Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 557 531
Rank change year-on-year -48 -26 -102
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 717 861 1111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 617 736 997
UK median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.13% +4.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £64,850
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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -52 698 £45,000 -8.63% 54
UK excluding London +21 410 £42,500 - 30
London -86 301 £50,000 -4.76% 27
South East -18 154 £45,000 -5.26% 13
North of England +62 130 £40,000 - 5
Yorkshire +68 89 £40,000 - 4
South West +43 48 £40,000 -17.95% 3
North West +15 41 £37,500 +23.97% 1
Midlands +40 35 £42,500 +16.44% 3
East of England +4 30 £40,000 -23.81% 3
West Midlands +32 24 £38,750 -6.06% 1
East Midlands +27 11 £42,500 +16.44% 2
Scotland -13 9 £45,000 +5.88%
Wales +8 4 £36,750 -13.53% 3

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 717 (100.00%) Linux
2 299 (41.70%) DevOps
3 271 (37.80%) Puppet
4 248 (34.59%) MySQL
5 230 (32.08%) Apache
6 221 (30.82%) Python
6 221 (30.82%) Bash Shell
7 219 (30.54%) Ansible
8 212 (29.57%) Red Hat
9 200 (27.89%) CentOS
10 178 (24.83%) VMware
11 171 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
12 163 (22.73%) Windows
13 162 (22.59%) DNS
14 159 (22.18%) Unix
15 158 (22.04%) Perl
16 157 (21.90%) LAMP
16 157 (21.90%) Ubuntu
17 156 (21.76%) Opscode Chef
18 150 (20.92%) Docker
19 145 (20.22%) Configuration Management
20 133 (18.55%) Firewall
20 133 (18.55%) Finance
21 131 (18.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 126 (17.57%) nginx
23 114 (15.90%) PHP
24 108 (15.06%) TCP/IP
25 107 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
26 92 (12.83%) Debian
27 87 (12.13%) 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
1 230 (32.08%) Apache
2 126 (17.57%) nginx
3 51 (7.11%) Tomcat
4 28 (3.91%) OpenStack
5 16 (2.23%) WordPress
6 12 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.26%) Confluence
8 9 (1.26%) IIS
9 8 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (1.12%) JBoss
10 6 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.42%) lighttpd
11 3 (0.42%) SAS
12 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.28%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.28%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
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 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 171 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.63%) SaaS
4 20 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.95%) GitHub
6 10 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.26%) Office 365
8 8 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (0.98%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.84%) Serverless
11 5 (0.70%) IaaS
12 4 (0.56%) PaaS
13 2 (0.28%) Akamai
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.28%) Route 53
13 2 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 162 (22.59%) DNS
2 133 (18.55%) Firewall
3 108 (15.06%) TCP/IP
4 59 (8.23%) VPN
5 57 (7.95%) SAN
6 44 (6.14%) LDAP
7 38 (5.30%) Network Security
8 35 (4.88%) Internet
9 32 (4.46%) DHCP
10 28 (3.91%) LAN
11 27 (3.77%) WAN
12 26 (3.63%) BGP
12 26 (3.63%) VLAN
13 21 (2.93%) HTTP
14 20 (2.79%) OSPF
15 16 (2.23%) RIP
16 15 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (1.95%) IGMP
17 14 (1.95%) Junos
18 13 (1.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (34.59%) MySQL
2 41 (5.72%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 28 (3.91%) MariaDB
4 28 (3.91%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.35%) NoSQL
6 14 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.12%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.56%) Redis
10 3 (0.42%) Big Data
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.28%) HBase
11 2 (0.28%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 82 (11.44%) Jenkins
2 69 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 27 (3.77%) Vagrant
4 18 (2.51%) Subversion
5 11 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (1.53%) JIRA
6 7 (0.98%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.42%) Ant
7 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.28%) Maven
9 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.14%) GitLab
9 1 (0.14%) Gitweb
9 1 (0.14%) Hudson
9 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 133 (18.55%) Finance
2 61 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 49 (6.83%) Marketing
4 39 (5.44%) Electronics
4 39 (5.44%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.21%) Banking
6 17 (2.37%) Games
7 14 (1.95%) Retail
8 11 (1.53%) Law
9 9 (1.26%) Back Office
10 4 (0.56%) Front Office
11 3 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.42%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (21.90%) LAMP
2 82 (11.44%) LEMP Stack
3 22 (3.07%) Web Services
4 17 (2.37%) LAPP Stack
5 12 (1.67%) HTML
6 7 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (0.84%) Memcached
7 6 (0.84%) OpenVZ
7 6 (0.84%) REST
8 5 (0.70%) .NET
8 5 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.70%) Velocity
9 3 (0.42%) Node.js
9 3 (0.42%) PHP-FPM
9 3 (0.42%) Sensu
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.28%) Middleware
10 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.14%) J2EE
11 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.97%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.46%) Fintech
4 29 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.93%) Digital Media
6 21 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 21 (2.93%) Replication
7 18 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.23%) Clustering
9 8 (1.12%) iPad
10 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.98%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.98%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.84%) Eurex
12 5 (0.70%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 717 (100.00%) Linux
2 200 (27.89%) CentOS
3 163 (22.73%) Windows
4 159 (22.18%) Unix
5 157 (21.90%) Ubuntu
6 131 (18.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 92 (12.83%) Debian
8 56 (7.81%) Windows Server
9 40 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (2.93%) Windows 7
12 20 (2.79%) Solaris
13 19 (2.65%) Windows 10
14 16 (2.23%) HPUX
15 13 (1.81%) AIX
16 10 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (1.26%) SUSE
18 8 (1.12%) CoreOS
19 7 (0.98%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (41.70%) DevOps
2 145 (20.22%) Configuration Management
3 87 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (9.62%) Open Source
6 65 (9.07%) High Availability
7 48 (6.69%) Load Balancing
8 44 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 41 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (5.72%) ITIL
10 40 (5.58%) Digital Marketing
10 40 (5.58%) Programme Management
11 32 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (4.18%) E-Commerce
13 29 (4.04%) Business Continuity
14 25 (3.49%) Low Latency
14 25 (3.49%) Service Management
15 24 (3.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 22 (3.07%) Task Automation
16 22 (3.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 221 (30.82%) Bash Shell
1 221 (30.82%) Python
2 158 (22.04%) Perl
3 114 (15.90%) PHP
4 82 (11.44%) Shell Script
5 65 (9.07%) Ruby
6 58 (8.09%) Java
7 56 (7.81%) SQL
8 47 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.39%) Korn
10 9 (1.26%) Bourne shell
11 7 (0.98%) Go
12 6 (0.84%) C-shell
13 5 (0.70%) C
13 5 (0.70%) PHP 5
13 5 (0.70%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.56%) AWK
14 4 (0.56%) Groovy
14 4 (0.56%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 80 (11.16%) Degree
2 23 (3.21%) RHCE
3 17 (2.37%) CCNA
3 17 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.23%) RHCSA
5 12 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.26%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.12%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.56%) CCNP
9 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.28%) RHCA
10 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.14%) CEH
11 1 (0.14%) CISM
11 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.39%) QA
2 9 (1.26%) SLA
3 6 (0.84%) GCP
3 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
4 3 (0.42%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 150 (20.92%) Docker
2 107 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (8.09%) Active Directory
4 47 (6.56%) iptables
5 46 (6.42%) KVM
6 39 (5.44%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (4.60%) NFS
8 27 (3.77%) vSphere
9 25 (3.49%) Hyper-V
10 18 (2.51%) Samba
11 15 (2.09%) XenServer
12 14 (1.95%) LXC
12 14 (1.95%) Postfix
12 14 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (1.81%) Varnish
13 13 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (1.67%) GlusterFS
15 9 (1.26%) Terminal Services
15 9 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (1.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 271 (37.80%) Puppet
2 219 (30.54%) Ansible
3 156 (21.76%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (11.44%) Nagios
5 58 (8.09%) Kubernetes
6 41 (5.72%) Terraform
7 40 (5.58%) Salt
8 36 (5.02%) ZABBIX
9 27 (3.77%) HAProxy
10 20 (2.79%) Cacti
11 15 (2.09%) CFEngine
12 11 (1.53%) Grafana
13 10 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (1.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 9 (1.26%) WSUS
15 8 (1.12%) SELinux
16 7 (0.98%) logstash
16 7 (0.98%) Munin
16 7 (0.98%) Packer
16 7 (0.98%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 212 (29.57%) Red Hat
2 178 (24.83%) VMware
3 61 (8.51%) Cisco
4 50 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 50 (6.97%) Oracle
5 39 (5.44%) SAP
6 22 (3.07%) HP
7 21 (2.93%) Google
8 17 (2.37%) Citrix
8 17 (2.37%) F5
9 16 (2.23%) Hitachi
9 16 (2.23%) Rackspace
10 14 (1.95%) SolarWinds
11 11 (1.53%) SaltStack
12 10 (1.39%) McAfee
13 9 (1.26%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.26%) Dell
13 9 (1.26%) NetApp
13 9 (1.26%) Percona
14 8 (1.12%) Juniper