Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 100 91
Rank change year-on-year -54 -9 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 22 47 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.72% 2.08% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 2.13% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19 40 63
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £34,250 £24,200 £30,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £47,625 £47,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -4.76%

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 2979 2205 2767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.35% 97.39% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 1836 2393
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 17 (77.27%) Linux
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (54.55%) VMware
5 11 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 11 (50.00%) DevOps
6 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
6 10 (45.45%) Python
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco
7 9 (40.91%) Perl
8 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (36.36%) Docker
8 8 (36.36%) Machine Learning
8 8 (36.36%) Puppet
9 7 (31.82%) Network Security
10 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (27.27%) CentOS
10 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (27.27%) Mac OS
10 6 (27.27%) ZABBIX
10 6 (27.27%) Munin
10 6 (27.27%) SMS
10 6 (27.27%) Grafana
10 6 (27.27%) Salt
11 5 (22.73%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (22.73%) Reinforcement Learning
11 5 (22.73%) Firewall
11 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
11 5 (22.73%) Unix
11 5 (22.73%) Artificial Intelligence

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 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 14 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.64%) SaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Network Security
2 6 (27.27%) SMS
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) NAS
4 4 (18.18%) SAN
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) LDAP
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) GitLab
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (18.18%) HP Storage
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Linux
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) CentOS
3 6 (27.27%) Mac OS
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Debian
6 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) DevOps
2 8 (36.36%) Machine Learning
3 5 (22.73%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (22.73%) Reinforcement Learning
4 4 (18.18%) Network Management
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) DNA
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 10 (45.45%) Python
3 9 (40.91%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
2 8 (36.36%) Docker
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (36.36%) Puppet
2 6 (27.27%) Grafana
2 6 (27.27%) Munin
2 6 (27.27%) Salt
2 6 (27.27%) ZABBIX
3 4 (18.18%) SCCM
3 4 (18.18%) SCOM
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) Brocade
4 4 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 4 (18.18%) HP