The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 161 160
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 61 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.48% 0.57% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.58% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 58 18 20
Median salary £35,000 £25,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.92% -35.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £24,700 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,750 £42,500
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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4048 3423 3240
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.92% 98.11% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 2949 2704
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 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
Stockport - 9 £32,500 - 1
Bury - 3 £25,000 -
Oldham - 2 £35,000 -
Sale - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £40,000 -
Systems Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 57 (72.15%) Linux
2 29 (36.71%) SQL
3 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
4 26 (32.91%) Unix
4 26 (32.91%) VMware
4 26 (32.91%) Puppet
5 25 (31.65%) Windows
6 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (26.58%) Red Hat
8 20 (25.32%) Apache
9 19 (24.05%) DevOps
10 18 (22.78%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
11 17 (21.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (20.25%) LAMP
13 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
13 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
13 15 (18.99%) MySQL
14 13 (16.46%) Perl
14 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
14 13 (16.46%) CentOS
14 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
15 12 (15.19%) Bash Shell
15 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (15.19%) HPUX
16 11 (13.92%) IIS
16 11 (13.92%) nginx
16 11 (13.92%) High Availability
17 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
17 10 (12.66%) vSphere

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 20 (25.32%) Apache
2 11 (13.92%) IIS
2 11 (13.92%) nginx
3 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) JBoss
5 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) LDAP
2 6 (7.59%) SAN
3 5 (6.33%) Firewall
4 4 (5.06%) DNS
4 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.53%) VoIP
6 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.27%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.99%) MySQL
3 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.27%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.27%) MS Access
7 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.59%) JIRA
2 6 (7.59%) Subversion
3 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) NuGet
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Publishing
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) LAMP
2 8 (10.13%) CSS
3 7 (8.86%) JRuby
4 2 (2.53%) COM
4 2 (2.53%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) .NET
5 1 (1.27%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.27%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.27%) REST
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.27%) SAML
5 1 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) iPad
2 6 (7.59%) Private Cloud
3 5 (6.33%) Clustering
4 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (72.15%) Linux
2 26 (32.91%) Unix
3 25 (31.65%) Windows
4 17 (21.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (16.46%) CentOS
5 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
6 12 (15.19%) HPUX
7 9 (11.39%) Solaris
8 8 (10.13%) AIX
8 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (7.59%) Debian
10 5 (6.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (6.33%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.05%) DevOps
3 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
4 11 (13.92%) High Availability
5 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 7 (8.86%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.86%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.59%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (7.59%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.33%) ERP
8 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.06%) Open Source
10 3 (3.80%) Analytics
10 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.80%) Coaching
10 3 (3.80%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (3.80%) ITIL
10 3 (3.80%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.71%) SQL
2 13 (16.46%) Perl
2 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
3 12 (15.19%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.86%) Python
5 5 (6.33%) PHP
6 4 (5.06%) Ruby
7 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.27%) C#
8 1 (1.27%) Java
8 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) MCSA
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.66%) vSphere
4 5 (6.33%) KVM
5 3 (3.80%) NFS
6 2 (2.53%) NDS
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) Docker
7 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (1.27%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 26 (32.91%) Puppet
2 18 (22.78%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (12.66%) Ansible
3 10 (12.66%) Nagios
4 4 (5.06%) SCOM
4 4 (5.06%) vRealize
5 3 (3.80%) Cacti
6 1 (1.27%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.27%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) VMware
2 21 (26.58%) Red Hat
3 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.59%) Oracle
5 5 (6.33%) IBM
6 4 (5.06%) Veeam
7 3 (3.80%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.80%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) NetApp
8 2 (2.53%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.27%) Baan
9 1 (1.27%) Epicor
9 1 (1.27%) Infor
9 1 (1.27%) SAP
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