The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank 90 95 123
Rank change year-on-year +5 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 3 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% 0.54% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.56% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 0
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
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 Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1036 1243 1689
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.00% 95.62% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1059 1294
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Cheshire

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in Cheshire

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in Cheshire

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Wilmslow - 2 £30,000 -
Crewe -12 1 £70,000 +115.38%
Linux Administrator
North West

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Linux 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 Cheshire region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) CentOS
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Intranet
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 4 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) HTTP
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (50.00%) Apache
1 4 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) HTTP
1 4 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) CentOS
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft