The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 868 906
Rank change year-on-year +41 +38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 47 79 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.080% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.083% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 45 73 59
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £43,000 £41,300
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Senior Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Linux Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 25 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 45 £50,000 -9.09% 8
South East +51 21 £45,000 -35.71% 4
London -8 14 £67,500 +22.72% 3
Berkshire +35 13 £45,000 -43.75% 1
Slough - 12 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex +20 7 £50,000 -9.09%
Brighton +14 7 £50,000 -9.09%
City of London - 7 £80,000 -
West Midlands +19 5 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 5 £45,000 -
Telford - 4 £45,000 -
Scotland +13 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Yorkshire +4 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Manchester - 2 £55,000 - 1
North West - 2 £55,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Leeds +9 1 £37,500 -6.25%
North Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Windsor -5 1 £75,000 -6.25%
York - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 92 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (55.43%) Red Hat
3 38 (41.30%) Python
3 38 (41.30%) DevOps
4 31 (33.70%) Windows
5 28 (30.43%) DNS
5 28 (30.43%) VMware
6 27 (29.35%) Perl
6 27 (29.35%) MySQL
6 27 (29.35%) CentOS
7 26 (28.26%) Unix
8 24 (26.09%) Finance
8 24 (26.09%) Bash Shell
9 23 (25.00%) Puppet
10 22 (23.91%) Cisco
11 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
12 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (20.65%) VPN
13 19 (20.65%) Java
13 19 (20.65%) Firewall
14 18 (19.57%) SQL
14 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
14 18 (19.57%) Active Directory
14 18 (19.57%) KVM
14 18 (19.57%) SaaS
14 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
16 16 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (17.39%) PHP
16 16 (17.39%) Apache

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 16 (17.39%) Apache
2 14 (15.22%) MS Exchange
3 12 (13.04%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.26%) nginx
5 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) SaaS
2 16 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle CX
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 2 (2.17%) Office 365
6 1 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.43%) DNS
2 19 (20.65%) Firewall
2 19 (20.65%) VPN
3 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
4 16 (17.39%) LAN
4 16 (17.39%) WAN
5 13 (14.13%) DHCP
6 12 (13.04%) MPLS
6 12 (13.04%) VLAN
7 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (11.96%) Cisco PIX
7 11 (11.96%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (6.52%) BGP
8 6 (6.52%) LDAP
9 5 (5.43%) IGMP
9 5 (5.43%) Junos
9 5 (5.43%) OSPF
9 5 (5.43%) RIP
9 5 (5.43%) SAN
10 3 (3.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.35%) MySQL
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.26%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.26%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.17%) Redis
7 1 (1.09%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.09%) JIRA
4 1 (1.09%) Subversion
4 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (26.09%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Marketing
2 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
3 11 (11.96%) Back Office
4 10 (10.87%) Electronics
4 10 (10.87%) Manufacturing
5 7 (7.61%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) LAMP
2 7 (7.61%) HTML
3 3 (3.26%) REST
3 3 (3.26%) RESTful
4 2 (2.17%) MCollective
5 1 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Computer Science
1 7 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.26%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Fintech
5 2 (2.17%) iPad
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.09%) IVR
6 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (33.70%) Windows
3 27 (29.35%) CentOS
4 26 (28.26%) Unix
5 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (13.04%) Debian
6 12 (13.04%) Ubuntu
6 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (8.70%) Solaris
9 3 (3.26%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
10 2 (2.17%) Fedora
10 2 (2.17%) HPUX
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.30%) DevOps
2 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
3 13 (14.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (14.13%) High Availability
4 11 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (10.87%) Digital Marketing
5 10 (10.87%) ITIL
5 10 (10.87%) Programme Management
6 7 (7.61%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.61%) Service Management
7 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.52%) Low Latency
8 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.26%) Structured Programming
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.30%) Python
2 27 (29.35%) Perl
3 24 (26.09%) Bash Shell
4 19 (20.65%) Java
5 18 (19.57%) SQL
6 16 (17.39%) PHP
7 13 (14.13%) Ruby
8 11 (11.96%) JavaScript
9 9 (9.78%) C
10 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
10 7 (7.61%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.35%) Groovy
12 3 (3.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) CCNA
1 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.87%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) RHCA
3 3 (3.26%) RHCE
3 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) MCITP
4 2 (2.17%) MCSA
4 2 (2.17%) MCSE
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.09%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.09%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (19.57%) Active Directory
1 18 (19.57%) KVM
1 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.96%) Hyper-V
2 11 (11.96%) Terminal Services
2 11 (11.96%) VMware Workstation
2 11 (11.96%) XenApp
2 11 (11.96%) XenServer
3 9 (9.78%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (8.70%) NFS
5 6 (6.52%) iptables
6 4 (4.35%) vSphere
7 2 (2.17%) Postfix
8 1 (1.09%) Docker
8 1 (1.09%) vCloud
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (25.00%) Puppet
2 13 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (14.13%) ZABBIX
3 11 (11.96%) Ansible
3 11 (11.96%) WSUS
4 7 (7.61%) Nagios
5 4 (4.35%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.26%) Graphite
7 2 (2.17%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.17%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.17%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.17%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.09%) logstash
8 1 (1.09%) Munin
8 1 (1.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 51 (55.43%) Red Hat
2 28 (30.43%) VMware
3 22 (23.91%) Cisco
4 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.96%) Citrix
5 11 (11.96%) F5
5 11 (11.96%) McAfee
6 10 (10.87%) SAP
7 9 (9.78%) Oracle
7 9 (9.78%) Sun
8 7 (7.61%) EMC
9 4 (4.35%) Juniper
9 4 (4.35%) NetApp
10 2 (2.17%) HP
10 2 (2.17%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.17%) Veritas
11 1 (1.09%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.09%) Dell
11 1 (1.09%) Google
11 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
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