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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 147 128 130
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 64 85 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.52% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.61% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 63 66 68
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £28,500 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
5168 5290 4616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.35% 94.80% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4281 4462 3977
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 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +50 37 £44,000 +44.26%
Birmingham -30 11 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Worcestershire +5 7 £31,500 +23.52%
Staffordshire -15 3 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Coventry -23 2 £27,500 -42.10% 1
Shropshire - 2 £40,000 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 61 (48.03%) Linux
2 60 (47.24%) Windows
3 52 (40.94%) Microsoft
3 52 (40.94%) VMware
4 47 (37.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (36.22%) Active Directory
6 35 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (26.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (23.62%) IBM
8 30 (23.62%) UNIX
8 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
9 29 (22.83%) MS Exchange
10 28 (22.05%) MCSE
11 26 (20.47%) AIX
12 25 (19.69%) TCP/IP
13 24 (18.90%) SAN
13 24 (18.90%) Clustering
13 24 (18.90%) SUSE
14 22 (17.32%) Finance
14 22 (17.32%) VPN
14 22 (17.32%) MCSA
15 21 (16.54%) ITIL
15 21 (16.54%) SQL
16 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
17 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
17 19 (14.96%) DNS
17 19 (14.96%) Solaris
17 19 (14.96%) Firewall
17 19 (14.96%) Red Hat
18 18 (14.17%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (22.83%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (9.45%) IIS
4 4 (3.15%) Apache
4 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (14.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.79%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.57%) Office 365
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.69%) TCP/IP
2 24 (18.90%) SAN
3 22 (17.32%) VPN
4 19 (14.96%) DNS
4 19 (14.96%) Firewall
5 17 (13.39%) Network Security
6 16 (12.60%) DHCP
7 12 (9.45%) LAN
8 10 (7.87%) WAN
8 10 (7.87%) Wireless
9 6 (4.72%) VLAN
9 6 (4.72%) Internet
9 6 (4.72%) MPLS
9 6 (4.72%) WLAN
10 5 (3.94%) VoIP
10 5 (3.94%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (3.94%) HTTP
11 4 (3.15%) xDSL
11 4 (3.15%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.30%) MySQL
4 2 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) OLTP
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.79%) Informix
5 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Toad
2 1 (0.79%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.79%) Maven
2 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.79%) Hudson
2 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 22 (17.32%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Legal
3 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) Web Services
1 2 (1.57%) LAMP
2 1 (0.79%) Sphinx
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.90%) Clustering
2 10 (7.87%) LPAR
3 5 (3.94%) Replication
4 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.36%) HACMP
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 61 (48.03%) Linux
2 60 (47.24%) Windows
3 47 (37.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (23.62%) UNIX
5 26 (20.47%) AIX
6 24 (18.90%) SUSE
7 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
8 19 (14.96%) Solaris
9 16 (12.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.94%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.94%) VMS
12 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (2.36%) HPUX
13 3 (2.36%) CentOS
13 3 (2.36%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.57%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) ITIL
2 12 (9.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (9.45%) Business Continuity
2 12 (9.45%) Load Balancing
3 8 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (4.72%) ERP
5 5 (3.94%) Network Design
5 5 (3.94%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.15%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.15%) Identity Management
7 3 (2.36%) CRM
7 3 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.36%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.36%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.36%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (2.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.57%) SIEM
8 2 (1.57%) DevOps
8 2 (1.57%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.57%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.54%) SQL
2 5 (3.94%) PHP
3 4 (3.15%) Java
3 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.36%) Perl
4 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.57%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (26.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (22.05%) MCSE
3 22 (17.32%) MCSA
4 18 (14.17%) MCITP
5 14 (11.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (7.09%) CCNA
8 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.72%) MCP
10 4 (3.15%) CCIE
10 4 (3.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 46 (36.22%) Active Directory
2 35 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.60%) PowerHA
4 12 (9.45%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.72%) vSphere
5 6 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.15%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.57%) Postfix
8 2 (1.57%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.79%) XenApp
9 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.79%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) SCCM
2 3 (2.36%) YUM
2 3 (2.36%) Puppet
2 3 (2.36%) Foglight
2 3 (2.36%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (40.94%) Microsoft
1 52 (40.94%) VMware
2 30 (23.62%) IBM
3 19 (14.96%) Red Hat
4 17 (13.39%) Dell
5 13 (10.24%) Citrix
6 11 (8.66%) Cisco
7 9 (7.09%) Websense
8 8 (6.30%) Veritas
8 8 (6.30%) NetApp
9 6 (4.72%) Oracle
10 5 (3.94%) SAP
10 5 (3.94%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.94%) WatchGuard
10 5 (3.94%) Acronis
11 4 (3.15%) Novell
12 2 (1.57%) SunGard
12 2 (1.57%) Veeam
12 2 (1.57%) Google
13 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + On-call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago