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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 439 403 339
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 584 768 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.67% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 507 681 714
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
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 £27,000 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -32 577 £45,000 +5.88% 59
London -23 252 £48,500 -3.00% 27
South East -40 151 £44,500 +11.25% 7
East of England +9 61 £45,000 - 8
City of London +20 56 £47,250 +0.53% 12
South West +7 38 £37,500 +19.04% 10
West Sussex +29 30 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 30 £50,000 -0.99% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 27 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Cambridge +12 26 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey +16 25 £50,000 -
East Sussex -28 24 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire -19 23 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Brighton -29 23 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire -40 23 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Leeds +17 21 £40,000 +14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +10 21 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Hampshire -9 21 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Crawley +15 20 £40,000 - 1
North West -19 20 £40,000 +15.94% 5
West Midlands 0 19 £42,500 +6.25%
Reading -37 18 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Oxfordshire +18 17 £44,500 -19.09% 1
Manchester +1 16 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Oxford +9 14 £44,500 -19.09%
Dorset -7 14 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Bournemouth - 14 £37,500 - 2
East Midlands +7 12 £36,250 +2.11% 1
Bristol +6 12 £37,500 +19.04% 3
Portsmouth -6 12 £45,000 +24.13%

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1145 (100.00%) Linux
2 569 (49.69%) Red Hat
3 500 (43.67%) Puppet
4 446 (38.95%) MySQL
5 432 (37.73%) Perl
6 426 (37.21%) Bash Shell
7 420 (36.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 415 (36.24%) Python
9 387 (33.80%) CentOS
10 386 (33.71%) VMware
11 379 (33.10%) Apache
12 315 (27.51%) UNIX
13 298 (26.03%) DevOps
14 275 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
15 250 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
16 249 (21.75%) Tomcat
17 244 (21.31%) Ubuntu
18 232 (20.26%) PHP
19 229 (20.00%) Ruby
20 222 (19.39%) Windows
20 222 (19.39%) Nagios
21 211 (18.43%) DNS
22 192 (16.77%) Debian
22 192 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
23 181 (15.81%) Shell Script
24 176 (15.37%) Configuration Management
24 176 (15.37%) Java
25 168 (14.67%) Open Source
26 161 (14.06%) E-Commerce
27 151 (13.19%) Oracle

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 379 (33.10%) Apache
2 249 (21.75%) Tomcat
3 147 (12.84%) nginx
4 56 (4.89%) OpenStack
4 56 (4.89%) IIS
5 44 (3.84%) Apache Solr
6 38 (3.32%) JBoss
7 30 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (2.27%) Confluence
9 18 (1.57%) CMS
10 13 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 13 (1.14%) Jetty
11 11 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.79%) GlassFish
12 9 (0.79%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.70%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.70%) WordPress
13 8 (0.70%) Node.js
14 6 (0.52%) Moodle
14 6 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.70%) Magento
3 1 (0.087%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.087%) RMDS
3 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 275 (24.02%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (7.77%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (3.76%) Amazon S3
4 32 (2.79%) IaaS
5 31 (2.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 30 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (2.36%) SaaS
8 19 (1.66%) Route 53
9 18 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (1.48%) Joyent
11 14 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (1.14%) Rackspace Cloud
12 13 (1.14%) PaaS
13 10 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.79%) SoftLayer
15 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
16 7 (0.61%) Office 365
17 5 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.44%) CloudFront
18 4 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 211 (18.43%) DNS
2 140 (12.23%) TCP/IP
3 133 (11.62%) SAN
4 131 (11.44%) Firewall
5 97 (8.47%) HTTP
6 72 (6.29%) SMTP
7 66 (5.76%) Internet
8 65 (5.68%) DHCP
9 57 (4.98%) VPN
10 55 (4.80%) LDAP
11 42 (3.67%) FTP
12 41 (3.58%) SSH
13 37 (3.23%) LAN
13 37 (3.23%) BIG-IP
14 36 (3.14%) VLAN
14 36 (3.14%) NAS
15 28 (2.45%) VoIP
16 24 (2.10%) IPv4
16 24 (2.10%) IMAP
17 23 (2.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (38.95%) MySQL
2 84 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 58 (5.07%) SQL Server
5 57 (4.98%) Redis
6 47 (4.10%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.45%) Big Data
8 27 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 23 (2.01%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.92%) MariaDB
11 20 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (1.05%) Informix
13 12 (1.05%) Couchbase
14 10 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.79%) CouchDB
16 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 126 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 106 (9.26%) Jenkins
3 83 (7.25%) Subversion
4 26 (2.27%) JIRA
5 15 (1.31%) Maven
6 13 (1.14%) Ant
7 10 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.87%) Hudson
8 7 (0.61%) Emacs
9 6 (0.52%) Selenium
10 5 (0.44%) FishEye
10 5 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.35%) Firebug
11 4 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.35%) GDB
11 4 (0.35%) Gradle
12 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.26%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.26%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.17%) Bazaar
General
1 145 (12.66%) Finance
2 79 (6.90%) Games
3 42 (3.67%) Banking
4 37 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.36%) Retail
6 22 (1.92%) Advertising
7 17 (1.48%) Law
7 17 (1.48%) French Language
8 12 (1.05%) Online Betting
8 12 (1.05%) Publishing
9 10 (0.87%) Marketing
10 8 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.44%) Billing
12 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Back Office
13 4 (0.35%) Welsh Language
14 3 (0.26%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (11.88%) Web Services
2 122 (10.66%) LAMP
3 36 (3.14%) Memcached
4 19 (1.66%) FIX Protocol
5 17 (1.48%) HTML
5 17 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
6 16 (1.40%) .NET
7 14 (1.22%) CSS
8 9 (0.79%) XML
8 9 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (0.61%) J2EE
9 7 (0.61%) REST
10 5 (0.44%) JSON
11 4 (0.35%) jQuery
12 3 (0.26%) OAuth
12 3 (0.26%) AppFabric
12 3 (0.26%) Akka
12 3 (0.26%) Alternative PHP Cache
Miscellaneous
1 168 (14.67%) Open Source
2 42 (3.67%) Clustering
3 38 (3.32%) Replication
4 37 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.18%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.10%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.92%) Derivative
8 22 (1.92%) iPhone
9 19 (1.66%) Eurex
10 17 (1.48%) Online Games
11 16 (1.40%) Blackberry
12 15 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.96%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.96%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.79%) EqualLogic
16 8 (0.70%) Digital Media
16 8 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 7 (0.61%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1145 (100.00%) Linux
2 420 (36.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 387 (33.80%) CentOS
4 315 (27.51%) UNIX
5 244 (21.31%) Ubuntu
6 222 (19.39%) Windows
7 192 (16.77%) Debian
8 104 (9.08%) Solaris
9 52 (4.54%) Fedora
10 50 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (3.14%) Android
12 34 (2.97%) SUSE
13 30 (2.62%) Mac OS X
14 24 (2.10%) AIX
14 24 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
15 21 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (1.40%) Windows Phone
17 14 (1.22%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.96%) Windows 7
19 10 (0.87%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (26.03%) DevOps
2 176 (15.37%) Configuration Management
3 161 (14.06%) E-Commerce
4 111 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (9.43%) ITIL
6 80 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (5.85%) Load Balancing
8 59 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (3.06%) Migration
11 34 (2.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 33 (2.88%) Time Management
13 31 (2.71%) Service Delivery
14 23 (2.01%) Project Management
15 21 (1.83%) Auto-Scaling
16 20 (1.75%) Scrum
17 17 (1.48%) Security Management
17 17 (1.48%) Software Testing
17 17 (1.48%) Low Latency
17 17 (1.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 432 (37.73%) Perl
2 426 (37.21%) Bash Shell
3 415 (36.24%) Python
4 232 (20.26%) PHP
5 229 (20.00%) Ruby
6 181 (15.81%) Shell Script
7 176 (15.37%) Java
8 133 (11.62%) SQL
9 23 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 23 (2.01%) C++
9 23 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.66%) C
10 19 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.48%) VBScript
12 16 (1.40%) AWK
13 10 (0.87%) sed
13 10 (0.87%) Bourne shell
14 9 (0.79%) Scala
15 8 (0.70%) Tcl
16 7 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 74 (6.46%) Degree
2 57 (4.98%) RHCE
3 27 (2.36%) RHCSA
4 22 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.05%) MCSE
8 11 (0.96%) LPIC
9 10 (0.87%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.61%) CCNA
11 7 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.35%) Linux+ Certification
13 4 (0.35%) VCP4
14 3 (0.26%) RHCA
15 2 (0.17%) CEH
15 2 (0.17%) SCSA
15 2 (0.17%) CISMP
15 2 (0.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.41%) SLA
2 34 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.62%) QA
4 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (6.46%) vSphere
3 72 (6.29%) Active Directory
4 70 (6.11%) NFS
5 51 (4.45%) Varnish
6 50 (4.37%) KVM
6 50 (4.37%) Xen
7 38 (3.32%) Docker
8 31 (2.71%) Samba
9 30 (2.62%) iptables
10 28 (2.45%) VMware ESX
11 19 (1.66%) Postfix
12 17 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 14 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.96%) Squid
15 10 (0.87%) XenServer
15 10 (0.87%) LXC
15 10 (0.87%) GlusterFS
16 9 (0.79%) Openswan
16 9 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 500 (43.67%) Puppet
2 250 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
3 222 (19.39%) Nagios
4 74 (6.46%) Ansible
5 61 (5.33%) ZABBIX
6 53 (4.63%) Vagrant
7 45 (3.93%) Cacti
8 33 (2.88%) Salt
9 29 (2.53%) logstash
10 22 (1.92%) Graphite
11 19 (1.66%) Ganglia
12 16 (1.40%) CFEngine
13 15 (1.31%) Capistrano
14 14 (1.22%) HAProxy
14 14 (1.22%) Check_MK
15 13 (1.14%) Cobbler
16 11 (0.96%) Tivoli
17 10 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
17 10 (0.87%) Munin
17 10 (0.87%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 569 (49.69%) Red Hat
2 386 (33.71%) VMware
3 151 (13.19%) Oracle
4 142 (12.40%) Cisco
5 95 (8.30%) Microsoft
6 71 (6.20%) HP
7 40 (3.49%) Rackspace
8 36 (3.14%) IBM
9 32 (2.79%) Juniper
10 31 (2.71%) Veritas
11 30 (2.62%) hybris
12 28 (2.45%) Google
13 26 (2.27%) NetApp
14 24 (2.10%) Sun
14 24 (2.10%) Percona
15 22 (1.92%) EMC
16 21 (1.83%) Citrix
17 19 (1.66%) NYFIX
17 19 (1.66%) Patsystems
17 19 (1.66%) GL TRADE
Oxfordshire
Jenrick CPI
Salary: highly Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Up to 10% Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55k + discretionary bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Full benefits Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago