The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / Scotland
Rank 112 144 140
Rank change year-on-year +32 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 20 20 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.87% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.72% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 10
Median salary £32,500 £35,500 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.45% +6.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,800 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £43,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

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 2209 2782 2954
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.96% 94.82% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1809 1832
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 £27,500
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%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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 +8 10 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Glasgow +21 7 £32,500 -8.45% 1
West Lothian - 2 £30,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Scotland region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
3 16 (45.71%) Linux
3 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 10 (28.57%) VMware
4 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
5 8 (22.86%) Puppet
5 8 (22.86%) DevOps
5 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (20.00%) Ansible
6 7 (20.00%) CentOS
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (20.00%) Python
7 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
8 5 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (14.29%) Firewall
8 5 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (14.29%) Samba
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco
8 5 (14.29%) Citrix
8 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 5 (14.29%) NFS
8 5 (14.29%) Perl
8 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.43%) JBoss

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 4 (11.43%) Apache
1 4 (11.43%) JBoss
1 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) nginx
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Houdini
2 1 (2.86%) Maya
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) NUKE
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) NAS
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) WLAN
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.86%) HTTP
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) OpenVPN
5 1 (2.86%) SMTP
5 1 (2.86%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) InterBase
3 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.71%) GCC
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Maven
2 2 (5.71%) MSI
2 2 (5.71%) NuGet
2 2 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Games
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) LAMP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) CCTV
3 1 (2.86%) Animation
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) FMCG
3 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
3 16 (45.71%) Linux
4 7 (20.00%) CentOS
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.71%) Unix
9 1 (2.86%) Debian
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) DevOps
2 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
3 4 (11.43%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) High Availability
5 2 (5.71%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.86%) ERP
6 1 (2.86%) Line Management
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Process Management
6 1 (2.86%) Software Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.00%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
4 5 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VBScript
6 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) MCITP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) NFS
3 5 (14.29%) Samba
4 4 (11.43%) Firmware
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.57%) vSphere
6 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.71%) KVM
6 2 (5.71%) Xen
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.86%) Gluster
7 1 (2.86%) MetaFrame
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (22.86%) Puppet
2 7 (20.00%) Ansible
3 3 (8.57%) Capistrano
3 3 (8.57%) SCCM
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) PowerCLI
4 2 (5.71%) yum
5 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Nagios
5 1 (2.86%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 10 (28.57%) VMware
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) F5
5 3 (8.57%) Juniper
5 3 (8.57%) Perforce
6 1 (2.86%) Altiris
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) Infor
6 1 (2.86%) Mitel
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) Sun
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