Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 173 119
Rank change year-on-year +50 -54 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 34 19 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.46% 0.55% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.57% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 36 17 80
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -1.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,600 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,250
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% +6.25%

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 2227 3330 4428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.10% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1826 2496 3519
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,700
90th Percentile £74,000 £72,000 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

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 November 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 19 November 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 (55.88%) Linux
2 18 (52.94%) Windows
3 12 (35.29%) VMware
4 10 (29.41%) Python
4 10 (29.41%) Firewall
5 9 (26.47%) Juniper
5 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
6 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 8 (23.53%) DNS
6 8 (23.53%) Cisco
6 8 (23.53%) ITIL
7 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
7 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
7 7 (20.59%) IBM Integration Bus
7 7 (20.59%) Ansible
8 6 (17.65%) Puppet
8 6 (17.65%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.71%) MySQL
9 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
9 5 (14.71%) HP
9 5 (14.71%) Citrix
9 5 (14.71%) SWIFT
9 5 (14.71%) Office 365
9 5 (14.71%) CentOS
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
9 5 (14.71%) DevOps
9 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef

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 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) IIS
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.88%) Confluence
3 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Firewall
2 8 (23.53%) DNS
2 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (11.76%) iSCSI
3 4 (11.76%) SAN
4 3 (8.82%) FTP
4 3 (8.82%) HTTP
4 3 (8.82%) Internet
4 3 (8.82%) MPLS
4 3 (8.82%) NAS
4 3 (8.82%) Skype
4 3 (8.82%) SSH
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.88%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) Intranet
5 2 (5.88%) SMS
6 1 (2.94%) IPsec
6 1 (2.94%) Network Security
6 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.82%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (17.65%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.88%) POSIX
4 1 (2.94%) LAMP
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) SWIFT
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.88%) NHS
5 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Linux
2 18 (52.94%) Windows
3 5 (14.71%) CentOS
3 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.82%) Debian
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) DevOps
3 4 (11.76%) Change Control
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Open Source
3 4 (11.76%) Patch Management
4 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) Network Management
6 1 (2.94%) Online Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Python
2 9 (26.47%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.88%) HND
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) MCP
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) NFS
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Docker
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Ansible
2 6 (17.65%) Puppet
3 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.94%) cPanel
4 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.94%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.94%) Plesk
4 1 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) VMware
2 9 (26.47%) Juniper
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 3 (8.82%) Dell
6 3 (8.82%) F5
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) NetApp
7 2 (5.88%) Synology
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) Meraki
8 1 (2.94%) Sophos
8 1 (2.94%) Symantec
8 1 (2.94%) Twitter