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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 64 81 56
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 45 36 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.91% 2.40% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 2.51% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 35 28 50
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,650 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1489 1433 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.25% 95.66% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1248 1527
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 March 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 52 (65.00%) Linux
2 30 (37.50%) Windows
3 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 24 (30.00%) Firewall
5 23 (28.75%) UNIX
5 23 (28.75%) Python
6 21 (26.25%) DNS
6 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
7 20 (25.00%) Degree
8 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
9 17 (21.25%) SQL
9 17 (21.25%) DHCP
10 15 (18.75%) Perl
11 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
11 13 (16.25%) Network Security
12 12 (15.00%) Puppet
12 12 (15.00%) TCP/IP
12 12 (15.00%) Red Hat
13 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 10 (12.50%) Oracle
13 10 (12.50%) Bash Shell
13 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (12.50%) Big Data
14 9 (11.25%) SCCM
14 9 (11.25%) Tomcat
14 9 (11.25%) Internet
14 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
15 8 (10.00%) VMware
15 8 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (10.00%) Citrix

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.25%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.00%) Apache
6 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.50%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.50%) iPlanet
7 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.50%) IIS
7 2 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (30.00%) Firewall
2 21 (26.25%) DNS
3 17 (21.25%) DHCP
4 13 (16.25%) Network Security
5 12 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (11.25%) Internet
7 8 (10.00%) NAS
8 5 (6.25%) SAN
8 5 (6.25%) HTTP
9 3 (3.75%) LDAP
9 3 (3.75%) LAN
9 3 (3.75%) WAN
9 3 (3.75%) Wireless
9 3 (3.75%) MRTG
10 2 (2.50%) SMTP
10 2 (2.50%) SNMP
10 2 (2.50%) FTP
11 1 (1.25%) SSH
11 1 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) Big Data
3 5 (6.25%) Text Mining
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.00%) QlikView
4 4 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
General
1 8 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (6.25%) Back Office
3 3 (3.75%) Electronics
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Finance
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Web Services
2 3 (3.75%) HTML
2 3 (3.75%) CSS
3 2 (2.50%) RESTful
3 2 (2.50%) HTML5
3 2 (2.50%) CSS3
4 1 (1.25%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) Internet of Things
3 4 (5.00%) Informatics
3 4 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.50%) Life Science
5 1 (1.25%) Telematics
5 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (65.00%) Linux
2 30 (37.50%) Windows
3 23 (28.75%) UNIX
4 8 (10.00%) CentOS
5 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.50%) Solaris
7 5 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.75%) Debian
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.00%) DevOps
2 7 (8.75%) ITIL
2 7 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.50%) Analytics
4 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.00%) Scrum
5 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.75%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.75%) Biostatistics
7 2 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.50%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.50%) CRM
8 1 (1.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.25%) ERP
8 1 (1.25%) DNA
8 1 (1.25%) Project Management
8 1 (1.25%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.25%) Change Management
8 1 (1.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) Python
2 17 (21.25%) SQL
3 15 (18.75%) Perl
4 10 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.25%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) PHP
6 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.50%) R
7 2 (2.50%) Java
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) VCP4
3 4 (5.00%) Postgraduate
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (1.25%) CCNA
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCSE
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) MCITP
6 1 (1.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 25 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.50%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) Puppet
2 9 (11.25%) SCCM
3 8 (10.00%) SCOM
4 7 (8.75%) Ansible
5 5 (6.25%) Backup Exec
5 5 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (5.00%) ARCserve
7 3 (3.75%) Munin
8 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.50%) CFEngine
8 2 (2.50%) Salt
9 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 10 (12.50%) Oracle
4 8 (10.00%) Citrix
4 8 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (6.25%) Symantec
6 4 (5.00%) Mitel
6 4 (5.00%) Google
6 4 (5.00%) Epicor
7 3 (3.75%) NetApp
7 3 (3.75%) HP
8 2 (2.50%) Dell
8 2 (2.50%) Sun
8 2 (2.50%) IBM
8 2 (2.50%) Vertica
9 1 (1.25%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.25%) SAP
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