Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 558 521
Rank change year-on-year -64 -37 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 631 843 1,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.50% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 577 723 942
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% -8.16% +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £32,013
90th Percentile £69,250 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.49% +1.18% +6.25%

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 162,764 170,011 191,340
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131,161 137,219 160,887
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 £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 16 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 16 August 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 -78 591 £50,000 +11.11% 72
UK excluding London -87 330 £44,500 +3.49% 50
London -8 293 £55,000 +4.76% 27
South East -76 125 £50,000 +11.11% 19
North of England -42 71 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Yorkshire 0 44 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East of England +23 38 £40,000 -11.11% 9
South West 0 36 £41,250 +10.00% 5
Midlands -2 33 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Scotland -3 26 £38,000 +10.14% 5
North West -25 22 £47,500 +37.68% 3
West Midlands -4 20 £45,000 -
East Midlands +15 13 £42,500 +41.67% 1
North East -27 5 £35,500 -5.14% 1
Wales - 5 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 631 (100.00%) Linux
2 269 (42.63%) Python
3 263 (41.68%) Bash Shell
4 229 (36.29%) Ansible
4 229 (36.29%) DevOps
5 226 (35.82%) Puppet
6 201 (31.85%) Red Hat
7 181 (28.68%) Perl
8 179 (28.37%) Amazon AWS
9 171 (27.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 160 (25.36%) Unix
11 156 (24.72%) VMware
12 141 (22.35%) Windows
13 140 (22.19%) Configuration Management
14 134 (21.24%) Docker
15 125 (19.81%) Apache
16 123 (19.49%) CentOS
17 110 (17.43%) Firewall
18 103 (16.32%) Ubuntu
19 100 (15.85%) Shell Script
20 97 (15.37%) Opscode Chef
21 89 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
22 88 (13.95%) MySQL
23 86 (13.63%) Git (software)
24 84 (13.31%) LAMP
25 83 (13.15%) DNS
26 79 (12.52%) Ruby
27 78 (12.36%) Jenkins
28 72 (11.41%) Nagios
29 71 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 125 (19.81%) Apache
2 60 (9.51%) Tomcat
3 38 (6.02%) nginx
4 30 (4.75%) OpenStack
5 20 (3.17%) JBoss
6 15 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.90%) CMS
8 8 (1.27%) Confluence
8 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.11%) CloudStack
10 6 (0.95%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.32%) Jetty
13 2 (0.32%) SAS
14 1 (0.16%) Drupal
14 1 (0.16%) lighttpd
14 1 (0.16%) uWSGI
Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 179 (28.37%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.06%) Office 365
5 12 (1.90%) SaaS
6 11 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.58%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.27%) IaaS
9 8 (1.27%) PaaS
9 8 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.95%) Serverless
12 5 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.79%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.79%) Route 53
13 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 110 (17.43%) Firewall
2 83 (13.15%) DNS
3 54 (8.56%) TCP/IP
4 39 (6.18%) SAN
5 36 (5.71%) VPN
6 35 (5.55%) SSH
7 30 (4.75%) LAN
8 29 (4.60%) HTTP
9 28 (4.44%) Internet
10 26 (4.12%) Network Security
11 21 (3.33%) DHCP
12 18 (2.85%) VLAN
13 16 (2.54%) SMTP
14 15 (2.38%) NAS
14 15 (2.38%) WAN
15 13 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (1.90%) SNMP
17 11 (1.74%) BGP
18 10 (1.58%) OSPF
18 10 (1.58%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (13.95%) MySQL
2 30 (4.75%) Oracle Database
2 30 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (3.96%) SQL Server
4 23 (3.65%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (1.58%) Big Data
6 10 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.43%) Redis
8 8 (1.27%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.11%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (0.95%) Aerospike
10 6 (0.95%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.95%) DB2
10 6 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 86 (13.63%) Git (software)
2 78 (12.36%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.07%) Subversion
4 15 (2.38%) Vagrant
5 13 (2.06%) Mercurial
5 13 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.90%) JIRA
7 10 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.58%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.43%) Hudson
8 9 (1.43%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.79%) Buildbot
9 5 (0.79%) Maven
10 4 (0.63%) Chocolatey
10 4 (0.63%) Selenium
11 3 (0.48%) Emacs
12 2 (0.32%) GitLab
12 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (9.98%) Finance
2 35 (5.55%) Banking
3 20 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.38%) Law
4 15 (2.38%) Marketing
5 14 (2.22%) Games
6 10 (1.58%) Retail
7 8 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.79%) Advertising
8 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.32%) Back Office
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (13.31%) LAMP
2 48 (7.61%) LDAP
3 37 (5.86%) Web Services
4 13 (2.06%) LEMP Stack
4 13 (2.06%) Middleware
5 12 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (1.58%) Kafka
8 9 (1.43%) React
9 8 (1.27%) Node.js
10 7 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (0.79%) HTML
12 3 (0.48%) .NET
12 3 (0.48%) CSS
12 3 (0.48%) OAuth
13 2 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (0.32%) Django
13 2 (0.32%) FastCGI
13 2 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.96%) Public Cloud
4 22 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (3.17%) Replication
6 14 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 12 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.74%) Clustering
9 9 (1.43%) Robotics
10 8 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.27%) Video\Live Streaming
11 6 (0.95%) CMDB
11 6 (0.95%) Fintech
11 6 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.95%) New Media
11 6 (0.95%) Online Games
11 6 (0.95%) Spread Betting
12 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 631 (100.00%) Linux
2 171 (27.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 160 (25.36%) Unix
4 141 (22.35%) Windows
5 123 (19.49%) CentOS
6 103 (16.32%) Ubuntu
7 69 (10.94%) Debian
8 60 (9.51%) Solaris
9 45 (7.13%) Windows Server
10 20 (3.17%) SUSE
11 19 (3.01%) HPUX
12 18 (2.85%) AIX
13 15 (2.38%) VMS
13 15 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (1.58%) Fedora
14 10 (1.58%) FreeNAS
15 9 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.11%) FreeBSD
16 7 (1.11%) Windows 7
16 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (36.29%) DevOps
2 140 (22.19%) Configuration Management
3 62 (9.83%) ITIL
4 51 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (7.45%) High Availability
6 45 (7.13%) Task Automation
7 43 (6.81%) Open Source
8 41 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (6.02%) Load Balancing
10 38 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
11 34 (5.39%) Deployment Automation
12 26 (4.12%) Migration
13 25 (3.96%) Artificial Intelligence
13 25 (3.96%) Service Delivery
14 20 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
15 19 (3.01%) Analytics
15 19 (3.01%) E-Commerce
15 19 (3.01%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 269 (42.63%) Python
2 263 (41.68%) Bash Shell
3 181 (28.68%) Perl
4 100 (15.85%) Shell Script
5 79 (12.52%) Ruby
6 67 (10.62%) Java
6 67 (10.62%) PHP
7 61 (9.67%) PowerShell
8 47 (7.45%) SQL
9 41 (6.50%) Korn
10 27 (4.28%) C
11 22 (3.49%) Bourne shell
12 13 (2.06%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.06%) VB
13 10 (1.58%) AWK
14 8 (1.27%) Go
15 6 (0.95%) C-shell
16 4 (0.63%) C#
17 2 (0.32%) C++
17 2 (0.32%) REXX
Qualifications
1 46 (7.29%) Degree
2 20 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (2.69%) RHCSA
4 14 (2.22%) RHCE
5 11 (1.74%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.79%) OCA
8 5 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.63%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.63%) OCP
9 4 (0.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.32%) CCNA
10 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) CCNP
11 1 (0.16%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.16%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.90%) SLA
2 9 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.11%) GCP
5 3 (0.48%) QA
6 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 134 (21.24%) Docker
2 89 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (7.92%) Active Directory
4 39 (6.18%) KVM
5 37 (5.86%) iptables
6 33 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (3.96%) NFS
8 17 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 12 (1.90%) GlusterFS
10 12 (1.90%) Hyper-V
10 12 (1.90%) QEMU
11 11 (1.74%) Postfix
11 11 (1.74%) Samba
11 11 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.74%) vSphere
12 9 (1.43%) XenServer
13 8 (1.27%) Gluster
13 8 (1.27%) pfSense
13 8 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 229 (36.29%) Ansible
2 226 (35.82%) Puppet
3 97 (15.37%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (11.41%) Nagios
5 68 (10.78%) Terraform
6 67 (10.62%) Kubernetes
7 42 (6.66%) ZABBIX
8 21 (3.33%) Grafana
8 21 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
9 18 (2.85%) HAProxy
9 18 (2.85%) Red Hat Satellite
10 16 (2.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 14 (2.22%) Cacti
11 14 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (2.22%) Munin
11 14 (2.22%) Salt
12 13 (2.06%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.58%) logstash
14 9 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 8 (1.27%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 201 (31.85%) Red Hat
2 156 (24.72%) VMware
3 56 (8.87%) Oracle
4 45 (7.13%) Microsoft
5 38 (6.02%) Cisco
6 37 (5.86%) Google
7 33 (5.23%) SaltStack
8 29 (4.60%) EMC
9 22 (3.49%) NetApp
10 19 (3.01%) HP
10 19 (3.01%) Veritas
11 17 (2.69%) Splunk
12 13 (2.06%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.74%) Remedy
14 10 (1.58%) Sybase
15 9 (1.43%) Blue Prism
15 9 (1.43%) Juniper
15 9 (1.43%) Sun
16 8 (1.27%) IBM
16 8 (1.27%) PagerDuty