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

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 996 1098 1120
Rank change year-on-year +102 +22 +148
Permanent jobs citing RHCSA 147 96 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.054% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 85 89 108
UK median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £37,125 £36,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,750 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +31.88% +3.23% -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 38,174 43,430 49,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.74% 24.25% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 28,205 33,372 40,106
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 November 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 November 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 +106 141 £57,500 +35.29% 13
UK excluding London +45 87 £52,750 +31.88% 11
London +75 51 £60,000 +41.18% 2
South East +23 33 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North of England +54 30 £57,500 +39.39% 2
West Midlands - 17 £39,250 - 1
Midlands - 17 £39,250 - 1
Yorkshire - 16 - - 1
North West +30 14 £57,500 +39.39% 1
South West +13 5 £50,500 -8.18% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 123 (83.67%) Linux
2 117 (79.59%) RHCE
3 105 (71.43%) Red Hat
4 94 (63.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (61.90%) Puppet
6 85 (57.82%) Python
7 81 (55.10%) Ansible
8 78 (53.06%) DevOps
9 73 (49.66%) Configuration Management
10 67 (45.58%) Ruby
11 65 (44.22%) Jenkins
12 61 (41.50%) Docker
13 58 (39.46%) High Availability
14 57 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (37.41%) VMware
16 53 (36.05%) Load Balancing
17 52 (35.37%) Amazon AWS
18 51 (34.69%) CentOS
19 50 (34.01%) Bash Shell
20 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
20 49 (33.33%) Kubernetes
21 44 (29.93%) Degree
21 44 (29.93%) Microsoft Azure
21 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
22 42 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 41 (27.89%) Open Source
23 41 (27.89%) Finance
24 40 (27.21%) Git (software)
24 40 (27.21%) Microservices
24 40 (27.21%) Terraform

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 27 (18.37%) Apache
2 19 (12.93%) JBoss
3 15 (10.20%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.76%) Confluence
5 6 (4.08%) nginx
5 6 (4.08%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 52 (35.37%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (29.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (18.37%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (18.37%) GitHub
4 14 (9.52%) OpenShift
5 7 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.76%) SaaS
6 2 (1.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) Firewall
2 16 (10.88%) HTTP
3 13 (8.84%) BGP
3 13 (8.84%) EIGRP
3 13 (8.84%) Multicast
3 13 (8.84%) OSPF
3 13 (8.84%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.84%) VPN
4 10 (6.80%) SAN
5 9 (6.12%) DNS
6 6 (4.08%) Internet
6 6 (4.08%) LAN
6 6 (4.08%) WAN
7 4 (2.72%) BIG-IP
7 4 (2.72%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.72%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.04%) Network Security
8 3 (2.04%) VoIP
9 2 (1.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.41%) NoSQL
2 16 (10.88%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.12%) MySQL
4 5 (3.40%) DB2
5 4 (2.72%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.36%) OLTP
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (44.22%) Jenkins
2 42 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 40 (27.21%) Git (software)
4 30 (20.41%) GitLab
5 17 (11.56%) Hudson
6 11 (7.48%) Artifactory
7 10 (6.80%) Vagrant
8 7 (4.76%) JIRA
9 4 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (2.72%) Subversion
10 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (27.89%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Advertising
3 7 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.04%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (36.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (24.49%) Linux Engineer
3 35 (23.81%) Platform Engineer
4 29 (19.73%) Administrator
5 28 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
6 26 (17.69%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
7 21 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 21 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 11 (7.48%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (7.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (7.48%) Network Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Middleware Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.08%) Junior DevOps
10 6 (4.08%) Junior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Junior Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.81%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (11.56%) Middleware
3 9 (6.12%) LAMP
4 5 (3.40%) .NET
5 4 (2.72%) Kafka
5 4 (2.72%) LDAP
6 3 (2.04%) Web Services
7 2 (1.36%) libvirt
7 2 (1.36%) MDX
7 2 (1.36%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.56%) Fintech
3 14 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (5.44%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.40%) NHS
7 5 (3.40%) Private Cloud
7 5 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.72%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.72%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (2.04%) Clustering
10 2 (1.36%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.36%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 123 (83.67%) Linux
2 94 (63.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 51 (34.69%) CentOS
4 19 (12.93%) Windows
5 13 (8.84%) Fedora
6 12 (8.16%) SUSE
7 8 (5.44%) Unix
8 7 (4.76%) Solaris
9 6 (4.08%) Windows Server
10 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.36%) Debian
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (53.06%) DevOps
2 73 (49.66%) Configuration Management
3 58 (39.46%) High Availability
4 57 (38.78%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (36.05%) Load Balancing
6 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (27.89%) Open Source
8 40 (27.21%) Microservices
9 37 (25.17%) Mentoring
10 31 (21.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (21.09%) IT Strategy
11 30 (20.41%) ITIL
11 30 (20.41%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 25 (17.01%) E-Procurement
13 18 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (10.88%) Mathematics
14 16 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (10.20%) Low Latency
16 14 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (9.52%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 85 (57.82%) Python
2 67 (45.58%) Ruby
3 50 (34.01%) Bash Shell
4 37 (25.17%) Perl
5 35 (23.81%) Java
5 35 (23.81%) SQL
6 32 (21.77%) Shell Script
7 21 (14.29%) Korn
8 16 (10.88%) Bourne shell
8 16 (10.88%) Go
9 9 (6.12%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.04%) AWK
11 2 (1.36%) C#
11 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (79.59%) RHCE
2 44 (29.93%) Degree
3 23 (15.65%) AWS Certification
4 19 (12.93%) MCSE
4 19 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (12.24%) RHCA
6 13 (8.84%) Numerate Degree
7 11 (7.48%) CISSP
7 11 (7.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (6.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (5.44%) CCNA
9 8 (5.44%) CEH
9 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.72%) CCNP
11 3 (2.04%) CCIE
11 3 (2.04%) CCSP
11 3 (2.04%) Linux+ Certification
11 3 (2.04%) OCA
11 3 (2.04%) OCP
11 3 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.36%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (41.50%) Docker
2 27 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.56%) GlusterFS
4 12 (8.16%) Gluster
5 9 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.44%) vSphere
7 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
7 4 (2.72%) etcd
7 4 (2.72%) SkyDNS
7 4 (2.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.36%) Ceph
8 2 (1.36%) KVM
8 2 (1.36%) NFS
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.36%) oVirt
8 2 (1.36%) PowerDNS
8 2 (1.36%) Squid
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 91 (61.90%) Puppet
2 81 (55.10%) Ansible
3 49 (33.33%) Kubernetes
4 40 (27.21%) Terraform
5 37 (25.17%) Graphite
6 35 (23.81%) Consul
7 34 (23.13%) Docker Swarm
7 34 (23.13%) Nagios
8 33 (22.45%) Grafana
8 33 (22.45%) Packer
9 30 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (18.37%) Prometheus
11 20 (13.61%) vRealize
12 17 (11.56%) Salt
13 14 (9.52%) Opsview
14 11 (7.48%) rkt
15 10 (6.80%) ZABBIX
16 8 (5.44%) vCenter Server
17 4 (2.72%) confd
17 4 (2.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 105 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 55 (37.41%) VMware
3 44 (29.93%) Microsoft
4 26 (17.69%) Oracle
5 20 (13.61%) EMC
6 15 (10.20%) Cisco
7 9 (6.12%) HP
7 9 (6.12%) Splunk
8 8 (5.44%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.76%) Atlassian
9 7 (4.76%) Brocade
10 4 (2.72%) F5
10 4 (2.72%) IBM
10 4 (2.72%) Juniper
10 4 (2.72%) Veritas
11 3 (2.04%) Centrify
11 3 (2.04%) Mitel
11 3 (2.04%) StorageTek
11 3 (2.04%) Sun
12 2 (1.36%) ServiceNow