The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 May 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
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 544 486
Rank change year-on-year -27 -58  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 304 445 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.45% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.47% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 273 398 513
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81753 94897 106080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.23% 96.39% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 79728 86937
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 297 £45,000 - 68
London -65 108 £55,000 +10.00% 30
South East +32 84 £45,000 - 19
Manchester -7 33 £35,000 -3.44% 3
North West -12 33 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Berkshire +37 27 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Yorkshire -1 26 £52,500 +31.25% 6
West Yorkshire +12 23 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Brighton +29 19 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East Sussex +22 19 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East of England +18 18 £46,250 +8.82% 3
West Midlands +26 16 £36,250 -18.53% 2
Leeds +19 15 £55,000 +37.50% 1
City of London -2 13 £52,500 +13.51% 9
Slough +24 12 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South West +3 12 £37,500 -9.09% 3
Crawley - 12 £42,500 - 1
West Sussex - 12 £42,500 - 3
Hampshire +8 9 £28,500 -14.92% 3
Oxfordshire -7 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hertfordshire +14 8 £45,000 +14.64% 2
Bradford -15 8 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Reading +18 7 £36,000 -37.39%
Surrey +14 7 £62,500 +16.82% 2
Gloucestershire +11 7 £37,500 -14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £48,750 +14.70% 1
Cambridge -3 7 £48,750 -4.87% 1
Windsor -13 7 £47,500 -22.44%
Canary Wharf - 7 £57,500 -
Scotland +23 6 £26,500 -29.33% 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 665 (100.00%) Linux
2 276 (41.50%) Puppet
3 262 (39.40%) Red Hat
4 244 (36.69%) DevOps
5 238 (35.79%) Python
6 224 (33.68%) Bash Shell
7 213 (32.03%) CentOS
7 213 (32.03%) VMware
8 196 (29.47%) MySQL
9 176 (26.47%) Windows
10 171 (25.71%) Ansible
11 168 (25.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 167 (25.11%) Unix
12 167 (25.11%) Perl
13 161 (24.21%) Apache
14 155 (23.31%) Opscode Chef
15 152 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
16 142 (21.35%) Debian
17 141 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 140 (21.05%) Ubuntu
18 140 (21.05%) LAMP
19 119 (17.89%) DNS
20 101 (15.19%) Ruby
21 99 (14.89%) Jenkins
22 97 (14.59%) Firewall
23 94 (14.14%) PHP
24 93 (13.98%) Nagios
24 93 (13.98%) Configuration Management
25 87 (13.08%) Finance
26 85 (12.78%) TCP/IP

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
1 161 (24.21%) Apache
2 79 (11.88%) Tomcat
3 72 (10.83%) nginx
4 39 (5.86%) OpenStack
5 38 (5.71%) IIS
6 24 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (2.11%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.80%) Confluence
8 12 (1.80%) Jetty
9 11 (1.65%) JBoss
10 7 (1.05%) Drupal
11 5 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.75%) WordPress
12 4 (0.60%) Eucalyptus
13 3 (0.45%) Hubot
14 2 (0.30%) CMS
14 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.30%) Kentico
14 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.75%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 152 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.51%) SaaS
3 29 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.41%) Office 365
5 14 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.50%) GitHub
8 8 (1.20%) IaaS
9 7 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.75%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.60%) Datadog
12 4 (0.60%) G Suite
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle CX
12 4 (0.60%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 3 (0.45%) Heroku
13 3 (0.45%) PaaS
13 3 (0.45%) Slack
14 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 119 (17.89%) DNS
2 97 (14.59%) Firewall
3 85 (12.78%) TCP/IP
4 71 (10.68%) SAN
5 57 (8.57%) VPN
6 48 (7.22%) Internet
7 46 (6.92%) LDAP
8 38 (5.71%) LAN
9 37 (5.56%) WAN
10 28 (4.21%) HTTP
11 26 (3.91%) DHCP
12 21 (3.16%) SNMP
13 20 (3.01%) SMTP
13 20 (3.01%) VLAN
14 16 (2.41%) iSCSI
15 13 (1.95%) SSH
16 12 (1.80%) Network Security
16 12 (1.80%) SSL
17 11 (1.65%) MRTG
17 11 (1.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (29.47%) MySQL
2 59 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 46 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (4.06%) MariaDB
5 24 (3.61%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.01%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.41%) Redis
8 9 (1.35%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.05%) Big Data
10 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.75%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.45%) DB2
12 3 (0.45%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 99 (14.89%) Jenkins
2 66 (9.92%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.41%) JIRA
4 27 (4.06%) Subversion
5 15 (2.26%) Vagrant
6 13 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (1.80%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.20%) Maven
9 6 (0.90%) Bundler
10 5 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.75%) Hudson
11 4 (0.60%) Gitweb
12 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.30%) Redmine
14 1 (0.15%) CircleCI
14 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
General
1 87 (13.08%) Finance
2 45 (6.77%) Marketing
3 40 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.71%) Electronics
4 18 (2.71%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.95%) Banking
6 11 (1.65%) Back Office
7 9 (1.35%) Retail
8 8 (1.20%) Publishing
9 7 (1.05%) Games
10 5 (0.75%) Law
11 4 (0.60%) Advertising
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 2 (0.30%) Front Office
12 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (21.05%) LAMP
2 40 (6.02%) LEMP Stack
3 29 (4.36%) Web Services
4 13 (1.95%) CSS
5 11 (1.65%) HTML
5 11 (1.65%) Kafka
6 10 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (1.35%) .NET
8 8 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (1.20%) Memcached
8 8 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
9 7 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.90%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.90%) HornetQ
10 6 (0.90%) JMX
10 6 (0.90%) REST
11 5 (0.75%) Ajax
11 5 (0.75%) JSF
11 5 (0.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.11%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
3 19 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.11%) Fintech
5 14 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.80%) Clustering
6 12 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.65%) Replication
8 9 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.20%) Device Driver
10 6 (0.90%) Eurex
10 6 (0.90%) iPad
11 5 (0.75%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.60%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.60%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.30%) Celerra
13 2 (0.30%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 665 (100.00%) Linux
2 213 (32.03%) CentOS
3 176 (26.47%) Windows
4 168 (25.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 167 (25.11%) Unix
6 142 (21.35%) Debian
7 140 (21.05%) Ubuntu
8 60 (9.02%) Windows Server
9 35 (5.26%) Solaris
10 26 (3.91%) HPUX
11 23 (3.46%) SUSE
11 23 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (2.56%) AIX
14 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (1.05%) Fedora
17 6 (0.90%) CoreOS
18 5 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (36.69%) DevOps
2 93 (13.98%) Configuration Management
3 63 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (7.97%) High Availability
5 52 (7.82%) Load Balancing
6 51 (7.67%) Open Source
7 47 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (6.17%) ITIL
9 33 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (3.91%) Service Management
11 25 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
12 22 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (3.31%) E-Commerce
13 21 (3.16%) Digital Marketing
14 18 (2.71%) Low Latency
14 18 (2.71%) Mentoring
14 18 (2.71%) Programme Management
15 17 (2.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (2.41%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 238 (35.79%) Python
2 224 (33.68%) Bash Shell
3 167 (25.11%) Perl
4 101 (15.19%) Ruby
5 94 (14.14%) PHP
6 80 (12.03%) Java
7 74 (11.13%) SQL
8 59 (8.87%) Shell Script
9 34 (5.11%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.76%) JavaScript
11 15 (2.26%) C
12 8 (1.20%) Korn
13 7 (1.05%) C#
13 7 (1.05%) C-shell
13 7 (1.05%) Go
14 6 (0.90%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.75%) C++
16 4 (0.60%) Groovy
17 2 (0.30%) AWK
17 2 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 56 (8.42%) Degree
2 21 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.41%) CCNA
3 16 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.65%) RHCA
5 9 (1.35%) RHCE
5 9 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.90%) MCSA
7 6 (0.90%) RHCSA
8 5 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.60%) MCSE
10 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.15%) RHCT
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.50%) QA
2 8 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.05%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 141 (21.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (11.58%) Docker
3 73 (10.98%) Active Directory
4 48 (7.22%) KVM
5 30 (4.51%) Hyper-V
6 28 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
7 27 (4.06%) iptables
8 26 (3.91%) NFS
9 23 (3.46%) XenServer
10 19 (2.86%) Xen
11 18 (2.71%) vSphere
12 15 (2.26%) Varnish
13 13 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (1.65%) LXC
15 8 (1.20%) Postfix
15 8 (1.20%) Terminal Services
16 7 (1.05%) Snort
16 7 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.90%) Samba
17 6 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 276 (41.50%) Puppet
2 171 (25.71%) Ansible
3 155 (23.31%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (13.98%) Nagios
5 28 (4.21%) Kubernetes
6 24 (3.61%) CFEngine
7 23 (3.46%) SELinux
7 23 (3.46%) ZABBIX
8 21 (3.16%) Icinga
9 17 (2.56%) Terraform
10 14 (2.11%) Cobbler
11 12 (1.80%) Cacti
11 12 (1.80%) HAProxy
11 12 (1.80%) OpenView
12 11 (1.65%) Control-M
13 10 (1.50%) Salt
14 9 (1.35%) cPanel
14 9 (1.35%) Graphite
14 9 (1.35%) logstash
14 9 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 262 (39.40%) Red Hat
2 213 (32.03%) VMware
3 59 (8.87%) Oracle
4 52 (7.82%) Microsoft
5 47 (7.07%) Cisco
6 38 (5.71%) HP
7 24 (3.61%) EMC
8 22 (3.31%) NetApp
9 20 (3.01%) SAP
9 20 (3.01%) Splunk
10 19 (2.86%) Citrix
11 15 (2.26%) Google
12 14 (2.11%) Juniper
13 13 (1.95%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.80%) 3PAR
15 10 (1.50%) F5
15 10 (1.50%) New Relic
15 10 (1.50%) Sun
16 9 (1.35%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.35%) SaltStack
West Sussex
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus flexi-time, 28 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5k On Call + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent benefits and bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venture Up
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago