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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 233 229 233
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 18 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 8
Average salary £39,750 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,300 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
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
6257 6755 6934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5100 5470 5930
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 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 28 July 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 28 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 +2 15 £42,250 +5.62% 3
Merseyside - 3 £24,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (66.67%) MySQL
3 15 (45.45%) Nagios
4 14 (42.42%) Red Hat
4 14 (42.42%) Apache
5 13 (39.39%) Puppet
6 12 (36.36%) Perl
6 12 (36.36%) LAMP
6 12 (36.36%) CentOS
7 11 (33.33%) Debian
7 11 (33.33%) PHP
7 11 (33.33%) nginx
8 10 (30.30%) Open Source
9 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
10 8 (24.24%) DNS
10 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (21.21%) DevOps
11 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (15.15%) Amazon S3
12 5 (15.15%) RHCA
12 5 (15.15%) VMware
12 5 (15.15%) Cisco
12 5 (15.15%) FTP
12 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
12 5 (15.15%) RHCE
12 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
12 5 (15.15%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (42.42%) Apache
2 11 (33.33%) nginx
3 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon S3
3 4 (12.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (9.09%) SaaS
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (6.06%) Route 53
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) FTP
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) IPsec
4 2 (6.06%) PPTP
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) OpenVPN
5 1 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (66.67%) MySQL
2 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.09%) Aerospike
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) LAMP
2 4 (12.12%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) PKI
1 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
1 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (36.36%) CentOS
3 11 (33.33%) Debian
4 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.12%) UNIX
6 3 (9.09%) Windows
6 3 (9.09%) SUSE
6 3 (9.09%) Solaris
7 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.06%) Fedora
7 2 (6.06%) Tru64
7 2 (6.06%) AIX
7 2 (6.06%) HPUX
8 1 (3.03%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Open Source
2 7 (21.21%) DevOps
3 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.12%) SDLC
5 3 (9.09%) Server Building
5 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) TDD
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Analytics
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.03%) SOA
7 1 (3.03%) E-business
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Perl
2 11 (33.33%) PHP
3 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 5 (15.15%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) C++
5 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) RHCA
1 5 (15.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Docker
3 3 (9.09%) Samba
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) Nagios
2 13 (39.39%) Puppet
3 4 (12.12%) Cacti
3 4 (12.12%) Munin
3 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
4 3 (9.09%) Ansible
5 1 (3.03%) SmokePing
5 1 (3.03%) Zenoss
5 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Red Hat
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) Sun
3 2 (6.06%) New Relic
4 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.03%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.03%) Percona
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Juniper
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
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