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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 839 810 821
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 66 63 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.059% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.063% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 61 60 59
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,650 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 16 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 23 September 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 -12 64 £55,000 - 2
London +12 57 £55,000 - 2
South East -13 3 £40,000 -44.82%
South West - 2 £45,000 -
Bristol - 2 £45,000 -
City of London +12 1 £57,500 -2.54%
Oxford +3 1 £55,000 -24.13%
Oxfordshire -2 1 £55,000 -24.13%
Yorkshire -42 1 £40,000 -30.43%
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £59,000 -
Thames Valley - 1 £40,000 -
East of England - 1 £59,000 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Linux
2 107 (60.45%) Puppet
3 92 (51.98%) MySQL
4 85 (48.02%) Python
4 85 (48.02%) CentOS
5 83 (46.89%) Red Hat
6 78 (44.07%) Ubuntu
7 77 (43.50%) Opscode Chef
8 71 (40.11%) Apache
9 69 (38.98%) DevOps
10 64 (36.16%) Java
10 64 (36.16%) DNS
11 63 (35.59%) HTTP
12 60 (33.90%) Debian
12 60 (33.90%) Ruby
13 58 (32.77%) Amazon AWS
14 57 (32.20%) nginx
15 53 (29.94%) Bash Shell
16 52 (29.38%) Perl
17 51 (28.81%) Nagios
17 51 (28.81%) VMware
18 49 (27.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 49 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
19 44 (24.86%) Xen
20 42 (23.73%) PHP
20 42 (23.73%) Redis
21 40 (22.60%) Jenkins
22 39 (22.03%) Web Services
23 37 (20.90%) SQL
23 37 (20.90%) LAMP

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 71 (40.11%) Apache
2 57 (32.20%) nginx
3 23 (12.99%) Tomcat
4 16 (9.04%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (8.47%) Node.js
6 13 (7.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 13 (7.34%) CMS
7 8 (4.52%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 58 (32.77%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.91%) SaaS
3 5 (2.82%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) Joyent
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.56%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 64 (36.16%) DNS
2 63 (35.59%) HTTP
3 28 (15.82%) TCP/IP
3 28 (15.82%) SSH
4 23 (12.99%) SSL
5 22 (12.43%) DHCP
6 20 (11.30%) Firewall
7 17 (9.60%) LDAP
7 17 (9.60%) HTTPS
8 12 (6.78%) SMTP
9 11 (6.21%) SAN
10 10 (5.65%) VPN
11 9 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (3.39%) NAS
12 6 (3.39%) SNMP
13 5 (2.82%) POP3
13 5 (2.82%) tcpdump
13 5 (2.82%) IMAP
13 5 (2.82%) Wireshark
14 4 (2.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (51.98%) MySQL
2 42 (23.73%) Redis
3 30 (16.95%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (16.38%) Big Data
5 21 (11.86%) NoSQL
6 17 (9.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (7.91%) MongoDB
8 12 (6.78%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.69%) MariaDB
12 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.56%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 40 (22.60%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.99%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.34%) Mercurial
4 7 (3.95%) Subversion
5 6 (3.39%) Hudson
General
1 34 (19.21%) Games
2 22 (12.43%) Finance
3 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.34%) Online Betting
5 9 (5.08%) Publishing
6 5 (2.82%) Retail
7 4 (2.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.03%) Web Services
2 37 (20.90%) LAMP
3 13 (7.34%) Sphinx
4 8 (4.52%) Django
5 5 (2.82%) CSS
6 4 (2.26%) JSON
6 4 (2.26%) XML
6 4 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.69%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.13%) SOAP
9 1 (0.56%) HTML
9 1 (0.56%) .NET
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) Online Games
2 15 (8.47%) Open Source
2 15 (8.47%) Replication
2 15 (8.47%) Clustering
2 15 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.91%) Social Media
4 3 (1.69%) Equities
4 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.56%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Linux
2 85 (48.02%) CentOS
3 78 (44.07%) Ubuntu
4 60 (33.90%) Debian
5 49 (27.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (14.69%) Windows
7 19 (10.73%) UNIX
8 16 (9.04%) Apple iOS
8 16 (9.04%) Android
9 14 (7.91%) FreeBSD
10 13 (7.34%) Solaris
10 13 (7.34%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.98%) DevOps
2 35 (19.77%) E-Commerce
3 27 (15.25%) Load Balancing
4 22 (12.43%) Configuration Management
5 18 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (7.91%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.65%) Project Management
8 9 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.52%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.82%) Social Media Monitoring
10 5 (2.82%) Stress Testing
10 5 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.82%) Migration
10 5 (2.82%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.82%) B2B
11 4 (2.26%) Scrum
11 4 (2.26%) Build Automation
11 4 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (1.69%) Analytics
12 3 (1.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (48.02%) Python
2 64 (36.16%) Java
3 60 (33.90%) Ruby
4 53 (29.94%) Bash Shell
5 52 (29.38%) Perl
6 42 (23.73%) PHP
7 37 (20.90%) SQL
8 16 (9.04%) Scala
9 5 (2.82%) PHP4
9 5 (2.82%) AWK
10 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.26%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.69%) C
11 3 (1.69%) sed
12 1 (0.56%) Golang
12 1 (0.56%) Groovy
12 1 (0.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (3.39%) RHCE
1 6 (3.39%) Degree
2 4 (2.26%) PhD
3 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.47%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (24.86%) Xen
3 13 (7.34%) XenServer
4 12 (6.78%) KVM
5 6 (3.39%) Varnish
6 4 (2.26%) vSphere
7 3 (1.69%) Docker
8 2 (1.13%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 107 (60.45%) Puppet
2 77 (43.50%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (28.81%) Nagios
4 25 (14.12%) Salt
5 18 (10.17%) ZABBIX
6 17 (9.60%) Ansible
7 16 (9.04%) logstash
8 14 (7.91%) Cacti
9 9 (5.08%) Ganglia
10 5 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.69%) SCOM
12 2 (1.13%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.13%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.56%) Opsview
13 1 (0.56%) Scalr
13 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 83 (46.89%) Red Hat
2 51 (28.81%) VMware
3 19 (10.73%) Oracle
4 14 (7.91%) Citrix
5 11 (6.21%) Rackspace
6 9 (5.08%) JBoss
7 8 (4.52%) SoftLayer
8 6 (3.39%) Microsoft
9 5 (2.82%) NetApp
10 4 (2.26%) Sony
11 3 (1.69%) Sun
11 3 (1.69%) HP
12 2 (1.13%) Cisco
12 2 (1.13%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.13%) Percona
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