Period
to 4 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 103 102
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 26 8 9
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 1.66% 0.55% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 0.58% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 9
Median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £34,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.29% -0.29%
10th Percentile £33,125 £30,418 £30,371
90th Percentile £40,250 £44,600 £43,750
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £36,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.21% -9.38% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1,514 1,388 1,364
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 95.86% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 1,174 1,212
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,638
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,625
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.56% +3.00%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in South Wales.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in South Wales over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
Newport - 23 £38,500 - 1
Cardiff -14 3 £35,000 - 1
Systems Administrator
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 Wales region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (84.62%) Linux
2 18 (69.23%) High Availability
3 17 (65.38%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (61.54%) Windows
4 16 (61.54%) Finance
4 16 (61.54%) VMware
5 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
5 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
6 13 (50.00%) SLA
6 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (46.15%) SCCM
7 12 (46.15%) SCOM
7 12 (46.15%) VPN
7 12 (46.15%) WAN
7 12 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
9 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
9 8 (30.77%) Shell Script
10 7 (26.92%) IBM
10 7 (26.92%) Python
10 7 (26.92%) Perl
10 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
10 7 (26.92%) DevOps
11 6 (23.08%) iSeries
11 6 (23.08%) FTP
11 6 (23.08%) Middleware
12 5 (19.23%) WSDL
12 5 (19.23%) DNS
12 5 (19.23%) SSL

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
2 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
2 5 (19.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) AWS
3 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.85%) GCP
3 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) VPN
1 12 (46.15%) WAN
2 6 (23.08%) FTP
3 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) SSH
3 5 (19.23%) SSL
4 3 (11.54%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) GitLab
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
2 5 (19.23%) SOAP
2 5 (19.23%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) WSDL
3 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) iSeries
3 3 (11.54%) Driving Licence
3 3 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (19.23%) OS/400
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) High Availability
2 17 (65.38%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) GitOps
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Scrum
4 1 (3.85%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
1 8 (30.77%) Shell Script
2 7 (26.92%) Perl
2 7 (26.92%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) SCCM
1 12 (46.15%) SCOM
2 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Grafana
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 7 (26.92%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Splunk
5 1 (3.85%) Teradata