The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 499 443
Rank change year-on-year +30 -56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 460 481 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.51% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 392 447 576
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 443 £45,000 -9.09% 60
London -49 175 £55,000 +4.76% 23
South East +37 99 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Yorkshire +21 42 £37,500 -6.25% 7
West Midlands +41 39 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Manchester +5 36 £35,000 +25.00% 4
North West -22 36 £35,000 +7.69% 8
West Yorkshire +22 33 £40,000 - 5
Berkshire +24 31 £45,000 -10.00% 5
South West +21 26 £33,500 -31.28% 1
Leeds +17 22 £40,000 - 4
East of England +14 22 £40,000 -15.78% 3
City of London +8 22 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Brighton +27 21 £45,000 -14.28% 1
East Sussex +25 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Slough +19 19 £45,000 - 2
West Sussex - 19 £42,500 - 1
Crawley - 17 £42,500 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 14 £40,000 -20.00%
Birmingham - 13 £47,750 - 1
Gloucestershire +13 12 £37,500 -18.91%
Shropshire - 11 £45,000 -
Scotland +18 10 £35,750 -4.66% 1
Surrey +2 10 £60,000 +12.14% 4
Bradford -3 9 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Bristol -11 9 £33,500 -25.55%
Stockport - 9 £32,500 - 3
Cheltenham +20 8 £37,500 -16.66%
Hampshire +6 8 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Watford -3 8 £40,000 -27.27%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 844 (100.00%) Linux
2 348 (41.23%) Red Hat
3 337 (39.93%) Puppet
4 316 (37.44%) DevOps
5 291 (34.48%) Python
6 268 (31.75%) Bash Shell
7 244 (28.91%) VMware
8 242 (28.67%) Unix
9 238 (28.20%) Perl
10 230 (27.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 226 (26.78%) MySQL
12 223 (26.42%) CentOS
13 212 (25.12%) Windows
13 212 (25.12%) Ansible
14 209 (24.76%) Apache
15 177 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
16 173 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 173 (20.50%) Amazon AWS
17 156 (18.48%) LAMP
18 153 (18.13%) DNS
19 152 (18.01%) Debian
20 143 (16.94%) Ubuntu
21 133 (15.76%) Finance
22 121 (14.34%) TCP/IP
23 119 (14.10%) Configuration Management
24 117 (13.86%) SAN
25 114 (13.51%) Firewall
26 112 (13.27%) Java
27 110 (13.03%) Nagios
27 110 (13.03%) Ruby

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
1 209 (24.76%) Apache
2 89 (10.55%) Tomcat
3 77 (9.12%) nginx
4 48 (5.69%) IIS
5 41 (4.86%) OpenStack
6 26 (3.08%) MS Exchange
7 23 (2.73%) JBoss
8 22 (2.61%) WebSphere
9 18 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (2.01%) Confluence
11 11 (1.30%) Jetty
12 8 (0.95%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.47%) Drupal
14 4 (0.47%) SAS
14 4 (0.47%) WordPress
15 3 (0.36%) CMS
15 3 (0.36%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.47%) Abaqus
3 2 (0.24%) HipChat
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (4.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 173 (20.50%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.62%) SaaS
3 29 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.49%) Office 365
5 15 (1.78%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.30%) GitHub
8 10 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.95%) IaaS
11 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.71%) Route 53
12 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.36%) G Suite
13 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.36%) PaaS
13 3 (0.36%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.24%) Oracle CX
14 2 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 153 (18.13%) DNS
2 121 (14.34%) TCP/IP
3 117 (13.86%) SAN
4 114 (13.51%) Firewall
5 64 (7.58%) LAN
6 63 (7.46%) LDAP
6 63 (7.46%) VPN
7 57 (6.75%) WAN
8 55 (6.52%) Internet
9 43 (5.09%) DHCP
10 37 (4.38%) VLAN
11 36 (4.27%) HTTP
12 35 (4.15%) iSCSI
13 31 (3.67%) SMTP
14 30 (3.55%) NAS
15 23 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (2.37%) SNMP
17 16 (1.90%) IMAP
17 16 (1.90%) Network Security
18 15 (1.78%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (26.78%) MySQL
2 61 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 55 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (4.03%) MariaDB
5 21 (2.49%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.25%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.66%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.66%) Redis
7 14 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.54%) Big Data
9 12 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.95%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.95%) HBase
11 7 (0.83%) OLTP
12 6 (0.71%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.71%) VLDB
13 5 (0.59%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 86 (10.19%) Jenkins
2 81 (9.60%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.86%) JIRA
4 27 (3.20%) Subversion
4 27 (3.20%) Vagrant
5 23 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (1.30%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.07%) Maven
8 8 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.59%) Gitweb
9 5 (0.59%) Hudson
10 3 (0.36%) Bundler
10 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 133 (15.76%) Finance
2 65 (7.70%) Marketing
3 47 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.03%) Banking
4 34 (4.03%) Electronics
4 34 (4.03%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.01%) Back Office
6 16 (1.90%) Games
7 7 (0.83%) Retail
8 5 (0.59%) Legal
9 4 (0.47%) Law
9 4 (0.47%) Publishing
10 3 (0.36%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (18.48%) LAMP
2 40 (4.74%) LEMP Stack
3 23 (2.73%) XML
4 19 (2.25%) HTML
5 16 (1.90%) Kafka
5 16 (1.90%) Web Services
6 14 (1.66%) CSS
7 12 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.95%) HornetQ
11 6 (0.71%) JMX
11 6 (0.71%) REST
12 5 (0.59%) JRuby
12 5 (0.59%) Middleware
12 5 (0.59%) RESTful
12 5 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (0.47%) MCollective
13 4 (0.47%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.28%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
3 31 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.67%) Public Cloud
4 28 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.61%) Clustering
6 20 (2.37%) iSeries
7 16 (1.90%) Replication
8 14 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 14 (1.66%) Fintech
8 14 (1.66%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.07%) Device Driver
9 9 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.07%) iPad
10 8 (0.95%) Eurex
11 7 (0.83%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.59%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (0.59%) PMI
13 4 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 844 (100.00%) Linux
2 242 (28.67%) Unix
3 230 (27.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 223 (26.42%) CentOS
5 212 (25.12%) Windows
6 152 (18.01%) Debian
7 143 (16.94%) Ubuntu
8 69 (8.18%) Windows Server
9 54 (6.40%) Solaris
10 35 (4.15%) HPUX
10 35 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (2.96%) AIX
13 18 (2.13%) SUSE
14 15 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (1.30%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.07%) Fedora
17 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (37.44%) DevOps
2 119 (14.10%) Configuration Management
3 91 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (8.89%) High Availability
5 74 (8.77%) Open Source
6 68 (8.06%) ITIL
7 64 (7.58%) Load Balancing
8 55 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 51 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
11 49 (5.81%) E-Commerce
12 39 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (4.50%) Digital Marketing
14 34 (4.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 34 (4.03%) Programme Management
14 34 (4.03%) Service Management
15 33 (3.91%) Performance Monitoring
16 28 (3.32%) Low Latency
17 27 (3.20%) Analytics
17 27 (3.20%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 291 (34.48%) Python
2 268 (31.75%) Bash Shell
3 238 (28.20%) Perl
4 112 (13.27%) Java
5 110 (13.03%) Ruby
6 104 (12.32%) PHP
7 102 (12.09%) SQL
8 93 (11.02%) Shell Script
9 54 (6.40%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.08%) JavaScript
11 20 (2.37%) Korn
12 19 (2.25%) C
13 11 (1.30%) Bourne shell
14 9 (1.07%) C-shell
15 7 (0.83%) Jython
16 6 (0.71%) Groovy
17 5 (0.59%) C++
18 4 (0.47%) AWK
18 4 (0.47%) C#
18 4 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 68 (8.06%) Degree
2 26 (3.08%) RHCE
3 19 (2.25%) RHCSA
3 19 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.13%) CCNA
4 18 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.54%) RHCA
7 10 (1.18%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.07%) MCSA
8 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.95%) MCSE
10 7 (0.83%) MCITP
11 5 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.59%) PMP
12 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.36%) OCA
12 3 (0.36%) OCP
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.24%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.61%) SLA
2 16 (1.90%) QA
3 9 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 173 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (11.49%) Active Directory
3 93 (11.02%) Docker
4 73 (8.65%) KVM
5 45 (5.33%) NFS
6 40 (4.74%) iptables
7 38 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (4.38%) XenServer
9 32 (3.79%) Hyper-V
10 27 (3.20%) vSphere
11 24 (2.84%) Samba
12 22 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (1.90%) Xen
14 14 (1.66%) Terminal Services
15 13 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (1.42%) GlusterFS
16 12 (1.42%) Postfix
16 12 (1.42%) Varnish
16 12 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (1.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 337 (39.93%) Puppet
2 212 (25.12%) Ansible
3 177 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
4 110 (13.03%) Nagios
5 33 (3.91%) ZABBIX
6 28 (3.32%) CFEngine
7 27 (3.20%) Kubernetes
8 24 (2.84%) SELinux
9 23 (2.73%) Icinga
10 20 (2.37%) Cacti
10 20 (2.37%) Terraform
11 19 (2.25%) Salt
12 15 (1.78%) HAProxy
12 15 (1.78%) WSUS
13 14 (1.66%) Red Hat Satellite
14 11 (1.30%) Cobbler
14 11 (1.30%) Grafana
14 11 (1.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 10 (1.18%) logstash
15 10 (1.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 348 (41.23%) Red Hat
2 244 (28.91%) VMware
3 80 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 80 (9.48%) Oracle
4 66 (7.82%) Cisco
5 48 (5.69%) HP
6 37 (4.38%) SAP
7 33 (3.91%) EMC
8 32 (3.79%) NetApp
9 27 (3.20%) Sun
10 23 (2.73%) Citrix
11 22 (2.61%) F5
12 20 (2.37%) Splunk
12 20 (2.37%) Veritas
13 18 (2.13%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.78%) 3PAR
15 14 (1.66%) SaltStack
16 12 (1.42%) Juniper
16 12 (1.42%) McAfee
16 12 (1.42%) Rackspace
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + training
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus flexi-time and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified Competitive based on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 4 days ago