A Senior Systems Administrator earns an average salary of £37,098 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Active Directory. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

£24,542 - £53,513
MEDIAN: £37,098

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£24,542 - £53,513  
£496.65 - £10,067  
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£24,121 - £55,069  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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National Average: £36,881

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Experience Affects Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Administrator Salaries

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Windows 2003 Server
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Network Management / Administration
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National Average

VMware ESX
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Windows Server 2012 R2
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Windows Server 2008 R2
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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 24%