The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 179 157 143
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 48 52 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.97% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.03% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 46 48 50
Average salary £36,250 £31,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.07% -11.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,745 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,722 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +7.14%
Systems Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5445 5062 5209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.09% 94.41% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4533 4254 4372
Average salary £39,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -23 15 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Staffordshire +17 11 £40,000 +33.33%
Warwickshire -32 7 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Solihull +12 2 £23,000 -
Coventry -12 2 £24,750 -23.72% 2
Dudley - 2 £27,500 -
Shropshire -8 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Worcestershire -13 1 £32,500 - 3
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 61 (57.01%) Windows
2 58 (54.21%) Linux
3 46 (42.99%) VMware
4 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
5 39 (36.45%) SQL
6 36 (33.64%) Active Directory
7 32 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
9 25 (23.36%) MS Exchange
10 24 (22.43%) UNIX
10 24 (22.43%) ITIL
11 21 (19.63%) SAN
12 20 (18.69%) SLA
13 19 (17.76%) PHP
14 18 (16.82%) Oracle
14 18 (16.82%) Tomcat
14 18 (16.82%) Finance
15 17 (15.89%) Firewall
15 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (15.89%) MCSE
16 16 (14.95%) HP
16 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (14.02%) Citrix
17 15 (14.02%) DNS
17 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
17 15 (14.02%) DHCP
17 15 (14.02%) Apache
17 15 (14.02%) .NET
18 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (13.08%) DevOps

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (23.36%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.82%) Tomcat
3 15 (14.02%) Apache
4 13 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (8.41%) IIS
6 7 (6.54%) OpenStack
7 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (5.61%) SharePoint
8 5 (4.67%) JBoss
8 5 (4.67%) GlassFish
9 4 (3.74%) Lync
9 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.93%) nginx
11 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (14.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.54%) Joyent
1 7 (6.54%) IaaS
1 7 (6.54%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (5.61%) Office 365
3 3 (2.80%) SaaS
3 3 (2.80%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.63%) SAN
2 17 (15.89%) Firewall
3 15 (14.02%) DNS
3 15 (14.02%) DHCP
4 12 (11.21%) VPN
5 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.54%) VLAN
7 6 (5.61%) HTTP
7 6 (5.61%) VoIP
8 5 (4.67%) LDAP
9 3 (2.80%) WAN
9 3 (2.80%) LAN
9 3 (2.80%) Internet
9 3 (2.80%) Network Security
10 2 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.87%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.87%) Wireless
10 2 (1.87%) DMZ
11 1 (0.93%) SSL
11 1 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) MySQL
3 5 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.80%) Informix
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Toad
1 3 (2.80%) Hudson
2 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.67%) Billing
4 2 (1.87%) Front Office
4 2 (1.87%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) .NET
2 7 (6.54%) Web Services
3 5 (4.67%) J2EE
3 5 (4.67%) REST
4 4 (3.74%) HTML
4 4 (3.74%) Middleware
5 3 (2.80%) CSS
6 2 (1.87%) Memcached
6 2 (1.87%) LAMP
7 1 (0.93%) HTML5
7 1 (0.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Replication
2 7 (6.54%) Clustering
2 7 (6.54%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.67%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.67%) EqualLogic
4 4 (3.74%) LPAR
4 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.80%) CCTV
5 3 (2.80%) iPhone
6 2 (1.87%) Statistics
6 2 (1.87%) PKI
6 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Handset
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 61 (57.01%) Windows
2 58 (54.21%) Linux
3 24 (22.43%) UNIX
4 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.28%) Solaris
7 10 (9.35%) Windows XP
7 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.48%) CentOS
8 8 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (7.48%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.74%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.80%) AIX
11 3 (2.80%) HPUX
12 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) ITIL
2 14 (13.08%) DevOps
3 12 (11.21%) Configuration Management
4 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
5 8 (7.48%) ERP
5 8 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.61%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.67%) Kanban
7 5 (4.67%) Scrum
7 5 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.74%) Software Deployment
8 4 (3.74%) Migration
8 4 (3.74%) Service Management
8 4 (3.74%) SOA
9 3 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.80%) Change Management
9 3 (2.80%) Build Automation
9 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) SQL
2 19 (17.76%) PHP
3 12 (11.21%) Java
4 10 (9.35%) Perl
5 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.61%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.67%) Python
8 3 (2.80%) C
8 3 (2.80%) VB
9 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.87%) VB6
10 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.93%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) MCSE
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (6.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (6.54%) MCSA
4 6 (5.61%) MCITP
5 3 (2.80%) Degree
6 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) CCA
6 2 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) LPIC
7 1 (0.93%) RHCE
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.69%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (33.64%) Active Directory
2 32 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.35%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.35%) vSphere
4 3 (2.80%) XenApp
5 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.87%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.93%) Xen
6 1 (0.93%) Samba
6 1 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (11.21%) Ansible
2 11 (10.28%) Nagios
3 10 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.48%) SCCM
4 8 (7.48%) Puppet
5 7 (6.54%) Vagrant
6 5 (4.67%) Unicenter
6 5 (4.67%) Tivoli
6 5 (4.67%) BladeLogic
7 4 (3.74%) SCOM
8 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.80%) WSUS
8 3 (2.80%) Foglight
9 2 (1.87%) Control-M
9 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.87%) logstash
9 2 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (42.99%) VMware
2 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.82%) Oracle
4 16 (14.95%) HP
5 15 (14.02%) Citrix
6 13 (12.15%) NetApp
6 13 (12.15%) Cisco
7 9 (8.41%) Red Hat
7 9 (8.41%) Rackspace
8 8 (7.48%) Google
8 8 (7.48%) IBM
9 6 (5.61%) Dell
10 3 (2.80%) EMC
10 3 (2.80%) Symantec
10 3 (2.80%) Avaya
10 3 (2.80%) CA
10 3 (2.80%) Veeam
11 2 (1.87%) IPFX
11 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.87%) New Relic
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