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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 850 837 804
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 49 68 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.062% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.066% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 40 66 63
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%

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
105270 103197 109388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 87760 83673 94207
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £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 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 22 December 2014 within the UK.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 20 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 22 December 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 -23 49 £55,000 - 1
London -21 33 £57,500 +4.54% 1
City of London +15 6 £55,000 - 1
South East -13 6 £47,500 -21.48%
East of England -18 5 £52,500 -0.94%
Yorkshire -24 4 £37,500 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £51,250 -
Hampshire -22 3 £45,000 -30.76%
York - 3 - -
Fareham - 3 £45,000 -
Leatherhead - 3 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £50,000 -
Leeds -6 1 £37,500 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -14 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire -20 1 £54,000 +1.88%
Cambridge - 1 £52,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £52,500 -
North East - 1 £52,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £52,500 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Linux
2 79 (68.70%) Puppet
3 69 (60.00%) Python
4 56 (48.70%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (47.83%) CentOS
6 53 (46.09%) DevOps
7 50 (43.48%) Bash Shell
8 49 (42.61%) Java
9 45 (39.13%) Ruby
10 44 (38.26%) Ubuntu
11 42 (36.52%) MySQL
12 41 (35.65%) Red Hat
12 41 (35.65%) nginx
13 40 (34.78%) Nagios
14 39 (33.91%) DNS
15 36 (31.30%) Perl
16 35 (30.43%) Windows
16 35 (30.43%) VMware
17 34 (29.57%) Debian
17 34 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 33 (28.70%) Amazon AWS
18 33 (28.70%) Jenkins
19 30 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 30 (26.09%) E-Commerce
20 29 (25.22%) HTTP
21 27 (23.48%) Web Services
22 25 (21.74%) Salt
23 24 (20.87%) NoSQL
24 23 (20.00%) Git (software)
24 23 (20.00%) Xen

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 41 (35.65%) nginx
2 20 (17.39%) Apache
3 17 (14.78%) Tomcat
4 13 (11.30%) OpenStack
5 7 (6.09%) Node.js
6 6 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (4.35%) Jetty
8 4 (3.48%) IIS
9 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.74%) JBoss
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.74%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (9.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (28.70%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.57%) SoftLayer
3 8 (6.96%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.22%) SaaS
5 5 (4.35%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) IaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.87%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 1 (0.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.91%) DNS
2 29 (25.22%) HTTP
3 22 (19.13%) TCP/IP
4 20 (17.39%) SSH
5 18 (15.65%) HTTPS
6 10 (8.70%) SAN
6 10 (8.70%) Firewall
7 8 (6.96%) NAS
7 8 (6.96%) SSL
8 7 (6.09%) DHCP
9 6 (5.22%) LDAP
9 6 (5.22%) VPN
10 5 (4.35%) FTP
10 5 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (4.35%) iSCSI
11 4 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (3.48%) VLAN
11 4 (3.48%) SMTP
11 4 (3.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (36.52%) MySQL
2 24 (20.87%) NoSQL
3 22 (19.13%) Big Data
4 21 (18.26%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (12.17%) Hadoop
6 12 (10.43%) Redis
6 12 (10.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.87%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 33 (28.70%) Jenkins
2 23 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 19 (16.52%) Subversion
4 16 (13.91%) Hudson
5 5 (4.35%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.74%) JIRA
General
1 17 (14.78%) Publishing
2 7 (6.09%) Finance
3 6 (5.22%) Games
4 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Online Betting
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.48%) Web Services
2 19 (16.52%) LAMP
3 5 (4.35%) Sphinx
3 5 (4.35%) CSS
4 4 (3.48%) JSON
4 4 (3.48%) XML
5 3 (2.61%) J2EE
6 2 (1.74%) Middleware
6 2 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.87%) Symfony
7 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Clustering
2 7 (6.09%) Open Source
2 7 (6.09%) Replication
3 6 (5.22%) Social Media
4 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.61%) Equities
6 2 (1.74%) Online Games
7 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) BBC
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (47.83%) CentOS
3 44 (38.26%) Ubuntu
4 35 (30.43%) Windows
5 34 (29.57%) Debian
6 30 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (15.65%) UNIX
8 8 (6.96%) FreeBSD
9 7 (6.09%) Solaris
10 5 (4.35%) OpenBSD
11 4 (3.48%) Android
11 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) DevOps
2 30 (26.09%) E-Commerce
3 19 (16.52%) Configuration Management
4 18 (15.65%) Load Balancing
5 9 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.96%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.96%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.35%) Project Management
7 5 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.48%) Build Automation
8 4 (3.48%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.48%) Scrum
9 3 (2.61%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.61%) ITIL
10 2 (1.74%) Migration
10 2 (1.74%) Change Management
10 2 (1.74%) Service Management
10 2 (1.74%) Incident Management
11 1 (0.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 69 (60.00%) Python
2 50 (43.48%) Bash Shell
3 49 (42.61%) Java
4 45 (39.13%) Ruby
5 36 (31.30%) Perl
6 23 (20.00%) SQL
7 22 (19.13%) PHP
8 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.48%) Scala
9 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.48%) C
10 3 (2.61%) sed
11 1 (0.87%) PHP5
11 1 (0.87%) PHP4
11 1 (0.87%) Groovy
11 1 (0.87%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) RHCE
2 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.61%) RHCSA
3 2 (1.74%) PhD
3 2 (1.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) SLA
1 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 34 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (20.00%) Xen
3 18 (15.65%) Varnish
4 9 (7.83%) KVM
5 5 (4.35%) XenServer
6 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.74%) Docker
7 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.87%) LXC
8 1 (0.87%) vSphere
8 1 (0.87%) Firmware
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 79 (68.70%) Puppet
2 56 (48.70%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (34.78%) Nagios
4 25 (21.74%) Salt
5 20 (17.39%) Ansible
6 19 (16.52%) Graphite
7 17 (14.78%) ZABBIX
8 11 (9.57%) Ganglia
9 5 (4.35%) Cacti
9 5 (4.35%) logstash
10 3 (2.61%) Pingdom
11 2 (1.74%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.87%) yum
12 1 (0.87%) Munin
12 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.87%) SELinux
12 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 41 (35.65%) Red Hat
2 35 (30.43%) VMware
3 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.57%) Rackspace
5 7 (6.09%) Oracle
5 7 (6.09%) EMC
5 7 (6.09%) Sony
6 6 (5.22%) HP
6 6 (5.22%) Cisco
7 4 (3.48%) Sun
7 4 (3.48%) NetApp
8 3 (2.61%) Isilon
9 2 (1.74%) F5
9 2 (1.74%) Veritas
9 2 (1.74%) Compuware
9 2 (1.74%) Dell
9 2 (1.74%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.87%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.87%) Citrix
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