Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1044 1143
Rank change year-on-year -77 +99 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 48 102 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.060% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.062% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 42 90 130
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,250 £44,875
90th Percentile £72,000 £82,500 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%

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 166,181 163,317 193,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,160 135,214 162,871
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,748
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% - +6.25%

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 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 7 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 May 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 -46 45 £60,000 - 8
London +5 28 £57,500 -17.86% 5
UK excluding London -61 20 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South East -36 12 £60,000 -4.00%
East of England -6 3 £72,500 +49.48% 2
Scotland -28 3 £42,500 -5.56%
South West -8 2 £57,500 +27.78% 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (45.83%) Red Hat
3 21 (43.75%) Bash Shell
3 21 (43.75%) Ansible
4 20 (41.67%) DevOps
4 20 (41.67%) Puppet
5 18 (37.50%) Python
6 17 (35.42%) CentOS
7 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (27.08%) Apache
7 13 (27.08%) Windows
7 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
8 12 (25.00%) Firewall
9 11 (22.92%) LAMP
9 11 (22.92%) Perl
10 10 (20.83%) MySQL
10 10 (20.83%) High Availability
10 10 (20.83%) Degree
10 10 (20.83%) Docker
10 10 (20.83%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (18.75%) HAProxy
11 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
11 9 (18.75%) Ubuntu
11 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
11 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (18.75%) nginx
12 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 8 (16.67%) LDAP
12 8 (16.67%) DNS

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 13 (27.08%) Apache
2 9 (18.75%) nginx
3 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.25%) SaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Office 365
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) DNS
3 7 (14.58%) VPN
4 5 (10.42%) HTTP
5 3 (6.25%) BGP
5 3 (6.25%) IGMP
5 3 (6.25%) Internet
5 3 (6.25%) Junos
5 3 (6.25%) OSPF
5 3 (6.25%) RIP
6 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.08%) IMAP
6 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.08%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) MySQL
2 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.42%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) LAMP
2 8 (16.67%) LDAP
3 4 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (6.25%) Kafka
4 3 (6.25%) Middleware
4 3 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.50%) Fintech
3 6 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 4 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.17%) Hedge funds
6 2 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (35.42%) CentOS
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (27.08%) Windows
4 9 (18.75%) Ubuntu
5 5 (10.42%) Mac OS X
6 3 (6.25%) Debian
6 3 (6.25%) VMS
7 2 (4.17%) Unix
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) DevOps
2 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
3 10 (20.83%) High Availability
4 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) Open Source
5 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (12.50%) Low Latency
6 5 (10.42%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (10.42%) Post-Production
7 4 (8.33%) Information Security
7 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.25%) Change Control
8 3 (6.25%) Cloud Operations
8 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.25%) Network Design
8 3 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) Bash Shell
2 18 (37.50%) Python
3 11 (22.92%) Perl
4 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.42%) PHP
6 4 (8.33%) Java
6 4 (8.33%) Ruby
7 3 (6.25%) C
7 3 (6.25%) C++
7 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Docker
1 10 (20.83%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) iptables
3 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) KVM
4 3 (6.25%) NFS
4 3 (6.25%) QEMU
5 1 (2.08%) GPFS
5 1 (2.08%) Postfix
5 1 (2.08%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (2.08%) Varnish
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (43.75%) Ansible
2 20 (41.67%) Puppet
3 9 (18.75%) HAProxy
3 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (12.50%) Nagios
5 5 (10.42%) Grafana
5 5 (10.42%) ZABBIX
6 3 (6.25%) Cacti
6 3 (6.25%) CFEngine
6 3 (6.25%) Icinga
6 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
6 3 (6.25%) logstash
6 3 (6.25%) Netcool
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (2.08%) Capistrano
8 1 (2.08%) cPanel
8 1 (2.08%) Opsview
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (2.08%) Plesk
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Red Hat
2 6 (12.50%) Splunk
2 6 (12.50%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) NetApp
4 4 (8.33%) Google
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (8.33%) Veritas
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Sophos
6 1 (2.08%) EMC
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) Perforce
6 1 (2.08%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.08%) TOWER Software