The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 423 451
Rank change year-on-year +70 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 27 19 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 20
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,566 £38,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14206 17673 20720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.63% 96.96% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11912 15039 16887
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 14 £45,000 -32.07% 1
East Sussex +11 7 £50,000 -
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +10 1 £45,000 +2.27% 2
Hampshire - 1 £50,000 -
Senior Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior 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 South East region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 45 (81.82%) Linux
2 32 (58.18%) Windows
3 27 (49.09%) MySQL
4 26 (47.27%) Cisco
4 26 (47.27%) DevOps
5 25 (45.45%) DNS
6 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
7 22 (40.00%) Firewall
8 21 (38.18%) VMware
8 21 (38.18%) Apache
9 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
9 19 (34.55%) TCP/IP
10 18 (32.73%) VPN
10 18 (32.73%) CentOS
10 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
11 16 (29.09%) ZABBIX
11 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (29.09%) Cisco PIX
11 16 (29.09%) Finance
11 16 (29.09%) WAN
11 16 (29.09%) LAN
11 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
13 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
13 14 (25.45%) MPLS
13 14 (25.45%) MS Exchange
13 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (25.45%) KVM
13 14 (25.45%) Puppet

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 21 (38.18%) Apache
2 14 (25.45%) MS Exchange
3 13 (23.64%) Tomcat
4 6 (10.91%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (10.91%) IIS
4 6 (10.91%) nginx
5 5 (9.09%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 11 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.27%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (7.27%) Amazon S3
3 4 (7.27%) Google App Engine
3 4 (7.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.45%) Office 365
4 3 (5.45%) OpenShift
4 3 (5.45%) SaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle CX
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (45.45%) DNS
2 22 (40.00%) Firewall
3 19 (34.55%) TCP/IP
4 18 (32.73%) VPN
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (29.09%) Cisco PIX
5 16 (29.09%) LAN
5 16 (29.09%) WAN
6 14 (25.45%) MPLS
7 12 (21.82%) DHCP
7 12 (21.82%) Remote Desktop
7 12 (21.82%) VLAN
8 7 (12.73%) SAN
9 5 (9.09%) OpenVPN
10 4 (7.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (7.27%) Internet
11 3 (5.45%) FTP
11 3 (5.45%) NAS
12 2 (3.64%) Intranet
12 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (49.09%) MySQL
2 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
3 12 (21.82%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (7.27%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.64%) Redis
7 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
1 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Back Office
3 11 (20.00%) Electronics
3 11 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 11 (20.00%) Marketing
3 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) HTML
2 5 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (7.27%) Kafka
4 3 (5.45%) LAMP
5 2 (3.64%) POSIX
6 1 (1.82%) CSS
6 1 (1.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.82%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
1 6 (10.91%) EMC VNX
2 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (81.82%) Linux
2 32 (58.18%) Windows
3 18 (32.73%) CentOS
4 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (20.00%) Unix
7 10 (18.18%) Debian
8 8 (14.55%) Ubuntu
9 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
10 4 (7.27%) AIX
11 3 (5.45%) Solaris
12 2 (3.64%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.82%) Fedora
13 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) DevOps
2 13 (23.64%) Mentoring
3 11 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 11 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (16.36%) High Availability
5 5 (9.09%) Service Management
6 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Microservices
7 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (1.82%) Change Control
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL
8 1 (1.82%) Network Design
8 1 (1.82%) Security Management
8 1 (1.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Python
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) PHP
3 10 (18.18%) Java
4 9 (16.36%) Perl
5 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.64%) C++
8 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.82%) C
9 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) CCNA
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) CCNP
4 1 (1.82%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
2 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 14 (25.45%) KVM
3 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (21.82%) Terminal Services
4 12 (21.82%) VMware Workstation
4 12 (21.82%) XenApp
4 12 (21.82%) XenServer
5 8 (14.55%) Docker
6 6 (10.91%) vSphere
7 4 (7.27%) Varnish
8 3 (5.45%) NFS
9 1 (1.82%) iptables
9 1 (1.82%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (29.09%) ZABBIX
2 14 (25.45%) Puppet
3 12 (21.82%) WSUS
4 8 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (10.91%) logstash
5 6 (10.91%) vCenter Server
6 5 (9.09%) HAProxy
7 4 (7.27%) Kibana
8 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
9 2 (3.64%) Ansible
9 2 (3.64%) Graphite
9 2 (3.64%) Nagios
10 1 (1.82%) cPanel
10 1 (1.82%) Plesk
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Cisco
2 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.18%) VMware
4 14 (25.45%) Red Hat
5 12 (21.82%) Citrix
5 12 (21.82%) F5
5 12 (21.82%) McAfee
6 11 (20.00%) SAP
7 9 (16.36%) EMC
8 5 (9.09%) HP
9 4 (7.27%) Dell
9 4 (7.27%) IBM
9 4 (7.27%) New Relic
10 3 (5.45%) Juniper
11 2 (3.64%) Oracle
11 2 (3.64%) Sun
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