Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 143 133
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 46 32 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.75% 1.06% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.10% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 43 27 35
Oxfordshire median annual salary £44,000 £38,212 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.15% -4.47% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 2,541 2,914 2,812
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.78% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,197 2,432 2,292
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
Oxford +14 28 £45,000 +2.86% 8
Wallingford +2 9 £35,000 -
Thame - 2 £24,000 -
Abingdon - 2 £45,000 - 1
Witney - 1 £26,000 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 18 (39.13%) VMware
3 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
4 14 (30.43%) Python
4 14 (30.43%) Bash Shell
4 14 (30.43%) DevOps
5 12 (26.09%) Windows
6 11 (23.91%) Perl
6 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
6 11 (23.91%) DHCP
6 11 (23.91%) DNS
6 11 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
7 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
7 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
8 9 (19.57%) MCSA
8 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
8 9 (19.57%) vCenter Server
9 8 (17.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 8 (17.39%) Machine Learning
10 7 (15.22%) Ansible
10 7 (15.22%) Unix
10 7 (15.22%) Puppet
11 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (10.87%) Salt

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 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
3 2 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (2.17%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) lighttpd
4 1 (2.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) GitHub
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.17%) Cloudflare
3 1 (2.17%) Route 53
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) DHCP
1 11 (23.91%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) VPN
3 3 (6.52%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) Broadband
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.17%) Redis
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) GitLab
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Games
2 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.17%) Node.js
2 1 (2.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 31 (67.39%) Linux
2 12 (26.09%) Windows
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.22%) Unix
6 4 (8.70%) Mac OS
7 3 (6.52%) CentOS
7 3 (6.52%) FreeBSD
8 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.17%) Solaris
9 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) DevOps
2 11 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
4 8 (17.39%) Machine Learning
4 8 (17.39%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (8.70%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (8.70%) Bioinformatics
5 4 (8.70%) Computer Vision
5 4 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (8.70%) Informatics
6 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.17%) Kanban
8 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Bash Shell
1 14 (30.43%) Python
2 11 (23.91%) Perl
3 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) MCSA
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) Postfix
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) vCenter Server
2 7 (15.22%) Ansible
2 7 (15.22%) Puppet
3 5 (10.87%) Salt
4 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Cacti
5 1 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.17%) Nagios
5 1 (2.17%) Nessus
5 1 (2.17%) Packer
5 1 (2.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) VMware
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) New Relic
2 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) CommVault
4 1 (2.17%) Freshdesk
4 1 (2.17%) Juniper
4 1 (2.17%) Okta
4 1 (2.17%) PagerDuty
4 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.17%) Sophos