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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 460 465 381
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -84
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 556 519 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.47% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.50% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 497 462 689
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
106613 103834 110631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.68% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88722 84404 95272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,430 £26,500 £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 17 December 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 December 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
(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 +8 535 £45,000 -3.22% 59
London +9 346 £50,000 - 33
South East +26 114 £40,000 -5.88% 10
City of London +19 66 £50,000 - 10
Yorkshire -32 25 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Hampshire -13 24 £33,500 -16.25% 2
Berkshire +5 22 £48,000 +12.94% 1
Surrey -2 21 £42,500 -8.60%
East of England -35 19 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Oxfordshire +9 18 £42,750 -22.27% 2
South West 0 18 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Brighton +4 15 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex +2 15 £40,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -26 15 £40,000 -5.88%
Reading +3 12 £36,750 -8.12% 1
Cambridgeshire -19 12 £47,500 +46.15% 5
Gloucester +20 11 £37,500 +66.66%
Oxford +9 11 £43,000 -21.81% 2
North West -5 11 £38,500 -7.22% 5
Gloucestershire -11 11 £37,500 -
Manchester -15 11 £38,500 +10.79% 3
Scotland +2 10 £37,000 -8.07% 1
Leeds -27 10 £37,500 -11.76%
Southampton +15 8 £33,500 -10.66% 1
Maidenhead +1 8 £48,000 +12.94%
Wimbledon - 8 £58,750 -
Maidstone +11 6 £28,750 -23.33% 1
North Yorkshire +10 6 £45,000 -3.22% 2
Kent -4 6 £28,750 -23.33% 1
Cambridge -9 6 £45,750 +14.37% 5

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1113 (100.00%) Linux
2 532 (47.80%) Red Hat
2 532 (47.80%) Puppet
3 453 (40.70%) Python
4 435 (39.08%) Perl
5 408 (36.66%) Bash Shell
6 393 (35.31%) MySQL
7 392 (35.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 369 (33.15%) CentOS
9 332 (29.83%) VMware
10 320 (28.75%) Apache
11 317 (28.48%) DevOps
12 299 (26.86%) UNIX
13 286 (25.70%) Opscode Chef
14 285 (25.61%) Windows
15 270 (24.26%) Ruby
15 270 (24.26%) Ubuntu
16 267 (23.99%) PHP
17 251 (22.55%) Nagios
18 217 (19.50%) Java
18 217 (19.50%) Tomcat
19 209 (18.78%) DNS
20 200 (17.97%) TCP/IP
21 198 (17.79%) Debian
22 197 (17.70%) Open Source
23 180 (16.17%) LAMP
24 179 (16.08%) Configuration Management
25 176 (15.81%) nginx
26 173 (15.54%) E-Commerce
27 170 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 320 (28.75%) Apache
2 217 (19.50%) Tomcat
3 176 (15.81%) nginx
4 77 (6.92%) OpenStack
5 56 (5.03%) JBoss
6 38 (3.41%) IIS
7 26 (2.34%) Confluence
8 24 (2.16%) Node.js
9 22 (1.98%) Apache Solr
10 20 (1.80%) WebLogic
11 17 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 16 (1.44%) Jetty
12 16 (1.44%) CMS
13 11 (0.99%) CloudStack
14 9 (0.81%) Drupal
14 9 (0.81%) WordPress
15 8 (0.72%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
17 4 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.090%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.35%) Magento
2 12 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 135 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (4.04%) SaaS
4 43 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (3.32%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.88%) Rackspace Cloud
7 20 (1.80%) SoftLayer
8 15 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
8 15 (1.35%) IaaS
9 12 (1.08%) Route 53
9 12 (1.08%) PaaS
10 10 (0.90%) Basecamp
11 9 (0.81%) GitHub
12 5 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.45%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (0.27%) Heroku
14 3 (0.27%) Joyent
14 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 209 (18.78%) DNS
2 200 (17.97%) TCP/IP
3 118 (10.60%) SAN
4 117 (10.51%) Firewall
5 81 (7.28%) HTTP
6 69 (6.20%) DHCP
7 64 (5.75%) LDAP
8 63 (5.66%) SMTP
9 55 (4.94%) SSH
10 53 (4.76%) Internet
11 49 (4.40%) FTP
12 47 (4.22%) LAN
13 44 (3.95%) VoIP
14 36 (3.23%) NAS
14 36 (3.23%) VPN
15 30 (2.70%) VLAN
15 30 (2.70%) SSL
16 28 (2.52%) WAN
17 23 (2.07%) IMAP
18 22 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (35.31%) MySQL
2 102 (9.16%) PostgreSQL
3 98 (8.81%) NoSQL
4 79 (7.10%) Redis
5 74 (6.65%) MongoDB
6 63 (5.66%) Big Data
7 59 (5.30%) Hadoop
8 48 (4.31%) SQL Server
9 39 (3.50%) Relational Database
10 30 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (2.70%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.98%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.90%) Couchbase
13 10 (0.90%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.72%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.63%) RavenDB
16 6 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 125 (11.23%) Jenkins
2 110 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 76 (6.83%) Subversion
4 46 (4.13%) JIRA
5 19 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (1.71%) Hudson
6 8 (0.72%) Mercurial
6 8 (0.72%) Maven
7 6 (0.54%) Juju
7 6 (0.54%) Ant
8 3 (0.27%) Gradle
8 3 (0.27%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.18%) Redmine
9 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.18%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.090%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.090%) Selenium
10 1 (0.090%) Emacs
10 1 (0.090%) VisualVM
General
1 97 (8.72%) Finance
2 55 (4.94%) Games
3 29 (2.61%) Banking
4 27 (2.43%) Retail
5 26 (2.34%) Law
6 25 (2.25%) Publishing
7 24 (2.16%) Advertising
7 24 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.62%) Marketing
9 13 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.08%) French Language
11 11 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.63%) Welsh Language
13 6 (0.54%) Legal
14 5 (0.45%) Electronics
14 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.36%) Front Office
16 3 (0.27%) Back Office
17 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (16.17%) LAMP
2 117 (10.51%) Web Services
3 52 (4.67%) Memcached
4 30 (2.70%) Django
5 19 (1.71%) XML
6 14 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 13 (1.17%) HTML
8 10 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (0.90%) JSON
8 10 (0.90%) Middleware
8 10 (0.90%) CSS
9 9 (0.81%) ZeroMQ
10 8 (0.72%) .NET
11 7 (0.63%) Java EE
12 6 (0.54%) RESTful
12 6 (0.54%) Sphinx
12 6 (0.54%) Symfony
13 5 (0.45%) J2EE
13 5 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (0.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 197 (17.70%) Open Source
2 64 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 60 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.12%) Clustering
5 31 (2.79%) Replication
6 28 (2.52%) Social Media
7 18 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.26%) Online Games
9 14 (1.26%) Derivative
10 11 (0.99%) Mathematics
10 11 (0.99%) PKI
10 11 (0.99%) iPhone
11 10 (0.90%) Physics
12 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.72%) HP StorageWorks
13 8 (0.72%) Social Network
13 8 (0.72%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.63%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.54%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1113 (100.00%) Linux
2 392 (35.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 369 (33.15%) CentOS
4 299 (26.86%) UNIX
5 285 (25.61%) Windows
6 270 (24.26%) Ubuntu
7 198 (17.79%) Debian
8 85 (7.64%) Solaris
9 51 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (4.13%) Windows 7
11 40 (3.59%) Mac OS X
12 38 (3.41%) SUSE
13 25 (2.25%) AIX
13 25 (2.25%) HPUX
14 24 (2.16%) Fedora
15 23 (2.07%) Android
16 20 (1.80%) OpenBSD
17 19 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (1.26%) FreeBSD
19 12 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (28.48%) DevOps
2 179 (16.08%) Configuration Management
3 173 (15.54%) E-Commerce
4 86 (7.73%) ITIL
5 85 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
6 79 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
7 70 (6.29%) Load Balancing
8 67 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
11 31 (2.79%) Migration
11 31 (2.79%) Time Management
12 30 (2.70%) Service Management
13 29 (2.61%) Project Management
14 28 (2.52%) Scrum
15 27 (2.43%) Analytics
16 26 (2.34%) Workflow
17 25 (2.25%) Mentoring
18 22 (1.98%) Capacity Planning
19 20 (1.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 453 (40.70%) Python
2 435 (39.08%) Perl
3 408 (36.66%) Bash Shell
4 270 (24.26%) Ruby
5 267 (23.99%) PHP
6 217 (19.50%) Java
7 148 (13.30%) Shell Script
8 137 (12.31%) SQL
9 42 (3.77%) C
10 29 (2.61%) AWK
11 22 (1.98%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.35%) sed
14 14 (1.26%) C++
14 14 (1.26%) JavaScript
15 13 (1.17%) VBScript
16 12 (1.08%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.72%) Scala
18 7 (0.63%) Korn
19 5 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 94 (8.45%) Degree
2 58 (5.21%) RHCE
3 16 (1.44%) RHCSA
3 16 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.90%) CCNA
5 10 (0.90%) OCP
5 10 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (0.81%) Linux+ Certification
6 9 (0.81%) LPIC
7 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.72%) MCSE
8 7 (0.63%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.36%) PMP
10 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.50%) QA
2 22 (1.98%) SLA
3 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 170 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (7.91%) KVM
3 81 (7.28%) Active Directory
4 73 (6.56%) Varnish
4 73 (6.56%) NFS
5 64 (5.75%) Xen
6 46 (4.13%) vSphere
7 42 (3.77%) Samba
8 40 (3.59%) Postfix
9 27 (2.43%) VMware ESX
10 24 (2.16%) Sendmail
11 20 (1.80%) LXC
12 14 (1.26%) Docker
12 14 (1.26%) XenServer
13 12 (1.08%) Firmware
14 11 (0.99%) Squid
14 11 (0.99%) Ceph
15 10 (0.90%) PowerHA
15 10 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
16 7 (0.63%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 532 (47.80%) Puppet
2 286 (25.70%) Opscode Chef
3 251 (22.55%) Nagios
4 84 (7.55%) ZABBIX
5 78 (7.01%) Ansible
6 61 (5.48%) Salt
7 53 (4.76%) Cacti
8 42 (3.77%) Graphite
9 41 (3.68%) Vagrant
10 38 (3.41%) Ganglia
11 29 (2.61%) logstash
12 26 (2.34%) CFEngine
13 22 (1.98%) HAProxy
14 18 (1.62%) NetBackup
15 13 (1.17%) SCOM
16 11 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (0.99%) SCCM
16 11 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
17 10 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 9 (0.81%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 532 (47.80%) Red Hat
2 332 (29.83%) VMware
3 131 (11.77%) Cisco
4 99 (8.89%) Oracle
4 99 (8.89%) Microsoft
5 61 (5.48%) HP
6 52 (4.67%) Rackspace
7 30 (2.70%) Juniper
8 29 (2.61%) IBM
9 28 (2.52%) EMC
10 25 (2.25%) Percona
11 22 (1.98%) NetApp
12 20 (1.80%) Sun
12 20 (1.80%) Veritas
12 20 (1.80%) Citrix
13 17 (1.53%) Splunk
14 16 (1.44%) Atlassian
14 16 (1.44%) SAP
15 15 (1.35%) SolarWinds
15 15 (1.35%) SaltStack
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary and Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £70k - £75k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum +10%
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago