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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 319 341 283
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 120 87 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.40% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.42% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 101 68 156
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £34,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
20724 20627 21233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.86% 94.93% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16449 17008 18211
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 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 31 October 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 31 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
East Sussex +8 29 £40,000 - 1
Surrey +2 27 £49,500 +23.75% 3
Berkshire +26 26 £48,000 +12.94%
Hampshire -7 17 £32,000 -20.00% 2
Oxfordshire +5 9 £38,750 -40.38% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Kent - 3 £20,000 -
M4 Corridor - 2 £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 31 October 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.

1 252 (100.00%) Linux
2 120 (47.62%) Red Hat
3 119 (47.22%) Bash Shell
4 102 (40.48%) Puppet
5 96 (38.10%) Perl
6 89 (35.32%) MySQL
7 83 (32.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 80 (31.75%) Python
9 72 (28.57%) Open Source
10 66 (26.19%) Ubuntu
11 65 (25.79%) Debian
12 64 (25.40%) UNIX
13 58 (23.02%) TCP/IP
14 56 (22.22%) VMware
15 55 (21.83%) Configuration Management
15 55 (21.83%) Windows
15 55 (21.83%) CentOS
16 54 (21.43%) Ruby
17 52 (20.63%) Apache
18 50 (19.84%) DevOps
19 44 (17.46%) PHP
20 43 (17.06%) DNS
20 43 (17.06%) PostgreSQL
21 40 (15.87%) VoIP
22 39 (15.48%) Tomcat
23 38 (15.08%) HTTP
23 38 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
24 36 (14.29%) Java
25 35 (13.89%) Shell Script
25 35 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 52 (20.63%) Apache
2 39 (15.48%) Tomcat
3 25 (9.92%) OpenStack
4 23 (9.13%) Node.js
5 15 (5.95%) nginx
6 9 (3.57%) Confluence
7 8 (3.17%) JBoss
8 4 (1.59%) Jetty
9 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.79%) IIS
11 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.38%) MS Office
2 5 (1.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.35%) Basecamp
3 9 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
3 9 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.57%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.02%) TCP/IP
2 43 (17.06%) DNS
3 40 (15.87%) VoIP
4 38 (15.08%) HTTP
5 25 (9.92%) LDAP
5 25 (9.92%) DHCP
6 23 (9.13%) SMTP
6 23 (9.13%) Internet
7 22 (8.73%) FTP
8 12 (4.76%) SAN
9 10 (3.97%) Firewall
10 9 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
11 7 (2.78%) NAS
12 6 (2.38%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (2.38%) SNMP
13 4 (1.59%) SSL
13 4 (1.59%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.59%) InfiniBand
14 3 (1.19%) LAN
14 3 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (35.32%) MySQL
2 43 (17.06%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 24 (9.52%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.57%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.57%) Redis
6 6 (2.38%) HBase
7 5 (1.98%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (9.92%) JIRA
2 19 (7.54%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 14 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (3.17%) Finance
1 8 (3.17%) Legal
2 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.59%) Marketing
4 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.49%) Web Services
2 29 (11.51%) LAMP
3 10 (3.97%) Memcached
4 9 (3.57%) ZeroMQ
5 4 (1.59%) Middleware
6 3 (1.19%) HTML
6 3 (1.19%) CSS
7 2 (0.79%) .NET
8 1 (0.40%) J2EE
8 1 (0.40%) COM
8 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 72 (28.57%) Open Source
2 20 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.78%) Derivative
5 7 (2.78%) Social Media
6 5 (1.98%) Clustering
6 5 (1.98%) LPAR
6 5 (1.98%) Wiki
7 2 (0.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.40%) DTV
8 1 (0.40%) iPhone
8 1 (0.40%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 252 (100.00%) Linux
2 83 (32.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 66 (26.19%) Ubuntu
4 65 (25.79%) Debian
5 64 (25.40%) UNIX
6 55 (21.83%) Windows
6 55 (21.83%) CentOS
7 25 (9.92%) Windows 7
8 23 (9.13%) Mac OS X
9 21 (8.33%) Solaris
10 10 (3.97%) AIX
11 9 (3.57%) HPUX
11 9 (3.57%) OpenBSD
11 9 (3.57%) Fedora
12 7 (2.78%) Android
12 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (2.38%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.98%) SUSE
15 4 (1.59%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.83%) Configuration Management
2 50 (19.84%) DevOps
3 26 (10.32%) Performance Tuning
4 24 (9.52%) Workflow
5 23 (9.13%) Time Management
6 20 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 16 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
7 16 (6.35%) ITIL
8 15 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.57%) Analytics
10 8 (3.17%) Mentoring
11 7 (2.78%) Build Automation
11 7 (2.78%) Load Testing
12 5 (1.98%) Web Development
12 5 (1.98%) Load Balancing
12 5 (1.98%) Information Assurance
12 5 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (1.98%) Validation
12 5 (1.98%) Software Testing
12 5 (1.98%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 119 (47.22%) Bash Shell
2 96 (38.10%) Perl
3 80 (31.75%) Python
4 54 (21.43%) Ruby
5 44 (17.46%) PHP
6 36 (14.29%) Java
7 35 (13.89%) Shell Script
8 14 (5.56%) SQL
9 7 (2.78%) C
10 3 (1.19%) AWK
10 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.40%) tcsh
12 1 (0.40%) Lua
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (11.11%) Degree
2 10 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.59%) RHCE
5 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.79%) CCNP
5 2 (0.79%) CCNA
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.40%) OCA
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.78%) SLA
2 5 (1.98%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (13.49%) NFS
3 33 (13.10%) KVM
4 28 (11.11%) Samba
5 21 (8.33%) LXC
5 21 (8.33%) Postfix
6 11 (4.37%) Active Directory
7 10 (3.97%) Xen
8 6 (2.38%) XenServer
8 6 (2.38%) vSphere
9 5 (1.98%) Squid
9 5 (1.98%) qmail
10 4 (1.59%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.59%) Varnish
11 3 (1.19%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.40%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.40%) QEMU
12 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 102 (40.48%) Puppet
2 21 (8.33%) Nagios
3 19 (7.54%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.78%) Ansible
5 6 (2.38%) Cacti
6 5 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.98%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (1.98%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.59%) Zenoss
8 3 (1.19%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.79%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.40%) Salt
10 1 (0.40%) Opsview
10 1 (0.40%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.40%) Rsyslog
10 1 (0.40%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.40%) WMI
10 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 56 (22.22%) VMware
3 29 (11.51%) Cisco
3 29 (11.51%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.56%) Oracle
5 12 (4.76%) HP
6 9 (3.57%) Citrix
7 7 (2.78%) Veritas
8 6 (2.38%) IBM
8 6 (2.38%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.98%) Fidessa
10 4 (1.59%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.19%) Percona
11 3 (1.19%) Juniper
11 3 (1.19%) Sun
12 1 (0.40%) Intel
12 1 (0.40%) SAP
12 1 (0.40%) Google
12 1 (0.40%) New Relic
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