The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 192 213 206
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 33 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 16
Average salary £37,500 £43,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.79% +23.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,200 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,700 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Linux Systems Administrator
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5433 5183 5243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.88% 93.12% 93.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3746 4013 4389
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,800 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 18 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Windsor - 4 £55,000 -
Slough +3 3 - - 3
Maidenhead -14 3 £48,000 -5.88% 1
Linux Systems Administrator
South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 46 (63.89%) Red Hat
3 46 (63.89%) Perl
4 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
5 31 (43.06%) Cisco
6 24 (33.33%) Internet
7 22 (30.56%) UNIX
8 21 (29.17%) Open Source
9 20 (27.78%) Time Management
9 20 (27.78%) VMware
10 17 (23.61%) MySQL
11 15 (20.83%) Windows
12 13 (18.06%) DNS
13 12 (16.67%) Degree
14 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (13.89%) CentOS
15 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
15 10 (13.89%) Apache
15 10 (13.89%) PHP
15 10 (13.89%) SaaS
16 9 (12.50%) SMTP
16 9 (12.50%) Puppet
16 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
17 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
18 7 (9.72%) AIX
18 7 (9.72%) HPUX
18 7 (9.72%) Solaris
18 7 (9.72%) NetBackup
18 7 (9.72%) Backup Exec

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (13.89%) Apache
2 6 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.78%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) SaaS
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.33%) Internet
2 13 (18.06%) DNS
3 10 (13.89%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.50%) SMTP
5 7 (9.72%) SAN
5 7 (9.72%) NAS
6 6 (8.33%) SSL
6 6 (8.33%) HTTP
6 6 (8.33%) LDAP
7 5 (6.94%) SNMP
7 5 (6.94%) FTP
8 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.39%) VPN
8 1 (1.39%) LAN
8 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) MySQL
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.17%) Redis
7 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.78%) Marketing
2 2 (2.78%) Electronics
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Web Services
2 4 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.56%) Memcached
2 4 (5.56%) J2EE
2 4 (5.56%) LAMP
3 3 (4.17%) ZeroMQ
3 3 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.17%) Open Source
2 7 (9.72%) Derivative
2 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) DTV
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (30.56%) UNIX
3 15 (20.83%) Windows
4 10 (13.89%) CentOS
5 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 7 (9.72%) AIX
6 7 (9.72%) HPUX
6 7 (9.72%) Solaris
7 5 (6.94%) Debian
8 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.39%) SUSE
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Time Management
2 6 (8.33%) ITIL
3 4 (5.56%) DevOps
4 3 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.78%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.39%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.39%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.39%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 46 (63.89%) Perl
3 10 (13.89%) PHP
4 4 (5.56%) Ruby
5 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) SQL
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) OCA
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.72%) KVM
3 5 (6.94%) qmail
3 5 (6.94%) Postfix
3 5 (6.94%) vSphere
4 3 (4.17%) XenServer
4 3 (4.17%) Varnish
4 3 (4.17%) Squid
5 2 (2.78%) Xen
5 2 (2.78%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Puppet
2 7 (9.72%) NetBackup
2 7 (9.72%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.56%) Nagios
4 3 (4.17%) CFEngine
4 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.39%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.39%) WSUS
5 1 (1.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Red Hat
2 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 31 (43.06%) Cisco
4 20 (27.78%) VMware
5 7 (9.72%) Veritas
6 6 (8.33%) HP
7 4 (5.56%) JBoss
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix
8 3 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle
9 2 (2.78%) SAP
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