The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Linux System Administrator
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 91 97
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 5 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.40% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.17% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 3
Median salary £26,500 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.64% -29.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £41,250 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £43,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.93% -4.70%  

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 1185 1148 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.95% 95.91% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2877 2279 2881
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 £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
3 7 (63.64%) CentOS
4 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
4 6 (54.55%) DevOps
5 5 (45.45%) Ansible
5 5 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (45.45%) Puppet
5 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
6 4 (36.36%) Python
6 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) JBoss
6 4 (36.36%) Apache
6 4 (36.36%) Nagios
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 3 (27.27%) Capistrano
7 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
7 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (27.27%) Perforce
7 3 (27.27%) Debian
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) Perl
7 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (27.27%) F5
8 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 2 (18.18%) KVM

Linux Systems 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 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
2 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
3 1 (9.09%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) OpenVPN
2 1 (9.09%) SMTP
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) LAMP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) CentOS
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) Debian
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) KVM
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Xen
2 1 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) Gluster
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (9.09%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Ansible
1 5 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (45.45%) Puppet
2 4 (36.36%) Nagios
3 3 (27.27%) Capistrano
4 1 (9.09%) Cacti
4 1 (9.09%) Graphite
4 1 (9.09%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (9.09%) Rundeck
4 1 (9.09%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) F5
2 3 (27.27%) Perforce
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Rackspace