Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 23 September 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)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 102 82
Rank change year-on-year +35 -20 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 20 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.00% 1.53% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.56% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 33
Somerset median annual salary £35,000 £42,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +31.25% -22.42%
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,702 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £49,750
South West median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% +8.70% -9.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 825 1,281 1,284
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 97.71% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 700 1,022 1,125
Somerset median annual salary £42,028 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £24,856 £26,250 £25,550
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,375 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Somerset

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Somerset

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Somerset over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Somerset

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Bath +45 15 £34,500 -0.61% 3
Systems Administrator
South West

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Somerset region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (52.94%) Mitel
3 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
3 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Python
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
4 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
5 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Puppet
6 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Nagios
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (17.65%) JBoss
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) MySQL
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.88%) AIX
6 1 (5.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
2 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
1 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) KVM
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Nagios
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
2 9 (52.94%) Mitel
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Veeam