The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 351 318
Rank change year-on-year +55 -33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 100 97 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.50% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.52% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 85 88 121
Median salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 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 28 March 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 28 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 +46 21 £46,250 -13.95% 8
East Sussex +13 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey +52 19 £42,500 -19.04% 5
Oxfordshire -2 17 £50,000 +6.38% 3
Hampshire +12 15 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 4 - -
West Sussex - 3 £41,500 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Linux
2 96 (43.44%) Python
3 85 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 84 (38.01%) DevOps
5 82 (37.10%) Puppet
6 81 (36.65%) MySQL
7 70 (31.67%) Bash Shell
8 62 (28.05%) Ubuntu
9 59 (26.70%) VMware
10 54 (24.43%) CentOS
11 52 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (23.53%) Apache
12 48 (21.72%) Perl
12 48 (21.72%) Windows
13 46 (20.81%) PHP
13 46 (20.81%) LAMP
14 45 (20.36%) Opscode Chef
15 41 (18.55%) Unix
15 41 (18.55%) Ruby
16 39 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 39 (17.65%) Debian
17 36 (16.29%) Ansible
18 35 (15.84%) Degree
19 34 (15.38%) Firewall
20 33 (14.93%) Jenkins
21 28 (12.67%) Configuration Management
22 26 (11.76%) Nagios
23 25 (11.31%) nginx
24 24 (10.86%) TCP/IP
25 23 (10.41%) Tomcat

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 (23.53%) Apache
2 25 (11.31%) nginx
3 23 (10.41%) Tomcat
4 19 (8.60%) OpenStack
5 8 (3.62%) Drupal
5 8 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.62%) IIS
5 8 (3.62%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.81%) Eucalyptus
6 4 (1.81%) WordPress
7 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.90%) JBoss
7 2 (0.90%) Jetty
7 2 (0.90%) Kentico
7 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.45%) Confluence
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.71%) MS Office
2 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Magento
2 2 (0.90%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.98%) SaaS
3 5 (2.26%) Oracle CX
4 4 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.36%) Office 365
6 2 (0.90%) Datadog
7 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.45%) G Suite
7 1 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.38%) Firewall
2 24 (10.86%) TCP/IP
3 23 (10.41%) DNS
4 22 (9.95%) LDAP
5 20 (9.05%) VPN
6 15 (6.79%) HTTP
7 14 (6.33%) SAN
8 12 (5.43%) Internet
9 7 (3.17%) LAN
9 7 (3.17%) WAN
10 4 (1.81%) BGP
10 4 (1.81%) DHCP
10 4 (1.81%) Network Security
10 4 (1.81%) SMTP
10 4 (1.81%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.36%) IPsec
11 3 (1.36%) Junos
11 3 (1.36%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.36%) VLAN
12 2 (0.90%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (36.65%) MySQL
2 9 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.62%) Redis
4 5 (2.26%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.26%) OLTP
4 5 (2.26%) VLDB
5 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.36%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.90%) DB2
7 2 (0.90%) Informix
7 2 (0.90%) MaxDB
7 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (14.93%) Jenkins
2 22 (9.95%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.17%) Maven
3 7 (3.17%) Subversion
4 6 (2.71%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.26%) JIRA
6 2 (0.90%) Redmine
6 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.45%) Bundler
7 1 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 7 (3.17%) Finance
2 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.26%) Marketing
4 4 (1.81%) Games
5 2 (0.90%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Front Office
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (20.81%) LAMP
2 13 (5.88%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (3.62%) Web Services
4 7 (3.17%) Node.js
5 4 (1.81%) Memcached
5 4 (1.81%) Sensu
6 3 (1.36%) .NET
6 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.90%) HTML
7 2 (0.90%) Kafka
7 2 (0.90%) XML
7 2 (0.90%) XSLT
8 1 (0.45%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) CSS3
8 1 (0.45%) HTML5
8 1 (0.45%) jQuery
8 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.81%) Clustering
5 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Cloud
5 4 (1.81%) Online Games
5 4 (1.81%) Replication
6 3 (1.36%) EFT
6 3 (1.36%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.90%) Celerra
7 2 (0.90%) iPad
7 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 221 (100.00%) Linux
2 62 (28.05%) Ubuntu
3 54 (24.43%) CentOS
4 52 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (21.72%) Windows
6 41 (18.55%) Unix
7 39 (17.65%) Debian
8 17 (7.69%) Solaris
8 17 (7.69%) Windows Server
9 10 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (4.07%) SUSE
11 8 (3.62%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (2.71%) AIX
13 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.90%) HPUX
14 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.45%) Fedora
15 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (38.01%) DevOps
2 28 (12.67%) Configuration Management
3 19 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (8.14%) ITIL
5 17 (7.69%) Open Source
6 13 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 12 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (5.43%) Security Patching
7 12 (5.43%) Service Management
8 11 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (4.98%) High Availability
9 10 (4.52%) Web Development
10 8 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.62%) SDLC
10 8 (3.62%) Trend Analysis
11 7 (3.17%) E-Commerce
11 7 (3.17%) OOP
11 7 (3.17%) Scrum
12 4 (1.81%) Incident Management
12 4 (1.81%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 96 (43.44%) Python
2 70 (31.67%) Bash Shell
3 48 (21.72%) Perl
4 46 (20.81%) PHP
5 41 (18.55%) Ruby
6 19 (8.60%) Java
7 15 (6.79%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.07%) SQL
9 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.81%) Korn
11 2 (0.90%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.45%) C-shell
12 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (15.84%) Degree
2 14 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.71%) CCNA
5 6 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.90%) CCNP
8 1 (0.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.33%) KVM
3 11 (4.98%) vSphere
4 9 (4.07%) Docker
5 8 (3.62%) Active Directory
6 7 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.17%) Varnish
7 6 (2.71%) Xen
7 6 (2.71%) XenServer
8 5 (2.26%) NFS
8 5 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.81%) GlusterFS
9 4 (1.81%) Postfix
10 2 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.90%) Gluster
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 82 (37.10%) Puppet
2 45 (20.36%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (16.29%) Ansible
4 26 (11.76%) Nagios
5 9 (4.07%) cPanel
6 8 (3.62%) Opsview
7 5 (2.26%) Graphite
7 5 (2.26%) HAProxy
7 5 (2.26%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.81%) Cacti
8 4 (1.81%) Ganglia
8 4 (1.81%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.81%) OpenView
8 4 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.36%) Plesk
9 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.90%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 85 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 59 (26.70%) VMware
3 17 (7.69%) Cisco
3 17 (7.69%) Oracle
4 11 (4.98%) EMC
5 9 (4.07%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.07%) Veritas
6 8 (3.62%) Juniper
6 8 (3.62%) Sun
7 5 (2.26%) Google
7 5 (2.26%) Motorola
7 5 (2.26%) Ruckus Wireless
7 5 (2.26%) Trapeze
8 4 (1.81%) BMC
8 4 (1.81%) IBM
8 4 (1.81%) Percona
8 4 (1.81%) Splunk
9 3 (1.36%) Citrix
9 3 (1.36%) HP
9 3 (1.36%) SAP
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