The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 158 122 141
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 56 85 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.53% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.61% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 52 58 60
Average salary £33,750 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.33% +18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,065 £27,000 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £54,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5089 5268 4657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.75% 94.82% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4263 4419 4062
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Systems Administrator
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Warwickshire +37 29 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Birmingham -22 13 £38,750 -3.12% 2
Worcestershire +3 4 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Staffordshire -10 4 £30,000 -16.66%
Shropshire +2 2 £40,000 +40.35%
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Coventry -33 1 £27,500 -40.21% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 49 (48.04%) Linux
2 45 (44.12%) Windows
3 42 (41.18%) VMware
4 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 38 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 29 (28.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (26.47%) MS Exchange
8 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
9 25 (24.51%) IBM
10 24 (23.53%) MCSE
11 23 (22.55%) SAN
12 21 (20.59%) MCSA
13 20 (19.61%) ITIL
13 20 (19.61%) Finance
13 20 (19.61%) SUSE
14 19 (18.63%) UNIX
14 19 (18.63%) AIX
14 19 (18.63%) TCP/IP
15 18 (17.65%) VPN
15 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
16 17 (16.67%) SQL
17 16 (15.69%) MS Excel
17 16 (15.69%) Dell
17 16 (15.69%) MCITP
18 15 (14.71%) DNS
19 14 (13.73%) Clustering
19 14 (13.73%) DHCP
20 13 (12.75%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 27 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (7.84%) IIS
4 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Agresso
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.98%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.55%) SAN
2 19 (18.63%) TCP/IP
3 18 (17.65%) VPN
4 15 (14.71%) DNS
5 14 (13.73%) DHCP
6 12 (11.76%) Firewall
7 8 (7.84%) Network Security
7 8 (7.84%) LAN
8 6 (5.88%) WAN
8 6 (5.88%) Wireless
9 5 (4.90%) VoIP
10 4 (3.92%) Internet
10 4 (3.92%) MPLS
11 3 (2.94%) Intranet
11 3 (2.94%) VLAN
12 2 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.96%) xDSL
12 2 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (1.96%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.98%) OLTP
5 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Toad
2 1 (0.98%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (19.61%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.98%) Local Government
3 1 (0.98%) Law
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) Web Services
1 2 (1.96%) LAMP
2 1 (0.98%) Sphinx
2 1 (0.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Clustering
2 10 (9.80%) LPAR
3 5 (4.90%) Replication
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) HACMP
5 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 49 (48.04%) Linux
2 45 (44.12%) Windows
3 38 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (19.61%) SUSE
5 19 (18.63%) AIX
5 19 (18.63%) UNIX
6 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
7 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (12.75%) Solaris
8 11 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.92%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.92%) VMS
10 3 (2.94%) HPUX
10 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.98%) CentOS
12 1 (0.98%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) ITIL
2 12 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 11 (10.78%) Load Balancing
4 8 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (4.90%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.92%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.92%) ERP
7 3 (2.94%) CRM
7 3 (2.94%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (1.96%) Release Management
8 2 (1.96%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (1.96%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.96%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.96%) Network Design
9 1 (0.98%) Data Analysis
9 1 (0.98%) Incident Management
9 1 (0.98%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.96%) Perl
3 2 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.98%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (28.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (23.53%) MCSE
3 21 (20.59%) MCSA
4 16 (15.69%) MCITP
5 13 (12.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (6.86%) CCNA
6 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.94%) MCP
8 2 (1.96%) CCIE
8 2 (1.96%) CCNP
9 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
1 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 36 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.82%) PowerHA
4 8 (7.84%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.92%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.96%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.96%) vSphere
9 1 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.98%) Postfix
9 1 (0.98%) XenApp
9 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.98%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) YUM
2 3 (2.94%) Foglight
3 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) VMware
2 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (24.51%) IBM
4 16 (15.69%) Dell
5 13 (12.75%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.84%) NetApp
7 7 (6.86%) Citrix
7 7 (6.86%) Cisco
8 6 (5.88%) Veritas
9 5 (4.90%) WatchGuard
9 5 (4.90%) Websense
9 5 (4.90%) Acronis
9 5 (4.90%) SAP
10 4 (3.92%) Novell
11 3 (2.94%) Oracle
12 2 (1.96%) SunGard
12 2 (1.96%) Veeam
12 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.98%) Google
13 1 (0.98%) NetSuite
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago