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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux System Administrator
Rank 543 514 413
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -101
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 411 532 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.50% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 371 457 701
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 July 2016 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 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -35 397 £50,000 +11.11% 61
London 0 222 £52,500 +10.52% 34
South East -4 91 £49,750 +13.71% 12
City of London +18 30 £50,000 - 12
Yorkshire +35 28 £40,000 - 2
Surrey - 28 £52,500 - 3
East of England +15 20 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire +27 19 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire -22 18 £58,750 +30.55% 2
East Midlands +13 14 £37,000 -4.51% 4
Hampshire -3 14 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Oxfordshire -11 14 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Nottinghamshire +24 13 £37,500 - 3
Leeds +21 13 £40,000 - 2
Nottingham +21 12 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Hertfordshire +14 11 £52,500 +5.00%
North West +6 10 £25,000 -33.33% 4
Oxford -9 10 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Uxbridge +9 9 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Manchester -2 9 £25,000 -37.50% 4
South West -8 8 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Kent +16 7 £35,000 -44.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Croydon +3 7 £50,000 +25.00%
South Yorkshire +3 7 - -
Cambridge -14 7 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Brighton -16 7 £51,250 +28.12% 1
East Sussex -17 7 £51,250 +28.12% 1
Windsor - 7 £57,500 -
Staines - 7 £57,500 -

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 896 (100.00%) Linux
2 455 (50.78%) Puppet
3 390 (43.53%) Python
4 384 (42.86%) VMware
5 345 (38.50%) DevOps
6 344 (38.39%) Red Hat
7 316 (35.27%) Bash Shell
8 313 (34.93%) MySQL
9 294 (32.81%) Opscode Chef
10 292 (32.59%) Amazon AWS
11 279 (31.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 279 (31.14%) Perl
12 275 (30.69%) Apache
13 256 (28.57%) CentOS
14 251 (28.01%) LAMP
15 248 (27.68%) Ansible
16 232 (25.89%) Unix
17 231 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 208 (23.21%) PHP
19 204 (22.77%) Jenkins
20 201 (22.43%) Nagios
20 201 (22.43%) DNS
21 191 (21.32%) Configuration Management
22 173 (19.31%) Windows
23 167 (18.64%) Java
24 163 (18.19%) Ruby
25 156 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
26 147 (16.41%) Ubuntu
27 143 (15.96%) Firewall
28 133 (14.84%) Tomcat

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
1 275 (30.69%) Apache
2 133 (14.84%) Tomcat
3 117 (13.06%) nginx
4 59 (6.58%) OpenStack
5 43 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (3.91%) JBoss
7 20 (2.23%) Confluence
8 14 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.34%) IIS
10 10 (1.12%) Jetty
11 7 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.45%) Resin
13 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.33%) Drupal
14 3 (0.33%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.33%) WildFly
15 2 (0.22%) CloudStack
Applications
1 30 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) MS Project
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 292 (32.59%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (3.13%) Amazon S3
4 26 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (2.57%) IaaS
6 21 (2.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 21 (2.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 20 (2.23%) SaaS
8 19 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.23%) AWS OpsWorks
11 10 (1.12%) SoftLayer
12 9 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.00%) GitHub
13 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.67%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.56%) Office 365
14 5 (0.56%) PaaS
15 4 (0.45%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 201 (22.43%) DNS
2 143 (15.96%) Firewall
3 115 (12.83%) TCP/IP
4 87 (9.71%) SAN
5 56 (6.25%) LDAP
6 44 (4.91%) DHCP
6 44 (4.91%) VPN
7 43 (4.80%) NAS
8 41 (4.58%) Internet
9 39 (4.35%) HTTP
10 36 (4.02%) SMTP
11 31 (3.46%) LAN
12 28 (3.13%) WAN
13 27 (3.01%) Kerberos
14 23 (2.57%) SSL
15 21 (2.34%) VoIP
16 20 (2.23%) VLAN
17 19 (2.12%) iSCSI
18 15 (1.67%) FTP
18 15 (1.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (34.93%) MySQL
2 56 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 47 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (4.24%) Amazon RDS
5 37 (4.13%) SQL Server
6 26 (2.90%) Redis
7 24 (2.68%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.67%) CouchDB
9 15 (1.67%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.56%) Big Data
11 12 (1.34%) Couchbase
12 9 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.00%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.45%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.45%) OLTP
14 4 (0.45%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.33%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 204 (22.77%) Jenkins
2 84 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (3.68%) Vagrant
5 29 (3.24%) Subversion
5 29 (3.24%) TeamCity
6 27 (3.01%) JIRA
7 16 (1.79%) Selenium
8 9 (1.00%) GitLab
9 8 (0.89%) Maven
9 8 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.78%) Hudson
11 6 (0.67%) PHPUnit
12 5 (0.56%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.56%) Gerrit
13 4 (0.45%) Travis CI
14 3 (0.33%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.33%) CruiseControl
14 3 (0.33%) Gradle
15 2 (0.22%) Ant
General
1 103 (11.50%) Finance
2 93 (10.38%) Law
3 78 (8.71%) Marketing
4 26 (2.90%) Advertising
4 26 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.34%) Games
6 17 (1.90%) Banking
7 16 (1.79%) Retail
8 15 (1.67%) Publishing
9 11 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.12%) Back Office
11 7 (0.78%) Electronics
12 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.45%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (28.01%) LAMP
2 83 (9.26%) LEMP Stack
3 77 (8.59%) Web Services
4 29 (3.24%) ELK Stack
5 25 (2.79%) Memcached
6 19 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (1.67%) .NET
7 15 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
8 14 (1.56%) JMX
9 12 (1.34%) J2EE
9 12 (1.34%) Node.js
10 10 (1.12%) CSS
10 10 (1.12%) HTML
10 10 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
11 8 (0.89%) Java EE
12 7 (0.78%) boto
12 7 (0.78%) Lucene
12 7 (0.78%) MCollective
13 6 (0.67%) Behat
13 6 (0.67%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.60%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.13%) Clustering
3 28 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.01%) Fintech
6 13 (1.45%) User Experience
7 11 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.12%) Replication
9 9 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.89%) HP Storage
10 8 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (0.89%) iPad
10 8 (0.89%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.89%) Streaming Video
10 8 (0.89%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.78%) e-Learning
11 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.78%) Smartphone
11 7 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 896 (100.00%) Linux
2 279 (31.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 256 (28.57%) CentOS
4 232 (25.89%) Unix
5 173 (19.31%) Windows
6 147 (16.41%) Ubuntu
7 83 (9.26%) Windows Server
8 79 (8.82%) Debian
9 45 (5.02%) Solaris
10 37 (4.13%) HPUX
11 31 (3.46%) SUSE
12 30 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (1.56%) AIX
15 13 (1.45%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.89%) FreeBSD
17 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (38.50%) DevOps
2 191 (21.32%) Configuration Management
3 156 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
4 112 (12.50%) High Availability
5 111 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (9.71%) Load Balancing
7 67 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 63 (7.03%) E-Commerce
9 59 (6.58%) Open Source
10 55 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
11 44 (4.91%) ITIL
12 41 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 40 (4.46%) Business Continuity
14 37 (4.13%) Virtual Environments
15 35 (3.91%) Service Management
15 35 (3.91%) Web Operations
16 31 (3.46%) Analytics
17 29 (3.24%) Change Management
17 29 (3.24%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (3.24%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 390 (43.53%) Python
2 316 (35.27%) Bash Shell
3 279 (31.14%) Perl
4 208 (23.21%) PHP
5 167 (18.64%) Java
6 163 (18.19%) Ruby
7 108 (12.05%) Shell Script
8 55 (6.14%) SQL
9 28 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 20 (2.23%) Korn
11 17 (1.90%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.56%) C
12 14 (1.56%) C++
13 8 (0.89%) C#
13 8 (0.89%) Scala
14 4 (0.45%) Go
15 3 (0.33%) R
16 2 (0.22%) VBScript
17 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (3.68%) Degree
2 23 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (2.57%) RHCE
3 15 (1.67%) CCNP
4 12 (1.34%) CCNA
5 7 (0.78%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.56%) PhD
7 5 (0.56%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.56%) RHCT
8 3 (0.33%) MCITP
9 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.22%) MCSE
9 2 (0.22%) RHCA
10 1 (0.11%) CCIE
10 1 (0.11%) CCSP
10 1 (0.11%) CISSP
10 1 (0.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.46%) SLA
2 19 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 18 (2.01%) QA
4 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) DICOM
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 231 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (11.83%) Docker
3 81 (9.04%) KVM
4 66 (7.37%) Active Directory
5 55 (6.14%) NFS
6 50 (5.58%) Xen
7 38 (4.24%) vSphere
8 26 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (2.23%) Squid
10 19 (2.12%) iptables
10 19 (2.12%) VirtualBox
11 18 (2.01%) Corosync
11 18 (2.01%) Varnish
11 18 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (1.67%) Postfix
13 11 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.23%) VMware ESX
14 10 (1.12%) qmail
15 9 (1.00%) GlusterFS
15 9 (1.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 455 (50.78%) Puppet
2 294 (32.81%) Opscode Chef
3 248 (27.68%) Ansible
4 201 (22.43%) Nagios
5 62 (6.92%) HAProxy
6 58 (6.47%) Salt
7 41 (4.58%) Cacti
8 35 (3.91%) logstash
9 33 (3.68%) ZABBIX
10 24 (2.68%) CFEngine
11 20 (2.23%) Cobbler
12 19 (2.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 13 (1.45%) Pacemaker
14 11 (1.23%) yum
15 10 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
15 10 (1.12%) Tivoli
16 9 (1.00%) Ganglia
16 9 (1.00%) Graphite
16 9 (1.00%) Kubernetes
16 9 (1.00%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 384 (42.86%) VMware
2 344 (38.39%) Red Hat
3 100 (11.16%) Cisco
4 99 (11.05%) Oracle
5 78 (8.71%) HP
6 66 (7.37%) Rackspace
7 52 (5.80%) Microsoft
8 36 (4.02%) Veritas
9 29 (3.24%) Splunk
10 28 (3.13%) Google
11 24 (2.68%) 3PAR
11 24 (2.68%) NetApp
12 19 (2.12%) Citrix
13 17 (1.90%) EMC
13 17 (1.90%) IBM
14 15 (1.67%) Juniper
15 14 (1.56%) New Relic
16 13 (1.45%) Qualys
17 12 (1.34%) Atlassian
17 12 (1.34%) F5
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Package + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Good Benefits & Excellent Progress
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5k On Call + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Premier IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ascot, Berkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Usual package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens, Training and Progression
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago