The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 547 518
Rank change year-on-year +15 -29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 369 408 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.41% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.43% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 323 378 465
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +18 355 £45,000 -5.26% 56
London -68 130 £55,000 +4.76% 22
South East +45 83 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Yorkshire +18 40 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Manchester +11 36 £35,000 +21.73% 3
North West -14 36 £35,000 +7.69% 5
West Yorkshire +21 32 £40,000 - 5
Berkshire +40 28 £45,000 -21.73% 5
West Midlands +40 28 £45,000 +9.09% 1
South West +25 24 £33,500 -31.28%
Leeds +17 22 £40,000 - 4
East Sussex +28 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Brighton +25 21 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Slough +24 18 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Crawley - 17 £42,500 - 1
West Sussex - 17 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +13 12 £37,500 -18.91%
City of London -4 12 £50,000 +5.26% 6
East of England -5 12 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Bradford -7 9 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Bristol -16 9 £33,500 -16.25%
Shropshire - 9 £45,000 -
Stockport - 9 £32,500 - 2
Scotland +16 8 £39,500 +5.33% 1
Cheltenham +15 8 £37,500 -16.66%
Warwickshire +13 7 £32,500 -38.09%
Surrey +8 6 £62,500 +16.82% 4
Reading +21 5 £36,000 -37.39% 2
Windsor -5 5 £45,000 -26.53%
Telford - 5 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 686 (100.00%) Linux
2 290 (42.27%) Puppet
3 268 (39.07%) DevOps
4 265 (38.63%) Red Hat
5 247 (36.01%) Python
6 232 (33.82%) Bash Shell
7 218 (31.78%) VMware
8 203 (29.59%) CentOS
9 201 (29.30%) Perl
10 194 (28.28%) MySQL
11 193 (28.13%) Ansible
12 188 (27.41%) Unix
13 182 (26.53%) Apache
14 170 (24.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 167 (24.34%) Windows
16 157 (22.89%) Debian
17 154 (22.45%) Opscode Chef
18 151 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
18 151 (22.01%) LAMP
19 145 (21.14%) DNS
20 141 (20.55%) Ubuntu
21 139 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
22 109 (15.89%) TCP/IP
23 106 (15.45%) Configuration Management
24 105 (15.31%) Firewall
25 103 (15.01%) Docker
26 102 (14.87%) Ruby
27 101 (14.72%) Finance
28 95 (13.85%) PHP
29 92 (13.41%) Nagios

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
1 182 (26.53%) Apache
2 81 (11.81%) nginx
3 78 (11.37%) Tomcat
4 40 (5.83%) OpenStack
5 30 (4.37%) IIS
6 18 (2.62%) MS Exchange
7 16 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.90%) JBoss
8 13 (1.90%) Jetty
9 12 (1.75%) Confluence
10 5 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.58%) Drupal
11 4 (0.58%) SAS
11 4 (0.58%) WordPress
12 3 (0.44%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.44%) Eucalyptus
13 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.29%) Kentico
13 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 33 (4.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.58%) Magento
3 2 (0.29%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 139 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.35%) SaaS
4 15 (2.19%) Office 365
5 14 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.46%) GitHub
8 9 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.17%) IaaS
10 7 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.58%) Datadog
13 4 (0.58%) G Suite
14 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.44%) PaaS
14 3 (0.44%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle CX
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (21.14%) DNS
2 109 (15.89%) TCP/IP
3 105 (15.31%) Firewall
4 80 (11.66%) SAN
5 63 (9.18%) VPN
6 52 (7.58%) Internet
7 49 (7.14%) LDAP
8 46 (6.71%) LAN
9 45 (6.56%) WAN
10 35 (5.10%) DHCP
11 28 (4.08%) HTTP
12 22 (3.21%) iSCSI
12 22 (3.21%) VLAN
13 20 (2.92%) SMTP
13 20 (2.92%) SNMP
14 16 (2.33%) Network Security
14 16 (2.33%) SSH
15 15 (2.19%) BGP
15 15 (2.19%) NAS
16 13 (1.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (28.28%) MySQL
2 62 (9.04%) SQL Server
3 49 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (4.66%) MariaDB
5 21 (3.06%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.77%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.90%) Redis
7 13 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.73%) Big Data
10 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.44%) DB2
12 3 (0.44%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 87 (12.68%) Jenkins
2 74 (10.79%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.52%) JIRA
4 27 (3.94%) Vagrant
5 22 (3.21%) Subversion
6 14 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.31%) Maven
7 9 (1.31%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.73%) Gitweb
9 5 (0.73%) Hudson
10 3 (0.44%) Bundler
10 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.15%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 101 (14.72%) Finance
2 59 (8.60%) Marketing
3 44 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.81%) Electronics
4 33 (4.81%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.33%) Banking
6 14 (2.04%) Back Office
7 12 (1.75%) Games
8 5 (0.73%) Retail
9 4 (0.58%) Law
10 3 (0.44%) Front Office
11 2 (0.29%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (22.01%) LAMP
2 42 (6.12%) LEMP Stack
3 16 (2.33%) Web Services
4 14 (2.04%) HTML
5 10 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (1.31%) CSS
6 9 (1.31%) Kafka
7 8 (1.17%) LAPP Stack
8 7 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (0.87%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.87%) HornetQ
9 6 (0.87%) JMX
9 6 (0.87%) REST
10 5 (0.73%) JRuby
10 5 (0.73%) RESTful
11 4 (0.58%) .NET
11 4 (0.58%) MCollective
11 4 (0.58%) Memcached
11 4 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.81%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
3 26 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.62%) Clustering
6 17 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.48%) Replication
7 14 (2.04%) Fintech
7 14 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.31%) Device Driver
9 9 (1.31%) iPad
10 8 (1.17%) Eurex
11 7 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.58%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.44%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 686 (100.00%) Linux
2 203 (29.59%) CentOS
3 188 (27.41%) Unix
4 170 (24.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 167 (24.34%) Windows
6 157 (22.89%) Debian
7 141 (20.55%) Ubuntu
8 52 (7.58%) Windows Server
9 33 (4.81%) HPUX
9 33 (4.81%) Solaris
10 26 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (2.62%) AIX
12 18 (2.62%) SUSE
13 14 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.31%) Fedora
16 6 (0.87%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (39.07%) DevOps
2 106 (15.45%) Configuration Management
3 68 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (9.48%) High Availability
5 60 (8.75%) Load Balancing
6 59 (8.60%) Open Source
7 52 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (5.83%) ITIL
9 38 (5.54%) Performance Tuning
10 37 (5.39%) Digital Marketing
11 35 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (4.81%) Programme Management
13 28 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (4.08%) Low Latency
13 28 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
13 28 (4.08%) Service Management
14 24 (3.50%) E-Commerce
15 23 (3.35%) Mentoring
16 21 (3.06%) Analytics
16 21 (3.06%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 247 (36.01%) Python
2 232 (33.82%) Bash Shell
3 201 (29.30%) Perl
4 102 (14.87%) Ruby
5 95 (13.85%) PHP
6 81 (11.81%) Java
7 73 (10.64%) SQL
8 68 (9.91%) Shell Script
9 50 (7.29%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.50%) JavaScript
11 15 (2.19%) C
12 9 (1.31%) C-shell
12 9 (1.31%) Korn
13 8 (1.17%) Bourne shell
14 7 (1.02%) Go
15 5 (0.73%) C++
16 4 (0.58%) Groovy
17 3 (0.44%) C#
18 1 (0.15%) AWK
18 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (7.87%) Degree
2 19 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.19%) CCNA
3 15 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (2.19%) RHCE
4 13 (1.90%) RHCA
5 11 (1.60%) RHCSA
6 10 (1.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.29%) MCSA
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCSE
10 1 (0.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.75%) SLA
2 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.73%) QA
3 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 151 (22.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (15.01%) Docker
3 82 (11.95%) Active Directory
4 62 (9.04%) KVM
5 38 (5.54%) iptables
5 38 (5.54%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (5.25%) NFS
7 31 (4.52%) Hyper-V
8 28 (4.08%) XenServer
9 24 (3.50%) vSphere
10 20 (2.92%) Samba
11 19 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (2.33%) Xen
13 13 (1.90%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.90%) Varnish
14 12 (1.75%) Postfix
14 12 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (1.60%) LXC
15 11 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (1.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 290 (42.27%) Puppet
2 193 (28.13%) Ansible
3 154 (22.45%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (13.41%) Nagios
5 35 (5.10%) Kubernetes
6 33 (4.81%) ZABBIX
7 28 (4.08%) CFEngine
8 24 (3.50%) SELinux
9 20 (2.92%) Terraform
10 19 (2.77%) Icinga
11 18 (2.62%) Salt
12 15 (2.19%) Cacti
13 14 (2.04%) HAProxy
13 14 (2.04%) WSUS
14 11 (1.60%) Cobbler
15 9 (1.31%) Grafana
16 8 (1.17%) logstash
17 7 (1.02%) cPanel
17 7 (1.02%) Munin
18 6 (0.87%) Graphite
Vendors
1 265 (38.63%) Red Hat
2 218 (31.78%) VMware
3 62 (9.04%) Oracle
4 57 (8.31%) Cisco
5 51 (7.43%) Microsoft
6 35 (5.10%) HP
6 35 (5.10%) SAP
7 23 (3.35%) EMC
7 23 (3.35%) NetApp
8 22 (3.21%) Citrix
9 19 (2.77%) F5
10 16 (2.33%) Splunk
11 15 (2.19%) Google
12 14 (2.04%) 3PAR
13 13 (1.90%) Juniper
14 12 (1.75%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.75%) Dell
14 12 (1.75%) Rackspace
14 12 (1.75%) SaltStack
15 11 (1.60%) McAfee
Liverpool, Merseyside
Avance Consulting
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus flexi-time and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Zoopla Property Group Plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago