Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux System Administrator
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 333 315
Rank change year-on-year +1 -18 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 64 32 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.46% 0.26% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.27% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 61 31 86
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £36,250 £34,375
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,000 £60,625
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Permanent vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 13,421 11,797 14,978
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.31% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11,966 10,702 13,609
Central London median annual salary £61,875 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Central London

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in Central London

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in Central London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in Central London

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
City of London -3 38 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Camden - 4 £40,000 -
Southwark - 3 £50,000 -
West End of London - 2 £62,500 -
Linux Systems Administrator
London

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, Linux Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (62.50%) DevOps
3 28 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 26 (40.63%) Ansible
5 24 (37.50%) Unix
6 23 (35.94%) Bash Shell
7 22 (34.38%) Perl
7 22 (34.38%) Python
8 21 (32.81%) Apache
9 20 (31.25%) CentOS
9 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (29.69%) Tomcat
10 19 (29.69%) Terraform
11 17 (26.56%) PowerShell
11 17 (26.56%) Firewall
12 15 (23.44%) Windows
12 15 (23.44%) Cisco
12 15 (23.44%) Ubuntu
13 14 (21.88%) LAN
14 13 (20.31%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (20.31%) Network Security
15 12 (18.75%) Shell Script
16 11 (17.19%) Internet
16 11 (17.19%) LAMP
16 11 (17.19%) HTTP
16 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
16 11 (17.19%) C
16 11 (17.19%) SSH
17 10 (15.63%) VB

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 21 (32.81%) Apache
2 19 (29.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (6.25%) nginx
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.56%) Confluence
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.56%) uWSGI
5 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) G Suite
4 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) Firewall
2 14 (21.88%) LAN
3 13 (20.31%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (20.31%) Network Security
4 11 (17.19%) HTTP
4 11 (17.19%) Internet
4 11 (17.19%) SSH
4 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
5 10 (15.63%) SMTP
6 7 (10.94%) DNS
7 4 (6.25%) DHCP
8 3 (4.69%) SAN
9 2 (3.13%) VLAN
10 1 (1.56%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.56%) FTP
10 1 (1.56%) NX-OS
10 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.56%) Wireless
10 1 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Bitbucket
1 4 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (4.69%) Emacs
2 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) Subversion
4 1 (1.56%) GitLab
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) LAMP
2 10 (15.63%) LDAP
2 10 (15.63%) Web Services
3 5 (7.81%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.56%) Django
5 1 (1.56%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.69%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.56%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.56%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (37.50%) Unix
3 20 (31.25%) CentOS
4 15 (23.44%) Ubuntu
4 15 (23.44%) Windows
5 10 (15.63%) Windows Server
6 6 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.69%) Solaris
8 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.56%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.56%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.56%) Debian
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (15.63%) API Development
3 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) Analytics
5 4 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (6.25%) Open Source
6 3 (4.69%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (4.69%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (4.69%) High Availability
6 3 (4.69%) Runbook
6 3 (4.69%) Task Automation
7 2 (3.13%) Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.13%) Data Management
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) Bash Shell
2 22 (34.38%) Perl
2 22 (34.38%) Python
3 17 (26.56%) PowerShell
4 12 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 11 (17.19%) C
6 10 (15.63%) VB
7 6 (9.38%) Bourne shell
7 6 (9.38%) Korn
8 5 (7.81%) SQL
9 4 (6.25%) PHP
10 3 (4.69%) Ruby
11 2 (3.13%) Java
12 1 (1.56%) C++
12 1 (1.56%) Go
12 1 (1.56%) Haskell
12 1 (1.56%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Docker
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.69%) iptables
3 3 (4.69%) LXC
3 3 (4.69%) NFS
3 3 (4.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.13%) Firmware
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.56%) KVM
5 1 (1.56%) QEMU
5 1 (1.56%) Varnish
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (40.63%) Ansible
2 19 (29.69%) Terraform
3 9 (14.06%) Puppet
4 7 (10.94%) Kubernetes
4 7 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (7.81%) Kibana
5 5 (7.81%) Nagios
6 4 (6.25%) logstash
7 3 (4.69%) ZABBIX
8 2 (3.13%) CFEngine
8 2 (3.13%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 15 (23.44%) Cisco
3 8 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.69%) Veritas
6 2 (3.13%) Google
7 1 (1.56%) Adobe
7 1 (1.56%) Dell
7 1 (1.56%) F5
7 1 (1.56%) HP
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) MapR
7 1 (1.56%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.56%) Sun
7 1 (1.56%) Veeam