The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 478 430
Rank change year-on-year -52 -48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 388 603 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.61% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 345 530 622
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 83969 99568 107222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69775 83625 87443
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -58 372 £45,000 - 59
London -56 158 £57,500 +15.00% 26
South East +31 100 £45,000 - 12
Yorkshire -8 28 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Berkshire +20 26 £45,000 -2.70% 4
City of London +7 26 £57,500 +15.00% 6
East of England +22 25 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Manchester -8 22 £35,750 -19.20% 3
North West -33 22 £35,000 +3.70% 4
West Yorkshire +9 19 £53,750 +34.37% 2
West Midlands +8 17 £40,000 -10.11% 4
Scotland +22 15 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Brighton +15 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire +10 15 £50,000 +6.38%
East Sussex +10 15 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Hampshire +7 15 £30,000 -10.44% 4
West Sussex +26 14 £42,000 +15.06%
Leeds +19 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
South West +16 13 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Surrey +35 12 £43,000 -18.86% 1
Hertfordshire +18 12 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 10 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Cambridge -11 10 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Canary Wharf - 10 £57,500 -
Welwyn Garden City +8 9 £45,000 +38.46%
Crawley - 9 £41,500 -
Edinburgh - 9 £30,750 - 2
Slough +15 8 £42,500 -39.28% 2
Reading +9 8 £34,500 -31.00% 1
Coventry +2 8 £28,750 -32.35%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 877 (100.00%) Linux
2 381 (43.44%) Red Hat
3 340 (38.77%) Puppet
4 299 (34.09%) Bash Shell
5 295 (33.64%) DevOps
6 284 (32.38%) Python
7 246 (28.05%) VMware
8 244 (27.82%) Windows
9 238 (27.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 236 (26.91%) CentOS
11 229 (26.11%) Amazon AWS
12 225 (25.66%) MySQL
13 221 (25.20%) Unix
14 200 (22.81%) Perl
15 182 (20.75%) Apache
16 179 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
17 177 (20.18%) Ansible
18 158 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
19 150 (17.10%) Ubuntu
20 148 (16.88%) LAMP
21 135 (15.39%) Debian
22 134 (15.28%) Finance
23 128 (14.60%) Java
24 119 (13.57%) DNS
25 117 (13.34%) SQL
25 117 (13.34%) Firewall
26 113 (12.88%) Ruby
27 112 (12.77%) Nagios
28 111 (12.66%) Jenkins
29 104 (11.86%) TCP/IP

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
1 182 (20.75%) Apache
2 94 (10.72%) Tomcat
3 72 (8.21%) IIS
4 65 (7.41%) nginx
5 35 (3.99%) OpenStack
6 32 (3.65%) WebSphere
7 30 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (2.62%) JBoss
9 18 (2.05%) MS Exchange
10 16 (1.82%) Confluence
11 8 (0.91%) Drupal
12 6 (0.68%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.68%) Hubot
12 6 (0.68%) Jetty
13 5 (0.57%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.57%) Eucalyptus
14 4 (0.46%) CMS
14 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.34%) Abaqus
3 2 (0.23%) HipChat
3 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 229 (26.11%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (8.10%) SaaS
3 38 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.96%) Office 365
5 16 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 14 (1.60%) Amazon S3
7 13 (1.48%) GitHub
8 12 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.91%) IaaS
12 7 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.80%) Slack
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle CX
13 5 (0.57%) Route 53
14 4 (0.46%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.34%) G Suite
15 3 (0.34%) Heroku
16 2 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
17 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 119 (13.57%) DNS
2 117 (13.34%) Firewall
3 104 (11.86%) TCP/IP
4 101 (11.52%) SAN
5 62 (7.07%) VPN
6 56 (6.39%) LAN
6 56 (6.39%) LDAP
7 48 (5.47%) Internet
8 45 (5.13%) WAN
9 33 (3.76%) DHCP
9 33 (3.76%) HTTP
10 31 (3.53%) VLAN
11 27 (3.08%) SMTP
12 24 (2.74%) NAS
13 23 (2.62%) SNMP
14 21 (2.39%) iSCSI
15 16 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (1.71%) SSL
17 11 (1.25%) Asterisk PBX
17 11 (1.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (25.66%) MySQL
2 55 (6.27%) SQL Server
3 54 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.51%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.28%) MariaDB
6 20 (2.28%) Redis
7 16 (1.82%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.48%) Big Data
9 11 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.03%) OLTP
10 9 (1.03%) VLDB
11 6 (0.68%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.68%) HBase
12 5 (0.57%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.57%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 111 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 70 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.56%) JIRA
4 32 (3.65%) Subversion
5 23 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.25%) Vagrant
8 10 (1.14%) Maven
9 8 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.68%) Bundler
11 4 (0.46%) Hudson
12 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.23%) Redmine
14 1 (0.11%) CircleCI
14 1 (0.11%) Gitweb
14 1 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 134 (15.28%) Finance
2 49 (5.59%) Banking
3 44 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 40 (4.56%) Marketing
5 16 (1.82%) Publishing
