Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Administrator was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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

Linux Administrator
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 498 651 578
Rank change year-on-year +153 -73 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 25 66 200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.13% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 27 61 189
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £45,800 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 23,033 48,300 59,408
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 94.86% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19,348 39,553 49,204
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in London

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Administrator in London.

Salary trend for Linux Administrator in London

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Administrator in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Administrator in London

Linux 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 Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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 +117 5 £50,000 - 3
West London +70 2 £49,750 +53.08% 1
Linux Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, Linux 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 London region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) Python
3 10 (40.00%) Unix
4 7 (28.00%) PHP
4 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (28.00%) AWS
5 6 (24.00%) Ansible
5 6 (24.00%) Terraform
5 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.00%) Oracle
6 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.00%) Kubernetes
7 4 (16.00%) GitLab
7 4 (16.00%) Datadog
7 4 (16.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (16.00%) ZABBIX
7 4 (16.00%) eggPlant
7 4 (16.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (16.00%) Grafana
7 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (16.00%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (16.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) Locust
7 4 (16.00%) SSH
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) JIRA
7 4 (16.00%) Banking

Linux 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 4 (16.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (16.00%) Datadog
3 1 (4.00%) Azure
3 1 (4.00%) G Suite
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (16.00%) SSH
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) OpenVPN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Redis
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) eggPlant
1 4 (16.00%) GitLab
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
1 4 (16.00%) Locust
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) Unix
3 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
5 1 (4.00%) CentOS
5 1 (4.00%) VyOS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) Data Management
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps
2 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Fintech
2 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (12.00%) Storage Management
2 3 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (4.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) High Availability
4 1 (4.00%) Neuroscience
4 1 (4.00%) Open Source
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (28.00%) PHP
3 4 (16.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (12.00%) Docker
4 2 (8.00%) LXC
5 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Ansible
1 6 (24.00%) Terraform
2 5 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 4 (16.00%) Grafana
3 4 (16.00%) ZABBIX
4 2 (8.00%) Packer
4 2 (8.00%) Puppet
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (8.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.00%) FreeIPA
5 1 (4.00%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Google