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

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 535 464 434
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 471 628 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.57% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.59% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 414 550 676
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
98784 106354 115089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83034 86750 93358
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 4 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 4 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 -71 459 £45,000 - 64
London -42 243 £50,000 +3.99% 31
South East -20 105 £45,000 +12.50% 18
City of London +11 46 £47,500 +0.52% 13
Yorkshire +24 44 £40,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +13 34 £40,000 - 5
Surrey +7 26 £53,500 +12.63% 7
Hampshire +11 24 £33,500 -25.55% 1
Berkshire +19 22 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Bradford - 21 £40,000 - 2
North West +23 17 £32,500 -23.07% 2
Oxfordshire -7 16 £46,000 +3.37% 3
East of England -23 15 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Reading 0 14 £57,500 +15.00% 2
South West -28 14 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Oxford +3 12 £46,000 +3.37% 1
Staines - 12 £53,500 -
East Midlands +17 11 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Hertfordshire +4 11 £38,500 -14.44% 1
East Sussex -4 11 £40,000 - 4
Brighton -6 10 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -32 10 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Brentford - 10 £37,500 -
Cheshire +35 9 £32,500 -
Coventry +14 9 £37,500 -1.31% 1
Leeds -4 9 £38,750 -3.12% 3
Manchester -2 8 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Crewe - 8 £32,500 -
Portsmouth -3 7 £33,500 -25.55%
Fareham - 7 £32,500 - 1

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 1038 (100.00%) Linux
2 438 (42.20%) Puppet
3 432 (41.62%) Python
4 402 (38.73%) Red Hat
5 394 (37.96%) Bash Shell
6 391 (37.67%) MySQL
7 390 (37.57%) VMware
8 345 (33.24%) CentOS
9 328 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
10 325 (31.31%) Apache
11 321 (30.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 318 (30.64%) DevOps
13 309 (29.77%) Perl
14 274 (26.40%) LAMP
15 272 (26.20%) Opscode Chef
16 266 (25.63%) Unix
17 224 (21.58%) PHP
18 219 (21.10%) VMware Infrastructure
19 212 (20.42%) DNS
20 207 (19.94%) Java
21 204 (19.65%) Ansible
22 196 (18.88%) Ubuntu
23 190 (18.30%) Ruby
24 189 (18.21%) Nagios
25 179 (17.24%) Jenkins
26 173 (16.67%) Windows
27 165 (15.90%) Firewall
27 165 (15.90%) Configuration Management
28 149 (14.35%) Tomcat
29 146 (14.07%) Shell Script

