The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Administrator
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 91 93
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 4 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.17% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.17% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 6
Median salary £26,500 £42,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.64% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.29% -4.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1156 1162 1314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.75% 95.87% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 717 665 822
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Edinburgh

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in Edinburgh

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Linux Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) CentOS
3 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (50.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (40.00%) Puppet
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) JBoss
5 4 (40.00%) Apache
5 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) Ansible
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Perl
6 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (30.00%) Nagios
6 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (30.00%) Perforce
6 3 (30.00%) Debian
6 3 (30.00%) F5
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Capistrano
6 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (20.00%) Xen
7 2 (20.00%) LAMP
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) Apache
1 4 (40.00%) JBoss
1 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MariaDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) CentOS
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Debian
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) KVM
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) Xen
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Gluster
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Ansible
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 3 (30.00%) Capistrano
2 3 (30.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (10.00%) Rundeck
3 1 (10.00%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) F5
2 3 (30.00%) Perforce
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Rackspace
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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