The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux System Administrator
England / London
Rank 580 638 623
Rank change year-on-year +58 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Systems Administrator 8 18 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.043% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.045% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 28
Median salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £49,250
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,000 £68,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.34% +9.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32198 40075 40268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.13% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27217 34571 33828
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in London

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in London

Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Systems Administrator in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Systems Administrator in London

Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Canary Wharf - 1 £65,000 -
Senior Linux Systems Administrator
England

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Linux Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (71.79%) Puppet
3 23 (58.97%) CentOS
4 22 (56.41%) Python
5 21 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (53.85%) Bash Shell
6 18 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (43.59%) Red Hat
8 16 (41.03%) Ruby
9 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
10 13 (33.33%) Windows
11 12 (30.77%) VMware
12 11 (28.21%) E-Commerce
13 10 (25.64%) Cisco
13 10 (25.64%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (25.64%) Ubuntu
13 10 (25.64%) Docker
14 9 (23.08%) ChatOps
14 9 (23.08%) Hubot
14 9 (23.08%) Slack
14 9 (23.08%) Retail
14 9 (23.08%) Web Services
15 8 (20.51%) VPN
16 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (17.95%) High Availability
16 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
16 7 (17.95%) Internet
16 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (15.38%) LAN
17 6 (15.38%) WAN

Senior Linux Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (23.08%) Hubot
2 5 (12.82%) Apache
3 4 (10.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (23.08%) Slack
3 4 (10.26%) SaaS
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.56%) GitHub
5 1 (2.56%) Office 365
5 1 (2.56%) Route 53
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (20.51%) VPN
3 7 (17.95%) Internet
4 6 (15.38%) LAN
4 6 (15.38%) WAN
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (12.82%) DNS
5 5 (12.82%) VLAN
6 3 (7.69%) Firewall
6 3 (7.69%) HTTP
6 3 (7.69%) LDAP
7 2 (5.13%) BGP
7 2 (5.13%) Broadband
7 2 (5.13%) DHCP
7 2 (5.13%) IGMP
7 2 (5.13%) OSPF
7 2 (5.13%) RIP
7 2 (5.13%) SMTP
7 2 (5.13%) SNMP
7 2 (5.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Data Mining
1 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) Informix
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) Middleware
2 3 (7.69%) REST
2 3 (7.69%) RESTful
3 2 (5.13%) MCollective
4 1 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (58.97%) CentOS
3 18 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (33.33%) Windows
5 10 (25.64%) Ubuntu
6 5 (12.82%) Unix
6 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.69%) Debian
9 2 (5.13%) Solaris
10 1 (2.56%) AIX
10 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) E-Commerce
2 9 (23.08%) ChatOps
3 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.95%) High Availability
4 6 (15.38%) DevOps
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Structured Programming
7 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Change Control
7 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.13%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Python
2 21 (53.85%) Bash Shell
3 16 (41.03%) Ruby
4 6 (15.38%) Perl
5 5 (12.82%) Java
6 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.69%) C
7 3 (7.69%) C++
7 3 (7.69%) PHP
8 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.13%) SQL
9 1 (2.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Docker
2 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.69%) KVM
4 3 (7.69%) Squid
5 2 (5.13%) iptables
5 2 (5.13%) NFS
5 2 (5.13%) Xen
6 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.56%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.56%) pfSense
6 1 (2.56%) Samba
6 1 (2.56%) Varnish
6 1 (2.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 28 (71.79%) Puppet
2 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.82%) Ansible
4 3 (7.69%) Nagios
5 2 (5.13%) CFEngine
5 2 (5.13%) Cobbler
5 2 (5.13%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.56%) Munin
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Red Hat
2 12 (30.77%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) BMC
4 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.56%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.56%) Veritas