Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 258 243
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 85 83 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.83% 0.77% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.80% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 59 56 110
South West median annual salary £37,500 £34,712 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.03% -9.25% +2.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,750 £53,125 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10031 10440 11540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8317 8817 9769
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,700 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,300
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 West

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Bristol +2 33 £33,500 -16.25% 7
Somerset -11 18 £42,000 +21.74%
Wiltshire +8 12 £50,000 +55.04%
Gloucestershire +21 10 £37,500 -6.25%
Cornwall +1 5 £35,000 +14.75%
Devon +1 5 £34,000 +33.33%
Dorset +1 2 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 62 (72.94%) Linux
2 38 (44.71%) Windows
3 30 (35.29%) Puppet
4 29 (34.12%) VMware
5 27 (31.76%) Windows Server
6 24 (28.24%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
8 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
8 22 (25.88%) Finance
9 21 (24.71%) Marketing
10 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
10 18 (21.18%) Apache
10 18 (21.18%) MySQL
10 18 (21.18%) SAP
11 17 (20.00%) Python
11 17 (20.00%) Ansible
11 17 (20.00%) Docker
12 15 (17.65%) Bash Shell
12 15 (17.65%) DNS
12 15 (17.65%) Red Hat
12 15 (17.65%) Programme Management
13 14 (16.47%) Electronics
13 14 (16.47%) Telecoms
13 14 (16.47%) Manufacturing
13 14 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (16.47%) Digital Marketing
13 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (15.29%) DevOps
14 13 (15.29%) SQL

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 18 (21.18%) Apache
2 6 (7.06%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.88%) IIS
4 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.35%) JBoss
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.18%) nginx
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Houdini
2 1 (1.18%) Maya
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.18%) NUKE
2 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.53%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (28.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.41%) SaaS
4 7 (8.24%) IaaS
5 6 (7.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (5.88%) GitHub
7 4 (4.71%) Office 365
8 3 (3.53%) PaaS
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.18%) G Suite
9 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.18%) Route 53
9 1 (1.18%) Serverless
9 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) DNS
2 12 (14.12%) Firewall
2 12 (14.12%) SAN
3 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.41%) Kerberos
4 8 (9.41%) LDAP
4 8 (9.41%) Network Security
4 8 (9.41%) OpenVPN
5 4 (4.71%) IPv4
5 4 (4.71%) WAN
6 3 (3.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (3.53%) Internet
6 3 (3.53%) IPv6
6 3 (3.53%) NGN
7 2 (2.35%) DDNS
7 2 (2.35%) DHCP
7 2 (2.35%) NAS
7 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.35%) SMS
7 2 (2.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) MySQL
2 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.06%) MariaDB
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 21 (24.71%) Marketing
3 14 (16.47%) Electronics
3 14 (16.47%) Manufacturing
3 14 (16.47%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Local Government
5 1 (1.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) .NET
3 2 (2.35%) LAMP
4 1 (1.18%) CSS
4 1 (1.18%) HTML
4 1 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.06%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Animation
7 1 (1.18%) Fintech
7 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (72.94%) Linux
2 38 (44.71%) Windows
3 27 (31.76%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (14.12%) Ubuntu
6 9 (10.59%) CentOS
6 9 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (9.41%) Debian
7 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (8.24%) VMS
9 5 (5.88%) Unix
10 3 (3.53%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.18%) Android
12 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.18%) CoreOS
12 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
2 15 (17.65%) Programme Management
3 14 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (16.47%) Digital Marketing
4 13 (15.29%) DevOps
5 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.94%) Patch Management
6 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
7 7 (8.24%) High Availability
7 7 (8.24%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.88%) ITIL
9 5 (5.88%) Server Patching
10 4 (4.71%) ERP
10 4 (4.71%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.00%) Python
2 15 (17.65%) Bash Shell
3 13 (15.29%) SQL
4 12 (14.12%) Perl
5 10 (11.76%) Ruby
6 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
7 7 (8.24%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) Java
8 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.53%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.00%) Docker
3 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.35%) NFS
6 2 (2.35%) Samba
6 2 (2.35%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.18%) Ceph
7 1 (1.18%) Dovecot
7 1 (1.18%) Postfix
7 1 (1.18%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (35.29%) Puppet
2 17 (20.00%) Ansible
3 8 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.71%) Salt
5 3 (3.53%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (3.53%) Terraform
6 1 (1.18%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.18%) Nagios
6 1 (1.18%) SCCM
6 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) VMware
2 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.18%) SAP
4 15 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.41%) Hitachi
6 7 (8.24%) Cloudera
6 7 (8.24%) Google
6 7 (8.24%) Percona
6 7 (8.24%) Samsung
7 5 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.71%) Oracle
9 3 (3.53%) Cisco
9 3 (3.53%) Citrix
9 3 (3.53%) CODA
9 3 (3.53%) F5
9 3 (3.53%) McAfee
9 3 (3.53%) Remedy
10 1 (1.18%) HP
10 1 (1.18%) Scality
10 1 (1.18%) Sophos