Period
to 17 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 282 279 291
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 13 42 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13 41 32
South West median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.10% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £39,500 £35,000 £32,650
90th Percentile £60,000 £66,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £45,250 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.69% +3.33% -5.26%

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 7,962 9,601 9,866
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.29% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 6,509 7,694 8,107
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,941 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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
Gloucestershire -13 5 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Bristol +17 4 £46,250 +15.63% 1
Somerset +11 4 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (76.92%) Docker
3 9 (69.23%) AWS
3 9 (69.23%) Ansible
3 9 (69.23%) Google
4 8 (61.54%) Shell Script
4 8 (61.54%) Puppet
4 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
5 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
6 5 (38.46%) GCP
6 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
6 5 (38.46%) Azure
6 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
6 5 (38.46%) MySQL
6 5 (38.46%) Python
6 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (30.77%) CentOS
7 4 (30.77%) Release Management
7 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) Time Management
7 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
7 4 (30.77%) Unix
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) Apache
7 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
7 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 4 (30.77%) Red Hat

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 4 (30.77%) Apache
1 4 (30.77%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) AWS
2 5 (38.46%) Azure
2 5 (38.46%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Broadband
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) SSH
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
2 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) CentOS
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 4 (30.77%) Release Management
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Time Management
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Security Hardening
5 1 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Shell Script
2 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 5 (38.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Docker
2 4 (30.77%) VirtualBox
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Ansible
2 8 (61.54%) Puppet
3 6 (46.15%) Kubernetes
4 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Google
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Dell