Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1077 1081 1076
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 55 74 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.045% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.047% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 47 68 127
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £46,500 £41,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £68,500 £83,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -

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 150,190 158,986 174,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.95% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 121,981 128,249 148,022
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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 +49 40 £55,000 -10.20% 2
South East -14 6 £53,000 +6.00% 1
South West +5 4 £50,000 +19.05%
East of England +31 3 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £55,000 +46.67% 1
North of England +16 2 £55,000 - 2
Senior Linux Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Senior Linux Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (47.27%) Python
3 24 (43.64%) Puppet
4 23 (41.82%) Red Hat
5 22 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 22 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 20 (36.36%) Ansible
7 19 (34.55%) Docker
7 19 (34.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (32.73%) Unix
9 17 (30.91%) DNS
9 17 (30.91%) VMware
10 16 (29.09%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (23.64%) High Availability
12 13 (23.64%) Solaris
12 13 (23.64%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (21.82%) Windows
13 12 (21.82%) Perl
13 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (21.82%) LAMP
14 11 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (20.00%) LDAP
14 11 (20.00%) Veritas
14 11 (20.00%) DevOps
15 10 (18.18%) iptables
15 10 (18.18%) Kubernetes
15 10 (18.18%) Apache
16 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
17 8 (14.55%) Ruby

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 10 (18.18%) Apache
2 5 (9.09%) nginx
3 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.45%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.64%) CMS
6 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) DNS
2 8 (14.55%) Firewall
3 7 (12.73%) BGP
3 7 (12.73%) IGMP
3 7 (12.73%) Junos
3 7 (12.73%) OSPF
3 7 (12.73%) RIP
3 7 (12.73%) VPN
4 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.09%) DHCP
5 5 (9.09%) SAN
6 4 (7.27%) HTTP
6 4 (7.27%) Internet
6 4 (7.27%) SMTP
6 4 (7.27%) SSH
7 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.82%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.82%) Network Security
8 1 (1.82%) Skype
8 1 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.45%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.45%) Banking
1 3 (5.45%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.82%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) LAMP
2 11 (20.00%) LDAP
3 4 (7.27%) Web Services
4 3 (5.45%) Kafka
4 3 (5.45%) Middleware
4 3 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.64%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) CMDB
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
2 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.82%) Fintech
4 1 (1.82%) IVR
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (32.73%) Unix
3 13 (23.64%) Solaris
4 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (21.82%) Windows
5 8 (14.55%) CentOS
6 7 (12.73%) FreeNAS
7 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
8 5 (9.09%) Debian
9 4 (7.27%) Ubuntu
10 3 (5.45%) VMS
11 2 (3.64%) AIX
11 2 (3.64%) HPUX
11 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 19 (34.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (23.64%) High Availability
4 11 (20.00%) DevOps
5 7 (12.73%) Business Continuity
6 5 (9.09%) Microservices
6 5 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (9.09%) Runbook
7 4 (7.27%) API Development
7 4 (7.27%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (7.27%) Open Source
8 3 (5.45%) B2B
8 3 (5.45%) B2C
8 3 (5.45%) Change Control
8 3 (5.45%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.64%) Information Security
9 2 (3.64%) People Management
9 2 (3.64%) Security Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 2 (3.64%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) Python
2 22 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 12 (21.82%) Perl
4 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
5 8 (14.55%) Ruby
6 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.27%) C
7 4 (7.27%) PHP
7 4 (7.27%) VB
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) Go
8 1 (1.82%) Java
8 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.82%) RHCE
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) Docker
2 13 (23.64%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 10 (18.18%) iptables
5 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
5 7 (12.73%) NFS
5 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (7.27%) LXC
7 3 (5.45%) KVM
7 3 (5.45%) QEMU
8 2 (3.64%) Varnish
8 2 (3.64%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (43.64%) Puppet
2 20 (36.36%) Ansible
3 16 (29.09%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (18.18%) Kubernetes
5 7 (12.73%) Control-M
5 7 (12.73%) NetBackup
5 7 (12.73%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (10.91%) Unicenter
6 6 (10.91%) Xymon
7 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (3.64%) cPanel
8 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
8 2 (3.64%) Plesk
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Red Hat
2 17 (30.91%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) Veritas
4 6 (10.91%) BMC
4 6 (10.91%) CA
4 6 (10.91%) Remedy
4 6 (10.91%) Symantec
5 5 (9.09%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.45%) Google
6 3 (5.45%) Splunk
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.64%) Sophos
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco
8 1 (1.82%) EMC
8 1 (1.82%) Juniper
8 1 (1.82%) New Relic
8 1 (1.82%) Rackspace