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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 225 213 224
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 28 36 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.50% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21 36 15
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,500 £41,900
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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
6214 6785 6878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.86% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5508 5887
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 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 17 £42,500 +19.71% 4
Lancashire -1 7 £32,500 +4.00%
Merseyside +19 4 £24,000 -52.00%
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (62.50%) MySQL
3 23 (47.92%) Apache
4 21 (43.75%) CentOS
5 19 (39.58%) PHP
5 19 (39.58%) LAMP
6 18 (37.50%) nginx
7 17 (35.42%) Nagios
8 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
8 15 (31.25%) DNS
9 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (27.08%) Puppet
10 13 (27.08%) Perl
11 12 (25.00%) Debian
12 11 (22.92%) VMware
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco
12 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
12 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (20.83%) Open Source
14 9 (18.75%) Magento
14 9 (18.75%) UNIX
14 9 (18.75%) Windows
14 9 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
15 8 (16.67%) Solaris
15 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
16 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
16 7 (14.58%) DevOps
16 7 (14.58%) SMTP
16 7 (14.58%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (47.92%) Apache
2 18 (37.50%) nginx
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Business Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon S3
3 4 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (6.25%) SaaS
5 2 (4.17%) Route 53
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) DNS
2 7 (14.58%) HTTP
2 7 (14.58%) SMTP
3 6 (12.50%) SSH
4 5 (10.42%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) FTP
4 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) Internet
6 2 (4.17%) PPTP
6 2 (4.17%) IPsec
6 2 (4.17%) OpenVPN
6 2 (4.17%) VPN
6 2 (4.17%) SAN
7 1 (2.08%) GSM
7 1 (2.08%) PBX
7 1 (2.08%) PSTN
7 1 (2.08%) VLAN
7 1 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.08%) NAS
7 1 (2.08%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (62.50%) MySQL
2 9 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.25%) Aerospike
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (12.50%) Banking
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (39.58%) LAMP
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.08%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.42%) HACMP
3 5 (10.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.17%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) CentOS
3 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (25.00%) Debian
5 9 (18.75%) UNIX
5 9 (18.75%) Windows
6 8 (16.67%) Solaris
7 7 (14.58%) AIX
8 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (8.33%) SUSE
10 2 (4.17%) Fedora
10 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
10 2 (4.17%) HPUX
10 2 (4.17%) Tru64
11 1 (2.08%) VMS
11 1 (2.08%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Open Source
2 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 7 (14.58%) DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) Line Management
4 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.42%) Project Management
4 5 (10.42%) Change Management
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.33%) SDLC
6 3 (6.25%) Server Building
6 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.25%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) TDD
7 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) PHP
2 13 (27.08%) Perl
3 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.50%) Python
5 4 (8.33%) Ruby
6 2 (4.17%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) CCIE
1 6 (12.50%) CCNP
1 6 (12.50%) CCNA
1 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.42%) RHCE
2 5 (10.42%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (8.33%) Samba
3 4 (8.33%) Docker
4 2 (4.17%) Squid
4 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 17 (35.42%) Nagios
2 13 (27.08%) Puppet
3 5 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.42%) Data Guard
3 5 (10.42%) Munin
4 4 (8.33%) Cacti
5 3 (6.25%) Ansible
5 3 (6.25%) Vagrant
6 2 (4.17%) Zenoss
6 2 (4.17%) SmokePing
7 1 (2.08%) Opsview
7 1 (2.08%) Graphite
7 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
2 11 (22.92%) Cisco
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Sun
4 2 (4.17%) New Relic
5 1 (2.08%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.08%) Percona
5 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) Juniper
5 1 (2.08%) NetApp
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