Period
to 6 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £44,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 676 720 664
Rank change year-on-year +44 -56 -96
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 154 416 633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 122 382 613
Median annual salary £44,750 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,981 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%

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 75,168 141,260 171,966
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.89% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 60,519 112,778 139,740
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,410
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Linux Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator.

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Administrator over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +42 139 £45,000 - 14
UK excluding London +105 107 £42,500 - 12
South East +87 47 £41,947 -4.12% 3
London +55 39 £55,000 +2.80% 3
North of England +126 21 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West +90 19 £42,500 -3.41% 3
Yorkshire +116 16 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Midlands +104 9 £55,000 +46.67% 2
West Midlands +95 9 £55,000 +41.94% 2
Work from Home +46 5 £47,000 +4.44% 1
Wales +19 5 £47,000 +17.50% 1
East of England +85 4 - - 1
North East +20 4 £27,000 -46.00%
Scotland +64 2 £42,500 +1.80%
North West +87 1 £50,000 +17.65%

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Linux
2 75 (48.70%) Red Hat
3 63 (40.91%) Python
4 61 (39.61%) Ansible
5 49 (31.82%) VMware
6 48 (31.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (29.22%) Windows
8 44 (28.57%) Docker
9 43 (27.92%) CentOS
10 42 (27.27%) Bash Shell
11 39 (25.32%) Unix
12 37 (24.03%) AWS
13 35 (22.73%) Puppet
14 33 (21.43%) Degree
15 32 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (20.13%) OpenStack
17 30 (19.48%) Azure
17 30 (19.48%) Shell Script
18 29 (18.83%) MySQL
18 29 (18.83%) DevOps
19 24 (15.58%) Data Centre
20 23 (14.94%) PHP
20 23 (14.94%) Kubernetes
21 22 (14.29%) Perl
21 22 (14.29%) Ubuntu
22 21 (13.64%) Solaris
23 20 (12.99%) Middleware
23 20 (12.99%) Configuration Management
23 20 (12.99%) Windows Server
24 19 (12.34%) Git (software)

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 31 (20.13%) OpenStack
2 11 (7.14%) Apache
2 11 (7.14%) Confluence
2 11 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.60%) WildFly
4 3 (1.95%) nginx
5 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.30%) WordPress
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (24.03%) AWS
2 30 (19.48%) Azure
3 12 (7.79%) OpenShift
4 8 (5.19%) PaaS
4 8 (5.19%) SaaS
5 7 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.90%) IaaS
7 5 (3.25%) GCP
7 5 (3.25%) Office 365
8 4 (2.60%) Apigee
9 2 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.30%) G Suite
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.79%) DNS
2 8 (5.19%) Firewall
3 7 (4.55%) HTTP
4 6 (3.90%) LAN
4 6 (3.90%) WAN
5 5 (3.25%) MRTG
5 5 (3.25%) SAN
5 5 (3.25%) SSL
5 5 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.25%) VPN
6 4 (2.60%) Asterisk PBX
6 4 (2.60%) PBX
6 4 (2.60%) RTP
6 4 (2.60%) Skype
6 4 (2.60%) SMPP
6 4 (2.60%) SMS
6 4 (2.60%) WebEx
7 3 (1.95%) FIX Connectivity
7 3 (1.95%) SSH
8 2 (1.30%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.83%) MySQL
2 12 (7.79%) MariaDB
3 10 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.19%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.19%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.90%) Data Lake
6 5 (3.25%) Big Data
6 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.60%) DB2
8 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.65%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.65%) KDB
10 1 (0.65%) Kdb+
10 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (12.34%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.14%) Bitbucket
3 11 (7.14%) JIRA
4 8 (5.19%) Vagrant
5 5 (3.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.65%) GitLab
6 1 (0.65%) Redmine
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.55%) Banking
3 7 (4.55%) Retail
4 5 (3.25%) Law
5 4 (2.60%) Military
6 2 (1.30%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.99%) Middleware
2 16 (10.39%) LAMP
3 13 (8.44%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (7.79%) YAML
5 6 (3.90%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.60%) Akka
6 4 (2.60%) OpenJDK
7 3 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.95%) ZeroMQ
8 2 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.65%) REST
9 1 (0.65%) Web Services
9 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.58%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.74%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.49%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (5.19%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.90%) Clustering
8 5 (3.25%) Replication
9 3 (1.95%) Eurex
9 3 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.30%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.30%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.30%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (31.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 45 (29.22%) Windows
4 43 (27.92%) CentOS
5 39 (25.32%) Unix
6 22 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 21 (13.64%) Solaris
8 20 (12.99%) Windows Server
9 12 (7.79%) AIX
10 11 (7.14%) FreeBSD
10 11 (7.14%) FreeNAS
11 6 (3.90%) Debian
12 4 (2.60%) Fedora
12 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (1.95%) SUSE
14 2 (1.30%) VyOS
14 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.65%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.83%) DevOps
2 20 (12.99%) Configuration Management
3 19 (12.34%) ITIL
4 16 (10.39%) Change Management
4 16 (10.39%) Open Source
4 16 (10.39%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (9.74%) Physics
5 15 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (9.09%) Migration
7 13 (8.44%) Computer Science
7 13 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.14%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.49%) High Availability
10 9 (5.84%) Task Automation
11 8 (5.19%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 63 (40.91%) Python
2 42 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 30 (19.48%) Shell Script
4 23 (14.94%) PHP
5 22 (14.29%) Perl
6 19 (12.34%) SQL
7 13 (8.44%) Java
7 13 (8.44%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.19%) R
9 7 (4.55%) C++
10 4 (2.60%) C
11 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.65%) C-shell
12 1 (0.65%) Groovy
12 1 (0.65%) Korn
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (21.43%) Degree
2 8 (5.19%) RHCE
2 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.25%) RHCSA
4 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) CCIE
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) CCNP
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) SLA
2 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.19%) QA
3 6 (3.90%) NIST
4 4 (2.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (28.57%) Docker
2 32 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.69%) KVM
4 8 (5.19%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.90%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.25%) LXC
8 4 (2.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.30%) vCloud
9 2 (1.30%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.65%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.65%) Firmware
10 1 (0.65%) iptables
10 1 (0.65%) NFS
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.65%) Squid
10 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.65%) zsh
Systems Management
1 61 (39.61%) Ansible
2 35 (22.73%) Puppet
3 23 (14.94%) Kubernetes
4 12 (7.79%) Red Hat Satellite
5 11 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (7.14%) Proxmox
6 8 (5.19%) Terraform
7 5 (3.25%) Grafana
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (3.25%) ZABBIX
8 4 (2.60%) Kibana
8 4 (2.60%) logstash
8 4 (2.60%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.60%) SCCM
9 2 (1.30%) FreeIPA
9 2 (1.30%) Marathon
9 2 (1.30%) Mesos
9 2 (1.30%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 75 (48.70%) Red Hat
2 49 (31.82%) VMware
3 16 (10.39%) Oracle
4 13 (8.44%) Cisco
5 12 (7.79%) Percona
5 12 (7.79%) SaltStack
6 11 (7.14%) Atlassian
7 9 (5.84%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.25%) Google
9 4 (2.60%) IBM
10 3 (1.95%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.95%) CQG
10 3 (1.95%) Fidessa
10 3 (1.95%) ION Trading
10 3 (1.95%) Patsystems
10 3 (1.95%) Reuters
10 3 (1.95%) Trayport
11 2 (1.30%) Remedy
11 2 (1.30%) Splunk
11 2 (1.30%) Sybase