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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 484 435 431
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 532 636 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.63% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 470 558 601
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £65,000
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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 -35 511 £45,000 -5.26% 70
London -44 285 £52,500 +5.00% 36
South East -32 85 £42,500 - 10
City of London +21 37 £55,000 +10.00% 17
South West -6 35 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Yorkshire +2 33 £33,750 -3.57% 5
North West +44 30 £35,750 +2.14% 5
Manchester +38 29 £35,000 -6.66% 4
East of England +6 28 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Oxfordshire +1 25 £47,000 +9.30% 1
Dorset +28 24 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Hertfordshire +12 23 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Poole - 22 £40,000 - 1
Oxford +2 20 £47,000 +9.30%
East Sussex +21 18 £40,000 - 2
Brighton +7 18 £40,000 - 2
Surrey +2 16 £52,500 +5.00% 3
West Yorkshire +10 15 £40,000 - 3
Brentford - 15 £37,500 -
Hampshire +6 12 £33,500 -25.55% 2
West Midlands -16 12 £40,000 -3.61% 4
Leeds 0 10 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire -4 10 £42,500 - 2
South Yorkshire +19 9 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Portsmouth +18 8 £33,500 -25.55% 1
Staines +15 8 £52,500 +10.52%
Salford +13 7 £35,000 -
Cwmbran +11 7 £45,000 -
Torfaen +11 7 £45,000 -
South Wales +5 7 £45,000 +12.50%

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1101 (100.00%) Linux
2 462 (41.96%) Python
3 441 (40.05%) Bash Shell
4 433 (39.33%) Puppet
5 412 (37.42%) Red Hat
6 402 (36.51%) VMware
7 401 (36.42%) MySQL
8 384 (34.88%) Apache
9 367 (33.33%) CentOS
10 363 (32.97%) Perl
11 327 (29.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 306 (27.79%) DevOps
13 286 (25.98%) LAMP
14 283 (25.70%) Amazon AWS
15 248 (22.52%) Windows
16 239 (21.71%) Unix
17 232 (21.07%) Opscode Chef
18 231 (20.98%) Java
19 219 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 209 (18.98%) Tomcat
21 203 (18.44%) Ubuntu
22 192 (17.44%) Ruby
23 190 (17.26%) PHP
24 172 (15.62%) Nagios
25 165 (14.99%) Firewall
26 164 (14.90%) DNS
27 156 (14.17%) Ansible
28 151 (13.71%) SQL
29 146 (13.26%) Shell Script
30 145 (13.17%) Jenkins

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 384 (34.88%) Apache
2 209 (18.98%) Tomcat
3 117 (10.63%) nginx
4 62 (5.63%) OpenStack
5 27 (2.45%) JBoss
6 26 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (2.18%) Node.js
8 23 (2.09%) IIS
9 22 (2.00%) Confluence
10 19 (1.73%) Apache Spark
11 18 (1.63%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.54%) MS Exchange
13 14 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (1.00%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.91%) WordPress
17 9 (0.82%) Apache ServiceMix
18 7 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 7 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.64%) Joomla!
Applications
1 41 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.091%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.64%) Magento
2 3 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 283 (25.70%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (3.54%) IaaS
4 33 (3.00%) Amazon S3
5 30 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 24 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (1.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 20 (1.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 18 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.63%) SaaS
11 14 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.91%) Joyent
13 8 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.73%) PaaS
14 7 (0.64%) Office 365
15 5 (0.45%) Heroku
16 4 (0.36%) Google Apps
17 3 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 165 (14.99%) Firewall
2 164 (14.90%) DNS
3 136 (12.35%) TCP/IP
4 90 (8.17%) SAN
5 63 (5.72%) LDAP
6 60 (5.45%) VLAN
6 60 (5.45%) VPN
7 58 (5.27%) DHCP
8 43 (3.91%) WAN
9 42 (3.81%) LAN
9 42 (3.81%) NAS
10 41 (3.72%) SSH
10 41 (3.72%) SSL
11 39 (3.54%) SNMP
12 38 (3.45%) Internet
13 37 (3.36%) OSPF
14 34 (3.09%) iSCSI
15 32 (2.91%) HTTP
15 32 (2.91%) MPLS
15 32 (2.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (36.42%) MySQL
2 86 (7.81%) MongoDB
3 57 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (3.63%) NoSQL
5 39 (3.54%) Redis
5 39 (3.54%) SQL Server
6 29 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 24 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (1.91%) Big Data
8 21 (1.91%) CouchDB
9 17 (1.54%) Apache Hive
10 12 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.09%) Couchbase
11 11 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.64%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.36%) Informix
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 145 (13.17%) Jenkins
2 123 (11.17%) Git (software)
3 74 (6.72%) Subversion
4 42 (3.81%) TeamCity
5 36 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 31 (2.82%) JIRA
7 28 (2.54%) Vagrant
8 26 (2.36%) Selenium
9 14 (1.27%) Hudson
10 12 (1.09%) Gerrit
10 12 (1.09%) PHPUnit
11 11 (1.00%) FishEye
12 7 (0.64%) Maven
13 5 (0.45%) Ant
13 5 (0.45%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.36%) Emacs
15 3 (0.27%) JBehave
16 2 (0.18%) Gradle
16 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
17 1 (0.091%) GitLab
General
1 112 (10.17%) Finance
2 63 (5.72%) Law
3 56 (5.09%) Marketing
4 49 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 38 (3.45%) Games
6 22 (2.00%) Publishing
7 21 (1.91%) Banking
8 19 (1.73%) Advertising
9 10 (0.91%) Retail
10 8 (0.73%) Electronics
11 5 (0.45%) Back Office
12 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.27%) Front Office
14 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Legal
15 1 (0.091%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.091%) Billing
15 1 (0.091%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (25.98%) LAMP
2 106 (9.63%) Web Services
3 93 (8.45%) LEMP Stack
4 36 (3.27%) Memcached
5 34 (3.09%) CSS
6 28 (2.54%) HTML
7 26 (2.36%) LAPP Stack
8 19 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
8 19 (1.73%) Ruby on Rails
9 17 (1.54%) Middleware
10 15 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
11 14 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
12 13 (1.18%) .NET
12 13 (1.18%) Akka
13 12 (1.09%) Behat
14 9 (0.82%) J2EE
15 8 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
16 7 (0.64%) JMX
16 7 (0.64%) JSON
16 7 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.08%) Data Centre
2 52 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 42 (3.81%) Clustering
6 32 (2.91%) Hedge funds
7 22 (2.00%) Fintech
8 21 (1.91%) Statistics
9 18 (1.63%) Replication
10 16 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.36%) User Experience
12 14 (1.27%) Blackberry
12 14 (1.27%) Eurex
13 13 (1.18%) CESG
13 13 (1.18%) iPhone
14 9 (0.82%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.82%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.73%) EqualLogic
15 8 (0.73%) Online Games
16 6 (0.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1101 (100.00%) Linux
2 367 (33.33%) CentOS
3 327 (29.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 248 (22.52%) Windows
5 239 (21.71%) Unix
6 203 (18.44%) Ubuntu
7 104 (9.45%) Debian
8 96 (8.72%) Windows Server
9 72 (6.54%) Solaris
10 38 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (3.27%) SUSE
12 27 (2.45%) Fedora
13 23 (2.09%) AIX
14 19 (1.73%) HPUX
14 19 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (1.45%) Android
16 13 (1.18%) Windows Phone
17 12 (1.09%) Amazon Linux
18 11 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (27.79%) DevOps
2 143 (12.99%) Configuration Management
3 136 (12.35%) High Availability
4 134 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (9.54%) E-Commerce
6 100 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (8.99%) Open Source
8 68 (6.18%) Load Balancing
9 65 (5.90%) ITIL
10 63 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
11 50 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (3.81%) Service Delivery
12 42 (3.81%) Time Management
13 33 (3.00%) Network Design
13 33 (3.00%) Problem Management
14 29 (2.63%) Mentoring
15 26 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
15 26 (2.36%) Change Management
16 25 (2.27%) Project Management
17 23 (2.09%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 462 (41.96%) Python
2 441 (40.05%) Bash Shell
3 363 (32.97%) Perl
4 231 (20.98%) Java
5 192 (17.44%) Ruby
6 190 (17.26%) PHP
7 151 (13.71%) SQL
8 146 (13.26%) Shell Script
9 52 (4.72%) JavaScript
10 37 (3.36%) C
11 36 (3.27%) C++
12 27 (2.45%) Korn
13 26 (2.36%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.73%) C#
15 18 (1.63%) AWK
16 14 (1.27%) Tcl
17 8 (0.73%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.73%) Scala
18 4 (0.36%) C-shell
19 2 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 66 (5.99%) Degree
2 23 (2.09%) CCNA
2 23 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (1.73%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.36%) RHCE
6 14 (1.27%) MCSE
6 14 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.82%) CCNP
8 7 (0.64%) CFA
8 7 (0.64%) MBA
8 7 (0.64%) PhD
9 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.36%) RHCA
11 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.27%) HND
12 2 (0.18%) LPIC
12 2 (0.18%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.091%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.09%) PCI DSS
2 28 (2.54%) SLA
3 14 (1.27%) QA
4 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.091%) ISO27005
System Software
1 219 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (8.72%) KVM
3 94 (8.54%) Active Directory
4 91 (8.27%) Docker
5 62 (5.63%) Xen
6 59 (5.36%) NFS
6 59 (5.36%) Varnish
7 38 (3.45%) vSphere
8 32 (2.91%) iptables
8 32 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (2.54%) Hyper-V
10 25 (2.27%) Postfix
11 24 (2.18%) XenServer
12 19 (1.73%) VirtualBox
13 17 (1.54%) Sendmail
14 16 (1.45%) Samba
15 15 (1.36%) vCloud
15 15 (1.36%) VMware ESX
16 11 (1.00%) Corosync
16 11 (1.00%) qmail
Systems Management
1 433 (39.33%) Puppet
2 232 (21.07%) Opscode Chef
3 172 (15.62%) Nagios
4 156 (14.17%) Ansible
5 62 (5.63%) ZABBIX
6 29 (2.63%) Cacti
7 28 (2.54%) Salt
8 23 (2.09%) Graphite
9 17 (1.54%) HAProxy
10 16 (1.45%) CFEngine
10 16 (1.45%) logstash
11 14 (1.27%) Munin
11 14 (1.27%) SELinux
12 13 (1.18%) Icinga
12 13 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
12 13 (1.18%) Tivoli
12 13 (1.18%) WSUS
13 10 (0.91%) Cobbler
13 10 (0.91%) Oracle ZFS
13 10 (0.91%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 412 (37.42%) Red Hat
2 402 (36.51%) VMware
3 106 (9.63%) Oracle
4 90 (8.17%) Cisco
5 87 (7.90%) Microsoft
6 29 (2.63%) EMC
7 28 (2.54%) IBM
7 28 (2.54%) NetApp
8 27 (2.45%) Atlassian
9 24 (2.18%) Dell
9 24 (2.18%) HP
10 20 (1.82%) Rackspace
11 19 (1.73%) Splunk
12 18 (1.63%) New Relic
13 17 (1.54%) Veritas
14 16 (1.45%) Google
14 16 (1.45%) Veeam
15 14 (1.27%) Fidessa
15 14 (1.27%) GL TRADE
15 14 (1.27%) Patsystems
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £68000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + On Call + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 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: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + options + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, gym, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnsley, Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Good benefits / 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Manor F1 Team
Salary: Depends on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum +Bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago