Period
to 22 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 762 686 636
Rank change year-on-year -76 -50 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 335 547 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 284 503 597
UK median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £33,981 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 135,626 162,441 169,400
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.15% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 108,106 130,910 136,439
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 August 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 August 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 -88 307 £47,500 -5.00% 45
UK excluding London -17 225 £45,000 +2.27% 30
London -55 103 £52,500 -4.55% 20
South East -2 76 £45,000 -10.00% 3
North of England 0 43 £43,750 +2.94% 7
South West +11 39 £45,000 +11.80% 7
East of England +72 24 £49,590 +23.98% 5
Midlands +38 21 £42,000 -6.67% 3
North East +35 19 £50,000 +40.85% 2
West Midlands +34 18 £42,000 -4.00% 3
North West +30 16 £27,500 -35.29% 2
Scotland +2 12 £41,500 +18.57% 5
Yorkshire -45 8 £42,500 - 3
Wales +11 5 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £70,000 -
East Midlands +17 3 £40,000 -11.11%

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 335 (100.00%) Linux
2 133 (39.70%) Red Hat
3 126 (37.61%) Bash Shell
4 119 (35.52%) Python
5 107 (31.94%) CentOS
6 104 (31.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 94 (28.06%) Ansible
8 91 (27.16%) DevOps
9 89 (26.57%) Puppet
10 87 (25.97%) Unix
11 75 (22.39%) AWS
12 74 (22.09%) Windows
13 72 (21.49%) VMware
14 63 (18.81%) MySQL
15 62 (18.51%) Ubuntu
16 59 (17.61%) Docker
17 57 (17.01%) Apache
17 57 (17.01%) Configuration Management
18 53 (15.82%) LAMP
19 49 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
19 49 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
20 48 (14.33%) Shell Script
21 45 (13.43%) Open Source
21 45 (13.43%) Debian
22 44 (13.13%) TCP/IP
23 43 (12.84%) DNS
23 43 (12.84%) Security Cleared
24 41 (12.24%) Firewall
25 39 (11.64%) Finance
25 39 (11.64%) Kubernetes

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 57 (17.01%) Apache
2 20 (5.97%) nginx
3 16 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.09%) WordPress
5 4 (1.19%) Confluence
6 3 (0.90%) CMS
7 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.60%) IIS
7 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.30%) Drupal
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 75 (22.39%) AWS
2 31 (9.25%) Azure
3 11 (3.28%) GCP
4 10 (2.99%) Office 365
5 9 (2.69%) SaaS
6 6 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Slack
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.30%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 44 (13.13%) TCP/IP
2 43 (12.84%) DNS
3 41 (12.24%) Firewall
4 28 (8.36%) VPN
5 22 (6.57%) SAN
6 19 (5.67%) HTTP
7 16 (4.78%) LAN
8 12 (3.58%) RTMP
8 12 (3.58%) RTSP
9 11 (3.28%) SSH
10 10 (2.99%) Internet
10 10 (2.99%) WAN
11 8 (2.39%) Asterisk PBX
11 8 (2.39%) DHCP
11 8 (2.39%) VLAN
11 8 (2.39%) Wireshark
12 7 (2.09%) NAS
12 7 (2.09%) SMTP
12 7 (2.09%) SSL
13 5 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.81%) MySQL
2 24 (7.16%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (3.58%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.69%) MariaDB
5 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.49%) Big Data
6 5 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.19%) Redis
8 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.30%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) Ingres
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (9.55%) Git (software)
1 32 (9.55%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.58%) Mercurial
3 8 (2.39%) GitLab
4 5 (1.49%) JIRA
5 4 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.19%) Subversion
6 3 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.60%) GoCD
7 2 (0.60%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.30%) GCC
8 1 (0.30%) Maven
8 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (11.64%) Finance
2 19 (5.67%) Retail
3 16 (4.78%) Games
4 12 (3.58%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.28%) Banking
6 9 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Marketing
9 2 (0.60%) Military
9 2 (0.60%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.82%) LAMP
2 15 (4.48%) Web Services
3 14 (4.18%) LAPP Stack
4 13 (3.88%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (3.58%) LDAP
6 9 (2.69%) Regular Expression
7 8 (2.39%) Spring
8 6 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.90%) .NET
9 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.90%) Kafka
9 3 (0.90%) libvirt
9 3 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.60%) Node.js
11 1 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.30%) Middleware
11 1 (0.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.97%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (4.48%) Online Games
3 15 (4.48%) Video\Live Streaming
4 14 (4.18%) Replication
5 10 (2.99%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.79%) Clustering
7 5 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.19%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.90%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.90%) Life Science
10 2 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.60%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.60%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.60%) User Experience
11 1 (0.30%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 335 (100.00%) Linux
2 107 (31.94%) CentOS
3 104 (31.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (25.97%) Unix
5 74 (22.09%) Windows
6 62 (18.51%) Ubuntu
7 45 (13.43%) Debian
8 24 (7.16%) Solaris
9 22 (6.57%) Windows Server
10 19 (5.67%) AIX
11 16 (4.78%) Fedora
12 11 (3.28%) SUSE
13 8 (2.39%) Mac OS
13 8 (2.39%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.79%) Gentoo
15 3 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.60%) FreeNAS
16 2 (0.60%) VyOS
16 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.16%) DevOps
2 57 (17.01%) Configuration Management
3 45 (13.43%) Open Source
4 36 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (8.36%) ITIL
6 27 (8.06%) E-Commerce
7 19 (5.67%) High Availability
8 18 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (5.37%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (4.48%) Asset Management
10 15 (4.48%) Infrastructure as Code
11 13 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (3.58%) Project Management
13 11 (3.28%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (3.28%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.28%) Service Management
13 11 (3.28%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 126 (37.61%) Bash Shell
2 119 (35.52%) Python
3 48 (14.33%) Shell Script
4 32 (9.55%) Perl
5 27 (8.06%) PHP
6 21 (6.27%) Ruby
7 17 (5.07%) Java
8 16 (4.78%) Korn
9 10 (2.99%) SQL
10 9 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.19%) C
12 3 (0.90%) Go
13 2 (0.60%) R
14 1 (0.30%) C#
14 1 (0.30%) C++
14 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.30%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.30%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 43 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.87%) Degree
4 9 (2.69%) RHCE
5 5 (1.49%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.19%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.90%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.60%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.60%) CCNA
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (2.39%) QA
2 5 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (17.61%) Docker
2 49 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.45%) KVM
4 31 (9.25%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (8.66%) Hyper-V
6 16 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.88%) vSphere
8 12 (3.58%) Active Directory
9 9 (2.69%) Cronacle
9 9 (2.69%) Postfix
9 9 (2.69%) Veritas File System
9 9 (2.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (2.09%) iptables
10 7 (2.09%) Xen
11 3 (0.90%) oVirt
11 3 (0.90%) pfSense
11 3 (0.90%) QEMU
11 3 (0.90%) qmail
11 3 (0.90%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 94 (28.06%) Ansible
2 89 (26.57%) Puppet
3 49 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (11.64%) Kubernetes
5 30 (8.96%) Nagios
6 26 (7.76%) ZABBIX
7 18 (5.37%) Terraform
8 11 (3.28%) HAProxy
8 11 (3.28%) Prometheus
9 9 (2.69%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (2.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 5 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (1.19%) Grafana
12 4 (1.19%) Icinga
12 4 (1.19%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.90%) cPanel
13 3 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
13 3 (0.90%) Plesk
13 3 (0.90%) WSUS
14 2 (0.60%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 133 (39.70%) Red Hat
2 72 (21.49%) VMware
3 23 (6.87%) Oracle
4 18 (5.37%) Cisco
4 18 (5.37%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.28%) IBM
6 10 (2.99%) Google
6 10 (2.99%) Veritas
7 8 (2.39%) Palo Alto
7 8 (2.39%) Splunk
8 6 (1.79%) Veeam
9 5 (1.49%) New Relic
10 3 (0.90%) Actifio
10 3 (0.90%) Apple
10 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.90%) BT
10 3 (0.90%) F5
10 3 (0.90%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.60%) EMC
11 2 (0.60%) NetApp