Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1129 1080 1137
Rank change year-on-year -49 +57 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 82 142 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.075% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.078% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 75 125 147
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,750 £35,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £72,950 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £56,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year -11.50% +10.24% +1.49%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 10 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 24 November 2017. 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 -18 78 £60,000 +9.09% 2
UK excluding London +50 44 £50,000 -11.50% 1
London -56 37 £63,750 +15.91% 1
South East +46 25 £50,000 -12.28% 1
South West - 6 £42,000 -
Midlands +34 5 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England +13 5 £71,250 +1.79%
West Midlands +18 3 £45,000 -
Scotland -7 3 £45,000 +5.88%
East Midlands +31 2 £57,500 +27.78%

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior Linux Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 82 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (46.34%) DevOps
3 37 (45.12%) Python
4 34 (41.46%) Red Hat
4 34 (41.46%) VMware
5 32 (39.02%) MySQL
5 32 (39.02%) Bash Shell
6 31 (37.80%) Ansible
6 31 (37.80%) Windows
6 31 (37.80%) DNS
7 28 (34.15%) Apache
8 25 (30.49%) Perl
8 25 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (29.27%) Tomcat
10 23 (28.05%) Firewall
11 22 (26.83%) VPN
12 21 (25.61%) Puppet
12 21 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (24.39%) Finance
14 19 (23.17%) LAMP
14 19 (23.17%) LDAP
15 17 (20.73%) Unix
15 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
15 17 (20.73%) Ubuntu
16 15 (18.29%) NFS
17 14 (17.07%) Java
17 14 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (17.07%) nginx
17 14 (17.07%) CentOS
17 14 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 28 (34.15%) Apache
2 24 (29.27%) Tomcat
3 14 (17.07%) nginx
4 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
5 6 (7.32%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.88%) JBoss
6 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.88%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.66%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.66%) SaaS
4 2 (2.44%) Akamai
4 2 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.44%) Cloudflare
4 2 (2.44%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Office 365
5 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (37.80%) DNS
2 23 (28.05%) Firewall
3 22 (26.83%) VPN
4 19 (23.17%) LDAP
5 13 (15.85%) BGP
6 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
7 10 (12.20%) IGMP
7 10 (12.20%) Junos
7 10 (12.20%) OSPF
7 10 (12.20%) RIP
8 9 (10.98%) DHCP
8 9 (10.98%) LAN
8 9 (10.98%) WAN
9 8 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (9.76%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (9.76%) Kerberos
9 8 (9.76%) MPLS
9 8 (9.76%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (9.76%) SAN
9 8 (9.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (39.02%) MySQL
2 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
3 11 (13.41%) Hadoop
4 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (7.32%) MariaDB
5 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.32%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.66%) Ant
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
5 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 20 (24.39%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Back Office
2 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.54%) Electronics
3 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.54%) Marketing
4 6 (7.32%) Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) LAMP
2 12 (14.63%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (7.32%) REST
4 4 (4.88%) HTML
4 4 (4.88%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (3.66%) Sensu
6 2 (2.44%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (2.44%) Web Services
7 1 (1.22%) J2EE
7 1 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) Fintech
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.88%) Replication
4 3 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (37.80%) Windows
3 17 (20.73%) Ubuntu
3 17 (20.73%) Unix
4 14 (17.07%) CentOS
4 14 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (12.20%) Windows Server
6 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.54%) Debian
8 2 (2.44%) Solaris
9 1 (1.22%) Fedora
9 1 (1.22%) HPUX
9 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.34%) DevOps
2 14 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (15.85%) Mentoring
4 11 (13.41%) Business Continuity
4 11 (13.41%) Low Latency
5 10 (12.20%) Open Source
6 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.54%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (8.54%) Programme Management
7 6 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.10%) Information Security
8 5 (6.10%) ITIL
8 5 (6.10%) Server Building
9 4 (4.88%) High Availability
9 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.88%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.12%) Python
2 32 (39.02%) Bash Shell
3 25 (30.49%) Perl
4 14 (17.07%) Java
5 12 (14.63%) PHP
5 12 (14.63%) Ruby
5 12 (14.63%) Shell Script
6 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
6 8 (9.76%) SQL
7 6 (7.32%) Go
8 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.22%) AWK
9 1 (1.22%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) CCNA
1 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.54%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.22%) OCA
4 1 (1.22%) OCP
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.22%) RHCE
4 1 (1.22%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) ISAE 3402
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 25 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (18.29%) NFS
3 13 (15.85%) iptables
3 13 (15.85%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
4 11 (13.41%) Docker
5 10 (12.20%) XenServer
6 9 (10.98%) KVM
7 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
7 8 (9.76%) Terminal Services
7 8 (9.76%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (9.76%) XenApp
8 4 (4.88%) vSphere
9 2 (2.44%) Corosync
9 2 (2.44%) Postfix
9 2 (2.44%) PowerDNS
10 1 (1.22%) GlusterFS
10 1 (1.22%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (37.80%) Ansible
2 21 (25.61%) Puppet
3 10 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (10.98%) Kubernetes
5 8 (9.76%) Terraform
5 8 (9.76%) WSUS
5 8 (9.76%) ZABBIX
6 6 (7.32%) HAProxy
7 4 (4.88%) Nagios
7 4 (4.88%) Salt
8 3 (3.66%) Galera Cluster
8 3 (3.66%) logstash
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (2.44%) Check_MK
9 2 (2.44%) Pacemaker
9 2 (2.44%) Packer
10 1 (1.22%) Icinga
10 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (1.22%) systemd
Vendors
1 34 (41.46%) Red Hat
1 34 (41.46%) VMware
2 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.98%) Citrix
3 9 (10.98%) Oracle
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco
4 8 (9.76%) F5
4 8 (9.76%) McAfee
5 7 (8.54%) SAP
6 5 (6.10%) Cloudera
6 5 (6.10%) Hitachi
7 4 (4.88%) IBM
7 4 (4.88%) Temenos
8 3 (3.66%) Google
8 3 (3.66%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.44%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) Percona
9 2 (2.44%) Sun
9 2 (2.44%) Veeam