Network system administrators employed in permanent jobs in the UK generally have salaries in the range from £16,135 to £37,770 a year including bonuses and profit sharing. The median salary for the profession is £25,190 a year, with bonuses amounting to up to £4,848 a year and earnings from profit sharing ranging from £175 to £1,100 a year on average according to Payscale.
Experienced network system administrators typically earn between £22,192 and £44,238 a year including bonuses, which range from £400 to £12,000 a year, with the median salary at £30,178 a year. Mid-career professionals report salaries in the range from £18,043 to £39,893 a year, with the average salary around £26,727 a year and bonuses amounting to up to £6,040 a year according to Payscale. Professionals employed in London make between £24,560 and £42,216 a year, with the median salary at £34,864 a year and bonus earnings ranging from £507 to £9,863 a year.
Network system administrators employed in entry-level positions typically have salaries in the range from £15,130 to £33,900 a year, with the median salary at £22,664 a year according to Payscale. They report earning bonuses in the amount of up to £3,548 a year.
The salary range for entry-level jobs is significantly higher among professionals employed in London, who report earning salaries in the range from £17,452 to £38,126 a year, with the median salary at £28,648 a year and bonuses amounting to up to £7,946 a year.
The average contract rate for network administrators working in the UK is £325 per day according to IT Jobs Watch. 90 percent of administrators are offered a daily rate of more than £183, and 10 percent report earning more than £350 per day.
The median daily rate for these professionals has increased significantly in recent years. In 2012, network administrators employed on a contract basis earned £283 per day on average and, in 2011, the median daily wage for the profession was £268.
Senior network administrators earn £346 per day on average.
The average hourly rate for network administrators employed as contractors in the UK is £19. Professionals in senior roles earn £35 per hour on average.
General salary information
The median salary for network administrators employed in the UK is £34,750 a year according to IT Jobs Watch. 90 percent of these professionals report earning more than £27,500 a year, and 10 percent are offered an annual salary of more than £48,650. The average salary for the UK not including London is slightly lower, at £32,500 a year.
Senior systems administrators working in the UK earn £52,500 a year on average, with 90 percent earning more than £36,000 a year, and 10 percent reporting an annual salary of more than £62,500.
Network system administrators' salaries can vary from city to city. For example, professionals employed in London generally earn between £23,086 and £41,022 a year, with the average salary around £31,498 a year and yearly bonuses amounting to up to £8,054. Meanwhile, those working in Birmingham earn £25,631 a year on average.
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