Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1129 1042 1145
Rank change year-on-year -87 +103 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 69 142 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.081% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.084% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 65 124 146
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,225 £43,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +8.91%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Administrator
Top 9 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 20 February 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 -87 67 £60,000 - 3
London -54 39 £65,000 +8.33% 1
UK excluding London -51 30 £60,000 +4.35% 3
South East -12 19 £60,000 -0.83% 1
South West +9 4 £42,000 -6.67%
East of England -3 4 £72,500 +49.48% 1
Scotland -34 2 - - 1
East Midlands +10 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Midlands +4 1 £60,000 +50.00%

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (55.07%) Ansible
3 37 (53.62%) Python
4 34 (49.28%) Bash Shell
5 32 (46.38%) Red Hat
6 27 (39.13%) DevOps
7 26 (37.68%) Puppet
8 25 (36.23%) Apache
9 23 (33.33%) Perl
10 22 (31.88%) MySQL
11 21 (30.43%) LAMP
11 21 (30.43%) CentOS
12 20 (28.99%) nginx
12 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (28.99%) VMware
13 19 (27.54%) DNS
14 18 (26.09%) LDAP
15 16 (23.19%) Windows
16 15 (21.74%) VPN
16 15 (21.74%) Data Centre
17 14 (20.29%) Virtual Machines
17 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (20.29%) Ubuntu
17 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (18.84%) Degree
18 13 (18.84%) Firewall
18 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
18 13 (18.84%) LEMP Stack
18 13 (18.84%) HAProxy
19 12 (17.39%) iptables

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 25 (36.23%) Apache
2 20 (28.99%) nginx
3 12 (17.39%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.25%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.90%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.14%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.25%) SaaS
4 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.90%) Akamai
5 2 (2.90%) Cloudflare
6 1 (1.45%) IaaS
6 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) DNS
2 15 (21.74%) VPN
3 13 (18.84%) Firewall
4 10 (14.49%) BGP
5 9 (13.04%) IGMP
5 9 (13.04%) Junos
5 9 (13.04%) OSPF
5 9 (13.04%) RIP
6 7 (10.14%) HTTP
6 7 (10.14%) SAN
7 6 (8.70%) Kerberos
8 4 (5.80%) Network Security
9 3 (4.35%) Internet
9 3 (4.35%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.90%) IMAP
10 2 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.45%) LAN
11 1 (1.45%) SNMP
11 1 (1.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.88%) MySQL
2 9 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 8 (11.59%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.14%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.80%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.90%) Ant
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.90%) JIRA
5 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.43%) LAMP
2 18 (26.09%) LDAP
3 13 (18.84%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (7.25%) REST
5 3 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.90%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (2.90%) Sensu
6 2 (2.90%) Web Services
7 1 (1.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
3 9 (13.04%) Fintech
4 8 (11.59%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.35%) Replication
6 2 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (30.43%) CentOS
3 16 (23.19%) Windows
4 14 (20.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (20.29%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.80%) Debian
5 4 (5.80%) Unix
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) DevOps
2 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.49%) High Availability
5 9 (13.04%) Business Continuity
5 9 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.04%) Low Latency
5 9 (13.04%) Open Source
6 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.25%) Network Design
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.80%) ITIL
8 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.80%) Project Management
8 4 (5.80%) Server Building
9 3 (4.35%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (53.62%) Python
2 34 (49.28%) Bash Shell
3 23 (33.33%) Perl
4 11 (15.94%) Ruby
5 10 (14.49%) Java
5 10 (14.49%) Shell Script
6 9 (13.04%) PHP
7 5 (7.25%) Go
8 3 (4.35%) C
8 3 (4.35%) C++
8 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (20.29%) Virtual Machines
1 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.39%) iptables
2 12 (17.39%) NFS
3 11 (15.94%) Docker
4 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.90%) Corosync
5 2 (2.90%) Postfix
5 2 (2.90%) PowerDNS
5 2 (2.90%) SpamAssassin
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) GPFS
6 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (55.07%) Ansible
2 26 (37.68%) Puppet
3 13 (18.84%) HAProxy
4 11 (15.94%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (13.04%) Kubernetes
5 9 (13.04%) Nagios
6 7 (10.14%) Terraform
7 5 (7.25%) logstash
8 4 (5.80%) Icinga
8 4 (5.80%) Salt
9 3 (4.35%) Cacti
9 3 (4.35%) CFEngine
9 3 (4.35%) Netcool
10 2 (2.90%) Check_MK
10 2 (2.90%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (2.90%) Grafana
10 2 (2.90%) Pacemaker
10 2 (2.90%) Packer
10 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
11 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Red Hat
2 20 (28.99%) VMware
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle
4 5 (7.25%) NetApp
5 4 (5.80%) Cloudera
5 4 (5.80%) Google
5 4 (5.80%) Hitachi
5 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.80%) Veritas
6 3 (4.35%) SaltStack
6 3 (4.35%) Splunk
7 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.90%) IBM
7 2 (2.90%) Percona
7 2 (2.90%) Veeam
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco
8 1 (1.45%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) Perforce
8 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.45%) Sun