The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 82 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 43 69 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.37% 3.44% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 3.58% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 42 56 70
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1723 1929 2031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.88% 96.21% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1688 1702
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Systems Administrator
Cambridgeshire

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 18 April 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 44 (63.77%) Linux
2 39 (56.52%) Windows
3 35 (50.72%) Degree
4 30 (43.48%) Firewall
5 21 (30.43%) UNIX
6 20 (28.99%) Red Hat
6 20 (28.99%) VLAN
7 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
9 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 12 (17.39%) VoIP
9 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (15.94%) CentOS
10 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
10 11 (15.94%) ITIL
10 11 (15.94%) Perl
11 10 (14.49%) LAN
11 10 (14.49%) Python
12 9 (13.04%) VMware
12 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
13 8 (11.59%) SQL
13 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
13 8 (11.59%) NetApp
13 8 (11.59%) Ubuntu
14 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
14 7 (10.14%) SAN
14 7 (10.14%) Cisco
14 7 (10.14%) WAN
14 7 (10.14%) MS Office

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.45%) Lync
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (43.48%) Firewall
2 20 (28.99%) VLAN
3 12 (17.39%) VoIP
3 12 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 10 (14.49%) LAN
5 7 (10.14%) SAN
5 7 (10.14%) WAN
6 5 (7.25%) DNS
7 4 (5.80%) DHCP
7 4 (5.80%) HTTP
7 4 (5.80%) VPN
7 4 (5.80%) LDAP
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.35%) OpenVPN
8 3 (4.35%) NAS
8 3 (4.35%) LTE
9 2 (2.90%) RIP
9 2 (2.90%) OSPF
9 2 (2.90%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (2.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Law
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
1 1 (1.45%) HTML
1 1 (1.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.90%) Firmware
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.45%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.45%) Physics
4 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (63.77%) Linux
2 39 (56.52%) Windows
3 21 (30.43%) UNIX
4 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.94%) CentOS
6 8 (11.59%) Ubuntu
7 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.25%) Debian
7 5 (7.25%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.35%) Solaris
10 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
3 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
3 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (5.80%) Data Protection
4 4 (5.80%) Network Design
5 2 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (2.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.90%) Migration
6 1 (1.45%) Change Control
6 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.45%) Logistics
6 1 (1.45%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.45%) Database Tuning
6 1 (1.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) Perl
2 10 (14.49%) Python
3 8 (11.59%) SQL
4 6 (8.70%) Bourne shell
5 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.80%) Java
7 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (50.72%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 4 (5.80%) CCNA
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) MCP
6 1 (1.45%) MCTS
6 1 (1.45%) MCITP
6 1 (1.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.35%) XenServer
4 3 (4.35%) NFS
5 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Nagios
2 4 (5.80%) Puppet
3 3 (4.35%) Munin
4 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Red Hat
2 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.04%) VMware
4 8 (11.59%) NetApp
5 7 (10.14%) Cisco
6 6 (8.70%) HP
6 6 (8.70%) Citrix
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle
8 4 (5.80%) Veeam
9 2 (2.90%) Juniper
9 2 (2.90%) Apple
9 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.90%) Dell
10 1 (1.45%) Isilon
10 1 (1.45%) Symantec
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