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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Linux System Administrator
Rank 853 829 819
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 37 104 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.087% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.092% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 32 102 75
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £53,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +29.26%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £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 £38,000
% 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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 17 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 24 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -51 37 £55,000 +1.85% 4
London -18 17 £67,500 +12.50% 2
East of England +22 13 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Hertfordshire -8 8 £55,000 +3.77% 1
St Albans - 8 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £52,500 -
Cambridge - 5 £52,500 -
Exeter - 4 - -
Devon - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
South East -5 2 £48,750 +5.40% 1
Berkshire - 2 £48,750 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £60,000 -
Reading - 1 £37,500 - 1

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 79 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (51.90%) Red Hat
3 37 (46.84%) MySQL
4 36 (45.57%) CentOS
5 35 (44.30%) Java
6 34 (43.04%) Puppet
7 33 (41.77%) DevOps
7 33 (41.77%) DNS
8 27 (34.18%) Tomcat
8 27 (34.18%) Python
8 27 (34.18%) Bash Shell
9 25 (31.65%) E-Commerce
10 24 (30.38%) UNIX
10 24 (30.38%) Ubuntu
11 23 (29.11%) Perl
12 22 (27.85%) Oracle
12 22 (27.85%) Apache
12 22 (27.85%) Games
12 22 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (25.32%) Ruby
14 19 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (24.05%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (22.78%) VMware
15 18 (22.78%) Windows
16 17 (21.52%) Debian
16 17 (21.52%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (21.52%) Git (software)
16 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (20.25%) SQL
17 16 (20.25%) DHCP

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (34.18%) Tomcat
2 22 (27.85%) Apache
3 13 (16.46%) nginx
4 12 (15.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 12 (15.19%) CMS
5 9 (11.39%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (6.33%) Jetty
7 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.53%) IIS
7 2 (2.53%) JBoss
8 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.53%) PaaS
3 2 (2.53%) IaaS
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (41.77%) DNS
2 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
2 16 (20.25%) DHCP
2 16 (20.25%) HTTP
3 9 (11.39%) LDAP
3 9 (11.39%) SAN
3 9 (11.39%) Firewall
4 7 (8.86%) VPN
5 6 (7.59%) NAS
6 5 (6.33%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (6.33%) SMTP
6 5 (6.33%) FTP
7 3 (3.80%) LAN
7 3 (3.80%) WAN
7 3 (3.80%) SNMP
7 3 (3.80%) Internet
7 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.80%) InfiniBand
8 2 (2.53%) SSH
8 2 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (46.84%) MySQL
2 17 (21.52%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (12.66%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.86%) Redis
4 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.53%) DB2
8 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.27%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
3 11 (13.92%) Subversion
4 8 (10.13%) Hudson
5 2 (2.53%) JIRA
General
1 22 (27.85%) Games
2 14 (17.72%) Finance
3 12 (15.19%) Telecoms
3 12 (15.19%) Online Betting
4 8 (10.13%) Publishing
5 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) CSS
1 5 (6.33%) Web Services
1 5 (6.33%) XML
1 5 (6.33%) JSON
2 4 (5.06%) J2EE
2 4 (5.06%) LAMP
3 3 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.27%) Symfony
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Online Games
2 4 (5.06%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) Celerra
5 1 (1.27%) iDTV
5 1 (1.27%) EMV
5 1 (1.27%) EFT
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (45.57%) CentOS
3 24 (30.38%) Ubuntu
3 24 (30.38%) UNIX
4 22 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (22.78%) Windows
6 17 (21.52%) Debian
7 10 (12.66%) Solaris
8 6 (7.59%) Android
8 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.80%) FreeBSD
10 2 (2.53%) SUSE
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.53%) HPUX
11 1 (1.27%) AIX
11 1 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.77%) DevOps
2 25 (31.65%) E-Commerce
3 12 (15.19%) Service Delivery
4 9 (11.39%) ITIL
5 8 (10.13%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.59%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.53%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.53%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.27%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.27%) Build Automation
9 1 (1.27%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.27%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (1.27%) Data Management
9 1 (1.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.30%) Java
2 27 (34.18%) Python
2 27 (34.18%) Bash Shell
3 23 (29.11%) Perl
4 20 (25.32%) Ruby
5 16 (20.25%) SQL
6 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
6 11 (13.92%) PHP
7 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.59%) Scala
8 2 (2.53%) Bourne shell
8 2 (2.53%) C-shell
8 2 (2.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.80%) RHCE
3 3 (3.80%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.66%) Varnish
3 5 (6.33%) KVM
4 4 (5.06%) Docker
4 4 (5.06%) vSphere
4 4 (5.06%) XenApp
5 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.53%) NFS
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.53%) XenServer
6 2 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) LXC
7 1 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (43.04%) Puppet
2 19 (24.05%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (10.13%) Graphite
4 7 (8.86%) logstash
4 7 (8.86%) Nagios
5 3 (3.80%) Pingdom
5 3 (3.80%) Ansible
6 2 (2.53%) Zenoss
6 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (1.27%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.27%) Cacti
7 1 (1.27%) Munin
7 1 (1.27%) yum
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.27%) Salt
7 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (51.90%) Red Hat
2 22 (27.85%) Oracle
3 18 (22.78%) VMware
4 11 (13.92%) Cisco
5 9 (11.39%) HP
5 9 (11.39%) EMC
6 7 (8.86%) IBM
6 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.33%) Citrix
7 5 (6.33%) Rackspace
8 4 (5.06%) NetApp
8 4 (5.06%) Google
9 3 (3.80%) Veritas
9 3 (3.80%) Sun
9 3 (3.80%) Sybase
9 3 (3.80%) Isilon
10 2 (2.53%) F5
10 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.53%) Dell
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 23 days ago