The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 399 395 351
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 701 624 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.59% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 618 535 745
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,330 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.82% +14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Administrator over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
England -2 671 £45,000 - 54
London +29 353 £47,500 -5.00% 32
South East +30 160 £42,500 +1.19% 11
City of London +28 79 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East of England -27 55 £43,500 - 8
Berkshire +31 50 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Brighton -2 49 £40,000 +14.28%
East Sussex -8 49 £40,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire -70 36 £37,500 -9.63% 1
Cambridge -10 33 £43,500 +2.95% 7
Cambridgeshire -16 33 £43,500 - 7
Surrey +7 32 £49,500 +23.75% 3
North West 0 32 £35,000 -12.50% 3
West Yorkshire -50 25 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Reading +14 22 £35,000 -33.33%
Hertfordshire -13 18 £42,675 +62.57% 2
East Midlands -3 17 £39,250 +12.14%
Manchester 0 14 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Oxfordshire -6 13 £50,000 -23.07% 2
South West -18 13 £37,500 +7.14% 2
South Wales +14 12 £33,000 +50.00% 1
Wales +13 12 £33,000 +65.00% 1
Cheshire -5 12 £35,250 -6.00% 1
Cardiff - 12 £33,000 - 1
Leeds -54 11 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Bradford - 11 £41,250 -
Windsor - 10 £57,500 -
Maidenhead -6 9 £57,500 - 1
Scotland -25 9 £38,000 -24.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £40,000 +6.66% 3

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1410 (100.00%) Linux
2 668 (47.38%) Red Hat
3 595 (42.20%) Puppet
4 534 (37.87%) MySQL
5 518 (36.74%) Bash Shell
6 516 (36.60%) Python
7 497 (35.25%) Perl
8 450 (31.91%) Apache
9 422 (29.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 404 (28.65%) UNIX
11 387 (27.45%) CentOS
12 380 (26.95%) VMware
13 367 (26.03%) Ubuntu
14 332 (23.55%) DevOps
15 320 (22.70%) Nagios
16 315 (22.34%) Java
17 307 (21.77%) Ruby
18 292 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
19 284 (20.14%) Debian
20 283 (20.07%) PHP
20 283 (20.07%) Windows
20 283 (20.07%) Tomcat
21 273 (19.36%) DNS
22 252 (17.87%) TCP/IP
23 251 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
24 236 (16.74%) Open Source
25 200 (14.18%) Configuration Management
26 192 (13.62%) nginx
27 190 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
28 189 (13.40%) PostgreSQL

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 450 (31.91%) Apache
2 283 (20.07%) Tomcat
3 192 (13.62%) nginx
4 72 (5.11%) OpenStack
5 58 (4.11%) Node.js
6 51 (3.62%) WebLogic
7 39 (2.77%) CMS
8 36 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
9 32 (2.27%) Apache Solr
10 30 (2.13%) WebSphere
11 29 (2.06%) IIS
12 26 (1.84%) Jetty
13 24 (1.70%) Drupal
14 17 (1.21%) MS Exchange
15 15 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 14 (0.99%) CloudStack
17 12 (0.85%) Confluence
18 11 (0.78%) Escenic
18 11 (0.78%) Resin
19 9 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 14 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (0.99%) Magento
2 11 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Summit
5 1 (0.071%) RMDS
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 190 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (3.90%) SaaS
3 49 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (1.42%) Amazon S3
4 20 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.42%) Basecamp
5 17 (1.21%) Rackspace Cloud
6 11 (0.78%) GitHub
7 10 (0.71%) Joyent
8 7 (0.50%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.43%) Route 53
10 5 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.28%) Office 365
