The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 766 841 810
Rank change year-on-year +75 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 83 105 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 61 89 122
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +30.55% +2.85%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 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 +78 80 £55,000 +12.82% 11
London +65 35 £45,000 -21.73% 3
South East +59 28 £61,250 +39.20% 3
Berkshire +39 18 £60,000 +26.31% 2
Reading +45 11 £51,250 +13.88% 1
East of England +34 5 £55,000 +25.71% 3
West Midlands +32 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Windsor - 5 £75,000 -
Surrey +36 4 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Oxfordshire -4 4 £62,500 +42.04%
Scotland +14 3 £45,000 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £70,000 -
North West - 3 £70,000 -
Coventry - 3 £40,000 -
Woking - 3 £62,500 - 1
City of London +48 2 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £42,500 +19.71%
Slough +21 2 £53,750 -23.21% 1
Edinburgh 0 2 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £61,250 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
King's Lynn - 2 £61,250 -
York - 2 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £47,500 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £47,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire +15 1 £48,500 +10.85% 2
Southampton +14 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Hampshire +11 1 £45,000 +5.88%

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 158 (79.00%) Linux
2 113 (56.50%) Windows
3 77 (38.50%) VMware
4 76 (38.00%) Puppet
5 74 (37.00%) Windows Server
6 72 (36.00%) CentOS
7 63 (31.50%) Red Hat
8 60 (30.00%) MySQL
9 58 (29.00%) Amazon AWS
10 56 (28.00%) Apache
11 55 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 52 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (25.00%) Python
14 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
14 47 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (23.00%) DNS
15 46 (23.00%) Firewall
16 40 (20.00%) Degree
16 40 (20.00%) Bash Shell
16 40 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
16 40 (20.00%) DevOps
17 39 (19.50%) Unix
18 38 (19.00%) ITIL
18 38 (19.00%) IIS
18 38 (19.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 37 (18.50%) Cisco
20 36 (18.00%) VPN
21 35 (17.50%) Tomcat
21 35 (17.50%) Jenkins
22 33 (16.50%) Ansible

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 56 (28.00%) Apache
2 38 (19.00%) IIS
3 35 (17.50%) Tomcat
4 14 (7.00%) MS Exchange
5 12 (6.00%) nginx
6 9 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (4.50%) Hubot
7 5 (2.50%) Apache Solr
7 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.50%) Drupal
8 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.00%) ArcGIS
9 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.00%) WordPress
10 1 (0.50%) CMS
10 1 (0.50%) Confluence
10 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (15.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Magento
1 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (29.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.00%) SaaS
3 14 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.50%) Office 365
4 9 (4.50%) Slack
5 6 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.50%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.50%) Oracle CX
7 4 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (2.00%) Google App Engine
8 3 (1.50%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.00%) GitHub
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.50%) IaaS
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Route 53
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (23.00%) DNS
1 46 (23.00%) Firewall
2 36 (18.00%) VPN
3 30 (15.00%) Internet
4 27 (13.50%) TCP/IP
5 21 (10.50%) LDAP
5 21 (10.50%) SAN
6 20 (10.00%) LAN
6 20 (10.00%) WAN
7 19 (9.50%) HTTP
8 17 (8.50%) Intranet
9 15 (7.50%) DHCP
10 14 (7.00%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (6.50%) NAS
11 13 (6.50%) VLAN
12 12 (6.00%) Network Security
12 12 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (4.50%) SNMP
14 8 (4.00%) SMTP
15 7 (3.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (30.00%) MySQL
2 31 (15.50%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.50%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.50%) Informix
8 4 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.50%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.50%) Redis
10 2 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (1.00%) GIS
10 2 (1.00%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.00%) MS Access
10 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.50%) Big Data
11 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (17.50%) Jenkins
2 25 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.50%) Subversion
4 7 (3.50%) Maven
4 7 (3.50%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.50%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.00%) JIRA
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.50%) GCC
8 1 (0.50%) MSI
8 1 (0.50%) NuGet
8 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.50%) Trac
8 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (12.50%) Finance
2 13 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Banking
5 3 (1.50%) Electronics
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.50%) Web Services
2 16 (8.00%) LAMP
3 15 (7.50%) .NET
4 5 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.50%) Middleware
4 5 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.00%) Kafka
5 4 (2.00%) REST
6 3 (1.50%) RESTful
6 3 (1.50%) WSH
7 2 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.00%) MCollective
7 2 (1.00%) POSIX
8 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.50%) CSS
8 1 (0.50%) HTML
8 1 (0.50%) HTML5
8 1 (0.50%) Memcached
8 1 (0.50%) XML
8 1 (0.50%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.50%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.00%) EMC VNX
5 6 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.00%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.50%) Replication
6 5 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.00%) Clustering
8 3 (1.50%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.50%) Fintech
8 3 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.50%) User Experience
9 1 (0.50%) AS400
9 1 (0.50%) CESG
9 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.50%) EMC VNXe
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 158 (79.00%) Linux
2 113 (56.50%) Windows
3 74 (37.00%) Windows Server
4 72 (36.00%) CentOS
5 55 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (19.50%) Unix
8 38 (19.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (13.00%) Ubuntu
10 20 (10.00%) Solaris
11 9 (4.50%) Debian
12 7 (3.50%) Windows 10
12 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (3.00%) Windows 7
14 5 (2.50%) AIX
14 5 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.50%) Mac OS X
16 2 (1.00%) Fedora
16 2 (1.00%) HPUX
16 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.00%) DevOps
2 38 (19.00%) ITIL
3 29 (14.50%) High Availability
4 27 (13.50%) Configuration Management
4 27 (13.50%) Project Management
5 24 (12.00%) Open Source
6 23 (11.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (10.50%) Incident Management
8 18 (9.00%) Mentoring
9 17 (8.50%) Service Management
10 16 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.50%) MVC
12 13 (6.50%) Service Delivery
13 12 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (6.00%) Change Control
13 12 (6.00%) E-Commerce
14 10 (5.00%) IT Strategy
15 9 (4.50%) ChatOps
15 9 (4.50%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.00%) Python
2 40 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 32 (16.00%) SQL
4 25 (12.50%) Java
4 25 (12.50%) Perl
5 21 (10.50%) Ruby
6 16 (8.00%) C#
7 15 (7.50%) PHP
8 13 (6.50%) PowerShell
9 11 (5.50%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.50%) C
11 6 (3.00%) C++
12 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.00%) Groovy
13 2 (1.00%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.00%) VB
13 2 (1.00%) VBScript
14 1 (0.50%) Korn
14 1 (0.50%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 40 (20.00%) Degree
2 14 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.50%) CCNA
4 9 (4.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.00%) MCSE
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.50%) RHCA
7 3 (1.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.00%) CCNP
8 2 (1.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.00%) MCITP
8 2 (1.00%) MCP
8 2 (1.00%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CCAB
9 1 (0.50%) CCDP
9 1 (0.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (13.00%) Hyper-V
4 18 (9.00%) Docker
5 15 (7.50%) KVM
5 15 (7.50%) NFS
6 14 (7.00%) vSphere
7 12 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (5.00%) Shibboleth
9 8 (4.00%) Xen
10 7 (3.50%) Squid
11 5 (2.50%) Varnish
11 5 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.50%) iptables
13 3 (1.50%) vCloud
13 3 (1.50%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.50%) XenApp
14 2 (1.00%) Postfix
14 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (38.00%) Puppet
2 40 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (16.50%) Ansible
4 11 (5.50%) Nagios
5 8 (4.00%) HAProxy
6 7 (3.50%) logstash
6 7 (3.50%) Salt
6 7 (3.50%) ZABBIX
7 6 (3.00%) WSUS
8 5 (2.50%) Graphite
8 5 (2.50%) Kibana
8 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (2.50%) SCCM
9 4 (2.00%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.00%) Malwarebytes
9 4 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (1.50%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.50%) cPanel
10 3 (1.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 77 (38.50%) VMware
2 63 (31.50%) Red Hat
3 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
4 37 (18.50%) Cisco
5 20 (10.00%) Oracle
6 16 (8.00%) Sun
7 12 (6.00%) EMC
8 11 (5.50%) HP
9 10 (5.00%) Dell
10 9 (4.50%) Citrix
10 9 (4.50%) Veeam
11 8 (4.00%) CommVault
12 6 (3.00%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.50%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.50%) Avaya
13 5 (2.50%) Juniper
13 5 (2.50%) Veritas
14 4 (2.00%) NetApp
14 4 (2.00%) New Relic
14 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds
Northamptonshire
TD Group Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, mentoring, progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£48,000 DoE + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
TD Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum 25 days' holiday, pension and more
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£48,000 DoE + Bens
Posted: 27 days ago