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|Systems Administrator salaries - 22 salaries reported||£34,158/yr|
|Systems Administrator salaries - 14 salaries reported||£27,567/yr|
|Systems Administrator salaries - 12 salaries reported||£56,094/yr|
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|Systems Administrator salaries - 8 salaries reported||£42,697/yr|
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|Systems Administrator salaries - 7 salaries reported||£31,460/yr|
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|Systems Administrator salaries - 6 salaries reported||£37,866/yr|
|Systems Administrator salaries - 6 salaries reported||£72,678/yr|
|Systems Administrator salaries - 6 salaries reported||£46,132/yr|
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|Systems Administrator salaries - 6 salaries reported||£58,593/yr|
|Systems Administrator salaries - 5 salaries reported||£25,478/yr|
|Systems Administrator salaries - 5 salaries reported||£28,717/yr|
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|Systems Administrator salaries - 5 salaries reported||£35,791/yr|
The average salary for a Systems Administrator is £39,951 per year in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 1641 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Systems Administrator employees in United Kingdom.
The highest salary for a Systems Administrator in United Kingdom is £54,093 per year.
The lowest salary for a Systems Administrator in United Kingdom is £30,109 per year.
Systems administrators can earn well over the national average salary, however, this is often dependent on location. Those based in major cities like London typically earn higher pay. Some may also earn additional cash compensation which can be thousands of pounds. This pay reflects their technical skillset, developed through both education and work experience. Pay may also vary depending on their specialism, as well as the type of systems that they work with.
In the fast-paced world of tech, it is important to stay at the cutting edge of the industry. Continuously expand your technical knowledge and expertise in areas such as network administration, cloud computing, virtualization, cybersecurity, and automation. Demonstrating proficiency in in-demand technologies can make you more valuable to employers and potentially lead to higher-paying opportunities.
Consider pursuing industry-recognised certifications that align with your role as a systems administrator, such as Microsoft-certified Azure Administrator, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), or CompTIA Server+ to validate your skills and enhance your professional credibility. Employers often value certified professionals and may be willing to offer higher salaries to those who hold relevant certifications.
If you want to negotiate a higher salary as a systems administrator, you should focus on your specific knowledge and experience. Systems administrators with more years of experience in the role can earn a significantly higher salary because they bring more value to the organisation with the knowledge they have gained.
This is also true for systems administrators who have niche skills in programming languages like Java, C, and C++, which are all sought-after skill sets. Systems administrators who have training and qualifications in using these programming languages typically earn more than those who are less specialised, and there are systems administrator jobs available at all levels. Use this information to negotiate your salary or ask for a pay rise.
About 65.28% of Systems Administrator professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional £2,792 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Systems Administrator in United Kingdom as a good salary.
Systems Administrator professionals in United Kingdom have a wide total pay range, between £23,600 and £72,954 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of £39,951 following the average career path of a Systems Administrator.