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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 437 445 379
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 591 551 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 519 466 648
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 20 October 2014 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 20 October 2014. 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 +7 573 £45,000 - 67
London +36 346 £47,500 -5.00% 36
South East +46 130 £42,500 +6.25% 18
City of London +18 64 £47,500 +1.06% 3
East Sussex +15 35 £40,000 -
Brighton +12 35 £40,000 -
East of England -42 33 £44,000 +10.00% 6
Surrey +15 31 £49,500 +32.00% 4
Berkshire +24 29 £40,000 -21.56% 4
Cambridgeshire -7 22 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire -69 22 £41,250 -0.60% 2
Cambridge 0 21 £44,000 +10.00% 5
West Yorkshire -36 21 £42,500 - 1
Hampshire -12 14 £32,250 -19.37% 3
Reading -2 13 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Leeds -48 13 £42,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 13 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +2 12 £35,000 -
South West -15 11 £37,500 +7.14% 2
North West -20 11 £35,500 -14.45% 5
Scotland -7 10 £37,000 -26.00% 1
West Midlands -15 9 £44,000 -2.22%
Nottinghamshire +6 8 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +6 8 £40,000 -38.46% 4
Maidenhead -11 8 £48,000 -5.88% 1
Bradford - 8 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 8 £44,000 -
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Manchester -10 7 £32,500 - 4
Hertfordshire -13 7 £50,000 +5.26% 2

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1162 (100.00%) Linux
2 540 (46.47%) Red Hat
3 529 (45.52%) Puppet
4 440 (37.87%) Python
5 427 (36.75%) MySQL
6 409 (35.20%) Perl
6 409 (35.20%) Bash Shell
7 366 (31.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 342 (29.43%) Apache
9 338 (29.09%) UNIX
10 329 (28.31%) CentOS
11 325 (27.97%) DevOps
12 313 (26.94%) VMware
13 287 (24.70%) Ubuntu
13 287 (24.70%) Opscode Chef
14 274 (23.58%) PHP
15 266 (22.89%) Windows
16 250 (21.51%) Ruby
17 245 (21.08%) Java
18 230 (19.79%) Debian
19 226 (19.45%) Nagios
20 224 (19.28%) DNS
21 214 (18.42%) TCP/IP
21 214 (18.42%) Open Source
22 212 (18.24%) Tomcat
23 202 (17.38%) Configuration Management
24 186 (16.01%) LAMP
25 183 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
26 159 (13.68%) E-Commerce
27 158 (13.60%) nginx

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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
1 342 (29.43%) Apache
2 212 (18.24%) Tomcat
3 158 (13.60%) nginx
4 80 (6.88%) OpenStack
5 69 (5.94%) JBoss
6 40 (3.44%) Node.js
7 26 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (2.07%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.98%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.81%) Apache Solr
11 20 (1.72%) IIS
12 19 (1.64%) CMS
13 16 (1.38%) Confluence
13 16 (1.38%) CloudStack
14 15 (1.29%) Jetty
15 13 (1.12%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.95%) Drupal
17 9 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 9 (0.77%) WordPress
17 9 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.086%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.086%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 22 (1.89%) Magento
2 15 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 149 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (4.30%) SaaS
3 44 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (2.15%) Rackspace Cloud
5 22 (1.89%) Amazon S3
6 18 (1.55%) Basecamp
7 14 (1.20%) GitHub
8 7 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.60%) Route 53
9 6 (0.52%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.43%) PaaS
11 4 (0.34%) Office 365
11 4 (0.34%) IaaS
12 3 (0.26%) Joyent
13 2 (0.17%) Heroku
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 1 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 224 (19.28%) DNS
2 214 (18.42%) TCP/IP
3 130 (11.19%) Firewall
4 118 (10.15%) HTTP
5 106 (9.12%) SAN
6 84 (7.23%) DHCP
7 82 (7.06%) LDAP
8 67 (5.77%) Internet
9 63 (5.42%) SMTP
10 62 (5.34%) VoIP
11 49 (4.22%) SSH
12 42 (3.61%) FTP
12 42 (3.61%) VPN
13 41 (3.53%) SSL
14 34 (2.93%) LAN
15 32 (2.75%) VLAN
16 31 (2.67%) NAS
17 29 (2.50%) WAN
18 24 (2.07%) SNMP
19 22 (1.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 427 (36.75%) MySQL
2 147 (12.65%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (7.83%) NoSQL
4 87 (7.49%) Redis
5 81 (6.97%) MongoDB
6 64 (5.51%) Relational Database
7 60 (5.16%) Hadoop
8 57 (4.91%) Big Data
9 41 (3.53%) RDBMS
10 34 (2.93%) SQL Server
11 32 (2.75%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (1.03%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.77%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.77%) RavenDB
16 8 (0.69%) HBase
17 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 123 (10.59%) Jenkins
2 106 (9.12%) Git (software)
3 64 (5.51%) Subversion
4 53 (4.56%) JIRA
5 19 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (1.29%) Hudson
7 12 (1.03%) Mercurial
8 10 (0.86%) Maven
9 7 (0.60%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.52%) Juju
11 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.17%) Redmine
12 2 (0.17%) Ant
13 1 (0.086%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.086%) Selenium
13 1 (0.086%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.086%) VisualVM
General
1 94 (8.09%) Finance
2 44 (3.79%) Games
3 37 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.24%) Law
5 25 (2.15%) Retail
6 20 (1.72%) Banking
7 18 (1.55%) Publishing
7 18 (1.55%) Marketing
8 14 (1.20%) Advertising
9 12 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.77%) Legal
11 9 (0.77%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.43%) Welsh Language
12 5 (0.43%) Back Office
12 5 (0.43%) Electronics
13 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.26%) Front Office
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (16.01%) LAMP
2 118 (10.15%) Web Services
3 34 (2.93%) Django
4 33 (2.84%) Memcached
5 17 (1.46%) XML
6 14 (1.20%) .NET
7 12 (1.03%) CSS
7 12 (1.03%) Middleware
7 12 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (0.95%) Sphinx
8 11 (0.95%) HTML
8 11 (0.95%) JSON
9 9 (0.77%) Java EE
10 7 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (0.60%) ZeroMQ
11 6 (0.52%) RESTful
11 6 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (0.43%) Symfony
12 5 (0.43%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.34%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 214 (18.42%) Open Source
2 79 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 66 (5.68%) Clustering
3 66 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.44%) Social Media
5 27 (2.32%) Replication
6 23 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.55%) Derivative
7 18 (1.55%) Online Games
8 16 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.12%) PKI
10 12 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.03%) HP StorageWorks
11 10 (0.86%) Streaming Video
11 10 (0.86%) Spread Betting
12 9 (0.77%) Mobile Games
13 7 (0.60%) Physics
13 7 (0.60%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1162 (100.00%) Linux
2 366 (31.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 338 (29.09%) UNIX
4 329 (28.31%) CentOS
5 287 (24.70%) Ubuntu
6 266 (22.89%) Windows
7 230 (19.79%) Debian
8 105 (9.04%) Solaris
9 45 (3.87%) Windows 7
10 44 (3.79%) SUSE
11 40 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (3.18%) Mac OS X
13 35 (3.01%) HPUX
14 31 (2.67%) OpenBSD
15 29 (2.50%) AIX
16 19 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (1.55%) Android
17 18 (1.55%) Apple iOS
18 17 (1.46%) Fedora
19 14 (1.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (27.97%) DevOps
2 202 (17.38%) Configuration Management
3 159 (13.68%) E-Commerce
4 103 (8.86%) ITIL
5 95 (8.18%) Performance Tuning
6 85 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (6.54%) Load Balancing
8 73 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 47 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 33 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
11 33 (2.84%) Migration
12 30 (2.58%) Scrum
12 30 (2.58%) Project Management
12 30 (2.58%) Time Management
13 29 (2.50%) Service Management
13 29 (2.50%) Workflow
13 29 (2.50%) Analytics
14 28 (2.41%) Mentoring
15 23 (1.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 440 (37.87%) Python
2 409 (35.20%) Perl
2 409 (35.20%) Bash Shell
3 274 (23.58%) PHP
4 250 (21.51%) Ruby
5 245 (21.08%) Java
6 140 (12.05%) Shell Script
7 137 (11.79%) SQL
8 51 (4.39%) C
9 32 (2.75%) AWK
10 23 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 22 (1.89%) JavaScript
12 19 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.46%) C++
14 16 (1.38%) sed
15 12 (1.03%) Scala
16 7 (0.60%) Korn
17 4 (0.34%) Lua
17 4 (0.34%) PHP4
18 3 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 129 (11.10%) Degree
2 59 (5.08%) RHCE
3 16 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (1.29%) LPIC
5 14 (1.20%) Linux+ Certification
6 13 (1.12%) MCSE
6 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.12%) OCP
7 8 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.60%) CCNA
8 7 (0.60%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.34%) PMP
10 4 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.17%) CCNP
11 2 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.04%) QA
2 25 (2.15%) SLA
3 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 183 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (8.86%) KVM
3 82 (7.06%) Active Directory
4 80 (6.88%) NFS
5 74 (6.37%) Xen
6 55 (4.73%) Postfix
6 55 (4.73%) Varnish
7 47 (4.04%) Samba
8 45 (3.87%) vSphere
9 28 (2.41%) VMware ESX
9 28 (2.41%) Sendmail
9 28 (2.41%) LXC
10 16 (1.38%) XenServer
11 13 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (1.12%) Docker
12 12 (1.03%) Firmware
13 10 (0.86%) PowerHA
14 9 (0.77%) Ceph
14 9 (0.77%) Hyper-V
15 7 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 529 (45.52%) Puppet
2 287 (24.70%) Opscode Chef
3 226 (19.45%) Nagios
4 72 (6.20%) Ansible
5 58 (4.99%) Salt
6 51 (4.39%) ZABBIX
6 51 (4.39%) Cacti
7 41 (3.53%) Vagrant
8 40 (3.44%) Ganglia
9 29 (2.50%) logstash
10 23 (1.98%) CFEngine
11 22 (1.89%) SCOM
12 21 (1.81%) NetBackup
13 20 (1.72%) HAProxy
14 17 (1.46%) SCCM
15 16 (1.38%) Zenoss
16 15 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
17 14 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
18 13 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 13 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 540 (46.47%) Red Hat
2 313 (26.94%) VMware
3 108 (9.29%) Microsoft
4 102 (8.78%) Oracle
5 97 (8.35%) Cisco
6 62 (5.34%) HP
7 49 (4.22%) Rackspace
8 26 (2.24%) Citrix
9 23 (1.98%) EMC
10 22 (1.89%) SAP
10 22 (1.89%) IBM
11 19 (1.64%) Veritas
12 18 (1.55%) Splunk
13 17 (1.46%) SaltStack
14 16 (1.38%) Percona
14 16 (1.38%) Sun
15 15 (1.29%) Atlassian
16 14 (1.20%) Juniper
17 13 (1.12%) NetApp
18 12 (1.03%) SoftLayer
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
University of Westminster
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 Per Annum 37.5 hrs 27 days holidays
Posted: 4 days ago