Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 223 252
Rank change year-on-year -88 +29 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 257 421 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 1.41% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.45% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 230 392 453
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,550 £29,750
90th Percentile £60,250 £58,750 £57,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 29,620 28,955 37,149
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.77% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24,658 24,287 31,624
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 July 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 July 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 -24 116 £44,000 -2.22% 24
Berkshire -21 60 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Hampshire -17 59 £38,000 +19.40% 10
Oxfordshire -26 30 £44,000 +15.15% 11
Surrey -36 29 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Buckinghamshire +17 26 £35,691 -16.51% 4
West Sussex +1 26 £50,000 +20.48% 4
East Sussex -77 14 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Kent +3 10 £37,500 +41.51% 3
Middlesex +14 1 £55,000 +57.14%
Isle of Wight - 1 £32,500 -
Home Counties - 1 £42,500 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 157 (61.09%) Linux
2 93 (36.19%) Windows
3 91 (35.41%) VMware
4 68 (26.46%) Active Directory
5 65 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 63 (24.51%) DevOps
7 62 (24.12%) Bash Shell
8 55 (21.40%) Python
9 46 (17.90%) Microsoft
10 44 (17.12%) Windows Server
11 42 (16.34%) Degree
12 41 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
13 38 (14.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 38 (14.79%) Perl
13 38 (14.79%) MySQL
14 37 (14.40%) ITIL
15 35 (13.62%) Firewall
16 34 (13.23%) SQL
17 33 (12.84%) SQL Server
17 33 (12.84%) Cisco
18 32 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (11.67%) Configuration Management
20 29 (11.28%) MS Exchange
20 29 (11.28%) CentOS
21 27 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
21 27 (10.51%) Computer Science
21 27 (10.51%) VPN
21 27 (10.51%) Red Hat
22 26 (10.12%) Office 365
22 26 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012

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 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.95%) Apache
3 14 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 13 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.11%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.95%) IIS
8 4 (1.56%) JBoss
8 4 (1.56%) nginx
8 4 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.17%) GroupWise
9 3 (1.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.39%) CMS
10 1 (0.39%) Confluence
10 1 (0.39%) lighttpd
10 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.39%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.95%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.95%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.78%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.39%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.95%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (10.12%) Office 365
4 15 (5.84%) SaaS
5 8 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.33%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.78%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.78%) GitHub
8 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.78%) IaaS
8 2 (0.78%) PaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Scribe Online
8 2 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.62%) Firewall
2 27 (10.51%) VPN
3 20 (7.78%) SAN
4 18 (7.00%) WAN
5 17 (6.61%) DNS
5 17 (6.61%) TCP/IP
5 17 (6.61%) VLAN
6 13 (5.06%) LAN
7 12 (4.67%) Internet
8 11 (4.28%) Network Security
8 11 (4.28%) RTMP
8 11 (4.28%) RTSP
9 10 (3.89%) IPsec
10 8 (3.11%) Skype
11 7 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.72%) HTTP
12 6 (2.33%) MPLS
13 5 (1.95%) DHCP
13 5 (1.95%) IPv4
13 5 (1.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.79%) MySQL
2 33 (12.84%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.95%) Big Data
4 5 (1.95%) Blockchain
4 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.17%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.39%) Essbase
7 1 (0.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.50%) JIRA
3 6 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.95%) Subversion
5 4 (1.56%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.17%) Maven
6 3 (1.17%) MSI
6 3 (1.17%) Selenium
6 3 (1.17%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
General
1 18 (7.00%) Finance
2 14 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.72%) Back Office
4 5 (1.95%) Digital Economy
4 5 (1.95%) Legal
4 5 (1.95%) Retail
5 4 (1.56%) Marketing
6 3 (1.17%) Advertising
6 3 (1.17%) Banking
6 3 (1.17%) Law
7 2 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.34%) LAMP
2 22 (8.56%) Web Services
3 18 (7.00%) .NET
4 5 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (1.56%) Middleware
6 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.78%) FastCGI
7 2 (0.78%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.78%) libvirt
8 1 (0.39%) CSS
8 1 (0.39%) Django
8 1 (0.39%) HTML
8 1 (0.39%) Java EE
8 1 (0.39%) LDAP
8 1 (0.39%) OAuth
8 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.39%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.51%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.61%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.84%) Replication
4 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.28%) Video\Live Streaming
6 9 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.95%) Linked Data
7 5 (1.95%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (1.17%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.78%) Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) Online Games
9 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.39%) CCTV
10 1 (0.39%) CMDB
10 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 157 (61.09%) Linux
2 93 (36.19%) Windows
3 44 (17.12%) Windows Server
4 38 (14.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (11.28%) CentOS
6 26 (10.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (9.73%) Debian
8 24 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (6.61%) Ubuntu
10 13 (5.06%) Unix
11 9 (3.50%) Windows 10
11 9 (3.50%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.95%) Solaris
13 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.78%) AIX
14 2 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.51%) DevOps
2 37 (14.40%) ITIL
3 32 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (11.67%) Configuration Management
5 16 (6.23%) Mentoring
6 15 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.84%) Mathematics
7 13 (5.06%) Analytics
8 12 (4.67%) Change Management
8 12 (4.67%) ERP
8 12 (4.67%) Task Automation
9 11 (4.28%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.28%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (3.89%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.89%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.89%) SIEM
10 10 (3.89%) Workflow
11 9 (3.50%) Document Management
11 9 (3.50%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.12%) Bash Shell
2 55 (21.40%) Python
3 38 (14.79%) Perl
4 34 (13.23%) SQL
5 24 (9.34%) PowerShell
6 21 (8.17%) Java
7 15 (5.84%) Shell Script
8 12 (4.67%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.28%) PHP
10 6 (2.33%) C
10 6 (2.33%) Korn
11 5 (1.95%) VBScript
12 4 (1.56%) AWK
12 4 (1.56%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.56%) C#
12 4 (1.56%) C++
12 4 (1.56%) Go
12 4 (1.56%) Ruby
13 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 42 (16.34%) Degree
2 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.06%) MCSE
4 11 (4.28%) MCP
5 9 (3.50%) MCSA
6 8 (3.11%) RHCE
7 7 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.72%) MCITP
8 6 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.56%) OCA
9 4 (1.56%) OCP
9 4 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.56%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.17%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.17%) CCNA
10 3 (1.17%) CCNP
10 3 (1.17%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.78%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.95%) QA
4 3 (1.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (26.46%) Active Directory
2 65 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.56%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (4.28%) Docker
5 11 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.89%) vSphere
7 6 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.95%) iptables
8 5 (1.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.95%) XenApp
9 4 (1.56%) GlusterFS
9 4 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.17%) Firmware
10 3 (1.17%) GPFS
10 3 (1.17%) KVM
10 3 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.17%) NDS
10 3 (1.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (1.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (8.56%) Puppet
2 16 (6.23%) Ansible
3 13 (5.06%) Nagios
3 13 (5.06%) SCCM
4 12 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.50%) SCOM
6 8 (3.11%) HAProxy
6 8 (3.11%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.72%) Salt
8 6 (2.33%) Cacti
8 6 (2.33%) Kubernetes
8 6 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.95%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (1.17%) CFEngine
11 3 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.17%) Icinga
11 3 (1.17%) logstash
11 3 (1.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (35.41%) VMware
2 46 (17.90%) Microsoft
3 33 (12.84%) Cisco
4 27 (10.51%) Red Hat
5 21 (8.17%) HP
6 14 (5.45%) Oracle
7 13 (5.06%) Google
8 11 (4.28%) Juniper
8 11 (4.28%) SAP
9 8 (3.11%) Ariba
10 7 (2.72%) Citrix
10 7 (2.72%) Dell
10 7 (2.72%) Veritas
11 6 (2.33%) EMC
12 5 (1.95%) Sun
13 4 (1.56%) Brocade
13 4 (1.56%) JD Edwards
13 4 (1.56%) SaltStack
13 4 (1.56%) StorageTek
13 4 (1.56%) Symantec