Systems Administrator Jobs in the UK excluding London

System Administrator (Sysadmin)
UK > UK excluding London

The median System Administrator (Sysadmin) salary in the UK excluding London is £40,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 379 495 480
Rank change year-on-year +116 -15 -88
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 469 290 430
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.65% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.55% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 376 199 288
10th Percentile £27,375 £25,750 £28,425
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
75th Percentile £50,313 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £66,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £41,234 £47,762 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.67% +6.14% +9.40%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 68,862 52,395 69,656
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 89.16% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 48,635 29,827 42,609
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,250 £50,173
Median % change year-on-year -6.10% +6.13% +5.63%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the UK excluding London

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 Systems Administrator within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
North of England +108 125 £35,000 +0.72% 8
South East +28 100 £40,000 - 39
Midlands +45 86 £40,000 +14.29% 15
South West -22 79 £45,000 -1.10% 12
North West +27 63 £36,407 -23.35% 5
Scotland -26 49 £36,500 -1.35% 14
East Midlands +33 48 £40,000 +23.08% 10
Yorkshire +108 43 £35,000 +7.69% 2
West Midlands +23 38 £37,500 - 5
East of England +18 26 £32,500 -38.10% 12
North East +10 19 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Wales +12 4 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 UK excluding London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 135 (28.78%) Windows
2 123 (26.23%) Problem-Solving
3 116 (24.73%) Azure
4 109 (23.24%) Microsoft
5 100 (21.32%) Active Directory
6 92 (19.62%) Microsoft 365
7 89 (18.98%) Linux
8 87 (18.55%) Social Skills
9 81 (17.27%) VMware
10 75 (15.99%) SQL
11 62 (13.22%) Firewall
12 60 (12.79%) Finance
13 59 (12.58%) Security Cleared
14 55 (11.73%) PowerShell
14 55 (11.73%) Windows Server
14 55 (11.73%) Entra ID
15 53 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 52 (11.09%) Cybersecurity
17 51 (10.87%) DNS
18 42 (8.96%) LAN
18 42 (8.96%) WAN
18 42 (8.96%) TCP/IP
19 41 (8.74%) DHCP
20 40 (8.53%) Degree
21 38 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (7.68%) ITIL
23 35 (7.46%) Python
24 34 (7.25%) Customer Service
25 33 (7.04%) Hyper-V
26 30 (6.40%) AWS

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London 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 30 (6.40%) Microsoft Exchange
2 27 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.07%) Confluence
4 3 (0.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.64%) Trello
4 1 (0.21%) 1Password
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) SAP Business One
2 3 (0.64%) iTrent
2 3 (0.64%) Magento
2 3 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.43%) Salesforce CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 116 (24.73%) Azure
2 92 (19.62%) Microsoft 365
3 55 (11.73%) Entra ID
4 30 (6.40%) AWS
5 13 (2.77%) GCP
6 12 (2.56%) Power Platform
7 10 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.92%) OneDrive
8 9 (1.92%) SaaS
9 7 (1.49%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (1.49%) WhatsApp
10 6 (1.28%) IaaS
11 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.64%) Slack
12 2 (0.43%) PaaS
12 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Purview
13 1 (0.21%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 62 (13.22%) Firewall
2 51 (10.87%) DNS
3 42 (8.96%) LAN
3 42 (8.96%) TCP/IP
3 42 (8.96%) WAN
4 41 (8.74%) DHCP
5 17 (3.62%) VSAN
6 16 (3.41%) VLAN
7 11 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (2.35%) SAN
7 11 (2.35%) VPN
8 10 (2.13%) NAS
9 8 (1.71%) 802.11
9 8 (1.71%) Wireless
9 8 (1.71%) Wireshark
10 7 (1.49%) Internet
11 6 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.85%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.77%) MySQL
3 11 (2.35%) Power BI
4 9 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.49%) Ingres
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.43%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.35%) Git
2 5 (1.07%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.85%) JIRA
3 4 (0.85%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
General
1 87 (18.55%) Social Skills
2 60 (12.79%) Finance
3 38 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.62%) Retail
6 12 (2.56%) Public Sector
7 11 (2.35%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.92%) Marketing
9 7 (1.49%) Law
9 7 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.07%) Legal
12 4 (0.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (0.85%) Local Government
12 4 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.64%) French Language
13 3 (0.64%) Health Technology
13 3 (0.64%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.64%) Police
13 3 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.13%) EDI
2 8 (1.71%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.49%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.07%) REST
5 3 (0.64%) JSON
5 3 (0.64%) XML
6 2 (0.43%) CSS
6 2 (0.43%) HTML
6 2 (0.43%) Itk
6 2 (0.43%) LDAP
6 2 (0.43%) SAML
7 1 (0.21%) PHP-FPM
7 1 (0.21%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.90%) PKI
2 20 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 20 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (2.35%) Wiki
4 9 (1.92%) Onboarding
5 7 (1.49%) VAX
6 6 (1.28%) Cyberattack
7 5 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.07%) Cyber Security Posture
7 5 (1.07%) Security Posture
8 4 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.85%) Learning Management System
9 3 (0.64%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.64%) Clustering
9 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.64%) Life Science
9 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.64%) NHS
10 2 (0.43%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 135 (28.78%) Windows
2 89 (18.98%) Linux
3 55 (11.73%) Windows Server
4 30 (6.40%) Windows 10
5 23 (4.90%) CentOS
6 22 (4.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (4.69%) Windows Server 2019
7 20 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (4.05%) Unix
9 14 (2.99%) Debian
10 13 (2.77%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.56%) Android
11 12 (2.56%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.35%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.35%) SUSE
13 10 (2.13%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.85%) VMS
16 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (26.23%) Problem-Solving
2 52 (11.09%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (7.68%) ITIL
4 34 (7.25%) Customer Service
5 30 (6.40%) Patch Management
6 25 (5.33%) Agile
7 22 (4.69%) Computer Science
7 22 (4.69%) ERP
8 21 (4.48%) Project Management
9 20 (4.26%) Roadmaps
10 18 (3.84%) Collaborative Working
10 18 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (3.84%) Time Management
11 17 (3.62%) DevOps
12 14 (2.99%) Change Management
12 14 (2.99%) CRM
12 14 (2.99%) Data Management
12 14 (2.99%) Load Balancing
12 14 (2.99%) Service Management
13 13 (2.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.99%) SQL
2 55 (11.73%) PowerShell
3 35 (7.46%) Python
4 25 (5.33%) Bash
5 11 (2.35%) Perl
6 8 (1.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.64%) AWK
7 3 (0.64%) sed
8 2 (0.43%) C#
8 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.21%) Java
9 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.53%) Degree
3 26 (5.54%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.56%) CCNA
5 12 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.92%) HNC
7 8 (1.71%) CCNP
7 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.07%) RHCE
8 5 (1.07%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.85%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.85%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.64%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.64%) HND
10 3 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
11 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.07%) GDPR
4 4 (0.85%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) QA
5 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.43%) SLA
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 100 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 53 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.12%) vSphere
5 16 (3.41%) Docker
5 16 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (2.35%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.49%) XenApp
8 5 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.21%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.21%) Lustre
11 1 (0.21%) Postfix
11 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.21%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (3.84%) SCCM
2 17 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (2.99%) Ansible
4 13 (2.77%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (1.49%) EMC VPLEX
6 7 (1.49%) Nagios
6 7 (1.49%) Puppet
7 6 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.28%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.85%) Progress Chef
8 4 (0.85%) WSUS
9 3 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.21%) Grafana
11 1 (0.21%) Icinga
11 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.21%) Proxmox
11 1 (0.21%) systemd
Vendors
1 109 (23.24%) Microsoft
2 81 (17.27%) VMware
3 21 (4.48%) Veeam
4 16 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 15 (3.20%) Citrix
6 14 (2.99%) Cisco
7 11 (2.35%) Epicor
8 8 (1.71%) SAP
9 7 (1.49%) Centreon
9 7 (1.49%) EMC
9 7 (1.49%) Sybase
10 6 (1.28%) McAfee
11 5 (1.07%) Apple
11 5 (1.07%) Oracle
12 4 (0.85%) Dell
13 3 (0.64%) Autodesk
13 3 (0.64%) BT
13 3 (0.64%) Fortinet
13 3 (0.64%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.43%) Salesforce