The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Linux Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 540 510 420
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 404 541 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.49% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.51% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 373 455 694
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 391 £50,000 +11.11% 53
London +37 228 £52,500 +10.52% 29
South East -10 85 £50,000 +11.11% 7
City of London +45 39 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Surrey +59 32 £53,500 - 2
Yorkshire +19 28 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +31 21 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire -7 17 £55,000 +10.00%
East of England +9 16 £51,250 +13.88% 9
Hampshire -4 14 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Bradford - 12 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +17 11 £52,500 -4.54% 4
East Midlands +11 11 £35,000 +4.47% 4
North West +8 11 £32,500 -18.75%
Oxfordshire -17 11 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Staines - 10 £55,500 -
Leeds +13 9 £40,000 - 2
Manchester -1 9 £25,000 -39.02%
South West -24 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 8 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Croydon +8 8 £50,000 -
Oxford -10 8 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East Sussex -28 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Reigate - 8 £52,500 -
Nottingham +16 7 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Brighton -26 7 £52,500 +31.25%
Scotland -1 6 £37,500 -37.50%
Fareham - 6 £32,500 -
Windsor - 6 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 6 £30,000 -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Linux Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 906 (100.00%) Linux
2 428 (47.24%) Puppet
3 385 (42.49%) VMware
4 374 (41.28%) Python
5 346 (38.19%) MySQL
6 338 (37.31%) Red Hat
7 333 (36.75%) DevOps
8 325 (35.87%) Bash Shell
9 304 (33.55%) Amazon AWS
10 288 (31.79%) Apache
11 285 (31.46%) Opscode Chef
12 280 (30.91%) CentOS
13 277 (30.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 262 (28.92%) LAMP
15 256 (28.26%) Perl
16 241 (26.60%) Ansible
17 237 (26.16%) Unix
18 231 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 220 (24.28%) PHP
20 211 (23.29%) DNS
21 205 (22.63%) Jenkins
22 203 (22.41%) Nagios
23 182 (20.09%) Configuration Management
24 178 (19.65%) Java
25 164 (18.10%) Firewall
26 159 (17.55%) Ubuntu
27 158 (17.44%) Ruby
27 158 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
28 157 (17.33%) Windows
29 129 (14.24%) Tomcat

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 288 (31.79%) Apache
2 129 (14.24%) Tomcat
3 122 (13.47%) nginx
4 66 (7.28%) OpenStack
5 37 (4.08%) JBoss
6 35 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.99%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.66%) Confluence
9 11 (1.21%) IIS
10 10 (1.10%) Jetty
11 9 (0.99%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.77%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.44%) Resin
16 3 (0.33%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.33%) Joomla!
16 3 (0.33%) Moodle
16 3 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) MS Project
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Magento
1 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 304 (33.55%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (3.86%) Amazon S3
4 27 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (2.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 23 (2.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 22 (2.43%) IaaS
7 21 (2.32%) SaaS
8 16 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 15 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (1.10%) AWS OpsWorks
10 10 (1.10%) SoftLayer
11 9 (0.99%) GitHub
12 7 (0.77%) Office 365
12 7 (0.77%) PaaS
13 6 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.66%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 211 (23.29%) DNS
2 164 (18.10%) Firewall
3 113 (12.47%) TCP/IP
4 100 (11.04%) SAN
5 55 (6.07%) LDAP
6 51 (5.63%) DHCP
6 51 (5.63%) NAS
7 45 (4.97%) VPN
8 39 (4.30%) HTTP
9 36 (3.97%) Internet
9 36 (3.97%) SMTP
9 36 (3.97%) VLAN
10 33 (3.64%) Kerberos
11 31 (3.42%) LAN
11 31 (3.42%) VoIP
12 28 (3.09%) WAN
13 25 (2.76%) SSL
14 24 (2.65%) SNMP
15 21 (2.32%) iSCSI
16 19 (2.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (38.19%) MySQL
2 55 (6.07%) MongoDB
3 44 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (4.53%) Amazon RDS
5 32 (3.53%) SQL Server
6 26 (2.87%) Redis
7 25 (2.76%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.77%) Big Data
10 15 (1.66%) CouchDB
11 13 (1.43%) Couchbase
11 13 (1.43%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.99%) MariaDB
13 8 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.66%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.66%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (0.44%) OLTP
16 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
17 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 205 (22.63%) Jenkins
2 104 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 39 (4.30%) Vagrant
4 37 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 36 (3.97%) TeamCity
6 31 (3.42%) Subversion
7 21 (2.32%) Selenium
8 16 (1.77%) JIRA
9 10 (1.10%) PHPUnit
10 8 (0.88%) Gerrit
10 8 (0.88%) GitLab
10 8 (0.88%) Maven
10 8 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.77%) Hudson
12 5 (0.55%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.44%) Travis CI
14 3 (0.33%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.33%) CruiseControl
14 3 (0.33%) Gradle
15 2 (0.22%) Mercurial
General
1 95 (10.49%) Law
2 85 (9.38%) Marketing
3 80 (8.83%) Finance
4 42 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.87%) Advertising
6 18 (1.99%) Games
7 15 (1.66%) Publishing
