Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 124 149
Rank change year-on-year -3 +25 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 21 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.89% 1.32% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.37% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 11
West Sussex median annual salary £52,000 £42,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.35% +44.07% -26.25%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £59,750 £57,350 £37,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 2,285 1,972 2,336
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.24% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,940 1,753 2,161
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,025 £61,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 +1 8 £52,000 +22.35%
Gatwick -4 4 £60,000 -2.44%
Bognor Regis - 2 £37,500 - 1
Chichester - 2 - - 1
East Grinstead - 1 £27,500 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Sussex region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Korn
2 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Unix
2 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
2 11 (52.38%) Shell Script
3 9 (42.86%) Asset Management
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
5 7 (33.33%) AIX
5 7 (33.33%) IBM
5 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (33.33%) Games
5 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (33.33%) Online Games
6 6 (28.57%) Change Management
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL
6 6 (28.57%) HP
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
8 4 (19.05%) Storage Management
8 4 (19.05%) Centrify
8 4 (19.05%) Bourne shell
8 4 (19.05%) Server Hardening
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (19.05%) Fibre Channel

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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
2 2 (9.52%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) Skype
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) VLAN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
1 7 (33.33%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 7 (33.33%) Online Games
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Unix
3 7 (33.33%) AIX
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
6 4 (19.05%) CentOS
6 4 (19.05%) Solaris
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
3 6 (28.57%) Change Management
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Benchmarking
4 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
4 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) Information Security
4 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
4 4 (19.05%) QMS
4 4 (19.05%) Quality Management
4 4 (19.05%) Server Hardening
4 4 (19.05%) Storage Management
5 2 (9.52%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Korn
1 11 (52.38%) Shell Script
2 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (19.05%) AWK
3 4 (19.05%) Bourne shell
3 4 (19.05%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
1 4 (19.05%) OCA
1 4 (19.05%) OCP
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Certification
1 4 (19.05%) RHCE
1 4 (19.05%) RHCSA
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) GlusterFS
2 4 (19.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle ZFS
1 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Satellite
1 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 4 (19.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) IBM
4 6 (28.57%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Brocade
6 4 (19.05%) Centrify
6 4 (19.05%) EMC
6 4 (19.05%) Mitel
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) StorageTek
6 4 (19.05%) Sun
6 4 (19.05%) Veritas
7 2 (9.52%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) Meraki
7 2 (9.52%) NetApp
7 2 (9.52%) Sage
7 2 (9.52%) ShoreTel
7 2 (9.52%) Zerto