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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 408 429 330
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -99
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 676 602 902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.55% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.58% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 592 536 813
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,125 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +7.00%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +17 653 £45,000 - 51
London +17 406 £50,000 +5.26% 23
South East +51 143 £40,000 -5.88% 9
City of London +28 74 £48,750 +5.97% 10
Yorkshire -22 37 £40,000 - 3
Surrey +13 36 £42,500 -8.60% 1
West Yorkshire -15 27 £40,000 -8.57%
Hampshire -24 26 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Berkshire -3 25 £48,000 +12.94% 1
South West +10 21 £36,250 -3.33% 4
East of England -32 21 £50,000 +16.27% 5
Leeds -14 19 £39,750 -9.14%
Oxfordshire +7 17 £43,000 -21.81% 1
North West +1 17 £35,000 -15.66% 6
Brighton +3 15 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex 0 15 £40,000 - 2
Manchester -3 14 £35,500 +2.15% 4
Cambridgeshire -12 14 £48,750 +47.72% 5
Gloucester +15 12 £37,500 +66.66%
Reading +7 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Gloucestershire -7 12 £37,500 -
Scotland +1 11 £37,000 -7.50%
West Sussex - 11 £37,500 - 1
Oxford +2 10 £43,000 -21.81% 1
Surbiton - 10 £37,500 -
Southampton +12 9 £33,500 -10.66% 1
Cambridge -7 9 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Maidenhead +2 8 £48,000 +12.94%
Aberdeen - 8 £37,000 -
Gatwick - 8 £37,500 -

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1353 (100.00%) Linux
2 640 (47.30%) Red Hat
3 623 (46.05%) Puppet
4 556 (41.09%) Perl
4 556 (41.09%) Python
5 513 (37.92%) Bash Shell
6 493 (36.44%) MySQL
7 472 (34.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 426 (31.49%) CentOS
9 421 (31.12%) VMware
9 421 (31.12%) Apache
10 392 (28.97%) UNIX
11 346 (25.57%) Windows
12 339 (25.06%) DevOps
13 338 (24.98%) Opscode Chef
14 336 (24.83%) Nagios
14 336 (24.83%) Ruby
15 320 (23.65%) PHP
16 304 (22.47%) Ubuntu
17 291 (21.51%) Tomcat
18 266 (19.66%) Java
19 261 (19.29%) DNS
20 249 (18.40%) TCP/IP
21 240 (17.74%) Open Source
22 235 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
23 225 (16.63%) nginx
24 211 (15.59%) Debian
25 205 (15.15%) LAMP
26 202 (14.93%) Configuration Management
27 189 (13.97%) Shell Script

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 421 (31.12%) Apache
2 291 (21.51%) Tomcat
3 225 (16.63%) nginx
4 88 (6.50%) JBoss
5 81 (5.99%) OpenStack
6 42 (3.10%) IIS
7 39 (2.88%) Apache Solr
8 36 (2.66%) WebLogic
9 31 (2.29%) Node.js
10 29 (2.14%) Confluence
11 28 (2.07%) Jetty
12 23 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (1.55%) CMS
14 20 (1.48%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.96%) Drupal
16 12 (0.89%) CloudStack
17 10 (0.74%) WordPress
17 10 (0.74%) MS Exchange
18 7 (0.52%) Resin
18 7 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.074%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 172 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
3 53 (3.92%) SaaS
4 43 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (3.03%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.37%) Rackspace Cloud
7 21 (1.55%) IaaS
8 20 (1.48%) SoftLayer
9 15 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
9 15 (1.11%) Route 53
10 14 (1.03%) PaaS
11 11 (0.81%) GitHub
12 9 (0.67%) Basecamp
12 9 (0.67%) Joyent
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.37%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 3 (0.22%) Heroku
15 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 261 (19.29%) DNS
2 249 (18.40%) TCP/IP
3 161 (11.90%) Firewall
4 130 (9.61%) SAN
5 113 (8.35%) HTTP
6 83 (6.13%) Internet
7 81 (5.99%) DHCP
8 77 (5.69%) LDAP
9 72 (5.32%) SMTP
10 63 (4.66%) SSH
11 60 (4.43%) LAN
12 59 (4.36%) FTP
13 49 (3.62%) VoIP
14 46 (3.40%) BIG-IP
15 42 (3.10%) NAS
16 40 (2.96%) VPN
17 37 (2.73%) WAN
18 30 (2.22%) SSL
19 29 (2.14%) VLAN
20 26 (1.92%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (36.44%) MySQL
2 139 (10.27%) PostgreSQL
3 112 (8.28%) NoSQL
4 91 (6.73%) Redis
5 88 (6.50%) MongoDB
6 65 (4.80%) Big Data
7 62 (4.58%) Hadoop
8 59 (4.36%) SQL Server
9 52 (3.84%) Relational Database
10 45 (3.33%) Oracle Database
11 29 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.33%) DB2
14 15 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.74%) Couchbase
15 10 (0.74%) MariaDB
16 8 (0.59%) CouchDB
17 7 (0.52%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.52%) RavenDB
18 6 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 142 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 131 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 100 (7.39%) Subversion
4 47 (3.47%) JIRA
5 20 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (1.40%) Hudson
7 8 (0.59%) Mercurial
7 8 (0.59%) Maven
8 6 (0.44%) Ant
8 6 (0.44%) Firebug
8 6 (0.44%) Juju
9 3 (0.22%) Gradle
9 3 (0.22%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.15%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.15%) Redmine
10 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.074%) Emacs
11 1 (0.074%) VisualVM
11 1 (0.074%) FishEye
11 1 (0.074%) Selenium
General
1 121 (8.94%) Finance
2 62 (4.58%) Games
3 38 (2.81%) Banking
4 31 (2.29%) Retail
5 30 (2.22%) Advertising
6 29 (2.14%) Publishing
7 26 (1.92%) Law
8 25 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.33%) Marketing
10 15 (1.11%) French Language
11 14 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.52%) Welsh Language
15 6 (0.44%) Legal
16 5 (0.37%) Back Office
17 4 (0.30%) Electronics
18 2 (0.15%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
19 1 (0.074%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (15.15%) LAMP
2 148 (10.94%) Web Services
3 53 (3.92%) Memcached
4 30 (2.22%) Django
5 28 (2.07%) XML
6 26 (1.92%) HTML
7 23 (1.70%) CSS
8 15 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
9 14 (1.03%) Java EE
10 10 (0.74%) JSON
10 10 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (0.74%) JMX
10 10 (0.74%) HornetQ
11 9 (0.67%) ZeroMQ
11 9 (0.67%) Middleware
12 8 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (0.59%) .NET
12 8 (0.59%) Symfony
13 7 (0.52%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 240 (17.74%) Open Source
2 75 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 74 (5.47%) Clustering
4 64 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.29%) Replication
6 28 (2.07%) Social Media
7 20 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 15 (1.11%) Derivative
11 14 (1.03%) Online Games
12 13 (0.96%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.96%) PKI
13 11 (0.81%) iPhone
13 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (0.74%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.67%) Physics
16 8 (0.59%) Social Network
16 8 (0.59%) HACMP
16 8 (0.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1353 (100.00%) Linux
2 472 (34.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 426 (31.49%) CentOS
4 392 (28.97%) UNIX
5 346 (25.57%) Windows
6 304 (22.47%) Ubuntu
7 211 (15.59%) Debian
8 114 (8.43%) Solaris
9 55 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (3.40%) Windows 7
11 40 (2.96%) SUSE
11 40 (2.96%) Mac OS X
12 30 (2.22%) AIX
13 29 (2.14%) HPUX
14 24 (1.77%) Fedora
14 24 (1.77%) Android
15 22 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (1.55%) OpenBSD
17 14 (1.03%) FreeBSD
17 14 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (25.06%) DevOps
2 202 (14.93%) Configuration Management
3 188 (13.90%) E-Commerce
4 123 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (8.72%) ITIL
6 108 (7.98%) Performance Tuning
7 103 (7.61%) Load Balancing
8 82 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 43 (3.18%) Migration
11 41 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
12 40 (2.96%) Service Management
13 36 (2.66%) Time Management
14 33 (2.44%) Mentoring
15 31 (2.29%) Software Engineering
16 30 (2.22%) Workflow
16 30 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
17 29 (2.14%) Project Management
18 28 (2.07%) Analytics
19 25 (1.85%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 556 (41.09%) Perl
1 556 (41.09%) Python
2 513 (37.92%) Bash Shell
3 336 (24.83%) Ruby
4 320 (23.65%) PHP
5 266 (19.66%) Java
6 189 (13.97%) Shell Script
7 161 (11.90%) SQL
8 40 (2.96%) JavaScript
8 40 (2.96%) C
9 29 (2.14%) AWK
10 24 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 16 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.18%) VBScript
12 15 (1.11%) sed
13 13 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.89%) C++
15 8 (0.59%) Scala
16 7 (0.52%) Korn
17 5 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 116 (8.57%) Degree
2 69 (5.10%) RHCE
3 19 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.33%) RHCSA
5 16 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.11%) CCNA
7 11 (0.81%) LPIC
8 10 (0.74%) OCP
8 10 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (0.74%) Linux+ Certification
9 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.67%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.59%) MCSE
11 6 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.30%) PMP
12 4 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.70%) QA
2 27 (2.00%) SLA
3 26 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 235 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (9.61%) KVM
3 108 (7.98%) Xen
4 93 (6.87%) Active Directory
5 81 (5.99%) NFS
6 71 (5.25%) Varnish
7 69 (5.10%) vSphere
8 43 (3.18%) Samba
9 42 (3.10%) Postfix
10 31 (2.29%) VMware ESX
11 25 (1.85%) Sendmail
12 21 (1.55%) Snort
13 20 (1.48%) LXC
14 18 (1.33%) Squid
15 14 (1.03%) Docker
15 14 (1.03%) XenServer
16 13 (0.96%) Firmware
17 11 (0.81%) Ceph
18 10 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
18 10 (0.74%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 623 (46.05%) Puppet
2 338 (24.98%) Opscode Chef
3 336 (24.83%) Nagios
4 106 (7.83%) Ansible
5 104 (7.69%) ZABBIX
6 95 (7.02%) Cacti
7 82 (6.06%) Salt
8 56 (4.14%) Vagrant
9 42 (3.10%) Graphite
10 41 (3.03%) CFEngine
11 38 (2.81%) Ganglia
12 30 (2.22%) logstash
13 24 (1.77%) NetBackup
14 23 (1.70%) HAProxy
15 14 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
16 13 (0.96%) Zenoss
16 13 (0.96%) SCOM
17 12 (0.89%) SCCM
18 11 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
18 11 (0.81%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 640 (47.30%) Red Hat
2 421 (31.12%) VMware
3 154 (11.38%) Cisco
4 141 (10.42%) Oracle
5 112 (8.28%) Microsoft
6 68 (5.03%) HP
7 53 (3.92%) Rackspace
8 38 (2.81%) Citrix
9 34 (2.51%) Juniper
9 34 (2.51%) IBM
10 32 (2.37%) EMC
11 31 (2.29%) Veritas
12 30 (2.22%) NetApp
13 29 (2.14%) F5
14 25 (1.85%) Percona
15 20 (1.48%) Splunk
16 19 (1.40%) Sun
17 18 (1.33%) Reuters
17 18 (1.33%) Atlassian
18 17 (1.26%) Intel
Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £45001 per annum + 5% on call bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 per annum + 25hols, pension,parking,BUPA,life
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago