Period
to 21 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 520 477
Rank change year-on-year -18 -43 -86
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 851 1015 1334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.54% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 720 912 1160
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -

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 169054 187667 211623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135523 157713 175423
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 15 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 21 September 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
England -27 826 £45,000 -10.00% 51
UK excluding London +76 499 £42,500 -2.30% 25
London -104 345 £52,500 - 26
South East +12 190 £45,000 -10.00% 8
North of England +17 154 £37,500 -4.46% 6
Yorkshire +45 93 £40,000 - 1
North West -4 59 £35,000 +7.69% 5
South West +43 52 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Midlands +43 49 £40,500 +10.96% 5
West Midlands +45 46 £42,750 +6.88% 5
East of England +3 36 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Scotland +3 17 £40,000 +6.67%
East Midlands +21 3 £30,000 -14.29%
North East +13 2 £40,325 +20.37%
Wales +5 1 £31,500 -21.25%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, Linux 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 featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 851 (100.00%) Linux
2 334 (39.25%) DevOps
3 331 (38.90%) Puppet
4 304 (35.72%) Red Hat
5 257 (30.20%) MySQL
6 242 (28.44%) Apache
7 240 (28.20%) Python
7 240 (28.20%) Bash Shell
7 240 (28.20%) Ansible
8 237 (27.85%) Unix
9 234 (27.50%) VMware
10 202 (23.74%) CentOS
10 202 (23.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 198 (23.27%) Perl
12 190 (22.33%) Amazon AWS
13 181 (21.27%) DNS
14 180 (21.15%) Windows
15 175 (20.56%) Opscode Chef
16 167 (19.62%) LAMP
17 159 (18.68%) Finance
18 156 (18.33%) Ubuntu
19 151 (17.74%) Firewall
20 149 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 143 (16.80%) Configuration Management
22 136 (15.98%) Docker
23 129 (15.16%) TCP/IP
24 128 (15.04%) Debian
25 116 (13.63%) Shell Script
26 111 (13.04%) nginx
27 106 (12.46%) PHP

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
1 242 (28.44%) Apache
2 111 (13.04%) nginx
3 71 (8.34%) Tomcat
4 39 (4.58%) OpenStack
5 23 (2.70%) IIS
5 23 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.88%) JBoss
6 16 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.76%) Confluence
8 13 (1.53%) WordPress
9 12 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.29%) Jetty
11 8 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.59%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.47%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.35%) Eucalyptus
14 3 (0.35%) SAS
15 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Abaqus
3 1 (0.12%) Houdini
3 1 (0.12%) Maya
3 1 (0.12%) NUKE
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Magento
1 4 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (0.47%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 190 (22.33%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.82%) SaaS
4 18 (2.12%) Amazon S3
5 16 (1.88%) GitHub
5 16 (1.88%) Office 365
6 14 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.06%) IaaS
10 6 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.71%) Route 53
10 6 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.47%) PaaS
12 3 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.35%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 181 (21.27%) DNS
2 151 (17.74%) Firewall
3 129 (15.16%) TCP/IP
4 104 (12.22%) SAN
5 69 (8.11%) VPN
6 55 (6.46%) LAN
7 50 (5.88%) DHCP
8 49 (5.76%) LDAP
9 48 (5.64%) WAN
10 47 (5.52%) VLAN
11 44 (5.17%) Internet
12 39 (4.58%) Network Security
13 27 (3.17%) iSCSI
14 25 (2.94%) HTTP
14 25 (2.94%) NAS
15 20 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
15 20 (2.35%) SMTP
16 16 (1.88%) BGP
16 16 (1.88%) MPLS
16 16 (1.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (30.20%) MySQL
2 40 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 39 (4.58%) MariaDB
4 36 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.06%) OLTP
9 9 (1.06%) Redis
10 8 (0.94%) Big Data
10 8 (0.94%) Blockchain
11 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.82%) VLDB
12 6 (0.71%) HBase
12 6 (0.71%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 88 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 78 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.64%) JIRA
4 30 (3.53%) Vagrant
5 28 (3.29%) Subversion
6 21 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (1.29%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.59%) Gitweb
9 5 (0.59%) Hudson
9 5 (0.59%) Maven
10 3 (0.35%) Ant
10 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.12%) Travis CI
General
1 159 (18.68%) Finance
2 70 (8.23%) Marketing
3 67 (7.87%) Telecoms
4 54 (6.35%) Electronics
4 54 (6.35%) Manufacturing
5 42 (4.94%) Banking
6 19 (2.23%) Games
7 17 (2.00%) Back Office
8 9 (1.06%) Retail
9 8 (0.94%) Law
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) Automotive
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (19.62%) LAMP
2 69 (8.11%) LEMP Stack
3 23 (2.70%) Web Services
4 17 (2.00%) HTML
5 12 (1.41%) CSS
5 12 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
6 10 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (1.18%) XML
7 7 (0.82%) .NET
7 7 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.82%) JDBC
8 6 (0.71%) HornetQ
8 6 (0.71%) JMX
8 6 (0.71%) Middleware
8 6 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.59%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (0.59%) JRuby
9 5 (0.59%) OpenVZ
9 5 (0.59%) REST
10 4 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.23%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 33 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.41%) Fintech
6 26 (3.06%) Public Cloud
7 23 (2.70%) Clustering
8 22 (2.59%) Replication
9 21 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (2.35%) Digital Media
11 13 (1.53%) iPad
12 10 (1.18%) iSeries
12 10 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.06%) Device Driver
14 7 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.82%) PMI
15 6 (0.71%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
16 5 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
17 4 (0.47%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 851 (100.00%) Linux
2 237 (27.85%) Unix
3 202 (23.74%) CentOS
3 202 (23.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 180 (21.15%) Windows
5 156 (18.33%) Ubuntu
6 128 (15.04%) Debian
7 75 (8.81%) Windows Server
8 47 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (4.11%) Solaris
11 30 (3.53%) HPUX
12 21 (2.47%) Windows 7
13 20 (2.35%) AIX
14 16 (1.88%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (1.65%) Windows 10
16 10 (1.18%) Fedora
17 8 (0.94%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (39.25%) DevOps
2 143 (16.80%) Configuration Management
3 87 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (8.58%) High Availability
6 68 (7.99%) Load Balancing
7 67 (7.87%) Open Source
8 64 (7.52%) ITIL
9 59 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 57 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
11 56 (6.58%) Digital Marketing
12 55 (6.46%) Programme Management
13 54 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
14 35 (4.11%) E-Commerce
15 34 (4.00%) Business Continuity
16 31 (3.64%) Service Management
17 28 (3.29%) Change Management
18 26 (3.06%) Task Automation
19 25 (2.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
20 24 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 240 (28.20%) Bash Shell
1 240 (28.20%) Python
2 198 (23.27%) Perl
3 116 (13.63%) Shell Script
4 106 (12.46%) PHP
5 74 (8.70%) Ruby
6 73 (8.58%) SQL
7 72 (8.46%) Java
8 57 (6.70%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.35%) Korn
10 17 (2.00%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.18%) Bourne shell
12 8 (0.94%) AWK
12 8 (0.94%) Jython
13 7 (0.82%) C
14 5 (0.59%) Go
14 5 (0.59%) PHP 5
14 5 (0.59%) PHP 7
15 4 (0.47%) C-shell
15 4 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 80 (9.40%) Degree
2 31 (3.64%) RHCE
3 23 (2.70%) RHCSA
4 17 (2.00%) CCNA
4 17 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.29%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.18%) RHCA
7 9 (1.06%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.82%) PMP
9 6 (0.71%) MCSA
9 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.71%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.59%) MCITP
10 5 (0.59%) MCSE
11 4 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.35%) OCA
12 3 (0.35%) OCP
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.35%) SLA
2 13 (1.53%) QA
3 7 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.59%) GCP
4 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (15.98%) Docker
3 86 (10.11%) Active Directory
4 69 (8.11%) KVM
5 53 (6.23%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (5.76%) iptables
7 36 (4.23%) NFS
8 34 (4.00%) XenServer
9 32 (3.76%) Hyper-V
10 24 (2.82%) Samba
10 24 (2.82%) vSphere
11 19 (2.23%) GlusterFS
11 19 (2.23%) LXC
11 19 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (1.65%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (1.65%) XenApp
13 12 (1.41%) Postfix
14 11 (1.29%) Varnish
14 11 (1.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 331 (38.90%) Puppet
2 240 (28.20%) Ansible
3 175 (20.56%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (9.75%) Nagios
5 46 (5.41%) Kubernetes
6 35 (4.11%) ZABBIX
7 28 (3.29%) Salt
7 28 (3.29%) Terraform
8 26 (3.06%) HAProxy
9 21 (2.47%) CFEngine
10 20 (2.35%) Cacti
10 20 (2.35%) Red Hat Satellite
11 18 (2.12%) SELinux
12 15 (1.76%) NetBackup
13 14 (1.65%) Icinga
13 14 (1.65%) WSUS
14 12 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
15 10 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 9 (1.06%) Grafana
16 9 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 304 (35.72%) Red Hat
2 234 (27.50%) VMware
3 84 (9.87%) Oracle
4 72 (8.46%) Microsoft
5 64 (7.52%) Cisco
6 54 (6.35%) SAP
7 42 (4.94%) HP
8 24 (2.82%) Citrix
8 24 (2.82%) F5
9 20 (2.35%) EMC
9 20 (2.35%) NetApp
9 20 (2.35%) Veritas
10 18 (2.12%) SaltStack
11 17 (2.00%) 3PAR
11 17 (2.00%) Rackspace
12 15 (1.76%) Sun
13 14 (1.65%) McAfee
14 13 (1.53%) Hitachi
15 12 (1.41%) Brocade
15 12 (1.41%) Google