Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 328 334
Rank change year-on-year +36 +6 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 47 19 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 29 17 23
South West median annual salary £42,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.58% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,500 £23,850
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £56,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10021 10579 11485
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.54% 96.97% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8298 8927 9726
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Bristol -2 24 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Somerset +2 9 £42,000 -13.85%
Gloucestershire +36 6 £52,500 +31.25%
Wiltshire +7 5 £57,500 +53.33%
Devon - 3 £34,000 -
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (53.19%) Puppet
3 21 (44.68%) VMware
4 18 (38.30%) Windows
4 18 (38.30%) Marketing
4 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (34.04%) Ansible
5 16 (34.04%) Apache
5 16 (34.04%) Finance
6 15 (31.91%) Configuration Management
6 15 (31.91%) Python
6 15 (31.91%) MySQL
6 15 (31.91%) Docker
6 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
7 14 (29.79%) Bash Shell
8 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
9 12 (25.53%) Programme Management
9 12 (25.53%) Ubuntu
10 11 (23.40%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (23.40%) Manufacturing
10 11 (23.40%) Electronics
10 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
10 11 (23.40%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (23.40%) Perl
10 11 (23.40%) SAP
11 10 (21.28%) DevOps
12 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
12 9 (19.15%) Firewall

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 16 (34.04%) Apache
2 5 (10.64%) OpenStack
3 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.38%) JBoss
5 1 (2.13%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Houdini
1 1 (2.13%) Maya
1 1 (2.13%) NUKE
1 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.51%) GitHub
4 3 (6.38%) IaaS
4 3 (6.38%) PaaS
4 3 (6.38%) SaaS
5 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Firewall
2 8 (17.02%) Kerberos
2 8 (17.02%) LDAP
2 8 (17.02%) Network Security
2 8 (17.02%) OpenVPN
3 7 (14.89%) DNS
3 7 (14.89%) SAN
3 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.38%) Internet
5 2 (4.26%) SMS
5 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) MySQL
2 7 (14.89%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.64%) MariaDB
3 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (8.51%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Artifactory
General
1 18 (38.30%) Marketing
2 16 (34.04%) Finance
3 11 (23.40%) Electronics
3 11 (23.40%) Manufacturing
3 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) LAMP
3 1 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.13%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Animation
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (38.30%) Windows
3 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
4 12 (25.53%) Ubuntu
5 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (17.02%) Debian
7 7 (14.89%) VMS
8 5 (10.64%) CentOS
9 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.26%) Unix
10 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Configuration Management
2 12 (25.53%) Programme Management
3 11 (23.40%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (23.40%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (21.28%) DevOps
5 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (14.89%) High Availability
6 7 (14.89%) Patch Management
6 7 (14.89%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.51%) Server Patching
9 3 (6.38%) E-business
9 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
10 2 (4.26%) Open Source
11 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) Python
2 14 (29.79%) Bash Shell
3 11 (23.40%) Perl
4 8 (17.02%) Ruby
5 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.64%) SQL
7 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
1 3 (6.38%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Docker
2 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) NFS
4 2 (4.26%) Samba
5 1 (2.13%) Ceph
5 1 (2.13%) Dovecot
5 1 (2.13%) Postfix
5 1 (2.13%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 25 (53.19%) Puppet
2 16 (34.04%) Ansible
3 7 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.38%) Salt
4 3 (6.38%) Terraform
5 2 (4.26%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.13%) Cobbler
6 1 (2.13%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) VMware
2 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
3 11 (23.40%) SAP
4 7 (14.89%) Cloudera
4 7 (14.89%) Hitachi
4 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.89%) Percona
4 7 (14.89%) Samsung
5 6 (12.77%) Google
6 3 (6.38%) Remedy
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Scality