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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Administrator
Rank 393 330 348
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 772 830 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.79% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 685 714 785
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -51 759 £42,500 - 75
London -63 341 £50,000 - 38
South East -14 200 £40,000 +6.66% 17
East of England -7 86 £45,000 - 6
Berkshire +1 64 £35,000 -6.66% 7
City of London -23 62 £47,000 -6.00% 4
North West -24 47 £34,500 -13.75% 6
Yorkshire -30 46 £35,000 +25.00% 3
Reading +3 43 £35,000 -6.66% 7
East Sussex -3 41 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Brighton -5 40 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Hertfordshire +9 30 £50,500 +12.22% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 30 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Cheshire -5 26 £34,500 -13.75% 3
Cambridge 0 25 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Hampshire -17 25 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Surrey -6 24 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Portsmouth - 22 £36,250 -
Manchester -14 20 £35,000 -12.50% 3
South West -19 19 £31,500 -3.07% 3
Leeds -26 18 £35,000 +27.27% 1
West Yorkshire -38 18 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Kent -7 15 £33,500 +41.05%
East Midlands -14 14 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Essex -16 14 £52,500 +52.17%
Milton Keynes +13 13 £41,000 +9.33%
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £41,000 +7.18%
South Yorkshire -1 13 £32,500 -67.50%
Oxfordshire -25 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Oxford -8 12 £55,000 +21.54%

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1349 (100.00%) Linux
2 651 (48.26%) Red Hat
3 532 (39.44%) Puppet
4 497 (36.84%) Apache
5 480 (35.58%) Perl
6 462 (34.25%) MySQL
7 442 (32.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 408 (30.24%) Bash Shell
8 408 (30.24%) Python
9 390 (28.91%) UNIX
9 390 (28.91%) CentOS
10 361 (26.76%) VMware
11 334 (24.76%) Ubuntu
12 329 (24.39%) Windows
13 294 (21.79%) Debian
14 291 (21.57%) Opscode Chef
15 265 (19.64%) PHP
16 260 (19.27%) Ruby
17 244 (18.09%) Nagios
18 233 (17.27%) Java
18 233 (17.27%) Tomcat
19 217 (16.09%) Open Source
20 207 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 207 (15.34%) Shell Script
21 204 (15.12%) DNS
22 199 (14.75%) SAN
23 195 (14.46%) Firewall
24 189 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
25 179 (13.27%) TCP/IP
26 172 (12.75%) Finance

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 497 (36.84%) Apache
2 233 (17.27%) Tomcat
3 154 (11.42%) nginx
4 58 (4.30%) IIS
5 54 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (3.04%) CMS
7 40 (2.97%) WebSphere
8 39 (2.89%) Node.js
9 38 (2.82%) Drupal
10 35 (2.59%) OpenStack
11 28 (2.08%) Confluence
12 24 (1.78%) WebLogic
13 20 (1.48%) Apache Solr
14 18 (1.33%) Alfresco
15 15 (1.11%) CloudStack
15 15 (1.11%) Jetty
15 15 (1.11%) WordPress
15 15 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 11 (0.82%) MS Exchange
17 10 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (1.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.37%) MS Office
3 4 (0.30%) Maya
4 1 (0.074%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.89%) Summit
2 6 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (0.44%) Magento
3 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.074%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 189 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
3 44 (3.26%) Amazon S3
4 43 (3.19%) SaaS
5 30 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (2.15%) Joyent
7 11 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.67%) GitHub
9 7 (0.52%) Route 53
10 6 (0.44%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.44%) IaaS
11 3 (0.22%) PaaS
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.074%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 204 (15.12%) DNS
2 199 (14.75%) SAN
3 195 (14.46%) Firewall
4 179 (13.27%) TCP/IP
5 113 (8.38%) LDAP
6 108 (8.01%) HTTP
7 97 (7.19%) VPN
8 92 (6.82%) NAS
9 62 (4.60%) Internet
10 61 (4.52%) DHCP
11 54 (4.00%) SMTP
12 51 (3.78%) VLAN
13 39 (2.89%) FTP
14 35 (2.59%) SSL
15 33 (2.45%) iSCSI
16 28 (2.08%) VoIP
17 26 (1.93%) SSH
18 23 (1.70%) Wireshark
18 23 (1.70%) tcpdump
19 20 (1.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (34.25%) MySQL
2 97 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (6.75%) Redis
4 73 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 67 (4.97%) SQL Server
6 63 (4.67%) NoSQL
7 56 (4.15%) Relational Database
8 45 (3.34%) RDBMS
9 27 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 26 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.63%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.11%) HBase
14 14 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.96%) Big Data
16 11 (0.82%) Pentaho
17 10 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.74%) Couchbase
18 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 151 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 95 (7.04%) Subversion
3 93 (6.89%) Jenkins
4 48 (3.56%) JIRA
5 20 (1.48%) FishEye
6 16 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.19%) Maven
6 16 (1.19%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.82%) Selenium
7 11 (0.82%) Ant
8 8 (0.59%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.52%) Hudson
10 4 (0.30%) JUnit
11 3 (0.22%) Juju
11 3 (0.22%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.22%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.15%) Expression Web
13 1 (0.074%) Gradle
General
1 172 (12.75%) Finance
2 91 (6.75%) Games
3 42 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.74%) Banking
5 27 (2.00%) Marketing
6 26 (1.93%) Retail
7 23 (1.70%) Law
8 18 (1.33%) Online Betting
9 13 (0.96%) Advertising
10 12 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.59%) Electronics
12 6 (0.44%) Back Office
13 5 (0.37%) Front Office
13 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.37%) Publishing
14 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) Billing
17 1 (0.074%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (11.27%) LAMP
2 137 (10.16%) Web Services
3 54 (4.00%) XML
4 34 (2.52%) .NET
5 32 (2.37%) ActiveMQ
6 27 (2.00%) JSON
7 26 (1.93%) CSS
8 24 (1.78%) Memcached
9 22 (1.63%) J2EE
10 18 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
11 16 (1.19%) Django
11 16 (1.19%) Lucene
11 16 (1.19%) REST
12 15 (1.11%) HTML
13 13 (0.96%) Middleware
14 12 (0.89%) ASP.NET
15 11 (0.82%) CGI
16 10 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
16 10 (0.74%) Java EE
17 9 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 217 (16.09%) Open Source
2 139 (10.30%) Clustering
3 71 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 58 (4.30%) Replication
5 34 (2.52%) Social Media
6 31 (2.30%) Derivative
7 28 (2.08%) Online Games
8 23 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.41%) Digital Media
10 18 (1.33%) Firmware
11 13 (0.96%) iPad
11 13 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.89%) BBC
12 12 (0.89%) HACMP
13 10 (0.74%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 9 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.59%) iSeries
15 8 (0.59%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.59%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1349 (100.00%) Linux
2 442 (32.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 390 (28.91%) UNIX
3 390 (28.91%) CentOS
4 334 (24.76%) Ubuntu
5 329 (24.39%) Windows
6 294 (21.79%) Debian
7 155 (11.49%) Solaris
8 74 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (5.11%) AIX
10 47 (3.48%) SUSE
11 32 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (2.15%) HPUX
12 29 (2.15%) Apple iOS
13 27 (2.00%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.00%) FreeBSD
14 23 (1.70%) Android
15 22 (1.63%) Fedora
16 18 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
17 16 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (11.42%) Configuration Management
2 150 (11.12%) E-Commerce
3 116 (8.60%) ITIL
4 108 (8.01%) Load Balancing
5 74 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
6 72 (5.34%) Problem Management
7 63 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 41 (3.04%) Change Management
10 41 (3.04%) Scrum
10 41 (3.04%) Analytics
11 39 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
12 38 (2.82%) Service Delivery
13 30 (2.22%) Release Management
14 29 (2.15%) Build Automation
15 28 (2.08%) Migration
16 26 (1.93%) Performance Analysis
16 26 (1.93%) Low Latency
17 23 (1.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 480 (35.58%) Perl
2 408 (30.24%) Bash Shell
2 408 (30.24%) Python
3 265 (19.64%) PHP
4 260 (19.27%) Ruby
5 233 (17.27%) Java
6 207 (15.34%) Shell Script
7 142 (10.53%) SQL
8 42 (3.11%) C
9 35 (2.59%) Bourne shell
10 29 (2.15%) AWK
11 27 (2.00%) JavaScript
12 20 (1.48%) Scala
12 20 (1.48%) Korn
13 16 (1.19%) Clojure
14 13 (0.96%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.89%) sed
16 9 (0.67%) C++
17 7 (0.52%) PHP5
18 5 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 135 (10.01%) Degree
2 94 (6.97%) RHCE
3 39 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 31 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.85%) MCSE
5 25 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.11%) LPIC
7 15 (1.11%) Linux+ Certification
7 15 (1.11%) CCNA
7 15 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.59%) RHCT
9 5 (0.37%) CCNP
9 5 (0.37%) HND
10 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.30%) MCITP
11 3 (0.22%) RHCA
12 2 (0.15%) MCP
13 1 (0.074%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.85%) SLA
2 34 (2.52%) QA
3 21 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 207 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (10.82%) KVM
3 79 (5.86%) NFS
4 77 (5.71%) Xen
5 73 (5.41%) Active Directory
6 53 (3.93%) Postfix
7 51 (3.78%) Sendmail
8 49 (3.63%) vSphere
9 46 (3.41%) Varnish
10 45 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (2.30%) VMware ESX
11 31 (2.30%) Samba
12 29 (2.15%) XenServer
13 10 (0.74%) Squid
14 9 (0.67%) Hyper-V
15 8 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (0.44%) qmail
16 6 (0.44%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.37%) OpenSSH
18 3 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 532 (39.44%) Puppet
2 291 (21.57%) Opscode Chef
3 244 (18.09%) Nagios
4 48 (3.56%) Cacti
5 35 (2.59%) ZABBIX
5 35 (2.59%) CFEngine
6 34 (2.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 27 (2.00%) Vagrant
8 26 (1.93%) Tivoli
9 24 (1.78%) Cobbler
10 20 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.48%) HAProxy
11 19 (1.41%) SCOM
12 16 (1.19%) Plesk
12 16 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 15 (1.11%) YUM
13 15 (1.11%) Munin
13 15 (1.11%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.96%) Ganglia
14 13 (0.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 651 (48.26%) Red Hat
2 361 (26.76%) VMware
3 149 (11.05%) Oracle
4 111 (8.23%) Cisco
5 110 (8.15%) JBoss
6 92 (6.82%) HP
7 66 (4.89%) Microsoft
8 50 (3.71%) Veritas
9 48 (3.56%) IBM
10 43 (3.19%) EMC
10 43 (3.19%) Rackspace
11 40 (2.97%) Citrix
12 27 (2.00%) Juniper
13 23 (1.70%) Google
14 22 (1.63%) Sun
15 19 (1.41%) Percona
15 19 (1.41%) SolarWinds
16 16 (1.19%) Atlassian
17 15 (1.11%) Splunk
18 14 (1.04%) Facebook
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + on-call + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, BUPA Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + great bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + 8k On call
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + 30 days, final salary pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago