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 23 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 499 443 368
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 488 662 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.61% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.63% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 430 573 809
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,155
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -0.38%

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
94684 104270 111362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.19% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79697 86340 89890
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -49 476 £50,000 +11.11% 61
London -54 265 £55,000 +15.78% 39
South East +30 110 £50,000 +17.64% 11
Berkshire -4 32 £58,750 +38.23%
Yorkshire +28 29 £40,000 - 2
City of London +18 29 £60,000 +26.31% 12
Surrey +47 26 £52,500 +54.41% 1
East of England +5 24 £52,500 +21.38% 3
West Yorkshire +22 17 £40,000 - 2
North West +1 17 £33,750 +3.84% 2
Hampshire -5 16 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Hertfordshire +19 13 £52,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +5 13 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Leeds +23 12 £40,000 - 2
Oxford +1 12 £56,250 +18.42% 2
South West +12 11 £50,000 +5.26%
Uxbridge +7 11 £65,000 +62.50%
Manchester -9 11 £27,500 -29.03% 2
Woking - 10 £49,750 - 1
East Midlands +18 9 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire -2 9 - -
West Midlands -4 9 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 9 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Cambridge -7 9 £47,500 +15.15% 1
East Sussex -8 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Brighton -11 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Doncaster - 9 - -
Nottinghamshire +20 8 £41,250 +10.00%
Kent +16 7 £35,000 -44.00%
Nottingham +15 7 £45,000 +20.00%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1030 (100.00%) Linux
2 496 (48.16%) Puppet
3 443 (43.01%) Red Hat
4 420 (40.78%) VMware
5 416 (40.39%) Python
6 364 (35.34%) DevOps
7 346 (33.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 338 (32.82%) Bash Shell
9 333 (32.33%) Perl
10 330 (32.04%) MySQL
11 328 (31.84%) Apache
12 288 (27.96%) Opscode Chef
13 282 (27.38%) Amazon AWS
14 278 (26.99%) LAMP
15 269 (26.12%) Unix
16 261 (25.34%) CentOS
16 261 (25.34%) Ansible
17 252 (24.47%) Nagios
18 242 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 224 (21.75%) Windows
20 221 (21.46%) PHP
21 210 (20.39%) DNS
22 205 (19.90%) Jenkins
23 187 (18.16%) Configuration Management
24 174 (16.89%) Ruby
25 169 (16.41%) Java
26 166 (16.12%) Ubuntu
27 165 (16.02%) Tomcat
28 157 (15.24%) nginx
29 153 (14.85%) Firewall

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
1 328 (31.84%) Apache
2 165 (16.02%) Tomcat
3 157 (15.24%) nginx
4 59 (5.73%) OpenStack
5 47 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
6 43 (4.17%) JBoss
7 21 (2.04%) Confluence
8 17 (1.65%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.26%) Hubot
10 13 (1.26%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.97%) Jetty
12 9 (0.87%) IIS
13 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.49%) Drupal
15 4 (0.39%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.39%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.39%) Resin
16 3 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 38 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.097%) MS Project
3 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.097%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 282 (27.38%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.66%) SaaS
3 46 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (2.62%) Amazon S3
6 20 (1.94%) IaaS
7 17 (1.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 17 (1.65%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 13 (1.26%) Slack
10 12 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (1.07%) AWS OpsWorks
11 11 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (1.07%) SoftLayer
12 10 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.97%) GitHub
13 9 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.58%) Office 365
15 5 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 210 (20.39%) DNS
2 153 (14.85%) Firewall
3 122 (11.84%) TCP/IP
4 95 (9.22%) SAN
5 78 (7.57%) LDAP
6 63 (6.12%) Internet
7 51 (4.95%) VPN
8 47 (4.56%) DHCP
9 45 (4.37%) HTTP
10 44 (4.27%) NAS
11 40 (3.88%) LAN
12 38 (3.69%) SMTP
13 36 (3.50%) Kerberos
14 35 (3.40%) WAN
15 30 (2.91%) SSL
16 25 (2.43%) iSCSI
17 23 (2.23%) Asterisk PBX
18 22 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
20 17 (1.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (32.04%) MySQL
2 62 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (5.92%) MongoDB
4 43 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 34 (3.30%) Redis
6 31 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (2.62%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.23%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.14%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.26%) Big Data
11 12 (1.17%) CouchDB
12 11 (1.07%) Couchbase
13 9 (0.87%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.58%) OLTP
15 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.49%) Relational Database
17 4 (0.39%) DB2
18 3 (0.29%) Data Mining
19 2 (0.19%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 205 (19.90%) Jenkins
2 71 (6.89%) Git (software)
3 38 (3.69%) Subversion
4 37 (3.59%) JIRA
5 32 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 28 (2.72%) Vagrant
7 24 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.46%) GitLab
9 11 (1.07%) Selenium
10 10 (0.97%) Hudson
11 9 (0.87%) Maven
12 8 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.49%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.39%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.29%) Gradle
15 3 (0.29%) Mercurial
16 2 (0.19%) PHPUnit
16 2 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 147 (14.27%) Finance
2 87 (8.45%) Law
3 69 (6.70%) Marketing
4 25 (2.43%) Games
5 24 (2.33%) Advertising
6 23 (2.23%) Banking
6 23 (2.23%) Retail
6 23 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.55%) Publishing
8 13 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.87%) Back Office
10 6 (0.58%) Electronics
10 6 (0.58%) Online Betting
11 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.39%) International Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Legal
15 1 (0.097%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (26.99%) LAMP
2 93 (9.03%) LEMP Stack
3 71 (6.89%) Web Services
4 31 (3.01%) Memcached
5 29 (2.82%) ELK Stack
6 24 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
7 18 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (1.55%) .NET
9 13 (1.26%) JMX
9 13 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
10 12 (1.17%) J2EE
11 11 (1.07%) JSON
12 8 (0.78%) CSS
12 8 (0.78%) HTML
12 8 (0.78%) Java EE
12 8 (0.78%) Node.js
12 8 (0.78%) OpenVZ
12 8 (0.78%) XML
13 7 (0.68%) HornetQ
13 7 (0.68%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.11%) Clustering
3 30 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.82%) User Experience
5 24 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.33%) Fintech
6 22 (2.14%) EMC VNX
7 15 (1.46%) Replication
8 12 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.07%) Hedge funds
10 10 (0.97%) iPad
11 9 (0.87%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.78%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.78%) Streaming Video
12 8 (0.78%) Video on Demand
13 7 (0.68%) EqualLogic
13 7 (0.68%) HP Storage
14 6 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1030 (100.00%) Linux
2 346 (33.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 269 (26.12%) Unix
4 261 (25.34%) CentOS
5 224 (21.75%) Windows
6 166 (16.12%) Ubuntu
7 98 (9.51%) Debian
8 95 (9.22%) Windows Server
9 54 (5.24%) Solaris
10 45 (4.37%) SUSE
11 42 (4.08%) HPUX
12 35 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (2.04%) AIX
15 14 (1.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.07%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.07%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.78%) FreeBSD
17 8 (0.78%) Windows 10
18 6 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (35.34%) DevOps
2 187 (18.16%) Configuration Management
3 131 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
4 113 (10.97%) High Availability
5 95 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (8.54%) Load Balancing
7 86 (8.35%) ITIL
8 72 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
9 67 (6.50%) E-Commerce
10 64 (6.21%) Open Source
11 55 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
12 43 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (4.08%) Service Management
14 41 (3.98%) Business Continuity
15 40 (3.88%) Web Operations
16 38 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
17 36 (3.50%) Analytics
18 32 (3.11%) Service Delivery
19 29 (2.82%) Continuous Delivery
19 29 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 416 (40.39%) Python
2 338 (32.82%) Bash Shell
3 333 (32.33%) Perl
4 221 (21.46%) PHP
5 174 (16.89%) Ruby
6 169 (16.41%) Java
7 115 (11.17%) Shell Script
8 63 (6.12%) SQL
9 54 (5.24%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.14%) Korn
11 20 (1.94%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.36%) C++
13 13 (1.26%) C#
14 11 (1.07%) C
15 5 (0.49%) Scala
16 4 (0.39%) AWK
16 4 (0.39%) Go
16 4 (0.39%) sed
17 3 (0.29%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (3.79%) Degree
2 28 (2.72%) RHCE
3 25 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.46%) CCNA
6 14 (1.36%) CCNP
7 7 (0.68%) RHCSA
8 6 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.49%) RHCT
10 4 (0.39%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.29%) LPIC
11 3 (0.29%) MCITP
11 3 (0.29%) MCSA
11 3 (0.29%) MCSE
11 3 (0.29%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.19%) RHCA
13 1 (0.097%) CCDE
13 1 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.097%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.79%) PCI DSS
2 36 (3.50%) QA
3 30 (2.91%) SLA
4 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.097%) DICOM
5 1 (0.097%) HL7
System Software
1 242 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (10.87%) Docker
3 77 (7.48%) NFS
4 73 (7.09%) vSphere
5 72 (6.99%) KVM
6 71 (6.89%) Active Directory
7 45 (4.37%) Xen
8 40 (3.88%) Squid
9 30 (2.91%) iptables
10 28 (2.72%) Corosync
10 28 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (2.52%) Hyper-V
11 26 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (2.14%) Postfix
12 22 (2.14%) Varnish
13 20 (1.94%) GlusterFS
14 19 (1.84%) VMware ESX
15 17 (1.65%) vCloud
16 16 (1.55%) VirtualBox
17 12 (1.17%) qmail
Systems Management
1 496 (48.16%) Puppet
2 288 (27.96%) Opscode Chef
3 261 (25.34%) Ansible
4 252 (24.47%) Nagios
5 80 (7.77%) HAProxy
6 54 (5.24%) Salt
7 49 (4.76%) Cacti
8 48 (4.66%) logstash
9 37 (3.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 27 (2.62%) WSUS
11 24 (2.33%) ZABBIX
12 23 (2.23%) Cobbler
12 23 (2.23%) Pacemaker
13 17 (1.65%) SCCM
14 15 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
14 15 (1.46%) Tivoli
15 13 (1.26%) Munin
16 11 (1.07%) Control-M
16 11 (1.07%) Rsyslog
17 10 (0.97%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 443 (43.01%) Red Hat
2 420 (40.78%) VMware
3 133 (12.91%) Cisco
4 117 (11.36%) Oracle
5 89 (8.64%) HP
6 64 (6.21%) Rackspace
7 62 (6.02%) Microsoft
8 53 (5.15%) EMC
9 43 (4.17%) Veritas
10 31 (3.01%) Qualys
11 30 (2.91%) 3PAR
12 25 (2.43%) Splunk
13 24 (2.33%) NetApp
14 23 (2.23%) Citrix
15 18 (1.75%) IBM
16 15 (1.46%) F5
17 14 (1.36%) Juniper
18 12 (1.17%) Google
19 11 (1.07%) Atlassian
19 11 (1.07%) Sun
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5k On Call + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £53000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus £5k on call and corporate benef
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 30,000 to £48,000
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Send
Salary: From £55,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great base, benefits, work/life balance
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £60000 to £65000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago