Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1134 1126 1174
Rank change year-on-year -8 +48 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 69 98 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.052% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.053% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 65 88 93
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £41,750 £45,150 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,575 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +1.01% -3.41% +2.50%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Top 10 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +31 66 £57,500 +4.55% 2
UK excluding London +42 37 £50,000 +1.01% 1
London -16 31 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South East +38 23 £50,000 - 1
South West - 6 £42,000 -
East of England +8 4 £72,500 +16.00%
Midlands +47 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Scotland -4 2 £45,000 +5.88%
East Midlands +34 1 £55,000 +22.22%
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (50.72%) Python
2 35 (50.72%) DevOps
3 33 (47.83%) MySQL
3 33 (47.83%) DNS
4 32 (46.38%) VMware
5 30 (43.48%) Bash Shell
6 27 (39.13%) Windows
6 27 (39.13%) Apache
7 26 (37.68%) Red Hat
7 26 (37.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (37.68%) Ansible
8 25 (36.23%) Perl
9 24 (34.78%) VPN
9 24 (34.78%) Firewall
10 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (28.99%) Tomcat
10 20 (28.99%) LDAP
11 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
11 19 (27.54%) LAMP
12 18 (26.09%) Puppet
13 17 (24.64%) Ubuntu
14 15 (21.74%) NFS
14 15 (21.74%) Java
15 14 (20.29%) BGP
15 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (20.29%) Finance
15 14 (20.29%) Virtual Machines
15 14 (20.29%) iptables
16 13 (18.84%) Mentoring

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 27 (39.13%) Apache
2 20 (28.99%) Tomcat
3 12 (17.39%) nginx
4 9 (13.04%) MS Exchange
5 6 (8.70%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.90%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Akamai
3 2 (2.90%) Cloudflare
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
3 2 (2.90%) SaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.45%) Office 365
4 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) DNS
2 24 (34.78%) Firewall
2 24 (34.78%) VPN
3 20 (28.99%) LDAP
4 14 (20.29%) BGP
5 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
6 11 (15.94%) IGMP
6 11 (15.94%) Junos
6 11 (15.94%) OSPF
6 11 (15.94%) RIP
7 10 (14.49%) LAN
7 10 (14.49%) WAN
8 9 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (13.04%) DHCP
8 9 (13.04%) MPLS
8 9 (13.04%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (13.04%) VLAN
9 8 (11.59%) Kerberos
10 7 (10.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (47.83%) MySQL
2 11 (15.94%) Hadoop
3 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.25%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.70%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.35%) Ant
5 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 1 (1.45%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Back Office
2 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.59%) Electronics
3 8 (11.59%) Manufacturing
3 8 (11.59%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Automotive
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) LAMP
2 11 (15.94%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (8.70%) REST
4 5 (7.25%) HTML
5 3 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (4.35%) Sensu
6 2 (2.90%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (2.90%) Web Services
7 1 (1.45%) J2EE
7 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Fintech
2 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (39.13%) Windows
3 17 (24.64%) Ubuntu
4 11 (15.94%) CentOS
5 10 (14.49%) Unix
6 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (11.59%) Debian
8 6 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.45%) Fedora
9 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) DevOps
2 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (18.84%) Mentoring
4 11 (15.94%) Business Continuity
4 11 (15.94%) Low Latency
5 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (11.59%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (11.59%) Programme Management
6 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.14%) Open Source
7 6 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.80%) Information Security
9 4 (5.80%) ITIL
9 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.80%) Security Monitoring
10 3 (4.35%) Build Automation
10 3 (4.35%) High Availability
10 3 (4.35%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 35 (50.72%) Python
2 30 (43.48%) Bash Shell
3 25 (36.23%) Perl
4 15 (21.74%) Java
5 13 (18.84%) Ruby
6 12 (17.39%) PHP
7 9 (13.04%) SQL
8 6 (8.70%) Go
9 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
9 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) CCNA
1 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.80%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) ISAE 3402
2 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.35%) SSAE 16
3 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (37.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (21.74%) NFS
3 14 (20.29%) iptables
3 14 (20.29%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 11 (15.94%) Docker
5 11 (15.94%) XenServer
6 10 (14.49%) KVM
7 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
7 9 (13.04%) Terminal Services
7 9 (13.04%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (13.04%) XenApp
8 3 (4.35%) vSphere
9 2 (2.90%) Corosync
9 2 (2.90%) Postfix
9 2 (2.90%) PowerDNS
10 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.45%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (37.68%) Ansible
2 18 (26.09%) Puppet
3 9 (13.04%) Kubernetes
3 9 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (13.04%) WSUS
3 9 (13.04%) ZABBIX
4 8 (11.59%) Terraform
5 5 (7.25%) HAProxy
6 4 (5.80%) Nagios
7 3 (4.35%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (4.35%) logstash
7 3 (4.35%) Salt
8 2 (2.90%) Check_MK
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (2.90%) Pacemaker
8 2 (2.90%) Packer
9 1 (1.45%) Icinga
9 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) VMware
2 26 (37.68%) Red Hat
3 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.49%) Citrix
5 9 (13.04%) Cisco
5 9 (13.04%) F5
5 9 (13.04%) McAfee
6 8 (11.59%) SAP
7 5 (7.25%) Cloudera
7 5 (7.25%) Hitachi
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle
9 3 (4.35%) Google
9 3 (4.35%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.90%) Percona
10 2 (2.90%) Veeam
11 1 (1.45%) HP
11 1 (1.45%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.45%) Sun
11 1 (1.45%) Vyatta