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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 528 485 414
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -71
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 444 572 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.55% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 400 490 683
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £34,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -54 430 £47,500 +5.55% 58
London -11 226 £52,500 +10.52% 31
South East +2 113 £45,000 +12.50% 16
City of London +47 44 £47,500 - 12
Yorkshire +22 38 £40,000 - 4
Surrey +40 34 £53,500 +12.63% 8
West Yorkshire +26 31 £40,000 - 4
Hampshire +12 24 £33,500 -25.55% 1
Berkshire +10 22 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Bradford - 21 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -3 17 £45,000 -5.26% 1
North West +11 16 £32,500 -20.73% 2
East of England -13 14 £45,000 -
Oxford 0 13 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Reading +5 12 £57,500 +15.00% 2
East Midlands +10 11 £33,500 -2.89% 1
Staines - 11 £53,500 -
Hertfordshire +10 9 £47,500 -5.00%
East Sussex -10 9 £40,000 - 2
Reigate - 9 £52,500 - 4
Manchester -4 8 £36,250 -13.69% 1
Brighton -12 8 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Fareham - 8 £32,500 - 1
Cheshire - 8 £32,500 -
Farnborough +6 7 £35,000 -
Leeds +1 7 £40,000 - 3
Crewe - 7 £32,500 -
Derbyshire +4 6 £34,250 +52.22%
Scotland +4 6 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Derby +2 6 £34,250 +52.22%

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 971 (100.00%) Linux
2 419 (43.15%) Puppet
3 404 (41.61%) Python
4 381 (39.24%) MySQL
5 373 (38.41%) VMware
6 366 (37.69%) Bash Shell
7 361 (37.18%) Red Hat
8 318 (32.75%) DevOps
9 314 (32.34%) Apache
10 313 (32.23%) Amazon AWS
11 308 (31.72%) CentOS
12 296 (30.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 277 (28.53%) Perl
14 273 (28.12%) LAMP
15 270 (27.81%) Opscode Chef
16 252 (25.95%) Unix
17 225 (23.17%) PHP
18 224 (23.07%) Ansible
19 219 (22.55%) DNS
20 209 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
21 196 (20.19%) Nagios
22 194 (19.98%) Jenkins
23 187 (19.26%) Java
24 177 (18.23%) Ubuntu
25 176 (18.13%) Configuration Management
26 167 (17.20%) Ruby
27 164 (16.89%) Windows
28 163 (16.79%) Firewall
29 153 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
30 140 (14.42%) 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
1 314 (32.34%) Apache
2 140 (14.42%) Tomcat
3 138 (14.21%) nginx
4 70 (7.21%) OpenStack
5 37 (3.81%) JBoss
6 30 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (2.06%) Node.js
8 19 (1.96%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.65%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.65%) IIS
10 11 (1.13%) Confluence
10 11 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.03%) Jetty
11 10 (1.03%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.51%) WordPress
15 4 (0.41%) Resin
Applications
1 35 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) MS Project
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 313 (32.23%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 35 (3.60%) Amazon S3
5 27 (2.78%) IaaS
6 23 (2.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 23 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 21 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (2.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 17 (1.75%) SaaS
10 12 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.93%) Office 365
12 9 (0.93%) PaaS
12 9 (0.93%) SoftLayer
13 6 (0.62%) GitHub
13 6 (0.62%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.51%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 219 (22.55%) DNS
2 163 (16.79%) Firewall
3 117 (12.05%) TCP/IP
4 101 (10.40%) SAN
5 60 (6.18%) LDAP
6 56 (5.77%) DHCP
7 52 (5.36%) VPN
8 47 (4.84%) VLAN
9 44 (4.53%) NAS
10 39 (4.02%) HTTP
11 38 (3.91%) SSL
12 36 (3.71%) SMTP
13 35 (3.60%) Internet
14 34 (3.50%) Kerberos
14 34 (3.50%) SNMP
15 33 (3.40%) VoIP
16 32 (3.30%) LAN
17 31 (3.19%) WAN
18 28 (2.88%) OSPF
18 28 (2.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (39.24%) MySQL
2 71 (7.31%) MongoDB
3 47 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (4.02%) Amazon RDS
5 30 (3.09%) Redis
6 27 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 26 (2.68%) SQL Server
8 20 (2.06%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.96%) Big Data
10 17 (1.75%) CouchDB
11 15 (1.54%) Couchbase
12 12 (1.24%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.82%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.62%) MariaDB
17 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
18 4 (0.41%) Relational Database
19 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 194 (19.98%) Jenkins
2 130 (13.39%) Git (software)
3 49 (5.05%) Subversion
4 40 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 40 (4.12%) TeamCity
5 39 (4.02%) Vagrant
6 22 (2.27%) Selenium
7 15 (1.54%) PHPUnit
8 12 (1.24%) Hudson
8 12 (1.24%) JIRA
9 10 (1.03%) Gerrit
10 8 (0.82%) Maven
11 7 (0.72%) GitLab
12 6 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.51%) FishEye
14 4 (0.41%) Emacs
15 3 (0.31%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.31%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.31%) Gradle
General
1 92 (9.47%) Law
2 86 (8.86%) Marketing
3 73 (7.52%) Finance
4 51 (5.25%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.47%) Advertising
6 22 (2.27%) Publishing
7 18 (1.85%) Games
8 13 (1.34%) Banking
9 10 (1.03%) Electronics
10 9 (0.93%) Back Office
11 7 (0.72%) Retail
12 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
14 1 (0.10%) Front Office
14 1 (0.10%) iGaming
14 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (28.12%) LAMP
2 103 (10.61%) LEMP Stack
3 87 (8.96%) Web Services
4 32 (3.30%) Memcached
5 20 (2.06%) ELK Stack
5 20 (2.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 17 (1.75%) CSS
7 16 (1.65%) HTML
8 15 (1.54%) Behat
8 15 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (1.44%) JMX
10 13 (1.34%) .NET
11 11 (1.13%) LAPP Stack
12 10 (1.03%) Akka
12 10 (1.03%) J2EE
13 8 (0.82%) Java EE
13 8 (0.82%) Middleware
14 7 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
15 6 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.56%) Clustering
3 38 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.30%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.57%) User Experience
6 17 (1.75%) Statistics
7 16 (1.65%) Algorithms
7 16 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.54%) Fintech
8 15 (1.54%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.13%) HP Storage
11 10 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.03%) iPhone
12 9 (0.93%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.93%) Robotics
13 8 (0.82%) e-Learning
13 8 (0.82%) Replication
13 8 (0.82%) Streaming Video
13 8 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 971 (100.00%) Linux
2 308 (31.72%) CentOS
3 296 (30.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 252 (25.95%) Unix
5 177 (18.23%) Ubuntu
6 164 (16.89%) Windows
7 84 (8.65%) Debian
8 82 (8.44%) Windows Server
9 58 (5.97%) Solaris
10 41 (4.22%) HPUX
11 28 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (2.57%) SUSE
14 16 (1.65%) AIX
15 15 (1.54%) Amazon Linux
16 12 (1.24%) Fedora
16 12 (1.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (1.13%) Android
18 10 (1.03%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (32.75%) DevOps
2 176 (18.13%) Configuration Management
3 153 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
4 137 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (12.56%) High Availability
6 92 (9.47%) Load Balancing
7 79 (8.14%) E-Commerce
8 75 (7.72%) Open Source
9 61 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
10 59 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 38 (3.91%) Business Continuity
11 38 (3.91%) ITIL
12 34 (3.50%) Performance Monitoring
12 34 (3.50%) Service Management
13 32 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (3.19%) Service Delivery
15 30 (3.09%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (2.99%) Change Management
17 26 (2.68%) Problem Management
18 25 (2.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 404 (41.61%) Python
2 366 (37.69%) Bash Shell
3 277 (28.53%) Perl
4 225 (23.17%) PHP
5 187 (19.26%) Java
6 167 (17.20%) Ruby
7 135 (13.90%) Shell Script
8 94 (9.68%) SQL
9 32 (3.30%) C++
10 26 (2.68%) Korn
11 25 (2.57%) C
12 21 (2.16%) JavaScript
12 21 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.82%) C#
13 8 (0.82%) Scala
14 7 (0.72%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.62%) Tcl
16 5 (0.51%) AWK
17 4 (0.41%) C-shell
17 4 (0.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (4.12%) Degree
2 21 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (1.65%) CCNP
4 13 (1.34%) RHCE
5 12 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.03%) CCNA
7 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.93%) PhD
7 9 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.51%) CFA
8 5 (0.51%) MBA
8 5 (0.51%) MCSE
8 5 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.41%) RHCT
10 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.31%) MCITP
11 2 (0.21%) HND
11 2 (0.21%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.78%) SLA
2 22 (2.27%) QA
3 13 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) DICOM
5 1 (0.10%) HL7
5 1 (0.10%) ISO27005
System Software
1 209 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (10.50%) Docker
3 72 (7.42%) KVM
4 64 (6.59%) Active Directory
5 60 (6.18%) NFS
6 48 (4.94%) Xen
7 35 (3.60%) vSphere
8 34 (3.50%) Varnish
9 30 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (2.57%) iptables
10 25 (2.57%) Squid
11 22 (2.27%) VirtualBox
12 20 (2.06%) Postfix
13 15 (1.54%) Corosync
13 15 (1.54%) Hyper-V
14 14 (1.44%) qmail
15 12 (1.24%) Sendmail
16 11 (1.13%) GlusterFS
16 11 (1.13%) Samba
17 10 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 419 (43.15%) Puppet
2 270 (27.81%) Opscode Chef
3 224 (23.07%) Ansible
4 196 (20.19%) Nagios
5 62 (6.39%) ZABBIX
6 61 (6.28%) HAProxy
7 56 (5.77%) Salt
8 38 (3.91%) Cacti
9 27 (2.78%) CFEngine
9 27 (2.78%) logstash
10 13 (1.34%) Cobbler
11 11 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (1.03%) Ganglia
12 10 (1.03%) Graphite
13 9 (0.93%) Pacemaker
13 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 9 (0.93%) yum
14 8 (0.82%) Plesk
15 7 (0.72%) cPanel
15 7 (0.72%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 373 (38.41%) VMware
2 361 (37.18%) Red Hat
3 98 (10.09%) Oracle
4 80 (8.24%) Cisco
5 67 (6.90%) HP
6 61 (6.28%) Microsoft
7 56 (5.77%) Rackspace
8 35 (3.60%) Veritas
9 34 (3.50%) Splunk
10 31 (3.19%) IBM
11 28 (2.88%) EMC
12 27 (2.78%) 3PAR
13 26 (2.68%) Google
14 25 (2.57%) Atlassian
15 21 (2.16%) New Relic
16 19 (1.96%) NetApp
17 16 (1.65%) Juniper
18 14 (1.44%) Citrix
19 12 (1.24%) Dell
20 11 (1.13%) F5
United Kingdom
UnitedHealth Group Careers
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55k - 75k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 42,000 + Exceptional Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and development
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent training, certificates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Tech
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tech
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £45,000 to £57,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Reigate
Talent Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Croydon
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago