Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £32,250 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 80 77
Rank change year-on-year +26 -3 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 23 5 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.85% 0.49% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 0.51% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 27
Sheffield median annual salary £32,250 £44,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.70% +35.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £29,250 £17,250
90th Percentile £47,000 £46,900 £40,000
South Yorkshire median annual salary £31,000 £44,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -29.55% +35.38% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Permanent vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 785 989 1280
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 96.96% 97.93%
Number of salaries quoted 672 822 1138
Sheffield median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £23,175
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
South Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Sheffield

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Sheffield

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Sheffield over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Sheffield region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Apache
2 16 (69.57%) MySQL
3 15 (65.22%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (65.22%) Ansible
4 14 (60.87%) Puppet
5 13 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (52.17%) nginx
6 12 (52.17%) Firewall
6 12 (52.17%) VPN
7 11 (47.83%) Configuration Management
7 11 (47.83%) Rackspace
7 11 (47.83%) Docker
7 11 (47.83%) Kubernetes
8 10 (43.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 10 (43.48%) High Availability
8 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
8 10 (43.48%) Load Balancing
9 9 (39.13%) HAProxy
9 9 (39.13%) GlusterFS
9 9 (39.13%) iptables
10 8 (34.78%) Varnish
11 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (17.39%) LAMP
12 4 (17.39%) Service Management
12 4 (17.39%) ITIL
12 4 (17.39%) Unix
13 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
13 3 (13.04%) Data Security
13 3 (13.04%) B2B

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 16 (69.57%) Apache
2 12 (52.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (56.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
1 12 (52.17%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) SMTP
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) SMS
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) QlikView
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL CLR
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) LAMP
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Fintech
1 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Configuration Management
2 10 (43.48%) High Availability
2 10 (43.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 10 (43.48%) Load Balancing
2 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
5 3 (13.04%) B2B
5 3 (13.04%) Data Security
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Product Management
6 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) R
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Docker
2 9 (39.13%) GlusterFS
2 9 (39.13%) iptables
3 8 (34.78%) Varnish
4 3 (13.04%) Dovecot
5 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
6 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) Postfix
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) Ansible
1 15 (65.22%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (60.87%) Puppet
3 11 (47.83%) Kubernetes
4 9 (39.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Rackspace
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) RedGate
3 1 (4.35%) Tableau
3 1 (4.35%) VMware