Period
to 19 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 August 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 133 133
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 30 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.24% 0.47% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.49% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 31 11 30
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £35,700
90th Percentile £50,000 £58,238 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% -

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 2,340 2,259 2,362
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 97.12% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,957 1,921 1,912
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £71,250
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% -2.00%

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 19 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Reading region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
5 17 (56.67%) VPN
5 17 (56.67%) DNS
5 17 (56.67%) VMware
5 17 (56.67%) DHCP
5 17 (56.67%) Hyper-V
5 17 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (53.33%) Linux
7 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
8 11 (36.67%) DevOps
8 11 (36.67%) Office 365
8 11 (36.67%) Legal
8 11 (36.67%) Firewall
9 9 (30.00%) Law
9 9 (30.00%) Python
9 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (30.00%) Degree
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (30.00%) Kibana
10 8 (26.67%) Go
10 8 (26.67%) Docker
10 8 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (26.67%) Centreon
10 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (26.67%) Google Cloud Platform

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 8 (26.67%) Apache
1 8 (26.67%) IIS
1 8 (26.67%) nginx
1 8 (26.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (36.67%) Office 365
3 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (26.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (10.00%) IaaS
4 3 (10.00%) PaaS
5 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) DHCP
1 17 (56.67%) DNS
1 17 (56.67%) VPN
2 11 (36.67%) Firewall
3 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (26.67%) Skype
4 8 (26.67%) VoIP
5 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Big Data
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (36.67%) Legal
2 9 (30.00%) Law
3 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (53.33%) Linux
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (26.67%) VMS
6 2 (6.67%) AIX
6 2 (6.67%) HPUX
6 2 (6.67%) IRIX
6 2 (6.67%) Solaris
6 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) DevOps
2 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Release Management
3 3 (10.00%) Scrum
3 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.33%) ETL
5 1 (3.33%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Python
2 8 (26.67%) Go
2 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (26.67%) Ruby
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) R
3 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (56.67%) Hyper-V
2 17 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (26.67%) Docker
3 8 (26.67%) iptables
3 8 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (26.67%) VirtualBox
3 8 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (26.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Kibana
2 8 (26.67%) Graphite
2 8 (26.67%) Nagios
2 8 (26.67%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) logstash
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) Centreon
3 8 (26.67%) Google
4 2 (6.67%) HP