Period
to 24 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 806 695 599
Rank change year-on-year -111 -96 -102
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 209 461 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 192 403 643
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -1.18%

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 117,190 143,118 168,818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.95% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93,919 114,561 138,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -133 169 £45,500 +1.11% 59
UK excluding London -36 128 £45,000 +12.50% 45
South East +30 65 £45,500 +13.75% 16
London -80 53 £50,000 -9.09% 17
North of England +19 23 £37,750 -5.63% 13
Yorkshire +10 14 £40,000 - 7
South West +4 13 £45,000 +7.14% 6
East of England +41 10 £48,750 +21.88% 5
Wales -2 7 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Scotland +25 5 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Midlands +22 5 £52,500 +23.53% 2
North East - 5 £27,500 - 2
North West +25 4 £50,000 +21.21% 4
West Midlands +16 4 £48,750 +14.71% 1
East Midlands +25 1 £52,500 +40.00% 1

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Linux
2 90 (43.06%) Red Hat
3 71 (33.97%) Windows
4 63 (30.14%) VMware
5 62 (29.67%) CentOS
6 59 (28.23%) Python
7 52 (24.88%) Ansible
8 50 (23.92%) AWS
8 50 (23.92%) Degree
9 48 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (22.01%) Azure
11 43 (20.57%) Bash Shell
12 41 (19.62%) Docker
13 36 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (17.22%) Unix
13 36 (17.22%) DevOps
14 35 (16.75%) Computer Science
15 34 (16.27%) MySQL
16 32 (15.31%) Puppet
17 31 (14.83%) Apache
17 31 (14.83%) Windows Server
18 30 (14.35%) ITIL
18 30 (14.35%) Shell Script
18 30 (14.35%) Mathematics
19 27 (12.92%) Jenkins
20 26 (12.44%) QA
21 25 (11.96%) Configuration Management
21 25 (11.96%) Firewall
21 25 (11.96%) Security Patching
21 25 (11.96%) Problem-Solving

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 (14.83%) Apache
2 17 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 16 (7.66%) OpenStack
4 9 (4.31%) nginx
5 7 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.39%) Confluence
7 4 (1.91%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.91%) WordPress
8 3 (1.44%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.44%) WildFly
9 2 (0.96%) JBoss
9 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.48%) CMS
10 1 (0.48%) IIS
10 1 (0.48%) Jetty
10 1 (0.48%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.92%) AWS
2 46 (22.01%) Azure
3 11 (5.26%) Office 365
3 11 (5.26%) SaaS
4 8 (3.83%) GCP
5 7 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.91%) IaaS
6 4 (1.91%) PaaS
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.48%) G Suite
8 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.96%) Firewall
2 21 (10.05%) DNS
3 11 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.78%) LAN
4 10 (4.78%) VPN
5 8 (3.83%) HTTP
5 8 (3.83%) WAN
6 6 (2.87%) DHCP
6 6 (2.87%) SAN
6 6 (2.87%) SSH
7 5 (2.39%) MRTG
8 4 (1.91%) RTP
8 4 (1.91%) SSL
8 4 (1.91%) VoIP
9 3 (1.44%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 3 (1.44%) PBX
9 3 (1.44%) SMPP
9 3 (1.44%) SMS
9 3 (1.44%) SNMP
9 3 (1.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.27%) MySQL
2 8 (3.83%) Big Data
2 8 (3.83%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.39%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.96%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.96%) DB2
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (12.92%) Jenkins
2 21 (10.05%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.31%) JIRA
3 9 (4.31%) Subversion
4 5 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.91%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.44%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.44%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.44%) Selenium
7 2 (0.96%) GitLab
8 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (5.74%) Finance
2 11 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.39%) Marketing
4 4 (1.91%) Electronics
4 4 (1.91%) Law
4 4 (1.91%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.91%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.44%) Military
6 2 (0.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.48%) LAMP
2 11 (5.26%) Middleware
3 5 (2.39%) LDAP
3 5 (2.39%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.91%) Node.js
4 4 (1.91%) YAML
5 3 (1.44%) Akka
5 3 (1.44%) OpenJDK
6 2 (0.96%) .NET
6 2 (0.96%) EDI
6 2 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.96%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) CSS
7 1 (0.48%) HTML
7 1 (0.48%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.48%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.48%) REST
7 1 (0.48%) Spring
7 1 (0.48%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.13%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.74%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (3.35%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.39%) Replication
7 4 (1.91%) Cybercrime
7 4 (1.91%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.91%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.44%) Clustering
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.48%) BBC
10 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) STB
10 1 (0.48%) User Experience
10 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 209 (100.00%) Linux
2 71 (33.97%) Windows
3 62 (29.67%) CentOS
4 36 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (17.22%) Unix
5 31 (14.83%) Windows Server
6 13 (6.22%) Ubuntu
7 11 (5.26%) Debian
8 10 (4.78%) Solaris
9 7 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.91%) Fedora
11 3 (1.44%) FreeBSD
11 3 (1.44%) FreeNAS
12 2 (0.96%) Android
12 2 (0.96%) VMS
13 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.48%) SUSE
13 1 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.48%) VyOS
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.22%) DevOps
2 35 (16.75%) Computer Science
3 30 (14.35%) ITIL
3 30 (14.35%) Mathematics
4 25 (11.96%) Configuration Management
4 25 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (11.96%) Security Patching
5 23 (11.00%) Migration
6 15 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (6.70%) Load Balancing
7 14 (6.70%) Open Source
8 12 (5.74%) High Availability
9 9 (4.31%) Physics
9 9 (4.31%) Task Automation
10 8 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (3.35%) Presales
11 7 (3.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.23%) Python
2 43 (20.57%) Bash Shell
3 30 (14.35%) Shell Script
4 21 (10.05%) PHP
5 19 (9.09%) Perl
6 17 (8.13%) SQL
7 13 (6.22%) Java
8 8 (3.83%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.91%) C
9 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.44%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) C#
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Go
11 1 (0.48%) Groovy
11 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.48%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.48%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 50 (23.92%) Degree
2 12 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.35%) RHCE
5 4 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.91%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (1.91%) RHCSA
5 4 (1.91%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.44%) LFCE
6 3 (1.44%) LFCS
6 3 (1.44%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (1.44%) MCSA
6 3 (1.44%) MCSE
6 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.44%) VCAP
6 3 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.44%) QA
2 6 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (19.62%) Docker
3 14 (6.70%) KVM
4 13 (6.22%) Active Directory
5 9 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.83%) Varnish
6 8 (3.83%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (3.35%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.87%) NFS
9 5 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.91%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (1.44%) iptables
11 3 (1.44%) QEMU
11 3 (1.44%) Xen
12 2 (0.96%) LXC
12 2 (0.96%) Postfix
13 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.48%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (24.88%) Ansible
2 32 (15.31%) Puppet
3 23 (11.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 21 (10.05%) Kubernetes
5 13 (6.22%) ZABBIX
6 12 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (5.74%) Terraform
7 11 (5.26%) Nagios
8 9 (4.31%) HAProxy
9 7 (3.35%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (1.91%) Grafana
11 3 (1.44%) Proxmox
11 3 (1.44%) SCCM
11 3 (1.44%) SCOM
11 3 (1.44%) SELinux
12 1 (0.48%) Cacti
12 1 (0.48%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.48%) Netcool
12 1 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 90 (43.06%) Red Hat
2 63 (30.14%) VMware
3 16 (7.66%) Oracle
4 13 (6.22%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.83%) Google
6 7 (3.35%) Cisco
7 4 (1.91%) Informatica
7 4 (1.91%) Percona
7 4 (1.91%) SaltStack
7 4 (1.91%) SAP
8 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.44%) Dell
8 3 (1.44%) F5
9 2 (0.96%) Apple
9 2 (0.96%) HP
10 1 (0.48%) EMC
10 1 (0.48%) McAfee
10 1 (0.48%) NetApp
10 1 (0.48%) Remedy
10 1 (0.48%) Sophos