Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 247 246
Rank change year-on-year -46 -1 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 266 361 480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 1.24% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.29% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 239 351 441
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 28,562 28,053 34,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23,768 23,385 29,205
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -13 108 £44,000 +3.53% 22
Hampshire +3 68 £37,500 -10.71% 11
Berkshire -36 52 £43,750 -2.78% 4
Oxfordshire 0 41 £44,000 +15.15% 13
Surrey -39 32 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East Sussex -42 25 £37,750 -16.11% 3
West Sussex +4 23 £52,000 +22.35% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 15 £43,750 +2.34% 5
Kent +5 6 £37,500 +41.51% 2
Isle of Wight - 2 £33,875 -
Middlesex +11 1 £42,500 +21.43% 1
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 25 September 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.

1 178 (66.92%) Linux
2 121 (45.49%) Windows
3 110 (41.35%) VMware
4 79 (29.70%) Active Directory
5 76 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 75 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 67 (25.19%) DevOps
8 63 (23.68%) Python
9 57 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 49 (18.42%) Microsoft
11 41 (15.41%) Configuration Management
12 40 (15.04%) MySQL
13 39 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
14 38 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 37 (13.91%) Degree
16 36 (13.53%) Firewall
17 35 (13.16%) Perl
17 35 (13.16%) Office 365
17 35 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
18 34 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
18 34 (12.78%) Debian
19 33 (12.41%) SQL Server
20 30 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (10.90%) SQL
21 29 (10.90%) TCP/IP
22 28 (10.53%) Red Hat
22 28 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
23 27 (10.15%) CentOS
23 27 (10.15%) MS Exchange
23 27 (10.15%) LAMP

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 27 (10.15%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.14%) Apache
3 9 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.63%) IIS
4 7 (2.63%) nginx
5 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.88%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.13%) JBoss
7 2 (0.75%) CMS
7 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.38%) Confluence
8 1 (0.38%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Abaqus
4 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.38%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (13.16%) Office 365
3 34 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.26%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.50%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.75%) Cloudflare
7 2 (0.75%) GitHub
7 2 (0.75%) SaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Route 53
8 1 (0.38%) Serverless
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.53%) Firewall
2 29 (10.90%) TCP/IP
3 24 (9.02%) DNS
3 24 (9.02%) VPN
4 22 (8.27%) DHCP
5 21 (7.89%) LAN
5 21 (7.89%) WAN
6 19 (7.14%) RTMP
6 19 (7.14%) RTSP
7 18 (6.77%) SAN
8 16 (6.02%) VLAN
9 9 (3.38%) Internet
9 9 (3.38%) Network Security
10 6 (2.26%) FTP
10 6 (2.26%) HTTP
10 6 (2.26%) SSL
10 6 (2.26%) VoIP
11 5 (1.88%) Skype
12 4 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.04%) MySQL
2 33 (12.41%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.50%) Big Data
5 4 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.75%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.75%) Power BI
6 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.38%) Essbase
7 1 (0.38%) OLAP
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.26%) Mercurial
3 9 (3.38%) JIRA
4 7 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.13%) Maven
5 3 (1.13%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.75%) Selenium
6 2 (0.75%) Subversion
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
General
1 17 (6.39%) Finance
2 11 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.38%) Games
4 5 (1.88%) Retail
5 4 (1.50%) Legal
5 4 (1.50%) Marketing
6 3 (1.13%) Back Office
6 3 (1.13%) Banking
6 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
7 2 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.15%) LAMP
2 19 (7.14%) .NET
3 18 (6.77%) Web Services
4 6 (2.26%) LDAP
5 4 (1.50%) Middleware
6 3 (1.13%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (1.13%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.75%) FastCGI
7 2 (0.75%) Spring
8 1 (0.38%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) Django
8 1 (0.38%) HTML
8 1 (0.38%) Java EE
8 1 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.38%) libvirt
8 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.02%) Data Centre
1 24 (9.02%) Replication
2 19 (7.14%) Video\Live Streaming
3 15 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.63%) Online Games
7 5 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.75%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.75%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.75%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.38%) CMDB
10 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.38%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.38%) Fintech
10 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 178 (66.92%) Linux
2 121 (45.49%) Windows
3 57 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 38 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (12.78%) Debian
7 27 (10.15%) CentOS
8 26 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (9.40%) Unix
10 14 (5.26%) Windows 10
11 12 (4.51%) Ubuntu
12 11 (4.14%) Windows 7
13 8 (3.01%) AIX
14 5 (1.88%) Solaris
15 3 (1.13%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.75%) VMS
16 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.19%) DevOps
2 41 (15.41%) Configuration Management
3 30 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (8.65%) ITIL
5 20 (7.52%) Network Monitoring
6 18 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 11 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.14%) Analytics
8 11 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.14%) E-Commerce
8 11 (4.14%) High Availability
8 11 (4.14%) Machine Learning
8 11 (4.14%) Task Automation
8 11 (4.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 10 (3.76%) Information Security
10 9 (3.38%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (3.38%) Workflow
11 8 (3.01%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 63 (23.68%) Python
3 35 (13.16%) Perl
4 29 (10.90%) SQL
5 20 (7.52%) Shell Script
6 19 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 15 (5.64%) Java
8 11 (4.14%) Korn
9 8 (3.01%) PHP
10 6 (2.26%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.88%) Go
11 5 (1.88%) Ruby
12 4 (1.50%) AWK
12 4 (1.50%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.50%) C#
13 3 (1.13%) C
14 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (13.91%) Degree
2 25 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (7.52%) MCSE
4 17 (6.39%) MCSA
5 10 (3.76%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.01%) MCP
7 7 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.26%) MCITP
9 5 (1.88%) CCNA
9 5 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.50%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.50%) OCA
10 4 (1.50%) OCP
10 4 (1.50%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (1.50%) RHCE
10 4 (1.50%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.88%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.50%) QA
2 4 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (29.70%) Active Directory
2 75 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (7.89%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.51%) vSphere
7 6 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.88%) Docker
8 5 (1.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (1.50%) Firmware
9 4 (1.50%) GlusterFS
9 4 (1.50%) GPFS
9 4 (1.50%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.13%) KVM
10 3 (1.13%) Varnish
11 2 (0.75%) iptables
11 2 (0.75%) Lustre
11 2 (0.75%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 2 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.39%) Puppet
2 12 (4.51%) Ansible
2 12 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.76%) Nagios
4 9 (3.38%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.01%) Salt
6 7 (2.63%) SCOM
7 6 (2.26%) HAProxy
7 6 (2.26%) SCCM
8 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.88%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (1.88%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (1.50%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.50%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (1.13%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.13%) Xymon
10 3 (1.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (41.35%) VMware
2 49 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 28 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 20 (7.52%) Cisco
5 12 (4.51%) HP
5 12 (4.51%) Juniper
5 12 (4.51%) SAP
6 10 (3.76%) Google
7 8 (3.01%) Ariba
8 7 (2.63%) IBM
8 7 (2.63%) Oracle
9 6 (2.26%) Apple
9 6 (2.26%) Dell
9 6 (2.26%) EMC
9 6 (2.26%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.88%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.88%) Sun
10 5 (1.88%) Symantec
10 5 (1.88%) Veritas
11 4 (1.50%) StorageTek