The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 82 80 91
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.46% 1.38% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 1.40% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 9
Median salary £31,250 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £20,900 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 843 1211 1175
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.57% 98.14% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 737 1028 1030
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in South Wales.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Newport +1 2 £36,250 +79.01%
Cardiff +4 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Caerphilly - 1 £22,500 -
Systems Administrator
Wales

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Apache
5 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (23.08%) Advertising
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) LAN
7 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (15.38%) Middleware
7 2 (15.38%) JBoss
7 2 (15.38%) Python
7 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) J2EE
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) CentOS

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (15.38%) JBoss
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (7.69%) nginx
4 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.69%) GitHub
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (23.08%) Advertising
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) J2EE
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) CentOS
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.69%) Debian
6 1 (7.69%) Gentoo
6 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) JVM Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Server Hardening
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) NFS
3 1 (7.69%) Squid
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Sage
5 1 (7.69%) SaltStack