The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
North West / Manchester
Rank 184 156 161
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 24 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.46% 0.71% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.73% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 27
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £35,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £46,300
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

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 3777 3290 3662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.92% 97.54% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3161 2733 3002
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 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 27 March 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 27 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
Cheadle - 2 £30,000 -
Stockport - 2 £34,000 - 1
Systems Administrator
North West

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (69.70%) Linux
2 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 12 (36.36%) Unix
4 11 (33.33%) Windows
4 11 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 11 (33.33%) CentOS
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (30.30%) Solaris
6 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (24.24%) Nagios
8 7 (21.21%) SQL
8 7 (21.21%) Perl
8 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (21.21%) Puppet
8 7 (21.21%) High Availability
9 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
9 6 (18.18%) Private Cloud
10 5 (15.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (15.15%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (15.15%) DevOps
10 5 (15.15%) vSphere
10 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
10 5 (15.15%) MySQL
10 5 (15.15%) AIX
10 5 (15.15%) HPUX
10 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
10 5 (15.15%) Clustering
10 5 (15.15%) IBM
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (12.12%) Apache
1 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) MailChimp
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) OpenVPN
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MySQL
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.03%) Publishing
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) JSON
1 1 (3.03%) LAMP
1 1 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (3.03%) REST
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Private Cloud
2 5 (15.15%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Linux
2 12 (36.36%) Unix
3 11 (33.33%) CentOS
3 11 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 10 (30.30%) Solaris
5 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (15.15%) AIX
6 5 (15.15%) HPUX
6 5 (15.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (12.12%) Debian
7 4 (12.12%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) High Availability
2 5 (15.15%) DevOps
2 5 (15.15%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.03%) ETL
6 1 (3.03%) IT Audit
6 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Perl
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.12%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCITP
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
2 1 (3.03%) MCSA
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) vSphere
3 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) KVM
3 2 (6.06%) NFS
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) Docker
4 1 (3.03%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Nagios
2 7 (21.21%) Puppet
3 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.06%) Ansible
5 1 (3.03%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.03%) Salt
5 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.15%) IBM
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Sophos
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) Sage
5 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (6.06%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) NetIQ
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Posted: 12 days ago