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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 481 466 396
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 488 589 696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 434 539 611
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,700 £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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 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 24 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
(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 -33 483 £45,000 - 50
London -23 224 £48,500 -3.00% 22
South East -13 120 £44,500 +18.66% 9
City of London +37 52 £47,500 +1.06% 9
East of England -6 43 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South West +2 34 £37,500 +21.95% 2
West Sussex +33 26 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +12 24 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Cambridge +17 23 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Berkshire -19 23 £50,000 +42.85% 4
East Sussex -32 23 £40,000 - 2
Brighton -22 22 £40,000 - 2
Hampshire -7 20 £45,000 +24.13%
Yorkshire -13 19 £40,000 +14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +14 18 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Leeds +9 18 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Reading -14 18 £50,000 +42.85% 2
West Midlands - 18 £42,500 -
Crawley +7 16 £35,000 -12.50%
Hertfordshire -15 16 £50,000 -5.66% 4
Oxfordshire +18 15 £44,500 -19.09% 3
North West +18 15 £42,500 +10.38% 7
Dorset -7 14 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Bournemouth - 14 £37,500 - 1
Manchester +14 12 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Oxford +7 12 £44,500 -19.09%
Portsmouth 0 12 £45,000 +24.13%
Surrey +11 11 £47,500 -9.52%
East Midlands +14 9 £32,500 -15.58% 1
Horsham - 9 £52,500 -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 957 (100.00%) Linux
2 485 (50.68%) Red Hat
3 452 (47.23%) Puppet
4 385 (40.23%) MySQL
5 373 (38.98%) Bash Shell
6 367 (38.35%) CentOS
7 366 (38.24%) Python
8 365 (38.14%) Perl
9 344 (35.95%) VMware
9 344 (35.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 297 (31.03%) Apache
11 274 (28.63%) DevOps
12 242 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
13 241 (25.18%) UNIX
14 234 (24.45%) Ubuntu
15 214 (22.36%) Tomcat
16 212 (22.15%) Opscode Chef
17 210 (21.94%) Ruby
18 197 (20.59%) Nagios
19 195 (20.38%) PHP
20 187 (19.54%) Windows
21 176 (18.39%) Debian
22 175 (18.29%) DNS
23 169 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
24 165 (17.24%) Java
25 155 (16.20%) Shell Script
26 150 (15.67%) E-Commerce
27 147 (15.36%) Open Source
28 143 (14.94%) Configuration Management
29 134 (14.00%) Cisco

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 297 (31.03%) Apache
2 214 (22.36%) Tomcat
3 120 (12.54%) nginx
4 53 (5.54%) IIS
5 51 (5.33%) OpenStack
6 30 (3.13%) JBoss
7 28 (2.93%) Apache Solr
8 24 (2.51%) Confluence
9 23 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.88%) CMS
11 12 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 12 (1.25%) Jetty
12 11 (1.15%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.84%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.84%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.84%) WordPress
14 7 (0.73%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.63%) Moodle
16 5 (0.52%) Drupal
17 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
2 9 (0.94%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.10%) RMDS
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 242 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (8.88%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (4.49%) Amazon S3
4 30 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (3.03%) IaaS
6 27 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 20 (2.09%) Route 53
8 18 (1.88%) SaaS
8 18 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (1.46%) Joyent
11 13 (1.36%) Rackspace Cloud
12 9 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.94%) PaaS
13 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (0.84%) SoftLayer
14 5 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.52%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.52%) Office 365
15 4 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 175 (18.29%) DNS
2 125 (13.06%) TCP/IP
3 112 (11.70%) SAN
4 99 (10.34%) Firewall
5 75 (7.84%) HTTP
6 65 (6.79%) DHCP
7 55 (5.75%) SMTP
7 55 (5.75%) LDAP
8 51 (5.33%) VPN
9 47 (4.91%) Internet
10 38 (3.97%) FTP
11 37 (3.87%) SSH
12 33 (3.45%) VLAN
12 33 (3.45%) NAS
13 27 (2.82%) LAN
14 25 (2.61%) VoIP
15 23 (2.40%) IMAP
16 21 (2.19%) iSCSI
16 21 (2.19%) IPv4
17 19 (1.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (40.23%) MySQL
2 73 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
3 65 (6.79%) NoSQL
4 48 (5.02%) SQL Server
5 44 (4.60%) Redis
6 40 (4.18%) MongoDB
7 26 (2.72%) Big Data
8 25 (2.61%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.19%) MariaDB
10 18 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.57%) Relational Database
13 14 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.36%) Informix
15 10 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.94%) CouchDB
17 8 (0.84%) Couchbase
18 6 (0.63%) DB2
18 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
18 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 120 (12.54%) Git (software)
2 99 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 81 (8.46%) Subversion
4 24 (2.51%) JIRA
5 17 (1.78%) Maven
6 15 (1.57%) Ant
7 10 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.04%) Hudson
8 8 (0.84%) Emacs
9 7 (0.73%) Selenium
10 6 (0.63%) Gradle
11 5 (0.52%) FishEye
12 4 (0.42%) GDB
12 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.31%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.21%) Bazaar
