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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 486 474 391
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 493 564 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.51% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 444 517 608
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
104868 109684 105271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.59% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 85928 88706 87993
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 £27,450 £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 1 April 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 1 April 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
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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 -6 481 £47,000 +10.58% 60
London -31 226 £50,000 - 28
South East -13 130 £44,500 +11.25% 9
City of London +12 46 £47,500 +1.06% 14
East of England -6 42 £45,000 +12.50% 7
South West -5 28 £37,500 +25.00% 8
East Sussex -15 25 £40,000 - 3
Brighton -9 24 £40,000 - 3
Berkshire -17 24 £50,000 +42.85% 2
West Sussex +27 23 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +17 22 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Cambridge +18 21 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Surrey +13 19 £55,000 +18.27%
Hampshire -2 19 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Reading -13 19 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Yorkshire -23 19 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Hertfordshire -10 18 £50,000 -0.99% 2
Leeds -4 17 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -16 17 £40,000 +14.28% 2
North West +7 16 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +2 15 £40,250 +61.00%
Manchester +1 13 £40,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +6 12 £44,500 -19.09% 1
Bristol +3 11 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Crawley -3 11 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Portsmouth -16 10 £45,000 +24.13%
Horsham - 10 £48,750 -
Woking - 10 £55,000 -
Oxford +1 9 £44,500 -19.09% 1
St Albans - 9 £55,000 - 1

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1013 (100.00%) Linux
2 516 (50.94%) Red Hat
3 477 (47.09%) Puppet
4 397 (39.19%) MySQL
5 393 (38.80%) Bash Shell
6 388 (38.30%) Perl
7 382 (37.71%) Python
8 376 (37.12%) CentOS
9 359 (35.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 345 (34.06%) VMware
11 312 (30.80%) Apache
12 287 (28.33%) DevOps
13 265 (26.16%) UNIX
14 248 (24.48%) Ubuntu
15 223 (22.01%) Ruby
16 221 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
17 218 (21.52%) Nagios
18 213 (21.03%) Tomcat
19 207 (20.43%) Windows
20 204 (20.14%) PHP
21 182 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
22 178 (17.57%) Debian
23 175 (17.28%) DNS
24 170 (16.78%) Java
24 170 (16.78%) Shell Script
25 161 (15.89%) E-Commerce
26 154 (15.20%) Configuration Management
27 152 (15.00%) Open Source
28 148 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
29 133 (13.13%) Oracle

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 312 (30.80%) Apache
2 213 (21.03%) Tomcat
3 127 (12.54%) nginx
4 54 (5.33%) OpenStack
5 48 (4.74%) IIS
6 36 (3.55%) JBoss
7 27 (2.67%) Confluence
8 25 (2.47%) Apache Solr
9 19 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (1.58%) CMS
11 13 (1.28%) Jetty
12 10 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 10 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.79%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.79%) WordPress
14 7 (0.69%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.59%) Moodle
16 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.49%) Drupal
17 4 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.79%) Magento
3 1 (0.099%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.099%) RMDS
3 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 148 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (9.08%) Amazon EC2
3 50 (4.94%) Amazon S3
4 33 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (2.76%) IaaS
6 27 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 23 (2.27%) Route 53
8 22 (2.17%) SaaS
8 22 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.48%) Rackspace Cloud
10 12 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (1.18%) Joyent
11 11 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.99%) PaaS
13 9 (0.89%) SoftLayer
14 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.69%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.49%) Office 365
15 5 (0.49%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 175 (17.28%) DNS
2 132 (13.03%) TCP/IP
3 121 (11.94%) SAN
4 105 (10.37%) Firewall
5 78 (7.70%) HTTP
6 61 (6.02%) SMTP
7 58 (5.73%) DHCP
8 57 (5.63%) LDAP
9 52 (5.13%) VPN
10 49 (4.84%) Internet
11 45 (4.44%) SSH
12 39 (3.85%) FTP
13 38 (3.75%) VLAN
14 32 (3.16%) NAS
14 32 (3.16%) LAN
15 27 (2.67%) VoIP
16 26 (2.57%) IPv4
17 24 (2.37%) IMAP
18 22 (2.17%) SSL
19 21 (2.07%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (39.19%) MySQL
2 80 (7.90%) NoSQL
3 75 (7.40%) PostgreSQL
4 51 (5.03%) Redis
5 47 (4.64%) SQL Server
6 43 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 30 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 30 (2.96%) Big Data
8 23 (2.27%) MariaDB
9 21 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (1.38%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.38%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.18%) Informix
13 10 (0.99%) Couchbase
14 9 (0.89%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.79%) DB2
16 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 119 (11.75%) Git (software)
2 107 (10.56%) Jenkins
3 86 (8.49%) Subversion
4 29 (2.86%) JIRA
5 18 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (1.78%) Maven
6 15 (1.48%) Ant
7 11 (1.09%) Hudson
8 6 (0.59%) Gradle
9 5 (0.49%) Emacs
