Systems Administrator Jobs in the Midlands

System Administrator (Sysadmin)
England > Midlands

The median System Administrator (Sysadmin) salary in the Midlands is £40,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 30 May 2024.

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

6 months to
30 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 232 278 303
Rank change year-on-year +46 +25 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 93 32 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.72% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.41% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 87 31 36
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £30,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £34,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -24.44% +12.50%
75th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £52,625
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £41,234 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.19% +5.56% +5.88%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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.

Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 12,159 7,840 10,626
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 89.60% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8,884 4,539 7,049
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £27,625
25th Percentile £33,958 £37,500 £37,286
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £60,250 £67,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,567 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.32% +0.95% +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the Midlands

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the Midlands

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in the Midlands over the 6 months to 30 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the Midlands

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 30 May 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
East Midlands +15 50 £40,000 +20.30% 12
West Midlands +24 43 £38,750 +10.71% 6
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 2024, Systems Administrator job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 26 (27.96%) Azure
2 25 (26.88%) Windows
2 25 (26.88%) Linux
3 24 (25.81%) Active Directory
4 23 (24.73%) Patch Management
4 23 (24.73%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (23.66%) Python
5 22 (23.66%) Social Skills
6 21 (22.58%) Entra ID
7 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
8 17 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (17.20%) SQL
9 16 (17.20%) LAN
9 16 (17.20%) WAN
9 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
10 15 (16.13%) DNS
10 15 (16.13%) Firewall
11 14 (15.05%) DHCP
11 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
12 13 (13.98%) VMware
12 13 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (12.90%) Bash
14 11 (11.83%) CentOS
14 11 (11.83%) Wiki
14 11 (11.83%) Veeam
14 11 (11.83%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (11.83%) Agile
14 11 (11.83%) SUSE
14 11 (11.83%) Debian
15 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the Midlands by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.96%) Azure
2 23 (24.73%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (22.58%) Entra ID
4 7 (7.53%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (4.30%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.08%) AWS
6 1 (1.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.08%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) LAN
1 16 (17.20%) WAN
2 15 (16.13%) DNS
2 15 (16.13%) Firewall
3 14 (15.05%) DHCP
3 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (9.68%) VLAN
6 8 (8.60%) 802.11
6 8 (8.60%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.23%) SAN
8 1 (1.08%) NAS
8 1 (1.08%) VPN
8 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.53%) Ingres
4 4 (4.30%) Power BI
5 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Git
General
1 22 (23.66%) Social Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) Local Government
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) 802.1X
2 7 (7.53%) EDI
3 1 (1.08%) LDAP
3 1 (1.08%) SAML
3 1 (1.08%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Wiki
2 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.38%) Cyberattack
3 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) PKI
4 4 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.23%) Onboarding
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.88%) Linux
1 25 (26.88%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) CentOS
2 11 (11.83%) Debian
2 11 (11.83%) SUSE
3 6 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.08%) HPUX
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Patch Management
2 17 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (11.83%) Agile
5 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.60%) Technology Strategy
7 7 (7.53%) DevOps
7 7 (7.53%) IT Strategy
8 5 (5.38%) Knowledge Transfer
8 5 (5.38%) Logistics
8 5 (5.38%) Network Design
8 5 (5.38%) Platform Engineering
8 5 (5.38%) Project Management
9 4 (4.30%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.30%) Business Transformation
9 4 (4.30%) Cost Reduction
9 4 (4.30%) High Availability
9 4 (4.30%) Information Security
9 4 (4.30%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.30%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.66%) Python
2 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
3 16 (17.20%) SQL
4 12 (12.90%) Bash
5 10 (10.75%) Perl
6 3 (3.23%) AWK
6 3 (3.23%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) CCNA
1 8 (8.60%) CCNP
1 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.38%) DV Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Degree
3 3 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) Accessibility
2 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) GDPR
3 1 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.23%) vSphere
4 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) WSUS
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.98%) VMware
3 11 (11.83%) Veeam
4 8 (8.60%) Cisco
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.08%) Aruba
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) QAD
6 1 (1.08%) SAP