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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 538 451 447
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 400 573 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.53% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 359 502 449
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,600 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.20%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -85 385 £45,250 +0.55% 51
London -41 237 £49,500 -1.00% 27
South East -51 67 £40,000 -5.88% 9
City of London +43 59 £50,000 +6.38% 8
Yorkshire +17 29 £40,000 - 6
East of England -30 23 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Hampshire +32 20 £40,000 +4.57% 4
Berkshire +4 19 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Leeds +12 14 £40,000 +5.26% 4
West Yorkshire +2 14 £40,000 - 5
South Yorkshire +16 13 £40,000 - 1
Sheffield +12 13 £40,000 - 1
Reading 0 13 £42,500 +23.18% 2
North West -6 13 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £43,750 +0.57% 3
Cambridge -8 10 £43,750 +0.57% 3
East Sussex -17 10 £40,000 -
Brighton -19 10 £40,000 -
Portsmouth +23 9 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Manchester +3 8 £33,750 -15.62% 2
West Midlands -3 8 £40,000 -9.09%
Hertfordshire -12 8 £51,250 +27.01%
Wales -6 7 £32,500 -0.76% 1
South Wales -8 7 £32,500 -0.76% 1
South West -15 7 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Cardiff -16 7 £32,500 -0.76% 1
Scotland +7 6 £42,500 +11.84% 2
Edinburgh +1 6 £42,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -5 6 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Fareham +19 5 £40,000 +33.33% 1

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 838 (100.00%) Linux
2 399 (47.61%) Red Hat
3 350 (41.77%) Puppet
4 347 (41.41%) Python
5 334 (39.86%) MySQL
6 325 (38.78%) Bash Shell
7 298 (35.56%) VMware
8 294 (35.08%) Perl
9 293 (34.96%) CentOS
10 278 (33.17%) Apache
11 260 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 235 (28.04%) DevOps
13 210 (25.06%) UNIX
14 200 (23.87%) Tomcat
15 199 (23.75%) Windows
16 186 (22.20%) Amazon AWS
17 165 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 159 (18.97%) Nagios
18 159 (18.97%) DNS
19 155 (18.50%) Opscode Chef
20 149 (17.78%) Ubuntu
21 145 (17.30%) Ruby
22 144 (17.18%) Firewall
23 139 (16.59%) Debian
24 126 (15.04%) Configuration Management
25 125 (14.92%) Cisco
26 121 (14.44%) PHP
26 121 (14.44%) Java
27 119 (14.20%) Open Source
28 118 (14.08%) LAMP

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 278 (33.17%) Apache
2 200 (23.87%) Tomcat
3 86 (10.26%) nginx
4 37 (4.42%) OpenStack
5 32 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (3.82%) JBoss
6 27 (3.22%) MS Exchange
7 22 (2.63%) IIS
8 21 (2.51%) WebSphere
9 19 (2.27%) CMS
10 18 (2.15%) SharePoint
11 17 (2.03%) Apache Solr
12 14 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 14 (1.67%) WebLogic
13 9 (1.07%) Drupal
14 8 (0.95%) Confluence
14 8 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.60%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 37 (4.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Magento
2 4 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 186 (22.20%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (2.86%) IaaS
4 21 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 11 (1.31%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.31%) Office 365
7 8 (0.95%) PaaS
8 7 (0.84%) Heroku
8 7 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.72%) Route 53
9 6 (0.72%) SaaS
9 6 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.60%) Joyent
11 4 (0.48%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.36%) Responsys
12 3 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 159 (18.97%) DNS
2 144 (17.18%) Firewall
3 114 (13.60%) SAN
3 114 (13.60%) TCP/IP
4 65 (7.76%) VPN
4 65 (7.76%) LDAP
5 64 (7.64%) DHCP
6 62 (7.40%) HTTP
7 53 (6.32%) NAS
8 42 (5.01%) VLAN
8 42 (5.01%) Internet
9 30 (3.58%) LAN
9 30 (3.58%) iSCSI
10 27 (3.22%) SSH
11 26 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (2.98%) WAN
13 21 (2.51%) SMTP
14 20 (2.39%) Network Security
15 18 (2.15%) SSL
16 17 (2.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (39.86%) MySQL
2 74 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
3 59 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 52 (6.21%) MongoDB
5 28 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 28 (3.34%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.67%) Redis
7 9 (1.07%) MariaDB
8 8 (0.95%) CouchDB
9 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.48%) Informix
10 4 (0.48%) Big Data
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.24%) OLTP
12 2 (0.24%) DB2
12 2 (0.24%) VLDB
13 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 102 (12.17%) Git (software)
1 102 (12.17%) Jenkins
2 64 (7.64%) Subversion
3 33 (3.94%) Selenium
4 25 (2.98%) Hudson
5 19 (2.27%) JIRA
6 15 (1.79%) Emacs
7 12 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.48%) Maven
10 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.24%) Ant
11 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.24%) Bazaar
11 2 (0.24%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.24%) GDB
12 1 (0.12%) FishEye
12 1 (0.12%) Behat
12 1 (0.12%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 93 (11.10%) Finance
2 42 (5.01%) Games
3 36 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.46%) Banking
5 24 (2.86%) Retail
6 17 (2.03%) Marketing
7 14 (1.67%) Online Betting
8 11 (1.31%) Publishing
9 9 (1.07%) Law
10 5 (0.60%) Legal
10 5 (0.60%) Advertising
10 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (14.08%) LAMP
2 89 (10.62%) Web Services
3 26 (3.10%) Memcached
4 20 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 19 (2.27%) .NET
6 16 (1.91%) HTML
6 16 (1.91%) Ruby on Rails
7 14 (1.67%) Lucene
7 14 (1.67%) boto
7 14 (1.67%) CSS
8 13 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (0.95%) J2EE
11 6 (0.72%) Sensu
12 5 (0.60%) Alternative PHP Cache
12 5 (0.60%) Middleware
13 4 (0.48%) XML
13 4 (0.48%) REST
14 3 (0.36%) AppFabric
14 3 (0.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 34 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.58%) Replication
5 27 (3.22%) EqualLogic
6 24 (2.86%) Clustering
7 21 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (2.27%) Online Games
8 19 (2.27%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.19%) Derivative
10 10 (1.19%) Eurex
11 8 (0.95%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.72%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.72%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.72%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.60%) Statistics
13 5 (0.60%) Wiki
14 4 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 838 (100.00%) Linux
2 293 (34.96%) CentOS
3 260 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 210 (25.06%) UNIX
5 199 (23.75%) Windows
6 149 (17.78%) Ubuntu
7 139 (16.59%) Debian
8 66 (7.88%) Solaris
9 51 (6.09%) Fedora
10 26 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (2.63%) SUSE
11 22 (2.63%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.27%) AIX
13 18 (2.15%) HPUX
14 17 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.95%) Android
17 7 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.60%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (28.04%) DevOps
2 126 (15.04%) Configuration Management
3 119 (14.20%) Open Source
4 102 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (11.58%) E-Commerce
6 72 (8.59%) ITIL
7 45 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (4.77%) Migration
9 34 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (3.82%) Service Delivery
10 32 (3.82%) Load Balancing
11 28 (3.34%) Change Control
12 27 (3.22%) Time Management
13 26 (3.10%) Scrum
13 26 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (3.10%) Software Delivery
14 18 (2.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (2.15%) Problem Management
15 17 (2.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 347 (41.41%) Python
2 325 (38.78%) Bash Shell
3 294 (35.08%) Perl
4 145 (17.30%) Ruby
5 121 (14.44%) PHP
5 121 (14.44%) Java
6 108 (12.89%) Shell Script
7 97 (11.58%) SQL
8 36 (4.30%) PowerShell
9 28 (3.34%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.79%) C++
11 14 (1.67%) AWK
12 13 (1.55%) Korn
13 9 (1.07%) C
14 8 (0.95%) Tcl
15 5 (0.60%) Groovy
15 5 (0.60%) C-shell
16 4 (0.48%) Scala
16 4 (0.48%) C#
17 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (8.71%) Degree
2 30 (3.58%) RHCE
3 18 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.79%) RHCSA
5 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.19%) MCSE
6 10 (1.19%) CCNA
6 10 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.07%) RHCA
7 9 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.60%) LPIC
9 5 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.36%) MySQL Certification
11 3 (0.36%) IC3 Certification
12 2 (0.24%) MCITP
12 2 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
13 1 (0.12%) MBA
13 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.98%) PCI DSS
2 23 (2.74%) SLA
3 11 (1.31%) QA
4 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 165 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (9.79%) KVM
3 63 (7.52%) Active Directory
4 61 (7.28%) vSphere
5 60 (7.16%) Xen
6 53 (6.32%) NFS
7 46 (5.49%) Varnish
8 40 (4.77%) Docker
9 32 (3.82%) iptables
10 28 (3.34%) Postfix
11 27 (3.22%) VMware ESX
12 20 (2.39%) XenServer
13 16 (1.91%) Samba
14 15 (1.79%) qmail
15 11 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (1.19%) XenApp
17 7 (0.84%) Hyper-V
17 7 (0.84%) Squid
18 6 (0.72%) VMware Server
18 6 (0.72%) LXC
Systems Management
1 350 (41.77%) Puppet
2 159 (18.97%) Nagios
3 155 (18.50%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (7.64%) Ansible
5 42 (5.01%) Cacti
6 29 (3.46%) ZABBIX
7 21 (2.51%) BMC Marimba
8 20 (2.39%) Vagrant
9 18 (2.15%) Check_MK
10 17 (2.03%) Munin
11 16 (1.91%) HAProxy
12 15 (1.79%) Graphite
13 14 (1.67%) Pingdom
14 12 (1.43%) logstash
15 10 (1.19%) SmokePing
15 10 (1.19%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.95%) Salt
17 7 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
18 6 (0.72%) cPanel
18 6 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 399 (47.61%) Red Hat
2 298 (35.56%) VMware
3 125 (14.92%) Cisco
4 109 (13.01%) Oracle
5 100 (11.93%) Microsoft
6 35 (4.18%) IBM
7 31 (3.70%) HP
8 29 (3.46%) Dell
9 25 (2.98%) Citrix
9 25 (2.98%) Veeam
10 22 (2.63%) Google
11 21 (2.51%) Rackspace
12 20 (2.39%) Juniper
13 15 (1.79%) Sun
14 14 (1.67%) New Relic
15 12 (1.43%) NetApp
16 10 (1.19%) Patsystems
16 10 (1.19%) GL TRADE
16 10 (1.19%) NYFIX
17 9 (1.07%) Reuters
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + great company
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum £100k+ package including bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Benefits + bonus circa 100% of basic
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + £6K Out of Hours Support
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Tech
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Agile Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Iter8
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent benefits - share options,
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago