The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 233 216
Rank change year-on-year +43 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 39 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 14
Median salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £22,500 £35,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £48,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.93% -4.70%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5013 5995 5541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.34% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 4715 4618
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the West Midlands

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham - 13 £47,750 - 1
Shropshire - 11 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +13 7 £32,500 -38.09%
Staffordshire - 4 £65,000 -
Coventry -13 3 £28,500 +26.66%
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West Midlands region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) Red Hat
3 18 (39.13%) CentOS
4 17 (36.96%) Unix
5 16 (34.78%) Windows
5 16 (34.78%) DNS
5 16 (34.78%) DevOps
6 15 (32.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (30.43%) LAMP
7 14 (30.43%) LEMP Stack
8 13 (28.26%) Ubuntu
8 13 (28.26%) Bash Shell
9 12 (26.09%) Puppet
10 9 (19.57%) SLA
10 9 (19.57%) Mac OS X
10 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
10 9 (19.57%) Nagios
10 9 (19.57%) PHP
10 9 (19.57%) MySQL
10 9 (19.57%) MariaDB
11 8 (17.39%) Ansible
11 8 (17.39%) HPUX
12 7 (15.22%) Firewall
12 7 (15.22%) ITIL
12 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
12 7 (15.22%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (15.22%) Docker
13 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle
13 6 (13.04%) Apache

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (13.04%) Apache
2 5 (10.87%) nginx
3 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) DNS
2 7 (15.22%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) Asterisk PBX
3 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.87%) VPN
4 4 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (4.35%) LAN
5 2 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) MariaDB
1 9 (19.57%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (10.87%) Games
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) LAMP
1 14 (30.43%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (39.13%) CentOS
3 17 (36.96%) Unix
4 16 (34.78%) Windows
5 15 (32.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (28.26%) Ubuntu
7 9 (19.57%) Mac OS X
8 8 (17.39%) HPUX
9 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
10 5 (10.87%) Debian
11 4 (8.70%) AIX
12 2 (4.35%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) DevOps
2 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.87%) Web Development
4 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.70%) Network Management
4 4 (8.70%) Open Source
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.70%) SOA
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Bash Shell
2 9 (19.57%) PHP
2 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
3 6 (13.04%) Python
4 4 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Docker
2 5 (10.87%) KVM
2 5 (10.87%) pfSense
2 5 (10.87%) Samba
2 5 (10.87%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (10.87%) VirtualBox
3 3 (6.52%) NFS
3 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Puppet
2 9 (19.57%) Nagios
3 8 (17.39%) Ansible
4 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (10.87%) Salt
6 4 (8.70%) Cacti
6 4 (8.70%) Icinga
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Red Hat
2 6 (13.04%) NetApp
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 4 (8.70%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) Vyatta
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