6 14 (1.60%) Games
6 14 (1.60%) Retail
7 11 (1.25%) Legal
8 9 (1.03%) Back Office
9 7 (0.80%) Electronics
9 7 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.57%) Law
11 4 (0.46%) Front Office
11 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (16.88%) LAMP
2 46 (5.25%) Web Services
3 37 (4.22%) LEMP Stack
4 35 (3.99%) XML
5 16 (1.82%) Kafka
6 15 (1.71%) HTML
7 14 (1.60%) CSS
8 12 (1.37%) Memcached
9 11 (1.25%) .NET
9 11 (1.25%) LAPP Stack
9 11 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (0.91%) Ajax
11 8 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.91%) JSF
11 8 (0.91%) XHTML
12 7 (0.80%) HornetQ
12 7 (0.80%) Middleware
13 6 (0.68%) JMX
13 6 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.10%) Public Cloud
3 35 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (2.96%) iSeries
7 20 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.05%) Clustering
9 15 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
9 15 (1.71%) Fintech
10 12 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.03%) Replication
12 7 (0.80%) iPad
13 6 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
14 5 (0.57%) Device Driver
14 5 (0.57%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.57%) EMC VNX
14 5 (0.57%) Eurex
14 5 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 877 (100.00%) Linux
2 244 (27.82%) Windows
3 238 (27.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 236 (26.91%) CentOS
5 221 (25.20%) Unix
6 150 (17.10%) Ubuntu
7 135 (15.39%) Debian
8 91 (10.38%) Windows Server
9 68 (7.75%) Solaris
10 34 (3.88%) SUSE
11 30 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (2.96%) HPUX
14 25 (2.85%) AIX
15 11 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (1.14%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 5 (0.57%) Fedora
19 5 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (33.64%) DevOps
2 99 (11.29%) Configuration Management
3 90 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (7.87%) ITIL
5 68 (7.75%) Open Source
6 67 (7.64%) E-Commerce
7 62 (7.07%) High Availability
8 56 (6.39%) Load Balancing
9 51 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
10 50 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (4.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 33 (3.76%) E-business
14 32 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
15 31 (3.53%) Service Management
16 29 (3.31%) Kanban
17 25 (2.85%) Project Management
18 21 (2.39%) Analytics
18 21 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
18 21 (2.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 299 (34.09%) Bash Shell
2 284 (32.38%) Python
3 200 (22.81%) Perl
4 128 (14.60%) Java
5 117 (13.34%) SQL
6 113 (12.88%) Ruby
7 100 (11.40%) PHP
8 94 (10.72%) Shell Script
9 46 (5.25%) PowerShell
10 36 (4.10%) C
11 23 (2.62%) JavaScript
12 17 (1.94%) Korn
13 11 (1.25%) C#
14 10 (1.14%) AWK
15 8 (0.91%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.68%) C-shell
16 6 (0.68%) Groovy
17 5 (0.57%) C++
17 5 (0.57%) sed
18 3 (0.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 71 (8.10%) Degree
2 27 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.39%) CCNA
3 21 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.05%) RHCE
5 16 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.48%) MCSA
8 8 (0.91%) MCSE
8 8 (0.91%) RHCSA
8 8 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.57%) RHCA
10 4 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.46%) MCITP
11 3 (0.34%) OCA
11 3 (0.34%) OCP
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.23%) CCNP
12 2 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.13%) QA
2 22 (2.51%) SLA
3 12 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 158 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (9.24%) Active Directory
3 73 (8.32%) Docker
4 44 (5.02%) KVM
5 39 (4.45%) NFS
6 33 (3.76%) Hyper-V
7 26 (2.96%) iptables
8 22 (2.51%) Xen
8 22 (2.51%) XenServer
9 21 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.39%) vSphere
10 20 (2.28%) Varnish
11 16 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (1.37%) GlusterFS
13 10 (1.14%) Postfix
13 10 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (1.03%) Samba
15 8 (0.91%) LXC
15 8 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.91%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 340 (38.77%) Puppet
2 179 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
3 177 (20.18%) Ansible
4 112 (12.77%) Nagios
5 21 (2.39%) CFEngine
6 20 (2.28%) Icinga
6 20 (2.28%) ZABBIX
7 19 (2.17%) SELinux
8 18 (2.05%) Kubernetes
9 17 (1.94%) OpenView
10 16 (1.82%) Cacti
11 15 (1.71%) Cobbler
11 15 (1.71%) Control-M
11 15 (1.71%) NetBackup
11 15 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
12 14 (1.60%) Terraform
13 13 (1.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 12 (1.37%) logstash
14 12 (1.37%) Salt
14 12 (1.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 381 (43.44%) Red Hat
2 246 (28.05%) VMware
3 83 (9.46%) Oracle
4 72 (8.21%) Microsoft
5 64 (7.30%) Cisco
6 51 (5.82%) HP
6 51 (5.82%) Sun
7 39 (4.45%) EMC
8 32 (3.65%) Veritas
9 28 (3.19%) NetApp
10 25 (2.85%) Splunk
11 19 (2.17%) SaltStack
12 18 (2.05%) Atlassian
13 17 (1.94%) Citrix
14 16 (1.82%) Juniper
15 13 (1.48%) SAP
16 12 (1.37%) New Relic
17 11 (1.25%) IBM
18 10 (1.14%) Brocade
18 10 (1.14%) Google
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £85000 - £115000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Training, Progression & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £31000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits & continuous learning
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago