Period
to 28 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 197 166
Rank change year-on-year +12 -31 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 19 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.23% 0.39% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.41% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 30
Birmingham median annual salary £34,000 £33,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.26% +2.31% -13.33%
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% -

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 3766 4607 3739
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.49% 95.60% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3139 3458 3081
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,455 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £69,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 July 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) MySQL
2 8 (88.89%) DNS
3 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) Apache
3 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (66.67%) DHCP
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) LAMP
3 6 (66.67%) Games
3 6 (66.67%) Samba
3 6 (66.67%) Debian
3 6 (66.67%) PHP
3 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 6 (66.67%) Ubuntu
3 6 (66.67%) Web Development
3 6 (66.67%) nginx
3 6 (66.67%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (66.67%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (66.67%) Puppet
3 6 (66.67%) VirtualBox
3 6 (66.67%) MariaDB
3 6 (66.67%) Vagrant
3 6 (66.67%) pfSense
3 6 (66.67%) KVM

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 6 (66.67%) Apache
1 6 (66.67%) nginx
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
2 2 (22.22%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DNS
2 6 (66.67%) Asterisk PBX
2 6 (66.67%) DHCP
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (22.22%) SMTP
3 2 (22.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) MySQL
2 6 (66.67%) MariaDB
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (66.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) LAMP
1 6 (66.67%) LEMP Stack
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Debian
3 6 (66.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 6 (66.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) PHP
1 6 (66.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Docker
1 6 (66.67%) KVM
1 6 (66.67%) pfSense
1 6 (66.67%) Samba
1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
1 6 (66.67%) VirtualBox
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Ansible
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
1 6 (66.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Lotus
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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