The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / Scotland
Rank 136 150 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +30.55% +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2184 2752 2941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 96.00% 94.83% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1788 1816
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in Scotland

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in Scotland.

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in Scotland

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in Scotland

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 2 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Senior 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 Scotland region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) LAMP
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) GCC
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) NuGet
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) MetaFrame
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Xen
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Capistrano
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) PowerCLI
2 1 (16.67%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Perforce
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