Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 164 187
Rank change year-on-year +56 +23 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 29 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Surrey 0.91% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 30
Median annual salary £42,500 £26,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.46% -49.02% +23.64%
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £48,500 £50,900 £66,375
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -2.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 1,365 3,464 4,318
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 97.22% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 3,017 3,688
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,000 £72,725
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Surrey

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Surrey

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Surrey

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in Surrey over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Surrey

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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
Guildford +10 5 £34,500 +32.69% 2
Staines +25 1 £42,500 -5.56%
Redhill - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 Surrey region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
5 3 (23.08%) Puppet
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Electronics
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) SAP
5 3 (23.08%) Marketing
5 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (23.08%) Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Ansible
6 2 (15.38%) AWS
6 2 (15.38%) Office 365
6 2 (15.38%) SCCM
6 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (15.38%) CentOS
6 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) GCP
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Ansible
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) VMware