The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 117 136 131
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 23 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.93% 0.13% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.14% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 1
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Linux Administrator
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2198 1985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.63% 94.25% 92.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1606 1736 1675
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 Reading

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in Reading

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the Reading region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in Reading

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 65 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (73.85%) Perl
3 45 (69.23%) Bash Shell
4 40 (61.54%) Red Hat
5 38 (58.46%) Microsoft
6 30 (46.15%) Cisco
7 27 (41.54%) Internet
7 27 (41.54%) Open Source
8 23 (35.38%) VMware
8 23 (35.38%) Time Management
9 20 (30.77%) DNS
10 16 (24.62%) Degree
11 15 (23.08%) UNIX
12 14 (21.54%) Windows
12 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
13 12 (18.46%) Apache
13 12 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.38%) PHP
14 10 (15.38%) SaaS
15 9 (13.85%) Solaris
15 9 (13.85%) CentOS
16 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
16 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
16 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
16 8 (12.31%) Derivative
16 8 (12.31%) NetBackup
16 8 (12.31%) Backup Exec
16 8 (12.31%) SSL
16 8 (12.31%) SLA
16 8 (12.31%) SAN

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (18.46%) Apache
2 6 (9.23%) Drupal
3 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.08%) CMS
4 2 (3.08%) Alfresco
4 2 (3.08%) WordPress
4 2 (3.08%) nginx
4 2 (3.08%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) SaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (41.54%) Internet
2 20 (30.77%) DNS
3 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.31%) SSL
4 8 (12.31%) SAN
4 8 (12.31%) NAS
5 7 (10.77%) FTP
6 6 (9.23%) HTTP
6 6 (9.23%) LDAP
6 6 (9.23%) SMTP
7 3 (4.62%) VPN
8 1 (1.54%) SNMP
8 1 (1.54%) DHCP
8 1 (1.54%) LAN
8 1 (1.54%) WAN
8 1 (1.54%) 4G
8 1 (1.54%) VoLTE
8 1 (1.54%) Firewall
8 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) MySQL
2 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.08%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.54%) Billing
2 1 (1.54%) Marketing
2 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) XML
2 2 (3.08%) LAMP
2 2 (3.08%) REST
2 2 (3.08%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 27 (41.54%) Open Source
2 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.31%) Derivative
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) DTV
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (23.08%) UNIX
3 14 (21.54%) Windows
4 9 (13.85%) CentOS
4 9 (13.85%) Solaris
5 8 (12.31%) AIX
5 8 (12.31%) HPUX
6 5 (7.69%) SUSE
6 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.08%) Debian
9 1 (1.54%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.54%) VMS
9 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Time Management
2 8 (12.31%) ITIL
3 4 (6.15%) DevOps
4 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.62%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (4.62%) Migration
5 2 (3.08%) Scrum
5 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.08%) Product Management
5 2 (3.08%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.54%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.54%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Content Management
6 1 (1.54%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.54%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.54%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (73.85%) Perl
2 45 (69.23%) Bash Shell
3 10 (15.38%) PHP
4 5 (7.69%) Ruby
5 3 (4.62%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) SQL
6 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.08%) OCA
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.08%) RHCE
5 1 (1.54%) CCNA
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.31%) KVM
3 5 (7.69%) vSphere
4 4 (6.15%) Varnish
5 3 (4.62%) qmail
5 3 (4.62%) Squid
6 2 (3.08%) Postfix
7 1 (1.54%) Xen
7 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) NetBackup
1 8 (12.31%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.08%) Plesk
3 2 (3.08%) Puppet
3 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.08%) OpenView
3 2 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.08%) Nagios
3 2 (3.08%) Cacti
3 2 (3.08%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.54%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.54%) WMI
4 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (61.54%) Red Hat
2 38 (58.46%) Microsoft
3 30 (46.15%) Cisco
4 23 (35.38%) VMware
5 8 (12.31%) Veritas
6 6 (9.23%) HP
7 3 (4.62%) Oracle
8 2 (3.08%) BMC
8 2 (3.08%) Splunk
9 1 (1.54%) SAP