The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 513 449
Rank change year-on-year -39 -64  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 314 503 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.48% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.50% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 262 436 572
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -59 303 £45,000 - 54
London -59 106 £50,000 - 24
South East +66 100 £43,000 +4.24% 19
East of England +21 28 £45,000 +14.64% 2
Yorkshire +11 23 £52,500 +35.01% 2
Berkshire +45 21 £46,250 -19.56% 8
East Sussex +15 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Brighton +13 20 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey +44 19 £42,500 -19.04% 3
East Midlands +10 17 £40,000 +16.78%
Oxfordshire +3 17 £50,000 +6.38% 3
Nottingham +20 15 £40,000 +18.51%
Hampshire +18 15 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Nottinghamshire +18 15 £40,000 +18.51%
Hertfordshire +6 15 £45,000 +16.88% 1
West Yorkshire +2 14 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Welwyn Garden City +8 13 £45,000 +42.85%
North West -16 13 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Manchester -24 13 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 11 £46,250 +8.82% 1
City of London +13 11 £35,000 -30.00% 8
Leeds +22 10 £55,000 +45.62% 1
Cambridge +10 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Reading +33 9 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Guildford +29 8 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Scotland +25 8 £35,000 -8.49% 1
West Midlands +24 8 £40,000 +19.40% 1
South West +4 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Slough +22 6 £40,000 -42.85% 2
Coventry +15 6 £34,500 -8.00%

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 732 (100.00%) Linux
2 301 (41.12%) Puppet
3 293 (40.03%) Red Hat
4 263 (35.93%) Bash Shell
5 244 (33.33%) Python
6 237 (32.38%) DevOps
7 224 (30.60%) VMware
8 221 (30.19%) CentOS
9 206 (28.14%) MySQL
10 197 (26.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 191 (26.09%) Windows
12 184 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
13 176 (24.04%) Ubuntu
14 172 (23.50%) Unix
15 170 (23.22%) Perl
16 163 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
17 158 (21.58%) Apache
18 135 (18.44%) Ansible
19 133 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 133 (18.17%) Debian
20 129 (17.62%) LAMP
21 120 (16.39%) Ruby
22 118 (16.12%) Jenkins
23 107 (14.62%) Nagios
24 103 (14.07%) Firewall
25 101 (13.80%) DNS
26 99 (13.52%) PHP
27 92 (12.57%) Finance
28 89 (12.16%) Configuration Management
29 82 (11.20%) SQL

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
1 158 (21.58%) Apache
2 77 (10.52%) Tomcat
3 64 (8.74%) nginx
4 49 (6.69%) IIS
5 32 (4.37%) OpenStack
6 31 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.37%) JBoss
7 10 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.23%) Confluence
8 9 (1.23%) Drupal
8 9 (1.23%) Hubot
9 6 (0.82%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.55%) WordPress
11 3 (0.41%) Eucalyptus
12 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.27%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.27%) Jetty
12 2 (0.27%) Kentico
12 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 184 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.01%) SaaS
3 34 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (3.01%) Office 365
5 19 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.78%) Amazon S3
8 12 (1.64%) GitHub
9 10 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.23%) IaaS
10 9 (1.23%) Slack
11 6 (0.82%) Route 53
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle CX
13 4 (0.55%) G Suite
14 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.41%) Datadog
14 3 (0.41%) Heroku
15 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 103 (14.07%) Firewall
2 101 (13.80%) DNS
3 65 (8.88%) TCP/IP
4 64 (8.74%) SAN
5 57 (7.79%) VPN
6 48 (6.56%) LDAP
7 38 (5.19%) Internet
8 33 (4.51%) HTTP
8 33 (4.51%) LAN
8 33 (4.51%) WAN
9 25 (3.42%) DHCP
10 23 (3.14%) VLAN
11 19 (2.60%) SMTP
12 18 (2.46%) NAS
13 16 (2.19%) SNMP
14 14 (1.91%) Asterisk PBX
15 13 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.50%) SSH
17 10 (1.37%) BGP
17 10 (1.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (28.14%) MySQL
2 62 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 42 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.73%) Redis
7 14 (1.91%) MariaDB
8 10 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.09%) Big Data
11 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.82%) CouchDB
12 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.68%) OLTP
12 5 (0.68%) OrientDB
12 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.68%) VLDB
13 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 118 (16.12%) Jenkins
2 54 (7.38%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.46%) JIRA
4 33 (4.51%) Subversion
5 21 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (2.32%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.37%) Maven
8 8 (1.09%) Bundler
9 4 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.41%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.27%) GitLab
11 2 (0.27%) Redmine
12 1 (0.14%) Hudson
12 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 92 (12.57%) Finance
2 49 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.60%) Marketing
4 16 (2.19%) Games
5 15 (2.05%) Retail
6 13 (1.78%) Publishing
7 11 (1.50%) Banking
8 6 (0.82%) Back Office
9 5 (0.68%) Electronics
9 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.55%) Advertising
10 4 (0.55%) Law
10 4 (0.55%) Legal
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (17.62%) LAMP
2 52 (7.10%) Web Services
3 37 (5.05%) LEMP Stack
4 15 (2.05%) .NET
4 15 (2.05%) HTML
4 15 (2.05%) Memcached
5 13 (1.78%) CSS
6 11 (1.50%) Kafka
7 10 (1.37%) Ajax
7 10 (1.37%) JSF
7 10 (1.37%) XHTML
8 8 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (0.96%) Node.js
10 6 (0.82%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.68%) Middleware
12 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (1.78%) Clustering
6 12 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (1.64%) Fintech
7 9 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.09%) Replication
9 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.68%) Eurex
9 5 (0.68%) Online Gambling
9 5 (0.68%) Online Games
10 4 (0.55%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.41%) EFT
11 3 (0.41%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.41%) iPad
11 3 (0.41%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 732 (100.00%) Linux
2 221 (30.19%) CentOS
3 197 (26.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 191 (26.09%) Windows
5 176 (24.04%) Ubuntu
6 172 (23.50%) Unix
7 133 (18.17%) Debian
8 78 (10.66%) Windows Server
9 48 (6.56%) Solaris
10 36 (4.92%) SUSE
11 25 (3.42%) AIX
12 21 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (2.46%) HPUX
14 10 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.09%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.82%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (32.38%) DevOps
2 89 (12.16%) Configuration Management
3 60 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (8.06%) Open Source
5 52 (7.10%) ITIL
6 49 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (6.56%) High Availability
8 47 (6.42%) Load Balancing
9 36 (4.92%) E-Commerce
10 27 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (3.69%) Project Management
11 23 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (3.01%) Service Management
13 18 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
13 18 (2.46%) Virtual Environments
14 16 (2.19%) Low Latency
14 16 (2.19%) Service Delivery
15 15 (2.05%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (2.05%) Problem Management
15 15 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 263 (35.93%) Bash Shell
2 244 (33.33%) Python
3 170 (23.22%) Perl
4 120 (16.39%) Ruby
5 99 (13.52%) PHP
6 82 (11.20%) SQL
7 75 (10.25%) Java
8 45 (6.15%) Shell Script
9 40 (5.46%) PowerShell
10 28 (3.83%) JavaScript
11 17 (2.32%) C
12 13 (1.78%) Korn
13 12 (1.64%) C#
14 7 (0.96%) Go
15 6 (0.82%) C-shell
16 5 (0.68%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.55%) C++
18 3 (0.41%) Groovy
19 2 (0.27%) R
19 2 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 56 (7.65%) Degree
2 30 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.46%) CCNA
3 18 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.23%) MCSA
6 9 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.55%) MCSE
8 4 (0.55%) RHCA
9 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.41%) RHCE
10 2 (0.27%) CCNP
10 2 (0.27%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.14%) LPIC
11 1 (0.14%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.32%) QA
2 13 (1.78%) SLA
3 7 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (11.07%) Docker
3 79 (10.79%) Active Directory
4 36 (4.92%) KVM
5 33 (4.51%) NFS
6 30 (4.10%) Hyper-V
7 27 (3.69%) Xen
8 26 (3.55%) Varnish
9 21 (2.87%) vSphere
10 20 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (2.60%) XenServer
12 16 (2.19%) iptables
13 8 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.09%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.82%) pfSense
14 6 (0.82%) Postfix
14 6 (0.82%) Samba
14 6 (0.82%) Squid
14 6 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 301 (41.12%) Puppet
2 163 (22.27%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (18.44%) Ansible
4 107 (14.62%) Nagios
5 24 (3.28%) ZABBIX
6 22 (3.01%) Kubernetes
6 22 (3.01%) OpenView
7 20 (2.73%) Cobbler
8 19 (2.60%) Control-M
9 15 (2.05%) HAProxy
10 14 (1.91%) Cacti
10 14 (1.91%) CFEngine
11 13 (1.78%) Icinga
11 13 (1.78%) Salt
12 12 (1.64%) Terraform
13 11 (1.50%) logstash
14 10 (1.37%) cPanel
15 9 (1.23%) Graphite
15 9 (1.23%) NetBackup
16 8 (1.09%) SELinux
Vendors
1 293 (40.03%) Red Hat
2 224 (30.60%) VMware
3 78 (10.66%) Oracle
4 52 (7.10%) Cisco
5 50 (6.83%) Microsoft
6 45 (6.15%) HP
7 26 (3.55%) EMC
8 23 (3.14%) Splunk
9 17 (2.32%) NetApp
10 16 (2.19%) Citrix
10 16 (2.19%) IBM
11 14 (1.91%) Juniper
11 14 (1.91%) SaltStack
12 12 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.64%) Veritas
13 11 (1.50%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.50%) Google
13 11 (1.50%) Sun
14 10 (1.37%) New Relic
15 7 (0.96%) Rackspace
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 40,000 + pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 PA
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago