Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 160 103
Rank change year-on-year +44 -57 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 25 22 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.21% 0.72% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.74% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 40
Cambridge median annual salary £38,750 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.50% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31,000 £34,250 £24,200
90th Percentile £75,750 £67,500 £47,625
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 1,991 2,968 2,231
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 97.60% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,576 2,273 1,856
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.51%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator 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 in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Cambridge over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) Firewall
3 17 (68.00%) Windows
4 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (48.00%) Python
5 12 (48.00%) VLAN
5 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (40.00%) CentOS
7 9 (36.00%) Bash Shell
8 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (32.00%) VMware
9 7 (28.00%) Debian
9 7 (28.00%) Ubuntu
9 7 (28.00%) vSphere
9 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (28.00%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (24.00%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (24.00%) Network Security
10 6 (24.00%) Perl
10 6 (24.00%) SAN
10 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (24.00%) Automotive
11 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
11 5 (20.00%) Degree
11 5 (20.00%) JIRA
11 5 (20.00%) Confluence
11 5 (20.00%) Office 365
11 5 (20.00%) Bitbucket
11 5 (20.00%) Docker
12 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (12.00%) WordPress
3 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 12 (48.00%) VLAN
3 6 (24.00%) Network Security
3 6 (24.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) IPv4
4 3 (12.00%) IPv6
5 2 (8.00%) SMTP
5 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) NAS
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MariaDB
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (24.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) LAMP
1 3 (12.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (40.00%) CentOS
5 7 (28.00%) Debian
5 7 (28.00%) Ubuntu
6 3 (12.00%) Fedora
7 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Unix
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Logistics
3 3 (12.00%) Machine Learning
3 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (12.00%) Open Source
3 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Physics
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (24.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (28.00%) vSphere
2 5 (20.00%) Docker
3 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HAProxy
1 3 (12.00%) Icinga
2 2 (8.00%) Puppet
3 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Sophos