The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 68 65
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 46 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.29% 3.10% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 3.18% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 36 41
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £32,435
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1187 1445 1437
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 95.42% 97.31% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 879 1130 1185
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (79.31%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
4 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
5 12 (41.38%) Perl
5 12 (41.38%) Puppet
6 11 (37.93%) Apache
6 11 (37.93%) VMware
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
8 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
9 8 (27.59%) Python
10 7 (24.14%) Unix
10 7 (24.14%) Cisco
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (24.14%) CentOS
10 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (24.14%) Ansible
11 6 (20.69%) Salt
11 6 (20.69%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (20.69%) VPN
11 6 (20.69%) IIS
11 6 (20.69%) Oracle
11 6 (20.69%) IPsec
11 6 (20.69%) Degree
12 5 (17.24%) VLAN
12 5 (17.24%) Management Information System

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 11 (37.93%) Apache
2 6 (20.69%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Firewall
2 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.69%) IPsec
3 6 (20.69%) VPN
4 5 (17.24%) DNS
4 5 (17.24%) ISDN
4 5 (17.24%) VLAN
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) LDAP
5 4 (13.79%) SMTP
5 4 (13.79%) SNMP
6 3 (10.34%) PPP
7 2 (6.90%) VoIP
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
8 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.45%) LAN
8 1 (3.45%) NAS
8 1 (3.45%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.45%) QlikView
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) WSH
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Linux
2 20 (68.97%) Windows
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
4 7 (24.14%) CentOS
4 7 (24.14%) Unix
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Debian
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Virtual Environments
2 4 (13.79%) High Availability
2 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) Low Latency
2 4 (13.79%) Performance Optimisation
2 4 (13.79%) Workflow
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
4 2 (6.90%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.90%) DNA
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Informatics
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Data Management
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Perl
2 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
3 8 (27.59%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
2 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.24%) iptables
3 5 (17.24%) pfSense
3 5 (17.24%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (10.34%) Docker
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) Puppet
2 7 (24.14%) Ansible
2 7 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (20.69%) Salt
4 3 (10.34%) Grafana
4 3 (10.34%) Munin
4 3 (10.34%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.45%) SCCM
5 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) BT
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
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