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
1 325 (31.31%) Apache
2 149 (14.35%) Tomcat
3 141 (13.58%) nginx
4 73 (7.03%) OpenStack
5 39 (3.76%) JBoss
6 26 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (2.02%) Node.js
8 20 (1.93%) Apache Spark
9 19 (1.83%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.73%) IIS
11 14 (1.35%) Confluence
12 13 (1.25%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.87%) Jetty
13 9 (0.87%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
15 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.48%) WordPress
17 4 (0.39%) Moodle
Applications
1 35 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.096%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.096%) MS Project
3 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 328 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (6.94%) Amazon EC2
3 42 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 36 (3.47%) IaaS
5 35 (3.37%) Amazon S3
6 26 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 23 (2.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 20 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 20 (1.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 19 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (1.54%) SaaS
11 15 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.96%) Office 365
14 9 (0.87%) PaaS
15 7 (0.67%) SoftLayer
16 6 (0.58%) Google Apps
16 6 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
17 4 (0.39%) Joyent
17 4 (0.39%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 212 (20.42%) DNS
2 165 (15.90%) Firewall
3 126 (12.14%) TCP/IP
4 96 (9.25%) SAN
5 62 (5.97%) LDAP
6 56 (5.39%) DHCP
7 51 (4.91%) VPN
8 50 (4.82%) VLAN
9 44 (4.24%) NAS
10 42 (4.05%) SSL
11 39 (3.76%) HTTP
12 38 (3.66%) SNMP
13 37 (3.56%) Internet
13 37 (3.56%) SMTP
14 36 (3.47%) WAN
15 35 (3.37%) SSH
15 35 (3.37%) VoIP
16 33 (3.18%) LAN
17 31 (2.99%) EIGRP
17 31 (2.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (37.67%) MySQL
2 83 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 57 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
5 35 (3.37%) Hadoop
6 34 (3.28%) Redis
7 30 (2.89%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.79%) SQL Server
9 20 (1.93%) Big Data
9 20 (1.93%) CouchDB
10 18 (1.73%) Couchbase
11 17 (1.64%) Apache Hive
12 15 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.77%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.48%) Relational Database
16 4 (0.39%) DB2
16 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 3 (0.29%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 179 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 142 (13.68%) Git (software)
3 61 (5.88%) Subversion
4 44 (4.24%) TeamCity
5 40 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 38 (3.66%) Vagrant
7 23 (2.22%) Selenium
8 15 (1.45%) JIRA
8 15 (1.45%) PHPUnit
9 14 (1.35%) Gerrit
9 14 (1.35%) Hudson
10 8 (0.77%) Maven
11 7 (0.67%) FishEye
12 6 (0.58%) GitLab
12 6 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.48%) Emacs
14 4 (0.39%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.29%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.29%) Gradle
General
1 90 (8.67%) Finance
2 85 (8.19%) Law
3 83 (8.00%) Marketing
4 55 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.31%) Publishing
6 23 (2.22%) Advertising
6 23 (2.22%) Games
7 15 (1.45%) Banking
8 10 (0.96%) Electronics
9 9 (0.87%) Back Office
10 8 (0.77%) Retail
11 2 (0.19%) Legal
11 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.096%) Front Office
12 1 (0.096%) iGaming
12 1 (0.096%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (26.40%) LAMP
2 111 (10.69%) LEMP Stack
3 99 (9.54%) Web Services
4 35 (3.37%) Memcached
5 21 (2.02%) CSS
5 21 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails
6 20 (1.93%) HTML
7 17 (1.64%) ELK Stack
7 17 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
8 16 (1.54%) JMX
9 15 (1.45%) Behat
10 14 (1.35%) Akka
10 14 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (1.06%) .NET
12 9 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.77%) Middleware
13 8 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (0.67%) J2EE
14 7 (0.67%) Java EE
15 6 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.49%) Clustering
3 47 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.41%) User Experience
6 22 (2.12%) Hedge funds
7 21 (2.02%) Statistics
8 19 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.25%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.25%) iPhone
10 12 (1.16%) Fintech
10 12 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.06%) HP Storage
12 9 (0.87%) Eurex
12 9 (0.87%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.87%) Replication
12 9 (0.87%) Robotics
13 8 (0.77%) e-Learning
13 8 (0.77%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1038 (100.00%) Linux
2 345 (33.24%) CentOS
3 321 (30.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 266 (25.63%) Unix
5 196 (18.88%) Ubuntu
6 173 (16.67%) Windows
7 91 (8.77%) Debian
8 84 (8.09%) Windows Server
9 67 (6.45%) Solaris
10 38 (3.66%) HPUX
11 30 (2.89%) SUSE
12 29 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 27 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (2.02%) AIX
15 17 (1.64%) Fedora
16 15 (1.45%) Amazon Linux
17 14 (1.35%) Android
18 13 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 13 (1.25%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (30.64%) DevOps
2 165 (15.90%) Configuration Management
3 143 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
5 137 (13.20%) High Availability
6 100 (9.63%) E-Commerce
7 98 (9.44%) Load Balancing
8 80 (7.71%) Open Source
9 70 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
10 48 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 42 (4.05%) ITIL
12 35 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
12 35 (3.37%) Service Delivery
13 34 (3.28%) Business Continuity
14 32 (3.08%) Change Management
15 31 (2.99%) Service Management
16 28 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
17 27 (2.60%) Time Management
18 26 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
18 26 (2.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 432 (41.62%) Python
2 394 (37.96%) Bash Shell
3 309 (29.77%) Perl
4 224 (21.58%) PHP
5 207 (19.94%) Java
6 190 (18.30%) Ruby
7 146 (14.07%) Shell Script
8 110 (10.60%) SQL
9 40 (3.85%) C++
10 33 (3.18%) C
11 30 (2.89%) Korn
12 28 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 23 (2.22%) JavaScript
14 12 (1.16%) C#
15 9 (0.87%) Tcl
16 8 (0.77%) Bourne shell
16 8 (0.77%) Scala
17 6 (0.58%) AWK
18 4 (0.39%) C-shell
18 4 (0.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 50 (4.82%) Degree
2 22 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (1.54%) CCNP
4 15 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.16%) RHCE
5 12 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.06%) CCNA
7 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.87%) PhD
9 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.58%) MCSE
10 5 (0.48%) CFA
10 5 (0.48%) MBA
11 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.29%) MCITP
11 3 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.19%) HND
12 2 (0.19%) LPIC
12 2 (0.19%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.19%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.50%) SLA
2 21 (2.02%) QA
3 17 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.096%) DICOM
5 1 (0.096%) HL7
5 1 (0.096%) ISO27005
System Software
1 219 (21.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (10.12%) Docker
3 69 (6.65%) KVM
4 64 (6.17%) Active Directory
5 61 (5.88%) NFS
6 49 (4.72%) Xen
7 41 (3.95%) Varnish
8 39 (3.76%) vSphere
9 37 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (2.79%) Postfix
11 26 (2.50%) iptables
12 24 (2.31%) Squid
13 22 (2.12%) VirtualBox
14 20 (1.93%) Hyper-V
15 15 (1.45%) qmail
15 15 (1.45%) Samba
16 14 (1.35%) vCloud
17 13 (1.25%) Sendmail
18 12 (1.16%) Corosync
19 11 (1.06%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 438 (42.20%) Puppet
2 272 (26.20%) Opscode Chef
3 204 (19.65%) Ansible
4 189 (18.21%) Nagios
5 64 (6.17%) ZABBIX
6 53 (5.11%) Salt
7 51 (4.91%) HAProxy
8 32 (3.08%) Cacti
9 30 (2.89%) CFEngine
10 20 (1.93%) logstash
11 13 (1.25%) Cobbler
12 11 (1.06%) Graphite
12 11 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (0.96%) Ganglia
14 9 (0.87%) Plesk
14 9 (0.87%) SELinux
14 9 (0.87%) yum
15 8 (0.77%) Capistrano
15 8 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 7 (0.67%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 402 (38.73%) Red Hat
2 390 (37.57%) VMware
3 104 (10.02%) Oracle
4 83 (8.00%) Cisco
5 67 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 58 (5.59%) HP
7 45 (4.34%) Rackspace
8 34 (3.28%) Splunk
9 33 (3.18%) IBM
9 33 (3.18%) Veritas
10 31 (2.99%) EMC
11 27 (2.60%) Atlassian
12 25 (2.41%) Google
13 24 (2.31%) 3PAR
13 24 (2.31%) NetApp
14 20 (1.93%) New Relic
15 18 (1.73%) Juniper
16 14 (1.35%) Citrix
17 13 (1.25%) Dell
18 11 (1.06%) F5
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + 20% BONUS + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tech
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits (Negotiable)
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Monday & Friday work from home
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Great package
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent training, certificates
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus on call, bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago