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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
UK
Rank 512 466 454
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 388 569 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.60% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 308 502 537
Median salary £47,500 £47,375 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.26% +5.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%

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
81056 95508 100334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67357 80149 83348
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 January 2017 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -35 383 £47,500 - 45
London -48 195 £50,000 -4.76% 15
South East +72 108 £45,000 - 15
East of England +25 28 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Surrey +43 27 £47,500 +2.70% 3
East Sussex +24 27 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Brighton +23 26 £42,500 +21.42% 2
East Midlands +24 20 £36,250 -9.37%
Berkshire +61 18 £62,750 +47.64% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 17 £40,000 +14.28%
Nottingham +9 17 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire +12 16 £41,000 +22.38% 4
Croydon +21 13 £47,500 +18.75%
Reading +44 12 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Hertfordshire 0 12 £38,375 -4.06% 4
City of London -7 12 £57,500 +15.00% 3
South West -7 11 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 10 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £35,000 - 3
Cambridge +10 8 £35,000 - 2
Gloucestershire -3 8 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Guildford +32 7 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Cheltenham +9 7 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North West -48 7 £55,000 +50.68% 3
Leeds +23 6 £55,000 +37.50% 1
West Yorkshire +9 6 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Oxfordshire +8 6 £37,000 -21.48% 4
Basingstoke +2 6 £53,750 +2.38%
Yorkshire -9 6 £55,000 +46.66% 2

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 825 (100.00%) Linux
2 359 (43.52%) Puppet
3 319 (38.67%) Red Hat
4 303 (36.73%) Bash Shell
5 286 (34.67%) DevOps
6 275 (33.33%) VMware
7 273 (33.09%) Python
8 258 (31.27%) MySQL
9 236 (28.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 223 (27.03%) Perl
11 218 (26.42%) CentOS
12 216 (26.18%) Apache
13 210 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
14 199 (24.12%) Opscode Chef
15 187 (22.67%) Unix
16 181 (21.94%) Windows
17 173 (20.97%) LAMP
17 173 (20.97%) Ubuntu
18 144 (17.45%) Jenkins
18 144 (17.45%) Ansible
19 139 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
20 138 (16.73%) Nagios
21 136 (16.48%) Ruby
22 131 (15.88%) Configuration Management
23 122 (14.79%) PHP
24 113 (13.70%) Firewall
25 111 (13.45%) Finance
25 111 (13.45%) Oracle
26 108 (13.09%) Debian
27 96 (11.64%) Docker

