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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 485 475 429
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 434 603 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.57% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 352 527 667
Median salary £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
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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 -24 425 £47,500 -5.00% 53
London -55 220 £52,500 - 16
South East +72 127 £42,500 -5.55% 14
Surrey +32 36 £52,500 +16.66% 1
East Sussex +45 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Brighton +43 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Hampshire +8 25 £35,000 +4.47% 2
Berkshire +52 18 £60,500 +42.35% 1
Croydon +23 16 £46,250 +2.77%
North West -38 16 £30,500 -20.26% 7
East of England +2 14 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Midlands +16 13 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Yorkshire -3 12 £40,000 +19.40% 2
West Yorkshire +25 11 £40,000 - 2
Leeds +20 11 £40,000 - 2
Reading +33 10 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Nottingham - 10 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 10 - - 1
North East - 10 £32,000 -
Buckinghamshire +20 9 £49,500 +16.47% 3
South West +8 9 £40,000 - 5
City of London -27 9 £53,750 +7.50% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £49,500 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 9 £42,500 -
Southampton - 8 £24,500 -
Guildford +23 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Oxfordshire +4 7 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Manchester -34 7 £40,000 +11.88% 4
Farnborough - 7 £47,500 -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 860 (100.00%) Linux
2 407 (47.33%) Puppet
3 341 (39.65%) Red Hat
4 328 (38.14%) Python
5 320 (37.21%) Bash Shell
6 311 (36.16%) VMware
7 310 (36.05%) DevOps
8 282 (32.79%) Perl
9 276 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 246 (28.60%) MySQL
11 238 (27.67%) Apache
12 235 (27.33%) Amazon AWS
13 221 (25.70%) Opscode Chef
14 216 (25.12%) CentOS
15 195 (22.67%) Windows
16 194 (22.56%) Unix
17 174 (20.23%) LAMP
18 167 (19.42%) Ansible
19 163 (18.95%) Ruby
20 158 (18.37%) Jenkins
21 157 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 152 (17.67%) Ubuntu
23 150 (17.44%) Nagios
24 146 (16.98%) Configuration Management
25 142 (16.51%) Finance
26 137 (15.93%) PHP
27 122 (14.19%) Oracle
28 115 (13.37%) Firewall
29 109 (12.67%) Docker
30 105 (12.21%) DNS

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
1 238 (27.67%) Apache
2 104 (12.09%) Tomcat
3 75 (8.72%) nginx
4 39 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (2.79%) IIS
5 24 (2.79%) OpenStack
6 23 (2.67%) Hubot
7 18 (2.09%) JBoss
8 16 (1.86%) Confluence
9 11 (1.28%) Drupal
10 7 (0.81%) CloudStack
11 6 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.58%) Eucalyptus
12 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.35%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.35%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 235 (27.33%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.49%) SaaS
4 28 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (2.67%) Slack
6 17 (1.98%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.98%) IaaS
6 17 (1.98%) PaaS
7 14 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 13 (1.51%) Office 365
9 10 (1.16%) GitHub
10 9 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.70%) AWS OpsWorks
12 5 (0.58%) Route 53
13 4 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.47%) Heroku
14 3 (0.35%) Datadog
15 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 115 (13.37%) Firewall
2 105 (12.21%) DNS
3 59 (6.86%) TCP/IP
4 57 (6.63%) SAN
5 52 (6.05%) LDAP
6 48 (5.58%) LAN
6 48 (5.58%) VPN
7 42 (4.88%) WAN
8 40 (4.65%) NAS
9 32 (3.72%) Internet
10 29 (3.37%) HTTP
11 28 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (2.56%) DHCP
13 18 (2.09%) Asterisk PBX
13 18 (2.09%) VLAN
14 17 (1.98%) Kerberos
15 16 (1.86%) iSCSI
15 16 (1.86%) SMTP
16 15 (1.74%) SSL
17 13 (1.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (28.60%) MySQL
2 58 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 50 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 36 (4.19%) NoSQL
5 33 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (2.79%) Redis
7 21 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.09%) Oracle Database
9 17 (1.98%) Big Data
10 11 (1.28%) CouchDB
11 9 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.93%) Couchbase
13 6 (0.70%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.70%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.58%) OLTP
14 5 (0.58%) OrientDB
14 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.58%) VLDB
15 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
16 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 158 (18.37%) Jenkins
2 60 (6.98%) JIRA
3 45 (5.23%) Git (software)
4 43 (5.00%) Subversion
5 30 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (1.40%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.28%) GitLab
8 10 (1.16%) Selenium
8 10 (1.16%) Travis CI
9 8 (0.93%) Maven
10 6 (0.70%) Bundler
10 6 (0.70%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.35%) Buildbot
11 3 (0.35%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.23%) Gradle
12 2 (0.23%) Hudson
12 2 (0.23%) Redmine
12 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 142 (16.51%) Finance
2 65 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.84%) Law
4 31 (3.60%) Marketing
5 25 (2.91%) Retail
6 24 (2.79%) Banking
6 24 (2.79%) Games
7 20 (2.33%) Advertising
8 15 (1.74%) Publishing
9 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.70%) Electronics
10 6 (0.70%) Online Betting
11 4 (0.47%) Back Office
11 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (20.23%) LAMP
2 89 (10.35%) Web Services
3 56 (6.51%) LEMP Stack
4 21 (2.44%) Memcached
5 19 (2.21%) .NET
6 11 (1.28%) HTML
6 11 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (1.16%) CSS
8 9 (1.05%) ELK Stack
9 8 (0.93%) Ajax
9 8 (0.93%) JSF
9 8 (0.93%) XHTML
10 7 (0.81%) boto
10 7 (0.81%) Lucene
11 6 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
11 6 (0.70%) Middleware
11 6 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (0.58%) Node.js
12 5 (0.58%) Sensu
12 5 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.74%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 22 (2.56%) Fintech
4 21 (2.44%) Clustering
5 17 (1.98%) Replication
6 13 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.28%) Hedge funds
7 11 (1.28%) iPad
8 10 (1.16%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (0.70%) Online Gambling
12 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.58%) EFT
12 5 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.58%) Online Games
13 3 (0.35%) AS400
13 3 (0.35%) Biology
13 3 (0.35%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 860 (100.00%) Linux
2 276 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 216 (25.12%) CentOS
4 195 (22.67%) Windows
5 194 (22.56%) Unix
6 152 (17.67%) Ubuntu
7 89 (10.35%) Debian
8 79 (9.19%) Windows Server
9 43 (5.00%) Solaris
9 43 (5.00%) SUSE
10 23 (2.67%) AIX
10 23 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (1.86%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.28%) HPUX
14 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.47%) VMS
16 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (36.05%) DevOps
2 146 (16.98%) Configuration Management
3 94 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
4 86 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (8.37%) E-Commerce
6 67 (7.79%) ITIL
7 66 (7.67%) High Availability
8 62 (7.21%) Open Source
9 48 (5.58%) Load Balancing
10 42 (4.88%) Project Management
11 40 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 37 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
13 25 (2.91%) Analytics
14 23 (2.67%) ChatOps
14 23 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (2.67%) Service Delivery
15 22 (2.56%) Web Operations
16 21 (2.44%) Security Management
17 20 (2.33%) Scrum
18 19 (2.21%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 328 (38.14%) Python
2 320 (37.21%) Bash Shell
3 282 (32.79%) Perl
4 163 (18.95%) Ruby
5 137 (15.93%) PHP
6 102 (11.86%) Java
7 75 (8.72%) SQL
8 68 (7.91%) Shell Script
9 45 (5.23%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.79%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.40%) C
12 11 (1.28%) C#
13 7 (0.81%) Korn
14 6 (0.70%) C++
14 6 (0.70%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.35%) Go
15 3 (0.35%) R
16 2 (0.23%) AWK
16 2 (0.23%) sed
17 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (4.65%) Degree
2 23 (2.67%) CCNA
2 23 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.63%) RHCE
5 12 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.93%) MCSA
9 7 (0.81%) RHCSA
10 5 (0.58%) LPIC
11 4 (0.47%) CCNP
12 3 (0.35%) MCSE
12 3 (0.35%) RHCA
13 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.12%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.49%) PCI DSS
2 28 (3.26%) SLA
3 21 (2.44%) QA
4 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 157 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (12.67%) Docker
3 77 (8.95%) Active Directory
4 53 (6.16%) KVM
5 51 (5.93%) NFS
6 46 (5.35%) Xen
7 41 (4.77%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (4.77%) vSphere
8 30 (3.49%) Varnish
9 22 (2.56%) Hyper-V
10 19 (2.21%) iptables
11 18 (2.09%) Postfix
12 16 (1.86%) XenServer
13 13 (1.51%) VMware ESX
14 12 (1.40%) LXC
14 12 (1.40%) Squid
15 10 (1.16%) Corosync
15 10 (1.16%) GlusterFS
15 10 (1.16%) RHEV
16 9 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 407 (47.33%) Puppet
2 221 (25.70%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (19.42%) Ansible
4 150 (17.44%) Nagios
5 27 (3.14%) OpenView
6 26 (3.02%) Cobbler
7 24 (2.79%) Control-M
8 23 (2.67%) Cacti
9 21 (2.44%) Salt
10 20 (2.33%) Tivoli
11 16 (1.86%) HAProxy
11 16 (1.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 15 (1.74%) logstash
13 14 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
14 13 (1.51%) NetBackup
14 13 (1.51%) ZABBIX
15 12 (1.40%) Rsyslog
16 11 (1.28%) cPanel
17 10 (1.16%) Pacemaker
18 9 (1.05%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 341 (39.65%) Red Hat
2 311 (36.16%) VMware
3 122 (14.19%) Oracle
4 68 (7.91%) Cisco
5 55 (6.40%) Microsoft
6 47 (5.47%) HP
7 30 (3.49%) Rackspace
8 25 (2.91%) Veritas
9 23 (2.67%) IBM
10 19 (2.21%) Citrix
10 19 (2.21%) Splunk
11 17 (1.98%) EMC
11 17 (1.98%) NetApp
12 15 (1.74%) Qualys
13 13 (1.51%) 3PAR
14 11 (1.28%) SaltStack
15 10 (1.16%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.05%) Dell
16 9 (1.05%) Juniper
17 7 (0.81%) Sun
Guildford, Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + great company
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + great company
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E. , negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits,
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent benefits and bonus scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum + flexi-working, 26 hols, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago