Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 330 245 318
Rank change year-on-year -85 +73 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 119 44 207
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.53% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.56% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 95 32 185
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,497 £26,450
25th Percentile £25,625 £31,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +4.29%
75th Percentile £48,125 £42,125 £52,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £48,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.08% +6.47% -5.56%

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 16,332 7,911 24,789
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.67% 95.94% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11,541 6,554 20,468
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -64 46 £46,250 +32.14% 17
Surrey -36 37 £27,000 -36.47% 8
Oxfordshire -16 19 £45,979 +31.37% 7
Berkshire -59 16 £50,000 +42.86% 8
Hampshire -115 16 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -49 11 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Kent -33 8 £41,750 +51.82% 2
West Sussex -17 5 £45,000 +13.21%
East Sussex -44 4 £33,000 +1.54%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 67 (56.30%) Linux
2 63 (52.94%) Windows
3 57 (47.90%) Windows Server
4 51 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 46 (38.66%) DNS
6 45 (37.82%) Active Directory
7 42 (35.29%) Firewall
8 40 (33.61%) Cisco
9 36 (30.25%) PowerShell
9 36 (30.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (28.57%) DHCP
10 34 (28.57%) VPN
11 33 (27.73%) Ubuntu
11 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2016
12 32 (26.89%) Self-Motivation
13 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2019
14 30 (25.21%) Computer Science
15 29 (24.37%) MS Exchange
16 28 (23.53%) Public Sector
16 28 (23.53%) Linux Command Line
16 28 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
17 27 (22.69%) Azure
18 25 (21.01%) Security Cleared
19 24 (20.17%) Legal
20 21 (17.65%) VMware
21 19 (15.97%) Migration
21 19 (15.97%) Degree
21 19 (15.97%) SQL
22 18 (15.13%) Finance
22 18 (15.13%) Social Skills

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 29 (24.37%) MS Exchange
2 28 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.20%) IIS
4 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.84%) nginx
6 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.52%) Siemens NX
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.52%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.68%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.84%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.84%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.69%) Azure
2 16 (13.45%) AWS
2 16 (13.45%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (5.88%) SaaS
4 4 (3.36%) GCP
5 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.52%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.84%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.84%) GitHub
6 1 (0.84%) IaaS
6 1 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.84%) Serverless
6 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 46 (38.66%) DNS
2 42 (35.29%) Firewall
3 34 (28.57%) DHCP
3 34 (28.57%) VPN
4 6 (5.04%) HTTP
4 6 (5.04%) Internet
5 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.52%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.52%) LAN
6 3 (2.52%) WAN
7 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.68%) Intranet
7 2 (1.68%) MPLS
7 2 (1.68%) NAS
7 2 (1.68%) VLAN
7 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.68%) Wireless
8 1 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) MySQL
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.68%) Metadata
5 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.84%) GIS
5 1 (0.84%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.84%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.84%) Redis
5 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.84%) JIRA
General
1 28 (23.53%) Public Sector
2 24 (20.17%) Legal
3 18 (15.13%) Finance
3 18 (15.13%) Social Skills
4 17 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (10.08%) Marketing
7 11 (9.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (5.04%) Manufacturing
9 4 (3.36%) Electronics
9 4 (3.36%) Local Government
9 4 (3.36%) Retail
10 1 (0.84%) Automotive
10 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) REST
2 3 (2.52%) Middleware
2 3 (2.52%) Web Services
3 2 (1.68%) LAMP
4 1 (0.84%) .NET
4 1 (0.84%) LDAP
4 1 (0.84%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.89%) Self-Motivation
2 28 (23.53%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (10.08%) LIMS
4 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.52%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Life Science
7 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.84%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (56.30%) Linux
2 63 (52.94%) Windows
3 57 (47.90%) Windows Server
4 36 (30.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (27.73%) Ubuntu
5 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2016
6 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (5.88%) Unix
8 6 (5.04%) CentOS
8 6 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.68%) Debian
11 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Computer Science
2 19 (15.97%) Migration
3 16 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.45%) Project Management
4 12 (10.08%) Data Entry
4 12 (10.08%) Data Migration
4 12 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (10.08%) QMS
4 12 (10.08%) Quality Management
4 12 (10.08%) System Testing
4 12 (10.08%) Test Planning
5 10 (8.40%) DevOps
6 7 (5.88%) Change Management
6 7 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.04%) CRM
7 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.04%) ITIL
7 6 (5.04%) Project Delivery
8 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.25%) PowerShell
2 19 (15.97%) SQL
3 11 (9.24%) Python
4 10 (8.40%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.04%) PHP
6 5 (4.20%) Perl
7 2 (1.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.84%) C
8 1 (0.84%) C#
8 1 (0.84%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (21.01%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.97%) Degree
3 2 (1.68%) AAT
3 2 (1.68%) CIMA
4 1 (0.84%) CCNA
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) QA
2 9 (7.56%) Good Clinical Practice
3 8 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.72%) SLA
4 3 (2.52%) GDPR
4 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.84%) GxP
System Software
1 45 (37.82%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.56%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.88%) Docker
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.84%) iptables
6 1 (0.84%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Ansible
1 5 (4.20%) SCCM
2 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.84%) Grafana
4 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.84%) Packer
4 1 (0.84%) Terraform
4 1 (0.84%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.61%) Cisco
3 21 (17.65%) VMware
4 12 (10.08%) LabWare
5 6 (5.04%) SAP
6 5 (4.20%) Dell
6 5 (4.20%) EMC
6 5 (4.20%) HP
6 5 (4.20%) Meraki
7 4 (3.36%) Google
8 3 (2.52%) OneLogin
8 3 (2.52%) Veeam
9 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.84%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.84%) Concur
10 1 (0.84%) HubSpot
10 1 (0.84%) Informatica
10 1 (0.84%) Splunk
10 1 (0.84%) Workday