Period
to 19 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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

Linux Administrator
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 176 134
Rank change year-on-year +52 -42 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 19 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.95% 0.34% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.35% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 8
Cambridge median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% +22.74%
10th Percentile £31,000 £40,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,400 £55,375 £50,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% +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 1,945 3,138 2,273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.91% 97.42% 97.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,488 2,363 1,902
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,125 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in Cambridge

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, Linux 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 Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (78.95%) Firewall
3 13 (68.42%) VLAN
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
5 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (36.84%) CentOS
6 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
6 7 (36.84%) Perl
6 7 (36.84%) Python
6 7 (36.84%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (31.58%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
7 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
7 6 (31.58%) Debian
7 6 (31.58%) Network Security
7 6 (31.58%) vSphere
7 6 (31.58%) Ubuntu
8 5 (26.32%) Atlassian
8 5 (26.32%) Confluence
8 5 (26.32%) JIRA
8 5 (26.32%) Automotive
8 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
8 5 (26.32%) Bitbucket
9 4 (21.05%) Puppet
10 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.79%) LDAP

Linux 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 (26.32%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) VLAN
3 6 (31.58%) Network Security
3 6 (31.58%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 3 (15.79%) SSL
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) NAS
5 2 (10.53%) SSH
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) IPv4
6 1 (5.26%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) Bitbucket
2 5 (26.32%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.53%) Subversion
General
1 5 (26.32%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 7 (36.84%) CentOS
5 6 (31.58%) Debian
5 6 (31.58%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) Fedora
6 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Server Virtualisation
2 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.26%) Data Science
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Bash Shell
1 7 (36.84%) Perl
1 7 (36.84%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Salt
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
3 1 (5.26%) Icinga
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 5 (26.32%) Atlassian
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp