The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 227 251
Rank change year-on-year +18 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 10 43 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.63% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6 43 65
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £35,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £62,500 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4846 6786 9928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.83% 95.64% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4451 6068 8456
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator 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 in the City of London.

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in the City of London

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Linux Systems Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Ruby
2 9 (45.00%) Puppet
2 9 (45.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (45.00%) MySQL
3 8 (40.00%) Unix
3 8 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (35.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) Apache
5 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
6 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (25.00%) Ansible
6 5 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (25.00%) Bundler
7 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (20.00%) LAMP
7 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) CentOS
7 4 (20.00%) nginx
7 4 (20.00%) Ubuntu
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.00%) Docker

Linux Systems 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 6 (30.00%) Apache
2 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 4 (20.00%) nginx
3 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.00%) CMS
4 2 (10.00%) Drupal
5 1 (5.00%) CloudStack
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) JBoss
5 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.00%) G Suite
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) LDAP
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) HTTP
3 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) SSH
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) MySQL
2 5 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (25.00%) Bundler
4 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.00%) Subversion
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (20.00%) LAMP
3 2 (10.00%) Sass
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Unix
3 4 (20.00%) CentOS
3 4 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Debian
5 1 (5.00%) Fedora
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) DevOps
2 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Content Management
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) DSDM
5 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) OWASP
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) RUP
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Ruby
2 8 (40.00%) Python
3 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (15.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) Perl
4 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Docker
1 3 (15.00%) NFS
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) KVM
2 2 (10.00%) LXC
2 2 (10.00%) Samba
2 2 (10.00%) vCloud
2 2 (10.00%) VirtualBox
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Xen
3 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (45.00%) Puppet
2 5 (25.00%) Ansible
3 2 (10.00%) SELinux
3 2 (10.00%) Terraform
4 1 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (5.00%) Cobbler
4 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.00%) Nagios
4 1 (5.00%) Packer
4 1 (5.00%) Salt
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Rackspace
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 19 days ago