The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 223 215
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 229 255 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.53% 1.31% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.35% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 197 231 247
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,300 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  

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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Surrey +48 54 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Berkshire +31 45 £45,000 +9.09% 10
East Sussex +29 39 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +7 37 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Oxfordshire -9 28 £45,000 +2.27% 6
Kent +21 10 £38,000 +8.57% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £24,250 -48.94%
West Sussex +12 7 £38,750 -0.64%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 325 (68.86%) Linux
2 216 (45.76%) Windows
3 137 (29.03%) VMware
4 125 (26.48%) Python
5 114 (24.15%) Puppet
6 113 (23.94%) DevOps
6 113 (23.94%) Windows Server
7 108 (22.88%) Microsoft
8 105 (22.25%) MySQL
9 100 (21.19%) Active Directory
10 99 (20.97%) Firewall
11 98 (20.76%) Red Hat
12 92 (19.49%) Bash Shell
13 81 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 76 (16.10%) Ubuntu
15 73 (15.47%) Apache
16 72 (15.25%) SQL Server
16 72 (15.25%) CentOS
17 69 (14.62%) Unix
18 66 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
19 64 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
20 60 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 60 (12.71%) DNS
20 60 (12.71%) Data Centre
21 59 (12.50%) Perl
21 59 (12.50%) PHP
22 58 (12.29%) SQL
22 58 (12.29%) Degree
23 54 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
24 51 (10.81%) Debian

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 73 (15.47%) Apache
2 48 (10.17%) MS Exchange
3 33 (6.99%) nginx
4 31 (6.57%) Tomcat
5 30 (6.36%) IIS
6 28 (5.93%) SharePoint
7 19 (4.03%) OpenStack
8 14 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (2.54%) Drupal
11 9 (1.91%) CMS
12 7 (1.48%) WordPress
13 5 (1.06%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.06%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.85%) Eucalyptus
14 4 (0.85%) JBoss
15 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.64%) DNN
15 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (7.63%) MS Office
2 32 (6.78%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.85%) Magento
1 4 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (0.42%) HFM
2 2 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.75%) Office 365
2 40 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (2.33%) SaaS
6 8 (1.69%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle CX
9 4 (0.85%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.42%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.42%) Datadog
11 2 (0.42%) G Suite
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.21%) GitHub
12 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.21%) Heroku
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (20.97%) Firewall
2 60 (12.71%) DNS
3 51 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 48 (10.17%) VPN
5 41 (8.69%) SAN
6 40 (8.47%) Internet
7 35 (7.42%) LAN
8 34 (7.20%) WAN
9 28 (5.93%) DHCP
10 27 (5.72%) LDAP
11 24 (5.08%) Network Security
12 18 (3.81%) HTTP
13 13 (2.75%) VoIP
14 11 (2.33%) SSL
15 10 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (2.12%) VLAN
16 8 (1.69%) FTP
16 8 (1.69%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.69%) OpenVPN
16 8 (1.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (22.25%) MySQL
2 72 (15.25%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.33%) Redis
4 11 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.06%) DB2
9 5 (1.06%) OLTP
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.06%) VLDB
10 4 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.64%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 44 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.90%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.60%) Subversion
4 11 (2.33%) Maven
5 9 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.69%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.06%) JIRA
8 4 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.85%) Trac
9 3 (0.64%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.42%) Redmine
10 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.21%) Bundler
11 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.21%) Selenium
11 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (6.99%) Finance
2 14 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.75%) Marketing
4 7 (1.48%) Law
4 7 (1.48%) Legal
5 5 (1.06%) Electronics
6 4 (0.85%) Automotive
6 4 (0.85%) Banking
6 4 (0.85%) Games
6 4 (0.85%) Retail
7 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.42%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Front Office
8 2 (0.42%) German Language
8 2 (0.42%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.59%) LAMP
2 14 (2.97%) .NET
2 14 (2.97%) LEMP Stack
3 12 (2.54%) Web Services
4 9 (1.91%) Node.js
5 6 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.27%) Kafka
6 5 (1.06%) Memcached
6 5 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.85%) HTML
7 4 (0.85%) Sensu
8 3 (0.64%) POSIX
8 3 (0.64%) XML
9 2 (0.42%) CSS
9 2 (0.42%) HTML5
9 2 (0.42%) XSLT
10 1 (0.21%) CSS3
10 1 (0.21%) jQuery
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.71%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.33%) Replication
5 10 (2.12%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.27%) Clustering
6 6 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.06%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (0.85%) Online Games
8 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.64%) EFT
9 3 (0.64%) iPad
9 3 (0.64%) PKI
9 3 (0.64%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.64%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.42%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 325 (68.86%) Linux
2 216 (45.76%) Windows
3 113 (23.94%) Windows Server
4 76 (16.10%) Ubuntu
5 72 (15.25%) CentOS
6 69 (14.62%) Unix
7 64 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (10.81%) Debian
11 19 (4.03%) Solaris
12 17 (3.60%) Mac OS X
13 12 (2.54%) Windows 7
14 11 (2.33%) AIX
14 11 (2.33%) Windows 10
15 10 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (1.91%) SUSE
17 8 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (1.69%) VMS
18 7 (1.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (23.94%) DevOps
2 47 (9.96%) ITIL
3 44 (9.32%) Configuration Management
4 30 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
6 23 (4.87%) Open Source
7 22 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (4.45%) High Availability
9 19 (4.03%) Security Patching
10 18 (3.81%) Service Delivery
11 14 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (2.97%) Web Development
12 13 (2.75%) Project Management
12 13 (2.75%) Scrum
12 13 (2.75%) Service Management
13 12 (2.54%) Security Management
14 10 (2.12%) Performance Management
14 10 (2.12%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 125 (26.48%) Python
2 92 (19.49%) Bash Shell
3 59 (12.50%) Perl
3 59 (12.50%) PHP
4 58 (12.29%) SQL
5 50 (10.59%) Ruby
6 30 (6.36%) Java
7 22 (4.66%) PowerShell
8 18 (3.81%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.27%) C
9 6 (1.27%) C++
10 4 (0.85%) C#
10 4 (0.85%) Korn
10 4 (0.85%) VBScript
11 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.42%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.21%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 58 (12.29%) Degree
2 31 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (5.93%) CCNA
3 28 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (5.51%) MCSA
5 25 (5.30%) MCSE
6 20 (4.24%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.75%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.85%) HND
11 3 (0.64%) CCNP
11 3 (0.64%) NCDA
12 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.42%) PhD
13 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.21%) MCP
13 1 (0.21%) MCSD
13 1 (0.21%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.18%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) QA
3 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) GPG13
4 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (21.19%) Active Directory
2 81 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 29 (6.14%) vSphere
5 22 (4.66%) Docker
6 17 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (2.97%) KVM
8 12 (2.54%) Varnish
9 11 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.91%) NFS
10 9 (1.91%) XenServer
11 8 (1.69%) Firmware
11 8 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.48%) Xen
13 6 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.06%) Postfix
14 5 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.85%) GlusterFS
15 4 (0.85%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 114 (24.15%) Puppet
2 66 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (9.53%) Ansible
4 34 (7.20%) Nagios
5 16 (3.39%) SCCM
6 10 (2.12%) cPanel
7 9 (1.91%) HAProxy
7 9 (1.91%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.91%) Salt
8 8 (1.69%) Opsview
9 7 (1.48%) Graphite
10 6 (1.27%) logstash
11 5 (1.06%) Cacti
11 5 (1.06%) Kibana
11 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.06%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.85%) Ganglia
12 4 (0.85%) OpenView
12 4 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.85%) Plesk
Vendors
1 137 (29.03%) VMware
2 108 (22.88%) Microsoft
3 98 (20.76%) Red Hat
4 37 (7.84%) Cisco
5 26 (5.51%) Oracle
6 18 (3.81%) EMC
7 17 (3.60%) Citrix
8 16 (3.39%) HP
9 14 (2.97%) Dell
10 12 (2.54%) Sun
11 10 (2.12%) SolarWinds
12 9 (1.91%) Google
12 9 (1.91%) Veritas
13 8 (1.69%) IBM
13 8 (1.69%) Juniper
13 8 (1.69%) NetApp
14 7 (1.48%) BMC
15 6 (1.27%) Apple
15 6 (1.27%) SAP
15 6 (1.27%) Splunk
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 PA
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £19,000 to £25,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Woking
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 18 days ago
Windsor
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Farnborough
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Salary based on expertise
Posted: 18 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
aap3
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits + Flexable working
Posted: 27 days ago