The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 152 167 186
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 13 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.52% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.55% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 9
Average salary £42,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,300 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,100 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Linux Administrator
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3074 3642 3992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.05% 94.62% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2517 2995 3465
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in Manchester

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Linux 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (70.97%) Puppet
3 18 (58.06%) MySQL
4 14 (45.16%) Apache
4 14 (45.16%) Nagios
5 13 (41.94%) CentOS
6 12 (38.71%) Red Hat
6 12 (38.71%) PHP
7 11 (35.48%) Bash Shell
8 10 (32.26%) LAMP
9 9 (29.03%) Debian
9 9 (29.03%) nginx
9 9 (29.03%) DevOps
10 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (22.58%) C++
11 7 (22.58%) Perl
11 7 (22.58%) DNS
12 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
12 6 (19.35%) IPsec
12 6 (19.35%) PKI
12 6 (19.35%) Cryptography
12 6 (19.35%) OpenVPN
12 6 (19.35%) Analytics
12 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (16.13%) Big Data
13 5 (16.13%) Open Source
13 5 (16.13%) RHCA
13 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (16.13%) FTP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Linux 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (45.16%) Apache
2 9 (29.03%) nginx
3 4 (12.90%) WordPress
4 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (9.68%) SaaS
4 2 (6.45%) Route 53
4 2 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) IPsec
2 6 (19.35%) OpenVPN
3 5 (16.13%) FTP
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 2 (6.45%) PPTP
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
7 1 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (3.23%) NAS
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) MySQL
2 5 (16.13%) Big Data
2 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.68%) Aerospike
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) LAMP
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 5 (16.13%) CSS
3 3 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) Regular Expression
5 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) PKI
1 6 (19.35%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) CentOS
3 9 (29.03%) Debian
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.90%) Android
5 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.45%) UNIX
7 2 (6.45%) Windows
7 2 (6.45%) SUSE
7 2 (6.45%) Fedora
8 1 (3.23%) FreeNAS
8 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
2 6 (19.35%) Analytics
3 5 (16.13%) Open Source
4 4 (12.90%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) Server Building
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
6 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
7 1 (3.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) PHP
2 11 (35.48%) Bash Shell
3 7 (22.58%) C++
3 7 (22.58%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) Python
5 4 (12.90%) C
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) RHCA
1 5 (16.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (70.97%) Puppet
2 14 (45.16%) Nagios
3 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.68%) Ansible
5 2 (6.45%) Cacti
5 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
6 1 (3.23%) logstash
6 1 (3.23%) Kibana
6 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.90%) Apple
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) New Relic
4 1 (3.23%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.23%) Percona
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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