Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Linux System Administrator
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 212 221
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 10 4 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.077% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.080% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 14
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +14.86%
10th Percentile £31,700 £32,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £42,750 £58,825
UK median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5432 4977 6111
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 95.95% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3483 3096 3930
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in Scotland

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Edinburgh -18 4 £41,250 +10.00%
Glasgow - 3 £43,750 -
Highlands - 1 £34,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Scotland region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (40.00%) CentOS
4 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (30.00%) Puppet
4 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) Apache
4 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (30.00%) Ansible
4 3 (30.00%) Docker
5 2 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (20.00%) Rundeck
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) JBoss
5 2 (20.00%) Nagios
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Perforce
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (10.00%) HBase
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
1 2 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Capistrano
2 2 (20.00%) Nagios
2 2 (20.00%) Rundeck
2 2 (20.00%) yum
3 1 (10.00%) Cacti
3 1 (10.00%) Graphite
3 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) Perforce
3 1 (10.00%) VMware