The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 132 111
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 3 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.32% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.34% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 15
Median salary £34,000 £45,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.44% +47.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1866 2340 1779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.04% 95.04% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1760 1452
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (20.00%) SMTP
5 2 (20.00%) SNMP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) IBM Domino
5 2 (20.00%) Joomla!
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Lotus
5 2 (20.00%) Terminal Server
6 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) CODA
6 1 (10.00%) Unit4 Business World

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Domino
1 2 (20.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (10.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (20.00%) SMTP
1 2 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Lotus
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) CODA
3 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL