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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 476 423 426
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 512 698 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.60% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 428 612 518
Average salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,100 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,050 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 August 2015 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 3 August 2015. 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
England -54 497 £47,500 +7.95% 72
London -11 288 £50,000 +5.26% 42
South East -53 82 £42,500 +6.25% 6
City of London +4 46 £48,750 +8.33% 11
East of England -5 41 £45,000 +3.44% 7
Berkshire -5 29 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North West -8 27 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Reading -8 26 £60,000 +71.42%
South West -7 21 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire -19 20 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cambridge +2 18 £42,500 -2.29% 6
Cambridgeshire -6 18 £42,500 -2.29% 6
Hertfordshire -8 18 £52,500 +13.51%
Hampshire +21 17 £45,000 +44.00% 2
Manchester +1 17 £42,500 +21.42% 2
West Midlands 0 15 £40,000 -4.76% 3
Brighton -11 15 £37,500 -2.59% 1
East Sussex -16 15 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Leeds +2 13 £40,000 +5.26% 3
West Yorkshire -9 13 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Scotland +13 11 £51,750 +38.00% 1
Edinburgh +11 11 £51,750 +29.37% 1
Oxfordshire +4 9 £47,500 -5.00%
Portsmouth +25 8 £45,000 +2.27% 1
Kent +6 8 - -
St Albans -19 8 £55,000 +36.44%
Tunbridge Wells - 8 - -
Sheffield +4 7 £40,000 +45.45% 1
South Yorkshire 0 7 £40,000 +37.93% 1
Oxford -3 7 £47,500 -2.56%

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1091 (100.00%) Linux
2 510 (46.75%) Red Hat
3 441 (40.42%) Puppet
4 435 (39.87%) MySQL
5 397 (36.39%) Python
6 385 (35.29%) Apache
6 385 (35.29%) Bash Shell
7 364 (33.36%) VMware
8 359 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 334 (30.61%) CentOS
10 325 (29.79%) Perl
11 298 (27.31%) UNIX
12 297 (27.22%) DevOps
13 261 (23.92%) Amazon AWS
14 248 (22.73%) Windows
15 228 (20.90%) Opscode Chef
16 227 (20.81%) Ruby
17 223 (20.44%) DNS
18 222 (20.35%) Tomcat
19 210 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
20 191 (17.51%) Ubuntu
21 182 (16.68%) Nagios
22 179 (16.41%) Debian
23 178 (16.32%) Shell Script
24 170 (15.58%) Oracle
25 166 (15.22%) Finance
26 161 (14.76%) Configuration Management
27 158 (14.48%) Firewall
28 153 (14.02%) PHP
29 149 (13.66%) Git (software)

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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
1 385 (35.29%) Apache
2 222 (20.35%) Tomcat
3 116 (10.63%) nginx
4 62 (5.68%) OpenStack
5 61 (5.59%) Elasticsearch
6 43 (3.94%) JBoss
7 30 (2.75%) IIS
8 29 (2.66%) MS Exchange
9 23 (2.11%) Apache Solr
10 21 (1.92%) CMS
11 20 (1.83%) SharePoint
12 18 (1.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 17 (1.56%) WebLogic
14 16 (1.47%) WebSphere
15 11 (1.01%) Confluence
16 9 (0.82%) Drupal
17 6 (0.55%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.55%) Moodle
18 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
18 5 (0.46%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.092%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.092%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (1.65%) Magento
2 5 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.092%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.092%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 261 (23.92%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (3.02%) PaaS
4 24 (2.20%) Amazon S3
5 23 (2.11%) IaaS
6 21 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 19 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.47%) SaaS
9 15 (1.37%) Route 53
10 14 (1.28%) Office 365
10 14 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.92%) Joyent
13 9 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
16 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.27%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 223 (20.44%) DNS
2 158 (14.48%) Firewall
3 146 (13.38%) SAN
4 126 (11.55%) TCP/IP
5 89 (8.16%) LDAP
6 86 (7.88%) DHCP
7 83 (7.61%) HTTP
8 63 (5.77%) VPN
9 56 (5.13%) Internet
10 55 (5.04%) NAS
11 50 (4.58%) SMTP
12 43 (3.94%) SSH
13 40 (3.67%) VLAN
14 30 (2.75%) SSL
15 24 (2.20%) Network Security
16 23 (2.11%) LAN
17 22 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (2.02%) iSCSI
17 22 (2.02%) BIG-IP
18 20 (1.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (39.87%) MySQL
2 87 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (5.77%) SQL Server
4 51 (4.67%) MongoDB
5 38 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 34 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.47%) Couchbase
8 25 (2.29%) MemSQL
9 24 (2.20%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.65%) Redis
11 15 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.19%) MariaDB
13 11 (1.01%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.73%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.73%) Big Data
14 8 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.46%) Informix
16 4 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (0.37%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 149 (13.66%) Git (software)
2 133 (12.19%) Jenkins
3 91 (8.34%) Subversion
4 33 (3.02%) TeamCity
5 31 (2.84%) Selenium
6 25 (2.29%) Gerrit
7 24 (2.20%) Hudson
8 21 (1.92%) JIRA
9 16 (1.47%) Emacs
10 13 (1.19%) ProC
11 7 (0.64%) Maven
12 6 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.46%) GDB
14 4 (0.37%) Ant
15 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
16 2 (0.18%) Bazaar
16 2 (0.18%) CruiseControl
16 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
17 1 (0.092%) PHPUnit
17 1 (0.092%) FishEye
General
1 166 (15.22%) Finance
2 68 (6.23%) Banking
3 48 (4.40%) Retail
4 45 (4.12%) Games
5 43 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.56%) Marketing
6 17 (1.56%) Online Betting
7 13 (1.19%) Law
7 13 (1.19%) Publishing
8 11 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.55%) Advertising
10 6 (0.55%) International Banking
11 5 (0.46%) Billing
11 5 (0.46%) Legal
12 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.27%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.092%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (12.01%) LAMP
2 104 (9.53%) Web Services
3 25 (2.29%) Akka
4 22 (2.02%) Memcached
5 19 (1.74%) .NET
6 14 (1.28%) HTML
7 13 (1.19%) CSS
7 13 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 13 (1.19%) Lucene
8 12 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (1.10%) boto
9 11 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (0.73%) XML
10 8 (0.73%) REST
11 7 (0.64%) Sensu
12 6 (0.55%) J2EE
13 5 (0.46%) Alternative PHP Cache
14 4 (0.37%) JSON
14 4 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 58 (5.32%) Clustering
3 42 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 41 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (2.66%) Replication
7 23 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.83%) Online Games
8 20 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 19 (1.74%) EqualLogic
10 18 (1.65%) Derivative
11 16 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.37%) HACMP
13 14 (1.28%) Digital Media
14 13 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (1.19%) Public Cloud
15 12 (1.10%) Eurex
16 7 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
16 7 (0.64%) Fixed Income
17 6 (0.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1091 (100.00%) Linux
2 359 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 334 (30.61%) CentOS
4 298 (27.31%) UNIX
5 248 (22.73%) Windows
6 191 (17.51%) Ubuntu
7 179 (16.41%) Debian
8 100 (9.17%) Solaris
9 61 (5.59%) Fedora
10 40 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (3.48%) AIX
12 31 (2.84%) SUSE
13 30 (2.75%) Mac OS X
14 26 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
15 23 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (1.28%) Android
16 14 (1.28%) HPUX
17 13 (1.19%) Scientific Linux
18 10 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (27.22%) DevOps
2 161 (14.76%) Configuration Management
3 130 (11.92%) Open Source
4 125 (11.46%) E-Commerce
4 125 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (10.08%) ITIL
6 71 (6.51%) Load Balancing
7 60 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
9 52 (4.77%) Migration
10 41 (3.76%) Service Delivery
11 35 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 34 (3.12%) Scrum
13 32 (2.93%) Change Management
14 31 (2.84%) Change Control
15 29 (2.66%) Continuous Delivery
16 27 (2.47%) Time Management
17 26 (2.38%) Software Delivery
18 25 (2.29%) Server Building
19 24 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 397 (36.39%) Python
2 385 (35.29%) Bash Shell
3 325 (29.79%) Perl
4 227 (20.81%) Ruby
5 178 (16.32%) Shell Script
6 153 (14.02%) PHP
7 148 (13.57%) Java
8 123 (11.27%) SQL
9 42 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 26 (2.38%) JavaScript
11 20 (1.83%) C++
12 14 (1.28%) Korn
13 10 (0.92%) C
13 10 (0.92%) AWK
14 8 (0.73%) Tcl
15 7 (0.64%) Scala
16 6 (0.55%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.55%) C-shell
17 5 (0.46%) C#
18 3 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (7.88%) Degree
2 49 (4.49%) RHCE
3 33 (3.02%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.38%) RHCSA
5 20 (1.83%) CCNA
5 20 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.37%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.28%) LPIC
8 12 (1.10%) MCSE
9 11 (1.01%) CCNP
10 10 (0.92%) RHCA
10 10 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.73%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (0.73%) CCIE
12 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.37%) VCP4
14 3 (0.27%) MySQL Certification
14 3 (0.27%) IC3 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.12%) PCI DSS
2 31 (2.84%) SLA
3 20 (1.83%) QA
4 8 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 210 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 86 (7.88%) NFS
4 75 (6.87%) KVM
5 67 (6.14%) vSphere
6 62 (5.68%) Xen
7 58 (5.32%) iptables
8 48 (4.40%) Docker
9 46 (4.22%) Varnish
10 33 (3.02%) Postfix
11 32 (2.93%) Samba
12 26 (2.38%) VMware ESX
13 19 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
14 16 (1.47%) XenServer
15 14 (1.28%) qmail
16 10 (0.92%) Squid
16 10 (0.92%) Hyper-V
16 10 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.92%) XenApp
17 9 (0.82%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 441 (40.42%) Puppet
2 228 (20.90%) Opscode Chef
3 182 (16.68%) Nagios
4 76 (6.97%) Ansible
5 38 (3.48%) Cacti
6 35 (3.21%) Vagrant
7 30 (2.75%) ZABBIX
8 21 (1.92%) HAProxy
9 16 (1.47%) logstash
10 15 (1.37%) Salt
10 15 (1.37%) Data Guard
11 14 (1.28%) Munin
12 13 (1.19%) Capistrano
12 13 (1.19%) BMC Marimba
12 13 (1.19%) Graphite
12 13 (1.19%) Oracle ZFS
13 12 (1.10%) Check_MK
13 12 (1.10%) Pingdom
13 12 (1.10%) SmokePing
14 11 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 510 (46.75%) Red Hat
2 364 (33.36%) VMware
3 170 (15.58%) Oracle
4 138 (12.65%) Cisco
5 107 (9.81%) Microsoft
6 69 (6.32%) HP
7 45 (4.12%) Rackspace
8 44 (4.03%) Google
9 36 (3.30%) IBM
10 29 (2.66%) Citrix
11 23 (2.11%) Juniper
11 23 (2.11%) Dell
12 21 (1.92%) Sun
13 18 (1.65%) Veeam
14 15 (1.37%) hybris
14 15 (1.37%) New Relic
15 14 (1.28%) F5
16 13 (1.19%) Reuters
16 13 (1.19%) Bloomberg
17 12 (1.10%) NYFIX
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits.
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £58000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 29 days hols, bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + On Call + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable 20% plus full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable 20% plus full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bens - bonus, gym, pens+
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago