Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1036 994 990
Rank change year-on-year -42 -4 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 153 245 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 134 212 248
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £40,015 £35,750 £35,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,625 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £49,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.47% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 13 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
England -59 140 £55,000 +10.00% 11
UK excluding London +11 91 £55,000 +11.11% 6
London -60 53 £62,500 +13.64% 6
South East +14 40 £50,000 -4.76% 3
North of England +27 25 £55,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire +38 13 £55,000 +27.17%
North West -4 13 £62,500 -11.35%
South West +12 9 £42,000 +31.25%
Midlands +11 9 £40,000 -5.33% 1
East Midlands +17 7 £40,000 -5.33%
East of England -9 4 £72,500 +65.71% 1
Scotland -11 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands - 2 £37,750 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 98 (64.05%) Linux
2 66 (43.14%) Windows
3 63 (41.18%) VMware
4 59 (38.56%) DNS
5 54 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 51 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 45 (29.41%) MySQL
8 42 (27.45%) Firewall
9 40 (26.14%) Python
10 38 (24.84%) Red Hat
10 38 (24.84%) DevOps
10 38 (24.84%) Windows Server
11 37 (24.18%) Microsoft
12 36 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
13 35 (22.88%) Bash Shell
14 32 (20.92%) Ansible
14 32 (20.92%) VPN
15 31 (20.26%) Apache
16 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (16.99%) Perl
18 25 (16.34%) Puppet
19 24 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
19 24 (15.69%) Hyper-V
20 23 (15.03%) CentOS
20 23 (15.03%) Citrix
21 22 (14.38%) Tomcat
22 21 (13.73%) Unix
22 21 (13.73%) Cisco
22 21 (13.73%) TCP/IP
22 21 (13.73%) Finance

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 31 (20.26%) Apache
2 22 (14.38%) Tomcat
3 20 (13.07%) MS Exchange
4 15 (9.80%) nginx
5 9 (5.88%) IIS
6 7 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.92%) OpenStack
8 5 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.96%) Confluence
10 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.31%) JBoss
12 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.65%) Site Server
12 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.15%) Office 365
4 10 (6.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.96%) Dropbox
5 3 (1.96%) SaaS
6 2 (1.31%) Akamai
6 2 (1.31%) Cloudflare
6 2 (1.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (38.56%) DNS
2 42 (27.45%) Firewall
3 32 (20.92%) VPN
4 21 (13.73%) TCP/IP
5 20 (13.07%) LDAP
6 18 (11.76%) DHCP
7 16 (10.46%) SAN
8 14 (9.15%) LAN
8 14 (9.15%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (9.15%) WAN
9 13 (8.50%) BGP
10 12 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (7.19%) OpenVPN
12 10 (6.54%) IGMP
12 10 (6.54%) Junos
12 10 (6.54%) MPLS
12 10 (6.54%) OSPF
12 10 (6.54%) RIP
13 8 (5.23%) Kerberos
13 8 (5.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.41%) MySQL
2 18 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.19%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.58%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.92%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.31%) DB2
8 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.65%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.65%) QlikView
8 1 (0.65%) Redis
8 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.65%) SQL CLR
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.92%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.96%) Ant
4 3 (1.96%) JIRA
4 3 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.31%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.31%) GCC
5 2 (1.31%) Maven
5 2 (1.31%) MSI
5 2 (1.31%) NuGet
5 2 (1.31%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.65%) Subversion
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (13.73%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Back Office
2 8 (5.23%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.58%) Electronics
3 7 (4.58%) Marketing
4 2 (1.31%) Banking
4 2 (1.31%) Games
4 2 (1.31%) Law
4 2 (1.31%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.42%) LAMP
2 12 (7.84%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (3.92%) REST
4 4 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.61%) HTML
5 3 (1.96%) .NET
5 3 (1.96%) Sensu
6 2 (1.31%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.31%) Web Services
7 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.65%) J2EE
7 1 (0.65%) POSIX
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.92%) Driving Licence
2 6 (3.92%) Fintech
2 6 (3.92%) Public Cloud
2 6 (3.92%) User Experience
3 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.96%) Replication
6 2 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.65%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 98 (64.05%) Linux
2 66 (43.14%) Windows
3 38 (24.84%) Windows Server
4 23 (15.03%) CentOS
5 21 (13.73%) Unix
6 18 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (11.11%) Ubuntu
8 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.58%) AIX
10 7 (4.58%) Debian
11 4 (2.61%) Solaris
12 3 (1.96%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.65%) Fedora
14 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.84%) DevOps
2 24 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 15 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (8.50%) ITIL
6 11 (7.19%) Business Continuity
7 10 (6.54%) Low Latency
7 10 (6.54%) Release Management
8 9 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.88%) Open Source
8 9 (5.88%) Product Management
8 9 (5.88%) Validation
9 8 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.58%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (4.58%) High Availability
10 7 (4.58%) Information Security
10 7 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.58%) Programme Management
11 6 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.14%) Python
2 35 (22.88%) Bash Shell
3 26 (16.99%) Perl
4 17 (11.11%) SQL
5 16 (10.46%) Java
5 16 (10.46%) PowerShell
6 14 (9.15%) Ruby
7 12 (7.84%) PHP
8 8 (5.23%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.92%) Go
10 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.31%) VBScript
12 1 (0.65%) C#
12 1 (0.65%) Groovy
12 1 (0.65%) Korn
12 1 (0.65%) R
12 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (7.84%) CCNA
3 7 (4.58%) Degree
4 4 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.96%) MCSE
5 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.31%) RHCE
7 1 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) QA
2 3 (1.96%) ISAE 3402
2 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.96%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 54 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 24 (15.69%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.11%) NFS
4 17 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (9.15%) Docker
6 13 (8.50%) iptables
7 10 (6.54%) KVM
7 10 (6.54%) XenServer
8 9 (5.88%) XenApp
9 8 (5.23%) Terminal Services
9 8 (5.23%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (3.27%) vSphere
11 4 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.31%) Corosync
12 2 (1.31%) Postfix
12 2 (1.31%) PowerDNS
12 2 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.31%) Xen
13 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 32 (20.92%) Ansible
2 25 (16.34%) Puppet
3 14 (9.15%) Nagios
4 12 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (7.84%) WSUS
5 9 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 9 (5.88%) ZABBIX
6 8 (5.23%) Terraform
7 6 (3.92%) HAProxy
7 6 (3.92%) SCCM
8 4 (2.61%) logstash
8 4 (2.61%) Salt
8 4 (2.61%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.96%) Galera Cluster
9 3 (1.96%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.96%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.31%) Check_MK
10 2 (1.31%) Pacemaker
10 2 (1.31%) Packer
10 2 (1.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (41.18%) VMware
2 38 (24.84%) Red Hat
3 37 (24.18%) Microsoft
4 23 (15.03%) Citrix
5 21 (13.73%) Cisco
6 14 (9.15%) F5
7 12 (7.84%) Google
8 10 (6.54%) MikroTik
9 8 (5.23%) IBM
9 8 (5.23%) McAfee
9 8 (5.23%) SAP
10 7 (4.58%) Oracle
11 5 (3.27%) Cloudera
11 5 (3.27%) Hitachi
12 4 (2.61%) Juniper
12 4 (2.61%) NetApp
12 4 (2.61%) Veeam
13 3 (1.96%) HP
13 3 (1.96%) SaltStack
14 2 (1.31%) Percona