The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 405 413 368
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 689 605 783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.56% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.59% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 602 522 712
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,900 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 25 July 2014 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 25 July 2014. 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 +4 663 £45,000 - 82
London +1 329 £47,500 -5.00% 47
South East -7 143 £40,000 -5.88% 15
City of London +22 73 £45,000 -5.26% 14
East of England -9 64 £43,500 -3.33% 10
East Sussex +3 54 £38,000 +10.14% 2
Brighton -1 54 £38,000 +10.14% 2
Yorkshire -41 47 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Berkshire +27 42 £37,500 -14.77% 7
Cambridgeshire -5 36 £43,500 +2.35% 5
Cambridge -5 35 £43,500 +2.35% 5
North West +17 34 £35,000 -12.50% 3
West Yorkshire -33 30 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Reading +19 28 £35,000 -37.77% 5
Manchester +17 24 £35,500 -13.41% 1
Hertfordshire +4 22 £45,000 +5.88% 6
South West -3 21 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Surrey -13 16 £46,000 +2.22% 4
Leeds -50 16 £38,000 -15.55% 1
Bristol +12 14 £42,500 +34.92% 2
Oxfordshire -3 14 £50,000 -16.66%
Wales 0 13 £33,000 +50.00% 2
South Wales -1 13 £33,000 +50.00% 2
Cardiff - 13 £33,000 - 2
East Midlands +2 12 £40,000 +8.84% 2
West Midlands -4 12 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Oxford -1 9 £55,000 -8.33%
East Yorkshire -4 8 £32,000 +2.40%
Cheshire -5 8 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Hampshire -11 8 £31,250 -10.71%

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1447 (100.00%) Linux
2 698 (48.24%) Red Hat
3 572 (39.53%) Puppet
4 511 (35.31%) MySQL
5 507 (35.04%) Perl
6 487 (33.66%) Bash Shell
7 485 (33.52%) Python
8 475 (32.83%) Apache
9 420 (29.03%) UNIX
10 417 (28.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 393 (27.16%) CentOS
12 376 (25.98%) Ubuntu
13 371 (25.64%) VMware
14 320 (22.11%) DevOps
15 306 (21.15%) Nagios
16 302 (20.87%) Java
17 297 (20.53%) Debian
18 290 (20.04%) Ruby
19 288 (19.90%) Opscode Chef
20 287 (19.83%) Windows
21 277 (19.14%) PHP
22 272 (18.80%) Tomcat
23 266 (18.38%) DNS
24 237 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
25 229 (15.83%) TCP/IP
26 209 (14.44%) Open Source
27 206 (14.24%) Firewall
28 199 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
29 198 (13.68%) Configuration Management
30 179 (12.37%) Oracle

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 475 (32.83%) Apache
2 272 (18.80%) Tomcat
3 170 (11.75%) nginx
4 60 (4.15%) OpenStack
5 55 (3.80%) Node.js
6 47 (3.25%) CMS
7 46 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
8 43 (2.97%) WebLogic
9 38 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 37 (2.56%) IIS
11 34 (2.35%) Drupal
12 28 (1.94%) Apache Solr
13 23 (1.59%) Jetty
14 18 (1.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 16 (1.11%) MS Exchange
16 15 (1.04%) Confluence
17 14 (0.97%) Alfresco
17 14 (0.97%) WordPress
18 11 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (0.76%) CloudStack
Applications
1 25 (1.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) Magento
2 9 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
2 9 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.21%) Summit
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.069%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 199 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
3 53 (3.66%) SaaS
4 32 (2.21%) Amazon S3
5 20 (1.38%) Joyent
6 17 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.11%) Basecamp
8 13 (0.90%) GitHub
9 9 (0.62%) Rackspace Cloud
10 8 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (0.48%) Route 53
11 7 (0.48%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.28%) Office 365
13 2 (0.14%) PaaS
13 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.14%) IaaS
14 1 (0.069%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 266 (18.38%) DNS
2 229 (15.83%) TCP/IP
3 206 (14.24%) Firewall
4 158 (10.92%) SAN
5 145 (10.02%) HTTP
6 122 (8.43%) LDAP
7 99 (6.84%) DHCP
8 92 (6.36%) VPN
8 92 (6.36%) Internet
9 83 (5.74%) SMTP
10 64 (4.42%) NAS
11 57 (3.94%) SSL
12 53 (3.66%) VoIP
13 45 (3.11%) VLAN
14 43 (2.97%) FTP
15 39 (2.70%) BIG-IP
16 31 (2.14%) SSH
17 30 (2.07%) SNMP
18 28 (1.94%) Network Security
19 26 (1.80%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 511 (35.31%) MySQL
2 176 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
3 107 (7.39%) Redis
4 88 (6.08%) NoSQL
5 86 (5.94%) Relational Database
6 79 (5.46%) MongoDB
7 57 (3.94%) RDBMS
8 53 (3.66%) SQL Server
9 43 (2.97%) Oracle Database
10 41 (2.83%) Big Data
11 37 (2.56%) Hadoop
12 29 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 28 (1.94%) DB2
14 18 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (1.24%) HBase
15 16 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (1.04%) Couchbase
17 12 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
18 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
19 7 (0.48%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 135 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 117 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 83 (5.74%) Subversion
4 58 (4.01%) JIRA
5 21 (1.45%) Maven
6 15 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (1.04%) Mercurial
7 10 (0.69%) Ant
8 8 (0.55%) Hudson
9 7 (0.48%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.41%) FishEye
11 5 (0.35%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.35%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.35%) Juju
12 4 (0.28%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.14%) Selenium
13 2 (0.14%) Firebug
13 2 (0.14%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.14%) Expression Web
14 1 (0.069%) Redmine
General
1 169 (11.68%) Finance
2 77 (5.32%) Games
3 51 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.35%) Marketing
5 30 (2.07%) Retail
6 28 (1.94%) Banking
7 21 (1.45%) Publishing
7 21 (1.45%) Online Betting
8 17 (1.17%) Law
9 16 (1.11%) Advertising
10 12 (0.83%) Legal
11 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.69%) Electronics
12 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.41%) Back Office
13 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.28%) Welsh Language
15 3 (0.21%) Front Office
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (10.64%) LAMP
2 124 (8.57%) Web Services
3 42 (2.90%) XML
4 34 (2.35%) .NET
5 26 (1.80%) CSS
6 25 (1.73%) Django
7 21 (1.45%) JSON
8 19 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (1.17%) Middleware
10 16 (1.11%) HTML
11 15 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (0.97%) Sphinx
13 12 (0.83%) Java EE
13 12 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (0.83%) J2EE
14 11 (0.76%) Memcached
15 10 (0.69%) Ajax
15 10 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
16 8 (0.55%) Regular Expression
17 7 (0.48%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 209 (14.44%) Open Source
2 113 (7.81%) Clustering
3 79 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 61 (4.22%) Replication
5 48 (3.32%) Social Media
6 34 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.00%) Online Games
8 27 (1.87%) Derivative
9 20 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.24%) Digital Media
11 16 (1.11%) HACMP
12 12 (0.83%) Spread Betting
13 11 (0.76%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.69%) PKI
14 10 (0.69%) Streaming Video
15 9 (0.62%) DTV
15 9 (0.62%) HP StorageWorks
16 8 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.55%) LPAR
17 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1447 (100.00%) Linux
2 420 (29.03%) UNIX
3 417 (28.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 393 (27.16%) CentOS
5 376 (25.98%) Ubuntu
6 297 (20.53%) Debian
7 287 (19.83%) Windows
8 173 (11.96%) Solaris
9 74 (5.11%) AIX
10 49 (3.39%) SUSE
11 44 (3.04%) HPUX
