Period
to 3 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 608 815 620
Rank change year-on-year +207 -195 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 113 251 621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 112 238 571
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,250 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.33%

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 53,707 129,157 154,352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.63% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 44,759 103,460 124,300
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator.

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Administrator over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 14 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 3 December 2020. 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 +206 105 £47,000 +4.44% 28
UK excluding London +184 71 £42,500 -5.56% 22
London +195 38 £52,500 +5.00% 8
South East +163 22 £40,000 -13.98% 3
South West +105 18 £48,750 +8.33% 4
Work from Home -9 15 £48,750 +8.33% 5
North of England +125 13 £39,000 +4.00% 7
Midlands +125 11 £55,000 +30.95% 3
West Midlands +90 11 £55,000 +30.95% 3
Yorkshire +88 6 £38,000 -9.52% 2
North West +91 5 £50,000 +81.82% 5
Scotland +67 4 £40,000 - 2
East of England +120 3 £40,000 -15.79% 3
North East +10 2 £33,500 -29.47%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (48.67%) Python
3 39 (34.51%) Unix
4 38 (33.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (31.86%) Red Hat
6 33 (29.20%) VMware
6 33 (29.20%) Bash Shell
6 33 (29.20%) Ansible
6 33 (29.20%) Docker
7 32 (28.32%) AWS
8 29 (25.66%) DevOps
9 26 (23.01%) Puppet
10 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
10 24 (21.24%) Windows
11 22 (19.47%) Shell Script
12 21 (18.58%) Azure
13 19 (16.81%) PHP
14 18 (15.93%) Oracle
14 18 (15.93%) CentOS
15 17 (15.04%) TCP/IP
16 15 (13.27%) MySQL
17 14 (12.39%) Cybersecurity
17 14 (12.39%) Terraform
18 13 (11.50%) Linux Command Line
18 13 (11.50%) GitLab
18 13 (11.50%) Problem Management
18 13 (11.50%) Red Hat Satellite
18 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
19 12 (10.62%) Law
19 12 (10.62%) Ubuntu

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 9 (7.96%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.08%) Apache
3 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.54%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.54%) nginx
5 4 (3.54%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.65%) JBoss
6 3 (2.65%) Jetty
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.32%) AWS
2 21 (18.58%) Azure
3 10 (8.85%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (3.54%) Datadog
4 4 (3.54%) Office 365
4 4 (3.54%) OneDrive
4 4 (3.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.77%) Apigee
5 2 (1.77%) GitHub
5 2 (1.77%) Route 53
6 1 (0.88%) G Suite
6 1 (0.88%) GCP
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.04%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.85%) DNS
3 8 (7.08%) Firewall
4 7 (6.19%) HTTP
5 6 (5.31%) HTTPS
5 6 (5.31%) SSH
6 5 (4.42%) Skype
7 4 (3.54%) Internet
7 4 (3.54%) SAN
7 4 (3.54%) VPN
8 3 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.77%) DHCP
9 2 (1.77%) LAN
9 2 (1.77%) NAS
9 2 (1.77%) RTP
9 2 (1.77%) VLAN
9 2 (1.77%) WAN
9 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.88%) Multicast
10 1 (0.88%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) MySQL
2 5 (4.42%) Data Lake
3 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.65%) Redis
5 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) GitLab
2 12 (10.62%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.42%) JIRA
5 4 (3.54%) eggPlant
5 4 (3.54%) Locust
6 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.65%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (10.62%) Law
2 10 (8.85%) Banking
3 9 (7.96%) Marketing
4 8 (7.08%) Finance
5 5 (4.42%) Retail
6 4 (3.54%) Electronics
6 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.54%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.65%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.77%) Games
8 2 (1.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) AngularJS
1 5 (4.42%) YAML
2 4 (3.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) HTML
3 2 (1.77%) Middleware
3 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.77%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML5
4 1 (0.88%) LAMP
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.88%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.65%) Cybercrime
5 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.77%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (34.51%) Unix
3 38 (33.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (21.24%) Windows
5 18 (15.93%) CentOS
6 12 (10.62%) Ubuntu
7 10 (8.85%) Windows Server
8 8 (7.08%) AIX
9 7 (6.19%) Solaris
10 4 (3.54%) Debian
11 2 (1.77%) FreeNAS
11 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.77%) OpenBSD
11 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.88%) HPUX
12 1 (0.88%) VyOS
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.66%) DevOps
2 14 (12.39%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (11.50%) Problem Management
4 12 (10.62%) Server Management
5 11 (9.73%) Data Management
5 11 (9.73%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (9.73%) Storage Management
6 10 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.96%) Task Automation
8 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (7.08%) Open Source
9 7 (6.19%) Security Hardening
10 6 (5.31%) Data Science
10 6 (5.31%) Fintech
10 6 (5.31%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (4.42%) Analytics
11 5 (4.42%) Threat Management
11 5 (4.42%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 55 (48.67%) Python
2 33 (29.20%) Bash Shell
3 22 (19.47%) Shell Script
4 19 (16.81%) PHP
5 11 (9.73%) Java
5 11 (9.73%) Perl
6 7 (6.19%) SQL
7 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.42%) C++
8 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.42%) R
9 4 (3.54%) C#
9 4 (3.54%) Ruby
10 2 (1.77%) Elixir
10 2 (1.77%) Tcl
10 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) RHCE
3 2 (1.77%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 5 (4.42%) NIST
3 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.65%) QA
5 2 (1.77%) GDPR
5 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (29.20%) Docker
2 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.96%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.08%) Active Directory
5 6 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (4.42%) KVM
7 3 (2.65%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.77%) Firmware
8 2 (1.77%) LXC
8 2 (1.77%) NFS
8 2 (1.77%) Samba
8 2 (1.77%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (29.20%) Ansible
2 26 (23.01%) Puppet
3 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
4 14 (12.39%) Terraform
5 13 (11.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 10 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.42%) Packer
8 4 (3.54%) Grafana
8 4 (3.54%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.65%) Consul
10 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.77%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (1.77%) Rancher
10 2 (1.77%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.77%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.77%) WSUS
11 1 (0.88%) FreeIPA
11 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (31.86%) Red Hat
2 33 (29.20%) VMware
3 18 (15.93%) Oracle
4 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.08%) Cisco
6 6 (5.31%) IBM
7 4 (3.54%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.88%) Dell
8 1 (0.88%) Google
8 1 (0.88%) Informatica
8 1 (0.88%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.88%) TIBCO