The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 440 452 404
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 605 519 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.51% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 524 458 604
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110361 102490 112133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90061 84895 96093
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 580 £45,000 - 74
London +1 293 £50,000 - 44
South East +9 131 £40,000 -5.88% 14
East of England +11 60 £43,500 -1.13% 8
East Sussex +5 55 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Brighton -1 55 £40,000 +17.64% 1
City of London -11 40 £47,000 -8.29% 11
Cambridgeshire +5 37 £43,500 -1.13% 4
Yorkshire -55 37 £37,750 +17.96% 1
Cambridge +2 36 £43,500 +2.35% 4
Berkshire +20 34 £35,000 -18.60% 8
Reading +17 28 £35,000 -37.77% 5
West Yorkshire -41 28 £38,000 -13.14%
Hertfordshire +6 21 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North West +8 19 £40,000 - 4
South West 0 19 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Manchester +24 16 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Leeds -57 15 £38,000 -13.14%
Bristol +12 14 £42,500 +34.92% 1
East Midlands +11 13 £40,000 +8.84% 2
South Wales +7 13 £33,000 +50.00% 2
Wales +3 13 £33,000 +50.00% 2
Surrey -15 13 £49,500 +2.06% 4
Cardiff - 13 £33,000 - 2
Oxfordshire -6 11 £50,000 -16.66%
Hampshire -11 8 £31,250 -10.71%
West Midlands +4 7 £44,000 +54.38% 1
Leicestershire - 7 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £40,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £40,000 - 1

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1181 (100.00%) Linux
2 558 (47.25%) Red Hat
3 503 (42.59%) Puppet
4 422 (35.73%) Python
5 417 (35.31%) MySQL
6 387 (32.77%) Perl
6 387 (32.77%) Bash Shell
7 357 (30.23%) Apache
8 340 (28.79%) UNIX
9 332 (28.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 309 (26.16%) Ubuntu
11 308 (26.08%) CentOS
12 302 (25.57%) DevOps
13 281 (23.79%) Debian
14 277 (23.45%) VMware
15 267 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
16 240 (20.32%) PHP
17 239 (20.24%) Java
17 239 (20.24%) Ruby
18 226 (19.14%) Windows
19 217 (18.37%) DNS
20 216 (18.29%) Nagios
21 201 (17.02%) Configuration Management
22 193 (16.34%) Open Source
23 192 (16.26%) Tomcat
24 190 (16.09%) TCP/IP
25 164 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
26 161 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
27 158 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
28 149 (12.62%) LAMP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 357 (30.23%) Apache
2 192 (16.26%) Tomcat
3 125 (10.58%) nginx
4 55 (4.66%) OpenStack
5 49 (4.15%) Node.js
6 38 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (2.29%) CMS
8 26 (2.20%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.78%) Jetty
10 20 (1.69%) IIS
11 19 (1.61%) WebLogic
12 18 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 16 (1.35%) Apache Solr
14 15 (1.27%) MS Exchange
15 12 (1.02%) Drupal
16 11 (0.93%) CloudStack
17 10 (0.85%) Confluence
18 7 (0.59%) WordPress
18 7 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
18 7 (0.59%) GlassFish
Applications
1 22 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.085%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 19 (1.61%) Magento
2 9 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.085%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 158 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
3 48 (4.06%) SaaS
4 26 (2.20%) Amazon S3
5 16 (1.35%) Basecamp
6 13 (1.10%) Joyent
7 12 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.02%) GitHub
8 9 (0.76%) Rackspace Cloud
9 7 (0.59%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.42%) Route 53
12 4 (0.34%) Office 365
13 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Azure
13 1 (0.085%) PaaS
13 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 217 (18.37%) DNS
2 190 (16.09%) TCP/IP
3 142 (12.02%) Firewall
4 135 (11.43%) HTTP
5 125 (10.58%) SAN
6 101 (8.55%) LDAP
7 95 (8.04%) DHCP
8 80 (6.77%) VPN
9 78 (6.60%) SMTP
10 73 (6.18%) Internet
11 52 (4.40%) VoIP
12 43 (3.64%) NAS
13 40 (3.39%) VLAN
13 40 (3.39%) SSL
14 35 (2.96%) FTP
15 26 (2.20%) SSH
16 23 (1.95%) tcpdump
17 21 (1.78%) SNMP
18 18 (1.52%) Kerberos
18 18 (1.52%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (35.31%) MySQL
2 164 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
3 98 (8.30%) Redis
4 76 (6.44%) NoSQL
5 72 (6.10%) MongoDB
6 70 (5.93%) Relational Database
7 54 (4.57%) RDBMS
8 41 (3.47%) Big Data
9 36 (3.05%) Hadoop
10 32 (2.71%) SQL Server
11 29 (2.46%) Oracle Database
12 27 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 18 (1.52%) HBase
14 15 (1.27%) Couchbase
15 14 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (0.59%) RavenDB
19 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
19 6 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 110 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 102 (8.64%) Jenkins
3 63 (5.33%) Subversion
4 49 (4.15%) JIRA
5 17 (1.44%) Maven
6 15 (1.27%) Mercurial
7 10 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.59%) Hudson
8 7 (0.59%) CruiseControl
9 6 (0.51%) Juju
9 6 (0.51%) Ant
10 5 (0.42%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.17%) Expression Web
12 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.085%) Gradle
13 1 (0.085%) Redmine
13 1 (0.085%) FishEye
13 1 (0.085%) Selenium
General
1 122 (10.33%) Finance
2 71 (6.01%) Games
3 44 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.37%) Retail
5 22 (1.86%) Banking
6 21 (1.78%) Online Betting
7 18 (1.52%) Law
8 17 (1.44%) Marketing
9 14 (1.19%) Advertising
10 12 (1.02%) Legal
11 11 (0.93%) Publishing
11 11 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.51%) Front Office
13 6 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.42%) Electronics
14 5 (0.42%) Welsh Language
15 4 (0.34%) Back Office
16 2 (0.17%) Automotive
16 2 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (12.62%) LAMP
2 91 (7.71%) Web Services
3 26 (2.20%) Django
4 23 (1.95%) XML
5 19 (1.61%) .NET
6 16 (1.35%) CSS
6 16 (1.35%) JSON
6 16 (1.35%) Middleware
7 15 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
8 14 (1.19%) Sphinx
9 12 (1.02%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (0.68%) HTML
10 8 (0.68%) J2EE
11 7 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.59%) RESTful
12 6 (0.51%) Memcached
12 6 (0.51%) CGI
13 5 (0.42%) Java EE
14 4 (0.34%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 193 (16.34%) Open Source
2 78 (6.60%) Clustering
3 71 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 48 (4.06%) Social Media
5 45 (3.81%) Replication
6 28 (2.37%) Online Games
7 26 (2.20%) Derivative
8 24 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.27%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.02%) Spread Betting
11 11 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.93%) PKI
12 10 (0.85%) Streaming Video
13 9 (0.76%) HP StorageWorks
14 8 (0.68%) LPAR
15 7 (0.59%) iPad
15 7 (0.59%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
16 6 (0.51%) Digital Media
16 6 (0.51%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1181 (100.00%) Linux
2 340 (28.79%) UNIX
3 332 (28.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 309 (26.16%) Ubuntu
5 308 (26.08%) CentOS
6 281 (23.79%) Debian
7 226 (19.14%) Windows
8 133 (11.26%) Solaris
9 47 (3.98%) AIX
10 44 (3.73%) SUSE
11 39 (3.30%) HPUX
12 35 (2.96%) OpenBSD
13 34 (2.88%) Mac OS X
14 30 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 26 (2.20%) Apple iOS
15 26 (2.20%) Android
16 25 (2.12%) Fedora
17 24 (2.03%) Windows 7
18 16 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (1.35%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (25.57%) DevOps
2 201 (17.02%) Configuration Management
3 128 (10.84%) E-Commerce
4 91 (7.71%) Performance Tuning
5 88 (7.45%) Load Balancing
6 85 (7.20%) ITIL
7 61 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 46 (3.90%) Analytics
10 45 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
12 36 (3.05%) Problem Management
13 35 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
14 33 (2.79%) Build Automation
14 33 (2.79%) Scrum
15 29 (2.46%) Migration
16 28 (2.37%) Service Delivery
16 28 (2.37%) Time Management
17 22 (1.86%) Workflow
18 20 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 422 (35.73%) Python
2 387 (32.77%) Perl
2 387 (32.77%) Bash Shell
3 240 (20.32%) PHP
4 239 (20.24%) Java
4 239 (20.24%) Ruby
5 137 (11.60%) Shell Script
6 119 (10.08%) SQL
7 47 (3.98%) C
8 31 (2.62%) AWK
9 23 (1.95%) Scala
10 20 (1.69%) JavaScript
11 18 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.19%) sed
12 14 (1.19%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.10%) C++
14 9 (0.76%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.42%) PHP4
15 5 (0.42%) Korn
16 4 (0.34%) Lua
Qualifications
1 135 (11.43%) Degree
2 58 (4.91%) RHCE
3 27 (2.29%) MCSE
3 27 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 20 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
7 12 (1.02%) LPIC
8 11 (0.93%) Linux+ Certification
8 11 (0.93%) OCP
9 9 (0.76%) CCNA
9 9 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.42%) CCNP
12 4 (0.34%) PhD
12 4 (0.34%) MCITP
13 3 (0.25%) RHCA
13 3 (0.25%) RHCT
13 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.17%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.32%) QA
2 30 (2.54%) SLA
3 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 161 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (9.74%) KVM
3 79 (6.69%) Active Directory
4 73 (6.18%) NFS
5 69 (5.84%) Xen
6 50 (4.23%) Postfix
7 43 (3.64%) vSphere
8 36 (3.05%) Samba
9 35 (2.96%) Varnish
10 25 (2.12%) Sendmail
11 24 (2.03%) XenServer
12 23 (1.95%) VMware ESX
13 17 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (1.19%) Squid
14 14 (1.19%) Hyper-V
15 11 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
16 7 (0.59%) qmail
16 7 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.51%) Docker
18 5 (0.42%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 503 (42.59%) Puppet
2 267 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
3 216 (18.29%) Nagios
4 45 (3.81%) Cacti
5 36 (3.05%) Ansible
6 34 (2.88%) ZABBIX
6 34 (2.88%) Salt
7 33 (2.79%) logstash
7 33 (2.79%) Ganglia
8 26 (2.20%) Vagrant
9 25 (2.12%) CFEngine
10 24 (2.03%) SCOM
11 21 (1.78%) NetBackup
11 21 (1.78%) Zenoss
12 19 (1.61%) HAProxy
12 19 (1.61%) Tivoli
13 16 (1.35%) SCCM
14 15 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
15 12 (1.02%) Backup Exec
16 11 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 558 (47.25%) Red Hat
2 277 (23.45%) VMware
3 106 (8.98%) Oracle
4 103 (8.72%) Cisco
5 94 (7.96%) Microsoft
6 68 (5.76%) HP
7 66 (5.59%) JBoss
8 39 (3.30%) Rackspace
9 27 (2.29%) Veritas
10 23 (1.95%) IBM
10 23 (1.95%) Citrix
11 21 (1.78%) EMC
11 21 (1.78%) SaltStack
12 19 (1.61%) Percona
12 19 (1.61%) Juniper
12 19 (1.61%) Sun
13 16 (1.35%) SAP
14 14 (1.19%) Facebook
15 13 (1.10%) Google
15 13 (1.10%) Atlassian
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-65,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 6 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum c£40k
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Theale, Berkshire
i-KMP Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits (including stock options)
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Stock options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago