Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 838 828
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 58 86 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.065% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.088% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 51 72 104
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +13.40% +14.12%
10th Percentile £34,750 £40,050 £36,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 85,487 98,140 104,451
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.94% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 67,850 80,231 85,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
South East +6 19 £51,000 -15.00% 4
South West +26 15 £44,500 +5.95% 2
North of England +18 10 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Yorkshire +12 9 £42,500 -22.73% 1
West Midlands +46 6 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Midlands +33 6 £35,000 -12.50% 4
East of England +28 5 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Scotland -7 3 £38,500 -14.44% 1
North West +9 1 £42,500 -32.00%
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Senior 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 UK excluding London region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 35 (60.34%) Linux
2 33 (56.90%) Windows
3 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 23 (39.66%) VMware
5 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
6 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
7 17 (29.31%) Unix
8 15 (25.86%) Puppet
9 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
9 13 (22.41%) ITIL
9 13 (22.41%) Firewall
10 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (18.97%) Hyper-V
11 11 (18.97%) Finance
11 11 (18.97%) Degree
11 11 (18.97%) Solaris
11 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
12 10 (17.24%) Apache
12 10 (17.24%) CentOS
13 9 (15.52%) ITIL V3
13 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
13 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
13 9 (15.52%) SAN
14 8 (13.79%) Python
14 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
14 8 (13.79%) Ansible
15 7 (12.07%) Virtual Machines

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 10 (17.24%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) nginx
4 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.72%) CMS
5 1 (1.72%) Confluence
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.72%) JBoss
5 1 (1.72%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Abaqus
2 1 (1.72%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.72%) Mathcad
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.72%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.07%) Office 365
4 2 (3.45%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Firewall
2 9 (15.52%) SAN
3 7 (12.07%) iSCSI
4 5 (8.62%) DNS
5 4 (6.90%) NAS
5 4 (6.90%) Network Security
5 4 (6.90%) VLAN
5 4 (6.90%) VPN
6 3 (5.17%) DHCP
6 3 (5.17%) Skype
7 1 (1.72%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.72%) IPsec
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) SSH
7 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.72%) WAN
7 1 (1.72%) Wireless
7 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) MariaDB
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.45%) MSI
2 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.72%) GitLab
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Subversion
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.45%) LAMP
2 1 (1.72%) Java EE
2 1 (1.72%) LDAP
2 1 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.72%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.17%) Fintech
6 2 (3.45%) Clustering
6 2 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.72%) CMDB
7 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.72%) EPoS
7 1 (1.72%) IVR
7 1 (1.72%) PKI
7 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Linux
2 33 (56.90%) Windows
3 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
4 17 (29.31%) Unix
5 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (18.97%) Solaris
7 10 (17.24%) CentOS
8 6 (10.34%) Debian
9 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (6.90%) AIX
10 4 (6.90%) HPUX
11 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
12 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
12 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
12 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.72%) Android
13 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
2 9 (15.52%) ITIL V3
3 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 6 (10.34%) DevOps
5 5 (8.62%) Critical Thinking
5 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (8.62%) Time Management
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.90%) Information Security
7 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
7 3 (5.17%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Application Discovery
8 2 (3.45%) Break/Fix
8 2 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.79%) Python
3 6 (10.34%) Bash Shell
4 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.45%) Perl
5 2 (3.45%) PHP
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby
5 2 (3.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) VB
6 1 (1.72%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.72%) C-shell
6 1 (1.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) MCSE
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.45%) MCDST
3 2 (3.45%) MCP
3 2 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) PCI DSS
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.97%) Hyper-V
2 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (12.07%) vSphere
4 4 (6.90%) NFS
5 2 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.72%) Docker
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) Varnish
6 1 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (25.86%) Puppet
2 8 (13.79%) Ansible
3 7 (12.07%) SCCM
4 6 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.90%) SCVMM
5 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (3.45%) Galera Cluster
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.72%) cPanel
7 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.72%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) OpenVAS
7 1 (1.72%) Plesk
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.72%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.72%) vMotion
7 1 (1.72%) Xymon
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (39.66%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.62%) Oracle
5 4 (6.90%) Citrix
5 4 (6.90%) SAP
5 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco
6 3 (5.17%) Symantec
7 2 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) Veritas
8 1 (1.72%) Adobe
8 1 (1.72%) BMC
8 1 (1.72%) CA
8 1 (1.72%) Dell
8 1 (1.72%) EMC
8 1 (1.72%) IBM
8 1 (1.72%) Remedy
8 1 (1.72%) Sophos
8 1 (1.72%) Sun