The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux System Administrator
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 188 185
Rank change year-on-year +38 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 29 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.88% 0.40% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.42% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 21
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £38,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3142 4311 4936
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 94.98% 96.49% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2534 3480 3718
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +26 19 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Reading +21 5 £36,000 -37.39% 2
Windsor -3 5 £45,000 -26.53%
Linux Systems Administrator
South East

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Linux Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (60.78%) MySQL
3 30 (58.82%) Puppet
4 28 (54.90%) CentOS
5 26 (50.98%) Apache
6 25 (49.02%) DevOps
7 24 (47.06%) VMware
8 21 (41.18%) Windows
8 21 (41.18%) Bash Shell
9 19 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (33.33%) Python
11 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
11 16 (31.37%) DNS
11 16 (31.37%) Cisco
11 16 (31.37%) Firewall
11 16 (31.37%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (29.41%) KVM
12 15 (29.41%) Tomcat
12 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
12 15 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (29.41%) Hyper-V
12 15 (29.41%) nginx
13 14 (27.45%) XenServer
13 14 (27.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (27.45%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (27.45%) Perl
13 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
14 13 (25.49%) VPN
14 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
14 13 (25.49%) Active Directory

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (50.98%) Apache
2 15 (29.41%) nginx
2 15 (29.41%) Tomcat
3 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.84%) IIS
5 3 (5.88%) Eucalyptus
6 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 10 (19.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.76%) SaaS
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle CX
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Service Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) DNS
1 16 (31.37%) Firewall
1 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
2 13 (25.49%) VPN
3 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (21.57%) Cisco PIX
3 11 (21.57%) DHCP
3 11 (21.57%) LAN
3 11 (21.57%) MPLS
3 11 (21.57%) Remote Desktop
3 11 (21.57%) VLAN
3 11 (21.57%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) IPsec
4 2 (3.92%) Junos
4 2 (3.92%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.96%) SSH
5 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (60.78%) MySQL
2 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 14 (27.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (27.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (21.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (5.88%) DB2
6 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.92%) Informix
7 2 (3.92%) MaxDB
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.92%) Redis
8 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Maven
General
1 12 (23.53%) Marketing
2 11 (21.57%) Back Office
2 11 (21.57%) Finance
3 10 (19.61%) Electronics
3 10 (19.61%) Manufacturing
3 10 (19.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) LAMP
2 4 (7.84%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (5.88%) .NET
3 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (3.92%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 6 (11.76%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) EMC VNX
2 4 (7.84%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Celerra
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (54.90%) CentOS
3 21 (41.18%) Windows
4 15 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (19.61%) Unix
7 7 (13.73%) Debian
8 6 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
9 5 (9.80%) Solaris
10 4 (7.84%) Ubuntu
11 2 (3.92%) AIX
11 2 (3.92%) HPUX
11 2 (3.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) DevOps
2 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
3 10 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (19.61%) Digital Marketing
3 10 (19.61%) Programme Management
4 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.76%) High Availability
5 6 (11.76%) Open Source
5 6 (11.76%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.84%) Service Management
8 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.88%) Database Tuning
8 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (3.92%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) Bash Shell
2 17 (33.33%) Python
3 14 (27.45%) Perl
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
5 10 (19.61%) Ruby
6 9 (17.65%) Java
7 6 (11.76%) PHP
8 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) CCNA
1 11 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (29.41%) Hyper-V
2 15 (29.41%) KVM
3 14 (27.45%) XenServer
4 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
5 11 (21.57%) Terminal Services
5 11 (21.57%) VMware Workstation
5 11 (21.57%) XenApp
6 10 (19.61%) Docker
7 5 (9.80%) vSphere
8 2 (3.92%) Varnish
9 1 (1.96%) Postfix
9 1 (1.96%) Squid
9 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.96%) Xen
9 1 (1.96%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (58.82%) Puppet
2 16 (31.37%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (21.57%) WSUS
3 11 (21.57%) ZABBIX
4 9 (17.65%) Ansible
5 6 (11.76%) Salt
6 4 (7.84%) Nagios
6 4 (7.84%) vCenter Server
7 3 (5.88%) cPanel
7 3 (5.88%) Grafana
7 3 (5.88%) Graphite
7 3 (5.88%) Icinga
7 3 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Plesk
8 2 (3.92%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (3.92%) SnapMirror
8 2 (3.92%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) VMware
2 16 (31.37%) Cisco
3 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
4 13 (25.49%) Red Hat
5 12 (23.53%) SAP
6 11 (21.57%) Citrix
6 11 (21.57%) F5
6 11 (21.57%) McAfee
7 9 (17.65%) Oracle
8 6 (11.76%) EMC
8 6 (11.76%) Sun
9 3 (5.88%) Juniper
10 2 (3.92%) arcserve
10 2 (3.92%) Lotus
10 2 (3.92%) NetApp
10 2 (3.92%) SaltStack
10 2 (3.92%) Sybase
10 2 (3.92%) Veeam
10 2 (3.92%) Veritas
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