The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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 / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 354 337
Rank change year-on-year +45 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 83 92 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.50% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.52% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 81 87 103
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £58,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

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 14182 17817 20713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.56% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11882 15144 16834
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,075 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 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 +40 28 £45,000 -21.73% 5
East Sussex +28 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Sussex - 17 £42,500 - 1
Surrey +8 6 £62,500 +16.82% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £43,000 -21.81% 2
Hampshire -6 4 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Oxfordshire +10 3 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 184 (100.00%) Linux
2 99 (53.80%) Python
3 90 (48.91%) DevOps
4 78 (42.39%) Puppet
5 69 (37.50%) MySQL
6 65 (35.33%) Bash Shell
7 63 (34.24%) Ubuntu
7 63 (34.24%) Ansible
8 61 (33.15%) Debian
9 60 (32.61%) VMware
10 57 (30.98%) Perl
11 56 (30.43%) CentOS
12 54 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (28.26%) DNS
14 51 (27.72%) Apache
15 50 (27.17%) Red Hat
16 43 (23.37%) Unix
16 43 (23.37%) Windows
16 43 (23.37%) PHP
17 37 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
18 34 (18.48%) Opscode Chef
19 33 (17.93%) Jenkins
19 33 (17.93%) TCP/IP
20 29 (15.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 29 (15.76%) LAMP
20 29 (15.76%) Tomcat
21 28 (15.22%) Ruby
22 27 (14.67%) Firewall
22 27 (14.67%) KVM
23 25 (13.59%) Java

Linux Systems 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 51 (27.72%) Apache
2 29 (15.76%) Tomcat
3 24 (13.04%) nginx
3 24 (13.04%) OpenStack
4 15 (8.15%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (3.80%) IIS
6 3 (1.63%) Eucalyptus
7 2 (1.09%) Drupal
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.09%) JBoss
7 2 (1.09%) Jetty
7 2 (1.09%) Kentico
7 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.09%) WordPress
8 1 (0.54%) Confluence
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.09%) Magento
2 2 (1.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.35%) SaaS
4 5 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.17%) Office 365
6 3 (1.63%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.09%) Datadog
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle CX
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.54%) G Suite
8 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (28.26%) DNS
2 33 (17.93%) TCP/IP
3 27 (14.67%) Firewall
4 20 (10.87%) VPN
5 19 (10.33%) Internet
5 19 (10.33%) LAN
5 19 (10.33%) WAN
6 14 (7.61%) DHCP
7 12 (6.52%) VLAN
8 11 (5.98%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (5.98%) Cisco PIX
8 11 (5.98%) MPLS
8 11 (5.98%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (5.43%) HTTP
9 10 (5.43%) LDAP
10 9 (4.89%) SAN
11 5 (2.72%) Network Security
12 4 (2.17%) BGP
12 4 (2.17%) SMTP
13 3 (1.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (37.50%) MySQL
2 19 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (10.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.72%) Redis
6 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.63%) DB2
7 3 (1.63%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.09%) Informix
8 2 (1.09%) MaxDB
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (17.93%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.33%) Vagrant
3 15 (8.15%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.63%) Maven
5 2 (1.09%) Subversion
6 1 (0.54%) JIRA
6 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (7.61%) Marketing
2 13 (7.07%) Finance
3 11 (5.98%) Back Office
4 10 (5.43%) Electronics
4 10 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.54%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.76%) LAMP
2 8 (4.35%) HTML
2 8 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (1.63%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (1.63%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) .NET
4 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.09%) Kafka
4 2 (1.09%) Memcached
5 1 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.43%) Replication
2 9 (4.89%) Device Driver
3 7 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.17%) EMC VNX
6 4 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Celerra
7 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 184 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (34.24%) Ubuntu
3 61 (33.15%) Debian
4 56 (30.43%) CentOS
5 43 (23.37%) Unix
5 43 (23.37%) Windows
6 29 (15.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.98%) Windows Server
10 10 (5.43%) Solaris
11 4 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.17%) SUSE
12 2 (1.09%) AIX
12 2 (1.09%) HPUX
13 1 (0.54%) Fedora
13 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (48.91%) DevOps
2 17 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (7.61%) Configuration Management
4 12 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 11 (5.98%) Open Source
6 10 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.43%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (5.43%) ITIL
6 10 (5.43%) Load Balancing
6 10 (5.43%) Programme Management
7 8 (4.35%) Build Automation
7 8 (4.35%) High Availability
7 8 (4.35%) Service Management
8 7 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.26%) SDLC
10 5 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.72%) Task Automation
10 5 (2.72%) Web Development
11 4 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.17%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 99 (53.80%) Python
2 65 (35.33%) Bash Shell
3 57 (30.98%) Perl
4 43 (23.37%) PHP
5 28 (15.22%) Ruby
6 25 (13.59%) Java
7 17 (9.24%) SQL
8 8 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.80%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.54%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 25 (13.59%) Degree
2 11 (5.98%) CCNA
2 11 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 54 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (14.67%) KVM
3 23 (12.50%) Docker
4 15 (8.15%) Active Directory
4 15 (8.15%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.07%) XenServer
6 12 (6.52%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (5.98%) Terminal Services
7 11 (5.98%) XenApp
8 9 (4.89%) iptables
9 8 (4.35%) LXC
10 7 (3.80%) vSphere
11 6 (3.26%) NFS
12 5 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (2.72%) Xen
13 4 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (1.09%) Gluster
14 2 (1.09%) Postfix
14 2 (1.09%) Varnish
14 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 78 (42.39%) Puppet
2 63 (34.24%) Ansible
3 34 (18.48%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (9.24%) Nagios
5 11 (5.98%) WSUS
5 11 (5.98%) ZABBIX
6 9 (4.89%) SELinux
7 7 (3.80%) cPanel
8 6 (3.26%) Kubernetes
8 6 (3.26%) Salt
8 6 (3.26%) vCenter Server
9 5 (2.72%) Opsview
10 4 (2.17%) Grafana
10 4 (2.17%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.63%) Graphite
11 3 (1.63%) Icinga
11 3 (1.63%) Plesk
12 2 (1.09%) SnapMirror
12 2 (1.09%) SnapVault
12 2 (1.09%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 60 (32.61%) VMware
2 50 (27.17%) Red Hat
3 25 (13.59%) Cisco
4 23 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.52%) EMC
5 12 (6.52%) SAP
6 11 (5.98%) Citrix
6 11 (5.98%) F5
6 11 (5.98%) McAfee
7 9 (4.89%) Juniper
8 8 (4.35%) Oracle
9 6 (3.26%) Google
10 4 (2.17%) Sun
11 3 (1.63%) Motorola
11 3 (1.63%) Ruckus Wireless
11 3 (1.63%) Trapeze
12 2 (1.09%) Percona
12 2 (1.09%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
12 2 (1.09%) Veeam
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