The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 885 900
Rank change year-on-year +53 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 42 50 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.051% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.053% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 41 45 49
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,250 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £80,000 £80,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% -  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Linux Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +41 39 £50,000 -9.09% 4
UK excluding London +53 31 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South East +59 21 £45,000 -33.33% 3
London +6 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
North of England -5 3 £55,000 +33.33%
Scotland +19 2 £45,000 +5.88%

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (52.00%) Red Hat
3 36 (48.00%) DevOps
4 30 (40.00%) DNS
5 29 (38.67%) Windows
6 27 (36.00%) MySQL
6 27 (36.00%) VMware
7 26 (34.67%) Python
7 26 (34.67%) CentOS
8 23 (30.67%) Cisco
9 22 (29.33%) Perl
10 21 (28.00%) VPN
11 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 20 (26.67%) Firewall
12 19 (25.33%) TCP/IP
12 19 (25.33%) Unix
12 19 (25.33%) Mentoring
13 18 (24.00%) KVM
13 18 (24.00%) Apache
13 18 (24.00%) SQL
14 17 (22.67%) Java
14 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
14 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (22.67%) Puppet
15 16 (21.33%) PHP
15 16 (21.33%) Finance
16 15 (20.00%) LAN
16 15 (20.00%) WAN
16 15 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (20.00%) Bash Shell

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 18 (24.00%) Apache
2 13 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.33%) nginx
4 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 11 (14.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.33%) SaaS
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle CX
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.33%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (40.00%) DNS
2 21 (28.00%) VPN
3 20 (26.67%) Firewall
4 19 (25.33%) TCP/IP
5 15 (20.00%) LAN
5 15 (20.00%) WAN
6 14 (18.67%) DHCP
7 13 (17.33%) MPLS
7 13 (17.33%) VLAN
8 12 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (16.00%) Cisco PIX
8 12 (16.00%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (8.00%) BGP
9 6 (8.00%) LDAP
10 5 (6.67%) IGMP
10 5 (6.67%) Junos
10 5 (6.67%) OSPF
10 5 (6.67%) RIP
10 5 (6.67%) SAN
11 3 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.00%) MySQL
2 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.00%) Redis
6 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.67%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.67%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Telecoms
3 12 (16.00%) Back Office
3 12 (16.00%) Marketing
4 11 (14.67%) Electronics
4 11 (14.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) LAMP
2 7 (9.33%) HTML
3 3 (4.00%) REST
3 3 (4.00%) RESTful
4 2 (2.67%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.67%) MCollective
4 2 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.67%) Fintech
6 2 (2.67%) iPad
6 2 (2.67%) Replication
7 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.33%) IVR
7 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (38.67%) Windows
3 26 (34.67%) CentOS
4 19 (25.33%) Unix
5 15 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (17.33%) Ubuntu
6 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (16.00%) Debian
7 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.33%) Solaris
9 3 (4.00%) Fedora
10 2 (2.67%) HPUX
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.00%) DevOps
2 19 (25.33%) Mentoring
3 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (14.67%) Digital Marketing
3 11 (14.67%) Programme Management
4 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (13.33%) High Availability
5 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (10.67%) ITIL
7 6 (8.00%) Business Continuity
7 6 (8.00%) Low Latency
8 5 (6.67%) Service Management
9 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.00%) Network Design
10 3 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.00%) Structured Programming
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) Python
2 22 (29.33%) Perl
3 18 (24.00%) SQL
4 17 (22.67%) Java
5 16 (21.33%) PHP
6 15 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 10 (13.33%) Ruby
8 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
10 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (4.00%) C
11 3 (4.00%) C++
12 2 (2.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) CCNA
1 12 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.67%) Degree
3 3 (4.00%) RHCA
3 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.33%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (24.00%) KVM
2 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (16.00%) Terminal Services
3 12 (16.00%) VMware Workstation
3 12 (16.00%) XenApp
3 12 (16.00%) XenServer
4 9 (12.00%) NFS
4 9 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (8.00%) iptables
6 4 (5.33%) vSphere
7 3 (4.00%) Postfix
8 1 (1.33%) Docker
8 1 (1.33%) vCloud
8 1 (1.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (22.67%) Puppet
2 14 (18.67%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (18.67%) ZABBIX
3 12 (16.00%) Ansible
3 12 (16.00%) WSUS
4 8 (10.67%) Nagios
5 4 (5.33%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.00%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.67%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.67%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.67%) Graphite
7 2 (2.67%) logstash
8 1 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.33%) Munin
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (52.00%) Red Hat
2 27 (36.00%) VMware
3 23 (30.67%) Cisco
4 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (16.00%) Citrix
5 12 (16.00%) F5
5 12 (16.00%) McAfee
6 11 (14.67%) SAP
7 8 (10.67%) Oracle
8 7 (9.33%) EMC
9 4 (5.33%) Juniper
10 3 (4.00%) Sun
11 2 (2.67%) HP
11 2 (2.67%) Rackspace
12 1 (1.33%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.33%) Avaya
12 1 (1.33%) BMC
12 1 (1.33%) Dell
12 1 (1.33%) Google
12 1 (1.33%) NetApp
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