Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 271 258
Rank change year-on-year +32 -13 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 125 76 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.64% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.66% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 103 68 81
North West median annual salary £37,500 £31,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -4.41%
10th Percentile £26,800 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £46,800 £43,750
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 12625 11486 12718
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 97.23% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10165 9690 10478
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,475 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 September 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 25 September 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 +25 89 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Merseyside -7 11 £42,500 +26.87%
Lancashire - 11 £33,750 - 2
Cheshire -40 8 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 73 (58.40%) Linux
2 43 (34.40%) Windows
3 42 (33.60%) VMware
4 37 (29.60%) Puppet
5 34 (27.20%) SQL
6 32 (25.60%) Unix
6 32 (25.60%) DevOps
7 30 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 29 (23.20%) SQL Server
8 29 (23.20%) Red Hat
9 27 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (19.20%) Microsoft
10 24 (19.20%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
12 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
13 21 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (16.80%) Apache
13 21 (16.80%) LAMP
14 19 (15.20%) Configuration Management
14 19 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (13.60%) QA
16 16 (12.80%) MySQL
17 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP
17 15 (12.00%) ERP
17 15 (12.00%) iPad
18 14 (11.20%) Ansible
18 14 (11.20%) Degree
18 14 (11.20%) Hyper-V
18 14 (11.20%) Oracle

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 21 (16.80%) Apache
2 11 (8.80%) IIS
3 10 (8.00%) nginx
3 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.80%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.80%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.80%) JBoss
6 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) SAP Business One
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.40%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.60%) Firewall
3 10 (8.00%) LDAP
3 10 (8.00%) SAN
4 6 (4.80%) Ethernet
5 5 (4.00%) DNS
5 5 (4.00%) Network Security
5 5 (4.00%) SSH
6 4 (3.20%) NAS
7 2 (1.60%) ADSL
7 2 (1.60%) DHCP
7 2 (1.60%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.60%) MPLS
7 2 (1.60%) VoIP
7 2 (1.60%) VPN
8 1 (0.80%) Internet
8 1 (0.80%) LAN
8 1 (0.80%) SSL
8 1 (0.80%) WAN
8 1 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.80%) MySQL
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.60%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (4.00%) MS Access
7 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.60%) Subversion
3 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.80%) JIRA
4 3 (2.40%) NuGet
4 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.80%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.60%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Retail
3 3 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.60%) Law
4 2 (1.60%) Legal
4 2 (1.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Advertising
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.80%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.80%) LAMP
2 8 (6.40%) CSS
3 7 (5.60%) JRuby
4 3 (2.40%) Web Services
5 2 (1.60%) COM
6 1 (0.80%) .NET
6 1 (0.80%) Middleware
6 1 (0.80%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) iPad
2 5 (4.00%) Clustering
2 5 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.60%) Life Science
6 1 (0.80%) EPoS
6 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (58.40%) Linux
2 43 (34.40%) Windows
3 32 (25.60%) Unix
4 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
5 21 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (9.60%) AIX
7 12 (9.60%) CentOS
8 8 (6.40%) HPUX
9 7 (5.60%) Ubuntu
10 5 (4.00%) Debian
10 5 (4.00%) Solaris
11 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.60%) DevOps
2 27 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.20%) Configuration Management
4 15 (12.00%) ERP
5 11 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (8.80%) Product Management
6 10 (8.00%) Validation
7 9 (7.20%) ITIL
7 9 (7.20%) Project Management
8 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 8 (6.40%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.60%) High Availability
9 7 (5.60%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.80%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (4.80%) Identity Management
11 5 (4.00%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.00%) Open Source
12 4 (3.20%) Data Management
12 4 (3.20%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) SQL
2 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
3 11 (8.80%) Perl
4 8 (6.40%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.20%) PHP
5 4 (3.20%) Python
5 4 (3.20%) VB
6 3 (2.40%) Ruby
6 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.80%) C#
7 1 (0.80%) Java
7 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Degree
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.60%) CCNA
3 7 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.80%) MCSA
4 6 (4.80%) MCSE
5 4 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.40%) PMP
6 3 (2.40%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.60%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.60%) GDPR
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.20%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.80%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (4.00%) KVM
5 5 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.00%) vSphere
6 4 (3.20%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.60%) NDS
8 1 (0.80%) Docker
8 1 (0.80%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.80%) NFS
8 1 (0.80%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (29.60%) Puppet
2 24 (19.20%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (11.20%) Ansible
4 8 (6.40%) SCOM
5 5 (4.00%) Terraform
6 4 (3.20%) SCCM
6 4 (3.20%) SCDPM
6 4 (3.20%) SCVMM
6 4 (3.20%) vRealize
7 3 (2.40%) Cacti
7 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (2.40%) Nagios
8 1 (0.80%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 42 (33.60%) VMware
2 29 (23.20%) Red Hat
3 24 (19.20%) Microsoft
4 14 (11.20%) Oracle
5 12 (9.60%) Citrix
6 9 (7.20%) Cisco
7 8 (6.40%) Google
8 6 (4.80%) SAP
9 4 (3.20%) IBM
9 4 (3.20%) Sage
9 4 (3.20%) Veeam
10 3 (2.40%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.40%) HP
10 3 (2.40%) NetApp
10 3 (2.40%) Rockwell
11 2 (1.60%) Avaya
11 2 (1.60%) NetIQ
12 1 (0.80%) Baan
12 1 (0.80%) Epicor
12 1 (0.80%) Veritas