8 12 (1.32%) Banking
9 11 (1.21%) Retail
10 10 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.99%) Back Office
11 9 (0.99%) Electronics
12 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) iGaming
14 1 (0.11%) Legal
14 1 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (28.92%) LAMP
2 93 (10.26%) LEMP Stack
3 81 (8.94%) Web Services
4 29 (3.20%) Memcached
5 26 (2.87%) ELK Stack
6 18 (1.99%) Ruby on Rails
7 17 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (1.55%) .NET
8 14 (1.55%) JMX
8 14 (1.55%) Node.js
9 13 (1.43%) CSS
9 13 (1.43%) HTML
10 12 (1.32%) J2EE
11 10 (1.10%) Behat
11 10 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
12 8 (0.88%) Akka
12 8 (0.88%) Java EE
13 6 (0.66%) HornetQ
13 6 (0.66%) MCollective
13 6 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 43 (4.75%) Clustering
3 31 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.88%) User Experience
6 15 (1.66%) Fintech
7 12 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.32%) Statistics
8 11 (1.21%) HP Storage
9 10 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.88%) e-Learning
10 8 (0.88%) Streaming Video
10 8 (0.88%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.77%) iPad
11 7 (0.77%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.66%) PKI
12 6 (0.66%) Replication
12 6 (0.66%) Robotics
12 6 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 906 (100.00%) Linux
2 280 (30.91%) CentOS
3 277 (30.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 237 (26.16%) Unix
5 159 (17.55%) Ubuntu
6 157 (17.33%) Windows
7 88 (9.71%) Debian
8 80 (8.83%) Windows Server
9 48 (5.30%) Solaris
10 40 (4.42%) HPUX
11 28 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (2.65%) SUSE
12 24 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (1.32%) AIX
13 12 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
14 10 (1.10%) Fedora
14 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (36.75%) DevOps
2 182 (20.09%) Configuration Management
3 158 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
4 124 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (12.14%) High Availability
6 90 (9.93%) Load Balancing
7 66 (7.28%) E-Commerce
8 64 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 56 (6.18%) Performance Tuning
10 51 (5.63%) Open Source
11 41 (4.53%) Business Continuity
12 40 (4.42%) ITIL
13 38 (4.19%) Virtual Environments
14 36 (3.97%) Service Management
15 35 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (3.75%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
18 29 (3.20%) Web Operations
19 28 (3.09%) Change Management
19 28 (3.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 374 (41.28%) Python
2 325 (35.87%) Bash Shell
3 256 (28.26%) Perl
4 220 (24.28%) PHP
5 178 (19.65%) Java
6 158 (17.44%) Ruby
7 118 (13.02%) Shell Script
8 71 (7.84%) SQL
9 25 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.65%) Korn
11 21 (2.32%) C++
12 20 (2.21%) C
13 18 (1.99%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.88%) C#
14 8 (0.88%) Scala
15 4 (0.44%) Go
15 4 (0.44%) Tcl
16 3 (0.33%) AWK
16 3 (0.33%) R
16 3 (0.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 35 (3.86%) Degree
2 20 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (1.88%) RHCE
4 15 (1.66%) CCNP
5 12 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.10%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.99%) CCNA
8 8 (0.88%) PhD
9 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.55%) RHCT
11 4 (0.44%) CFA
11 4 (0.44%) MBA
11 4 (0.44%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.33%) MCITP
12 3 (0.33%) MCSE
13 2 (0.22%) HND
14 1 (0.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.65%) SLA
2 21 (2.32%) QA
3 14 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) DICOM
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 231 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (10.60%) Docker
3 85 (9.38%) KVM
4 67 (7.40%) Active Directory
5 57 (6.29%) NFS
6 55 (6.07%) Xen
7 32 (3.53%) vSphere
8 26 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (2.54%) Squid
10 23 (2.54%) Varnish
11 22 (2.43%) iptables
11 22 (2.43%) VirtualBox
12 15 (1.66%) Corosync
13 13 (1.43%) Postfix
14 12 (1.32%) GlusterFS
15 10 (1.10%) qmail
16 9 (0.99%) Hyper-V
16 9 (0.99%) Samba
17 8 (0.88%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 428 (47.24%) Puppet
2 285 (31.46%) Opscode Chef
3 241 (26.60%) Ansible
4 203 (22.41%) Nagios
5 64 (7.06%) HAProxy
6 57 (6.29%) Salt
7 47 (5.19%) ZABBIX
8 42 (4.64%) Cacti
9 32 (3.53%) logstash
10 25 (2.76%) CFEngine
11 15 (1.66%) Cobbler
12 14 (1.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 11 (1.21%) Graphite
13 11 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.21%) yum
14 10 (1.10%) cPanel
14 10 (1.10%) Pacemaker
15 9 (0.99%) Kubernetes
15 9 (0.99%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.88%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 385 (42.49%) VMware
2 338 (37.31%) Red Hat
3 93 (10.26%) Oracle
4 86 (9.49%) Cisco
5 74 (8.17%) HP
6 62 (6.84%) Rackspace
7 51 (5.63%) Microsoft
8 36 (3.97%) Veritas
9 30 (3.31%) Splunk
10 27 (2.98%) 3PAR
10 27 (2.98%) Google
11 21 (2.32%) EMC
11 21 (2.32%) NetApp
12 19 (2.10%) IBM
13 17 (1.88%) Atlassian
14 16 (1.77%) Juniper
14 16 (1.77%) New Relic
15 15 (1.66%) Citrix
16 11 (1.21%) F5
17 10 (1.10%) Dell
West London
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits -Contributory pension ma
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £78000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £350000 - £420000 per annum + Excellent Benefit Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great base, benefits, work/life balance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-60k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Matlock, Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: to £65K + bonus, full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago