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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 206 161 163
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 35 60 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 1.12% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.16% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 29 55 45
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £32,397
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% +0.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
6017 5166 4758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.33% 96.85% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4376 3985
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
Coventry +6 12 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Birmingham -25 8 £45,000 +47.54% 1
Warwickshire -12 5 £29,500 -34.44% 1
Shropshire -15 3 £31,000 -20.51% 1
Wolverhampton +4 2 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Solihull +19 1 - -
Staffordshire +4 1 - - 1
Dudley +4 1 £27,500 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £27,500 -15.38%
West Bromwich - 1 £27,500 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 57 (54.81%) Windows
2 47 (45.19%) Linux
3 36 (34.62%) Active Directory
4 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 30 (28.85%) Windows Server
6 28 (26.92%) Red Hat
7 26 (25.00%) ITIL
8 21 (20.19%) VMware
8 21 (20.19%) Firewall
8 21 (20.19%) Unix
9 20 (19.23%) Perl
9 20 (19.23%) Cisco
10 19 (18.27%) MS Exchange
10 19 (18.27%) Tomcat
10 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (16.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (15.38%) MySQL
13 15 (14.42%) Java
14 14 (13.46%) LAMP
14 14 (13.46%) Python
14 14 (13.46%) Apache
14 14 (13.46%) Xen
15 13 (12.50%) CentOS
15 13 (12.50%) VoIP
15 13 (12.50%) HPUX
15 13 (12.50%) SQL
15 13 (12.50%) Oracle
15 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.54%) Asset Management
17 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 19 (18.27%) MS Exchange
1 19 (18.27%) Tomcat
2 14 (13.46%) Apache
3 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.81%) IIS
4 3 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.92%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS Office
2 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.96%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.19%) Firewall
2 13 (12.50%) VoIP
3 11 (10.58%) LAN
4 9 (8.65%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (8.65%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (8.65%) PBX
5 8 (7.69%) WAN
6 7 (6.73%) DHCP
6 7 (6.73%) SAN
7 5 (4.81%) DNS
7 5 (4.81%) Internet
7 5 (4.81%) Intranet
7 5 (4.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.85%) VPN
9 3 (2.88%) Network Security
10 2 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.96%) HTTP
11 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) MySQL
2 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.88%) Selenium
1 3 (2.88%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.96%) Toad
General
1 7 (6.73%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Law
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) LAMP
2 4 (3.85%) .NET
3 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.88%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) EDI
4 2 (1.92%) FuelPHP
4 2 (1.92%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) User Experience
2 5 (4.81%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.88%) Life Science
4 2 (1.92%) HP Superdome
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) CMDB
5 1 (0.96%) IBM XIV
5 1 (0.96%) LPAR
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) STB
Operating Systems
1 57 (54.81%) Windows
2 47 (45.19%) Linux
3 30 (28.85%) Windows Server
4 21 (20.19%) Unix
5 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (16.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (12.50%) CentOS
7 13 (12.50%) HPUX
8 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (7.69%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.77%) Ubuntu
10 6 (5.77%) Windows XP
11 5 (4.81%) SUSE
12 3 (2.88%) AIX
12 3 (2.88%) Solaris
13 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (11.54%) Asset Management
3 9 (8.65%) DevOps
3 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (8.65%) ERP
3 9 (8.65%) SIEM
3 9 (8.65%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (6.73%) ITSM
4 7 (6.73%) Kernel Tuning
4 7 (6.73%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (6.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (5.77%) Project Management
6 5 (4.81%) High Availability
7 4 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.85%) People Management
7 4 (3.85%) Server Building
7 4 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
8 3 (2.88%) Data Security
8 3 (2.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) Perl
2 15 (14.42%) Java
3 14 (13.46%) Python
4 13 (12.50%) SQL
5 8 (7.69%) PHP
5 8 (7.69%) VB
6 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.96%) C
8 1 (0.96%) C#
8 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.96%) Korn
8 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.96%) VBA
8 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.77%) Degree
3 6 (5.77%) MCSA
4 5 (4.81%) MCSE
4 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) CISA
5 3 (2.88%) CISM
5 3 (2.88%) CISSP
5 3 (2.88%) CRISC
5 3 (2.88%) HND
6 2 (1.92%) MCITP
6 2 (1.92%) MCP
6 2 (1.92%) MCTS
7 1 (0.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) Xen
3 9 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.81%) KVM
6 2 (1.92%) Firmware
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.92%) Samba
6 2 (1.92%) Varnish
7 1 (0.96%) NFS
7 1 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.96%) vSphere
7 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) SCCM
2 6 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.77%) SCOM
3 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.81%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (3.85%) Nagios
5 3 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.88%) HP NNM
5 3 (2.88%) Puppet
6 2 (1.92%) Ansible
6 2 (1.92%) Salt
7 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.96%) Foglight
7 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 21 (20.19%) VMware
4 20 (19.23%) Cisco
5 13 (12.50%) Oracle
6 9 (8.65%) HP
6 9 (8.65%) Qualys
7 8 (7.69%) SAP
8 5 (4.81%) NetApp
9 3 (2.88%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.88%) Serena
9 3 (2.88%) Symantec
10 2 (1.92%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.92%) Citrix
10 2 (1.92%) CommVault
11 1 (0.96%) Civica
11 1 (0.96%) Northgate
11 1 (0.96%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.96%) Veeam
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus up to 13%
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Shropshire Fire Rescue Service
Salary: From £17,714 to £20,253 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
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