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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 220 220 216
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 32 18 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 30
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £35,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,330 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.82% +14.28%
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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 14 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Cheshire -5 12 £35,250 -6.00% 1
Merseyside +8 3 £50,000 +16.27%
Lancashire -7 2 £31,250 -
Cumbria - 1 £26,500 -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 70 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (61.43%) UNIX
3 27 (38.57%) Problem Management
3 27 (38.57%) Change Management
4 18 (25.71%) PHP
5 15 (21.43%) MySQL
5 15 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 13 (18.57%) Finance
6 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
7 12 (17.14%) Apache
8 11 (15.71%) Web Services
9 10 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (14.29%) CentOS
9 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (14.29%) Bash Shell
10 9 (12.86%) SQL
11 8 (11.43%) C++
12 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
12 7 (10.00%) C
12 7 (10.00%) Perl
12 7 (10.00%) Python
12 7 (10.00%) NoSQL
12 7 (10.00%) Puppet
13 6 (8.57%) Hadoop
13 6 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
13 6 (8.57%) Ruby
13 6 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (8.57%) VPN
13 6 (8.57%) Tomcat
13 6 (8.57%) Nagios

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (17.14%) Apache
2 6 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.14%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.43%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.43%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.57%) VPN
3 3 (4.29%) DNS
3 3 (4.29%) SMTP
3 3 (4.29%) DHCP
3 3 (4.29%) HTTP
3 3 (4.29%) Kerberos
3 3 (4.29%) SAN
3 3 (4.29%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) OSPF
4 1 (1.43%) BGP
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (1.43%) Network Security
4 1 (1.43%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.43%) IPv4
4 1 (1.43%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) MySQL
2 7 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Subversion
2 1 (1.43%) Hudson
2 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) Web Services
2 3 (4.29%) LAMP
2 3 (4.29%) HTML
2 3 (4.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Firmware
2 1 (1.43%) HACMP
2 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.43%) Replication
2 1 (1.43%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (61.43%) UNIX
3 10 (14.29%) CentOS
3 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Windows
5 4 (5.71%) HPUX
6 2 (2.86%) AIX
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.43%) Tru64
7 1 (1.43%) Solaris
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Change Management
1 27 (38.57%) Problem Management
2 6 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.29%) Workflow
5 3 (4.29%) Wealth Management
6 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.86%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.86%) Time Management
7 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.43%) Analytics
7 1 (1.43%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.43%) Scrum
7 1 (1.43%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) PHP
2 10 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 9 (12.86%) SQL
4 8 (11.43%) C++
5 7 (10.00%) C
5 7 (10.00%) Perl
5 7 (10.00%) Python
5 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.57%) Ruby
7 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) MCP
1 1 (1.43%) RHCE
1 1 (1.43%) RHCT
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
1 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) NFS
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.29%) Samba
1 3 (4.29%) Squid
1 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (4.29%) KVM
2 2 (2.86%) vSphere
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.43%) Varnish
3 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.43%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (1.43%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Puppet
2 6 (8.57%) Nagios
3 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) logstash
3 1 (1.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (7.14%) VMware
3 4 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) Sun
5 1 (1.43%) Symantec
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