Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £41,947 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 384 501 548
Rank change year-on-year +117 +47 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 27 23 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.088% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.091% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 13
Median annual salary £41,947 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.09% - +2.13%
10th Percentile £39,883 £41,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £57,250 £70,000 £64,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% -10.64% +21.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,881 25,406 29,677
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 96.69% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 12,837 20,741 24,715
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the South East.

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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
Thames Valley +85 24 £41,947 -30.09% 1
Oxfordshire +42 21 £41,947 -30.09% 1
Berkshire +54 3 £57,500 -11.54%
Hampshire +52 2 - -
Surrey +55 1 £52,500 +2.94%
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, Senior 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 South East region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 20 (74.07%) Linux
2 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 15 (55.56%) Physics
2 15 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 15 (55.56%) Middleware
2 15 (55.56%) OpenStack
3 6 (22.22%) IT Strategy
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 4 (14.81%) AWS
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) SaaS
6 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 3 (11.11%) Azure
6 3 (11.11%) QEMU
6 3 (11.11%) CruiseControl
6 3 (11.11%) GlassFish
6 3 (11.11%) Selenium
6 3 (11.11%) JIRA
6 3 (11.11%) SSH
6 3 (11.11%) VLAN
6 3 (11.11%) Xen
6 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
6 3 (11.11%) Perl
6 3 (11.11%) MySQL
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) Apache

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (55.56%) OpenStack
2 3 (11.11%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Azure
2 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) SNMP
1 3 (11.11%) SSH
1 3 (11.11%) VLAN
1 3 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Bugzilla
1 3 (11.11%) CruiseControl
1 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
1 3 (11.11%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) LAMP
2 3 (11.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Physics
2 6 (22.22%) IT Strategy
2 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
4 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Fault Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 3 (11.11%) Perl
1 3 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) iptables
1 3 (11.11%) KVM
1 3 (11.11%) NFS
1 3 (11.11%) QEMU
1 3 (11.11%) Xen
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 3 (11.11%) SELinux
2 2 (7.41%) Ansible
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.41%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) VMware