Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 188 173
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 36 40 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.67% 0.71% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.74% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 31
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.26% - -8.24%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,700 £28,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,143 5,425 5,086
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.17% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,345 3,460 3,130
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £64,775
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Scotland

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 Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 19 £36,250 -5.84% 3
Glasgow +9 12 £38,500 +5.48% 1
West Lothian - 2 £37,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £30,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £32,500 -
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 21 (58.33%) Linux
2 16 (44.44%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) DNS
4 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 14 (38.89%) Firewall
5 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
6 12 (33.33%) Finance
6 12 (33.33%) VMware
7 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (27.78%) Degree
8 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
9 9 (25.00%) Apache
9 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (25.00%) Office 365
10 8 (22.22%) LAN
10 8 (22.22%) WAN
10 8 (22.22%) DHCP
10 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
11 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
11 7 (19.44%) LDAP
11 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
12 6 (16.67%) SCCM
12 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (16.67%) SQL
12 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
12 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (16.67%) Ansible
13 5 (13.89%) DevOps
13 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (25.00%) Apache
2 5 (13.89%) IIS
2 5 (13.89%) JBoss
2 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.33%) WordPress
4 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.78%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (25.00%) Office 365
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) DNS
2 14 (38.89%) Firewall
3 8 (22.22%) DHCP
3 8 (22.22%) LAN
3 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.22%) WAN
4 5 (13.89%) Internet
4 5 (13.89%) SAN
5 3 (8.33%) Network Security
5 3 (8.33%) SMTP
5 3 (8.33%) SSH
6 2 (5.56%) HTTP
6 2 (5.56%) Skype
6 2 (5.56%) SSL
6 2 (5.56%) VLAN
6 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.78%) BGP
7 1 (2.78%) NAS
7 1 (2.78%) VoIP
7 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) GCC
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) GitLab
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) LDAP
2 4 (11.11%) LAMP
3 3 (8.33%) Middleware
4 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.78%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (2.78%) WAP
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Fintech
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) PMI
4 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Linux
2 16 (44.44%) Windows
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Unix
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (8.33%) CentOS
8 2 (5.56%) Android
8 2 (5.56%) Solaris
9 1 (2.78%) Debian
9 1 (2.78%) HPUX
9 1 (2.78%) OpenVMS
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.89%) DevOps
2 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Server Management
5 2 (5.56%) Task Automation
6 1 (2.78%) Chat Support
6 1 (2.78%) Cyber Resilience
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.33%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.78%) C-shell
6 1 (2.78%) Korn
6 1 (2.78%) R
6 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.33%) MCP
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
6 1 (2.78%) MCSD
6 1 (2.78%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.89%) NFS
4 4 (11.11%) Docker
4 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.11%) Samba
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.78%) iptables
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Ansible
1 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Puppet
3 3 (8.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (5.56%) Cacti
4 2 (5.56%) Capistrano
4 2 (5.56%) Terraform
5 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) Veritas
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) F5
6 2 (5.56%) Perforce
6 2 (5.56%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) Cognos
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) IBM
7 1 (2.78%) Juniper
7 1 (2.78%) NetApp
7 1 (2.78%) Sun
7 1 (2.78%) Veeam