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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 449 401 366
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 548 735 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 464 629 638
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 -46 544 £45,000 - 66
London -27 249 £47,500 -5.00% 30
South East -52 129 £44,000 +25.71% 12
East of England -3 60 £45,000 - 9
City of London +33 47 £47,500 +1.06% 10
South West +11 38 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Hertfordshire +5 29 £45,000 -15.09% 2
Berkshire -26 28 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 25 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Cambridge +16 24 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East Sussex -26 23 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Reading -28 23 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Hampshire +6 22 £45,000 +24.13% 2
Brighton -20 22 £40,000 +25.00% 5
West Sussex +21 20 £40,000 -
West Midlands +1 20 £42,500 +30.76% 1
North West -17 20 £40,000 +15.94% 7
Oxfordshire +21 18 £47,500 -13.63%
West Yorkshire +19 18 £40,000 -5.88%
Leeds +16 18 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire -15 18 £40,000 +10.34%
Crawley - 17 £40,000 -
Dorset +21 16 £38,750 -26.19%
Bournemouth - 16 £38,750 -
Oxford +11 15 £47,500 -13.63%
Manchester +13 14 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Surrey +8 14 £47,500 -5.00%
Portsmouth +10 12 £45,000 +24.13%
Devon - 12 £57,500 -
East Midlands +12 11 £37,500 -2.59% 1

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1116 (100.00%) Linux
2 542 (48.57%) Red Hat
3 481 (43.10%) Puppet
4 442 (39.61%) MySQL
5 410 (36.74%) Bash Shell
6 395 (35.39%) Python
7 394 (35.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 387 (34.68%) Perl
9 375 (33.60%) Apache
10 367 (32.89%) VMware
10 367 (32.89%) CentOS
11 313 (28.05%) DevOps
12 307 (27.51%) UNIX
13 272 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
14 241 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
15 233 (20.88%) Tomcat
16 225 (20.16%) Ubuntu
17 220 (19.71%) DNS
18 213 (19.09%) Ruby
19 210 (18.82%) Windows
20 206 (18.46%) PHP
21 195 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
22 192 (17.20%) Nagios
23 188 (16.85%) Debian
24 187 (16.76%) Shell Script
25 169 (15.14%) Oracle
26 164 (14.70%) Java
27 159 (14.25%) Configuration Management
27 159 (14.25%) Open Source
28 154 (13.80%) Finance

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 375 (33.60%) Apache
2 233 (20.88%) Tomcat
3 137 (12.28%) nginx
4 62 (5.56%) OpenStack
5 53 (4.75%) IIS
6 42 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (3.14%) Apache Solr
8 33 (2.96%) JBoss
9 20 (1.79%) Confluence
10 18 (1.61%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.52%) MS Exchange
11 17 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 17 (1.52%) CMS
12 15 (1.34%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.81%) GlassFish
14 8 (0.72%) Jetty
14 8 (0.72%) WordPress
14 8 (0.72%) Node.js
15 6 (0.54%) Drupal
15 6 (0.54%) Moodle
Applications
1 32 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (1.25%) Magento
2 11 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.090%) RMDS
3 1 (0.090%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 272 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (7.80%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (2.96%) Amazon S3
4 28 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 26 (2.33%) IaaS
6 21 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.79%) SaaS
7 20 (1.79%) Route 53
8 18 (1.61%) PaaS
9 17 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.25%) Joyent
12 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.63%) Rackspace Cloud
14 7 (0.63%) Office 365
15 5 (0.45%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.36%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.27%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 220 (19.71%) DNS
2 128 (11.47%) SAN
3 124 (11.11%) Firewall
4 118 (10.57%) TCP/IP
5 94 (8.42%) HTTP
6 76 (6.81%) DHCP
7 69 (6.18%) Internet
8 65 (5.82%) SMTP
8 65 (5.82%) LDAP
9 62 (5.56%) VPN
10 39 (3.49%) SSH
10 39 (3.49%) NAS
11 37 (3.32%) VLAN
12 33 (2.96%) FTP
13 26 (2.33%) VoIP
13 26 (2.33%) BIG-IP
14 24 (2.15%) iSCSI
15 21 (1.88%) LAN
16 20 (1.79%) IMAP
17 19 (1.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (39.61%) MySQL
2 90 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (5.73%) NoSQL
4 63 (5.65%) SQL Server
5 46 (4.12%) MongoDB
6 40 (3.58%) Redis
7 29 (2.60%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.24%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.88%) Big Data
9 21 (1.88%) MariaDB
10 19 (1.70%) Couchbase
10 19 (1.70%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.16%) Informix
13 11 (0.99%) MemSQL
14 10 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.63%) CouchDB
17 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 127 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 106 (9.50%) Jenkins
3 77 (6.90%) Subversion
4 20 (1.79%) JIRA
5 17 (1.52%) Selenium
6 14 (1.25%) Hudson
6 14 (1.25%) Emacs
7 13 (1.16%) Ant
7 13 (1.16%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.08%) Maven
9 11 (0.99%) Gerrit
10 6 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.45%) FishEye
12 4 (0.36%) GDB
12 4 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.36%) Gradle
13 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.27%) ProC
14 2 (0.18%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.18%) Bazaar
General
1 154 (13.80%) Finance
2 72 (6.45%) Games
3 41 (3.67%) Banking
3 41 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.33%) Retail
5 16 (1.43%) Online Betting
6 15 (1.34%) Advertising
7 14 (1.25%) Law
8 11 (0.99%) Publishing
8 11 (0.99%) French Language
9 10 (0.90%) Marketing
10 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.45%) Legal
11 5 (0.45%) Billing
12 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.27%) Electronics
13 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.27%) Welsh Language
14 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (11.74%) LAMP
2 130 (11.65%) Web Services
3 28 (2.51%) Memcached
4 18 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
4 18 (1.61%) .NET
5 16 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
6 13 (1.16%) HTML
6 13 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (1.08%) CSS
8 11 (0.99%) Akka
9 10 (0.90%) XML
10 7 (0.63%) J2EE
10 7 (0.63%) REST
10 7 (0.63%) Lucene
11 6 (0.54%) JSON
12 4 (0.36%) jQuery
12 4 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (0.36%) boto
12 4 (0.36%) Sensu
13 3 (0.27%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 159 (14.25%) Open Source
2 36 (3.23%) Clustering
3 34 (3.05%) Replication
4 33 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.24%) Derivative
8 24 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.61%) iPhone
9 18 (1.61%) Eurex
10 17 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.52%) EqualLogic
10 17 (1.52%) Online Games
11 13 (1.16%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.16%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.08%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.81%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.63%) Equities
14 7 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1116 (100.00%) Linux
2 394 (35.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 367 (32.89%) CentOS
4 307 (27.51%) UNIX
5 225 (20.16%) Ubuntu
6 210 (18.82%) Windows
7 188 (16.85%) Debian
8 104 (9.32%) Solaris
9 59 (5.29%) Fedora
10 48 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (3.05%) SUSE
12 33 (2.96%) Android
13 31 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
14 29 (2.60%) Mac OS X
15 25 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (1.79%) AIX
17 15 (1.34%) Apple iOS
18 12 (1.08%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.81%) HPUX
20 8 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (28.05%) DevOps
2 159 (14.25%) Configuration Management
3 151 (13.53%) E-Commerce
4 122 (10.93%) ITIL
5 119 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 52 (4.66%) Migration
9 44 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 43 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (3.41%) Service Delivery
12 37 (3.32%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (2.69%) Time Management
14 28 (2.51%) Scrum
15 22 (1.97%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (1.79%) Software Testing
16 20 (1.79%) Release Management
16 20 (1.79%) Security Management
16 20 (1.79%) Change Control
17 19 (1.70%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 410 (36.74%) Bash Shell
2 395 (35.39%) Python
3 387 (34.68%) Perl
4 213 (19.09%) Ruby
5 206 (18.46%) PHP
6 187 (16.76%) Shell Script
7 164 (14.70%) Java
8 142 (12.72%) SQL
9 31 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.24%) C++
11 21 (1.88%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.43%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.25%) C
14 11 (0.99%) VBScript
15 10 (0.90%) Bourne shell
16 9 (0.81%) Tcl
16 9 (0.81%) Scala
17 8 (0.72%) Korn
17 8 (0.72%) AWK
18 5 (0.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 83 (7.44%) Degree
2 60 (5.38%) RHCE
3 31 (2.78%) RHCSA
4 29 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 21 (1.88%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.16%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.16%) LPIC
8 12 (1.08%) MCSE
9 11 (0.99%) CCNA
9 11 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.63%) RHCA
12 6 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
13 5 (0.45%) CCNP
14 4 (0.36%) VCP4
14 4 (0.36%) CCIE
15 3 (0.27%) MCITP
16 2 (0.18%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.49%) SLA
2 28 (2.51%) QA
3 26 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 195 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (6.99%) NFS
3 70 (6.27%) vSphere
4 60 (5.38%) Active Directory
5 52 (4.66%) Xen
6 51 (4.57%) KVM
7 49 (4.39%) Varnish
8 45 (4.03%) Docker
9 39 (3.49%) iptables
10 34 (3.05%) VMware ESX
11 31 (2.78%) Samba
12 23 (2.06%) Postfix
13 15 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 13 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (0.99%) Hyper-V
16 10 (0.90%) XenApp
16 10 (0.90%) XenServer
17 9 (0.81%) GlusterFS
17 9 (0.81%) Squid
18 8 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 481 (43.10%) Puppet
2 241 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
3 192 (17.20%) Nagios
4 77 (6.90%) Ansible
5 51 (4.57%) Vagrant
6 43 (3.85%) Cacti
7 42 (3.76%) ZABBIX
8 30 (2.69%) Salt
9 24 (2.15%) logstash
10 18 (1.61%) HAProxy
10 18 (1.61%) Graphite
11 17 (1.52%) Check_MK
12 14 (1.25%) Ganglia
12 14 (1.25%) Capistrano
12 14 (1.25%) SmokePing
13 13 (1.16%) Cobbler
13 13 (1.16%) BMC Marimba
14 12 (1.08%) Tivoli
14 12 (1.08%) CFEngine
15 11 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 542 (48.57%) Red Hat
2 367 (32.89%) VMware
3 169 (15.14%) Oracle
4 143 (12.81%) Cisco
5 100 (8.96%) Microsoft
6 64 (5.73%) HP
7 45 (4.03%) IBM
8 40 (3.58%) Rackspace
9 39 (3.49%) Google
10 35 (3.14%) Juniper
11 29 (2.60%) Citrix
12 26 (2.33%) Sun
13 24 (2.15%) Veritas
14 22 (1.97%) NetApp
14 22 (1.97%) Dell
15 21 (1.88%) hybris
16 20 (1.79%) Veeam
17 18 (1.61%) Patsystems
17 18 (1.61%) GL TRADE
17 18 (1.61%) NYFIX
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & Equity
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens + hack days
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bennifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago