The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 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 System Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 860 893
Rank change year-on-year +43 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 38 47 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.051% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.053% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 37 45 51
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £80,000 £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 80108 89468 100526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.97% 96.55% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 65932 76287 83736
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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 +56 21 £45,000 -43.75% 4
London +7 9 £57,500 +4.54% 3
West Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
North West - 2 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire +4 1 £37,500 -6.25%
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Senior Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (53.62%) Red Hat
3 35 (50.72%) DevOps
4 29 (42.03%) Windows
5 28 (40.58%) DNS
6 26 (37.68%) MySQL
6 26 (37.68%) Python
6 26 (37.68%) VMware
6 26 (37.68%) CentOS
7 22 (31.88%) Perl
7 22 (31.88%) Cisco
8 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
8 19 (27.54%) VPN
8 19 (27.54%) Firewall
9 18 (26.09%) TCP/IP
9 18 (26.09%) Unix
10 17 (24.64%) Mentoring
10 17 (24.64%) KVM
10 17 (24.64%) SQL
10 17 (24.64%) Java
11 16 (23.19%) PHP
11 16 (23.19%) Apache
11 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (23.19%) Puppet
12 15 (21.74%) Bash Shell
12 15 (21.74%) Finance
13 14 (20.29%) LAN
13 14 (20.29%) WAN
13 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
13 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 16 (23.19%) Apache
2 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 10 (14.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.49%) SaaS
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle CX
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.58%) DNS
2 19 (27.54%) Firewall
2 19 (27.54%) VPN
3 18 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 14 (20.29%) LAN
4 14 (20.29%) WAN
5 13 (18.84%) DHCP
6 12 (17.39%) MPLS
6 12 (17.39%) VLAN
7 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (15.94%) Cisco PIX
7 11 (15.94%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (8.70%) BGP
8 6 (8.70%) LDAP
9 5 (7.25%) IGMP
9 5 (7.25%) Junos
9 5 (7.25%) OSPF
9 5 (7.25%) RIP
9 5 (7.25%) SAN
10 3 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.68%) MySQL
2 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.35%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.35%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.90%) Redis
7 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
3 11 (15.94%) Back Office
3 11 (15.94%) Marketing
4 10 (14.49%) Electronics
4 10 (14.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) LAMP
2 7 (10.14%) HTML
3 3 (4.35%) REST
3 3 (4.35%) RESTful
4 2 (2.90%) MCollective
5 1 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
1 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.90%) Fintech
5 2 (2.90%) iPad
5 2 (2.90%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.45%) IVR
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (42.03%) Windows
3 26 (37.68%) CentOS
4 18 (26.09%) Unix
5 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (17.39%) Debian
6 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (15.94%) Ubuntu
7 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (4.35%) Solaris
9 2 (2.90%) Fedora
9 2 (2.90%) HPUX
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) DevOps
2 17 (24.64%) Mentoring
3 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (14.49%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (14.49%) High Availability
4 10 (14.49%) Programme Management
5 8 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.59%) ITIL
6 6 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 6 (8.70%) Low Latency
7 5 (7.25%) Service Management
8 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.35%) Structured Programming
9 3 (4.35%) Task Automation
9 3 (4.35%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) Python
2 22 (31.88%) Perl
3 17 (24.64%) Java
3 17 (24.64%) SQL
4 16 (23.19%) PHP
5 15 (21.74%) Bash Shell
6 10 (14.49%) Ruby
7 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
8 7 (10.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.35%) C
9 3 (4.35%) C++
10 2 (2.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) CCNA
1 11 (15.94%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.04%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) RHCA
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (24.64%) KVM
2 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
4 11 (15.94%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.94%) Terminal Services
4 11 (15.94%) VMware Workstation
4 11 (15.94%) XenApp
4 11 (15.94%) XenServer
5 9 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (11.59%) NFS
7 6 (8.70%) iptables
8 4 (5.80%) vSphere
9 2 (2.90%) Postfix
10 1 (1.45%) Docker
10 1 (1.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (23.19%) Puppet
2 13 (18.84%) ZABBIX
3 12 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (15.94%) WSUS
5 10 (14.49%) Ansible
6 7 (10.14%) Nagios
7 4 (5.80%) vCenter Server
8 3 (4.35%) Graphite
9 2 (2.90%) CFEngine
9 2 (2.90%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.90%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
10 1 (1.45%) logstash
10 1 (1.45%) Munin
10 1 (1.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) Red Hat
2 26 (37.68%) VMware
3 22 (31.88%) Cisco
4 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.94%) Citrix
5 11 (15.94%) F5
5 11 (15.94%) McAfee
6 10 (14.49%) SAP
7 8 (11.59%) Oracle
8 7 (10.14%) EMC
9 3 (4.35%) Juniper
9 3 (4.35%) Sun
10 2 (2.90%) HP
10 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.45%) Avaya
11 1 (1.45%) BMC
11 1 (1.45%) Dell
11 1 (1.45%) NetApp
11 1 (1.45%) Sophos
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