Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 243 211
Rank change year-on-year -9 -32 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 357 470 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 1.34% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.39% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 338 435 594
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,050 £29,000
90th Percentile £57,875 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £42,834 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.78% - -

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 29763 33916 41254
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24844 28453 34418
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +37 146 £42,500 -10.53% 16
Berkshire +45 94 £45,000 -14.29% 8
Surrey -32 82 £40,000 -17.53% 2
East Sussex +4 50 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Hampshire -42 40 £42,500 +15.65% 4
Oxfordshire -7 33 £38,212 -4.47% 5
West Sussex +13 29 £42,500 +39.34%
Buckinghamshire +6 19 £42,500 - 3
Kent +3 7 £21,500 -34.35%
Middlesex +9 2 £40,000 -15.79%
Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 201 (56.30%) Linux
2 171 (47.90%) Windows
3 111 (31.09%) VMware
4 110 (30.81%) Active Directory
5 95 (26.61%) Windows Server
6 88 (24.65%) DevOps
7 75 (21.01%) Firewall
8 74 (20.73%) SQL Server
9 73 (20.45%) SQL
10 72 (20.17%) DNS
11 69 (19.33%) Microsoft
12 68 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 63 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 62 (17.37%) PowerShell
14 62 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
14 62 (17.37%) Python
15 59 (16.53%) Apache
15 59 (16.53%) MySQL
16 58 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
17 57 (15.97%) Puppet
18 55 (15.41%) Unix
19 54 (15.13%) MS Exchange
19 54 (15.13%) Bash Shell
20 52 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 51 (14.29%) TCP/IP
22 47 (13.17%) Hyper-V
23 45 (12.61%) Office 365
23 45 (12.61%) VPN
24 44 (12.32%) Ansible
24 44 (12.32%) Degree

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 59 (16.53%) Apache
2 54 (15.13%) MS Exchange
3 23 (6.44%) nginx
4 22 (6.16%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.20%) OpenStack
7 13 (3.64%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.08%) Skype for Business
9 10 (2.80%) WebSphere
10 9 (2.52%) IIS
11 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.40%) Confluence
13 3 (0.84%) lighttpd
14 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
15 1 (0.28%) JBoss
15 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.28%) Site Server
15 1 (0.28%) SugarCRM
15 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.40%) AutoCAD
2 5 (1.40%) PTC Creo
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (12.61%) Office 365
4 15 (4.20%) PaaS
5 13 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (3.64%) IaaS
5 13 (3.64%) SaaS
6 7 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.96%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (1.68%) GitHub
8 5 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.56%) Route 53
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (21.01%) Firewall
2 72 (20.17%) DNS
3 51 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 45 (12.61%) VPN
5 31 (8.68%) Network Security
6 30 (8.40%) LAN
6 30 (8.40%) WAN
7 27 (7.56%) VLAN
8 24 (6.72%) DHCP
9 23 (6.44%) Remote Desktop
10 19 (5.32%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (4.48%) SAN
12 13 (3.64%) Internet
12 13 (3.64%) MPLS
13 11 (3.08%) Skype
14 10 (2.80%) VoIP
15 9 (2.52%) Cisco PIX
16 8 (2.24%) HTTP
16 8 (2.24%) IPsec
17 7 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 59 (16.53%) MySQL
3 23 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.56%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.28%) DB2
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.80%) Subversion
4 9 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.52%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.40%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) Ant
6 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 37 (10.36%) Finance
2 15 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.80%) Back Office
3 10 (2.80%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.80%) Marketing
4 8 (2.24%) Electronics
5 4 (1.12%) Banking
6 3 (0.84%) Advertising
6 3 (0.84%) Games
7 2 (0.56%) Law
7 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.72%) LAMP
2 15 (4.20%) .NET
3 7 (1.96%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (1.96%) Web Services
4 6 (1.68%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (1.40%) HTML
6 4 (1.12%) OpenVZ
7 3 (0.84%) POSIX
8 2 (0.56%) EDI
8 2 (0.56%) Middleware
9 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.28%) JSON
9 1 (0.28%) mod_perl
9 1 (0.28%) Mojolicious
9 1 (0.28%) Node.js
9 1 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.68%) 3D Printing
6 6 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.40%) Replication
7 5 (1.40%) SWIFT
8 3 (0.84%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.56%) CCTV
9 2 (0.56%) Clustering
9 2 (0.56%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.56%) NHS
9 2 (0.56%) Online Games
9 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.28%) DataPower
10 1 (0.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 201 (56.30%) Linux
2 171 (47.90%) Windows
3 95 (26.61%) Windows Server
4 68 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (15.41%) Unix
6 52 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (11.20%) CentOS
8 29 (8.12%) Ubuntu
9 24 (6.72%) Windows 7
10 23 (6.44%) Windows 10
11 20 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (5.32%) Debian
13 12 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (2.52%) Solaris
15 6 (1.68%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.40%) AIX
16 5 (1.40%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.84%) FreeBSD
17 3 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.65%) DevOps
2 43 (12.04%) ITIL
3 40 (11.20%) Configuration Management
4 28 (7.84%) Open Source
5 21 (5.88%) Line Management
6 20 (5.60%) CRM
6 20 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (4.48%) Mentoring
8 15 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.20%) ERP
9 11 (3.08%) Security Patching
10 10 (2.80%) Migration
11 9 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (2.52%) Information Security
12 8 (2.24%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (2.24%) High Availability
12 8 (2.24%) Programme Management
12 8 (2.24%) Scrum
12 8 (2.24%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.45%) SQL
2 62 (17.37%) PowerShell
2 62 (17.37%) Python
3 54 (15.13%) Bash Shell
4 42 (11.76%) Perl
5 34 (9.52%) PHP
6 26 (7.28%) Java
7 25 (7.00%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.52%) Ruby
9 8 (2.24%) Groovy
10 6 (1.68%) C
11 5 (1.40%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.84%) AWK
12 3 (0.84%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.84%) Korn
13 2 (0.56%) C#
13 2 (0.56%) VB
14 1 (0.28%) C++
14 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (12.32%) Degree
2 33 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (7.00%) MCSA
4 21 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (5.60%) CCNA
6 17 (4.76%) MCSE
7 9 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.52%) MCP
8 7 (1.96%) RHCE
8 7 (1.96%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.56%) CCNP
10 2 (0.56%) HND
10 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.56%) PhD
10 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) MCTS
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.40%) QA
3 4 (1.12%) GCP
3 4 (1.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 110 (30.81%) Active Directory
2 63 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (13.17%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.44%) Docker
4 23 (6.44%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (4.76%) KVM
5 17 (4.76%) vSphere
6 16 (4.48%) Terminal Services
7 11 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.80%) XenApp
8 10 (2.80%) XenServer
9 9 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.96%) LXC
10 7 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.68%) NFS
11 6 (1.68%) Xen
12 5 (1.40%) iptables
13 4 (1.12%) Postfix
14 3 (0.84%) Varnish
14 3 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 57 (15.97%) Puppet
2 44 (12.32%) Ansible
3 34 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.76%) WSUS
5 14 (3.92%) Nagios
5 14 (3.92%) SCOM
6 12 (3.36%) SCCM
7 11 (3.08%) HAProxy
8 10 (2.80%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.80%) vCenter Server
9 9 (2.52%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.40%) CFEngine
11 5 (1.40%) Salt
12 4 (1.12%) Cacti
12 4 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.84%) Plesk
13 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (0.84%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 111 (31.09%) VMware
2 69 (19.33%) Microsoft
3 40 (11.20%) Cisco
4 28 (7.84%) Red Hat
5 25 (7.00%) Oracle
6 18 (5.04%) Citrix
7 15 (4.20%) HP
8 14 (3.92%) Dell
9 13 (3.64%) F5
10 12 (3.36%) Juniper
11 11 (3.08%) SAP
12 10 (2.80%) IBM
12 10 (2.80%) McAfee
12 10 (2.80%) Symantec
13 9 (2.52%) Veeam
14 5 (1.40%) ANSYS
14 5 (1.40%) EMC
14 5 (1.40%) PTC
15 4 (1.12%) NetApp
15 4 (1.12%) Sun