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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 453 440 377
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 561 547 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 491 467 635
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +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
107626 101806 107121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88189 84506 91372
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -4 547 £45,000 - 62
London +15 335 £50,000 - 32
South East +27 122 £42,500 +6.25% 13
City of London +24 63 £50,000 +6.38% 9
Brighton +10 29 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex +7 29 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +17 28 £48,000 +12.94% 2
Surrey 0 28 £49,500 +23.75% 4
East of England -31 28 £44,000 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire -55 24 £42,500 +2.40% 5
West Yorkshire -34 22 £42,500 - 3
Cambridgeshire 0 18 £44,000 +10.00% 3
Hampshire -17 17 £32,000 -20.00% 2
Cambridge -8 16 £44,000 +6.02% 3
South West -3 13 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Leeds -48 12 £42,500 -
East Midlands +9 11 £35,000 -7.89%
Maidenhead -5 11 £48,000 +12.94% 2
North West -15 11 £35,500 -14.45% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 11 £37,500 -
Reading 0 10 £35,500 -44.09%
Bradford - 9 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 8 £37,500 -42.30% 3
Scotland +7 8 £37,000 -8.07%
Manchester -9 8 £32,500 - 4
Hertfordshire -25 7 £50,000 +5.26%
Bristol - 7 £37,500 - 1
Harrow - 7 - -
Oxford +10 6 £36,750 -43.46% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 6 £35,000 -3.44%

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1162 (100.00%) Linux
2 545 (46.90%) Red Hat
3 530 (45.61%) Puppet
4 440 (37.87%) Python
5 424 (36.49%) MySQL
6 414 (35.63%) Perl
7 407 (35.03%) Bash Shell
8 377 (32.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 341 (29.35%) UNIX
10 338 (29.09%) Apache
11 334 (28.74%) CentOS
12 320 (27.54%) VMware
13 318 (27.37%) DevOps
14 286 (24.61%) Opscode Chef
15 281 (24.18%) Ubuntu
16 278 (23.92%) Windows
17 277 (23.84%) PHP
18 256 (22.03%) Ruby
19 234 (20.14%) Java
20 232 (19.97%) Nagios
21 226 (19.45%) DNS
22 218 (18.76%) Debian
23 215 (18.50%) TCP/IP
24 214 (18.42%) Tomcat
25 208 (17.90%) Open Source
26 204 (17.56%) Configuration Management
27 183 (15.75%) LAMP
28 182 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
29 171 (14.72%) E-Commerce
30 155 (13.34%) nginx

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 338 (29.09%) Apache
2 214 (18.42%) Tomcat
3 155 (13.34%) nginx
4 81 (6.97%) OpenStack
5 68 (5.85%) JBoss
6 37 (3.18%) Node.js
7 24 (2.07%) WebLogic
8 23 (1.98%) WebSphere
8 23 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (1.64%) Apache Solr
9 19 (1.64%) IIS
10 18 (1.55%) CMS
11 17 (1.46%) Confluence
12 16 (1.38%) Jetty
13 15 (1.29%) CloudStack
14 13 (1.12%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.95%) Drupal
16 9 (0.77%) WordPress
16 9 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 34 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.086%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.086%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 22 (1.89%) Magento
2 15 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 146 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (3.96%) SaaS
4 29 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (2.41%) Rackspace Cloud
6 23 (1.98%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.38%) Basecamp
8 15 (1.29%) GitHub
9 9 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.60%) Route 53
11 6 (0.52%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.52%) PaaS
12 4 (0.34%) Office 365
12 4 (0.34%) IaaS
13 3 (0.26%) Joyent
14 2 (0.17%) Heroku
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
15 1 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 226 (19.45%) DNS
2 215 (18.50%) TCP/IP
3 132 (11.36%) Firewall
4 113 (9.72%) SAN
5 110 (9.47%) HTTP
6 80 (6.88%) LDAP
6 80 (6.88%) DHCP
7 63 (5.42%) Internet
8 61 (5.25%) VoIP
9 55 (4.73%) SMTP
10 52 (4.48%) SSH
11 43 (3.70%) VPN
12 42 (3.61%) SSL
13 40 (3.44%) FTP
14 37 (3.18%) LAN
15 35 (3.01%) NAS
16 34 (2.93%) VLAN
17 31 (2.67%) WAN
18 26 (2.24%) SNMP
19 23 (1.98%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (36.49%) MySQL
2 134 (11.53%) PostgreSQL
3 94 (8.09%) NoSQL
4 82 (7.06%) Redis
5 76 (6.54%) MongoDB
6 61 (5.25%) Hadoop
7 59 (5.08%) Relational Database
8 57 (4.91%) Big Data
9 39 (3.36%) RDBMS
10 36 (3.10%) SQL Server
11 32 (2.75%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.12%) MariaDB
14 11 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.77%) RavenDB
16 8 (0.69%) Couchbase
17 7 (0.60%) HBase
18 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
18 5 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 123 (10.59%) Jenkins
2 104 (8.95%) Git (software)
3 66 (5.68%) Subversion
4 52 (4.48%) JIRA
5 21 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (1.46%) Hudson
7 10 (0.86%) Mercurial
7 10 (0.86%) Maven
8 6 (0.52%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.52%) Juju
9 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.26%) Ant
10 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.17%) Redmine
11 1 (0.086%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.086%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.086%) Selenium
11 1 (0.086%) VisualVM
General
1 97 (8.35%) Finance
2 41 (3.53%) Games
3 35 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.50%) Retail
5 26 (2.24%) Law
6 22 (1.89%) Banking
6 22 (1.89%) Marketing
7 19 (1.64%) Publishing
8 18 (1.55%) Advertising
9 13 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.77%) Legal
12 7 (0.60%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.52%) Back Office
14 5 (0.43%) Electronics
14 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.43%) Welsh Language
15 3 (0.26%) Front Office
16 2 (0.17%) Automotive
16 2 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (15.75%) LAMP
2 121 (10.41%) Web Services
3 37 (3.18%) Memcached
4 33 (2.84%) Django
5 16 (1.38%) XML
6 15 (1.29%) Middleware
7 12 (1.03%) .NET
7 12 (1.03%) CSS
8 11 (0.95%) JSON
9 10 (0.86%) HTML
9 10 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.77%) Sphinx
10 9 (0.77%) ZeroMQ
10 9 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (0.77%) Java EE
11 6 (0.52%) Symfony
11 6 (0.52%) RESTful
12 5 (0.43%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.34%) jQuery
13 4 (0.34%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 208 (17.90%) Open Source
2 81 (6.97%) Computer Science
3 71 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (5.68%) Clustering
5 36 (3.10%) Social Media
6 28 (2.41%) Replication
7 23 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.55%) Derivative
9 16 (1.38%) Online Games
10 14 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.12%) Mathematics
11 13 (1.12%) PKI
12 12 (1.03%) HP StorageWorks
13 10 (0.86%) Spread Betting
13 10 (0.86%) Streaming Video
14 9 (0.77%) Mobile Games
15 8 (0.69%) Physics
16 7 (0.60%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
17 6 (0.52%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1162 (100.00%) Linux
2 377 (32.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 341 (29.35%) UNIX
4 334 (28.74%) CentOS
5 281 (24.18%) Ubuntu
6 278 (23.92%) Windows
7 218 (18.76%) Debian
8 105 (9.04%) Solaris
9 45 (3.87%) Windows 7
9 45 (3.87%) SUSE
10 42 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (3.18%) Mac OS X
12 35 (3.01%) HPUX
13 30 (2.58%) AIX
14 28 (2.41%) OpenBSD
15 22 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (1.72%) Fedora
17 17 (1.46%) Android
18 16 (1.38%) Apple iOS
19 14 (1.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (27.37%) DevOps
2 204 (17.56%) Configuration Management
3 171 (14.72%) E-Commerce
4 105 (9.04%) ITIL
5 94 (8.09%) Performance Tuning
6 80 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (6.71%) Load Balancing
8 68 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 44 (3.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 35 (3.01%) Migration
12 34 (2.93%) Project Management
13 33 (2.84%) Time Management
14 32 (2.75%) Service Management
15 31 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
16 30 (2.58%) Scrum
17 29 (2.50%) Workflow
17 29 (2.50%) Analytics
18 28 (2.41%) Mentoring
19 24 (2.07%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 440 (37.87%) Python
2 414 (35.63%) Perl
3 407 (35.03%) Bash Shell
4 277 (23.84%) PHP
5 256 (22.03%) Ruby
6 234 (20.14%) Java
7 144 (12.39%) Shell Script
8 136 (11.70%) SQL
9 50 (4.30%) C
10 30 (2.58%) AWK
11 23 (1.98%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.72%) JavaScript
13 19 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 17 (1.46%) C++
15 16 (1.38%) sed
16 10 (0.86%) Scala
17 7 (0.60%) Korn
18 4 (0.34%) Lua
18 4 (0.34%) PHP4
19 3 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 128 (11.02%) Degree
2 59 (5.08%) RHCE
3 16 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.20%) LPIC
4 14 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
5 13 (1.12%) Linux+ Certification
5 13 (1.12%) OCP
6 12 (1.03%) MCSE
6 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.60%) CCNA
8 7 (0.60%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.34%) PMP
10 4 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.26%) PhD
12 2 (0.17%) CCNP
12 2 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.96%) QA
2 24 (2.07%) SLA
3 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (8.69%) KVM
3 87 (7.49%) Active Directory
4 78 (6.71%) NFS
5 75 (6.45%) Xen
6 59 (5.08%) Varnish
7 52 (4.48%) Postfix
8 47 (4.04%) Samba
9 44 (3.79%) vSphere
10 28 (2.41%) Sendmail
11 27 (2.32%) LXC
12 26 (2.24%) VMware ESX
13 15 (1.29%) XenServer
14 14 (1.20%) Docker
15 13 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
16 12 (1.03%) Firmware
17 10 (0.86%) Ceph
17 10 (0.86%) PowerHA
18 9 (0.77%) Squid
18 9 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 530 (45.61%) Puppet
2 286 (24.61%) Opscode Chef
3 232 (19.97%) Nagios
4 73 (6.28%) Ansible
5 60 (5.16%) Salt
6 58 (4.99%) ZABBIX
7 47 (4.04%) Cacti
8 41 (3.53%) Ganglia
9 40 (3.44%) Vagrant
10 29 (2.50%) logstash
11 22 (1.89%) CFEngine
12 21 (1.81%) SCOM
12 21 (1.81%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.64%) HAProxy
14 16 (1.38%) SCCM
15 15 (1.29%) Zenoss
16 14 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
16 14 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
17 13 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 12 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 545 (46.90%) Red Hat
2 320 (27.54%) VMware
3 108 (9.29%) Microsoft
4 105 (9.04%) Cisco
5 103 (8.86%) Oracle
6 62 (5.34%) HP
7 52 (4.48%) Rackspace
8 28 (2.41%) EMC
9 24 (2.07%) Citrix
9 24 (2.07%) IBM
10 23 (1.98%) SAP
11 20 (1.72%) Veritas
12 19 (1.64%) Splunk
13 17 (1.46%) Percona
13 17 (1.46%) SaltStack
13 17 (1.46%) Juniper
13 17 (1.46%) Sun
14 15 (1.29%) NetApp
14 15 (1.29%) Atlassian
15 14 (1.20%) F5
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym etc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cielo Talent - Nice
Posted: 4 days ago