The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 155 149 157
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 6 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 9
Average salary £42,500 £32,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.77% -21.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £37,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux Systems 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
2850 2917 3176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.57% 95.64% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 1880 2067
Average salary £42,500 £41,928 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in Scotland

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 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
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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
Edinburgh +6 2 £48,500 +57.72%
Glasgow -10 2 £42,500 +93.18%
Fife - 2 £29,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
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Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Perl
3 8 (34.78%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) Apache
3 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
3 8 (34.78%) Nagios
4 7 (30.43%) Dell
4 7 (30.43%) Python
4 7 (30.43%) MySQL
4 7 (30.43%) Network Design
4 7 (30.43%) Puppet
4 7 (30.43%) DevOps
5 6 (26.09%) Unix
5 6 (26.09%) VMware
5 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
6 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
6 5 (21.74%) SAN
6 5 (21.74%) Debian
6 5 (21.74%) SLA
6 5 (21.74%) High Availability
7 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (17.39%) Release Management
7 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (17.39%) Solaris
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) LAMP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (34.78%) Apache
1 8 (34.78%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.04%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.35%) nginx
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 3 (13.04%) NAS
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) MSDE
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Ant
1 2 (8.70%) Gradle
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) LAMP
2 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) ELK Stack
3 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) EqualLogic
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Physics
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Debian
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Solaris
6 3 (13.04%) CentOS
6 3 (13.04%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.35%) AIX
7 1 (4.35%) HPUX
7 1 (4.35%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) DevOps
1 7 (30.43%) Network Design
2 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
3 5 (21.74%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Release Management
5 3 (13.04%) Change Control
5 3 (13.04%) Ticket Management
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.70%) Dependency Management
6 2 (8.70%) Email Filtering
6 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Perl
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) Korn
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) HND
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
1 3 (13.04%) vSphere
2 2 (8.70%) KVM
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Docker
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
3 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Nagios
2 7 (30.43%) Puppet
3 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (13.04%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (13.04%) Cacti
4 3 (13.04%) Check_MK
5 1 (4.35%) Graphite
5 1 (4.35%) Munin
5 1 (4.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
2 7 (30.43%) Dell
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) New Relic
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) Veeam
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) ForgeRock
6 1 (4.35%) HP