The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 465 433
Rank change year-on-year -57 -32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 382 617 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.61% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 340 539 632
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £60,450
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83638 100515 107033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69429 84372 87341
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 April 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
England -60 367 £45,000 - 55
London -78 150 £57,500 +15.00% 29
South East +43 104 £45,000 - 14
Berkshire +29 29 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Yorkshire +3 28 £42,500 +6.25% 3
City of London +18 25 £55,000 - 10
East of England +26 23 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Manchester -14 22 £35,750 -12.80% 2
North West -22 22 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands +12 17 £40,000 -10.11% 3
West Yorkshire -5 17 £53,750 +34.37% 2
Hampshire +25 16 £31,250 -6.71% 1
Oxfordshire -4 16 £50,000 +6.38% 1
Brighton +22 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Sussex +19 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Surrey +35 14 £43,000 -18.86% 4
Scotland +24 14 £32,500 -2.25% 3
South West +1 14 £41,250 +3.12%
Leeds +26 12 £55,000 +37.50% 2
West Sussex +21 11 £41,500 +13.69% 1
Reading +18 10 £38,000 -24.00% 3
Hertfordshire +12 10 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 10 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Cambridge +6 10 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Canary Wharf - 10 £57,500 -
Welwyn Garden City +8 9 £45,000 +38.46%
Windsor -13 9 £75,000 +81.81%
Edinburgh - 9 £30,750 - 2
Slough +16 8 £42,500 -39.28% 1
York +10 8 £42,500 -6.59%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 886 (100.00%) Linux
2 386 (43.57%) Red Hat
3 338 (38.15%) Puppet
4 306 (34.54%) Bash Shell
5 291 (32.84%) DevOps
6 283 (31.94%) Python
7 248 (27.99%) VMware
8 247 (27.88%) Windows
9 243 (27.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 236 (26.64%) CentOS
11 231 (26.07%) Amazon AWS
12 225 (25.40%) MySQL
13 223 (25.17%) Unix
14 200 (22.57%) Perl
15 179 (20.20%) Apache
16 177 (19.98%) Opscode Chef
17 168 (18.96%) Ansible
18 160 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 153 (17.27%) Ubuntu
20 147 (16.59%) LAMP
21 137 (15.46%) Finance
22 130 (14.67%) Java
23 129 (14.56%) Debian
24 123 (13.88%) SQL
25 119 (13.43%) Firewall
26 118 (13.32%) DNS
27 117 (13.21%) Nagios
28 115 (12.98%) Ruby
29 113 (12.75%) Jenkins
30 104 (11.74%) TCP/IP

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
1 179 (20.20%) Apache
2 94 (10.61%) Tomcat
3 74 (8.35%) IIS
4 63 (7.11%) nginx
5 33 (3.72%) OpenStack
5 33 (3.72%) WebSphere
6 30 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (2.93%) JBoss
8 19 (2.14%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.81%) Confluence
10 8 (0.90%) Drupal
11 7 (0.79%) Hubot
12 5 (0.56%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.45%) Eucalyptus
13 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.45%) Jetty
13 4 (0.45%) Liferay
13 4 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) Abaqus
3 2 (0.23%) HipChat
3 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 231 (26.07%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (8.58%) SaaS
3 39 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (3.05%) Office 365
5 16 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 13 (1.47%) GitHub
7 12 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.90%) IaaS
10 8 (0.90%) Slack
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle CX
11 5 (0.56%) Route 53
12 3 (0.34%) G Suite
12 3 (0.34%) Heroku
13 2 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 119 (13.43%) Firewall
2 118 (13.32%) DNS
3 104 (11.74%) TCP/IP
4 94 (10.61%) SAN
5 63 (7.11%) VPN
6 56 (6.32%) LDAP
7 54 (6.09%) LAN
8 46 (5.19%) Internet
9 43 (4.85%) WAN
10 35 (3.95%) DHCP
11 34 (3.84%) HTTP
12 32 (3.61%) VLAN
13 29 (3.27%) SMTP
14 24 (2.71%) NAS
15 23 (2.60%) SNMP
16 19 (2.14%) iSCSI
17 16 (1.81%) SSL
18 15 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
19 13 (1.47%) Asterisk PBX
20 11 (1.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (25.40%) MySQL
2 58 (6.55%) SQL Server
3 54 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.37%) Redis
7 17 (1.92%) MariaDB
8 14 (1.58%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.35%) Big Data
11 8 (0.90%) OLTP
11 8 (0.90%) VLDB
12 5 (0.56%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.56%) HBase
12 5 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.45%) CouchDB
13 4 (0.45%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 113 (12.75%) Jenkins
2 67 (7.56%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.63%) JIRA
4 33 (3.72%) Subversion
5 24 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (1.58%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.13%) Maven
8 9 (1.02%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.68%) Bundler
11 4 (0.45%) Hudson
12 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.23%) Redmine
13 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.11%) CircleCI
14 1 (0.11%) GitLab
14 1 (0.11%) Selenium
14 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
General
1 137 (15.46%) Finance
2 50 (5.64%) Banking
3 48 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.63%) Marketing
5 17 (1.92%) Publishing
6 15 (1.69%) Games
6 15 (1.69%) Retail
7 13 (1.47%) Legal
8 9 (1.02%) Back Office
9 7 (0.79%) Electronics
9 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.56%) Law
11 4 (0.45%) Advertising
11 4 (0.45%) Front Office
11 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (16.59%) LAMP
2 49 (5.53%) Web Services
3 37 (4.18%) LEMP Stack
3 37 (4.18%) XML
4 16 (1.81%) HTML
5 15 (1.69%) CSS
5 15 (1.69%) Kafka
6 13 (1.47%) Memcached
7 12 (1.35%) .NET
8 11 (1.24%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.02%) Ajax
10 9 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (1.02%) JSF
10 9 (1.02%) XHTML
11 7 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.79%) Middleware
12 6 (0.68%) HornetQ
12 6 (0.68%) REST
12 6 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.18%) Public Cloud
3 33 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.05%) iSeries
5 27 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.03%) Clustering
8 15 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (1.58%) Fintech
10 11 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.02%) iPad
11 9 (1.02%) Replication
12 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (0.56%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.56%) Eurex
12 5 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.45%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 886 (100.00%) Linux
2 247 (27.88%) Windows
3 243 (27.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 236 (26.64%) CentOS
5 223 (25.17%) Unix
6 153 (17.27%) Ubuntu
7 129 (14.56%) Debian
8 93 (10.50%) Windows Server
9 70 (7.90%) Solaris
10 35 (3.95%) SUSE
11 30 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (3.05%) AIX
13 25 (2.82%) HPUX
14 11 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.68%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (32.84%) DevOps
2 98 (11.06%) Configuration Management
3 87 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (7.90%) E-Commerce
5 69 (7.79%) Open Source
6 68 (7.67%) ITIL
7 61 (6.88%) High Availability
8 57 (6.43%) Load Balancing
9 51 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 49 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
12 40 (4.51%) Continuous Delivery
13 34 (3.84%) E-business
14 30 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
15 29 (3.27%) Kanban
15 29 (3.27%) Service Management
16 26 (2.93%) Project Management
17 24 (2.71%) Root Cause Analysis
18 21 (2.37%) Service Delivery
19 20 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 306 (34.54%) Bash Shell
2 283 (31.94%) Python
3 200 (22.57%) Perl
4 130 (14.67%) Java
5 123 (13.88%) SQL
6 115 (12.98%) Ruby
7 102 (11.51%) PHP
8 95 (10.72%) Shell Script
9 46 (5.19%) PowerShell
10 36 (4.06%) C
11 25 (2.82%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.03%) Korn
13 12 (1.35%) C#
14 11 (1.24%) AWK
15 8 (0.90%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.68%) C-shell
16 6 (0.68%) Groovy
16 6 (0.68%) sed
17 5 (0.56%) C++
18 3 (0.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 70 (7.90%) Degree
2 29 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.37%) CCNA
3 21 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.14%) RHCE
5 16 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.58%) MCSA
8 10 (1.13%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.02%) MCSE
10 8 (0.90%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.68%) RHCA
12 5 (0.56%) MCITP
13 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.34%) OCA
14 3 (0.34%) OCP
14 3 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.23%) CCNP
15 2 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.30%) QA
2 23 (2.60%) SLA
3 12 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 160 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 74 (8.35%) Docker
4 43 (4.85%) KVM
5 41 (4.63%) NFS
6 34 (3.84%) Hyper-V
7 25 (2.82%) iptables
7 25 (2.82%) Xen
8 22 (2.48%) vSphere
9 21 (2.37%) Varnish
9 21 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.37%) XenServer
10 15 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 12 (1.35%) GlusterFS
12 11 (1.24%) Postfix
13 10 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.90%) Samba
14 8 (0.90%) Squid
14 8 (0.90%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 338 (38.15%) Puppet
2 177 (19.98%) Opscode Chef
3 168 (18.96%) Ansible
4 117 (13.21%) Nagios
5 22 (2.48%) ZABBIX
6 20 (2.26%) CFEngine
7 18 (2.03%) OpenView
8 17 (1.92%) Icinga
8 17 (1.92%) Kubernetes
9 16 (1.81%) Cacti
9 16 (1.81%) Cobbler
9 16 (1.81%) Control-M
9 16 (1.81%) SELinux
10 15 (1.69%) NetBackup
10 15 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
11 13 (1.47%) logstash
11 13 (1.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 13 (1.47%) Salt
11 13 (1.47%) Terraform
12 11 (1.24%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 386 (43.57%) Red Hat
2 248 (27.99%) VMware
3 87 (9.82%) Oracle
4 77 (8.69%) Microsoft
5 62 (7.00%) Cisco
6 50 (5.64%) HP
6 50 (5.64%) Sun
7 40 (4.51%) EMC
8 30 (3.39%) NetApp
8 30 (3.39%) Veritas
9 26 (2.93%) Splunk
10 20 (2.26%) SaltStack
11 19 (2.14%) Citrix
12 17 (1.92%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.69%) Juniper
14 14 (1.58%) SAP
15 13 (1.47%) IBM
16 12 (1.35%) New Relic
17 10 (1.13%) 3PAR
17 10 (1.13%) Google
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus flexi-time, 28 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus (15%) + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago