Period
to 22 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 161 110
Rank change year-on-year +46 -51 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 28 16 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.23% 0.52% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.53% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 49
Oxfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -21.35%
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.44% -3.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 2,204 3,012 2,616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.16% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,823 2,538 2,113
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Oxfordshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Oxfordshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Oxfordshire

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. 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
Oxford +12 11 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Wallingford - 11 £35,000 -
Abingdon +18 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Systems Administrator
South East

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 13 (46.43%) Linux
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
4 12 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (39.29%) vCenter Server
5 11 (39.29%) MCSA
5 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (39.29%) DHCP
5 11 (39.29%) DNS
5 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (25.00%) Python
7 5 (17.86%) DevOps
8 4 (14.29%) Unix
9 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
9 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.71%) Perl
9 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
9 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (10.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 2 (7.14%) Deployment Automation

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) DHCP
1 11 (39.29%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) GitLab
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
1 1 (3.57%) Publishing
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
1 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (7.14%) CentOS
5 2 (7.14%) FreeBSD
5 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Kanban
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) MCSA
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) Docker
5 1 (3.57%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) Packer
3 1 (3.57%) Salt
3 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) New Relic
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Okta
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Synology