Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Administrator was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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

IT Administrator
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 306 326
Rank change year-on-year +18 +20 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Administrator 19 21 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 12
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £20,250 £21,400 £19,225
90th Percentile £40,375 £35,000 £43,750
England median annual salary £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% +5.77%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,084 9,493 11,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.97% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,060 7,928 9,523
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Administrator in the West Midlands

IT Administrator
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for IT Administrator in the West Midlands

IT Administrator
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Administrator in the West Midlands

IT Administrator
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 June 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
Birmingham -2 10 £37,500 +10.29%
Shropshire +23 3 £22,500 - 1
Worcestershire +24 2 £20,125 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £38,250 -
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 1
Coventry -8 1 £17,500 -41.67%
IT Administrator
England

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT 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 West Midlands region featuring IT Administrator in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
4 8 (42.11%) Office 365
5 7 (36.84%) SAN
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) DHCP
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) MCSE
7 5 (26.32%) NetApp
8 4 (21.05%) SSL
8 4 (21.05%) Firmware
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) SCCM
8 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
8 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
8 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (15.79%) Mimecast
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management

IT Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Mimecast
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) SSL
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 3 (15.79%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
1 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (10.53%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) B2B
4 1 (5.26%) CAD
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Security Hardening
4 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) MCP
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Firmware
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) SELinux
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) NetApp
4 3 (15.79%) Forcepoint
4 3 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL