Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 726 995 1012
Rank change year-on-year +269 +17 +91
Permanent jobs citing RHCSA 30 20 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.016% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.072% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 69
Median annual salary £80,000 £45,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +75.82% -20.87% +43.75%
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,525 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.73% -9.00% +25.00%

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 12,497 27,712 36,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.19% 21.97% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9,172 20,879 27,097
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

RHCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing RHCSA.

Salary trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing RHCSA over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Top 6 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 17 January 2021. 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 +282 30 £80,000 +75.82% 4
London +220 21 £80,000 +14.29% 1
UK excluding London +212 9 £36,525 -19.73% 3
South West +85 6 £36,525 -26.95%
South East +154 3 £29,000 -36.26% 1
Work from Home - 2 £67,750 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 28 (93.33%) Red Hat
2 26 (86.67%) RHCE
3 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (53.33%) Linux
4 16 (53.33%) MCSE
4 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (46.67%) Palo Alto
6 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (36.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 11 (36.67%) SSCP
8 11 (36.67%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (36.67%) SCCM
8 11 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (36.67%) Office 365
9 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 9 (30.00%) Windows
10 9 (30.00%) Azure
11 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
12 7 (23.33%) Cyber Resilience
12 7 (23.33%) Security Operations
12 7 (23.33%) IaaS
12 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
12 7 (23.33%) Degree
12 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (23.33%) ITIL
12 7 (23.33%) VMware
13 6 (20.00%) LDAP
13 6 (20.00%) DNS

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 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 9 (30.00%) Azure
3 7 (23.33%) IaaS
4 4 (13.33%) OpenShift
4 4 (13.33%) PaaS
5 2 (6.67%) AWS
6 1 (3.33%) GCP
6 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) FTP
3 3 (10.00%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) SSL
4 2 (6.67%) Skype
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) SSH
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Security Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
3 5 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Server Support
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (10.00%) Smartcard
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (13.33%) Unix
7 3 (10.00%) VMS
8 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (36.67%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (36.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (23.33%) Cyber Resilience
3 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) Security Operations
4 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.67%) Service Management
5 4 (13.33%) ITSM
5 4 (13.33%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Strategic Roadmap
5 4 (13.33%) Thought Leadership
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.33%) C
3 4 (13.33%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.00%) AWK
4 3 (10.00%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) sed
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) RHCE
2 16 (53.33%) MCSE
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (36.67%) CompTIA Security+
3 11 (36.67%) SSCP
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
4 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) CCNA
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.00%) HNC
5 3 (10.00%) MCTS
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) VCDX
6 2 (6.67%) LFCE
6 2 (6.67%) LFCS
6 2 (6.67%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (6.67%) MCSA
6 2 (6.67%) VCAP
7 1 (3.33%) RHCA
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) GDPR
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (10.00%) Firmware
3 3 (10.00%) KVM
3 3 (10.00%) OCFS2
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (10.00%) Postfix
3 3 (10.00%) qmail
3 3 (10.00%) Samba
3 3 (10.00%) Sendmail
3 3 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Xen
4 2 (6.67%) Docker
4 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 5 (16.67%) Puppet
3 4 (13.33%) Kubernetes
4 3 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (10.00%) SELinux
4 3 (10.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (6.67%) WSUS
6 1 (3.33%) Cobbler
6 1 (3.33%) Nagios
6 1 (3.33%) Nessus
6 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.33%) Terraform
6 1 (3.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) Red Hat
2 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) Palo Alto
4 7 (23.33%) VMware
5 5 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco
7 3 (10.00%) McAfee
7 3 (10.00%) NetApp
7 3 (10.00%) Splunk
8 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (3.33%) EMC
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Solarflare
8 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds