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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 889 878 809
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 46 59 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.055% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.057% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 46 53 125
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -0.94%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 19 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 11 February 2016. 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 +7 46 £55,000 - 5
London 0 30 £58,750 +6.81% 3
City of London +58 8 £55,000 -10.20% 2
South East +17 6 £55,000 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -10 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Berkshire -7 4 £55,000 +25.71% 1
North West - 4 £50,000 -
Manchester - 4 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Shropshire +14 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Telford +10 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Reading +6 2 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Slough - 2 £70,000 -
Salford - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey +9 1 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +5 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £55,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £55,000 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (51.52%) Puppet
3 44 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 41 (41.41%) Python
5 40 (40.40%) VMware
5 40 (40.40%) DevOps
6 28 (28.28%) MySQL
7 27 (27.27%) Perl
7 27 (27.27%) Red Hat
8 26 (26.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (24.24%) Git (software)
9 24 (24.24%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (22.22%) CentOS
10 22 (22.22%) Ruby
10 22 (22.22%) Ubuntu
10 22 (22.22%) Nagios
11 21 (21.21%) Unix
11 21 (21.21%) Subversion
12 19 (19.19%) E-Commerce
12 19 (19.19%) Jenkins
12 19 (19.19%) KVM
13 17 (17.17%) Oracle
14 15 (15.15%) Apache
14 15 (15.15%) PHP
14 15 (15.15%) LAMP
14 15 (15.15%) Ansible
14 15 (15.15%) MongoDB
14 15 (15.15%) nginx
14 15 (15.15%) Data Centre

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (15.15%) Apache
1 15 (15.15%) nginx
2 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.04%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.10%) IaaS
3 5 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.02%) Google Apps
4 2 (2.02%) Joyent
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.02%) PaaS
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) Firewall
2 10 (10.10%) SAN
2 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.06%) DNS
4 5 (5.05%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
5 4 (4.04%) VLAN
6 3 (3.03%) NAS
6 3 (3.03%) SSL
6 3 (3.03%) VPN
7 2 (2.02%) BGP
7 2 (2.02%) LDAP
7 2 (2.02%) SNMP
7 2 (2.02%) SSH
8 1 (1.01%) DHCP
8 1 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.01%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.01%) VoIP
8 1 (1.01%) WAN
8 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.28%) MySQL
2 15 (15.15%) MongoDB
3 12 (12.12%) NoSQL
4 9 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.04%) Big Data
6 3 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.03%) Redis
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.21%) Subversion
3 19 (19.19%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.12%) Hudson
5 1 (1.01%) JIRA
5 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (12.12%) Law
1 12 (12.12%) Publishing
2 9 (9.09%) Finance
3 6 (6.06%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Front Office
4 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) LAMP
1 15 (15.15%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (4.04%) CSS
2 4 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.03%) HTML
4 2 (2.02%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.02%) Memcached
5 1 (1.01%) .NET
5 1 (1.01%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.01%) JSON
5 1 (1.01%) Middleware
5 1 (1.01%) SAML
5 1 (1.01%) Spring
5 1 (1.01%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.11%) Fintech
3 6 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (5.05%) Replication
5 4 (4.04%) EqualLogic
6 3 (3.03%) Clustering
6 3 (3.03%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.03%) HP Superdome
6 3 (3.03%) User Experience
7 2 (2.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.02%) iPad
8 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (26.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (22.22%) CentOS
3 22 (22.22%) Ubuntu
4 21 (21.21%) Unix
5 14 (14.14%) Solaris
6 13 (13.13%) Windows
7 11 (11.11%) AIX
8 7 (7.07%) HPUX
9 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
10 4 (4.04%) Debian
10 4 (4.04%) Fedora
11 3 (3.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (2.02%) Android
12 2 (2.02%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.02%) SUSE
12 2 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) DevOps
2 19 (19.19%) E-Commerce
3 13 (13.13%) Configuration Management
3 13 (13.13%) High Availability
4 10 (10.10%) Open Source
4 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.08%) Migration
6 8 (8.08%) Network Design
7 7 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.07%) Change Control
8 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (4.04%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.03%) ERP
10 3 (3.03%) ITIL
10 3 (3.03%) Kernel Tuning
10 3 (3.03%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 41 (41.41%) Python
3 27 (27.27%) Perl
4 22 (22.22%) Ruby
5 15 (15.15%) PHP
6 10 (10.10%) Java
7 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.04%) C
8 4 (4.04%) SQL
9 1 (1.01%) Korn
9 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (19.19%) KVM
3 14 (14.14%) Docker
3 14 (14.14%) Xen
4 12 (12.12%) Varnish
5 9 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 8 (8.08%) Active Directory
7 6 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.04%) vSphere
9 3 (3.03%) vCloud
9 3 (3.03%) VMware ESX
10 2 (2.02%) XenServer
11 1 (1.01%) iptables
11 1 (1.01%) LXC
11 1 (1.01%) NFS
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.01%) Postfix
11 1 (1.01%) Sendmail
11 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (51.52%) Puppet
2 24 (24.24%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (22.22%) Nagios
4 15 (15.15%) Ansible
5 4 (4.04%) Cacti
5 4 (4.04%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (4.04%) ZABBIX
6 3 (3.03%) BMC Marimba
6 3 (3.03%) Check_MK
7 2 (2.02%) Capistrano
7 2 (2.02%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.02%) Graphite
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.02%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.01%) cPanel
8 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.01%) Opsview
8 1 (1.01%) Plesk
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (40.40%) VMware
2 27 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 17 (17.17%) Oracle
4 11 (11.11%) EMC
4 11 (11.11%) NetApp
5 10 (10.10%) Cisco
6 9 (9.09%) HP
7 8 (8.08%) Veritas
8 7 (7.07%) Dell
9 5 (5.05%) Veeam
10 4 (4.04%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.04%) Intel
10 4 (4.04%) SAP
11 3 (3.03%) Citrix
11 3 (3.03%) New Relic
12 2 (2.02%) Google
12 2 (2.02%) IBM
12 2 (2.02%) Rackspace
13 1 (1.01%) Juniper
13 1 (1.01%) Sun
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