The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 901 916
Rank change year-on-year +90 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 47 53 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.051% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.053% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 42 50 51
Median salary £61,250 £64,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.29% +16.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £80,600 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £64,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -14.06% +21.90%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 30 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 28 March 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 +97 45 £62,500 -2.34% 3
London +63 19 £70,000 +12.00%
South East +54 13 £62,500 -3.84% 2
Berkshire +39 8 £72,500 +3.57% 1
West Midlands +38 5 £40,000 -37.50% 1
City of London +37 5 £80,000 +33.33%
Reading +33 4 £70,000 +9.80%
Oxfordshire +6 4 £62,500 +13.63%
Yorkshire +32 3 £42,500 +6.25%
East of England - 3 £48,500 -
Coventry - 3 £40,000 -
Windsor - 3 £75,000 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 -
York - 3 £42,500 -
Chiswick - 2 £41,250 -
Scotland - 2 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Slough +20 1 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Shropshire -1 1 - - 1
Telford -8 1 - - 1
Egham - 1 £60,000 -
Livingston - 1 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £70,000 -
Surrey - 1 £60,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £65,000 -
Banbury - 1 £57,500 -
Crewe - 1 £70,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Linux
2 80 (59.70%) Red Hat
3 71 (52.99%) Python
4 64 (47.76%) Bash Shell
5 59 (44.03%) Puppet
6 53 (39.55%) CentOS
7 45 (33.58%) SaaS
8 38 (28.36%) Amazon AWS
9 35 (26.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (26.12%) Finance
10 31 (23.13%) Windows
11 30 (22.39%) VMware
12 29 (21.64%) Unix
13 27 (20.15%) Sun
14 25 (18.66%) QA
14 25 (18.66%) C
15 24 (17.91%) DevOps
16 23 (17.16%) MySQL
16 23 (17.16%) Banking
16 23 (17.16%) Jenkins
17 22 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
17 22 (16.42%) Ruby
17 22 (16.42%) Perl
18 21 (15.67%) Degree
19 20 (14.93%) High Availability
19 20 (14.93%) Configuration Management
20 18 (13.43%) Ansible
21 17 (12.69%) Cisco
21 17 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
22 15 (11.19%) VPN

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 (9.70%) Apache
2 9 (6.72%) Hubot
3 6 (4.48%) IIS
3 6 (4.48%) nginx
4 5 (3.73%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.49%) Drupal
6 2 (1.49%) WordPress
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.75%) Confluence
7 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MS Office
2 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.58%) SaaS
2 38 (28.36%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.72%) Slack
4 5 (3.73%) Oracle CX
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.49%) Office 365
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.75%) GitHub
6 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.75%) Route 53
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) VPN
2 14 (10.45%) Firewall
2 14 (10.45%) LAN
2 14 (10.45%) WAN
3 13 (9.70%) DNS
3 13 (9.70%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.21%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (5.97%) DHCP
5 8 (5.97%) VLAN
6 7 (5.22%) Internet
6 7 (5.22%) LDAP
7 6 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (4.48%) SMTP
7 6 (4.48%) SNMP
8 5 (3.73%) Wireless
9 4 (2.99%) HTTP
10 3 (2.24%) NAS
10 3 (2.24%) PBX
10 3 (2.24%) VoIP
10 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.16%) MySQL
2 6 (4.48%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.24%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.49%) Big Data
4 2 (1.49%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.49%) Redis
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.75%) HBase
5 1 (0.75%) Informix
5 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (17.16%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.99%) Subversion
4 2 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.49%) JIRA
5 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (26.12%) Finance
2 23 (17.16%) Banking
3 10 (7.46%) Retail
4 7 (5.22%) Marketing
5 5 (3.73%) Legal
6 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) LAMP
2 12 (8.96%) Web Services
3 3 (2.24%) Middleware
3 3 (2.24%) REST
3 3 (2.24%) RESTful
3 3 (2.24%) WSH
4 2 (1.49%) MCollective
5 1 (0.75%) Kafka
5 1 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.75%) XML
5 1 (0.75%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.21%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.99%) Replication
5 3 (2.24%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.49%) Clustering
6 2 (1.49%) Fintech
7 1 (0.75%) CESG
7 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.75%) Life Science
7 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Linux
2 53 (39.55%) CentOS
3 35 (26.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (23.13%) Windows
5 29 (21.64%) Unix
6 14 (10.45%) Ubuntu
7 10 (7.46%) Solaris
7 10 (7.46%) Windows Server
8 8 (5.97%) Debian
9 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (3.73%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.49%) Fedora
12 2 (1.49%) HPUX
12 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.75%) AIX
13 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.91%) DevOps
2 20 (14.93%) Configuration Management
2 20 (14.93%) High Availability
3 14 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (10.45%) E-Commerce
4 10 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.72%) ChatOps
5 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (5.22%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.22%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.48%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (3.73%) Project Management
8 5 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.73%) Workflow
9 4 (2.99%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.99%) Open Source
9 4 (2.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (52.99%) Python
2 64 (47.76%) Bash Shell
3 25 (18.66%) C
4 22 (16.42%) Perl
4 22 (16.42%) Ruby
5 14 (10.45%) Java
5 14 (10.45%) PHP
6 13 (9.70%) SQL
7 11 (8.21%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.24%) C++
9 3 (2.24%) Groovy
9 3 (2.24%) Korn
10 2 (1.49%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.75%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) Degree
2 7 (5.22%) CCNA
2 7 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.99%) MCITP
4 4 (2.99%) MCSA
4 4 (2.99%) MCSE
4 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.24%) RHCA
5 3 (2.24%) RHCE
5 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.66%) QA
2 6 (4.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.96%) Docker
3 10 (7.46%) KVM
4 8 (5.97%) Active Directory
5 6 (4.48%) NFS
6 5 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.99%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.24%) Squid
8 3 (2.24%) vSphere
8 3 (2.24%) Xen
9 2 (1.49%) iptables
9 2 (1.49%) Postfix
9 2 (1.49%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.75%) HDFS
10 1 (0.75%) pfSense
10 1 (0.75%) Varnish
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.75%) XenApp
10 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (44.03%) Puppet
2 22 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (13.43%) Ansible
4 8 (5.97%) Nagios
5 5 (3.73%) Graphite
5 5 (3.73%) Salt
6 4 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (2.99%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.24%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.24%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.49%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.49%) cPanel
8 2 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.75%) Ambari
9 1 (0.75%) logstash
9 1 (0.75%) Munin
9 1 (0.75%) Oozie
9 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (59.70%) Red Hat
2 30 (22.39%) VMware
3 27 (20.15%) Sun
4 17 (12.69%) Cisco
5 9 (6.72%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.97%) Oracle
7 6 (4.48%) EMC
7 6 (4.48%) Veritas
8 5 (3.73%) Juniper
8 5 (3.73%) NetApp
9 4 (2.99%) BMC
10 3 (2.24%) Citrix
10 3 (2.24%) HP
11 2 (1.49%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.49%) ANSYS
11 2 (1.49%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.75%) F5
12 1 (0.75%) Google
12 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.75%) Zend
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