The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
England / East of England
Rank 221 242 225
Rank change year-on-year +21 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 26 27 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.43% 0.37% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.38% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 46
Median salary £45,000 £39,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.64% -12.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,100 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5797 7083 7273
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.09% 96.24% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4624 5713 5850
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,550
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 the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the East of England

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hertfordshire +10 14 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 11 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Essex - 1 £60,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (64.58%) Windows
3 21 (43.75%) CentOS
3 21 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 19 (39.58%) IIS
5 19 (39.58%) Red Hat
6 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 15 (31.25%) LAMP
8 14 (29.17%) Python
9 13 (27.08%) SQL
9 13 (27.08%) MySQL
9 13 (27.08%) SAN
9 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (27.08%) Marketing
9 13 (27.08%) Puppet
10 12 (25.00%) Open Source
10 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (22.92%) Perl
11 11 (22.92%) Apache
11 11 (22.92%) VMware
11 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
13 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
13 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
13 9 (18.75%) Firewall
14 8 (16.67%) Unix
14 8 (16.67%) DevOps
15 7 (14.58%) Ansible
15 7 (14.58%) Ubuntu

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 19 (39.58%) IIS
2 11 (22.92%) Apache
3 5 (10.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.08%) nginx
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) SAN
2 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
4 7 (14.58%) VPN
5 6 (12.50%) IPsec
6 5 (10.42%) DHCP
6 5 (10.42%) DNS
6 5 (10.42%) ISDN
6 5 (10.42%) SMTP
6 5 (10.42%) VLAN
7 4 (8.33%) LDAP
7 4 (8.33%) SNMP
8 3 (6.25%) PPP
9 1 (2.08%) HTTP
9 1 (2.08%) VoIP
9 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (27.08%) MySQL
3 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 13 (27.08%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) LAMP
2 6 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) WSH
4 1 (2.08%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (64.58%) Windows
3 21 (43.75%) CentOS
3 21 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 8 (16.67%) Unix
6 7 (14.58%) Ubuntu
7 6 (12.50%) Debian
8 1 (2.08%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Open Source
2 8 (16.67%) DevOps
3 6 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.33%) Client Onboarding
5 4 (8.33%) High Availability
5 4 (8.33%) Low Latency
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.08%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (2.08%) Information Security
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.08%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (2.08%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 13 (27.08%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) Perl
4 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) CCNA
1 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
1 4 (8.33%) MCSA
1 4 (8.33%) MCSE
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.42%) iptables
4 5 (10.42%) pfSense
4 5 (10.42%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (6.25%) Docker
6 1 (2.08%) NFS
6 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Puppet
2 7 (14.58%) Ansible
2 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (12.50%) Salt
4 3 (6.25%) Grafana
4 3 (6.25%) Munin
4 3 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 2 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Red Hat
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Cisco
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) NetApp
5 2 (4.17%) Splunk
6 1 (2.08%) EMC
6 1 (2.08%) Isilon
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Execllent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to c£48,000 DoE + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago