Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 658 547 500
Rank change year-on-year -111 -47 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 585 835 1,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.50% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 540 717 1,020
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,450 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 166,189 166,064 194,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,115 136,769 163,202
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 June 2018.

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 June 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 -121 552 £50,000 +11.11% 97
UK excluding London -101 331 £45,000 +5.88% 46
London -75 252 £55,000 - 54
South East -63 138 £50,000 +11.11% 21
North of England -32 62 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Midlands -8 34 £45,000 +11.80% 1
East of England -11 34 £45,000 - 9
South West -15 33 £44,500 +22.76% 5
Yorkshire -13 29 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North West -20 28 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Scotland -31 22 £38,000 +11.76% 2
West Midlands -12 21 £45,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +3 13 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wales - 9 £42,500 - 1
North East -22 5 £40,000 +6.88%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 585 (100.00%) Linux
2 238 (40.68%) Bash Shell
3 234 (40.00%) Python
4 214 (36.58%) DevOps
5 208 (35.56%) Ansible
6 202 (34.53%) Puppet
7 197 (33.68%) Red Hat
8 180 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
9 174 (29.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 150 (25.64%) Perl
11 149 (25.47%) CentOS
12 140 (23.93%) Apache
13 135 (23.08%) Unix
14 126 (21.54%) VMware
15 123 (21.03%) Firewall
16 121 (20.68%) Windows
17 118 (20.17%) MySQL
18 116 (19.83%) Configuration Management
19 106 (18.12%) Docker
20 105 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
21 104 (17.78%) Ubuntu
22 88 (15.04%) Oracle
23 87 (14.87%) Ruby
23 87 (14.87%) Jenkins
24 79 (13.50%) Shell Script
25 78 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
25 78 (13.33%) Git (software)
26 77 (13.16%) Nagios
27 73 (12.48%) Debian
28 69 (11.79%) Java

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
1 140 (23.93%) Apache
2 51 (8.72%) Tomcat
3 48 (8.21%) nginx
4 29 (4.96%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.22%) JBoss
6 11 (1.88%) CMS
7 10 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.20%) CloudStack
9 7 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.51%) Confluence
11 2 (0.34%) Jetty
11 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.17%) Drupal
12 1 (0.17%) IIS
12 1 (0.17%) lighttpd
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 180 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (2.91%) SaaS
5 14 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (2.22%) Amazon S3
7 12 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (1.71%) PaaS
9 9 (1.54%) IaaS
9 9 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.03%) GitHub
10 6 (1.03%) Office 365
10 6 (1.03%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.03%) Serverless
11 5 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 123 (21.03%) Firewall
2 69 (11.79%) DNS
3 49 (8.38%) TCP/IP
3 49 (8.38%) VPN
4 35 (5.98%) SAN
5 34 (5.81%) Network Security
6 31 (5.30%) LAN
7 23 (3.93%) DHCP
8 22 (3.76%) Internet
9 21 (3.59%) SSH
10 18 (3.08%) WAN
11 17 (2.91%) HTTP
12 16 (2.74%) VLAN
13 14 (2.39%) NAS
14 12 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.71%) SMTP
15 10 (1.71%) SNMP
16 9 (1.54%) BGP
16 9 (1.54%) OSPF
16 9 (1.54%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (20.17%) MySQL
2 34 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 27 (4.62%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.88%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.71%) Big Data
7 10 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.71%) Redis
8 9 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.37%) Amazon Aurora
9 8 (1.37%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.20%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.03%) Aerospike
11 6 (1.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 87 (14.87%) Jenkins
2 78 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.62%) Subversion
4 15 (2.56%) Vagrant
5 9 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (1.54%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.85%) Buildbot
7 5 (0.85%) JIRA
7 5 (0.85%) Maven
7 5 (0.85%) Mercurial
7 5 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.68%) Chocolatey
8 4 (0.68%) Hudson
8 4 (0.68%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.51%) GCC
10 2 (0.34%) Emacs
10 2 (0.34%) GitLab
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.17%) Travis CI
General
1 61 (10.43%) Finance
2 36 (6.15%) Banking
3 16 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.39%) Games
5 12 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.88%) Marketing
7 10 (1.71%) Retail
8 9 (1.54%) Law
9 5 (0.85%) Advertising
10 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.68%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (11.11%) LAMP
2 41 (7.01%) LDAP
3 34 (5.81%) Web Services
4 19 (3.25%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (1.88%) Middleware
7 10 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (1.71%) Kafka
8 8 (1.37%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (1.03%) Node.js
10 5 (0.85%) CSS
11 4 (0.68%) JRuby
11 4 (0.68%) React
12 3 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.51%) HTML
12 3 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.34%) FastCGI
13 2 (0.34%) libvirt
13 2 (0.34%) OAuth
13 2 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.55%) Data Centre
2 47 (8.03%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 20 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (1.71%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.71%) Replication
8 9 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.03%) New Media
9 6 (1.03%) Spread Betting
10 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.68%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.68%) Robotics
12 3 (0.51%) Fintech
12 3 (0.51%) Life Science
12 3 (0.51%) Machine to Machine
13 2 (0.34%) Online Games
13 2 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 585 (100.00%) Linux
2 174 (29.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 149 (25.47%) CentOS
4 135 (23.08%) Unix
5 121 (20.68%) Windows
6 104 (17.78%) Ubuntu
7 73 (12.48%) Debian
8 54 (9.23%) Solaris
9 25 (4.27%) Windows Server
10 24 (4.10%) SUSE
11 19 (3.25%) HPUX
12 16 (2.74%) AIX
13 14 (2.39%) VMS
14 9 (1.54%) Fedora
15 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (1.03%) FreeNAS
16 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.03%) OpenBSD
17 5 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (36.58%) DevOps
2 116 (19.83%) Configuration Management
3 56 (9.57%) High Availability
4 55 (9.40%) ITIL
5 51 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (8.03%) Open Source
7 44 (7.52%) Performance Tuning
8 41 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (7.01%) Load Balancing
8 41 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 35 (5.98%) Deployment Automation
11 33 (5.64%) Task Automation
12 25 (4.27%) Service Delivery
13 24 (4.10%) Migration
14 19 (3.25%) Change Control
15 17 (2.91%) Infrastructure Management
16 16 (2.74%) Analytics
16 16 (2.74%) Mathematics
16 16 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 238 (40.68%) Bash Shell
2 234 (40.00%) Python
3 150 (25.64%) Perl
4 87 (14.87%) Ruby
5 79 (13.50%) Shell Script
6 69 (11.79%) Java
7 64 (10.94%) PHP
8 54 (9.23%) SQL
9 40 (6.84%) PowerShell
10 21 (3.59%) Korn
11 19 (3.25%) JavaScript
12 16 (2.74%) C
13 11 (1.88%) Go
14 10 (1.71%) C++
15 8 (1.37%) AWK
16 7 (1.20%) Bourne shell
16 7 (1.20%) VB
17 6 (1.03%) C-shell
18 5 (0.85%) C#
19 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (6.84%) Degree
2 19 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.74%) RHCE
4 7 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.68%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.68%) RHCSA
5 4 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.51%) OCA
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.34%) GCIH
7 2 (0.34%) GIAC
7 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.34%) OCP
8 1 (0.17%) CCNA
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) RHCA
8 1 (0.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.88%) SLA
2 10 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.85%) GCP
5 4 (0.68%) QA
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (18.12%) Docker
2 78 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.01%) Active Directory
4 40 (6.84%) KVM
5 38 (6.50%) iptables
6 19 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (2.74%) Hyper-V
7 16 (2.74%) NFS
8 14 (2.39%) Postfix
9 12 (2.05%) vSphere
10 11 (1.88%) QEMU
11 10 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.71%) XenServer
12 7 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.85%) Ceph
13 5 (0.85%) Xen
14 4 (0.68%) Samba
14 4 (0.68%) Varnish
14 4 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 208 (35.56%) Ansible
2 202 (34.53%) Puppet
3 105 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (13.16%) Nagios
5 50 (8.55%) Kubernetes
6 40 (6.84%) Terraform
7 32 (5.47%) ZABBIX
8 24 (4.10%) HAProxy
9 20 (3.42%) Cacti
10 19 (3.25%) Grafana
10 19 (3.25%) Oracle ZFS
11 13 (2.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 12 (2.05%) ITRS Geneos
12 12 (2.05%) logstash
13 10 (1.71%) Munin
13 10 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (1.54%) Cobbler
14 9 (1.54%) Icinga
14 9 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (1.37%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 197 (33.68%) Red Hat
2 126 (21.54%) VMware
3 88 (15.04%) Oracle
4 45 (7.69%) Cisco
5 38 (6.50%) Google
6 30 (5.13%) Microsoft
7 27 (4.62%) SaltStack
8 23 (3.93%) NetApp
8 23 (3.93%) Splunk
9 18 (3.08%) HP
10 15 (2.56%) Sybase
11 13 (2.22%) Bloomberg
11 13 (2.22%) Reuters
12 12 (2.05%) EMC
12 12 (2.05%) Juniper
13 11 (1.88%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.88%) Veritas
14 10 (1.71%) SAP
14 10 (1.71%) Sun
15 9 (1.54%) IBM