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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 163 152 139
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 47 67 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 1.22% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.29% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 43 65 63
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,850 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
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
5258 5213 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.04% 95.25% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4389 4324 4457
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
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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 +14 14 £41,000 +26.15%
Staffordshire +11 11 £28,250 -31.51% 5
Warwickshire -34 9 £37,500 -14.77%
Coventry -7 5 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Worcestershire -5 2 £29,000 -7.93%
Shropshire -4 1 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 50 (50.00%) Windows
2 44 (44.00%) Linux
3 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (40.00%) VMware
4 37 (37.00%) SQL
5 31 (31.00%) Active Directory
6 28 (28.00%) SQL Server
6 28 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (27.00%) MS Exchange
8 20 (20.00%) SAN
9 18 (18.00%) HP
9 18 (18.00%) UNIX
10 17 (17.00%) Finance
11 15 (15.00%) PHP
12 14 (14.00%) DNS
12 14 (14.00%) DHCP
12 14 (14.00%) ERP
12 14 (14.00%) MS Excel
12 14 (14.00%) Firewall
12 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (13.00%) NetApp
14 12 (12.00%) Oracle
14 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (11.00%) Hyper-V
15 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (11.00%) ITIL
15 11 (11.00%) MCSE
15 11 (11.00%) Apache
15 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (10.00%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 27 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.00%) Apache
4 7 (7.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.00%) Lync
6 5 (5.00%) OpenStack
7 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 4 (4.00%) IIS
8 3 (3.00%) JBoss
8 3 (3.00%) GlassFish
8 3 (3.00%) nginx
9 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) SaaS
2 6 (6.00%) Office 365
3 4 (4.00%) Joyent
3 4 (4.00%) IaaS
3 4 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.00%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.00%) SAN
2 14 (14.00%) DNS
2 14 (14.00%) Firewall
2 14 (14.00%) DHCP
3 10 (10.00%) VPN
4 8 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.00%) VoIP
5 7 (7.00%) VLAN
6 6 (6.00%) Internet
7 5 (5.00%) HTTP
8 4 (4.00%) WAN
8 4 (4.00%) LAN
8 4 (4.00%) Intranet
9 3 (3.00%) Network Security
9 3 (3.00%) LDAP
10 2 (2.00%) Wireless
10 2 (2.00%) DMZ
10 2 (2.00%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) MySQL
3 4 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.00%) Informix
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.00%) MS Access
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Toad
2 2 (2.00%) MSI
2 2 (2.00%) Selenium
2 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.00%) Hudson
2 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.00%) Billing
3 3 (3.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.00%) Front Office
4 2 (2.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) HTML
2 9 (9.00%) .NET
3 8 (8.00%) CSS
4 4 (4.00%) Web Services
4 4 (4.00%) Middleware
5 3 (3.00%) REST
6 2 (2.00%) Memcached
6 2 (2.00%) LAMP
6 2 (2.00%) EDI
7 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (1.00%) HTML5
7 1 (1.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Replication
2 5 (5.00%) Clustering
2 5 (5.00%) EqualLogic
2 5 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.00%) CCTV
4 3 (3.00%) iPhone
4 3 (3.00%) LPAR
5 2 (2.00%) Statistics
5 2 (2.00%) PKI
5 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.00%) Handset
6 1 (1.00%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 50 (50.00%) Windows
2 44 (44.00%) Linux
3 18 (18.00%) UNIX
4 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.00%) CentOS
8 8 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 8 (8.00%) Solaris
9 7 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (5.00%) Ubuntu
10 5 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (4.00%) AIX
12 3 (3.00%) HPUX
13 1 (1.00%) SUSE
13 1 (1.00%) Debian
13 1 (1.00%) VMS
13 1 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.00%) ERP
2 11 (11.00%) ITIL
3 10 (10.00%) Project Management
4 8 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.00%) Change Management
6 6 (6.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.00%) DevOps
7 5 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.00%) Migration
8 4 (4.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.00%) SOA
9 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.00%) Time Management
9 3 (3.00%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.00%) Build Automation
9 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.00%) SQL
2 15 (15.00%) PHP
3 7 (7.00%) Java
3 7 (7.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.00%) VB6
4 3 (3.00%) VB
5 2 (2.00%) C
5 2 (2.00%) Perl
5 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.00%) C#
6 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.00%) VBA
6 1 (1.00%) Python
6 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.00%) Korn
6 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) MCSE
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.00%) MCITP
2 6 (6.00%) MCSA
3 5 (5.00%) Degree
3 5 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.00%) CCNA
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (31.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.00%) vSphere
5 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.00%) KVM
7 2 (2.00%) Dovecot
7 2 (2.00%) Corosync
7 2 (2.00%) Xen
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.00%) XenApp
8 1 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) SCCM
2 7 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.00%) Puppet
4 5 (5.00%) Nagios
5 4 (4.00%) SCOM
5 4 (4.00%) WSUS
5 4 (4.00%) Vagrant
5 4 (4.00%) Ansible
6 3 (3.00%) Foglight
6 3 (3.00%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.00%) logstash
7 2 (2.00%) Pacemaker
7 2 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 40 (40.00%) VMware
2 18 (18.00%) HP
3 13 (13.00%) NetApp
4 12 (12.00%) Oracle
5 10 (10.00%) Cisco
5 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.00%) IBM
7 7 (7.00%) Dell
7 7 (7.00%) Citrix
8 6 (6.00%) Rackspace
9 4 (4.00%) Google
9 4 (4.00%) CA
10 3 (3.00%) Veeam
10 3 (3.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.00%) Avaya
10 3 (3.00%) SAP
11 2 (2.00%) Pegasus
11 2 (2.00%) Lotus
11 2 (2.00%) IPFX
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