The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 792 819 801
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 82 116 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74 109 131
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,100 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.88%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Job Locations

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 over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +12 66 £46,250 -7.50% 7
South East +53 27 £45,000 -18.18% 5
London -4 22 £57,500 +4.54% 2
Berkshire +37 14 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Slough - 12 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +23 7 £45,000 +16.12%
East Sussex +17 7 £50,000 -
Brighton +13 7 £50,000 -
City of London +32 6 £47,500 -11.62% 1
North West - 5 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +7 4 £42,250 +5.62%
Edinburgh -6 4 - -
Kent - 4 £40,000 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £45,000 -
Folkestone - 4 £40,000 -
Telford - 4 £45,000 -
East Midlands +22 3 £45,000 +11.80%
West Yorkshire +16 3 £42,000 +5.00%
Leeds +11 3 £42,000 +5.00%
Liverpool - 3 £42,500 -
Merseyside - 3 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £44,750 -31.15%
Nottingham +2 2 £44,750 -31.15%
Manchester - 2 £55,000 -
Reading +23 1 - -
Oxfordshire +13 1 £45,000 +2.27% 1
Glasgow +7 1 £43,500 +24.28%
Northampton +6 1 £55,000 +37.50%
Northamptonshire +2 1 £55,000 +37.50%

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 128 (76.19%) Linux
2 87 (51.79%) Windows
3 74 (44.05%) VMware
4 54 (32.14%) Red Hat
5 50 (29.76%) Unix
6 48 (28.57%) DevOps
7 47 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 47 (27.98%) Microsoft
8 45 (26.79%) Active Directory
8 45 (26.79%) Windows Server
9 44 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (25.00%) MySQL
10 42 (25.00%) Apache
10 42 (25.00%) Firewall
11 41 (24.40%) DNS
11 41 (24.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (23.81%) CentOS
13 36 (21.43%) Python
13 36 (21.43%) Cisco
14 32 (19.05%) SAN
14 32 (19.05%) SQL Server
14 32 (19.05%) Hyper-V
15 31 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
15 31 (18.45%) Puppet
15 31 (18.45%) Mentoring
15 31 (18.45%) VPN
16 30 (17.86%) Tomcat
17 29 (17.26%) TCP/IP
18 28 (16.67%) SQL
18 28 (16.67%) Java

Senior 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 42 (25.00%) Apache
2 30 (17.86%) Tomcat
3 22 (13.10%) MS Exchange
4 17 (10.12%) IIS
5 11 (6.55%) nginx
6 7 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.98%) Apache Solr
9 4 (2.38%) CMS
10 3 (1.79%) JBoss
11 2 (1.19%) Drupal
11 2 (1.19%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (6.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.95%) SaaS
4 9 (5.36%) Office 365
5 5 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.38%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.38%) Google App Engine
7 3 (1.79%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.19%) Dropbox
8 2 (1.19%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle CX
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.00%) Firewall
2 41 (24.40%) DNS
3 32 (19.05%) SAN
4 31 (18.45%) VPN
5 29 (17.26%) TCP/IP
6 18 (10.71%) DHCP
6 18 (10.71%) WAN
7 17 (10.12%) LAN
7 17 (10.12%) VLAN
8 16 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (9.52%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (9.52%) LDAP
8 16 (9.52%) MPLS
8 16 (9.52%) NAS
9 15 (8.93%) Network Security
10 13 (7.74%) Internet
10 13 (7.74%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (3.57%) BGP
11 6 (3.57%) Junos
11 6 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (25.00%) MySQL
2 32 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.98%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.38%) Redis
7 3 (1.79%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.19%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.60%) QlikView
9 1 (0.60%) SQL CLR
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.38%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.79%) GCC
6 3 (1.79%) Maven
6 3 (1.79%) MSI
6 3 (1.79%) NuGet
7 2 (1.19%) Subversion
7 2 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 27 (16.07%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.14%) Back Office
3 12 (7.14%) Marketing
4 11 (6.55%) Electronics
4 11 (6.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.19%) Banking
5 2 (1.19%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.60%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.74%) LAMP
2 8 (4.76%) HTML
3 6 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (3.57%) Web Services
4 4 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.38%) Kafka
5 3 (1.79%) REST
5 3 (1.79%) RESTful
6 2 (1.19%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.19%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.19%) MCollective
6 2 (1.19%) Middleware
6 2 (1.19%) POSIX
7 1 (0.60%) .NET
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) HTML5
7 1 (0.60%) jQuery
7 1 (0.60%) Memcached
7 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.17%) EMC VNX
6 6 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.98%) Replication
8 4 (2.38%) Fintech
9 3 (1.79%) Clustering
9 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.79%) User Experience
10 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.19%) iPad
10 2 (1.19%) IVR
10 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.60%) EMC VNXe
11 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (76.19%) Linux
2 87 (51.79%) Windows
3 50 (29.76%) Unix
4 45 (26.79%) Windows Server
5 44 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (24.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (23.81%) CentOS
8 24 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (11.90%) Ubuntu
10 19 (11.31%) Solaris
11 14 (8.33%) AIX
12 13 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (7.14%) Debian
14 3 (1.79%) Fedora
15 2 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.19%) HPUX
15 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.57%) DevOps
2 31 (18.45%) Mentoring
3 21 (12.50%) High Availability
4 20 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (11.31%) ITIL
6 14 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (6.55%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (6.55%) Programme Management
8 11 (6.55%) Project Management
9 10 (5.95%) IT Strategy
9 10 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.95%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (4.76%) Service Management
11 7 (4.17%) Business Continuity
11 7 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.57%) Low Latency
12 6 (3.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.43%) Python
2 28 (16.67%) Java
2 28 (16.67%) Perl
2 28 (16.67%) SQL
3 22 (13.10%) Bash Shell
4 20 (11.90%) PowerShell
5 16 (9.52%) PHP
6 14 (8.33%) Ruby
7 10 (5.95%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.98%) C++
9 5 (2.98%) VB
10 4 (2.38%) C
11 3 (1.79%) C#
11 3 (1.79%) VBScript
12 2 (1.19%) Groovy
13 1 (0.60%) R
13 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (11.31%) CCNA
1 19 (11.31%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (8.33%) Degree
3 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.98%) MCSE
4 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.79%) MCSA
5 3 (1.79%) RHCA
5 3 (1.79%) RHCE
5 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.19%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CCAB
7 1 (0.60%) CCNP
7 1 (0.60%) CIMA
7 1 (0.60%) MCP
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.60%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 47 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (26.79%) Active Directory
3 32 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 23 (13.69%) KVM
5 18 (10.71%) NFS
6 16 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (8.33%) vSphere
8 13 (7.74%) Terminal Services
8 13 (7.74%) VMware Workstation
8 13 (7.74%) XenApp
9 12 (7.14%) XenServer
10 10 (5.95%) Shibboleth
11 9 (5.36%) Docker
12 7 (4.17%) iptables
13 6 (3.57%) Xen
14 4 (2.38%) Varnish
15 3 (1.79%) Postfix
15 3 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (1.79%) VMware Server
16 2 (1.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (18.45%) Puppet
2 22 (13.10%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (12.50%) Ansible
4 19 (11.31%) ZABBIX
5 12 (7.14%) WSUS
6 10 (5.95%) Nagios
7 7 (4.17%) HAProxy
7 7 (4.17%) logstash
8 6 (3.57%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.38%) Capistrano
9 4 (2.38%) Kibana
9 4 (2.38%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (2.38%) SCCM
9 4 (2.38%) SCOM
10 3 (1.79%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (1.79%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.79%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.79%) yum
Vendors
1 74 (44.05%) VMware
2 54 (32.14%) Red Hat
3 47 (27.98%) Microsoft
4 36 (21.43%) Cisco
5 20 (11.90%) Oracle
6 15 (8.93%) F5
7 14 (8.33%) Citrix
7 14 (8.33%) Sun
8 12 (7.14%) EMC
8 12 (7.14%) IBM
8 12 (7.14%) McAfee
9 11 (6.55%) SAP
10 7 (4.17%) HP
11 6 (3.57%) Dell
11 6 (3.57%) Veeam
12 4 (2.38%) CommVault
12 4 (2.38%) Juniper
12 4 (2.38%) New Relic
12 4 (2.38%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.79%) NetApp
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