Average Salary of a Systems Administrator

A Systems Administrator, or sometimes referred to as a sysadmin, can earn an average salary of £26,000 a year. Salaries can depend on a number of factors including experience, location and skills.

What is a Systems Administrator?

systems administrator's responsibility would be to help maintain and upkeep the configuration and operations of computer systems such as networks and servers.

A sysadmin would do this by ensuring the uptime, performance and security of the computers that they manage so the requirements of the user and business are met.

Average Salary for Systems Administrator

The average pay for an entry-level Systems Administrator is £26,000 per year.

Salary  £17,000 - £39,500
Average Salary  £26,000
Contractor Daily Rate  £350

Mid-Career Systems Administrator Salary

The average salary for a mid career Systems Administrator is £29,000 per year.

Salary  £21,000 - £41,500
Average Salary  £29,000
Contractor Daily Rate  £375

Experienced Systems Administrator Salary

An Experienced Systems Administrator earns an average salary of £36,000 per year.

Salary  £25,000 - £51,000
Average Salary  £36,000
Contractor Daily Rate  £400

Pay can also differ by location with System Administrators working in London earning an average salary of £26,000 where as Manchester’s average salary is £25,000.

Systems Administrator in London

A Systems Administrator in London earns an average salary of £31,000 per year.

Salary  £20,000 - £49,500
Average Salary  £31,000
Contractor Daily Rate  £420

Systems Administrator in Manchester

A Systems Administrator in Manchester earns an average salary of £25,000 per year.

Salary  £16,000 - £30,000
Average Salary  £25,000
Contractor Daily Rate  £250

Systems Administrator Skills

The typical skills that Systems Administrators are associated with are:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQL
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Red Hat
  • Cisco Network
  • VMware
  • Linux
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows NT
  • Network Management

All information and figures provided by Technojobs data.