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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 110 96 98
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.90% 0.99% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.04% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 15
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £29,000 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
1711 1735 1600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.67% 95.23% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1382 1527 1345
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (64.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) UNIX
3 11 (44.00%) VMware
4 10 (40.00%) Finance
4 10 (40.00%) IBM
5 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) Apache
6 6 (24.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) SAN
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (20.00%) HP
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) Perl
7 5 (20.00%) PHP
7 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (16.00%) AIX
8 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
8 4 (16.00%) SOA
8 4 (16.00%) Middleware
8 4 (16.00%) NetApp
8 4 (16.00%) LPAR
9 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
10 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (8.00%) Foglight
10 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (8.00%) Toad
11 1 (4.00%) SLA

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (24.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Toad
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) LPAR
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) UNIX
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.00%) AIX
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) HPUX
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (16.00%) SOA
3 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) RHCE
1 1 (4.00%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Foglight
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) VMware
2 10 (40.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) NetApp
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco