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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 467 408 398
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 522 700 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.65% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 448 616 539
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,350 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +0.87%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 -56 500 £47,000 +4.44% 66
London -16 306 £50,000 +5.26% 34
South East -58 84 £40,000 -5.88% 11
City of London +6 61 £47,500 +5.55% 8
East of England -23 33 £42,500 -2.29% 7
Yorkshire +4 29 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Berkshire -11 28 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Hampshire +22 22 £40,000 +4.57% 3
North West -7 22 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Reading -3 19 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Cambridge -2 16 £41,250 -5.17% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 16 £41,250 -5.17% 5
Leeds +17 15 £40,000 +5.26% 2
West Yorkshire -6 15 £40,000 - 2
Scotland +7 14 £42,500 +11.84% 5
Edinburgh +7 14 £42,500 - 5
Manchester +1 14 £35,000 - 2
South Yorkshire +11 12 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Sheffield +6 12 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Brighton -17 12 £40,000 -
East Sussex -19 12 £40,000 -
South West -23 12 £46,250 +23.33% 5
West Midlands 0 11 £40,000 -9.09%
Hertfordshire -16 11 £55,000 +28.88% 1
Portsmouth +29 10 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire -1 8 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Liverpool +15 6 £24,000 -52.00% 1
Merseyside +11 6 £24,000 -52.00% 1
Slough -1 6 £40,000 - 1
Oxford -6 6 £47,500 +18.75% 1

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1052 (100.00%) Linux
2 477 (45.34%) Red Hat
3 424 (40.30%) MySQL
4 417 (39.64%) Puppet
5 411 (39.07%) Python
6 381 (36.22%) Bash Shell
7 377 (35.84%) Apache
8 356 (33.84%) VMware
9 335 (31.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 329 (31.27%) CentOS
11 321 (30.51%) Perl
12 296 (28.14%) DevOps
13 275 (26.14%) UNIX
14 257 (24.43%) Windows
15 251 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
16 218 (20.72%) Tomcat
17 213 (20.25%) Ruby
18 212 (20.15%) DNS
18 212 (20.15%) Opscode Chef
19 210 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
20 175 (16.63%) Nagios
21 173 (16.44%) Firewall
22 168 (15.97%) Ubuntu
23 165 (15.68%) Debian
24 164 (15.59%) Configuration Management
25 162 (15.40%) Shell Script
26 156 (14.83%) Finance
27 150 (14.26%) Oracle
28 149 (14.16%) SAN
29 145 (13.78%) Cisco

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 377 (35.84%) Apache
2 218 (20.72%) Tomcat
3 115 (10.93%) nginx
4 69 (6.56%) OpenStack
5 62 (5.89%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (3.71%) JBoss
7 29 (2.76%) MS Exchange
8 26 (2.47%) IIS
9 22 (2.09%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.90%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.81%) SharePoint
12 18 (1.71%) CMS
12 18 (1.71%) Apache Solr
13 14 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 10 (0.95%) Confluence
14 10 (0.95%) Drupal
15 9 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 38 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.52%) Magento
2 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.095%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 251 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
3 40 (3.80%) PaaS
4 26 (2.47%) IaaS
5 23 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.43%) SaaS
7 14 (1.33%) Office 365
8 11 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (0.86%) Joyent
9 9 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.57%) Route 53
11 6 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.48%) Rackspace Cloud
13 4 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.29%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.29%) Responsys
14 3 (0.29%) Taleo
15 2 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 212 (20.15%) DNS
2 173 (16.44%) Firewall
3 149 (14.16%) SAN
4 141 (13.40%) TCP/IP
5 86 (8.17%) LDAP
6 85 (8.08%) DHCP
7 74 (7.03%) HTTP
8 71 (6.75%) VPN
9 65 (6.18%) NAS
10 55 (5.23%) Internet
11 50 (4.75%) SSH
12 46 (4.37%) VLAN
13 43 (4.09%) SMTP
14 31 (2.95%) LAN
15 29 (2.76%) SSL
15 29 (2.76%) iSCSI
16 24 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (2.28%) WAN
17 22 (2.09%) Network Security
18 20 (1.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (40.30%) MySQL
2 86 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (5.99%) SQL Server
4 54 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 35 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 32 (3.04%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.85%) Couchbase
8 29 (2.76%) MemSQL
9 23 (2.19%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.52%) Redis
11 11 (1.05%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.05%) MariaDB
12 9 (0.86%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.57%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.57%) Big Data
15 4 (0.38%) Informix
16 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
17 2 (0.19%) VLDB
17 2 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 141 (13.40%) Jenkins
2 135 (12.83%) Git (software)
3 85 (8.08%) Subversion
4 41 (3.90%) TeamCity
5 33 (3.14%) Selenium
6 29 (2.76%) Gerrit
7 25 (2.38%) Hudson
8 21 (2.00%) JIRA
9 15 (1.43%) Emacs
10 14 (1.33%) ProC
11 6 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.57%) Maven
12 3 (0.29%) Ant
12 3 (0.29%) GDB
12 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.19%) Bazaar
13 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.19%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.095%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.095%) Toad
General
1 156 (14.83%) Finance
2 62 (5.89%) Banking
3 50 (4.75%) Retail
4 41 (3.90%) Games
5 39 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.81%) Marketing
7 14 (1.33%) Online Betting
8 12 (1.14%) Law
9 11 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.05%) Publishing
10 6 (0.57%) Advertising
10 6 (0.57%) International Banking
10 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.48%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.095%) Automotive
14 1 (0.095%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (13.12%) LAMP
2 96 (9.13%) Web Services
3 29 (2.76%) Akka
4 25 (2.38%) Memcached
5 18 (1.71%) HTML
5 18 (1.71%) .NET
5 18 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (1.52%) CSS
6 16 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
7 14 (1.33%) Lucene
7 14 (1.33%) boto
8 12 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (0.86%) J2EE
11 7 (0.67%) XML
11 7 (0.67%) Sensu
12 6 (0.57%) Alternative PHP Cache
12 6 (0.57%) REST
13 4 (0.38%) Middleware
14 3 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.17%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.85%) Clustering
3 46 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 42 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.14%) Replication
7 26 (2.47%) EqualLogic
8 22 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (2.00%) Private Cloud
10 18 (1.71%) Online Games
11 15 (1.43%) HACMP
12 14 (1.33%) Derivative
12 14 (1.33%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.95%) Eurex
15 9 (0.86%) Digital Media
16 6 (0.57%) Mathematics
16 6 (0.57%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1052 (100.00%) Linux
2 335 (31.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 329 (31.27%) CentOS
4 275 (26.14%) UNIX
5 257 (24.43%) Windows
6 168 (15.97%) Ubuntu
7 165 (15.68%) Debian
8 87 (8.27%) Solaris
9 54 (5.13%) Fedora
10 37 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (3.52%) AIX
11 29 (2.76%) SUSE
12 24 (2.28%) Mac OS X
13 21 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
13 21 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (1.62%) HPUX
15 14 (1.33%) Scientific Linux
16 10 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.76%) Android
18 5 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (28.14%) DevOps
2 164 (15.59%) Configuration Management
3 135 (12.83%) Open Source
4 118 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (10.65%) E-Commerce
6 107 (10.17%) ITIL
7 63 (5.99%) Load Balancing
8 62 (5.89%) Performance Tuning
9 55 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 43 (4.09%) Migration
12 39 (3.71%) Change Control
13 36 (3.42%) Service Delivery
14 32 (3.04%) Scrum
15 31 (2.95%) Change Management
16 30 (2.85%) Time Management
17 27 (2.57%) Software Delivery
18 25 (2.38%) Continuous Delivery
19 23 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
20 22 (2.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 411 (39.07%) Python
2 381 (36.22%) Bash Shell
3 321 (30.51%) Perl
4 213 (20.25%) Ruby
5 162 (15.40%) Shell Script
6 141 (13.40%) PHP
6 141 (13.40%) Java
7 116 (11.03%) SQL
8 42 (3.99%) PowerShell
9 32 (3.04%) JavaScript
10 19 (1.81%) C++
11 15 (1.43%) Korn
12 14 (1.33%) AWK
13 10 (0.95%) C
14 8 (0.76%) Tcl
15 6 (0.57%) C-shell
16 4 (0.38%) BeanShell
16 4 (0.38%) Scala
16 4 (0.38%) C#
17 3 (0.29%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 84 (7.98%) Degree
2 44 (4.18%) RHCE
3 26 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.28%) CCNA
4 24 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.19%) RHCSA
6 14 (1.33%) LPIC
6 14 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.14%) MCSE
7 12 (1.14%) CCNP
7 12 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (0.95%) RHCA
9 8 (0.76%) Linux+ Certification
9 8 (0.76%) CCIE
10 5 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.29%) MySQL Certification
11 3 (0.29%) IC3 Certification
11 3 (0.29%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 29 (2.76%) SLA
3 19 (1.81%) QA
4 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 210 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (9.13%) Active Directory
3 90 (8.56%) KVM
4 77 (7.32%) NFS
5 69 (6.56%) vSphere
6 68 (6.46%) Xen
7 61 (5.80%) iptables
8 45 (4.28%) Varnish
9 42 (3.99%) Docker
10 31 (2.95%) Postfix
11 29 (2.76%) VMware ESX
12 26 (2.47%) Samba
13 20 (1.90%) XenServer
14 18 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
15 17 (1.62%) qmail
16 11 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
17 10 (0.95%) XenApp
17 10 (0.95%) Squid
18 9 (0.86%) Hyper-V
18 9 (0.86%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 417 (39.64%) Puppet
2 212 (20.15%) Opscode Chef
3 175 (16.63%) Nagios
4 81 (7.70%) Ansible
5 43 (4.09%) Cacti
6 30 (2.85%) ZABBIX
7 27 (2.57%) Vagrant
8 24 (2.28%) HAProxy
9 20 (1.90%) BMC Marimba
10 18 (1.71%) Check_MK
11 16 (1.52%) Munin
12 15 (1.43%) Data Guard
12 15 (1.43%) Pingdom
13 14 (1.33%) Graphite
14 11 (1.05%) logstash
14 11 (1.05%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.95%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.95%) SmokePing
16 9 (0.86%) Oracle ZFS
16 9 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 477 (45.34%) Red Hat
2 356 (33.84%) VMware
3 150 (14.26%) Oracle
4 145 (13.78%) Cisco
5 106 (10.08%) Microsoft
6 56 (5.32%) HP
7 41 (3.90%) Rackspace
8 39 (3.71%) Google
9 36 (3.42%) IBM
10 29 (2.76%) Dell
11 26 (2.47%) Citrix
12 24 (2.28%) Veeam
13 23 (2.19%) Juniper
14 17 (1.62%) Sun
15 16 (1.52%) F5
16 15 (1.43%) New Relic
17 14 (1.33%) Reuters
17 14 (1.33%) Bloomberg
18 12 (1.14%) NetApp
19 10 (0.95%) NYFIX
Manchester, Lancashire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Unrivalled benefits package
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to 15% bonus and career growth op
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £24,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Benefits + bonus circa 100% of basic
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + 29 days hols, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago