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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 436 396 380
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 674 751 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.74% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 596 646 685
Average salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -33 646 £47,250 -0.52% 84
London -49 350 £55,000 +10.00% 39
South East -29 125 £45,000 +5.88% 15
North West +34 47 £35,000 - 6
City of London +14 41 £50,000 - 14
Yorkshire +3 39 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Manchester +39 36 £36,500 -2.66% 4
South West -8 34 £40,000 +6.66% 6
East of England +6 32 £39,250 -21.50% 7
Berkshire +11 31 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Oxfordshire +6 30 £47,000 +16.77% 3
Oxford -1 25 £47,000 +9.30% 1
Hertfordshire +12 24 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Dorset +20 23 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Surrey -14 23 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Reading +12 21 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Poole - 21 £40,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +3 20 £38,884 -0.93% 2
East Sussex +18 18 £40,000 - 1
Brighton +15 18 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands -3 17 £46,000 +15.00% 4
Hampshire +4 15 £33,500 -19.76% 2
Leeds -9 15 £40,000 - 1
Brentford - 14 £37,500 -
Salford +18 10 £32,500 -
Merseyside +3 10 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Staines +14 9 £52,500 +10.52%
South Yorkshire +12 9 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Liverpool +4 9 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Portsmouth +17 8 £33,500 -25.55% 1

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1342 (100.00%) Linux
2 550 (40.98%) Python
3 519 (38.67%) Puppet
4 515 (38.38%) Red Hat
5 500 (37.26%) Bash Shell
6 486 (36.21%) VMware
7 480 (35.77%) Apache
7 480 (35.77%) MySQL
8 437 (32.56%) Perl
9 416 (31.00%) CentOS
10 409 (30.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 360 (26.83%) DevOps
12 356 (26.53%) LAMP
13 327 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
14 318 (23.70%) Windows
15 308 (22.95%) Unix
16 286 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 264 (19.67%) Java
18 263 (19.60%) Tomcat
19 250 (18.63%) Firewall
20 249 (18.55%) Ruby
21 248 (18.48%) Opscode Chef
22 227 (16.92%) Nagios
23 218 (16.24%) Ubuntu
24 216 (16.10%) DNS
25 208 (15.50%) PHP
26 207 (15.42%) Shell Script
27 197 (14.68%) Finance
28 192 (14.31%) Jenkins
29 191 (14.23%) TCP/IP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 480 (35.77%) Apache
2 263 (19.60%) Tomcat
3 143 (10.66%) nginx
4 84 (6.26%) OpenStack
5 55 (4.10%) JBoss
6 54 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.79%) IIS
8 22 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.42%) MS Exchange
10 18 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.27%) Apache Spark
11 17 (1.27%) Node.js
12 16 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 15 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.97%) Confluence
15 12 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.75%) WordPress
17 9 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
18 8 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 46 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.075%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
2 7 (0.52%) Magento
3 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 327 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (4.25%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (3.43%) IaaS
4 38 (2.83%) SaaS
5 35 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (2.61%) PaaS
6 33 (2.46%) Amazon S3
7 27 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 21 (1.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 20 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 20 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (1.34%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.89%) Joyent
14 8 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.52%) Office 365
16 4 (0.30%) Google Apps
17 3 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 250 (18.63%) Firewall
2 216 (16.10%) DNS
3 191 (14.23%) TCP/IP
4 127 (9.46%) SAN
5 94 (7.00%) LDAP
6 76 (5.66%) LAN
6 76 (5.66%) WAN
7 72 (5.37%) VPN
8 70 (5.22%) DHCP
9 62 (4.62%) VLAN
10 58 (4.32%) NAS
11 54 (4.02%) HTTP
12 53 (3.95%) SSH
13 48 (3.58%) SSL
14 47 (3.50%) SNMP
15 43 (3.20%) SMTP
16 42 (3.13%) Internet
17 41 (3.06%) iSCSI
18 38 (2.83%) OSPF
18 38 (2.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 480 (35.77%) MySQL
2 83 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
3 72 (5.37%) MongoDB
4 60 (4.47%) SQL Server
5 44 (3.28%) Redis
6 40 (2.98%) Oracle Database
7 38 (2.83%) Couchbase
8 33 (2.46%) NoSQL
9 29 (2.16%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.94%) MemSQL
11 24 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.56%) CouchDB
13 18 (1.34%) Big Data
14 16 (1.19%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.04%) Relational Database
16 11 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (0.52%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
18 6 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 192 (14.31%) Jenkins
2 124 (9.24%) Git (software)
3 83 (6.18%) Subversion
4 71 (5.29%) TeamCity
5 38 (2.83%) Gerrit
6 34 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 31 (2.31%) Vagrant
8 25 (1.86%) Hudson
8 25 (1.86%) Selenium
9 23 (1.71%) JIRA
10 10 (0.75%) PHPUnit
11 9 (0.67%) Maven
12 5 (0.37%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.30%) Ant
13 4 (0.30%) Emacs
13 4 (0.30%) Gradle
13 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.22%) JBehave
14 3 (0.22%) JConsole
15 2 (0.15%) RSpec
General
1 197 (14.68%) Finance
2 61 (4.55%) Marketing
3 59 (4.40%) Law
4 52 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.20%) Games
6 42 (3.13%) Banking
7 29 (2.16%) Retail
8 17 (1.27%) Advertising
9 15 (1.12%) Publishing
10 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.67%) International Banking
11 8 (0.60%) Electronics
12 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.37%) Automotive
13 5 (0.37%) Back Office
14 4 (0.30%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.22%) Front Office
15 3 (0.22%) Legal
16 1 (0.075%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.075%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (26.53%) LAMP
2 107 (7.97%) Web Services
3 100 (7.45%) LEMP Stack
4 39 (2.91%) Akka
5 38 (2.83%) LAPP Stack
5 38 (2.83%) Memcached
6 34 (2.53%) CSS
7 29 (2.16%) HTML
8 23 (1.71%) Middleware
9 20 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
10 19 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
12 15 (1.12%) .NET
13 13 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
14 11 (0.82%) J2EE
14 11 (0.82%) JMX
15 10 (0.75%) Behat
15 10 (0.75%) XML
16 7 (0.52%) Alternative PHP Cache
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.00%) Data Centre
2 59 (4.40%) Clustering
3 57 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.24%) Fintech
7 27 (2.01%) EMC VNX
8 24 (1.79%) Replication
9 20 (1.49%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.42%) Statistics
11 15 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.04%) User Experience
13 13 (0.97%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.97%) CESG
13 13 (0.97%) Eurex
14 12 (0.89%) EqualLogic
14 12 (0.89%) iPhone
15 11 (0.82%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.67%) Online Games
17 7 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1342 (100.00%) Linux
2 416 (31.00%) CentOS
3 409 (30.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 318 (23.70%) Windows
5 308 (22.95%) Unix
6 218 (16.24%) Ubuntu
7 134 (9.99%) Debian
8 117 (8.72%) Windows Server
9 98 (7.30%) Solaris
10 41 (3.06%) SUSE
11 38 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (2.76%) AIX
13 28 (2.09%) Fedora
14 21 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (1.49%) HPUX
16 16 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 14 (1.04%) Android
18 12 (0.89%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.75%) Amazon Linux
20 8 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (26.83%) DevOps
2 185 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 145 (10.80%) High Availability
4 130 (9.69%) ITIL
5 126 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (8.42%) E-Commerce
7 106 (7.90%) Open Source
8 104 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
9 96 (7.15%) Performance Tuning
10 85 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 76 (5.66%) Load Balancing
12 57 (4.25%) Problem Management
13 50 (3.73%) Mentoring
14 48 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
15 45 (3.35%) Time Management
16 43 (3.20%) Network Design
17 38 (2.83%) Service Delivery
18 37 (2.76%) Change Control
18 37 (2.76%) Migration
19 33 (2.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 550 (40.98%) Python
2 500 (37.26%) Bash Shell
3 437 (32.56%) Perl
4 264 (19.67%) Java
5 249 (18.55%) Ruby
6 208 (15.50%) PHP
7 207 (15.42%) Shell Script
8 177 (13.19%) SQL
9 55 (4.10%) PowerShell
10 50 (3.73%) JavaScript
11 34 (2.53%) C
12 32 (2.38%) C++
13 28 (2.09%) Korn
14 23 (1.71%) AWK
15 13 (0.97%) C#
15 13 (0.97%) Tcl
16 8 (0.60%) Bourne shell
16 8 (0.60%) Scala
17 6 (0.45%) sed
18 5 (0.37%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 80 (5.96%) Degree
2 37 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (2.09%) RHCE
6 27 (2.01%) CCNA
6 27 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.12%) MCSE
9 11 (0.82%) CCNP
10 9 (0.67%) RHCA
11 6 (0.45%) CFA
11 6 (0.45%) MBA
11 6 (0.45%) PhD
11 6 (0.45%) RHCT
12 4 (0.30%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) HND
13 3 (0.22%) LPIC
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 35 (2.61%) QA
3 30 (2.24%) SLA
4 8 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.075%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.075%) ISO27005
System Software
1 286 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (9.31%) Active Directory
3 116 (8.64%) KVM
4 83 (6.18%) Xen
5 77 (5.74%) NFS
6 74 (5.51%) Docker
7 70 (5.22%) vSphere
8 67 (4.99%) Varnish
9 57 (4.25%) Hyper-V
10 46 (3.43%) iptables
11 43 (3.20%) VMware ESX
12 37 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
13 31 (2.31%) Postfix
14 29 (2.16%) Squid
15 27 (2.01%) Samba
16 25 (1.86%) XenServer
17 22 (1.64%) VirtualBox
18 17 (1.27%) Sendmail
19 16 (1.19%) qmail
19 16 (1.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 519 (38.67%) Puppet
2 248 (18.48%) Opscode Chef
3 227 (16.92%) Nagios
4 176 (13.11%) Ansible
5 65 (4.84%) ZABBIX
6 44 (3.28%) Cacti
7 35 (2.61%) Graphite
8 31 (2.31%) WSUS
9 28 (2.09%) SCCM
10 27 (2.01%) Salt
11 25 (1.86%) Munin
11 25 (1.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 23 (1.71%) logstash
13 20 (1.49%) CFEngine
13 20 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
14 19 (1.42%) Icinga
15 18 (1.34%) HAProxy
16 16 (1.19%) Zenoss
17 15 (1.12%) Tivoli
17 15 (1.12%) yum
Vendors
1 515 (38.38%) Red Hat
2 486 (36.21%) VMware
3 148 (11.03%) Oracle
4 127 (9.46%) Cisco
5 97 (7.23%) Microsoft
6 56 (4.17%) EMC
7 34 (2.53%) HP
7 34 (2.53%) NetApp
8 31 (2.31%) Dell
8 31 (2.31%) IBM
9 26 (1.94%) Veritas
10 22 (1.64%) New Relic
10 22 (1.64%) Splunk
11 20 (1.49%) Rackspace
12 19 (1.42%) Veeam
13 18 (1.34%) Qualys
14 17 (1.27%) Bloomberg
14 17 (1.27%) Reuters
15 16 (1.19%) Sun
16 15 (1.12%) Citrix
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £46000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Kensal Technology Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + On Call + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £68000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago