The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 504 458 419
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 431 587 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.50% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.52% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 370 514 539
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(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 -35 429 £45,000 - 57
London -21 191 £47,500 -5.00% 20
South East -40 100 £45,000 +28.57% 13
East of England +9 49 £45,000 +3.44% 11
South West +8 36 £41,250 +17.85% 5
City of London +44 35 £47,500 +1.06% 9
Berkshire -2 28 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Reading -11 24 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Hertfordshire +11 23 £50,000 -5.66% 1
Cambridge +6 21 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 21 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East Sussex -21 21 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Brighton -28 21 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Hampshire +5 18 £45,000 +50.00% 3
West Midlands +14 16 £41,250 +65.00%
Dorset +20 15 £40,000 -23.80%
Oxfordshire +19 15 £47,500 -13.63%
North West +13 15 £42,000 +20.00% 5
Bournemouth - 15 £40,000 -
Leeds +19 14 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +6 14 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire -6 14 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Manchester +24 13 £42,250 +5.62% 4
Oxford +9 13 £47,500 -13.63%
West Sussex - 13 £40,000 -
Crawley - 12 £40,000 -
Portsmouth +10 11 £45,000 +24.13% 1
Exeter - 10 - -
Devon - 10 - -
East Midlands +5 9 £35,000 -9.09% 2

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 915 (100.00%) Linux
2 467 (51.04%) Red Hat
3 431 (47.10%) Puppet
4 376 (41.09%) MySQL
5 351 (38.36%) Bash Shell
6 335 (36.61%) CentOS
7 334 (36.50%) Python
8 323 (35.30%) VMware
9 321 (35.08%) Perl
10 310 (33.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 293 (32.02%) Apache
12 273 (29.84%) DevOps
13 241 (26.34%) UNIX
14 230 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
15 209 (22.84%) Ubuntu
16 207 (22.62%) Tomcat
17 196 (21.42%) Opscode Chef
18 178 (19.45%) Ruby
19 175 (19.13%) Nagios
19 175 (19.13%) DNS
20 172 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 168 (18.36%) PHP
22 165 (18.03%) Windows
22 165 (18.03%) Debian
23 148 (16.17%) Shell Script
24 147 (16.07%) Java
25 146 (15.96%) Oracle
26 139 (15.19%) Open Source
27 136 (14.86%) E-Commerce
28 128 (13.99%) Configuration Management

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 293 (32.02%) Apache
2 207 (22.62%) Tomcat
3 107 (11.69%) nginx
4 45 (4.92%) IIS
4 45 (4.92%) OpenStack
5 30 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (2.95%) Apache Solr
7 26 (2.84%) JBoss
8 18 (1.97%) CMS
9 17 (1.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 17 (1.86%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.64%) MS Exchange
10 15 (1.64%) Confluence
11 14 (1.53%) SharePoint
12 8 (0.87%) WordPress
12 8 (0.87%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.77%) Drupal
13 7 (0.77%) Jetty
14 6 (0.66%) Node.js
14 6 (0.66%) Moodle
Applications
1 33 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (1.09%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 230 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (8.52%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (3.39%) Amazon S3
4 24 (2.62%) IaaS
5 21 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 20 (2.19%) Route 53
7 18 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.53%) Joyent
11 11 (1.20%) SaaS
12 7 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (0.66%) PaaS
14 5 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
15 4 (0.44%) Office 365
15 4 (0.44%) SoftLayer
16 3 (0.33%) Sumo Logic
16 3 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 175 (19.13%) DNS
2 107 (11.69%) SAN
3 103 (11.26%) Firewall
4 96 (10.49%) TCP/IP
5 71 (7.76%) HTTP
6 68 (7.43%) DHCP
7 60 (6.56%) LDAP
8 57 (6.23%) VPN
9 46 (5.03%) Internet
10 41 (4.48%) SMTP
11 36 (3.93%) NAS
12 34 (3.72%) VLAN
13 28 (3.06%) FTP
14 26 (2.84%) SSH
15 24 (2.62%) iSCSI
16 22 (2.40%) VoIP
17 19 (2.08%) Network Security
18 18 (1.97%) IMAP
18 18 (1.97%) BIG-IP
19 17 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (41.09%) MySQL
2 84 (9.18%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 49 (5.36%) SQL Server
5 42 (4.59%) MongoDB
6 33 (3.61%) Redis
7 26 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.19%) MariaDB
9 18 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.97%) Big Data
10 17 (1.86%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.31%) Informix
13 10 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.66%) Couchbase
15 6 (0.66%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.66%) DB2
16 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 122 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 91 (9.95%) Jenkins
3 73 (7.98%) Subversion
4 19 (2.08%) Selenium
5 16 (1.75%) JIRA
6 15 (1.64%) Hudson
6 15 (1.64%) Emacs
7 14 (1.53%) Ant
8 13 (1.42%) Maven
9 6 (0.66%) Gradle
10 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.55%) FishEye
11 4 (0.44%) GDB
11 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.22%) Bazaar
13 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.22%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
General
1 110 (12.02%) Finance
2 66 (7.21%) Games
3 40 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.28%) Banking
5 18 (1.97%) Retail
6 17 (1.86%) Online Betting
7 12 (1.31%) Law
8 11 (1.20%) Publishing
9 10 (1.09%) Marketing
9 10 (1.09%) Advertising
10 8 (0.87%) French Language
11 6 (0.66%) Legal
12 5 (0.55%) Billing
13 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Welsh Language
14 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
15 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (13.01%) LAMP
2 116 (12.68%) Web Services
3 26 (2.84%) Memcached
4 19 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
5 15 (1.64%) .NET
6 14 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (1.20%) CSS
7 11 (1.20%) HTML
8 8 (0.87%) XML
8 8 (0.87%) Lucene
9 6 (0.66%) JSON
10 5 (0.55%) boto
10 5 (0.55%) REST
11 4 (0.44%) jQuery
11 4 (0.44%) J2EE
11 4 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (0.44%) Sensu
12 3 (0.33%) Alternative PHP Cache
12 3 (0.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 35 (3.83%) Replication
3 33 (3.61%) Clustering
4 31 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (2.62%) Derivative
8 23 (2.51%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.08%) EqualLogic
9 19 (2.08%) Eurex
10 18 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.86%) iPhone
11 17 (1.86%) Online Games
12 16 (1.75%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.53%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.42%) Fixed Income
15 11 (1.20%) Blackberry
16 9 (0.98%) Digital Media
17 8 (0.87%) Equities
18 7 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 915 (100.00%) Linux
2 335 (36.61%) CentOS
3 310 (33.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 241 (26.34%) UNIX
5 209 (22.84%) Ubuntu
6 165 (18.03%) Windows
6 165 (18.03%) Debian
7 89 (9.73%) Solaris
8 59 (6.45%) Fedora
9 39 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (3.50%) Android
11 31 (3.39%) SUSE
12 28 (3.06%) Oracle Linux
13 26 (2.84%) Mac OS X
14 23 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (1.64%) Apple iOS
16 11 (1.20%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.87%) HPUX
18 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (29.84%) DevOps
2 139 (15.19%) Open Source
3 136 (14.86%) E-Commerce
4 128 (13.99%) Configuration Management
5 110 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (9.51%) ITIL
7 62 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (5.79%) Load Balancing
9 48 (5.25%) Migration
10 39 (4.26%) Service Delivery
11 31 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (3.39%) Server Building
12 29 (3.17%) Time Management
13 28 (3.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (2.73%) Scrum
15 22 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (2.30%) Change Control
17 20 (2.19%) Release Management
17 20 (2.19%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 351 (38.36%) Bash Shell
2 334 (36.50%) Python
3 321 (35.08%) Perl
4 178 (19.45%) Ruby
5 168 (18.36%) PHP
6 148 (16.17%) Shell Script
7 147 (16.07%) Java
8 118 (12.90%) SQL
9 28 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.73%) C++
11 20 (2.19%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.75%) C
13 14 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.98%) Tcl
14 9 (0.98%) Scala
15 8 (0.87%) VBScript
15 8 (0.87%) AWK
16 7 (0.77%) Korn
16 7 (0.77%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 74 (8.09%) Degree
2 40 (4.37%) RHCE
3 26 (2.84%) RHCSA
4 24 (2.62%) Security Cleared
5 21 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.09%) MCSE
8 9 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.77%) RHCA
10 6 (0.66%) LPIC
10 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.44%) CCNA
12 2 (0.22%) MCITP
12 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.22%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.22%) SCSA
12 2 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
13 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.50%) SLA
2 23 (2.51%) QA
3 18 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 172 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (6.56%) vSphere
3 57 (6.23%) NFS
4 50 (5.46%) Varnish
5 49 (5.36%) Xen
6 47 (5.14%) KVM
7 43 (4.70%) Active Directory
8 42 (4.59%) Docker
9 34 (3.72%) VMware ESX
10 24 (2.62%) Postfix
11 21 (2.30%) iptables
12 13 (1.42%) Samba
13 12 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (1.09%) XenApp
15 9 (0.98%) Hyper-V
16 8 (0.87%) XenServer
16 8 (0.87%) GlusterFS
17 7 (0.77%) LXC
17 7 (0.77%) Squid
17 7 (0.77%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 431 (47.10%) Puppet
2 196 (21.42%) Opscode Chef
3 175 (19.13%) Nagios
4 64 (6.99%) Ansible
5 41 (4.48%) Vagrant
6 40 (4.37%) Cacti
7 33 (3.61%) ZABBIX
8 29 (3.17%) Salt
9 22 (2.40%) logstash
10 17 (1.86%) Check_MK
11 16 (1.75%) Graphite
11 16 (1.75%) HAProxy
12 14 (1.53%) SmokePing
12 14 (1.53%) BMC Marimba
13 12 (1.31%) Capistrano
13 12 (1.31%) Ganglia
14 11 (1.20%) CFEngine
15 10 (1.09%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.87%) Cobbler
16 8 (0.87%) Munin
Vendors
1 467 (51.04%) Red Hat
2 323 (35.30%) VMware
3 146 (15.96%) Oracle
4 121 (13.22%) Cisco
5 89 (9.73%) Microsoft
6 58 (6.34%) HP
7 43 (4.70%) IBM
8 36 (3.93%) Google
9 32 (3.50%) Rackspace
10 28 (3.06%) Citrix
11 27 (2.95%) Juniper
12 25 (2.73%) Sun
13 23 (2.51%) Dell
14 20 (2.19%) Veeam
15 19 (2.08%) NYFIX
15 19 (2.08%) Patsystems
15 19 (2.08%) GL TRADE
16 18 (1.97%) NetApp
17 17 (1.86%) EMC
18 14 (1.53%) Splunk
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £30k - 37k per year + 29 days leave, pension, life assurance, childcar
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens + hack days
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £600000000 - £650000000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £0 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bennifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Excellent Salary - Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum £30-35k pa + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago