The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Administrator was £44,000 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.

Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 827 775
Rank change year-on-year +45 -52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 92 108 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 80 102 167
Median salary £44,000 £40,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.31% +7.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +23.07% -  

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 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 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 +34 88 £43,000 +6.17% 9
London +26 65 £45,000 -10.00% 4
UK excluding London +24 26 £40,000 +23.07% 5
North of England -3 8 £40,000 +33.33%
South East +37 7 £46,250 +43.41% 1
Midlands +10 6 £35,571 +13.82% 2
Scotland +19 3 - -
South West -8 1 £34,000 -26.48%
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 2

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

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

1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 121 (63.02%) VMware
4 120 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 95 (49.48%) Linux
6 81 (42.19%) PowerShell
7 80 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 79 (41.15%) Microsoft
9 73 (38.02%) Office 365
10 70 (36.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 67 (34.90%) MS Exchange
12 62 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 55 (28.65%) Red Hat
14 50 (26.04%) SQL Server
15 45 (23.44%) Hyper-V
16 41 (21.35%) SCCM
16 41 (21.35%) DNS
16 41 (21.35%) Finance
16 41 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 37 (19.27%) Citrix
17 37 (19.27%) Data Centre
18 33 (17.19%) ITIL
19 32 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 31 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
21 29 (15.10%) SCOM
21 29 (15.10%) Fat Client
21 29 (15.10%) TCP/IP
21 29 (15.10%) Thin Client
22 28 (14.58%) Banking
23 27 (14.06%) Firewall

Windows 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 67 (34.90%) MS Exchange
2 41 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (11.98%) IIS
4 23 (11.98%) Tomcat
5 22 (11.46%) Apache
6 19 (9.90%) SharePoint
7 13 (6.77%) Skype for Business
8 9 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.13%) JBoss
10 4 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.04%) CMS
11 2 (1.04%) nginx
11 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.52%) Confluence
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 73 (38.02%) Office 365
2 31 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (6.77%) PaaS
5 10 (5.21%) SaaS
6 9 (4.69%) IaaS
7 2 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.04%) G Suite
7 2 (1.04%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (21.35%) DNS
2 29 (15.10%) TCP/IP
3 27 (14.06%) Firewall
4 24 (12.50%) DHCP
5 22 (11.46%) SAN
6 14 (7.29%) LAN
6 14 (7.29%) LDAP
6 14 (7.29%) WAN
7 12 (6.25%) Network Security
7 12 (6.25%) VPN
8 8 (4.17%) Internet
8 8 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.13%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.13%) VLAN
11 4 (2.08%) Kerberos
11 4 (2.08%) NAS
11 4 (2.08%) Skype
11 4 (2.08%) VoIP
12 3 (1.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.38%) MySQL
3 10 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.60%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.60%) NuGet
3 5 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.08%) GCC
4 4 (2.08%) Maven
4 4 (2.08%) MSI
4 4 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.56%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (21.35%) Finance
2 28 (14.58%) Banking
3 7 (3.65%) Retail
3 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.60%) Electronics
4 5 (2.60%) Marketing
5 4 (2.08%) Back Office
5 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.56%) Games
7 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.13%) Web Services
2 4 (2.08%) .NET
2 4 (2.08%) LAMP
2 4 (2.08%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (1.56%) CSS
3 3 (1.56%) HTML
3 3 (1.56%) jQuery
3 3 (1.56%) SOAP
4 2 (1.04%) Ajax
4 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.04%) COM
4 2 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.04%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.04%) PHP-FPM
4 2 (1.04%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) HTML5
5 1 (0.52%) J2EE
5 1 (0.52%) Middleware
5 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.27%) Data Centre
2 29 (15.10%) Fat Client
2 29 (15.10%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.17%) Clustering
4 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.08%) PKI
5 4 (2.08%) User Experience
6 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.04%) IVR
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.52%) Fintech
7 1 (0.52%) Handset
7 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) PMI
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 95 (49.48%) Linux
4 80 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (36.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (7.81%) Unix
8 10 (5.21%) Solaris
9 9 (4.69%) Debian
9 9 (4.69%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.17%) CentOS
11 6 (3.13%) Windows 10
11 6 (3.13%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.19%) ITIL
2 25 (13.02%) DevOps
2 25 (13.02%) Migration
3 24 (12.50%) Task Automation
4 17 (8.85%) High Availability
5 16 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.81%) Project Management
7 12 (6.25%) IT Strategy
7 12 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
8 11 (5.73%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (5.73%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.69%) Data Protection
10 9 (4.69%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.69%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (4.17%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.65%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (42.19%) PowerShell
2 26 (13.54%) SQL
3 18 (9.38%) Python
4 16 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 11 (5.73%) Java
6 8 (4.17%) VBScript
7 7 (3.65%) PHP
8 5 (2.60%) Perl
9 4 (2.08%) C#
10 3 (1.56%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.04%) C
12 1 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.25%) MCSA
3 11 (5.73%) MCSE
4 9 (4.69%) Degree
5 8 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.08%) CCNA
6 4 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.08%) MCP
7 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.04%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 120 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 62 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (23.44%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.33%) vSphere
5 14 (7.29%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.21%) Shibboleth
7 7 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (3.13%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.08%) NFS
10 3 (1.56%) Docker
11 2 (1.04%) KVM
11 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.04%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (21.35%) SCCM
2 29 (15.10%) SCOM
3 20 (10.42%) Puppet
4 19 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (8.33%) Ansible
6 12 (6.25%) WSUS
7 8 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (2.60%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.60%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.08%) Capistrano
9 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.08%) PowerCLI
9 4 (2.08%) yum
10 3 (1.56%) vRealize
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 121 (63.02%) VMware
2 79 (41.15%) Microsoft
3 55 (28.65%) Red Hat
4 37 (19.27%) Citrix
5 24 (12.50%) Cisco
6 15 (7.81%) HP
7 11 (5.73%) Oracle
7 11 (5.73%) Sun
8 5 (2.60%) Juniper
8 5 (2.60%) Symantec
8 5 (2.60%) Veritas
9 4 (2.08%) F5
9 4 (2.08%) Kaspersky
9 4 (2.08%) Perforce
9 4 (2.08%) SAP
9 4 (2.08%) Sophos
9 4 (2.08%) Veeam
10 3 (1.56%) Avaya
11 2 (1.04%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.04%) Lumension
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