Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Linux Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 331 284
Rank change year-on-year +11 -47 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 47 31 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.25% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.26% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 71
North West median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £26,650 £22,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £68,500 £54,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,136 11,864 11,648
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.70% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9,705 10,009 9,724
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the North West

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the North West

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the North West

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 35 £37,500 +11.94% 3
Merseyside +20 6 £43,500 +48.72% 3
Lancashire - 4 £36,000 - 1
Cheshire -37 2 £40,000 +31.15%
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 North West region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (68.09%) Red Hat
3 26 (55.32%) CentOS
4 18 (38.30%) VMware
4 18 (38.30%) Apache
5 17 (36.17%) DevOps
6 15 (31.91%) Tomcat
7 14 (29.79%) Puppet
8 13 (27.66%) Unix
8 13 (27.66%) SQL
9 12 (25.53%) Oracle
10 11 (23.40%) Windows
10 11 (23.40%) Debian
10 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (21.28%) MySQL
12 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (19.15%) SUSE
13 8 (17.02%) LDAP
13 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
13 8 (17.02%) Terraform
13 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
14 7 (14.89%) NetApp
14 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.89%) DNS
14 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
15 6 (12.77%) Firewall
15 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
15 6 (12.77%) SAN

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (38.30%) Apache
2 15 (31.91%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.51%) IIS
3 4 (8.51%) nginx
4 3 (6.38%) GlassFish
4 3 (6.38%) JBoss
4 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.77%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (12.77%) SaaS
2 6 (12.77%) Serverless
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) DNS
1 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.77%) Firewall
2 6 (12.77%) SAN
3 4 (8.51%) DHCP
4 3 (6.38%) HTTP
4 3 (6.38%) SMTP
4 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.26%) Network Security
5 2 (4.26%) SSH
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) ADSL
6 1 (2.13%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (2.13%) FTP
6 1 (2.13%) LAN
6 1 (2.13%) MPLS
6 1 (2.13%) VLAN
6 1 (2.13%) VoIP
6 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.51%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) GoCD
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
1 5 (10.64%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) LDAP
2 4 (8.51%) CSS
2 4 (8.51%) JRuby
3 3 (6.38%) LAMP
3 3 (6.38%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) EDI
5 1 (2.13%) EDIFACT
5 1 (2.13%) Node.js
5 1 (2.13%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) iPad
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (55.32%) CentOS
3 13 (27.66%) Unix
4 11 (23.40%) Debian
4 11 (23.40%) Windows
5 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (19.15%) SUSE
7 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
8 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
9 5 (10.64%) AIX
9 5 (10.64%) HPUX
10 3 (6.38%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (4.26%) Solaris
11 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
11 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
11 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) DevOps
2 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.77%) High Availability
3 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.38%) Server Hardening
4 3 (6.38%) Web Filtering
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL
5 2 (4.26%) Manual Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Microservices
6 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) Perl
3 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) PHP
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.26%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) CCNA
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.13%) MCP
2 1 (2.13%) MCSE
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) RHCSA
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) GDPR
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.77%) Docker
3 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) KVM
5 1 (2.13%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) Puppet
2 8 (17.02%) Terraform
3 6 (12.77%) Kubernetes
3 6 (12.77%) Nagios
4 2 (4.26%) Ansible
4 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (68.09%) Red Hat
2 18 (38.30%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Oracle
4 7 (14.89%) NetApp
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco
6 3 (6.38%) HP
6 3 (6.38%) IBM
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.38%) TIBCO
7 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.26%) Sophos
8 1 (2.13%) Citrix
8 1 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) Veritas