 (5.52%) SNMP
10 16 (4.91%) SAN
10 16 (4.91%) Wireless
11 14 (4.29%) WLAN
12 13 (3.99%) SMTP
13 11 (3.37%) VLAN
13 11 (3.37%) VoIP
14 10 (3.07%) IGMP
14 10 (3.07%) Multicast
14 10 (3.07%) Skype
14 10 (3.07%) Structured Cabling
15 9 (2.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (7.06%) MySQL
4 20 (6.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.84%) Big Data
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.92%) GIS
8 3 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.92%) Redis
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.61%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 23 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.21%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.29%) Subversion
4 8 (2.45%) JIRA
5 7 (2.15%) GitLab
6 3 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.61%) Postman
7 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 48 (14.72%) Finance
2 12 (3.68%) Retail
3 11 (3.37%) Advertising
4 5 (1.53%) Games
5 4 (1.23%) Marketing
5 4 (1.23%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.92%) Legal
6 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.61%) Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.59%) LAMP
2 12 (3.68%) LDAP
3 5 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.23%) .NET
5 3 (0.92%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.92%) Node.js
6 2 (0.61%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.61%) RESTful
7 1 (0.31%) CSS
7 1 (0.31%) HTML
7 1 (0.31%) HTML5
7 1 (0.31%) Laravel
7 1 (0.31%) Middleware
7 1 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.31%) React
7 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.31%) Symfony
7 1 (0.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.31%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.36%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (5.52%) Replication
4 17 (5.21%) Clustering
5 12 (3.68%) PKI
6 11 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.07%) IPTV
7 10 (3.07%) MPEG
7 10 (3.07%) Public Cloud
7 10 (3.07%) Video\Live Streaming
8 9 (2.76%) EMC VNX
8 9 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.53%) CMDB
10 5 (1.53%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.53%) iPhone
10 5 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.23%) CCTV
12 3 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 200 (61.35%) Windows
2 123 (37.73%) Linux
3 114 (34.97%) Windows Server
4 41 (12.58%) CentOS
5 38 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (10.12%) Ubuntu
7 17 (5.21%) Windows 10
8 16 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (4.60%) Windows 7
10 13 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.99%) Unix
11 8 (2.45%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.84%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.84%) Solaris
13 5 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.92%) Android
14 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.31%) Debian
15 1 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (15.03%) DevOps
3 45 (13.80%) ITIL
4 32 (9.82%) Computer Science
5 27 (8.28%) Change Management
5 27 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (7.98%) Root Cause Analysis
7 24 (7.36%) API Integration
8 22 (6.75%) Configuration Management
8 22 (6.75%) Service Management
8 22 (6.75%) Virtual Environments
9 19 (5.83%) High Availability
9 19 (5.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 18 (5.52%) Migration
10 18 (5.52%) Server Hardening
11 15 (4.60%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (3.07%) Fintech
13 10 (3.07%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 81 (24.85%) PowerShell
2 67 (20.55%) SQL
3 38 (11.66%) Bash Shell
3 38 (11.66%) Shell Script
4 27 (8.28%) Python
5 5 (1.53%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.23%) C#
6 4 (1.23%) PHP
7 3 (0.92%) C++
7 3 (0.92%) Java
8 2 (0.61%) Perl
8 2 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (12.88%) Degree
2 28 (8.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 28 (8.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 25 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.83%) MCSE
5 12 (3.68%) MCSA
6 8 (2.45%) RHCE
7 7 (2.15%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.84%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (1.84%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.84%) Sun Certification
9 5 (1.53%) CCNA
9 5 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.23%) CCNP
11 3 (0.92%) CCA
11 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.61%) CCIE
12 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.23%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) GDPR
2 3 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 133 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 85 (26.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (13.80%) Hyper-V
4 31 (9.51%) XenApp
5 24 (7.36%) VirtualBox
6 23 (7.06%) vSphere
7 20 (6.13%) Terminal Server
7 20 (6.13%) XenDesktop
8 14 (4.29%) Docker
9 10 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.45%) Varnish
10 8 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.23%) Firmware
13 3 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.61%) LXC
14 2 (0.61%) NFS
15 1 (0.31%) KVM
15 1 (0.31%) Squid
15 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 60 (18.40%) SCCM
2 55 (16.87%) Puppet
3 33 (10.12%) Ansible
4 29 (8.90%) Terraform
5 24 (7.36%) Nagios
6 23 (7.06%) SCOM
6 23 (7.06%) ZABBIX
7 11 (3.37%) HAProxy
8 9 (2.76%) Avamar
9 8 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (2.15%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (2.15%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.53%) AirWatch
12 5 (1.53%) Icinga
12 5 (1.53%) Kubernetes
12 5 (1.53%) Munin
12 5 (1.53%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.23%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.23%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 135 (41.41%) VMware
2 102 (31.29%) Microsoft
3 49 (15.03%) Red Hat
4 44 (13.50%) Citrix
5 32 (9.82%) Cisco
6 28 (8.59%) LogicMonitor
7 24 (7.36%) EMC
8 20 (6.13%) Oracle
9 19 (5.83%) ServiceNow
10 18 (5.52%) HP
11 16 (4.91%) Google
12 15 (4.60%) AppDynamics
13 14 (4.29%) CommVault
14 11 (3.37%) Dell
15 10 (3.07%) EqualLogic
15 10 (3.07%) Meraki
15 10 (3.07%) SonicWALL
15 10 (3.07%) Veeam
16 5 (1.53%) Fujitsu
16 5 (1.53%) Tandberg