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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 835 824 816
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 62 55 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.051% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.054% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 55 53 60
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,300 £43,400
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +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
107626 101806 107121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88189 84506 91372
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 30 October 2014 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 30 October 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 +4 61 £57,500 +4.54% 6
London +16 52 £60,000 +14.28% 5
City of London +17 6 £56,250 +2.27%
South East -8 4 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Fareham - 3 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Bristol - 2 £45,000 -
South West - 2 £45,000 -
East of England - 2 £57,000 -
Thames Valley - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £59,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Linux
2 96 (64.86%) Puppet
3 77 (52.03%) Python
4 73 (49.32%) CentOS
5 71 (47.97%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (43.92%) MySQL
6 65 (43.92%) Red Hat
7 62 (41.89%) Ubuntu
8 61 (41.22%) DNS
9 58 (39.19%) Java
10 57 (38.51%) Ruby
10 57 (38.51%) DevOps
11 52 (35.14%) nginx
11 52 (35.14%) Bash Shell
12 51 (34.46%) HTTP
12 51 (34.46%) Nagios
13 50 (33.78%) VMware
14 48 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
14 48 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (31.76%) Debian
16 46 (31.08%) Perl
17 41 (27.70%) Apache
18 39 (26.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 39 (26.35%) Jenkins
19 38 (25.68%) Xen
20 36 (24.32%) SQL
20 36 (24.32%) Web Services
21 34 (22.97%) Windows
22 31 (20.95%) E-Commerce
22 31 (20.95%) SSH

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 52 (35.14%) nginx
2 41 (27.70%) Apache
3 19 (12.84%) Tomcat
4 12 (8.11%) OpenStack
5 11 (7.43%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (6.76%) Node.js
7 8 (5.41%) JBoss
8 7 (4.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (4.73%) CMS
9 3 (2.03%) IIS
10 2 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.68%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (6.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.08%) SaaS
3 5 (3.38%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.68%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 61 (41.22%) DNS
2 51 (34.46%) HTTP
3 31 (20.95%) SSH
4 28 (18.92%) TCP/IP
5 22 (14.86%) HTTPS
6 19 (12.84%) SSL
7 16 (10.81%) DHCP
7 16 (10.81%) Firewall
8 15 (10.14%) SAN
9 13 (8.78%) LDAP
10 10 (6.76%) NAS
11 9 (6.08%) VPN
12 8 (5.41%) SMTP
13 7 (4.73%) SNMP
14 6 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (3.38%) Wireshark
15 5 (3.38%) tcpdump
15 5 (3.38%) FTP
16 4 (2.70%) POP3
16 4 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (43.92%) MySQL
2 29 (19.59%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (17.57%) Big Data
4 25 (16.89%) Redis
5 23 (15.54%) NoSQL
6 14 (9.46%) Hadoop
7 11 (7.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (7.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (4.73%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.03%) MariaDB
9 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.68%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 39 (26.35%) Jenkins
2 24 (16.22%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.46%) Subversion
4 12 (8.11%) Hudson
5 8 (5.41%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 18 (12.16%) Games
2 17 (11.49%) Finance
3 14 (9.46%) Publishing
4 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.73%) Online Betting
5 6 (4.05%) Retail
6 4 (2.70%) Advertising
7 2 (1.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.32%) Web Services
2 26 (17.57%) LAMP
3 8 (5.41%) Sphinx
4 5 (3.38%) CSS
5 4 (2.70%) JSON
5 4 (2.70%) XML
5 4 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (2.03%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.35%) Middleware
7 2 (1.35%) Django
8 1 (0.68%) Symfony
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Clustering
2 12 (8.11%) Open Source
3 9 (6.08%) Social Media
3 9 (6.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.08%) Replication
4 8 (5.41%) Online Games
5 3 (2.03%) Equities
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (49.32%) CentOS
3 62 (41.89%) Ubuntu
4 47 (31.76%) Debian
5 39 (26.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (22.97%) Windows
7 17 (11.49%) UNIX
8 10 (6.76%) Apple iOS
8 10 (6.76%) Android
9 9 (6.08%) Solaris
10 8 (5.41%) FreeBSD
10 8 (5.41%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.68%) SELinux
11 1 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.51%) DevOps
2 31 (20.95%) E-Commerce
3 23 (15.54%) Configuration Management
4 22 (14.86%) Load Balancing
5 13 (8.78%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (6.08%) Project Management
7 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.38%) Migration
10 4 (2.70%) Scrum
10 4 (2.70%) ITIL
10 4 (2.70%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.70%) Stress Testing
10 4 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.70%) Build Automation
11 3 (2.03%) Risk Management
12 2 (1.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (52.03%) Python
2 58 (39.19%) Java
3 57 (38.51%) Ruby
4 52 (35.14%) Bash Shell
5 46 (31.08%) Perl
6 36 (24.32%) SQL
7 30 (20.27%) PHP
8 10 (6.76%) Scala
9 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.70%) PHP4
10 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.70%) C
11 3 (2.03%) sed
12 1 (0.68%) Golang
12 1 (0.68%) Groovy
12 1 (0.68%) AWK
12 1 (0.68%) PHP5
12 1 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (4.05%) Degree
2 4 (2.70%) RHCE
2 4 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (25.68%) Xen
3 13 (8.78%) Varnish
4 9 (6.08%) XenServer
5 7 (4.73%) KVM
6 4 (2.70%) Docker
6 4 (2.70%) vSphere
7 2 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.35%) Postfix
8 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.68%) Firmware
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (64.86%) Puppet
2 71 (47.97%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (34.46%) Nagios
4 31 (20.95%) Salt
5 23 (15.54%) Ansible
6 19 (12.84%) ZABBIX
7 11 (7.43%) Ganglia
7 11 (7.43%) logstash
8 8 (5.41%) Cacti
9 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (2.03%) Zenoss
10 3 (2.03%) SCOM
11 2 (1.35%) Pingdom
11 2 (1.35%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.68%) YUM
12 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 65 (43.92%) Red Hat
2 50 (33.78%) VMware
3 13 (8.78%) Oracle
4 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.43%) SoftLayer
5 10 (6.76%) Rackspace
6 8 (5.41%) Citrix
7 7 (4.73%) Sony
8 5 (3.38%) NetApp
8 5 (3.38%) HP
9 4 (2.70%) Sun
9 4 (2.70%) EMC
10 3 (2.03%) Cisco
11 2 (1.35%) Veritas
11 2 (1.35%) F5
11 2 (1.35%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.68%) Percona
12 1 (0.68%) Zend
12 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Shares + Bonus
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London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
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