Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 509 533 589
Rank change year-on-year +24 +56 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 40 57 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 37 55 47
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £63,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.85%

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 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +28 26 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Berkshire +48 25 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Surrey -2 8 £65,000 -3.70%
East Sussex +6 5 £50,000 -9.09%
Hampshire +4 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Oxfordshire +3 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Senior Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Linux
3 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (45.00%) Firewall
5 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
5 17 (42.50%) DNS
6 16 (40.00%) MySQL
7 15 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (35.00%) DevOps
8 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
8 14 (35.00%) VMware
9 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
9 13 (32.50%) Cisco
10 12 (30.00%) Apache
10 12 (30.00%) CCNA
10 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
11 11 (27.50%) F5
11 11 (27.50%) Finance
11 11 (27.50%) MPLS
11 11 (27.50%) Python
11 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
11 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (25.00%) SQL
12 10 (25.00%) DHCP
12 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.00%) Apache
3 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
4 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) Confluence
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) nginx
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) Site Server
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) Firewall
2 17 (42.50%) DNS
3 15 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
4 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 11 (27.50%) MPLS
6 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (25.00%) DHCP
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco PIX
7 9 (22.50%) LAN
7 9 (22.50%) VLAN
7 9 (22.50%) VPN
7 9 (22.50%) WAN
8 3 (7.50%) SAN
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.00%) FTP
9 2 (5.00%) HTTP
9 2 (5.00%) Internet
9 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
9 2 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) MySQL
2 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Back Office
3 8 (20.00%) Electronics
3 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (20.00%) Marketing
3 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) LAMP
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.50%) POSIX
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Linux
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 4 (10.00%) Debian
7 4 (10.00%) Unix
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.50%) CentOS
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) DevOps
2 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) Open Source
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Line Management
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Network Management
7 1 (2.50%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.50%) Software Audit
7 1 (2.50%) Storage Virtualisation
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Python
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.00%) Perl
3 6 (15.00%) PHP
4 5 (12.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CCNA
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (22.50%) KVM
4 9 (22.50%) Terminal Services
4 9 (22.50%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (22.50%) XenApp
4 9 (22.50%) XenServer
5 2 (5.00%) NFS
6 1 (2.50%) Docker
6 1 (2.50%) Postfix
6 1 (2.50%) SpamAssassin
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) WSUS
1 9 (22.50%) ZABBIX
2 7 (17.50%) Ansible
3 4 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (2.50%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) VMware
3 13 (32.50%) Cisco
4 11 (27.50%) F5
5 9 (22.50%) Citrix
5 9 (22.50%) McAfee
6 8 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (7.50%) Juniper
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.50%) Apple
9 1 (2.50%) EMC
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle
9 1 (2.50%) Rackspace