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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 179 169 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 43 56 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 1.04% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.10% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 41 52 56
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,065 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £44,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +6.94%
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
5443 5112 5259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.12% 94.86% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4497 4274 4413
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 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 30 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 -2 15 £42,500 +13.33%
Staffordshire +13 11 £33,750 +12.50% 2
Warwickshire -35 8 £37,500 +7.14%
Shropshire -5 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire -12 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Coventry -12 1 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Solihull - 1 £21,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 56 (54.90%) Linux
2 55 (53.92%) Windows
3 44 (43.14%) VMware
4 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
5 35 (34.31%) SQL
5 35 (34.31%) Active Directory
6 30 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (24.51%) MS Exchange
7 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
8 24 (23.53%) UNIX
9 23 (22.55%) SAN
10 20 (19.61%) ITIL
11 19 (18.63%) PHP
11 19 (18.63%) HP
12 17 (16.67%) DNS
12 17 (16.67%) SLA
13 16 (15.69%) DHCP
13 16 (15.69%) Oracle
13 16 (15.69%) Firewall
13 16 (15.69%) Finance
13 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (14.71%) MCSE
14 15 (14.71%) Tomcat
15 14 (13.73%) Apache
15 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
15 14 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (12.75%) Citrix
16 13 (12.75%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (24.51%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.71%) Tomcat
3 14 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (13.73%) Apache
4 7 (6.86%) OpenStack
5 6 (5.88%) IIS
5 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.90%) JBoss
6 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.90%) GlassFish
7 4 (3.92%) Lync
7 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.98%) nginx
9 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.86%) Joyent
1 7 (6.86%) IaaS
1 7 (6.86%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (5.88%) Office 365
3 4 (3.92%) SaaS
4 3 (2.94%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.55%) SAN
2 17 (16.67%) DNS
3 16 (15.69%) Firewall
3 16 (15.69%) DHCP
4 11 (10.78%) VPN
5 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.86%) VLAN
7 6 (5.88%) HTTP
7 6 (5.88%) VoIP
8 5 (4.90%) LDAP
9 4 (3.92%) WAN
9 4 (3.92%) LAN
9 4 (3.92%) Internet
10 3 (2.94%) Network Security
11 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.96%) Wireless
11 2 (1.96%) DMZ
12 1 (0.98%) SSL
12 1 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) MySQL
3 5 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.96%) Informix
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Toad
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) Hudson
2 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.90%) Billing
4 2 (1.96%) Front Office
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) Web Services
3 5 (4.90%) HTML
3 5 (4.90%) REST
4 4 (3.92%) CSS
4 4 (3.92%) Middleware
5 2 (1.96%) LAMP
5 2 (1.96%) J2EE
5 2 (1.96%) Memcached
6 1 (0.98%) CSS3
6 1 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Replication
2 7 (6.86%) Clustering
2 7 (6.86%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.90%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.90%) EqualLogic
4 4 (3.92%) LPAR
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.94%) CCTV
5 3 (2.94%) iPhone
6 2 (1.96%) Statistics
6 2 (1.96%) PKI
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) Handset
7 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.98%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 56 (54.90%) Linux
2 55 (53.92%) Windows
3 24 (23.53%) UNIX
4 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.80%) Windows XP
6 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (8.82%) Solaris
7 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (7.84%) CentOS
8 8 (7.84%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.90%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.92%) AIX
10 4 (3.92%) HPUX
11 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.98%) Debian
12 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) ITIL
2 12 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 11 (10.78%) DevOps
4 9 (8.82%) ERP
5 8 (7.84%) E-Commerce
6 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.90%) Migration
8 5 (4.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.92%) SOA
10 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.94%) Project Management
10 3 (2.94%) Service Management
10 3 (2.94%) Change Management
10 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.94%) Build Automation
10 3 (2.94%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.94%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 35 (34.31%) SQL
2 19 (18.63%) PHP
3 12 (11.76%) Java
4 7 (6.86%) Perl
5 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.94%) C
7 3 (2.94%) VB
8 2 (1.96%) Python
8 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.96%) VB6
9 1 (0.98%) VBScript
9 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) MCSE
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (6.86%) MCSA
2 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (5.88%) MCITP
4 4 (3.92%) Degree
5 2 (1.96%) CCA
5 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CCNA
6 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (34.31%) Active Directory
2 30 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.80%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.80%) vSphere
4 3 (2.94%) XenApp
5 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.98%) Xen
6 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.98%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (8.82%) Ansible
3 8 (7.84%) SCCM
3 8 (7.84%) Puppet
4 7 (6.86%) Vagrant
4 7 (6.86%) Nagios
5 4 (3.92%) Foglight
5 4 (3.92%) SCOM
6 3 (2.94%) WSUS
6 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.96%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.96%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.96%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.96%) logstash
7 2 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (43.14%) VMware
2 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.63%) HP
4 16 (15.69%) Oracle
5 13 (12.75%) Citrix
5 13 (12.75%) NetApp
6 11 (10.78%) Red Hat
7 10 (9.80%) Cisco
8 9 (8.82%) Rackspace
9 8 (7.84%) IBM
9 8 (7.84%) Google
10 6 (5.88%) Dell
11 3 (2.94%) EMC
11 3 (2.94%) Avaya
11 3 (2.94%) CA
11 3 (2.94%) Veeam
11 3 (2.94%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.96%) IPFX
12 2 (1.96%) Lotus
12 2 (1.96%) Atlassian
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Training
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £30000.00 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
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