Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 295 321
Rank change year-on-year +7 +26 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 57 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 55 21 24
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £47,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.02% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £67,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -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 10,692 9,700 11,115
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9,553 8,789 10,133
City of 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 £34,700 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.84% +1.74% +4.55%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018, 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (71.93%) DevOps
3 39 (68.42%) Python
4 35 (61.40%) Unix
5 28 (49.12%) PowerShell
6 27 (47.37%) Bash Shell
7 24 (42.11%) Apache
8 23 (40.35%) Perl
9 22 (38.60%) Tomcat
10 19 (33.33%) Puppet
11 16 (28.07%) Open Source
11 16 (28.07%) Degree
12 15 (26.32%) Solaris
12 15 (26.32%) Shell Script
13 14 (24.56%) Hedge funds
14 12 (21.05%) Systematic Trading
14 12 (21.05%) SSH
14 12 (21.05%) HTTP
15 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
15 11 (19.30%) Windows
15 11 (19.30%) C
15 11 (19.30%) Internet
15 11 (19.30%) NetApp
15 11 (19.30%) Migration
15 11 (19.30%) LAMP
15 11 (19.30%) Mathematics
15 11 (19.30%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (19.30%) Numerate Degree
16 10 (17.54%) API Development
16 10 (17.54%) Red Hat

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 24 (42.11%) Apache
2 22 (38.60%) Tomcat
3 8 (14.04%) nginx
4 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.75%) Confluence
6 1 (1.75%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.75%) uWSGI
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.51%) SaaS
5 1 (1.75%) G Suite
5 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) HTTP
1 12 (21.05%) SSH
2 11 (19.30%) Internet
2 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
3 10 (17.54%) SMTP
4 7 (12.28%) DNS
5 5 (8.77%) DHCP
5 5 (8.77%) VLAN
6 4 (7.02%) BIG-IP
6 4 (7.02%) SAN
7 3 (5.26%) Firewall
8 1 (1.75%) FTP
8 1 (1.75%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) MySQL
2 5 (8.77%) Redis
3 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
4 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) Emacs
3 2 (3.51%) GitLab
4 1 (1.75%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.77%) Retail
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) LAMP
2 10 (17.54%) LDAP
2 10 (17.54%) Web Services
3 5 (8.77%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.75%) Django
4 1 (1.75%) Kafka
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Hedge funds
2 11 (19.30%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.51%) Fintech
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (61.40%) Unix
3 15 (26.32%) Solaris
4 11 (19.30%) Windows
5 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
7 4 (7.02%) CoreOS
8 3 (5.26%) CentOS
9 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.75%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (71.93%) DevOps
2 16 (28.07%) Open Source
3 12 (21.05%) Systematic Trading
4 11 (19.30%) Mathematics
4 11 (19.30%) Migration
5 10 (17.54%) API Development
5 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
6 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.53%) ITIL
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.02%) BDD
9 4 (7.02%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (7.02%) Kanban
9 4 (7.02%) Pair Programming
9 4 (7.02%) Runbook
9 4 (7.02%) Scrum
9 4 (7.02%) Software Delivery
9 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) Python
2 28 (49.12%) PowerShell
3 27 (47.37%) Bash Shell
4 23 (40.35%) Perl
5 15 (26.32%) Shell Script
6 11 (19.30%) C
7 10 (17.54%) VB
8 6 (10.53%) Bourne shell
8 6 (10.53%) Korn
8 6 (10.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) Haskell
9 1 (1.75%) Java
9 1 (1.75%) OCaml
9 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Degree
2 11 (19.30%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Docker
2 6 (10.53%) iptables
3 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.02%) LXC
5 3 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (3.51%) Firmware
6 2 (3.51%) NFS
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.75%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) QEMU
7 1 (1.75%) Varnish
7 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (33.33%) Puppet
2 7 (12.28%) Ansible
2 7 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.53%) Kubernetes
4 5 (8.77%) HAProxy
4 5 (8.77%) Nagios
5 4 (7.02%) Terraform
6 2 (3.51%) CFEngine
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (3.51%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.75%) Kibana
7 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) NetApp
2 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.53%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) Google
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle
5 4 (7.02%) F5
5 4 (7.02%) Veritas
6 2 (3.51%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) MapR
7 1 (1.75%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.75%) Sybase
7 1 (1.75%) Veeam