The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 211 190
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 74 27 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.08% 0.48% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.49% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 69 24 42
Median salary £35,500 £33,250 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.76% -5.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6604 5498 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.65% 97.72% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 4661 5042
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the North West

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the North West

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the North West

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +25 61 £35,000 +32.07% 2
Merseyside -3 7 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cheshire -27 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Lancashire - 3 £35,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 60 (59.41%) Linux
2 37 (36.63%) Windows
3 35 (34.65%) SQL
4 34 (33.66%) SQL Server
5 33 (32.67%) VMware
6 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
7 28 (27.72%) Puppet
8 27 (26.73%) Unix
9 25 (24.75%) Active Directory
9 25 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (21.78%) DevOps
11 21 (20.79%) PowerShell
11 21 (20.79%) Red Hat
12 20 (19.80%) Apache
12 20 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (19.80%) Windows Server
13 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (15.84%) LAMP
16 15 (14.85%) Configuration Management
16 15 (14.85%) MySQL
17 14 (13.86%) Perl
18 13 (12.87%) SAN
18 13 (12.87%) CentOS
18 13 (12.87%) Bash Shell
18 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (12.87%) iPad
19 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (11.88%) Ansible
19 12 (11.88%) HPUX

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (19.80%) Apache
2 11 (10.89%) IIS
2 11 (10.89%) nginx
3 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.97%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.99%) JBoss
5 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) SAN
2 10 (9.90%) Firewall
2 10 (9.90%) LDAP
3 6 (5.94%) NAS
4 5 (4.95%) Network Security
4 5 (4.95%) VoIP
5 4 (3.96%) DNS
5 4 (3.96%) IP Telephony
5 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.97%) Skype
7 2 (1.98%) Internet
7 2 (1.98%) LAN
7 2 (1.98%) WAN
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.99%) HTTP
8 1 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.99%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (33.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.85%) MySQL
3 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.97%) MS Access
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.99%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.94%) JIRA
2 6 (5.94%) Subversion
3 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.97%) NuGet
3 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
1 6 (5.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (3.96%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Law
2 4 (3.96%) Legal
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) LAMP
2 8 (7.92%) CSS
3 7 (6.93%) JRuby
4 2 (1.98%) COM
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
5 1 (0.99%) .NET
5 1 (0.99%) HTML
5 1 (0.99%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.99%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.99%) REST
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.99%) SAML
5 1 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) iPad
2 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.94%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.95%) Clustering
5 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) EPoS
6 2 (1.98%) Life Science
6 2 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (59.41%) Linux
2 37 (36.63%) Windows
3 27 (26.73%) Unix
4 20 (19.80%) Windows Server
5 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (12.87%) CentOS
6 13 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (11.88%) HPUX
7 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (8.91%) Solaris
9 8 (7.92%) AIX
10 6 (5.94%) Debian
10 6 (5.94%) Ubuntu
11 5 (4.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.78%) DevOps
3 15 (14.85%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.89%) High Availability
5 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (9.90%) ERP
6 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 7 (6.93%) ITIL
7 7 (6.93%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.93%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.94%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (5.94%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.95%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.95%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (3.96%) Open Source
10 4 (3.96%) Project Management
11 3 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.97%) Product Management
11 3 (2.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (34.65%) SQL
2 21 (20.79%) PowerShell
3 14 (13.86%) Perl
4 13 (12.87%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.93%) Python
6 6 (5.94%) VB
7 5 (4.95%) PHP
8 4 (3.96%) Ruby
9 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.99%) C#
10 1 (0.99%) Java
10 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) MCSA
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.96%) CCNA
3 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.97%) MCSE
4 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.99%) HND
6 1 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (24.75%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.90%) vSphere
4 8 (7.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.95%) KVM
6 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.97%) NFS
8 2 (1.98%) NDS
8 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.99%) Docker
9 1 (0.99%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.99%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.99%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (27.72%) Puppet
2 20 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (11.88%) Ansible
4 11 (10.89%) Nagios
5 10 (9.90%) SCOM
6 6 (5.94%) SCCM
6 6 (5.94%) SCDPM
6 6 (5.94%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.96%) vRealize
8 3 (2.97%) Cacti
8 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.99%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.99%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (32.67%) VMware
2 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.79%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.92%) Oracle
5 5 (4.95%) IBM
5 5 (4.95%) SAP
6 4 (3.96%) Avaya
6 4 (3.96%) Veeam
7 3 (2.97%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.97%) HP
7 3 (2.97%) NetApp
7 3 (2.97%) Sage
8 2 (1.98%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.99%) Baan
9 1 (0.99%) Cisco
9 1 (0.99%) Dell
9 1 (0.99%) Epicor
9 1 (0.99%) Infor
9 1 (0.99%) Juniper
9 1 (0.99%) Mitel
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