Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 695 596 556
Rank change year-on-year -99 -40 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 518 668 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.41% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 482 568 869
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 165,738 164,565 194,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,928 136,254 163,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 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 -100 487 £50,000 +11.11% 80
UK excluding London -69 309 £45,000 - 50
London -61 207 £55,000 +4.76% 32
South East -72 115 £50,000 +11.11% 13
North of England -21 60 £40,000 - 7
South West +9 39 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Midlands -7 34 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East of England -25 33 £45,000 - 13
North West -17 31 £37,500 +2.74% 2
Yorkshire +8 25 £45,000 -14.29% 4
Scotland -24 18 £38,500 +14.07% 2
West Midlands +9 17 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands -7 17 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Wales +22 11 £40,750 -32.08%
North East - 4 £35,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 518 (100.00%) Linux
2 231 (44.59%) Bash Shell
3 216 (41.70%) Python
4 202 (39.00%) DevOps
5 187 (36.10%) Ansible
6 183 (35.33%) Red Hat
7 177 (34.17%) Puppet
8 162 (31.27%) Amazon AWS
9 158 (30.50%) CentOS
10 148 (28.57%) Apache
11 142 (27.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 138 (26.64%) VMware
13 118 (22.78%) Docker
14 117 (22.59%) Windows
15 114 (22.01%) MySQL
16 111 (21.43%) Perl
17 110 (21.24%) Firewall
18 102 (19.69%) Ubuntu
18 102 (19.69%) Configuration Management
19 95 (18.34%) Opscode Chef
20 89 (17.18%) Unix
21 88 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
22 77 (14.86%) Git (software)
23 74 (14.29%) Jenkins
24 71 (13.71%) LAMP
25 68 (13.13%) Debian
25 68 (13.13%) Nagios
26 67 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
27 63 (12.16%) Ruby
28 62 (11.97%) DNS

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
1 148 (28.57%) Apache
2 60 (11.58%) nginx
3 55 (10.62%) Tomcat
4 29 (5.60%) OpenStack
5 15 (2.90%) CMS
6 12 (2.32%) JBoss
7 10 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.35%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.16%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.58%) Confluence
11 3 (0.58%) Jetty
12 2 (0.39%) IIS
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.19%) lighttpd
13 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 162 (31.27%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (4.25%) SaaS
5 17 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.32%) Amazon S3
6 12 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.12%) PaaS
8 10 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (1.93%) IaaS
9 9 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.54%) Serverless
11 6 (1.16%) GitHub
11 6 (1.16%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.97%) Office 365
12 5 (0.97%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 110 (21.24%) Firewall
2 62 (11.97%) DNS
3 48 (9.27%) TCP/IP
4 39 (7.53%) VPN
5 37 (7.14%) Network Security
6 31 (5.98%) LAN
7 23 (4.44%) SAN
7 23 (4.44%) WAN
8 20 (3.86%) HTTP
9 18 (3.47%) Internet
9 18 (3.47%) VLAN
10 14 (2.70%) DHCP
11 12 (2.32%) NAS
12 11 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (2.12%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.74%) SMTP
14 6 (1.16%) BGP
14 6 (1.16%) OSPF
14 6 (1.16%) RIP
14 6 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (22.01%) MySQL
2 39 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (6.95%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 15 (2.90%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.12%) Big Data
7 11 (2.12%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.12%) Redis
8 9 (1.74%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.35%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (1.35%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.16%) Aerospike
10 6 (1.16%) Blockchain
10 6 (1.16%) HBase
10 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.58%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 77 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 74 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 26 (5.02%) Subversion
4 17 (3.28%) Vagrant
5 9 (1.74%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.97%) Buildbot
7 5 (0.97%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.77%) Chocolatey
8 4 (0.77%) Maven
8 4 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.58%) GoCD
9 3 (0.58%) JIRA
10 2 (0.39%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.39%) GCC
10 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.39%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.19%) Emacs
11 1 (0.19%) GitLab
General
1 41 (7.92%) Finance
2 19 (3.67%) Banking
3 18 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.51%) Games
4 13 (2.51%) Retail
5 12 (2.32%) Marketing
6 5 (0.97%) Law
6 5 (0.97%) Online Betting
7 4 (0.77%) Advertising
7 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.58%) Back Office
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.71%) LAMP
2 38 (7.34%) LDAP
3 34 (6.56%) Web Services
4 29 (5.60%) LEMP Stack
5 14 (2.70%) Middleware
6 12 (2.32%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (2.12%) LAPP Stack
8 10 (1.93%) Kafka
9 8 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (1.35%) Node.js
11 5 (0.97%) .NET
11 5 (0.97%) CSS
11 5 (0.97%) JRuby
12 3 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.58%) libvirt
12 3 (0.58%) Memcached
13 2 (0.39%) FastCGI
13 2 (0.39%) OAuth
13 2 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.04%) Data Centre
2 41 (7.92%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.63%) Public Cloud
4 15 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.70%) Replication
6 13 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.93%) Fintech
8 10 (1.93%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.54%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.16%) Spread Betting
11 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.58%) Life Science
13 3 (0.58%) Machine to Machine
13 3 (0.58%) New Media
14 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 518 (100.00%) Linux
2 158 (30.50%) CentOS
3 142 (27.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 117 (22.59%) Windows
5 102 (19.69%) Ubuntu
6 89 (17.18%) Unix
7 68 (13.13%) Debian
8 27 (5.21%) Solaris
9 25 (4.83%) SUSE
10 22 (4.25%) Windows Server
11 14 (2.70%) VMS
12 13 (2.51%) AIX
13 12 (2.32%) HPUX
14 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (1.16%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.97%) Fedora
17 4 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
18 3 (0.58%) FreeNAS
18 3 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (39.00%) DevOps
2 102 (19.69%) Configuration Management
3 51 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (8.88%) High Availability
5 45 (8.69%) Open Source
6 43 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (7.72%) ITIL
8 38 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 36 (6.95%) Deployment Automation
10 31 (5.98%) Load Balancing
11 29 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (5.21%) Change Control
13 26 (5.02%) Migration
14 23 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (4.25%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (3.67%) E-Commerce
17 17 (3.28%) Mathematics
18 15 (2.90%) Scrum
19 14 (2.70%) Analytics
19 14 (2.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 231 (44.59%) Bash Shell
2 216 (41.70%) Python
3 111 (21.43%) Perl
4 63 (12.16%) Ruby
5 62 (11.97%) PHP
6 59 (11.39%) Shell Script
7 52 (10.04%) Java
8 30 (5.79%) PowerShell
9 29 (5.60%) SQL
10 20 (3.86%) JavaScript
11 11 (2.12%) C
11 11 (2.12%) C++
12 9 (1.74%) Go
13 8 (1.54%) C#
13 8 (1.54%) Korn
14 3 (0.58%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.39%) AWK
15 2 (0.39%) VB
16 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (9.85%) Degree
2 23 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.90%) RHCE
4 6 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.77%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.77%) RHCSA
5 4 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.39%) GCIH
7 2 (0.39%) GIAC
7 2 (0.39%) OCA
7 2 (0.39%) OCP
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.19%) CCNA
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.19%) MCP
8 1 (0.19%) MCSE
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.19%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.74%) PCI DSS
1 9 (1.74%) QA
2 6 (1.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.39%) GCP
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) DICOM
System Software
1 118 (22.78%) Docker
2 88 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.56%) KVM
4 33 (6.37%) iptables
5 25 (4.83%) Active Directory
6 23 (4.44%) Hyper-V
7 20 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.51%) vSphere
9 12 (2.32%) QEMU
10 11 (2.12%) NFS
10 11 (2.12%) Postfix
10 11 (2.12%) XenServer
11 8 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.16%) HDFS
13 5 (0.97%) Ceph
13 5 (0.97%) Varnish
13 5 (0.97%) Xen
14 4 (0.77%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.58%) Dovecot
15 3 (0.58%) Samba
Systems Management
1 187 (36.10%) Ansible
2 177 (34.17%) Puppet
3 95 (18.34%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (13.13%) Nagios
5 50 (9.65%) Kubernetes
6 29 (5.60%) HAProxy
7 28 (5.41%) ZABBIX
8 27 (5.21%) Terraform
9 22 (4.25%) Cacti
10 19 (3.67%) Grafana
11 16 (3.09%) Salt
12 14 (2.70%) logstash
13 12 (2.32%) Icinga
14 9 (1.74%) Cobbler
14 9 (1.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 9 (1.74%) SELinux
15 8 (1.54%) Munin
15 8 (1.54%) Prometheus
15 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
16 7 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 183 (35.33%) Red Hat
2 138 (26.64%) VMware
3 54 (10.42%) Oracle
4 50 (9.65%) Cisco
5 45 (8.69%) Google
6 32 (6.18%) Microsoft
7 24 (4.63%) NetApp
8 23 (4.44%) Splunk
9 17 (3.28%) SaltStack
10 14 (2.70%) Juniper
11 13 (2.51%) HP
12 10 (1.93%) Dell
13 8 (1.54%) IBM
13 8 (1.54%) Veeam
14 7 (1.35%) EMC
14 7 (1.35%) Remedy
14 7 (1.35%) Sun
14 7 (1.35%) Veritas
15 5 (0.97%) Adobe
15 5 (0.97%) EqualLogic