The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 522 468
Rank change year-on-year -31 -54  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 316 506 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.50% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 264 439 572
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -34 305 £45,000 - 55
London -53 107 £50,000 - 27
South East +55 100 £43,000 +7.50% 20
East of England +21 28 £45,000 +14.64% 1
Yorkshire +7 22 £47,500 +25.76% 2
Berkshire +46 21 £46,250 -13.95% 8
East Sussex +13 21 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Brighton +6 20 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Surrey +52 19 £42,500 -19.04% 5
East Midlands +18 18 £40,000 +16.78%
Oxfordshire -2 17 £50,000 +6.38% 3
Nottinghamshire +24 16 £40,000 +18.51%
Nottingham +20 16 £40,000 +18.51%
Hampshire +12 15 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Hertfordshire +12 15 £45,000 +16.88%
North West -20 14 £33,250 +2.30% 3
West Yorkshire +9 13 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Welwyn Garden City +9 13 £45,000 +42.85%
Manchester -23 13 £36,500 -8.75% 3
Cambridgeshire +19 11 £46,250 +8.82% 1
City of London +5 11 £35,000 -30.00% 10
Cambridge +10 10 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Reading +34 9 £45,000 -7.69% 5
Leeds +20 9 £55,000 +45.62% 1
Guildford +34 8 £41,250 -17.50% 1
West Midlands +33 8 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Scotland +27 8 £35,000 -8.49% 1
South West +6 8 £42,500 +6.25%
Slough +23 6 £40,000 -42.85% 2
Coventry +20 6 £34,500 -8.00%

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 732 (100.00%) Linux
2 302 (41.26%) Puppet
3 294 (40.16%) Red Hat
4 263 (35.93%) Bash Shell
5 245 (33.47%) Python
6 237 (32.38%) DevOps
7 224 (30.60%) VMware
8 222 (30.33%) CentOS
9 206 (28.14%) MySQL
10 198 (27.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 191 (26.09%) Windows
12 184 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
13 177 (24.18%) Ubuntu
14 172 (23.50%) Unix
15 171 (23.36%) Perl
16 164 (22.40%) Opscode Chef
17 158 (21.58%) Apache
18 134 (18.31%) Ansible
19 133 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
19 133 (18.17%) Debian
20 130 (17.76%) LAMP
21 121 (16.53%) Ruby
22 118 (16.12%) Jenkins
23 108 (14.75%) Nagios
24 103 (14.07%) Firewall
25 101 (13.80%) DNS
26 100 (13.66%) PHP
27 92 (12.57%) Finance
28 90 (12.30%) Configuration Management
29 82 (11.20%) SQL

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
1 158 (21.58%) Apache
2 77 (10.52%) Tomcat
3 65 (8.88%) nginx
4 49 (6.69%) IIS
5 32 (4.37%) OpenStack
6 31 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.37%) Drupal
7 10 (1.37%) JBoss
7 10 (1.37%) MS Exchange
8 9 (1.23%) Hubot
9 8 (1.09%) Confluence
10 6 (0.82%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.55%) Eucalyptus
11 4 (0.55%) WordPress
12 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.27%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.27%) Jetty
13 2 (0.27%) Kentico
13 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.55%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 184 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.01%) SaaS
3 34 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (3.01%) Office 365
5 19 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (1.64%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.64%) GitHub
7 10 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.23%) IaaS
8 9 (1.23%) Slack
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle CX
9 5 (0.68%) Route 53
10 4 (0.55%) G Suite
11 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.41%) Datadog
11 3 (0.41%) Heroku
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 103 (14.07%) Firewall
2 101 (13.80%) DNS
3 65 (8.88%) TCP/IP
4 64 (8.74%) SAN
5 57 (7.79%) VPN
6 48 (6.56%) LDAP
7 38 (5.19%) Internet
8 33 (4.51%) LAN
8 33 (4.51%) WAN
9 32 (4.37%) HTTP
10 25 (3.42%) DHCP
11 23 (3.14%) VLAN
12 19 (2.60%) SMTP
13 18 (2.46%) NAS
14 16 (2.19%) SNMP
15 14 (1.91%) Asterisk PBX
16 13 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (1.50%) SSH
18 10 (1.37%) BGP
18 10 (1.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (28.14%) MySQL
2 62 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 42 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.73%) Redis
7 14 (1.91%) MariaDB
8 11 (1.50%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.23%) Big Data
9 9 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.82%) CouchDB
11 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.68%) OLTP
11 5 (0.68%) OrientDB
11 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.68%) VLDB
12 4 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 118 (16.12%) Jenkins
2 55 (7.51%) Git (software)
3 39 (5.33%) JIRA
4 34 (4.64%) Subversion
5 20 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (2.32%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.37%) Maven
8 8 (1.09%) Bundler
9 4 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.41%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.27%) GitLab
11 2 (0.27%) Redmine
12 1 (0.14%) Hudson
12 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 92 (12.57%) Finance
2 49 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.60%) Marketing
4 15 (2.05%) Games
4 15 (2.05%) Retail
5 13 (1.78%) Publishing
6 11 (1.50%) Banking
7 6 (0.82%) Back Office
8 5 (0.68%) Electronics
8 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.55%) Advertising
9 4 (0.55%) Law
9 4 (0.55%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Front Office
10 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (17.76%) LAMP
2 53 (7.24%) Web Services
3 38 (5.19%) LEMP Stack
4 15 (2.05%) .NET
4 15 (2.05%) Memcached
5 14 (1.91%) HTML
6 12 (1.64%) CSS
7 11 (1.50%) Kafka
8 10 (1.37%) Ajax
8 10 (1.37%) JSF
8 10 (1.37%) XHTML
9 8 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (0.96%) Node.js
11 6 (0.82%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (0.68%) Middleware
12 5 (0.68%) Sensu
13 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (1.78%) Clustering
6 12 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (1.64%) Fintech
7 9 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.09%) Replication
9 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.68%) Eurex
9 5 (0.68%) Online Gambling
9 5 (0.68%) Online Games
10 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.55%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.41%) EFT
11 3 (0.41%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.41%) iPad
12 2 (0.27%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 732 (100.00%) Linux
2 222 (30.33%) CentOS
3 198 (27.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 191 (26.09%) Windows
5 177 (24.18%) Ubuntu
6 172 (23.50%) Unix
7 133 (18.17%) Debian
8 78 (10.66%) Windows Server
9 48 (6.56%) Solaris
10 36 (4.92%) SUSE
11 25 (3.42%) AIX
12 21 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (2.46%) HPUX
14 10 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.09%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.82%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (32.38%) DevOps
2 90 (12.30%) Configuration Management
3 60 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (8.20%) Open Source
4 52 (7.10%) ITIL
5 49 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (6.56%) High Availability
7 46 (6.28%) Load Balancing
8 36 (4.92%) E-Commerce
9 27 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (3.69%) Project Management
10 23 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (3.01%) Service Management
12 18 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
12 18 (2.46%) Virtual Environments
13 16 (2.19%) Low Latency
13 16 (2.19%) Service Delivery
14 15 (2.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (2.05%) Problem Management
14 15 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 263 (35.93%) Bash Shell
2 245 (33.47%) Python
3 171 (23.36%) Perl
4 121 (16.53%) Ruby
5 100 (13.66%) PHP
6 82 (11.20%) SQL
7 76 (10.38%) Java
8 45 (6.15%) Shell Script
9 40 (5.46%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.69%) JavaScript
11 17 (2.32%) C
12 13 (1.78%) Korn
13 12 (1.64%) C#
14 7 (0.96%) Go
15 6 (0.82%) C-shell
16 5 (0.68%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.55%) C++
18 3 (0.41%) Groovy
18 3 (0.41%) R
19 2 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 57 (7.79%) Degree
2 30 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.46%) CCNA
3 18 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.23%) MCSA
6 9 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.55%) MCSE
8 4 (0.55%) RHCA
9 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.41%) RHCE
10 2 (0.27%) CCNP
10 2 (0.27%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.14%) LPIC
11 1 (0.14%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.46%) QA
2 13 (1.78%) SLA
3 7 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (18.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (11.07%) Docker
3 79 (10.79%) Active Directory
4 36 (4.92%) KVM
5 33 (4.51%) NFS
6 30 (4.10%) Hyper-V
7 27 (3.69%) Varnish
7 27 (3.69%) Xen
8 21 (2.87%) vSphere
9 20 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (2.60%) XenServer
11 16 (2.19%) iptables
12 8 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.09%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.82%) pfSense
13 6 (0.82%) Postfix
13 6 (0.82%) Samba
13 6 (0.82%) Squid
13 6 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 302 (41.26%) Puppet
2 164 (22.40%) Opscode Chef
3 134 (18.31%) Ansible
4 108 (14.75%) Nagios
5 24 (3.28%) ZABBIX
6 23 (3.14%) OpenView
7 22 (3.01%) Kubernetes
8 20 (2.73%) Cobbler
9 19 (2.60%) Control-M
10 15 (2.05%) Cacti
11 14 (1.91%) CFEngine
11 14 (1.91%) HAProxy
12 13 (1.78%) Icinga
12 13 (1.78%) Salt
13 12 (1.64%) Terraform
14 11 (1.50%) logstash
15 10 (1.37%) cPanel
16 9 (1.23%) Graphite
16 9 (1.23%) NetBackup
17 8 (1.09%) SELinux
Vendors
1 294 (40.16%) Red Hat
2 224 (30.60%) VMware
3 78 (10.66%) Oracle
4 52 (7.10%) Cisco
5 50 (6.83%) Microsoft
6 45 (6.15%) HP
7 26 (3.55%) EMC
8 24 (3.28%) Splunk
9 17 (2.32%) NetApp
10 16 (2.19%) Citrix
10 16 (2.19%) IBM
11 14 (1.91%) Juniper
11 14 (1.91%) SaltStack
12 12 (1.64%) Veritas
13 11 (1.50%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.50%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.50%) Google
13 11 (1.50%) Sun
14 10 (1.37%) New Relic
15 7 (0.96%) Rackspace
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago