Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 611 564 515
Rank change year-on-year -47 -49 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 620 820 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 558 691 879
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,250 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 156,793 167,298 184,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,303 133,948 154,470
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 -73 578 £50,000 +11.11% 103
UK excluding London -70 346 £42,500 - 61
London -30 266 £55,000 +10.00% 47
South East -45 134 £45,000 - 17
North of England -23 73 £42,000 +7.01% 16
Yorkshire -15 52 £35,000 -12.50% 7
South West +4 48 £42,250 +12.67% 10
East of England +26 44 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Scotland +16 29 £38,000 -10.59% 4
Midlands +3 19 £40,000 -5.88% 5
North West -27 17 £47,500 +34.75% 8
West Midlands +6 13 £43,750 +8.02% 5
East Midlands +3 6 £40,000 -5.88%
North East -6 4 £35,500 -8.97% 1
Wales +4 3 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 620 (100.00%) Linux
2 281 (45.32%) Python
3 265 (42.74%) Bash Shell
4 222 (35.81%) DevOps
5 203 (32.74%) Puppet
6 189 (30.48%) Ansible
7 188 (30.32%) Red Hat
8 177 (28.55%) Perl
9 158 (25.48%) Windows
10 156 (25.16%) Amazon AWS
11 155 (25.00%) Unix
12 149 (24.03%) VMware
13 143 (23.06%) Configuration Management
14 141 (22.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 124 (20.00%) CentOS
16 104 (16.77%) Apache
17 98 (15.81%) Shell Script
17 98 (15.81%) Ubuntu
18 95 (15.32%) Firewall
19 94 (15.16%) Docker
20 92 (14.84%) MySQL
21 90 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
22 86 (13.87%) Opscode Chef
23 81 (13.06%) DNS
24 79 (12.74%) Terraform
25 78 (12.58%) LAMP
25 78 (12.58%) Ruby
26 77 (12.42%) Git (software)
27 74 (11.94%) Jenkins
28 73 (11.77%) Finance

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
1 104 (16.77%) Apache
2 51 (8.23%) Tomcat
3 28 (4.52%) nginx
4 24 (3.87%) JBoss
5 13 (2.10%) Confluence
6 11 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.77%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.29%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.13%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.81%) CMS
11 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.48%) WordPress
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.32%) IIS
12 2 (0.32%) SAS
13 1 (0.16%) Drupal
13 1 (0.16%) lighttpd
13 1 (0.16%) uWSGI
Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 156 (25.16%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (2.90%) Office 365
5 13 (2.10%) SaaS
6 4 (0.65%) Datadog
6 4 (0.65%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.48%) GitHub
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.16%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.16%) PaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 95 (15.32%) Firewall
2 81 (13.06%) DNS
3 60 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 43 (6.94%) SAN
5 39 (6.29%) SSH
6 38 (6.13%) Internet
7 35 (5.65%) HTTP
8 25 (4.03%) LAN
9 24 (3.87%) VPN
10 22 (3.55%) Network Security
11 19 (3.06%) SMTP
11 19 (3.06%) VLAN
12 18 (2.90%) RTMP
12 18 (2.90%) RTSP
13 17 (2.74%) DHCP
14 14 (2.26%) NAS
14 14 (2.26%) WAN
15 13 (2.10%) FTP
16 12 (1.94%) BGP
16 12 (1.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (14.84%) MySQL
2 26 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.55%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.74%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.10%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.94%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.77%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.61%) MariaDB
9 9 (1.45%) Big Data
10 8 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.29%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.13%) Redis
12 6 (0.97%) DB2
13 4 (0.65%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 12c
15 1 (0.16%) Riak
Development Applications
1 77 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 74 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.39%) JIRA
3 21 (3.39%) Subversion
4 18 (2.90%) Mercurial
5 15 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.77%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.61%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.45%) Hudson
8 9 (1.45%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.81%) GitLab
10 4 (0.65%) Redmine
10 4 (0.65%) Selenium
10 4 (0.65%) Trac
10 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.48%) Emacs
11 3 (0.48%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 73 (11.77%) Finance
2 29 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.19%) Banking
4 22 (3.55%) Marketing
5 15 (2.42%) Electronics
5 15 (2.42%) Law
6 14 (2.26%) Games
7 13 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.94%) Retail
9 5 (0.81%) Automotive
10 4 (0.65%) Advertising
11 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.58%) LAMP
2 47 (7.58%) LDAP
3 39 (6.29%) Web Services
4 14 (2.26%) Middleware
5 10 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (1.61%) Spring
6 9 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
6 9 (1.45%) React
7 7 (1.13%) Node.js
8 5 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (0.65%) Kafka
9 4 (0.65%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.48%) .NET
10 3 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.48%) HTML
10 3 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.32%) CSS
11 2 (0.32%) XML
12 1 (0.16%) CGI
12 1 (0.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.48%) Linux Command Line
3 31 (5.00%) Replication
4 24 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 18 (2.90%) Video\Live Streaming
6 17 (2.74%) Clustering
7 15 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.77%) Fintech
8 11 (1.77%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.45%) Robotics
10 8 (1.29%) Online Games
10 8 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.97%) CMDB
12 6 (0.97%) New Media
13 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
15 3 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 620 (100.00%) Linux
2 158 (25.48%) Windows
3 155 (25.00%) Unix
4 141 (22.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 124 (20.00%) CentOS
6 98 (15.81%) Ubuntu
7 68 (10.97%) Debian
8 61 (9.84%) Solaris
9 58 (9.35%) Windows Server
10 22 (3.55%) AIX
11 20 (3.23%) SUSE
12 16 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (2.42%) HPUX
14 14 (2.26%) Windows 10
14 14 (2.26%) Windows 7
15 12 (1.94%) FreeBSD
15 12 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (1.61%) FreeNAS
17 7 (1.13%) Fedora
17 7 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (35.81%) DevOps
2 143 (23.06%) Configuration Management
3 56 (9.03%) Open Source
4 45 (7.26%) ITIL
5 42 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 39 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 39 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (5.48%) High Availability
9 32 (5.16%) Load Balancing
10 31 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 31 (5.00%) Task Automation
11 28 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (3.71%) Artificial Intelligence
12 23 (3.71%) Service Delivery
13 22 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (3.55%) Collaborative Working
14 21 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 281 (45.32%) Python
2 265 (42.74%) Bash Shell
3 177 (28.55%) Perl
4 98 (15.81%) Shell Script
5 78 (12.58%) Ruby
6 69 (11.13%) Java
6 69 (11.13%) PHP
7 64 (10.32%) PowerShell
8 46 (7.42%) SQL
9 44 (7.10%) Korn
10 29 (4.68%) C
11 25 (4.03%) Bourne shell
12 11 (1.77%) VB
13 10 (1.61%) AWK
13 10 (1.61%) Go
14 7 (1.13%) C-shell
15 6 (0.97%) JavaScript
16 4 (0.65%) C#
17 3 (0.48%) C++
18 2 (0.32%) REXX
Qualifications
1 47 (7.58%) Degree
2 22 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (3.39%) RHCE
4 20 (3.23%) RHCSA
5 13 (2.10%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.81%) OCA
7 5 (0.81%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.65%) OCP
8 4 (0.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.48%) CCNA
9 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.32%) CCNP
10 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) MCSA
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.42%) SLA
2 8 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) QA
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 94 (15.16%) Docker
2 90 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.10%) Active Directory
3 44 (7.10%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (5.32%) NFS
5 29 (4.68%) iptables
5 29 (4.68%) KVM
6 28 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (3.23%) pfSense
8 17 (2.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 16 (2.58%) Samba
10 14 (2.26%) GlusterFS
11 11 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.77%) vSphere
12 10 (1.61%) Gluster
12 10 (1.61%) Hyper-V
13 9 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (1.45%) Xen
14 8 (1.29%) Firmware
14 8 (1.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 203 (32.74%) Puppet
2 189 (30.48%) Ansible
3 86 (13.87%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (12.74%) Terraform
5 62 (10.00%) Nagios
6 56 (9.03%) Kubernetes
7 54 (8.71%) ZABBIX
8 20 (3.23%) Salt
9 15 (2.42%) Red Hat Satellite
9 15 (2.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 14 (2.26%) Cacti
11 13 (2.10%) Grafana
11 13 (2.10%) NetBackup
11 13 (2.10%) Oracle ZFS
12 11 (1.77%) HAProxy
13 10 (1.61%) Munin
14 9 (1.45%) Data Guard
14 9 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (1.45%) vRealize
15 8 (1.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 188 (30.32%) Red Hat
2 149 (24.03%) VMware
3 52 (8.39%) Oracle
4 49 (7.90%) Microsoft
5 35 (5.65%) EMC
6 34 (5.48%) Google
7 27 (4.35%) Cisco
8 25 (4.03%) SaltStack
8 25 (4.03%) Veritas
9 20 (3.23%) Remedy
10 17 (2.74%) HP
10 17 (2.74%) NetApp
11 16 (2.58%) SolarWinds
12 14 (2.26%) IBM
13 13 (2.10%) Splunk
14 12 (1.94%) PagerDuty
15 11 (1.77%) SAP
16 10 (1.61%) Atlassian
16 10 (1.61%) Sun
17 9 (1.45%) Blue Prism