Period
to 22 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 823 675 615
Rank change year-on-year -148 -60 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 232 562 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 208 493 610
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -8.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -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 129,223 156,148 173,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 95.86% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 103,467 125,712 138,898
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 22 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 16 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 22 November 2019. 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 -181 201 £45,000 -10.00% 46
UK excluding London -70 138 £42,500 +1.19% 34
London -92 77 £51,250 -6.82% 16
South East -50 34 £43,000 +1.18% 6
North of England +11 33 £35,000 -9.68% 6
South West -2 26 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Midlands +48 17 £42,000 -1.18% 1
North West +47 13 £27,500 -42.11% 3
East of England +44 13 £47,500 +5.56% 4
West Midlands +21 13 £42,000 -1.18% 1
North East +29 10 £48,750 +37.32% 1
Yorkshire -29 10 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wales +10 6 £38,500 -8.33% 1
Scotland -1 6 £40,000 +5.26% 3
East Midlands +30 4 £42,500 -5.56%
Northern Ireland - 3 £70,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 232 (100.00%) Linux
2 84 (36.21%) Red Hat
3 76 (32.76%) Windows
4 70 (30.17%) CentOS
5 67 (28.88%) Bash Shell
6 65 (28.02%) Ansible
7 62 (26.72%) VMware
8 60 (25.86%) DevOps
9 59 (25.43%) AWS
10 56 (24.14%) Puppet
11 53 (22.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (22.41%) Python
13 43 (18.53%) Unix
13 43 (18.53%) Azure
13 43 (18.53%) Docker
14 42 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (15.95%) LAMP
16 35 (15.09%) Apache
16 35 (15.09%) MySQL
16 35 (15.09%) TCP/IP
17 34 (14.66%) Ubuntu
18 33 (14.22%) Configuration Management
19 31 (13.36%) Firewall
20 30 (12.93%) Kubernetes
20 30 (12.93%) Jenkins
21 29 (12.50%) Windows Server
21 29 (12.50%) ITIL
22 28 (12.07%) Nagios
23 26 (11.21%) Git (software)
24 25 (10.78%) 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 35 (15.09%) Apache
2 16 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 14 (6.03%) nginx
4 5 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.16%) WordPress
5 4 (1.72%) CMS
6 2 (0.86%) IIS
6 2 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.43%) Confluence
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) JBoss
7 1 (0.43%) Jetty
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 59 (25.43%) AWS
2 43 (18.53%) Azure
3 12 (5.17%) GCP
4 11 (4.74%) Office 365
5 6 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.72%) SaaS
8 3 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.86%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.86%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.86%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.43%) IaaS
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.09%) TCP/IP
2 31 (13.36%) Firewall
3 25 (10.78%) DNS
4 23 (9.91%) VPN
5 17 (7.33%) HTTP
6 16 (6.90%) LAN
7 11 (4.74%) SAN
8 8 (3.45%) SMTP
8 8 (3.45%) SSH
8 8 (3.45%) WAN
9 7 (3.02%) DHCP
9 7 (3.02%) RTMP
9 7 (3.02%) RTSP
10 6 (2.59%) Internet
11 5 (2.16%) VLAN
12 4 (1.72%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.72%) WLAN
13 3 (1.29%) IGMP
13 3 (1.29%) SNMP
13 3 (1.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.09%) MySQL
2 10 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.02%) Big Data
5 7 (3.02%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.59%) MariaDB
6 6 (2.59%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.72%) Redis
8 3 (1.29%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.86%) DB2
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.43%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.43%) Ingres
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (12.93%) Jenkins
2 26 (11.21%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.02%) GitLab
3 7 (3.02%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.72%) Subversion
5 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.86%) JIRA
7 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (9.05%) Finance
2 8 (3.45%) Banking
3 6 (2.59%) Investment Banking
3 6 (2.59%) Retail
3 6 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.72%) Games
5 2 (0.86%) Law
5 2 (0.86%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.95%) LAMP
2 11 (4.74%) LDAP
3 7 (3.02%) Node.js
3 7 (3.02%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.29%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.29%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.29%) libvirt
5 3 (1.29%) Spring
5 3 (1.29%) Web Services
6 2 (0.86%) Kafka
6 2 (0.86%) Middleware
6 2 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.43%) .NET
7 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.43%) CSS
7 1 (0.43%) HTML
7 1 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.03%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.74%) Replication
4 10 (4.31%) Video\Live Streaming
5 6 (2.59%) Clustering
6 4 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.29%) IPTV
7 3 (1.29%) MPEG
7 3 (1.29%) Online Games
8 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.86%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.86%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 232 (100.00%) Linux
2 76 (32.76%) Windows
3 70 (30.17%) CentOS
4 53 (22.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (18.53%) Unix
6 34 (14.66%) Ubuntu
7 29 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 19 (8.19%) Debian
9 16 (6.90%) Solaris
10 9 (3.88%) SUSE
11 8 (3.45%) Fedora
11 8 (3.45%) Windows 10
12 7 (3.02%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.72%) AIX
14 2 (0.86%) Android
14 2 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.86%) VMS
14 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.86%) DevOps
2 33 (14.22%) Configuration Management
3 29 (12.50%) ITIL
4 19 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (7.33%) Security Patching
6 16 (6.90%) Computer Science
7 15 (6.47%) Load Balancing
8 14 (6.03%) E-Commerce
9 13 (5.60%) Mathematics
9 13 (5.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (5.17%) Migration
11 11 (4.74%) Release Management
11 11 (4.74%) Test Automation
12 10 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (4.31%) Infrastructure Automation
12 10 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (3.88%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (3.88%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.88%) Bash Shell
2 52 (22.41%) Python
3 24 (10.34%) Shell Script
4 16 (6.90%) Java
4 16 (6.90%) PHP
5 13 (5.60%) SQL
6 12 (5.17%) Perl
7 7 (3.02%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.02%) Ruby
8 4 (1.72%) Korn
9 3 (1.29%) C
10 2 (0.86%) Go
10 2 (0.86%) PHP 5
10 2 (0.86%) PHP 7
10 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (7.33%) Degree
2 16 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (2.16%) RHCE
4 5 (2.16%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.86%) CCNA
5 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.86%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.33%) QA
2 7 (3.02%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (18.53%) Docker
2 42 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (5.17%) Active Directory
5 9 (3.88%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.45%) KVM
6 8 (3.45%) Varnish
7 6 (2.59%) Cronacle
7 6 (2.59%) Veritas File System
7 6 (2.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (2.16%) VirtualBox
8 5 (2.16%) vSphere
9 4 (1.72%) Postfix
10 3 (1.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (1.29%) oVirt
10 3 (1.29%) QEMU
10 3 (1.29%) Xen
11 2 (0.86%) iptables
11 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (28.02%) Ansible
2 56 (24.14%) Puppet
3 30 (12.93%) Kubernetes
4 28 (12.07%) Nagios
5 23 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (8.19%) ZABBIX
7 16 (6.90%) Terraform
8 14 (6.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 13 (5.60%) HAProxy
10 9 (3.88%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.29%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.29%) SCCM
11 3 (1.29%) WSUS
12 2 (0.86%) cPanel
12 2 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.86%) Grafana
12 2 (0.86%) Icinga
12 2 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
13 1 (0.43%) Galera Cluster
13 1 (0.43%) Rancher
Vendors
1 84 (36.21%) Red Hat
2 62 (26.72%) VMware
3 17 (7.33%) Oracle
4 12 (5.17%) Google
5 11 (4.74%) Cisco
6 10 (4.31%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.02%) Veritas
8 5 (2.16%) Apple
9 3 (1.29%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.29%) IBM
10 2 (0.86%) Dell
10 2 (0.86%) EMC
10 2 (0.86%) F5
10 2 (0.86%) Informatica
10 2 (0.86%) Juniper
10 2 (0.86%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.86%) Splunk
11 1 (0.43%) NetApp
11 1 (0.43%) Teradata