Period
to 22 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 317 352 342
Rank change year-on-year +35 -10 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 53 49 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.40% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 53 45 24
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £47,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.84% -7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £40,750 £38,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,000 £72,000
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 12,543 14,349 12,314
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 95.55% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11,203 12,581 11,204
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 +30 42 £60,000 +21.21% 16
City of Westminster 0 5 £70,000 +27.27%
Camden +12 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Southwark +99 1 £40,000 -15.79%
Linux Systems Administrator
London

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (77.36%) Python
3 32 (60.38%) DevOps
4 25 (47.17%) Bash Shell
5 23 (43.40%) Unix
6 22 (41.51%) Degree
7 21 (39.62%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (39.62%) Puppet
8 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
9 16 (30.19%) Open Source
9 16 (30.19%) Solaris
10 15 (28.30%) Systematic Trading
10 15 (28.30%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (28.30%) Numerate Degree
10 15 (28.30%) Windows
10 15 (28.30%) NetApp
10 15 (28.30%) Migration
10 15 (28.30%) Hedge funds
10 15 (28.30%) Mathematics
11 14 (26.42%) Docker
12 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (22.64%) Jenkins
12 12 (22.64%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (20.75%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (18.87%) VLAN
14 10 (18.87%) LAMP
14 10 (18.87%) VMware
15 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
15 9 (16.98%) Ruby

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 8 (15.09%) Apache
1 8 (15.09%) nginx
2 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.66%) Confluence
3 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 21 (39.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (20.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.66%) SaaS
5 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.89%) G Suite
6 1 (1.89%) GitHub
6 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) VLAN
2 7 (13.21%) BIG-IP
3 4 (7.55%) DNS
4 3 (5.66%) Firewall
4 3 (5.66%) SAN
4 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.89%) DHCP
6 1 (1.89%) HTTP
6 1 (1.89%) NX-OS
6 1 (1.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) Redis
2 8 (15.09%) MySQL
3 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
3 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.77%) GitLab
3 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.77%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 7 (13.21%) Retail
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Law
4 2 (3.77%) Advertising
4 2 (3.77%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) LAMP
2 7 (13.21%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.77%) YAML
5 1 (1.89%) Kafka
5 1 (1.89%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.89%) Node.js
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.89%) Web Services
5 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Greenfield Project
1 15 (28.30%) Hedge funds
2 3 (5.66%) Fintech
3 2 (3.77%) CMDB
3 2 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.89%) iPhone
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (43.40%) Unix
3 16 (30.19%) Solaris
4 15 (28.30%) Windows
5 7 (13.21%) CoreOS
6 5 (9.43%) CentOS
7 4 (7.55%) Ubuntu
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.89%) Android
10 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) DevOps
2 16 (30.19%) Open Source
3 15 (28.30%) Mathematics
3 15 (28.30%) Migration
3 15 (28.30%) Systematic Trading
4 12 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
6 7 (13.21%) BDD
6 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
6 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
6 7 (13.21%) Kanban
6 7 (13.21%) Pair Programming
6 7 (13.21%) Scrum
6 7 (13.21%) Software Delivery
6 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (3.77%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (3.77%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 41 (77.36%) Python
2 25 (47.17%) Bash Shell
3 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
4 9 (16.98%) Ruby
5 8 (15.09%) Perl
6 7 (13.21%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.66%) SQL
8 2 (3.77%) PHP
9 1 (1.89%) Java
9 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) Degree
2 15 (28.30%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (13.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) RHCE
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Docker
2 8 (15.09%) iptables
3 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.89%) Firmware
5 1 (1.89%) LXC
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (39.62%) Puppet
2 12 (22.64%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (15.09%) Ansible
3 8 (15.09%) HAProxy
3 8 (15.09%) Kubernetes
4 5 (9.43%) Terraform
5 3 (5.66%) Kibana
6 2 (3.77%) logstash
7 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.89%) Salt
7 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) NetApp
2 10 (18.87%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) Google
3 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
4 7 (13.21%) F5
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco
6 2 (3.77%) MapR
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.77%) Sun
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.89%) Sybase
7 1 (1.89%) Veeam
7 1 (1.89%) Veritas