The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 156 148 163
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 5 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.48% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 7
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,200 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £48,400 £48,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2834 2973 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.69% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 1899 2108
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -20 2 £42,500 +93.18%
Fife - 2 £29,000 -
Edinburgh -4 1 £45,000 +5.26%
Linux Administrator
UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Perl
3 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 8 (33.33%) Nagios
4 8 (33.33%) Puppet
4 8 (33.33%) DevOps
5 7 (29.17%) Network Design
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) Apache
5 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
6 6 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (25.00%) MySQL
6 6 (25.00%) Dell
6 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (20.83%) Debian
7 5 (20.83%) VMware
7 5 (20.83%) SLA
7 5 (20.83%) Unix
7 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.67%) Solaris
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) SAN
8 4 (16.67%) LAMP
8 4 (16.67%) Open Source
8 4 (16.67%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) CentOS

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) Apache
1 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
2 3 (12.50%) JBoss
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.33%) LDAP
3 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (4.17%) SMTP
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Gradle
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) ELK Stack
2 1 (4.17%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 5 (20.83%) Debian
3 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Unix
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.67%) Solaris
5 3 (12.50%) CentOS
5 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (8.33%) AIX
7 1 (4.17%) HPUX
7 1 (4.17%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) Network Design
3 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (12.50%) Ticket Management
5 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) Email Filtering
6 2 (8.33%) High Availability
6 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Web Filtering
7 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) Memory Management
7 1 (4.17%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Perl
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Korn
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) HND
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) KVM
1 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) NFS
2 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Nagios
1 8 (33.33%) Puppet
2 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (8.33%) Cacti
3 2 (8.33%) Check_MK
3 2 (8.33%) Graphite
3 2 (8.33%) Munin
4 1 (4.17%) Ansible
4 1 (4.17%) Capistrano
4 1 (4.17%) Icinga
4 1 (4.17%) Opsview
4 1 (4.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 6 (25.00%) Dell
3 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) New Relic
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Veeam
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) ForgeRock
6 1 (4.17%) HP