Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Linux Administrator
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1096 1126 1101
Rank change year-on-year +30 -25 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 57 79 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.044% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.046% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 48 72 125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
90th Percentile £71,875 £74,625 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £55,750
% change year-on-year +3.00% -10.31% +6.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 156,321 172,939 184,186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 125,851 138,722 154,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

Senior Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Linux Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator.

Salary trend for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 +36 55 £55,000 -4.35% 8
London +42 37 £55,000 -12.00% 1
UK excluding London +14 20 £51,500 +3.00% 7
South East +15 6 £54,000 +8.00% 1
East of England +23 4 £45,000 -36.84% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 - 1
North of England - 4 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands +25 2 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Midlands +23 2 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Scotland +7 2 £38,500 -14.44%
South West +3 2 £47,500 +13.10%

Senior Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Senior Linux Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (49.12%) Red Hat
2 28 (49.12%) Puppet
3 24 (42.11%) Unix
4 21 (36.84%) Python
4 21 (36.84%) Configuration Management
4 21 (36.84%) VMware
4 21 (36.84%) Ansible
5 19 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 19 (33.33%) DNS
6 18 (31.58%) Solaris
6 18 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (28.07%) Docker
8 15 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (24.56%) Perl
10 13 (22.81%) LAMP
10 13 (22.81%) Veritas
10 13 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (21.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 12 (21.05%) Windows
11 12 (21.05%) LDAP
12 11 (19.30%) NFS
12 11 (19.30%) Apache
12 11 (19.30%) Shell Script
13 10 (17.54%) Kubernetes
13 10 (17.54%) High Availability
14 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (15.79%) SAN

Senior Linux Administrator Skill Set
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 11 (19.30%) Apache
2 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.02%) nginx
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.77%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) DNS
2 9 (15.79%) SAN
3 7 (12.28%) BGP
3 7 (12.28%) IGMP
3 7 (12.28%) Junos
3 7 (12.28%) OSPF
3 7 (12.28%) RIP
3 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.28%) VPN
4 6 (10.53%) DHCP
4 6 (10.53%) Firewall
5 5 (8.77%) SMTP
5 5 (8.77%) SSH
6 4 (7.02%) HTTP
6 4 (7.02%) Internet
7 3 (5.26%) Network Security
7 3 (5.26%) VLAN
8 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.75%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (5.26%) Banking
1 3 (5.26%) Spanish Language
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) LAMP
2 12 (21.05%) LDAP
3 6 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) CMDB
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.75%) Fintech
5 1 (1.75%) IVR
5 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Unix
3 18 (31.58%) Solaris
4 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (21.05%) Windows
6 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
7 7 (12.28%) Debian
7 7 (12.28%) FreeNAS
8 5 (8.77%) CentOS
9 4 (7.02%) AIX
9 4 (7.02%) HPUX
9 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Configuration Management
2 18 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (17.54%) High Availability
4 8 (14.04%) Business Continuity
4 8 (14.04%) DevOps
5 6 (10.53%) Runbook
6 5 (8.77%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (8.77%) Microservices
6 5 (8.77%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (7.02%) API Development
8 3 (5.26%) ITIL
8 3 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (3.51%) People Management
9 2 (3.51%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (3.51%) Security Testing
10 1 (1.75%) Antivirus Management
10 1 (1.75%) Availability Management
10 1 (1.75%) SDLC
10 1 (1.75%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 1 (1.75%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Python
2 19 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 14 (24.56%) Perl
4 11 (19.30%) Shell Script
5 8 (14.04%) Ruby
6 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.02%) C
7 4 (7.02%) VB
8 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.75%) C++
9 1 (1.75%) C-shell
9 1 (1.75%) Go
9 1 (1.75%) Java
9 1 (1.75%) Korn
9 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (7.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) Docker
2 15 (26.32%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (21.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (19.30%) NFS
5 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
6 7 (12.28%) iptables
7 5 (8.77%) LXC
8 4 (7.02%) vSphere
9 2 (3.51%) Veritas File System
9 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.75%) Varnish
10 1 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 28 (49.12%) Puppet
2 21 (36.84%) Ansible
3 19 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (17.54%) Kubernetes
5 8 (14.04%) NetBackup
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (12.28%) Control-M
7 6 (10.53%) Unicenter
7 6 (10.53%) Xymon
8 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (3.51%) Nagios
10 1 (1.75%) cPanel
10 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.75%) Plesk
10 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (1.75%) vMotion
10 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Red Hat
2 21 (36.84%) VMware
3 13 (22.81%) Veritas
4 6 (10.53%) BMC
4 6 (10.53%) CA
4 6 (10.53%) Remedy
4 6 (10.53%) Symantec
5 5 (8.77%) Infoblox
6 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (3.51%) Veeam
9 1 (1.75%) EMC
9 1 (1.75%) IBM
9 1 (1.75%) New Relic
9 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.75%) Sophos
9 1 (1.75%) Sun