Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 238 223
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 65 40 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.82% 0.54% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.55% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 57 38 38
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £31,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £25,350 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £45,000 £44,125
North West median annual salary £37,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +22.95% -6.15% -4.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7698 7269 7195
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6394 6249 5985
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,852
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 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
Stockport +7 15 £35,000 -46.15%
Bolton +9 6 £31,500 +5.00%
Bury +1 5 £25,000 -28.57%
Sale - 2 - -
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 18 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 39 (60.00%) Linux
2 30 (46.15%) Puppet
3 24 (36.92%) DevOps
4 21 (32.31%) Red Hat
4 21 (32.31%) Windows
5 20 (30.77%) VMware
6 18 (27.69%) Apache
7 17 (26.15%) Unix
7 17 (26.15%) Windows Server
8 16 (24.62%) Oracle
8 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (23.08%) SQL
10 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
11 13 (20.00%) ERP
12 12 (18.46%) MySQL
12 12 (18.46%) LAMP
12 12 (18.46%) nginx
12 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (16.92%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (15.38%) Firewall
15 9 (13.85%) Tomcat
15 9 (13.85%) CentOS
15 9 (13.85%) Degree
15 9 (13.85%) Terraform
16 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (12.31%) Ansible
16 8 (12.31%) iPad

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 18 (27.69%) Apache
2 12 (18.46%) nginx
3 9 (13.85%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.08%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (3.08%) Magento
2 2 (3.08%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.15%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (6.15%) SaaS
2 4 (6.15%) Serverless
3 3 (4.62%) Office 365
4 2 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) Firewall
2 8 (12.31%) DNS
3 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.23%) DHCP
5 3 (4.62%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) LDAP
6 2 (3.08%) WAN
7 1 (1.54%) MPLS
7 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) MySQL
2 11 (16.92%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) NuGet
4 1 (1.54%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (6.15%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Advertising
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) LAMP
2 3 (4.62%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) COM
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) iPad
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Linux
2 21 (32.31%) Windows
3 17 (26.15%) Unix
3 17 (26.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (13.85%) CentOS
6 5 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 4 (6.15%) HPUX
8 3 (4.62%) Debian
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) DevOps
2 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
4 13 (20.00%) ERP
5 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.23%) High Availability
6 6 (9.23%) ITIL
6 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.69%) Open Source
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (6.15%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.62%) Change Management
9 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.62%) ITSM
9 3 (4.62%) Manual Testing
9 3 (4.62%) Project Management
10 2 (3.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (3.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) Perl
3 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.62%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) Java
5 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) CCNA
2 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.62%) MCSE
3 3 (4.62%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.62%) PMP
4 1 (1.54%) MCP
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.69%) Docker
3 5 (7.69%) KVM
4 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.54%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (46.15%) Puppet
2 11 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (13.85%) Terraform
4 8 (12.31%) Ansible
5 7 (10.77%) Nagios
6 4 (6.15%) Kubernetes
7 3 (4.62%) Cacti
8 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Red Hat
2 20 (30.77%) VMware
3 16 (24.62%) Oracle
4 8 (12.31%) Cisco
5 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.15%) NetApp
7 3 (4.62%) Citrix
7 3 (4.62%) Rockwell
8 2 (3.08%) Google
9 1 (1.54%) HP
9 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds