The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Systems Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux System Administrator
Rank 278 296 284
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 40 39 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 47
Average salary £51,250 £47,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.04% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Linux Systems Administrator
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9724 11522 11194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.57% 92.46% 93.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8361 9663 9804
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the City of London region.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Trend in the City of London

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Linux Systems Administrator Salary Histogram in the City of London

Linux Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 93 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (50.54%) VMware
3 46 (49.46%) Red Hat
4 45 (48.39%) Windows
5 33 (35.48%) Python
5 33 (35.48%) UNIX
5 33 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (35.48%) Puppet
6 30 (32.26%) Nagios
7 25 (26.88%) Configuration Management
8 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
8 23 (24.73%) Apache
8 23 (24.73%) Finance
9 21 (22.58%) Degree
9 21 (22.58%) Bash Shell
10 20 (21.51%) DevOps
10 20 (21.51%) Perl
11 19 (20.43%) MySQL
11 19 (20.43%) Data Centre
12 18 (19.35%) Tomcat
13 17 (18.28%) ITIL
13 17 (18.28%) Debian
13 17 (18.28%) Banking
14 16 (17.20%) SQL
14 16 (17.20%) DNS
14 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
14 16 (17.20%) Open Source
15 14 (15.05%) Cisco
16 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (12.90%) Oracle

Linux Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Linux Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (24.73%) Apache
2 18 (19.35%) Tomcat
3 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 12 (12.90%) MS Exchange
4 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.23%) nginx
5 3 (3.23%) IIS
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.08%) Confluence
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.45%) SaaS
2 6 (6.45%) Office 365
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) DNS
2 10 (10.75%) NAS
2 10 (10.75%) Firewall
2 10 (10.75%) iSCSI
2 10 (10.75%) SAN
3 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.60%) LDAP
4 5 (5.38%) MRTG
4 5 (5.38%) tcpdump
4 5 (5.38%) DHCP
5 4 (4.30%) HTTP
5 4 (4.30%) Internet
6 3 (3.23%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (3.23%) VPN
6 3 (3.23%) VoIP
7 2 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.43%) MySQL
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Emacs
2 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.45%) Subversion
4 5 (5.38%) GDB
5 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.08%) FishEye
6 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 23 (24.73%) Finance
2 17 (18.28%) Banking
3 7 (7.53%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (4.30%) LAMP
3 3 (3.23%) Web Services
4 2 (2.15%) Middleware
4 2 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.08%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.75%) EqualLogic
3 8 (8.60%) Replication
4 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.23%) Social Media
6 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (48.39%) Windows
3 33 (35.48%) UNIX
3 33 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (18.28%) Debian
5 10 (10.75%) Ubuntu
6 9 (9.68%) CentOS
7 3 (3.23%) Solaris
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.88%) Configuration Management
2 20 (21.51%) DevOps
3 17 (18.28%) ITIL
4 16 (17.20%) Open Source
5 10 (10.75%) Change Control
5 10 (10.75%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.30%) Digital Forensics
8 3 (3.23%) Analytics
8 3 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.23%) Change Management
8 3 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.23%) Migration
8 3 (3.23%) Project Management
9 2 (2.15%) DRM
9 2 (2.15%) BCP
9 2 (2.15%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.48%) Python
2 21 (22.58%) Bash Shell
3 20 (21.51%) Perl
4 16 (17.20%) SQL
5 12 (12.90%) Shell Script
6 10 (10.75%) Ruby
6 10 (10.75%) Java
7 7 (7.53%) PHP
8 4 (4.30%) C++
9 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.08%) R
10 1 (1.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.08%) Groovy
10 1 (1.08%) C
10 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (22.58%) Degree
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.75%) MCSE
4 7 (7.53%) RHCE
5 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.38%) CCNA
6 4 (4.30%) RHCA
6 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (2.15%) LPIC
8 2 (2.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.83%) vSphere
3 10 (10.75%) VMware ESX
4 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.60%) NFS
5 6 (6.45%) VMware Server
6 5 (5.38%) iptables
7 4 (4.30%) Xen
8 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.15%) KVM
9 1 (1.08%) Docker
9 1 (1.08%) NDS
Systems Management
1 33 (35.48%) Puppet
2 30 (32.26%) Nagios
3 10 (10.75%) Tivoli
4 9 (9.68%) Cacti
4 9 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (8.60%) Check_MK
5 8 (8.60%) BMC Marimba
6 5 (5.38%) SmokePing
6 5 (5.38%) Ansible
7 4 (4.30%) logstash
8 1 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.08%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.08%) OpenNebula
8 1 (1.08%) Icinga
8 1 (1.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (50.54%) VMware
2 46 (49.46%) Red Hat
3 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.05%) Cisco
5 12 (12.90%) Oracle
6 10 (10.75%) Dell
7 9 (9.68%) Citrix
7 9 (9.68%) IBM
8 8 (8.60%) Veeam
9 2 (2.15%) Splunk
10 1 (1.08%) Percona
10 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.08%) NetApp
10 1 (1.08%) HP
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