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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux Administrator
Rank 813 782 811
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 53 93 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.089% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.094% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 34 86 66
Average salary £54,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.16% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £54,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +35.00%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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%

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 January 2015 within the UK.

Senior Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 25 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 January 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 -24 53 £54,500 -9.16% 8
South East -18 20 £50,000 -17.35%
London -50 19 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Surrey - 17 £50,000 -
East of England -2 8 £53,250 +0.47% 1
Leatherhead - 7 £50,000 -
Yorkshire -10 4 £37,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire -18 4 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £51,250 -
St Albans - 3 £55,000 - 1
York - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
City of London +7 2 £62,500 +13.63% 2
Berkshire -7 2 £43,750 -20.45%
Cambridge - 2 £52,500 -
Reading - 2 £43,750 -
Leeds +8 1 £37,500 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -10 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Hampshire -36 1 £45,000 -30.76%
Fareham - 1 £45,000 -
Bristol - 1 £37,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £52,500 -
North East - 1 £52,500 -
South West - 1 £37,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £52,500 -

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Linux
2 89 (66.92%) Puppet
3 87 (65.41%) Python
4 70 (52.63%) Bash Shell
5 64 (48.12%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (48.12%) Red Hat
6 60 (45.11%) DNS
7 59 (44.36%) CentOS
8 57 (42.86%) DevOps
9 55 (41.35%) Perl
10 52 (39.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (38.35%) nginx
11 51 (38.35%) Java
12 49 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
13 47 (35.34%) HTTP
14 43 (32.33%) MySQL
14 43 (32.33%) Apache
15 41 (30.83%) Ruby
16 39 (29.32%) Web Services
17 38 (28.57%) PHP
18 37 (27.82%) Windows
19 36 (27.07%) Nagios
20 35 (26.32%) VMware
21 34 (25.56%) Ubuntu
21 34 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (24.06%) E-Commerce
23 29 (21.80%) Configuration Management
24 27 (20.30%) Internet
25 25 (18.80%) Debian
25 25 (18.80%) Jenkins

Senior Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 51 (38.35%) nginx
2 43 (32.33%) Apache
3 19 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 15 (11.28%) OpenStack
5 6 (4.51%) JBoss
6 5 (3.76%) Jetty
6 5 (3.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (3.76%) CMS
7 4 (3.01%) IIS
7 4 (3.01%) Resin
7 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.26%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.50%) Node.js
9 2 (1.50%) Confluence
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.27%) SoftLayer
3 9 (6.77%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.76%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (3.01%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.26%) Route 53
7 2 (1.50%) IaaS
7 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.75%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.75%) SaaS
8 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 60 (45.11%) DNS
2 47 (35.34%) HTTP
3 27 (20.30%) Internet
4 20 (15.04%) TCP/IP
5 14 (10.53%) HTTPS
5 14 (10.53%) SSH
6 11 (8.27%) DHCP
6 11 (8.27%) Firewall
7 10 (7.52%) SAN
8 9 (6.77%) VPN
9 8 (6.02%) LDAP
10 7 (5.26%) NAS
11 6 (4.51%) FTP
12 5 (3.76%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (3.76%) iSCSI
13 4 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.01%) SSL
13 4 (3.01%) SNMP
13 4 (3.01%) WAN
13 4 (3.01%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.33%) MySQL
2 24 (18.05%) NoSQL
3 22 (16.54%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (11.28%) Big Data
5 12 (9.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (9.02%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.01%) Redis
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.50%) DB2
9 2 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.75%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (18.80%) Jenkins
2 21 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 20 (15.04%) Subversion
4 16 (12.03%) Hudson
5 4 (3.01%) JIRA
6 2 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (11.28%) Publishing
2 9 (6.77%) Games
2 9 (6.77%) Finance
3 5 (3.76%) Online Betting
3 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.32%) Web Services
2 11 (8.27%) LAMP
3 9 (6.77%) CSS
4 5 (3.76%) JSON
4 5 (3.76%) XML
5 4 (3.01%) HTML
5 4 (3.01%) J2EE
5 4 (3.01%) Java EE
5 4 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.50%) Middleware
7 1 (0.75%) libvirt
7 1 (0.75%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Clustering
2 6 (4.51%) Open Source
3 5 (3.76%) Online Games
4 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.50%) Replication
6 2 (1.50%) Equities
7 1 (0.75%) Social Media
7 1 (0.75%) iPad
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Celerra
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) EMV
7 1 (0.75%) EFT
7 1 (0.75%) APACS
7 1 (0.75%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Linux
2 59 (44.36%) CentOS
3 52 (39.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (27.82%) Windows
5 34 (25.56%) Ubuntu
6 25 (18.80%) Debian
7 22 (16.54%) UNIX
8 11 (8.27%) Solaris
9 3 (2.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.26%) FreeBSD
10 2 (1.50%) SUSE
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.86%) DevOps
2 32 (24.06%) E-Commerce
3 29 (21.80%) Configuration Management
4 19 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 17 (12.78%) Load Balancing
6 12 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.52%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.51%) ITIL
8 6 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.76%) Scrum
10 4 (3.01%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (3.01%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.26%) Build Automation
12 2 (1.50%) Change Management
12 2 (1.50%) Service Management
12 2 (1.50%) Project Management
12 2 (1.50%) Incident Management
12 2 (1.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (65.41%) Python
2 70 (52.63%) Bash Shell
3 55 (41.35%) Perl
4 51 (38.35%) Java
5 41 (30.83%) Ruby
6 38 (28.57%) PHP
7 23 (17.29%) SQL
8 13 (9.77%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.01%) C
11 2 (1.50%) sed
12 1 (0.75%) Scala
12 1 (0.75%) PHP5
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
12 1 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (3.76%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.26%) RHCSA
3 3 (2.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 34 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (14.29%) Xen
3 18 (13.53%) Varnish
4 8 (6.02%) KVM
5 4 (3.01%) XenServer
6 3 (2.26%) Docker
6 3 (2.26%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.50%) vSphere
8 1 (0.75%) RHEV
8 1 (0.75%) LXC
8 1 (0.75%) oVirt
8 1 (0.75%) Gluster
8 1 (0.75%) Squid
8 1 (0.75%) NFS
8 1 (0.75%) Firmware
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 89 (66.92%) Puppet
2 64 (48.12%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (27.07%) Nagios
4 21 (15.79%) Salt
5 18 (13.53%) ZABBIX
6 16 (12.03%) Ansible
6 16 (12.03%) Graphite
7 11 (8.27%) Ganglia
8 5 (3.76%) Munin
9 3 (2.26%) Pingdom
10 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.50%) Zenoss
10 2 (1.50%) SELinux
10 2 (1.50%) logstash
11 1 (0.75%) yum
11 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.75%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (48.12%) Red Hat
2 35 (26.32%) VMware
3 18 (13.53%) Oracle
4 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 12 (9.02%) Rackspace
6 8 (6.02%) HP
6 8 (6.02%) EMC
7 7 (5.26%) Cisco
7 7 (5.26%) Sony
8 5 (3.76%) NetApp
9 4 (3.01%) Sun
10 3 (2.26%) Isilon
10 3 (2.26%) F5
10 3 (2.26%) Veritas
11 2 (1.50%) Dell
11 2 (1.50%) Compuware
11 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.75%) SaltStack
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