The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 71 77
Rank change year-on-year -36 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 40 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.96% 3.38% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 3.47% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 30
Median salary £50,000 £33,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.14% -20.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,625 £24,200 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 1331 1153 1384
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 97.80% 97.38% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5030 4410 5775
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 19 (65.52%) Windows
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 18 (62.07%) Hyper-V
3 14 (48.28%) VMware
4 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
5 12 (41.38%) Puppet
5 12 (41.38%) Perl
6 11 (37.93%) Firewall
7 9 (31.03%) Apache
7 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (24.14%) Cisco
10 6 (20.69%) Python
10 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (17.24%) CentOS
11 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (17.24%) ZABBIX
11 5 (17.24%) Munin
11 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
11 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
11 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
11 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (17.24%) Low Latency
11 5 (17.24%) Docker
11 5 (17.24%) DevOps
11 5 (17.24%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (17.24%) Grafana
12 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
12 4 (13.79%) Salt
12 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012

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 9 (31.03%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) ArcGIS
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) NAS
3 3 (10.34%) PPP
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) IPsec
4 2 (6.90%) ISDN
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security
4 2 (6.90%) SMS
4 2 (6.90%) VLAN
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.90%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) HP Storage
3 2 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) CentOS
3 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Debian
6 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) DevOps
1 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
1 5 (17.24%) Low Latency
1 5 (17.24%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (10.34%) Network Management
3 2 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Machine Learning
3 2 (6.90%) Reinforcement Learning
3 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Bash Shell
2 12 (41.38%) Perl
3 6 (20.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Hyper-V
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) Docker
4 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
5 2 (6.90%) iptables
5 2 (6.90%) pfSense
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) Puppet
2 5 (17.24%) Grafana
2 5 (17.24%) Munin
2 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (17.24%) ZABBIX
3 4 (13.79%) Salt
4 3 (10.34%) Ansible
4 3 (10.34%) SCCM
4 3 (10.34%) SCOM
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) Sophos
4 3 (10.34%) Brocade
4 3 (10.34%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.34%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
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