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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 487 453 378
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 469 514 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.49% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.52% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 416 465 649
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -19 447 £47,500 +4.39% 63
London -35 270 £50,000 - 26
South East -23 101 £42,500 -5.55% 16
City of London -4 48 £50,000 - 9
East of England -13 22 £50,000 +16.27% 3
South West +2 21 £37,500 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire -27 21 £42,500 +19.71%
Surrey -15 20 £50,000 +7.52% 6
Hampshire -7 19 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Berkshire -15 18 £42,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -5 17 £43,000 -21.81% 1
Reading +10 14 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +6 13 £47,500 +18.75% 3
North West -1 13 £32,500 -21.68% 6
Manchester -4 12 £32,500 -23.52% 4
Oxford -7 11 £43,000 -20.00%
North Yorkshire +16 9 £45,000 -3.22%
Gloucester +14 8 - - 1
Southampton +10 8 £33,500 -10.66%
Cambridge -2 8 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Gloucestershire -9 8 - - 1
Hertfordshire -17 7 £54,000 +22.72%
West Yorkshire -24 7 £41,500 +18.57%
Maidstone +15 6 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £29,250 -
Scotland +10 6 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Kent +3 6 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes +3 6 £29,250 -
Portsmouth -14 6 £45,000 +24.13%
Reigate - 6 £42,500 -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1043 (100.00%) Linux
2 505 (48.42%) Puppet
3 494 (47.36%) Red Hat
4 423 (40.56%) Python
5 397 (38.06%) Perl
6 392 (37.58%) Bash Shell
7 383 (36.72%) MySQL
8 376 (36.05%) CentOS
8 376 (36.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 308 (29.53%) VMware
10 305 (29.24%) Apache
11 300 (28.76%) DevOps
12 277 (26.56%) UNIX
13 260 (24.93%) Windows
13 260 (24.93%) Ubuntu
14 253 (24.26%) Opscode Chef
15 247 (23.68%) Ruby
16 244 (23.39%) PHP
17 237 (22.72%) Nagios
18 209 (20.04%) Tomcat
19 195 (18.70%) Java
19 195 (18.70%) Open Source
20 176 (16.87%) E-Commerce
21 171 (16.40%) Debian
22 170 (16.30%) DNS
23 165 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
24 162 (15.53%) nginx
25 156 (14.96%) TCP/IP
26 155 (14.86%) LAMP
27 152 (14.57%) Configuration Management

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 305 (29.24%) Apache
2 209 (20.04%) Tomcat
3 162 (15.53%) nginx
4 72 (6.90%) OpenStack
5 46 (4.41%) JBoss
6 43 (4.12%) IIS
7 25 (2.40%) Apache Solr
8 24 (2.30%) Confluence
9 18 (1.73%) Node.js
9 18 (1.73%) WebLogic
10 16 (1.53%) Jetty
11 15 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.34%) CMS
13 12 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.96%) CloudStack
15 7 (0.67%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.67%) WordPress
16 5 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.48%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.48%) Lync
Applications
1 39 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.096%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.05%) Magento
2 7 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 144 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
4 42 (4.03%) Amazon S3
5 30 (2.88%) SaaS
6 26 (2.49%) Rackspace Cloud
7 22 (2.11%) IaaS
8 19 (1.82%) SoftLayer
9 17 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (1.53%) Route 53
11 13 (1.25%) PaaS
12 9 (0.86%) GitHub
13 7 (0.67%) Joyent
14 5 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.48%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 4 (0.38%) Basecamp
16 3 (0.29%) Office 365
16 3 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 170 (16.30%) DNS
2 156 (14.96%) TCP/IP
3 110 (10.55%) SAN
4 97 (9.30%) Firewall
5 64 (6.14%) HTTP
6 53 (5.08%) LDAP
7 52 (4.99%) DHCP
7 52 (4.99%) SSH
8 51 (4.89%) SMTP
9 46 (4.41%) FTP
10 41 (3.93%) LAN
11 39 (3.74%) Internet
12 36 (3.45%) VoIP
13 34 (3.26%) VPN
13 34 (3.26%) NAS
14 28 (2.68%) VLAN
15 22 (2.11%) SSL
16 21 (2.01%) IPv4
16 21 (2.01%) WAN
16 21 (2.01%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (36.72%) MySQL
2 103 (9.88%) NoSQL
3 79 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 63 (6.04%) Redis
6 56 (5.37%) Hadoop
7 53 (5.08%) Big Data
8 48 (4.60%) SQL Server
9 32 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (2.88%) Relational Database
11 21 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.53%) MariaDB
12 16 (1.53%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.05%) Couchbase
15 10 (0.96%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.86%) Informix
17 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (0.58%) DB2
18 5 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 114 (10.93%) Jenkins
2 105 (10.07%) Git (software)
3 82 (7.86%) Subversion
4 31 (2.97%) JIRA
5 17 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (1.63%) Hudson
6 11 (1.05%) Ant
6 11 (1.05%) Maven
7 5 (0.48%) Gradle
8 4 (0.38%) FishEye
8 4 (0.38%) Juju
9 3 (0.29%) Emacs
9 3 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.29%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.096%) VisualVM
11 1 (0.096%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.096%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.096%) Selenium
11 1 (0.096%) Redmine
General
1 95 (9.11%) Finance
2 60 (5.75%) Games
3 25 (2.40%) Law
3 25 (2.40%) Advertising
3 25 (2.40%) Banking
3 25 (2.40%) Retail
4 23 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.73%) Publishing
6 16 (1.53%) French Language
7 13 (1.25%) Marketing
8 12 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.48%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.38%) Welsh Language
10 4 (0.38%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (14.86%) LAMP
2 123 (11.79%) Web Services
3 54 (5.18%) Memcached
4 23 (2.21%) Django
5 17 (1.63%) XML
5 17 (1.63%) HTML
6 14 (1.34%) Ruby on Rails
7 13 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (1.15%) CSS
9 10 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.86%) ZeroMQ
10 9 (0.86%) Middleware
10 9 (0.86%) .NET
10 9 (0.86%) JSON
11 7 (0.67%) J2EE
11 7 (0.67%) jQuery
12 6 (0.58%) Symfony
12 6 (0.58%) Java EE
13 5 (0.48%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 195 (18.70%) Open Source
2 57 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.27%) Computer Science
4 49 (4.70%) Clustering
5 28 (2.68%) Replication
6 17 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.53%) Social Media
7 16 (1.53%) Online Games
8 15 (1.44%) Derivative
8 15 (1.44%) iPhone
8 15 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 10 (0.96%) Mathematics
10 10 (0.96%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.86%) Physics
11 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.77%) Social Network
13 7 (0.67%) PKI
14 6 (0.58%) HP StorageWorks
14 6 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1043 (100.00%) Linux
2 376 (36.05%) CentOS
2 376 (36.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 277 (26.56%) UNIX
4 260 (24.93%) Windows
4 260 (24.93%) Ubuntu
5 171 (16.40%) Debian
6 88 (8.44%) Solaris
7 50 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (3.55%) SUSE
9 33 (3.16%) Windows 7
10 32 (3.07%) Fedora
11 28 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 24 (2.30%) Android
13 19 (1.82%) HPUX
14 17 (1.63%) AIX
15 14 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.96%) FreeBSD
17 10 (0.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (28.76%) DevOps
2 176 (16.87%) E-Commerce
3 152 (14.57%) Configuration Management
4 85 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (7.29%) ITIL
6 72 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (5.75%) Load Balancing
8 54 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
9 43 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (2.88%) Time Management
11 29 (2.78%) Migration
11 29 (2.78%) Project Management
12 26 (2.49%) Service Management
12 26 (2.49%) Performance Monitoring
13 24 (2.30%) Workflow
14 23 (2.21%) Analytics
15 22 (2.11%) Scrum
16 20 (1.92%) Mentoring
16 20 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
17 16 (1.53%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 423 (40.56%) Python
2 397 (38.06%) Perl
3 392 (37.58%) Bash Shell
4 247 (23.68%) Ruby
5 244 (23.39%) PHP
6 195 (18.70%) Java
7 148 (14.19%) Shell Script
8 120 (11.51%) SQL
9 43 (4.12%) C
10 23 (2.21%) AWK
11 21 (2.01%) C++
11 21 (2.01%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.92%) JavaScript
13 17 (1.63%) VBScript
14 16 (1.53%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.34%) sed
16 8 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.48%) C#
17 5 (0.48%) Tcl
17 5 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 84 (8.05%) Degree
2 52 (4.99%) RHCE
3 21 (2.01%) RHCSA
4 14 (1.34%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.15%) CCNA
7 9 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.86%) LPIC
8 8 (0.77%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.77%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.48%) MCSE
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.38%) PMP
10 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.29%) OCP
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.19%) RHCA
12 2 (0.19%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.16%) QA
2 25 (2.40%) SLA
3 7 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 165 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (6.42%) KVM
3 66 (6.33%) Varnish
3 66 (6.33%) NFS
4 62 (5.94%) Active Directory
5 51 (4.89%) Xen
6 41 (3.93%) vSphere
7 30 (2.88%) Samba
8 25 (2.40%) Postfix
9 20 (1.92%) Sendmail
10 19 (1.82%) Docker
11 18 (1.73%) VMware ESX
12 15 (1.44%) LXC
13 12 (1.15%) XenServer
13 12 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (1.05%) Firmware
15 10 (0.96%) Squid
16 9 (0.86%) Ceph
16 9 (0.86%) Openswan
17 6 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 505 (48.42%) Puppet
2 253 (24.26%) Opscode Chef
3 237 (22.72%) Nagios
4 78 (7.48%) ZABBIX
5 69 (6.62%) Ansible
6 57 (5.47%) Salt
7 45 (4.31%) Cacti
8 41 (3.93%) Vagrant
9 32 (3.07%) Graphite
10 31 (2.97%) Ganglia
11 29 (2.78%) logstash
12 23 (2.21%) CFEngine
13 17 (1.63%) NetBackup
14 16 (1.53%) HAProxy
15 9 (0.86%) Cobbler
15 9 (0.86%) SCOM
15 9 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
16 8 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 8 (0.77%) Check_MK
16 8 (0.77%) Opsview
Vendors
1 494 (47.36%) Red Hat
2 308 (29.53%) VMware
3 124 (11.89%) Cisco
4 102 (9.78%) Oracle
5 80 (7.67%) Microsoft
6 60 (5.75%) HP
7 44 (4.22%) Rackspace
8 29 (2.78%) Percona
9 28 (2.68%) IBM
10 27 (2.59%) Juniper
11 24 (2.30%) EMC
11 24 (2.30%) NetApp
12 23 (2.21%) Splunk
13 21 (2.01%) Citrix
14 20 (1.92%) Sun
15 19 (1.82%) SolarWinds
16 17 (1.63%) Intel
16 17 (1.63%) Veritas
16 17 (1.63%) Atlassian
17 14 (1.34%) F5
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £70k - £75k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Package including 25 days holiday.
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Up to 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + + Stock
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago