The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 228 209 189
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 20 47 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.66% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.69% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16 40 63
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £22,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Linux Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6279 6829 6995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.27% 95.28% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5001 5536 5865
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 £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in the North West

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in the North West

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
Manchester +1 16 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Merseyside +12 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Cheshire -18 1 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (60.61%) MySQL
2 20 (60.61%) Puppet
3 19 (57.58%) Nagios
4 16 (48.48%) PHP
4 16 (48.48%) Apache
4 16 (48.48%) CentOS
5 12 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
8 9 (27.27%) nginx
9 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (24.24%) DevOps
9 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
10 7 (21.21%) Python
10 7 (21.21%) Debian
10 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (18.18%) LAMP
11 6 (18.18%) Perl
12 5 (15.15%) C++
12 5 (15.15%) HTML
12 5 (15.15%) CSS
12 5 (15.15%) Ruby
12 5 (15.15%) Big Data
12 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (15.15%) Amazon S3
13 4 (12.12%) WordPress
13 4 (12.12%) Android
13 4 (12.12%) Analytics
13 4 (12.12%) OpenVPN

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 16 (48.48%) Apache
2 9 (27.27%) nginx
3 4 (12.12%) WordPress
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.09%) SaaS
3 3 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) IPsec
1 4 (12.12%) OpenVPN
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) MySQL
2 5 (15.15%) Big Data
3 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (9.09%) Aerospike
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) LAMP
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.03%) Regular Expression
5 1 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Cryptography
1 4 (12.12%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (48.48%) CentOS
3 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Debian
5 4 (12.12%) Android
5 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 3 (9.09%) UNIX
7 2 (6.06%) SUSE
7 2 (6.06%) Fedora
8 1 (3.03%) Windows
8 1 (3.03%) HPUX
8 1 (3.03%) FreeNAS
8 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
1 8 (24.24%) DevOps
2 4 (12.12%) Analytics
3 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.03%) SOA
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) E-business
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) OOP
4 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) PHP
2 12 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 7 (21.21%) Python
4 6 (18.18%) Perl
5 5 (15.15%) C++
5 5 (15.15%) Ruby
6 4 (12.12%) C
7 1 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) RHCE
1 1 (3.03%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Squid
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.09%) Samba
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.06%) Docker
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) Puppet
2 19 (57.58%) Nagios
3 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.09%) SmokePing
4 3 (9.09%) Ansible
4 3 (9.09%) Cacti
4 3 (9.09%) Munin
4 3 (9.09%) Zenoss
5 1 (3.03%) logstash
5 1 (3.03%) Kibana
5 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.12%) Apple
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Percona
4 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.03%) New Relic
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas
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