The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 206 160
Rank change year-on-year +24 -46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 25 41 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.66% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.69% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 19 35 44
Median salary £30,000 £33,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.44% +3.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,600 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4620 5952 4959
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.40% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3833 4835 4244
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +18 10 £29,500 -16.90% 3
Warwickshire +26 6 £22,500 -23.72%
Birmingham +5 3 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Worcestershire -3 3 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Shropshire -2 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (69.77%) Linux
2 27 (62.79%) Windows
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
4 14 (32.56%) DNS
5 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) SQL
6 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
6 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (23.26%) Finance
8 9 (20.93%) VMware
8 9 (20.93%) CentOS
8 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
8 9 (20.93%) DevOps
9 8 (18.60%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (18.60%) Office 365
9 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (18.60%) LAMP
10 7 (16.28%) Firewall
11 6 (13.95%) Nagios
11 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.95%) IIS
11 6 (13.95%) MySQL
11 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
11 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
11 6 (13.95%) Vyatta
11 6 (13.95%) Ansible
12 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (13.95%) IIS
1 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.65%) IBM Domino
4 2 (4.65%) Joomla!
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
2 1 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Office 365
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) SaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) DNS
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
3 5 (11.63%) LAN
3 5 (11.63%) WAN
4 4 (9.30%) VPN
5 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.65%) DHCP
6 2 (4.65%) HTTP
6 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security
6 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.65%) Skype
6 2 (4.65%) SMTP
6 2 (4.65%) SNMP
6 2 (4.65%) VoIP
7 1 (2.33%) FTP
7 1 (2.33%) Intranet
7 1 (2.33%) SSH
7 1 (2.33%) VLAN
7 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) EDMS
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.33%) Subversion
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) LAMP
2 4 (9.30%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (6.98%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.98%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Blog
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
4 1 (2.33%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 30 (69.77%) Linux
2 27 (62.79%) Windows
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
4 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (20.93%) CentOS
6 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (11.63%) VyOS
8 4 (9.30%) Mac OS X
8 4 (9.30%) Unix
9 3 (6.98%) HPUX
9 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.65%) AIX
10 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.33%) Android
11 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.33%) Debian
11 1 (2.33%) Solaris
11 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
11 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) DevOps
2 8 (18.60%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.30%) Change Management
4 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.98%) ERP
5 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.65%) High Availability
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.65%) Open Source
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) Server Building
7 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.98%) PHP
3 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) Python
3 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
2 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (6.98%) NFS
5 2 (4.65%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.65%) XenServer
6 1 (2.33%) Docker
6 1 (2.33%) Postfix
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
1 6 (13.95%) Nagios
2 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) Icinga
3 1 (2.33%) OpenNMS
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Red Hat
2 9 (20.93%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Vyatta
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.98%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) NetApp
5 3 (6.98%) Sage
6 2 (4.65%) Lotus
7 1 (2.33%) Adobe
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) CODA
7 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.33%) New Relic
7 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
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