12 40 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (2.63%) Apple iOS
14 36 (2.49%) OpenBSD
14 36 (2.49%) Mac OS X
15 29 (2.00%) Android
16 25 (1.73%) Fedora
17 23 (1.59%) Windows 7
17 23 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (22.11%) DevOps
2 198 (13.68%) Configuration Management
3 160 (11.06%) E-Commerce
4 152 (10.50%) Load Balancing
5 119 (8.22%) ITIL
6 112 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
7 75 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
9 64 (4.42%) Problem Management
10 63 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 49 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
11 49 (3.39%) Analytics
12 47 (3.25%) Change Management
13 37 (2.56%) Build Automation
13 37 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
14 36 (2.49%) Migration
15 32 (2.21%) Service Delivery
16 29 (2.00%) Time Management
17 25 (1.73%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (1.66%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 507 (35.04%) Perl
2 487 (33.66%) Bash Shell
3 485 (33.52%) Python
4 302 (20.87%) Java
5 290 (20.04%) Ruby
6 277 (19.14%) PHP
7 176 (12.16%) Shell Script
8 160 (11.06%) SQL
9 54 (3.73%) C
10 42 (2.90%) AWK
11 30 (2.07%) JavaScript
12 24 (1.66%) Scala
13 18 (1.24%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.11%) Korn
15 14 (0.97%) sed
16 13 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.69%) C++
18 9 (0.62%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.48%) Clojure
20 5 (0.35%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 157 (10.85%) Degree
2 67 (4.63%) RHCE
3 29 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (1.87%) MCSE
5 23 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.83%) LPIC
6 12 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
7 11 (0.76%) Linux+ Certification
7 11 (0.76%) CCNA
7 11 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.69%) OCP
9 9 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.35%) CCNP
10 5 (0.35%) RHCT
11 4 (0.28%) MCITP
11 4 (0.28%) PhD
12 3 (0.21%) MCP
12 3 (0.21%) HND
12 3 (0.21%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.73%) QA
2 39 (2.70%) SLA
3 17 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 237 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (10.85%) KVM
3 102 (7.05%) Xen
4 90 (6.22%) Active Directory
5 85 (5.87%) NFS
6 61 (4.22%) vSphere
7 56 (3.87%) Postfix
8 42 (2.90%) Samba
9 39 (2.70%) Varnish
10 30 (2.07%) Sendmail
11 29 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
12 25 (1.73%) XenServer
12 25 (1.73%) VMware ESX
13 17 (1.17%) Squid
13 17 (1.17%) Hyper-V
14 12 (0.83%) GPFS
15 10 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.48%) qmail
17 7 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 572 (39.53%) Puppet
2 306 (21.15%) Nagios
3 288 (19.90%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (5.60%) Cacti
5 65 (4.49%) Salt
6 61 (4.22%) Ansible
7 59 (4.08%) ZABBIX
8 53 (3.66%) CFEngine
9 38 (2.63%) logstash
10 37 (2.56%) Vagrant
11 35 (2.42%) Ganglia
12 29 (2.00%) SCOM
13 27 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
14 23 (1.59%) Tivoli
15 22 (1.52%) NetBackup
15 22 (1.52%) Zenoss
16 21 (1.45%) HAProxy
17 20 (1.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 16 (1.11%) SCCM
19 14 (0.97%) Opsview
Vendors
1 698 (48.24%) Red Hat
2 371 (25.64%) VMware
3 179 (12.37%) Oracle
4 118 (8.15%) Cisco
5 117 (8.09%) JBoss
6 102 (7.05%) Microsoft
7 82 (5.67%) HP
8 56 (3.87%) Citrix
9 52 (3.59%) Rackspace
10 41 (2.83%) Veritas
11 32 (2.21%) IBM
12 30 (2.07%) SAP
13 26 (1.80%) Google
14 25 (1.73%) SaltStack
15 24 (1.66%) F5
15 24 (1.66%) Sun
16 21 (1.45%) Juniper
16 21 (1.45%) EMC
17 19 (1.31%) Percona
18 18 (1.24%) Atlassian
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £54,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + share op's + pen
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Medical, Pension, Clothing Allowance, Company di
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000 + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago