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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 149 125 126
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 59 86 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.54% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.63% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 55 58 66
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £28,350 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5117 5286 4632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.81% 94.70% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4285 4439 4020
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 £25,000 £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 30 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 30 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 +39 30 £42,000 +34.40% 1
Birmingham -22 14 £35,000 -14.63% 1
Worcestershire +1 5 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Staffordshire -12 4 £30,000 -7.69%
Coventry -25 2 £27,500 -41.17% 1
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Shropshire +1 1 £40,000 +40.35%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 50 (46.73%) Linux
2 49 (45.79%) Windows
3 44 (41.12%) VMware
4 43 (40.19%) Microsoft
5 41 (38.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (35.51%) Active Directory
7 30 (28.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (25.23%) MS Exchange
10 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
10 26 (24.30%) IBM
11 25 (23.36%) MCSE
12 23 (21.50%) SAN
13 21 (19.63%) MCSA
13 21 (19.63%) AIX
13 21 (19.63%) UNIX
13 21 (19.63%) Finance
13 21 (19.63%) SUSE
14 20 (18.69%) ITIL
14 20 (18.69%) TCP/IP
15 18 (16.82%) VPN
15 18 (16.82%) SQL
15 18 (16.82%) Windows 7
16 16 (14.95%) MCITP
16 16 (14.95%) MS Excel
16 16 (14.95%) DNS
16 16 (14.95%) Dell
16 16 (14.95%) Clustering
17 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (14.02%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (25.23%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (8.41%) IIS
4 4 (3.74%) Apache
4 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (14.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Workday HCM
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.93%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) SaaS
2 2 (1.87%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.50%) SAN
2 20 (18.69%) TCP/IP
3 18 (16.82%) VPN
4 16 (14.95%) DNS
5 15 (14.02%) DHCP
6 13 (12.15%) Firewall
7 11 (10.28%) Network Security
8 8 (7.48%) LAN
9 7 (6.54%) Wireless
10 6 (5.61%) WAN
11 5 (4.67%) VoIP
12 4 (3.74%) MPLS
12 4 (3.74%) Internet
12 4 (3.74%) VLAN
13 3 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (2.80%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (2.80%) HTTP
13 3 (2.80%) WLAN
13 3 (2.80%) Intranet
14 2 (1.87%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.67%) MySQL
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Toad
2 1 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.93%) RequisitePro
General
1 21 (19.63%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Legal
3 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Local Government
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) LAMP
1 2 (1.87%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) Sphinx
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Clustering
2 10 (9.35%) LPAR
3 5 (4.67%) Replication
4 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.80%) HACMP
6 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 50 (46.73%) Linux
2 49 (45.79%) Windows
3 41 (38.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (19.63%) AIX
4 21 (19.63%) UNIX
4 21 (19.63%) SUSE
5 18 (16.82%) Windows 7
6 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (13.08%) Solaris
8 11 (10.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.74%) VMS
9 4 (3.74%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.80%) HPUX
11 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.93%) CentOS
12 1 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.69%) ITIL
2 12 (11.21%) Business Continuity
2 12 (11.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
4 8 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (4.67%) Data Protection
5 5 (4.67%) ERP
6 4 (3.74%) Identity Management
7 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.80%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (2.80%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.80%) CRM
7 3 (2.80%) Network Design
8 2 (1.87%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.87%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.87%) Release Management
8 2 (1.87%) Data Analysis
8 2 (1.87%) SIEM
8 2 (1.87%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (0.93%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) SQL
2 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.87%) Perl
3 2 (1.87%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (28.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (23.36%) MCSE
3 21 (19.63%) MCSA
4 16 (14.95%) MCITP
5 13 (12.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
6 7 (6.54%) CCNA
6 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.74%) MCP
8 2 (1.87%) CCIE
8 2 (1.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (35.51%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.28%) PowerHA
4 9 (8.41%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.74%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.87%) vSphere
8 2 (1.87%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.87%) Postfix
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.93%) XenApp
9 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.93%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) SCCM
2 3 (2.80%) YUM
2 3 (2.80%) Foglight
3 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (41.12%) VMware
2 43 (40.19%) Microsoft
3 26 (24.30%) IBM
4 16 (14.95%) Dell
5 14 (13.08%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.48%) Citrix
6 8 (7.48%) NetApp
6 8 (7.48%) Cisco
7 7 (6.54%) Websense
8 6 (5.61%) Veritas
9 5 (4.67%) WatchGuard
9 5 (4.67%) Acronis
9 5 (4.67%) SAP
10 4 (3.74%) Novell
11 3 (2.80%) Oracle
11 3 (2.80%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.87%) SunGard
12 2 (1.87%) Veeam
12 2 (1.87%) Google
13 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
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