The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 818 813 827
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 76 67 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.062% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.066% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 72 63 62
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £50,000 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £60,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
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 £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -40 73 £55,000 - 7
London +2 64 £55,000 - 7
South East -30 5 £40,000 -39.62%
East of England - 3 £53,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £53,000 -
Oxford +4 2 £55,000 -24.13%
Oxfordshire -8 2 £55,000 -24.13%
Berkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Reading - 2 £37,500 -
City of London +8 1 £57,500 +9.00% 1
Yorkshire -36 1 £40,000 -30.43%
South Wales - 1 £40,000 -
Thames Valley - 1 £40,000 -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 185 (100.00%) Linux
2 110 (59.46%) Puppet
3 100 (54.05%) MySQL
4 91 (49.19%) Red Hat
5 87 (47.03%) Ubuntu
6 86 (46.49%) CentOS
7 85 (45.95%) Python
8 81 (43.78%) Apache
9 78 (42.16%) Opscode Chef
10 73 (39.46%) DevOps
11 68 (36.76%) Debian
12 65 (35.14%) HTTP
12 65 (35.14%) DNS
13 63 (34.05%) Amazon AWS
14 62 (33.51%) Java
15 59 (31.89%) nginx
16 57 (30.81%) Ruby
17 55 (29.73%) VMware
18 53 (28.65%) Perl
19 52 (28.11%) Bash Shell
20 51 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 50 (27.03%) Nagios
22 47 (25.41%) Redis
23 44 (23.78%) PHP
23 44 (23.78%) Xen
24 42 (22.70%) Web Services
25 40 (21.62%) Games
26 38 (20.54%) Jenkins
27 37 (20.00%) SQL

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 81 (43.78%) Apache
2 59 (31.89%) nginx
3 26 (14.05%) Tomcat
4 19 (10.27%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (8.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 15 (8.11%) CMS
6 14 (7.57%) Node.js
7 5 (2.70%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 63 (34.05%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.03%) SaaS
3 5 (2.70%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.62%) Joyent
4 3 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.54%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.54%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 65 (35.14%) HTTP
1 65 (35.14%) DNS
2 27 (14.59%) TCP/IP
3 25 (13.51%) SSH
4 24 (12.97%) Firewall
4 24 (12.97%) DHCP
5 23 (12.43%) SSL
6 20 (10.81%) LDAP
7 15 (8.11%) HTTPS
8 13 (7.03%) VPN
8 13 (7.03%) SMTP
9 11 (5.95%) SAN
10 9 (4.86%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (3.24%) VLAN
11 6 (3.24%) NAS
11 6 (3.24%) SNMP
12 5 (2.70%) POP3
12 5 (2.70%) tcpdump
12 5 (2.70%) IMAP
12 5 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (54.05%) MySQL
2 47 (25.41%) Redis
3 31 (16.76%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (13.51%) Big Data
5 21 (11.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 19 (10.27%) NoSQL
7 18 (9.73%) MongoDB
8 9 (4.86%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.62%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 38 (20.54%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.43%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.03%) Mercurial
4 4 (2.16%) Subversion
5 3 (1.62%) Hudson
General
1 40 (21.62%) Games
2 25 (13.51%) Finance
3 16 (8.65%) Telecoms
4 15 (8.11%) Online Betting
5 6 (3.24%) Retail
5 6 (3.24%) Publishing
6 3 (1.62%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.70%) Web Services
2 36 (19.46%) LAMP
3 13 (7.03%) Sphinx
4 11 (5.95%) Django
5 7 (3.78%) CSS
6 6 (3.24%) XML
6 6 (3.24%) JSON
7 3 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.62%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.62%) .NET
7 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.08%) SOAP
9 1 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.35%) Online Games
2 17 (9.19%) Open Source
3 15 (8.11%) Replication
3 15 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 14 (7.57%) Clustering
4 14 (7.57%) Social Media
5 3 (1.62%) Equities
5 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 185 (100.00%) Linux
2 87 (47.03%) Ubuntu
3 86 (46.49%) CentOS
4 68 (36.76%) Debian
5 50 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (12.97%) Windows
7 23 (12.43%) UNIX
8 19 (10.27%) Apple iOS
8 19 (10.27%) Android
9 17 (9.19%) Solaris
10 15 (8.11%) FreeBSD
11 13 (7.03%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.54%) AIX
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (39.46%) DevOps
2 37 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 28 (15.14%) Load Balancing
4 19 (10.27%) Configuration Management
5 18 (9.73%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (8.65%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.41%) Project Management
8 8 (4.32%) Analytics
9 6 (3.24%) Build Automation
9 6 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.24%) B2B
9 6 (3.24%) Scrum
10 5 (2.70%) Migration
10 5 (2.70%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.70%) Stress Testing
10 5 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.70%) Social Media Monitoring
11 4 (2.16%) Release Management
12 3 (1.62%) Risk Management
12 3 (1.62%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 85 (45.95%) Python
2 62 (33.51%) Java
3 57 (30.81%) Ruby
4 53 (28.65%) Perl
5 52 (28.11%) Bash Shell
6 44 (23.78%) PHP
7 37 (20.00%) SQL
8 19 (10.27%) Scala
9 7 (3.78%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.24%) AWK
10 6 (3.24%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.70%) PHP4
12 3 (1.62%) sed
12 3 (1.62%) C
13 1 (0.54%) C++
13 1 (0.54%) Golang
Qualifications
1 7 (3.78%) Degree
2 6 (3.24%) RHCE
3 4 (2.16%) PhD
4 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.19%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (23.78%) Xen
3 15 (8.11%) KVM
4 14 (7.57%) XenServer
5 5 (2.70%) vSphere
6 4 (2.16%) Varnish
7 3 (1.62%) Docker
8 2 (1.08%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 110 (59.46%) Puppet
2 78 (42.16%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (27.03%) Nagios
4 20 (10.81%) Salt
5 19 (10.27%) logstash
6 16 (8.65%) ZABBIX
7 15 (8.11%) Ansible
8 14 (7.57%) Cacti
9 6 (3.24%) Ganglia
10 5 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.62%) SCOM
11 3 (1.62%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.08%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.54%) Scalr
13 1 (0.54%) Opsview
Vendors
1 91 (49.19%) Red Hat
2 55 (29.73%) VMware
3 23 (12.43%) Oracle
4 15 (8.11%) Citrix
5 13 (7.03%) Rackspace
6 9 (4.86%) JBoss
7 5 (2.70%) NetApp
7 5 (2.70%) SoftLayer
8 3 (1.62%) Percona
8 3 (1.62%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.62%) Sun
8 3 (1.62%) HP
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco
9 2 (1.08%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.54%) Facebook
10 1 (0.54%) Twitter
10 1 (0.54%) Sony
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