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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 519 511 411
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -100
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 439 527 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.50% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 374 472 704
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -4 423 £50,000 +11.11% 52
London -14 225 £55,000 +10.55% 23
South East +59 117 £49,250 +23.12% 14
Berkshire +6 26 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Hampshire +9 24 £41,000 +22.38% 4
Surrey +41 23 £50,500 -3.80% 4
Yorkshire +13 20 £40,000 - 2
East of England +8 18 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East Sussex +19 17 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Brighton +18 17 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North West +13 17 £25,000 -11.50% 6
Leeds +38 15 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +25 15 £40,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +8 14 £50,000 - 2
Oxford +10 13 £56,250 -13.46% 2
Slough +24 11 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Hertfordshire +14 10 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Croydon +12 10 £42,500 +6.25%
Manchester +4 10 £25,000 -33.33% 4
Woking - 10 £49,750 -
East Midlands +29 9 £45,000 +12.50% 1
City of London -12 9 £50,000 +2.56% 5
Uxbridge - 9 £65,000 -
Nottingham - 9 £45,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 9 £45,000 - 1
South Wales +10 8 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Wales +4 8 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Southampton - 8 £43,750 - 3
Kent +19 7 £35,000 -
South West +6 7 £50,000 +80.18%

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 844 (100.00%) Linux
2 430 (50.95%) Puppet
3 354 (41.94%) Python
4 351 (41.59%) DevOps
5 349 (41.35%) VMware
6 326 (38.63%) Red Hat
7 294 (34.83%) Perl
8 293 (34.72%) Bash Shell
9 281 (33.29%) MySQL
10 276 (32.70%) Apache
11 271 (32.11%) Opscode Chef
12 260 (30.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 246 (29.15%) Amazon AWS
14 236 (27.96%) LAMP
15 220 (26.07%) Ansible
16 217 (25.71%) CentOS
17 208 (24.64%) Unix
18 206 (24.41%) Nagios
19 196 (23.22%) Jenkins
20 194 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
21 185 (21.92%) PHP
22 183 (21.68%) Configuration Management
23 167 (19.79%) Windows
24 161 (19.08%) DNS
25 160 (18.96%) Ruby
26 139 (16.47%) Ubuntu
27 137 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
28 129 (15.28%) Java
29 127 (15.05%) Finance
30 122 (14.45%) Firewall

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
1 276 (32.70%) Apache
2 113 (13.39%) Tomcat
3 98 (11.61%) nginx
4 45 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (4.38%) OpenStack
6 31 (3.67%) JBoss
7 21 (2.49%) Confluence
8 16 (1.90%) Hubot
9 11 (1.30%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.07%) Jetty
11 8 (0.95%) IIS
11 8 (0.95%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.83%) Drupal
12 7 (0.83%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.71%) CloudStack
13 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.47%) Resin
15 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 29 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 246 (29.15%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.49%) Amazon S3
5 18 (2.13%) SaaS
6 16 (1.90%) IaaS
6 16 (1.90%) PaaS
6 16 (1.90%) Slack
7 12 (1.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 11 (1.30%) AWS OpsWorks
9 9 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.07%) GitHub
10 7 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.47%) Office 365
12 4 (0.47%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.36%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 161 (19.08%) DNS
2 122 (14.45%) Firewall
3 89 (10.55%) TCP/IP
4 75 (8.89%) SAN
5 56 (6.64%) LDAP
6 46 (5.45%) NAS
7 42 (4.98%) LAN
8 41 (4.86%) VPN
9 34 (4.03%) DHCP
10 33 (3.91%) WAN
11 32 (3.79%) Internet
12 31 (3.67%) HTTP
12 31 (3.67%) SMTP
13 26 (3.08%) Kerberos
14 21 (2.49%) iSCSI
14 21 (2.49%) SSL
15 20 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (1.90%) FTP
17 14 (1.66%) Asterisk PBX
17 14 (1.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (33.29%) MySQL
2 54 (6.40%) SQL Server
3 46 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 43 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (3.55%) Hadoop
6 29 (3.44%) NoSQL
7 22 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (2.61%) Redis
8 17 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.90%) Big Data
9 16 (1.90%) Couchbase
10 8 (0.95%) CouchDB
10 8 (0.95%) MariaDB
11 6 (0.71%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.59%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.47%) OLTP
13 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 196 (23.22%) Jenkins
2 58 (6.87%) Git (software)
3 46 (5.45%) JIRA
4 35 (4.15%) Subversion
5 24 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (2.61%) Vagrant
7 17 (2.01%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.66%) GitLab
9 12 (1.42%) Selenium
10 9 (1.07%) Maven
11 8 (0.95%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.59%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.59%) Hudson
14 4 (0.47%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.47%) Gradle
15 3 (0.36%) Ant
15 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.36%) CircleCI
16 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
General
1 127 (15.05%) Finance
2 68 (8.06%) Law
3 54 (6.40%) Marketing
4 38 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.84%) Advertising
6 21 (2.49%) Retail
7 19 (2.25%) Banking
8 18 (2.13%) Games
8 18 (2.13%) Publishing
9 11 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.71%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.59%) Back Office
12 5 (0.59%) Electronics
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (27.96%) LAMP
2 72 (8.53%) LEMP Stack
3 69 (8.18%) Web Services
4 23 (2.73%) ELK Stack
5 18 (2.13%) .NET
6 15 (1.78%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (1.66%) Memcached
8 13 (1.54%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (1.18%) JMX
10 8 (0.95%) Java EE
11 7 (0.83%) boto
11 7 (0.83%) Lucene
11 7 (0.83%) Node.js
11 7 (0.83%) OpenVZ
12 6 (0.71%) HornetQ
12 6 (0.71%) J2EE
12 6 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (0.59%) Dropwizard
13 5 (0.59%) JSON
13 5 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 30 (3.55%) Clustering
4 22 (2.61%) Fintech
5 15 (1.78%) Replication
6 13 (1.54%) iPad
7 12 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.30%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.83%) User Experience
11 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.59%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.59%) Streaming Video
12 5 (0.59%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.47%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.47%) HP Storage
13 4 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 844 (100.00%) Linux
2 260 (30.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 217 (25.71%) CentOS
4 208 (24.64%) Unix
5 167 (19.79%) Windows
6 139 (16.47%) Ubuntu
7 75 (8.89%) Debian
8 68 (8.06%) Windows Server
9 38 (4.50%) Solaris
10 27 (3.20%) SUSE
11 26 (3.08%) HPUX
12 20 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (1.54%) AIX
15 10 (1.18%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.47%) FreeBSD
17 3 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.36%) VMS
17 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (41.59%) DevOps
2 183 (21.68%) Configuration Management
3 137 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
4 101 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (10.78%) High Availability
6 68 (8.06%) E-Commerce
7 66 (7.82%) Load Balancing
8 58 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 58 (6.87%) Open Source
9 55 (6.52%) ITIL
10 49 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
11 45 (5.33%) Web Operations
12 34 (4.03%) Analytics
13 32 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (3.32%) Service Delivery
15 27 (3.20%) Continuous Delivery
15 27 (3.20%) Data Analytics
16 26 (3.08%) Business Continuity
16 26 (3.08%) Project Management
17 24 (2.84%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 354 (41.94%) Python
2 294 (34.83%) Perl
3 293 (34.72%) Bash Shell
4 185 (21.92%) PHP
5 160 (18.96%) Ruby
6 129 (15.28%) Java
7 90 (10.66%) Shell Script
8 51 (6.04%) SQL
9 30 (3.55%) PowerShell
10 17 (2.01%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.07%) C
12 8 (0.95%) Korn
13 7 (0.83%) C#
13 7 (0.83%) C++
14 4 (0.47%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.47%) Scala
15 3 (0.36%) Go
16 2 (0.24%) R
16 2 (0.24%) VBScript
17 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (4.15%) Degree
2 22 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.25%) RHCE
4 16 (1.90%) CCNA
5 10 (1.18%) CCNP
5 10 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.71%) RHCSA
8 5 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.47%) LPIC
9 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.36%) RHCT
11 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.24%) MCSA
11 2 (0.24%) MCSE
11 2 (0.24%) RHCA
12 1 (0.12%) CCDE
12 1 (0.12%) MCITP
12 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.27%) PCI DSS
2 21 (2.49%) SLA
3 18 (2.13%) QA
4 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 194 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (13.15%) Docker
3 73 (8.65%) KVM
4 66 (7.82%) Active Directory
5 65 (7.70%) NFS
6 49 (5.81%) vSphere
7 43 (5.09%) Xen
8 36 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (2.37%) iptables
10 19 (2.25%) Postfix
10 19 (2.25%) Squid
11 17 (2.01%) Corosync
12 14 (1.66%) Varnish
12 14 (1.66%) VMware ESX
13 12 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (1.18%) Hyper-V
14 10 (1.18%) LXC
14 10 (1.18%) Sendmail
14 10 (1.18%) VirtualBox
15 9 (1.07%) Samba
Systems Management
1 430 (50.95%) Puppet
2 271 (32.11%) Opscode Chef
3 220 (26.07%) Ansible
4 206 (24.41%) Nagios
5 45 (5.33%) HAProxy
6 41 (4.86%) Cacti
7 37 (4.38%) Salt
8 27 (3.20%) logstash
9 23 (2.73%) Cobbler
10 18 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 18 (2.13%) Tivoli
11 17 (2.01%) ZABBIX
12 15 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
13 14 (1.66%) CFEngine
14 13 (1.54%) Control-M
14 13 (1.54%) OpenView
15 12 (1.42%) Pacemaker
15 12 (1.42%) Rsyslog
16 11 (1.30%) cPanel
17 9 (1.07%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 349 (41.35%) VMware
2 326 (38.63%) Red Hat
3 105 (12.44%) Oracle
4 85 (10.07%) Cisco
5 65 (7.70%) Rackspace
6 59 (6.99%) HP
7 49 (5.81%) Microsoft
8 30 (3.55%) Veritas
9 22 (2.61%) Splunk
10 20 (2.37%) EMC
11 19 (2.25%) 3PAR
12 18 (2.13%) Citrix
12 18 (2.13%) NetApp
13 16 (1.90%) Google
13 16 (1.90%) IBM
14 15 (1.78%) Qualys
15 11 (1.30%) Atlassian
15 11 (1.30%) F5
15 11 (1.30%) Juniper
16 10 (1.18%) Dell
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £65,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ingenta UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: Competitive base salary + attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000 plus a generous benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + PHI, Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £41,000 to £57,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Full corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Stock options + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits Package (Pension, Bonus etc)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £35K + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
BBC Research & Development
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago