Period
to 21 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 September 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 318 310
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 25 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 23
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £49,875 £46,250 £41,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £72,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +21.95% +13.89% -5.26%

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 9,586 10,604 9,659
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 96.02% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,446 9,469 8,755
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 £34,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.69% +2.50% +4.35%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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 City of London region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (64.00%) Ansible
3 15 (60.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (44.00%) Unix
4 11 (44.00%) DNS
4 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (44.00%) DevOps
5 10 (40.00%) Docker
5 10 (40.00%) VMware
6 9 (36.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) SAN
6 9 (36.00%) Veritas
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco
6 9 (36.00%) LDAP
6 9 (36.00%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (36.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 9 (36.00%) Veritas File System
6 9 (36.00%) Cronacle
6 9 (36.00%) Banking
6 9 (36.00%) Investment Banking
6 9 (36.00%) Regular Expression
6 9 (36.00%) Storage Management
7 8 (32.00%) Kubernetes
7 8 (32.00%) AWS
8 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (24.00%) CentOS
8 6 (24.00%) GitLab
8 6 (24.00%) Terraform
8 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
8 6 (24.00%) Python

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 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Office 365
3 2 (8.00%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) SaaS
4 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.00%) Azure
4 1 (4.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) DNS
2 9 (36.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) HTTP
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) Blockchain
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) GitLab
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (36.00%) Banking
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
1 9 (36.00%) Investment Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) LDAP
1 9 (36.00%) Regular Expression
2 4 (16.00%) LAMP
3 2 (8.00%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Unix
3 6 (24.00%) CentOS
3 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (12.00%) Windows
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.00%) Debian
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) DevOps
2 9 (36.00%) Storage Management
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Server Hardening
4 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.00%) WFM
5 3 (12.00%) High Availability
6 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.00%) Fintech
6 2 (8.00%) Fund Management
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) ITSM
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Docker
2 9 (36.00%) Cronacle
2 9 (36.00%) Veritas File System
2 9 (36.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (8.00%) KVM
3 2 (8.00%) oVirt
3 2 (8.00%) QEMU
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) Ansible
2 8 (32.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (24.00%) Terraform
4 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco
3 9 (36.00%) Veritas
4 2 (8.00%) Apple
4 2 (8.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.00%) Asigra
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) Sybase
5 1 (4.00%) Veeam