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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 448 435 387
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 563 556 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 492 472 631
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 £34,650 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -18 541 £45,000 - 50
London +10 315 £50,000 - 26
South East +26 128 £42,500 -1.16% 10
City of London +15 52 £47,250 -4.54% 6
East of England -39 41 £43,500 +8.75% 7
East Sussex -9 36 £42,500 +6.25%
Brighton -10 36 £42,500 +6.25%
Berkshire +24 34 £36,750 -21.80% 3
Surrey +16 28 £49,500 +23.75% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 28 £43,500 +4.81% 6
Cambridge -14 27 £43,500 +8.75% 6
Yorkshire -76 20 £41,250 -2.94% 4
Reading +9 19 £35,000 -33.33% 1
West Yorkshire -56 17 £42,500 -2.85% 2
East Midlands +8 14 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire -1 13 £43,750 -32.69% 1
Hertfordshire -7 10 £48,000 +6.66%
West Midlands -7 10 £44,000 +54.38% 1
Warwickshire - 10 £44,000 - 1
Warwick - 9 £44,000 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 9 £37,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South West -30 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Bradford - 8 £42,500 -
Nottinghamshire +2 7 £35,000 -
Oxford -6 7 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Scotland -19 7 £37,500 -25.00%
North West -22 7 £50,000 +20.48% 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £40,000 -
Wales +3 6 £28,750 +59.72%

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1168 (100.00%) Linux
2 540 (46.23%) Red Hat
3 522 (44.69%) Puppet
4 445 (38.10%) Python
5 431 (36.90%) MySQL
6 399 (34.16%) Bash Shell
7 393 (33.65%) Perl
8 343 (29.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 342 (29.28%) Apache
10 329 (28.17%) UNIX
11 327 (28.00%) DevOps
12 312 (26.71%) CentOS
13 305 (26.11%) Ubuntu
14 293 (25.09%) VMware
15 284 (24.32%) Opscode Chef
16 267 (22.86%) Ruby
17 261 (22.35%) PHP
18 260 (22.26%) Java
19 256 (21.92%) Debian
20 241 (20.63%) Windows
21 228 (19.52%) Nagios
22 222 (19.01%) Open Source
23 217 (18.58%) DNS
24 207 (17.72%) TCP/IP
25 205 (17.55%) Tomcat
26 204 (17.47%) Configuration Management
27 183 (15.67%) LAMP
28 175 (14.98%) PostgreSQL
29 169 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
30 151 (12.93%) nginx

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (29.28%) Apache
2 205 (17.55%) Tomcat
3 151 (12.93%) nginx
4 69 (5.91%) OpenStack
5 58 (4.97%) Node.js
6 32 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 23 (1.97%) CMS
8 23 (1.97%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.80%) Apache Solr
10 18 (1.54%) IIS
10 18 (1.54%) Jetty
11 16 (1.37%) CloudStack
12 15 (1.28%) MS Exchange
13 13 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 12 (1.03%) Confluence
15 11 (0.94%) Drupal
16 9 (0.77%) WordPress
16 9 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.51%) Alfresco
Applications
1 28 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.086%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.086%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 25 (2.14%) Magento
2 15 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.086%) Summit
5 1 (0.086%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 146 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.54%) SaaS
3 38 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (1.71%) Rackspace Cloud
4 20 (1.71%) Basecamp
5 18 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.37%) Amazon S3
7 15 (1.28%) GitHub
8 6 (0.51%) Joyent
8 6 (0.51%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.51%) PaaS
9 4 (0.34%) Office 365
10 3 (0.26%) Route 53
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
12 1 (0.086%) Heroku
12 1 (0.086%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.086%) IaaS
12 1 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 217 (18.58%) DNS
2 207 (17.72%) TCP/IP
3 126 (10.79%) HTTP
4 122 (10.45%) Firewall
5 103 (8.82%) SAN
6 97 (8.30%) LDAP
7 88 (7.53%) DHCP
8 73 (6.25%) SMTP
9 72 (6.16%) Internet
10 58 (4.97%) VoIP
11 50 (4.28%) VPN
12 43 (3.68%) FTP
12 43 (3.68%) SSL
13 39 (3.34%) SSH
14 36 (3.08%) NAS
15 30 (2.57%) VLAN
16 23 (1.97%) SNMP
17 22 (1.88%) WAN
17 22 (1.88%) LAN
18 21 (1.80%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (36.90%) MySQL
2 175 (14.98%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (7.79%) Redis
4 89 (7.62%) MongoDB
5 80 (6.85%) NoSQL
6 76 (6.51%) Relational Database
7 57 (4.88%) Hadoop
8 56 (4.79%) Big Data
9 55 (4.71%) RDBMS
10 35 (3.00%) SQL Server
11 31 (2.65%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.88%) HBase
13 17 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.86%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.77%) RavenDB
16 8 (0.68%) MariaDB
17 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 118 (10.10%) Jenkins
2 109 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 61 (5.22%) Subversion
4 53 (4.54%) JIRA
5 14 (1.20%) Mercurial
6 11 (0.94%) Maven
6 11 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.86%) Hudson
8 8 (0.68%) Juju
9 7 (0.60%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.26%) Ant
11 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.17%) Redmine
12 1 (0.086%) Gradle
12 1 (0.086%) JUnit
12 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (7.88%) Finance
2 50 (4.28%) Games
3 40 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.23%) Law
5 21 (1.80%) Banking
6 18 (1.54%) Retail
7 17 (1.46%) Marketing
8 15 (1.28%) Publishing
9 14 (1.20%) Advertising
10 13 (1.11%) Online Betting
11 12 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.86%) Legal
13 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.51%) Electronics
15 5 (0.43%) Front Office
15 5 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.43%) Welsh Language
16 4 (0.34%) Back Office
17 2 (0.17%) Automotive
17 2 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (15.67%) LAMP
2 105 (8.99%) Web Services
3 34 (2.91%) Django
4 27 (2.31%) Memcached
5 16 (1.37%) XML
6 15 (1.28%) .NET
6 15 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (1.20%) Sphinx
8 13 (1.11%) JSON
8 13 (1.11%) Middleware
9 12 (1.03%) CSS
10 11 (0.94%) HTML
11 9 (0.77%) Java EE
12 8 (0.68%) RESTful
12 8 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (0.51%) Symfony
13 6 (0.51%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
14 5 (0.43%) J2EE
15 4 (0.34%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 222 (19.01%) Open Source
2 73 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 71 (6.08%) Clustering
4 57 (4.88%) Social Media
5 53 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (3.00%) Replication
7 20 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.71%) Online Games
7 20 (1.71%) Derivative
8 18 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.11%) PKI
10 12 (1.03%) HP StorageWorks
11 10 (0.86%) Hedge funds
11 10 (0.86%) Spread Betting
11 10 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 10 (0.86%) Streaming Video
12 8 (0.68%) Firmware
12 8 (0.68%) LPAR
13 7 (0.60%) Mobile Games
14 6 (0.51%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1168 (100.00%) Linux
2 343 (29.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 329 (28.17%) UNIX
4 312 (26.71%) CentOS
5 305 (26.11%) Ubuntu
6 256 (21.92%) Debian
7 241 (20.63%) Windows
8 116 (9.93%) Solaris
9 47 (4.02%) SUSE
10 39 (3.34%) OpenBSD
11 37 (3.17%) Mac OS X
11 37 (3.17%) HPUX
11 37 (3.17%) Windows 7
12 33 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (2.74%) AIX
14 18 (1.54%) Android
14 18 (1.54%) Apple iOS
15 17 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (1.37%) FreeBSD
17 14 (1.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (28.00%) DevOps
2 204 (17.47%) Configuration Management
3 137 (11.73%) E-Commerce
4 99 (8.48%) Performance Tuning
5 94 (8.05%) ITIL
5 94 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (6.76%) Load Balancing
7 71 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 44 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
10 41 (3.51%) Analytics
11 33 (2.83%) Capacity Planning
11 33 (2.83%) Scrum
12 32 (2.74%) Migration
13 29 (2.48%) Workflow
13 29 (2.48%) Problem Management
14 28 (2.40%) Time Management
15 27 (2.31%) Build Automation
16 25 (2.14%) Mentoring
17 23 (1.97%) Social Media Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 445 (38.10%) Python
2 399 (34.16%) Bash Shell
3 393 (33.65%) Perl
4 267 (22.86%) Ruby
5 261 (22.35%) PHP
6 260 (22.26%) Java
7 142 (12.16%) SQL
8 112 (9.59%) Shell Script
9 56 (4.79%) C
10 34 (2.91%) AWK
11 21 (1.80%) JavaScript
12 19 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.46%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.37%) Scala
14 16 (1.37%) sed
14 16 (1.37%) C++
15 8 (0.68%) Korn
16 5 (0.43%) PHP4
17 4 (0.34%) Lua
18 3 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 139 (11.90%) Degree
2 62 (5.31%) RHCE
3 18 (1.54%) MCSE
3 18 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (1.46%) LPIC
5 16 (1.37%) Linux+ Certification
6 15 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
6 15 (1.28%) Security Cleared
7 13 (1.11%) OCP
8 8 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.68%) CCNA
9 7 (0.60%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.34%) PhD
12 3 (0.26%) RHCA
12 3 (0.26%) RHCT
12 3 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.17%) CCNP
13 2 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.11%) QA
2 30 (2.57%) SLA
3 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 169 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (9.08%) KVM
3 81 (6.93%) NFS
4 79 (6.76%) Active Directory
5 77 (6.59%) Xen
6 56 (4.79%) Postfix
7 51 (4.37%) Varnish
8 46 (3.94%) vSphere
8 46 (3.94%) Samba
9 30 (2.57%) Sendmail
10 28 (2.40%) VMware ESX
11 22 (1.88%) XenServer
12 13 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.94%) Hyper-V
14 9 (0.77%) Squid
14 9 (0.77%) PowerHA
15 8 (0.68%) Docker
16 7 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
17 6 (0.51%) OpenSSH
18 5 (0.43%) qmail
Systems Management
1 522 (44.69%) Puppet
2 284 (24.32%) Opscode Chef
3 228 (19.52%) Nagios
4 55 (4.71%) Salt
5 52 (4.45%) Cacti
6 51 (4.37%) Ansible
7 46 (3.94%) ZABBIX
8 37 (3.17%) Ganglia
9 36 (3.08%) Vagrant
10 30 (2.57%) CFEngine
11 27 (2.31%) logstash
12 25 (2.14%) SCOM
13 21 (1.80%) HAProxy
13 21 (1.80%) Zenoss
14 20 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
14 20 (1.71%) NetBackup
15 19 (1.63%) SCCM
16 17 (1.46%) Tivoli
17 14 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
18 13 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 540 (46.23%) Red Hat
2 293 (25.09%) VMware
3 108 (9.25%) Microsoft
4 96 (8.22%) Oracle
5 85 (7.28%) Cisco
6 69 (5.91%) JBoss
7 60 (5.14%) HP
8 47 (4.02%) Rackspace
9 24 (2.05%) EMC
10 23 (1.97%) SAP
11 22 (1.88%) Citrix
12 21 (1.80%) IBM
12 21 (1.80%) Veritas
13 20 (1.71%) SaltStack
14 15 (1.28%) NetApp
15 14 (1.20%) Sun
15 14 (1.20%) Percona
16 13 (1.11%) Atlassian
17 12 (1.03%) Juniper
18 11 (0.94%) Splunk
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £44,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £43000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum + Stock Options
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension. Health
Posted: 2 days ago