Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 484 465
Rank change year-on-year -86 -19 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 755 1,014 1,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.57% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 672 866 1,199
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £30,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -93 732 £45,000 -10.00% 88
UK excluding London -3 438 £42,000 -6.67% 56
London -128 311 £50,000 -5.66% 36
South East -45 203 £42,500 -10.53% 24
North of England +40 119 £40,000 - 14
Yorkshire +62 71 £40,000 - 6
South West +31 49 £42,000 -6.67% 6
North West +11 47 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Midlands +17 28 £42,500 +13.33% 5
East of England -10 22 £52,500 +10.53% 3
East Midlands +23 14 £42,500 +21.43% 3
West Midlands +21 14 £38,750 -20.51% 2
Scotland -24 10 £41,250 +13.79% 1
Wales +13 7 £37,500 -11.76% 3
North East -29 1 £40,000 +19.40% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 755 (100.00%) Linux
2 277 (36.69%) DevOps
3 248 (32.85%) MySQL
4 247 (32.72%) Python
5 246 (32.58%) Red Hat
6 240 (31.79%) Ansible
7 238 (31.52%) Puppet
8 237 (31.39%) Apache
9 233 (30.86%) Bash Shell
10 210 (27.81%) CentOS
11 181 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
12 176 (23.31%) Windows
13 175 (23.18%) VMware
14 161 (21.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 148 (19.60%) Opscode Chef
15 148 (19.60%) DNS
16 138 (18.28%) Configuration Management
17 137 (18.15%) Firewall
18 131 (17.35%) Unix
19 128 (16.95%) Perl
19 128 (16.95%) Finance
20 125 (16.56%) LAMP
20 125 (16.56%) Ubuntu
21 119 (15.76%) Docker
22 118 (15.63%) TCP/IP
23 110 (14.57%) nginx
24 99 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
24 99 (13.11%) PHP
25 91 (12.05%) Shell Script
26 86 (11.39%) Nagios

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
1 237 (31.39%) Apache
2 110 (14.57%) nginx
3 53 (7.02%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.25%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.85%) WordPress
6 12 (1.59%) JBoss
7 10 (1.32%) IIS
7 10 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.79%) Confluence
11 5 (0.66%) CMS
12 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.40%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.40%) lighttpd
13 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.13%) Jetty
14 1 (0.13%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Houdini
1 1 (0.13%) Maya
1 1 (0.13%) NUKE
1 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 181 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (6.09%) SaaS
3 30 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (1.32%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.19%) GitHub
8 8 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (1.06%) Serverless
8 8 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (0.93%) Office 365
10 6 (0.79%) IaaS
10 6 (0.79%) PaaS
11 5 (0.66%) Akamai
12 4 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.40%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.26%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 148 (19.60%) DNS
2 137 (18.15%) Firewall
3 118 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 63 (8.34%) SAN
5 61 (8.08%) VPN
6 44 (5.83%) DHCP
7 34 (4.50%) Internet
7 34 (4.50%) Network Security
8 32 (4.24%) HTTP
9 16 (2.12%) BGP
9 16 (2.12%) Kerberos
9 16 (2.12%) LAN
10 15 (1.99%) VLAN
10 15 (1.99%) WAN
11 14 (1.85%) Broadband
11 14 (1.85%) SSL
12 13 (1.72%) OSPF
12 13 (1.72%) SMTP
13 12 (1.59%) OpenVPN
13 12 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (32.85%) MySQL
2 53 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (4.37%) SQL Server
4 25 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.72%) MariaDB
7 12 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.46%) Blockchain
9 9 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.79%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.66%) InfluxDB
14 4 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.53%) Big Data
14 4 (0.53%) Redis
15 3 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.40%) HBase
16 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 83 (10.99%) Jenkins
2 72 (9.54%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.38%) Subversion
4 16 (2.12%) Vagrant
5 10 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.06%) JIRA
7 6 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.40%) Ant
9 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.26%) GoCD
9 2 (0.26%) Maven
9 2 (0.26%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.13%) GCC
10 1 (0.13%) GitLab
General
1 128 (16.95%) Finance
2 45 (5.96%) Banking
3 39 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.65%) Marketing
5 12 (1.59%) Games
6 11 (1.46%) Electronics
6 11 (1.46%) Retail
7 9 (1.19%) Law
7 9 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.79%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 2 (0.26%) Automotive
10 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (16.56%) LAMP
2 73 (9.67%) LEMP Stack
3 46 (6.09%) LDAP
4 28 (3.71%) Web Services
5 18 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
6 9 (1.19%) Memcached
7 8 (1.06%) Middleware
8 7 (0.93%) .NET
8 7 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.93%) Node.js
9 6 (0.79%) HTML
9 6 (0.79%) REST
9 6 (0.79%) Velocity
10 5 (0.66%) CSS
11 4 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (0.53%) JRuby
11 4 (0.53%) OpenVZ
12 3 (0.40%) Sensu
13 2 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.01%) Computer Science
2 58 (7.68%) Data Centre
3 31 (4.11%) Fintech
4 27 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
6 23 (3.05%) Replication
7 20 (2.65%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.12%) Clustering
9 14 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (1.85%) Digital Media
10 11 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.66%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.66%) Eurex
11 5 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.66%) User Experience
11 5 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.40%) NHS
14 2 (0.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 755 (100.00%) Linux
2 210 (27.81%) CentOS
3 176 (23.31%) Windows
4 161 (21.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 131 (17.35%) Unix
6 125 (16.56%) Ubuntu
7 72 (9.54%) Debian
8 56 (7.42%) Windows Server
9 28 (3.71%) Solaris
10 25 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (2.78%) Windows 7
11 21 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (2.65%) AIX
12 20 (2.65%) SUSE
13 19 (2.52%) Windows 10
14 15 (1.99%) HPUX
15 8 (1.06%) CoreOS
15 8 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.06%) VMS
16 4 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (36.69%) DevOps
2 138 (18.28%) Configuration Management
3 84 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (8.74%) High Availability
5 64 (8.48%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (7.95%) ITIL
7 53 (7.02%) Open Source
8 46 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
9 44 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 35 (4.64%) Load Balancing
11 32 (4.24%) E-Commerce
12 27 (3.58%) Change Management
13 23 (3.05%) Task Automation
14 22 (2.91%) Business Continuity
15 21 (2.78%) Service Management
15 21 (2.78%) Time Management
16 20 (2.65%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (2.52%) Information Security
18 18 (2.38%) Mathematics
19 17 (2.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 247 (32.72%) Python
2 233 (30.86%) Bash Shell
3 128 (16.95%) Perl
4 99 (13.11%) PHP
5 91 (12.05%) Shell Script
6 77 (10.20%) Ruby
7 74 (9.80%) Java
8 60 (7.95%) SQL
9 38 (5.03%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.78%) C
11 10 (1.32%) Bourne shell
12 9 (1.19%) Go
12 9 (1.19%) Korn
13 7 (0.93%) C++
14 6 (0.79%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.66%) AWK
15 5 (0.66%) C#
16 4 (0.53%) C-shell
16 4 (0.53%) Groovy
16 4 (0.53%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 78 (10.33%) Degree
2 27 (3.58%) RHCE
3 24 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.85%) RHCSA
5 11 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.32%) CCNA
6 10 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.79%) CCNP
9 5 (0.66%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.13%) CEH
12 1 (0.13%) CISM
12 1 (0.13%) CISSP
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.13%) OCP
12 1 (0.13%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.78%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) GCP
2 5 (0.66%) SLA
3 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) DICOM
5 1 (0.13%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 119 (15.76%) Docker
2 99 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.43%) iptables
4 38 (5.03%) Active Directory
5 37 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (3.05%) KVM
7 21 (2.78%) Hyper-V
8 18 (2.38%) NFS
8 18 (2.38%) vSphere
9 11 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.32%) LXC
10 10 (1.32%) Postfix
11 8 (1.06%) GlusterFS
11 8 (1.06%) Varnish
12 7 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.79%) Xen
14 5 (0.66%) XenServer
15 4 (0.53%) Dovecot
15 4 (0.53%) Samba
15 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 240 (31.79%) Ansible
2 238 (31.52%) Puppet
3 148 (19.60%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (11.39%) Nagios
5 58 (7.68%) Kubernetes
6 39 (5.17%) Terraform
7 29 (3.84%) HAProxy
7 29 (3.84%) Salt
8 28 (3.71%) ZABBIX
9 24 (3.18%) Cacti
10 14 (1.85%) Grafana
11 13 (1.72%) Icinga
12 12 (1.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 11 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
14 10 (1.32%) SELinux
15 9 (1.19%) CFEngine
16 8 (1.06%) NetBackup
17 7 (0.93%) logstash
17 7 (0.93%) Rundeck
18 6 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 246 (32.58%) Red Hat
2 175 (23.18%) VMware
3 67 (8.87%) Oracle
4 58 (7.68%) Cisco
5 44 (5.83%) Microsoft
6 39 (5.17%) Google
7 23 (3.05%) Sun
8 20 (2.65%) HP
9 18 (2.38%) Hitachi
10 16 (2.12%) NetApp
11 13 (1.72%) Juniper
12 12 (1.59%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.46%) SaltStack
13 11 (1.46%) Splunk
14 10 (1.32%) EMC
14 10 (1.32%) IBM
14 10 (1.32%) Remedy
14 10 (1.32%) Veeam
14 10 (1.32%) Veritas
15 9 (1.19%) SAP