Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 817 880
Rank change year-on-year -44 +63 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 61 100 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.061% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.10% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 51 86 97
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -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 96,533 96,033 111,155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 96.82% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 78,442 79,075 91,806
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 23 June 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 23 June 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
North of England +25 23 £43,750 +2.94% 1
North West +10 13 £60,000 +23.08% 1
South East -28 13 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire +28 10 £40,000 -5.88%
South West - 8 £60,000 - 2
Midlands -7 7 £65,000 +53.85% 2
East Midlands +11 6 £65,000 +45.25% 2
East of England -4 6 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Scotland -34 4 £43,750 -1.13% 1
West Midlands +2 1 £43,000 +7.50%
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 23 June 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 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 32 (52.46%) VMware
3 30 (49.18%) Linux
3 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
4 27 (44.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
6 24 (39.34%) Hyper-V
7 23 (37.70%) Windows Server
8 20 (32.79%) Puppet
9 19 (31.15%) DevOps
10 18 (29.51%) SAN
11 17 (27.87%) DNS
11 17 (27.87%) SCCM
12 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
12 16 (26.23%) Finance
13 15 (24.59%) Firewall
13 15 (24.59%) Cisco
13 15 (24.59%) Office 365
13 15 (24.59%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (22.95%) Degree
15 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (21.31%) Ansible
16 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
16 12 (19.67%) Xen
17 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (18.03%) Internet
17 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
17 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
18 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (11.48%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.56%) nginx
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.92%) IIS
3 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) Office 365
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (14.75%) NuGet
4 4 (6.56%) SaaS
5 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.28%) IaaS
6 2 (3.28%) PaaS
7 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) SAN
2 17 (27.87%) DNS
3 16 (26.23%) TCP/IP
4 15 (24.59%) Firewall
5 11 (18.03%) Internet
6 10 (16.39%) VPN
7 9 (14.75%) NAS
8 8 (13.11%) DHCP
9 6 (9.84%) VLAN
10 5 (8.20%) LAN
11 3 (4.92%) WAN
12 2 (3.28%) IPsec
12 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
12 2 (3.28%) Network Security
13 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
13 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (1.64%) IMAP
13 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) MSI
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) LAMP
2 3 (4.92%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.64%) JSON
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) PKI
4 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.56%) Fintech
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.28%) Clustering
6 2 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.64%) IVR
7 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.64%) Replication
7 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 30 (49.18%) Linux
3 23 (37.70%) Windows Server
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.84%) CentOS
6 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) Unix
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.64%) Debian
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) DevOps
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Business Development
3 10 (16.39%) ITIL
4 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
4 9 (14.75%) TDD
5 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
5 7 (11.48%) Patch Management
6 6 (9.84%) Change Control
6 6 (9.84%) Information Security
6 6 (9.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (9.84%) Service Management
7 5 (8.20%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (6.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 4 (6.56%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) Python
3 4 (6.56%) C
3 4 (6.56%) Java
3 4 (6.56%) Perl
4 3 (4.92%) C++
4 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.92%) PHP
5 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) C#
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Degree
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (13.11%) MCSE
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) QA
2 8 (13.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.92%) COSHH
3 3 (4.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.28%) SLA
5 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
2 27 (44.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (39.34%) Hyper-V
4 12 (19.67%) Xen
5 10 (16.39%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (14.75%) VirtualBox
7 7 (11.48%) vSphere
8 6 (9.84%) Firmware
9 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.64%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.64%) Docker
10 1 (1.64%) NFS
10 1 (1.64%) pfSense
10 1 (1.64%) Postfix
10 1 (1.64%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (1.64%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (32.79%) Puppet
2 17 (27.87%) SCCM
3 15 (24.59%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (21.31%) Ansible
5 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (13.11%) SCOM
6 6 (9.84%) vCenter Server
7 5 (8.20%) SCVMM
8 4 (6.56%) Nagios
9 3 (4.92%) Cacti
9 3 (4.92%) CFEngine
9 3 (4.92%) HAProxy
9 3 (4.92%) Icinga
9 3 (4.92%) logstash
9 3 (4.92%) Netcool
9 3 (4.92%) Terraform
10 1 (1.64%) Capistrano
10 1 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (1.64%) Plesk
10 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) VMware
2 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.59%) Cisco
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix
4 5 (8.20%) EMC
4 5 (8.20%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.56%) Aruba
5 4 (6.56%) Dell
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle
6 3 (4.92%) Isilon
6 3 (4.92%) Sophos
6 3 (4.92%) Splunk
7 2 (3.28%) F5
7 2 (3.28%) Juniper
8 1 (1.64%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.64%) IBM
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.64%) Perforce
8 1 (1.64%) Veeam