AED 112,729
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:


AED 2,195

Profit Sharing

AED 1,610

A Linux System Administrator earns an average salary of AED 112,729 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.

AED 23,839 - AED 271,118
AED 110K
AED 270K
MEDIAN: AED 112,729
Salary AED 23,839 - AED 271,118
Bonus AED 2,195
Profit Sharing AED 1,610
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
AED 23,993 - AED 269,312
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

Job Description for Linux System Administrator

A Linux system administrator is responsible for the standard day-to-day administration of Linux servers. This would include, but not be limited to, deployment of a standard LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) web server configuration, including installing all standard plugins, SSL and configuration. A Linux system administrator should also be familiar with at least two different Linux distributions. Ideally, one of the Linux distributions should be Redhat Enterprise Linux, the most common distribution used in the corporate world. The second distribution should be one of the Debian based distributions (such as Debian and Ubuntu), since most cloud service providers use some form of Debian for their servers. A typical applicant should have at least three years of experience in day-to-day administration of Linux servers.


Linux System Administrator Tasks

  • Maintain, enhance and create tools for the Linux environment and its users.
  • Create and update documentation, including maintenance logs and end user training.
  • Back up, recover, maintain and migrate data and programs.
  • Identify and resolve service problems ranging from disaster recovery to login problems.

Linux System Administrator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 105,458

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Key Stats for Linux System Administrator

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Experience Affects Linux System Administrator Salaries


National Average
AED 105,000


Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits