Systems Administrator Jobs in the South West

System Administrator (Sysadmin)
England > South West

The median System Administrator (Sysadmin) salary in the South West is £43,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 21 April 2024.

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

6 months to
21 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 215 187 264
Rank change year-on-year -28 +77 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 68 96 41
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 1.35% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.51% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 49 41 24
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,000 £41,800
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.44% -10.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £51,250 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £68,750 -
England median annual salary £40,400 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.95% +5.56% +5.88%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West

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.

Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 8,666 6,352 7,632
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 89.34% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6,384 3,925 5,144
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,000 £29,288
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £60,315 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.30% +0.53% +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South West over the 6 months to 21 April 2024.

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 21 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Wiltshire +11 20 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Devon -3 12 £40,000 +6.67%
Gloucestershire -46 11 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Dorset -5 10 £37,500 -37.50%
Bristol -7 10 £43,000 -5.49% 4
Somerset -8 5 £41,500 -8.29% 3
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2024, Systems Administrator job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 38 (55.88%) Linux
2 30 (44.12%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) VMware
3 23 (33.82%) Azure
4 22 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (29.41%) AWS
6 19 (27.94%) Firewall
7 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
8 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
8 15 (22.06%) PowerShell
9 14 (20.59%) vSphere
9 14 (20.59%) VSAN
10 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (19.12%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (17.65%) Microsoft 365
11 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (17.65%) Degree
11 12 (17.65%) Unix
11 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
12 11 (16.18%) Social Skills
12 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (16.18%) DNS
12 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
12 11 (16.18%) ITIL
12 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Exchange
13 10 (14.71%) LAN
13 10 (14.71%) WAN
13 10 (14.71%) PKI
13 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
13 10 (14.71%) Bash

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Trello
2 1 (1.47%) 1Password
Cloud Services
1 23 (33.82%) Azure
2 20 (29.41%) AWS
3 12 (17.65%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (11.76%) GCP
5 5 (7.35%) Entra ID
6 4 (5.88%) Slack
6 4 (5.88%) WhatsApp
7 3 (4.41%) IaaS
8 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.94%) PaaS
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Purview
9 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) Firewall
2 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
3 14 (20.59%) VSAN
4 11 (16.18%) DNS
5 10 (14.71%) LAN
5 10 (14.71%) WAN
6 7 (10.29%) DHCP
6 7 (10.29%) SAN
7 5 (7.35%) Internet
7 5 (7.35%) VLAN
7 5 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.47%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.47%) OpenVPN
9 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) MySQL
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 4 (5.88%) Git
3 2 (2.94%) GitLab
4 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
General
1 11 (16.18%) Social Skills
2 8 (11.76%) Aerospace
3 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Retail
4 4 (5.88%) Finance
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.88%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Back Office
6 1 (1.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (1.47%) LDAP
2 1 (1.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
1 10 (14.71%) PKI
2 7 (10.29%) VAX
3 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.88%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.94%) Onboarding
5 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) iPhone
6 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.47%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.47%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 38 (55.88%) Linux
2 30 (44.12%) Windows
3 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (17.65%) Unix
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (10.29%) Windows 10
6 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.82%) CentOS
7 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
8 5 (7.35%) Android
8 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
8 5 (7.35%) Mac OS
8 5 (7.35%) Ubuntu
9 4 (5.88%) Debian
9 4 (5.88%) Solaris
10 1 (1.47%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL
1 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (14.71%) Actionable Insight
2 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.76%) Agile
3 8 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
3 8 (11.76%) Time Management
3 8 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.82%) CRM
4 6 (8.82%) RBAC
5 5 (7.35%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.35%) Customer Service
5 5 (7.35%) DevOps
5 5 (7.35%) High Availability
5 5 (7.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.35%) Project Management
5 5 (7.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.71%) Bash
3 6 (8.82%) Python
4 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) Degree
3 8 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (7.35%) RHCE
4 5 (7.35%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (20.59%) vSphere
3 13 (19.12%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 8 (11.76%) VMware NSX
5 7 (10.29%) XenApp
6 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.47%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Ansible
2 7 (10.29%) EMC VPLEX
2 7 (10.29%) Nagios
3 6 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (8.82%) Puppet
3 6 (8.82%) SCVMM
4 5 (7.35%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (7.35%) Progress Chef
5 4 (5.88%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.94%) SCCM
6 2 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) VMware
2 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.29%) Centreon
4 7 (10.29%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) EMC
4 7 (10.29%) Sybase
4 7 (10.29%) Veeam
5 6 (8.82%) McAfee
6 5 (7.35%) Apple
7 2 (2.94%) Google
8 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.47%) CA
8 1 (1.47%) Dell