Period
to 20 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 287 300 299
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 41 33 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 37 31 28
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £55,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 9,761 10,043 10,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.69% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,787 8,353 8,393
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,700
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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
Somerset +23 19 £37,500 +3.45% 1
Wiltshire -15 8 £53,750 +19.44% 2
Bristol +15 7 £46,000 +11.52%
Gloucestershire -11 6 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Devon - 1 £45,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, Linux Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (56.10%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (56.10%) Puppet
3 19 (46.34%) Configuration Management
4 18 (43.90%) Apache
4 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (36.59%) Red Hat
6 14 (34.15%) Python
7 12 (29.27%) Firewall
7 12 (29.27%) CentOS
8 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
8 11 (26.83%) DevOps
8 11 (26.83%) MySQL
8 11 (26.83%) Ubuntu
8 11 (26.83%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (24.39%) Ansible
9 10 (24.39%) Open Source
9 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
10 9 (21.95%) ZABBIX
10 9 (21.95%) Docker
10 9 (21.95%) LAMP
10 9 (21.95%) PHP
11 8 (19.51%) Web Services
11 8 (19.51%) Unix
11 8 (19.51%) Cisco
11 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
11 8 (19.51%) Retail
11 8 (19.51%) Wireshark
11 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (19.51%) Asterisk PBX

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 18 (43.90%) Apache
2 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
3 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.44%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 23 (56.10%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) Asterisk PBX
2 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
2 8 (19.51%) Wireshark
3 7 (17.07%) SSH
3 7 (17.07%) VPN
4 6 (14.63%) HTTP
4 6 (14.63%) LAN
5 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
5 4 (9.76%) iSCSI
5 4 (9.76%) NAS
5 4 (9.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.88%) MariaDB
2 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.44%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 8 (19.51%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) LAMP
2 8 (19.51%) Web Services
3 5 (12.20%) Spring
4 1 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.44%) Kafka
4 1 (2.44%) Node.js
4 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.44%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (29.27%) CentOS
4 11 (26.83%) Ubuntu
5 8 (19.51%) Unix
6 7 (17.07%) Windows
7 5 (12.20%) Solaris
8 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
9 2 (4.88%) Debian
9 2 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (2.44%) Fedora
10 1 (2.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Configuration Management
2 11 (26.83%) DevOps
3 10 (24.39%) Open Source
4 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (19.51%) Proactive Maintenance
4 8 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (17.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.76%) Server Management
6 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.32%) Release Management
7 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (4.88%) Server Patching
9 1 (2.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.44%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Python
2 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
3 9 (21.95%) PHP
4 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) Go
5 2 (4.88%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) Perl
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Docker
2 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) VirtualBox
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) DRBD
4 1 (2.44%) KVM
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (56.10%) Puppet
2 10 (24.39%) Ansible
3 9 (21.95%) ZABBIX
4 7 (17.07%) Kubernetes
5 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (7.32%) Nagios
6 3 (7.32%) Terraform
7 2 (4.88%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (2.44%) Check_MK
8 1 (2.44%) Icinga
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (2.44%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Red Hat
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco
2 8 (19.51%) Palo Alto
3 5 (12.20%) Google
4 3 (7.32%) VMware
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.44%) New Relic
6 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.44%) SAP