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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 57 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 65 73 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.56% 4.54% 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 4.87% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 51 56 62
Average salary £43,500 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.24% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £33,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
1722 1498 1862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.20% 93.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1309 1624
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 98 (85.96%) Linux
2 54 (47.37%) Red Hat
2 54 (47.37%) UNIX
3 50 (43.86%) Perl
4 44 (38.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (32.46%) Python
6 34 (29.82%) Windows
7 33 (28.95%) ITIL
8 32 (28.07%) CentOS
9 31 (27.19%) Firewall
9 31 (27.19%) Degree
10 27 (23.68%) VMware
10 27 (23.68%) SQL
11 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
12 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
13 24 (21.05%) E-Commerce
14 22 (19.30%) DNS
15 21 (18.42%) DHCP
15 21 (18.42%) VLAN
16 20 (17.54%) Oracle
17 19 (16.67%) Shell Script
17 19 (16.67%) Bourne shell
17 19 (16.67%) Oracle Database
18 18 (15.79%) Apache
19 17 (14.91%) Performance Tuning
20 16 (14.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 16 (14.04%) JIRA
20 16 (14.04%) Atlassian
20 16 (14.04%) SAP
21 15 (13.16%) T-SQL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (15.79%) Apache
2 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.51%) IIS
3 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.75%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.88%) Lync
5 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.19%) Firewall
2 22 (19.30%) DNS
3 21 (18.42%) VLAN
3 21 (18.42%) DHCP
4 8 (7.02%) LAN
4 8 (7.02%) VoIP
5 7 (6.14%) WAN
5 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.26%) SAN
7 4 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.63%) LTE
8 3 (2.63%) NAS
9 2 (1.75%) Network Security
9 2 (1.75%) LDAP
10 1 (0.88%) FTP
10 1 (0.88%) HTTP
10 1 (0.88%) RIP
10 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.88%) SSH
10 1 (0.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.14%) MySQL
4 6 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.39%) Big Data
6 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.63%) Text Mining
8 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (14.04%) JIRA
1 16 (14.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (11.40%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.51%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) PKI
2 4 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.75%) Firmware
3 2 (1.75%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Life Science
4 1 (0.88%) HP Superdome
4 1 (0.88%) Open Source
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.88%) HACMP
4 1 (0.88%) DTV
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) Informatics
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 98 (85.96%) Linux
2 54 (47.37%) UNIX
3 44 (38.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (29.82%) Windows
5 32 (28.07%) CentOS
6 9 (7.89%) Ubuntu
7 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.02%) Debian
7 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.63%) HPUX
8 3 (2.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.88%) AIX
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) ITIL
2 24 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 17 (14.91%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (13.16%) ERP
4 15 (13.16%) Migration
5 12 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 9 (7.89%) DevOps
7 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.39%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.51%) Network Design
9 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (3.51%) Data Protection
10 3 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.63%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.75%) E-business
12 1 (0.88%) Programme Management
12 1 (0.88%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.88%) Digital Marketing
12 1 (0.88%) Performance Testing
12 1 (0.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.86%) Perl
2 37 (32.46%) Python
3 27 (23.68%) SQL
4 19 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 19 (16.67%) Bourne shell
5 15 (13.16%) Bash Shell
5 15 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.63%) C#
7 3 (2.63%) Java
8 2 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (27.19%) Degree
2 15 (13.16%) RHCE
3 12 (10.53%) OCP
3 12 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (3.51%) MCSA
4 4 (3.51%) CCNA
4 4 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.75%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.28%) VMware ESX
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (11.40%) vSphere
4 6 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.63%) NFS
6 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.88%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (12.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 14 (12.28%) EMC NetWorker
1 14 (12.28%) Puppet
2 13 (11.40%) SCOM
3 11 (9.65%) SCCM
4 5 (4.39%) Ansible
5 4 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.51%) Nagios
6 3 (2.63%) CFEngine
6 3 (2.63%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.88%) Munin
Vendors
1 54 (47.37%) Red Hat
2 27 (23.68%) VMware
3 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
4 20 (17.54%) Oracle
5 16 (14.04%) SAP
5 16 (14.04%) Atlassian
6 14 (12.28%) EMC
7 9 (7.89%) HP
8 5 (4.39%) Cisco
9 4 (3.51%) Dell
9 4 (3.51%) Veeam
10 3 (2.63%) Citrix
10 3 (2.63%) NetApp
11 2 (1.75%) IBM
11 2 (1.75%) Symantec
12 1 (0.88%) Sun
12 1 (0.88%) Apple
12 1 (0.88%) Isilon
12 1 (0.88%) Vertica
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