The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Administrator was £42,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 769 855 804
Rank change year-on-year +86 -51  
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 98 109 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 78 95 135
Median salary £42,750 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.58% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +19.23% -  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
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%  

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows 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 Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +80 94 £42,500 -1.16% 13
London +76 62 £50,000 - 9
South East +80 17 £31,750 -23.03%
East of England +29 10 £42,500 +41.66% 1
City of London +54 7 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Essex +23 6 £45,000 +42.85%
Colchester - 6 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire -2 4 £36,000 -15.29%
Surrey - 4 £27,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £28,500 -
Guildford - 4 £27,500 -
Berkshire +30 3 £43,750 +9.37%
South West +11 3 £52,500 +35.48%
Gloucestershire 0 3 £52,500 +16.66%
Wallingford - 3 £36,000 -
Southampton - 3 £28,500 -
Bedford - 3 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £37,500 -
Scotland +26 2 - -
Edinburgh +1 2 - -
Slough - 2 £47,500 -
Reading +34 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands +28 1 - - 1
Cheltenham +14 1 £52,500 +40.00%
West Sussex +10 1 £41,500 +33.87%
Kingston Upon Thames +9 1 £47,500 +11.76%
East Midlands +7 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Oxford -4 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Crawley - 1 £41,500 -
Evesham - 1 - -

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (63.29%) Windows Server
3 123 (59.42%) Active Directory
4 116 (56.04%) Linux
5 111 (53.62%) VMware
6 98 (47.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (39.13%) PowerShell
8 73 (35.27%) Microsoft
9 67 (32.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (30.43%) Office 365
11 62 (29.95%) Red Hat
12 55 (26.57%) Citrix
12 55 (26.57%) Data Centre
13 51 (24.64%) SCCM
14 47 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 42 (20.29%) Finance
16 41 (19.81%) MS Exchange
16 41 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
17 36 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 33 (15.94%) Fat Client
18 33 (15.94%) Thin Client
19 32 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
20 31 (14.98%) DNS
21 30 (14.49%) Firewall
21 30 (14.49%) Banking
22 29 (14.01%) SQL
23 28 (13.53%) MS Excel
24 27 (13.04%) IIS
25 26 (12.56%) SQL Server

Windows 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 41 (19.81%) MS Exchange
2 32 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (13.04%) IIS
4 26 (12.56%) Tomcat
5 24 (11.59%) Apache
5 24 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (9.18%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.38%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.93%) JBoss
9 3 (1.45%) DNN
10 2 (0.97%) CMS
10 2 (0.97%) Confluence
10 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.97%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.48%) nginx
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (13.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (30.43%) Office 365
2 41 (19.81%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.38%) SaaS
5 3 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.45%) PaaS
5 3 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.97%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.48%) G Suite
7 1 (0.48%) GitHub
7 1 (0.48%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.98%) DNS
2 30 (14.49%) Firewall
3 21 (10.14%) SAN
4 18 (8.70%) NAS
5 17 (8.21%) DHCP
6 15 (7.25%) LDAP
7 13 (6.28%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.83%) LAN
8 10 (4.83%) Network Security
8 10 (4.83%) WAN
9 8 (3.86%) VLAN
10 7 (3.38%) HTTP
10 7 (3.38%) Internet
10 7 (3.38%) VPN
11 6 (2.90%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.42%) Intranet
12 5 (2.42%) Skype
13 2 (0.97%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.70%) MySQL
3 7 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.93%) JIRA
4 3 (1.45%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.97%) GCC
5 2 (0.97%) Maven
5 2 (0.97%) MSI
5 2 (0.97%) NuGet
5 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.48%) Subversion
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (20.29%) Finance
2 30 (14.49%) Banking
3 8 (3.86%) Games
4 5 (2.42%) Legal
4 5 (2.42%) Retail
4 5 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.45%) Back Office
5 3 (1.45%) Marketing
6 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.76%) Web Services
2 11 (5.31%) .NET
3 9 (4.35%) HTML
4 3 (1.45%) CSS
4 3 (1.45%) SOAP
5 2 (0.97%) Ajax
5 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.97%) jQuery
5 2 (0.97%) Middleware
5 2 (0.97%) XML
6 1 (0.48%) HTML5
6 1 (0.48%) J2EE
6 1 (0.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (26.57%) Data Centre
2 33 (15.94%) Fat Client
2 33 (15.94%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.31%) Hedge funds
4 4 (1.93%) User Experience
5 3 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.97%) iPad
6 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.48%) Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.48%) Fintech
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) iPhone
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 207 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (63.29%) Windows Server
3 116 (56.04%) Linux
4 98 (47.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 67 (32.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.76%) Unix
8 12 (5.80%) CentOS
9 11 (5.31%) Solaris
9 11 (5.31%) Ubuntu
10 10 (4.83%) Mac OS X
11 9 (4.35%) Debian
12 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.45%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.59%) DevOps
2 19 (9.18%) Configuration Management
3 15 (7.25%) ITIL
4 14 (6.76%) Service Delivery
5 12 (5.80%) E-Commerce
5 12 (5.80%) IT Strategy
5 12 (5.80%) Project Management
6 11 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (5.31%) Virtual Environments
7 9 (4.35%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (3.86%) Migration
8 8 (3.86%) Open Source
8 8 (3.86%) Scrum
9 7 (3.38%) High Availability
10 6 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.90%) High-Frequency Trading
10 6 (2.90%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.01%) SQL
3 16 (7.73%) Python
4 14 (6.76%) C#
5 13 (6.28%) Java
6 12 (5.80%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.42%) PHP
7 5 (2.42%) VBScript
8 4 (1.93%) VB
9 3 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.45%) Perl
9 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.97%) C
11 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.66%) MCSA
3 14 (6.76%) MCSE
4 11 (5.31%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.35%) CCNA
5 9 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.90%) Degree
7 4 (1.93%) MCP
8 3 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.97%) PhD
9 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.48%) CCA
10 1 (0.48%) CCEA
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.45%) SLA
3 2 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (59.42%) Active Directory
2 47 (22.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.21%) VMware Server
5 16 (7.73%) vSphere
6 10 (4.83%) Shibboleth
7 5 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.93%) Firmware
8 4 (1.93%) NFS
8 4 (1.93%) XenServer
9 2 (0.97%) Postfix
9 2 (0.97%) XenApp
10 1 (0.48%) Docker
10 1 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.48%) pfSense
10 1 (0.48%) Samba
10 1 (0.48%) Squid
10 1 (0.48%) vCloud
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (24.64%) SCCM
2 22 (10.63%) Puppet
3 21 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.76%) Ansible
4 14 (6.76%) SCOM
5 9 (4.35%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.97%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.97%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.97%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.97%) yum
7 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Nagios
7 1 (0.48%) SELinux
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 111 (53.62%) VMware
2 73 (35.27%) Microsoft
3 62 (29.95%) Red Hat
4 55 (26.57%) Citrix
5 14 (6.76%) Cisco
6 11 (5.31%) Juniper
6 11 (5.31%) Oracle
6 11 (5.31%) Symantec
7 10 (4.83%) Sun
8 6 (2.90%) HP
9 4 (1.93%) Dell
10 3 (1.45%) Veeam
11 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.97%) CommVault
11 2 (0.97%) EMC
11 2 (0.97%) F5
11 2 (0.97%) Google
11 2 (0.97%) Lumension
11 2 (0.97%) MobileIron
11 2 (0.97%) Perforce
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