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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 407 382 347
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 677 675 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 596 572 746
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.80% +18.57%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -27 652 £45,000 - 64
London +3 370 £47,500 -3.06% 34
South East +34 158 £42,500 - 11
City of London +21 73 £45,000 -4.25% 11
Berkshire +31 49 £48,000 +12.94% 3
East of England -66 42 £43,500 +6.74% 7
Surrey +21 39 £49,500 +23.75% 2
East Sussex -7 39 £40,000 -
Brighton -8 39 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire -14 28 £43,500 +6.74% 6
Cambridge -17 27 £43,500 +8.75% 6
Yorkshire -72 26 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West -9 23 £35,000 -15.66% 3
Reading +9 20 £35,000 -37.21% 1
West Yorkshire -55 19 £42,500 -5.55% 4
East Midlands +8 14 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire 0 14 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Cheshire -4 11 £35,500 -2.06% 2
Hertfordshire -14 11 £48,500 +61.66%
South West -27 11 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Windsor - 11 £57,500 -
Warwickshire +17 10 £44,000 +3.52% 1
Maidenhead -4 10 £57,500 +12.74% 1
West Midlands -9 10 £44,000 +33.33% 1
Warwick +13 9 £44,000 +17.33% 1
Bradford - 9 £42,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 9 £37,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Manchester +5 8 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Wales +5 8 £31,500 +75.00% 1

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1396 (100.00%) Linux
2 649 (46.49%) Red Hat
3 588 (42.12%) Puppet
4 535 (38.32%) Python
5 532 (38.11%) MySQL
6 522 (37.39%) Bash Shell
7 513 (36.75%) Perl
8 445 (31.88%) Apache
9 427 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 403 (28.87%) UNIX
11 388 (27.79%) CentOS
12 385 (27.58%) VMware
13 365 (26.15%) Ubuntu
14 330 (23.64%) DevOps
15 329 (23.57%) Ruby
15 329 (23.57%) Nagios
16 323 (23.14%) Java
17 303 (21.70%) Windows
18 302 (21.63%) PHP
19 296 (21.20%) Opscode Chef
20 286 (20.49%) Tomcat
21 275 (19.70%) Debian
22 273 (19.56%) DNS
23 260 (18.62%) TCP/IP
24 253 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
25 241 (17.26%) Open Source
26 201 (14.40%) nginx
27 200 (14.33%) Configuration Management
28 198 (14.18%) PostgreSQL
29 197 (14.11%) LAMP

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 445 (31.88%) Apache
2 286 (20.49%) Tomcat
3 201 (14.40%) nginx
4 74 (5.30%) OpenStack
5 60 (4.30%) Node.js
6 54 (3.87%) WebLogic
7 35 (2.51%) CMS
8 34 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (2.36%) Apache Solr
10 32 (2.29%) WebSphere
11 27 (1.93%) Jetty
12 23 (1.65%) Drupal
12 23 (1.65%) IIS
13 18 (1.29%) CloudStack
14 16 (1.15%) MS Exchange
15 13 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 13 (0.93%) Confluence
16 11 (0.79%) Escenic
16 11 (0.79%) Resin
17 9 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.072%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.072%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 15 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.86%) Magento
3 9 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.072%) Summit
6 1 (0.072%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 176 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (3.94%) SaaS
3 44 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (1.43%) Rackspace Cloud
4 20 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.43%) Basecamp
5 18 (1.29%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.22%) GitHub
7 8 (0.57%) Joyent
7 8 (0.57%) PaaS
8 6 (0.43%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.36%) Route 53
10 4 (0.29%) Office 365
11 3 (0.21%) IaaS
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 1 (0.072%) Heroku
13 1 (0.072%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 1 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 273 (19.56%) DNS
2 260 (18.62%) TCP/IP
3 166 (11.89%) Firewall
4 143 (10.24%) HTTP
5 123 (8.81%) LDAP
6 121 (8.67%) SAN
7 101 (7.23%) DHCP
8 95 (6.81%) Internet
9 79 (5.66%) SMTP
10 61 (4.37%) VoIP
11 52 (3.72%) VPN
12 51 (3.65%) SSL
13 48 (3.44%) FTP
14 45 (3.22%) SSH
15 44 (3.15%) BIG-IP
16 42 (3.01%) NAS
17 33 (2.36%) WAN
17 33 (2.36%) LAN
18 30 (2.15%) VLAN
19 29 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (38.11%) MySQL
2 198 (14.18%) PostgreSQL
3 96 (6.88%) MongoDB
4 90 (6.45%) Redis
5 89 (6.38%) NoSQL
6 88 (6.30%) Relational Database
7 61 (4.37%) Hadoop
8 56 (4.01%) Big Data
9 55 (3.94%) RDBMS
10 52 (3.72%) SQL Server
11 50 (3.58%) Oracle Database
12 30 (2.15%) DB2
13 22 (1.58%) HBase
14 19 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.72%) Couchbase
17 9 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.64%) RavenDB
18 8 (0.57%) MariaDB
19 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 136 (9.74%) Git (software)
2 126 (9.03%) Jenkins
3 85 (6.09%) Subversion
4 57 (4.08%) JIRA
5 14 (1.00%) Mercurial
6 12 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (0.79%) Hudson
8 10 (0.72%) Maven
9 8 (0.57%) Juju
10 7 (0.50%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.14%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.14%) Redmine
12 2 (0.14%) Ant
12 2 (0.14%) Firebug
13 1 (0.072%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.072%) JUnit
General
1 133 (9.53%) Finance
2 53 (3.80%) Games
3 44 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.15%) Marketing
5 26 (1.86%) Publishing
5 26 (1.86%) Banking
5 26 (1.86%) Law
6 20 (1.43%) Retail
7 16 (1.15%) Advertising
8 13 (0.93%) Online Betting
9 12 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.72%) Electronics
10 10 (0.72%) Legal
11 7 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.36%) Welsh Language
13 4 (0.29%) Back Office
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (14.11%) LAMP
2 122 (8.74%) Web Services
3 34 (2.44%) Django
4 32 (2.29%) Memcached
4 32 (2.29%) XML
5 23 (1.65%) .NET
6 22 (1.58%) CSS
6 22 (1.58%) HTML
7 20 (1.43%) Java EE
8 14 (1.00%) JSON
8 14 (1.00%) Sphinx
8 14 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (0.93%) Middleware
10 11 (0.79%) Ajax
11 10 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (0.57%) Symfony
12 8 (0.57%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.57%) RESTful
13 7 (0.50%) HornetQ
13 7 (0.50%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 241 (17.26%) Open Source
2 89 (6.38%) Clustering
3 74 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 56 (4.01%) Social Media
5 54 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (3.01%) Replication
7 29 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.50%) Mathematics
10 20 (1.43%) Derivative
10 20 (1.43%) Online Games
11 15 (1.07%) Digital Media
12 14 (1.00%) PKI
13 13 (0.93%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.86%) HP StorageWorks
15 10 (0.72%) Streaming Video
15 10 (0.72%) Spread Betting
16 9 (0.64%) DTV
17 8 (0.57%) Firmware
17 8 (0.57%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1396 (100.00%) Linux
2 427 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 403 (28.87%) UNIX
4 388 (27.79%) CentOS
5 365 (26.15%) Ubuntu
6 303 (21.70%) Windows
7 275 (19.70%) Debian
8 149 (10.67%) Solaris
9 53 (3.80%) SUSE
10 40 (2.87%) OpenBSD
11 38 (2.72%) Mac OS X
11 38 (2.72%) HPUX
11 38 (2.72%) Windows 7
12 37 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (2.65%) AIX
13 25 (1.79%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (1.29%) Android
16 17 (1.22%) FreeBSD
17 16 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (23.64%) DevOps
2 200 (14.33%) Configuration Management
3 154 (11.03%) E-Commerce
4 136 (9.74%) Load Balancing
5 134 (9.60%) ITIL
6 133 (9.53%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (9.24%) Performance Tuning
8 77 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (3.72%) Problem Management
11 50 (3.58%) Performance Monitoring
12 47 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
13 42 (3.01%) Analytics
13 42 (3.01%) Migration
14 41 (2.94%) Change Management
15 33 (2.36%) Mentoring
16 32 (2.29%) Time Management
17 31 (2.22%) Workflow
18 28 (2.01%) Statistical Analysis
19 26 (1.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 535 (38.32%) Python
2 522 (37.39%) Bash Shell
3 513 (36.75%) Perl
4 329 (23.57%) Ruby
5 323 (23.14%) Java
6 302 (21.63%) PHP
7 180 (12.89%) SQL
8 163 (11.68%) Shell Script
9 57 (4.08%) C
10 44 (3.15%) AWK
11 39 (2.79%) JavaScript
12 19 (1.36%) T-SQL
13 18 (1.29%) Korn
13 18 (1.29%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.15%) Scala
14 16 (1.15%) sed
15 13 (0.93%) C++
16 5 (0.36%) PHP4
17 4 (0.29%) Lua
18 3 (0.21%) C#
Qualifications
1 157 (11.25%) Degree
2 69 (4.94%) RHCE
3 20 (1.43%) LPIC
4 19 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.36%) MCSE
4 19 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.29%) Linux+ Certification
6 15 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (0.93%) OCP
8 10 (0.72%) CCNA
8 10 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.29%) RHCT
10 4 (0.29%) PhD
11 3 (0.21%) MCP
11 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.21%) RHCA
12 2 (0.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.01%) QA
2 33 (2.36%) SLA
3 15 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 253 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 158 (11.32%) KVM
3 129 (9.24%) Xen
4 90 (6.45%) Active Directory
5 87 (6.23%) NFS
6 65 (4.66%) Postfix
7 61 (4.37%) vSphere
8 52 (3.72%) Varnish
8 52 (3.72%) Samba
9 37 (2.65%) Sendmail
10 31 (2.22%) VMware ESX
11 22 (1.58%) XenServer
12 19 (1.36%) Squid
13 16 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (1.07%) Snort
15 14 (1.00%) Hyper-V
16 13 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
17 9 (0.64%) PowerHA
17 9 (0.64%) Docker
18 6 (0.43%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 588 (42.12%) Puppet
2 329 (23.57%) Nagios
3 296 (21.20%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (7.45%) Cacti
5 89 (6.38%) Salt
6 83 (5.95%) Ansible
7 75 (5.37%) ZABBIX
8 58 (4.15%) CFEngine
9 42 (3.01%) Vagrant
10 37 (2.65%) Ganglia
11 32 (2.29%) Red Hat Satellite
12 27 (1.93%) logstash
13 26 (1.86%) Zenoss
14 25 (1.79%) SCOM
15 24 (1.72%) NetBackup
16 21 (1.50%) HAProxy
17 20 (1.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 20 (1.43%) SCCM
18 18 (1.29%) Tivoli
19 14 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 649 (46.49%) Red Hat
2 385 (27.58%) VMware
3 160 (11.46%) Oracle
4 119 (8.52%) JBoss
5 113 (8.09%) Microsoft
6 100 (7.16%) Cisco
7 68 (4.87%) HP
8 55 (3.94%) Citrix
9 48 (3.44%) Rackspace
10 33 (2.36%) SAP
11 31 (2.22%) F5
12 28 (2.01%) IBM
13 25 (1.79%) Veritas
14 24 (1.72%) EMC
15 21 (1.50%) SaltStack
16 20 (1.43%) Google
17 18 (1.29%) Atlassian
17 18 (1.29%) Sun
17 18 (1.29%) NetApp
18 17 (1.22%) Reuters
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £44,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Spring Technology
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Unlimited Training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum + Stock Options
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday