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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 175 136 163
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 40 71 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 1.43% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.51% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40 60 36
Average salary £33,625 £41,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.98% +36.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,650 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.26% +4.16%
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
5200 4712 4592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 94.98% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4614 3983 4031
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Birmingham -42 13 £34,750 -15.24% 2
Staffordshire - 12 £31,250 - 2
Warwickshire +1 5 £44,000 +60.00% 1
Worcestershire +15 4 £35,000 -
Coventry -22 3 £32,000 -1.53% 3
Stourbridge - 3 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £30,146 +5.77%
Solihull - 1 £32,500 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (49.15%) Linux
2 57 (48.31%) Windows
3 42 (35.59%) Microsoft
3 42 (35.59%) Clustering
4 41 (34.75%) UNIX
5 37 (31.36%) VMware
6 33 (27.97%) Active Directory
7 31 (26.27%) Red Hat
7 31 (26.27%) AIX
8 28 (23.73%) IBM
8 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (23.73%) PowerHA
9 26 (22.03%) Solaris
10 22 (18.64%) Firewall
10 22 (18.64%) vSphere
11 21 (17.80%) SQL Server
11 21 (17.80%) Citrix
12 19 (16.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (14.41%) SQL
13 17 (14.41%) Network Security
13 17 (14.41%) SUSE
13 17 (14.41%) VMware ESX
14 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
14 16 (13.56%) LAN
14 16 (13.56%) WAN
14 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
14 16 (13.56%) DNS
15 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
16 13 (11.02%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.63%) IIS
2 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.54%) JBoss
5 3 (2.54%) Apache
5 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Lync
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) SaaS
1 3 (2.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.64%) Firewall
2 17 (14.41%) Network Security
3 16 (13.56%) DNS
3 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 16 (13.56%) LAN
3 16 (13.56%) WAN
4 13 (11.02%) DHCP
5 12 (10.17%) VPN
6 10 (8.47%) SAN
7 8 (6.78%) HTTP
7 8 (6.78%) WLAN
7 8 (6.78%) VLAN
8 7 (5.93%) MPLS
8 7 (5.93%) VoIP
9 6 (5.08%) UMTS
9 6 (5.08%) LDAP
9 6 (5.08%) GPRS
9 6 (5.08%) ISDN
9 6 (5.08%) Internet
9 6 (5.08%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.17%) MySQL
3 7 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.54%) Informix
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Hudson
2 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.54%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.54%) Artifactory
3 3 (2.54%) Ant
3 3 (2.54%) CruiseControl
3 3 (2.54%) Maven
4 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.85%) Toad
General
1 10 (8.47%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Legal
3 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) HTML
1 1 (0.85%) CSS
1 1 (0.85%) HTML5
1 1 (0.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (35.59%) Clustering
2 4 (3.39%) LIMS
2 4 (3.39%) Handset
3 3 (2.54%) LPAR
4 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) HACMP
5 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (49.15%) Linux
2 57 (48.31%) Windows
3 41 (34.75%) UNIX
4 31 (26.27%) AIX
5 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (22.03%) Solaris
7 19 (16.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (14.41%) SUSE
9 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (7.63%) Windows 7
12 7 (5.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (5.93%) CentOS
13 6 (5.08%) HPUX
14 5 (4.24%) VMS
15 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
16 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.85%) Debian
17 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.63%) ERP
2 7 (5.93%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (4.24%) Network Design
4 5 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (3.39%) DevOps
6 3 (2.54%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.54%) ITIL
7 2 (1.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (1.69%) Migration
7 2 (1.69%) Information Security
7 2 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.69%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.69%) Load Balancing
8 1 (0.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (0.85%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (0.85%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (0.85%) SIEM
8 1 (0.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.41%) SQL
2 10 (8.47%) PHP
3 9 (7.63%) Java
4 7 (5.93%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.24%) VBScript
5 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.39%) Python
6 4 (3.39%) Perl
7 3 (2.54%) R
8 2 (1.69%) VB
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.78%) MCSE
4 7 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.08%) CCIE
5 6 (5.08%) CCNP
5 6 (5.08%) CCNA
6 5 (4.24%) MCP
7 3 (2.54%) MCSA
7 3 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.54%) MCITP
8 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.85%) CCA
8 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 28 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (23.73%) PowerHA
3 22 (18.64%) vSphere
4 17 (14.41%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.39%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.39%) XenApp
6 4 (3.39%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.69%) Postfix
8 2 (1.69%) vCloud
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.85%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) Puppet
2 7 (5.93%) Nagios
3 5 (4.24%) SCCM
4 3 (2.54%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.85%) yum
6 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.85%) Ansible
6 1 (0.85%) WSUS
6 1 (0.85%) SCOM
6 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.85%) Foglight
6 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 37 (31.36%) VMware
3 31 (26.27%) Red Hat
4 28 (23.73%) IBM
5 21 (17.80%) Citrix
6 12 (10.17%) Cisco
6 12 (10.17%) Oracle
7 10 (8.47%) Veritas
8 9 (7.63%) Websense
9 6 (5.08%) HP
10 5 (4.24%) Progress
10 5 (4.24%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.24%) QAD
10 5 (4.24%) StreamServe
11 4 (3.39%) Avaya
12 3 (2.54%) Symantec
12 3 (2.54%) Dell
12 3 (2.54%) Veeam
13 2 (1.69%) WatchGuard
13 2 (1.69%) CA
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