The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 122 110
Rank change year-on-year +37 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 22 23 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.78% 1.18% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.26% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 28
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £38,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

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 1205 1829 2302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.26% 93.84% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 931 1479 1574
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 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 27 March 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 27 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 Reading region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 35 (70.00%) Linux
2 23 (46.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Puppet
3 22 (44.00%) CentOS
3 22 (44.00%) Firewall
4 21 (42.00%) Git (software)
5 19 (38.00%) MySQL
6 17 (34.00%) Configuration Management
7 16 (32.00%) VMware
7 16 (32.00%) Apache
8 14 (28.00%) Python
8 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
8 14 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (24.00%) PHP
10 12 (24.00%) DevOps
10 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
10 12 (24.00%) High Availability
10 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
11 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
11 11 (22.00%) SAN
11 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
12 10 (20.00%) LAMP
12 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 10 (20.00%) Oracle
12 10 (20.00%) IIS
12 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (20.00%) nginx
12 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (20.00%) Windows Server

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 16 (32.00%) Apache
2 10 (20.00%) IIS
2 10 (20.00%) nginx
3 4 (8.00%) Apache Solr
3 4 (8.00%) Drupal
3 4 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (8.00%) Eucalyptus
3 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (16.00%) SaaS
3 5 (10.00%) Office 365
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle CX
4 4 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (8.00%) Amazon S3
4 4 (8.00%) Google App Engine
4 4 (8.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) Firewall
2 11 (22.00%) SAN
3 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.00%) iSCSI
5 6 (12.00%) DNS
5 6 (12.00%) FTP
5 6 (12.00%) Network Security
5 6 (12.00%) VPN
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (10.00%) NAS
7 4 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (8.00%) Internet
7 4 (8.00%) Intranet
7 4 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (8.00%) MPLS
7 4 (8.00%) OpenVPN
7 4 (8.00%) SSH
7 4 (8.00%) VLAN
8 3 (6.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) MySQL
2 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.00%) DB2
6 2 (4.00%) Informix
6 2 (4.00%) MaxDB
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (18.00%) Subversion
4 4 (8.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.00%) Redmine
6 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) LAMP
2 5 (10.00%) Web Services
3 4 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (8.00%) Kafka
3 4 (8.00%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (8.00%) Sensu
4 3 (6.00%) .NET
4 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.00%) POSIX
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.00%) Celerra
5 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) Replication
6 1 (2.00%) Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Fintech
6 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Linux
2 23 (46.00%) Windows
3 22 (44.00%) CentOS
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (16.00%) Debian
5 8 (16.00%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (14.00%) Ubuntu
6 7 (14.00%) Unix
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (12.00%) Solaris
7 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.00%) AIX
9 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.00%) HPUX
9 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (24.00%) DevOps
2 12 (24.00%) High Availability
3 8 (16.00%) Trend Analysis
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL
5 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.00%) Microservices
6 4 (8.00%) Open Source
6 4 (8.00%) Open Source Development
7 3 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.00%) Online Marketing
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (6.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Bash Shell
1 14 (28.00%) Python
2 12 (24.00%) PHP
3 7 (14.00%) Java
3 7 (14.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.00%) Perl
4 4 (8.00%) Ruby
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (16.00%) Varnish
5 6 (12.00%) Docker
6 5 (10.00%) KVM
7 4 (8.00%) GlusterFS
7 4 (8.00%) NFS
7 4 (8.00%) XenServer
8 2 (4.00%) vCloud
8 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.00%) vSphere
9 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (46.00%) Puppet
2 14 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (12.00%) Ansible
4 5 (10.00%) Graphite
5 4 (8.00%) Cacti
5 4 (8.00%) Ganglia
5 4 (8.00%) HAProxy
5 4 (8.00%) Kibana
5 4 (8.00%) logstash
5 4 (8.00%) Nagios
5 4 (8.00%) OpenView
5 4 (8.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (8.00%) ZABBIX
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Salt
7 2 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (4.00%) SCVMM
7 2 (4.00%) SnapMirror
7 2 (4.00%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) VMware
2 10 (20.00%) Oracle
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.00%) HP
4 8 (16.00%) Sun
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.00%) Dell
7 5 (10.00%) Veeam
8 4 (8.00%) BMC
8 4 (8.00%) New Relic
8 4 (8.00%) Splunk
9 3 (6.00%) EMC
10 2 (4.00%) Apple
10 2 (4.00%) arcserve
10 2 (4.00%) Lotus
10 2 (4.00%) NetApp
10 2 (4.00%) SAP
10 2 (4.00%) Sybase
10 2 (4.00%) Veritas
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