Period
to 21 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 September 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 327 338
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 55 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 49 25 24
North West median annual salary £35,000 £25,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -37.50% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £48,000 £40,500 £44,275
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 12706 11594 12663
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.27% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10230 9790 10451
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,195 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.46% +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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 53 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Merseyside -3 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 North West region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (60.00%) Puppet
3 28 (50.91%) DevOps
4 24 (43.64%) Red Hat
5 23 (41.82%) Unix
6 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (36.36%) LAMP
7 20 (36.36%) Apache
8 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
9 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (27.27%) VMware
11 15 (27.27%) MySQL
12 13 (23.64%) iPad
13 12 (21.82%) SQL
14 11 (20.00%) Ansible
15 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (18.18%) nginx
15 10 (18.18%) Degree
15 10 (18.18%) Perl
16 8 (14.55%) Firewall
16 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
16 8 (14.55%) Bash Shell
17 7 (12.73%) CentOS
17 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
17 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
17 7 (12.73%) HPUX
18 6 (10.91%) Windows
18 6 (10.91%) CSS

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 20 (36.36%) Apache
2 10 (18.18%) nginx
3 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) LDAP
3 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) SAN
5 3 (5.45%) DNS
6 2 (3.64%) DHCP
6 2 (3.64%) VPN
7 1 (1.82%) ADSL
7 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.82%) Internet
7 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.82%) MPLS
7 1 (1.82%) Network Security
7 1 (1.82%) VoIP
7 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.09%) Subversion
2 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
1 5 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Advertising
2 1 (1.82%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) LAMP
2 6 (10.91%) CSS
3 5 (9.09%) JRuby
4 3 (5.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) iPad
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Unix
3 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (12.73%) CentOS
4 7 (12.73%) HPUX
5 6 (10.91%) Windows
6 5 (9.09%) Debian
7 4 (7.27%) Ubuntu
8 3 (5.45%) AIX
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) DevOps
2 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
4 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
5 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
6 6 (10.91%) High Availability
7 5 (9.09%) Identity Management
7 5 (9.09%) Open Source
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.45%) Analytics
9 3 (5.45%) Coaching
9 3 (5.45%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (5.45%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (5.45%) Manual Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Product Management
10 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
10 1 (1.82%) Release Management
10 1 (1.82%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 10 (18.18%) Perl
3 8 (14.55%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.27%) PHP
4 4 (7.27%) Python
5 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.45%) Ruby
5 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) Java
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.82%) GDPR
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) KVM
2 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) NFS
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (60.00%) Puppet
2 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (20.00%) Ansible
4 4 (7.27%) Terraform
5 3 (5.45%) Cacti
5 3 (5.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Red Hat
2 15 (27.27%) VMware
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco
4 3 (5.45%) NetApp
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix