Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Linux Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 352 409
Rank change year-on-year -14 +57 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 198 262 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.74% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.77% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 190 240 251
South East median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.16% +15.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,850 £30,250
90th Percentile £61,025 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29566 34125 41527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28612 34601
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the South East

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the South East

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the South East

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Thames Valley +28 79 £45,000 -18.18% 6
East Sussex +21 62 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Berkshire +54 59 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Surrey -43 26 £57,500 +9.52% 1
West Sussex +12 21 £42,500 -26.09%
Buckinghamshire +14 11 £42,000 -15.15%
Hampshire -35 10 £42,000 +12.00% 2
Oxfordshire -13 9 £46,250 +3.35% 3
Middlesex +8 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Linux 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 South East region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 198 (100.00%) Linux
2 87 (43.94%) DevOps
3 76 (38.38%) MySQL
4 67 (33.84%) Apache
5 66 (33.33%) Python
6 62 (31.31%) Puppet
7 51 (25.76%) Ansible
8 50 (25.25%) Unix
9 48 (24.24%) Bash Shell
10 44 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
11 41 (20.71%) Perl
12 40 (20.20%) DNS
12 40 (20.20%) CentOS
13 39 (19.70%) VMware
14 37 (18.69%) SQL
15 36 (18.18%) Configuration Management
16 35 (17.68%) TCP/IP
17 34 (17.17%) Red Hat
17 34 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
18 31 (15.66%) PHP
18 31 (15.66%) Ubuntu
19 30 (15.15%) Java
19 30 (15.15%) Windows
20 29 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (14.14%) DHCP
21 28 (14.14%) Firewall
22 27 (13.64%) VPN
22 27 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 27 (13.64%) Computer Science
23 26 (13.13%) Shell Script

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 67 (33.84%) Apache
2 21 (10.61%) nginx
3 16 (8.08%) OpenStack
4 12 (6.06%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.05%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.53%) Confluence
7 3 (1.52%) IIS
8 2 (1.01%) lighttpd
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.51%) Liferay
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (4.04%) Amazon S3
3 8 (4.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (3.03%) GitHub
6 4 (2.02%) SaaS
7 2 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.01%) Route 53
7 2 (1.01%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.20%) DNS
2 35 (17.68%) TCP/IP
3 28 (14.14%) DHCP
3 28 (14.14%) Firewall
4 27 (13.64%) VPN
5 11 (5.56%) SAN
6 10 (5.05%) LAN
6 10 (5.05%) VLAN
6 10 (5.05%) WAN
7 9 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
7 9 (4.55%) MPLS
7 9 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (4.04%) Internet
9 7 (3.54%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (3.54%) tcpdump
9 7 (3.54%) Wireshark
10 6 (3.03%) VoIP
11 3 (1.52%) HTTP
11 3 (1.52%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (38.38%) MySQL
2 23 (11.62%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.54%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.03%) OLTP
8 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.53%) VLDB
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.01%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (13.13%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.58%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.05%) Vagrant
4 9 (4.55%) Subversion
5 5 (2.53%) JIRA
6 4 (2.02%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
General
1 19 (9.60%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.09%) Finance
3 12 (6.06%) Marketing
4 11 (5.56%) Electronics
4 11 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.55%) Back Office
6 4 (2.02%) Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.12%) LAMP
2 7 (3.54%) HTML
2 7 (3.54%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (2.53%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (2.53%) Web Services
4 4 (2.02%) OpenVZ
5 2 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) CSS3
6 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.51%) HTML5
6 1 (0.51%) JSON
6 1 (0.51%) JSP
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.51%) RESTful
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (0.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.03%) Replication
4 4 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.02%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.52%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.01%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.51%) iPhone
7 1 (0.51%) Online Games
7 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 198 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (25.25%) Unix
3 40 (20.20%) CentOS
4 31 (15.66%) Ubuntu
5 30 (15.15%) Windows
6 27 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (10.61%) Debian
8 10 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.04%) Solaris
11 4 (2.02%) AIX
12 2 (1.01%) FreeBSD
12 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.51%) Fedora
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (43.94%) DevOps
2 36 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 25 (12.63%) Open Source
4 14 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.57%) High Availability
6 12 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 11 (5.56%) Security Patching
8 10 (5.05%) ITIL
8 10 (5.05%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.03%) Change Management
10 6 (3.03%) Information Security
10 6 (3.03%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.03%) Test Automation
11 5 (2.53%) Build Automation
11 5 (2.53%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.53%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 66 (33.33%) Python
2 48 (24.24%) Bash Shell
3 41 (20.71%) Perl
4 37 (18.69%) SQL
5 31 (15.66%) PHP
6 30 (15.15%) Java
7 26 (13.13%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.55%) Ruby
9 7 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.03%) C
10 6 (3.03%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.02%) AWK
11 4 (2.02%) Bourne shell
11 4 (2.02%) Groovy
11 4 (2.02%) Korn
12 1 (0.51%) C#
12 1 (0.51%) C++
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (11.11%) Degree
2 10 (5.05%) CCNA
2 10 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.03%) RHCSA
4 5 (2.53%) RHCE
5 4 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) HND
6 1 (0.51%) OCA
6 1 (0.51%) OCP
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.53%) QA
2 4 (2.02%) GCP
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.61%) Docker
3 17 (8.59%) KVM
4 15 (7.58%) Active Directory
5 10 (5.05%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (5.05%) XenServer
6 9 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 9 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (4.55%) XenApp
7 8 (4.04%) LXC
8 6 (3.03%) GlusterFS
8 6 (3.03%) iptables
8 6 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (2.53%) Xen
10 4 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.52%) Postfix
11 3 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.52%) vSphere
12 2 (1.01%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 62 (31.31%) Puppet
2 51 (25.76%) Ansible
3 34 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (8.08%) Nagios
5 11 (5.56%) HAProxy
6 10 (5.05%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 9 (4.55%) WSUS
7 9 (4.55%) ZABBIX
8 6 (3.03%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (3.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (2.53%) CFEngine
9 5 (2.53%) Salt
10 4 (2.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (1.52%) Cacti
11 3 (1.52%) SELinux
12 2 (1.01%) cPanel
12 2 (1.01%) Plesk
13 1 (0.51%) AppManager
13 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (19.70%) VMware
2 34 (17.17%) Red Hat
3 15 (7.58%) Oracle
4 14 (7.07%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.57%) Cisco
6 11 (5.56%) Citrix
6 11 (5.56%) SAP
7 9 (4.55%) F5
7 9 (4.55%) McAfee
7 9 (4.55%) Sun
7 9 (4.55%) Veritas
8 6 (3.03%) Brocade
8 6 (3.03%) EMC
8 6 (3.03%) HP
8 6 (3.03%) StorageTek
9 3 (1.52%) Juniper
10 2 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.01%) Google
10 2 (1.01%) IBM
11 1 (0.51%) Draytek