Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 378 425
Rank change year-on-year -18 +47 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 157 217 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.64% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 152 196 212
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £30,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,750 £57,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.32% +4.44%

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 29359 34118 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24514 28618 34604
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 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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 +38 68 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Berkshire +56 49 £45,000 -25.00% 2
East Sussex +4 45 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Sussex +14 18 £43,750 -15.87%
Surrey -23 15 £57,500 +13.86% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £42,000 -15.15%
Hampshire -13 10 £42,000 +18.31% 1
Oxfordshire -5 9 £46,250 +3.93% 3
Middlesex +12 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 157 (100.00%) Linux
2 79 (50.32%) DevOps
3 61 (38.85%) Python
4 59 (37.58%) MySQL
5 55 (35.03%) Puppet
6 52 (33.12%) Apache
7 44 (28.03%) Bash Shell
8 43 (27.39%) Amazon AWS
8 43 (27.39%) Ansible
9 40 (25.48%) Perl
10 39 (24.84%) CentOS
11 36 (22.93%) Unix
11 36 (22.93%) Configuration Management
12 34 (21.66%) SQL
13 33 (21.02%) VMware
14 32 (20.38%) Opscode Chef
15 30 (19.11%) Ubuntu
15 30 (19.11%) PHP
15 30 (19.11%) Windows
16 26 (16.56%) Java
17 25 (15.92%) DNS
17 25 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (15.92%) Open Source
18 24 (15.29%) Jenkins
18 24 (15.29%) LAMP
19 22 (14.01%) PostgreSQL
19 22 (14.01%) SQL Server
20 21 (13.38%) Debian
20 21 (13.38%) nginx
21 20 (12.74%) Degree

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 52 (33.12%) Apache
2 21 (13.38%) nginx
3 15 (9.55%) OpenStack
4 12 (7.64%) Tomcat
5 10 (6.37%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.55%) Confluence
7 3 (1.91%) IIS
8 2 (1.27%) lighttpd
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 43 (27.39%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.46%) Amazon S3
3 7 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (4.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (3.82%) GitHub
5 5 (3.18%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Route 53
6 2 (1.27%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.64%) Office 365
7 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.92%) DNS
2 20 (12.74%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.28%) DHCP
3 13 (8.28%) Firewall
4 12 (7.64%) VPN
5 10 (6.37%) VLAN
6 9 (5.73%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.73%) Cisco PIX
6 9 (5.73%) LAN
6 9 (5.73%) MPLS
6 9 (5.73%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (5.73%) WAN
7 7 (4.46%) tcpdump
7 7 (4.46%) Wireshark
8 6 (3.82%) Internet
8 6 (3.82%) VoIP
9 5 (3.18%) SAN
10 4 (2.55%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.91%) HTTP
11 3 (1.91%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (37.58%) MySQL
2 22 (14.01%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (14.01%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.37%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.46%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 24 (15.29%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.01%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.37%) Vagrant
4 9 (5.73%) Subversion
5 4 (2.55%) JIRA
6 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 15 (9.55%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.64%) Finance
3 9 (5.73%) Back Office
3 9 (5.73%) Marketing
4 8 (5.10%) Electronics
4 8 (5.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.27%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) LAMP
2 7 (4.46%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (3.82%) HTML
4 5 (3.18%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (3.18%) Web Services
5 4 (2.55%) OpenVZ
6 2 (1.27%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.64%) JSON
7 1 (0.64%) mod_perl
7 1 (0.64%) Mojolicious
7 1 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.18%) Replication
4 4 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.55%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.91%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Clustering
7 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) Online Games
7 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 157 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (24.84%) CentOS
3 36 (22.93%) Unix
4 30 (19.11%) Ubuntu
4 30 (19.11%) Windows
5 21 (13.38%) Debian
6 13 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.55%) Solaris
10 2 (1.27%) AIX
10 2 (1.27%) FreeBSD
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.64%) Fedora
11 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (50.32%) DevOps
2 36 (22.93%) Configuration Management
3 25 (15.92%) Open Source
4 14 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (7.01%) Security Patching
6 9 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (5.73%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.10%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (5.10%) ITIL
7 8 (5.10%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.46%) High Availability
9 6 (3.82%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.82%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.18%) Build Automation
10 5 (3.18%) Change Management
10 5 (3.18%) Information Security
11 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
11 4 (2.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.85%) Python
2 44 (28.03%) Bash Shell
3 40 (25.48%) Perl
4 34 (21.66%) SQL
5 30 (19.11%) PHP
6 26 (16.56%) Java
7 20 (12.74%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.73%) Ruby
9 7 (4.46%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.18%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.55%) Groovy
12 3 (1.91%) AWK
12 3 (1.91%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.91%) C
12 3 (1.91%) Korn
13 1 (0.64%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.64%) C#
13 1 (0.64%) C++
13 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (12.74%) Degree
2 10 (6.37%) CCNA
2 10 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.55%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.91%) RHCE
5 1 (0.64%) HND
5 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) GCP
2 2 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (12.74%) Docker
3 17 (10.83%) KVM
4 11 (7.01%) Active Directory
5 10 (6.37%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.37%) XenServer
6 9 (5.73%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.73%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (5.73%) XenApp
7 8 (5.10%) LXC
8 6 (3.82%) iptables
8 6 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.18%) Xen
10 4 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.91%) GlusterFS
11 3 (1.91%) Postfix
11 3 (1.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.91%) vSphere
12 2 (1.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 55 (35.03%) Puppet
2 43 (27.39%) Ansible
3 32 (20.38%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (7.64%) Nagios
5 11 (7.01%) HAProxy
6 9 (5.73%) WSUS
6 9 (5.73%) ZABBIX
7 5 (3.18%) CFEngine
7 5 (3.18%) Salt
8 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.91%) Cacti
9 3 (1.91%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.91%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.91%) SELinux
9 3 (1.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.27%) cPanel
10 2 (1.27%) Plesk
11 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (21.02%) VMware
2 17 (10.83%) Red Hat
3 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.28%) Cisco
5 11 (7.01%) Citrix
6 9 (5.73%) F5
6 9 (5.73%) McAfee
6 9 (5.73%) Oracle
7 8 (5.10%) SAP
8 5 (3.18%) HP
9 3 (1.91%) Brocade
9 3 (1.91%) EMC
9 3 (1.91%) Juniper
9 3 (1.91%) StorageTek
9 3 (1.91%) Sun
9 3 (1.91%) Veritas
10 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.27%) Google
10 2 (1.27%) IBM
11 1 (0.64%) Perforce