10 4 (0.39%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.39%) GDB
10 4 (0.39%) FishEye
10 4 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.20%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.20%) Selenium
11 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.20%) Bazaar
11 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 117 (11.55%) Finance
2 76 (7.50%) Games
3 33 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.06%) Banking
5 27 (2.67%) Retail
6 21 (2.07%) Advertising
7 19 (1.88%) Law
8 16 (1.58%) French Language
9 14 (1.38%) Publishing
10 11 (1.09%) Marketing
11 10 (0.99%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.39%) Welsh Language
14 4 (0.39%) Billing
15 3 (0.30%) Back Office
15 3 (0.30%) Electronics
15 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (11.35%) Web Services
1 115 (11.35%) LAMP
2 33 (3.26%) Memcached
3 20 (1.97%) FIX Protocol
4 15 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (1.18%) XML
5 12 (1.18%) HTML
5 12 (1.18%) .NET
6 11 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (0.99%) CSS
8 8 (0.79%) Middleware
9 7 (0.69%) J2EE
10 6 (0.59%) JSON
11 5 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.49%) Django
12 4 (0.39%) jQuery
12 4 (0.39%) REST
12 4 (0.39%) ZeroMQ
13 3 (0.30%) Alternative PHP Cache
13 3 (0.30%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 152 (15.00%) Open Source
2 40 (3.95%) Replication
2 40 (3.95%) Clustering
2 40 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 38 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.07%) Derivative
6 21 (2.07%) iPhone
7 20 (1.97%) Eurex
8 18 (1.78%) Online Games
9 15 (1.48%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.09%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.99%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (0.79%) Social Network
14 8 (0.79%) EqualLogic
14 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1013 (100.00%) Linux
2 376 (37.12%) CentOS
3 359 (35.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 265 (26.16%) UNIX
5 248 (24.48%) Ubuntu
6 207 (20.43%) Windows
7 178 (17.57%) Debian
8 93 (9.18%) Solaris
9 49 (4.84%) Fedora
9 49 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (3.65%) Android
11 32 (3.16%) SUSE
12 30 (2.96%) Mac OS X
13 21 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (1.58%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.48%) Windows Phone
16 15 (1.48%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.99%) HPUX
18 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (28.33%) DevOps
2 161 (15.89%) E-Commerce
3 154 (15.20%) Configuration Management
4 98 (9.67%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (7.60%) ITIL
7 74 (7.31%) Load Balancing
8 41 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 36 (3.55%) Time Management
9 36 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
10 33 (3.26%) Migration
11 28 (2.76%) Project Management
11 28 (2.76%) Service Delivery
12 23 (2.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (2.07%) Auto-Scaling
14 18 (1.78%) Software Testing
15 17 (1.68%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (1.58%) Release Management
16 16 (1.58%) Capacity Planning
16 16 (1.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 393 (38.80%) Bash Shell
2 388 (38.30%) Perl
3 382 (37.71%) Python
4 223 (22.01%) Ruby
5 204 (20.14%) PHP
6 170 (16.78%) Java
6 170 (16.78%) Shell Script
7 112 (11.06%) SQL
8 25 (2.47%) C
8 25 (2.47%) C++
9 21 (2.07%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.88%) JavaScript
11 18 (1.78%) AWK
12 17 (1.68%) VBScript
12 17 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.28%) sed
14 9 (0.89%) Scala
14 9 (0.89%) Tcl
15 8 (0.79%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 67 (6.61%) Degree
2 44 (4.34%) RHCE
3 24 (2.37%) RHCSA
4 21 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.09%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.79%) MCSE
8 8 (0.79%) CCNA
9 6 (0.59%) LPIC
10 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.20%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.20%) SCSA
11 2 (0.20%) RHCA
11 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.20%) MCITP
11 2 (0.20%) PMP
11 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.26%) QA
2 28 (2.76%) SLA
3 15 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 182 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 53 (5.23%) NFS
4 52 (5.13%) vSphere
4 52 (5.13%) KVM
5 51 (5.03%) Xen
6 47 (4.64%) Varnish
7 36 (3.55%) Docker
8 24 (2.37%) VMware ESX
9 20 (1.97%) iptables
10 19 (1.88%) Postfix
11 15 (1.48%) Samba
11 15 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.18%) LXC
13 11 (1.09%) Openswan
13 11 (1.09%) XenServer
14 10 (0.99%) Squid
15 9 (0.89%) GlusterFS
16 8 (0.79%) Sendmail
17 7 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 477 (47.09%) Puppet
2 221 (21.82%) Opscode Chef
3 218 (21.52%) Nagios
4 71 (7.01%) Ansible
5 60 (5.92%) ZABBIX
6 45 (4.44%) Cacti
7 39 (3.85%) Vagrant
8 37 (3.65%) Salt
9 31 (3.06%) logstash
10 24 (2.37%) Graphite
11 21 (2.07%) Ganglia
12 19 (1.88%) CFEngine
13 14 (1.38%) HAProxy
14 13 (1.28%) Capistrano
15 12 (1.18%) Check_MK
16 10 (0.99%) Opsview
16 10 (0.99%) Cobbler
17 8 (0.79%) Munin
17 8 (0.79%) SmokePing
18 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 516 (50.94%) Red Hat
2 345 (34.06%) VMware
3 133 (13.13%) Oracle
3 133 (13.13%) Cisco
4 78 (7.70%) Microsoft
5 67 (6.61%) HP
6 38 (3.75%) Rackspace
7 29 (2.86%) Juniper
8 28 (2.76%) Sun
8 28 (2.76%) IBM
8 28 (2.76%) Percona
9 24 (2.37%) NetApp
10 22 (2.17%) EMC
11 20 (1.97%) Citrix
11 20 (1.97%) NYFIX
11 20 (1.97%) Patsystems
11 20 (1.97%) GL TRADE
11 20 (1.97%) Google
12 19 (1.88%) Splunk
13 18 (1.78%) SolarWinds
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-50k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 depending on experience+benefits Superb career role!
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 5 days ago