Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 618 580 514
Rank change year-on-year -38 -66 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 681 869 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.46% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 597 776 980
UK median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,900 £32,063 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £61,250
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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 13 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 August 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 -25 663 £45,000 -10.00% 37
UK excluding London +71 410 £42,500 - 24
London -112 266 £50,000 -4.76% 13
South East +25 160 £45,000 -9.09% 4
North of England +34 128 £37,000 -7.50% 10
Yorkshire +26 72 £40,000 - 7
North West -1 56 £34,500 +6.15% 3
South West +22 41 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Midlands +40 34 £42,500 +16.44% 4
East of England +4 34 £50,000 -4.76% 2
West Midlands +42 31 £45,000 +1.12% 3
Scotland +19 13 £34,500 -8.00%
East Midlands -1 3 £30,000 -14.29% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 681 (100.00%) Linux
2 307 (45.08%) Puppet
3 283 (41.56%) DevOps
4 238 (34.95%) Python
5 226 (33.19%) Bash Shell
6 225 (33.04%) Red Hat
7 213 (31.28%) Ansible
8 204 (29.96%) MySQL
9 200 (29.37%) VMware
10 195 (28.63%) Perl
11 194 (28.49%) Apache
12 187 (27.46%) CentOS
13 173 (25.40%) Unix
14 169 (24.82%) DNS
15 164 (24.08%) Amazon AWS
16 162 (23.79%) Opscode Chef
17 149 (21.88%) Windows
18 147 (21.59%) Ubuntu
19 142 (20.85%) LAMP
20 141 (20.70%) Debian
21 140 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 134 (19.68%) Docker
23 131 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
24 129 (18.94%) Firewall
25 128 (18.80%) Configuration Management
26 124 (18.21%) Finance
27 117 (17.18%) TCP/IP
28 107 (15.71%) nginx
29 97 (14.24%) PHP
30 84 (12.33%) Ruby

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
1 194 (28.49%) Apache
2 107 (15.71%) nginx
3 59 (8.66%) Tomcat
4 40 (5.87%) OpenStack
5 19 (2.79%) MS Exchange
6 17 (2.50%) IIS
7 12 (1.76%) Confluence
8 11 (1.62%) Jetty
9 9 (1.32%) WordPress
10 8 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.17%) JBoss
11 3 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.44%) Drupal
11 3 (0.44%) Eucalyptus
11 3 (0.44%) SAS
12 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.29%) Kentico
12 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Houdini
2 1 (0.15%) Maya
2 1 (0.15%) NUKE
2 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Magento
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 164 (24.08%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.50%) SaaS
4 14 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (2.06%) GitHub
5 13 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.76%) Office 365
7 11 (1.62%) IaaS
8 8 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.88%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.73%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.59%) PaaS
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.44%) G Suite
12 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.44%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.29%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 169 (24.82%) DNS
2 129 (18.94%) Firewall
3 117 (17.18%) TCP/IP
4 63 (9.25%) VPN
5 60 (8.81%) SAN
6 48 (7.05%) LAN
7 47 (6.90%) WAN
8 44 (6.46%) Internet
9 37 (5.43%) LDAP
9 37 (5.43%) Network Security
10 33 (4.85%) DHCP
11 31 (4.55%) VLAN
12 20 (2.94%) BGP
13 19 (2.79%) HTTP
13 19 (2.79%) SNMP
14 18 (2.64%) iSCSI
15 16 (2.35%) MPLS
16 15 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (2.20%) SMTP
17 14 (2.06%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (29.96%) MySQL
2 43 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 34 (4.99%) MariaDB
4 33 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 26 (3.82%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.88%) Redis
10 5 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.59%) Big Data
11 4 (0.59%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.44%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 83 (12.19%) Jenkins
2 69 (10.13%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.11%) Vagrant
4 25 (3.67%) JIRA
5 24 (3.52%) Subversion
6 11 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (1.17%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.17%) Maven
8 5 (0.73%) Gitweb
8 5 (0.73%) Hudson
9 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.15%) Ant
10 1 (0.15%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 124 (18.21%) Finance
2 66 (9.69%) Marketing
3 61 (8.96%) Telecoms
4 51 (7.49%) Electronics
4 51 (7.49%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.67%) Banking
6 16 (2.35%) Back Office
7 14 (2.06%) Games
8 7 (1.03%) Law
9 5 (0.73%) Front Office
9 5 (0.73%) Retail
10 4 (0.59%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (20.85%) LAMP
2 55 (8.08%) LEMP Stack
3 19 (2.79%) Web Services
4 13 (1.91%) HTML
5 8 (1.17%) CSS
6 7 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.88%) HornetQ
7 6 (0.88%) JMX
7 6 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.73%) .NET
8 5 (0.73%) JRuby
8 5 (0.73%) Node.js
9 4 (0.59%) REST
10 3 (0.44%) JSON
10 3 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.44%) RESTful
11 2 (0.29%) Django
11 2 (0.29%) MCollective
11 2 (0.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.85%) Linux Command Line
3 30 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.38%) Fintech
5 19 (2.79%) Clustering
5 19 (2.79%) Digital Media
6 17 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.35%) Replication
8 13 (1.91%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.76%) iPad
10 9 (1.32%) Device Driver
10 9 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.73%) Eurex
12 4 (0.59%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.59%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 681 (100.00%) Linux
2 187 (27.46%) CentOS
3 173 (25.40%) Unix
4 149 (21.88%) Windows
5 147 (21.59%) Ubuntu
6 141 (20.70%) Debian
7 140 (20.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (7.34%) Windows Server
9 41 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (3.82%) HPUX
12 23 (3.38%) Solaris
13 16 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (1.91%) Mac OS X
15 12 (1.76%) AIX
16 11 (1.62%) Windows 7
17 10 (1.47%) Fedora
17 10 (1.47%) SUSE
18 9 (1.32%) Windows 10
19 8 (1.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (41.56%) DevOps
2 128 (18.80%) Configuration Management
3 67 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
3 67 (9.84%) Load Balancing
4 65 (9.54%) High Availability
5 62 (9.10%) Open Source
6 55 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
7 53 (7.78%) Digital Marketing
8 52 (7.64%) Programme Management
9 37 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (5.14%) ITIL
11 30 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (3.96%) E-Commerce
13 26 (3.82%) Business Continuity
13 26 (3.82%) Low Latency
14 24 (3.52%) Mentoring
15 23 (3.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
15 23 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
16 22 (3.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 238 (34.95%) Python
2 226 (33.19%) Bash Shell
3 195 (28.63%) Perl
4 97 (14.24%) PHP
5 84 (12.33%) Ruby
6 77 (11.31%) Shell Script
7 64 (9.40%) SQL
8 61 (8.96%) Java
9 49 (7.20%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.91%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.17%) C
11 8 (1.17%) Korn
12 6 (0.88%) Bourne shell
13 5 (0.73%) C-shell
13 5 (0.73%) PHP 5
13 5 (0.73%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.59%) Go
15 3 (0.44%) AWK
15 3 (0.44%) C++
16 2 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (8.96%) Degree
2 18 (2.64%) RHCE
3 17 (2.50%) CCNA
3 17 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.06%) RHCSA
5 11 (1.62%) RHCA
5 11 (1.62%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.32%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) HND
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCSA
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) PhD
10 1 (0.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.76%) SLA
2 10 (1.47%) QA
3 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) GCP
5 2 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.29%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (19.68%) Docker
2 131 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (10.43%) Active Directory
4 63 (9.25%) KVM
5 48 (7.05%) iptables
6 46 (6.75%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (4.55%) Hyper-V
8 30 (4.41%) NFS
9 28 (4.11%) XenServer
10 20 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (2.94%) vSphere
11 19 (2.79%) Samba
12 15 (2.20%) LXC
12 15 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (2.20%) Xen
13 14 (2.06%) Terminal Services
13 14 (2.06%) XenApp
14 12 (1.76%) Postfix
14 12 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (1.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 307 (45.08%) Puppet
2 213 (31.28%) Ansible
3 162 (23.79%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (11.60%) Nagios
5 46 (6.75%) Kubernetes
6 40 (5.87%) ZABBIX
7 30 (4.41%) Salt
8 26 (3.82%) Terraform
9 23 (3.38%) CFEngine
10 20 (2.94%) HAProxy
11 19 (2.79%) SELinux
12 14 (2.06%) Cacti
12 14 (2.06%) WSUS
13 12 (1.76%) Grafana
13 12 (1.76%) Icinga
14 10 (1.47%) Munin
15 5 (0.73%) Cobbler
15 5 (0.73%) cPanel
15 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
15 5 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 225 (33.04%) Red Hat
2 200 (29.37%) VMware
3 60 (8.81%) Cisco
4 58 (8.52%) Oracle
5 51 (7.49%) SAP
6 50 (7.34%) Microsoft
7 32 (4.70%) HP
8 23 (3.38%) Citrix
9 22 (3.23%) F5
10 17 (2.50%) SaltStack
11 16 (2.35%) Rackspace
12 15 (2.20%) Google
13 14 (2.06%) 3PAR
13 14 (2.06%) McAfee
13 14 (2.06%) NetApp
14 12 (1.76%) EMC
15 10 (1.47%) Splunk
16 9 (1.32%) Dell
16 9 (1.32%) SolarWinds
17 8 (1.17%) Juniper