The median annual salary for a Junior Systems Administrator was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Junior System Administrator
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 914 916
Rank change year-on-year +100 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Junior Systems Administrator 38 36 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.034% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.036% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 35 30 28
Median salary £30,000 £27,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,500 £35,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £25,000 £25,750
% change year-on-year +40.00% -2.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Junior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Junior Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Junior Systems Administrator in the UK

Junior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Junior Systems Administrator in the UK

Junior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Junior Systems Administrator in the UK

Junior Systems Administrator
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +77 38 £30,000 +9.09% 6
London +85 29 £30,000 -13.04% 3
City of London +48 5 £25,500 -15.00% 1
East of England +10 4 £40,000 +45.45%
South East +62 3 £35,000 +28.44% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £40,000 +52.38%
Cambridge -4 3 £40,000 +52.38%
Oxford - 2 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
North West -11 1 - - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £20,500 -
Essex - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £20,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £19,500 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £19,500 -
Leicester - 1 £20,500 -

Junior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Junior Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Junior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 21 (32.31%) Degree
3 20 (30.77%) Windows
4 18 (27.69%) Finance
4 18 (27.69%) Bash Shell
5 16 (24.62%) Unix
6 15 (23.08%) VoIP
6 15 (23.08%) Blackberry
6 15 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (23.08%) Avaya
6 15 (23.08%) Smartphone
6 15 (23.08%) Verint
6 15 (23.08%) Patch Management
7 14 (21.54%) Python
8 13 (20.00%) DevOps
9 12 (18.46%) Perl
10 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
11 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 10 (15.38%) Ruby
11 10 (15.38%) VMware
11 10 (15.38%) Puppet
11 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (13.85%) MySQL
12 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.31%) Windows Server
13 8 (12.31%) ITIL
13 8 (12.31%) Apache
13 8 (12.31%) DNS
14 7 (10.77%) Firewall
14 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS

Junior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (12.31%) Apache
3 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) nginx
5 1 (1.54%) Confluence
5 1 (1.54%) Jetty
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Office 365
3 4 (6.15%) G Suite
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.54%) Route 53
4 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) VoIP
2 8 (12.31%) DNS
3 7 (10.77%) Firewall
4 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.69%) DHCP
6 4 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.62%) LAN
7 3 (4.62%) PPP
7 3 (4.62%) WAN
8 2 (3.08%) HTTP
8 2 (3.08%) Internet
8 2 (3.08%) LDAP
8 2 (3.08%) SMTP
8 2 (3.08%) SSL
8 2 (3.08%) VPN
9 1 (1.54%) FTP
9 1 (1.54%) OpenVPN
9 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) MySQL
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.62%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (6.15%) Back Office
4 3 (4.62%) Law
5 2 (3.08%) Games
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) LAMP
2 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
4 1 (1.54%) Dropwizard
4 1 (1.54%) Java EE
4 1 (1.54%) JMX
4 1 (1.54%) jQuery
4 1 (1.54%) Swagger
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Blackberry
1 15 (23.08%) Smartphone
2 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) CMDB
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 20 (30.77%) Windows
3 16 (24.62%) Unix
4 8 (12.31%) Windows Server
5 6 (9.23%) Debian
5 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.69%) CentOS
7 4 (6.15%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.62%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.54%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Patch Management
2 13 (20.00%) DevOps
3 8 (12.31%) ITIL
4 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.62%) Practice Management
6 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.08%) ERP
6 2 (3.08%) Information Security
6 2 (3.08%) Migration
6 2 (3.08%) Open Source
6 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.08%) Web Operations
7 1 (1.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (1.54%) Multichannel Retail
7 1 (1.54%) OOP
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) Bash Shell
2 14 (21.54%) Python
3 12 (18.46%) Perl
4 10 (15.38%) Ruby
5 4 (6.15%) PHP
6 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) AWK
7 2 (3.08%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) Java
7 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.08%) sed
7 2 (3.08%) SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) Docker
3 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) NFS
4 1 (1.54%) Corosync
4 1 (1.54%) Postfix
4 1 (1.54%) Samba
4 1 (1.54%) Squid
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Puppet
2 6 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.69%) Ansible
3 5 (7.69%) ZABBIX
4 3 (4.62%) Grafana
4 3 (4.62%) Munin
4 3 (4.62%) Nagios
5 2 (3.08%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.08%) Salt
5 2 (3.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.54%) Bacula
6 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Avaya
1 15 (23.08%) Verint
2 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.15%) Google
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.54%) Apple
7 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.54%) BT
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix
7 1 (1.54%) Facebook
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Intel Security
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