14 2 (0.21%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
15 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
General
1 113 (11.81%) Finance
2 80 (8.36%) Games
3 36 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.45%) Banking
5 21 (2.19%) Retail
6 17 (1.78%) Law
6 17 (1.78%) Advertising
7 16 (1.67%) French Language
8 12 (1.25%) Online Betting
9 11 (1.15%) Publishing
10 8 (0.84%) Marketing
11 6 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.52%) Billing
12 5 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.42%) Welsh Language
14 3 (0.31%) Electronics
14 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.21%) Legal
15 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (12.23%) LAMP
2 113 (11.81%) Web Services
3 35 (3.66%) Memcached
4 20 (2.09%) FIX Protocol
5 17 (1.78%) RabbitMQ
6 15 (1.57%) .NET
7 12 (1.25%) HTML
8 9 (0.94%) CSS
8 9 (0.94%) XML
9 8 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.63%) J2EE
11 5 (0.52%) JSON
11 5 (0.52%) REST
12 4 (0.42%) jQuery
12 4 (0.42%) Middleware
13 3 (0.31%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (0.31%) Lucene
13 3 (0.31%) OAuth
13 3 (0.31%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 147 (15.36%) Open Source
2 38 (3.97%) Replication
3 33 (3.45%) Clustering
4 29 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 25 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.30%) iPhone
6 22 (2.30%) Derivative
7 20 (2.09%) Eurex
8 17 (1.78%) Online Games
9 16 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.25%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.04%) EqualLogic
13 9 (0.94%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 957 (100.00%) Linux
2 367 (38.35%) CentOS
3 344 (35.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 241 (25.18%) UNIX
5 234 (24.45%) Ubuntu
6 187 (19.54%) Windows
7 176 (18.39%) Debian
8 88 (9.20%) Solaris
9 52 (5.43%) Fedora
10 46 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (3.76%) Android
12 31 (3.24%) SUSE
13 29 (3.03%) Mac OS X
14 22 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (1.67%) Windows Phone
17 14 (1.46%) Apple iOS
18 10 (1.04%) Windows 7
19 8 (0.84%) HPUX
20 7 (0.73%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (28.63%) DevOps
2 150 (15.67%) E-Commerce
3 143 (14.94%) Configuration Management
4 103 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (8.57%) ITIL
6 72 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 34 (3.55%) Migration
9 33 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (3.13%) Service Delivery
10 30 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
11 29 (3.03%) Time Management
12 27 (2.82%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (2.19%) Auto-Scaling
13 21 (2.19%) Project Management
14 18 (1.88%) Scrum
14 18 (1.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (1.78%) Release Management
15 17 (1.78%) Software Testing
15 17 (1.78%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (38.98%) Bash Shell
2 366 (38.24%) Python
3 365 (38.14%) Perl
4 210 (21.94%) Ruby
5 195 (20.38%) PHP
6 165 (17.24%) Java
7 155 (16.20%) Shell Script
8 114 (11.91%) SQL
9 24 (2.51%) C++
10 22 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.09%) C
12 18 (1.88%) JavaScript
12 18 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.67%) VBScript
14 15 (1.57%) AWK
15 9 (0.94%) Tcl
15 9 (0.94%) Scala
15 9 (0.94%) sed
16 8 (0.84%) Bourne shell
17 6 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 62 (6.48%) Degree
2 40 (4.18%) RHCE
3 24 (2.51%) RHCSA
4 21 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.88%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.15%) MCSE
8 9 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.63%) CCNA
9 6 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.52%) LPIC
11 3 (0.31%) RHCA
12 2 (0.21%) MCITP
12 2 (0.21%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.21%) SCSA
13 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.10%) Linux+ Certification
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.55%) SLA
2 29 (3.03%) QA
3 15 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.21%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 169 (17.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 54 (5.64%) vSphere
4 52 (5.43%) Varnish
4 52 (5.43%) NFS
5 48 (5.02%) Xen
6 47 (4.91%) KVM
7 38 (3.97%) Docker
8 28 (2.93%) VMware ESX
9 21 (2.19%) Postfix
10 16 (1.67%) iptables
11 14 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.25%) Samba
13 10 (1.04%) XenServer
13 10 (1.04%) LXC
13 10 (1.04%) GlusterFS
14 9 (0.94%) Squid
15 8 (0.84%) XenApp
15 8 (0.84%) Openswan
16 7 (0.73%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 452 (47.23%) Puppet
2 212 (22.15%) Opscode Chef
3 197 (20.59%) Nagios
4 66 (6.90%) Ansible
5 53 (5.54%) ZABBIX
6 43 (4.49%) Cacti
7 40 (4.18%) Vagrant
8 33 (3.45%) Salt
9 29 (3.03%) logstash
10 20 (2.09%) Graphite
11 17 (1.78%) Ganglia
11 17 (1.78%) CFEngine
12 15 (1.57%) Check_MK
12 15 (1.57%) HAProxy
13 13 (1.36%) Capistrano
14 10 (1.04%) Tivoli
14 10 (1.04%) Opsview
15 9 (0.94%) SmokePing
15 9 (0.94%) Cobbler
15 9 (0.94%) Munin
Vendors
1 485 (50.68%) Red Hat
2 344 (35.95%) VMware
3 134 (14.00%) Cisco
4 129 (13.48%) Oracle
5 80 (8.36%) Microsoft
6 66 (6.90%) HP
7 38 (3.97%) Rackspace
8 37 (3.87%) IBM
9 31 (3.24%) Juniper
9 31 (3.24%) Google
10 25 (2.61%) Sun
11 24 (2.51%) Citrix
11 24 (2.51%) NetApp
12 22 (2.30%) Percona
13 20 (2.09%) Patsystems
13 20 (2.09%) GL TRADE
13 20 (2.09%) NYFIX
14 19 (1.99%) EMC
15 17 (1.78%) Dell
15 17 (1.78%) Veeam
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55k + discretionary bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Theale, Berkshire
NTT Com Security
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £0 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago