The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Senior Linux Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 829 873
Rank change year-on-year +6 +44  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 44 76 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.083% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.086% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 42 71 56
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% -  

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 80714 88007 100448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 66430 75068 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%  

Senior Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Administrator in England

Senior Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Linux Administrator in England

Senior Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Administrator in England

Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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
South East +70 21 £45,000 -35.71% 4
London -17 13 £57,500 +4.54% 2
West Midlands +16 5 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -5 2 £37,500 -6.25%
North West - 2 £55,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Senior Linux Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (53.41%) Red Hat
3 38 (43.18%) DevOps
4 36 (40.91%) Python
5 31 (35.23%) Windows
6 29 (32.95%) DNS
6 29 (32.95%) VMware
7 27 (30.68%) Unix
7 27 (30.68%) Perl
7 27 (30.68%) MySQL
8 26 (29.55%) CentOS
9 24 (27.27%) Finance
10 23 (26.14%) Cisco
11 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 22 (25.00%) Bash Shell
12 21 (23.86%) Puppet
13 20 (22.73%) VPN
14 19 (21.59%) SQL
14 19 (21.59%) Java
14 19 (21.59%) Firewall
14 19 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (20.45%) Mentoring
15 18 (20.45%) TCP/IP
16 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
16 17 (19.32%) Apache
16 17 (19.32%) LAN
16 17 (19.32%) WAN
16 17 (19.32%) KVM
17 16 (18.18%) SaaS

Senior Linux 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 17 (19.32%) Apache
2 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
3 13 (14.77%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.41%) nginx
5 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) IIS
5 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.18%) SaaS
2 14 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.27%) Office 365
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle CX
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (32.95%) DNS
2 20 (22.73%) VPN
3 19 (21.59%) Firewall
4 18 (20.45%) TCP/IP
5 17 (19.32%) LAN
5 17 (19.32%) WAN
6 14 (15.91%) DHCP
7 13 (14.77%) MPLS
7 13 (14.77%) VLAN
8 12 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
8 12 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (6.82%) BGP
9 6 (6.82%) LDAP
10 5 (5.68%) IGMP
10 5 (5.68%) Junos
10 5 (5.68%) OSPF
10 5 (5.68%) RIP
10 5 (5.68%) SAN
11 3 (3.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.68%) MySQL
2 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (10.23%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.41%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.27%) Redis
7 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.14%) JIRA
4 1 (1.14%) Subversion
4 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 14 (15.91%) Marketing
2 14 (15.91%) Telecoms
3 12 (13.64%) Back Office
4 11 (12.50%) Electronics
4 11 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 6 (6.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) LAMP
2 7 (7.95%) HTML
3 3 (3.41%) REST
3 3 (3.41%) RESTful
4 2 (2.27%) MCollective
5 1 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.27%) Fintech
6 2 (2.27%) iPad
7 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.14%) IVR
7 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (35.23%) Windows
3 27 (30.68%) Unix
4 26 (29.55%) CentOS
5 19 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (13.64%) Debian
7 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (12.50%) Ubuntu
9 9 (10.23%) Solaris
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
11 2 (2.27%) Fedora
11 2 (2.27%) HPUX
11 2 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.18%) DevOps
2 18 (20.45%) Mentoring
3 13 (14.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (14.77%) High Availability
4 12 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (11.36%) ITIL
7 7 (7.95%) Service Management
8 6 (6.82%) Business Continuity
8 6 (6.82%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.82%) Low Latency
9 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.41%) Structured Programming
10 3 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.91%) Python
2 27 (30.68%) Perl
3 22 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 19 (21.59%) Java
4 19 (21.59%) SQL
5 15 (17.05%) PHP
6 13 (14.77%) Ruby
7 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 8 (9.09%) C
9 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
10 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.55%) Groovy
12 3 (3.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) CCNA
1 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.23%) Degree
3 3 (3.41%) RHCA
3 3 (3.41%) RHCE
3 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) MCITP
4 2 (2.27%) MCSA
4 2 (2.27%) MCSE
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 5 (5.68%) QA
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.14%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.32%) KVM
3 12 (13.64%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.64%) Terminal Services
3 12 (13.64%) VMware Workstation
3 12 (13.64%) XenApp
3 12 (13.64%) XenServer
4 9 (10.23%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (9.09%) NFS
6 6 (6.82%) iptables
7 4 (4.55%) vSphere
8 2 (2.27%) Postfix
9 1 (1.14%) Docker
9 1 (1.14%) vCloud
9 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (23.86%) Puppet
2 14 (15.91%) ZABBIX
3 12 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (13.64%) WSUS
4 10 (11.36%) Ansible
5 7 (7.95%) Nagios
6 4 (4.55%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.27%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.27%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.27%) Graphite
7 2 (2.27%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.14%) logstash
8 1 (1.14%) Munin
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (53.41%) Red Hat
2 29 (32.95%) VMware
3 23 (26.14%) Cisco
4 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (13.64%) Citrix
5 12 (13.64%) F5
5 12 (13.64%) McAfee
6 11 (12.50%) SAP
7 9 (10.23%) Oracle
8 8 (9.09%) Sun
9 7 (7.95%) EMC
10 4 (4.55%) NetApp
11 3 (3.41%) Juniper
12 2 (2.27%) HP
12 2 (2.27%) Rackspace
12 2 (2.27%) Veritas
13 1 (1.14%) 3PAR
13 1 (1.14%) Dell
13 1 (1.14%) Google
13 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
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