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

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 156 186 137
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 69 30 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.59% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.61% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 63 26 48
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -20.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,125 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
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
5416 4900 4150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.08% 96.74% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4516 4265 3421
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,104
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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
Birmingham +17 30 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Coventry +4 13 £33,500 -12.98% 1
Warwickshire -7 11 £30,000 -42.85%
Shropshire - 5 £32,000 - 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £28,812 -1.49% 1
Worcestershire -5 1 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Dudley -6 1 £27,500 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 58 (47.15%) Windows
2 51 (41.46%) Linux
3 50 (40.65%) Microsoft
4 35 (28.46%) Active Directory
5 31 (25.20%) SQL
5 31 (25.20%) Windows Server
6 28 (22.76%) VMware
7 25 (20.33%) Red Hat
8 24 (19.51%) Firewall
9 23 (18.70%) ITIL
10 22 (17.89%) Unix
11 21 (17.07%) ERP
11 21 (17.07%) MS Exchange
12 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (15.45%) MySQL
14 18 (14.63%) Cisco
14 18 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (13.01%) Dynamics NAV
17 15 (12.20%) Oracle
17 15 (12.20%) HPUX
17 15 (12.20%) Tomcat
18 14 (11.38%) SAN
18 14 (11.38%) HP
18 14 (11.38%) Hyper-V
18 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (10.57%) Apache
19 13 (10.57%) Perl
20 12 (9.76%) LAMP

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 21 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.20%) Tomcat
3 13 (10.57%) Apache
4 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.07%) IIS
6 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.44%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.63%) nginx
8 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.81%) JBoss
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.63%) Office 365
5 1 (0.81%) GitHub
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.51%) Firewall
2 14 (11.38%) SAN
3 10 (8.13%) VoIP
4 7 (5.69%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (5.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (5.69%) DHCP
4 7 (5.69%) LAN
4 7 (5.69%) PBX
4 7 (5.69%) WAN
5 5 (4.07%) DNS
5 5 (4.07%) Internet
5 5 (4.07%) Intranet
5 5 (4.07%) Network Security
6 4 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (3.25%) HTTP
6 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.44%) VPN
8 2 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.81%) LDAP
9 1 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) MySQL
2 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Selenium
2 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.44%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.81%) MSI
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
4 1 (0.81%) Toad
General
1 6 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.25%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.63%) Marketing
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Billing
4 1 (0.81%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.76%) LAMP
2 11 (8.94%) EDI
3 3 (2.44%) .NET
3 3 (2.44%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (1.63%) CSS
4 2 (1.63%) HTML
5 1 (0.81%) Ajax
5 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.81%) JMS
5 1 (0.81%) jQuery
5 1 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.69%) User Experience
2 5 (4.07%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.44%) HP Superdome
4 3 (2.44%) Life Science
5 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.63%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) EPoS
6 1 (0.81%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.81%) LPAR
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (47.15%) Windows
2 51 (41.46%) Linux
3 31 (25.20%) Windows Server
4 22 (17.89%) Unix
5 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (12.20%) HPUX
8 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (7.32%) CentOS
10 7 (5.69%) Solaris
10 7 (5.69%) SUSE
11 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
12 5 (4.07%) AIX
13 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
14 3 (2.44%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.70%) ITIL
2 21 (17.07%) ERP
3 11 (8.94%) Project Management
4 10 (8.13%) Asset Management
5 9 (7.32%) DevOps
6 8 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.69%) ITSM
7 7 (5.69%) Kernel Tuning
7 7 (5.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (5.69%) SIEM
7 7 (5.69%) Technical Analysis
7 7 (5.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.07%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.25%) Change Control
9 4 (3.25%) Server Building
9 4 (3.25%) Time Management
9 4 (3.25%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (2.44%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.20%) SQL
2 13 (10.57%) Perl
3 12 (9.76%) PHP
4 10 (8.13%) Java
5 9 (7.32%) Python
6 8 (6.50%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.07%) VB
9 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.44%) Korn
10 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.63%) C#
11 2 (1.63%) Groovy
12 1 (0.81%) Ruby
12 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) Degree
1 8 (6.50%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.25%) MCITP
4 4 (3.25%) MCSE
5 3 (2.44%) CISA
5 3 (2.44%) CISM
5 3 (2.44%) CISSP
5 3 (2.44%) CRISC
5 3 (2.44%) HND
5 3 (2.44%) MCSA
6 2 (1.63%) CCNA
6 2 (1.63%) CCNP
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.63%) MCP
6 2 (1.63%) MCTS
6 2 (1.63%) NCIE
6 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.13%) Xen
5 5 (4.07%) KVM
6 3 (2.44%) NFS
6 3 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.63%) Corosync
7 2 (1.63%) Dovecot
7 2 (1.63%) Firmware
7 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) SCCM
1 7 (5.69%) SCOM
2 5 (4.07%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (3.25%) Nagios
3 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.44%) HP NNM
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.63%) Pacemaker
5 2 (1.63%) Puppet
6 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.81%) Foglight
6 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (40.65%) Microsoft
2 28 (22.76%) VMware
3 25 (20.33%) Red Hat
4 18 (14.63%) Cisco
5 15 (12.20%) Oracle
6 14 (11.38%) HP
7 12 (9.76%) NetApp
8 10 (8.13%) SAP
9 7 (5.69%) Qualys
10 4 (3.25%) Symantec
11 3 (2.44%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.44%) Citrix
11 3 (2.44%) Forcepoint
11 3 (2.44%) Sophos
11 3 (2.44%) Sun
11 3 (2.44%) Veritas
12 2 (1.63%) CommVault
12 2 (1.63%) Dell
12 2 (1.63%) Pegasus
13 1 (0.81%) EMC
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