Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 510 465
Rank change year-on-year -38 -45 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 826 1019 1362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.54% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.56% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 707 882 1218
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the UK

Linux Administrator
Top 14 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 18 November 2017. 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 -59 804 £45,000 -10.00% 39
UK excluding London +53 472 £42,000 -6.67% 26
London -118 347 £50,000 -5.66% 17
South East -18 197 £45,000 -8.16% 12
North of England +39 140 £39,250 -1.88% 3
Yorkshire +72 94 £40,000 - 2
South West +19 48 £40,000 -15.79% 4
North West -14 46 £35,000 +13.82% 1
Midlands +43 42 £42,500 +13.33% 2
West Midlands +34 32 £40,500 -14.74%
East of England +9 30 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Scotland +3 13 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands +40 10 £42,500 +16.44% 2
Wales +9 2 £36,500 -14.12% 3

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 826 (100.00%) Linux
2 326 (39.47%) DevOps
3 301 (36.44%) Puppet
4 273 (33.05%) Red Hat
5 272 (32.93%) MySQL
6 251 (30.39%) Apache
6 251 (30.39%) Python
7 246 (29.78%) Ansible
8 245 (29.66%) Bash Shell
9 203 (24.58%) CentOS
10 198 (23.97%) VMware
11 191 (23.12%) Unix
12 188 (22.76%) Amazon AWS
13 185 (22.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 185 (22.40%) DNS
14 178 (21.55%) Windows
15 175 (21.19%) Opscode Chef
16 168 (20.34%) Perl
17 165 (19.98%) Ubuntu
18 162 (19.61%) Finance
19 158 (19.13%) LAMP
19 158 (19.13%) Firewall
20 153 (18.52%) Docker
21 143 (17.31%) Configuration Management
22 129 (15.62%) TCP/IP
23 123 (14.89%) nginx
24 122 (14.77%) PHP
25 118 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
26 109 (13.20%) Shell Script
27 99 (11.99%) 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
1 251 (30.39%) Apache
2 123 (14.89%) nginx
3 57 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.51%) OpenStack
5 18 (2.18%) IIS
6 17 (2.06%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.94%) WordPress
8 12 (1.45%) JBoss
8 12 (1.45%) MS Exchange
9 11 (1.33%) Confluence
10 9 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.36%) SAS
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.24%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.24%) lighttpd
Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Houdini
1 1 (0.12%) Maya
1 1 (0.12%) NUKE
1 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 188 (22.76%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.24%) SaaS
4 20 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.94%) Amazon S3
6 14 (1.69%) GitHub
7 11 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.09%) Office 365
9 8 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.73%) Serverless
12 5 (0.61%) IaaS
13 4 (0.48%) PaaS
14 3 (0.36%) Route 53
15 2 (0.24%) Akamai
15 2 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 185 (22.40%) DNS
2 158 (19.13%) Firewall
3 129 (15.62%) TCP/IP
4 79 (9.56%) SAN
5 77 (9.32%) VPN
6 54 (6.54%) DHCP
7 47 (5.69%) LDAP
8 37 (4.48%) Internet
8 37 (4.48%) LAN
8 37 (4.48%) Network Security
8 37 (4.48%) VLAN
9 29 (3.51%) HTTP
9 29 (3.51%) WAN
10 27 (3.27%) BGP
11 21 (2.54%) OSPF
12 17 (2.06%) RIP
13 15 (1.82%) IGMP
13 15 (1.82%) iSCSI
13 15 (1.82%) Junos
13 15 (1.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (32.93%) MySQL
2 41 (4.96%) SQL Server
3 40 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (3.75%) MariaDB
5 25 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 21 (2.54%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.82%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.09%) Blockchain
8 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.73%) OLTP
10 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.61%) VLDB
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (9.93%) Jenkins
2 81 (9.81%) Git (software)
3 29 (3.51%) Vagrant
4 21 (2.54%) Subversion
5 20 (2.42%) JIRA
6 19 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.85%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.36%) Ant
10 2 (0.24%) Maven
11 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.12%) GitLab
11 1 (0.12%) Gitweb
11 1 (0.12%) Hudson
11 1 (0.12%) Travis CI
General
1 162 (19.61%) Finance
2 66 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 51 (6.17%) Marketing
4 44 (5.33%) Banking
4 44 (5.33%) Electronics
5 42 (5.08%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.30%) Games
7 15 (1.82%) Retail
8 12 (1.45%) Law
9 9 (1.09%) Back Office
10 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 3 (0.36%) Advertising
11 3 (0.36%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (19.13%) LAMP
2 80 (9.69%) LEMP Stack
3 23 (2.78%) Web Services
4 16 (1.94%) HTML
4 16 (1.94%) LAPP Stack
5 8 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (0.97%) Middleware
5 8 (0.97%) XML
6 7 (0.85%) .NET
6 7 (0.85%) JDBC
7 6 (0.73%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (0.73%) Memcached
7 6 (0.73%) OpenVZ
7 6 (0.73%) REST
7 6 (0.73%) Velocity
8 5 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.48%) CSS
10 3 (0.36%) Node.js
10 3 (0.36%) PHP-FPM
10 3 (0.36%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 35 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.75%) Fintech
5 29 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 27 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
7 24 (2.91%) Replication
8 20 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.42%) Clustering
9 19 (2.30%) Digital Media
10 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.97%) iPad
11 7 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.85%) iSeries
11 7 (0.85%) PMI
11 7 (0.85%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.73%) Eurex
13 5 (0.61%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 826 (100.00%) Linux
2 203 (24.58%) CentOS
3 191 (23.12%) Unix
4 185 (22.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 178 (21.55%) Windows
6 165 (19.98%) Ubuntu
7 99 (11.99%) Debian
8 63 (7.63%) Windows Server
9 40 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (3.63%) Solaris
12 22 (2.66%) Windows 7
13 20 (2.42%) HPUX
13 20 (2.42%) Windows 10
14 19 (2.30%) AIX
15 10 (1.21%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.21%) SUSE
15 10 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.97%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (39.47%) DevOps
2 143 (17.31%) Configuration Management
3 94 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (8.84%) Open Source
6 70 (8.47%) High Availability
7 56 (6.78%) ITIL
8 54 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 52 (6.30%) Load Balancing
10 44 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
11 43 (5.21%) Programme Management
12 39 (4.72%) E-Commerce
13 37 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
14 31 (3.75%) Business Continuity
15 30 (3.63%) Low Latency
16 29 (3.51%) Task Automation
17 28 (3.39%) Service Management
18 25 (3.03%) Change Management
19 24 (2.91%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 251 (30.39%) Python
2 245 (29.66%) Bash Shell
3 168 (20.34%) Perl
4 122 (14.77%) PHP
5 109 (13.20%) Shell Script
6 72 (8.72%) Java
7 69 (8.35%) SQL
8 68 (8.23%) Ruby
9 56 (6.78%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.94%) C
11 13 (1.57%) Korn
12 10 (1.21%) Bourne shell
13 9 (1.09%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.97%) Jython
15 7 (0.85%) Go
16 6 (0.73%) C-shell
17 5 (0.61%) AWK
17 5 (0.61%) PHP 5
17 5 (0.61%) PHP 7
18 4 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 88 (10.65%) Degree
2 29 (3.51%) RHCE
3 19 (2.30%) CCNA
3 19 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.30%) RHCSA
4 13 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.97%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.85%) PMP
8 6 (0.73%) CCNP
8 6 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.48%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.36%) RHCA
11 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.12%) CEH
12 1 (0.12%) CISSP
12 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.66%) QA
2 11 (1.33%) SLA
3 7 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.73%) GCP
4 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (0.36%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 153 (18.52%) Docker
2 118 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (7.99%) Active Directory
4 52 (6.30%) iptables
5 50 (6.05%) KVM
6 47 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
7 39 (4.72%) NFS
8 27 (3.27%) Hyper-V
9 26 (3.15%) vSphere
10 22 (2.66%) Samba
11 18 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (2.06%) XenServer
13 15 (1.82%) GlusterFS
13 15 (1.82%) LXC
14 14 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (1.57%) Postfix
16 12 (1.45%) Varnish
17 9 (1.09%) Terminal Services
17 9 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 301 (36.44%) Puppet
2 246 (29.78%) Ansible
3 175 (21.19%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (11.02%) Nagios
5 60 (7.26%) Kubernetes
6 40 (4.84%) Terraform
7 39 (4.72%) Salt
8 38 (4.60%) ZABBIX
9 26 (3.15%) HAProxy
10 23 (2.78%) Cacti
11 18 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
12 15 (1.82%) CFEngine
13 12 (1.45%) NetBackup
14 11 (1.33%) Grafana
15 10 (1.21%) Icinga
15 10 (1.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 9 (1.09%) SELinux
16 9 (1.09%) WSUS
17 8 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
18 7 (0.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 273 (33.05%) Red Hat
2 198 (23.97%) VMware
3 65 (7.87%) Oracle
4 63 (7.63%) Cisco
5 59 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 42 (5.08%) SAP
7 27 (3.27%) HP
8 21 (2.54%) Google
8 21 (2.54%) Sun
9 17 (2.06%) Citrix
9 17 (2.06%) F5
10 16 (1.94%) Hitachi
10 16 (1.94%) Rackspace
10 16 (1.94%) SolarWinds
11 13 (1.57%) IBM
11 13 (1.57%) SaltStack
12 12 (1.45%) EMC
12 12 (1.45%) Veritas
13 10 (1.21%) 3PAR
13 10 (1.21%) NetApp