The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 289 335 245
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 163 104 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.48% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.51% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 129 84 184
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Linux 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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20681 20579 21307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 95.02% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16344 16975 18242
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in the South East

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in the South East

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Berkshire +18 45 £51,500 +17.71% 4
Surrey +24 44 £49,500 +29.41% 5
East Sussex +15 35 £40,000 -
Hampshire -26 15 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Oxfordshire +4 8 £37,500 -42.30% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £40,000 +6.66% 1
West Sussex +2 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Kent - 3 £20,000 -
M4 Corridor - 2 £62,500 -
Thames Valley - 1 £40,000 -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 306 (100.00%) Linux
2 156 (50.98%) Red Hat
3 152 (49.67%) Bash Shell
4 124 (40.52%) Puppet
5 113 (36.93%) MySQL
6 111 (36.27%) Perl
7 102 (33.33%) Python
8 92 (30.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 89 (29.08%) UNIX
10 75 (24.51%) Open Source
11 71 (23.20%) CentOS
11 71 (23.20%) Apache
12 69 (22.55%) DNS
12 69 (22.55%) Debian
13 64 (20.92%) PHP
13 64 (20.92%) DevOps
14 62 (20.26%) Windows
14 62 (20.26%) Ubuntu
15 61 (19.93%) TCP/IP
16 60 (19.61%) Configuration Management
17 56 (18.30%) VMware
17 56 (18.30%) Java
18 54 (17.65%) Ruby
19 52 (16.99%) Tomcat
20 51 (16.67%) HTTP
21 49 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
22 46 (15.03%) PostgreSQL
23 45 (14.71%) Internet
24 41 (13.40%) VoIP
25 38 (12.42%) Degree

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 71 (23.20%) Apache
2 52 (16.99%) Tomcat
3 25 (8.17%) Node.js
3 25 (8.17%) OpenStack
4 20 (6.54%) nginx
5 17 (5.56%) JBoss
6 9 (2.94%) Resin
6 9 (2.94%) Confluence
7 8 (2.61%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.31%) Jetty
9 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.96%) MS Office
2 5 (1.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.56%) Basecamp
3 8 (2.61%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.61%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (22.55%) DNS
2 61 (19.93%) TCP/IP
3 51 (16.67%) HTTP
4 45 (14.71%) Internet
5 41 (13.40%) VoIP
6 34 (11.11%) DHCP
7 28 (9.15%) LDAP
8 25 (8.17%) SMTP
9 23 (7.52%) FTP
10 21 (6.86%) Firewall
11 13 (4.25%) SAN
12 9 (2.94%) NAS
12 9 (2.94%) Asterisk PBX
13 8 (2.61%) BIG-IP
14 7 (2.29%) LAN
14 7 (2.29%) WAN
15 6 (1.96%) SNMP
15 6 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
16 5 (1.63%) InfiniBand
16 5 (1.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (36.93%) MySQL
2 46 (15.03%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (10.13%) Relational Database
4 27 (8.82%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.94%) Redis
7 8 (2.61%) HBase
7 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.63%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (8.50%) JIRA
2 19 (6.21%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 9 (2.94%) Legal
2 8 (2.61%) Finance
3 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.31%) Marketing
5 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Electronics
6 2 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.76%) Web Services
2 33 (10.78%) LAMP
3 9 (2.94%) Java EE
3 9 (2.94%) Memcached
4 8 (2.61%) ZeroMQ
5 6 (1.96%) CSS
5 6 (1.96%) HTML
6 3 (0.98%) .NET
6 3 (0.98%) SOAP
6 3 (0.98%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) COM
7 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 75 (24.51%) Open Source
2 21 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.58%) Clustering
5 10 (3.27%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.94%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.29%) Derivative
7 7 (2.29%) Social Media
8 6 (1.96%) LPAR
9 5 (1.63%) Wiki
10 2 (0.65%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) Statistics
11 1 (0.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 306 (100.00%) Linux
2 92 (30.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 89 (29.08%) UNIX
4 71 (23.20%) CentOS
5 69 (22.55%) Debian
6 62 (20.26%) Ubuntu
6 62 (20.26%) Windows
7 25 (8.17%) Windows 7
8 23 (7.52%) Mac OS X
9 21 (6.86%) Solaris
10 10 (3.27%) OpenBSD
10 10 (3.27%) AIX
11 9 (2.94%) HPUX
12 8 (2.61%) Fedora
13 7 (2.29%) SUSE
13 7 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (1.96%) Android
14 6 (1.96%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.31%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.92%) DevOps
2 60 (19.61%) Configuration Management
3 26 (8.50%) Performance Tuning
4 25 (8.17%) Workflow
4 25 (8.17%) Time Management
5 21 (6.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 20 (6.54%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (5.56%) ITIL
7 17 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 16 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (5.23%) Information Assurance
9 15 (4.90%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.27%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.27%) Migration
10 10 (3.27%) Performance Analysis
10 10 (3.27%) Analytics
11 9 (2.94%) Software Engineering
12 8 (2.61%) Load Testing
12 8 (2.61%) Build Automation
13 6 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 152 (49.67%) Bash Shell
2 111 (36.27%) Perl
3 102 (33.33%) Python
4 64 (20.92%) PHP
5 56 (18.30%) Java
6 54 (17.65%) Ruby
7 34 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 16 (5.23%) JavaScript
8 16 (5.23%) SQL
9 8 (2.61%) C
10 3 (0.98%) AWK
11 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.33%) tcsh
12 1 (0.33%) Lua
12 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (12.42%) Degree
2 11 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.31%) RHCE
5 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) CCNP
5 2 (0.65%) CCNA
5 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.65%) OCA
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.23%) QA
2 11 (3.59%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.29%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (11.44%) NFS
1 35 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (10.78%) KVM
3 29 (9.48%) Samba
4 23 (7.52%) Postfix
5 21 (6.86%) LXC
6 11 (3.59%) Active Directory
7 9 (2.94%) Xen
7 9 (2.94%) vSphere
8 8 (2.61%) XenServer
9 5 (1.63%) qmail
9 5 (1.63%) Squid
10 4 (1.31%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.31%) Varnish
11 3 (0.98%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.33%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.33%) QEMU
12 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 124 (40.52%) Puppet
2 31 (10.13%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (9.80%) Nagios
4 9 (2.94%) Munin
5 7 (2.29%) Ansible
6 6 (1.96%) Cacti
7 5 (1.63%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.63%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.63%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.31%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.98%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.33%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.33%) WMI
10 1 (0.33%) WSUS
10 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.33%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.33%) Salt
10 1 (0.33%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.33%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 156 (50.98%) Red Hat
2 56 (18.30%) VMware
3 31 (10.13%) Cisco
3 31 (10.13%) Microsoft
4 23 (7.52%) Oracle
5 13 (4.25%) HP
6 11 (3.59%) Citrix
7 10 (3.27%) InterSystems
8 7 (2.29%) Veritas
9 6 (1.96%) IBM
10 5 (1.63%) Fidessa
10 5 (1.63%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.31%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.98%) hybris
12 3 (0.98%) Percona
13 2 (0.65%) Sun
14 1 (0.33%) EMC
14 1 (0.33%) Intel
14 1 (0.33%) SAP
14 1 (0.33%) Juniper
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