Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 821 858
Rank change year-on-year -19 +37 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 56 96 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.059% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 47 82 110
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £37,000 £40,000 £35,201
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%

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 91,304 95,376 107,705
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.90% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 73,427 78,113 88,830
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +34 19 £40,750 -25.91% 3
Yorkshire +25 14 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South East -13 14 £52,500 +7.69% 1
South West +4 10 £50,000 +19.05% 3
Midlands +14 6 £65,000 +53.85%
East Midlands +5 6 £65,000 +62.50%
East of England +15 5 £50,000 -16.67% 4
North West +1 5 £42,500 -27.66%
Scotland -3 2 £42,500 -2.30% 2
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 19 September 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 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 31 (55.36%) VMware
4 27 (48.21%) Windows Server
5 25 (44.64%) Linux
6 24 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
8 18 (32.14%) Finance
8 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
9 16 (28.57%) SCCM
9 16 (28.57%) Firewall
9 16 (28.57%) SAN
9 16 (28.57%) DNS
10 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
10 15 (26.79%) Office 365
11 14 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 13 (23.21%) Cisco
12 13 (23.21%) Degree
13 12 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (21.43%) Management Information System
13 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (19.64%) DHCP
15 9 (16.07%) MCSE
15 9 (16.07%) ITIL
15 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (16.07%) NAS
15 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
15 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
15 9 (16.07%) vSphere

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.93%) Apache
2 5 (8.93%) nginx
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.57%) CMS
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.79%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Abaqus
2 1 (1.79%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.79%) Mathcad
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.79%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Office 365
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.79%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) DNS
1 16 (28.57%) Firewall
1 16 (28.57%) SAN
2 14 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (19.64%) DHCP
4 9 (16.07%) NAS
5 6 (10.71%) Internet
5 6 (10.71%) LAN
5 6 (10.71%) VLAN
6 5 (8.93%) VPN
7 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.57%) Skype
7 2 (3.57%) WAN
8 1 (1.79%) 4G
8 1 (1.79%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.79%) Network Security
8 1 (1.79%) SMTP
8 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) MariaDB
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) MSI
2 1 (1.79%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (32.14%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) LAMP
2 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.93%) Fintech
4 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (5.36%) PKI
5 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) CMDB
6 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) EPoS
6 1 (1.79%) IVR
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 27 (48.21%) Windows Server
3 25 (44.64%) Linux
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.50%) Unix
6 3 (5.36%) CentOS
6 3 (5.36%) Debian
6 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Solaris
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) AIX
7 2 (3.57%) HPUX
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.79%) Android
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (14.29%) Information Security
2 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 7 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.71%) Change Control
4 6 (10.71%) DevOps
4 6 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (10.71%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (10.71%) Service Management
5 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.93%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.14%) Software Licensing
7 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.36%) Server Patching
8 2 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.57%) Open Source
8 2 (3.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) Python
3 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.36%) PHP
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) SQL
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) C#
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (16.07%) MCSE
4 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCDST
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.36%) COSHH
2 3 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
4 1 (1.79%) GDPR
4 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (26.79%) Hyper-V
4 12 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (16.07%) vSphere
6 6 (10.71%) Firmware
7 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.36%) Xen
8 2 (3.57%) Docker
8 2 (3.57%) Varnish
9 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.79%) NFS
9 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) SCCM
2 9 (16.07%) Puppet
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (10.71%) vCenter Server
5 5 (8.93%) Ansible
5 5 (8.93%) SCOM
6 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (7.14%) SCVMM
7 2 (3.57%) cPanel
7 2 (3.57%) Galera Cluster
7 2 (3.57%) HAProxy
7 2 (3.57%) Plesk
8 1 (1.79%) Control-M
8 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.79%) OpenVAS
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.79%) Unicenter
8 1 (1.79%) Xymon
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) VMware
2 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.21%) Cisco
4 7 (12.50%) HP
5 5 (8.93%) Citrix
5 5 (8.93%) Dell
5 5 (8.93%) EMC
6 4 (7.14%) Aruba
6 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.36%) Isilon
7 3 (5.36%) Sophos
8 2 (3.57%) F5
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) Veeam
9 1 (1.79%) Adobe
9 1 (1.79%) BMC
9 1 (1.79%) CA
9 1 (1.79%) Juniper
9 1 (1.79%) Veritas