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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 167 143 170
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 41 48 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.17% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.23% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 35 41 24
Average salary £30,500 £41,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.60% +21.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
4859 3890 4498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.09% 94.60% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4193 3173 3859
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -31 10 £35,250 -17.78% 4
Coventry -27 7 £41,500 +27.69% 2
Dudley - 6 £27,500 -
Staffordshire - 5 £26,000 -
Wolverhampton -1 4 £30,146 -28.40%
Warwickshire -11 3 £45,000 +71.42%
Shropshire -15 2 £45,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 53 (55.79%) Linux
2 51 (53.68%) Windows
3 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
4 30 (31.58%) VMware
5 28 (29.47%) UNIX
6 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
7 24 (25.26%) SQL
8 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 18 (18.95%) vSphere
11 17 (17.89%) Oracle
11 17 (17.89%) Clustering
11 17 (17.89%) Citrix
11 17 (17.89%) Red Hat
12 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
13 15 (15.79%) AIX
14 14 (14.74%) Solaris
14 14 (14.74%) ITIL
14 14 (14.74%) IBM
15 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (13.68%) Cisco
15 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
15 13 (13.68%) Tomcat
15 13 (13.68%) SAN
15 13 (13.68%) Firewall
16 12 (12.63%) PHP
16 12 (12.63%) SLA
17 11 (11.58%) MySQL
17 11 (11.58%) Nagios
17 11 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (13.68%) Tomcat
1 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.47%) IIS
4 7 (7.37%) Apache
5 4 (4.21%) JBoss
6 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.11%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.05%) Lync
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.05%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
1 2 (2.11%) Joyent
1 2 (2.11%) IaaS
1 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) SAN
1 13 (13.68%) Firewall
2 10 (10.53%) DNS
2 10 (10.53%) WAN
2 10 (10.53%) DHCP
2 10 (10.53%) LAN
3 7 (7.37%) VoIP
3 7 (7.37%) VPN
4 6 (6.32%) HTTP
4 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.26%) LDAP
6 3 (3.16%) MPLS
6 3 (3.16%) VLAN
6 3 (3.16%) Network Security
7 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.11%) xDSL
7 2 (2.11%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.11%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (2.11%) GPRS
7 2 (2.11%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) MySQL
3 5 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.16%) Informix
4 3 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Hudson
2 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.11%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.11%) Ant
3 2 (2.11%) Toad
3 2 (2.11%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.11%) Maven
4 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 2 (2.11%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) CSS3
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) HTML5
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Clustering
2 5 (5.26%) LPAR
3 4 (4.21%) LIMS
3 4 (4.21%) Handset
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) HACMP
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (55.79%) Linux
2 51 (53.68%) Windows
3 28 (29.47%) UNIX
4 15 (15.79%) AIX
5 14 (14.74%) Solaris
6 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.42%) HPUX
8 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
10 5 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (5.26%) CentOS
11 4 (4.21%) SUSE
12 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.05%) Debian
14 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) ITIL
2 10 (10.53%) DevOps
3 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.32%) ERP
4 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (5.26%) Kanban
5 5 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (5.26%) Scrum
6 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.21%) Service Management
6 4 (4.21%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.11%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (2.11%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) SQL
2 12 (12.63%) PHP
3 10 (10.53%) Perl
4 9 (9.47%) Java
4 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.42%) Python
6 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.21%) VBScript
7 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.16%) R
9 2 (2.11%) C
9 2 (2.11%) VB
10 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) MCSE
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.11%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.11%) CCIE
3 2 (2.11%) CCNP
3 2 (2.11%) CCNA
4 1 (1.05%) CCA
4 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.05%) MCP
4 1 (1.05%) MCSA
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) VCP4
4 1 (1.05%) RHCE
4 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.05%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.63%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.95%) vSphere
4 10 (10.53%) PowerHA
5 6 (6.32%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.16%) XenApp
7 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.11%) vCloud
9 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.05%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Nagios
2 8 (8.42%) Puppet
2 8 (8.42%) Ansible
3 5 (5.26%) Unicenter
3 5 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 5 (5.26%) BladeLogic
4 3 (3.16%) SCCM
4 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.11%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.11%) Foglight
5 2 (2.11%) Control-M
6 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.05%) SCOM
6 1 (1.05%) yum
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) VMware
3 17 (17.89%) Oracle
3 17 (17.89%) Citrix
3 17 (17.89%) Red Hat
4 14 (14.74%) IBM
5 13 (13.68%) Cisco
6 10 (10.53%) HP
7 8 (8.42%) NetApp
8 5 (5.26%) Progress
8 5 (5.26%) QAD
8 5 (5.26%) StreamServe
9 4 (4.21%) Avaya
10 3 (3.16%) Symantec
10 3 (3.16%) Websense
10 3 (3.16%) Veeam
11 2 (2.11%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.11%) Google
11 2 (2.11%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.11%) CA
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension (8%) and Bonus (10%)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £115.50 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago