Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 December 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)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 265 226
Rank change year-on-year -43 -39 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 248 338 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 1.09% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.13% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 225 317 442
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% -0.61%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26,826 30,019 32,957
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.68% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 22,162 25,026 27,572
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the South East

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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Thames Valley -32 87 £41,000 -3.53% 26
Hampshire +41 65 £37,500 -10.71% 6
Oxfordshire +37 41 £44,000 +15.15% 9
Berkshire -58 39 £40,000 -5.88% 14
East Sussex -7 35 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Surrey -10 33 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Sussex -19 21 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 7 £45,000 +9.76% 3
Kent +26 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Middlesex -1 2 £47,500 +5.56%
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 South East region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 164 (66.13%) Linux
2 147 (59.27%) Windows
3 118 (47.58%) VMware
4 87 (35.08%) Active Directory
5 79 (31.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 66 (26.61%) Bash Shell
6 66 (26.61%) DevOps
6 66 (26.61%) Windows Server
7 65 (26.21%) Microsoft
8 59 (23.79%) Python
9 54 (21.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 51 (20.56%) Amazon AWS
10 51 (20.56%) Firewall
11 48 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
11 48 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 47 (18.95%) TCP/IP
13 44 (17.74%) Configuration Management
13 44 (17.74%) Office 365
14 40 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 39 (15.73%) DNS
15 39 (15.73%) MySQL
15 39 (15.73%) Debian
16 36 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (14.11%) SQL Server
17 35 (14.11%) MS Exchange
18 34 (13.71%) DHCP
19 33 (13.31%) Degree
19 33 (13.31%) PowerShell
20 32 (12.90%) Git (software)

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 35 (14.11%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.66%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.45%) Apache
4 11 (4.44%) IIS
5 9 (3.63%) nginx
6 8 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.23%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.02%) SAS
9 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.81%) JBoss
9 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.40%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (20.56%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (17.74%) Office 365
4 7 (2.82%) Mimecast
5 6 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.61%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.21%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.40%) Heroku
10 1 (0.40%) PaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Route 53
10 1 (0.40%) SaaS
10 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.56%) Firewall
2 47 (18.95%) TCP/IP
3 39 (15.73%) DNS
4 34 (13.71%) DHCP
5 32 (12.90%) VPN
6 29 (11.69%) LAN
6 29 (11.69%) WAN
7 26 (10.48%) RTMP
7 26 (10.48%) RTSP
8 17 (6.85%) VLAN
9 15 (6.05%) SAN
10 10 (4.03%) Internet
10 10 (4.03%) SSL
11 8 (3.23%) Network Security
11 8 (3.23%) Skype
11 8 (3.23%) VoIP
12 7 (2.82%) Wireshark
13 6 (2.42%) FTP
14 5 (2.02%) HTTP
15 4 (1.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.73%) MySQL
2 35 (14.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.81%) DB2
8 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.81%) Power BI
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Redis
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 26 (10.48%) Mercurial
3 8 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.61%) JIRA
4 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.40%) GitLab
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 19 (7.66%) Finance
2 10 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.63%) Games
4 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.02%) Electronics
5 5 (2.02%) Marketing
5 5 (2.02%) Retail
6 4 (1.61%) Legal
7 3 (1.21%) Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.10%) LAMP
2 13 (5.24%) LDAP
3 7 (2.82%) Web Services
4 6 (2.42%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.02%) .NET
5 5 (2.02%) Spring
6 4 (1.61%) Middleware
7 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.40%) Java EE
8 1 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.40%) libvirt
8 1 (0.40%) Node.js
8 1 (0.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.69%) Replication
2 26 (10.48%) Video\Live Streaming
3 25 (10.08%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.63%) Clustering
5 7 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.02%) Online Games
7 5 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) CMDB
9 1 (0.40%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.40%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.40%) Fintech
9 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 164 (66.13%) Linux
2 147 (59.27%) Windows
3 66 (26.61%) Windows Server
4 48 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (15.73%) Debian
6 36 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (12.90%) Unix
8 29 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (7.26%) Windows 10
10 17 (6.85%) CentOS
11 10 (4.03%) AIX
11 10 (4.03%) Windows 7
12 7 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (2.42%) Solaris
13 6 (2.42%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.02%) SUSE
14 5 (2.02%) VMS
15 4 (1.61%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.81%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.61%) DevOps
2 44 (17.74%) Configuration Management
3 35 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (12.10%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (6.85%) ITIL
6 16 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 13 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (4.84%) High Availability
9 11 (4.44%) Network Design
10 10 (4.03%) Analytics
10 10 (4.03%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.03%) Task Automation
11 9 (3.63%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (3.63%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.63%) SIEM
12 8 (3.23%) CRM
12 8 (3.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.61%) Bash Shell
2 59 (23.79%) Python
3 33 (13.31%) PowerShell
4 27 (10.89%) SQL
5 17 (6.85%) Perl
6 13 (5.24%) Shell Script
7 12 (4.84%) Ruby
8 10 (4.03%) Java
9 8 (3.23%) Go
10 7 (2.82%) Korn
11 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.21%) C
12 3 (1.21%) PHP
13 2 (0.81%) AWK
13 2 (0.81%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.40%) C#
14 1 (0.40%) C++
14 1 (0.40%) VB
14 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (13.31%) Degree
3 24 (9.68%) MCSA
4 21 (8.47%) MCSE
5 19 (7.66%) Security Cleared
6 17 (6.85%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.02%) CCNA
9 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.21%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.21%) MCDBA
10 3 (1.21%) RHCE
10 3 (1.21%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.81%) OCA
11 2 (0.81%) OCP
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.40%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (0.40%) MCP
12 1 (0.40%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.03%) SLA
2 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (35.08%) Active Directory
2 79 (31.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (12.10%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (9.27%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.24%) vSphere
7 8 (3.23%) Docker
8 6 (2.42%) VMware Server
9 5 (2.02%) iptables
9 5 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.61%) Firmware
10 4 (1.61%) GPFS
10 4 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.61%) Xen
11 3 (1.21%) GFS2
11 3 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.21%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.81%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.81%) oVirt
12 2 (0.81%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 13 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (4.84%) Nagios
2 12 (4.84%) Puppet
3 11 (4.44%) Ansible
3 11 (4.44%) vCenter Server
4 9 (3.63%) SCOM
5 8 (3.23%) SCCM
6 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.82%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (2.42%) Suricata
8 5 (2.02%) Salt
9 4 (1.61%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.61%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.61%) WSUS
10 3 (1.21%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (1.21%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 118 (47.58%) VMware
2 65 (26.21%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.48%) Red Hat
4 24 (9.68%) Cisco
5 15 (6.05%) Oracle
6 14 (5.65%) Juniper
7 13 (5.24%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.82%) Google
8 7 (2.82%) HP
9 6 (2.42%) AlienVault
9 6 (2.42%) Mitel
9 6 (2.42%) Symantec
10 5 (2.02%) Apple
10 5 (2.02%) IBM
10 5 (2.02%) SAP
10 5 (2.02%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.61%) BMC
11 4 (1.61%) Dell
11 4 (1.61%) EMC
11 4 (1.61%) Splunk