Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 562 523
Rank change year-on-year -86 -39 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 624 788 1,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 560 643 981
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,375 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -81 597 £45,000 - 75
UK excluding London -51 363 £42,000 -1.18% 52
London -92 257 £52,500 - 29
South East -57 150 £44,000 -1.12% 13
North of England +14 92 £38,500 -3.75% 11
Yorkshire +39 52 £40,000 - 6
South West +29 42 £42,000 -6.67% 2
North West -9 40 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Midlands -7 29 £42,500 +9.68% 11
East of England -13 28 £45,000 - 9
East Midlands -8 15 £42,500 +9.68% 7
West Midlands +1 14 £43,500 +20.00% 4
Scotland -30 13 £41,250 +10.00% 5
Wales +5 9 £37,500 -11.76% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 624 (100.00%) Linux
2 241 (38.62%) DevOps
3 229 (36.70%) Bash Shell
4 222 (35.58%) Python
5 217 (34.78%) Red Hat
6 206 (33.01%) CentOS
7 196 (31.41%) Ansible
7 196 (31.41%) MySQL
8 194 (31.09%) Apache
9 190 (30.45%) Puppet
10 159 (25.48%) Amazon AWS
11 154 (24.68%) Windows
12 153 (24.52%) VMware
13 145 (23.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 120 (19.23%) Perl
15 119 (19.07%) Configuration Management
16 117 (18.75%) LAMP
17 116 (18.59%) Opscode Chef
18 111 (17.79%) Ubuntu
19 110 (17.63%) Docker
20 107 (17.15%) Unix
21 105 (16.83%) DNS
22 101 (16.19%) Firewall
23 92 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 92 (14.74%) nginx
24 87 (13.94%) Nagios
25 86 (13.78%) PHP
26 81 (12.98%) Finance
27 79 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
28 78 (12.50%) Jenkins

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 (31.09%) Apache
2 92 (14.74%) nginx
3 60 (9.62%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.08%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.92%) JBoss
6 11 (1.76%) WordPress
7 9 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.12%) CMS
9 6 (0.96%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.96%) Confluence
10 5 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.64%) IIS
11 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.48%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.48%) lighttpd
12 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.16%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 159 (25.48%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (5.13%) SaaS
5 14 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (1.60%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.44%) Serverless
9 8 (1.28%) GitHub
10 7 (1.12%) PaaS
10 7 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.96%) Office 365
12 5 (0.80%) Akamai
13 4 (0.64%) IaaS
13 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (16.83%) DNS
2 101 (16.19%) Firewall
3 73 (11.70%) TCP/IP
4 51 (8.17%) SAN
5 37 (5.93%) Network Security
5 37 (5.93%) VPN
6 35 (5.61%) Internet
7 32 (5.13%) HTTP
8 17 (2.72%) Kerberos
9 16 (2.56%) LAN
9 16 (2.56%) SMTP
10 15 (2.40%) BGP
10 15 (2.40%) Broadband
10 15 (2.40%) DHCP
10 15 (2.40%) WAN
11 13 (2.08%) OSPF
12 12 (1.92%) iSCSI
13 11 (1.76%) NAS
14 9 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.44%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (31.41%) MySQL
2 53 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (4.49%) MongoDB
4 27 (4.33%) SQL Server
5 21 (3.37%) Hadoop
6 14 (2.24%) MariaDB
7 12 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.28%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.96%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.96%) Big Data
11 5 (0.80%) InfluxDB
11 5 (0.80%) Redis
11 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.64%) HBase
12 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 78 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 72 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.04%) Vagrant
4 14 (2.24%) Subversion
5 10 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.12%) JIRA
8 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.48%) GoCD
8 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.48%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.32%) Ant
9 2 (0.32%) GCC
9 2 (0.32%) Maven
10 1 (0.16%) Buildbot
10 1 (0.16%) GDB
10 1 (0.16%) GitLab
10 1 (0.16%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 81 (12.98%) Finance
2 25 (4.01%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.21%) Banking
4 14 (2.24%) Games
5 8 (1.28%) Law
5 8 (1.28%) Online Betting
5 8 (1.28%) Retail
6 6 (0.96%) Marketing
7 3 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (18.75%) LAMP
2 68 (10.90%) LEMP Stack
3 49 (7.85%) LDAP
4 34 (5.45%) Web Services
5 20 (3.21%) LAPP Stack
6 9 (1.44%) Memcached
7 8 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (1.28%) Middleware
8 6 (0.96%) CSS
8 6 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (0.96%) JRuby
8 6 (0.96%) Node.js
9 5 (0.80%) REST
10 4 (0.64%) HTML
10 4 (0.64%) OpenVZ
11 3 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.48%) Velocity
12 2 (0.32%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.32%) libvirt
12 2 (0.32%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 45 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.01%) Fintech
4 24 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (3.37%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.37%) Replication
7 14 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.28%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.96%) Clustering
11 5 (0.80%) Eurex
11 5 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.64%) User Experience
13 3 (0.48%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.48%) NHS
14 2 (0.32%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 624 (100.00%) Linux
2 206 (33.01%) CentOS
3 154 (24.68%) Windows
4 145 (23.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 111 (17.79%) Ubuntu
6 107 (17.15%) Unix
7 57 (9.13%) Debian
8 35 (5.61%) Windows Server
9 23 (3.69%) Solaris
10 22 (3.53%) SUSE
11 16 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (2.40%) AIX
13 14 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (1.92%) Windows 10
14 12 (1.92%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.60%) HPUX
16 8 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.80%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (38.62%) DevOps
2 119 (19.07%) Configuration Management
3 79 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (8.81%) High Availability
5 50 (8.01%) Open Source
6 47 (7.53%) ITIL
7 45 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (5.29%) Load Balancing
10 30 (4.81%) E-Commerce
10 30 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (3.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (3.37%) Business Continuity
13 20 (3.21%) Mathematics
14 17 (2.72%) Migration
14 17 (2.72%) Service Management
14 17 (2.72%) Time Management
15 16 (2.56%) Line Management
16 15 (2.40%) Information Security
16 15 (2.40%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 229 (36.70%) Bash Shell
2 222 (35.58%) Python
3 120 (19.23%) Perl
4 86 (13.78%) PHP
5 71 (11.38%) Java
6 66 (10.58%) Ruby
7 62 (9.94%) Shell Script
8 47 (7.53%) SQL
9 29 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.76%) C
10 11 (1.76%) C++
11 9 (1.44%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.28%) Bourne shell
12 8 (1.28%) Go
12 8 (1.28%) Korn
13 4 (0.64%) C-shell
13 4 (0.64%) Groovy
14 3 (0.48%) AWK
14 3 (0.48%) C#
15 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (11.06%) Degree
2 26 (4.17%) RHCE
3 24 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.60%) RHCSA
5 9 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.96%) CCNA
7 6 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.64%) CCNP
8 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.32%) GCIH
9 2 (0.32%) GIAC
9 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CEH
10 1 (0.16%) CISM
10 1 (0.16%) CISSP
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.96%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) GCP
2 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) DICOM
4 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 110 (17.63%) Docker
2 92 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.45%) iptables
4 29 (4.65%) Active Directory
4 29 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.53%) vSphere
6 21 (3.37%) KVM
7 17 (2.72%) NFS
8 10 (1.60%) Postfix
8 10 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.12%) LXC
9 7 (1.12%) Varnish
10 6 (0.96%) Dovecot
10 6 (0.96%) GlusterFS
11 5 (0.80%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.64%) HDFS
12 4 (0.64%) Snort
12 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 196 (31.41%) Ansible
2 190 (30.45%) Puppet
3 116 (18.59%) Opscode Chef
4 87 (13.94%) Nagios
5 56 (8.97%) Kubernetes
6 38 (6.09%) Terraform
7 29 (4.65%) Cacti
8 27 (4.33%) ZABBIX
9 26 (4.17%) HAProxy
10 23 (3.69%) Salt
11 17 (2.72%) Grafana
12 15 (2.40%) Icinga
13 13 (2.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 11 (1.76%) CFEngine
14 11 (1.76%) logstash
15 9 (1.44%) SELinux
16 8 (1.28%) BMC Marimba
17 7 (1.12%) Prometheus
17 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
17 7 (1.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 217 (34.78%) Red Hat
2 153 (24.52%) VMware
3 62 (9.94%) Oracle
4 56 (8.97%) Cisco
5 41 (6.57%) Google
6 40 (6.41%) Microsoft
7 20 (3.21%) NetApp
8 16 (2.56%) HP
8 16 (2.56%) Juniper
9 15 (2.40%) Splunk
10 14 (2.24%) Hitachi
11 13 (2.08%) Veeam
12 11 (1.76%) Dell
13 10 (1.60%) Remedy
14 9 (1.44%) IBM
14 9 (1.44%) Veritas
15 8 (1.28%) EqualLogic
15 8 (1.28%) F5
15 8 (1.28%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.28%) Sun