Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1109 1135 1216
Rank change year-on-year +26 +81 +7
Permanent jobs citing RHCSA 89 49 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.028% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87 45 57
UK median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +23.29% -23.16%
10th Percentile £36,750 £30,500 £33,700
90th Percentile £64,250 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -20.00%

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 41,782 44,392 58,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.64% 25.40% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,394 35,154 46,280
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Top 9 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 20 February 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 +26 88 £40,000 -11.11% 9
UK excluding London +19 70 £40,000 - 8
South East +46 48 £38,500 -3.75% 6
London -12 18 £42,500 -26.09% 1
South West +22 17 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North of England -13 3 £46,500 +16.25% 1
North West -22 3 £46,500 +16.25% 1
Midlands +2 2 £36,250 -12.65%
West Midlands -5 2 £36,250 -23.28%

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 77 (86.52%) Linux
2 75 (84.27%) Red Hat
3 72 (80.90%) RHCE
4 70 (78.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (71.91%) VMware
6 57 (64.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 55 (61.80%) Puppet
7 55 (61.80%) Microsoft
8 41 (46.07%) Python
9 39 (43.82%) Windows
10 38 (42.70%) Perl
11 37 (41.57%) CentOS
12 32 (35.96%) Apache
13 31 (34.83%) HP
14 30 (33.71%) Configuration Management
15 29 (32.58%) Unix
15 29 (32.58%) ITIL
15 29 (32.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (32.58%) Windows Server
16 28 (31.46%) Ruby
16 28 (31.46%) Java
16 28 (31.46%) Tomcat
17 25 (28.09%) Web Services
17 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
17 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
18 24 (26.97%) Oracle
19 23 (25.84%) Shell Script
20 21 (23.60%) Security Management
21 19 (21.35%) DNS
21 19 (21.35%) DHCP

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 32 (35.96%) Apache
2 28 (31.46%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.25%) JBoss
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.12%) Confluence
4 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.98%) Amazon S3
2 6 (6.74%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.25%) SaaS
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.35%) DHCP
1 19 (21.35%) DNS
2 13 (14.61%) Firewall
3 12 (13.48%) SAN
3 12 (13.48%) VPN
4 11 (12.36%) Wireless
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.74%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (6.74%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (6.74%) IPsec
6 6 (6.74%) OpenVPN
7 5 (5.62%) LAN
7 5 (5.62%) WAN
7 5 (5.62%) Wireless Security
8 4 (4.49%) BGP
8 4 (4.49%) Multicast
8 4 (4.49%) OSPF
8 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.37%) Internet
9 3 (3.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Flink
2 1 (1.12%) Infinispan
2 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.12%) Hudson
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (58.43%) Linux Engineer
2 16 (17.98%) Storage Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Administrator
4 13 (14.61%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (12.36%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (11.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (8.99%) Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Security Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Firewall Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) IT Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) IT Security Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) SIEM Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.09%) Web Services
2 4 (4.49%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.49%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (4.49%) LAMP
3 1 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.12%) EDI
3 1 (1.12%) EDIFACT
3 1 (1.12%) HornetQ
3 1 (1.12%) Kafka
3 1 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
3 1 (1.12%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (1.12%) Spring
3 1 (1.12%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.12%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Derivative
2 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.74%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (6.74%) PKI
5 4 (4.49%) Eurex
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.12%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.12%) Replication
8 1 (1.12%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 77 (86.52%) Linux
2 70 (78.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (43.82%) Windows
4 37 (41.57%) CentOS
5 29 (32.58%) Unix
5 29 (32.58%) Windows Server
6 19 (21.35%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (12.36%) Solaris
8 10 (11.24%) Debian
9 6 (6.74%) Kali Linux
9 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.49%) AIX
10 4 (4.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Configuration Management
2 29 (32.58%) ITIL
3 21 (23.60%) Security Management
4 9 (10.11%) Change Management
4 9 (10.11%) DevOps
4 9 (10.11%) Information Security
4 9 (10.11%) SIEM
5 8 (8.99%) Business Continuity
5 8 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.99%) High Availability
6 7 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (6.74%) Line Management
7 6 (6.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (6.74%) Service Management
7 6 (6.74%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 5 (5.62%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.62%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (5.62%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.07%) Python
2 38 (42.70%) Perl
3 28 (31.46%) Java
3 28 (31.46%) Ruby
4 23 (25.84%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.87%) Bourne shell
5 7 (7.87%) Korn
6 6 (6.74%) PHP
7 4 (4.49%) C-shell
8 3 (3.37%) AWK
9 2 (2.25%) Go
10 1 (1.12%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.12%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.12%) Groovy
10 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (80.90%) RHCE
2 29 (32.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 25 (28.09%) SC Cleared
3 25 (28.09%) Security Cleared
4 19 (21.35%) DV Cleared
5 10 (11.24%) CEH
5 10 (11.24%) RHCA
6 9 (10.11%) Linux+ Certification
7 8 (8.99%) MCP
8 7 (7.87%) CCNA
8 7 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.87%) GIAC
8 7 (7.87%) SANS
9 6 (6.74%) CISSP
9 6 (6.74%) CREST Certified
9 6 (6.74%) LPIC
9 6 (6.74%) MCSE
9 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (5.62%) CCNP
11 4 (4.49%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (64.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (21.35%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (20.22%) Active Directory
4 16 (17.98%) NFS
4 16 (17.98%) Samba
5 6 (6.74%) pfSense
5 6 (6.74%) Snort
6 3 (3.37%) GlusterFS
6 3 (3.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.25%) Docker
7 2 (2.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (1.12%) Firmware
8 1 (1.12%) Gluster
8 1 (1.12%) iptables
8 1 (1.12%) KVM
8 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (61.80%) Puppet
2 12 (13.48%) Nagios
3 10 (11.24%) Ansible
4 7 (7.87%) Nessus
4 7 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (6.74%) FortiGate
5 6 (6.74%) OpenVAS
5 6 (6.74%) OSSEC
5 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (5.62%) ZABBIX
7 3 (3.37%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.37%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.37%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (3.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (2.25%) Grafana
8 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.25%) Terraform
9 1 (1.12%) Graphite
9 1 (1.12%) SELinux
Vendors
1 75 (84.27%) Red Hat
2 64 (71.91%) VMware
3 55 (61.80%) Microsoft
4 31 (34.83%) HP
5 24 (26.97%) Oracle
6 17 (19.10%) Cisco
7 16 (17.98%) Scality
8 10 (11.24%) Juniper
9 7 (7.87%) F5
9 7 (7.87%) McAfee
10 6 (6.74%) AlienVault
10 6 (6.74%) Aruba
10 6 (6.74%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.74%) EMC
10 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
10 6 (6.74%) LogRhythm
10 6 (6.74%) Palo Alto
10 6 (6.74%) SonicWALL
10 6 (6.74%) Sourcefire
10 6 (6.74%) WatchGuard