Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 322 307
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 32 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 18
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £47,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.74% +15.15% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,375 £27,825
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £52,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9736 10875 10545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.15% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8616 8763
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +30 11 £40,500 +62.00%
Warwickshire - 9 £32,500 -
Shropshire -6 6 £45,000 -10.00%
Staffordshire - 5 £65,000 -
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Ubuntu
3 15 (46.88%) DevOps
4 14 (43.75%) LEMP Stack
4 14 (43.75%) DNS
4 14 (43.75%) Windows
5 13 (40.63%) LAMP
6 12 (37.50%) Bash Shell
6 12 (37.50%) Puppet
7 11 (34.38%) CentOS
7 11 (34.38%) PHP
7 11 (34.38%) MySQL
8 10 (31.25%) MariaDB
9 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
9 9 (28.13%) Red Hat
9 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (25.00%) Docker
11 7 (21.88%) VirtualBox
11 7 (21.88%) KVM
11 7 (21.88%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (21.88%) Mac OS X
11 7 (21.88%) VPN
11 7 (21.88%) nginx
12 6 (18.75%) Web Development
12 6 (18.75%) Asterisk PBX
12 6 (18.75%) Retail
12 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
12 6 (18.75%) Games
12 6 (18.75%) Samba

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 7 (21.88%) nginx
2 6 (18.75%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) DNS
2 7 (21.88%) VPN
3 6 (18.75%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (18.75%) DHCP
3 6 (18.75%) Firewall
3 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) MySQL
2 10 (31.25%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.13%) InfluxDB
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Vagrant
2 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (18.75%) Games
1 6 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) LEMP Stack
2 13 (40.63%) LAMP
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Ubuntu
3 14 (43.75%) Windows
4 11 (34.38%) CentOS
5 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (21.88%) Mac OS X
7 6 (18.75%) Debian
7 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 5 (15.63%) HPUX
8 5 (15.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) DevOps
2 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 6 (18.75%) Web Development
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
5 4 (12.50%) Network Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Microservices
8 1 (3.13%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 11 (34.38%) PHP
3 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.50%) Perl
4 4 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Docker
2 7 (21.88%) KVM
2 7 (21.88%) VirtualBox
3 6 (18.75%) pfSense
3 6 (18.75%) Samba
3 6 (18.75%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.13%) NFS
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) Puppet
2 6 (18.75%) Ansible
2 6 (18.75%) Salt
3 5 (15.63%) Nagios
3 5 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (12.50%) Cacti
4 4 (12.50%) Icinga
5 1 (3.13%) Consul
5 1 (3.13%) Grafana
5 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.13%) Packer
5 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) NetApp
3 1 (3.13%) VMware