Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 657 578 493
Rank change year-on-year -79 -85 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 502 754 1,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 441 670 866
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -10.00% +5.82%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -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 144,987 166,586 171,710
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,903 135,185 143,002
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 17 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 17 January 2019. 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 -75 471 £46,500 +3.33% 76
UK excluding London -65 279 £40,000 -4.76% 52
London -39 217 £55,000 +10.00% 29
South East -68 92 £40,000 -6.98% 17
North of England -19 70 £39,500 -1.25% 10
Yorkshire +1 52 £37,500 -6.25% 5
South West +11 51 £43,500 +3.57% 6
East of England +36 33 £40,000 -21.95% 6
Scotland +17 19 £38,000 -7.88% 4
North West +1 17 £43,250 +17.69% 4
Midlands +20 13 £41,250 -2.94% 8
West Midlands +44 11 £43,000 +10.97% 7
Wales +8 3 £32,500 -13.33%
East Midlands +2 2 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East +15 1 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 - 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 502 (100.00%) Linux
2 242 (48.21%) Python
3 225 (44.82%) Bash Shell
4 203 (40.44%) DevOps
5 161 (32.07%) Puppet
6 156 (31.08%) Windows
7 145 (28.88%) Red Hat
8 144 (28.69%) VMware
9 135 (26.89%) Unix
10 125 (24.90%) Ansible
11 122 (24.30%) Amazon AWS
11 122 (24.30%) Configuration Management
12 108 (21.51%) MySQL
13 106 (21.12%) Perl
13 106 (21.12%) CentOS
14 102 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 98 (19.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 94 (18.73%) Docker
17 87 (17.33%) LAMP
18 84 (16.73%) Finance
19 83 (16.53%) Apache
20 82 (16.33%) Git (software)
21 80 (15.94%) Shell Script
22 79 (15.74%) Ubuntu
22 79 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
23 76 (15.14%) Jenkins
24 67 (13.35%) Ruby
25 64 (12.75%) Firewall
26 61 (12.15%) Windows Server
27 59 (11.75%) Debian

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 83 (16.53%) Apache
2 35 (6.97%) Tomcat
3 29 (5.78%) nginx
4 18 (3.59%) JBoss
5 16 (3.19%) Confluence
6 11 (2.19%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.99%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.59%) IIS
9 7 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.20%) CMS
10 6 (1.20%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.80%) WordPress
12 3 (0.60%) SAS
13 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) Odoo
2 1 (0.20%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 122 (24.30%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (8.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (3.78%) Office 365
5 14 (2.79%) SaaS
6 13 (2.59%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.80%) Slack
8 3 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.40%) Datadog
9 2 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.20%) G Suite
10 1 (0.20%) IaaS
10 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.20%) Route 53
10 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (12.75%) Firewall
2 58 (11.55%) DNS
3 43 (8.57%) SAN
4 38 (7.57%) TCP/IP
5 28 (5.58%) Internet
6 24 (4.78%) RTMP
6 24 (4.78%) RTSP
7 23 (4.58%) VLAN
8 21 (4.18%) SSH
9 18 (3.59%) HTTP
10 16 (3.19%) VPN
11 14 (2.79%) DHCP
11 14 (2.79%) NAS
12 12 (2.39%) Network Security
13 10 (1.99%) LAN
13 10 (1.99%) OpenVPN
13 10 (1.99%) OPNsense
13 10 (1.99%) WAN
14 8 (1.59%) SMTP
14 8 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (21.51%) MySQL
2 27 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (4.78%) MariaDB
4 16 (3.19%) Redis
5 15 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 12 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.00%) Big Data
11 3 (0.60%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.40%) DB2
13 1 (0.20%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.20%) Riak
Development Applications
1 82 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 76 (15.14%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.78%) Mercurial
4 23 (4.58%) Subversion
5 21 (4.18%) JIRA
6 15 (2.99%) Vagrant
7 12 (2.39%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.80%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.80%) GitLab
9 4 (0.80%) Hudson
9 4 (0.80%) Redmine
9 4 (0.80%) Trac
10 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.40%) git-flow
11 2 (0.40%) Maven
11 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.40%) Travis CI
General
1 84 (16.73%) Finance
2 24 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.58%) Electronics
3 23 (4.58%) Marketing
4 19 (3.78%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.39%) Games
6 11 (2.19%) Retail
7 10 (1.99%) Banking
8 8 (1.59%) Law
9 5 (1.00%) Automotive
10 4 (0.80%) Advertising
11 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (17.33%) LAMP
2 40 (7.97%) Web Services
3 34 (6.77%) LDAP
4 19 (3.78%) Node.js
5 16 (3.19%) LEMP Stack
6 14 (2.79%) Spring
7 12 (2.39%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (1.99%) Middleware
9 9 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (1.39%) CSS
11 6 (1.20%) HTML
11 6 (1.20%) Regular Expression
12 5 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.80%) Software Packaging
14 3 (0.60%) .NET
15 2 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
15 2 (0.40%) XML
16 1 (0.20%) CGI
16 1 (0.20%) MAPI
16 1 (0.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.57%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.17%) Replication
3 31 (6.18%) Linux Command Line
4 24 (4.78%) Video\Live Streaming
5 22 (4.38%) Clustering
6 21 (4.18%) Hedge funds
7 17 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (2.79%) Public Cloud
11 13 (2.59%) Fintech
12 12 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (1.79%) Private Cloud
14 5 (1.00%) Online Games
15 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
16 3 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 2 (0.40%) Eurex
17 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
17 2 (0.40%) User Experience
18 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 502 (100.00%) Linux
2 156 (31.08%) Windows
3 135 (26.89%) Unix
4 106 (21.12%) CentOS
5 98 (19.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 79 (15.74%) Ubuntu
7 61 (12.15%) Windows Server
8 59 (11.75%) Debian
9 50 (9.96%) Solaris
10 18 (3.59%) AIX
11 13 (2.59%) Windows 10
11 13 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.39%) SUSE
13 11 (2.19%) FreeBSD
14 9 (1.79%) HPUX
14 9 (1.79%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.79%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.39%) CoreOS
15 7 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (40.44%) DevOps
2 122 (24.30%) Configuration Management
3 55 (10.96%) Open Source
4 49 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 44 (8.76%) ITIL
7 41 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (6.37%) E-Commerce
10 27 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
11 25 (4.98%) High Availability
12 22 (4.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (4.38%) Digital Marketing
13 20 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (3.78%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (3.59%) Migration
15 18 (3.59%) Programme Management
15 18 (3.59%) Storage Management
16 17 (3.39%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 242 (48.21%) Python
2 225 (44.82%) Bash Shell
3 106 (21.12%) Perl
4 80 (15.94%) Shell Script
5 67 (13.35%) Ruby
6 57 (11.35%) PowerShell
7 56 (11.16%) PHP
8 53 (10.56%) Java
9 47 (9.36%) SQL
10 19 (3.78%) C
10 19 (3.78%) Korn
11 18 (3.59%) Go
12 9 (1.79%) Bourne shell
12 9 (1.79%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.60%) C#
14 1 (0.20%) C++
14 1 (0.20%) C-shell
14 1 (0.20%) R
14 1 (0.20%) REXX
14 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (10.76%) Degree
2 24 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.99%) Numerate Degree
6 13 (2.59%) RHCE
7 11 (2.19%) RHCSA
8 8 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (1.00%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) CCNP
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.20%) LPIC
10 1 (0.20%) MCSA
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) RHCT
10 1 (0.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.79%) SLA
2 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.60%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 102 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (18.73%) Docker
3 44 (8.76%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (7.57%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (7.37%) Active Directory
6 28 (5.58%) NFS
7 26 (5.18%) KVM
8 20 (3.98%) pfSense
8 20 (3.98%) Samba
9 19 (3.78%) iptables
10 9 (1.79%) vSphere
11 8 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.59%) Xen
12 7 (1.39%) Gluster
12 7 (1.39%) GlusterFS
12 7 (1.39%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.80%) Firmware
13 4 (0.80%) Postfix
14 3 (0.60%) GFS2
14 3 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 161 (32.07%) Puppet
2 125 (24.90%) Ansible
3 79 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (9.36%) Kubernetes
5 45 (8.96%) Nagios
6 44 (8.76%) Terraform
7 39 (7.77%) ZABBIX
8 19 (3.78%) HAProxy
9 18 (3.59%) Salt
10 11 (2.19%) Icinga
11 10 (1.99%) Rundeck
12 8 (1.59%) NetBackup
13 7 (1.39%) Kibana
14 6 (1.20%) Cacti
14 6 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (1.20%) Graphite
14 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 6 (1.20%) Suricata
14 6 (1.20%) vRealize
15 4 (0.80%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 145 (28.88%) Red Hat
2 144 (28.69%) VMware
3 47 (9.36%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.57%) Oracle
5 34 (6.77%) Google
6 25 (4.98%) Veritas
7 21 (4.18%) NetApp
8 19 (3.78%) EMC
9 18 (3.59%) SAP
10 16 (3.19%) Remedy
11 12 (2.39%) Atlassian
12 11 (2.19%) Cisco
13 10 (1.99%) PagerDuty
13 10 (1.99%) SaltStack
14 9 (1.79%) F5
14 9 (1.79%) IBM
14 9 (1.79%) Splunk
15 8 (1.59%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.39%) WorldPay
17 6 (1.20%) AlienVault