Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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

Linux System Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 344 322 308
Rank change year-on-year -22 -14 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 22 48 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22 50 16
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -18.75%
10th Percentile £34,000 £28,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £51,125 £48,500 £50,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 11,879 12,332 10,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.82% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9,671 10,171 9,230
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the North West

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the North West

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the North West over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the North West

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 June 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 -8 13 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Cheshire -13 6 £42,500 +41.67%
Lancashire - 2 £36,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Linux Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Red Hat
3 12 (54.55%) CentOS
4 9 (40.91%) SUSE
4 9 (40.91%) Debian
4 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) SQL
6 7 (31.82%) Apache
6 7 (31.82%) Oracle
6 7 (31.82%) LDAP
7 6 (27.27%) Web Services
7 6 (27.27%) VMware
7 6 (27.27%) Degree
7 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
7 6 (27.27%) Software Audit
7 6 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (22.73%) Docker
8 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
9 4 (18.18%) CSS
9 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 4 (18.18%) JRuby
9 4 (18.18%) DevOps
10 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
10 3 (13.64%) Ansible
10 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.64%) Windows
10 3 (13.64%) Python

Linux Systems 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 7 (31.82%) Apache
2 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) SMTP
2 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (4.55%) Hazelcast
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) GoCD
4 1 (4.55%) Hudson
4 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
4 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) LDAP
2 6 (27.27%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) JRuby
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) CentOS
3 9 (40.91%) Debian
3 9 (40.91%) SUSE
4 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (4.55%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Software Audit
2 4 (18.18%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.09%) Web Filtering
5 1 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Microservices
5 1 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.55%) Robotic Process Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Runbook
5 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Bourne shell
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Korn
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Rundeck
3 1 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Red Hat
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Blue Prism
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds