Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 809 979 1018
Rank change year-on-year +170 +39 +90
Permanent jobs citing RHCSA 40 26 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.023% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 48
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £47,750 £58,938
Median % change year-on-year +67.54% -18.98% +53.08%
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £45,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +53.85% -17.27% +42.86%

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 17,125 24,359 36,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.75% 21.46% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11,631 18,331 26,847
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +2.86%

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 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 +146 39 £80,000 +60.00% 8
London +139 25 £80,000 +15.11% 1
UK excluding London +100 13 £70,000 +53.85% 7
South East +75 4 £70,000 +53.85% 2
North of England +45 3 £70,000 +25.00% 2
North West +38 3 £70,000 +25.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
Midlands - 3 - - 1
South West +8 2 £55,000 +2.33% 2
Scotland - 1 £80,000 -
Work from Home - 1 £80,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 35 (87.50%) RHCE
1 35 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 32 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (70.00%) Linux
4 25 (62.50%) Azure
5 22 (55.00%) Kubernetes
6 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 16 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 16 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (40.00%) High Availability
7 16 (40.00%) DevOps
7 16 (40.00%) Ansible
7 16 (40.00%) Python
8 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (37.50%) Software Engineering
8 15 (37.50%) Ruby
8 15 (37.50%) Docker
8 15 (37.50%) GitHub
8 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 15 (37.50%) GitLab
8 15 (37.50%) Puppet
8 15 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (37.50%) AWS
9 14 (35.00%) Open Source
9 14 (35.00%) NoSQL
9 14 (35.00%) CentOS
9 14 (35.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (35.00%) Graphite
9 14 (35.00%) Mentoring

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 (7.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (62.50%) Azure
2 15 (37.50%) AWS
2 15 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (37.50%) GitHub
3 11 (27.50%) IaaS
4 10 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
5 8 (20.00%) PaaS
6 2 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DHCP
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
1 3 (7.50%) Firewall
1 3 (7.50%) FTP
1 3 (7.50%) NAS
1 3 (7.50%) SAN
1 3 (7.50%) SSL
1 3 (7.50%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) Wireless
2 2 (5.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (37.50%) GitLab
2 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 14 (35.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (12.50%) Snyk
5 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 14 (35.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Platform Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Operational Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Security Operations Manager
7 2 (5.00%) SOC Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (7.50%) LDAP
3 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (35.00%) CentOS
4 8 (20.00%) Windows
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.00%) Unix
6 3 (7.50%) VMS
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) DevOps
1 16 (40.00%) High Availability
2 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 14 (35.00%) Configuration Management
3 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (35.00%) Deployment Automation
3 14 (35.00%) IT Strategy
3 14 (35.00%) Load Balancing
3 14 (35.00%) Mentoring
3 14 (35.00%) Microservices
3 14 (35.00%) Open Source
3 14 (35.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 13 (32.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 13 (32.50%) E-Procurement
4 13 (32.50%) Infrastructure Automation
5 12 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (27.50%) ITIL
7 10 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Python
2 15 (37.50%) Ruby
3 14 (35.00%) Go
3 14 (35.00%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.00%) C
4 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.50%) AWK
5 3 (7.50%) Perl
5 3 (7.50%) sed
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (87.50%) RHCE
2 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) AWS Certification
4 12 (30.00%) MCSE
4 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 10 (25.00%) Degree
5 10 (25.00%) SSCP
6 2 (5.00%) CEH
6 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.00%) MBCS
7 1 (2.50%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) NCSC
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Docker
2 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.50%) Firmware
4 3 (7.50%) KVM
4 3 (7.50%) OCFS2
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (7.50%) Postfix
4 3 (7.50%) qmail
4 3 (7.50%) Samba
4 3 (7.50%) Sendmail
4 3 (7.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (7.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Xen
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) Kubernetes
2 16 (40.00%) Ansible
3 15 (37.50%) Puppet
4 14 (35.00%) Consul
4 14 (35.00%) Docker Swarm
4 14 (35.00%) Grafana
4 14 (35.00%) Graphite
4 14 (35.00%) Packer
4 14 (35.00%) Prometheus
4 14 (35.00%) Terraform
5 10 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (7.50%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (7.50%) SELinux
7 1 (2.50%) Nessus
7 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (2.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 32 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 4 (10.00%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) VMware