Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 248 245
Rank change year-on-year -121 -3 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 628 1034 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.36% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.41% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 575 908 1071
London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 71111 73142 84412
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56006 63190 71627
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -55 99 £46,000 +2.22% 16
West London -37 49 £40,000 -11.11% 4
South London -35 13 £30,000 -29.41%
North London +13 12 £35,000 +0.05% 1
East London -10 2 £36,750 -38.24% 2
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 394 (62.74%) Linux
2 290 (46.18%) Windows
3 245 (39.01%) VMware
4 172 (27.39%) DevOps
5 171 (27.23%) Active Directory
6 165 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 157 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 154 (24.52%) Finance
9 145 (23.09%) Microsoft
10 143 (22.77%) DNS
11 141 (22.45%) Firewall
12 132 (21.02%) CentOS
13 130 (20.70%) Python
14 128 (20.38%) Puppet
14 128 (20.38%) Ansible
15 126 (20.06%) Bash Shell
16 121 (19.27%) PowerShell
17 115 (18.31%) Red Hat
18 114 (18.15%) MySQL
19 111 (17.68%) Amazon AWS
20 106 (16.88%) Apache
21 101 (16.08%) Ubuntu
22 94 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
23 92 (14.65%) MS Exchange
24 91 (14.49%) Perl
24 91 (14.49%) Docker
25 90 (14.33%) LAMP
26 88 (14.01%) SQL
27 86 (13.69%) Unix
28 85 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 106 (16.88%) Apache
2 92 (14.65%) MS Exchange
3 70 (11.15%) nginx
4 40 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (6.37%) IIS
5 31 (4.94%) SharePoint
5 31 (4.94%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.91%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.96%) Confluence
12 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.80%) WordPress
13 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.32%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.32%) Relativity
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.68%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (12.42%) Office 365
3 64 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.55%) SaaS
5 14 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.27%) IaaS
8 7 (1.11%) PaaS
9 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.64%) GitHub
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.48%) Dropbox
12 2 (0.32%) Akamai
12 2 (0.32%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 143 (22.77%) DNS
2 141 (22.45%) Firewall
3 81 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 73 (11.62%) SAN
5 50 (7.96%) LAN
6 49 (7.80%) VPN
6 49 (7.80%) WAN
7 41 (6.53%) DHCP
8 39 (6.21%) LDAP
9 30 (4.78%) BGP
10 26 (4.14%) Internet
11 24 (3.82%) Network Security
12 22 (3.50%) VLAN
13 20 (3.18%) HTTP
13 20 (3.18%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (3.18%) iSCSI
13 20 (3.18%) OSPF
14 16 (2.55%) RIP
15 14 (2.23%) IGMP
15 14 (2.23%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (18.15%) MySQL
2 78 (12.42%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.91%) MariaDB
6 8 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.27%) Blockchain
6 8 (1.27%) Redis
7 7 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.80%) Big Data
9 5 (0.80%) GIS
9 5 (0.80%) Power BI
9 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 53 (8.44%) Jenkins
2 42 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (2.07%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.91%) Vagrant
6 10 (1.59%) JIRA
7 6 (0.96%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.80%) Ant
8 5 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.64%) Subversion
9 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.32%) GitLab
11 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.16%) Gitweb
11 1 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 154 (24.52%) Finance
2 40 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 35 (5.57%) Banking
4 26 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.66%) Marketing
6 19 (3.03%) Games
7 18 (2.87%) Electronics
8 16 (2.55%) Law
9 11 (1.75%) Advertising
10 10 (1.59%) Legal
10 10 (1.59%) Retail
11 9 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.43%) Publishing
12 8 (1.27%) Back Office
13 5 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.64%) Front Office
15 3 (0.48%) Local Government
15 3 (0.48%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.32%) French Language
17 1 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (14.33%) LAMP
2 55 (8.76%) LEMP Stack
3 34 (5.41%) Web Services
4 9 (1.43%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.27%) .NET
6 7 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (1.11%) HTML
7 6 (0.96%) REST
8 5 (0.80%) Node.js
8 5 (0.80%) Sensu
8 5 (0.80%) Velocity
9 4 (0.64%) COM
10 3 (0.48%) PHP-FPM
11 2 (0.32%) Mason
11 2 (0.32%) OpenVZ
11 2 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.16%) J2EE
12 1 (0.16%) LAPP Stack
12 1 (0.16%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.05%) Fintech
2 38 (6.05%) Management Information System
3 36 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.14%) Replication
6 21 (3.34%) Clustering
7 20 (3.18%) Digital Media
8 18 (2.87%) Hedge funds
9 13 (2.07%) User Experience
10 11 (1.75%) EMC VNX
10 11 (1.75%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.75%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.96%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 394 (62.74%) Linux
2 290 (46.18%) Windows
3 157 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 132 (21.02%) CentOS
5 101 (16.08%) Ubuntu
6 94 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (13.69%) Unix
8 85 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (11.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (7.01%) Windows 10
11 43 (6.85%) Windows 7
12 42 (6.69%) Debian
13 17 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (2.55%) Solaris
15 9 (1.43%) CoreOS
16 8 (1.27%) Windows XP
17 7 (1.11%) SUSE
18 6 (0.96%) AIX
18 6 (0.96%) Windows 8
19 5 (0.80%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (27.39%) DevOps
2 74 (11.78%) Configuration Management
3 55 (8.76%) ITIL
4 54 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (7.01%) Open Source
8 43 (6.85%) High Availability
9 33 (5.25%) Task Automation
10 32 (5.10%) Low Latency
11 29 (4.62%) Migration
12 25 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (3.82%) Load Balancing
14 21 (3.34%) CRM
14 21 (3.34%) Time Management
15 20 (3.18%) Business Continuity
15 20 (3.18%) OOP
16 19 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (3.03%) Service Delivery
17 18 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 130 (20.70%) Python
2 126 (20.06%) Bash Shell
3 121 (19.27%) PowerShell
4 91 (14.49%) Perl
5 88 (14.01%) SQL
6 74 (11.78%) PHP
7 34 (5.41%) Ruby
8 30 (4.78%) Java
9 22 (3.50%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.27%) Go
10 8 (1.27%) Korn
11 7 (1.11%) VB
12 6 (0.96%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.96%) C#
12 6 (0.96%) C-shell
12 6 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.80%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.80%) PHP 5
13 5 (0.80%) PHP 7
14 3 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (11.15%) Degree
2 26 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (3.34%) RHCE
4 20 (3.18%) MCSE
5 16 (2.55%) CCNA
5 16 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.07%) MCITP
7 11 (1.75%) MCSA
8 10 (1.59%) RHCSA
9 9 (1.43%) CCNP
10 7 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (1.11%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.80%) CCA
12 3 (0.48%) MCP
12 3 (0.48%) MCTS
12 3 (0.48%) MOS
12 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.11%) SLA
3 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.80%) GxP
5 3 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (0.48%) QA
5 3 (0.48%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.32%) GCP
7 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 171 (27.23%) Active Directory
2 165 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (14.49%) Docker
4 62 (9.87%) Hyper-V
5 45 (7.17%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (6.05%) NFS
7 36 (5.73%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (5.73%) vSphere
8 31 (4.94%) iptables
9 17 (2.71%) XenApp
10 12 (1.91%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.75%) KVM
12 8 (1.27%) Xen
13 7 (1.11%) Postfix
13 7 (1.11%) Samba
13 7 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.96%) Snort
14 6 (0.96%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 128 (20.38%) Ansible
1 128 (20.38%) Puppet
2 57 (9.08%) Nagios
2 57 (9.08%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (6.69%) Kubernetes
4 38 (6.05%) SCCM
5 27 (4.30%) Terraform
6 22 (3.50%) ZABBIX
7 17 (2.71%) Salt
8 13 (2.07%) vCenter Server
9 12 (1.91%) Cacti
10 10 (1.59%) CFEngine
11 9 (1.43%) WSUS
12 8 (1.27%) SCOM
12 8 (1.27%) vRealize
13 7 (1.11%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.96%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 245 (39.01%) VMware
2 145 (23.09%) Microsoft
3 115 (18.31%) Red Hat
4 84 (13.38%) Cisco
5 39 (6.21%) Citrix
6 31 (4.94%) Oracle
7 29 (4.62%) HP
8 23 (3.66%) Veeam
9 21 (3.34%) EMC
10 18 (2.87%) SAP
10 18 (2.87%) SolarWinds
11 12 (1.91%) Google
11 12 (1.91%) IBM
12 11 (1.75%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.75%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.59%) Symantec
14 8 (1.27%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.27%) Dell
14 8 (1.27%) Juniper
14 8 (1.27%) McAfee