Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 111 141
Rank change year-on-year -18 +30 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 50 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.81% 1.99% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 2.07% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14 51 23
Reading median annual salary £38,750 £46,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.76% +9.52% -1.18%
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,500 £31,050
90th Percentile £43,250 £65,000 £67,500
Berkshire median annual salary £37,500 £39,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% -24.29% +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 1,887 2,412 2,939
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.30% 95.87% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,632 1,999 2,164
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (62.50%) DNS
5 9 (56.25%) VPN
5 9 (56.25%) DHCP
5 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
5 9 (56.25%) Office 365
6 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
7 7 (43.75%) Mimecast
8 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 6 (37.50%) Windows 10
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
8 6 (37.50%) Line Management
8 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (37.50%) Firewall
9 5 (31.25%) VMware
9 5 (31.25%) Degree
9 5 (31.25%) Linux
9 5 (31.25%) Python
10 4 (25.00%) ITIL
10 4 (25.00%) Apache
10 4 (25.00%) SQL
10 4 (25.00%) IIS
10 4 (25.00%) Xen
10 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (25.00%) PowerShell

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 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) nginx
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (56.25%) Office 365
3 7 (43.75%) Mimecast
4 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (18.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) DNS
2 9 (56.25%) DHCP
2 9 (56.25%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) Skype
5 3 (18.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 10
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) VMS
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (37.50%) Line Management
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 3 (18.75%) Go
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Xen
4 3 (18.75%) Docker
4 3 (18.75%) iptables
4 3 (18.75%) VirtualBox
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
5 1 (6.25%) KVM
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (18.75%) Graphite
2 3 (18.75%) Kibana
2 3 (18.75%) Nagios
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Centreon
3 3 (18.75%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Dell KACE
4 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam