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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 173 133 176
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 31 60 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.39% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.47% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 27 50 27
Average salary £32,500 £41,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.73% +26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -37 7 £40,000 -4.19% 3
Staffordshire - 7 £27,500 - 2
Coventry -18 6 £38,500 +18.46% 1
Wolverhampton -11 4 £30,146 -28.40%
Worcestershire +8 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Warwickshire -9 2 £41,250 +43.47% 3
Dudley - 2 £27,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (53.92%) Windows
2 51 (50.00%) Linux
3 43 (42.16%) Microsoft
4 33 (32.35%) UNIX
5 31 (30.39%) VMware
6 28 (27.45%) Active Directory
7 26 (25.49%) Clustering
8 24 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (22.55%) SQL
9 23 (22.55%) SQL Server
10 22 (21.57%) vSphere
11 21 (20.59%) AIX
12 20 (19.61%) Red Hat
13 19 (18.63%) Solaris
13 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
14 18 (17.65%) Citrix
14 18 (17.65%) IBM
14 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (16.67%) PowerHA
15 17 (16.67%) Firewall
15 17 (16.67%) Oracle
16 14 (13.73%) Cisco
16 14 (13.73%) MS Exchange
16 14 (13.73%) LAN
16 14 (13.73%) WAN
17 13 (12.75%) MySQL
18 12 (11.76%) DNS
18 12 (11.76%) Nagios
19 11 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 10 (9.80%) Puppet

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.80%) IIS
3 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.84%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.94%) JBoss
6 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.98%) Lync
8 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.98%) Agresso
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) Firewall
2 14 (13.73%) LAN
2 14 (13.73%) WAN
3 12 (11.76%) DNS
4 10 (9.80%) SAN
4 10 (9.80%) DHCP
4 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.80%) VPN
5 9 (8.82%) Network Security
6 7 (6.86%) VoIP
7 6 (5.88%) LDAP
7 6 (5.88%) HTTP
8 5 (4.90%) MPLS
8 5 (4.90%) WLAN
8 5 (4.90%) VLAN
9 4 (3.92%) xDSL
9 4 (3.92%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (3.92%) GPRS
9 4 (3.92%) ISDN
9 4 (3.92%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.75%) MySQL
3 6 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.92%) Informix
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Hudson
2 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.94%) Ant
3 3 (2.94%) Artifactory
3 3 (2.94%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.94%) CruiseControl
3 3 (2.94%) Maven
4 1 (0.98%) Toad
4 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Financial Institution
2 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) .NET
1 4 (3.92%) J2EE
2 1 (0.98%) HTML
2 1 (0.98%) CSS
2 1 (0.98%) CSS3
2 1 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.49%) Clustering
2 4 (3.92%) LPAR
2 4 (3.92%) LIMS
2 4 (3.92%) Handset
3 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) Replication
4 1 (0.98%) HACMP
4 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 55 (53.92%) Windows
2 51 (50.00%) Linux
3 33 (32.35%) UNIX
4 21 (20.59%) AIX
5 19 (18.63%) Solaris
6 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (7.84%) SUSE
8 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (6.86%) CentOS
10 6 (5.88%) HPUX
11 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.98%) Debian
13 1 (0.98%) VMS
13 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (7.84%) DevOps
1 8 (7.84%) ITIL
1 8 (7.84%) ERP
2 7 (6.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (4.90%) Software Deployment
4 5 (4.90%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (3.92%) Kanban
5 4 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (3.92%) Scrum
6 2 (1.96%) Network Design
6 2 (1.96%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (1.96%) E-Commerce
6 2 (1.96%) Information Security
6 2 (1.96%) Migration
6 2 (1.96%) Service Management
7 1 (0.98%) Change Management
7 1 (0.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) SQL
2 10 (9.80%) PHP
3 9 (8.82%) Java
3 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.84%) Perl
4 8 (7.84%) Python
5 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.90%) VBScript
7 3 (2.94%) R
8 2 (1.96%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.86%) MCSE
2 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.92%) CCIE
4 4 (3.92%) CCNP
4 4 (3.92%) CCNA
5 3 (2.94%) MCP
6 2 (1.96%) MCITP
6 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.96%) MCSA
7 1 (0.98%) RHCE
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CCA
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.98%) Degree
7 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (21.57%) vSphere
4 17 (16.67%) PowerHA
5 9 (8.82%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.94%) XenApp
8 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.96%) vCloud
10 1 (0.98%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) Nagios
2 10 (9.80%) Puppet
3 5 (4.90%) Ansible
4 4 (3.92%) BladeLogic
4 4 (3.92%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.92%) Unicenter
5 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.96%) SCCM
6 2 (1.96%) Control-M
7 1 (0.98%) Foglight
7 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.98%) SCOM
7 1 (0.98%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (42.16%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.39%) VMware
3 20 (19.61%) Red Hat
4 18 (17.65%) Citrix
4 18 (17.65%) IBM
5 17 (16.67%) Oracle
6 14 (13.73%) Cisco
7 6 (5.88%) HP
8 5 (4.90%) QAD
8 5 (4.90%) Websense
8 5 (4.90%) Progress
8 5 (4.90%) StreamServe
9 4 (3.92%) Symantec
9 4 (3.92%) Avaya
9 4 (3.92%) NetApp
9 4 (3.92%) Veritas
10 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.94%) Veeam
11 2 (1.96%) WatchGuard
11 2 (1.96%) Dell
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Package including 25 days holiday.
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £17000.00 - £17500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cyber Media Solutions Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum , plus pension benefit
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago