The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Linux Administrator
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 230 207
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 14 31 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.53% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 33
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £39,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,500 £62,000
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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4894 5703 5868
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.72% 96.78% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4089 4722 4912
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the South West

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the South West

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the South West

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Gloucestershire +1 5 £47,500 +18.75%
Devon -2 3 £30,000 -
Somerset -6 3 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £41,250 -
Bristol -6 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (50.00%) MySQL
4 11 (45.83%) Python
4 11 (45.83%) Red Hat
4 11 (45.83%) Puppet
4 11 (45.83%) Bash Shell
5 9 (37.50%) CentOS
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (33.33%) Ubuntu
6 8 (33.33%) MariaDB
6 8 (33.33%) DevOps
6 8 (33.33%) JBoss
6 8 (33.33%) Apache
7 7 (29.17%) Debian
7 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (25.00%) QA
8 6 (25.00%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 6 (25.00%) ITIL
8 6 (25.00%) Perl
8 6 (25.00%) Security Hardening
9 5 (20.83%) Finance
9 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
9 5 (20.83%) Nagios
9 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
10 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
10 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 8 (33.33%) JBoss
2 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
4 3 (12.50%) Confluence
4 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) HipChat
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) GitHub
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) MySQL
2 8 (33.33%) MariaDB
3 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.33%) Infinispan
4 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Electronics
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) LAMP
1 4 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (12.50%) Spring Boot
3 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.33%) HornetQ
3 2 (8.33%) Kafka
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) CESG
1 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (37.50%) CentOS
4 8 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 7 (29.17%) Debian
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (8.33%) Unix
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Solaris
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) SDLC
4 4 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) High Availability
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.33%) Kanban
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Bash Shell
1 11 (45.83%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.67%) PHP
5 3 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (8.33%) C
6 2 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) Jython
7 1 (4.17%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) RHCE
3 2 (8.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (8.33%) Gluster
2 2 (8.33%) iptables
2 2 (8.33%) KVM
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Squid
3 1 (4.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Puppet
2 5 (20.83%) Nagios
2 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.50%) Ansible
3 3 (12.50%) Check_MK
3 3 (12.50%) Grafana
3 3 (12.50%) Pingdom
4 2 (8.33%) Graylog
4 2 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (8.33%) Kibana
5 1 (4.17%) Salt
5 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Red Hat
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Infobright
4 3 (12.50%) New Relic
4 3 (12.50%) PagerDuty
4 3 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Qualys
5 2 (8.33%) Splunk
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.17%) Zend