Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £35,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 144 90
Rank change year-on-year +15 -54 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 25 26 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.04% 0.98% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.00% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 48
Cambridge median annual salary £35,750 £50,000 £37,118
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.50% +34.71% -7.21%
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,000 £25,650
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £47,875
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £34,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -32.00% +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 2,301 2,612 2,305
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 97.97% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,681 2,019 1,909
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 11 (44.00%) Bash Shell
4 9 (36.00%) VLAN
4 9 (36.00%) Perl
4 9 (36.00%) Python
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (28.00%) Docker
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) CentOS
6 6 (24.00%) Automotive
7 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.00%) Apache
7 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
7 5 (20.00%) Confluence
7 5 (20.00%) Puppet
7 5 (20.00%) JIRA
7 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Bitbucket
8 4 (16.00%) vSphere
8 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
8 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (16.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Machine Learning

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%) Apache
1 5 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) VLAN
3 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.00%) DNS
4 3 (12.00%) FTP
4 3 (12.00%) HTTP
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) SSH
5 2 (8.00%) IPv4
5 2 (8.00%) IPv6
5 2 (8.00%) SMTP
6 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MariaDB
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (24.00%) Automotive
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) LAMP
1 2 (8.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (24.00%) CentOS
5 4 (16.00%) Debian
5 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (8.00%) Fedora
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (16.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (12.00%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.00%) Logistics
4 2 (8.00%) Open Source
4 2 (8.00%) Physics
4 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (36.00%) Perl
2 9 (36.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Docker
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (8.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (8.00%) Icinga
4 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Sophos