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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 312 338 303
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 128 89 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.42% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.44% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 102 71 138
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
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
20812 20072 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.02% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 16603 18379
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 September 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
East Sussex -9 36 £42,500 +6.25%
Berkshire +24 34 £36,750 -21.80% 3
Surrey +16 28 £49,500 +23.75% 2
Oxfordshire -1 13 £43,750 -32.69% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Hampshire -18 6 £38,250 +17.69% 1
Kent - 1 £20,000 - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £62,500 -
Thames Valley - 1 £40,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 282 (100.00%) Linux
2 148 (52.48%) Bash Shell
3 128 (45.39%) Red Hat
4 109 (38.65%) Puppet
5 105 (37.23%) Perl
6 95 (33.69%) MySQL
7 93 (32.98%) Python
8 89 (31.56%) Open Source
9 84 (29.79%) Debian
10 79 (28.01%) UNIX
11 77 (27.30%) Ruby
12 73 (25.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 70 (24.82%) Configuration Management
14 65 (23.05%) PostgreSQL
14 65 (23.05%) TCP/IP
15 63 (22.34%) Apache
16 61 (21.63%) Ubuntu
17 58 (20.57%) Windows
18 55 (19.50%) Java
19 51 (18.09%) DNS
19 51 (18.09%) Degree
20 50 (17.73%) HTTP
20 50 (17.73%) VMware
21 49 (17.38%) DevOps
22 47 (16.67%) Tomcat
23 46 (16.31%) Relational Database
24 41 (14.54%) VoIP
25 40 (14.18%) RDBMS
25 40 (14.18%) Node.js
26 38 (13.48%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (22.34%) Apache
2 47 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 40 (14.18%) Node.js
4 20 (7.09%) nginx
5 18 (6.38%) OpenStack
6 9 (3.19%) Confluence
7 4 (1.42%) Jetty
8 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (2.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (7.09%) Basecamp
3 10 (3.55%) SaaS
4 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 65 (23.05%) TCP/IP
2 51 (18.09%) DNS
3 50 (17.73%) HTTP
4 41 (14.54%) VoIP
5 35 (12.41%) LDAP
6 31 (10.99%) SMTP
7 29 (10.28%) DHCP
8 28 (9.93%) Internet
9 27 (9.57%) FTP
10 15 (5.32%) Ethernet
10 15 (5.32%) InfiniBand
11 13 (4.61%) SAN
12 11 (3.90%) NAS
13 9 (3.19%) Asterisk PBX
14 8 (2.84%) Firewall
15 7 (2.48%) SNMP
15 7 (2.48%) SSL
16 4 (1.42%) iSCSI
17 3 (1.06%) LAN
17 3 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (33.69%) MySQL
2 65 (23.05%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (16.31%) Relational Database
4 40 (14.18%) RDBMS
5 22 (7.80%) HBase
6 9 (3.19%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.06%) Redis
9 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (10.28%) JIRA
2 21 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.32%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.35%) Hudson
General
1 10 (3.55%) Legal
2 5 (1.77%) Marketing
3 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.71%) Finance
4 2 (0.71%) Law
4 2 (0.71%) Electronics
4 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.93%) Web Services
2 25 (8.87%) LAMP
3 4 (1.42%) Memcached
3 4 (1.42%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.42%) J2EE
4 3 (1.06%) CSS
4 3 (1.06%) HTML
4 3 (1.06%) .NET
4 3 (1.06%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (31.56%) Open Source
2 30 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 21 (7.45%) Social Media
3 21 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.48%) Derivative
6 6 (2.13%) LPAR
7 5 (1.77%) Replication
7 5 (1.77%) Clustering
8 4 (1.42%) Wiki
9 2 (0.71%) DTV
9 2 (0.71%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 282 (100.00%) Linux
2 84 (29.79%) Debian
3 79 (28.01%) UNIX
4 73 (25.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (21.63%) Ubuntu
6 58 (20.57%) Windows
7 38 (13.48%) CentOS
8 25 (8.87%) Mac OS X
9 22 (7.80%) Solaris
10 21 (7.45%) Windows 7
11 17 (6.03%) OpenBSD
12 12 (4.26%) AIX
12 12 (4.26%) HPUX
13 7 (2.48%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.77%) Fedora
14 5 (1.77%) SUSE
14 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.71%) VMS
16 2 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.82%) Configuration Management
2 49 (17.38%) DevOps
3 27 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
4 25 (8.87%) Analytics
5 24 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
6 23 (8.16%) Workflow
6 23 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (7.09%) Time Management
8 18 (6.38%) Social Media Monitoring
9 15 (5.32%) ITIL
10 14 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (4.61%) Load Testing
11 13 (4.61%) Build Automation
12 11 (3.90%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.48%) Load Balancing
14 6 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (2.13%) Validation
15 5 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (1.77%) Information Assurance
15 5 (1.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 148 (52.48%) Bash Shell
2 105 (37.23%) Perl
3 93 (32.98%) Python
4 77 (27.30%) Ruby
5 55 (19.50%) Java
6 35 (12.41%) PHP
7 18 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 17 (6.03%) C
9 12 (4.26%) SQL
10 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.71%) AWK
12 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.35%) Lua
12 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.35%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 51 (18.09%) Degree
2 10 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) RHCE
5 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.71%) OCA
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CCNP
6 1 (0.35%) CCNA
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 9 (3.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (12.41%) NFS
2 31 (10.99%) Samba
3 30 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (10.28%) KVM
5 26 (9.22%) Postfix
6 13 (4.61%) XenServer
7 11 (3.90%) Xen
8 10 (3.55%) Active Directory
9 8 (2.84%) vSphere
10 7 (2.48%) Squid
11 5 (1.77%) qmail
11 5 (1.77%) Varnish
12 4 (1.42%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.06%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.35%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 109 (38.65%) Puppet
2 38 (13.48%) Nagios
3 17 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.19%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.48%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.13%) Cacti
7 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (1.77%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.06%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.06%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.71%) Ansible
10 1 (0.35%) Salt
10 1 (0.35%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.35%) Rsyslog
10 1 (0.35%) EMC Navisphere
10 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.35%) WMI
10 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (45.39%) Red Hat
2 50 (17.73%) VMware
3 37 (13.12%) Cisco
4 36 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.96%) Citrix
6 13 (4.61%) HP
7 11 (3.90%) JBoss
8 10 (3.55%) Oracle
9 9 (3.19%) Veritas
10 6 (2.13%) IBM
11 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.42%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.71%) Infoblox
12 2 (0.71%) Google
12 2 (0.71%) Brocade
12 2 (0.71%) Symantec
12 2 (0.71%) SAP
12 2 (0.71%) EMC
12 2 (0.71%) Sun
13 1 (0.35%) Percona
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Hudson - London
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
OHO Group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago