Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 656 1039 1023
Rank change year-on-year +383 -16 +100
Permanent jobs citing RHCSA 31 29 154
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.021% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.093% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 26 28 90
Median annual salary £80,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.00% +8.70% +27.78%
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,525 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -41.56% +13.64% +22.22%

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 10,524 31,249 38,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.16% 22.86% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,905 22,988 28,809
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Top 10 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 31 October 2020. 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 +375 31 £80,000 +28.00% 5
UK excluding London +311 16 £36,525 -41.56% 4
London +269 15 £80,000 +14.29% 1
South West +134 8 £36,525 -26.95% 1
South East +215 5 £36,525 -41.56%
Work from Home - 5 £67,750 -
North West - 2 £63,500 - 1
North of England - 2 £63,500 - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 25 (80.65%) Red Hat
2 21 (67.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (67.74%) RHCE
3 20 (64.52%) MCSE
4 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
5 14 (45.16%) Palo Alto
6 13 (41.94%) Office 365
6 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (38.71%) Linux
7 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (38.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (35.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 11 (35.48%) Security Operations
8 11 (35.48%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (35.48%) SCCM
8 11 (35.48%) SSCP
8 11 (35.48%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (29.03%) Project Management
11 8 (25.81%) Windows
11 8 (25.81%) Cisco
11 8 (25.81%) Finance
11 8 (25.81%) VMware
11 8 (25.81%) Firewall
12 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (22.58%) Python
12 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
12 7 (22.58%) Puppet
12 7 (22.58%) Ansible
12 7 (22.58%) Cyber Resilience

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 3 (9.68%) Apache
1 3 (9.68%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (41.94%) Office 365
2 6 (19.35%) OpenShift
3 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (9.68%) Azure
5 2 (6.45%) AWS
6 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.23%) GCP
6 1 (3.23%) IaaS
6 1 (3.23%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) VPN
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) LAN
3 4 (12.90%) WAN
3 4 (12.90%) Wireless
3 4 (12.90%) Wireless Security
4 2 (6.45%) Skype
4 2 (6.45%) SSH
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) DHCP
5 1 (3.23%) DMZ
5 1 (3.23%) FTP
5 1 (3.23%) HTTP
5 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.23%) SAN
5 1 (3.23%) SMTP
5 1 (3.23%) SNMP
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.23%) InfluxDB
2 1 (3.23%) KDB
2 1 (3.23%) Kdb+
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Redmine
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Administrator
1 11 (35.48%) Security Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Network Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Operational Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SOC Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) LDAP
2 2 (6.45%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.23%) LAMP
3 1 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.90%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Eurex
3 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Linux
2 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (25.81%) Windows
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (16.13%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.90%) Solaris
6 4 (12.90%) Unix
7 3 (9.68%) AIX
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.45%) CentOS
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.23%) Debian
9 1 (3.23%) Kali Linux
9 1 (3.23%) SUSE
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 12 (38.71%) Vulnerability Management
2 11 (35.48%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (35.48%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (35.48%) Security Operations
3 9 (29.03%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) Cyber Resilience
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Service Management
7 4 (12.90%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (12.90%) Information Security
7 4 (12.90%) ITSM
7 4 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
7 4 (12.90%) Security Hardening
7 4 (12.90%) Tech Ops
8 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (9.68%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Python
1 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) C-shell
4 1 (3.23%) Korn
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (67.74%) RHCE
2 20 (64.52%) MCSE
3 11 (35.48%) CompTIA Security+
3 11 (35.48%) SSCP
4 6 (19.35%) CCNA
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 4 (12.90%) MCTS
6 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (9.68%) HNC
6 3 (9.68%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) VCDX
6 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (6.45%) LFCE
7 2 (6.45%) LFCS
7 2 (6.45%) MCSA
7 2 (6.45%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) GDPR
2 2 (6.45%) NCSC
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Docker
4 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.23%) BIND 9
5 1 (3.23%) LXC
5 1 (3.23%) Squid
5 1 (3.23%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) SCCM
2 7 (22.58%) Ansible
2 7 (22.58%) Puppet
3 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (12.90%) vCenter Server
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (6.45%) Nagios
6 2 (6.45%) WSUS
7 1 (3.23%) Cobbler
7 1 (3.23%) Icinga
7 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
7 1 (3.23%) Nessus
7 1 (3.23%) PowerCLI
7 1 (3.23%) Prometheus
7 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Red Hat
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 14 (45.16%) Palo Alto
4 8 (25.81%) Cisco
4 8 (25.81%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee
5 3 (9.68%) NetApp
5 3 (9.68%) Splunk
6 2 (6.45%) EMC
6 2 (6.45%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) CQG
7 1 (3.23%) Fidessa
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) ION Trading
7 1 (3.23%) Patsystems
7 1 (3.23%) Reuters
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) Trayport