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
1 216 (26.18%) Apache
2 92 (11.15%) Tomcat
3 69 (8.36%) nginx
4 35 (4.24%) IIS
5 31 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (3.76%) OpenStack
6 16 (1.94%) Hubot
7 14 (1.70%) JBoss
8 10 (1.21%) Confluence
9 9 (1.09%) Drupal
10 7 (0.85%) CloudStack
11 6 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.61%) Eucalyptus
12 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.48%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 210 (25.45%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.73%) SaaS
3 37 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.30%) Office 365
6 18 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 16 (1.94%) PaaS
7 16 (1.94%) Slack
8 14 (1.70%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.45%) GitHub
10 11 (1.33%) IaaS
11 7 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.61%) Route 53
13 4 (0.48%) Datadog
13 4 (0.48%) Oracle CX
14 3 (0.36%) Heroku
15 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 1 (0.12%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 113 (13.70%) Firewall
2 95 (11.52%) DNS
3 61 (7.39%) VPN
4 60 (7.27%) SAN
4 60 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 57 (6.91%) LDAP
6 44 (5.33%) LAN
7 39 (4.73%) WAN
8 32 (3.88%) Internet
9 30 (3.64%) NAS
10 28 (3.39%) DHCP
11 26 (3.15%) HTTP
12 23 (2.79%) VLAN
13 22 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (2.55%) Asterisk PBX
15 15 (1.82%) SNMP
16 14 (1.70%) iSCSI
16 14 (1.70%) Kerberos
16 14 (1.70%) SMTP
17 11 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (31.27%) MySQL
2 60 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 40 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 34 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.42%) Redis
7 19 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.70%) Big Data
9 12 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.21%) MariaDB
11 7 (0.85%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.73%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.73%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.61%) OLTP
13 5 (0.61%) OrientDB
13 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.61%) VLDB
14 4 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.36%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 144 (17.45%) Jenkins
2 55 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 54 (6.55%) JIRA
4 42 (5.09%) Subversion
5 23 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (1.70%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.21%) GitLab
8 8 (0.97%) Bundler
8 8 (0.97%) Maven
9 7 (0.85%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.48%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.36%) Buildbot
11 3 (0.36%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.36%) Selenium
12 2 (0.24%) Gradle
12 2 (0.24%) Hudson
12 2 (0.24%) Redmine
12 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
General
1 111 (13.45%) Finance
2 74 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.88%) Marketing
4 21 (2.55%) Games
4 21 (2.55%) Law
5 18 (2.18%) Retail
6 17 (2.06%) Publishing
7 16 (1.94%) Advertising
7 16 (1.94%) Banking
8 7 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.73%) Back Office
9 6 (0.73%) Electronics
10 4 (0.48%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (20.97%) LAMP
2 74 (8.97%) Web Services
3 51 (6.18%) LEMP Stack
4 20 (2.42%) .NET
5 14 (1.70%) Memcached
6 13 (1.58%) HTML
7 12 (1.45%) CSS
8 11 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (1.21%) Ajax
9 10 (1.21%) JSF
9 10 (1.21%) XHTML
10 8 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
11 7 (0.85%) Middleware
12 6 (0.73%) XML
13 5 (0.61%) Kafka
13 5 (0.61%) Node.js
13 5 (0.61%) Sensu
14 4 (0.48%) ELK Stack
15 3 (0.36%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 20 (2.42%) Fintech
4 17 (2.06%) Clustering
5 15 (1.82%) Replication
6 11 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (0.97%) Hedge funds
8 8 (0.97%) iPad
8 8 (0.97%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.85%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.73%) Online Gambling
11 5 (0.61%) EFT
11 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.61%) Online Games
12 4 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.36%) AS400
13 3 (0.36%) Derivative
13 3 (0.36%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 825 (100.00%) Linux
2 236 (28.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 218 (26.42%) CentOS
4 187 (22.67%) Unix
5 181 (21.94%) Windows
6 173 (20.97%) Ubuntu
7 108 (13.09%) Debian
8 79 (9.58%) Windows Server
9 42 (5.09%) Solaris
10 36 (4.36%) SUSE
11 25 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (2.91%) AIX
13 20 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (1.70%) HPUX
15 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.36%) Gentoo
18 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (34.67%) DevOps
2 131 (15.88%) Configuration Management
3 79 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (7.39%) ITIL
5 61 (7.39%) Open Source
6 59 (7.15%) High Availability
7 52 (6.30%) E-Commerce
8 47 (5.70%) Load Balancing
9 40 (4.85%) Project Management
10 35 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
12 25 (3.03%) Service Delivery
13 20 (2.42%) Problem Management
13 20 (2.42%) Security Patching
14 18 (2.18%) Analytics
14 18 (2.18%) Security Management
15 17 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (2.06%) Incident Management
15 17 (2.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 303 (36.73%) Bash Shell
2 273 (33.09%) Python
3 223 (27.03%) Perl
4 136 (16.48%) Ruby
5 122 (14.79%) PHP
6 86 (10.42%) Java
7 82 (9.94%) SQL
8 57 (6.91%) Shell Script
9 49 (5.94%) PowerShell
10 28 (3.39%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.45%) C
12 11 (1.33%) C#
13 8 (0.97%) Korn
14 6 (0.73%) C++
14 6 (0.73%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.36%) Go
15 3 (0.36%) R
16 2 (0.24%) AWK
16 2 (0.24%) C-shell
16 2 (0.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 54 (6.55%) Degree
2 26 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.55%) CCNA
3 21 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.33%) MCSA
7 9 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.97%) RHCE
9 7 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.61%) MCSE
11 4 (0.48%) LPIC
11 4 (0.48%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.24%) CCNP
12 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) RHCA
13 1 (0.12%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.27%) SLA
2 23 (2.79%) QA
3 19 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 139 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (11.64%) Docker
3 77 (9.33%) Active Directory
4 45 (5.45%) NFS
5 41 (4.97%) KVM
6 38 (4.61%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (4.61%) Xen
7 32 (3.88%) vSphere
8 28 (3.39%) Hyper-V
9 25 (3.03%) Varnish
10 22 (2.67%) XenServer
11 18 (2.18%) iptables
12 13 (1.58%) LXC
12 13 (1.58%) Squid
13 10 (1.21%) Postfix
14 9 (1.09%) VMware ESX
15 8 (0.97%) GlusterFS
15 8 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 7 (0.85%) RHEV
16 7 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 359 (43.52%) Puppet
2 199 (24.12%) Opscode Chef
3 144 (17.45%) Ansible
4 138 (16.73%) Nagios
5 26 (3.15%) OpenView
6 23 (2.79%) Cacti
7 21 (2.55%) Cobbler
7 21 (2.55%) Control-M
8 15 (1.82%) HAProxy
8 15 (1.82%) Salt
9 13 (1.58%) Tivoli
9 13 (1.58%) ZABBIX
10 12 (1.45%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.33%) cPanel
11 11 (1.33%) Icinga
12 10 (1.21%) logstash
12 10 (1.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 10 (1.21%) Terraform
13 9 (1.09%) Kubernetes
13 9 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 319 (38.67%) Red Hat
2 275 (33.33%) VMware
3 111 (13.45%) Oracle
4 56 (6.79%) Microsoft
5 51 (6.18%) Cisco
6 41 (4.97%) HP
7 22 (2.67%) Splunk
8 21 (2.55%) Veritas
9 20 (2.42%) EMC
9 20 (2.42%) IBM
10 18 (2.18%) Rackspace
11 17 (2.06%) Citrix
11 17 (2.06%) NetApp
12 13 (1.58%) 3PAR
12 13 (1.58%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.33%) Juniper
13 11 (1.33%) SaltStack
14 10 (1.21%) Sun
15 8 (0.97%) SAP
16 7 (0.85%) Qualys
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5k On Call + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + PHI, 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Execllent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Scope AT Limited
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Red61 Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago