Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 17 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 99 85
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 15 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.37% 0.18% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.18% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 12
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,000 £57,500 £28,812
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.61% +99.57% -14.63%
10th Percentile £25,375 £53,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £59,750 £40,725
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% -16.25% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 1,075 1,110 1,131
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.91% 98.06% 99.38%
Number of salaries quoted 868 952 998
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.13% +12.86% -4.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,025 £22,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Staffordshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Staffordshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Staffordshire

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 7 £27,500 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent +21 3 £45,000 -21.74%
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £31,500 - 1
Tamworth - 1 £35,000 -
Systems Administrator
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Staffordshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Office 365
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (40.00%) MCSA
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) CCENT
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) MCSE
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) CCNA
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) MCP
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (20.00%) DevOps
7 3 (20.00%) Open Source
7 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Skype
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) DevOps
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) MCSA
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCENT
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCP
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) SAP