The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 229 233 176
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 15 19 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.27% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 70
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux Systems 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
6312 6635 6991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 95.15% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5083 5407 5878
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 £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the North West

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the North West

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +3 12 £40,000 - 2
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cheshire -2 1 - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) MySQL
3 15 (53.57%) Nagios
3 15 (53.57%) Puppet
4 12 (42.86%) Apache
4 12 (42.86%) PHP
5 11 (39.29%) CentOS
6 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
6 9 (32.14%) DevOps
7 8 (28.57%) nginx
8 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (21.43%) UNIX
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
9 5 (17.86%) Windows
9 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
9 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
9 5 (17.86%) Perl
9 5 (17.86%) Python
9 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (17.86%) Big Data
10 4 (14.29%) Analytics
10 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (14.29%) OpenVPN
10 4 (14.29%) WordPress
10 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.29%) Android
10 4 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (14.29%) Amazon S3
10 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (42.86%) Apache
2 8 (28.57%) nginx
3 4 (14.29%) WordPress
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) SaaS
2 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Internet
1 4 (14.29%) IPsec
1 4 (14.29%) OpenVPN
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) RTP
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) PSTN
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) MRTG
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) SSH
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) Big Data
3 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (10.71%) Aerospike
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) CSS
1 4 (14.29%) LAMP
2 3 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.57%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Cryptography
1 4 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) BBC
3 1 (3.57%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) CentOS
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (21.43%) UNIX
4 5 (17.86%) Windows
5 4 (14.29%) Debian
5 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 4 (14.29%) Android
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.57%) FreeNAS
7 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) DevOps
2 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 4 (14.29%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) SOA
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) E-business
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) High Availability
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) PHP
2 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
3 5 (17.86%) Perl
3 5 (17.86%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) C
4 4 (14.29%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.14%) Samba
2 2 (7.14%) Squid
3 1 (3.57%) Kamailio
3 1 (3.57%) iptables
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) Nagios
1 15 (53.57%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) Cacti
4 2 (7.14%) Munin
4 2 (7.14%) Zenoss
4 2 (7.14%) SmokePing
5 1 (3.57%) logstash
5 1 (3.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Percona
5 1 (3.57%) New Relic
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp