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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 131 139 125
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 12 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 8
Average salary £35,500 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.47% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £37,750 £34,550
10% offered a salary of more than £37,050 £55,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2467 2403 1964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.71% 92.17% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1585 1858 1635
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (82.35%) Bash Shell
3 27 (79.41%) Perl
4 25 (73.53%) Red Hat
5 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
6 19 (55.88%) Cisco
7 16 (47.06%) Internet
7 16 (47.06%) Time Management
7 16 (47.06%) Open Source
8 9 (26.47%) VMware
8 9 (26.47%) DNS
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.65%) Degree
11 5 (14.71%) CentOS
11 5 (14.71%) Apache
11 5 (14.71%) PHP
12 4 (11.76%) MySQL
12 4 (11.76%) UNIX
12 4 (11.76%) AIX
12 4 (11.76%) HPUX
12 4 (11.76%) Solaris
12 4 (11.76%) SAN
12 4 (11.76%) Veritas
12 4 (11.76%) Debian
12 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
12 4 (11.76%) Backup Exec
12 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
12 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (14.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Internet
2 9 (26.47%) DNS
3 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.76%) SAN
4 4 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (5.88%) SSL
5 2 (5.88%) LDAP
5 2 (5.88%) SMTP
5 2 (5.88%) FTP
5 2 (5.88%) HTTP
6 1 (2.94%) SNMP
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) Open Source
2 4 (11.76%) Derivative
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Windows
3 5 (14.71%) CentOS
4 4 (11.76%) UNIX
4 4 (11.76%) AIX
4 4 (11.76%) HPUX
4 4 (11.76%) Solaris
4 4 (11.76%) Debian
4 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) SUSE
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Time Management
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (2.94%) Content Management
4 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) Bash Shell
2 27 (79.41%) Perl
3 5 (14.71%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) AWK
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Squid
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.82%) qmail
2 2 (5.88%) Postfix
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
2 2 (5.88%) Varnish
2 2 (5.88%) KVM
3 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
1 4 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.94%) WMI
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
2 1 (2.94%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Red Hat
2 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) Cisco
4 9 (26.47%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Veritas
6 3 (8.82%) HP