Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Senior Linux System Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1096 1109 1178
Rank change year-on-year +13 +69 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 67 98 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.055% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.057% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 63 87 93
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £41,500 £45,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,750 £71,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in England

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in England

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in England

Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 -31 31 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South East +53 23 £50,000 -0.99% 1
South West - 6 £42,000 -
East of England +12 4 £72,500 +3.57%
Midlands +34 3 £55,000 +22.22%
East Midlands +31 2 £57,500 +27.78%
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Senior Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (52.24%) Python
3 33 (49.25%) DevOps
4 31 (46.27%) MySQL
4 31 (46.27%) VMware
5 30 (44.78%) Bash Shell
6 29 (43.28%) Ansible
6 29 (43.28%) DNS
7 27 (40.30%) Windows
8 26 (38.81%) Apache
9 25 (37.31%) Red Hat
9 25 (37.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (34.33%) Perl
11 22 (32.84%) Firewall
12 21 (31.34%) VPN
12 21 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (28.36%) Tomcat
13 19 (28.36%) LDAP
14 18 (26.87%) LAMP
14 18 (26.87%) Puppet
15 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
16 16 (23.88%) Ubuntu
17 14 (20.90%) Finance
17 14 (20.90%) Java
18 13 (19.40%) NFS
18 13 (19.40%) BGP
18 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (19.40%) nginx
18 13 (19.40%) Virtual Machines
18 13 (19.40%) iptables

Senior 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 26 (38.81%) Apache
2 19 (28.36%) Tomcat
3 13 (19.40%) nginx
4 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
5 6 (8.96%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.99%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.34%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.99%) Akamai
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.99%) Cloudflare
3 2 (2.99%) IaaS
3 2 (2.99%) SaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.28%) DNS
2 22 (32.84%) Firewall
3 21 (31.34%) VPN
4 19 (28.36%) LDAP
5 13 (19.40%) BGP
6 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
7 10 (14.93%) IGMP
7 10 (14.93%) Junos
7 10 (14.93%) OSPF
7 10 (14.93%) RIP
8 9 (13.43%) LAN
8 9 (13.43%) WAN
9 8 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (11.94%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (11.94%) DHCP
9 8 (11.94%) Kerberos
9 8 (11.94%) MPLS
9 8 (11.94%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (11.94%) VLAN
10 7 (10.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (46.27%) MySQL
2 11 (16.42%) Hadoop
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.96%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.46%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.96%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.48%) Ant
5 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.99%) JIRA
6 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Back Office
2 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.45%) Electronics
3 7 (10.45%) Manufacturing
3 7 (10.45%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Automotive
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) LAMP
2 11 (16.42%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (8.96%) REST
4 4 (5.97%) HTML
5 3 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (4.48%) Sensu
6 2 (2.99%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (2.99%) Web Services
7 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Fintech
3 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.99%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (40.30%) Windows
3 16 (23.88%) Ubuntu
4 12 (17.91%) CentOS
5 9 (13.43%) Unix
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (10.45%) Debian
8 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) DevOps
2 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
4 11 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (14.93%) Business Continuity
5 10 (14.93%) Low Latency
6 8 (11.94%) Open Source
7 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.45%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
8 6 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.97%) High Availability
10 4 (5.97%) Information Security
10 4 (5.97%) ITIL
10 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.97%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (5.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) Python
2 30 (44.78%) Bash Shell
3 23 (34.33%) Perl
4 14 (20.90%) Java
5 12 (17.91%) Ruby
6 11 (16.42%) PHP
7 8 (11.94%) SQL
8 6 (8.96%) Go
9 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
10 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) CCNA
1 8 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.46%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) ISAE 3402
2 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.48%) SSAE 16
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (37.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (19.40%) iptables
2 13 (19.40%) NFS
2 13 (19.40%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (16.42%) Docker
4 10 (14.93%) XenServer
5 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
5 9 (13.43%) KVM
6 8 (11.94%) Hyper-V
6 8 (11.94%) Terminal Services
6 8 (11.94%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (11.94%) XenApp
7 3 (4.48%) vSphere
8 2 (2.99%) Corosync
8 2 (2.99%) PowerDNS
9 1 (1.49%) Postfix
9 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.49%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (43.28%) Ansible
2 18 (26.87%) Puppet
3 9 (13.43%) Kubernetes
4 8 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (11.94%) Terraform
4 8 (11.94%) WSUS
4 8 (11.94%) ZABBIX
5 5 (7.46%) HAProxy
6 4 (5.97%) Salt
7 3 (4.48%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (4.48%) Nagios
8 2 (2.99%) Check_MK
8 2 (2.99%) logstash
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (2.99%) Pacemaker
8 2 (2.99%) Packer
9 1 (1.49%) Icinga
9 1 (1.49%) systemd
9 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) VMware
2 25 (37.31%) Red Hat
3 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.43%) Citrix
5 8 (11.94%) Cisco
5 8 (11.94%) F5
5 8 (11.94%) McAfee
6 7 (10.45%) SAP
7 5 (7.46%) Cloudera
7 5 (7.46%) Hitachi
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle
9 3 (4.48%) Google
9 3 (4.48%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.99%) Percona
10 2 (2.99%) Veeam
11 1 (1.49%) HP
11 1 (1.49%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.49%) Vyatta