Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RHCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1014 1127 1134
Rank change year-on-year +113 +7 +80
Permanent jobs citing RHCSA 97 89 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.051% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 55 87 47
UK median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -11.11% +23.29%
10th Percentile £37,125 £35,650 £30,750
90th Percentile £88,000 £64,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +26.58% -1.25% +11.11%

RHCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 36,657 42,180 44,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.36% 23.94% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 26,704 32,735 35,456
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

RHCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RHCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RHCSA.

Salary trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RHCSA over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Salary histogram for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RHCSA within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 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 +101 95 £57,688 +44.22% 7
UK excluding London +58 62 £50,000 +26.58% 4
London +84 29 £70,000 +64.71% 3
South East +23 29 £55,000 +42.86%
North of England +54 17 - - 1
Midlands +50 12 £39,250 +8.28% 1
West Midlands +47 12 £39,250 +8.28% 1
North West +42 9 - - 1
Yorkshire - 8 - -
South West -4 3 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, IT jobs citing RHCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for RHCSA.

1 87 (89.69%) Linux
2 81 (83.51%) RHCE
3 73 (75.26%) Red Hat
4 66 (68.04%) Puppet
5 65 (67.01%) Ansible
6 60 (61.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (58.76%) DevOps
8 55 (56.70%) Docker
9 54 (55.67%) Jenkins
10 49 (50.52%) Amazon AWS
10 49 (50.52%) Python
11 48 (49.48%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (49.48%) Kubernetes
12 46 (47.42%) Configuration Management
13 44 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (44.33%) Load Balancing
15 41 (42.27%) Git (software)
16 40 (41.24%) Open Source
16 40 (41.24%) Ruby
17 39 (40.21%) Microsoft Azure
17 39 (40.21%) Terraform
18 38 (39.18%) VMware
18 38 (39.18%) Microsoft
19 37 (38.14%) SQL
19 37 (38.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 36 (37.11%) CentOS
21 35 (36.08%) High Availability
21 35 (36.08%) Graphite
22 34 (35.05%) Microservices
22 34 (35.05%) Elastic Stack

RHCSA
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 13 (13.40%) Apache
2 10 (10.31%) JBoss
3 6 (6.19%) nginx
4 5 (5.15%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.12%) Confluence
5 4 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (50.52%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (40.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (30.93%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (28.87%) GitHub
5 16 (16.49%) OpenShift
6 3 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.09%) SaaS
7 2 (2.06%) PaaS
8 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.03%) Cloudflare
8 1 (1.03%) Office 365
8 1 (1.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.49%) Firewall
2 10 (10.31%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.28%) Internet
3 9 (9.28%) SAN
4 8 (8.25%) DNS
4 8 (8.25%) HTTP
4 8 (8.25%) VPN
5 5 (5.15%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (4.12%) BIG-IP
6 4 (4.12%) InfiniBand
7 3 (3.09%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.06%) SMTP
8 2 (2.06%) SSH
9 1 (1.03%) DHCP
9 1 (1.03%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 1 (1.03%) NAS
9 1 (1.03%) PBX
9 1 (1.03%) SSL
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (34.02%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.22%) DB2
4 4 (4.12%) Couchbase
5 3 (3.09%) MySQL
5 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.03%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (55.67%) Jenkins
2 41 (42.27%) Git (software)
3 37 (38.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 28 (28.87%) GitLab
5 11 (11.34%) JIRA
6 8 (8.25%) Artifactory
7 7 (7.22%) Hudson
7 7 (7.22%) Vagrant
8 4 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (4.12%) Subversion
9 3 (3.09%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.03%) FishEye
10 1 (1.03%) FogBugz
General
1 20 (20.62%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Advertising
2 4 (4.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (45.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (36.08%) Platform Engineer
3 15 (15.46%) Administrator
4 11 (11.34%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (10.31%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.19%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Middleware Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Systems Support
8 6 (6.19%) Systems Support Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Solaris Administrator
9 5 (5.15%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.05%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (10.31%) Middleware
3 9 (9.28%) .NET
4 4 (4.12%) Kafka
4 4 (4.12%) LDAP
5 3 (3.09%) LAMP
5 3 (3.09%) Node.js
6 1 (1.03%) libvirt
6 1 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.28%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (7.22%) Private Cloud
4 6 (6.19%) Clustering
5 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.15%) NHS
6 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.06%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.06%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.03%) Handset
9 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 87 (89.69%) Linux
2 60 (61.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (37.11%) CentOS
4 14 (14.43%) Unix
5 13 (13.40%) Windows
6 9 (9.28%) Solaris
7 5 (5.15%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.12%) SUSE
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.09%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.06%) Debian
11 1 (1.03%) Android
11 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (58.76%) DevOps
2 48 (49.48%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (47.42%) Configuration Management
4 44 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (44.33%) Load Balancing
6 40 (41.24%) Open Source
7 35 (36.08%) High Availability
8 34 (35.05%) Microservices
9 31 (31.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 31 (31.96%) IT Strategy
9 31 (31.96%) Mentoring
9 31 (31.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 25 (25.77%) E-Procurement
11 13 (13.40%) ITIL
12 12 (12.37%) Software Engineering
13 11 (11.34%) Business Continuity
13 11 (11.34%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (9.28%) Deployment Automation
14 9 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 8 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 49 (50.52%) Python
2 40 (41.24%) Ruby
3 37 (38.14%) SQL
4 26 (26.80%) Bash Shell
5 20 (20.62%) Java
5 20 (20.62%) Perl
6 12 (12.37%) Go
7 11 (11.34%) PHP
7 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
8 10 (10.31%) Shell Script
9 6 (6.19%) Korn
10 5 (5.15%) AWK
10 5 (5.15%) Bourne shell
11 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 81 (83.51%) RHCE
2 27 (27.84%) AWS Certification
3 14 (14.43%) MCSE
3 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (10.31%) Degree
4 10 (10.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (7.22%) MCSA
5 7 (7.22%) RHCA
6 5 (5.15%) OCA
6 5 (5.15%) OCP
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.09%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (2.06%) CCNA
9 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.06%) MCP
10 1 (1.03%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 55 (56.70%) Docker
2 23 (23.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.31%) GlusterFS
4 9 (9.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.25%) vSphere
6 7 (7.22%) Gluster
7 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
8 4 (4.12%) Ceph
8 4 (4.12%) etcd
8 4 (4.12%) KVM
8 4 (4.12%) SkyDNS
9 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
9 3 (3.09%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.03%) NFS
10 1 (1.03%) oVirt
10 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 66 (68.04%) Puppet
2 65 (67.01%) Ansible
3 48 (49.48%) Kubernetes
4 39 (40.21%) Terraform
5 35 (36.08%) Graphite
6 32 (32.99%) Consul
7 31 (31.96%) Grafana
7 31 (31.96%) Packer
8 28 (28.87%) Prometheus
9 24 (24.74%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (18.56%) Nagios
11 15 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (12.37%) rkt
13 11 (11.34%) Opsview
14 10 (10.31%) NetBackup
14 10 (10.31%) Red Hat Satellite
15 9 (9.28%) vRealize
16 8 (8.25%) Salt
17 7 (7.22%) vCenter Server
17 7 (7.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (75.26%) Red Hat
2 38 (39.18%) Microsoft
2 38 (39.18%) VMware
3 20 (20.62%) Oracle
4 12 (12.37%) HP
5 10 (10.31%) EMC
5 10 (10.31%) Veritas
6 9 (9.28%) Brocade
6 9 (9.28%) Splunk
7 5 (5.15%) Centrify
7 5 (5.15%) Juniper
7 5 (5.15%) StorageTek
7 5 (5.15%) Sun
8 4 (4.12%) Cisco
8 4 (4.12%) F5
8 4 (4.12%) Remedy
9 3 (3.09%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.06%) Google
10 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.06%) Symantec