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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 535 458 453
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 396 594 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 338 512 467
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
103565 111264 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90957 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -68 389 £45,000 - 63
London -47 201 £47,500 -5.00% 40
South East -25 76 £42,500 +6.25% 6
City of London +18 40 £51,250 +9.04% 10
East of England -13 36 £46,500 +6.89% 3
Berkshire -13 27 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Reading -9 25 £57,500 +64.28% 1
South West -12 22 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Hertfordshire -3 19 £50,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire -21 19 £40,000 +5.96% 4
North West -4 18 £39,750 +2.58% 4
Brighton -16 16 £40,000 +5.26%
East Sussex -24 16 £40,000 +5.26%
Manchester +2 15 £42,250 +5.62% 4
West Midlands -7 15 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Hampshire +11 14 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Leeds -1 13 £40,000 +5.26% 1
West Yorkshire -5 13 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Cambridge -12 13 £45,000 +3.44% 3
Cambridgeshire -14 13 £45,000 +3.44% 3
Oxfordshire +13 10 £47,500 -5.00%
Portsmouth +27 9 £45,000 +2.27%
St Albans -19 9 £55,000 +36.44%
Kent +16 8 - -
Oxford -4 8 £47,500 -13.63%
Tunbridge Wells - 8 - -
Dorset - 7 £42,500 -
Bournemouth - 7 £42,500 -
Bath +19 6 £51,250 +36.66% 1
Somerset +19 6 £51,250 +36.66% 2

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 888 (100.00%) Linux
2 444 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 394 (44.37%) Puppet
4 354 (39.86%) MySQL
5 333 (37.50%) Python
6 323 (36.37%) Bash Shell
7 318 (35.81%) VMware
8 295 (33.22%) CentOS
9 291 (32.77%) Perl
10 285 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 274 (30.86%) Apache
12 246 (27.70%) DevOps
13 237 (26.69%) UNIX
14 207 (23.31%) Amazon AWS
15 198 (22.30%) Tomcat
16 187 (21.06%) Windows
17 184 (20.72%) DNS
18 180 (20.27%) Opscode Chef
19 179 (20.16%) Ubuntu
20 175 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
21 169 (19.03%) Ruby
22 164 (18.47%) Nagios
23 148 (16.67%) Debian
24 134 (15.09%) PHP
24 134 (15.09%) Oracle
25 132 (14.86%) Shell Script
26 131 (14.75%) Java
27 129 (14.53%) Firewall
27 129 (14.53%) Configuration Management
28 124 (13.96%) Git (software)

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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
1 274 (30.86%) Apache
2 198 (22.30%) Tomcat
3 87 (9.80%) nginx
4 37 (4.17%) JBoss
5 35 (3.94%) OpenStack
6 34 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (3.15%) IIS
8 25 (2.82%) MS Exchange
9 19 (2.14%) CMS
9 19 (2.14%) Apache Solr
10 18 (2.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 18 (2.03%) SharePoint
11 16 (1.80%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.01%) Confluence
13 8 (0.90%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.79%) Drupal
15 6 (0.68%) Moodle
16 5 (0.56%) WordPress
16 5 (0.56%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 36 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.24%) Magento
2 5 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.11%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 207 (23.31%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.64%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (2.82%) Amazon S3
4 22 (2.48%) IaaS
5 21 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.69%) Route 53
8 12 (1.35%) Office 365
8 12 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (1.13%) Joyent
10 10 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.01%) SaaS
12 8 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.68%) PaaS
13 6 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.34%) Responsys
15 3 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 184 (20.72%) DNS
2 129 (14.53%) Firewall
3 112 (12.61%) SAN
4 108 (12.16%) TCP/IP
5 74 (8.33%) HTTP
6 71 (8.00%) DHCP
7 67 (7.55%) LDAP
8 62 (6.98%) VPN
9 43 (4.84%) Internet
9 43 (4.84%) NAS
10 37 (4.17%) VLAN
11 32 (3.60%) SMTP
12 24 (2.70%) SSH
12 24 (2.70%) SSL
12 24 (2.70%) Network Security
13 23 (2.59%) iSCSI
14 22 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (2.48%) FTP
15 18 (2.03%) LAN
15 18 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (39.86%) MySQL
2 80 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 45 (5.07%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 28 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.03%) Redis
8 16 (1.80%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.58%) MariaDB
11 11 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.68%) Big Data
14 5 (0.56%) Informix
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (0.34%) Aerospike
16 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 124 (13.96%) Git (software)
2 96 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 71 (8.00%) Subversion
4 30 (3.38%) Selenium
5 24 (2.70%) Hudson
6 19 (2.14%) JIRA
7 16 (1.80%) Emacs
8 7 (0.79%) Maven
8 7 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.56%) GDB
11 4 (0.45%) Ant
12 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.23%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.23%) Bazaar
13 2 (0.23%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.11%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.11%) FishEye
14 1 (0.11%) Behat
14 1 (0.11%) Gradle
General
1 111 (12.50%) Finance
2 47 (5.29%) Games
3 42 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.28%) Banking
5 19 (2.14%) Retail
6 18 (2.03%) Online Betting
7 14 (1.58%) Publishing
8 13 (1.46%) Marketing
9 10 (1.13%) Law
10 8 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.56%) Billing
11 5 (0.56%) Legal
11 5 (0.56%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (12.73%) LAMP
2 105 (11.82%) Web Services
3 21 (2.36%) Memcached
4 15 (1.69%) .NET
5 14 (1.58%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (1.35%) HTML
7 12 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
7 12 (1.35%) Lucene
8 11 (1.24%) CSS
8 11 (1.24%) boto
9 10 (1.13%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.68%) Sensu
10 6 (0.68%) REST
11 5 (0.56%) Alternative PHP Cache
11 5 (0.56%) Middleware
11 5 (0.56%) XML
12 4 (0.45%) J2EE
12 4 (0.45%) JSON
13 3 (0.34%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.39%) Computer Science
3 36 (4.05%) Clustering
4 34 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.60%) Replication
6 23 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (2.36%) Online Games
8 20 (2.25%) EqualLogic
9 18 (2.03%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.80%) Derivative
11 13 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.35%) Digital Media
12 12 (1.35%) Eurex
13 7 (0.79%) iPhone
13 7 (0.79%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.68%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.56%) Statistics
15 5 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 888 (100.00%) Linux
2 295 (33.22%) CentOS
3 285 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 237 (26.69%) UNIX
5 187 (21.06%) Windows
6 179 (20.16%) Ubuntu
7 148 (16.67%) Debian
8 76 (8.56%) Solaris
9 58 (6.53%) Fedora
10 31 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (3.15%) Mac OS X
12 23 (2.59%) SUSE
13 22 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
13 22 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (1.91%) Android
15 12 (1.35%) AIX
15 12 (1.35%) HPUX
16 10 (1.13%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (27.70%) DevOps
2 129 (14.53%) Configuration Management
3 118 (13.29%) E-Commerce
4 114 (12.84%) Open Source
5 111 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (8.78%) ITIL
7 55 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (5.29%) Migration
9 46 (5.18%) Load Balancing
10 39 (4.39%) Service Delivery
11 27 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (2.93%) Scrum
12 26 (2.93%) Time Management
13 24 (2.70%) Change Control
13 24 (2.70%) Software Delivery
14 23 (2.59%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (2.59%) Server Building
15 22 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (2.36%) Release Management
17 20 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 333 (37.50%) Python
2 323 (36.37%) Bash Shell
3 291 (32.77%) Perl
4 169 (19.03%) Ruby
5 134 (15.09%) PHP
6 132 (14.86%) Shell Script
7 131 (14.75%) Java
8 112 (12.61%) SQL
9 34 (3.83%) PowerShell
10 23 (2.59%) JavaScript
11 17 (1.91%) C++
12 13 (1.46%) Korn
13 11 (1.24%) C
14 8 (0.90%) Scala
14 8 (0.90%) AWK
14 8 (0.90%) Tcl
15 6 (0.68%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.68%) C-shell
16 4 (0.45%) C#
17 3 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (9.35%) Degree
2 37 (4.17%) RHCE
3 27 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.25%) RHCSA
5 15 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.13%) MCSE
7 10 (1.13%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.01%) RHCA
9 7 (0.79%) CCNA
9 7 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.56%) LPIC
12 3 (0.34%) MySQL Certification
12 3 (0.34%) IC3 Certification
12 3 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.23%) Linux+ Certification
13 2 (0.23%) MCITP
14 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.04%) SLA
2 24 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.58%) QA
4 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 175 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (7.66%) KVM
3 63 (7.09%) NFS
3 63 (7.09%) Active Directory
4 58 (6.53%) Xen
4 58 (6.53%) vSphere
5 44 (4.95%) Docker
5 44 (4.95%) Varnish
6 31 (3.49%) Postfix
7 28 (3.15%) VMware ESX
8 26 (2.93%) iptables
9 16 (1.80%) Samba
10 12 (1.35%) XenServer
11 11 (1.24%) qmail
12 10 (1.13%) XenApp
13 9 (1.01%) Hyper-V
13 9 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.79%) Squid
14 7 (0.79%) LXC
15 6 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 394 (44.37%) Puppet
2 180 (20.27%) Opscode Chef
3 164 (18.47%) Nagios
4 62 (6.98%) Ansible
5 40 (4.50%) Cacti
6 32 (3.60%) Vagrant
7 26 (2.93%) ZABBIX
8 17 (1.91%) logstash
9 15 (1.69%) Salt
10 14 (1.58%) Check_MK
10 14 (1.58%) HAProxy
10 14 (1.58%) BMC Marimba
11 13 (1.46%) Graphite
12 12 (1.35%) Oracle ZFS
12 12 (1.35%) Capistrano
13 11 (1.24%) SmokePing
13 11 (1.24%) Munin
14 10 (1.13%) Tivoli
14 10 (1.13%) Pingdom
15 7 (0.79%) cPanel
Vendors
1 444 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 318 (35.81%) VMware
3 134 (15.09%) Oracle
4 121 (13.63%) Cisco
5 97 (10.92%) Microsoft
6 48 (5.41%) HP
7 35 (3.94%) IBM
8 30 (3.38%) Google
9 29 (3.27%) Rackspace
9 29 (3.27%) Citrix
10 23 (2.59%) Dell
10 23 (2.59%) Sun
11 22 (2.48%) Juniper
12 19 (2.14%) Veeam
13 13 (1.46%) New Relic
13 13 (1.46%) EMC
14 12 (1.35%) NetApp
14 12 (1.35%) NYFIX
14 12 (1.35%) Patsystems
14 12 (1.35%) GL TRADE
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bens - bonus, gym, pens+
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 29 days hols, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits incl health
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + On Call + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens + hack days
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago