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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 58 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 62 62 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.49% 4.04% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 4.23% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 49 48 64
Average salary £42,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,350 £19,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,600 £57,500 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1701 1467 2000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.72% 95.63% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1313 1256 1767
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 2 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 102 (87.18%) Linux
2 51 (43.59%) Red Hat
3 49 (41.88%) Perl
4 46 (39.32%) UNIX
4 46 (39.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (30.77%) Windows
5 36 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 34 (29.06%) Microsoft
6 34 (29.06%) SQL
6 34 (29.06%) Python
7 32 (27.35%) CentOS
8 30 (25.64%) Firewall
9 29 (24.79%) ITIL
10 25 (21.37%) VMware
11 23 (19.66%) Oracle
11 23 (19.66%) DNS
11 23 (19.66%) Oracle Database
12 22 (18.80%) DHCP
13 21 (17.95%) Apache
13 21 (17.95%) Degree
14 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
14 20 (17.09%) Performance Tuning
15 19 (16.24%) SAP
16 18 (15.38%) Migration
16 18 (15.38%) T-SQL
16 18 (15.38%) RHCE
17 17 (14.53%) Shell Script
17 17 (14.53%) ERP
17 17 (14.53%) Bash Shell
18 16 (13.68%) Atlassian

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 21 (17.95%) Apache
2 9 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.42%) IIS
4 4 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.71%) nginx
6 2 (1.71%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.64%) Firewall
2 23 (19.66%) DNS
3 22 (18.80%) DHCP
4 14 (11.97%) VLAN
5 8 (6.84%) SAN
6 7 (5.98%) NAS
7 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.56%) LDAP
8 3 (2.56%) LAN
8 3 (2.56%) VoIP
8 3 (2.56%) WAN
9 2 (1.71%) IPv4
9 2 (1.71%) Network Security
10 1 (0.85%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.85%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.85%) OSPF
10 1 (0.85%) FTP
10 1 (0.85%) HTTP
10 1 (0.85%) RIP
10 1 (0.85%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.66%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.98%) Big Data
4 6 (5.13%) MySQL
5 4 (3.42%) Text Mining
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (13.68%) JIRA
1 16 (13.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (11.97%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.27%) Finance
3 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.71%) Marketing
3 2 (1.71%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) PKI
2 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.71%) DTV
3 2 (1.71%) Clustering
3 2 (1.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) Life Science
4 1 (0.85%) HP Superdome
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.85%) HACMP
4 1 (0.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 102 (87.18%) Linux
2 46 (39.32%) UNIX
2 46 (39.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (30.77%) Windows
4 32 (27.35%) CentOS
5 10 (8.55%) Ubuntu
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.84%) Debian
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.56%) HPUX
7 3 (2.56%) Solaris
8 1 (0.85%) AIX
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) ITIL
2 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
2 20 (17.09%) Performance Tuning
3 18 (15.38%) Migration
4 17 (14.53%) ERP
5 15 (12.82%) DevOps
6 13 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.27%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.42%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (1.71%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (1.71%) Performance Testing
10 2 (1.71%) E-business
10 2 (1.71%) Programme Management
10 2 (1.71%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.71%) Analytics
11 1 (0.85%) CRM
11 1 (0.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (0.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.88%) Perl
2 34 (29.06%) SQL
2 34 (29.06%) Python
3 18 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 17 (14.53%) Shell Script
4 17 (14.53%) Bash Shell
5 15 (12.82%) Bourne shell
6 8 (6.84%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.13%) C#
8 2 (1.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (17.95%) Degree
2 18 (15.38%) RHCE
3 13 (11.11%) OCP
3 13 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (3.42%) MCSA
4 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.71%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.85%) MCSE
System Software
1 36 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.68%) VMware ESX
3 15 (12.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (11.97%) vSphere
5 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.42%) NFS
7 2 (1.71%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.85%) Firmware
8 1 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.85%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 15 (12.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 15 (12.82%) EMC NetWorker
1 15 (12.82%) SCOM
1 15 (12.82%) Puppet
2 10 (8.55%) SCCM
3 5 (4.27%) Ansible
4 4 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.42%) CFEngine
5 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.71%) Munin
6 2 (1.71%) Nagios
7 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (43.59%) Red Hat
2 34 (29.06%) Microsoft
3 25 (21.37%) VMware
4 23 (19.66%) Oracle
5 19 (16.24%) SAP
6 16 (13.68%) Atlassian
7 15 (12.82%) EMC
8 8 (6.84%) Citrix
9 7 (5.98%) HP
10 6 (5.13%) Dell
11 3 (2.56%) NetApp
11 3 (2.56%) IBM
12 2 (1.71%) Symantec
12 2 (1.71%) Vertica
13 1 (0.85%) Isilon
13 1 (0.85%) Sun
13 1 (0.85%) Veritas
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