Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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

Linux System Administrator
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 174 133
Rank change year-on-year +49 -41 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 17 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.82% 0.22% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.23% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 10
Cambridge median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +8.55%
10th Percentile £31,000 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,750 £50,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.11% -2.63% +18.75%

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 2,014 3,019 2,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 97.01% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 2,241 1,817
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.69%
10th Percentile £30,275 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator 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 in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Linux 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 Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 12 (70.59%) Firewall
4 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 11 (64.71%) VLAN
4 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
5 9 (52.94%) Python
6 8 (47.06%) CentOS
7 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
7 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
7 7 (41.18%) VMware
8 6 (35.29%) Debian
8 6 (35.29%) SAN
8 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
8 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (35.29%) Ubuntu
8 6 (35.29%) Network Security
8 6 (35.29%) vSphere
8 6 (35.29%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (29.41%) JIRA
9 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
9 5 (29.41%) Confluence
9 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
9 5 (29.41%) Perl
9 5 (29.41%) Automotive
10 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
11 3 (17.65%) Office 365

Linux 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 (29.41%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.76%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) VLAN
3 6 (35.29%) Network Security
3 6 (35.29%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) IPv4
4 2 (11.76%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MariaDB
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
2 5 (29.41%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (29.41%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) LAMP
1 2 (11.76%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
4 8 (47.06%) CentOS
5 6 (35.29%) Debian
5 6 (35.29%) Ubuntu
6 2 (11.76%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Science
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 7 (41.18%) Bash Shell
3 5 (29.41%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (35.29%) vSphere
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) HAProxy
1 2 (11.76%) Icinga
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 5 (29.41%) Atlassian