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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Administrator
Rank 489 444 382
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 490 687 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.64% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 450 563 780
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 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 1 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 1 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 -46 477 £50,000 +11.11% 61
London +1 269 £52,500 +5.00% 36
South East +5 111 £50,000 +11.11% 7
City of London +44 46 £50,000 - 11
Surrey +59 36 £53,500 +57.35% 2
Berkshire +11 36 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +25 35 £40,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +33 24 £40,000 - 2
North West +5 20 £35,000 -12.50%
East of England -8 15 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Hampshire -8 14 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Bradford - 12 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +12 11 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Manchester -4 11 £28,000 -33.72%
West Midlands -12 11 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -19 11 £45,000 -5.26% 1
South West -24 10 £48,750 +14.70% 1
Staines - 10 £55,500 -
Leeds +13 9 £40,000 - 2
Coventry +7 8 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Oxford -10 8 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Reading -20 8 £60,000 -
East Sussex -28 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Reigate - 8 £52,500 -
Windsor - 8 £58,750 -
Slough +9 7 £45,000 +16.12%
Croydon +7 7 £50,000 -
East Midlands +3 7 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Brighton -26 7 £52,500 +31.25%
South Yorkshire +22 6 - -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1118 (100.00%) Linux
2 507 (45.35%) Puppet
3 456 (40.79%) VMware
4 450 (40.25%) Python
5 446 (39.89%) Red Hat
6 406 (36.31%) MySQL
6 406 (36.31%) Bash Shell
7 388 (34.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 383 (34.26%) Apache
9 356 (31.84%) DevOps
10 353 (31.57%) CentOS
11 322 (28.80%) Amazon AWS
12 313 (28.00%) Perl
13 309 (27.64%) LAMP
14 297 (26.57%) Unix
15 287 (25.67%) Opscode Chef
16 279 (24.96%) Ansible
17 270 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 269 (24.06%) Nagios
19 248 (22.18%) PHP
20 241 (21.56%) Jenkins
21 237 (21.20%) DNS
22 228 (20.39%) Windows
23 205 (18.34%) Tomcat
24 200 (17.89%) Firewall
25 198 (17.71%) Configuration Management
26 196 (17.53%) Java
27 179 (16.01%) Ruby
28 177 (15.83%) Ubuntu
29 167 (14.94%) 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
1 383 (34.26%) Apache
2 205 (18.34%) Tomcat
3 167 (14.94%) nginx
4 78 (6.98%) JBoss
5 77 (6.89%) OpenStack
6 46 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.34%) Confluence
8 15 (1.34%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.07%) Jetty
11 11 (0.98%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.98%) IIS
12 10 (0.89%) Liferay
13 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.36%) Resin
16 3 (0.27%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.27%) Joomla!
16 3 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.089%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.089%) MS Project
3 1 (0.089%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.27%) Magento
1 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 322 (28.80%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
3 47 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (3.58%) SaaS
5 34 (3.04%) Amazon S3
6 27 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (2.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 23 (2.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 23 (2.06%) IaaS
8 16 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 15 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (0.98%) PaaS
10 11 (0.98%) SoftLayer
11 10 (0.89%) AWS OpsWorks
11 10 (0.89%) GitHub
12 9 (0.81%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.72%) Office 365
14 6 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 237 (21.20%) DNS
2 200 (17.89%) Firewall
3 141 (12.61%) TCP/IP
4 122 (10.91%) SAN
5 90 (8.05%) LDAP
6 72 (6.44%) LAN
7 69 (6.17%) WAN
8 65 (5.81%) DHCP
9 64 (5.72%) NAS
10 62 (5.55%) Internet
11 61 (5.46%) HTTP
12 55 (4.92%) SMTP
13 50 (4.47%) VPN
14 42 (3.76%) Kerberos
15 38 (3.40%) SNMP
15 38 (3.40%) SSL
16 36 (3.22%) VLAN
17 32 (2.86%) VoIP
18 31 (2.77%) iSCSI
19 26 (2.33%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (36.31%) MySQL
2 76 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (5.72%) MongoDB
4 54 (4.83%) Oracle Database
5 40 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
6 35 (3.13%) Redis
7 34 (3.04%) SQL Server
8 27 (2.42%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.52%) Big Data
9 17 (1.52%) Couchbase
10 15 (1.34%) CouchDB
11 14 (1.25%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.81%) MariaDB
14 6 (0.54%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.54%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.45%) OLTP
15 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (0.36%) MemSQL
16 4 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 241 (21.56%) Jenkins
2 106 (9.48%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.67%) TeamCity
4 40 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 39 (3.49%) Vagrant
6 38 (3.40%) Subversion
7 24 (2.15%) Travis CI
8 21 (1.88%) Selenium
9 17 (1.52%) Hudson
10 16 (1.43%) JIRA
11 13 (1.16%) GitLab
12 12 (1.07%) Gerrit
13 10 (0.89%) PHPUnit
13 10 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (0.72%) Maven
15 5 (0.45%) Bitbucket
16 3 (0.27%) Artifactory
16 3 (0.27%) CruiseControl
16 3 (0.27%) Gradle
17 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
General
1 111 (9.93%) Finance
2 94 (8.41%) Law
3 89 (7.96%) Marketing
4 40 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.04%) Banking
6 26 (2.33%) Advertising
7 21 (1.88%) Games
8 20 (1.79%) Retail
9 15 (1.34%) Publishing
10 13 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.81%) Back Office
11 9 (0.81%) Electronics
11 9 (0.81%) International Banking
12 5 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
15 1 (0.089%) Legal
15 1 (0.089%) Military
15 1 (0.089%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (27.64%) LAMP
2 110 (9.84%) LEMP Stack
3 84 (7.51%) Web Services
4 38 (3.40%) Memcached
5 33 (2.95%) LAPP Stack
6 28 (2.50%) ELK Stack
7 18 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
7 18 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
8 16 (1.43%) JMX
9 15 (1.34%) .NET
9 15 (1.34%) CSS
9 15 (1.34%) HTML
10 13 (1.16%) Node.js
11 12 (1.07%) Akka
11 12 (1.07%) J2EE
12 10 (0.89%) Behat
12 10 (0.89%) JDBC
13 9 (0.81%) Middleware
14 8 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.74%) Clustering
3 34 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.42%) User Experience
6 16 (1.43%) Fintech
7 14 (1.25%) EMC VNX
8 13 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.16%) Statistics
9 12 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (0.98%) HP Storage
11 10 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.89%) Cryptography
12 9 (0.81%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.72%) e-Learning
13 8 (0.72%) Streaming Video
13 8 (0.72%) Video on Demand
14 7 (0.63%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.63%) iPad
14 7 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1118 (100.00%) Linux
2 388 (34.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 353 (31.57%) CentOS
