Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 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)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 289 253
Rank change year-on-year +24 -36 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 99 78 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.63% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.65% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 79 72 83
North West median annual salary £37,500 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.95% -6.15% -4.41%
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,900 £51,000 £44,750
England median annual salary £42,834 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.78% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Manchester +6 65 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Lancashire +16 11 £35,000 +59.09%
Cheshire -32 11 £39,250 +49.52% 3
Merseyside 0 6 £43,500 +16.00% 2
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 57 (57.58%) Linux
2 34 (34.34%) VMware
3 32 (32.32%) Puppet
4 29 (29.29%) Unix
4 29 (29.29%) Windows
5 27 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 26 (26.26%) DevOps
7 21 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (21.21%) Windows Server
7 21 (21.21%) SQL
8 19 (19.19%) Oracle
8 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (18.18%) Apache
9 18 (18.18%) ERP
9 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (17.17%) Configuration Management
10 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
10 17 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
11 16 (16.16%) QA
12 14 (14.14%) MySQL
12 14 (14.14%) CentOS
13 13 (13.13%) Citrix
13 13 (13.13%) Active Directory
14 12 (12.12%) Cisco
14 12 (12.12%) AIX
14 12 (12.12%) LAMP
14 12 (12.12%) nginx
15 11 (11.11%) Tomcat

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 18 (18.18%) Apache
2 12 (12.12%) nginx
3 11 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.04%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.02%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.02%) IIS
6 2 (2.02%) JBoss
6 2 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) SAP Business One
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Magento
3 2 (2.02%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.09%) Office 365
3 8 (8.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.04%) SaaS
4 4 (4.04%) Serverless
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.10%) Firewall
3 8 (8.08%) DNS
4 7 (7.07%) Ethernet
4 7 (7.07%) SSH
5 6 (6.06%) DHCP
6 5 (5.05%) SAN
7 3 (3.03%) MPLS
7 3 (3.03%) VPN
8 2 (2.02%) ADSL
8 2 (2.02%) LAN
8 2 (2.02%) LDAP
8 2 (2.02%) Network Security
8 2 (2.02%) WAN
9 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) MySQL
2 11 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.04%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.04%) MS Access
4 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.03%) NuGet
4 2 (2.02%) Subversion
5 1 (1.01%) JIRA
5 1 (1.01%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.01%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.12%) LAMP
2 3 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) Middleware
4 1 (1.01%) COM
4 1 (1.01%) CSS
4 1 (1.01%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) iPad
2 7 (7.07%) Clustering
3 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.02%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.02%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.01%) Life Science
5 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (57.58%) Linux
2 29 (29.29%) Unix
2 29 (29.29%) Windows
3 21 (21.21%) Windows Server
4 17 (17.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (14.14%) CentOS
6 12 (12.12%) AIX
7 8 (8.08%) Ubuntu
8 7 (7.07%) Solaris
9 6 (6.06%) HPUX
10 3 (3.03%) Debian
10 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.26%) DevOps
2 18 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.18%) ERP
3 17 (17.17%) Configuration Management
4 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.09%) Validation
6 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.08%) High Availability
6 8 (8.08%) ITIL
6 8 (8.08%) Product Management
7 7 (7.07%) Project Management
7 7 (7.07%) Service Management
8 6 (6.06%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.05%) Change Management
9 5 (5.05%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.05%) Open Source
10 4 (4.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (4.04%) Data Management
10 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 4 (4.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (6.06%) Perl
2 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (1.01%) Java
4 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Degree
2 4 (4.04%) CCNA
2 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.03%) MCSE
3 3 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.03%) PMP
4 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.01%) MCP
4 1 (1.01%) MCSA
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.16%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.02%) GDPR
5 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.13%) Active Directory
3 10 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (5.05%) Docker
5 5 (5.05%) KVM
6 3 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.01%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.01%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.01%) vSphere
7 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (32.32%) Puppet
2 17 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.10%) Ansible
4 9 (9.09%) Terraform
5 7 (7.07%) Nagios
6 4 (4.04%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.03%) Cacti
8 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (34.34%) VMware
2 27 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 19 (19.19%) Oracle
4 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
5 13 (13.13%) Citrix
6 12 (12.12%) Cisco
7 8 (8.08%) Google
8 5 (5.05%) IBM
9 4 (4.04%) NetApp
9 4 (4.04%) Sage
9 4 (4.04%) SAP
10 3 (3.03%) HP
10 3 (3.03%) Rockwell
10 3 (3.03%) Veritas
11 2 (2.02%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds