Period
to 22 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 122 175
Rank change year-on-year -5 +53 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.79% 1.43% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.49% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 17 36 19
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £30,800
90th Percentile £45,250 £65,000 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% -14.29% +23.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2,063 2,286 3,377
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.01% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,757 1,871 2,533
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,400 £25,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £74,250 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +3.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
3 11 (64.71%) Office 365
4 9 (52.94%) VPN
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (52.94%) DHCP
5 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 7 (41.18%) Mimecast
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
6 6 (35.29%) Line Management
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) Python
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) Degree
7 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
7 5 (29.41%) Skype
8 4 (23.53%) DevOps
8 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure

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 5 (29.41%) Skype for Business
2 4 (23.53%) Apache
2 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (17.65%) nginx
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (64.71%) Office 365
3 7 (41.18%) Mimecast
4 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (17.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DHCP
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (29.41%) Skype
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (11.76%) Law
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) LAMP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) VMS
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Phone
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.88%) CentOS
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (35.29%) Line Management
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Document Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
1 5 (29.41%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Go
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Xen
4 3 (17.65%) Docker
4 3 (17.65%) iptables
4 3 (17.65%) VirtualBox
4 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
5 1 (5.88%) KVM
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (17.65%) Graphite
2 3 (17.65%) Kibana
2 3 (17.65%) Nagios
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
4 1 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
4 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Centreon
3 3 (17.65%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Dell KACE
4 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
4 1 (5.88%) Veeam