Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 20 November 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)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 138 152
Rank change year-on-year +13 +14 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 28 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.34% 0.62% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.65% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 21
West Sussex median annual salary £42,500 £29,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.07% -26.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,800 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,800 £53,000 £42,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1999 2322 2621
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.23% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1764 2125 2301
West Sussex median annual salary £44,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £62,500 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in West Sussex

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in West Sussex

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in West Sussex over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in West Sussex

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 20 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
Crawley +27 14 £42,500 -18.27%
Gatwick - 7 £61,500 -
Burgess Hill -8 5 £35,000 +18.64%
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Sussex region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 14 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (50.00%) Perl
3 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
4 10 (35.71%) CentOS
5 9 (32.14%) Ansible
6 7 (25.00%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.00%) Unix
6 7 (25.00%) DNS
6 7 (25.00%) CRM
6 7 (25.00%) ERP
7 6 (21.43%) Python
7 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (21.43%) Debian
7 6 (21.43%) DevOps
7 6 (21.43%) Vagrant
8 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.86%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (17.86%) Puppet
8 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (17.86%) CFEngine
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
8 5 (17.86%) vCenter Server
8 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
8 5 (17.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon S3
2 5 (17.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) DHCP
2 5 (17.86%) VoIP
3 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (10.71%) SAN
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Vagrant
2 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) CentOS
3 7 (25.00%) Unix
4 6 (21.43%) Debian
5 5 (17.86%) Windows
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) CRM
1 7 (25.00%) ERP
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Open Source
4 3 (10.71%) Benchmarking
4 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
4 3 (10.71%) Server Hardening
5 2 (7.14%) Build Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Perl
2 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
3 7 (25.00%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) Python
5 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.71%) AWK
6 3 (10.71%) Bourne shell
6 3 (10.71%) Korn
7 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCSA
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) RHCE
2 3 (10.71%) RHCSA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.71%) GlusterFS
3 3 (10.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (7.14%) iptables
4 2 (7.14%) KVM
4 2 (7.14%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Ansible
2 5 (17.86%) CFEngine
2 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (17.86%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) vCenter Server
3 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (10.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (7.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Brocade
2 3 (10.71%) EMC
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.71%) StorageTek
2 3 (10.71%) Sun
2 3 (10.71%) Veritas
3 1 (3.57%) CA Agile Central