Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 136 131
Rank change year-on-year -34 -5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 13 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.41% 0.48% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.50% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 27
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -8.05%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £53,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -8.05%

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 3048 2210 2742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.40% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2322 1842 2381
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Linux 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 Cambridge region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) Puppet
3 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (61.54%) DevOps
5 7 (53.85%) Docker
5 7 (53.85%) Network Security
6 6 (46.15%) Mac OS
6 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
6 6 (46.15%) Python
7 5 (38.46%) Perl
7 5 (38.46%) SMS
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco
7 5 (38.46%) Machine Learning
7 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
7 5 (38.46%) ZABBIX
7 5 (38.46%) Munin
7 5 (38.46%) CentOS
7 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (38.46%) Salt
7 5 (38.46%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (38.46%) Grafana
7 5 (38.46%) Reinforcement Learning
8 4 (30.77%) Apache
9 3 (23.08%) LDAP
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (23.08%) Firewall

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 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) SaaS
4 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) SMS
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) LDAP
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) OpenVPN
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (15.38%) Video on Demand
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Mac OS
4 5 (38.46%) CentOS
4 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Debian
5 3 (23.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) DevOps
2 5 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
2 5 (38.46%) Machine Learning
2 5 (38.46%) Reinforcement Learning
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
1 6 (46.15%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Docker
2 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) iptables
3 2 (15.38%) NFS
3 2 (15.38%) Samba
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (69.23%) Puppet
2 5 (38.46%) Grafana
2 5 (38.46%) Munin
2 5 (38.46%) Salt
2 5 (38.46%) ZABBIX
3 2 (15.38%) Ansible
3 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat