Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 287 261 276
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 79 101 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.64% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.81% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 75 93 49
North West median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% +12.31% -5.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,100 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £47,500 £43,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 11,902 12,409 10,997
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.84% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9,690 10,244 9,298
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,531 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -8 51 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Cheshire -8 18 £50,000 +66.67% 2
Merseyside +8 7 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Lancashire -9 3 £36,000 +2.86% 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 51 (64.56%) Microsoft
2 45 (56.96%) Linux
3 35 (44.30%) Windows
4 31 (39.24%) VMware
5 28 (35.44%) DevOps
6 25 (31.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (22.78%) Oracle
7 18 (22.78%) SQL
7 18 (22.78%) Hyper-V
8 16 (20.25%) Red Hat
9 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (18.99%) CentOS
9 15 (18.99%) Office 365
10 14 (17.72%) Ansible
10 14 (17.72%) Git (software)
10 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
11 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
11 13 (16.46%) Puppet
11 13 (16.46%) QA
11 13 (16.46%) Degree
11 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (15.19%) Xen
12 12 (15.19%) Finance
13 11 (13.92%) TDD
13 11 (13.92%) SAN
13 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
13 11 (13.92%) ERP
13 11 (13.92%) Opscode Chef

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 10 (12.66%) Apache
2 8 (10.13%) IIS
3 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.86%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (3.80%) NetSuite
3 3 (3.80%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (18.99%) Office 365
2 9 (11.39%) Dynamics 365
2 9 (11.39%) NuGet
3 4 (5.06%) SaaS
4 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
2 11 (13.92%) SAN
3 7 (8.86%) DNS
3 7 (8.86%) Firewall
4 6 (7.59%) SMTP
5 5 (6.33%) VoIP
5 5 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.06%) FTP
6 4 (5.06%) LAN
6 4 (5.06%) WAN
7 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
7 3 (3.80%) HTTP
8 2 (2.53%) DHCP
8 2 (2.53%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.27%) Skype
9 1 (1.27%) SSH
9 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
6 1 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.27%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.27%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.53%) Hudson
4 2 (2.53%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.27%) GitLab
5 1 (1.27%) GoCD
5 1 (1.27%) JIRA
5 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Automotive
3 1 (1.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) LDAP
1 9 (11.39%) Web Services
2 4 (5.06%) CSS
2 4 (5.06%) JRuby
3 2 (2.53%) Middleware
3 2 (2.53%) React
4 1 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.27%) HTML
4 1 (1.27%) HTML5
4 1 (1.27%) JSON
4 1 (1.27%) LAMP
4 1 (1.27%) Node.js
4 1 (1.27%) ODBC
4 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.27%) REST
4 1 (1.27%) RESTful
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
1 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
1 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.80%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.53%) Robotics
5 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.96%) Linux
2 35 (44.30%) Windows
3 15 (18.99%) CentOS
4 10 (12.66%) Debian
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server
5 9 (11.39%) SUSE
6 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.33%) Unix
8 4 (5.06%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.53%) AIX
11 1 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.27%) HPUX
11 1 (1.27%) Solaris
11 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) DevOps
2 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (13.92%) ERP
4 11 (13.92%) TDD
5 10 (12.66%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (11.39%) Business Development
7 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (10.13%) ITIL
8 7 (8.86%) Project Planning
8 7 (8.86%) Scrum
8 7 (8.86%) Software Audit
9 6 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.06%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Service Management
10 4 (5.06%) Smoke Testing
10 4 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) SQL
2 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.59%) Python
4 4 (5.06%) Perl
4 4 (5.06%) Ruby
5 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.53%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.53%) Java
6 2 (2.53%) Korn
6 2 (2.53%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) CCNA
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CISSP
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.46%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) COSHH
2 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.27%) GPG13
4 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (31.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (22.78%) Hyper-V
3 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
4 12 (15.19%) Xen
5 9 (11.39%) VirtualBox
6 7 (8.86%) Docker
7 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.53%) NFS
8 2 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.27%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) Ansible
2 13 (16.46%) Puppet
3 11 (13.92%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.86%) SCCM
5 5 (6.33%) Terraform
6 3 (3.80%) SCOM
7 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.53%) Nagios
8 1 (1.27%) Kibana
8 1 (1.27%) logstash
8 1 (1.27%) Rundeck
8 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (64.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (39.24%) VMware
3 18 (22.78%) Oracle
4 16 (20.25%) Red Hat
5 8 (10.13%) Cisco
6 7 (8.86%) Veeam
7 6 (7.59%) Citrix
8 3 (3.80%) Dell
8 3 (3.80%) EMC
8 3 (3.80%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.80%) Isilon
8 3 (3.80%) Sage
8 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.80%) Symantec
9 2 (2.53%) Blue Prism
9 2 (2.53%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.27%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.27%) IBM
10 1 (1.27%) NetApp
10 1 (1.27%) TIBCO