Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 749 683 760
Rank change year-on-year -66 +77 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 95 162 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 76 146 143
London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +20.48% -1.19%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,375 £31,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%

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 70770 72897 85692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55623 62964 72725
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Administrator in London

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Windows Systems Administrator in London

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in London

Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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 +14 16 £40,000 -20.00%
West London +17 8 £57,500 +64.29% 1
North London +13 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Windows Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (81.05%) Windows Server
3 56 (58.95%) VMware
4 53 (55.79%) Microsoft
5 48 (50.53%) Active Directory
6 46 (48.42%) PowerShell
7 44 (46.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 42 (44.21%) Linux
9 39 (41.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (40.00%) Office 365
11 37 (38.95%) Finance
12 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
12 35 (36.84%) MS Exchange
13 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (30.53%) Windows 10
14 29 (30.53%) Degree
15 27 (28.42%) Windows 7
16 26 (27.37%) Hyper-V
17 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (20.00%) SAN
19 18 (18.95%) Quantitative Trading
20 17 (17.89%) Firewall
21 16 (16.84%) ITIL
21 16 (16.84%) DNS
22 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
23 13 (13.68%) Migration
23 13 (13.68%) Wealth Management
24 12 (12.63%) DHCP
25 11 (11.58%) WAN
25 11 (11.58%) LAN

Windows 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 35 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.26%) IIS
6 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.05%) Apache
8 1 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (40.00%) Office 365
2 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.16%) IaaS
4 3 (3.16%) PaaS
5 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) SAN
2 17 (17.89%) Firewall
3 16 (16.84%) DNS
4 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 12 (12.63%) DHCP
6 11 (11.58%) LAN
6 11 (11.58%) WAN
7 10 (10.53%) VPN
8 5 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (5.26%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.11%) VLAN
10 2 (2.11%) Wireless
11 1 (1.05%) DMZ
11 1 (1.05%) FTP
11 1 (1.05%) IPsec
11 1 (1.05%) IPv4
11 1 (1.05%) SMS
11 1 (1.05%) SNMP
11 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.05%) Big Data
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (38.95%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Law
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 5 (5.26%) Legal
5 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.16%) Local Government
7 2 (2.11%) Games
8 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.05%) Marketing
8 1 (1.05%) Publishing
8 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) .NET
1 3 (3.16%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) COM
2 1 (1.05%) LAMP
2 1 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.05%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.32%) Replication
4 5 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.16%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (81.05%) Windows Server
3 42 (44.21%) Linux
4 39 (41.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (30.53%) Windows 10
7 27 (28.42%) Windows 7
8 7 (7.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.21%) Unix
10 4 (4.21%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) Quantitative Trading
2 16 (16.84%) ITIL
3 13 (13.68%) Migration
3 13 (13.68%) Wealth Management
4 9 (9.47%) DevOps
5 6 (6.32%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.32%) Task Automation
6 5 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.21%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.21%) SEO
7 4 (4.21%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (3.16%) High Availability
8 3 (3.16%) Investment Management
8 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.11%) Data Protection
9 2 (2.11%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.11%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.42%) SQL
3 5 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (30.53%) Degree
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.47%) MCSE
4 3 (3.16%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.11%) RHCE
6 1 (1.05%) CCNA
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) MCITP
6 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 48 (50.53%) Active Directory
2 44 (46.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (27.37%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.42%) vSphere
6 4 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.05%) KVM
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.05%) XenApp
8 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) WSUS
3 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.21%) SCOM
3 4 (4.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.11%) Ansible
4 2 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.11%) PowerCLI
4 2 (2.11%) Puppet
4 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (58.95%) VMware
2 53 (55.79%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.53%) Citrix
4 8 (8.42%) Cisco
5 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.37%) Veeam
6 5 (5.26%) HP
6 5 (5.26%) McAfee
7 4 (4.21%) EMC
7 4 (4.21%) Symantec
8 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.11%) Brocade
8 2 (2.11%) F5
8 2 (2.11%) Google
8 2 (2.11%) Hitachi
8 2 (2.11%) Juniper
9 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com