Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 664 616 586
Rank change year-on-year -48 -30 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 554 687 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 506 601 784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.16% +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,625 £63,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +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 163,706 170,309 190,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,888 137,543 160,592
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 £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -46 524 £50,000 +11.11% 69
UK excluding London -71 287 £44,750 +5.29% 45
London +39 261 £55,000 +10.00% 28
South East -50 116 £50,000 +11.11% 15
North of England -44 62 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Yorkshire +8 45 £43,750 +9.38% 4
South West +5 34 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Midlands +4 27 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England -6 26 £42,500 -12.82% 10
Scotland 0 18 £35,000 +1.45% 4
West Midlands +16 16 £45,000 -
North West -33 12 £42,500 +23.19% 3
East Midlands +14 11 £45,000 +50.00% 1
North East - 5 £35,500 - 2
Wales - 5 £42,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 554 (100.00%) Linux
2 246 (44.40%) Python
3 238 (42.96%) Bash Shell
4 224 (40.43%) DevOps
5 210 (37.91%) Ansible
6 203 (36.64%) Puppet
7 174 (31.41%) Red Hat
8 169 (30.51%) Amazon AWS
9 152 (27.44%) VMware
10 150 (27.08%) Perl
11 142 (25.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 133 (24.01%) Docker
13 125 (22.56%) Apache
14 124 (22.38%) Configuration Management
15 123 (22.20%) Windows
16 121 (21.84%) Unix
17 112 (20.22%) CentOS
18 94 (16.97%) Ubuntu
19 92 (16.61%) Opscode Chef
20 91 (16.43%) Firewall
21 89 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
22 86 (15.52%) Git (software)
23 85 (15.34%) LAMP
23 85 (15.34%) Shell Script
24 75 (13.54%) MySQL
25 72 (13.00%) DNS
26 71 (12.82%) Jenkins
27 70 (12.64%) Terraform
28 68 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
28 68 (12.27%) Ruby

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
1 125 (22.56%) Apache
2 59 (10.65%) Tomcat
3 35 (6.32%) nginx
4 31 (5.60%) OpenStack
5 21 (3.79%) JBoss
6 16 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.99%) CMS
8 7 (1.26%) CloudStack
8 7 (1.26%) Confluence
8 7 (1.26%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.08%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.36%) Jetty
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) uWSGI
12 2 (0.36%) WordPress
13 1 (0.18%) lighttpd
Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 169 (30.51%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.35%) Office 365
5 12 (2.17%) SaaS
6 11 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.62%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (1.44%) IaaS
8 8 (1.44%) PaaS
8 8 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.08%) Serverless
11 5 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.90%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.90%) Route 53
12 4 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (16.43%) Firewall
2 72 (13.00%) DNS
3 46 (8.30%) TCP/IP
4 36 (6.50%) VPN
5 30 (5.42%) LAN
6 29 (5.23%) HTTP
6 29 (5.23%) SAN
7 28 (5.05%) Internet
8 27 (4.87%) Network Security
9 22 (3.97%) SSH
10 16 (2.89%) SMTP
10 16 (2.89%) VLAN
10 16 (2.89%) WAN
11 13 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (2.35%) DHCP
12 11 (1.99%) BGP
13 10 (1.81%) IGMP
13 10 (1.81%) NAS
13 10 (1.81%) OSPF
13 10 (1.81%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (13.54%) MySQL
2 29 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.97%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 10 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.62%) Big Data
7 9 (1.62%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.44%) Redis
9 7 (1.26%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (1.08%) Aerospike
11 5 (0.90%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.72%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.54%) DB2
14 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.36%) HBase
15 1 (0.18%) Hazelcast
15 1 (0.18%) Riak
Development Applications
1 86 (15.52%) Git (software)
2 71 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.42%) Subversion
4 16 (2.89%) Vagrant
5 14 (2.53%) Mercurial
6 13 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (1.99%) JIRA
8 10 (1.81%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.81%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.62%) Hudson
9 9 (1.62%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.90%) Buildbot
10 5 (0.90%) Maven
11 4 (0.72%) Chocolatey
11 4 (0.72%) Selenium
12 3 (0.54%) Emacs
13 2 (0.36%) GCC
13 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (8.48%) Finance
2 26 (4.69%) Banking
3 20 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.71%) Marketing
5 14 (2.53%) Games
6 10 (1.81%) Retail
7 8 (1.44%) Law
8 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (15.34%) LAMP
2 46 (8.30%) LDAP
3 38 (6.86%) Web Services
4 14 (2.53%) LEMP Stack
4 14 (2.53%) Middleware
5 11 (1.99%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.62%) Kafka
6 9 (1.62%) LAPP Stack
6 9 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (1.62%) React
7 8 (1.44%) Node.js
8 6 (1.08%) .NET
9 4 (0.72%) HTML
10 3 (0.54%) Django
10 3 (0.54%) OAuth
11 2 (0.36%) CSS
11 2 (0.36%) FastCGI
11 2 (0.36%) libvirt
11 2 (0.36%) Spring
11 2 (0.36%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.51%) Public Cloud
3 24 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.43%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (2.89%) Replication
6 14 (2.53%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.81%) Video\Live Streaming
9 9 (1.62%) Robotics
10 7 (1.26%) Clustering
10 7 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.08%) CMDB
11 6 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.08%) New Media
11 6 (1.08%) Online Games
11 6 (1.08%) Spread Betting
12 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.54%) Fintech
12 3 (0.54%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 554 (100.00%) Linux
2 142 (25.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 123 (22.20%) Windows
4 121 (21.84%) Unix
5 112 (20.22%) CentOS
6 94 (16.97%) Ubuntu
7 62 (11.19%) Debian
8 38 (6.86%) Windows Server
9 37 (6.68%) Solaris
10 20 (3.61%) SUSE
11 19 (3.43%) AIX
12 16 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (2.71%) HPUX
14 14 (2.53%) VMS
15 12 (2.17%) Fedora
16 10 (1.81%) FreeNAS
17 9 (1.62%) Mac OS X
18 7 (1.26%) FreeBSD
18 7 (1.26%) Windows 7
18 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (40.43%) DevOps
2 124 (22.38%) Configuration Management
3 50 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (8.66%) ITIL
5 42 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (7.04%) Open Source
8 35 (6.32%) High Availability
8 35 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (6.14%) Load Balancing
10 33 (5.96%) Deployment Automation
10 33 (5.96%) Task Automation
11 26 (4.69%) Migration
12 25 (4.51%) Artificial Intelligence
13 22 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
14 20 (3.61%) Change Control
15 19 (3.43%) E-Commerce
16 18 (3.25%) Analytics
17 17 (3.07%) Business Continuity
18 16 (2.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 246 (44.40%) Python
2 238 (42.96%) Bash Shell
3 150 (27.08%) Perl
4 85 (15.34%) Shell Script
5 68 (12.27%) Ruby
6 59 (10.65%) Java
7 58 (10.47%) PowerShell
8 56 (10.11%) PHP
9 35 (6.32%) Korn
10 29 (5.23%) SQL
11 27 (4.87%) C
12 21 (3.79%) Bourne shell
13 13 (2.35%) JavaScript
13 13 (2.35%) VB
14 8 (1.44%) Go
15 7 (1.26%) C#
16 4 (0.72%) AWK
17 2 (0.36%) C++
17 2 (0.36%) REXX
18 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (7.04%) Degree
2 18 (3.25%) RHCSA
3 14 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.17%) RHCE
5 8 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.90%) OCA
6 5 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (0.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.72%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.72%) OCP
8 3 (0.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.36%) CCNA
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) CCNP
10 1 (0.18%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.18%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.81%) SLA
2 9 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.44%) GCP
4 7 (1.26%) QA
System Software
1 133 (24.01%) Docker
2 89 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (7.58%) Active Directory
4 37 (6.68%) KVM
5 33 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (4.87%) iptables
7 24 (4.33%) NFS
8 17 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.35%) QEMU
9 13 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 12 (2.17%) GlusterFS
11 11 (1.99%) Hyper-V
11 11 (1.99%) Postfix
11 11 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.99%) vSphere
12 10 (1.81%) Samba
13 9 (1.62%) XenServer
14 8 (1.44%) Gluster
15 7 (1.26%) Varnish
15 7 (1.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 210 (37.91%) Ansible
2 203 (36.64%) Puppet
3 92 (16.61%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (12.64%) Terraform
5 66 (11.91%) Kubernetes
6 57 (10.29%) Nagios
7 35 (6.32%) ZABBIX
8 21 (3.79%) Grafana
9 20 (3.61%) HAProxy
10 17 (3.07%) Red Hat Satellite
11 16 (2.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 14 (2.53%) Cacti
12 14 (2.53%) Munin
12 14 (2.53%) Oracle ZFS
12 14 (2.53%) Salt
13 13 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (2.17%) NetBackup
15 10 (1.81%) logstash
16 8 (1.44%) Capistrano
16 8 (1.44%) Xymon
Vendors
1 174 (31.41%) Red Hat
2 152 (27.44%) VMware
3 42 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 37 (6.68%) Google
5 35 (6.32%) Cisco
6 30 (5.42%) Oracle
7 24 (4.33%) SaltStack
8 21 (3.79%) EMC
9 16 (2.89%) Splunk
10 14 (2.53%) Veritas
11 13 (2.35%) HP
12 12 (2.17%) NetApp
12 12 (2.17%) Remedy
13 9 (1.62%) Blue Prism
13 9 (1.62%) Juniper
14 8 (1.44%) IBM
14 8 (1.44%) PagerDuty
15 7 (1.26%) Symantec
16 6 (1.08%) BMC
16 6 (1.08%) CA