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (0.14%) PaaS
12 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.14%) IaaS
13 1 (0.071%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.071%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 1 (0.071%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 273 (19.36%) DNS
2 252 (17.87%) TCP/IP
3 178 (12.62%) Firewall
4 146 (10.35%) HTTP
5 123 (8.72%) LDAP
6 122 (8.65%) SAN
7 104 (7.38%) DHCP
8 96 (6.81%) Internet
9 76 (5.39%) SMTP
10 62 (4.40%) VPN
11 61 (4.33%) VoIP
12 51 (3.62%) SSL
13 44 (3.12%) FTP
13 44 (3.12%) BIG-IP
14 42 (2.98%) NAS
15 38 (2.70%) SSH
16 31 (2.20%) VLAN
17 30 (2.13%) SNMP
18 29 (2.06%) NetScaler
19 28 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 534 (37.87%) MySQL
2 189 (13.40%) PostgreSQL
3 94 (6.67%) Redis
4 90 (6.38%) MongoDB
5 88 (6.24%) NoSQL
6 84 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 54 (3.83%) Big Data
8 53 (3.76%) RDBMS
9 51 (3.62%) Hadoop
10 49 (3.48%) SQL Server
11 48 (3.40%) Oracle Database
12 31 (2.20%) DB2
13 22 (1.56%) HBase
14 21 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 19 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.92%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (0.64%) RavenDB
19 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 128 (9.08%) Git (software)
2 117 (8.30%) Jenkins
3 78 (5.53%) Subversion
4 57 (4.04%) JIRA
5 14 (0.99%) Mercurial
6 13 (0.92%) Maven
7 10 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.64%) Hudson
8 9 (0.64%) Juju
9 7 (0.50%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.43%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.35%) Ant
12 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.14%) Firebug
12 2 (0.14%) Expression Web
12 2 (0.14%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.14%) Redmine
13 1 (0.071%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.071%) JUnit
General
1 148 (10.50%) Finance
2 61 (4.33%) Games
3 48 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.55%) Marketing
5 25 (1.77%) Banking
6 24 (1.70%) Retail
6 24 (1.70%) Publishing
7 22 (1.56%) Law
8 18 (1.28%) Advertising
9 16 (1.13%) Online Betting
10 13 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.85%) Electronics
12 11 (0.78%) Legal
13 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.35%) Welsh Language
15 4 (0.28%) Back Office
16 3 (0.21%) Billing
17 2 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (12.20%) LAMP
2 129 (9.15%) Web Services
3 37 (2.62%) XML
4 32 (2.27%) Django
5 28 (1.99%) .NET
6 24 (1.70%) CSS
7 22 (1.56%) Memcached
8 21 (1.49%) HTML
9 19 (1.35%) Java EE
10 17 (1.21%) JSON
11 14 (0.99%) Sphinx
11 14 (0.99%) Middleware
12 13 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
14 11 (0.78%) Ajax
15 10 (0.71%) RESTful
16 8 (0.57%) J2EE
17 7 (0.50%) Regular Expression
18 6 (0.43%) SOAP
18 6 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 236 (16.74%) Open Source
2 89 (6.31%) Clustering
3 71 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.83%) Social Media
5 46 (3.26%) Replication
6 33 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 24 (1.70%) Online Games
8 22 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.42%) Derivative
9 20 (1.42%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.06%) Digital Media
11 13 (0.92%) PKI
12 12 (0.85%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.78%) HP StorageWorks
13 11 (0.78%) DTV
14 10 (0.71%) HACMP
14 10 (0.71%) Streaming Video
14 10 (0.71%) Spread Betting
15 8 (0.57%) LPAR
15 8 (0.57%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1410 (100.00%) Linux
2 422 (29.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 404 (28.65%) UNIX
4 387 (27.45%) CentOS
5 367 (26.03%) Ubuntu
6 284 (20.14%) Debian
7 283 (20.07%) Windows
8 146 (10.35%) Solaris
9 51 (3.62%) SUSE
10 41 (2.91%) AIX
11 38 (2.70%) HPUX
11 38 (2.70%) OpenBSD
11 38 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (2.48%) Mac OS X
13 31 (2.20%) Apple iOS
14 30 (2.13%) Windows 7
15 23 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (1.56%) Android
17 17 (1.21%) Fedora
17 17 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (23.55%) DevOps
2 200 (14.18%) Configuration Management
3 154 (10.92%) E-Commerce
4 139 (9.86%) Load Balancing
5 127 (9.01%) ITIL
6 126 (8.94%) Performance Tuning
7 83 (5.89%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (3.69%) Problem Management
11 48 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
12 47 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
13 46 (3.26%) Analytics
14 42 (2.98%) Change Management
15 39 (2.77%) Migration
16 34 (2.41%) Time Management
17 29 (2.06%) Build Automation
17 29 (2.06%) Workflow
17 29 (2.06%) Service Delivery
18 28 (1.99%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 518 (36.74%) Bash Shell
2 516 (36.60%) Python
3 497 (35.25%) Perl
4 315 (22.34%) Java
5 307 (21.77%) Ruby
6 283 (20.07%) PHP
7 176 (12.48%) SQL
8 170 (12.06%) Shell Script
9 48 (3.40%) C
10 45 (3.19%) AWK
11 36 (2.55%) JavaScript
12 21 (1.49%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 19 (1.35%) Scala
15 18 (1.28%) Korn
16 16 (1.13%) sed
17 12 (0.85%) C++
18 5 (0.35%) PHP4
19 4 (0.28%) Bourne shell
19 4 (0.28%) Lua
Qualifications
1 152 (10.78%) Degree
2 66 (4.68%) RHCE
3 23 (1.63%) MCSE
3 23 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (1.13%) LPIC
5 15 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 15 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
6 14 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
7 13 (0.92%) OCP
8 12 (0.85%) CCNA
8 12 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.71%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.35%) RHCT
11 4 (0.28%) PhD
11 4 (0.28%) CCNP
11 4 (0.28%) MCP
11 4 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.21%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.97%) QA
2 33 (2.34%) SLA
3 18 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 251 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (11.13%) KVM
3 120 (8.51%) Xen
4 90 (6.38%) Active Directory
5 80 (5.67%) NFS
6 66 (4.68%) vSphere
7 57 (4.04%) Postfix
8 48 (3.40%) Varnish
9 47 (3.33%) Samba
10 31 (2.20%) Sendmail
11 28 (1.99%) VMware ESX
12 23 (1.63%) XenServer
13 21 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (1.21%) Hyper-V
15 16 (1.13%) Squid
16 13 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
17 9 (0.64%) Snort
18 8 (0.57%) Docker
19 6 (0.43%) GPFS
19 6 (0.43%) qmail
Systems Management
1 595 (42.20%) Puppet
2 320 (22.70%) Nagios
3 292 (20.71%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (6.52%) Cacti
5 88 (6.24%) Salt
6 76 (5.39%) Ansible
7 75 (5.32%) ZABBIX
8 58 (4.11%) CFEngine
9 39 (2.77%) Vagrant
10 34 (2.41%) Ganglia
11 31 (2.20%) Red Hat Satellite
11 31 (2.20%) logstash
12 25 (1.77%) Zenoss
12 25 (1.77%) SCOM
13 23 (1.63%) HAProxy
14 22 (1.56%) NetBackup
15 21 (1.49%) Tivoli
16 20 (1.42%) SCCM
16 20 (1.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 14 (0.99%) Munin
Vendors
1 668 (47.38%) Red Hat
2 380 (26.95%) VMware
3 169 (11.99%) Oracle
4 117 (8.30%) JBoss
5 111 (7.87%) Microsoft
6 109 (7.73%) Cisco
7 69 (4.89%) HP
8 55 (3.90%) Citrix
9 48 (3.40%) Rackspace
10 36 (2.55%) SAP
11 30 (2.13%) F5
12 27 (1.91%) Veritas
13 25 (1.77%) SaltStack
13 25 (1.77%) IBM
14 23 (1.63%) EMC
15 21 (1.49%) Google
16 19 (1.35%) Atlassian
16 19 (1.35%) Percona
17 18 (1.28%) Sun
18 15 (1.06%) Juniper
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 11 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £44,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent salary and bens
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago