Period
to 18 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 689 633 527
Rank change year-on-year -56 -106 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 449 671 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.38% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.39% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 391 619 760
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +3.83%
10th Percentile £34,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% -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 142,656 171,204 166,282
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 113,584 140,024 138,014
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 April 2019.

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 18 April 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 -69 423 £45,000 -5.26% 80
UK excluding London -62 235 £41,500 -2.35% 61
London -5 209 £55,000 +4.76% 24
South East -52 88 £41,500 -7.78% 18
North of England 0 47 £40,000 -1.84% 10
South West +26 40 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire +5 23 £40,000 -3.61% 2
East of England +69 22 £50,000 +11.11% 14
North West +15 21 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Midlands +9 17 £42,500 -5.56% 8
West Midlands +25 16 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Scotland +3 16 £40,000 +3.90% 4
Wales +15 4 £35,000 -12.50%
North East +19 3 £48,750 +21.88% 3
East Midlands +21 1 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 449 (100.00%) Linux
2 199 (44.32%) Python
3 179 (39.87%) Bash Shell
4 167 (37.19%) DevOps
5 159 (35.41%) Red Hat
6 133 (29.62%) Unix
7 129 (28.73%) VMware
8 124 (27.62%) Puppet
9 123 (27.39%) CentOS
10 117 (26.06%) MySQL
11 116 (25.84%) Windows
12 115 (25.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 100 (22.27%) Ansible
14 97 (21.60%) Amazon AWS
15 91 (20.27%) Apache
15 91 (20.27%) LAMP
16 90 (20.04%) Docker
17 87 (19.38%) Configuration Management
17 87 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 84 (18.71%) Shell Script
19 78 (17.37%) Ubuntu
20 73 (16.26%) Perl
21 69 (15.37%) Finance
22 67 (14.92%) Open Source
23 63 (14.03%) Debian
24 60 (13.36%) DNS
25 58 (12.92%) Opscode Chef
26 55 (12.25%) Git (software)
27 54 (12.03%) Firewall
28 52 (11.58%) ITIL

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 91 (20.27%) Apache
2 38 (8.46%) nginx
3 23 (5.12%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.78%) IIS
4 8 (1.78%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.56%) Confluence
5 7 (1.56%) JBoss
6 5 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.11%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.89%) WordPress
8 3 (0.67%) CMS
8 3 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 97 (21.60%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.90%) SaaS
3 20 (4.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (2.90%) Office 365
6 9 (2.00%) OpenShift
7 8 (1.78%) Slack
8 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.22%) Datadog
11 1 (0.22%) IaaS
11 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 60 (13.36%) DNS
2 54 (12.03%) Firewall
3 46 (10.24%) TCP/IP
4 31 (6.90%) SAN
5 23 (5.12%) VPN
6 19 (4.23%) RTMP
6 19 (4.23%) RTSP
7 18 (4.01%) SSH
8 17 (3.79%) HTTP
9 16 (3.56%) VLAN
10 15 (3.34%) Internet
11 12 (2.67%) LAN
11 12 (2.67%) NAS
12 11 (2.45%) DHCP
13 10 (2.23%) SSL
13 10 (2.23%) WAN
14 8 (1.78%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.78%) NetScaler
14 8 (1.78%) SNMP
15 7 (1.56%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (26.06%) MySQL
2 31 (6.90%) MariaDB
2 31 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (3.34%) Redis
4 12 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.45%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.00%) Big Data
7 8 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.56%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.56%) SQL Server
9 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.67%) DataStax
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.22%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 55 (12.25%) Git (software)
2 46 (10.24%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.90%) Subversion
4 19 (4.23%) Mercurial
5 8 (1.78%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.56%) JIRA
7 4 (0.89%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.89%) Hudson
8 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.45%) GitLab
9 2 (0.45%) GoCD
9 2 (0.45%) Maven
9 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.22%) Ant
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.22%) Travis CI
General
1 69 (15.37%) Finance
2 17 (3.79%) Retail
3 12 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.45%) Marketing
4 11 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.23%) Electronics
5 10 (2.23%) Games
6 8 (1.78%) Banking
7 3 (0.67%) Law
8 2 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (20.27%) LAMP
2 33 (7.35%) Web Services
3 27 (6.01%) LEMP Stack
4 23 (5.12%) LAPP Stack
5 20 (4.45%) LDAP
6 18 (4.01%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (3.56%) Node.js
8 10 (2.23%) Spring
9 9 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (1.34%) CSS
10 6 (1.34%) Kafka
11 5 (1.11%) HTML
12 4 (0.89%) .NET
12 4 (0.89%) Middleware
12 4 (0.89%) Software Packaging
13 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.67%) YAML
14 2 (0.45%) libvirt
14 2 (0.45%) Regular Expression
15 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.46%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.35%) Video\Live Streaming
3 22 (4.90%) Hedge funds
4 20 (4.45%) Linux Command Line
4 20 (4.45%) Replication
5 17 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.90%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.45%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.23%) Clustering
8 10 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.34%) Fintech
10 6 (1.34%) Online Games
10 6 (1.34%) User Experience
11 5 (1.11%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.67%) Life Science
13 2 (0.45%) CMDB
13 2 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 449 (100.00%) Linux
2 133 (29.62%) Unix
3 123 (27.39%) CentOS
4 116 (25.84%) Windows
5 115 (25.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 78 (17.37%) Ubuntu
7 63 (14.03%) Debian
8 41 (9.13%) Solaris
9 32 (7.13%) Windows Server
10 15 (3.34%) AIX
11 14 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (2.00%) OpenBSD
12 9 (2.00%) SUSE
13 8 (1.78%) VyOS
14 7 (1.56%) Fedora
14 7 (1.56%) HPUX
15 6 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.11%) CoreOS
16 5 (1.11%) FreeBSD
16 5 (1.11%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (37.19%) DevOps
2 87 (19.38%) Configuration Management
3 67 (14.92%) Open Source
4 52 (11.58%) ITIL
5 50 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (6.24%) Capacity Planning
9 23 (5.12%) E-Commerce
9 23 (5.12%) High Availability
10 22 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 20 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.45%) Logistics
11 20 (4.45%) Network Monitoring
12 18 (4.01%) Migration
12 18 (4.01%) Project Management
13 17 (3.79%) Problem Management
14 16 (3.56%) Service Delivery
15 14 (3.12%) Mathematics
16 13 (2.90%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (44.32%) Python
2 179 (39.87%) Bash Shell
3 84 (18.71%) Shell Script
4 73 (16.26%) Perl
5 46 (10.24%) PHP
6 42 (9.35%) Ruby
7 34 (7.57%) PowerShell
8 30 (6.68%) SQL
9 22 (4.90%) Java
10 13 (2.90%) Go
11 8 (1.78%) Korn
12 7 (1.56%) C
12 7 (1.56%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.67%) C++
14 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.22%) C#
15 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (9.13%) Degree
1 41 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (2.45%) RHCE
5 10 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.89%) RHCSA
7 4 (0.89%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.22%) CISA
9 1 (0.22%) CISM
9 1 (0.22%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) CRISC
9 1 (0.22%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.67%) SLA
2 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.89%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) MiFID
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (20.04%) Docker
2 87 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (9.58%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (9.13%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (8.24%) KVM
6 26 (5.79%) Active Directory
7 24 (5.35%) Hyper-V
8 20 (4.45%) NFS
9 18 (4.01%) iptables
9 18 (4.01%) Postfix
10 11 (2.45%) Samba
11 8 (1.78%) vSphere
12 7 (1.56%) XenServer
13 6 (1.34%) pfSense
13 6 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.89%) Firmware
15 3 (0.67%) GFS2
15 3 (0.67%) Gluster
15 3 (0.67%) GlusterFS
15 3 (0.67%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 124 (27.62%) Puppet
2 100 (22.27%) Ansible
3 58 (12.92%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (10.47%) Kubernetes
5 35 (7.80%) Nagios
6 25 (5.57%) ZABBIX
7 22 (4.90%) Terraform
8 19 (4.23%) HAProxy
9 13 (2.90%) Prometheus
10 9 (2.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 8 (1.78%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.56%) Rundeck
12 7 (1.56%) Salt
13 5 (1.11%) Kibana
13 5 (1.11%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.89%) Icinga
14 4 (0.89%) SELinux
14 4 (0.89%) ZENworks
15 3 (0.67%) Cacti
15 3 (0.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 159 (35.41%) Red Hat
2 129 (28.73%) VMware
3 39 (8.69%) Oracle
4 36 (8.02%) Microsoft
5 19 (4.23%) Cisco
6 16 (3.56%) Veritas
7 15 (3.34%) Google
8 14 (3.12%) NetApp
9 12 (2.67%) F5
10 11 (2.45%) Citrix
11 9 (2.00%) Cloudera
11 9 (2.00%) SAP
12 8 (1.78%) IBM
12 8 (1.78%) Splunk
13 7 (1.56%) Veeam
13 7 (1.56%) WorldPay
14 6 (1.34%) Hortonworks
14 6 (1.34%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.11%) PagerDuty
15 5 (1.11%) SaltStack