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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 61 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 45 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.03% 2.50% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 2.63% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 54
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,243 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1441 1712 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.17% 95.01% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 1486 1676
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
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 24 April 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (68.18%) Linux
2 34 (38.64%) Windows
3 31 (35.23%) UNIX
4 30 (34.09%) Python
5 25 (28.41%) DNS
6 23 (26.14%) Active Directory
6 23 (26.14%) Perl
7 22 (25.00%) Firewall
8 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 20 (22.73%) Degree
9 19 (21.59%) Bash Shell
9 19 (21.59%) DHCP
10 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
11 16 (18.18%) Red Hat
11 16 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 15 (17.05%) Web Services
13 14 (15.91%) SQL
13 14 (15.91%) VMware
14 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (14.77%) Network Security
14 13 (14.77%) CentOS
15 12 (13.64%) SCCM
15 12 (13.64%) Puppet
15 12 (13.64%) MySQL
16 11 (12.50%) Tomcat
17 10 (11.36%) Internet
17 10 (11.36%) Ubuntu
17 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
18 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.23%) Apache
3 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.55%) IIS
4 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.41%) JBoss
5 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.27%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.27%) iPlanet
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (1.14%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.41%) DNS
2 22 (25.00%) Firewall
3 19 (21.59%) DHCP
4 17 (19.32%) TCP/IP
5 13 (14.77%) Network Security
6 10 (11.36%) Internet
7 7 (7.95%) HTTP
8 5 (5.68%) NAS
9 4 (4.55%) LDAP
10 3 (3.41%) LAN
10 3 (3.41%) WAN
10 3 (3.41%) FTP
10 3 (3.41%) VPN
10 3 (3.41%) Wireless
10 3 (3.41%) SAN
11 2 (2.27%) WebEx
11 2 (2.27%) SSH
11 2 (2.27%) SNMP
11 2 (2.27%) SMTP
12 1 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) MySQL
3 7 (7.95%) Big Data
4 4 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.55%) QlikView
5 3 (3.41%) Text Mining
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (5.68%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (5.68%) Back Office
1 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (2.27%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) Web Services
2 3 (3.41%) HTML
2 3 (3.41%) CSS
3 2 (2.27%) RESTful
3 2 (2.27%) HTML5
3 2 (2.27%) CSS3
4 1 (1.14%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.68%) Internet of Things
2 5 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.55%) Informatics
3 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.27%) Clustering
4 2 (2.27%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.27%) Life Science
5 1 (1.14%) Telematics
5 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.14%) Open Source
5 1 (1.14%) DTV
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (68.18%) Linux
2 34 (38.64%) Windows
3 31 (35.23%) UNIX
4 13 (14.77%) CentOS
5 10 (11.36%) Ubuntu
6 9 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (9.09%) Debian
7 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (9.09%) Solaris
8 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.23%) ITIL
1 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
1 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing
2 7 (7.95%) DevOps
3 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.68%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.55%) Scrum
5 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.55%) Biostatistics
6 3 (3.41%) Analytics
6 3 (3.41%) CRM
6 3 (3.41%) Project Management
7 2 (2.27%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.27%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (1.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.14%) Line Management
8 1 (1.14%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.14%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (1.14%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) Python
2 23 (26.14%) Perl
3 19 (21.59%) Bash Shell
4 14 (15.91%) SQL
5 9 (10.23%) PHP
6 3 (3.41%) Java
6 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.27%) R
8 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.14%) Ruby
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.27%) MCSE
3 2 (2.27%) CCNA
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.27%) MCTS
3 2 (2.27%) MCITP
4 1 (1.14%) LPIC
4 1 (1.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 23 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.27%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.27%) NFS
6 1 (1.14%) vSphere
6 1 (1.14%) KVM
6 1 (1.14%) iptables
6 1 (1.14%) Xen
6 1 (1.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) SCCM
1 12 (13.64%) Puppet
2 7 (7.95%) SCOM
2 7 (7.95%) Ansible
3 5 (5.68%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.55%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.27%) Salt
5 2 (2.27%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.14%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 14 (15.91%) VMware
4 9 (10.23%) Oracle
5 7 (7.95%) Google
6 6 (6.82%) Cisco
6 6 (6.82%) Citrix
6 6 (6.82%) NetApp
7 5 (5.68%) Symantec
7 5 (5.68%) Rackspace
8 4 (4.55%) Epicor
8 4 (4.55%) Mitel
9 3 (3.41%) HP
10 2 (2.27%) Dell
10 2 (2.27%) Sun
10 2 (2.27%) IBM
10 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.27%) Juniper
10 2 (2.27%) Vertica
11 1 (1.14%) Brocade
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