The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 548 493
Rank change year-on-year +18 -55  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 355 395 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.44% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 311 369 461
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,850 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80408 89199 100476
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66182 76019 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -68 130 £55,000 +4.76% 22
South East +45 83 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Yorkshire +18 40 £37,500 -6.25% 7
North West -14 36 £35,000 +7.69% 5
West Midlands +40 28 £45,000 +9.09% 1
South West +25 24 £33,500 -31.28%
East of England -5 12 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +7 2 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

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

1 661 (100.00%) Linux
2 277 (41.91%) Puppet
3 263 (39.79%) DevOps
4 250 (37.82%) Red Hat
5 243 (36.76%) Python
6 227 (34.34%) Bash Shell
7 210 (31.77%) VMware
8 192 (29.05%) Perl
8 192 (29.05%) CentOS
9 187 (28.29%) MySQL
10 185 (27.99%) Ansible
11 180 (27.23%) Unix
12 172 (26.02%) Apache
13 166 (25.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 159 (24.05%) Windows
15 153 (23.15%) Debian
16 146 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
17 144 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 143 (21.63%) DNS
19 141 (21.33%) LAMP
20 134 (20.27%) Ubuntu
21 130 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
22 106 (16.04%) TCP/IP
23 104 (15.73%) Firewall
24 101 (15.28%) Finance
24 101 (15.28%) Ruby
24 101 (15.28%) Docker
25 99 (14.98%) Configuration Management
26 94 (14.22%) PHP
27 87 (13.16%) Nagios

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
1 172 (26.02%) Apache
2 79 (11.95%) nginx
3 74 (11.20%) Tomcat
4 40 (6.05%) OpenStack
5 30 (4.54%) IIS
6 18 (2.72%) MS Exchange
7 16 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.97%) Jetty
9 12 (1.82%) Confluence
10 9 (1.36%) JBoss
11 4 (0.61%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.61%) Drupal
11 4 (0.61%) SAS
11 4 (0.61%) WordPress
12 3 (0.45%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.45%) Eucalyptus
13 2 (0.30%) CMS
13 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.30%) Kentico
13 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 33 (4.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.61%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 130 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.48%) SaaS
4 14 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (1.97%) Office 365
6 10 (1.51%) GitHub
7 9 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.21%) IaaS
9 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.91%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.61%) Datadog
11 4 (0.61%) G Suite
12 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.45%) PaaS
12 3 (0.45%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle CX
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 143 (21.63%) DNS
2 106 (16.04%) TCP/IP
3 104 (15.73%) Firewall
4 74 (11.20%) SAN
5 63 (9.53%) VPN
6 52 (7.87%) Internet
7 49 (7.41%) LDAP
8 46 (6.96%) LAN
9 45 (6.81%) WAN
10 34 (5.14%) DHCP
11 27 (4.08%) HTTP
12 22 (3.33%) VLAN
13 20 (3.03%) iSCSI
13 20 (3.03%) SNMP
14 19 (2.87%) SMTP
15 16 (2.42%) Network Security
15 16 (2.42%) SSH
16 15 (2.27%) BGP
17 13 (1.97%) MRTG
18 12 (1.82%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (28.29%) MySQL
2 59 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 48 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (4.69%) MariaDB
5 21 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.97%) Redis
7 13 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.76%) Big Data
10 5 (0.76%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.45%) DB2
12 3 (0.45%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 86 (13.01%) Jenkins
2 69 (10.44%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.69%) JIRA
4 26 (3.93%) Vagrant
5 22 (3.33%) Subversion
6 14 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.36%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.21%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.21%) Maven
9 5 (0.76%) Gitweb
9 5 (0.76%) Hudson
10 3 (0.45%) Bundler
10 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.15%) CircleCI
General
1 101 (15.28%) Finance
2 59 (8.93%) Marketing
3 44 (6.66%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.99%) Electronics
4 33 (4.99%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.27%) Banking
6 14 (2.12%) Back Office
7 12 (1.82%) Games
8 5 (0.76%) Retail
9 3 (0.45%) Front Office
9 3 (0.45%) Law
10 2 (0.30%) Advertising
10 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.30%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (21.33%) LAMP
2 41 (6.20%) LEMP Stack
3 14 (2.12%) HTML
3 14 (2.12%) Web Services
4 10 (1.51%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (1.36%) CSS
5 9 (1.36%) Kafka
6 8 (1.21%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (0.91%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.91%) HornetQ
8 6 (0.91%) JMX
8 6 (0.91%) REST
9 5 (0.76%) JRuby
9 5 (0.76%) RESTful
10 4 (0.61%) .NET
10 4 (0.61%) MCollective
10 4 (0.61%) Memcached
10 4 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.84%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
3 25 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.42%) Clustering
6 15 (2.27%) Replication
7 14 (2.12%) Fintech
8 13 (1.97%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.36%) Device Driver
10 9 (1.36%) iPad
11 8 (1.21%) Eurex
12 7 (1.06%) Digital Media
12 7 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.91%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.61%) EMC VNX
15 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
16 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 661 (100.00%) Linux
2 192 (29.05%) CentOS
3 180 (27.23%) Unix
4 166 (25.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 159 (24.05%) Windows
6 153 (23.15%) Debian
7 134 (20.27%) Ubuntu
8 45 (6.81%) Windows Server
9 33 (4.99%) HPUX
9 33 (4.99%) Solaris
10 26 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (2.72%) AIX
12 18 (2.72%) SUSE
13 14 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.36%) Fedora
16 6 (0.91%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (39.79%) DevOps
2 99 (14.98%) Configuration Management
3 67 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (9.83%) High Availability
5 60 (9.08%) Load Balancing
6 53 (8.02%) Open Source
7 51 (7.72%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (6.05%) ITIL
9 37 (5.60%) Digital Marketing
10 35 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
11 33 (4.99%) Programme Management
12 28 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (4.24%) Low Latency
12 28 (4.24%) Service Management
13 25 (3.78%) Performance Monitoring
14 24 (3.63%) E-Commerce
15 21 (3.18%) Business Continuity
15 21 (3.18%) Mentoring
16 19 (2.87%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 243 (36.76%) Python
2 227 (34.34%) Bash Shell
3 192 (29.05%) Perl
4 101 (15.28%) Ruby
5 94 (14.22%) PHP
6 80 (12.10%) Java
7 73 (11.04%) SQL
8 64 (9.68%) Shell Script
9 45 (6.81%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.63%) JavaScript
11 15 (2.27%) C
12 9 (1.36%) C-shell
12 9 (1.36%) Korn
13 8 (1.21%) Bourne shell
14 7 (1.06%) Go
15 5 (0.76%) C++
16 4 (0.61%) Groovy
17 3 (0.45%) C#
18 1 (0.15%) AWK
18 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (7.87%) Degree
2 18 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.27%) CCNA
3 15 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.12%) RHCE
5 13 (1.97%) RHCA
6 11 (1.66%) RHCSA
7 9 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.30%) MCSA
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.15%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.51%) SLA
2 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.76%) QA
3 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 144 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (15.28%) Docker
3 76 (11.50%) Active Directory
4 60 (9.08%) KVM
5 38 (5.75%) iptables
5 38 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (4.99%) NFS
7 28 (4.24%) Hyper-V
7 28 (4.24%) XenServer
8 22 (3.33%) vSphere
9 17 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (2.12%) Samba
10 14 (2.12%) Xen
11 13 (1.97%) Terminal Services
11 13 (1.97%) Varnish
12 12 (1.82%) Postfix
12 12 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (1.66%) LXC
13 11 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 277 (41.91%) Puppet
2 185 (27.99%) Ansible
3 146 (22.09%) Opscode Chef
4 87 (13.16%) Nagios
5 34 (5.14%) Kubernetes
6 33 (4.99%) ZABBIX
7 28 (4.24%) CFEngine
8 24 (3.63%) SELinux
9 20 (3.03%) Terraform
10 19 (2.87%) Icinga
11 18 (2.72%) Salt
12 14 (2.12%) HAProxy
12 14 (2.12%) WSUS
13 13 (1.97%) Cacti
14 11 (1.66%) Cobbler
15 9 (1.36%) Grafana
16 8 (1.21%) logstash
17 7 (1.06%) cPanel
17 7 (1.06%) Munin
18 6 (0.91%) Graphite
Vendors
1 250 (37.82%) Red Hat
2 210 (31.77%) VMware
3 60 (9.08%) Oracle
4 57 (8.62%) Cisco
5 51 (7.72%) Microsoft
6 35 (5.30%) HP
6 35 (5.30%) SAP
7 23 (3.48%) EMC
7 23 (3.48%) NetApp
8 21 (3.18%) Citrix
9 16 (2.42%) F5
9 16 (2.42%) Splunk
10 15 (2.27%) Google
11 14 (2.12%) 3PAR
12 12 (1.82%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.82%) SaltStack
13 11 (1.66%) Dell
13 11 (1.66%) Juniper
13 11 (1.66%) McAfee
13 11 (1.66%) Rackspace
Liverpool, Merseyside
Avance Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus flexi-time and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Zoopla Property Group Plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago