Period
to 4 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 612 839 662
Rank change year-on-year +227 -177 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 113 223 562
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 135 209 516
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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 53,943 129,788 155,314
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.64% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 44,917 103,983 125,049
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator.

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

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 4 December 2020. 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 +236 105 £52,500 +16.67% 28
UK excluding London +207 64 £50,000 +11.11% 21
London +201 45 £56,250 +12.50% 9
Work from Home +9 29 £55,000 +18.92% 7
South East +174 16 £37,500 -17.58% 4
North of England +124 14 £40,000 -2.44% 7
South West +99 11 £48,750 +8.33% 4
Midlands +117 10 £55,000 +30.95% 2
West Midlands +87 10 £55,000 +30.95% 2
East of England +122 9 £57,500 +21.05% 2
North West +110 6 £55,000 +100.00% 5
Yorkshire +87 6 £38,000 -9.52% 2
Scotland +77 3 £38,750 -3.13% 2
North East +9 2 £33,500 -31.28%
Wales +47 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 62 (54.87%) Python
3 38 (33.63%) Docker
4 37 (32.74%) AWS
5 36 (31.86%) Unix
6 34 (30.09%) Red Hat
6 34 (30.09%) Bash Shell
7 33 (29.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (25.66%) Ansible
9 28 (24.78%) DevOps
9 28 (24.78%) CentOS
9 28 (24.78%) VMware
10 26 (23.01%) Jenkins
11 25 (22.12%) Shell Script
12 24 (21.24%) Windows
12 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
13 21 (18.58%) Puppet
13 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (17.70%) Apache
14 20 (17.70%) Azure
14 20 (17.70%) Open Source
15 18 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
16 17 (15.04%) PHP
17 16 (14.16%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (14.16%) Data Centre
18 14 (12.39%) Terraform
18 14 (12.39%) LAMP
18 14 (12.39%) Java
18 14 (12.39%) MySQL

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 20 (17.70%) Apache
2 12 (10.62%) WordPress
3 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.54%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.65%) JBoss
7 3 (2.65%) Jetty
7 3 (2.65%) nginx
8 2 (1.77%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.88%) Confluence
9 1 (0.88%) Site Server
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 37 (32.74%) AWS
2 20 (17.70%) Azure
3 5 (4.42%) Office 365
4 4 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (3.54%) Datadog
4 4 (3.54%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.65%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.65%) SaaS
6 2 (1.77%) Route 53
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.88%) Apigee
7 1 (0.88%) G Suite
7 1 (0.88%) GCP
7 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.73%) DNS
2 11 (9.73%) IPv4
2 11 (9.73%) IPv6
3 8 (7.08%) HTTP
3 8 (7.08%) SSH
4 7 (6.19%) Firewall
5 6 (5.31%) HTTPS
6 5 (4.42%) SAN
6 5 (4.42%) Skype
7 3 (2.65%) DHCP
7 3 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.65%) VPN
8 2 (1.77%) Internet
8 2 (1.77%) LAN
8 2 (1.77%) NAS
8 2 (1.77%) RTP
8 2 (1.77%) VLAN
8 2 (1.77%) WAN
8 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.16%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (12.39%) MariaDB
2 14 (12.39%) MySQL
3 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.42%) Big Data
4 5 (4.42%) Data Lake
4 5 (4.42%) Redis
5 4 (3.54%) Blockchain
5 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.88%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 26 (23.01%) Jenkins
2 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.96%) GitLab
4 5 (4.42%) JIRA
5 4 (3.54%) eggPlant
5 4 (3.54%) Locust
6 3 (2.65%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (7.96%) Marketing
2 8 (7.08%) Banking
2 8 (7.08%) Law
3 7 (6.19%) Finance
4 4 (3.54%) Electronics
4 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.54%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.77%) Games
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Publishing
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.39%) LAMP
2 13 (11.50%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (4.42%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.42%) YAML
4 3 (2.65%) Web Services
5 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.77%) Velocity
5 2 (1.77%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.88%) CSS
6 1 (0.88%) HTML
6 1 (0.88%) Kafka
6 1 (0.88%) Middleware
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.88%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.50%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.65%) Clustering
5 3 (2.65%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.77%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) Life Science
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (31.86%) Unix
3 33 (29.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (24.78%) CentOS
5 24 (21.24%) Windows
6 11 (9.73%) Fedora
7 9 (7.96%) Windows Server
8 8 (7.08%) Ubuntu
9 6 (5.31%) Debian
10 4 (3.54%) AIX
11 3 (2.65%) Solaris
12 2 (1.77%) FreeNAS
12 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.77%) OpenBSD
12 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.88%) HPUX
13 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.88%) VyOS
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) DevOps
2 21 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (17.70%) Open Source
4 18 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.50%) Problem Management
6 12 (10.62%) Server Management
7 11 (9.73%) Data Management
7 11 (9.73%) Logistics
7 11 (9.73%) Storage Management
8 10 (8.85%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (7.96%) Fintech
10 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (6.19%) Data Science
11 7 (6.19%) Task Automation
12 6 (5.31%) Artificial Intelligence
12 6 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (4.42%) Analytics
13 5 (4.42%) Change Management
13 5 (4.42%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 62 (54.87%) Python
2 34 (30.09%) Bash Shell
3 25 (22.12%) Shell Script
4 17 (15.04%) PHP
5 14 (12.39%) Java
6 12 (10.62%) Perl
7 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.31%) SQL
8 5 (4.42%) C++
8 5 (4.42%) R
9 4 (3.54%) C#
9 4 (3.54%) Clojure
9 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.54%) Ruby
10 2 (1.77%) Elixir
10 2 (1.77%) Tcl
10 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) NIST
2 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 38 (33.63%) Docker
2 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.85%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (7.96%) Active Directory
4 9 (7.96%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.42%) KVM
6 3 (2.65%) NFS
6 3 (2.65%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.77%) Samba
7 2 (1.77%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.88%) Firmware
8 1 (0.88%) LXC
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (25.66%) Ansible
2 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
3 21 (18.58%) Puppet
4 14 (12.39%) Terraform
5 12 (10.62%) Icinga
6 11 (9.73%) HAProxy
7 10 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (5.31%) Grafana
10 5 (4.42%) Packer
11 4 (3.54%) ZABBIX
12 3 (2.65%) Consul
12 3 (2.65%) vCenter Server
13 2 (1.77%) Munin
13 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
13 2 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (1.77%) Rancher
13 2 (1.77%) SCOrch
13 2 (1.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (30.09%) Red Hat
2 28 (24.78%) VMware
3 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.73%) Oracle
5 4 (3.54%) Cisco
5 4 (3.54%) SAP
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) Dell
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.88%) Google
8 1 (0.88%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software