The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux System Administrator
UK / England
Rank 530 497 446
Rank change year-on-year -33 -51  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 306 485 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 254 420 554
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,500 £62,500
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 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 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -55 110 £50,000 - 26
South East +65 101 £43,000 +7.50% 18
East of England +24 27 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire -2 21 £52,500 +39.00% 3
East Midlands +13 18 £40,000 +16.78%
North West -23 14 £33,250 +2.30% 3
South West -8 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Midlands +19 7 £40,000 +19.40% 2
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 723 (100.00%) Linux
2 296 (40.94%) Puppet
3 286 (39.56%) Red Hat
4 264 (36.51%) Bash Shell
5 240 (33.20%) Python
6 236 (32.64%) DevOps
7 225 (31.12%) VMware
8 214 (29.60%) CentOS
9 207 (28.63%) MySQL
10 193 (26.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 181 (25.03%) Windows
12 175 (24.20%) Amazon AWS
13 173 (23.93%) Ubuntu
14 172 (23.79%) Unix
15 171 (23.65%) Perl
16 157 (21.72%) Opscode Chef
17 155 (21.44%) Apache
18 131 (18.12%) Debian
18 131 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 126 (17.43%) Ansible
20 125 (17.29%) LAMP
21 123 (17.01%) Ruby
22 117 (16.18%) Jenkins
23 108 (14.94%) Nagios
24 103 (14.25%) Firewall
25 101 (13.97%) PHP
26 96 (13.28%) DNS
27 92 (12.72%) Finance
28 85 (11.76%) Configuration Management
29 82 (11.34%) SQL

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 155 (21.44%) Apache
2 75 (10.37%) Tomcat
3 62 (8.58%) nginx
4 47 (6.50%) IIS
5 31 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
5 31 (4.29%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.24%) Drupal
6 9 (1.24%) Hubot
6 9 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.97%) JBoss
8 6 (0.83%) Confluence
9 5 (0.69%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.55%) Eucalyptus
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.41%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.41%) WordPress
12 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.28%) Jetty
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.41%) Magento
3 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 175 (24.20%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.09%) SaaS
3 32 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.63%) Office 365
4 19 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (1.66%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.52%) GitHub
7 9 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.24%) IaaS
7 9 (1.24%) Slack
8 8 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle CX
9 5 (0.69%) Route 53
10 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.41%) Datadog
10 3 (0.41%) G Suite
10 3 (0.41%) Heroku
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 103 (14.25%) Firewall
2 96 (13.28%) DNS
3 63 (8.71%) TCP/IP
4 61 (8.44%) SAN
5 56 (7.75%) VPN
6 50 (6.92%) LDAP
7 38 (5.26%) Internet
8 34 (4.70%) LAN
8 34 (4.70%) WAN
9 32 (4.43%) HTTP
10 24 (3.32%) DHCP
11 23 (3.18%) VLAN
12 18 (2.49%) SMTP
13 16 (2.21%) NAS
13 16 (2.21%) SNMP
14 15 (2.07%) Asterisk PBX
15 12 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.52%) SSH
17 10 (1.38%) BGP
17 10 (1.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (28.63%) MySQL
2 60 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 42 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (4.70%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.04%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.77%) Redis
7 13 (1.80%) MariaDB
8 11 (1.52%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.11%) Big Data
9 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.83%) CouchDB
11 5 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.69%) OLTP
11 5 (0.69%) OrientDB
11 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.69%) VLDB
12 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 117 (16.18%) Jenkins
2 53 (7.33%) Git (software)
3 38 (5.26%) JIRA
4 33 (4.56%) Subversion
5 20 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (2.35%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.24%) Bundler
7 9 (1.24%) Maven
8 5 (0.69%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.41%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.41%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.28%) GitLab
10 2 (0.28%) Redmine
10 2 (0.28%) Selenium
11 1 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 92 (12.72%) Finance
2 53 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 39 (5.39%) Marketing
4 15 (2.07%) Games
5 14 (1.94%) Retail
6 13 (1.80%) Publishing
7 12 (1.66%) Banking
8 5 (0.69%) Back Office
8 5 (0.69%) Electronics
8 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.55%) Law
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (17.29%) LAMP
2 54 (7.47%) Web Services
3 37 (5.12%) LEMP Stack
4 15 (2.07%) .NET
4 15 (2.07%) Memcached
5 14 (1.94%) HTML
6 12 (1.66%) CSS
7 11 (1.52%) Kafka
8 10 (1.38%) Ajax
8 10 (1.38%) JSF
8 10 (1.38%) XHTML
9 9 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.83%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.83%) Node.js
12 5 (0.69%) Middleware
13 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.55%) MCollective
13 4 (0.55%) REST
13 4 (0.55%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.71%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.01%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.80%) Clustering
4 13 (1.80%) Fintech
5 12 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.24%) Replication
8 8 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.83%) Online Gambling
10 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.69%) Online Games
11 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.55%) Eurex
12 3 (0.41%) EFT
12 3 (0.41%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.41%) iPad
13 2 (0.28%) Celerra
13 2 (0.28%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 723 (100.00%) Linux
2 214 (29.60%) CentOS
3 193 (26.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 181 (25.03%) Windows
5 173 (23.93%) Ubuntu
6 172 (23.79%) Unix
7 131 (18.12%) Debian
8 73 (10.10%) Windows Server
9 51 (7.05%) Solaris
10 35 (4.84%) SUSE
11 27 (3.73%) AIX
12 19 (2.63%) HPUX
12 19 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.97%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.83%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (32.64%) DevOps
2 85 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 60 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (8.30%) Open Source
4 53 (7.33%) ITIL
5 50 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (6.36%) High Availability
7 45 (6.22%) Load Balancing
8 33 (4.56%) E-Commerce
9 28 (3.87%) Project Management
10 26 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (3.04%) Service Management
12 19 (2.63%) Service Delivery
13 17 (2.35%) Virtual Environments
14 16 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (2.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (2.07%) Problem Management
16 14 (1.94%) Low Latency
16 14 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 264 (36.51%) Bash Shell
2 240 (33.20%) Python
3 171 (23.65%) Perl
4 123 (17.01%) Ruby
5 101 (13.97%) PHP
6 82 (11.34%) SQL
7 74 (10.24%) Java
8 43 (5.95%) Shell Script
9 37 (5.12%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.73%) JavaScript
11 17 (2.35%) C
12 12 (1.66%) C#
13 11 (1.52%) Korn
14 7 (0.97%) Go
15 5 (0.69%) C-shell
16 4 (0.55%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.55%) C++
17 3 (0.41%) Groovy
17 3 (0.41%) R
18 2 (0.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 56 (7.75%) Degree
2 31 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.49%) CCNA
3 18 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.24%) MCSA
5 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.55%) MCSE
7 4 (0.55%) RHCA
8 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) CCNP
9 2 (0.28%) RHCE
9 2 (0.28%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.14%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.35%) QA
2 15 (2.07%) SLA
3 7 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (18.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (10.93%) Docker
3 75 (10.37%) Active Directory
4 36 (4.98%) KVM
5 30 (4.15%) NFS
6 27 (3.73%) Varnish
6 27 (3.73%) Xen
7 26 (3.60%) Hyper-V
8 21 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (2.90%) vSphere
9 20 (2.77%) XenServer
10 16 (2.21%) iptables
11 8 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.11%) VMware Server
12 7 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.83%) etcd
13 6 (0.83%) pfSense
13 6 (0.83%) Postfix
13 6 (0.83%) Squid
Systems Management
1 296 (40.94%) Puppet
2 157 (21.72%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (17.43%) Ansible
4 108 (14.94%) Nagios
5 23 (3.18%) OpenView
5 23 (3.18%) ZABBIX
6 21 (2.90%) Kubernetes
7 20 (2.77%) Cobbler
8 19 (2.63%) Control-M
9 15 (2.07%) Cacti
10 13 (1.80%) CFEngine
10 13 (1.80%) HAProxy
10 13 (1.80%) Icinga
10 13 (1.80%) Salt
11 11 (1.52%) logstash
11 11 (1.52%) Terraform
12 10 (1.38%) cPanel
13 9 (1.24%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 8 (1.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 286 (39.56%) Red Hat
2 225 (31.12%) VMware
3 78 (10.79%) Oracle
4 51 (7.05%) Cisco
5 48 (6.64%) Microsoft
6 44 (6.09%) HP
7 25 (3.46%) EMC
8 23 (3.18%) Splunk
9 17 (2.35%) NetApp
10 15 (2.07%) Citrix
10 15 (2.07%) IBM
11 13 (1.80%) SaltStack
11 13 (1.80%) Veritas
12 12 (1.66%) Juniper
13 11 (1.52%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.52%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.52%) Sun
14 10 (1.38%) Google
14 10 (1.38%) New Relic
15 7 (0.97%) SAP
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Execllent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum + Pension+ Private Medical Insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Salary based on expertise
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago