Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 452 426
Rank change year-on-year -101 -26 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Administrator 300 459 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.60% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.63% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 264 398 570
London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £69,250 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.32% +4.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 71246 73011 85823
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56013 63062 72818
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in London.

Salary trend for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Administrator in London

Linux Systems Administrator
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Systems Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -23 33 £45,000 -10.00% 6
West London -16 12 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South London -24 6 £57,250 +20.53%
Linux Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 London region featuring Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 300 (100.00%) Linux
2 135 (45.00%) DevOps
3 105 (35.00%) CentOS
4 101 (33.67%) Bash Shell
4 101 (33.67%) Python
4 101 (33.67%) MySQL
5 98 (32.67%) Puppet
6 97 (32.33%) Ansible
7 95 (31.67%) Red Hat
8 93 (31.00%) Apache
9 90 (30.00%) DNS
10 86 (28.67%) LAMP
11 83 (27.67%) Perl
12 82 (27.33%) Finance
13 81 (27.00%) Ubuntu
14 79 (26.33%) VMware
15 74 (24.67%) Docker
16 72 (24.00%) Firewall
17 67 (22.33%) Windows
18 65 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
19 62 (20.67%) nginx
20 59 (19.67%) PHP
21 56 (18.67%) Unix
22 55 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
23 52 (17.33%) LEMP Stack
24 50 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 48 (16.00%) Configuration Management
25 48 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
26 46 (15.33%) Nagios
27 45 (15.00%) TCP/IP

Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 93 (31.00%) Apache
2 62 (20.67%) nginx
3 19 (6.33%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.67%) Confluence
6 5 (1.67%) IIS
6 5 (1.67%) WordPress
7 2 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.67%) Jetty
7 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.00%) SaaS
3 11 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.33%) Office 365
6 4 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.00%) GitHub
8 2 (0.67%) Akamai
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.67%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.67%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.67%) IaaS
8 2 (0.67%) Serverless
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (30.00%) DNS
2 72 (24.00%) Firewall
3 45 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 32 (10.67%) LDAP
5 27 (9.00%) BGP
6 24 (8.00%) VPN
7 21 (7.00%) OSPF
8 20 (6.67%) SAN
9 17 (5.67%) Network Security
9 17 (5.67%) RIP
10 15 (5.00%) IGMP
10 15 (5.00%) Internet
10 15 (5.00%) Junos
10 15 (5.00%) LAN
10 15 (5.00%) WAN
11 14 (4.67%) VLAN
12 10 (3.33%) SNMP
13 9 (3.00%) HTTP
13 9 (3.00%) iSCSI
13 9 (3.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (33.67%) MySQL
2 11 (3.67%) MariaDB
3 9 (3.00%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (2.33%) Blockchain
5 6 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.67%) Big Data
7 2 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.67%) Redis
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 41 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 40 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.67%) Vagrant
4 7 (2.33%) JIRA
5 5 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.00%) Ant
8 2 (0.67%) Gitweb
8 2 (0.67%) Hudson
8 2 (0.67%) Subversion
9 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.33%) GitLab
9 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (27.33%) Finance
2 31 (10.33%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.67%) Banking
4 19 (6.33%) Marketing
5 18 (6.00%) Electronics
5 18 (6.00%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.00%) Law
7 6 (2.00%) Games
8 4 (1.33%) Front Office
9 3 (1.00%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.67%) Advertising
10 2 (0.67%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (28.67%) LAMP
2 52 (17.33%) LEMP Stack
3 12 (4.00%) Web Services
4 7 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (2.33%) HTML
5 6 (2.00%) REST
6 5 (1.67%) .NET
6 5 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (1.67%) Velocity
7 3 (1.00%) PHP-FPM
7 3 (1.00%) Sensu
8 2 (0.67%) Node.js
8 2 (0.67%) OpenVZ
9 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.33%) J2EE
9 1 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.67%) Fintech
2 24 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 19 (6.33%) Digital Media
5 15 (5.00%) Replication
6 13 (4.33%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.67%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.33%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.33%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.00%) Eurex
11 5 (1.67%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.67%) Clustering
11 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.33%) User Experience
13 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 1 (0.33%) 3D Graphics
15 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 300 (100.00%) Linux
2 105 (35.00%) CentOS
3 81 (27.00%) Ubuntu
4 67 (22.33%) Windows
5 56 (18.67%) Unix
6 50 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (14.33%) Debian
8 26 (8.67%) Windows Server
9 20 (6.67%) Windows 7
10 19 (6.33%) Windows 10
10 19 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (3.67%) Solaris
13 8 (2.67%) CoreOS
14 7 (2.33%) SUSE
15 6 (2.00%) AIX
16 5 (1.67%) Fedora
17 2 (0.67%) FreeBSD
18 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (45.00%) DevOps
2 48 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 42 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (10.33%) Open Source
6 27 (9.00%) High Availability
7 26 (8.67%) Low Latency
8 19 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (6.33%) OOP
9 18 (6.00%) Digital Marketing
9 18 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (6.00%) Programme Management
9 18 (6.00%) Quantitative Trading
9 18 (6.00%) Task Automation
10 16 (5.33%) ITIL
10 16 (5.33%) Load Balancing
11 15 (5.00%) Business Continuity
11 15 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (5.00%) Time Management
12 13 (4.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 101 (33.67%) Bash Shell
1 101 (33.67%) Python
2 83 (27.67%) Perl
3 59 (19.67%) PHP
4 31 (10.33%) PowerShell
5 26 (8.67%) Ruby
6 23 (7.67%) Java
7 14 (4.67%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.33%) Korn
9 6 (2.00%) Bourne shell
9 6 (2.00%) C-shell
9 6 (2.00%) Go
9 6 (2.00%) SQL
10 5 (1.67%) PHP 5
10 5 (1.67%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.33%) AWK
11 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (14.00%) Degree
2 17 (5.67%) RHCE
3 12 (4.00%) RHCSA
4 8 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.33%) CCNA
5 7 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.33%) CCNP
6 4 (1.33%) RHCA
7 3 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.67%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCSA
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) PhD
9 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.00%) ISAE 3402
3 3 (1.00%) SSAE 16
4 2 (0.67%) GCP
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 74 (24.67%) Docker
2 55 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.33%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (9.67%) iptables
5 27 (9.00%) Active Directory
6 26 (8.67%) NFS
7 16 (5.33%) vSphere
8 9 (3.00%) KVM
9 7 (2.33%) LXC
10 6 (2.00%) Postfix
10 6 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.67%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.67%) Samba
11 5 (1.67%) XenServer
12 3 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.67%) Corosync
13 2 (0.67%) PowerDNS
14 1 (0.33%) Dovecot
14 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 98 (32.67%) Puppet
2 97 (32.33%) Ansible
3 48 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (15.33%) Nagios
5 36 (12.00%) Kubernetes
6 23 (7.67%) Terraform
7 21 (7.00%) ZABBIX
8 16 (5.33%) Salt
9 10 (3.33%) Cacti
9 10 (3.33%) CFEngine
10 6 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (2.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 5 (1.67%) Icinga
11 5 (1.67%) Rundeck
11 5 (1.67%) SELinux
11 5 (1.67%) vRealize
12 4 (1.33%) Grafana
12 4 (1.33%) logstash
12 4 (1.33%) Rancher
13 3 (1.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 95 (31.67%) Red Hat
2 79 (26.33%) VMware
3 31 (10.33%) Cisco
4 22 (7.33%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.00%) SAP
6 17 (5.67%) Oracle
7 13 (4.33%) SolarWinds
8 11 (3.67%) SaltStack
9 9 (3.00%) HP
10 7 (2.33%) Bloomberg
10 7 (2.33%) CQG
10 7 (2.33%) Reuters
10 7 (2.33%) Veeam
11 6 (2.00%) Dell
11 6 (2.00%) EccoWare
11 6 (2.00%) Fidessa
11 6 (2.00%) GL TRADE
11 6 (2.00%) ION Trading
11 6 (2.00%) NYFIX
11 6 (2.00%) Patsystems