Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 505 463
Rank change year-on-year -33 -42 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 831 1103 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.56% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 717 984 1225
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,900 £31,250 £32,200
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,875 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 -45 797 £45,000 -5.26% 62
UK excluding London +32 497 £43,000 +7.50% 37
London -113 325 £55,000 +4.76% 26
South East +40 201 £45,000 - 14
North of England -5 128 £37,500 -2.60% 15
Yorkshire +2 70 £40,000 - 8
Midlands +32 54 £40,500 +8.00% 2
North West -31 54 £34,500 +2.22% 6
East of England +39 50 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands +39 45 £40,500 -8.99% 1
South West +36 39 £36,250 -9.38% 3
Scotland +31 25 £34,000 -9.33% 1
East Midlands +9 9 £40,000 +14.29% 1
North East +19 4 £37,425 -11.94% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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.

1 831 (100.00%) Linux
2 351 (42.24%) Puppet
3 331 (39.83%) Red Hat
4 323 (38.87%) DevOps
5 290 (34.90%) Python
6 262 (31.53%) Bash Shell
7 240 (28.88%) Unix
8 236 (28.40%) Perl
9 232 (27.92%) Ansible
10 229 (27.56%) VMware
11 219 (26.35%) CentOS
11 219 (26.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 218 (26.23%) MySQL
13 208 (25.03%) Apache
14 203 (24.43%) Windows
15 188 (22.62%) Opscode Chef
16 180 (21.66%) Amazon AWS
17 161 (19.37%) VMware Infrastructure
18 160 (19.25%) DNS
19 153 (18.41%) Ubuntu
20 147 (17.69%) Debian
20 147 (17.69%) LAMP
21 142 (17.09%) Finance
22 129 (15.52%) Configuration Management
23 126 (15.16%) Firewall
24 119 (14.32%) TCP/IP
25 116 (13.96%) Docker
26 109 (13.12%) PHP
27 104 (12.52%) Ruby
28 102 (12.27%) SAN

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
1 208 (25.03%) Apache
2 89 (10.71%) nginx
3 80 (9.63%) Tomcat
4 42 (5.05%) OpenStack
5 40 (4.81%) IIS
6 29 (3.49%) MS Exchange
7 22 (2.65%) JBoss
7 22 (2.65%) WebSphere
8 18 (2.17%) Confluence
9 17 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.32%) Jetty
11 8 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.84%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.84%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.72%) WordPress
14 4 (0.48%) Drupal
14 4 (0.48%) SAS
15 3 (0.36%) CMS
15 3 (0.36%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.36%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.48%) Abaqus
3 2 (0.24%) HipChat
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 180 (21.66%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.37%) SaaS
4 18 (2.17%) Amazon S3
4 18 (2.17%) Office 365
5 14 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (1.68%) GitHub
6 13 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.84%) IaaS
8 7 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.72%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.72%) Route 53
10 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
10 3 (0.36%) G Suite
10 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.36%) PaaS
10 3 (0.36%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 160 (19.25%) DNS
2 126 (15.16%) Firewall
3 119 (14.32%) TCP/IP
4 102 (12.27%) SAN
5 66 (7.94%) LAN
6 61 (7.34%) VPN
7 58 (6.98%) WAN
8 50 (6.02%) Internet
8 50 (6.02%) LDAP
9 44 (5.29%) VLAN
10 43 (5.17%) DHCP
11 34 (4.09%) HTTP
12 32 (3.85%) iSCSI
13 28 (3.37%) NAS
14 27 (3.25%) SMTP
15 26 (3.13%) Network Security
16 22 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
17 19 (2.29%) SNMP
18 18 (2.17%) BGP
19 17 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (26.23%) MySQL
2 54 (6.50%) SQL Server
3 48 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (4.57%) MariaDB
5 25 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.53%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.81%) Redis
7 15 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.56%) Big Data
10 12 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.08%) HBase
12 8 (0.96%) OLTP
12 8 (0.96%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.84%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.84%) VLDB
14 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 93 (11.19%) Jenkins
2 81 (9.75%) Git (software)
3 42 (5.05%) JIRA
4 29 (3.49%) Vagrant
5 28 (3.37%) Subversion
6 24 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.08%) Maven
9 7 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.60%) Gitweb
10 5 (0.60%) Hudson
11 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.12%) Bundler
12 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 142 (17.09%) Finance
2 72 (8.66%) Marketing
3 59 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 48 (5.78%) Electronics
4 48 (5.78%) Manufacturing
5 30 (3.61%) Banking
6 18 (2.17%) Back Office
7 17 (2.05%) Games
8 8 (0.96%) Law
9 7 (0.84%) Retail
10 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 3 (0.36%) Advertising
11 3 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (17.69%) LAMP
2 46 (5.54%) LEMP Stack
3 20 (2.41%) XML
4 18 (2.17%) HTML
5 15 (1.81%) Web Services
6 13 (1.56%) CSS
6 13 (1.56%) Kafka
7 10 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
7 10 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
8 8 (0.96%) HornetQ
8 8 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.84%) JDBC
10 6 (0.72%) JMX
10 6 (0.72%) Middleware
11 5 (0.60%) JRuby
11 5 (0.60%) REST
12 4 (0.48%) MCollective
12 4 (0.48%) RESTful
13 3 (0.36%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
4 32 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.65%) Clustering
7 19 (2.29%) iSeries
8 16 (1.93%) Fintech
8 16 (1.93%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.81%) Replication
10 12 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 11 (1.32%) iPad
12 10 (1.20%) Device Driver
13 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.96%) PMI
14 7 (0.84%) Eurex
15 6 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (0.48%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 831 (100.00%) Linux
2 240 (28.88%) Unix
3 219 (26.35%) CentOS
3 219 (26.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 203 (24.43%) Windows
5 153 (18.41%) Ubuntu
6 147 (17.69%) Debian
7 68 (8.18%) Windows Server
8 51 (6.14%) Solaris
9 40 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (3.73%) HPUX
12 25 (3.01%) AIX
13 17 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (1.68%) SUSE
15 13 (1.56%) Fedora
16 11 (1.32%) Mac OS X
16 11 (1.32%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.96%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (38.87%) DevOps
2 129 (15.52%) Configuration Management
3 87 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (9.27%) Open Source
5 75 (9.03%) High Availability
6 69 (8.30%) Load Balancing
7 65 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (7.58%) ITIL
9 54 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 52 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
10 52 (6.26%) Digital Marketing
11 50 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
12 49 (5.90%) E-Commerce
13 48 (5.78%) Programme Management
14 33 (3.97%) Service Management
15 32 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
16 31 (3.73%) Low Latency
17 28 (3.37%) Business Continuity
17 28 (3.37%) Continuous Delivery
18 26 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 290 (34.90%) Python
2 262 (31.53%) Bash Shell
3 236 (28.40%) Perl
4 109 (13.12%) PHP
5 104 (12.52%) Ruby
6 100 (12.03%) SQL
7 97 (11.67%) Java
8 94 (11.31%) Shell Script
9 54 (6.50%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.65%) JavaScript
11 19 (2.29%) Korn
12 10 (1.20%) Bourne shell
12 10 (1.20%) C
13 9 (1.08%) Jython
14 7 (0.84%) C-shell
15 6 (0.72%) Groovy
16 4 (0.48%) AWK
16 4 (0.48%) C++
16 4 (0.48%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (9.15%) Degree
2 26 (3.13%) RHCE
3 21 (2.53%) CCNA
3 21 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.29%) RHCSA
5 16 (1.93%) Security Cleared
6 14 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (1.44%) RHCA
8 10 (1.20%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.96%) MCSA
9 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.96%) PMP
10 7 (0.84%) MCITP
10 7 (0.84%) MCSE
11 4 (0.48%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.36%) OCA
12 3 (0.36%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.53%) SLA
2 11 (1.32%) QA
3 8 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.24%) GCP
4 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 161 (19.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (13.96%) Docker
3 92 (11.07%) Active Directory
4 79 (9.51%) KVM
5 47 (5.66%) NFS
6 45 (5.42%) iptables
7 43 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
8 36 (4.33%) XenServer
9 35 (4.21%) Hyper-V
10 28 (3.37%) vSphere
11 26 (3.13%) Samba
12 23 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (1.93%) Terminal Services
13 16 (1.93%) Xen
14 15 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (1.68%) LXC
15 14 (1.68%) XenApp
16 13 (1.56%) Postfix
17 12 (1.44%) GlusterFS
18 11 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 351 (42.24%) Puppet
2 232 (27.92%) Ansible
3 188 (22.62%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (12.15%) Nagios
5 41 (4.93%) ZABBIX
6 37 (4.45%) Kubernetes
7 28 (3.37%) Salt
8 27 (3.25%) CFEngine
9 24 (2.89%) Terraform
10 20 (2.41%) SELinux
11 19 (2.29%) Cacti
11 19 (2.29%) HAProxy
12 18 (2.17%) Icinga
13 16 (1.93%) WSUS
14 15 (1.81%) Grafana
14 15 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
15 12 (1.44%) Munin
16 11 (1.32%) NetBackup
17 10 (1.20%) logstash
18 9 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 331 (39.83%) Red Hat
2 229 (27.56%) VMware
3 79 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 76 (9.15%) Oracle
5 71 (8.54%) Cisco
6 49 (5.90%) SAP
7 47 (5.66%) HP
8 29 (3.49%) EMC
9 27 (3.25%) NetApp
10 25 (3.01%) F5
11 23 (2.77%) Citrix
12 19 (2.29%) Veritas
13 18 (2.17%) Splunk
14 17 (2.05%) Rackspace
14 17 (2.05%) SaltStack
15 15 (1.81%) Atlassian
16 14 (1.68%) 3PAR
16 14 (1.68%) IBM
16 14 (1.68%) McAfee
17 13 (1.56%) Sun
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Intotec
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum along with AWS certifications & an e
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + 27 Days, Pension, Bonus etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexi-Time, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago