The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
UK
Rank 510 453 417
Rank change year-on-year -57 -36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 384 641 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.62% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.64% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 331 553 629
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -46 370 £45,000 - 68
London -56 158 £55,000 +10.00% 34
South East +66 113 £45,000 +4.65% 21
East of England +25 27 £45,000 +14.64% 3
Berkshire +34 26 £50,000 +8.10% 6
Surrey +40 24 £42,250 -19.52% 5
City of London +31 23 £55,000 +10.00% 13
Yorkshire +1 22 £47,500 +25.76% 3
East Sussex +13 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Brighton +19 20 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Hampshire +17 16 £30,000 -10.44% 5
Hertfordshire +10 15 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Oxfordshire -8 15 £50,000 +6.38% 3
Reading +35 14 £60,000 +26.31% 3
South West -3 14 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North West -31 14 £33,250 -5.00% 2
East Midlands +11 13 £40,000 +19.40%
Welwyn Garden City +10 13 £45,000 +40.62% 1
Manchester -20 13 £36,500 -10.97% 2
West Yorkshire +14 12 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Scotland +28 11 £32,500 -15.03% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 11 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Nottingham +17 11 £40,000 +23.07%
Nottinghamshire +14 11 £40,000 +23.07%
Cambridge +15 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Leeds +20 9 £55,000 +45.62% 1
Guildford +25 8 £41,250 -4.06% 1
West Midlands +9 7 £40,000 -10.11% 2
North Yorkshire +3 7 £42,500 - 1
York 0 7 £42,500 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 912 (100.00%) Linux
2 394 (43.20%) Red Hat
3 346 (37.94%) Puppet
4 329 (36.07%) Bash Shell
5 301 (33.00%) Python
6 268 (29.39%) DevOps
7 265 (29.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 247 (27.08%) VMware
9 241 (26.43%) Windows
10 236 (25.88%) Unix
10 236 (25.88%) MySQL
11 225 (24.67%) Amazon AWS
12 220 (24.12%) CentOS
12 220 (24.12%) Perl
13 185 (20.29%) Apache
14 175 (19.19%) Opscode Chef
15 166 (18.20%) Ubuntu
16 159 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 145 (15.90%) Ansible
18 142 (15.57%) Finance
18 142 (15.57%) LAMP
19 132 (14.47%) Ruby
20 131 (14.36%) SQL
21 127 (13.93%) DNS
22 126 (13.82%) Nagios
23 125 (13.71%) Firewall
24 122 (13.38%) Java
25 118 (12.94%) Jenkins
26 116 (12.72%) Debian
27 112 (12.28%) PHP

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 185 (20.29%) Apache
2 96 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 74 (8.11%) IIS
4 63 (6.91%) nginx
5 33 (3.62%) OpenStack
6 32 (3.51%) WebSphere
7 30 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (3.07%) JBoss
9 15 (1.64%) MS Exchange
10 11 (1.21%) Confluence
11 9 (0.99%) Drupal
11 9 (0.99%) Hubot
12 6 (0.66%) Liferay
13 5 (0.55%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.55%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.55%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.44%) CMS
14 4 (0.44%) Eucalyptus
14 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.33%) CloudStack
Applications
1 27 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.22%) Abaqus
3 2 (0.22%) HipChat
3 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 225 (24.67%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (8.33%) SaaS
3 36 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (2.41%) Office 365
5 20 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.32%) GitHub
8 10 (1.10%) Slack
9 9 (0.99%) IaaS
10 7 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.66%) Route 53
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle CX
13 3 (0.33%) Heroku
14 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.22%) G Suite
14 2 (0.22%) PaaS
15 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 127 (13.93%) DNS
2 125 (13.71%) Firewall
3 105 (11.51%) TCP/IP
4 99 (10.86%) SAN
5 69 (7.57%) LDAP
6 65 (7.13%) VPN
7 62 (6.80%) LAN
8 50 (5.48%) WAN
9 45 (4.93%) DHCP
10 44 (4.82%) Internet
11 43 (4.71%) HTTP
11 43 (4.71%) SMTP
12 33 (3.62%) VLAN
13 32 (3.51%) NAS
14 22 (2.41%) SNMP
15 21 (2.30%) SSH
16 20 (2.19%) SSL
17 17 (1.86%) iSCSI
18 15 (1.64%) Asterisk PBX
18 15 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (25.88%) MySQL
2 63 (6.91%) SQL Server
3 52 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.41%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.08%) Redis
8 13 (1.43%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.32%) Big Data
9 12 (1.32%) MariaDB
9 12 (1.32%) OLTP
9 12 (1.32%) VLDB
10 7 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.66%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.55%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.55%) HBase
12 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 118 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 64 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 47 (5.15%) JIRA
4 37 (4.06%) Subversion
5 25 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.99%) Bundler
7 9 (0.99%) Maven
8 6 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.66%) Hudson
9 5 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.22%) GitLab
10 2 (0.22%) Redmine
10 2 (0.22%) Selenium
10 2 (0.22%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 142 (15.57%) Finance
2 53 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.59%) Banking
4 43 (4.71%) Marketing
5 18 (1.97%) Publishing
6 16 (1.75%) Games
7 15 (1.64%) Retail
8 14 (1.54%) Legal
9 6 (0.66%) Back Office
10 5 (0.55%) Advertising
10 5 (0.55%) Electronics
10 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.44%) Front Office
11 4 (0.44%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (15.57%) LAMP
2 59 (6.47%) Web Services
3 37 (4.06%) XML
4 36 (3.95%) LEMP Stack
5 16 (1.75%) Memcached
6 15 (1.64%) HTML
6 15 (1.64%) Kafka
7 14 (1.54%) .NET
7 14 (1.54%) CSS
8 11 (1.21%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (1.10%) Ajax
9 10 (1.10%) JSF
9 10 (1.10%) XHTML
10 9 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (0.66%) JDBC
13 6 (0.66%) Node.js
14 5 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
14 5 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 42 (4.61%) Computer Science
3 35 (3.84%) Public Cloud
4 26 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.74%) iSeries
6 24 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
7 20 (2.19%) Clustering
8 18 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (1.54%) Fintech
10 11 (1.21%) Replication
11 9 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.88%) iPad
13 7 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
14 6 (0.66%) Online Gambling
15 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.55%) Online Games
16 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
16 4 (0.44%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 912 (100.00%) Linux
2 265 (29.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 241 (26.43%) Windows
4 236 (25.88%) Unix
5 220 (24.12%) CentOS
6 166 (18.20%) Ubuntu
7 116 (12.72%) Debian
8 87 (9.54%) Windows Server
9 78 (8.55%) Solaris
10 37 (4.06%) SUSE
11 31 (3.40%) AIX
12 26 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (2.19%) HPUX
15 14 (1.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.88%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
19 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (29.39%) DevOps
2 110 (12.06%) Configuration Management
3 93 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (8.44%) Open Source
5 72 (7.89%) ITIL
6 69 (7.57%) E-Commerce
7 66 (7.24%) High Availability
8 54 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 52 (5.70%) Load Balancing
10 42 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
12 34 (3.73%) Project Management
13 32 (3.51%) E-business
14 27 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
14 27 (2.96%) Kanban
15 26 (2.85%) Performance Monitoring
16 25 (2.74%) Service Management
17 24 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
18 23 (2.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 329 (36.07%) Bash Shell
2 301 (33.00%) Python
3 220 (24.12%) Perl
4 132 (14.47%) Ruby
5 131 (14.36%) SQL
6 122 (13.38%) Java
7 112 (12.28%) PHP
8 83 (9.10%) Shell Script
9 49 (5.37%) PowerShell
10 39 (4.28%) C
11 24 (2.63%) JavaScript
12 17 (1.86%) Korn
13 13 (1.43%) C#
14 12 (1.32%) AWK
15 8 (0.88%) sed
16 6 (0.66%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.55%) C-shell
18 4 (0.44%) C++
18 4 (0.44%) Groovy
18 4 (0.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 71 (7.79%) Degree
2 34 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (2.30%) CCNA
4 21 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.86%) RHCE
6 15 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.54%) MCSA
8 11 (1.21%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.88%) MCSE
10 7 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.66%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.44%) MCITP
12 4 (0.44%) RHCA
13 2 (0.22%) CEH
13 2 (0.22%) CISMP
13 2 (0.22%) GIAC
13 2 (0.22%) OCA
13 2 (0.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.70%) QA
2 26 (2.85%) SLA
3 11 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 70 (7.68%) Docker
4 56 (6.14%) NFS
5 41 (4.50%) KVM
6 32 (3.51%) Xen
7 31 (3.40%) Hyper-V
8 27 (2.96%) Varnish
9 24 (2.63%) iptables
10 22 (2.41%) vSphere
11 21 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 19 (2.08%) XenServer
13 15 (1.64%) GlusterFS
14 14 (1.54%) Squid
15 12 (1.32%) Postfix
16 9 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
17 8 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.88%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 346 (37.94%) Puppet
2 175 (19.19%) Opscode Chef
3 145 (15.90%) Ansible
4 126 (13.82%) Nagios
5 23 (2.52%) OpenView
6 21 (2.30%) Cobbler
6 21 (2.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 21 (2.30%) ZABBIX
7 19 (2.08%) Control-M
8 18 (1.97%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.54%) Cacti
10 13 (1.43%) CFEngine
10 13 (1.43%) Icinga
10 13 (1.43%) Kubernetes
10 13 (1.43%) Salt
11 12 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 12 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 11 (1.21%) HAProxy
12 11 (1.21%) logstash
12 11 (1.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 394 (43.20%) Red Hat
2 247 (27.08%) VMware
3 107 (11.73%) Oracle
4 80 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 61 (6.69%) Cisco
6 52 (5.70%) Sun
7 49 (5.37%) HP
8 43 (4.71%) EMC
9 32 (3.51%) Veritas
10 31 (3.40%) NetApp
11 27 (2.96%) Splunk
12 17 (1.86%) IBM
13 16 (1.75%) Atlassian
13 16 (1.75%) Citrix
13 16 (1.75%) SaltStack
14 15 (1.64%) Juniper
15 14 (1.54%) SAP
16 11 (1.21%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.21%) New Relic
17 10 (1.10%) Brocade
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Execllent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum + Pension+ Private Medical Insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago