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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 845 800 795
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 38 107 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.091% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.096% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 31 103 81
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% -2.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.26% +17.22%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 15 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 May 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
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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 -29 38 £55,000 +3.77% 6
London -3 17 £57,500 +4.54% 1
East of England +14 13 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Hertfordshire -8 8 £55,000 +3.77% 1
St Albans - 8 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £47,500 -
Devon - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 £47,500 -
Exeter - 5 - -
South West - 5 - - 3
South East -13 3 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Berkshire - 3 £60,000 -
Reading - 2 - -
City of London +40 1 £52,500 -16.00%
Windsor - 1 £60,000 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 84 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (59.52%) Red Hat
3 45 (53.57%) MySQL
4 39 (46.43%) DNS
5 38 (45.24%) CentOS
5 38 (45.24%) Puppet
6 36 (42.86%) Java
7 35 (41.67%) DevOps
8 33 (39.29%) E-Commerce
9 29 (34.52%) Apache
10 28 (33.33%) Bash Shell
11 27 (32.14%) Tomcat
11 27 (32.14%) Games
11 27 (32.14%) Ubuntu
12 26 (30.95%) Oracle
13 23 (27.38%) Python
14 22 (26.19%) UNIX
15 20 (23.81%) Perl
15 20 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (22.62%) Ruby
16 19 (22.62%) SQL
16 19 (22.62%) HTTP
16 19 (22.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (22.62%) Opscode Chef
17 18 (21.43%) DHCP
17 18 (21.43%) Finance
18 16 (19.05%) CMS
18 16 (19.05%) Service Delivery
18 16 (19.05%) Telecoms
18 16 (19.05%) Debian

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 29 (34.52%) Apache
2 27 (32.14%) Tomcat
3 16 (19.05%) CMS
3 16 (19.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 13 (15.48%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (13.10%) nginx
6 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.38%) JBoss
6 2 (2.38%) Jetty
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.19%) IIS
7 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
3 2 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (46.43%) DNS
2 19 (22.62%) HTTP
3 18 (21.43%) DHCP
4 14 (16.67%) LDAP
5 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
6 9 (10.71%) Firewall
7 7 (8.33%) VPN
8 4 (4.76%) SAN
8 4 (4.76%) Internet
9 3 (3.57%) FTP
9 3 (3.57%) SMTP
10 2 (2.38%) SSH
11 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (1.19%) VLAN
11 1 (1.19%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.19%) ATM
11 1 (1.19%) LAN
11 1 (1.19%) WAN
11 1 (1.19%) PPP
11 1 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (53.57%) MySQL
2 20 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (11.90%) MongoDB
4 9 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (7.14%) Redis
6 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.38%) DB2
8 1 (1.19%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 15 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.90%) Subversion
4 9 (10.71%) Hudson
General
1 27 (32.14%) Games
2 18 (21.43%) Finance
3 16 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 16 (19.05%) Online Betting
4 9 (10.71%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) LAMP
2 6 (7.14%) XML
2 6 (7.14%) CSS
2 6 (7.14%) JSON
3 4 (4.76%) Web Services
4 3 (3.57%) J2EE
4 3 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Online Games
2 5 (5.95%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.38%) Open Source
4 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Celerra
5 1 (1.19%) APACS
5 1 (1.19%) EMV
5 1 (1.19%) EFT
5 1 (1.19%) iDTV
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (45.24%) CentOS
3 27 (32.14%) Ubuntu
4 22 (26.19%) UNIX
5 19 (22.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (19.05%) Debian
7 11 (13.10%) Windows
8 10 (11.90%) Solaris
9 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
9 6 (7.14%) Android
10 2 (2.38%) HPUX
10 2 (2.38%) FreeBSD
10 2 (2.38%) SUSE
11 1 (1.19%) AIX
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) DevOps
2 33 (39.29%) E-Commerce
3 16 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 9 (10.71%) ITIL
5 7 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.14%) Migration
7 4 (4.76%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.38%) Time Management
9 1 (1.19%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (1.19%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.19%) Wealth Management
9 1 (1.19%) Release Management
9 1 (1.19%) Data Management
9 1 (1.19%) CRM
9 1 (1.19%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.86%) Java
2 28 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 23 (27.38%) Python
4 20 (23.81%) Perl
5 19 (22.62%) Ruby
5 19 (22.62%) SQL
6 13 (15.48%) PHP
7 11 (13.10%) Shell Script
8 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (7.14%) Scala
10 2 (2.38%) Bourne shell
10 2 (2.38%) C-shell
10 2 (2.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.38%) RHCSA
3 2 (2.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.71%) Varnish
3 7 (8.33%) Docker
4 5 (5.95%) XenApp
5 4 (4.76%) vSphere
6 3 (3.57%) KVM
7 2 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.38%) NFS
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.19%) Xen
8 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
8 1 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (45.24%) Puppet
2 19 (22.62%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.33%) Nagios
3 7 (8.33%) Graphite
4 6 (7.14%) logstash
5 5 (5.95%) HAProxy
5 5 (5.95%) Pingdom
5 5 (5.95%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.38%) Ansible
6 2 (2.38%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.19%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (1.19%) Cacti
7 1 (1.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (59.52%) Red Hat
2 26 (30.95%) Oracle
3 15 (17.86%) VMware
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco
5 8 (9.52%) IBM
6 6 (7.14%) Citrix
7 5 (5.95%) Google
7 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.95%) HP
8 4 (4.76%) EMC
9 3 (3.57%) Sybase
9 3 (3.57%) Sun
9 3 (3.57%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.38%) Symantec
10 2 (2.38%) NetApp
10 2 (2.38%) Veritas
11 1 (1.19%) Perforce
11 1 (1.19%) Isilon
11 1 (1.19%) F5
11 1 (1.19%) SaltStack
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