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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 434 416 340
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 552 586 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.56% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.59% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 480 534 750
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 28 January 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 January 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 -14 527 £47,500 +5.55% 71
London -34 306 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South East -1 126 £42,500 -3.40% 17
City of London -2 54 £47,500 +1.06% 7
Surrey +9 35 £55,000 +18.27% 3
Yorkshire -22 29 £39,750 +11.97%
South West -11 24 £37,500 +25.00% 6
East of England -13 21 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Hampshire -27 19 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Berkshire -30 18 £41,250 -2.94% 6
Oxfordshire -7 17 £43,000 -20.00% 2
Reading -5 15 £40,000 +12.67% 1
North West -5 15 £30,000 -25.00% 7
West Yorkshire -20 15 £38,000 +8.57%
Manchester -4 14 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 12 £47,500 +23.37% 4
Leeds -5 12 £38,250 +9.28%
Oxford -17 11 £43,000 -18.09% 1
West Sussex - 11 £37,500 - 3
North Yorkshire +24 10 £45,000 -3.22%
Gloucester +14 8 - - 1
Leatherhead +4 8 £55,000 +18.27%
Kent +4 8 £37,500 -
Southampton +4 8 £33,500 -10.66%
Cambridge -2 8 £47,500 +23.37% 4
Gloucestershire -13 8 - - 1
Scotland +11 7 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Brighton -8 7 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex -14 7 £40,000 - 1
Portsmouth -14 7 £45,000 +24.13%

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1253 (100.00%) Linux
2 592 (47.25%) Red Hat
3 583 (46.53%) Puppet
4 508 (40.54%) Python
5 496 (39.58%) Perl
6 473 (37.75%) Bash Shell
7 465 (37.11%) MySQL
8 457 (36.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 411 (32.80%) CentOS
10 387 (30.89%) Apache
11 377 (30.09%) VMware
12 366 (29.21%) UNIX
13 319 (25.46%) DevOps
14 312 (24.90%) Windows
15 307 (24.50%) Opscode Chef
16 303 (24.18%) Nagios
17 297 (23.70%) PHP
18 288 (22.98%) Ruby
19 274 (21.87%) Ubuntu
20 259 (20.67%) Tomcat
21 231 (18.44%) Open Source
22 227 (18.12%) Java
23 221 (17.64%) DNS
24 214 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
25 200 (15.96%) nginx
26 193 (15.40%) Shell Script
27 192 (15.32%) E-Commerce
28 191 (15.24%) TCP/IP
29 189 (15.08%) Configuration Management
30 184 (14.68%) Debian

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 387 (30.89%) Apache
2 259 (20.67%) Tomcat
3 200 (15.96%) nginx
4 70 (5.59%) OpenStack
5 60 (4.79%) JBoss
6 42 (3.35%) IIS
7 40 (3.19%) Apache Solr
8 26 (2.08%) Confluence
9 24 (1.92%) Jetty
10 23 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 21 (1.68%) Node.js
12 19 (1.52%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (1.12%) CMS
15 10 (0.80%) CloudStack
16 7 (0.56%) WordPress
16 7 (0.56%) MS Exchange
17 5 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 5 (0.40%) Lync
18 4 (0.32%) iPlanet
Applications
1 39 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.080%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.40%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 180 (14.37%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (3.59%) Amazon S3
4 41 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (2.95%) SaaS
6 26 (2.08%) Rackspace Cloud
6 26 (2.08%) IaaS
7 19 (1.52%) Route 53
7 19 (1.52%) SoftLayer
8 17 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
9 15 (1.20%) PaaS
10 11 (0.88%) GitHub
10 11 (0.88%) Joyent
11 6 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.40%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.32%) Basecamp
13 4 (0.32%) Office 365
14 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 221 (17.64%) DNS
2 191 (15.24%) TCP/IP
3 135 (10.77%) Firewall
4 127 (10.14%) SAN
5 101 (8.06%) HTTP
6 72 (5.75%) Internet
7 64 (5.11%) LDAP
8 63 (5.03%) DHCP
9 60 (4.79%) SMTP
10 58 (4.63%) SSH
11 54 (4.31%) FTP
12 51 (4.07%) LAN
13 42 (3.35%) VPN
14 41 (3.27%) VoIP
15 40 (3.19%) NAS
16 32 (2.55%) BIG-IP
17 30 (2.39%) VLAN
18 27 (2.15%) WAN
19 25 (2.00%) IPv4
19 25 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (37.11%) MySQL
2 118 (9.42%) NoSQL
3 113 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
4 81 (6.46%) MongoDB
5 77 (6.15%) Redis
6 58 (4.63%) SQL Server
7 54 (4.31%) Hadoop
8 53 (4.23%) Big Data
9 39 (3.11%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 31 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.52%) MariaDB
13 15 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.96%) Couchbase
15 11 (0.88%) DB2
16 10 (0.80%) CouchDB
17 9 (0.72%) Informix
18 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
18 7 (0.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 132 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 119 (9.50%) Jenkins
3 103 (8.22%) Subversion
4 33 (2.63%) JIRA
5 19 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (1.36%) Hudson
7 10 (0.80%) Maven
7 10 (0.80%) Ant
8 4 (0.32%) FishEye
8 4 (0.32%) Firebug
8 4 (0.32%) Gradle
9 3 (0.24%) Juju
9 3 (0.24%) Emacs
9 3 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.080%) Redmine
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.080%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.080%) Selenium
General
1 124 (9.90%) Finance
2 66 (5.27%) Games
3 34 (2.71%) Banking
4 28 (2.23%) Retail
4 28 (2.23%) Advertising
5 25 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.84%) Law
7 18 (1.44%) Publishing
8 17 (1.36%) French Language
9 14 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.04%) Marketing
11 12 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.40%) Back Office
12 5 (0.40%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.32%) Electronics
13 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.24%) Welsh Language
15 2 (0.16%) Legal
15 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.080%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (13.97%) LAMP
2 156 (12.45%) Web Services
3 52 (4.15%) Memcached
4 28 (2.23%) HTML
5 23 (1.84%) CSS
6 22 (1.76%) Django
7 20 (1.60%) XML
8 15 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
9 13 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (0.80%) HornetQ
10 10 (0.80%) JMX
11 9 (0.72%) ZeroMQ
11 9 (0.72%) Java EE
12 8 (0.64%) JSON
12 8 (0.64%) Symfony
12 8 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (0.64%) Middleware
12 8 (0.64%) .NET
13 7 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 231 (18.44%) Open Source
2 63 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 62 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (4.87%) Clustering
5 28 (2.23%) Replication
6 17 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.28%) Social Media
7 16 (1.28%) iPhone
7 16 (1.28%) Online Games
8 14 (1.12%) Derivative
8 14 (1.12%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.04%) Mathematics
10 11 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (0.80%) Blackberry
11 10 (0.80%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.64%) Physics
12 8 (0.64%) Social Network
13 7 (0.56%) PKI
14 6 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1253 (100.00%) Linux
2 457 (36.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 411 (32.80%) CentOS
4 366 (29.21%) UNIX
5 312 (24.90%) Windows
6 274 (21.87%) Ubuntu
7 184 (14.68%) Debian
8 107 (8.54%) Solaris
9 54 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.63%) SUSE
11 31 (2.47%) Fedora
11 31 (2.47%) Windows 7
12 28 (2.23%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.15%) Android
14 23 (1.84%) AIX
15 22 (1.76%) HPUX
16 16 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 13 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (25.46%) DevOps
2 192 (15.32%) E-Commerce
3 189 (15.08%) Configuration Management
4 105 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (8.06%) ITIL
6 87 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
7 77 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
8 76 (6.07%) Load Balancing
9 56 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (3.11%) Migration
11 36 (2.87%) Service Management
12 33 (2.63%) Time Management
13 32 (2.55%) Performance Monitoring
14 30 (2.39%) Project Management
15 28 (2.23%) Workflow
15 28 (2.23%) Mentoring
16 27 (2.15%) Information Assurance
17 26 (2.08%) Software Engineering
18 24 (1.92%) OO
19 23 (1.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 508 (40.54%) Python
2 496 (39.58%) Perl
3 473 (37.75%) Bash Shell
4 297 (23.70%) PHP
5 288 (22.98%) Ruby
6 227 (18.12%) Java
7 193 (15.40%) Shell Script
8 137 (10.93%) SQL
9 44 (3.51%) JavaScript
10 39 (3.11%) C
11 22 (1.76%) AWK
12 20 (1.60%) C++
13 19 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.44%) VBScript
15 17 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.12%) sed
17 7 (0.56%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.40%) Tcl
18 5 (0.40%) Groovy
19 4 (0.32%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 96 (7.66%) Degree
2 63 (5.03%) RHCE
3 22 (1.76%) RHCSA
4 19 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.44%) CCNA
6 16 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 10 (0.80%) LPIC
7 10 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.64%) Linux+ Certification
10 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.48%) MCSE
12 5 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.32%) PMP
13 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.24%) CISSP
14 3 (0.24%) MCITP
15 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.51%) QA
2 28 (2.23%) SLA
3 25 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 214 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (7.82%) KVM
3 85 (6.78%) Xen
4 73 (5.83%) NFS
5 71 (5.67%) Active Directory
6 65 (5.19%) Varnish
7 57 (4.55%) vSphere
8 33 (2.63%) Samba
9 28 (2.23%) Postfix
10 22 (1.76%) VMware ESX
11 21 (1.68%) Snort
12 20 (1.60%) Docker
13 19 (1.52%) Sendmail
14 18 (1.44%) Squid
15 14 (1.12%) LXC
16 12 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (0.96%) Openswan
16 12 (0.96%) XenServer
17 10 (0.80%) Firmware
18 8 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 583 (46.53%) Puppet
2 307 (24.50%) Opscode Chef
3 303 (24.18%) Nagios
4 87 (6.94%) ZABBIX
5 84 (6.70%) Ansible
6 79 (6.30%) Cacti
7 62 (4.95%) Salt
8 57 (4.55%) Vagrant
9 34 (2.71%) Ganglia
10 33 (2.63%) Graphite
11 30 (2.39%) logstash
12 27 (2.15%) CFEngine
13 21 (1.68%) NetBackup
14 16 (1.28%) HAProxy
15 13 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
15 13 (1.04%) Zenoss
16 12 (0.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 12 (0.96%) Cobbler
17 11 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
17 11 (0.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 592 (47.25%) Red Hat
2 377 (30.09%) VMware
3 146 (11.65%) Cisco
4 131 (10.45%) Oracle
5 87 (6.94%) Microsoft
6 64 (5.11%) HP
7 44 (3.51%) Rackspace
8 34 (2.71%) IBM
9 31 (2.47%) Percona
10 30 (2.39%) Splunk
10 30 (2.39%) NetApp
10 30 (2.39%) Veritas
11 29 (2.31%) Juniper
12 28 (2.23%) EMC
12 28 (2.23%) Citrix
13 21 (1.68%) F5
14 20 (1.60%) SolarWinds
15 19 (1.52%) Atlassian
15 19 (1.52%) Sun
16 18 (1.44%) Intel
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + standard market benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Betting Appointments
Salary: £58000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, 25 days holiday, Pens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £70k - £75k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago