The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
England / South East
Rank 277 332 300
Rank change year-on-year +55 -32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 113 124 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.65% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.67% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 94 112 137
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14208 18529 19762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.59% 96.67% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11855 15825 15961
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +32 26 £50,000 +2.56% 7
Surrey +41 24 £42,250 -19.52% 5
East Sussex +14 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +16 16 £30,000 -10.44% 5
Oxfordshire -13 15 £50,000 +6.38% 5
West Sussex +11 6 £47,000 +28.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 5 - -
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 267 (100.00%) Linux
2 122 (45.69%) Red Hat
3 114 (42.70%) Python
4 95 (35.58%) MySQL
5 91 (34.08%) Puppet
6 86 (32.21%) Bash Shell
6 86 (32.21%) DevOps
7 77 (28.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (24.34%) VMware
9 64 (23.97%) Unix
10 63 (23.60%) Ubuntu
11 61 (22.85%) Perl
12 58 (21.72%) CentOS
13 57 (21.35%) Apache
14 52 (19.48%) PHP
15 51 (19.10%) Windows
16 50 (18.73%) LAMP
17 48 (17.98%) Opscode Chef
18 44 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (16.48%) Ruby
19 41 (15.36%) Firewall
20 38 (14.23%) Debian
20 38 (14.23%) Degree
21 36 (13.48%) TCP/IP
22 33 (12.36%) Ansible
23 32 (11.99%) Jenkins
23 32 (11.99%) LDAP
23 32 (11.99%) DNS
24 31 (11.61%) Sun
24 31 (11.61%) Solaris

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 57 (21.35%) Apache
2 27 (10.11%) Tomcat
3 23 (8.61%) nginx
4 20 (7.49%) OpenStack
5 8 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.62%) Drupal
6 7 (2.62%) IIS
7 6 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.25%) JBoss
8 4 (1.50%) Eucalyptus
9 3 (1.12%) WordPress
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.37%) Confluence
11 1 (0.37%) Kentico
11 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.25%) MS Office
2 3 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.61%) SaaS
2 18 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.87%) Oracle CX
4 3 (1.12%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) G Suite
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.37%) Heroku
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.36%) Firewall
2 36 (13.48%) TCP/IP
3 32 (11.99%) DNS
3 32 (11.99%) LDAP
4 27 (10.11%) SAN
5 23 (8.61%) VPN
6 16 (5.99%) HTTP
7 12 (4.49%) Internet
8 11 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (3.37%) LAN
9 9 (3.37%) SMTP
9 9 (3.37%) WAN
10 8 (3.00%) DHCP
11 5 (1.87%) SSL
12 4 (1.50%) BGP
12 4 (1.50%) IMAP
12 4 (1.50%) Network Security
12 4 (1.50%) POP3
12 4 (1.50%) VLAN
12 4 (1.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (35.58%) MySQL
2 12 (4.49%) OLTP
2 12 (4.49%) VLDB
3 11 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.25%) Redis
6 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.75%) DB2
8 2 (0.75%) Informix
8 2 (0.75%) MaxDB
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (11.99%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.37%) Subversion
4 7 (2.62%) Maven
5 6 (2.25%) JIRA
5 6 (2.25%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.12%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.75%) Redmine
8 2 (0.75%) Selenium
9 1 (0.37%) Bundler
General
1 29 (10.86%) Finance
2 13 (4.87%) Banking
3 7 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.50%) Games
5 3 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.37%) Electronics
6 1 (0.37%) Front Office
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (18.73%) LAMP
2 12 (4.49%) LEMP Stack
3 10 (3.75%) Web Services
4 6 (2.25%) Node.js
5 5 (1.87%) Memcached
6 4 (1.50%) Sensu
7 3 (1.12%) .NET
7 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.75%) HTML
8 2 (0.75%) XML
8 2 (0.75%) XSLT
9 1 (0.37%) CSS
9 1 (0.37%) CSS3
9 1 (0.37%) HTML5
9 1 (0.37%) jQuery
9 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.74%) Computer Science
2 25 (9.36%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.62%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.50%) Clustering
6 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.50%) Online Games
7 3 (1.12%) EFT
7 3 (1.12%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.12%) HACMP
7 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.75%) Celerra
8 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.75%) iPad
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 267 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (28.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 64 (23.97%) Unix
4 63 (23.60%) Ubuntu
5 58 (21.72%) CentOS
6 51 (19.10%) Windows
7 38 (14.23%) Debian
8 31 (11.61%) Solaris
9 16 (5.99%) Windows Server
10 11 (4.12%) SUSE
11 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (3.37%) AIX
13 8 (3.00%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.75%) HPUX
15 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.37%) Fedora
16 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.21%) DevOps
2 31 (11.61%) Configuration Management
3 23 (8.61%) Open Source
4 22 (8.24%) ITIL
5 20 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (6.74%) High Availability
7 15 (5.62%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.87%) Service Management
9 12 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (4.49%) Security Patching
9 12 (4.49%) Web Development
10 10 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.75%) SDLC
11 8 (3.00%) OOP
11 8 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (3.00%) Trend Analysis
12 7 (2.62%) Scrum
13 6 (2.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 114 (42.70%) Python
2 86 (32.21%) Bash Shell
3 61 (22.85%) Perl
4 52 (19.48%) PHP
5 44 (16.48%) Ruby
6 25 (9.36%) Java
7 20 (7.49%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.87%) C
9 11 (4.12%) SQL
10 6 (2.25%) Korn
10 6 (2.25%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.75%) AWK
11 2 (0.75%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.37%) C-shell
12 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (14.23%) Degree
2 16 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.25%) CCNA
5 6 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.12%) RHCSA
6 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.75%) CCNP
7 2 (0.75%) OCA
7 2 (0.75%) OCP
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.49%) QA
2 4 (1.50%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 16 (5.99%) KVM
4 13 (4.87%) GlusterFS
5 11 (4.12%) vSphere
6 9 (3.37%) Active Directory
7 8 (3.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.00%) NFS
7 8 (3.00%) Varnish
8 7 (2.62%) Docker
8 7 (2.62%) Xen
9 6 (2.25%) XenServer
10 5 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.50%) Postfix
12 3 (1.12%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.75%) Squid
13 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 91 (34.08%) Puppet
2 48 (17.98%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (12.36%) Ansible
4 30 (11.24%) Nagios
5 17 (6.37%) Red Hat Satellite
6 14 (5.24%) NetBackup
7 12 (4.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 10 (3.75%) Opsview
9 9 (3.37%) cPanel
9 9 (3.37%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (1.87%) Graphite
11 4 (1.50%) Cacti
11 4 (1.50%) Ganglia
11 4 (1.50%) OpenView
11 4 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (1.12%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (1.12%) Plesk
13 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 122 (45.69%) Red Hat
2 65 (24.34%) VMware
3 31 (11.61%) Sun
4 29 (10.86%) Oracle
5 22 (8.24%) Veritas
6 20 (7.49%) EMC
7 17 (6.37%) Cisco
8 10 (3.75%) Brocade
8 10 (3.75%) Juniper
9 9 (3.37%) Microsoft
9 9 (3.37%) StorageTek
10 6 (2.25%) NetApp
11 5 (1.87%) HP
11 5 (1.87%) Motorola
11 5 (1.87%) Ruckus Wireless
11 5 (1.87%) Trapeze
12 4 (1.50%) BMC
12 4 (1.50%) IBM
12 4 (1.50%) Splunk
13 3 (1.12%) SAP
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive package
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Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + above average bonus
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