The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Linux Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 538 529 399
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -130
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 412 525 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.50% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 357 467 717
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -4.76%

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 31 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -32 402 £50,000 +11.11% 53
London -31 228 £52,500 +10.52% 30
South East +17 93 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Yorkshire +2 23 £40,000 - 3
Berkshire -10 22 £58,750 +38.23% 1
East of England +9 20 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Surrey +53 19 £50,500 -3.80%
West Yorkshire +17 15 £40,000 - 3
Hampshire +4 15 £33,750 -15.62% 2
City of London +3 15 £50,000 - 6
Oxfordshire -1 14 £56,250 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +23 13 £40,750 +5.16% 2
Oxford +2 13 £62,500 +31.57% 1
Leeds +24 12 £40,000 - 3
Nottingham +23 12 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +19 12 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Uxbridge +5 12 £65,000 +62.50%
East Sussex +1 12 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Brighton -5 12 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Hertfordshire +17 10 £55,000 +4.76% 1
North West +6 10 £25,000 -23.07% 4
Woking - 10 £49,750 -
South West -4 9 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Manchester +8 8 £25,000 -25.92% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £41,250 -8.33%
Cambridge 0 8 £41,250 -8.33%
Kent +14 7 £35,000 -44.00%
Croydon +4 7 £50,000 +25.00%
South Yorkshire 0 7 - -
Doncaster - 7 - -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 862 (100.00%) Linux
2 447 (51.86%) Puppet
3 366 (42.46%) Python
4 357 (41.42%) VMware
5 356 (41.30%) DevOps
6 343 (39.79%) Red Hat
7 296 (34.34%) Bash Shell
8 286 (33.18%) Perl
8 286 (33.18%) Opscode Chef
9 278 (32.25%) MySQL
10 277 (32.13%) Apache
10 277 (32.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 261 (30.28%) Amazon AWS
12 248 (28.77%) LAMP
13 238 (27.61%) Ansible
14 221 (25.64%) CentOS
15 218 (25.29%) Unix
16 212 (24.59%) Nagios
17 207 (24.01%) VMware Infrastructure
18 201 (23.32%) Jenkins
19 197 (22.85%) PHP
20 195 (22.62%) Configuration Management
21 188 (21.81%) DNS
22 162 (18.79%) Ruby
23 158 (18.33%) Windows
24 152 (17.63%) Java
25 141 (16.36%) Ubuntu
26 140 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
27 136 (15.78%) Firewall
28 129 (14.97%) Tomcat

Linux Systems 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
1 277 (32.13%) Apache
2 129 (14.97%) Tomcat
3 112 (12.99%) nginx
4 49 (5.68%) OpenStack
5 45 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (3.71%) JBoss
7 21 (2.44%) Confluence
8 14 (1.62%) Hubot
9 11 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 10 (1.16%) Jetty
11 8 (0.93%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.81%) IIS
13 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.58%) Drupal
14 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.46%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.46%) Resin
16 3 (0.35%) SAS
16 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) MS Project
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 261 (30.28%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (3.02%) Amazon S3
5 19 (2.20%) SaaS
6 16 (1.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 16 (1.86%) IaaS
7 14 (1.62%) Slack
8 13 (1.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 11 (1.28%) AWS OpsWorks
10 10 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
10 10 (1.16%) SoftLayer
11 9 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.81%) GitHub
12 7 (0.81%) PaaS
12 7 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.46%) Office 365
15 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 188 (21.81%) DNS
2 136 (15.78%) Firewall
3 109 (12.65%) TCP/IP
4 79 (9.16%) SAN
5 59 (6.84%) LDAP
6 46 (5.34%) VPN
7 40 (4.64%) DHCP
8 39 (4.52%) NAS
9 37 (4.29%) HTTP
10 36 (4.18%) Internet
11 34 (3.94%) LAN
12 33 (3.83%) SMTP
13 29 (3.36%) WAN
14 26 (3.02%) SSL
15 25 (2.90%) Kerberos
16 21 (2.44%) iSCSI
17 16 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (1.74%) FTP
18 15 (1.74%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (32.25%) MySQL
2 50 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
3 49 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 43 (4.99%) SQL Server
5 31 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
6 28 (3.25%) Hadoop
6 28 (3.25%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.78%) Redis
8 16 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.74%) Big Data
9 15 (1.74%) Couchbase
10 11 (1.28%) CouchDB
11 9 (1.04%) MariaDB
12 7 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.46%) OLTP
14 4 (0.46%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.35%) DB2
16 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 201 (23.32%) Jenkins
2 69 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 39 (4.52%) JIRA
4 31 (3.60%) Subversion
5 28 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 28 (3.25%) Vagrant
6 20 (2.32%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.28%) GitLab
7 11 (1.28%) Selenium
8 9 (1.04%) Maven
9 7 (0.81%) Hudson
10 5 (0.58%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.58%) Gerrit
10 5 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.46%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.46%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.35%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.35%) Gradle
12 3 (0.35%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.23%) PHPUnit
General
1 121 (14.04%) Finance
2 82 (9.51%) Law
3 64 (7.42%) Marketing
4 26 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.78%) Advertising
6 20 (2.32%) Games
6 20 (2.32%) Retail
7 17 (1.97%) Publishing
8 16 (1.86%) Banking
9 11 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.93%) Back Office
11 6 (0.70%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.58%) Electronics
12 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (28.77%) LAMP
2 77 (8.93%) LEMP Stack
3 68 (7.89%) Web Services
4 26 (3.02%) ELK Stack
5 20 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (2.20%) Memcached
7 16 (1.86%) .NET
8 15 (1.74%) LAPP Stack
9 13 (1.51%) JMX
10 12 (1.39%) J2EE
10 12 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (0.93%) Java EE
11 8 (0.93%) Node.js
11 8 (0.93%) OpenVZ
12 7 (0.81%) boto
12 7 (0.81%) HornetQ
12 7 (0.81%) Lucene
12 7 (0.81%) MCollective
13 6 (0.70%) CSS
13 6 (0.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.71%) Clustering
3 29 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.90%) Fintech
5 17 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (1.62%) Replication
7 12 (1.39%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.28%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.16%) iPad
10 8 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.93%) Streaming Video
10 8 (0.93%) User Experience
10 8 (0.93%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.81%) EqualLogic
12 6 (0.70%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.70%) HP Storage
12 6 (0.70%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 862 (100.00%) Linux
2 277 (32.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 221 (25.64%) CentOS
4 218 (25.29%) Unix
5 158 (18.33%) Windows
6 141 (16.36%) Ubuntu
7 78 (9.05%) Debian
8 69 (8.00%) Windows Server
9 42 (4.87%) Solaris
10 35 (4.06%) HPUX
11 25 (2.90%) SUSE
12 19 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (1.28%) AIX
15 10 (1.16%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.93%) FreeBSD
17 6 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.46%) Fedora
18 4 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 3 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (41.30%) DevOps
2 195 (22.62%) Configuration Management
3 140 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (11.83%) High Availability
5 96 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (9.98%) Load Balancing
7 67 (7.77%) E-Commerce
8 66 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 58 (6.73%) Open Source
10 53 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
11 49 (5.68%) ITIL
12 43 (4.99%) Web Operations
13 42 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (4.41%) Analytics
15 37 (4.29%) Business Continuity
16 30 (3.48%) Service Management
17 29 (3.36%) Service Delivery
18 27 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
19 26 (3.02%) Data Analytics
19 26 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 366 (42.46%) Python
2 296 (34.34%) Bash Shell
3 286 (33.18%) Perl
4 197 (22.85%) PHP
5 162 (18.79%) Ruby
6 152 (17.63%) Java
7 99 (11.48%) Shell Script
8 40 (4.64%) SQL
9 30 (3.48%) PowerShell
10 17 (1.97%) Korn
11 14 (1.62%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.16%) C
13 7 (0.81%) C#
13 7 (0.81%) C++
14 5 (0.58%) Scala
15 4 (0.46%) Go
16 3 (0.35%) R
17 2 (0.23%) VBScript
18 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (3.71%) Degree
2 24 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (2.78%) RHCE
3 15 (1.74%) CCNA
4 13 (1.51%) CCNP
5 6 (0.70%) RHCSA
6 5 (0.58%) RHCT
6 5 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.35%) LPIC
7 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.35%) PhD
7 3 (0.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) MCSE
8 2 (0.23%) RHCA
8 2 (0.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) CCIE
9 1 (0.12%) CCSP
9 1 (0.12%) CISSP
9 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.41%) PCI DSS
2 25 (2.90%) SLA
3 16 (1.86%) QA
4 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) DICOM
5 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 207 (24.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (13.57%) Docker
3 70 (8.12%) KVM
4 64 (7.42%) Active Directory
5 60 (6.96%) NFS
6 43 (4.99%) vSphere
7 42 (4.87%) Xen
8 30 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.44%) Squid
10 20 (2.32%) iptables
10 20 (2.32%) Postfix
11 17 (1.97%) Corosync
12 15 (1.74%) Varnish
13 14 (1.62%) VirtualBox
14 13 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (1.39%) qmail
16 11 (1.28%) VMware ESX
17 10 (1.16%) Sendmail
17 10 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
18 8 (0.93%) LXC
Systems Management
1 447 (51.86%) Puppet
2 286 (33.18%) Opscode Chef
3 238 (27.61%) Ansible
4 212 (24.59%) Nagios
5 61 (7.08%) HAProxy
6 49 (5.68%) Salt
7 43 (4.99%) Cacti
8 34 (3.94%) logstash
9 24 (2.78%) ZABBIX
10 23 (2.67%) Cobbler
11 21 (2.44%) CFEngine
12 18 (2.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 12 (1.39%) Pacemaker
13 12 (1.39%) Rsyslog
14 11 (1.28%) Tivoli
14 11 (1.28%) yum
15 10 (1.16%) Control-M
15 10 (1.16%) Ganglia
15 10 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
16 9 (1.04%) Graphite
Vendors
1 357 (41.42%) VMware
2 343 (39.79%) Red Hat
3 99 (11.48%) Cisco
4 97 (11.25%) Oracle
5 74 (8.58%) HP
6 71 (8.24%) Rackspace
7 50 (5.80%) Microsoft
8 36 (4.18%) Veritas
9 25 (2.90%) 3PAR
10 24 (2.78%) Splunk
11 20 (2.32%) Citrix
12 19 (2.20%) Google
12 19 (2.20%) NetApp
13 18 (2.09%) EMC
14 16 (1.86%) IBM
15 15 (1.74%) Qualys
16 14 (1.62%) Juniper
17 11 (1.28%) Dell
17 11 (1.28%) F5
18 10 (1.16%) New Relic
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5k On Call + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £41,000 to £57,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Send
Salary: From £55,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 30,000 to £48,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus on call and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: £60000 to £65000
Posted: 5 days ago