Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1056 1101 1118
Rank change year-on-year +45 +17 +140
Permanent jobs citing RHCSA 113 92 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.052% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81 79 126
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £55,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -2.27% +33.33% +3.13%

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 40,319 43,524 53,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.55% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29,976 33,464 43,009
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 +58 106 £57,500 +4.55% 11
UK excluding London +50 71 £53,750 -2.27% 10
South East +10 38 £55,000 -2.65% 6
London +36 33 £60,000 +41.18% 1
North of England +36 16 £57,500 +121.15% 2
Midlands - 11 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 11 £40,000 -
North West +17 9 £57,500 +121.15% 1
Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
South West -7 4 £50,500 -8.18% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 82 (72.57%) Linux
2 80 (70.80%) RHCE
3 77 (68.14%) Red Hat
4 66 (58.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (55.75%) Python
6 61 (53.98%) Puppet
7 51 (45.13%) Configuration Management
8 50 (44.25%) VMware
9 48 (42.48%) Ruby
10 45 (39.82%) Bash Shell
11 44 (38.94%) Ansible
12 43 (38.05%) Degree
13 40 (35.40%) DevOps
14 38 (33.63%) Perl
15 37 (32.74%) High Availability
16 35 (30.97%) Java
17 33 (29.20%) Opscode Chef
18 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
19 30 (26.55%) Finance
20 29 (25.66%) Shell Script
20 29 (25.66%) Nagios
21 28 (24.78%) ITIL
21 28 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (23.01%) Docker
22 26 (23.01%) Apache
23 25 (22.12%) Windows
23 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
23 25 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
24 24 (21.24%) CentOS
25 23 (20.35%) Information Security

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 26 (23.01%) Apache
2 20 (17.70%) Tomcat
3 15 (13.27%) JBoss
4 4 (3.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.47%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.96%) SaaS
4 5 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.42%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.27%) VPN
2 14 (12.39%) Firewall
3 13 (11.50%) BGP
3 13 (11.50%) EIGRP
3 13 (11.50%) Multicast
3 13 (11.50%) OSPF
3 13 (11.50%) SAN
4 9 (7.96%) HTTP
5 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.31%) LAN
6 6 (5.31%) WAN
7 5 (4.42%) DNS
8 4 (3.54%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (3.54%) Kerberos
8 4 (3.54%) Network Security
8 4 (3.54%) VoIP
9 2 (1.77%) DHCP
9 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.77%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) MySQL
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.65%) OLTP
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (27.43%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.81%) Hudson
3 17 (15.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (10.62%) Vagrant
5 7 (6.19%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.42%) Artifactory
7 4 (3.54%) GitLab
7 4 (3.54%) JIRA
8 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (26.55%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Banking
3 6 (5.31%) Advertising
3 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (31.86%) Linux Engineer
2 24 (21.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (18.58%) Administrator
3 21 (18.58%) Systems Engineer
4 18 (15.93%) Linux Administrator
4 18 (15.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 18 (15.93%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (14.16%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 11 (9.73%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (9.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (9.73%) Network Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) Security Manager
8 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Information Manager
9 7 (6.19%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (6.19%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Middleware Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) Middleware
2 10 (8.85%) Web Services
3 9 (7.96%) LDAP
4 7 (6.19%) LAMP
5 3 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.65%) MDX
6 1 (0.88%) libvirt
6 1 (0.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Fintech
2 13 (11.50%) Data Centre
3 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (8.85%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.08%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.54%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.54%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (3.54%) Replication
8 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.65%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.88%) Clustering
9 1 (0.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 82 (72.57%) Linux
2 66 (58.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (22.12%) Windows
4 24 (21.24%) CentOS
5 13 (11.50%) Fedora
5 13 (11.50%) Windows Server
6 9 (7.96%) Unix
7 7 (6.19%) SUSE
8 4 (3.54%) Solaris
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.13%) Configuration Management
2 40 (35.40%) DevOps
3 37 (32.74%) High Availability
4 28 (24.78%) ITIL
5 25 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (20.35%) Information Security
7 21 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (16.81%) Load Balancing
9 17 (15.04%) Mathematics
10 16 (14.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (14.16%) Open Source
11 15 (13.27%) Mentoring
11 15 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (13.27%) SIEM
12 14 (12.39%) Server Hardening
13 13 (11.50%) Automated Trading
13 13 (11.50%) Deployment Automation
13 13 (11.50%) Low Latency
13 13 (11.50%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.75%) Python
2 48 (42.48%) Ruby
3 45 (39.82%) Bash Shell
4 38 (33.63%) Perl
5 35 (30.97%) Java
6 29 (25.66%) Shell Script
7 21 (18.58%) Korn
8 17 (15.04%) Bourne shell
9 14 (12.39%) Go
10 10 (8.85%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.54%) AWK
12 3 (2.65%) SQL
12 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.77%) C#
14 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (70.80%) RHCE
2 43 (38.05%) Degree
3 18 (15.93%) MCSE
3 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (15.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (12.39%) CISSP
5 14 (12.39%) RHCA
6 13 (11.50%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (10.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (8.85%) CEH
9 7 (6.19%) CCNA
9 7 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.42%) CCNP
11 4 (3.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (3.54%) CCIE
11 4 (3.54%) CCSP
11 4 (3.54%) OCA
11 4 (3.54%) OCP
11 4 (3.54%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (2.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) GCP
1 5 (4.42%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 28 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (23.01%) Docker
3 12 (10.62%) GlusterFS
4 7 (6.19%) Gluster
5 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
6 5 (4.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.65%) PowerDNS
7 3 (2.65%) vSphere
8 2 (1.77%) NFS
8 2 (1.77%) Squid
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.88%) Ceph
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) KVM
9 1 (0.88%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 61 (53.98%) Puppet
2 44 (38.94%) Ansible
3 33 (29.20%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (25.66%) Nagios
5 22 (19.47%) Kubernetes
6 19 (16.81%) Docker Swarm
6 19 (16.81%) Salt
7 17 (15.04%) Terraform
8 13 (11.50%) Consul
9 12 (10.62%) Grafana
9 12 (10.62%) Graphite
9 12 (10.62%) Opsview
9 12 (10.62%) Packer
9 12 (10.62%) ZABBIX
10 10 (8.85%) vRealize
11 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (4.42%) Nessus
13 4 (3.54%) NetBackup
13 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 4 (3.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 77 (68.14%) Red Hat
2 50 (44.25%) VMware
3 25 (22.12%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.16%) Oracle
5 15 (13.27%) Cisco
5 15 (13.27%) EMC
6 9 (7.96%) HP
7 6 (5.31%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.42%) Veritas
9 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.54%) Brocade
9 4 (3.54%) Centrify
9 4 (3.54%) IBM
9 4 (3.54%) Mitel
9 4 (3.54%) StorageTek
9 4 (3.54%) Sun
10 3 (2.65%) Qualys
11 2 (1.77%) CommVault
11 2 (1.77%) Ivanti
11 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow