Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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

Linux Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 310 306 292
Rank change year-on-year -4 -14 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 19 42 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% 0.38% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.40% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 18 39 29
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £52,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +11.70% -6.00%
10th Percentile £52,250 £46,450 £40,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £79,250
Central London median annual salary £63,750 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,581 10,607 9,453
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.85% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8,385 9,510 8,569
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux 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 Administrator in the City of London.

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in the City of London

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, Linux 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 City of London region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
3 12 (63.16%) DNS
4 11 (57.89%) Ansible
5 10 (52.63%) VMware
5 10 (52.63%) Unix
5 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (47.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 9 (47.37%) Veritas File System
6 9 (47.37%) Banking
6 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
6 9 (47.37%) Cronacle
6 9 (47.37%) LDAP
6 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (47.37%) Finance
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco
6 9 (47.37%) SAN
6 9 (47.37%) Veritas
6 9 (47.37%) Regular Expression
6 9 (47.37%) Storage Management
7 5 (26.32%) CentOS
7 5 (26.32%) Docker
7 5 (26.32%) DevOps
8 4 (21.05%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
8 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
9 3 (15.79%) Puppet
9 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
9 3 (15.79%) Degree

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (10.53%) CMS
1 2 (10.53%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Azure
3 1 (5.26%) GCP
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 9 (47.37%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.79%) Blockchain
2 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.53%) Redis
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.26%) GitLab
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (47.37%) Banking
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
1 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) LDAP
1 9 (47.37%) Regular Expression
2 2 (10.53%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Unix
3 5 (26.32%) CentOS
4 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.53%) Debian
6 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Storage Management
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Due Diligence
3 2 (10.53%) Fintech
3 2 (10.53%) Fund Management
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Cronacle
1 9 (47.37%) Veritas File System
1 9 (47.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Docker
3 2 (10.53%) KVM
3 2 (10.53%) oVirt
3 2 (10.53%) QEMU
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) Ansible
2 3 (15.79%) Puppet
3 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
3 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Red Hat
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Veritas
4 2 (10.53%) Apple
4 2 (10.53%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.26%) Asigra
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam