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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 58 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 47 47 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.40% 3.15% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.53% 3.20% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 29 43 46
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,200 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1330 1470 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.31% 98.46% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 1239 1528
Average salary £45,000 £44,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% +11.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,150
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 34 (44.16%) Linux
2 30 (38.96%) Windows
3 26 (33.77%) Firewall
4 22 (28.57%) VMware
5 20 (25.97%) Network Security
6 19 (24.68%) Windows Server
7 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
7 18 (23.38%) Unix
8 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
8 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
10 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (19.48%) MCSE
11 13 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (15.58%) Mathematics
12 12 (15.58%) Physics
12 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (14.29%) IIS
14 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange
14 10 (12.99%) VPN
14 10 (12.99%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (12.99%) Data Centre
15 9 (11.69%) DevOps
15 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
15 9 (11.69%) Internet
15 9 (11.69%) Puppet
16 8 (10.39%) Capacity Planning
16 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (10.39%) PowerShell

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (14.29%) IIS
2 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) Confluence
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.77%) Firewall
2 20 (25.97%) Network Security
3 10 (12.99%) VPN
4 9 (11.69%) Internet
4 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.39%) HTTPS
5 8 (10.39%) SSL
6 6 (7.79%) LAN
6 6 (7.79%) SAN
7 5 (6.49%) WAN
8 4 (5.19%) DNS
9 3 (3.90%) DHCP
9 3 (3.90%) VoIP
10 1 (1.30%) HTTP
10 1 (1.30%) LDAP
10 1 (1.30%) SMTP
10 1 (1.30%) Wireless
10 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.90%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) LAMP
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) JMS
3 1 (1.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Mathematics
1 12 (15.58%) Physics
2 10 (12.99%) Data Centre
3 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.79%) iPad
5 3 (3.90%) Life Science
6 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.30%) Biology
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Linux
2 30 (38.96%) Windows
3 19 (24.68%) Windows Server
4 18 (23.38%) Unix
5 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.90%) CentOS
8 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.60%) HPUX
9 2 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Debian
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
2 10 (12.99%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (11.69%) DevOps
4 8 (10.39%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (10.39%) ITIL
4 8 (10.39%) Machine Learning
4 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.79%) Network Design
6 6 (7.79%) Project Planning
6 6 (7.79%) Web Development
7 4 (5.19%) Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (3.90%) CRM
8 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.60%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.79%) SQL
3 4 (5.19%) Perl
3 4 (5.19%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
5 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (19.48%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) CCNA
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.79%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) HNC
5 2 (2.60%) MCP
6 1 (1.30%) PhD
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.19%) vSphere
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 2 (2.60%) XenServer
6 1 (1.30%) Corosync
6 1 (1.30%) Docker
6 1 (1.30%) NFS
6 1 (1.30%) Samba
6 1 (1.30%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Puppet
2 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.60%) SCCM
4 1 (1.30%) Pacemaker
4 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) VMware
2 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco
4 4 (5.19%) Citrix
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 3 (3.90%) NetApp
6 2 (2.60%) HP
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.30%) Google
7 1 (1.30%) Rackspace