Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 187 171
Rank change year-on-year +48 -16 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 16 9 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.67% 0.26% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.27% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 51
Reading median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +41.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £38,125 £30,875 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,125 £67,500 £66,250
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% +41.18% -2.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2288 3354 4416
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.16% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1875 2512 3513
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,925 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +6.67%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Reading

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Reading

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in Reading over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in Reading

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 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 Reading region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Python
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Ansible
5 6 (37.50%) Puppet
5 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
6 5 (31.25%) Open Source
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
7 4 (25.00%) MySQL
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
7 4 (25.00%) CentOS
8 3 (18.75%) Apache
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco
9 2 (12.50%) ERP
9 2 (12.50%) DHCP
9 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (12.50%) DNS
9 2 (12.50%) Java
9 2 (12.50%) Perl
9 2 (12.50%) PHP
9 2 (12.50%) NHS
9 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 2 (12.50%) Citrix
9 2 (12.50%) Juniper
9 2 (12.50%) Subversion
9 2 (12.50%) Debian
9 2 (12.50%) Change Management

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) MariaDB
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) CentOS
3 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (12.50%) Debian
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Ansible
2 6 (37.50%) Puppet
3 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (6.25%) cPanel
4 1 (6.25%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (6.25%) Plesk
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter