The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Linux Administrator
Rank 812 796 787
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 87 77 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.072% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.077% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 82 69 87
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £60,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,000 £56,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.77% +25.00%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator within the UK.

Senior Linux Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Senior Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 -22 84 £55,000 - 8
London +17 66 £55,000 - 6
South East -20 9 £55,000 -16.98% 2
Berkshire - 6 £57,500 - 1
East of England -13 4 £56,000 -
Hertfordshire -18 4 £56,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 £57,500 -
North West -16 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Oxford -5 2 £55,000 -24.13% 1
Oxfordshire -7 2 £55,000 -24.13% 1
Cheshire -8 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Warrington -15 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Reading - 2 £37,500 - 1
Lancashire -7 1 £40,000 +14.28%
City of London -9 1 £57,500 +9.00% 1
St Albans -11 1 £62,500 -
Yorkshire -45 1 £40,000 -30.43%
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Burnley - 1 £40,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
South Wales - 1 £40,000 -
South West - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £40,000 -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 205 (100.00%) Linux
2 118 (57.56%) Puppet
3 106 (51.71%) MySQL
4 101 (49.27%) Red Hat
5 96 (46.83%) CentOS
6 88 (42.93%) Python
7 86 (41.95%) Apache
7 86 (41.95%) Ubuntu
8 79 (38.54%) Opscode Chef
9 77 (37.56%) DevOps
10 72 (35.12%) Amazon AWS
11 71 (34.63%) DNS
12 68 (33.17%) HTTP
12 68 (33.17%) Java
13 65 (31.71%) Debian
14 60 (29.27%) Bash Shell
15 59 (28.78%) nginx
15 59 (28.78%) Perl
16 58 (28.29%) VMware
16 58 (28.29%) Ruby
17 54 (26.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (26.34%) Nagios
18 51 (24.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 47 (22.93%) Redis
20 46 (22.44%) PHP
21 45 (21.95%) Web Services
22 44 (21.46%) Xen
23 42 (20.49%) SQL
23 42 (20.49%) Games
24 38 (18.54%) LAMP

Senior Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 86 (41.95%) Apache
2 59 (28.78%) nginx
3 26 (12.68%) Tomcat
4 19 (9.27%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (7.80%) CMS
6 15 (7.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 14 (6.83%) Node.js
8 5 (2.44%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.95%) Resin
10 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Summit
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (35.12%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.34%) SaaS
3 5 (2.44%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.46%) Joyent
6 2 (0.98%) Route 53
6 2 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) GitHub
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 71 (34.63%) DNS
2 68 (33.17%) HTTP
3 29 (14.15%) TCP/IP
3 29 (14.15%) Firewall
4 25 (12.20%) SSH
4 25 (12.20%) DHCP
5 23 (11.22%) SSL
6 21 (10.24%) LDAP
7 15 (7.32%) HTTPS
7 15 (7.32%) SMTP
8 14 (6.83%) SAN
9 13 (6.34%) VPN
10 9 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (4.39%) NAS
11 7 (3.41%) Internet
12 6 (2.93%) VLAN
12 6 (2.93%) SNMP
13 5 (2.44%) LAN
13 5 (2.44%) WAN
13 5 (2.44%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (51.71%) MySQL
2 47 (22.93%) Redis
3 32 (15.61%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (12.20%) Big Data
5 21 (10.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 20 (9.76%) NoSQL
7 18 (8.78%) MongoDB
8 9 (4.39%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.46%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (18.54%) Jenkins
2 24 (11.71%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.34%) Mercurial
4 5 (2.44%) Subversion
5 3 (1.46%) Hudson
General
1 42 (20.49%) Games
2 27 (13.17%) Finance
3 17 (8.29%) Telecoms
4 15 (7.32%) Online Betting
5 6 (2.93%) Publishing
5 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 4 (1.95%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.95%) Web Services
2 38 (18.54%) LAMP
3 13 (6.34%) Sphinx
4 11 (5.37%) Django
5 8 (3.90%) CSS
6 7 (3.41%) XML
7 6 (2.93%) JSON
8 4 (1.95%) Java EE
9 3 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.46%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.46%) HTML
10 2 (0.98%) .NET
10 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.98%) SOAP
11 1 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.49%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.24%) Online Games
2 19 (9.27%) Clustering
3 16 (7.80%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.80%) Open Source
4 15 (7.32%) Replication
5 14 (6.83%) Social Media
6 4 (1.95%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.46%) Equities
8 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.49%) iPad
9 1 (0.49%) Statistics
9 1 (0.49%) DTV
9 1 (0.49%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 205 (100.00%) Linux
2 96 (46.83%) CentOS
3 86 (41.95%) Ubuntu
4 65 (31.71%) Debian
5 51 (24.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (15.12%) Windows
7 25 (12.20%) UNIX
8 19 (9.27%) Apple iOS
8 19 (9.27%) Android
9 18 (8.78%) Solaris
10 15 (7.32%) FreeBSD
11 13 (6.34%) OpenBSD
12 2 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (37.56%) DevOps
2 37 (18.05%) E-Commerce
3 34 (16.59%) Load Balancing
4 21 (10.24%) Configuration Management
5 19 (9.27%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (8.29%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.88%) Project Management
8 7 (3.41%) Analytics
8 7 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (2.93%) Build Automation
9 6 (2.93%) Problem Management
9 6 (2.93%) B2B
9 6 (2.93%) Scrum
10 5 (2.44%) Migration
10 5 (2.44%) Stress Testing
10 5 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.44%) Social Media Monitoring
11 4 (1.95%) Software Engineering
12 3 (1.46%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (1.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (42.93%) Python
2 68 (33.17%) Java
3 60 (29.27%) Bash Shell
4 59 (28.78%) Perl
5 58 (28.29%) Ruby
6 46 (22.44%) PHP
7 42 (20.49%) SQL
8 19 (9.27%) Scala
9 9 (4.39%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.41%) AWK
10 7 (3.41%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.44%) PHP4
12 3 (1.46%) sed
12 3 (1.46%) C
13 2 (0.98%) C++
14 1 (0.49%) Golang
14 1 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (6.34%) Degree
2 6 (2.93%) RHCE
3 4 (1.95%) PhD
4 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.29%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (26.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (21.46%) Xen
3 14 (6.83%) XenServer
3 14 (6.83%) KVM
4 5 (2.44%) vSphere
5 4 (1.95%) Varnish
6 3 (1.46%) Docker
7 2 (0.98%) Postfix
8 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 118 (57.56%) Puppet
2 79 (38.54%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (26.34%) Nagios
4 20 (9.76%) Salt
5 19 (9.27%) logstash
6 17 (8.29%) ZABBIX
7 15 (7.32%) Ansible
8 14 (6.83%) Cacti
9 6 (2.93%) Ganglia
9 6 (2.93%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (1.95%) Munin
11 3 (1.46%) SCOM
12 2 (0.98%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.98%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.49%) Scalr
13 1 (0.49%) Opsview
Vendors
1 101 (49.27%) Red Hat
2 58 (28.29%) VMware
3 27 (13.17%) Oracle
4 15 (7.32%) Citrix
5 13 (6.34%) JBoss
5 13 (6.34%) Rackspace
6 6 (2.93%) NetApp
7 5 (2.44%) Cisco
7 5 (2.44%) SoftLayer
8 4 (1.95%) Sun
9 3 (1.46%) HP
9 3 (1.46%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.46%) Percona
10 2 (0.98%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.49%) Facebook
11 1 (0.49%) Twitter
11 1 (0.49%) Infor
11 1 (0.49%) Sony
11 1 (0.49%) SAP
11 1 (0.49%) Veritas
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