Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1108 1123 1136
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Administrator 58 84 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.048% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.050% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 49 76 121
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% -2.27% -
10th Percentile £47,300 £41,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +17.78% -18.18% +2.33%

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 163,763 169,397 191,249
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,963 136,760 160,834
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -9 56 £55,000 - 3
London +54 45 £55,000 -10.20%
UK excluding London -21 13 £53,000 +17.78% 3
South East -15 6 £53,000 +6.00% 1
South West +2 3 £50,000 +19.05%
East of England +13 2 - - 1
Scotland -10 2 £42,500 -5.56%

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (51.72%) Puppet
3 26 (44.83%) Red Hat
4 25 (43.10%) Python
4 25 (43.10%) Bash Shell
4 25 (43.10%) Ansible
5 24 (41.38%) Configuration Management
6 23 (39.66%) Docker
7 19 (32.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (29.31%) DevOps
9 17 (29.31%) DNS
10 16 (27.59%) Unix
10 16 (27.59%) VMware
10 16 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (27.59%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (25.86%) Windows
11 15 (25.86%) LDAP
12 13 (22.41%) High Availability
12 13 (22.41%) LAMP
13 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (18.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (18.97%) Solaris
14 11 (18.97%) Perl
14 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
14 11 (18.97%) Firewall
14 11 (18.97%) Veritas
15 10 (17.24%) Apache
15 10 (17.24%) Kubernetes
15 10 (17.24%) 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 10 (17.24%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) nginx
3 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.17%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.45%) CMS
6 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) DNS
2 11 (18.97%) Firewall
3 8 (13.79%) VPN
4 7 (12.07%) BGP
4 7 (12.07%) IGMP
4 7 (12.07%) Junos
4 7 (12.07%) OSPF
4 7 (12.07%) RIP
5 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.62%) DHCP
7 4 (6.90%) HTTP
7 4 (6.90%) Internet
7 4 (6.90%) SAN
7 4 (6.90%) SMTP
7 4 (6.90%) SSH
8 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.72%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (1.72%) LAN
9 1 (1.72%) Skype
9 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) Subversion
3 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.17%) Banking
1 3 (5.17%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.72%) Advertising
2 1 (1.72%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) LDAP
2 13 (22.41%) LAMP
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
4 3 (5.17%) Kafka
4 3 (5.17%) Middleware
4 3 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) CMDB
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.72%) Fintech
4 1 (1.72%) IVR
4 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (27.59%) Unix
3 15 (25.86%) Windows
4 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (18.97%) Solaris
6 7 (12.07%) CentOS
6 7 (12.07%) FreeNAS
6 7 (12.07%) Ubuntu
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
8 4 (6.90%) Debian
8 4 (6.90%) Mac OS X
9 3 (5.17%) VMS
10 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Configuration Management
2 19 (32.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (29.31%) DevOps
4 13 (22.41%) High Availability
5 7 (12.07%) Business Continuity
6 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.62%) Microservices
6 5 (8.62%) Open Source
6 5 (8.62%) Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (8.62%) Runbook
7 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.90%) API Development
7 4 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (6.90%) Post-Production
8 3 (5.17%) B2B
8 3 (5.17%) B2C
8 3 (5.17%) Change Control
8 3 (5.17%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.45%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) Bash Shell
1 25 (43.10%) Python
2 11 (18.97%) Perl
3 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
4 7 (12.07%) Ruby
5 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.90%) C
6 4 (6.90%) PHP
6 4 (6.90%) VB
7 2 (3.45%) Java
7 2 (3.45%) SQL
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.72%) RHCE
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (39.66%) Docker
2 16 (27.59%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
3 11 (18.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 10 (17.24%) iptables
5 7 (12.07%) NFS
6 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (6.90%) LXC
8 3 (5.17%) KVM
8 3 (5.17%) QEMU
9 2 (3.45%) Varnish
9 2 (3.45%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (51.72%) Puppet
2 25 (43.10%) Ansible
3 18 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (17.24%) Kubernetes
5 7 (12.07%) Control-M
5 7 (12.07%) NetBackup
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (10.34%) Unicenter
6 6 (10.34%) Xymon
7 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (8.62%) ZABBIX
8 4 (6.90%) Grafana
9 2 (3.45%) cPanel
9 2 (3.45%) HAProxy
9 2 (3.45%) Plesk
10 1 (1.72%) Capistrano
10 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 26 (44.83%) Red Hat
2 16 (27.59%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Veritas
4 6 (10.34%) BMC
4 6 (10.34%) CA
4 6 (10.34%) Remedy
4 6 (10.34%) Symantec
5 5 (8.62%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.17%) Google
6 3 (5.17%) Splunk
7 2 (3.45%) Sophos
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco
8 1 (1.72%) EMC
8 1 (1.72%) Juniper
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.72%) New Relic
8 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.72%) TOWER Software