Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 166 137
Rank change year-on-year +42 -29 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 17 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.82% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 6
Cambridge median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £31,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £55,000 £50,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,989 2,989 2,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 97.55% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,582 2,278 1,837
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.51%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018, 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 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) VLAN
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (52.94%) CentOS
5 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
5 8 (47.06%) Python
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) Debian
7 6 (35.29%) SAN
7 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
7 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (35.29%) vSphere
7 6 (35.29%) Ubuntu
7 6 (35.29%) Network Security
7 6 (35.29%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (35.29%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (29.41%) JIRA
8 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
8 5 (29.41%) Confluence
8 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
8 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
8 5 (29.41%) Perl
8 5 (29.41%) Automotive
9 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
9 4 (23.53%) Docker
10 3 (17.65%) DevOps
10 3 (17.65%) Icinga

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