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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 861 825 820
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 30 71 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.061% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.065% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 20 68 61
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £68,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £53,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -11.66%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015 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 3 September 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 -21 26 £55,000 - 4
London -34 13 £55,000 - 2
South East +8 7 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Berkshire +18 5 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Reading +16 5 £40,000 +14.28% 1
East of England +11 4 £55,000 +3.77%
Hertfordshire -2 4 £55,000 +3.77%
Scotland - 4 £42,500 - 1
St Albans - 4 £55,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £42,500 - 1
City of London +30 3 £50,000 -13.04%
West Midlands - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +3 1 - -
Oxford -8 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £70,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £70,000 -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (59.42%) Red Hat
3 37 (53.62%) MySQL
4 34 (49.28%) Puppet
5 33 (47.83%) Apache
6 32 (46.38%) CentOS
7 27 (39.13%) Bash Shell
8 26 (37.68%) E-Commerce
9 25 (36.23%) DNS
10 24 (34.78%) Games
11 23 (33.33%) Tomcat
12 21 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
12 21 (30.43%) DevOps
13 20 (28.99%) Python
14 19 (27.54%) Oracle
14 19 (27.54%) Perl
15 17 (24.64%) VMware
15 17 (24.64%) Finance
16 16 (23.19%) Java
16 16 (23.19%) Cisco
17 15 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (21.74%) Online Games
18 14 (20.29%) Online Betting
18 14 (20.29%) Ubuntu
18 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (20.29%) CMS
18 14 (20.29%) Telecoms
18 14 (20.29%) Service Delivery
18 14 (20.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 14 (20.29%) DHCP

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 33 (47.83%) Apache
2 23 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 14 (20.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 14 (20.29%) CMS
4 7 (10.14%) nginx
5 6 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.90%) JBoss
7 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.45%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.35%) PaaS
3 3 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) DNS
2 14 (20.29%) DHCP
2 14 (20.29%) HTTP
3 6 (8.70%) Internet
3 6 (8.70%) Firewall
3 6 (8.70%) LDAP
4 5 (7.25%) SAN
5 4 (5.80%) NAS
5 4 (5.80%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.35%) SSH
6 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.35%) VPN
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (53.62%) MySQL
2 15 (21.74%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (14.49%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) Redis
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
1 10 (14.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.59%) Hudson
3 7 (10.14%) Subversion
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 24 (34.78%) Games
2 17 (24.64%) Finance
3 14 (20.29%) Telecoms
3 14 (20.29%) Online Betting
4 7 (10.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) LAMP
2 3 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) Memcached
3 2 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) XML
4 1 (1.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Online Games
2 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.80%) Replication
3 4 (5.80%) EqualLogic
3 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (46.38%) CentOS
3 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (20.29%) Ubuntu
4 13 (18.84%) UNIX
5 11 (15.94%) Windows
6 7 (10.14%) Debian
7 3 (4.35%) Solaris
8 2 (2.90%) AIX
8 2 (2.90%) HPUX
9 1 (1.45%) Fedora
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) E-Commerce
2 21 (30.43%) DevOps
3 14 (20.29%) Service Delivery
4 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.04%) Open Source
6 6 (8.70%) ITIL
6 6 (8.70%) Migration
6 6 (8.70%) Time Management
7 4 (5.80%) Change Control
8 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.90%) Build Automation
9 2 (2.90%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.90%) Change Management
9 2 (2.90%) Server Building
10 1 (1.45%) DRM
10 1 (1.45%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) Bash Shell
2 20 (28.99%) Python
3 19 (27.54%) Perl
4 16 (23.19%) Java
5 14 (20.29%) SQL
6 10 (14.49%) Ruby
7 9 (13.04%) PHP
8 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.45%) AWK
9 1 (1.45%) Scala
9 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) CCNA
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.14%) Varnish
2 7 (10.14%) Docker
3 5 (7.25%) XenApp
4 4 (5.80%) vSphere
4 4 (5.80%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.80%) Xen
4 4 (5.80%) KVM
5 1 (1.45%) iptables
5 1 (1.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 34 (49.28%) Puppet
2 21 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (15.94%) Nagios
4 5 (7.25%) ZABBIX
4 5 (7.25%) HAProxy
4 5 (7.25%) Ansible
4 5 (7.25%) Pingdom
5 4 (5.80%) Check_MK
5 4 (5.80%) Cacti
5 4 (5.80%) BMC Marimba
6 3 (4.35%) logstash
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.45%) Graphite
8 1 (1.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Red Hat
2 19 (27.54%) Oracle
3 17 (24.64%) VMware
4 16 (23.19%) Cisco
5 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.70%) IBM
7 5 (7.25%) Citrix
7 5 (7.25%) Google
8 4 (5.80%) Veeam
8 4 (5.80%) Dell
9 2 (2.90%) HP
9 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
9 2 (2.90%) New Relic
9 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.45%) NetApp
10 1 (1.45%) Sun
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