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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 478 471 371
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -100
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 488 506 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.51% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 431 460 632
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £54,000
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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -29 468 £47,500 +5.55% 64
London 0 243 £50,000 - 29
South East +12 119 £43,000 -4.44% 12
City of London 0 50 £50,000 +6.38% 11
East of England -19 30 £50,000 +11.11% 9
South West -2 27 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Berkshire -6 23 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Yorkshire -22 23 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Hampshire -5 20 £45,000 +20.00%
Reading -1 19 £40,000 +33.33% 2
West Sussex +12 18 £42,500 +6.25% 2
North West -4 18 £40,000 -3.03% 2
Surrey -6 18 £55,000 +18.27% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 16 £46,500 +16.25% 8
Manchester +2 16 £40,000 - 2
Cambridge +2 15 £45,500 +13.75% 8
Oxfordshire -5 13 £43,000 -21.81% 2
West Yorkshire -18 13 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Hertfordshire -19 13 £55,000 +8.91% 1
Leeds -24 13 £38,000 +8.57% 2
East Sussex -11 11 £40,000 - 5
Brighton -12 11 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands -8 10 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Portsmouth -18 10 £45,000 +24.13%
Horsham - 10 £46,250 - 1
Oxford -11 9 £43,000 -21.81%
North Yorkshire - 9 £45,000 -
Woking - 8 £60,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 8 £38,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1014 (100.00%) Linux
2 498 (49.11%) Red Hat
3 478 (47.14%) Puppet
4 383 (37.77%) Python
5 378 (37.28%) Bash Shell
6 371 (36.59%) MySQL
7 369 (36.39%) Perl
8 365 (36.00%) CentOS
9 359 (35.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 319 (31.46%) VMware
11 304 (29.98%) Apache
12 291 (28.70%) DevOps
13 266 (26.23%) UNIX
14 251 (24.75%) Ubuntu
15 234 (23.08%) Windows
16 228 (22.49%) Ruby
17 224 (22.09%) Nagios
17 224 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
18 220 (21.70%) PHP
19 208 (20.51%) Tomcat
20 178 (17.55%) E-Commerce
20 178 (17.55%) Java
21 169 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
22 163 (16.07%) DNS
23 162 (15.98%) Debian
24 159 (15.68%) Open Source
25 155 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
26 152 (14.99%) Shell Script
27 146 (14.40%) Configuration Management
28 139 (13.71%) nginx

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 304 (29.98%) Apache
2 208 (20.51%) Tomcat
3 139 (13.71%) nginx
4 57 (5.62%) OpenStack
5 43 (4.24%) IIS
6 39 (3.85%) JBoss
7 24 (2.37%) Apache Solr
8 21 (2.07%) Confluence
9 16 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.38%) CMS
10 14 (1.38%) Jetty
11 11 (1.08%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.89%) Node.js
13 8 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (0.69%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.59%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.49%) WordPress
16 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
17 3 (0.30%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.099%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.99%) Magento
2 7 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.099%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.099%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 155 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (9.17%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (5.62%) Amazon S3
4 34 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (2.66%) IaaS
5 27 (2.66%) SaaS
6 24 (2.37%) Route 53
7 18 (1.78%) Rackspace Cloud
8 17 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
9 14 (1.38%) SoftLayer
10 13 (1.28%) PaaS
11 11 (1.08%) Joyent
12 9 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.79%) GitHub
14 7 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.69%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
16 4 (0.39%) Office 365
17 3 (0.30%) Sumo Logic
18 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 163 (16.07%) DNS
2 131 (12.92%) TCP/IP
3 116 (11.44%) SAN
4 98 (9.66%) Firewall
5 65 (6.41%) HTTP
6 54 (5.33%) SMTP
7 51 (5.03%) DHCP
7 51 (5.03%) LDAP
8 48 (4.73%) SSH
9 45 (4.44%) Internet
10 39 (3.85%) VPN
11 38 (3.75%) LAN
12 37 (3.65%) FTP
13 33 (3.25%) NAS
14 32 (3.16%) VLAN
15 30 (2.96%) VoIP
16 23 (2.27%) IPv4
17 22 (2.17%) OpenVPN
18 21 (2.07%) SSL
19 20 (1.97%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (36.59%) MySQL
2 97 (9.57%) NoSQL
3 71 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (6.02%) Redis
5 52 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 49 (4.83%) SQL Server
7 42 (4.14%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.94%) Big Data
9 28 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (1.78%) MariaDB
12 17 (1.68%) Relational Database
13 14 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.08%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.89%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.89%) Informix
16 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.69%) DB2
18 6 (0.59%) RDBMS
19 5 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 112 (11.05%) Git (software)
2 108 (10.65%) Jenkins
3 84 (8.28%) Subversion
4 24 (2.37%) JIRA
5 17 (1.68%) Hudson
6 16 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.38%) Ant
8 13 (1.28%) Maven
9 6 (0.59%) Gradle
10 4 (0.39%) Emacs
10 4 (0.39%) FishEye
11 3 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.20%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.099%) GDB
13 1 (0.099%) VisualVM
13 1 (0.099%) Selenium
13 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
General
1 101 (9.96%) Finance
2 70 (6.90%) Games
3 29 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.76%) Banking
5 24 (2.37%) Retail
5 24 (2.37%) Law
6 22 (2.17%) Advertising
7 19 (1.87%) Publishing
8 16 (1.58%) French Language
9 10 (0.99%) Marketing
10 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.79%) Online Betting
12 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
14 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.30%) Welsh Language
15 2 (0.20%) Legal
15 2 (0.20%) Electronics
15 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (13.31%) LAMP
2 118 (11.64%) Web Services
3 41 (4.04%) Memcached
4 15 (1.48%) FIX Protocol
5 14 (1.38%) XML
5 14 (1.38%) HTML
5 14 (1.38%) Django
6 13 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (1.18%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (1.08%) CSS
9 9 (0.89%) Middleware
9 9 (0.89%) ZeroMQ
10 8 (0.79%) .NET
11 7 (0.69%) J2EE
12 6 (0.59%) Symfony
12 6 (0.59%) JSON
12 6 (0.59%) jQuery
13 5 (0.49%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.39%) Spring
14 4 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 159 (15.68%) Open Source
2 51 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 46 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (4.24%) Clustering
5 32 (3.16%) Replication
6 20 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.87%) iPhone
8 18 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.78%) Online Games
9 16 (1.58%) Derivative
10 13 (1.28%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.89%) Social Media
12 8 (0.79%) Social Network
12 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (0.79%) Physics
13 6 (0.59%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.49%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1014 (100.00%) Linux
2 365 (36.00%) CentOS
3 359 (35.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 266 (26.23%) UNIX
5 251 (24.75%) Ubuntu
6 234 (23.08%) Windows
7 162 (15.98%) Debian
8 99 (9.76%) Solaris
9 51 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (4.04%) Fedora
11 33 (3.25%) Android
12 29 (2.86%) SUSE
12 29 (2.86%) Mac OS X
13 25 (2.47%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
15 14 (1.38%) Apple iOS
15 14 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (1.28%) Windows Phone
16 13 (1.28%) AIX
17 12 (1.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (28.70%) DevOps
2 178 (17.55%) E-Commerce
3 146 (14.40%) Configuration Management
4 85 (8.38%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (7.30%) ITIL
7 64 (6.31%) Load Balancing
8 44 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 37 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (3.06%) Migration
11 30 (2.96%) Time Management
12 29 (2.86%) Project Management
13 22 (2.17%) Service Delivery
14 19 (1.87%) Scrum
14 19 (1.87%) Workflow
14 19 (1.87%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (1.87%) Mentoring
15 18 (1.78%) Service Management
16 17 (1.68%) High Availability
16 17 (1.68%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 383 (37.77%) Python
2 378 (37.28%) Bash Shell
3 369 (36.39%) Perl
4 228 (22.49%) Ruby
5 220 (21.70%) PHP
6 178 (17.55%) Java
7 152 (14.99%) Shell Script
8 107 (10.55%) SQL
9 37 (3.65%) C
10 20 (1.97%) C++
11 19 (1.87%) AWK
11 19 (1.87%) JavaScript
12 17 (1.68%) VBScript
13 16 (1.58%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.48%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.18%) sed
16 8 (0.79%) Scala
17 5 (0.49%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.49%) Groovy
17 5 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 74 (7.30%) Degree
2 46 (4.54%) RHCE
3 23 (2.27%) RHCSA
4 22 (2.17%) VCP4
5 21 (2.07%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.08%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.89%) CCNA
11 6 (0.59%) LPIC
12 5 (0.49%) Linux+ Certification
12 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.49%) MCSE
13 4 (0.39%) PMP
13 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.20%) SCSA
14 2 (0.20%) RHCA
14 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.96%) QA
2 23 (2.27%) SLA
3 11 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 169 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (6.02%) NFS
3 54 (5.33%) KVM
4 52 (5.13%) Varnish
5 49 (4.83%) Active Directory
6 45 (4.44%) Xen
7 41 (4.04%) vSphere
8 30 (2.96%) Docker
9 22 (2.17%) Postfix
10 21 (2.07%) Samba
11 18 (1.78%) VMware ESX
12 13 (1.28%) LXC
12 13 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (1.18%) XenServer
14 11 (1.08%) Sendmail
14 11 (1.08%) Openswan
15 10 (0.99%) Squid
16 8 (0.79%) Firmware
17 6 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 5 (0.49%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 478 (47.14%) Puppet
2 224 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
2 224 (22.09%) Nagios
3 70 (6.90%) Ansible
4 60 (5.92%) ZABBIX
5 43 (4.24%) Vagrant
6 42 (4.14%) Cacti
7 41 (4.04%) Salt
8 35 (3.45%) logstash
9 29 (2.86%) Graphite
10 25 (2.47%) Ganglia
11 18 (1.78%) CFEngine
12 11 (1.08%) HAProxy
12 11 (1.08%) Cobbler
13 10 (0.99%) Opsview
13 10 (0.99%) Capistrano
13 10 (0.99%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 7 (0.69%) Check_MK
16 6 (0.59%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 498 (49.11%) Red Hat
2 319 (31.46%) VMware
3 123 (12.13%) Cisco
4 116 (11.44%) Oracle
5 75 (7.40%) Microsoft
6 61 (6.02%) HP
7 36 (3.55%) Rackspace
8 28 (2.76%) Percona
9 27 (2.66%) IBM
10 25 (2.47%) NetApp
11 24 (2.37%) Juniper
11 24 (2.37%) EMC
11 24 (2.37%) Sun
11 24 (2.37%) Splunk
12 23 (2.27%) Citrix
13 17 (1.68%) Intel
13 17 (1.68%) Veritas
13 17 (1.68%) SolarWinds
14 15 (1.48%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.48%) NYFIX
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Working Environment
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum 15% bonus and company pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great company
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £0 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum, Benefits BUPA, pension + multiple perks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + great company
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago