The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Linux Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 426 442 374
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 534 696 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.65% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.67% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 450 618 791
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 521 £47,500 - 70
London -4 281 £53,000 +0.95% 27
South East +72 154 £45,000 - 16
Surrey +19 43 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Brighton +50 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
East Sussex +47 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Berkshire +36 27 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Hampshire +14 27 £36,000 +7.46% 1
Yorkshire -1 23 £40,000 +25.00%
City of London -12 22 £50,000 - 7
North West -53 21 £30,500 -12.85% 9
Croydon +24 18 £46,250 +2.77%
Reading +24 17 £65,000 +36.84% 2
West Yorkshire +17 16 £40,000 -
East of England +17 14 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Leeds +15 14 £40,000 -
South West +14 12 £43,750 +9.37% 9
West Sussex - 11 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire +6 10 £39,500 -16.84% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 9 £48,500 +14.11% 3
Manchester -45 9 £33,500 -12.41% 5
Tyne and Wear - 9 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £48,500 - 3
North East - 9 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £42,500 -
Southampton - 8 £24,500 -
Slough +27 7 £70,000 +75.00%
Guildford +8 7 £47,500 +15.15% 2
Wales -1 7 £42,500 +13.33%
South Wales -2 7 £42,500 +13.33%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Linux Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 1013 (100.00%) Linux
2 458 (45.21%) Puppet
3 423 (41.76%) Red Hat
4 383 (37.81%) Bash Shell
5 375 (37.02%) Python
6 354 (34.95%) VMware
7 335 (33.07%) Perl
8 332 (32.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 323 (31.89%) DevOps
10 296 (29.22%) MySQL
11 274 (27.05%) Apache
12 257 (25.37%) Unix
13 255 (25.17%) Amazon AWS
14 239 (23.59%) Windows
15 235 (23.20%) Opscode Chef
16 228 (22.51%) CentOS
17 201 (19.84%) LAMP
18 194 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 191 (18.85%) Ansible
20 183 (18.07%) Finance
21 182 (17.97%) Nagios
22 180 (17.77%) Ruby
23 172 (16.98%) Jenkins
24 169 (16.68%) Configuration Management
25 158 (15.60%) PHP
26 157 (15.50%) Ubuntu
27 155 (15.30%) Oracle
28 138 (13.62%) Firewall
29 137 (13.52%) DNS
30 134 (13.23%) Java

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 274 (27.05%) Apache
2 122 (12.04%) Tomcat
3 91 (8.98%) nginx
4 34 (3.36%) JBoss
5 32 (3.16%) IIS
6 29 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (2.57%) OpenStack
8 23 (2.27%) Hubot
9 19 (1.88%) Confluence
10 12 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.09%) Drupal
11 11 (1.09%) MS Exchange
12 10 (0.99%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.79%) CloudStack
14 6 (0.59%) Liferay
15 5 (0.49%) Eucalyptus
16 4 (0.39%) CMS
17 3 (0.30%) SharePoint
17 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
17 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 255 (25.17%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (6.61%) SaaS
3 40 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (2.27%) Slack
6 22 (2.17%) Amazon S3
7 19 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 17 (1.68%) IaaS
9 14 (1.38%) Office 365
10 13 (1.28%) GitHub
11 12 (1.18%) OpenShift
12 11 (1.09%) PaaS
13 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.79%) Route 53
15 5 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.49%) AWS OpsWorks
16 4 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.30%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 138 (13.62%) Firewall
2 137 (13.52%) DNS
3 91 (8.98%) TCP/IP
4 86 (8.49%) SAN
5 68 (6.71%) LAN
5 68 (6.71%) LDAP
6 61 (6.02%) VPN
7 59 (5.82%) WAN
8 55 (5.43%) NAS
9 42 (4.15%) Internet
10 41 (4.05%) DHCP
11 39 (3.85%) SMTP
12 37 (3.65%) HTTP
13 28 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
14 27 (2.67%) SSL
15 24 (2.37%) iSCSI
16 23 (2.27%) Asterisk PBX
17 22 (2.17%) Kerberos
18 20 (1.97%) VLAN
19 18 (1.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (29.22%) MySQL
2 65 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 53 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 44 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (2.96%) NoSQL
5 30 (2.96%) Oracle Database
6 28 (2.76%) Redis
7 19 (1.88%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.38%) Big Data
9 13 (1.28%) OLTP
9 13 (1.28%) VLDB
10 11 (1.09%) CouchDB
11 8 (0.79%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.59%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.39%) OrientDB
14 3 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 172 (16.98%) Jenkins
2 64 (6.32%) JIRA
3 58 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 55 (5.43%) Subversion
5 32 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.09%) GitLab
8 10 (0.99%) Selenium
9 9 (0.89%) Travis CI
10 8 (0.79%) Hudson
11 7 (0.69%) Maven
11 7 (0.69%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.49%) Bundler
13 3 (0.30%) Buildbot
13 3 (0.30%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.20%) Redmine
14 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 1 (0.099%) Mercurial
General
1 183 (18.07%) Finance
2 63 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 44 (4.34%) Banking
4 38 (3.75%) Marketing
5 34 (3.36%) Law
6 26 (2.57%) Retail
7 24 (2.37%) Games
8 22 (2.17%) Advertising
9 16 (1.58%) Publishing
10 10 (0.99%) Legal
11 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.69%) Electronics
14 6 (0.59%) Back Office
