Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 299 320
Rank change year-on-year +7 +21 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 34 42 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.40% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.42% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 16
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £53,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%

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 10,058 10,117 10,581
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.41% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8,356 8,455 8,920
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 +35 10 £36,250 -13.69% 1
Bristol +1 9 £41,250 +23.13% 3
Wiltshire -10 7 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Gloucestershire +7 5 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Dorset - 3 £32,500 -
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (41.18%) Puppet
3 11 (32.35%) Docker
4 10 (29.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (29.41%) Google
5 9 (26.47%) MySQL
5 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
6 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 7 (20.59%) VMware
7 7 (20.59%) Solaris
7 7 (20.59%) Apache
8 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.65%) Web Services
8 6 (17.65%) Internet
8 6 (17.65%) Remedy
8 6 (17.65%) E-business
8 6 (17.65%) Ubuntu
8 6 (17.65%) CentOS
8 6 (17.65%) ZABBIX
8 6 (17.65%) DevOps
8 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
9 5 (14.71%) Ansible
9 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
9 5 (14.71%) Nagios
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco
9 5 (14.71%) Python
10 4 (11.76%) ITIL
10 4 (11.76%) Unix
10 4 (11.76%) Firewall

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 7 (20.59%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.88%) JBoss
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (29.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Internet
2 4 (11.76%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) Kerberos
3 3 (8.82%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) SMS
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) VLAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.88%) HBase
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.94%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 4 (11.76%) LAMP
3 3 (8.82%) LDAP
4 1 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Solaris
3 6 (17.65%) CentOS
3 6 (17.65%) Ubuntu
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Unix
5 3 (8.82%) Fedora
5 3 (8.82%) Windows
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.94%) AIX
7 1 (2.94%) Debian
7 1 (2.94%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
2 6 (17.65%) DevOps
2 6 (17.65%) E-business
2 6 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Security Hardening
5 2 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Bash Shell
2 5 (14.71%) Python
3 3 (8.82%) Perl
3 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Docker
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) HDFS
5 1 (2.94%) Ceph
5 1 (2.94%) Dovecot
5 1 (2.94%) KVM
5 1 (2.94%) Postfix
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Puppet
2 6 (17.65%) ZABBIX
3 5 (14.71%) Ansible
3 5 (14.71%) Nagios
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.94%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (2.94%) Mesos
6 1 (2.94%) Rancher
6 1 (2.94%) Salt
6 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Google
2 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Remedy
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) Capita
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.88%) Mitel
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) Juniper
8 1 (2.94%) Scality