4 297 (26.57%) Unix
5 228 (20.39%) Windows
6 177 (15.83%) Ubuntu
7 118 (10.55%) Debian
8 107 (9.57%) Windows Server
9 57 (5.10%) Solaris
10 43 (3.85%) SUSE
11 42 (3.76%) HPUX
12 35 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (2.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 19 (1.70%) AIX
16 17 (1.52%) Windows 7
17 12 (1.07%) Windows 10
18 10 (0.89%) Amazon Linux
18 10 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (31.84%) DevOps
2 198 (17.71%) Configuration Management
3 167 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (10.55%) High Availability
5 112 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (8.68%) Load Balancing
7 82 (7.33%) ITIL
8 79 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 69 (6.17%) E-Commerce
10 60 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
11 56 (5.01%) Open Source
12 43 (3.85%) Service Management
13 42 (3.76%) Business Continuity
14 41 (3.67%) Migration
15 40 (3.58%) Root Cause Analysis
16 38 (3.40%) Virtual Environments
17 36 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
18 33 (2.95%) Capacity Planning
18 33 (2.95%) Continuous Delivery
18 33 (2.95%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 450 (40.25%) Python
2 406 (36.31%) Bash Shell
3 313 (28.00%) Perl
4 248 (22.18%) PHP
5 196 (17.53%) Java
6 179 (16.01%) Ruby
7 145 (12.97%) Shell Script
8 99 (8.86%) SQL
9 46 (4.11%) PowerShell
10 29 (2.59%) Korn
11 24 (2.15%) C++
12 23 (2.06%) C
13 21 (1.88%) JavaScript
14 13 (1.16%) AWK
14 13 (1.16%) sed
15 11 (0.98%) C#
16 8 (0.72%) Scala
17 5 (0.45%) Bourne shell
18 4 (0.36%) Go
18 4 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 47 (4.20%) Degree
2 40 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.50%) RHCE
5 20 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.34%) CCNP
8 9 (0.81%) CCNA
9 7 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.54%) PhD
10 6 (0.54%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.45%) RHCT
12 4 (0.36%) CFA
12 4 (0.36%) MBA
13 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) HND
14 2 (0.18%) MCITP
14 2 (0.18%) MCSE
15 1 (0.089%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.77%) QA
2 29 (2.59%) SLA
3 14 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.089%) DICOM
5 1 (0.089%) HL7
System Software
1 270 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (8.14%) Docker
3 89 (7.96%) KVM
4 82 (7.33%) Active Directory
5 81 (7.25%) NFS
6 61 (5.46%) Xen
7 59 (5.28%) vSphere
8 55 (4.92%) Squid
9 39 (3.49%) iptables
10 31 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
11 30 (2.68%) Hyper-V
11 30 (2.68%) Varnish
12 29 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
13 25 (2.24%) VirtualBox
14 24 (2.15%) Corosync
15 23 (2.06%) Postfix
16 22 (1.97%) GlusterFS
17 17 (1.52%) VMware ESX
18 12 (1.07%) GPFS
19 11 (0.98%) Samba
Systems Management
1 507 (45.35%) Puppet
2 287 (25.67%) Opscode Chef
3 279 (24.96%) Ansible
4 269 (24.06%) Nagios
5 78 (6.98%) HAProxy
6 50 (4.47%) Cacti
6 50 (4.47%) logstash
7 48 (4.29%) Salt
7 48 (4.29%) ZABBIX
8 24 (2.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 19 (1.70%) Cobbler
9 19 (1.70%) Pacemaker
10 18 (1.61%) WSUS
11 16 (1.43%) Graphite
11 16 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
12 14 (1.25%) Munin
12 14 (1.25%) SCCM
12 14 (1.25%) Tivoli
13 13 (1.16%) Nmap
13 13 (1.16%) yum
Vendors
1 456 (40.79%) VMware
2 446 (39.89%) Red Hat
3 142 (12.70%) Oracle
4 116 (10.38%) Cisco
5 85 (7.60%) HP
6 65 (5.81%) Microsoft
7 55 (4.92%) EMC
8 54 (4.83%) Rackspace
9 41 (3.67%) Veritas
10 33 (2.95%) NetApp
11 30 (2.68%) Splunk
12 28 (2.50%) 3PAR
13 23 (2.06%) Citrix
14 21 (1.88%) New Relic
15 20 (1.79%) IBM
16 18 (1.61%) F5
17 17 (1.52%) Atlassian
17 17 (1.52%) Qualys
18 16 (1.43%) Google
18 16 (1.43%) Juniper
West London
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits -Contributory pension ma
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £78000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £350000 - £420000 per annum + Excellent Benefit Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great base, benefits, work/life balance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Hedge Fund Bonuses + Good Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-60k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Matlock, Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: to £65K + bonus, full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago