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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 247 233 241
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 9 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 19
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,050 £41,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
6895 6601 7419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.52% 95.02% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5913 5633 6511
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,500
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 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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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 -5 9 £40,000 +63.26% 2
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Apache
2 10 (45.45%) MySQL
3 9 (40.91%) PHP
4 8 (36.36%) UNIX
5 7 (31.82%) Nagios
6 6 (27.27%) Web Services
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) VMware
8 4 (18.18%) LAMP
8 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
8 4 (18.18%) HPUX
8 4 (18.18%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) SAN
8 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
8 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (18.18%) Puppet
9 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
9 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
9 3 (13.64%) VPN
9 3 (13.64%) Firmware
9 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
9 3 (13.64%) C
9 3 (13.64%) C++
9 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 10 (45.45%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.09%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) PSTN
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) RTP
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.55%) SSH
4 1 (4.55%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (4.55%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) HACMP
1 1 (4.55%) BBC
1 1 (4.55%) HP Superdome
1 1 (4.55%) Open Source
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 4 (18.18%) HPUX
4 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) CentOS
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Tru64
6 1 (4.55%) Debian
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
1 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
3 2 (9.09%) Fault Management
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) C
3 3 (13.64%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Firmware
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Kamailio
3 1 (4.55%) PowerHA
3 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Nagios
2 4 (18.18%) Puppet
3 2 (9.09%) Cacti
4 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) Percona
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