Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 299 220
Rank change year-on-year +28 -79 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 54 43 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.38% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.39% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 45 36 97
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.26% +9.09%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,875 £25,750
90th Percentile £55,750 £52,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 9770 10995 10536
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8018 8715 8780
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Staffordshire +20 12 £30,500 +5.86% 2
Birmingham +16 12 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Coventry +17 10 £51,500 +39.19%
Warwickshire +5 8 £33,750 - 1
Shropshire 0 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Solihull - 4 £35,875 -
Worcestershire -2 3 £28,500 -5.00% 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West Midlands region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 30 (55.56%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Linux
3 20 (37.04%) DNS
4 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 14 (25.93%) LEMP Stack
5 14 (25.93%) LAMP
6 13 (24.07%) DevOps
7 12 (22.22%) Ubuntu
7 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 12 (22.22%) Firewall
8 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
8 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 10 (18.52%) Apache
8 10 (18.52%) MySQL
9 9 (16.67%) DHCP
9 9 (16.67%) VPN
9 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 9 (16.67%) Puppet
10 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
10 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
10 8 (14.81%) nginx
10 8 (14.81%) Office 365
10 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (14.81%) VMware
10 8 (14.81%) Finance
10 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.81%) Shell Script

Systems 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 10 (18.52%) Apache
2 8 (14.81%) nginx
2 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.96%) IIS
4 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.70%) CMS
6 2 (3.70%) Drupal
6 2 (3.70%) WordPress
7 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (1.85%) SAP AFS
2 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 6 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.70%) Linode
4 2 (3.70%) Yammer
5 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) DNS
2 12 (22.22%) Firewall
3 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 9 (16.67%) DHCP
4 9 (16.67%) VPN
5 6 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.56%) SAN
6 3 (5.56%) Skype
7 2 (3.70%) DDNS
7 2 (3.70%) NAS
7 2 (3.70%) Network Security
7 2 (3.70%) SSH
7 2 (3.70%) VLAN
7 2 (3.70%) VoIP
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.85%) HTTP
8 1 (1.85%) IPv6
8 1 (1.85%) SMTP
8 1 (1.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) MySQL
2 6 (11.11%) MariaDB
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Vagrant
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) PEAR
4 1 (1.85%) GitLab
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Manufacturing
3 6 (11.11%) Games
3 6 (11.11%) Retail
4 4 (7.41%) Marketing
5 3 (5.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.85%) Electronics
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) LAMP
1 14 (25.93%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.96%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.70%) Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Linux
3 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (11.11%) CentOS
7 6 (11.11%) Debian
7 6 (11.11%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.56%) Unix
9 2 (3.70%) HPUX
9 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) DevOps
2 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.11%) Analytics
3 6 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
3 6 (11.11%) Data Privacy
3 6 (11.11%) Data Security
3 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 6 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 6 (11.11%) Time Management
3 6 (11.11%) Web Development
4 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.26%) ERP
4 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (3.70%) Informatics
6 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.70%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
1 8 (14.81%) PHP
1 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
1 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.11%) C
3 2 (3.70%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 6 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.56%) MCSA
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.70%) MCP
8 1 (1.85%) CCENT
8 1 (1.85%) CCNA
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) Docker
3 6 (11.11%) KVM
3 6 (11.11%) pfSense
3 6 (11.11%) Samba
3 6 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (11.11%) VirtualBox
4 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.70%) Gluster
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
2 6 (11.11%) Ansible
2 6 (11.11%) Salt
3 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.41%) WSUS
5 2 (3.70%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.70%) Nagios
5 2 (3.70%) SCOM
6 1 (1.85%) Consul
6 1 (1.85%) Grafana
6 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.85%) Packer
6 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
1 8 (14.81%) VMware
2 6 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (7.41%) SAP
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) IFS
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.85%) Lotus
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat