Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 17 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 123 118
Rank change year-on-year -55 -5 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 28 57 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.68% 1.62% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.67% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23 45 65
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £34,600 £23,950 £30,050
90th Percentile £67,500 £48,750 £47,500
East of England median annual salary £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 4019 3410 4018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.08% 97.18% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 2830 3456
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire.

Salary trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -56 22 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Peterborough -10 1 £45,500 +62.50%
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Windows
1 18 (64.29%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) VMware
3 14 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
5 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
5 11 (39.29%) DevOps
6 10 (35.71%) Python
6 10 (35.71%) Cisco
7 9 (32.14%) Perl
8 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (28.57%) Machine Learning
8 8 (28.57%) Puppet
8 8 (28.57%) Docker
9 7 (25.00%) Firewall
9 7 (25.00%) Network Security
10 6 (21.43%) CentOS
10 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (21.43%) Mac OS
10 6 (21.43%) SCCM
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (21.43%) ZABBIX
10 6 (21.43%) Munin
10 6 (21.43%) Grafana
10 6 (21.43%) Salt
10 6 (21.43%) SMS
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) SAN
11 5 (17.86%) Unix
11 5 (17.86%) Artificial Intelligence

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 3 (10.71%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Firewall
1 7 (25.00%) Network Security
2 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 6 (21.43%) SMS
3 5 (17.86%) NAS
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) VLAN
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) LDAP
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) GitLab
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (14.29%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Linux
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) CentOS
2 6 (21.43%) Mac OS
2 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Unix
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Debian
5 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) DevOps
2 8 (28.57%) Machine Learning
3 5 (17.86%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Reinforcement Learning
4 4 (14.29%) Network Management
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) DNA
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Bash Shell
2 10 (35.71%) Python
3 9 (32.14%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
2 8 (28.57%) Docker
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (28.57%) Puppet
2 6 (21.43%) Grafana
2 6 (21.43%) Munin
2 6 (21.43%) Salt
2 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 6 (21.43%) ZABBIX
3 4 (14.29%) SCOM
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) VMware
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) Brocade
4 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 4 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Veeam
6 1 (3.57%) Meraki
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos