The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 System Administrator
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 922 903
Rank change year-on-year +102 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 32 28 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.027% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.028% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 47
Median salary £58,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.08% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £63,750 £53,750
% change year-on-year -13.72% +18.60%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator.

Salary trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +76 30 £60,000 - 3
South East +66 11 £62,500 -10.71% 2
London +56 8 £65,000 +8.33%
Berkshire +39 6 £75,000 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +35 5 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +11 4 £62,500 +13.63%
Coventry - 3 £40,000 -
Windsor - 3 £75,000 -
East of England - 3 £48,500 -
Yorkshire +35 2 £42,500 +6.25%
Reading +33 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
York - 2 £42,500 -
Scotland - 2 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Slough +19 1 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Shropshire -3 1 - - 1
Telford -8 1 - - 1
Egham - 1 £60,000 -
Livingston - 1 £35,000 -
Banbury - 1 £57,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £65,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £55,000 -
Surrey - 1 £60,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £55,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £48,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 85 (100.00%) Linux
2 52 (61.18%) CentOS
3 48 (56.47%) Puppet
4 43 (50.59%) Red Hat
5 39 (45.88%) Python
6 35 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (40.00%) Bash Shell
8 28 (32.94%) VMware
9 27 (31.76%) Windows
10 26 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (27.06%) Jenkins
11 23 (27.06%) DevOps
12 22 (25.88%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (25.88%) MySQL
13 18 (21.18%) Perl
13 18 (21.18%) High Availability
13 18 (21.18%) Ruby
13 18 (21.18%) Degree
14 17 (20.00%) SaaS
14 17 (20.00%) Unix
14 17 (20.00%) Cisco
15 15 (17.65%) VPN
15 15 (17.65%) Ansible
15 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (16.47%) Ubuntu
16 14 (16.47%) PHP
16 14 (16.47%) Firewall
17 13 (15.29%) LAMP
17 13 (15.29%) Configuration Management
17 13 (15.29%) Java

Senior Linux Systems 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 (15.29%) Apache
2 9 (10.59%) Hubot
3 6 (7.06%) IIS
3 6 (7.06%) nginx
4 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.35%) Drupal
5 2 (2.35%) WordPress
6 1 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Magento
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (20.00%) SaaS
3 9 (10.59%) Slack
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle CX
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.18%) GitHub
6 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.18%) Office 365
6 1 (1.18%) Route 53
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) VPN
2 14 (16.47%) Firewall
3 13 (15.29%) DNS
3 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
4 11 (12.94%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (11.76%) LAN
5 10 (11.76%) WAN
6 8 (9.41%) DHCP
7 7 (8.24%) Internet
7 7 (8.24%) LDAP
8 6 (7.06%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (7.06%) SMTP
8 6 (7.06%) SNMP
8 6 (7.06%) VLAN
9 4 (4.71%) HTTP
10 3 (3.53%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.35%) Broadband
11 2 (2.35%) InfiniBand
11 2 (2.35%) Junos
11 2 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.88%) MySQL
2 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.53%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.35%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.35%) Redis
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.18%) Big Data
5 1 (1.18%) Informix
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (27.06%) Jenkins
2 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.71%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.18%) JIRA
4 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.59%) Retail
2 8 (9.41%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) LAMP
2 10 (11.76%) Web Services
3 3 (3.53%) Middleware
3 3 (3.53%) REST
3 3 (3.53%) RESTful
3 3 (3.53%) WSH
4 2 (2.35%) MCollective
5 1 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.18%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.53%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.35%) Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.18%) CESG
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Fintech
5 1 (1.18%) Life Science
5 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Linux
2 52 (61.18%) CentOS
3 27 (31.76%) Windows
4 26 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (20.00%) Unix
6 14 (16.47%) Ubuntu
7 8 (9.41%) Debian
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Server
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (5.88%) Solaris
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.35%) Fedora
10 2 (2.35%) HPUX
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.18%) AIX
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) DevOps
2 18 (21.18%) High Availability
3 13 (15.29%) Configuration Management
4 11 (12.94%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.59%) ChatOps
5 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.06%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.88%) Workflow
9 4 (4.71%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.71%) Open Source
10 3 (3.53%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.53%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.53%) Structured Programming
10 3 (3.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.88%) Python
2 34 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 18 (21.18%) Perl
3 18 (21.18%) Ruby
4 14 (16.47%) PHP
5 13 (15.29%) Java
6 12 (14.12%) SQL
7 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.53%) C
9 3 (3.53%) C++
9 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.35%) Groovy
10 2 (2.35%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.18%) Korn
11 1 (1.18%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) Degree
2 7 (8.24%) CCNA
2 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.53%) RHCA
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.76%) Docker
2 10 (11.76%) KVM
3 6 (7.06%) NFS
4 5 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.53%) Squid
6 3 (3.53%) vSphere
6 3 (3.53%) Xen
7 2 (2.35%) iptables
7 2 (2.35%) Postfix
7 2 (2.35%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.18%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (1.18%) pfSense
8 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.18%) Varnish
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.18%) XenApp
8 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (56.47%) Puppet
2 22 (25.88%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (17.65%) Ansible
4 8 (9.41%) Nagios
5 5 (5.88%) Graphite
5 5 (5.88%) Salt
6 4 (4.71%) HAProxy
7 3 (3.53%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.35%) CFEngine
8 2 (2.35%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.35%) cPanel
8 2 (2.35%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (1.18%) logstash
9 1 (1.18%) Munin
9 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (50.59%) Red Hat
2 28 (32.94%) VMware
3 17 (20.00%) Cisco
4 7 (8.24%) Oracle
5 6 (7.06%) EMC
6 5 (5.88%) Juniper
6 5 (5.88%) Sun
7 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.53%) Citrix
8 3 (3.53%) HP
9 2 (2.35%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.35%) ANSYS
9 2 (2.35%) NetApp
9 2 (2.35%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.18%) BMC
10 1 (1.18%) F5
10 1 (1.18%) Google
10 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.18%) Veritas
10 1 (1.18%) Zend
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago