Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 490 458
Rank change year-on-year -80 -32 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 753 1,008 1,312
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% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 668 861 1,197
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 166,635 170,262 199,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.48% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,263 141,781 167,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,250 £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 16 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 16 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 -92 732 £45,000 -10.00% 82
UK excluding London +9 436 £42,000 -6.67% 53
London -138 312 £50,000 -5.66% 32
South East -49 199 £43,000 -9.47% 24
North of England +45 121 £40,000 - 10
Yorkshire +68 72 £40,000 - 6
South West +48 49 £42,000 -6.67% 6
North West +9 48 £36,750 +13.08% 3
Midlands +20 28 £42,500 +13.33% 6
East of England -22 23 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +23 14 £42,500 +21.43% 3
West Midlands +5 14 £38,750 -20.51% 3
Scotland -21 9 £41,250 +13.79% 1
Wales +13 7 £37,500 -11.76% 2
North East -29 1 £40,000 +19.40% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 753 (100.00%) Linux
2 276 (36.65%) DevOps
3 250 (33.20%) Red Hat
4 245 (32.54%) MySQL
5 244 (32.40%) Python
6 239 (31.74%) Puppet
7 237 (31.47%) Ansible
8 235 (31.21%) Apache
9 232 (30.81%) Bash Shell
10 211 (28.02%) CentOS
11 180 (23.90%) Amazon AWS
12 175 (23.24%) Windows
12 175 (23.24%) VMware
13 164 (21.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 147 (19.52%) Opscode Chef
15 146 (19.39%) DNS
16 139 (18.46%) Firewall
17 138 (18.33%) Configuration Management
18 135 (17.93%) Unix
19 129 (17.13%) Perl
20 127 (16.87%) Finance
21 126 (16.73%) LAMP
21 126 (16.73%) Ubuntu
22 120 (15.94%) Docker
23 116 (15.41%) TCP/IP
24 108 (14.34%) nginx
25 99 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
26 98 (13.01%) PHP
27 92 (12.22%) Shell Script
28 86 (11.42%) Agile Software Development

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
1 235 (31.21%) Apache
2 108 (14.34%) nginx
3 55 (7.30%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.12%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.86%) WordPress
6 13 (1.73%) JBoss
7 11 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.20%) IIS
9 8 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.80%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.80%) Confluence
12 5 (0.66%) CMS
13 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.40%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.40%) lighttpd
14 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
15 1 (0.13%) Jetty
15 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
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (0.40%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 180 (23.90%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (6.24%) SaaS
3 45 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.73%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.06%) GitHub
6 8 (1.06%) Serverless
6 8 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.93%) Office 365
8 6 (0.80%) IaaS
8 6 (0.80%) PaaS
9 5 (0.66%) Akamai
10 4 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.40%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.27%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 146 (19.39%) DNS
2 139 (18.46%) Firewall
3 116 (15.41%) TCP/IP
4 63 (8.37%) SAN
5 59 (7.84%) VPN
6 45 (5.98%) LDAP
7 43 (5.71%) DHCP
8 37 (4.91%) Network Security
9 33 (4.38%) Internet
10 31 (4.12%) HTTP
11 17 (2.26%) LAN
12 16 (2.12%) BGP
12 16 (2.12%) Kerberos
12 16 (2.12%) WAN
13 15 (1.99%) VLAN
14 14 (1.86%) Broadband
15 13 (1.73%) OSPF
15 13 (1.73%) SSL
16 12 (1.59%) OpenVPN
16 12 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (32.54%) MySQL
2 52 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 26 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 21 (2.79%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.73%) MariaDB
7 12 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.33%) Blockchain
9 9 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.80%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.66%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.53%) Big Data
13 4 (0.53%) Redis
14 3 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.40%) HBase
15 2 (0.27%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 80 (10.62%) Jenkins
2 71 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.39%) Subversion
4 16 (2.12%) Vagrant
5 10 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.06%) JIRA
7 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.40%) Ant
10 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.27%) GoCD
10 2 (0.27%) Maven
10 2 (0.27%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.13%) GCC
11 1 (0.13%) GitLab
General
1 127 (16.87%) Finance
2 46 (6.11%) Banking
3 38 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.52%) Marketing
5 12 (1.59%) Games
5 12 (1.59%) Retail
6 11 (1.46%) Electronics
7 10 (1.33%) Law
8 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.80%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (16.73%) LAMP
2 72 (9.56%) LEMP Stack
3 27 (3.59%) Web Services
4 18 (2.39%) LAPP Stack
5 9 (1.20%) Memcached
6 8 (1.06%) Middleware
7 7 (0.93%) .NET
7 7 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.93%) Node.js
8 6 (0.80%) HTML
8 6 (0.80%) REST
8 6 (0.80%) Velocity
9 5 (0.66%) CSS
9 5 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (0.53%) JRuby
10 4 (0.53%) OpenVZ
11 3 (0.40%) Sensu
12 2 (0.27%) Kafka
12 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.63%) Computer Science
2 59 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.25%) Fintech
4 27 (3.59%) Linux Command Line
5 25 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.05%) Replication
7 19 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.12%) Clustering
9 15 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (1.99%) Digital Media
10 10 (1.33%) 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%) iPad
14 2 (0.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 753 (100.00%) Linux
2 211 (28.02%) CentOS
3 175 (23.24%) Windows
4 164 (21.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 135 (17.93%) Unix
6 126 (16.73%) Ubuntu
7 72 (9.56%) Debian
8 56 (7.44%) Windows Server
9 28 (3.72%) Solaris
10 25 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (2.79%) Windows 7
11 21 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (2.66%) AIX
12 20 (2.66%) SUSE
13 19 (2.52%) Windows 10
14 14 (1.86%) 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
1 276 (36.65%) DevOps
2 138 (18.33%) Configuration Management
3 86 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (8.76%) High Availability
5 64 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (7.97%) ITIL
7 53 (7.04%) Open Source
8 46 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
9 44 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 37 (4.91%) Load Balancing
11 32 (4.25%) E-Commerce
12 25 (3.32%) Change Management
13 22 (2.92%) Business Continuity
13 22 (2.92%) Task Automation
14 21 (2.79%) Service Management
14 21 (2.79%) Time Management
15 19 (2.52%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (2.52%) Information Security
16 18 (2.39%) Mathematics
16 18 (2.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 244 (32.40%) Python
2 232 (30.81%) Bash Shell
3 129 (17.13%) Perl
4 98 (13.01%) PHP
5 92 (12.22%) Shell Script
6 75 (9.96%) Ruby
7 71 (9.43%) Java
8 59 (7.84%) SQL
9 35 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.92%) C
11 10 (1.33%) Bourne shell
12 9 (1.20%) Go
12 9 (1.20%) Korn
13 6 (0.80%) C++
13 6 (0.80%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.66%) AWK
14 5 (0.66%) C#
15 4 (0.53%) C-shell
15 4 (0.53%) PHP 5
15 4 (0.53%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 78 (10.36%) Degree
2 27 (3.59%) RHCE
3 23 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.86%) RHCSA
5 11 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.33%) CCNA
6 10 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.80%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.80%) CCNP
9 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.53%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.13%) CEH
11 1 (0.13%) CISM
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) OCA
11 1 (0.13%) OCP
11 1 (0.13%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.05%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) GCP
2 5 (0.66%) SLA
3 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) 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
1 120 (15.94%) Docker
2 99 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.44%) iptables
4 39 (5.18%) Active Directory
5 38 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (3.05%) KVM
7 21 (2.79%) Hyper-V
8 18 (2.39%) NFS
8 18 (2.39%) vSphere
9 12 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.46%) LXC
11 10 (1.33%) Postfix
12 8 (1.06%) GlusterFS
12 8 (1.06%) Varnish
13 7 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.80%) Xen
15 5 (0.66%) XenServer
16 4 (0.53%) Dovecot
16 4 (0.53%) Samba
16 4 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 239 (31.74%) Puppet
2 237 (31.47%) Ansible
3 147 (19.52%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (11.29%) Nagios
5 58 (7.70%) Kubernetes
6 40 (5.31%) Terraform
7 31 (4.12%) Salt
8 30 (3.98%) ZABBIX
9 29 (3.85%) HAProxy
10 24 (3.19%) Cacti
11 15 (1.99%) Grafana
12 13 (1.73%) Icinga
12 13 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
12 13 (1.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 10 (1.33%) SELinux
14 9 (1.20%) CFEngine
14 9 (1.20%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.93%) logstash
15 7 (0.93%) Rundeck
16 6 (0.80%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 250 (33.20%) Red Hat
2 175 (23.24%) VMware
3 69 (9.16%) Oracle
4 58 (7.70%) Cisco
5 44 (5.84%) Microsoft
6 38 (5.05%) Google
7 24 (3.19%) Sun
8 19 (2.52%) HP
9 18 (2.39%) Hitachi
10 16 (2.12%) NetApp
11 13 (1.73%) Juniper
11 13 (1.73%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.46%) IBM
12 11 (1.46%) SaltStack
12 11 (1.46%) Veritas
13 10 (1.33%) EMC
13 10 (1.33%) Remedy
13 10 (1.33%) Splunk
13 10 (1.33%) Veeam
14 9 (1.20%) Percona