The first table below looks at the demand for the Linux Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 99 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 22 26 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.23% 1.33% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.38% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 39
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £33,500 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1693 1884 2016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.79% 96.07% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1465 1648 1692
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Linux Systems Administrator
Cambridgeshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (60.00%) Firewall
3 17 (56.67%) Windows
4 16 (53.33%) VLAN
4 16 (53.33%) Degree
5 11 (36.67%) CentOS
6 10 (33.33%) UNIX
6 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 8 (26.67%) Perl
7 8 (26.67%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) Ubuntu
8 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (16.67%) Nagios
9 5 (16.67%) Debian
9 5 (16.67%) Bourne shell
10 4 (13.33%) Puppet
10 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 4 (13.33%) MySQL
11 3 (10.00%) LDAP
12 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (6.67%) Finance
12 2 (6.67%) Munin
12 2 (6.67%) OpenVPN
12 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (6.67%) VMware
13 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
13 1 (3.33%) Grid Computing

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) Firewall
2 16 (53.33%) VLAN
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) LDAP
5 2 (6.67%) OpenVPN
6 1 (3.33%) IPsec
6 1 (3.33%) OSPF
6 1 (3.33%) RIP
6 1 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) SSL
6 1 (3.33%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Grid Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 11 (36.67%) CentOS
4 10 (33.33%) UNIX
5 6 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 5 (16.67%) Debian
7 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Solaris
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL
2 1 (3.33%) Change Control
2 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (3.33%) Database Tuning
2 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Perl
1 8 (26.67%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (16.67%) Bourne shell
4 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Nagios
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) Munin
4 1 (3.33%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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