Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 332 322
Rank change year-on-year -10 -10 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 38 29 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 35
North West median annual salary £37,500 £30,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.97% -13.57% -9.09%
10th Percentile £28,000 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £54,500 £55,000 £54,200
England median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £47,375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.49% +5.28%

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 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +18 34 £36,250 +20.83% 2
Merseyside +15 3 £43,500 +74.00%
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 24 November 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 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (65.79%) Puppet
3 22 (57.89%) Red Hat
4 20 (52.63%) DevOps
5 17 (44.74%) Unix
6 16 (42.11%) Apache
7 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (31.58%) VMware
8 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
8 12 (31.58%) MySQL
8 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
10 10 (26.32%) LAMP
10 10 (26.32%) CentOS
10 10 (26.32%) nginx
10 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (21.05%) Terraform
12 7 (18.42%) iPad
12 7 (18.42%) High Availability
12 7 (18.42%) Degree
13 6 (15.79%) Firewall
13 6 (15.79%) Nagios
13 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
13 6 (15.79%) Ansible
14 5 (13.16%) HPUX
14 5 (13.16%) Oracle
14 5 (13.16%) Perl
14 5 (13.16%) Retail
14 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing

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 16 (42.11%) Apache
2 11 (28.95%) Tomcat
3 10 (26.32%) nginx
4 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
4 2 (5.26%) JBoss
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (10.53%) SaaS
2 4 (10.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) ADSL
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) MPLS
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (13.16%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) LAMP
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) iPad
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (44.74%) Unix
3 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (26.32%) CentOS
5 5 (13.16%) HPUX
6 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 3 (7.89%) Windows
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.26%) AIX
8 2 (5.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) DevOps
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.42%) High Availability
5 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) Open Source
7 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.63%) Identity Management
9 1 (2.63%) Information Management
9 1 (2.63%) Release Management
9 1 (2.63%) Security Monitoring
9 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Perl
2 3 (7.89%) PHP
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) GDPR
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
1 4 (10.53%) KVM
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Shibboleth
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (65.79%) Puppet
2 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (21.05%) Terraform
3 6 (15.79%) Ansible
3 6 (15.79%) Nagios
4 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
5 2 (5.26%) Cacti
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Red Hat
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle
4 4 (10.53%) NetApp
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft