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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux System Administrator
Rank 268 283 275
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 52 43 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 52 40 59
Average salary £47,250 £49,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
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
10694 11004 11838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.86% 93.06% 93.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9014 9658 10857
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (49.45%) Red Hat
3 36 (39.56%) VMware
4 32 (35.16%) Python
5 31 (34.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (31.87%) Puppet
7 25 (27.47%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (27.47%) Perl
7 25 (27.47%) Nagios
8 24 (26.37%) ITIL
9 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
9 23 (25.27%) Active Directory
10 22 (24.18%) SQL
11 21 (23.08%) DevOps
12 20 (21.98%) Bash Shell
13 19 (20.88%) MySQL
13 19 (20.88%) Finance
13 19 (20.88%) Problem Management
14 18 (19.78%) Degree
14 18 (19.78%) UNIX
15 17 (18.68%) Windows
15 17 (18.68%) MCSE
15 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (18.68%) SLA
15 17 (18.68%) Tivoli
15 17 (18.68%) Ruby
15 17 (18.68%) Ubuntu
16 16 (17.58%) Open Source
17 15 (16.48%) CentOS
18 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (13.19%) Apache
2 8 (8.79%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.40%) nginx
3 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.20%) Node.js
6 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.10%) Confluence
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) Drupal
6 1 (1.10%) Jetty
6 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (6.59%) SaaS
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Joyent
3 1 (1.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.38%) Firewall
2 13 (14.29%) DNS
3 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.69%) SAN
4 7 (7.69%) LDAP
5 6 (6.59%) SMTP
5 6 (6.59%) DHCP
6 5 (5.49%) NAS
7 4 (4.40%) SSH
7 4 (4.40%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.30%) SNMP
8 3 (3.30%) LAN
8 3 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.30%) tcpdump
9 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.20%) Internet
9 2 (2.20%) IPv4
10 1 (1.10%) IPv6
10 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.88%) MySQL
2 7 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.49%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.69%) Subversion
4 4 (4.40%) JIRA
5 2 (2.20%) Gerrit
5 2 (2.20%) Redmine
6 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Law
4 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) Web Services
2 4 (4.40%) LAMP
3 3 (3.30%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (3.30%) Java EE
4 2 (2.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Open Source
2 13 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 10 (10.99%) Derivative
3 10 (10.99%) Spread Betting
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.10%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.10%) Physics
6 1 (1.10%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (34.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (19.78%) UNIX
4 17 (18.68%) Windows
4 17 (18.68%) Ubuntu
5 15 (16.48%) CentOS
6 10 (10.99%) Debian
7 4 (4.40%) Solaris
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) ITIL
2 21 (23.08%) DevOps
3 19 (20.88%) Problem Management
4 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.59%) Information Management
7 6 (6.59%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.40%) OO
9 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.30%) Web Services Management
9 3 (3.30%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (3.30%) Low Latency
10 2 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.20%) High Availability
10 2 (2.20%) Change Control
10 2 (2.20%) CRM
10 2 (2.20%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.20%) Web Development
10 2 (2.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) Python
2 25 (27.47%) Perl
3 22 (24.18%) SQL
4 20 (21.98%) Bash Shell
5 17 (18.68%) Ruby
6 7 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.59%) PHP
7 6 (6.59%) C
7 6 (6.59%) Java
8 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Degree
2 17 (18.68%) MCSE
2 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.49%) RHCE
4 3 (3.30%) CCNA
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.30%) RHCA
4 3 (3.30%) RHCT
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.68%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 23 (25.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) NFS
4 4 (4.40%) KVM
5 3 (3.30%) XenServer
6 2 (2.20%) vSphere
6 2 (2.20%) Samba
7 1 (1.10%) Xen
7 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (31.87%) Puppet
2 25 (27.47%) Nagios
2 25 (27.47%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (18.68%) Tivoli
4 9 (9.89%) CFEngine
5 8 (8.79%) Salt
6 4 (4.40%) ZABBIX
6 4 (4.40%) Cacti
7 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (3.30%) Cobbler
7 3 (3.30%) HAProxy
7 3 (3.30%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (1.10%) Ansible
8 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (49.45%) Red Hat
2 36 (39.56%) VMware
3 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.89%) JBoss
5 6 (6.59%) Cisco
5 6 (6.59%) Oracle
6 5 (5.49%) HP
7 3 (3.30%) Citrix
7 3 (3.30%) Rackspace
7 3 (3.30%) ProCurve
7 3 (3.30%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.20%) Splunk
8 2 (2.20%) Zoho
8 2 (2.20%) EMC
9 1 (1.10%) IBM
9 1 (1.10%) Juniper
9 1 (1.10%) NetApp
9 1 (1.10%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.10%) SaltStack
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