Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 529 491
Rank change year-on-year -119 -38 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 610 829 1,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.51% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 564 715 1,080
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 165,560 162,837 194,208
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,821 134,730 163,067
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 May 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 May 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 -111 580 £47,500 - 87
UK excluding London -72 359 £45,000 - 56
London -112 250 £50,000 -9.09% 34
South East -63 150 £50,000 +11.11% 15
North of England -12 71 £40,000 - 7
South West -13 41 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Midlands +8 35 £45,000 +12.50% 8
North West -7 34 £37,500 +2.74% 3
East of England -33 34 £45,000 - 12
Yorkshire +14 32 £41,500 -12.63% 3
Scotland -31 20 £38,000 +16.92% 2
West Midlands -2 19 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Midlands +9 16 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Wales +23 9 £42,000 -11.58% 1
North East -12 5 £40,000 +6.88% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 610 (100.00%) Linux
2 255 (41.80%) Bash Shell
3 249 (40.82%) Python
4 223 (36.56%) DevOps
5 222 (36.39%) Ansible
6 220 (36.07%) Puppet
7 209 (34.26%) Red Hat
8 183 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
9 172 (28.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 168 (27.54%) CentOS
11 162 (26.56%) Apache
12 151 (24.75%) MySQL
13 143 (23.44%) Perl
13 143 (23.44%) Firewall
14 141 (23.11%) VMware
15 132 (21.64%) Windows
16 130 (21.31%) Configuration Management
17 123 (20.16%) Docker
18 119 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
19 118 (19.34%) Unix
20 110 (18.03%) Ubuntu
21 95 (15.57%) Jenkins
22 88 (14.43%) Oracle
23 86 (14.10%) Ruby
23 86 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
24 81 (13.28%) Nagios
25 80 (13.11%) Git (software)
26 78 (12.79%) Debian
27 73 (11.97%) DNS
28 72 (11.80%) LAMP

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
1 162 (26.56%) Apache
2 58 (9.51%) nginx
3 56 (9.18%) Tomcat
4 30 (4.92%) OpenStack
5 15 (2.46%) CMS
6 12 (1.97%) JBoss
7 9 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.31%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.15%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.98%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.49%) Confluence
11 3 (0.49%) Jetty
12 2 (0.33%) IIS
12 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.16%) Drupal
13 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 183 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (3.44%) SaaS
5 16 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.97%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.80%) PaaS
8 10 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.64%) IaaS
9 9 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.31%) Serverless
11 6 (0.98%) GitHub
11 6 (0.98%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.82%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.82%) Office 365
12 5 (0.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 143 (23.44%) Firewall
2 73 (11.97%) DNS
3 62 (10.16%) TCP/IP
4 51 (8.36%) VPN
5 37 (6.07%) SAN
6 36 (5.90%) Network Security
7 31 (5.08%) LAN
8 27 (4.43%) DHCP
9 22 (3.61%) WAN
10 21 (3.44%) HTTP
11 20 (3.28%) Internet
12 17 (2.79%) VLAN
13 14 (2.30%) SSH
14 13 (2.13%) NAS
15 11 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (1.80%) Kerberos
16 9 (1.48%) SMTP
17 8 (1.31%) SNMP
18 7 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
19 6 (0.98%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (24.75%) MySQL
2 41 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (5.74%) SQL Server
4 33 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.93%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.46%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.97%) Big Data
8 12 (1.97%) Redis
9 11 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.31%) Amazon Aurora
11 8 (1.31%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.15%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.98%) Aerospike
13 6 (0.98%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.98%) HBase
14 4 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 95 (15.57%) Jenkins
2 80 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.59%) Subversion
4 16 (2.62%) Vagrant
5 9 (1.48%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.82%) Buildbot
6 5 (0.82%) JIRA
6 5 (0.82%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.66%) Chocolatey
7 4 (0.66%) Maven
7 4 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.49%) GoCD
9 2 (0.33%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.33%) GCC
9 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.33%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.16%) Emacs
10 1 (0.16%) GDB
General
1 61 (10.00%) Finance
2 35 (5.74%) Banking
3 18 (2.95%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.13%) Games
4 13 (2.13%) Retail
5 12 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.97%) Marketing
6 6 (0.98%) Law
7 5 (0.82%) Advertising
7 5 (0.82%) Online Betting
8 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.49%) Back Office
9 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.80%) LAMP
2 38 (6.23%) LDAP
3 32 (5.25%) Web Services
4 27 (4.43%) LEMP Stack
5 14 (2.30%) Middleware
6 13 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (1.64%) Kafka
7 10 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
8 7 (1.15%) Node.js
9 6 (0.98%) CSS
10 5 (0.82%) JRuby
11 3 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.49%) HTML
11 3 (0.49%) libvirt
11 3 (0.49%) Memcached
12 2 (0.33%) Anaconda
12 2 (0.33%) FastCGI
12 2 (0.33%) ODBC
12 2 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.67%) Computer Science
2 54 (8.85%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.93%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (2.46%) Replication
6 14 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.64%) Fintech
8 10 (1.64%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.98%) Spread Betting
11 5 (0.82%) Clustering
11 5 (0.82%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.49%) Life Science
13 3 (0.49%) Machine to Machine
13 3 (0.49%) New Media
14 2 (0.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 610 (100.00%) Linux
2 172 (28.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 168 (27.54%) CentOS
4 132 (21.64%) Windows
5 118 (19.34%) Unix
6 110 (18.03%) Ubuntu
7 78 (12.79%) Debian
8 42 (6.89%) Solaris
9 25 (4.10%) SUSE
9 25 (4.10%) Windows Server
10 14 (2.30%) AIX
10 14 (2.30%) HPUX
10 14 (2.30%) VMS
11 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.82%) Fedora
14 4 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (36.56%) DevOps
2 130 (21.31%) Configuration Management
3 66 (10.82%) High Availability
4 55 (9.02%) ITIL
5 51 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
7 48 (7.87%) Open Source
7 48 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (6.72%) Load Balancing
9 40 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (5.90%) Deployment Automation
11 32 (5.25%) Task Automation
12 28 (4.59%) Service Delivery
13 26 (4.26%) Migration
14 23 (3.77%) Change Control
14 23 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
15 22 (3.61%) E-Commerce
16 21 (3.44%) Microservices
17 18 (2.95%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 255 (41.80%) Bash Shell
2 249 (40.82%) Python
3 143 (23.44%) Perl
4 86 (14.10%) Ruby
5 70 (11.48%) Shell Script
6 69 (11.31%) PHP
7 68 (11.15%) Java
8 62 (10.16%) SQL
9 35 (5.74%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.28%) JavaScript
11 13 (2.13%) C
12 12 (1.97%) Korn
13 11 (1.80%) C++
14 9 (1.48%) Go
15 5 (0.82%) AWK
15 5 (0.82%) C#
16 4 (0.66%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.49%) C-shell
17 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (8.36%) Degree
2 25 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.62%) RHCE
4 7 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.82%) RHCSA
6 4 (0.66%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.66%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.33%) GCIH
8 2 (0.33%) GIAC
8 2 (0.33%) OCA
8 2 (0.33%) OCP
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.33%) RHCA
9 1 (0.16%) CCNA
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) MCP
9 1 (0.16%) MCSE
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.48%) PCI DSS
1 9 (1.48%) SLA
2 7 (1.15%) QA
3 4 (0.66%) GCP
4 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) DICOM
System Software
1 123 (20.16%) Docker
2 86 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.05%) iptables
4 39 (6.39%) KVM
5 38 (6.23%) Active Directory
6 24 (3.93%) Hyper-V
7 22 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.97%) QEMU
9 11 (1.80%) NFS
10 10 (1.64%) Postfix
10 10 (1.64%) vSphere
10 10 (1.64%) XenServer
11 8 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.98%) HDFS
13 5 (0.82%) Ceph
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.82%) Xen
14 4 (0.66%) Varnish
14 4 (0.66%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.49%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 222 (36.39%) Ansible
2 220 (36.07%) Puppet
3 119 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (13.28%) Nagios
5 54 (8.85%) Kubernetes
6 34 (5.57%) ZABBIX
7 28 (4.59%) HAProxy
8 26 (4.26%) Terraform
9 21 (3.44%) Cacti
10 19 (3.11%) Grafana
11 18 (2.95%) Oracle ZFS
12 13 (2.13%) Salt
13 12 (1.97%) Icinga
13 12 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (1.97%) logstash
14 9 (1.48%) Cobbler
14 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 9 (1.48%) SELinux
15 8 (1.31%) Munin
Vendors
1 209 (34.26%) Red Hat
2 141 (23.11%) VMware
3 88 (14.43%) Oracle
4 50 (8.20%) Cisco
5 45 (7.38%) Google
6 34 (5.57%) Microsoft
7 27 (4.43%) NetApp
8 26 (4.26%) SaltStack
9 22 (3.61%) Splunk
10 15 (2.46%) HP
10 15 (2.46%) Juniper
10 15 (2.46%) Sybase
11 13 (2.13%) Bloomberg
11 13 (2.13%) Reuters
12 11 (1.80%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.80%) Sun
13 10 (1.64%) Dell
13 10 (1.64%) SAP
14 9 (1.48%) EMC
14 9 (1.48%) IBM