14 6 (0.59%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.099%) Automotive
16 1 (0.099%) French Language
16 1 (0.099%) Front Office
16 1 (0.099%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (19.84%) LAMP
2 94 (9.28%) Web Services
3 62 (6.12%) LEMP Stack
4 26 (2.57%) Memcached
5 19 (1.88%) XML
6 18 (1.78%) .NET
7 17 (1.68%) LAPP Stack
8 10 (0.99%) CSS
8 10 (0.99%) HTML
9 8 (0.79%) ELK Stack
9 8 (0.79%) JSON
9 8 (0.79%) Middleware
10 7 (0.69%) Ajax
10 7 (0.69%) boto
10 7 (0.69%) JSF
10 7 (0.69%) Lucene
10 7 (0.69%) XHTML
11 6 (0.59%) JDBC
11 6 (0.59%) Node.js
11 6 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.56%) Data Centre
2 47 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 30 (2.96%) Clustering
4 22 (2.17%) Fintech
5 21 (2.07%) Replication
6 18 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 16 (1.58%) EMC VNX
7 16 (1.58%) iPad
8 12 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.09%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.09%) User Experience
10 10 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
11 8 (0.79%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.59%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.59%) iSeries
12 6 (0.59%) Online Gambling
13 5 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.49%) EFT
13 5 (0.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1013 (100.00%) Linux
2 332 (32.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 257 (25.37%) Unix
4 239 (23.59%) Windows
5 228 (22.51%) CentOS
6 157 (15.50%) Ubuntu
7 88 (8.69%) Windows Server
8 82 (8.09%) Debian
9 65 (6.42%) Solaris
10 47 (4.64%) SUSE
11 34 (3.36%) AIX
12 33 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (1.78%) HPUX
15 17 (1.68%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.69%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.39%) VMS
20 3 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (31.89%) DevOps
2 169 (16.68%) Configuration Management
3 97 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (9.58%) ITIL
4 94 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (8.49%) High Availability
6 77 (7.60%) E-Commerce
7 71 (7.01%) Open Source
8 61 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 54 (5.33%) Load Balancing
10 52 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
11 45 (4.44%) Project Management
12 30 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
13 25 (2.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (2.47%) Problem Management
13 25 (2.47%) Service Delivery
14 24 (2.37%) Analytics
14 24 (2.37%) Migration
15 23 (2.27%) ChatOps
15 23 (2.27%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 383 (37.81%) Bash Shell
2 375 (37.02%) Python
3 335 (33.07%) Perl
4 180 (17.77%) Ruby
5 158 (15.60%) PHP
6 134 (13.23%) Java
7 111 (10.96%) SQL
8 90 (8.88%) Shell Script
9 59 (5.82%) PowerShell
10 29 (2.86%) JavaScript
11 23 (2.27%) C
12 16 (1.58%) C#
13 12 (1.18%) Korn
14 10 (0.99%) AWK
14 10 (0.99%) C++
15 8 (0.79%) sed
16 6 (0.59%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.30%) Go
17 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (5.43%) Degree
2 25 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
2 25 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.27%) CCNA
3 23 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (2.27%) RHCE
4 15 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.28%) MCSA
6 12 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.69%) LPIC
8 7 (0.69%) MCSE
8 7 (0.69%) RHCSA
9 5 (0.49%) MCITP
10 4 (0.39%) CCNP
11 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.30%) RHCA
12 1 (0.099%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.099%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.84%) QA
2 34 (3.36%) SLA
3 29 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 194 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (10.66%) Docker
3 76 (7.50%) Active Directory
4 74 (7.31%) NFS
5 62 (6.12%) vSphere
6 59 (5.82%) KVM
7 50 (4.94%) Xen
8 42 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (3.46%) Varnish
10 34 (3.36%) Hyper-V
11 25 (2.47%) iptables
12 24 (2.37%) Postfix
13 23 (2.27%) GlusterFS
14 21 (2.07%) Squid
15 17 (1.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 16 (1.58%) vCloud
16 16 (1.58%) VMware ESX
16 16 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
16 16 (1.58%) XenServer
17 15 (1.48%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 458 (45.21%) Puppet
2 235 (23.20%) Opscode Chef
3 191 (18.85%) Ansible
4 182 (17.97%) Nagios
5 31 (3.06%) Salt
6 29 (2.86%) Cacti
6 29 (2.86%) Red Hat Satellite
6 29 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 27 (2.67%) OpenView
8 26 (2.57%) Cobbler
9 25 (2.47%) Control-M
10 23 (2.27%) HAProxy
11 21 (2.07%) NetBackup
11 21 (2.07%) Tivoli
12 18 (1.78%) logstash
13 15 (1.48%) Pacemaker
14 13 (1.28%) WSUS
15 12 (1.18%) Rsyslog
15 12 (1.18%) SCCM
15 12 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 423 (41.76%) Red Hat
2 354 (34.95%) VMware
3 155 (15.30%) Oracle
4 90 (8.88%) Cisco
5 68 (6.71%) Microsoft
6 56 (5.53%) HP
7 49 (4.84%) EMC
8 39 (3.85%) Veritas
9 30 (2.96%) Rackspace
10 29 (2.86%) NetApp
11 28 (2.76%) Sun
12 27 (2.67%) Qualys
13 24 (2.37%) IBM
14 20 (1.97%) Citrix
15 18 (1.78%) 3PAR
15 18 (1.78%) Splunk
16 14 (1.38%) SaltStack
16 14 (1.38%) SAP
17 13 (1.28%) Atlassian
18 12 (1.18%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Pension & Flexitime
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Jellyfish
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum 10% Bonus, Private Medical, Life Ass
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + great company
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum + flexi- working,26 hols, pen
Posted: 5 days ago