The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / South West
Rank 198 173 174
Rank change year-on-year -25 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 31 79 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 1.35% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.40% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27 72 62
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,983 £27,500 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £44,750 £42,500
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 the South West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4848 5643 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.69% 96.73% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4042 4659 4875
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the South West

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the South West

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the South West

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Wiltshire +25 10 £40,000 +4.57% 4
Devon -1 8 £28,750 +4.54% 1
Bristol -6 5 £41,250 +3.12% 3
Gloucestershire -8 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Somerset -19 2 £35,917 +3.46%
Dorset +9 1 £34,000 -15.00%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 55 (71.43%) Linux
2 44 (57.14%) Windows
3 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 34 (44.16%) VMware
5 33 (42.86%) Finance
6 28 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 25 (32.47%) Firewall
7 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
8 20 (25.97%) Puppet
8 20 (25.97%) Mac OS X
9 19 (24.68%) Virtual Environments
10 18 (23.38%) Bash Shell
10 18 (23.38%) Time Management
11 16 (20.78%) DNS
11 16 (20.78%) Python
11 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
12 15 (19.48%) DHCP
12 15 (19.48%) Games
12 15 (19.48%) Service Delivery
12 15 (19.48%) Wireless
13 14 (18.18%) DevOps
14 13 (16.88%) CentOS
14 13 (16.88%) SAN
14 13 (16.88%) MySQL
15 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
15 12 (15.58%) Ansible
15 12 (15.58%) Cybersecurity
16 11 (14.29%) Ubuntu
16 11 (14.29%) Perl

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
1 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.49%) Apache
2 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.19%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.90%) JBoss
5 1 (1.30%) Confluence
5 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.79%) MS Office
3 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) GitHub
4 1 (1.30%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (1.30%) Force.com
4 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.47%) Firewall
2 16 (20.78%) DNS
3 15 (19.48%) DHCP
3 15 (19.48%) Wireless
4 13 (16.88%) SAN
5 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.09%) LAN
6 7 (9.09%) WAN
7 6 (7.79%) VLAN
8 4 (5.19%) FCoE
8 4 (5.19%) SNMP
8 4 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.90%) DKIM
9 3 (3.90%) FTP
9 3 (3.90%) HTTP
9 3 (3.90%) Network Security
9 3 (3.90%) SSL
9 3 (3.90%) VPN
9 3 (3.90%) X.509
10 2 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) MySQL
2 8 (10.39%) MariaDB
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.19%) Redmine
3 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (42.86%) Finance
2 15 (19.48%) Games
3 4 (5.19%) Electronics
3 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.19%) Marketing
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) CAdES
1 3 (3.90%) PAdES
1 3 (3.90%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (3.90%) XAdES
2 2 (2.60%) LAMP
2 2 (2.60%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (2.60%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) COM
3 1 (1.30%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.30%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.30%) CESG
3 1 (1.30%) Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 55 (71.43%) Linux
2 44 (57.14%) Windows
3 28 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 20 (25.97%) Mac OS X
5 13 (16.88%) CentOS
6 11 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 10 (12.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (9.09%) Debian
9 5 (6.49%) Unix
10 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.60%) Solaris
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Virtual Environments
2 18 (23.38%) Time Management
3 15 (19.48%) Service Delivery
4 14 (18.18%) DevOps
5 12 (15.58%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 9 (11.69%) ITIL
8 8 (10.39%) High Availability
9 6 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.79%) Security Hardening
9 6 (7.79%) Server Patching
9 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.49%) Analytics
11 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (5.19%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (5.19%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.19%) Service Management
11 4 (5.19%) User Stories
12 3 (3.90%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Bash Shell
2 16 (20.78%) Python
3 11 (14.29%) Perl
4 6 (7.79%) C
4 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.79%) SQL
5 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.49%) Ruby
6 4 (5.19%) Korn
7 3 (3.90%) C++
7 3 (3.90%) Java
7 3 (3.90%) PHP
8 2 (2.60%) Groovy
9 1 (1.30%) C#
9 1 (1.30%) Delphi
9 1 (1.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) Jython
9 1 (1.30%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.39%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.49%) Degree
4 5 (6.49%) MCSE
5 4 (5.19%) CCNA
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.19%) CISSP
5 4 (5.19%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (5.19%) GIAC
5 4 (5.19%) Linux+ Certification
5 4 (5.19%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (5.19%) SANS
5 4 (5.19%) Security+ Certification
5 4 (5.19%) SSCP
6 1 (1.30%) MCSA
6 1 (1.30%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) DICOM
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 28 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) NFS
4 4 (5.19%) Samba
4 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.90%) KVM
6 1 (1.30%) Squid
6 1 (1.30%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
6 1 (1.30%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (25.97%) Puppet
2 12 (15.58%) Ansible
3 8 (10.39%) Nagios
3 8 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.19%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.90%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.30%) Check_MK
6 1 (1.30%) Grafana
6 1 (1.30%) Iperf
6 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.30%) Pingdom
6 1 (1.30%) Salt
6 1 (1.30%) SCCM
6 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) VMware
2 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.69%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.49%) HP
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco
5 4 (5.19%) EMC
5 4 (5.19%) NetApp
5 4 (5.19%) SAP
5 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.90%) Citrix
7 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.60%) Dell
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle
7 2 (2.60%) Veeam
8 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.30%) Infobright
8 1 (1.30%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.30%) Splunk
8 1 (1.30%) Zend
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