The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 June 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 West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 234 210
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 24 9 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.17% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.18% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 30
Median salary £33,500 £48,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.28% +14.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £37,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

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 5136 5115 5811
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.92% 97.61% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4279 4343 4898
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 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the South West

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the South West

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the South West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the South West

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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 +18 12 £37,500 -18.91%
Bristol -9 9 £33,500 -16.25%
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,500 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (84.38%) Puppet
3 21 (65.63%) Finance
3 21 (65.63%) Python
4 17 (53.13%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (53.13%) SAP
4 17 (53.13%) Manufacturing
4 17 (53.13%) Programme Management
4 17 (53.13%) Electronics
4 17 (53.13%) Telecoms
4 17 (53.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (53.13%) Marketing
4 17 (53.13%) Digital Marketing
4 17 (53.13%) DevOps
5 16 (50.00%) Ansible
5 16 (50.00%) Perl
6 15 (46.88%) Bash Shell
7 14 (43.75%) Docker
7 14 (43.75%) MySQL
8 13 (40.63%) VMware
9 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
9 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (34.38%) MariaDB
9 11 (34.38%) CentOS
10 10 (31.25%) Ubuntu
10 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
11 9 (28.13%) OpenStack
11 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
12 8 (25.00%) Ruby
12 8 (25.00%) PowerShell

Linux Systems 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 9 (28.13%) OpenStack
2 7 (21.88%) Apache
3 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
4 4 (12.50%) JBoss
4 4 (12.50%) nginx
5 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 17 (53.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (21.88%) GitHub
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) MySQL
2 11 (34.38%) MariaDB
3 7 (21.88%) MongoDB
3 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (21.88%) Bitbucket
3 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (65.63%) Finance
2 17 (53.13%) Electronics
2 17 (53.13%) Manufacturing
2 17 (53.13%) Marketing
2 17 (53.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) LAMP
2 4 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) CentOS
3 10 (31.25%) Ubuntu
4 4 (12.50%) Debian
4 4 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) DevOps
1 17 (53.13%) Digital Marketing
1 17 (53.13%) Programme Management
2 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
2 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.25%) Kanban
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (6.25%) Server Patching
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) Python
2 16 (50.00%) Perl
3 15 (46.88%) Bash Shell
4 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (25.00%) Ruby
5 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) C
7 1 (3.13%) Groovy
7 1 (3.13%) Java
7 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.13%) Jython
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Docker
2 5 (15.63%) Dovecot
2 5 (15.63%) Postfix
3 4 (12.50%) Ceph
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 27 (84.38%) Puppet
2 16 (50.00%) Ansible
3 4 (12.50%) Galera Cluster
3 4 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.25%) Nagios
5 1 (3.13%) Check_MK
5 1 (3.13%) Grafana
5 1 (3.13%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) SAP
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.50%) Scality
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.13%) Infobright
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.13%) New Relic
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) PagerDuty