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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 359 328 315
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 84 131 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.57% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.60% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 56 100 117
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
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
20215 21812 21135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.96% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16514 17701 17512
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £60,000
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 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 3 July 2015.

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 3 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
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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 -13 29 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Hampshire +4 18 £45,000 +50.00% 1
East Sussex -23 14 £35,000 -6.66%
Oxfordshire +12 13 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Kent +6 7 - -
West Sussex - 4 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £40,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 218 (100.00%) Linux
2 110 (50.46%) Perl
3 104 (47.71%) Python
4 103 (47.25%) Puppet
5 102 (46.79%) Red Hat
6 91 (41.74%) Bash Shell
7 89 (40.83%) VMware
8 85 (38.99%) MySQL
9 81 (37.16%) UNIX
10 73 (33.49%) CentOS
11 66 (30.28%) Ruby
12 64 (29.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 63 (28.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (25.69%) DevOps
15 53 (24.31%) Ubuntu
16 48 (22.02%) Open Source
16 48 (22.02%) Shell Script
17 45 (20.64%) Tomcat
18 43 (19.72%) Oracle
19 41 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
20 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
21 38 (17.43%) Java
21 38 (17.43%) Apache
22 35 (16.06%) Debian
23 33 (15.14%) Windows
24 32 (14.68%) Cisco
25 31 (14.22%) TCP/IP
26 29 (13.30%) ITIL
26 29 (13.30%) Internet
27 28 (12.84%) Nagios

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 45 (20.64%) Tomcat
2 38 (17.43%) Apache
3 17 (7.80%) Apache Solr
4 12 (5.50%) nginx
5 11 (5.05%) JBoss
6 5 (2.29%) Drupal
6 5 (2.29%) Confluence
7 3 (1.38%) Moodle
8 2 (0.92%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.92%) Node.js
8 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.46%) Jetty
9 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.96%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.75%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.83%) Route 53
5 3 (1.38%) Responsys
5 3 (1.38%) Taleo
6 2 (0.92%) CodePlex
7 1 (0.46%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.22%) TCP/IP
2 29 (13.30%) Internet
3 25 (11.47%) DNS
4 19 (8.72%) HTTP
5 18 (8.26%) SMTP
6 14 (6.42%) BGP
7 13 (5.96%) Firewall
8 11 (5.05%) Network Security
8 11 (5.05%) SAN
9 10 (4.59%) LDAP
10 9 (4.13%) BIG-IP
11 7 (3.21%) IMAP
12 6 (2.75%) NAS
13 4 (1.83%) OSPF
14 3 (1.38%) VPN
14 3 (1.38%) VoIP
14 3 (1.38%) VLAN
15 2 (0.92%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.92%) FTP
15 2 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (38.99%) MySQL
2 23 (10.55%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.67%) MariaDB
4 8 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.21%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.29%) Redis
6 5 (2.29%) DB2
7 4 (1.83%) Informix
7 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.83%) Riak
8 3 (1.38%) Big Data
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.26%) Subversion
3 11 (5.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.67%) JIRA
5 7 (3.21%) Selenium
5 7 (3.21%) Hudson
6 4 (1.83%) Maven
7 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.92%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.92%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.92%) Bazaar
General
1 13 (5.96%) Finance
2 4 (1.83%) Publishing
3 3 (1.38%) Banking
3 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.55%) Web Services
2 17 (7.80%) LAMP
3 6 (2.75%) HTML
3 6 (2.75%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (2.75%) Memcached
3 6 (2.75%) CSS
4 4 (1.83%) Sensu
4 4 (1.83%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.38%) OAuth
5 3 (1.38%) .NET
6 2 (0.92%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.26%) Derivative
2 17 (7.80%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.21%) iPhone
4 7 (3.21%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.75%) Clustering
6 4 (1.83%) Statistics
6 4 (1.83%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.83%) Eurex
6 4 (1.83%) Wiki
7 3 (1.38%) CMDB
7 3 (1.38%) Replication
7 3 (1.38%) E-Learning
7 3 (1.38%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Equities
9 1 (0.46%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 218 (100.00%) Linux
2 81 (37.16%) UNIX
3 73 (33.49%) CentOS
4 64 (29.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (24.31%) Ubuntu
6 35 (16.06%) Debian
7 33 (15.14%) Windows
8 25 (11.47%) Solaris
9 19 (8.72%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (5.50%) Android
12 9 (4.13%) SUSE
13 7 (3.21%) Windows Phone
14 6 (2.75%) Fedora
15 5 (2.29%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.83%) AIX
16 4 (1.83%) HPUX
17 2 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
18 1 (0.46%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.69%) DevOps
2 48 (22.02%) Open Source
3 29 (13.30%) ITIL
4 21 (9.63%) Time Management
5 20 (9.17%) Configuration Management
6 19 (8.72%) Service Delivery
6 19 (8.72%) Server Building
7 16 (7.34%) Security Management
7 16 (7.34%) Software Testing
8 14 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.59%) Load Balancing
9 10 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.67%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.75%) Scrum
12 5 (2.29%) Server Monitoring
13 4 (1.83%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (1.83%) Problem Management
14 3 (1.38%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (50.46%) Perl
2 104 (47.71%) Python
3 91 (41.74%) Bash Shell
4 66 (30.28%) Ruby
5 48 (22.02%) Shell Script
6 38 (17.43%) Java
7 27 (12.39%) PHP
8 13 (5.96%) SQL
9 10 (4.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.21%) Korn
11 3 (1.38%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.38%) AWK
11 3 (1.38%) Tcl
11 3 (1.38%) C++
12 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.92%) C
12 2 (0.92%) C#
12 2 (0.92%) C-shell
12 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (10.09%) RHCE
1 22 (10.09%) RHCSA
2 20 (9.17%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.72%) Degree
4 16 (7.34%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.38%) MySQL Certification
6 3 (1.38%) IC3 Certification
7 1 (0.46%) LPIC
7 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.05%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.75%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (28.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.47%) KVM
3 17 (7.80%) vSphere
3 17 (7.80%) Xen
4 8 (3.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.67%) Varnish
5 6 (2.75%) Samba
6 5 (2.29%) NFS
7 3 (1.38%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.38%) Firmware
8 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.92%) vCloud
8 2 (0.92%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.92%) iptables
9 1 (0.46%) Gluster
9 1 (0.46%) pfSense
9 1 (0.46%) Squid
9 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.46%) qmail
Systems Management
1 103 (47.25%) Puppet
2 28 (12.84%) Nagios
3 21 (9.63%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.67%) Ansible
5 6 (2.75%) Graphite
5 6 (2.75%) Cacti
5 6 (2.75%) Capistrano
6 5 (2.29%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (1.83%) Ganglia
7 4 (1.83%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.38%) Salt
9 2 (0.92%) logstash
9 2 (0.92%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.92%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.92%) OpenView
9 2 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.92%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.46%) Netcool
Vendors
1 102 (46.79%) Red Hat
2 89 (40.83%) VMware
3 43 (19.72%) Oracle
4 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
5 32 (14.68%) Cisco
6 25 (11.47%) HP
7 14 (6.42%) Juniper
8 9 (4.13%) hybris
9 8 (3.67%) Sun
10 4 (1.83%) EMC
10 4 (1.83%) IBM
10 4 (1.83%) NYFIX
10 4 (1.83%) Patsystems
10 4 (1.83%) GL TRADE
11 3 (1.38%) Eloqua
11 3 (1.38%) Fidessa
12 2 (0.92%) Citrix
12 2 (0.92%) Sybase
12 2 (0.92%) EasyScreen
12 2 (0.92%) Symantec
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