The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 326 366 260
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -106
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 116 85 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.39% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.41% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 97 76 180
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,875 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.52% +9.00%
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 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
20849 20546 22294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.41% 94.88% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16807 16500 19440
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 South East

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Hampshire -15 26 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Berkshire -3 22 £48,000 +12.94% 1
Surrey -2 21 £42,500 -8.60%
Oxfordshire +7 17 £43,000 -21.81% 1
East Sussex 0 15 £40,000 - 2
Kent -2 5 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £28,500 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £55,000 - 2
Middlesex +6 2 £51,500 -26.42% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £62,500 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Linux
2 123 (50.41%) Red Hat
3 116 (47.54%) Perl
4 111 (45.49%) Bash Shell
5 100 (40.98%) Puppet
6 93 (38.11%) Python
7 85 (34.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (33.61%) MySQL
9 75 (30.74%) CentOS
10 74 (30.33%) Open Source
11 73 (29.92%) VMware
12 69 (28.28%) Ubuntu
13 60 (24.59%) Windows
14 57 (23.36%) Apache
15 53 (21.72%) PHP
16 49 (20.08%) UNIX
17 48 (19.67%) DevOps
18 47 (19.26%) Debian
19 46 (18.85%) Ruby
19 46 (18.85%) TCP/IP
20 44 (18.03%) Shell Script
21 41 (16.80%) Configuration Management
21 41 (16.80%) Cisco
22 39 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
23 38 (15.57%) DNS
24 36 (14.75%) LAMP
25 33 (13.52%) Amazon AWS
26 31 (12.70%) Microsoft
27 29 (11.89%) KVM
27 29 (11.89%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 57 (23.36%) Apache
2 25 (10.25%) Tomcat
3 21 (8.61%) OpenStack
4 17 (6.97%) Node.js
4 17 (6.97%) nginx
5 12 (4.92%) Confluence
6 10 (4.10%) IIS
7 7 (2.87%) JBoss
8 2 (0.82%) CMS
9 1 (0.41%) Drupal
9 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.41%) WordPress
9 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.46%) MS Office
2 5 (2.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.52%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (4.51%) Amazon S3
3 9 (3.69%) Basecamp
3 9 (3.69%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (18.85%) TCP/IP
2 38 (15.57%) DNS
3 28 (11.48%) VoIP
4 24 (9.84%) Internet
5 23 (9.43%) SMTP
6 21 (8.61%) HTTP
6 21 (8.61%) SAN
7 20 (8.20%) FTP
8 18 (7.38%) LDAP
9 17 (6.97%) DHCP
10 9 (3.69%) SSH
11 8 (3.28%) IMAP
12 7 (2.87%) Telnet
13 6 (2.46%) Firewall
13 6 (2.46%) OpenLDAP
14 5 (2.05%) NAS
15 4 (1.64%) Network Security
15 4 (1.64%) InfiniBand
15 4 (1.64%) Ethernet
15 4 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (33.61%) MySQL
2 26 (10.66%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (8.20%) Relational Database
4 18 (7.38%) RDBMS
5 12 (4.92%) Redis
6 9 (3.69%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.46%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.64%) HBase
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (8.61%) JIRA
2 19 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.74%) Subversion
4 9 (3.69%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (3.28%) Finance
1 8 (3.28%) Games
2 7 (2.87%) French Language
3 5 (2.05%) Legal
3 5 (2.05%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.64%) Marketing
5 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.82%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.75%) LAMP
2 29 (11.89%) Web Services
3 10 (4.10%) Memcached
4 9 (3.69%) ZeroMQ
5 4 (1.64%) Middleware
6 2 (0.82%) HTML
6 2 (0.82%) .NET
7 1 (0.41%) COM
7 1 (0.41%) CSS
7 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (30.33%) Open Source
2 11 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.28%) iPhone
3 8 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.28%) Derivative
4 7 (2.87%) Social Media
5 6 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.05%) Wiki
6 5 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.05%) Clustering
7 2 (0.82%) LPAR
7 2 (0.82%) Replication
8 1 (0.41%) DTV
8 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 244 (100.00%) Linux
2 85 (34.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 75 (30.74%) CentOS
4 69 (28.28%) Ubuntu
5 60 (24.59%) Windows
6 49 (20.08%) UNIX
7 47 (19.26%) Debian
8 22 (9.02%) Solaris
9 21 (8.61%) Windows 7
10 19 (7.79%) Mac OS X
11 14 (5.74%) Android
12 12 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (3.28%) Windows Phone
14 7 (2.87%) Fedora
15 6 (2.46%) AIX
15 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (2.46%) Apple iOS
16 5 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (2.05%) HPUX
17 4 (1.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.67%) DevOps
2 41 (16.80%) Configuration Management
3 23 (9.43%) Time Management
4 20 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (7.38%) Workflow
6 16 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (6.15%) ITIL
8 14 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (3.69%) Analytics
10 8 (3.28%) Software Testing
10 8 (3.28%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.46%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (2.05%) Information Assurance
12 5 (2.05%) Security Management
12 5 (2.05%) Service Delivery
13 4 (1.64%) Validation
13 4 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (1.64%) Digital Marketing
13 4 (1.64%) Social Media Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 116 (47.54%) Perl
2 111 (45.49%) Bash Shell
3 93 (38.11%) Python
4 53 (21.72%) PHP
5 46 (18.85%) Ruby
6 44 (18.03%) Shell Script
7 24 (9.84%) Java
8 14 (5.74%) SQL
9 8 (3.28%) VBScript
10 7 (2.87%) C
11 2 (0.82%) AWK
11 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.41%) tcsh
12 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (9.02%) Degree
2 11 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.10%) RHCE
4 8 (3.28%) RHCSA
4 8 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.23%) CCNA
6 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.82%) CCNP
8 1 (0.41%) MCSE
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.05%) SLA
2 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 39 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (11.89%) KVM
3 27 (11.07%) NFS
4 21 (8.61%) Samba
5 14 (5.74%) Postfix
6 13 (5.33%) LXC
7 12 (4.92%) Xen
8 10 (4.10%) vSphere
9 8 (3.28%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.87%) Active Directory
11 5 (2.05%) Squid
11 5 (2.05%) qmail
12 4 (1.64%) Varnish
13 3 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (1.23%) Sendmail
13 3 (1.23%) XenServer
14 2 (0.82%) vCloud
15 1 (0.41%) QEMU
15 1 (0.41%) PowerHA
15 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 100 (40.98%) Puppet
2 28 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (9.43%) Nagios
4 7 (2.87%) ZABBIX
4 7 (2.87%) Ansible
4 7 (2.87%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.46%) Opsview
5 6 (2.46%) Cacti
6 5 (2.05%) CFEngine
6 5 (2.05%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (2.05%) Graphite
7 3 (1.23%) Zenoss
7 3 (1.23%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.23%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.41%) WMI
8 1 (0.41%) WSUS
8 1 (0.41%) Plesk
8 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.41%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 123 (50.41%) Red Hat
2 73 (29.92%) VMware
3 41 (16.80%) Cisco
4 31 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.56%) Oracle
6 15 (6.15%) Juniper
7 14 (5.74%) HP
8 9 (3.69%) IBM
9 8 (3.28%) Intel
9 8 (3.28%) Citrix
10 7 (2.87%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.46%) Rackspace
12 5 (2.05%) Veritas
12 5 (2.05%) Fidessa
13 4 (1.64%) New Relic
13 4 (1.64%) Sun
14 2 (0.82%) Percona
15 1 (0.41%) Google
15 1 (0.41%) SAP
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