Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 354 331
Rank change year-on-year +45 -23 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 77 34 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.55% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.26% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75 30 57
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,525 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £57,500 £63,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 13,493 13,192 13,667
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 95.24% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12,056 11,750 12,419
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.84% +1.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +7 57 £55,000 +17.02% 9
Camden - 4 £40,000 -
Southwark +90 3 £50,000 +5.26%
West End of London -16 2 £62,500 +13.64% 2
City of Westminster - 1 £65,000 -
Linux Systems Administrator
London

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (64.94%) DevOps
3 42 (54.55%) Python
4 38 (49.35%) Unix
5 30 (38.96%) Bash Shell
6 28 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 26 (33.77%) Perl
8 24 (31.17%) Apache
9 22 (28.57%) Tomcat
9 22 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 22 (28.57%) Puppet
10 21 (27.27%) Ansible
11 18 (23.38%) Windows
11 18 (23.38%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (20.78%) Open Source
12 16 (20.78%) Degree
13 15 (19.48%) Solaris
13 15 (19.48%) Shell Script
13 15 (19.48%) LAMP
14 14 (18.18%) Hedge funds
15 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (16.88%) Terraform
15 13 (16.88%) CentOS
16 12 (15.58%) SSH
16 12 (15.58%) HTTP
16 12 (15.58%) Systematic Trading
17 11 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
17 11 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
17 11 (14.29%) Numerate Degree

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 24 (31.17%) Apache
2 22 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 8 (10.39%) nginx
4 6 (7.79%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.30%) uWSGI
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.38%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.60%) SaaS
5 1 (1.30%) G Suite
5 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) HTTP
1 12 (15.58%) SSH
2 11 (14.29%) Internet
2 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 10 (12.99%) Firewall
3 10 (12.99%) SMTP
4 7 (9.09%) DNS
4 7 (9.09%) LAN
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (7.79%) Network Security
6 5 (6.49%) DHCP
6 5 (6.49%) VLAN
7 4 (5.19%) BIG-IP
7 4 (5.19%) SAN
8 1 (1.30%) FTP
8 1 (1.30%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.30%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (6.49%) Redis
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) Big Data
4 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.19%) Bitbucket
2 4 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.60%) Emacs
4 2 (2.60%) GitLab
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
5 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Law
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) LAMP
2 10 (12.99%) LDAP
2 10 (12.99%) Web Services
3 5 (6.49%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (6.49%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.30%) Django
4 1 (1.30%) Kafka
4 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Hedge funds
2 11 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.79%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) Fintech
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (49.35%) Unix
3 18 (23.38%) Windows
4 15 (19.48%) Solaris
5 13 (16.88%) CentOS
6 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 8 (10.39%) Ubuntu
8 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.19%) CoreOS
10 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.30%) Android
11 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.30%) Debian
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.94%) DevOps
2 16 (20.78%) Open Source
3 12 (15.58%) Systematic Trading
4 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 11 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 11 (14.29%) Migration
5 10 (12.99%) API Development
6 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
7 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (7.79%) ITIL
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (5.19%) Analytics
10 4 (5.19%) BDD
10 4 (5.19%) High Availability
10 4 (5.19%) Kanban
10 4 (5.19%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.19%) Scrum
10 4 (5.19%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (54.55%) Python
2 30 (38.96%) Bash Shell
3 28 (36.36%) PowerShell
4 26 (33.77%) Perl
5 15 (19.48%) Shell Script
6 11 (14.29%) C
7 10 (12.99%) VB
8 6 (7.79%) Bourne shell
8 6 (7.79%) Korn
8 6 (7.79%) Ruby
9 5 (6.49%) SQL
10 4 (5.19%) PHP
11 2 (2.60%) Java
12 1 (1.30%) C++
12 1 (1.30%) Go
12 1 (1.30%) Haskell
12 1 (1.30%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Degree
2 11 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Docker
2 6 (7.79%) iptables
3 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.19%) LXC
5 3 (3.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.60%) Firmware
6 2 (2.60%) NFS
6 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.30%) KVM
7 1 (1.30%) QEMU
7 1 (1.30%) Varnish
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (28.57%) Puppet
2 21 (27.27%) Ansible
3 13 (16.88%) Terraform
4 11 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (11.69%) Kubernetes
6 5 (6.49%) HAProxy
6 5 (6.49%) Kibana
6 5 (6.49%) Nagios
7 4 (5.19%) logstash
8 3 (3.90%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.60%) CFEngine
9 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 11 (14.29%) NetApp
3 10 (12.99%) VMware
4 8 (10.39%) Cisco
5 5 (6.49%) Google
5 5 (6.49%) Oracle
6 4 (5.19%) F5
6 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.19%) Veritas
7 2 (2.60%) Sun
8 1 (1.30%) Adobe
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) HP
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) MapR
8 1 (1.30%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Sybase
8 1 (1.30%) Veeam