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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 76 68 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 30 60 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.16% 3.26% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 3.46% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 24 51 64
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,500 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £55,000 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
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
1323 1734 1571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.11% 94.34% 93.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1116 1373 1380
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 5 August 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 60 (76.92%) Linux
2 33 (42.31%) Windows
3 27 (34.62%) UNIX
3 27 (34.62%) Python
4 26 (33.33%) Firewall
5 25 (32.05%) VMware
6 24 (30.77%) Perl
7 23 (29.49%) DNS
8 22 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (26.92%) Apache
10 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
11 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
12 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
12 18 (23.08%) Web Services
12 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
13 16 (20.51%) CentOS
14 15 (19.23%) Red Hat
15 13 (16.67%) MySQL
15 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.67%) DHCP
16 12 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (15.38%) DevOps
17 11 (14.10%) MS Exchange
17 11 (14.10%) SQL
17 11 (14.10%) Configuration Management
17 11 (14.10%) Degree
18 10 (12.82%) Ubuntu
18 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 21 (26.92%) Apache
2 11 (14.10%) MS Exchange
3 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.41%) IIS
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (1.28%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.28%) Zope
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) SaaS
2 5 (6.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.13%) Office 365
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) Firewall
2 23 (29.49%) DNS
3 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
4 13 (16.67%) DHCP
5 9 (11.54%) SAN
6 8 (10.26%) NAS
7 6 (7.69%) LDAP
7 6 (7.69%) HTTP
8 5 (6.41%) VPN
8 5 (6.41%) SSL
9 3 (3.85%) SSH
9 3 (3.85%) SMTP
10 2 (2.56%) SNMP
10 2 (2.56%) FTP
11 1 (1.28%) LAN
11 1 (1.28%) VLAN
11 1 (1.28%) Network Security
11 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) MySQL
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (6.41%) Marketing
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (2.56%) Chemistry
3 2 (2.56%) Statistics
3 2 (2.56%) Informatics
3 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) DTV
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.28%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (76.92%) Linux
2 33 (42.31%) Windows
3 27 (34.62%) UNIX
4 16 (20.51%) CentOS
5 12 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (12.82%) Ubuntu
6 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (11.54%) Solaris
7 9 (11.54%) Debian
8 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) DevOps
2 11 (14.10%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.26%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.41%) CRM
5 5 (6.41%) Scrum
5 5 (6.41%) SDLC
5 5 (6.41%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (5.13%) Biostatistics
6 4 (5.13%) ITIL
7 3 (3.85%) Project Management
7 3 (3.85%) Migration
7 3 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.85%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.56%) Open Source
8 2 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.56%) Kanban
8 2 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) Python
2 24 (30.77%) Perl
3 20 (25.64%) Bash Shell
4 11 (14.10%) SQL
5 9 (11.54%) PHP
6 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 2 (2.56%) Java
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) MCSE
2 3 (3.85%) CCNA
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.28%) MCP
4 1 (1.28%) MCSA
4 1 (1.28%) RHCE
4 1 (1.28%) LPIC
4 1 (1.28%) MCTS
4 1 (1.28%) MCITP
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) vSphere
4 3 (3.85%) Postfix
5 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.56%) qmail
6 1 (1.28%) Xen
6 1 (1.28%) Dovecot
6 1 (1.28%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.28%) KVM
6 1 (1.28%) iptables
6 1 (1.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Puppet
2 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.13%) SCCM
4 2 (2.56%) Ansible
4 2 (2.56%) Salt
5 1 (1.28%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 25 (32.05%) VMware
2 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 15 (19.23%) Red Hat
4 8 (10.26%) Cisco
5 7 (8.97%) Rackspace
5 7 (8.97%) NetApp
6 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.41%) Google
6 5 (6.41%) Juniper
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle
8 2 (2.56%) EMC
8 2 (2.56%) Veeam
9 1 (1.28%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.28%) Foundry
9 1 (1.28%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.28%) Brocade
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix
9 1 (1.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.28%) HP
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