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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 537 473 455
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 403 575 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.51% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 338 497 476
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £38,500
% 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -77 399 £45,000 - 51
London -53 186 £47,500 -5.00% 27
South East -31 84 £45,000 +20.00% 4
East of England -13 40 £45,000 +3.44% 7
City of London +38 39 £53,750 +14.36% 8
South West +11 35 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -13 29 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Reading -7 27 £61,250 +75.00% 2
Hertfordshire +1 19 £50,000 +2.04% 3
Hampshire +4 18 £45,000 +50.00%
North West -4 18 £42,250 +7.64% 2
Cambridge +1 16 £45,000 +3.44% 2
Manchester 0 16 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cambridgeshire -17 16 £45,000 +3.44% 3
West Midlands +4 15 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Yorkshire -23 15 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Brighton -21 14 £35,000 -6.66%
East Sussex -23 14 £35,000 -6.66%
Dorset - 14 £41,250 -
Bournemouth - 14 £41,250 -
Oxfordshire +12 13 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Leeds +1 13 £40,000 +5.26%
West Yorkshire -11 13 £40,000 +5.26%
Portsmouth +32 11 £45,000 +24.13%
Oxford +6 11 £47,500 -13.63%
St Albans -15 9 £55,000 +36.44% 1
East Midlands 0 8 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Devon - 8 - -
Exeter - 8 - -
Kent +6 7 - -

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 906 (100.00%) Linux
2 457 (50.44%) Red Hat
3 412 (45.47%) Puppet
4 375 (41.39%) MySQL
5 338 (37.31%) Bash Shell
6 335 (36.98%) Python
7 317 (34.99%) VMware
8 304 (33.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 303 (33.44%) CentOS
10 299 (33.00%) Perl
11 275 (30.35%) Apache
12 258 (28.48%) DevOps
13 249 (27.48%) UNIX
14 219 (24.17%) Amazon AWS
15 197 (21.74%) Ubuntu
15 197 (21.74%) Tomcat
16 183 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
17 180 (19.87%) Windows
17 180 (19.87%) DNS
18 175 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
19 173 (19.09%) Ruby
20 172 (18.98%) Nagios
21 149 (16.45%) PHP
22 147 (16.23%) Debian
23 142 (15.67%) Shell Script
24 137 (15.12%) Oracle
25 136 (15.01%) Java
26 131 (14.46%) Configuration Management
27 127 (14.02%) E-Commerce
27 127 (14.02%) Git (software)

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 275 (30.35%) Apache
2 197 (21.74%) Tomcat
3 88 (9.71%) nginx
4 35 (3.86%) OpenStack
5 33 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (3.42%) IIS
7 30 (3.31%) JBoss
8 22 (2.43%) MS Exchange
8 22 (2.43%) Apache Solr
9 19 (2.10%) CMS
10 18 (1.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 18 (1.99%) SharePoint
11 16 (1.77%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.10%) Confluence
13 7 (0.77%) Drupal
14 6 (0.66%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.66%) Moodle
15 5 (0.55%) Jetty
15 5 (0.55%) WordPress
16 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Magento
2 8 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.11%) RMDS
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 219 (24.17%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (7.17%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (2.76%) Amazon S3
4 21 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 18 (1.99%) Route 53
5 18 (1.99%) IaaS
6 13 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.32%) Joyent
7 12 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.21%) Office 365
8 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (0.88%) SaaS
10 6 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
12 4 (0.44%) PaaS
13 3 (0.33%) Taleo
13 3 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.33%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 180 (19.87%) DNS
2 124 (13.69%) Firewall
3 110 (12.14%) SAN
4 98 (10.82%) TCP/IP
5 72 (7.95%) HTTP
5 72 (7.95%) DHCP
6 66 (7.28%) VPN
7 64 (7.06%) LDAP
8 43 (4.75%) Internet
9 39 (4.30%) NAS
10 38 (4.19%) VLAN
11 31 (3.42%) SMTP
12 24 (2.65%) iSCSI
13 23 (2.54%) Network Security
14 22 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (2.32%) SSL
15 21 (2.32%) VoIP
16 20 (2.21%) FTP
17 19 (2.10%) SSH
18 18 (1.99%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (41.39%) MySQL
2 83 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (5.63%) NoSQL
4 50 (5.52%) SQL Server
5 47 (5.19%) MongoDB
6 30 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.87%) Redis
8 22 (2.43%) MariaDB
9 16 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.10%) Big Data
13 8 (0.88%) Informix
14 5 (0.55%) DB2
14 5 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.44%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.44%) Riak
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 127 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 95 (10.49%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.06%) Subversion
4 25 (2.76%) Selenium
5 19 (2.10%) Hudson
6 17 (1.88%) JIRA
7 16 (1.77%) Emacs
8 7 (0.77%) Maven
9 6 (0.66%) Ant
10 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.55%) GDB
11 4 (0.44%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.22%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.22%) Bazaar
13 2 (0.22%) FishEye
13 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.11%) Toad
14 1 (0.11%) Gradle
General
1 115 (12.69%) Finance
2 49 (5.41%) Games
3 44 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.19%) Banking
5 19 (2.10%) Retail
6 18 (1.99%) Online Betting
7 14 (1.55%) Publishing
8 12 (1.32%) Marketing
9 10 (1.10%) Law
10 7 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.66%) Legal
11 6 (0.66%) Advertising
12 5 (0.55%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (12.91%) Web Services
2 111 (12.25%) LAMP
3 20 (2.21%) Memcached
4 16 (1.77%) FIX Protocol
5 14 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
5 14 (1.55%) .NET
5 14 (1.55%) CSS
6 13 (1.43%) HTML
7 11 (1.21%) Lucene
7 11 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (0.99%) boto
9 7 (0.77%) XML
10 6 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.66%) JSON
10 6 (0.66%) REST
11 5 (0.55%) Sensu
12 4 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (0.44%) Middleware
12 4 (0.44%) J2EE
13 3 (0.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 35 (3.86%) Clustering
4 34 (3.75%) Replication
5 33 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (2.10%) Online Games
8 19 (2.10%) EqualLogic
9 18 (1.99%) Derivative
10 17 (1.88%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.77%) Eurex
11 16 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.55%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.10%) Digital Media
13 10 (1.10%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.99%) iPhone
15 7 (0.77%) Blackberry
16 6 (0.66%) Equities
16 6 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 906 (100.00%) Linux
2 304 (33.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 303 (33.44%) CentOS
4 249 (27.48%) UNIX
5 197 (21.74%) Ubuntu
6 180 (19.87%) Windows
7 147 (16.23%) Debian
8 89 (9.82%) Solaris
9 60 (6.62%) Fedora
10 32 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (3.09%) SUSE
11 28 (3.09%) Mac OS X
12 24 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
13 22 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (2.43%) Android
14 13 (1.43%) Apple iOS
15 12 (1.32%) HPUX
16 10 (1.10%) AIX
17 7 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.77%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (28.48%) DevOps
2 131 (14.46%) Configuration Management
3 127 (14.02%) E-Commerce
4 117 (12.91%) Open Source
5 109 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (8.61%) ITIL
7 60 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (5.52%) Load Balancing
9 47 (5.19%) Migration
10 40 (4.42%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.09%) Time Management
11 28 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
12 27 (2.98%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (2.87%) Server Building
14 24 (2.65%) Scrum
15 23 (2.54%) Change Control
16 21 (2.32%) Release Management
16 21 (2.32%) Software Delivery
17 20 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (2.21%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (37.31%) Bash Shell
2 335 (36.98%) Python
3 299 (33.00%) Perl
4 173 (19.09%) Ruby
5 149 (16.45%) PHP
6 142 (15.67%) Shell Script
7 136 (15.01%) Java
8 116 (12.80%) SQL
9 31 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.65%) JavaScript
11 21 (2.32%) C++
12 12 (1.32%) Korn
12 12 (1.32%) C
13 9 (0.99%) Tcl
14 8 (0.88%) Scala
15 7 (0.77%) AWK
16 6 (0.66%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.55%) C-shell
17 5 (0.55%) C#
17 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (9.27%) Degree
2 41 (4.53%) RHCE
3 27 (2.98%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.54%) RHCSA
5 17 (1.88%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.10%) RHCA
7 10 (1.10%) MCSE
8 9 (0.99%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.66%) LPIC
10 5 (0.55%) CCNA
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.33%) MySQL Certification
11 3 (0.33%) IC3 Certification
12 2 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.22%) MCITP
12 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.11%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.20%) SLA
2 22 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.10%) QA
4 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 175 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (6.62%) NFS
3 57 (6.29%) vSphere
3 57 (6.29%) KVM
4 52 (5.74%) Active Directory
4 52 (5.74%) Xen
5 44 (4.86%) Varnish
6 42 (4.64%) Docker
7 31 (3.42%) Postfix
8 30 (3.31%) VMware ESX
9 20 (2.21%) iptables
10 17 (1.88%) Samba
11 10 (1.10%) XenApp
11 10 (1.10%) XenServer
11 10 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.88%) Hyper-V
13 7 (0.77%) qmail
13 7 (0.77%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.77%) LXC
13 7 (0.77%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 412 (45.47%) Puppet
2 183 (20.20%) Opscode Chef
3 172 (18.98%) Nagios
4 60 (6.62%) Ansible
5 42 (4.64%) Cacti
6 38 (4.19%) Vagrant
7 25 (2.76%) ZABBIX
8 22 (2.43%) logstash
9 21 (2.32%) Salt
10 16 (1.77%) Graphite
11 15 (1.66%) HAProxy
12 14 (1.55%) Check_MK
12 14 (1.55%) BMC Marimba
13 13 (1.43%) Capistrano
14 12 (1.32%) SmokePing
15 11 (1.21%) Oracle ZFS
15 11 (1.21%) Ganglia
16 10 (1.10%) Munin
16 10 (1.10%) Tivoli
17 8 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 457 (50.44%) Red Hat
2 317 (34.99%) VMware
3 137 (15.12%) Oracle
4 123 (13.58%) Cisco
5 89 (9.82%) Microsoft
6 51 (5.63%) HP
7 37 (4.08%) IBM
8 32 (3.53%) Citrix
8 32 (3.53%) Google
8 32 (3.53%) Rackspace
9 25 (2.76%) Juniper
10 24 (2.65%) Sun
11 22 (2.43%) Dell
12 18 (1.99%) Veeam
13 17 (1.88%) EMC
14 16 (1.77%) Patsystems
14 16 (1.77%) GL TRADE
14 16 (1.77%) NYFIX
15 14 (1.55%) Splunk
16 13 (1.43%) NetApp
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens + hack days
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + On Call + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + On-call + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
J & C Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Network ITR
Salary: £30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: 3 days ago