Period
to 23 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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

Linux Administrator
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 795 638 570
Rank change year-on-year -157 -68 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 287 622 828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.39% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 255 559 696
UK median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £60,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 130,717 158,047 168,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,321 127,298 135,055
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. 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
England -159 260 £45,000 -10.00% 57
UK excluding London -64 186 £45,000 +5.88% 46
London -76 91 £51,250 -6.82% 21
South East -46 52 £47,500 +5.56% 7
North of England -9 40 £35,000 -16.67% 7
South West -1 33 £45,000 +7.14% 17
Midlands +47 25 £42,000 +5.00% 1
West Midlands +22 21 £42,000 -4.00% 1
East of England +41 18 £47,500 +18.75% 4
North East +31 16 £50,000 +40.85% 1
North West +42 12 £27,500 -42.11% 2
Yorkshire -32 12 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Scotland -4 9 £40,000 +5.26% 6
Wales +15 7 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East Midlands +29 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Northern Ireland -9 2 £48,750 -2.50%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 287 (100.00%) Linux
2 110 (38.33%) Red Hat
3 91 (31.71%) Bash Shell
4 89 (31.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (29.27%) Windows
6 82 (28.57%) CentOS
7 74 (25.78%) Ansible
8 73 (25.44%) VMware
9 70 (24.39%) AWS
10 65 (22.65%) Python
10 65 (22.65%) Puppet
11 63 (21.95%) Unix
12 58 (20.21%) DevOps
13 52 (18.12%) Azure
14 51 (17.77%) MySQL
15 48 (16.72%) Ubuntu
16 45 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (14.29%) Firewall
17 41 (14.29%) Docker
18 39 (13.59%) Nagios
19 38 (13.24%) Configuration Management
19 38 (13.24%) Security Cleared
20 37 (12.89%) Debian
21 36 (12.54%) Shell Script
21 36 (12.54%) ITIL
22 33 (11.50%) Apache
22 33 (11.50%) LAMP
23 32 (11.15%) TCP/IP
24 31 (10.80%) Finance
25 30 (10.45%) Opscode Chef

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (11.50%) Apache
2 19 (6.62%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.18%) nginx
4 5 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.39%) CMS
5 4 (1.39%) JBoss
5 4 (1.39%) Zimbra
6 2 (0.70%) Confluence
6 2 (0.70%) IIS
6 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) Drupal
7 1 (0.35%) Jetty
7 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.35%) SAS
7 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 70 (24.39%) AWS
2 52 (18.12%) Azure
3 15 (5.23%) GCP
4 10 (3.48%) Office 365
5 7 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.39%) SaaS
8 3 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.70%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.70%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) IaaS
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.29%) Firewall
2 32 (11.15%) TCP/IP
3 29 (10.10%) DNS
4 27 (9.41%) VPN
5 23 (8.01%) SSH
6 15 (5.23%) LAN
7 14 (4.88%) HTTP
7 14 (4.88%) SAN
8 9 (3.14%) RTMP
8 9 (3.14%) RTSP
9 8 (2.79%) VLAN
10 7 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
10 7 (2.44%) DHCP
10 7 (2.44%) WAN
11 6 (2.09%) OpenVPN
12 5 (1.74%) Internet
12 5 (1.74%) SNMP
13 4 (1.39%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.39%) SMTP
14 3 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.77%) MySQL
2 9 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.14%) MongoDB
2 9 (3.14%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.44%) Big Data
3 7 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.09%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.74%) Redis
5 5 (1.74%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.05%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.05%) DB2
6 3 (1.05%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.35%) Ingres
8 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (7.67%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.62%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.14%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.39%) JIRA
5 3 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.05%) GitLab
6 2 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
7 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (10.80%) Finance
2 10 (3.48%) Banking
2 10 (3.48%) Games
3 9 (3.14%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.09%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.05%) Law
7 2 (0.70%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.70%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.50%) LAMP
2 12 (4.18%) Web Services
3 11 (3.83%) LDAP
4 10 (3.48%) Regular Expression
5 5 (1.74%) Node.js
6 4 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.05%) libvirt
7 3 (1.05%) Spring
8 2 (0.70%) Kafka
8 2 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.70%) Middleware
8 2 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.35%) .NET
9 1 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.57%) Data Centre
1 16 (5.57%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (3.48%) Replication
3 9 (3.14%) Online Games
3 9 (3.14%) Video\Live Streaming
4 5 (1.74%) Clustering
5 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.70%) PlayStation
6 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.35%) STB
7 1 (0.35%) Tandem
7 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 287 (100.00%) Linux
2 89 (31.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 84 (29.27%) Windows
4 82 (28.57%) CentOS
5 63 (21.95%) Unix
6 48 (16.72%) Ubuntu
7 37 (12.89%) Debian
8 29 (10.10%) Windows Server
9 18 (6.27%) Solaris
10 10 (3.48%) AIX
10 10 (3.48%) Windows 10
11 9 (3.14%) SUSE
12 8 (2.79%) Fedora
12 8 (2.79%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.70%) Android
13 2 (0.70%) Gentoo
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.21%) DevOps
2 38 (13.24%) Configuration Management
3 36 (12.54%) ITIL
4 28 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (6.97%) Load Balancing
6 19 (6.62%) E-Commerce
7 16 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (5.57%) Security Patching
8 15 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (4.53%) Computer Science
11 12 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (3.83%) Release Management
13 10 (3.48%) Mathematics
13 10 (3.48%) Migration
14 9 (3.14%) Asset Management
14 9 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (3.14%) Information Security
14 9 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (3.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 91 (31.71%) Bash Shell
2 65 (22.65%) Python
3 36 (12.54%) Shell Script
4 27 (9.41%) PHP
5 19 (6.62%) Java
6 18 (6.27%) Perl
7 13 (4.53%) Ruby
8 10 (3.48%) Korn
9 9 (3.14%) SQL
10 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.05%) C
12 2 (0.70%) Go
12 2 (0.70%) PHP 5
12 2 (0.70%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.97%) Degree
4 8 (2.79%) RHCE
5 5 (1.74%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.74%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.70%) CCNA
7 2 (0.70%) CCNP
7 2 (0.70%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.57%) QA
2 8 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (14.29%) Docker
3 16 (5.57%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.57%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.88%) iptables
4 14 (4.88%) KVM
5 12 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.14%) Cronacle
6 9 (3.14%) Veritas File System
6 9 (3.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 9 (3.14%) vSphere
7 8 (2.79%) Active Directory
7 8 (2.79%) Varnish
8 7 (2.44%) Xen
9 6 (2.09%) Postfix
10 5 (1.74%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.05%) oVirt
11 3 (1.05%) QEMU
11 3 (1.05%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.05%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (25.78%) Ansible
2 65 (22.65%) Puppet
3 39 (13.59%) Nagios
4 30 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (10.10%) Kubernetes
6 28 (9.76%) ZABBIX
7 14 (4.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 13 (4.53%) HAProxy
9 11 (3.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 10 (3.48%) Terraform
11 3 (1.05%) Grafana
11 3 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (1.05%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.05%) WSUS
12 2 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.70%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (0.70%) SCCM
13 1 (0.35%) Rancher
13 1 (0.35%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 110 (38.33%) Red Hat
2 73 (25.44%) VMware
3 21 (7.32%) Oracle
4 17 (5.92%) Cisco
5 12 (4.18%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.83%) Google
7 10 (3.48%) Veritas
8 6 (2.09%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.74%) Apple
9 5 (1.74%) IBM
10 4 (1.39%) HP
10 4 (1.39%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.05%) Dell
11 3 (1.05%) EMC
11 3 (1.05%) F5
11 3 (1.05%) Fujitsu
11 3 (1.05%) Juniper
11 3 (1.05%) Percona
11 3 (1.05%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.05%) Splunk