Period
to 2 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 65 77
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 2 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.00% 0.34% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.36% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 7
Median annual salary £33,000 £34,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +25.45% -15.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £36,750 £41,250
South Yorkshire median annual salary £33,000 £34,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -3.23%

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 585 554 826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 94.22% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 487 468 621
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,960 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
South Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Sheffield

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Sheffield

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in Sheffield.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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 Sheffield region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Law
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Security
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Business Development
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing

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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (16.67%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Business Development
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (16.67%) Data Security
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix