Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 100 107
Rank change year-on-year -26 +7 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 55 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.31% 2.09% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 2.16% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 6 50 53
Wales median annual salary £31,500 £34,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.03% -12.18% +27.87%
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +4.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1881 2547 2740
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.66% 96.66% 97.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 2195 2303
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,700 £55,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Wales

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Wales

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
South Wales -8 6 £31,500 -9.35%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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 across the Wales region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) Splunk
3 3 (50.00%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) IaaS
4 2 (33.33%) G Suite
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) PaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) Google
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) G Suite
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 2 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp