The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 792 801 818
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 89 69 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.064% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.068% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 84 63 66
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 2014 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 1 August 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 -46 81 £55,000 - 9
London -15 65 £55,000 - 6
Hertfordshire - 7 £53,000 - 1
East of England - 7 £53,000 - 1
South East -14 6 £55,000 -16.98% 1
Oxford +4 4 £55,000 -24.13%
Oxfordshire +3 4 £55,000 -24.13%
Cardiff - 3 £37,500 -
South Wales - 3 £37,500 -
Wales - 3 £37,500 -
North East - 2 £37,750 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £37,750 -
Berkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Reading - 2 £37,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £37,750 -
City of London -17 1 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -30 1 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Sheffield - 1 £40,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Linux
2 117 (59.39%) Puppet
3 109 (55.33%) MySQL
4 98 (49.75%) Red Hat
5 96 (48.73%) Ubuntu
6 91 (46.19%) Apache
7 88 (44.67%) CentOS
8 78 (39.59%) Opscode Chef
8 78 (39.59%) DevOps
8 78 (39.59%) Python
9 74 (37.56%) Debian
10 69 (35.03%) Java
11 68 (34.52%) DNS
12 67 (34.01%) Amazon AWS
13 66 (33.50%) HTTP
14 57 (28.93%) nginx
15 56 (28.43%) Ruby
15 56 (28.43%) Perl
16 52 (26.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 52 (26.40%) Redis
17 47 (23.86%) Games
17 47 (23.86%) Nagios
18 46 (23.35%) VMware
19 45 (22.84%) Bash Shell
20 44 (22.34%) PHP
21 41 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 41 (20.81%) Jenkins
22 40 (20.30%) E-Commerce
23 38 (19.29%) Web Services
24 37 (18.78%) SQL

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 91 (46.19%) Apache
2 57 (28.93%) nginx
3 30 (15.23%) Tomcat
4 23 (11.68%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (9.14%) CMS
5 18 (9.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 13 (6.60%) Node.js
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 67 (34.01%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.11%) SaaS
3 6 (3.05%) Joyent
4 5 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.03%) GitHub
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.02%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 68 (34.52%) DNS
2 66 (33.50%) HTTP
3 30 (15.23%) Firewall
4 29 (14.72%) TCP/IP
5 27 (13.71%) DHCP
6 25 (12.69%) LDAP
7 24 (12.18%) SSL
8 21 (10.66%) SSH
9 16 (8.12%) VPN
10 15 (7.61%) SMTP
11 12 (6.09%) SAN
11 12 (6.09%) HTTPS
12 9 (4.57%) VLAN
13 7 (3.55%) NAS
14 6 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (3.05%) SNMP
15 5 (2.54%) POP3
15 5 (2.54%) IMAP
16 4 (2.03%) tcpdump
16 4 (2.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (55.33%) MySQL
2 52 (26.40%) Redis
3 35 (17.77%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (13.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 21 (10.66%) NoSQL
6 19 (9.64%) Big Data
6 19 (9.64%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 41 (20.81%) Jenkins
2 26 (13.20%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.60%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 47 (23.86%) Games
2 29 (14.72%) Finance
3 20 (10.15%) Telecoms
4 18 (9.14%) Online Betting
5 9 (4.57%) Retail
6 4 (2.03%) Publishing
7 3 (1.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.29%) Web Services
2 33 (16.75%) LAMP
3 13 (6.60%) Sphinx
3 13 (6.60%) Django
4 10 (5.08%) CSS
5 9 (4.57%) JSON
5 9 (4.57%) XML
6 3 (1.52%) .NET
6 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.52%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.02%) SOAP
8 1 (0.51%) HTML
8 1 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.18%) Online Games
2 15 (7.61%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.61%) Social Media
2 15 (7.61%) Open Source
3 14 (7.11%) Replication
4 13 (6.60%) Clustering
5 4 (2.03%) Blog
6 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.02%) Equities
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 197 (100.00%) Linux
2 96 (48.73%) Ubuntu
3 88 (44.67%) CentOS
4 74 (37.56%) Debian
5 52 (26.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (14.72%) UNIX
7 23 (11.68%) Android
7 23 (11.68%) Apple iOS
7 23 (11.68%) Solaris
8 21 (10.66%) Windows
9 15 (7.61%) FreeBSD
10 13 (6.60%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.51%) AIX
11 1 (0.51%) HPUX
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.59%) DevOps
2 40 (20.30%) E-Commerce
3 31 (15.74%) Load Balancing
4 19 (9.64%) Service Delivery
5 18 (9.14%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (9.14%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.08%) Project Management
6 10 (5.08%) Analytics
7 9 (4.57%) Build Automation
7 9 (4.57%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.05%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.05%) Scrum
8 6 (3.05%) B2B
9 5 (2.54%) Migration
9 5 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.54%) Social Media Monitoring
9 5 (2.54%) Stress Testing
10 4 (2.03%) User Experience Design
10 4 (2.03%) Release Management
11 3 (1.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (39.59%) Python
2 69 (35.03%) Java
3 56 (28.43%) Ruby
3 56 (28.43%) Perl
4 45 (22.84%) Bash Shell
5 44 (22.34%) PHP
6 37 (18.78%) SQL
7 23 (11.68%) Scala
8 11 (5.58%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.57%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.05%) AWK
11 5 (2.54%) PHP4
12 2 (1.02%) sed
12 2 (1.02%) C
13 1 (0.51%) C++
13 1 (0.51%) Golang
13 1 (0.51%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 9 (4.57%) RHCE
2 8 (4.06%) Degree
3 4 (2.03%) PhD
4 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.64%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (17.77%) Xen
3 15 (7.61%) KVM
4 14 (7.11%) XenServer
5 4 (2.03%) vSphere
6 3 (1.52%) NFS
6 3 (1.52%) Docker
7 2 (1.02%) Postfix
8 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.51%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 117 (59.39%) Puppet
2 78 (39.59%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (23.86%) Nagios
4 23 (11.68%) logstash
5 15 (7.61%) Cacti
6 13 (6.60%) Salt
7 12 (6.09%) Ansible
7 12 (6.09%) ZABBIX
8 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.52%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.52%) SCOM
10 2 (1.02%) Ganglia
10 2 (1.02%) Zenoss
10 2 (1.02%) Opsview
11 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.51%) Scalr
Vendors
1 98 (49.75%) Red Hat
2 46 (23.35%) VMware
3 30 (15.23%) Oracle
4 15 (7.61%) Citrix
5 13 (6.60%) Rackspace
6 10 (5.08%) JBoss
7 5 (2.54%) NetApp
8 4 (2.03%) Facebook
8 4 (2.03%) Twitter
8 4 (2.03%) Cisco
8 4 (2.03%) Sun
9 3 (1.52%) HP
9 3 (1.52%) Percona
10 2 (1.02%) Zend
10 2 (1.02%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.02%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.51%) Splunk
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + experience dependent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum c£40k
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Theale, Berkshire
i-KMP Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago