Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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

Linux System Administrator
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 575 549
Rank change year-on-year -25 -26 -129
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 704 834 1075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.46% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 595 731 961
UK median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator.

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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 -12 687 £45,000 -10.00% 41
UK excluding London +55 417 £42,500 - 23
London -106 280 £50,000 -4.76% 20
South East -1 155 £45,000 -6.74% 5
North of England +55 141 £40,000 - 10
Yorkshire +64 91 £40,000 - 4
South West +56 52 £37,500 -25.00% 1
North West +28 50 £36,500 +26.96% 6
Midlands +25 33 £41,250 - 3
West Midlands +20 26 £37,500 -25.00% 1
East of England 0 26 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Scotland -6 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +22 7 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Wales +3 1 £31,500 -25.88%

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 704 (100.00%) Linux
2 291 (41.34%) DevOps
3 277 (39.35%) Puppet
4 238 (33.81%) MySQL
5 223 (31.68%) Apache
6 213 (30.26%) Red Hat
7 209 (29.69%) Python
8 208 (29.55%) Ansible
9 200 (28.41%) Bash Shell
10 191 (27.13%) VMware
11 179 (25.43%) CentOS
12 168 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
13 167 (23.72%) DNS
14 166 (23.58%) Perl
15 161 (22.87%) Unix
16 160 (22.73%) LAMP
17 156 (22.16%) Ubuntu
18 154 (21.88%) Windows
19 146 (20.74%) Docker
19 146 (20.74%) Opscode Chef
20 143 (20.31%) Configuration Management
21 139 (19.74%) Finance
22 136 (19.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 132 (18.75%) Firewall
24 121 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
24 121 (17.19%) nginx
25 112 (15.91%) Debian
26 109 (15.48%) PHP
27 103 (14.63%) TCP/IP
28 90 (12.78%) Agile Software Development

Linux Systems 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
1 223 (31.68%) Apache
2 121 (17.19%) nginx
3 60 (8.52%) Tomcat
4 38 (5.40%) OpenStack
5 17 (2.41%) WordPress
6 14 (1.99%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.42%) IIS
8 9 (1.28%) Confluence
9 8 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.14%) JBoss
10 7 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.99%) Jetty
11 5 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.43%) SAS
13 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.14%) Eucalyptus
14 1 (0.14%) lighttpd
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Houdini
1 1 (0.14%) Maya
1 1 (0.14%) NUKE
1 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Magento
1 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 168 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.84%) SaaS
4 17 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (2.27%) GitHub
6 9 (1.28%) Office 365
7 8 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.14%) IaaS
8 7 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.71%) PaaS
10 5 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.43%) Serverless
13 2 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 167 (23.72%) DNS
2 132 (18.75%) Firewall
3 103 (14.63%) TCP/IP
4 61 (8.66%) VPN
5 60 (8.52%) SAN
6 45 (6.39%) Internet
7 40 (5.68%) LDAP
8 38 (5.40%) LAN
9 37 (5.26%) Network Security
10 36 (5.11%) WAN
11 34 (4.83%) DHCP
12 28 (3.98%) VLAN
13 23 (3.27%) BGP
14 17 (2.41%) OSPF
15 15 (2.13%) iSCSI
15 15 (2.13%) RIP
16 13 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.85%) IGMP
16 13 (1.85%) Junos
16 13 (1.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (33.81%) MySQL
2 41 (5.82%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (4.83%) MariaDB
5 31 (4.40%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.55%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.13%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.14%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.71%) Redis
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.28%) Big Data
13 2 (0.28%) HBase
13 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 78 (11.08%) Jenkins
2 75 (10.65%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.69%) Vagrant
4 22 (3.13%) Subversion
5 18 (2.56%) JIRA
6 11 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.71%) Gitweb
8 5 (0.71%) Hudson
9 3 (0.43%) Ant
9 3 (0.43%) Maven
10 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 139 (19.74%) Finance
2 59 (8.38%) Marketing
2 59 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 48 (6.82%) Electronics
3 48 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 27 (3.84%) Banking
5 17 (2.41%) Games
6 14 (1.99%) Retail
7 12 (1.70%) Back Office
8 6 (0.85%) Law
9 4 (0.57%) Front Office
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (22.73%) LAMP
2 77 (10.94%) LEMP Stack
3 21 (2.98%) Web Services
4 17 (2.41%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (1.56%) HTML
6 10 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (0.85%) CSS
8 6 (0.85%) OpenVZ
8 6 (0.85%) REST
9 5 (0.71%) .NET
9 5 (0.71%) JRuby
10 4 (0.57%) Memcached
10 4 (0.57%) Node.js
11 3 (0.43%) PHP-FPM
11 3 (0.43%) Sensu
12 2 (0.28%) HornetQ
12 2 (0.28%) Middleware
12 2 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.28%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.83%) Fintech
3 33 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (2.98%) Replication
6 20 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.70%) Clustering
8 17 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.41%) Digital Media
9 16 (2.27%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.56%) iPad
11 8 (1.14%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.85%) Device Driver
12 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.85%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.71%) Eurex
13 5 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 704 (100.00%) Linux
2 179 (25.43%) CentOS
3 161 (22.87%) Unix
4 156 (22.16%) Ubuntu
5 154 (21.88%) Windows
6 136 (19.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 112 (15.91%) Debian
8 57 (8.10%) Windows Server
9 44 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (2.84%) Solaris
12 19 (2.70%) Windows 7
13 18 (2.56%) HPUX
14 17 (2.41%) Windows 10
15 14 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.85%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.70%) AIX
18 9 (1.28%) Fedora
19 8 (1.14%) CoreOS
20 7 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (41.34%) DevOps
2 143 (20.31%) Configuration Management
3 90 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (9.38%) High Availability
6 59 (8.38%) Open Source
7 55 (7.81%) Load Balancing
8 50 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
8 50 (7.10%) Digital Marketing
9 49 (6.96%) Programme Management
10 38 (5.40%) ITIL
11 37 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 32 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
13 29 (4.12%) Business Continuity
14 25 (3.55%) Low Latency
14 25 (3.55%) Service Management
15 24 (3.41%) E-Commerce
16 23 (3.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
17 21 (2.98%) Test Automation
18 20 (2.84%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 209 (29.69%) Python
2 200 (28.41%) Bash Shell
3 166 (23.58%) Perl
4 109 (15.48%) PHP
5 80 (11.36%) Shell Script
6 63 (8.95%) Ruby
7 62 (8.81%) SQL
8 59 (8.38%) Java
9 49 (6.96%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.28%) Korn
11 8 (1.14%) Bourne shell
11 8 (1.14%) Go
11 8 (1.14%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.71%) C-shell
12 5 (0.71%) PHP 5
12 5 (0.71%) PHP 7
13 4 (0.57%) AWK
13 4 (0.57%) Groovy
14 2 (0.28%) C
15 1 (0.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 75 (10.65%) Degree
2 26 (3.69%) RHCE
3 20 (2.84%) RHCSA
4 17 (2.41%) CCNA
4 17 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.14%) AWS Certification
6 8 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.14%) RHCA
7 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.43%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) CCNP
9 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) HND
10 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MCSA
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.42%) QA
2 9 (1.28%) SLA
3 6 (0.85%) GCP
3 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
4 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.43%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 146 (20.74%) Docker
2 121 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (8.66%) Active Directory
4 55 (7.81%) KVM
5 49 (6.96%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (6.68%) iptables
7 32 (4.55%) NFS
8 28 (3.98%) Hyper-V
9 26 (3.69%) vSphere
10 20 (2.84%) XenServer
11 19 (2.70%) Samba
12 18 (2.56%) LXC
13 15 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (1.85%) Postfix
15 12 (1.70%) GlusterFS
15 12 (1.70%) Terminal Services
15 12 (1.70%) Varnish
15 12 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (1.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 277 (39.35%) Puppet
2 208 (29.55%) Ansible
3 146 (20.74%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (9.66%) Nagios
5 53 (7.53%) Kubernetes
6 39 (5.54%) Terraform
7 38 (5.40%) ZABBIX
8 32 (4.55%) Salt
9 23 (3.27%) HAProxy
10 17 (2.41%) CFEngine
11 13 (1.85%) Cacti
12 12 (1.70%) WSUS
13 10 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (1.42%) SELinux
14 9 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 8 (1.14%) Grafana
15 8 (1.14%) Rundeck
16 7 (0.99%) Munin
17 6 (0.85%) Packer
18 5 (0.71%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 213 (30.26%) Red Hat
2 191 (27.13%) VMware
3 58 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 57 (8.10%) Cisco
5 56 (7.95%) Oracle
6 48 (6.82%) SAP
7 24 (3.41%) HP
8 22 (3.13%) F5
9 21 (2.98%) Citrix
10 15 (2.13%) Google
10 15 (2.13%) Hitachi
10 15 (2.13%) Rackspace
10 15 (2.13%) SolarWinds
11 13 (1.85%) 3PAR
12 12 (1.70%) McAfee
13 11 (1.56%) NetApp
13 11 (1.56%) SaltStack
14 9 (1.28%) Percona
15 8 (1.14%) Dell
16 7 (0.99%) EMC