The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 208 175
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 40 31 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.50% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.52% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 29 22 51
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £26,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 4998 5922 5498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.23% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4230 4644 4558
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Warwickshire +14 10 £32,500 -38.09%
Shropshire +14 9 £45,000 +45.16%
Staffordshire +17 7 £65,000 +125.60% 2
Birmingham +10 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Coventry -3 4 £40,000 +50.94% 1
Worcestershire 0 1 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 48 (73.85%) Linux
2 43 (66.15%) Windows
3 32 (49.23%) DNS
4 22 (33.85%) Windows Server
5 19 (29.23%) LAMP
6 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
6 18 (27.69%) LEMP Stack
7 17 (26.15%) DevOps
7 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
7 17 (26.15%) CentOS
8 14 (21.54%) Puppet
8 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
9 13 (20.00%) Mac OS X
9 13 (20.00%) Firewall
9 13 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
10 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
10 12 (18.46%) Unix
11 11 (16.92%) MySQL
11 11 (16.92%) VPN
12 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
12 10 (15.38%) Oracle
12 10 (15.38%) Ubuntu
12 10 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (15.38%) Ansible
13 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (12.31%) VMware
14 8 (12.31%) Finance
14 8 (12.31%) DHCP

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 8 (12.31%) Apache
2 6 (9.23%) nginx
2 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.69%) IBM Domino
3 5 (7.69%) IIS
3 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.54%) Drupal
5 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) SAS
5 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.08%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.69%) SaaS
4 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.08%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (49.23%) DNS
2 13 (20.00%) Firewall
3 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
4 11 (16.92%) VPN
5 8 (12.31%) DHCP
6 6 (9.23%) Asterisk PBX
7 5 (7.69%) LAN
7 5 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (7.69%) SMTP
7 5 (7.69%) SNMP
7 5 (7.69%) WAN
8 2 (3.08%) Network Security
9 1 (1.54%) FTP
9 1 (1.54%) HTTP
9 1 (1.54%) Internet
9 1 (1.54%) Intranet
9 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.54%) SSH
9 1 (1.54%) VoIP
9 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.92%) MySQL
3 6 (9.23%) MariaDB
4 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.54%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Games
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) LAMP
2 18 (27.69%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Blog
5 1 (1.54%) Fintech
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (73.85%) Linux
2 43 (66.15%) Windows
3 22 (33.85%) Windows Server
4 17 (26.15%) CentOS
5 13 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (18.46%) Unix
7 10 (15.38%) Ubuntu
8 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (9.23%) Debian
9 6 (9.23%) HPUX
10 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (7.69%) VyOS
11 1 (1.54%) Android
11 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) DevOps
2 7 (10.77%) ITIL
3 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
3 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (9.23%) Web Development
4 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (6.15%) Change Management
5 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.62%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.08%) Data Privacy
7 2 (3.08%) Data Security
7 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.08%) ERP
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 7 (10.77%) SQL
4 6 (9.23%) PHP
5 3 (4.62%) Python
6 2 (3.08%) C
6 2 (3.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) Docker
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.23%) KVM
3 6 (9.23%) pfSense
3 6 (9.23%) Samba
3 6 (9.23%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (9.23%) VirtualBox
4 4 (6.15%) Terminal Server
4 4 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.08%) NFS
5 2 (3.08%) XenServer
6 1 (1.54%) Postfix
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) Puppet
2 10 (15.38%) Ansible
3 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (9.23%) Nagios
4 6 (9.23%) Salt
5 1 (1.54%) Kibana
5 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
3 10 (15.38%) Oracle
4 8 (12.31%) VMware
5 6 (9.23%) Vyatta
6 5 (7.69%) Lotus
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco
8 3 (4.62%) Sage
9 2 (3.08%) HP
9 2 (3.08%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.54%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.54%) Adobe
10 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.54%) Citrix
10 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.54%) NetApp
10 1 (1.54%) New Relic
10 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
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