Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 613 555 516
Rank change year-on-year -58 -39 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 627 826 998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.50% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 567 699 888
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,700 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £69,250 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +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 157,885 166,786 183,863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,253 133,641 154,192
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 £82,500 £78,750 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -80 583 £50,000 +11.11% 109
UK excluding London -75 354 £42,500 - 66
London -20 265 £55,000 +10.00% 48
South East -46 136 £45,000 - 18
North of England -50 74 £42,500 +7.59% 17
Yorkshire -6 53 £35,000 -12.50% 4
South West 0 49 £42,000 +12.00% 9
East of England +26 44 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Scotland +12 31 £38,000 -7.88% 4
Midlands 0 21 £42,500 - 7
North West -34 17 £47,500 +35.71% 12
West Midlands +2 12 £42,500 -5.56% 5
East Midlands +2 9 £41,250 +13.79% 2
North East -6 4 £35,500 -11.97% 1
Wales +7 3 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 627 (100.00%) Linux
2 282 (44.98%) Python
3 266 (42.42%) Bash Shell
4 227 (36.20%) DevOps
5 205 (32.70%) Puppet
6 195 (31.10%) Ansible
7 191 (30.46%) Red Hat
8 179 (28.55%) Perl
9 163 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
10 157 (25.04%) Windows
11 153 (24.40%) Unix
12 150 (23.92%) VMware
13 145 (23.13%) Configuration Management
13 145 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 125 (19.94%) CentOS
15 107 (17.07%) Apache
16 102 (16.27%) Shell Script
17 99 (15.79%) Ubuntu
18 98 (15.63%) Firewall
19 97 (15.47%) Docker
20 92 (14.67%) MySQL
21 91 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
22 88 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
23 80 (12.76%) Ruby
23 80 (12.76%) DNS
24 79 (12.60%) LAMP
25 78 (12.44%) Terraform
26 77 (12.28%) Git (software)
27 73 (11.64%) Jenkins
28 72 (11.48%) Finance

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
1 107 (17.07%) Apache
2 54 (8.61%) Tomcat
3 30 (4.78%) nginx
4 24 (3.83%) JBoss
5 15 (2.39%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.07%) Confluence
7 12 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.28%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.12%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.80%) CMS
11 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.48%) CloudStack
12 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.48%) WordPress
13 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.32%) IIS
13 2 (0.32%) SAS
14 1 (0.16%) Drupal
14 1 (0.16%) uWSGI
Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 163 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (2.87%) Office 365
5 14 (2.23%) SaaS
6 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.64%) Datadog
6 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.48%) GitHub
7 3 (0.48%) IaaS
7 3 (0.48%) PaaS
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.16%) Serverless
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (15.63%) Firewall
2 80 (12.76%) DNS
3 59 (9.41%) TCP/IP
4 45 (7.18%) SAN
5 39 (6.22%) SSH
6 38 (6.06%) Internet
7 35 (5.58%) HTTP
8 27 (4.31%) LAN
9 24 (3.83%) Network Security
9 24 (3.83%) VPN
10 19 (3.03%) SMTP
10 19 (3.03%) VLAN
11 17 (2.71%) DHCP
11 17 (2.71%) RTMP
11 17 (2.71%) RTSP
12 15 (2.39%) NAS
12 15 (2.39%) WAN
13 13 (2.07%) FTP
14 12 (1.91%) BGP
14 12 (1.91%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (14.67%) MySQL
2 29 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.87%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.91%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.59%) MariaDB
8 9 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.44%) Big Data
9 8 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (1.12%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.12%) Redis
11 6 (0.96%) DB2
12 4 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.64%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.32%) Aerospike
14 1 (0.16%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 77 (12.28%) Git (software)
2 73 (11.64%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.51%) Subversion
4 21 (3.35%) JIRA
5 17 (2.71%) Mercurial
6 15 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.75%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.59%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.59%) Vagrant
9 9 (1.44%) Hudson
9 9 (1.44%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.80%) GitLab
11 4 (0.64%) Redmine
11 4 (0.64%) Selenium
11 4 (0.64%) Trac
11 4 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.48%) Emacs
12 3 (0.48%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 72 (11.48%) Finance
2 29 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.15%) Banking
4 22 (3.51%) Marketing
5 15 (2.39%) Electronics
5 15 (2.39%) Law
6 14 (2.23%) Games
7 13 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.07%) Retail
8 5 (0.80%) Automotive
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
10 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.60%) LAMP
2 47 (7.50%) LDAP
3 38 (6.06%) Web Services
4 14 (2.23%) Middleware
5 10 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (1.59%) Spring
6 9 (1.44%) LEMP Stack
6 9 (1.44%) React
7 7 (1.12%) Node.js
7 7 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (0.96%) Kafka
9 4 (0.64%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.48%) .NET
10 3 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.48%) HTML
10 3 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.32%) CSS
11 2 (0.32%) FastCGI
11 2 (0.32%) XML
12 1 (0.16%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.58%) Linux Command Line
3 30 (4.78%) Replication
4 23 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 17 (2.71%) Clustering
6 17 (2.71%) Video\Live Streaming
7 15 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.75%) Fintech
9 9 (1.44%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.44%) Robotics
10 8 (1.28%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.28%) Online Games
10 8 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.96%) CMDB
11 6 (0.96%) New Media
12 5 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 627 (100.00%) Linux
2 157 (25.04%) Windows
3 153 (24.40%) Unix
4 145 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 125 (19.94%) CentOS
6 99 (15.79%) Ubuntu
7 71 (11.32%) Debian
8 59 (9.41%) Windows Server
9 58 (9.25%) Solaris
10 24 (3.83%) AIX
11 22 (3.51%) SUSE
12 16 (2.55%) HPUX
12 16 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (2.23%) Windows 10
13 14 (2.23%) Windows 7
14 12 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (1.75%) FreeBSD
16 10 (1.59%) FreeNAS
17 7 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (1.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (36.20%) DevOps
2 145 (23.13%) Configuration Management
3 56 (8.93%) Open Source
4 46 (7.34%) ITIL
5 42 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (5.90%) High Availability
8 37 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 33 (5.26%) Task Automation
10 32 (5.10%) Load Balancing
11 31 (4.94%) E-Commerce
12 29 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (3.83%) Service Delivery
14 23 (3.67%) Artificial Intelligence
15 22 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
15 22 (3.51%) Collaborative Working
16 20 (3.19%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 282 (44.98%) Python
2 266 (42.42%) Bash Shell
3 179 (28.55%) Perl
4 102 (16.27%) Shell Script
5 80 (12.76%) Ruby
6 70 (11.16%) PHP
7 69 (11.00%) Java
8 62 (9.89%) PowerShell
9 46 (7.34%) SQL
10 44 (7.02%) Korn
11 29 (4.63%) C
12 25 (3.99%) Bourne shell
13 12 (1.91%) Go
14 11 (1.75%) VB
15 10 (1.59%) AWK
16 7 (1.12%) C-shell
16 7 (1.12%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.64%) C#
18 2 (0.32%) C++
18 2 (0.32%) REXX
Qualifications
1 44 (7.02%) Degree
2 21 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 21 (3.35%) RHCE
3 20 (3.19%) RHCSA
4 13 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.80%) OCA
6 5 (0.80%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.64%) OCP
7 4 (0.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.48%) CCNA
8 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.32%) CCNP
9 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.16%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.16%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.39%) SLA
2 8 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) QA
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 97 (15.47%) Docker
2 91 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 43 (6.86%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (5.10%) KVM
5 32 (5.10%) NFS
6 31 (4.94%) iptables
7 27 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (3.19%) pfSense
9 17 (2.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 16 (2.55%) Samba
11 14 (2.23%) GlusterFS
12 12 (1.91%) vSphere
13 11 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.59%) Gluster
14 10 (1.59%) Hyper-V
14 10 (1.59%) Xen
15 9 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (1.44%) Postfix
16 8 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 205 (32.70%) Puppet
2 195 (31.10%) Ansible
3 88 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
4 78 (12.44%) Terraform
5 64 (10.21%) Nagios
6 56 (8.93%) Kubernetes
7 54 (8.61%) ZABBIX
8 18 (2.87%) Salt
9 15 (2.39%) Red Hat Satellite
9 15 (2.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 14 (2.23%) Cacti
11 13 (2.07%) Grafana
11 13 (2.07%) HAProxy
11 13 (2.07%) Oracle ZFS
12 12 (1.91%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.59%) Munin
14 9 (1.44%) Data Guard
14 9 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (1.44%) Icinga
14 9 (1.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 191 (30.46%) Red Hat
2 150 (23.92%) VMware
3 52 (8.29%) Oracle
4 50 (7.97%) Microsoft
5 37 (5.90%) Google
6 35 (5.58%) EMC
7 28 (4.47%) Cisco
8 26 (4.15%) SaltStack
9 24 (3.83%) Veritas
10 20 (3.19%) Remedy
11 17 (2.71%) HP
12 16 (2.55%) SolarWinds
13 15 (2.39%) NetApp
13 15 (2.39%) Splunk
14 14 (2.23%) IBM
15 12 (1.91%) PagerDuty
16 11 (1.75%) SAP
17 10 (1.59%) Atlassian
17 10 (1.59%) Sun
18 9 (1.44%) Blue Prism