Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Administrator was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1034 987 976
Rank change year-on-year -47 -11 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 148 239 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 124 209 313
UK median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £26,700
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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%

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 -71 144 £41,250 -2.94% 9
London -73 92 £42,500 -15.00% 4
UK excluding London +24 58 £35,000 -6.67% 6
South East +42 31 £38,750 +0.65% 3
East of England +21 10 £33,750 -18.18% 2
Midlands +24 7 £42,500 +13.33%
North of England -17 6 £30,250 -13.57%
North West - 5 £30,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
Scotland -12 3 £25,500 -21.54% 1
East Midlands +27 2 £40,000 +6.67%
South West +9 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Yorkshire +4 1 £30,000 -14.29%

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 112 (75.68%) Windows Server
3 83 (56.08%) VMware
4 81 (54.73%) Active Directory
5 73 (49.32%) PowerShell
6 72 (48.65%) Microsoft
7 63 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 59 (39.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (38.51%) Office 365
9 57 (38.51%) SQL Server
10 53 (35.81%) Linux
11 52 (35.14%) MS Exchange
12 49 (33.11%) Finance
13 44 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 43 (29.05%) Microsoft Azure
15 42 (28.38%) DNS
16 41 (27.70%) Windows 10
17 40 (27.03%) Windows 7
17 40 (27.03%) Hyper-V
18 37 (25.00%) Degree
19 34 (22.97%) Firewall
20 32 (21.62%) ITIL
21 31 (20.95%) VPN
22 27 (18.24%) SAN
23 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
24 23 (15.54%) TCP/IP
25 22 (14.86%) Cisco
26 18 (12.16%) Quantitative Trading
26 18 (12.16%) VMware ESXi
26 18 (12.16%) DHCP

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 52 (35.14%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
3 16 (10.81%) IIS
4 14 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.70%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.03%) Apache
9 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.68%) CMS
10 1 (0.68%) JBoss
10 1 (0.68%) nginx
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 57 (38.51%) Office 365
2 43 (29.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (10.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (10.14%) PaaS
4 14 (9.46%) IaaS
5 11 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (6.76%) SaaS
7 2 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (28.38%) DNS
2 34 (22.97%) Firewall
3 31 (20.95%) VPN
4 27 (18.24%) SAN
5 23 (15.54%) TCP/IP
6 18 (12.16%) DHCP
7 12 (8.11%) LAN
8 11 (7.43%) WAN
9 10 (6.76%) VLAN
10 9 (6.08%) IPsec
11 8 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.38%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (3.38%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.03%) Skype
13 3 (2.03%) SMS
14 2 (1.35%) NAS
14 2 (1.35%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.35%) Network Security
14 2 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (38.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.35%) MySQL
5 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.35%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.35%) NuGet
4 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.68%) GCC
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (33.11%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Law
3 5 (3.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Legal
4 4 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Local Government
5 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.35%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) COM
3 2 (1.35%) LAMP
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.68%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.08%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.05%) Replication
5 4 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.03%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 112 (75.68%) Windows Server
3 59 (39.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (35.81%) Linux
5 44 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (27.70%) Windows 10
7 40 (27.03%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.41%) Unix
9 7 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.70%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.68%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Debian
12 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.62%) ITIL
2 18 (12.16%) Quantitative Trading
3 14 (9.46%) DevOps
4 13 (8.78%) Wealth Management
5 12 (8.11%) Migration
6 7 (4.73%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.05%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.38%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.38%) Task Automation
9 4 (2.70%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.70%) High Availability
9 4 (2.70%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.70%) SEO
10 3 (2.03%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.03%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (49.32%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.14%) SQL
3 6 (4.05%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.03%) Python
5 2 (1.35%) C#
5 2 (1.35%) Java
5 2 (1.35%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (25.00%) Degree
2 13 (8.78%) MCSE
2 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.35%) MCP
4 2 (1.35%) MCSA
4 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.35%) RHCE
5 1 (0.68%) CCNA
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) HND
5 1 (0.68%) MCITP
5 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.03%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.35%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (54.73%) Active Directory
2 63 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (27.03%) Hyper-V
4 18 (12.16%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (7.43%) vSphere
6 5 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.70%) XenApp
8 3 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.68%) Docker
10 1 (0.68%) KVM
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) SCCM
2 9 (6.08%) WSUS
3 6 (4.05%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.05%) Puppet
3 6 (4.05%) SCOM
4 5 (3.38%) Ansible
4 5 (3.38%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.03%) PowerCLI
7 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.35%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.35%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.35%) vRealize
8 1 (0.68%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.68%) yum
Vendors
1 83 (56.08%) VMware
2 72 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 22 (14.86%) Cisco
4 15 (10.14%) Citrix
5 10 (6.76%) HP
6 8 (5.41%) McAfee
6 8 (5.41%) Veeam
7 7 (4.73%) Symantec
8 6 (4.05%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.38%) NetApp
10 4 (2.70%) EMC
11 3 (2.03%) Brocade
11 3 (2.03%) F5
12 2 (1.35%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.35%) EqualLogic
12 2 (1.35%) Hitachi
12 2 (1.35%) Juniper
12 2 (1.35%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.35%) Perforce
12 2 (1.35%) SolarWinds