The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 65 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 45 51 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.13% 2.73% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 2.87% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 40 48 61
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,450 £35,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Systems Administrator
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1381 1778 1728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.90% 95.03% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1165 1496 1538
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 65 (71.43%) Linux
2 35 (38.46%) Windows
3 31 (34.07%) UNIX
4 30 (32.97%) Python
4 30 (32.97%) DNS
5 26 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 26 (28.57%) Perl
6 24 (26.37%) Firewall
7 23 (25.27%) DHCP
8 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
8 22 (24.18%) Bash Shell
9 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 21 (23.08%) VMware
10 19 (20.88%) MS Exchange
11 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
11 17 (18.68%) Web Services
11 17 (18.68%) CentOS
12 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (17.58%) SQL
12 16 (17.58%) Red Hat
13 15 (16.48%) Degree
14 13 (14.29%) MySQL
14 13 (14.29%) Apache
15 12 (13.19%) Tomcat
15 12 (13.19%) Ubuntu
15 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (13.19%) SCCM
16 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (12.09%) Debian
16 11 (12.09%) ITIL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (20.88%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.29%) Apache
3 12 (13.19%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.49%) IIS
6 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.30%) JBoss
7 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.20%) iPlanet
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.97%) DNS
2 24 (26.37%) Firewall
3 23 (25.27%) DHCP
4 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
5 9 (9.89%) Internet
6 8 (8.79%) NAS
6 8 (8.79%) SAN
7 7 (7.69%) Network Security
8 6 (6.59%) HTTP
9 5 (5.49%) LDAP
10 4 (4.40%) VPN
11 3 (3.30%) SSL
11 3 (3.30%) Wireless
12 2 (2.20%) SSH
12 2 (2.20%) SMTP
12 2 (2.20%) SNMP
12 2 (2.20%) FTP
13 1 (1.10%) LAN
13 1 (1.10%) WAN
13 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) MySQL
3 4 (4.40%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.40%) QlikView
4 3 (3.30%) Big Data
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.10%) Text Mining
General
1 5 (5.49%) Back Office
1 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.40%) Electronics
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.10%) Finance
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) RESTful
2 1 (1.10%) HTML5
2 1 (1.10%) CSS3
2 1 (1.10%) FastCGI
2 1 (1.10%) HTML
2 1 (1.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.49%) Internet of Things
2 5 (5.49%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.20%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Informatics
3 2 (2.20%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.10%) Telematics
4 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.10%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.10%) DTV
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (71.43%) Linux
2 35 (38.46%) Windows
3 31 (34.07%) UNIX
4 17 (18.68%) CentOS
5 12 (13.19%) Ubuntu
6 11 (12.09%) Debian
6 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (10.99%) Solaris
8 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.09%) ITIL
2 9 (9.89%) Load Balancing
3 8 (8.79%) DevOps
4 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce
4 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.40%) Scrum
5 4 (4.40%) Security Patching
5 4 (4.40%) Biostatistics
5 4 (4.40%) CRM
5 4 (4.40%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.30%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (3.30%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.30%) Project Management
7 2 (2.20%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.20%) Migration
7 2 (2.20%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (1.10%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.10%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.97%) Python
2 26 (28.57%) Perl
3 22 (24.18%) Bash Shell
4 16 (17.58%) SQL
5 9 (9.89%) PHP
6 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.20%) Java
7 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.10%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.20%) MCSE
2 2 (2.20%) CCNA
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.10%) RHCE
3 1 (1.10%) MCSA
3 1 (1.10%) CCNP
3 1 (1.10%) MCP
3 1 (1.10%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.10%) LPIC
3 1 (1.10%) MCTS
3 1 (1.10%) MCITP
System Software
1 26 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.40%) vSphere
4 2 (2.20%) NFS
4 2 (2.20%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.10%) KVM
5 1 (1.10%) iptables
5 1 (1.10%) Xen
5 1 (1.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) SCCM
2 8 (8.79%) Puppet
3 7 (7.69%) SCOM
4 5 (5.49%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.40%) ARCserve
6 3 (3.30%) Ansible
7 2 (2.20%) Salt
7 2 (2.20%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.10%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.08%) VMware
3 16 (17.58%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.89%) Oracle
5 8 (8.79%) Google
6 7 (7.69%) NetApp
6 7 (7.69%) Rackspace
7 6 (6.59%) Citrix
7 6 (6.59%) Cisco
8 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.49%) Symantec
9 4 (4.40%) Juniper
9 4 (4.40%) Epicor
9 4 (4.40%) Mitel
10 3 (3.30%) HP
11 2 (2.20%) Dell
11 2 (2.20%) Sun
11 2 (2.20%) IBM
11 2 (2.20%) Vertica
12 1 (1.10%) SAP
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