The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 288 204
Rank change year-on-year -26 -84  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 308 470 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.91% 1.11% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.16% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 267 426 601
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  

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%  

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 28 March 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 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 +8 39 £40,500 -19.00% 18
Canary Wharf -5 7 £65,000 +116.66%
West End of London +11 5 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Croydon +11 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Kingston Upon Thames +5 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Twickenham +1 1 £22,500 -37.06%
Wembley +1 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Brentford -11 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Bromley - 1 £37,500 -
Feltham - 1 - - 1
Greenwich - 1 £47,500 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 542 (66.67%) Linux
2 400 (49.20%) Windows
3 282 (34.69%) VMware
4 252 (31.00%) Windows Server
5 246 (30.26%) Puppet
6 210 (25.83%) Active Directory
7 206 (25.34%) Red Hat
8 194 (23.86%) Microsoft
9 190 (23.37%) Finance
10 179 (22.02%) Bash Shell
11 174 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
12 166 (20.42%) DevOps
13 165 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 157 (19.31%) CentOS
15 153 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 150 (18.45%) Apache
17 146 (17.96%) DNS
18 144 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
19 140 (17.22%) Opscode Chef
20 137 (16.85%) PowerShell
20 137 (16.85%) Python
21 135 (16.61%) Ansible
22 134 (16.48%) Firewall
23 132 (16.24%) MySQL
24 131 (16.11%) Ubuntu
25 126 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 119 (14.64%) Unix
27 118 (14.51%) Perl
28 109 (13.41%) SQL
29 104 (12.79%) Cisco

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
1 150 (18.45%) Apache
2 89 (10.95%) Tomcat
3 82 (10.09%) MS Exchange
4 65 (8.00%) IIS
5 58 (7.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (5.54%) nginx
7 38 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (2.83%) SharePoint
9 21 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.85%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.48%) Skype for Business
13 10 (1.23%) Confluence
14 9 (1.11%) Hubot
15 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.62%) Site Server
17 4 (0.49%) Apache Spark
17 4 (0.49%) CMS
18 3 (0.37%) Apache Pig
18 3 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 95 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.98%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.49%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.25%) HFM
5 2 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.25%) Primavera
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 174 (21.40%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (11.32%) Office 365
3 54 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (3.81%) SaaS
5 19 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.48%) IaaS
8 11 (1.35%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.35%) GitHub
9 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.11%) Slack
10 8 (0.98%) PaaS
11 6 (0.74%) G Suite
12 5 (0.62%) Route 53
13 4 (0.49%) Boomi
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.37%) Heroku
15 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 146 (17.96%) DNS
2 134 (16.48%) Firewall
3 102 (12.55%) TCP/IP
4 73 (8.98%) SAN
5 71 (8.73%) LAN
6 66 (8.12%) WAN
7 65 (8.00%) Internet
8 62 (7.63%) VPN
9 59 (7.26%) DHCP
10 42 (5.17%) VoIP
11 39 (4.80%) VLAN
12 38 (4.67%) LDAP
13 37 (4.55%) NAS
14 30 (3.69%) HTTP
15 20 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (2.21%) Intranet
16 18 (2.21%) iSCSI
16 18 (2.21%) Network Security
17 17 (2.09%) SSH
18 16 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (16.24%) MySQL
2 80 (9.84%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.20%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.35%) Big Data
6 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.23%) Redis
8 9 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.86%) Couchbase
9 7 (0.86%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.74%) CouchDB
10 6 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.62%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.62%) MemSQL
11 5 (0.62%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 82 (10.09%) Jenkins
2 38 (4.67%) JIRA
3 32 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 32 (3.94%) Subversion
4 17 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (2.09%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.98%) Bundler
6 5 (0.62%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.49%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.37%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.25%) GitLab
9 2 (0.25%) MSI
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.12%) Hudson
General
1 190 (23.37%) Finance
2 61 (7.50%) Banking
3 58 (7.13%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.08%) Marketing
5 23 (2.83%) Retail
6 22 (2.71%) Publishing
7 15 (1.85%) Games
8 14 (1.72%) Law
9 13 (1.60%) Legal
10 11 (1.35%) Back Office
11 10 (1.23%) Advertising
12 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.37%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.37%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Electronics
15 2 (0.25%) Front Office
15 2 (0.25%) International Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Turkish Language
16 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.21%) LAMP
2 72 (8.86%) Web Services
3 37 (4.55%) .NET
4 32 (3.94%) HTML
5 27 (3.32%) LEMP Stack
6 23 (2.83%) Node.js
7 15 (1.85%) CSS
8 12 (1.48%) Ajax
8 12 (1.48%) Memcached
9 10 (1.23%) JSF
9 10 (1.23%) XHTML
10 9 (1.11%) Kafka
10 9 (1.11%) Middleware
11 8 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (0.86%) EDI
13 6 (0.74%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.62%) Akka
14 5 (0.62%) MCollective
14 5 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.33%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 24 (2.95%) Fat Client
4 24 (2.95%) Thin Client
5 21 (2.58%) Fintech
6 19 (2.34%) Hedge funds
7 17 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (1.97%) Blackberry
8 16 (1.97%) Smartphone
9 15 (1.85%) Clustering
10 12 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.98%) AS400
12 8 (0.98%) CMDB
13 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.86%) iSeries
13 7 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.74%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 542 (66.67%) Linux
2 400 (49.20%) Windows
3 252 (31.00%) Windows Server
4 165 (20.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 157 (19.31%) CentOS
6 144 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (16.11%) Ubuntu
8 126 (15.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 119 (14.64%) Unix
10 55 (6.77%) Debian
11 39 (4.80%) Solaris
12 32 (3.94%) SUSE
13 30 (3.69%) Mac OS X
14 25 (3.08%) Windows 10
14 25 (3.08%) Windows 7
15 22 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (1.97%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.98%) AIX
18 6 (0.74%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (20.42%) DevOps
2 83 (10.21%) Configuration Management
3 67 (8.24%) Open Source
4 60 (7.38%) ITIL
5 54 (6.64%) Project Management
6 50 (6.15%) High Availability
7 47 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 39 (4.80%) Load Balancing
10 37 (4.55%) E-Commerce
11 28 (3.44%) Migration
12 27 (3.32%) Patch Management
13 26 (3.20%) Service Management
14 24 (2.95%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (2.71%) Problem Management
16 20 (2.46%) Service Delivery
17 19 (2.34%) Incident Management
17 19 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
18 18 (2.21%) Change Control
18 18 (2.21%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 179 (22.02%) Bash Shell
2 137 (16.85%) PowerShell
2 137 (16.85%) Python
3 118 (14.51%) Perl
4 109 (13.41%) SQL
5 69 (8.49%) Ruby
6 66 (8.12%) Java
7 63 (7.75%) PHP
8 40 (4.92%) Shell Script
9 34 (4.18%) C#
10 28 (3.44%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.11%) C
11 9 (1.11%) Korn
12 8 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.74%) VB
14 5 (0.62%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.62%) C-shell
15 4 (0.49%) R
15 4 (0.49%) sed
15 4 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (9.84%) Degree
2 33 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (3.69%) CCNA
5 20 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.09%) MCSE
7 16 (1.97%) MCSA
8 12 (1.48%) MCP
9 8 (0.98%) CISM
9 8 (0.98%) CISSP
10 7 (0.86%) MCITP
11 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.62%) CCNP
12 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.62%) RHCE
13 3 (0.37%) RHCA
14 2 (0.25%) CIMA
14 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.12%) CCAB
15 1 (0.12%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.18%) PCI DSS
2 18 (2.21%) SLA
3 17 (2.09%) QA
4 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) GCP
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PMO
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 210 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 153 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 72 (8.86%) Docker
5 27 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (3.20%) NFS
7 23 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.71%) XenServer
9 19 (2.34%) Varnish
9 19 (2.34%) VMware Server
10 18 (2.21%) vSphere
11 17 (2.09%) KVM
12 16 (1.97%) Xen
13 14 (1.72%) iptables
14 12 (1.48%) VMware ESX
15 10 (1.23%) LXC
15 10 (1.23%) Shibboleth
16 9 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.98%) Squid
18 7 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 246 (30.26%) Puppet
2 140 (17.22%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (16.61%) Ansible
4 70 (8.61%) Nagios
5 51 (6.27%) SCCM
6 44 (5.41%) Salt
7 21 (2.58%) ZABBIX
8 20 (2.46%) Control-M
8 20 (2.46%) OpenView
9 19 (2.34%) WSUS
10 18 (2.21%) SCOM
11 17 (2.09%) CFEngine
12 16 (1.97%) Cobbler
13 13 (1.60%) Icinga
14 12 (1.48%) Backup Exec
14 12 (1.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 11 (1.35%) Cacti
15 11 (1.35%) HAProxy
15 11 (1.35%) Kubernetes
15 11 (1.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 282 (34.69%) VMware
2 206 (25.34%) Red Hat
3 194 (23.86%) Microsoft
4 104 (12.79%) Cisco
5 61 (7.50%) Oracle
6 60 (7.38%) HP
7 49 (6.03%) Citrix
8 26 (3.20%) Avaya
9 25 (3.08%) EMC
10 23 (2.83%) Dell
11 18 (2.21%) Apple
11 18 (2.21%) Splunk
12 17 (2.09%) Juniper
12 17 (2.09%) Veritas
13 15 (1.85%) IBM
13 15 (1.85%) Verint
14 14 (1.72%) Google
15 13 (1.60%) Sun
16 12 (1.48%) NetApp
16 12 (1.48%) Veeam
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per day + bens + on-call !
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 56 minutes ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Healthcare, Life Insurance, up to
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago