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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 457 375 382
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 599 697 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 550 613 654
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114444 105272 119153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92735 87604 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -79 587 £45,000 +5.88% 63
London -58 283 £50,000 - 31
South East -28 153 £38,500 +2.66% 18
East of England -25 71 £40,000 -11.11% 4
City of London -15 49 £47,000 -6.93% 4
East Sussex -3 40 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Brighton -7 39 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Berkshire -14 39 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Yorkshire -30 35 £35,000 +25.00% 4
Hertfordshire +6 29 £51,750 +15.00% 1
Reading -16 27 £35,000 -5.40% 6
Hampshire -19 25 £30,000 -22.58% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 24 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Portsmouth - 22 £36,250 -
Cambridge -1 19 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Leeds -26 19 £35,000 +27.27% 2
West Yorkshire -35 19 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Kent -4 15 £33,500 +11.66%
South West -6 14 £30,000 -7.69% 1
East Midlands -10 14 £35,500 -5.33% 1
North West -52 14 £39,250 -1.87% 4
South Yorkshire -3 12 £38,750 -61.25%
Oxfordshire -14 12 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Oxford -7 11 £55,000 +4.26% 1
Surrey -8 11 £52,500 +25.00% 1
Suffolk - 10 £30,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £30,000 -
Milton Keynes +19 9 £42,000 +12.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £42,000 +9.80%
Northamptonshire -5 9 £38,500 +2.66%

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1104 (100.00%) Linux
2 531 (48.10%) Red Hat
3 475 (43.03%) Puppet
4 407 (36.87%) Apache
5 385 (34.87%) Perl
6 378 (34.24%) MySQL
7 375 (33.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 361 (32.70%) Python
9 359 (32.52%) Bash Shell
10 315 (28.53%) CentOS
11 297 (26.90%) UNIX
12 291 (26.36%) Ubuntu
13 281 (25.45%) VMware
14 279 (25.27%) Debian
15 257 (23.28%) Windows
16 251 (22.74%) Opscode Chef
17 231 (20.92%) PHP
18 226 (20.47%) Ruby
19 193 (17.48%) Open Source
20 189 (17.12%) Nagios
21 177 (16.03%) Tomcat
22 175 (15.85%) Java
23 164 (14.86%) SAN
23 164 (14.86%) DNS
24 157 (14.22%) Shell Script
25 156 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
26 155 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
27 150 (13.59%) TCP/IP
28 145 (13.13%) Firewall
29 142 (12.86%) LAMP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 407 (36.87%) Apache
2 177 (16.03%) Tomcat
3 134 (12.14%) nginx
4 46 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (2.81%) Node.js
5 31 (2.81%) OpenStack
6 30 (2.72%) IIS
7 27 (2.45%) WebSphere
8 23 (2.08%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.81%) CMS
10 19 (1.72%) Confluence
11 18 (1.63%) Drupal
12 15 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 15 (1.36%) CloudStack
13 14 (1.27%) Jetty
14 12 (1.09%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.82%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.63%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.54%) Mule
18 4 (0.36%) lighttpd
Applications
1 21 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.36%) Maya
2 4 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.091%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.09%) Summit
2 4 (0.36%) Magento
3 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.091%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 156 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (3.44%) Amazon S3
4 32 (2.90%) SaaS
5 26 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.90%) Joyent
7 10 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.82%) GitHub
9 6 (0.54%) Basecamp
9 6 (0.54%) IaaS
9 6 (0.54%) Route 53
10 3 (0.27%) PaaS
11 2 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.091%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 164 (14.86%) DNS
1 164 (14.86%) SAN
2 150 (13.59%) TCP/IP
3 145 (13.13%) Firewall
4 102 (9.24%) LDAP
5 93 (8.42%) HTTP
6 83 (7.52%) VPN
7 64 (5.80%) NAS
8 63 (5.71%) DHCP
9 52 (4.71%) SMTP
10 49 (4.44%) Internet
11 43 (3.89%) VLAN
12 28 (2.54%) FTP
13 26 (2.36%) VoIP
14 25 (2.26%) SSL
14 25 (2.26%) iSCSI
15 23 (2.08%) tcpdump
15 23 (2.08%) Wireshark
16 21 (1.90%) Multicast
17 18 (1.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (34.24%) MySQL
2 92 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (7.16%) Redis
4 69 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 54 (4.89%) NoSQL
6 48 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 42 (3.80%) RDBMS
8 36 (3.26%) SQL Server
9 27 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 22 (1.99%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.36%) HBase
12 13 (1.18%) Big Data
13 11 (1.00%) Pentaho
14 10 (0.91%) Couchbase
14 10 (0.91%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.54%) MariaDB
18 5 (0.45%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 130 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 81 (7.34%) Jenkins
3 78 (7.07%) Subversion
4 36 (3.26%) JIRA
5 13 (1.18%) Bitbucket
6 12 (1.09%) FishEye
6 12 (1.09%) Maven
7 11 (1.00%) Selenium
8 8 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.72%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.63%) Hudson
9 7 (0.63%) Ant
10 4 (0.36%) JUnit
11 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.27%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.27%) Gradle
11 3 (0.27%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.27%) Juju
12 2 (0.18%) Expression Web
13 1 (0.091%) Trac
General
1 132 (11.96%) Finance
2 87 (7.88%) Games
3 38 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.99%) Banking
5 24 (2.17%) Retail
6 23 (2.08%) Law
7 18 (1.63%) Online Betting
8 14 (1.27%) Marketing
9 11 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.82%) Advertising
11 6 (0.54%) Front Office
12 5 (0.45%) Electronics
13 4 (0.36%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Legal
14 3 (0.27%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.091%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.091%) Billing
16 1 (0.091%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (12.86%) LAMP
2 108 (9.78%) Web Services
3 37 (3.35%) XML
4 32 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
5 24 (2.17%) Memcached
6 21 (1.90%) .NET
7 18 (1.63%) CSS
8 17 (1.54%) Middleware
8 17 (1.54%) JSON
9 16 (1.45%) Lucene
9 16 (1.45%) Django
10 13 (1.18%) REST
10 13 (1.18%) HTML
11 12 (1.09%) ASP.NET
12 11 (1.00%) J2EE
12 11 (1.00%) CGI
12 11 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.72%) Java EE
14 7 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 193 (17.48%) Open Source
2 102 (9.24%) Clustering
3 57 (5.16%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.44%) Replication
5 35 (3.17%) Social Media
6 29 (2.63%) Derivative
7 28 (2.54%) Online Games
8 20 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.63%) Firmware
10 16 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 14 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (1.18%) iPad
13 12 (1.09%) BBC
14 9 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.72%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.72%) Blog
16 6 (0.54%) Spread Betting
16 6 (0.54%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.45%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 1104 (100.00%) Linux
2 375 (33.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 315 (28.53%) CentOS
4 297 (26.90%) UNIX
5 291 (26.36%) Ubuntu
6 279 (25.27%) Debian
7 257 (23.28%) Windows
8 118 (10.69%) Solaris
9 63 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (3.62%) AIX
11 37 (3.35%) SUSE
12 31 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (2.36%) FreeBSD
14 25 (2.26%) Mac OS X
15 23 (2.08%) HPUX
15 23 (2.08%) Fedora
16 21 (1.90%) Apple iOS
16 21 (1.90%) Android
17 14 (1.27%) OpenBSD
18 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (12.41%) Configuration Management
2 123 (11.14%) E-Commerce
3 91 (8.24%) ITIL
4 77 (6.97%) Load Balancing
5 52 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
6 49 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 48 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (3.71%) Scrum
9 39 (3.53%) Analytics
10 35 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
11 34 (3.08%) Service Delivery
12 33 (2.99%) Release Management
13 32 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (2.72%) Low Latency
15 24 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
16 23 (2.08%) Build Automation
17 22 (1.99%) Network Monitoring
18 20 (1.81%) Change Management
19 17 (1.54%) Social Media Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 385 (34.87%) Perl
2 361 (32.70%) Python
3 359 (32.52%) Bash Shell
4 231 (20.92%) PHP
5 226 (20.47%) Ruby
6 175 (15.85%) Java
7 157 (14.22%) Shell Script
8 94 (8.51%) SQL
9 38 (3.44%) C
10 34 (3.08%) Bourne shell
11 20 (1.81%) Scala
12 19 (1.72%) JavaScript
13 12 (1.09%) AWK
14 11 (1.00%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.00%) C++
15 9 (0.82%) Korn
16 8 (0.72%) Clojure
17 7 (0.63%) PHP5
18 5 (0.45%) sed
18 5 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 112 (10.14%) Degree
2 76 (6.88%) RHCE
3 30 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.45%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.08%) MCSE
6 21 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.36%) Linux+ Certification
7 15 (1.36%) LPIC
8 11 (1.00%) CCNA
8 11 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.63%) RHCT
10 6 (0.54%) CCNP
11 5 (0.45%) MCITP
12 3 (0.27%) RHCA
13 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.091%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.091%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.90%) QA
2 30 (2.72%) SLA
3 15 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 155 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (11.41%) KVM
3 69 (6.25%) NFS
4 66 (5.98%) Xen
5 63 (5.71%) Active Directory
6 42 (3.80%) Postfix
7 41 (3.71%) Varnish
8 36 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (3.26%) Sendmail
8 36 (3.26%) vSphere
9 29 (2.63%) XenServer
10 25 (2.26%) VMware ESX
11 22 (1.99%) Samba
12 11 (1.00%) Squid
13 8 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.72%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.54%) qmail
15 3 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 1 (0.091%) OpenSIPS
16 1 (0.091%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 475 (43.03%) Puppet
2 251 (22.74%) Opscode Chef
3 189 (17.12%) Nagios
4 39 (3.53%) Cacti
5 35 (3.17%) ZABBIX
6 27 (2.45%) CFEngine
7 23 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
8 20 (1.81%) Cobbler
8 20 (1.81%) Vagrant
8 20 (1.81%) NetBackup
9 19 (1.72%) HAProxy
10 15 (1.36%) Backup Exec
11 14 (1.27%) Tivoli
12 13 (1.18%) Ganglia
12 13 (1.18%) Munin
13 12 (1.09%) Zenoss
14 9 (0.82%) YUM
15 8 (0.72%) OpenView
15 8 (0.72%) SCOM
16 6 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 531 (48.10%) Red Hat
2 281 (25.45%) VMware
3 102 (9.24%) Cisco
4 87 (7.88%) Oracle
5 78 (7.07%) JBoss
6 69 (6.25%) HP
7 49 (4.44%) Microsoft
8 39 (3.53%) EMC
9 37 (3.35%) Veritas
10 34 (3.08%) IBM
11 31 (2.81%) Citrix
12 27 (2.45%) Juniper
13 25 (2.26%) Rackspace
14 19 (1.72%) SolarWinds
14 19 (1.72%) Percona
15 18 (1.63%) Sun
16 14 (1.27%) NetApp
16 14 (1.27%) Google
16 14 (1.27%) Facebook
17 12 (1.09%) Atlassian
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Bonus + Significant additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Bonus + Significant additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Asergis Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 20 Days' Holiday + Bank Holidays
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 35,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venator Recruitment Limited
Salary: £53682.65 - £61941.53 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum - Pension,Bonus,Training Budget
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £42,500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum £2500 on call allowance, 25 days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £27500 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £35,000 per annum Plus Corp Bens
Posted: 3 days ago