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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 491 443 378
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 492 680 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.62% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.64% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 443 574 785
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,350 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -48 478 £50,000 +11.11% 73
London -30 263 £52,500 +6.06% 38
South East +10 115 £50,000 +14.28% 13
City of London +14 37 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Berkshire -9 33 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Surrey +54 32 £53,000 +55.88% 4
Yorkshire +35 31 £40,000 - 4
East of England +6 20 £52,500 +20.00% 1
North West 0 20 £32,500 -3.70% 4
West Yorkshire +24 19 £40,000 - 3
Hampshire -6 14 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Oxfordshire -11 14 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Leeds +21 13 £40,000 - 2
Manchester -7 12 £27,500 -35.29% 4
Hertfordshire +12 11 £52,500 -
West Midlands -10 11 £38,750 -3.12% 3
East Midlands +8 10 £37,000 -1.33% 4
Oxford -9 10 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Nottinghamshire +20 9 £37,500 - 3
Uxbridge +8 9 £65,000 +62.50% 1
South West -10 9 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Windsor - 9 £62,500 -
Nottingham +17 8 £38,750 +3.33% 3
South Yorkshire +4 8 - -
Merseyside -5 8 £36,000 +50.00%
Doncaster - 8 - -
Reigate - 8 £52,500 - 2
Kent +16 7 £35,000 -44.00%
Slough +15 7 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £35,000 -17.64% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1095 (100.00%) Linux
2 531 (48.49%) Puppet
3 455 (41.55%) Python
4 449 (41.00%) Red Hat
5 448 (40.91%) VMware
6 388 (35.43%) Bash Shell
7 381 (34.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 370 (33.79%) DevOps
9 367 (33.52%) MySQL
10 360 (32.88%) Apache
11 329 (30.05%) Perl
12 322 (29.41%) CentOS
13 306 (27.95%) Amazon AWS
14 292 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
15 290 (26.48%) Ansible
15 290 (26.48%) Unix
16 284 (25.94%) LAMP
17 262 (23.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 256 (23.38%) Nagios
19 242 (22.10%) Windows
20 236 (21.55%) PHP
21 235 (21.46%) Jenkins
22 222 (20.27%) DNS
23 207 (18.90%) Configuration Management
24 200 (18.26%) Tomcat
25 182 (16.62%) Java
26 179 (16.35%) Firewall
27 174 (15.89%) Ruby
28 169 (15.43%) Ubuntu
29 165 (15.07%) Continuous Integration

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
1 360 (32.88%) Apache
2 200 (18.26%) Tomcat
3 164 (14.98%) nginx
4 72 (6.58%) JBoss
5 66 (6.03%) OpenStack
6 49 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.83%) Confluence
8 15 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 15 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.19%) IIS
11 10 (0.91%) Jetty
12 9 (0.82%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.64%) Liferay
14 6 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.37%) Resin
16 3 (0.27%) Drupal
16 3 (0.27%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 33 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.091%) MS Project
3 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 306 (27.95%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (5.02%) Amazon EC2
3 44 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (3.93%) SaaS
5 28 (2.56%) Amazon S3
6 24 (2.19%) IaaS
7 21 (1.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 21 (1.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 20 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (1.10%) GitHub
10 12 (1.10%) OpenShift
11 11 (1.00%) AWS OpsWorks
11 11 (1.00%) SoftLayer
12 9 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.55%) Google Apps
14 6 (0.55%) Office 365
15 5 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 222 (20.27%) DNS
2 179 (16.35%) Firewall
3 133 (12.15%) TCP/IP
4 107 (9.77%) SAN
5 86 (7.85%) LDAP
6 68 (6.21%) Internet
7 65 (5.94%) LAN
8 61 (5.57%) WAN
9 55 (5.02%) DHCP
9 55 (5.02%) HTTP
10 53 (4.84%) NAS
11 48 (4.38%) SMTP
11 48 (4.38%) VPN
12 37 (3.38%) Kerberos
13 32 (2.92%) SSL
14 27 (2.47%) iSCSI
15 24 (2.19%) Asterisk PBX
16 23 (2.10%) SNMP
17 22 (2.01%) VoIP
18 21 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (33.52%) MySQL
2 71 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
3 66 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 47 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 40 (3.65%) SQL Server
6 37 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
7 36 (3.29%) Redis
8 26 (2.37%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.37%) Big Data
10 15 (1.37%) CouchDB
11 11 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.00%) Couchbase
12 9 (0.82%) MariaDB
13 6 (0.55%) OLTP
13 6 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.37%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.37%) DB2
15 3 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 235 (21.46%) Jenkins
2 87 (7.95%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 38 (3.47%) Subversion
5 33 (3.01%) Vagrant
6 30 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 27 (2.47%) JIRA
8 22 (2.01%) Travis CI
9 16 (1.46%) Selenium
10 14 (1.28%) GitLab
10 14 (1.28%) Hudson
11 10 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.73%) Maven
13 6 (0.55%) PHPUnit
14 5 (0.46%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.46%) Gerrit
15 3 (0.27%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.27%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.27%) Gradle
16 2 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 133 (12.15%) Finance
2 93 (8.49%) Law
3 80 (7.31%) Marketing
4 32 (2.92%) Banking
5 26 (2.37%) Advertising
6 25 (2.28%) Games
6 25 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.92%) Retail
8 15 (1.37%) Publishing
9 14 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.00%) Back Office
11 8 (0.73%) Electronics
12 5 (0.46%) International Banking
12 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.37%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
15 1 (0.091%) Front Office
15 1 (0.091%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (25.94%) LAMP
2 97 (8.86%) LEMP Stack
3 81 (7.40%) Web Services
4 35 (3.20%) Memcached
5 31 (2.83%) ELK Stack
6 30 (2.74%) LAPP Stack
7 19 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (1.46%) .NET
9 15 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
10 14 (1.28%) JMX
11 12 (1.10%) CSS
11 12 (1.10%) HTML
11 12 (1.10%) J2EE
12 11 (1.00%) Node.js
12 11 (1.00%) XML
13 10 (0.91%) JSON
14 8 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (0.73%) Java EE
14 8 (0.73%) Middleware
15 7 (0.64%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 105 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 42 (3.84%) Clustering
3 32 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.65%) User Experience
5 18 (1.64%) Fintech
6 17 (1.55%) EMC VNX
7 15 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.10%) Replication
9 11 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.73%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.73%) HP Storage
10 8 (0.73%) iPad
10 8 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.73%) Statistics
10 8 (0.73%) Streaming Video
10 8 (0.73%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.64%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1095 (100.00%) Linux
2 381 (34.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 322 (29.41%) CentOS
4 290 (26.48%) Unix
5 242 (22.10%) Windows
6 169 (15.43%) Ubuntu
7 110 (10.05%) Windows Server
8 107 (9.77%) Debian
9 58 (5.30%) Solaris
10 51 (4.66%) SUSE
11 42 (3.84%) HPUX
12 40 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (2.10%) AIX
15 22 (2.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 15 (1.37%) Windows 7
17 14 (1.28%) Mac OS X
18 12 (1.10%) Windows 10
19 11 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
20 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (33.79%) DevOps
2 207 (18.90%) Configuration Management
3 165 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
4 122 (11.14%) High Availability
5 99 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (8.58%) Load Balancing
7 84 (7.67%) ITIL
8 77 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 64 (5.84%) E-Commerce
9 64 (5.84%) Open Source
10 57 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
11 43 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (3.93%) Service Management
12 41 (3.74%) Business Continuity
13 39 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
14 37 (3.38%) Virtual Environments
15 35 (3.20%) Web Operations
16 33 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
17 32 (2.92%) Migration
18 31 (2.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 455 (41.55%) Python
2 388 (35.43%) Bash Shell
3 329 (30.05%) Perl
4 236 (21.55%) PHP
5 182 (16.62%) Java
6 174 (15.89%) Ruby
7 126 (11.51%) Shell Script
8 82 (7.49%) SQL
9 50 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.28%) Korn
11 23 (2.10%) JavaScript
12 20 (1.83%) C++
13 17 (1.55%) C
14 14 (1.28%) C#
15 8 (0.73%) AWK
15 8 (0.73%) Scala
15 8 (0.73%) sed
16 4 (0.37%) Go
17 3 (0.27%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (3.84%) Degree
2 33 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.92%) RHCE
3 32 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (1.37%) CCNP
7 12 (1.10%) CCNA
8 7 (0.64%) RHCSA
8 7 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.46%) RHCT
10 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.27%) PhD
12 2 (0.18%) LPIC
12 2 (0.18%) MCITP
12 2 (0.18%) RHCA
13 1 (0.091%) CCDE
13 1 (0.091%) CFA
13 1 (0.091%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.091%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.92%) QA
2 27 (2.47%) SLA
3 19 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.091%) DICOM
5 1 (0.091%) HL7
System Software
1 262 (23.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (9.41%) Docker
3 83 (7.58%) KVM
4 78 (7.12%) NFS
5 75 (6.85%) Active Directory
6 67 (6.12%) vSphere
7 54 (4.93%) Xen
8 47 (4.29%) Squid
9 31 (2.83%) iptables
10 28 (2.56%) Corosync
11 27 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
12 26 (2.37%) Hyper-V
12 26 (2.37%) Varnish
13 22 (2.01%) Postfix
14 21 (1.92%) GlusterFS
14 21 (1.92%) VMware ESX
15 19 (1.74%) VirtualBox
16 13 (1.19%) vCloud
17 12 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 531 (48.49%) Puppet
2 292 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
3 290 (26.48%) Ansible
4 256 (23.38%) Nagios
5 78 (7.12%) HAProxy
6 54 (4.93%) Salt
7 51 (4.66%) logstash
8 47 (4.29%) Cacti
9 34 (3.11%) ZABBIX
10 32 (2.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 23 (2.10%) Pacemaker
12 21 (1.92%) Cobbler
12 21 (1.92%) WSUS
13 16 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
14 15 (1.37%) Munin
14 15 (1.37%) SCCM
15 14 (1.28%) Tivoli
16 11 (1.00%) Graphite
17 10 (0.91%) CFEngine
17 10 (0.91%) yum
Vendors
1 449 (41.00%) Red Hat
2 448 (40.91%) VMware
3 146 (13.33%) Oracle
4 131 (11.96%) Cisco
5 89 (8.13%) HP
6 63 (5.75%) Microsoft
7 59 (5.39%) Rackspace
8 53 (4.84%) EMC
9 43 (3.93%) Veritas
10 33 (3.01%) NetApp
11 29 (2.65%) Splunk
12 28 (2.56%) 3PAR
13 26 (2.37%) Citrix
14 25 (2.28%) Qualys
15 18 (1.64%) Google
15 18 (1.64%) IBM
16 17 (1.55%) F5
17 16 (1.46%) New Relic
18 15 (1.37%) Juniper
19 14 (1.28%) Sun
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus (100%+) + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Package + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £50000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Bonus, Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Good Benefits & Excellent Progress
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5k On Call + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago