The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 213 233
Rank change year-on-year -24 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 13 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 12
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5964 5596 6397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.91% 97.07% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4982 4697 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
Manchester -23 13 £36,500 -8.75% 3
Cheshire -1 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (80.00%) VMware
3 14 (56.00%) CentOS
4 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) Unix
5 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) Solaris
6 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
7 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (32.00%) Nagios
7 8 (32.00%) Bash Shell
7 8 (32.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (28.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
9 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (24.00%) SQL
10 5 (20.00%) Perl
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.00%) MS Office
10 5 (20.00%) AIX
10 5 (20.00%) HPUX
10 5 (20.00%) Apache
10 5 (20.00%) Python
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco
10 5 (20.00%) IBM
10 5 (20.00%) Debian
10 5 (20.00%) Clustering
10 5 (20.00%) Ubuntu

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 5 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) Intranet
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) LDAP
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) OpenVPN
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) MySQL
3 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) LAMP
1 1 (4.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (4.00%) REST
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Clustering
1 5 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) CentOS
3 11 (44.00%) Unix
4 10 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (36.00%) Solaris
5 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 7 (28.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (20.00%) AIX
8 5 (20.00%) Debian
8 5 (20.00%) HPUX
8 5 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (20.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.00%) Data Management
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Open Source Development
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
4 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) vSphere
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (8.00%) KVM
4 2 (8.00%) NFS
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Nagios
2 3 (12.00%) Puppet
3 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) Ansible
4 1 (4.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) VMware
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) SaltStack
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago