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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 72 81 52
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 38 29 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.20% 1.97% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.04% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 33 18 77
Average salary £37,500 £31,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.11% -15.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,800 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
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
1646 1422 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.20% 96.41% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1309 1148 1503
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 24 December 2014.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 75 (76.53%) Linux
2 38 (38.78%) Active Directory
3 37 (37.76%) Windows
4 34 (34.69%) SQL
4 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
5 32 (32.65%) Perl
5 32 (32.65%) Python
5 32 (32.65%) Red Hat
6 29 (29.59%) Firewall
7 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (25.51%) DNS
8 25 (25.51%) Degree
9 23 (23.47%) DHCP
10 22 (22.45%) UNIX
11 21 (21.43%) VMware
12 20 (20.41%) Oracle
13 18 (18.37%) Oracle Database
14 17 (17.35%) CentOS
15 16 (16.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (15.31%) Apache
16 15 (15.31%) Puppet
16 15 (15.31%) Performance Tuning
17 14 (14.29%) T-SQL
17 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 14 (14.29%) SAP
17 14 (14.29%) ITIL
17 14 (14.29%) RHCE
17 14 (14.29%) Migration
18 13 (13.27%) Network Security
18 13 (13.27%) Big Data

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (15.31%) Apache
2 11 (11.22%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.18%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.08%) iPlanet
4 4 (4.08%) IIS
5 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.06%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.59%) Firewall
2 25 (25.51%) DNS
3 23 (23.47%) DHCP
4 13 (13.27%) Network Security
5 7 (7.14%) Internet
6 6 (6.12%) LAN
6 6 (6.12%) WAN
6 6 (6.12%) SAN
7 5 (5.10%) VLAN
7 5 (5.10%) NAS
8 4 (4.08%) Wireless
8 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.06%) VoIP
9 3 (3.06%) MRTG
10 2 (2.04%) LDAP
10 2 (2.04%) HTTP
10 2 (2.04%) IPv4
11 1 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.02%) VPN
11 1 (1.02%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) Oracle Database
2 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 13 (13.27%) Big Data
4 8 (8.16%) Text Mining
5 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.08%) QlikView
5 4 (4.08%) MySQL
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) JIRA
1 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (16.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (6.12%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.08%) Electronics
5 3 (3.06%) Marketing
6 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) Web Services
2 3 (3.06%) HTML
2 3 (3.06%) CSS
3 2 (2.04%) RESTful
3 2 (2.04%) HTML5
3 2 (2.04%) CSS3
4 1 (1.02%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.18%) PKI
3 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.10%) Internet of Things
6 4 (4.08%) Clustering
7 3 (3.06%) Informatics
7 3 (3.06%) Life Science
8 2 (2.04%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.04%) DTV
9 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 75 (76.53%) Linux
2 37 (37.76%) Windows
3 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (22.45%) UNIX
5 17 (17.35%) CentOS
6 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.12%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.08%) Solaris
10 2 (2.04%) Debian
10 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.02%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (14.29%) ITIL
2 14 (14.29%) Migration
3 12 (12.24%) ERP
4 11 (11.22%) DevOps
5 10 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.18%) Data Analysis
7 8 (8.16%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.14%) Analytics
8 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.08%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.06%) CRM
10 3 (3.06%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (2.04%) Business Continuity
11 2 (2.04%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (2.04%) Performance Testing
12 1 (1.02%) Time Management
12 1 (1.02%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.69%) SQL
2 32 (32.65%) Perl
2 32 (32.65%) Python
3 14 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 11 (11.22%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.20%) Bash Shell
6 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.18%) C#
7 8 (8.16%) Bourne shell
8 3 (3.06%) PHP
8 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.04%) R
9 2 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) Degree
2 14 (14.29%) RHCE
3 9 (9.18%) OCP
3 9 (9.18%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (6.12%) Postgraduate
5 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.08%) MCSA
7 2 (2.04%) MCSE
7 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.02%) MCTS
8 1 (1.02%) MCITP
8 1 (1.02%) CCNA
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 38 (38.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.20%) VMware ESX
2 10 (10.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (9.18%) vSphere
4 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.08%) Sendmail
5 4 (4.08%) NFS
6 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) Puppet
2 11 (11.22%) SCOM
3 10 (10.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (10.20%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (8.16%) Ansible
5 7 (7.14%) SCCM
6 4 (4.08%) ARCserve
6 4 (4.08%) CFEngine
7 3 (3.06%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.06%) Munin
8 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 32 (32.65%) Red Hat
3 21 (21.43%) VMware
4 20 (20.41%) Oracle
5 14 (14.29%) SAP
6 10 (10.20%) EMC
7 9 (9.18%) HP
8 8 (8.16%) Dell
8 8 (8.16%) Citrix
9 4 (4.08%) Epicor
9 4 (4.08%) Mitel
9 4 (4.08%) IBM
9 4 (4.08%) Vertica
10 3 (3.06%) Google
10 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.04%) Cisco
11 2 (2.04%) Sun
12 1 (1.02%) NetApp
12 1 (1.02%) Veritas
12 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
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