Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £41,947 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 827 716 676
Rank change year-on-year -111 -40 -108
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 194 424 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 171 378 555
UK median annual salary £41,947 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.78% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,275 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £76,250 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -1.18%

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 117,356 145,020 169,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 95.94% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 94,002 116,149 139,772
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 15 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 27 February 2020. 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 -118 154 £45,000 -3.23% 55
UK excluding London -3 106 £45,000 +12.50% 37
London -70 59 £45,000 -18.18% 21
South East +18 50 £45,000 +12.50% 12
North of England +31 24 £35,500 -11.25% 10
Yorkshire +17 15 £40,000 - 4
East of England +53 9 £47,500 +8.57% 4
South West +3 9 £50,000 +21.95% 6
Wales -6 7 £38,500 +2.67% 1
North East - 5 £27,500 - 1
North West +29 4 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Scotland +13 4 £38,750 +1.97% 2
Midlands +30 3 £52,500 +23.53% 2
West Midlands +28 2 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East Midlands +26 1 £52,500 +40.00% 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Linux
2 78 (40.21%) Red Hat
3 73 (37.63%) Windows
4 63 (32.47%) CentOS
5 61 (31.44%) VMware
6 54 (27.84%) Ansible
7 50 (25.77%) Python
8 48 (24.74%) AWS
9 47 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (23.71%) Bash Shell
11 43 (22.16%) Degree
12 42 (21.65%) Azure
13 38 (19.59%) Puppet
14 37 (19.07%) Docker
15 36 (18.56%) DevOps
16 32 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 31 (15.98%) Windows Server
18 30 (15.46%) Apache
18 30 (15.46%) ITIL
18 30 (15.46%) LAMP
19 29 (14.95%) MySQL
19 29 (14.95%) Computer Science
20 27 (13.92%) Firewall
21 26 (13.40%) DNS
22 25 (12.89%) QA
22 25 (12.89%) Security Patching
22 25 (12.89%) Jenkins
23 24 (12.37%) Unix
24 23 (11.86%) PHP
24 23 (11.86%) Configuration Management

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 30 (15.46%) Apache
2 16 (8.25%) OpenStack
3 13 (6.70%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.19%) nginx
5 7 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.06%) Confluence
6 4 (2.06%) WordPress
7 3 (1.55%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.55%) WildFly
8 2 (1.03%) IIS
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) Jetty
9 1 (0.52%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 48 (24.74%) AWS
2 42 (21.65%) Azure
3 12 (6.19%) SaaS
4 11 (5.67%) Office 365
5 7 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.09%) GCP
7 5 (2.58%) IaaS
7 5 (2.58%) PaaS
8 3 (1.55%) Cloudflare
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.52%) G Suite
10 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.92%) Firewall
2 26 (13.40%) DNS
3 17 (8.76%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.22%) LAN
4 14 (7.22%) VPN
5 12 (6.19%) WAN
6 11 (5.67%) HTTP
7 7 (3.61%) DHCP
8 6 (3.09%) SNMP
8 6 (3.09%) SSH
9 5 (2.58%) Asterisk PBX
9 5 (2.58%) PBX
9 5 (2.58%) SAN
9 5 (2.58%) SSL
9 5 (2.58%) VoIP
10 4 (2.06%) SMPP
10 4 (2.06%) SMS
10 4 (2.06%) SMTP
10 4 (2.06%) WLAN
11 3 (1.55%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.95%) MySQL
2 8 (4.12%) Big Data
2 8 (4.12%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.09%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.52%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (12.89%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.12%) JIRA
4 5 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.58%) Subversion
5 4 (2.06%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.55%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.55%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.55%) Selenium
7 1 (0.52%) GitLab
7 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (5.15%) Finance
2 7 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.06%) Law
4 3 (1.55%) Military
5 2 (1.03%) Banking
5 2 (1.03%) Games
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.46%) LAMP
2 11 (5.67%) Middleware
3 8 (4.12%) LDAP
4 7 (3.61%) Node.js
5 5 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.58%) YAML
6 3 (1.55%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.55%) Akka
6 3 (1.55%) OpenJDK
7 2 (1.03%) .NET
7 2 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.03%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.52%) CSS
8 1 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.52%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.52%) REST
8 1 (0.52%) Spring
8 1 (0.52%) Web Services
8 1 (0.52%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.09%) Clustering
5 6 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.58%) Replication
6 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.06%) Cybercrime
7 4 (2.06%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.55%) IPTV
8 3 (1.55%) MPEG
8 3 (1.55%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.52%) BBC
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.52%) STB
9 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 194 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (37.63%) Windows
3 63 (32.47%) CentOS
4 32 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (15.98%) Windows Server
6 24 (12.37%) Unix
7 16 (8.25%) Ubuntu
8 10 (5.15%) Debian
9 9 (4.64%) Solaris
10 7 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.06%) FreeBSD
11 4 (2.06%) FreeNAS
12 2 (1.03%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Fedora
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.52%) SUSE
13 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.52%) VMS
13 1 (0.52%) VyOS
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.56%) DevOps
2 30 (15.46%) ITIL
3 29 (14.95%) Computer Science
4 25 (12.89%) Security Patching
5 23 (11.86%) Configuration Management
5 23 (11.86%) Mathematics
5 23 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (10.31%) Migration
7 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (7.22%) Load Balancing
9 12 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (4.64%) High Availability
10 9 (4.64%) Physics
10 9 (4.64%) Task Automation
11 7 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (3.61%) E-Commerce
11 7 (3.61%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.61%) Open Source
11 7 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.77%) Python
2 46 (23.71%) Bash Shell
3 23 (11.86%) PHP
4 21 (10.82%) Shell Script
5 15 (7.73%) SQL
6 13 (6.70%) Perl
7 12 (6.19%) Java
8 10 (5.15%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.06%) C
9 4 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) C#
11 1 (0.52%) C++
11 1 (0.52%) Go
11 1 (0.52%) Groovy
11 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.52%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.52%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (22.16%) Degree
2 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.09%) RHCE
5 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.55%) LFCE
6 3 (1.55%) LFCS
6 3 (1.55%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (1.55%) MCSA
6 3 (1.55%) MCSE
6 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.55%) RHCSA
6 3 (1.55%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.55%) VCAP
6 3 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.89%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 47 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (19.07%) Docker
3 14 (7.22%) Active Directory
4 11 (5.67%) KVM
5 9 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (4.12%) Varnish
6 8 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (3.61%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.09%) NFS
9 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (1.55%) iptables
10 3 (1.55%) QEMU
10 3 (1.55%) VirtualBox
10 3 (1.55%) Xen
11 2 (1.03%) LXC
11 2 (1.03%) Postfix
12 1 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.52%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (27.84%) Ansible
2 38 (19.59%) Puppet
3 23 (11.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 20 (10.31%) Kubernetes
5 18 (9.28%) ZABBIX
6 15 (7.73%) Nagios
7 14 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (5.67%) Terraform
9 10 (5.15%) HAProxy
10 7 (3.61%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (2.58%) Grafana
12 4 (2.06%) Proxmox
13 3 (1.55%) SCCM
13 3 (1.55%) SCOM
13 3 (1.55%) SELinux
14 2 (1.03%) cPanel
15 1 (0.52%) Cacti
15 1 (0.52%) Capistrano
15 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
15 1 (0.52%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 78 (40.21%) Red Hat
2 61 (31.44%) VMware
3 15 (7.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.73%) Oracle
4 11 (5.67%) Cisco
5 7 (3.61%) Google
6 5 (2.58%) Percona
6 5 (2.58%) SaltStack
7 4 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.06%) Informatica
8 2 (1.03%) Apple
8 2 (1.03%) Dell
8 2 (1.03%) F5
9 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.52%) CQG
9 1 (0.52%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee
9 1 (0.52%) Reuters
9 1 (0.52%) Sophos
9 1 (0.52%) Teradata