The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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

Senior Linux System Administrator
England / South East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 453 470
Rank change year-on-year +74 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 10 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.067% 0.041% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.043% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 6
Median salary £62,500 £70,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +55.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £54,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £70,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year -21.42% +30.23%  

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 14347 18739 20752
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.83% 96.79% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12072 15952 16618
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the South East.

Salary trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the South East over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +30 5 £75,000 +7.14% 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £62,500 -
Surrey - 1 £60,000 -
Senior Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) CentOS
2 17 (70.83%) Red Hat
3 16 (66.67%) MySQL
4 14 (58.33%) Puppet
5 12 (50.00%) DevOps
6 11 (45.83%) Firewall
7 10 (41.67%) VMware
8 9 (37.50%) PHP
8 9 (37.50%) Python
8 9 (37.50%) Cisco
8 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (37.50%) Degree
9 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (33.33%) Apache
9 8 (33.33%) Windows
9 8 (33.33%) LAMP
10 7 (29.17%) VPN
10 7 (29.17%) EMC
10 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
10 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
10 7 (29.17%) KVM
11 6 (25.00%) SaaS
11 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
11 6 (25.00%) SQL
12 5 (20.83%) Java
12 5 (20.83%) Oracle
12 5 (20.83%) Sun
12 5 (20.83%) LAN
12 5 (20.83%) WAN

Senior 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 8 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (16.67%) nginx
2 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.33%) Drupal
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) WordPress
4 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Magento
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) SaaS
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle CX
3 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (29.17%) VPN
4 5 (20.83%) LAN
4 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) DNS
6 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
7 2 (8.33%) MPLS
7 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (8.33%) VLAN
8 1 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (4.17%) HTTP
8 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) MySQL
2 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.33%) Marketing
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) EMC VNX
3 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) CentOS
3 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Debian
6 3 (12.50%) Solaris
6 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) Fedora
8 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.83%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Trend Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PHP
1 9 (37.50%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) KVM
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.67%) vSphere
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (8.33%) XenApp
5 2 (8.33%) XenServer
6 1 (4.17%) NFS
6 1 (4.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) Puppet
2 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (20.83%) Graphite
4 4 (16.67%) vCenter Server
5 3 (12.50%) HAProxy
6 2 (8.33%) cPanel
6 2 (8.33%) WSUS
6 2 (8.33%) ZABBIX
7 1 (4.17%) Ansible
7 1 (4.17%) logstash
7 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Red Hat
2 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 7 (29.17%) EMC
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) Sun
6 3 (12.50%) Juniper
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) F5
7 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) SAP
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