The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 208 211
Rank change year-on-year +46 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 21 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.62% 0.28% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.30% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 14
Median salary £46,250 £53,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.95% +7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £36,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

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 3208 4724 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.02% 94.71% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2602 3865 3870
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 £27,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Reading +34 9 £45,000 -7.69% 5
Slough +23 6 £40,000 -42.85% 2
Windsor - 4 £75,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £60,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (56.41%) MySQL
3 20 (51.28%) DevOps
4 19 (48.72%) Puppet
5 18 (46.15%) Apache
6 17 (43.59%) Python
6 17 (43.59%) CentOS
7 15 (38.46%) LAMP
8 14 (35.90%) nginx
8 14 (35.90%) VMware
8 14 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (33.33%) PHP
10 12 (30.77%) Windows
10 12 (30.77%) Red Hat
11 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
11 11 (28.21%) Bash Shell
12 10 (25.64%) Oracle
13 9 (23.08%) Perl
13 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 9 (23.08%) Firewall
13 9 (23.08%) Open Source
14 8 (20.51%) SaaS
14 8 (20.51%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (20.51%) High Availability
14 8 (20.51%) Trend Analysis
14 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
14 8 (20.51%) Sun
14 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
15 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure

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 18 (46.15%) Apache
2 14 (35.90%) nginx
3 6 (15.38%) Drupal
4 4 (10.26%) Eucalyptus
4 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (7.69%) IIS
6 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
6 2 (5.13%) WordPress
7 1 (2.56%) JBoss
7 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Magento
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) SaaS
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle CX
3 4 (10.26%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Firewall
1 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.82%) VPN
3 3 (7.69%) IPsec
3 3 (7.69%) Junos
3 3 (7.69%) OpenVPN
3 3 (7.69%) VLAN
4 2 (5.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.56%) DHCP
5 1 (2.56%) LAN
5 1 (2.56%) MPLS
5 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
5 1 (2.56%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (56.41%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Redis
5 2 (5.13%) DB2
5 2 (5.13%) Informix
5 2 (5.13%) MaxDB
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) Subversion
4 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) Redmine
General
1 3 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) LAMP
2 6 (15.38%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (10.26%) Sensu
3 4 (10.26%) Web Services
4 3 (7.69%) .NET
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.69%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) EMC VNX
5 2 (5.13%) Celerra
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (5.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (43.59%) CentOS
3 12 (30.77%) Windows
4 8 (20.51%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.38%) Solaris
6 6 (15.38%) Unix
7 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
8 4 (10.26%) Debian
9 2 (5.13%) AIX
9 2 (5.13%) HPUX
9 2 (5.13%) SUSE
10 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) DevOps
2 9 (23.08%) Open Source
3 8 (20.51%) High Availability
3 8 (20.51%) Trend Analysis
4 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.26%) Open Source Development
6 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Service Management
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.13%) Information Management
7 2 (5.13%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
8 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Python
2 13 (33.33%) PHP
3 11 (28.21%) Bash Shell
4 9 (23.08%) Perl
5 7 (17.95%) Java
5 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
6 6 (15.38%) Ruby
7 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Varnish
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.38%) KVM
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
4 4 (10.26%) GlusterFS
4 4 (10.26%) XenServer
5 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.69%) Docker
5 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.56%) Postfix
6 1 (2.56%) Squid
6 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (48.72%) Puppet
2 14 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.82%) Ansible
3 5 (12.82%) cPanel
3 5 (12.82%) Graphite
3 5 (12.82%) Nagios
4 4 (10.26%) Cacti
4 4 (10.26%) Ganglia
4 4 (10.26%) OpenView
4 4 (10.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Plesk
6 2 (5.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (5.13%) HAProxy
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (5.13%) Salt
6 2 (5.13%) SnapMirror
6 2 (5.13%) SnapVault
7 1 (2.56%) WSUS
7 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) VMware
2 12 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 10 (25.64%) Oracle
4 8 (20.51%) Sun
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 5 (12.82%) EMC
6 4 (10.26%) BMC
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.26%) Splunk
7 3 (7.69%) SAP
8 2 (5.13%) arcserve
8 2 (5.13%) Lotus
8 2 (5.13%) NetApp
8 2 (5.13%) SaltStack
8 2 (5.13%) Sybase
8 2 (5.13%) Veeam
8 2 (5.13%) Veritas
9 1 (2.56%) Citrix
9 1 (2.56%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
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