Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £38,250 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 164 185
Rank change year-on-year -35 +21 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 35 41 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.87% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.92% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 34
Scotland median annual salary £38,250 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.91% -12.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31,400 £23,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £48,775 £44,700 £46,900
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% -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 5,501 4,474 5,544
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 95.41% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,778 2,862 3,447
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,964
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -22 17 £35,000 +6.06% 2
Glasgow -28 16 £38,500 +6.94% 2
North Lanarkshire -6 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Highlands - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £45,500 -
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 22 (62.86%) Linux
2 17 (48.57%) Windows
3 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) ITIL
4 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
5 8 (22.86%) Unix
5 8 (22.86%) Ansible
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (17.14%) MySQL
8 5 (14.29%) Java
8 5 (14.29%) SQL
8 5 (14.29%) Apache
8 5 (14.29%) Python
8 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
8 5 (14.29%) SLA
8 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 5 (14.29%) CentOS
8 5 (14.29%) Finance
8 5 (14.29%) Office 365
8 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (11.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (11.43%) DevOps
9 4 (11.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (11.43%) Veeam

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 5 (14.29%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) JBoss
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Cognos Controller
1 1 (2.86%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.29%) Office 365
3 4 (11.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (8.57%) PaaS
5 2 (5.71%) IaaS
6 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
1 4 (11.43%) iSCSI
1 4 (11.43%) LAN
1 4 (11.43%) WAN
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) SMTP
3 2 (5.71%) SNMP
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.86%) Codeship
3 1 (2.86%) GCC
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) LAMP
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Linux
2 17 (48.57%) Windows
3 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Unix
5 5 (14.29%) CentOS
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.71%) HPUX
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) OpenVMS
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.43%) DevOps
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
3 4 (11.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Release Management
3 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Line Management
5 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Data Mapping
6 1 (2.86%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.86%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Java
1 5 (14.29%) Python
1 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Perl
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) HNC
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) NFS
4 1 (2.86%) Postfix
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Ansible
2 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 4 (11.43%) ZABBIX
3 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.71%) Capistrano
4 2 (5.71%) WMI
5 1 (2.86%) AppManager
5 1 (2.86%) Cacti
5 1 (2.86%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.86%) SCCM
5 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 4 (11.43%) Veeam
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) Perforce
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Cognos
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) Google
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.86%) Splunk
6 1 (2.86%) Zerto