The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 109 124 90
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 10 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 0.47% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.50% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 37
Average salary £41,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.15% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £30,000 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Systems Administrator
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1836 2009 1995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.82% 94.32% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1704 1785
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Birmingham region.

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 15 (51.72%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Linux
3 11 (37.93%) UNIX
4 10 (34.48%) HP
5 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
5 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 7 (24.14%) IBM
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
7 6 (20.69%) Oracle
7 6 (20.69%) Firewall
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 6 (20.69%) SAN
7 6 (20.69%) NetApp
8 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (17.24%) Office 365
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
9 4 (13.79%) Middleware
9 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
9 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
9 4 (13.79%) SOA
10 3 (10.34%) VoIP
10 3 (10.34%) ERP
10 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
10 3 (10.34%) Toad
10 3 (10.34%) MS Office
10 3 (10.34%) Perl

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 3 (10.34%) Lync
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SAN
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) SNMP
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Toad
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Replication
1 3 (10.34%) CCTV
1 3 (10.34%) iPhone
1 3 (10.34%) LPAR
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) UNIX
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.34%) AIX
6 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.45%) HPUX
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) SUSE
7 1 (3.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) SOA
1 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (10.34%) ERP
3 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Perl
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Korn
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) Xen
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Foglight
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Zenoss
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) HP
3 7 (24.14%) IBM
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) NetApp
5 3 (10.34%) Veeam
5 3 (10.34%) Avaya
6 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Mercator
7 1 (3.45%) CA
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco