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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
UK
Rank 519 499 446
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 352 527 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.53% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 285 465 573
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%

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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 26 February 2017 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -23 342 £45,000 - 49
London -40 134 £50,500 +1.00% 20
South East +86 107 £45,000 +11.11% 11
East of England +33 32 £45,000 +16.88% 7
East Sussex +16 25 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Brighton +12 24 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Surrey +60 23 £43,000 -18.09% 2
Berkshire +63 22 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +25 22 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Nottingham +24 20 £40,000 +14.28%
Nottinghamshire +13 20 £40,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire +18 16 £47,500 +25.76% 5
Hertfordshire 0 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +27 14 £38,750 +15.67% 3
South West -12 13 £43,750 +9.37% 1
City of London +8 12 £53,750 +7.50% 6
Reading +48 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Oxfordshire -4 11 £47,500 +1.06% 1
North West -17 11 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £40,000 +45.45% 6
West Yorkshire +29 9 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Leeds +25 9 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Guildford +25 9 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Cambridge +13 9 £35,000 +27.27% 6
Welwyn Garden City +9 9 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Gloucestershire -4 8 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Manchester -34 8 £41,250 +17.85% 3
Milton Keynes - 8 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £55,000 -
Slough +32 7 £70,000 -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 793 (100.00%) Linux
2 316 (39.85%) Puppet
3 307 (38.71%) Red Hat
4 294 (37.07%) Bash Shell
5 259 (32.66%) Python
6 255 (32.16%) VMware
7 254 (32.03%) DevOps
8 245 (30.90%) MySQL
9 228 (28.75%) CentOS
10 209 (26.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 194 (24.46%) Perl
12 188 (23.71%) Windows
13 187 (23.58%) Apache
14 186 (23.46%) Unix
14 186 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
15 181 (22.82%) Ubuntu
16 176 (22.19%) Opscode Chef
17 150 (18.92%) LAMP
18 144 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
19 136 (17.15%) Ansible
20 131 (16.52%) Ruby
21 128 (16.14%) Jenkins
22 120 (15.13%) Debian
23 116 (14.63%) Nagios
24 114 (14.38%) PHP
25 113 (14.25%) Firewall
26 111 (14.00%) Configuration Management
27 97 (12.23%) Finance
28 94 (11.85%) DNS
29 93 (11.73%) Oracle

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
1 187 (23.58%) Apache
2 81 (10.21%) Tomcat
3 68 (8.58%) nginx
4 43 (5.42%) IIS
5 33 (4.16%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (4.04%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.39%) Hubot
7 11 (1.39%) JBoss
8 8 (1.01%) Drupal
8 8 (1.01%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.88%) CloudStack
10 6 (0.76%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.63%) Confluence
11 5 (0.63%) Eucalyptus
11 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.38%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.25%) Magento
2 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 186 (23.46%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.67%) SaaS
3 32 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (2.52%) Office 365
6 18 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (1.64%) Amazon S3
7 13 (1.64%) PaaS
8 12 (1.51%) GitHub
9 11 (1.39%) IaaS
9 11 (1.39%) Slack
10 5 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.63%) Datadog
10 5 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.63%) Oracle CX
10 5 (0.63%) Route 53
11 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.38%) Heroku
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 113 (14.25%) Firewall
2 94 (11.85%) DNS
3 62 (7.82%) SAN
4 59 (7.44%) TCP/IP
4 59 (7.44%) VPN
5 54 (6.81%) LDAP
6 38 (4.79%) LAN
7 35 (4.41%) WAN
8 32 (4.04%) Internet
9 30 (3.78%) DHCP
10 27 (3.40%) HTTP
10 27 (3.40%) NAS
11 23 (2.90%) VLAN
12 19 (2.40%) Asterisk PBX
13 16 (2.02%) SMTP
14 15 (1.89%) SNMP
14 15 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (1.51%) Junos
15 12 (1.51%) Kerberos
16 11 (1.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (30.90%) MySQL
2 63 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 39 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 37 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (2.90%) Redis
6 22 (2.77%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.64%) Big Data
8 13 (1.64%) MariaDB
9 11 (1.39%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.88%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.76%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.63%) OLTP
12 5 (0.63%) OrientDB
12 5 (0.63%) VLDB
13 4 (0.50%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.38%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 128 (16.14%) Jenkins
2 58 (7.31%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.04%) JIRA
4 36 (4.54%) Subversion
5 21 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (2.27%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.13%) Bundler
7 9 (1.13%) Maven
8 7 (0.88%) GitLab
8 7 (0.88%) Travis CI
9 5 (0.63%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.50%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.38%) Selenium
12 2 (0.25%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.25%) Gradle
12 2 (0.25%) Redmine
12 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.13%) Buildbot
13 1 (0.13%) Hudson
13 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 97 (12.23%) Finance
2 68 (8.58%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.30%) Marketing
4 15 (1.89%) Banking
4 15 (1.89%) Games
4 15 (1.89%) Retail
5 14 (1.77%) Publishing
6 10 (1.26%) Advertising
7 8 (1.01%) Law
7 8 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.88%) Electronics
9 5 (0.63%) Back Office
10 2 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (18.92%) LAMP
2 62 (7.82%) Web Services
3 47 (5.93%) LEMP Stack
4 17 (2.14%) .NET
5 15 (1.89%) Memcached
6 14 (1.77%) HTML
7 12 (1.51%) CSS
8 10 (1.26%) Ajax
8 10 (1.26%) JSF
8 10 (1.26%) Kafka
8 10 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (1.26%) XHTML
9 9 (1.13%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.76%) Middleware
11 5 (0.63%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.63%) Node.js
11 5 (0.63%) Sensu
12 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.46%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.02%) Clustering
4 14 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.64%) Fintech
6 12 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (1.26%) Replication
9 8 (1.01%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.76%) iPad
10 6 (0.76%) Online Gambling
11 5 (0.63%) EFT
11 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.63%) Online Games
12 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.50%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.38%) Eurex
13 3 (0.38%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 793 (100.00%) Linux
2 228 (28.75%) CentOS
3 209 (26.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 188 (23.71%) Windows
5 186 (23.46%) Unix
6 181 (22.82%) Ubuntu
7 120 (15.13%) Debian
8 82 (10.34%) Windows Server
9 47 (5.93%) Solaris
10 33 (4.16%) SUSE
11 29 (3.66%) AIX
12 21 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (2.14%) HPUX
15 10 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.76%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.63%) CoreOS
19 4 (0.50%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (32.03%) DevOps
2 111 (14.00%) Configuration Management
3 72 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (7.31%) Open Source
6 55 (6.94%) High Availability
6 55 (6.94%) ITIL
7 44 (5.55%) Load Balancing
8 38 (4.79%) E-Commerce
9 31 (3.91%) Project Management
10 29 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (2.90%) Virtual Environments
13 22 (2.77%) Service Management
14 18 (2.27%) Low Latency
14 18 (2.27%) Problem Management
14 18 (2.27%) Service Delivery
15 16 (2.02%) Analytics
15 16 (2.02%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (1.89%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 294 (37.07%) Bash Shell
2 259 (32.66%) Python
3 194 (24.46%) Perl
4 131 (16.52%) Ruby
5 114 (14.38%) PHP
6 84 (10.59%) SQL
7 72 (9.08%) Java
8 52 (6.56%) Shell Script
9 45 (5.67%) PowerShell
10 32 (4.04%) JavaScript
11 19 (2.40%) C
12 12 (1.51%) C#
13 10 (1.26%) Korn
14 8 (1.01%) Go
15 7 (0.88%) C++
16 5 (0.63%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.50%) C-shell
18 3 (0.38%) Bourne shell
18 3 (0.38%) R
19 2 (0.25%) sed
Qualifications
1 60 (7.57%) Degree
2 32 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.27%) CCNA
3 18 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.26%) MCSA
7 7 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.50%) MCSE
9 3 (0.38%) LPIC
9 3 (0.38%) RHCA
10 2 (0.25%) CCNP
10 2 (0.25%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.13%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.77%) QA
2 18 (2.27%) SLA
3 9 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) GCP
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (10.21%) Docker
3 77 (9.71%) Active Directory
4 45 (5.67%) NFS
5 42 (5.30%) KVM
6 39 (4.92%) Xen
7 32 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (3.66%) Hyper-V
9 28 (3.53%) Varnish
9 28 (3.53%) vSphere
10 21 (2.65%) XenServer
11 16 (2.02%) iptables
12 10 (1.26%) LXC
12 10 (1.26%) Squid
13 8 (1.01%) Postfix
13 8 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (1.01%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.88%) GlusterFS
14 7 (0.88%) Samba
14 7 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 316 (39.85%) Puppet
2 176 (22.19%) Opscode Chef
3 136 (17.15%) Ansible
4 116 (14.63%) Nagios
5 23 (2.90%) OpenView
6 22 (2.77%) Cobbler
7 18 (2.27%) Control-M
7 18 (2.27%) ZABBIX
8 17 (2.14%) Cacti
8 17 (2.14%) Kubernetes
9 14 (1.77%) HAProxy
9 14 (1.77%) Salt
10 12 (1.51%) Icinga
10 12 (1.51%) Tivoli
11 11 (1.39%) cPanel
11 11 (1.39%) logstash
11 11 (1.39%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.39%) Terraform
12 10 (1.26%) CFEngine
13 9 (1.13%) Graphite
Vendors
1 307 (38.71%) Red Hat
2 255 (32.16%) VMware
3 93 (11.73%) Oracle
4 55 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 45 (5.67%) Cisco
6 40 (5.04%) HP
7 24 (3.03%) EMC
8 22 (2.77%) IBM
8 22 (2.77%) Splunk
9 19 (2.40%) NetApp
10 17 (2.14%) Veritas
11 15 (1.89%) Citrix
11 15 (1.89%) Juniper
12 13 (1.64%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.51%) Sun
14 11 (1.39%) SaltStack
15 10 (1.26%) 3PAR
16 9 (1.13%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.13%) SAP
17 7 (0.88%) Percona
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £55,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Morden, Surrey
Hanover Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and outstanding benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Execllent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£48,000 DoE + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Stratospherec
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago