Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £39,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 294 238
Rank change year-on-year +20 -56 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 89 70 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.57% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.59% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 84 62 68
North West median annual salary £39,250 £34,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.60% +5.38% -4.41%
10th Percentile £29,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,250 £57,500 £49,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 12,222 11,893 11,552
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.64% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9,880 9,967 9,650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +46 64 £38,000 +12.59% 16
Cheshire -45 10 £42,500 +39.34% 1
Merseyside 0 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Lancashire +9 6 £36,000 +21.01%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 57 (64.04%) Linux
2 34 (38.20%) Red Hat
3 31 (34.83%) Microsoft
3 31 (34.83%) CentOS
4 30 (33.71%) VMware
5 24 (26.97%) Windows
6 23 (25.84%) SQL
7 22 (24.72%) Oracle
7 22 (24.72%) DevOps
8 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (20.22%) TCP/IP
10 17 (19.10%) Apache
10 17 (19.10%) Tomcat
10 17 (19.10%) Debian
10 17 (19.10%) Puppet
11 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (16.85%) Hyper-V
13 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (15.73%) Unix
13 14 (15.73%) DNS
14 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
14 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
14 13 (14.61%) SUSE
14 13 (14.61%) Office 365
15 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
15 12 (13.48%) Firewall
15 12 (13.48%) LDAP
16 11 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (11.24%) Docker
17 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery

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 17 (19.10%) Apache
1 17 (19.10%) Tomcat
2 9 (10.11%) IIS
3 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.49%) nginx
5 3 (3.37%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.37%) JBoss
5 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) NetSuite
2 2 (2.25%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.12%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (14.61%) Office 365
3 10 (11.24%) SaaS
4 7 (7.87%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (7.87%) Serverless
5 3 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.37%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.22%) TCP/IP
2 14 (15.73%) DNS
3 12 (13.48%) Firewall
4 10 (11.24%) SAN
4 10 (11.24%) SMTP
5 9 (10.11%) Ethernet
6 7 (7.87%) DHCP
6 7 (7.87%) SSH
6 7 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (6.74%) FTP
8 5 (5.62%) HTTP
8 5 (5.62%) LAN
8 5 (5.62%) VoIP
8 5 (5.62%) WAN
9 4 (4.49%) VPN
10 3 (3.37%) MPLS
10 3 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (1.12%) VLAN
11 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.24%) MySQL
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.12%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.74%) NuGet
4 3 (3.37%) GoCD
5 1 (1.12%) JIRA
5 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Advertising
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) LDAP
2 6 (6.74%) CSS
2 6 (6.74%) JRuby
3 3 (3.37%) Middleware
3 3 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.37%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) EDI
4 1 (1.12%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.12%) HTML
4 1 (1.12%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) LAMP
4 1 (1.12%) Node.js
4 1 (1.12%) XML
4 1 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Clustering
2 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.25%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
5 1 (1.12%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (64.04%) Linux
2 31 (34.83%) CentOS
3 24 (26.97%) Windows
4 17 (19.10%) Debian
5 14 (15.73%) Unix
6 13 (14.61%) SUSE
7 10 (11.24%) AIX
8 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
9 7 (7.87%) Solaris
9 7 (7.87%) Ubuntu
10 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (4.49%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (3.37%) HPUX
13 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
14 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
14 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) DevOps
2 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (10.11%) ERP
5 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management
5 8 (8.99%) ITIL
6 7 (7.87%) High Availability
7 6 (6.74%) Business Development
7 6 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.74%) TDD
8 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.62%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.62%) Service Management
8 5 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.62%) Web Filtering
9 4 (4.49%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) SQL
2 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.74%) Perl
4 5 (5.62%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.62%) Python
5 4 (4.49%) Java
6 3 (3.37%) PHP
7 2 (2.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.12%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.12%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.12%) C
8 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) CCNA
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.25%) MCSE
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.12%) MCP
3 1 (1.12%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.37%) SLA
4 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (16.85%) Hyper-V
3 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
4 10 (11.24%) Docker
5 6 (6.74%) VirtualBox
5 6 (6.74%) Xen
6 4 (4.49%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.25%) vSphere
9 1 (1.12%) NFS
9 1 (1.12%) Shibboleth
9 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) Puppet
2 11 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (10.11%) Ansible
4 8 (8.99%) Kubernetes
5 6 (6.74%) Nagios
5 6 (6.74%) Terraform
6 3 (3.37%) SCCM
7 1 (1.12%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (38.20%) Red Hat
2 31 (34.83%) Microsoft
3 30 (33.71%) VMware
4 22 (24.72%) Oracle
5 9 (10.11%) Cisco
6 8 (8.99%) NetApp
7 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.37%) Citrix
8 3 (3.37%) IBM
8 3 (3.37%) TIBCO
8 3 (3.37%) Veritas
9 2 (2.25%) Sage
9 2 (2.25%) Symantec
9 2 (2.25%) Veeam
10 1 (1.12%) Cognos
10 1 (1.12%) Dell
10 1 (1.12%) HP
10 1 (1.12%) Hyperion
10 1 (1.12%) SAP
10 1 (1.12%) Sophos