The median annual salary for a Systems Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 100 89 84
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 22 51 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.30% 2.37% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.43% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 40 39
Median salary £37,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.40% +1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £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 Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1621 2096 2012
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 95.58% 97.53% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1231 1650 1644
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -18 17 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Peterborough +2 2 £29,000 -31.76%
Huntingdon +7 1 £37,500 -7.40%
Systems Administrator
East of England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Windows
3 16 (42.11%) Firewall
4 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
5 14 (36.84%) Puppet
5 14 (36.84%) Perl
5 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 13 (34.21%) VMware
7 12 (31.58%) Apache
7 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
8 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
8 10 (26.32%) Python
8 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
9 9 (23.68%) Cisco
9 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (23.68%) CentOS
9 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (23.68%) Ansible
10 7 (18.42%) Degree
10 7 (18.42%) DNS
10 7 (18.42%) Unix
10 7 (18.42%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (18.42%) Salt
11 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (15.79%) LDAP
11 6 (15.79%) IIS
11 6 (15.79%) MySQL
11 6 (15.79%) Oracle

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (31.58%) Apache
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) Firewall
2 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.42%) DNS
4 6 (15.79%) DHCP
4 6 (15.79%) IPsec
4 6 (15.79%) LDAP
4 6 (15.79%) VLAN
4 6 (15.79%) VPN
5 5 (13.16%) ISDN
5 5 (13.16%) SMTP
5 5 (13.16%) SNMP
6 3 (7.89%) PPP
7 2 (5.26%) SAN
7 2 (5.26%) VoIP
7 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.63%) LAN
8 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.63%) QlikView
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.63%) Advertising
1 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) WSH
2 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) LAMP
2 1 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Windows
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 9 (23.68%) CentOS
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (18.42%) Unix
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (13.16%) Debian
8 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Virtual Environments
2 5 (13.16%) High Availability
2 5 (13.16%) Workflow
3 4 (10.53%) DevOps
3 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.53%) Low Latency
3 4 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security
4 3 (7.89%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (5.26%) Bioinformatics
5 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.26%) DNA
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.26%) Informatics
5 2 (5.26%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL
5 2 (5.26%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Perl
2 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
2 10 (26.32%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) C
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
2 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 5 (13.16%) iptables
4 5 (13.16%) pfSense
4 5 (13.16%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (7.89%) Docker
6 2 (5.26%) vSphere
7 1 (2.63%) NFS
7 1 (2.63%) Samba
7 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) Puppet
2 9 (23.68%) Ansible
2 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (18.42%) Salt
4 3 (7.89%) Grafana
4 3 (7.89%) Munin
4 3 (7.89%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.63%) Kibana
5 1 (2.63%) logstash
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.63%) SCCM
5 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) VMware
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 4 (10.53%) Sophos
5 3 (7.89%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Brocade
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.63%) BT
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.63%) Sage
7 1 (2.63%) Sun
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