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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 70 85 50
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 44 25 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.70% 1.76% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 1.82% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33 15 62
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,400 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
1558 1371 1637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.47% 96.62% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1244 1161 1411
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 £27,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £56,400 £52,500 £57,500
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 30 January 2015.

Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (68.13%) Linux
2 37 (40.66%) Windows
2 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
3 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
4 28 (30.77%) Python
5 27 (29.67%) SQL
6 25 (27.47%) Firewall
7 23 (25.27%) Perl
8 22 (24.18%) Degree
9 21 (23.08%) UNIX
9 21 (23.08%) DNS
10 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
11 19 (20.88%) Red Hat
12 17 (18.68%) DHCP
13 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
14 15 (16.48%) Oracle
15 13 (14.29%) VMware
15 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 13 (14.29%) SCOM
15 13 (14.29%) CentOS
16 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (13.19%) Network Security
16 12 (13.19%) Puppet
16 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database
16 12 (13.19%) Citrix
17 11 (12.09%) Big Data
17 11 (12.09%) Bash Shell
18 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (10.99%) SCCM
18 10 (10.99%) SharePoint

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.79%) Apache
4 4 (4.40%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.40%) iPlanet
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.20%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) Firewall
2 21 (23.08%) DNS
3 17 (18.68%) DHCP
4 12 (13.19%) Network Security
5 9 (9.89%) Internet
6 6 (6.59%) SAN
7 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.49%) HTTP
7 5 (5.49%) NAS
8 4 (4.40%) LAN
8 4 (4.40%) WAN
8 4 (4.40%) Wireless
9 3 (3.30%) VLAN
9 3 (3.30%) MRTG
10 2 (2.20%) LDAP
10 2 (2.20%) FTP
10 2 (2.20%) IPv4
11 1 (1.10%) SSH
11 1 (1.10%) VoIP
11 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database
3 11 (12.09%) Big Data
4 6 (6.59%) Text Mining
5 4 (4.40%) QlikView
5 4 (4.40%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.40%) MySQL
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 10 (10.99%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.49%) Back Office
2 5 (5.49%) Electronics
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Finance
4 3 (3.30%) Marketing
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) HTML
2 3 (3.30%) CSS
3 2 (2.20%) RESTful
3 2 (2.20%) CSS3
3 2 (2.20%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.49%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.49%) Internet of Things
4 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.40%) Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) PKI
5 2 (2.20%) Informatics
5 2 (2.20%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.20%) Life Science
5 2 (2.20%) DTV
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.10%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 62 (68.13%) Linux
2 37 (40.66%) Windows
3 21 (23.08%) UNIX
4 13 (14.29%) CentOS
5 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.49%) Solaris
9 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.30%) Debian
11 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.89%) ITIL
1 9 (9.89%) DevOps
2 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (7.69%) Migration
3 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (6.59%) Analytics
4 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
4 6 (6.59%) ERP
5 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.40%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.40%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.30%) CRM
8 2 (2.20%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.20%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.20%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.20%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.20%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.20%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.20%) Data Analysis
9 1 (1.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) Python
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 23 (25.27%) Perl
4 11 (12.09%) Bash Shell
5 9 (9.89%) Shell Script
5 9 (9.89%) C#
6 7 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.59%) Bourne shell
8 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.20%) R
9 2 (2.20%) Java
9 2 (2.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) RHCE
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.40%) MCSA
4 4 (4.40%) Postgraduate
5 2 (2.20%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) OCP
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.10%) MCTS
6 1 (1.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.79%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.40%) Sendmail
3 4 (4.40%) NFS
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.20%) vSphere
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) SCOM
2 12 (13.19%) Puppet
3 10 (10.99%) SCCM
4 6 (6.59%) Backup Exec
5 5 (5.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (5.49%) Ansible
6 4 (4.40%) CFEngine
6 4 (4.40%) ARCserve
7 3 (3.30%) Munin
8 2 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.10%) WSUS
9 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.88%) Red Hat
3 15 (16.48%) Oracle
4 13 (14.29%) VMware
5 12 (13.19%) Citrix
6 8 (8.79%) SAP
7 7 (7.69%) HP
8 6 (6.59%) Dell
9 5 (5.49%) Symantec
10 4 (4.40%) Vertica
10 4 (4.40%) Epicor
10 4 (4.40%) Mitel
10 4 (4.40%) IBM
11 3 (3.30%) Google
12 2 (2.20%) EMC
12 2 (2.20%) Cisco
12 2 (2.20%) Sun
13 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (1.10%) NetApp
13 1 (1.10%) Veritas
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