The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 - 102
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 7 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.62% - 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% - 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Median salary £35,000 - £36,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 - £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 - £41,700
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -  

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 1071 1257 1293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.45% 93.32% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 694 846 777
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) CentOS
4 3 (37.50%) Puppet
4 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (25.00%) Nagios
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) LAMP
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Debian
5 2 (25.00%) Xen
5 2 (25.00%) JBoss
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) KVM
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (12.50%) NAS
6 1 (12.50%) nginx

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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) OpenVPN
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MariaDB
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) CentOS
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Debian
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) KVM
1 2 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (12.50%) Gluster
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (12.50%) Samba
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) Capistrano
3 1 (12.50%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Perforce
3 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago