The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 192 199
Rank change year-on-year -30 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 27 45 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.78% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.81% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22 26 42
Median salary £37,000 £32,500 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.84% -5.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £30,223 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,750 £44,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  

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 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -27 19 £36,500 -2.66% 5
Merseyside 0 4 £42,500 +9.67%
Cheshire -9 4 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Lancashire -5 2 £38,750 +55.00%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 32 (54.24%) Linux
2 25 (42.37%) Windows
2 25 (42.37%) VMware
3 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
4 19 (32.20%) Windows Server
5 16 (27.12%) Unix
6 15 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (25.42%) CentOS
7 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
8 12 (20.34%) Red Hat
9 11 (18.64%) SQL
9 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (16.95%) Bash Shell
10 10 (16.95%) SAN
10 10 (16.95%) Solaris
10 10 (16.95%) Nagios
11 9 (15.25%) Perl
11 9 (15.25%) MS Office
11 9 (15.25%) Python
11 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (13.56%) Puppet
12 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
12 8 (13.56%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
13 7 (11.86%) Apache
13 7 (11.86%) High Availability
13 7 (11.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (10.17%) Private Cloud
14 6 (10.17%) DevOps

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 7 (11.86%) Apache
2 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) IIS
3 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) JBoss
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.69%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Office
2 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) Office 365
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) MailChimp
4 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) SAN
2 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) NAS
2 5 (8.47%) VoIP
3 4 (6.78%) HTTP
3 4 (6.78%) LAN
3 4 (6.78%) Network Security
3 4 (6.78%) Skype
3 4 (6.78%) WAN
4 3 (5.08%) Intranet
4 3 (5.08%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.39%) DHCP
5 2 (3.39%) Firewall
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.69%) LDAP
6 1 (1.69%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
1 5 (8.47%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.08%) Advertising
2 3 (5.08%) Law
2 3 (5.08%) Legal
2 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) JSON
2 1 (1.69%) LAMP
2 1 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.69%) REST
2 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Clustering
1 6 (10.17%) Private Cloud
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.08%) iPad
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) EPoS
5 1 (1.69%) Fintech
5 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Linux
2 25 (42.37%) Windows
3 19 (32.20%) Windows Server
4 16 (27.12%) Unix
5 15 (25.42%) CentOS
6 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (16.95%) Solaris
8 7 (11.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (10.17%) Ubuntu
9 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (8.47%) AIX
10 5 (8.47%) Debian
10 5 (8.47%) HPUX
11 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (11.86%) High Availability
3 6 (10.17%) DevOps
4 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (6.78%) ERP
4 4 (6.78%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL
6 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.39%) CRM
6 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.39%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (1.69%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.69%) IT Audit
7 1 (1.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) Bash Shell
3 9 (15.25%) Perl
3 9 (15.25%) Python
4 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.78%) VB
6 3 (5.08%) C
6 3 (5.08%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) C#
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) Java
8 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) HND
3 1 (1.69%) MCITP
3 1 (1.69%) MCP
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.47%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.39%) Docker
5 2 (3.39%) KVM
5 2 (3.39%) NFS
5 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.69%) NDS
6 1 (1.69%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) Nagios
2 8 (13.56%) Puppet
3 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.78%) SCCM
4 4 (6.78%) SCDPM
4 4 (6.78%) SCOM
4 4 (6.78%) SCVMM
5 3 (5.08%) Ansible
6 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.69%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.69%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.69%) Salt
6 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) VMware
2 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.34%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.17%) Cisco
5 5 (8.47%) IBM
6 4 (6.78%) Avaya
6 4 (6.78%) Sophos
7 3 (5.08%) Citrix
7 3 (5.08%) Sage
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
8 2 (3.39%) HP
8 2 (3.39%) Oracle
8 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.39%) SaltStack
8 2 (3.39%) SAP
8 2 (3.39%) Veritas
9 1 (1.69%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (1.69%) Juniper
9 1 (1.69%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) Veeam
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