Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 536 526
Rank change year-on-year -58 -10 -104
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 688 846 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 592 722 958
England median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,300 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in England

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -109 300 £50,000 -4.76% 27
South East -27 153 £45,000 -5.26% 12
North of England +52 126 £40,000 - 6
Yorkshire +75 88 £40,000 - 4
South West +37 47 £42,000 -13.85% 3
North West -7 38 £37,500 +23.97% 2
Midlands +24 33 £42,500 +16.44% 4
East of England +3 29 £40,000 -23.81% 3
West Midlands +29 22 £38,750 -6.06% 1
East Midlands +18 11 £42,500 +16.44% 3
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 688 (100.00%) Linux
2 288 (41.86%) DevOps
3 259 (37.65%) Puppet
4 238 (34.59%) MySQL
5 219 (31.83%) Apache
6 216 (31.40%) Python
6 216 (31.40%) Bash Shell
7 214 (31.10%) Ansible
8 201 (29.22%) Red Hat
9 191 (27.76%) CentOS
10 170 (24.71%) VMware
11 166 (24.13%) Amazon AWS
12 160 (23.26%) Windows
13 155 (22.53%) DNS
14 152 (22.09%) Unix
14 152 (22.09%) LAMP
14 152 (22.09%) Ubuntu
15 151 (21.95%) Perl
16 147 (21.37%) Opscode Chef
17 146 (21.22%) Docker
18 137 (19.91%) Configuration Management
19 128 (18.60%) Finance
20 126 (18.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 125 (18.17%) Firewall
22 119 (17.30%) nginx
23 112 (16.28%) PHP
24 103 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
25 100 (14.53%) TCP/IP
26 90 (13.08%) Debian
27 84 (12.21%) Agile Software Development

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 219 (31.83%) Apache
2 119 (17.30%) nginx
3 46 (6.69%) Tomcat
4 27 (3.92%) OpenStack
5 16 (2.33%) WordPress
6 11 (1.60%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.31%) Confluence
7 9 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.16%) IIS
9 7 (1.02%) JBoss
10 6 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.44%) lighttpd
11 3 (0.44%) SAS
12 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.29%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.15%) Jetty
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Houdini
1 1 (0.15%) Maya
1 1 (0.15%) NUKE
1 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.29%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 166 (24.13%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.49%) SaaS
4 19 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.03%) GitHub
6 10 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.16%) Office 365
8 7 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (1.02%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (0.87%) Serverless
10 5 (0.73%) IaaS
11 4 (0.58%) PaaS
12 2 (0.29%) Akamai
12 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 155 (22.53%) DNS
2 125 (18.17%) Firewall
3 100 (14.53%) TCP/IP
4 55 (7.99%) SAN
4 55 (7.99%) VPN
5 42 (6.10%) LDAP
6 37 (5.38%) Network Security
7 34 (4.94%) Internet
8 30 (4.36%) DHCP
9 26 (3.78%) BGP
9 26 (3.78%) LAN
9 26 (3.78%) WAN
10 24 (3.49%) VLAN
11 20 (2.91%) HTTP
11 20 (2.91%) OSPF
12 16 (2.33%) RIP
13 14 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (2.03%) IGMP
13 14 (2.03%) Junos
14 12 (1.74%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (34.59%) MySQL
2 42 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 27 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 25 (3.63%) MariaDB
6 20 (2.91%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.02%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.44%) Redis
12 2 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.29%) Big Data
12 2 (0.29%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 79 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 66 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.63%) Vagrant
4 17 (2.47%) Subversion
5 11 (1.60%) JIRA
6 10 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.87%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.44%) Ant
10 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.15%) GitLab
11 1 (0.15%) Gitweb
11 1 (0.15%) Hudson
11 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
General
1 128 (18.60%) Finance
2 57 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 46 (6.69%) Marketing
4 36 (5.23%) Electronics
4 36 (5.23%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.20%) Banking
6 17 (2.47%) Games
7 14 (2.03%) Retail
8 11 (1.60%) Law
9 8 (1.16%) Back Office
10 4 (0.58%) Front Office
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (22.09%) LAMP
2 79 (11.48%) LEMP Stack
3 22 (3.20%) Web Services
4 18 (2.62%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (1.60%) HTML
6 7 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (0.87%) Memcached
7 6 (0.87%) OpenVZ
7 6 (0.87%) REST
8 5 (0.73%) .NET
8 5 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.73%) Velocity
9 4 (0.58%) Node.js
10 3 (0.44%) Middleware
10 3 (0.44%) PHP-FPM
10 3 (0.44%) Sensu
11 2 (0.29%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.15%) JRuby
12 1 (0.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.12%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.51%) Fintech
4 28 (4.07%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (3.49%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.05%) Digital Media
6 21 (3.05%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.05%) Replication
7 18 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.33%) Clustering
9 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.02%) iPad
9 7 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.87%) Eurex
11 5 (0.73%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 688 (100.00%) Linux
2 191 (27.76%) CentOS
3 160 (23.26%) Windows
4 152 (22.09%) Ubuntu
4 152 (22.09%) Unix
5 126 (18.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 90 (13.08%) Debian
7 55 (7.99%) Windows Server
8 39 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (3.05%) Windows 7
11 19 (2.76%) Windows 10
12 18 (2.62%) Solaris
13 14 (2.03%) HPUX
14 12 (1.74%) AIX
15 9 (1.31%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.31%) SUSE
15 9 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (1.16%) CoreOS
17 7 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (41.86%) DevOps
2 137 (19.91%) Configuration Management
3 84 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (9.88%) Open Source
6 62 (9.01%) High Availability
7 42 (6.10%) ITIL
7 42 (6.10%) Load Balancing
8 40 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (5.38%) Digital Marketing
10 37 (5.38%) Programme Management
11 29 (4.22%) Business Continuity
11 29 (4.22%) E-Commerce
12 27 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
13 25 (3.63%) Low Latency
13 25 (3.63%) Service Management
14 22 (3.20%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 22 (3.20%) Task Automation
15 20 (2.91%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 216 (31.40%) Bash Shell
1 216 (31.40%) Python
2 151 (21.95%) Perl
3 112 (16.28%) PHP
4 79 (11.48%) Shell Script
5 59 (8.58%) Ruby
6 53 (7.70%) Java
7 52 (7.56%) SQL
8 44 (6.40%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.45%) Korn
10 9 (1.31%) Bourne shell
11 6 (0.87%) C-shell
11 6 (0.87%) Go
12 5 (0.73%) PHP 5
12 5 (0.73%) PHP 7
13 4 (0.58%) AWK
13 4 (0.58%) C
13 4 (0.58%) Groovy
13 4 (0.58%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 79 (11.48%) Degree
2 20 (2.91%) RHCE
3 16 (2.33%) CCNA
3 16 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.03%) RHCSA
5 12 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.16%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.16%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.58%) CCNP
8 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.29%) RHCA
9 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.15%) CEH
10 1 (0.15%) CISM
10 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.45%) QA
2 9 (1.31%) SLA
3 6 (0.87%) GCP
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
4 3 (0.44%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 146 (21.22%) Docker
2 103 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.56%) Active Directory
4 46 (6.69%) iptables
5 44 (6.40%) KVM
6 39 (5.67%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (4.65%) NFS
8 27 (3.92%) vSphere
9 25 (3.63%) Hyper-V
10 18 (2.62%) Samba
11 14 (2.03%) LXC
11 14 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.89%) Postfix
12 13 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.89%) XenServer
13 12 (1.74%) Varnish
14 11 (1.60%) GlusterFS
15 8 (1.16%) Terminal Services
15 8 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 259 (37.65%) Puppet
2 214 (31.10%) Ansible
3 147 (21.37%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (11.19%) Nagios
5 56 (8.14%) Kubernetes
6 40 (5.81%) Terraform
7 38 (5.52%) Salt
8 36 (5.23%) ZABBIX
9 24 (3.49%) HAProxy
10 18 (2.62%) Cacti
11 15 (2.18%) CFEngine
12 11 (1.60%) Grafana
13 10 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (1.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 8 (1.16%) WSUS
16 7 (1.02%) Munin
16 7 (1.02%) Packer
16 7 (1.02%) SELinux
17 6 (0.87%) Icinga
18 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 201 (29.22%) Red Hat
2 170 (24.71%) VMware
3 59 (8.58%) Cisco
4 49 (7.12%) Oracle
5 48 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 36 (5.23%) SAP
7 20 (2.91%) HP
8 19 (2.76%) Google
9 16 (2.33%) Citrix
9 16 (2.33%) Hitachi
10 15 (2.18%) Rackspace
11 14 (2.03%) F5
12 13 (1.89%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.60%) SaltStack
14 9 (1.31%) Dell
14 9 (1.31%) McAfee
14 9 (1.31%) NetApp
14 9 (1.31%) Percona
15 8 (1.16%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.16%) Juniper