The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 June 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 121 80
Rank change year-on-year +21 -41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 12 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.78% 0.66% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.69% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 36
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,100 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1248 1751 2170
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 96.97% 96.63% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1036 1391 1634
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £31,500 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Reading

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Reading

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Reading over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Reading region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Firewall
3 16 (50.00%) CentOS
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) SAN
4 13 (40.63%) Puppet
5 12 (37.50%) MySQL
6 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
7 10 (31.25%) IIS
7 10 (31.25%) Apache
8 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
8 9 (28.13%) VMware
8 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
8 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
8 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (28.13%) Docker
8 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
9 8 (25.00%) High Availability
9 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (25.00%) Cisco
9 8 (25.00%) DNS
9 8 (25.00%) HP
9 8 (25.00%) Dell
9 8 (25.00%) Unix
10 7 (21.88%) ITIL
10 7 (21.88%) Oracle

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (31.25%) Apache
1 10 (31.25%) IIS
2 7 (21.88%) nginx
3 4 (12.50%) Apache Solr
3 4 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.38%) Eucalyptus
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.88%) Amazon S3
3 4 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (12.50%) Google App Engine
3 4 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.50%) Office 365
3 4 (12.50%) SaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle CX
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) SAN
3 8 (25.00%) DNS
4 7 (21.88%) iSCSI
4 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (15.63%) FTP
5 5 (15.63%) Internet
5 5 (15.63%) NAS
5 5 (15.63%) VPN
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.50%) Intranet
6 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (12.50%) MPLS
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security
6 4 (12.50%) OpenVPN
6 4 (12.50%) SSH
7 2 (6.25%) HTTP
8 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) MySQL
2 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (9.38%) DB2
7 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (6.25%) Informix
7 2 (6.25%) MaxDB
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.13%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) LAMP
2 4 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (12.50%) Kafka
2 4 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (9.38%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (9.38%) POSIX
4 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.63%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Celerra
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Fintech
5 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 16 (50.00%) CentOS
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) Unix
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Debian
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Solaris
6 4 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.25%) AIX
7 2 (6.25%) HPUX
7 2 (6.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
2 8 (25.00%) High Availability
3 7 (21.88%) DevOps
3 7 (21.88%) ITIL
4 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.50%) Microservices
6 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Database Tuning
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.25%) Information Management
8 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (3.13%) Analytics
9 1 (3.13%) Data Analytics
9 1 (3.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
2 7 (21.88%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) Perl
4 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Docker
1 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.50%) NFS
3 4 (12.50%) Varnish
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) KVM
5 2 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) Puppet
2 5 (15.63%) Ansible
3 4 (12.50%) HAProxy
3 4 (12.50%) Kibana
3 4 (12.50%) logstash
3 4 (12.50%) ZABBIX
4 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
4 3 (9.38%) FortiGate
4 3 (9.38%) Grafana
4 3 (9.38%) Icinga
4 3 (9.38%) Nagios
4 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (9.38%) WSUS
5 2 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (6.25%) Graphite
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (6.25%) SnapMirror
5 2 (6.25%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) VMware
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Dell
2 8 (25.00%) HP
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle
4 5 (15.63%) EMC
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) Veeam
5 4 (12.50%) McAfee
5 4 (12.50%) New Relic
5 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.50%) Sun
6 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.38%) Juniper
6 3 (9.38%) Sophos
6 3 (9.38%) Symantec
7 2 (6.25%) arcserve
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) SAP
7 2 (6.25%) Sybase
Reading
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
JobHoller
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Talent Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IDOX plc
Salary: £Competitive with good corporate benefits
Posted: 14 days ago