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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 227 221 226
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 23 16 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21 15 26
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% +7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
6999 6395 7015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.46% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5905 5482 6024
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
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 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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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
Manchester 0 10 £33,500 -21.17% 6
Cheshire -14 9 £35,000 -3.44% 3
Merseyside +8 3 £50,000 +20.48%
Cumbria - 1 £26,500 -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (49.12%) UNIX
3 18 (31.58%) PHP
4 17 (29.82%) Change Management
4 17 (29.82%) Problem Management
5 16 (28.07%) Apache
6 15 (26.32%) MySQL
6 15 (26.32%) Red Hat
7 12 (21.05%) Web Services
8 10 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
9 9 (15.79%) CentOS
9 9 (15.79%) VMware
9 9 (15.79%) SQL
9 9 (15.79%) Perl
10 8 (14.04%) Windows
10 8 (14.04%) Puppet
11 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
11 7 (12.28%) C++
11 7 (12.28%) Python
11 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
12 6 (10.53%) Nagios
12 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
12 6 (10.53%) VPN
12 6 (10.53%) C
12 6 (10.53%) HPUX
12 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
12 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (10.53%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 (28.07%) Apache
2 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.77%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.75%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) VPN
2 5 (8.77%) DNS
3 4 (7.02%) DHCP
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.02%) SAN
4 3 (5.26%) HTTP
4 3 (5.26%) Kerberos
4 3 (5.26%) LDAP
4 3 (5.26%) SMTP
5 2 (3.51%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) Network Security
6 1 (1.75%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.75%) MRTG
6 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.75%) SSH
6 1 (1.75%) RTP
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) OSPF
6 1 (1.75%) BGP
6 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) MySQL
2 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Back Office
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) LAMP
2 3 (5.26%) CSS
2 3 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) HP Superdome
2 1 (1.75%) BBC
2 1 (1.75%) Replication
2 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.75%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (49.12%) UNIX
3 10 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (15.79%) CentOS
5 8 (14.04%) Windows
6 6 (10.53%) HPUX
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.75%) Debian
7 1 (1.75%) Tru64
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) AIX
7 1 (1.75%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Change Management
1 17 (29.82%) Problem Management
2 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
2 6 (10.53%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.26%) Workflow
4 3 (5.26%) Wealth Management
4 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL
5 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Fault Management
5 2 (3.51%) Time Management
6 1 (1.75%) High Availability
6 1 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.75%) Operations Management
6 1 (1.75%) Service Management
6 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.75%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) PHP
2 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
3 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) Perl
4 7 (12.28%) C++
4 7 (12.28%) Python
4 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
5 6 (10.53%) C
5 6 (10.53%) Ruby
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.26%) Samba
2 3 (5.26%) Squid
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Firmware
2 3 (5.26%) NFS
2 3 (5.26%) KVM
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.51%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.75%) Kamailio
4 1 (1.75%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.75%) Docker
4 1 (1.75%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Puppet
2 6 (10.53%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.75%) Cacti
4 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.75%) logstash
4 1 (1.75%) Kibana
4 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 9 (15.79%) VMware
3 4 (7.02%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) IBM
4 2 (3.51%) Hitachi
4 2 (3.51%) Veritas
5 1 (1.75%) Dell
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) Sun
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
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