Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 190 152
Rank change year-on-year +13 -38 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 12 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.19% 0.28% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.29% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 34
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -23.53% +21.43%
10th Percentile £35,250 £24,575 £29,000
90th Percentile £46,000 £42,700 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% -16.25% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,557 4,198 3,655
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 97.04% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,689 3,157 3,063
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,350
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.35% -0.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £66,250
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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) IIS
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) WSUS
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) GitLab
4 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) nginx
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365
4 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) KVM
4 1 (14.29%) Docker
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) Wiki
4 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) SAP AFS
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu

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 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) nginx
2 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) SAP AFS
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) IPv6
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) GitLab
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) KVM
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) VMware