The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 225 257
Rank change year-on-year +1 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 12 37 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 11 35 58
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  

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 4908 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.22% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4380 5575 8455
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
3 11 (47.83%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (39.13%) Puppet
5 8 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (34.78%) DevOps
5 8 (34.78%) Apache
5 8 (34.78%) Python
5 8 (34.78%) MySQL
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (30.43%) CentOS
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) Ruby
7 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
7 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
8 5 (21.74%) Unix
8 5 (21.74%) LDAP
8 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
8 5 (21.74%) Ansible
8 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
8 5 (21.74%) nginx
9 4 (17.39%) SELinux
9 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
9 4 (17.39%) Perl
9 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 4 (17.39%) SAN

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 8 (34.78%) Apache
2 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
3 5 (21.74%) nginx
4 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
5 2 (8.70%) CMS
5 2 (8.70%) Drupal
6 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) G Suite
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) LDAP
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) HTTP
4 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 3 (13.04%) Kerberos
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
5 2 (8.70%) SSH
5 2 (8.70%) SSL
5 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.35%) IMAP
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Bundler
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.35%) CircleCI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (8.70%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (8.70%) LAMP
2 2 (8.70%) Sass
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Fintech
1 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (30.43%) CentOS
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
5 5 (21.74%) Unix
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.70%) Debian
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) DevOps
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Content Management
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Low Latency
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) Ruby
3 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Docker
3 3 (13.04%) NFS
3 3 (13.04%) vCloud
3 3 (13.04%) VirtualBox
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.70%) iptables
4 2 (8.70%) KVM
4 2 (8.70%) LXC
4 2 (8.70%) Samba
5 1 (4.35%) pfSense
5 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Puppet
2 8 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (21.74%) Ansible
4 4 (17.39%) SELinux
5 2 (8.70%) CFEngine
5 2 (8.70%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (8.70%) Nagios
5 2 (8.70%) Packer
6 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
6 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Red Hat
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Rackspace
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) New Relic
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) Splunk
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
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