The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 98 95
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 6 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.074% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.080% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 5
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,000 £52,900
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

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 1067 1255 1286
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.44% 93.38% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 687 846 778
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) CentOS
3 3 (42.86%) Puppet
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Ansible
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) LAMP
4 2 (28.57%) JBoss
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Xen
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) KVM
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) Gluster
5 1 (14.29%) Capistrano
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments

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 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 1 (14.29%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) OpenVPN
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MariaDB
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) LAMP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) CentOS
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Debian
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) KVM
1 2 (28.57%) Xen
2 1 (14.29%) Gluster
2 1 (14.29%) NFS
2 1 (14.29%) Samba
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Capistrano
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Perforce
3 1 (14.29%) Rackspace
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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