The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 230 188
Rank change year-on-year +19 -42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 198 246 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 1.34% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.38% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 188 219 278
Median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 14182 17817 20713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.56% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11882 15144 16834
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,075 £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%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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 +22 38 £45,000 - 8
East Sussex +36 34 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Surrey -6 30 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Hampshire -16 25 £31,500 -3.07% 7
West Sussex +19 22 £42,500 +7.59% 3
Oxfordshire +18 21 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Kent -1 17 £26,500 -29.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £43,000 -9.47% 2
Middlesex +3 2 £35,000 -26.31%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 268 (62.47%) Linux
2 215 (50.12%) Windows
3 140 (32.63%) VMware
4 116 (27.04%) Python
5 113 (26.34%) DevOps
5 113 (26.34%) Windows Server
6 103 (24.01%) Microsoft
7 97 (22.61%) Active Directory
8 96 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 93 (21.68%) Puppet
9 93 (21.68%) SQL Server
10 88 (20.51%) DNS
10 88 (20.51%) Firewall
11 84 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 81 (18.88%) Bash Shell
12 81 (18.88%) MySQL
13 70 (16.32%) CentOS
14 68 (15.85%) Unix
15 67 (15.62%) Ubuntu
16 66 (15.38%) Apache
16 66 (15.38%) Debian
17 64 (14.92%) Red Hat
17 64 (14.92%) Ansible
17 64 (14.92%) Windows Server 2012
18 63 (14.69%) SQL
19 62 (14.45%) Perl
20 52 (12.12%) TCP/IP
20 52 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 52 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
21 49 (11.42%) Cisco

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 66 (15.38%) Apache
2 48 (11.19%) MS Exchange
3 37 (8.62%) Tomcat
4 34 (7.93%) nginx
5 25 (5.83%) IIS
6 23 (5.36%) OpenStack
7 15 (3.50%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.63%) CMS
11 5 (1.17%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.17%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.93%) Drupal
12 4 (0.93%) JBoss
12 4 (0.93%) WordPress
13 3 (0.70%) Eucalyptus
13 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.47%) Jetty
14 2 (0.47%) Kentico
Applications
1 22 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.47%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 10 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.70%) Magento
4 2 (0.47%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.47%) HFM
4 2 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.47%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.47%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 52 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (9.56%) Office 365
3 15 (3.50%) SaaS
4 9 (2.10%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.40%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.17%) G Suite
7 4 (0.93%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.70%) IaaS
8 3 (0.70%) PaaS
9 2 (0.47%) Datadog
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (20.51%) DNS
1 88 (20.51%) Firewall
2 52 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 45 (10.49%) LAN
3 45 (10.49%) WAN
4 43 (10.02%) VPN
5 41 (9.56%) Internet
6 34 (7.93%) DHCP
7 29 (6.76%) Network Security
7 29 (6.76%) SAN
8 19 (4.43%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (4.43%) VLAN
9 16 (3.73%) Cisco PIX
9 16 (3.73%) MPLS
10 15 (3.50%) LDAP
11 14 (3.26%) HTTP
11 14 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (2.10%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.10%) SSL
13 8 (1.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 81 (18.88%) MySQL
3 29 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.56%) Redis
5 11 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.10%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.10%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.86%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.40%) DB2
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.70%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.47%) Big Data
11 2 (0.47%) Informix
11 2 (0.47%) MaxDB
11 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (9.32%) Jenkins
2 30 (6.99%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.43%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.63%) Maven
5 5 (1.17%) Subversion
6 4 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.70%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.70%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.47%) Trac
9 1 (0.23%) Ant
9 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.23%) JIRA
9 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (10.26%) Finance
2 17 (3.96%) Marketing
3 13 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.80%) Back Office
4 12 (2.80%) Electronics
5 10 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.63%) Law
7 4 (0.93%) Automotive
7 4 (0.93%) Legal
8 3 (0.70%) Front Office
8 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.70%) Publishing
8 3 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.47%) German Language
9 2 (0.47%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.69%) LAMP
2 11 (2.56%) .NET
3 10 (2.33%) HTML
4 8 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
5 7 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (1.63%) Node.js
6 6 (1.40%) Kafka
6 6 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (1.17%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.70%) Memcached
8 3 (0.70%) POSIX
9 2 (0.47%) EDI
9 2 (0.47%) Web Services
10 1 (0.23%) CSS
10 1 (0.23%) HTML5
10 1 (0.23%) JMX
10 1 (0.23%) Middleware
10 1 (0.23%) ODBC
10 1 (0.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.79%) Data Centre
2 39 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.96%) Replication
4 9 (2.10%) Device Driver
5 8 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.40%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.40%) EMC VNX
6 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.93%) PKI
7 4 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.70%) Clustering
8 3 (0.70%) iPad
8 3 (0.70%) iPhone
8 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.70%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 268 (62.47%) Linux
2 215 (50.12%) Windows
3 113 (26.34%) Windows Server
4 84 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (16.32%) CentOS
6 68 (15.85%) Unix
7 67 (15.62%) Ubuntu
8 66 (15.38%) Debian
9 64 (14.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (3.50%) AIX
13 13 (3.03%) Mac OS X
14 12 (2.80%) Windows 7
15 10 (2.33%) Solaris
15 10 (2.33%) Windows 10
16 7 (1.63%) Android
17 5 (1.17%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.17%) VMS
18 4 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (26.34%) DevOps
2 34 (7.93%) ITIL
3 33 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 24 (5.59%) Configuration Management
5 21 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (4.66%) High Availability
7 16 (3.73%) Mentoring
8 15 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (3.50%) Open Source
9 14 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (2.56%) Load Balancing
12 10 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (2.33%) Programme Management
12 10 (2.33%) Service Management
13 9 (2.10%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (2.10%) Service Delivery
14 8 (1.86%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 116 (27.04%) Python
2 81 (18.88%) Bash Shell
3 63 (14.69%) SQL
4 62 (14.45%) Perl
5 49 (11.42%) PHP
6 35 (8.16%) Java
7 33 (7.69%) Ruby
8 26 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.10%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.93%) C++
12 3 (0.70%) C
13 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.47%) VBScript
14 1 (0.23%) C#
14 1 (0.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 46 (10.72%) Degree
2 32 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (6.76%) MCSA
4 26 (6.06%) CCNA
4 26 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.43%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.20%) MCSE
7 11 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.93%) HND
9 4 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.70%) NCDA
10 3 (0.70%) PhD
11 2 (0.47%) CCNP
11 2 (0.47%) MCP
12 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) MCSD
12 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.80%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) QA
3 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) GPG13
4 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 97 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 96 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.09%) Docker
4 35 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 31 (7.23%) vSphere
6 27 (6.29%) KVM
7 21 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.26%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (3.26%) XenApp
9 13 (3.03%) XenServer
10 11 (2.56%) Terminal Services
11 10 (2.33%) iptables
11 10 (2.33%) NFS
11 10 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.86%) LXC
13 7 (1.63%) Varnish
14 6 (1.40%) VirtualBox
15 5 (1.17%) Firmware
15 5 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (1.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (21.68%) Puppet
2 64 (14.92%) Ansible
3 43 (10.02%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (5.36%) Nagios
5 18 (4.20%) vCenter Server
6 15 (3.50%) ZABBIX
7 14 (3.26%) Kubernetes
7 14 (3.26%) WSUS
8 10 (2.33%) Salt
9 9 (2.10%) SCCM
9 9 (2.10%) SELinux
10 8 (1.86%) cPanel
10 8 (1.86%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.40%) logstash
12 5 (1.17%) Graphite
12 5 (1.17%) Mesos
12 5 (1.17%) Opsview
13 4 (0.93%) Grafana
13 4 (0.93%) Kibana
13 4 (0.93%) Plesk
Vendors
1 140 (32.63%) VMware
2 103 (24.01%) Microsoft
3 64 (14.92%) Red Hat
4 49 (11.42%) Cisco
5 23 (5.36%) Citrix
6 22 (5.13%) EMC
6 22 (5.13%) Oracle
7 16 (3.73%) McAfee
7 16 (3.73%) SAP
8 15 (3.50%) Google
8 15 (3.50%) IBM
9 14 (3.26%) Dell
10 12 (2.80%) HP
11 11 (2.56%) F5
11 11 (2.56%) NetApp
12 9 (2.10%) Juniper
12 9 (2.10%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.17%) Remedy
13 5 (1.17%) Veeam
14 4 (0.93%) Meraki
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Mint
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus flexi-time and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits + Flexi Time + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lightfoot Solutions Group Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum dependent on experience
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Crawley, West Sussex
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Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Burgess Hill, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
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Salary: £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Fareham
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Fareham
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Oxfordshire
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