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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 143 145 124
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 74 69 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 1.27% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.33% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71 63 72
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £52,500 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +12.14%
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
5296 5183 4666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.53% 95.10% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4416 4415 3983
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 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +51 46 £44,000 +66.03% 2
Birmingham -35 8 £32,500 -20.73% 1
Worcestershire +2 7 £31,500 +23.52%
Staffordshire -12 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Coventry -20 3 £27,500 -43.58% 1
Stourbridge - 1 £42,500 -
Walsall - 1 £20,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £40,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 67 (48.91%) Linux
2 64 (46.72%) Windows
3 55 (40.15%) Microsoft
4 52 (37.96%) VMware
5 49 (35.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (35.04%) Active Directory
7 39 (28.47%) UNIX
7 39 (28.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (24.82%) Clustering
8 34 (24.82%) SQL Server
8 34 (24.82%) IBM
9 32 (23.36%) MS Exchange
9 32 (23.36%) AIX
9 32 (23.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (20.44%) TCP/IP
11 27 (19.71%) MCSE
12 25 (18.25%) Solaris
12 25 (18.25%) SQL
12 25 (18.25%) VPN
13 24 (17.52%) Red Hat
14 23 (16.79%) Firewall
14 23 (16.79%) MS Excel
14 23 (16.79%) PowerHA
15 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
15 22 (16.06%) DNS
15 22 (16.06%) Finance
15 22 (16.06%) SUSE
15 22 (16.06%) SAN
16 21 (15.33%) MCSA
17 19 (13.87%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 32 (23.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (8.76%) IIS
4 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.92%) Apache
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.73%) Lync
9 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (16.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.73%) Workday HCM
1 1 (0.73%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) SaaS
2 2 (1.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.44%) TCP/IP
2 25 (18.25%) VPN
3 23 (16.79%) Firewall
4 22 (16.06%) DNS
4 22 (16.06%) SAN
5 19 (13.87%) DHCP
5 19 (13.87%) Network Security
6 16 (11.68%) LAN
7 14 (10.22%) WAN
8 10 (7.30%) Wireless
9 9 (6.57%) MPLS
10 8 (5.84%) HTTP
11 7 (5.11%) VLAN
11 7 (5.11%) Internet
12 6 (4.38%) UMTS
12 6 (4.38%) VoIP
12 6 (4.38%) WLAN
12 6 (4.38%) GPRS
12 6 (4.38%) ISDN
12 6 (4.38%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (24.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) MySQL
2 12 (8.76%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.73%) Big Data
5 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.73%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Toad
2 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.73%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.73%) Maven
3 1 (0.73%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.73%) Hudson
3 1 (0.73%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.73%) Ant
General
1 22 (16.06%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Legal
3 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.73%) Law
4 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.46%) Web Services
1 2 (1.46%) LAMP
2 1 (0.73%) Sphinx
2 1 (0.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.82%) Clustering
2 9 (6.57%) LPAR
3 4 (2.92%) Replication
3 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.19%) HACMP
5 1 (0.73%) Handset
5 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 67 (48.91%) Linux
2 64 (46.72%) Windows
3 49 (35.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (28.47%) UNIX
5 32 (23.36%) AIX
6 25 (18.25%) Solaris
7 22 (16.06%) Windows 7
7 22 (16.06%) SUSE
8 17 (12.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (11.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.38%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (3.65%) CentOS
11 5 (3.65%) VMS
12 4 (2.92%) HPUX
13 3 (2.19%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.73%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.14%) ITIL
2 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
3 8 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (5.84%) Business Continuity
4 7 (5.11%) ERP
5 6 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.65%) Data Protection
6 5 (3.65%) Network Design
7 4 (2.92%) Identity Management
7 4 (2.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.92%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.19%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.19%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.19%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (2.19%) CRM
9 2 (1.46%) Risk Management
9 2 (1.46%) SIEM
9 2 (1.46%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.25%) SQL
2 8 (5.84%) PHP
3 7 (5.11%) Java
4 6 (4.38%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.19%) Python
6 3 (2.19%) Perl
7 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.46%) VBScript
7 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (23.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (19.71%) MCSE
3 21 (15.33%) MCSA
4 17 (12.41%) MCITP
5 15 (10.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (8.03%) CCNA
8 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.38%) MCP
9 6 (4.38%) CCIE
9 6 (4.38%) CCNP
10 1 (0.73%) CCA
10 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) SLA
2 3 (2.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (35.04%) Active Directory
2 39 (28.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.79%) PowerHA
4 15 (10.95%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.30%) vSphere
6 7 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.92%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.19%) XenApp
9 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.46%) Postfix
10 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.73%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.73%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) Puppet
2 5 (3.65%) SCCM
3 4 (2.92%) Nagios
4 3 (2.19%) YUM
4 3 (2.19%) Foglight
5 2 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.73%) SCOM
6 1 (0.73%) WSUS
6 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.73%) Ansible
6 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (40.15%) Microsoft
2 52 (37.96%) VMware
3 34 (24.82%) IBM
4 24 (17.52%) Red Hat
5 18 (13.14%) Citrix
6 17 (12.41%) Dell
7 11 (8.03%) Cisco
8 10 (7.30%) Veritas
9 9 (6.57%) Websense
9 9 (6.57%) Oracle
10 6 (4.38%) WatchGuard
11 5 (3.65%) Acronis
11 5 (3.65%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.65%) SAP
12 4 (2.92%) Novell
13 3 (2.19%) Veeam
13 3 (2.19%) NetApp
14 2 (1.46%) SunGard
14 2 (1.46%) HP
14 2 (1.46%) Symantec
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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