The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 509 470 494
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 448 480 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 390 433 393
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,900 £64,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK.

Linux Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Engineer over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Linux Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 431 £45,000 - 56
London -9 200 £55,000 +10.00% 26
South East +8 119 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Berkshire +8 47 £35,000 -24.32%
City of London -1 47 £52,500 +16.66% 10
North West +4 29 £36,000 +7.46% 4
Reading +6 28 £35,000 -30.00%
Yorkshire -53 27 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East of England -70 27 £40,000 -11.11% 8
West Yorkshire -38 24 £43,750 +9.37% 4
Leeds -29 21 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Hampshire -1 20 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Surrey -9 19 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Brighton -9 18 £52,500 +70.73% 1
East Sussex -10 18 £52,500 +70.73% 1
Cambridgeshire -22 18 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Cambridge -18 17 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South West -25 17 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Manchester +6 16 £39,000 -8.23% 1
Bristol -3 14 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Slough +4 12 £30,500 -18.66%
Cheshire -5 11 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Scotland -19 7 £39,500 +14.49%
Knutsford - 7 £35,000 -
Cardiff - 6 £37,500 - 3
Portsmouth - 6 £45,000 -
Wales - 6 £37,500 - 3
South Wales - 6 £37,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -6 5 £33,500 -29.47% 1
East Midlands -7 5 £45,000 +16.88%

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 881 (100.00%) Linux
2 382 (43.36%) Red Hat
3 330 (37.46%) Perl
4 312 (35.41%) UNIX
5 269 (30.53%) Apache
6 265 (30.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 260 (29.51%) Python
8 248 (28.15%) MySQL
9 239 (27.13%) Puppet
10 224 (25.43%) Bash Shell
11 215 (24.40%) CentOS
12 208 (23.61%) VMware
13 174 (19.75%) Java
14 171 (19.41%) Finance
15 167 (18.96%) Tomcat
15 167 (18.96%) Ruby
16 165 (18.73%) TCP/IP
17 162 (18.39%) Windows
18 160 (18.16%) Ubuntu
19 155 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
20 152 (17.25%) DNS
21 142 (16.12%) DevOps
22 141 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
23 124 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
24 123 (13.96%) PHP
25 121 (13.73%) Oracle
26 118 (13.39%) Nagios
27 101 (11.46%) Solaris
28 99 (11.24%) Firewall
29 97 (11.01%) Load Balancing

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 269 (30.53%) Apache
2 167 (18.96%) Tomcat
3 58 (6.58%) nginx
4 26 (2.95%) WebLogic
5 25 (2.84%) IIS
6 19 (2.16%) Drupal
7 17 (1.93%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.82%) CMS
9 14 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.36%) Escenic
11 11 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (1.14%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.91%) Jetty
13 8 (0.91%) Node.js
14 7 (0.79%) Confluence
15 6 (0.68%) WordPress
16 4 (0.45%) Alfresco
16 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
17 3 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.63%) SaaS
3 24 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.82%) IaaS
6 13 (1.48%) PaaS
7 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.79%) Joyent
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.11%) Route 53
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 165 (18.73%) TCP/IP
2 152 (17.25%) DNS
3 99 (11.24%) Firewall
4 92 (10.44%) SAN
5 67 (7.60%) DHCP
6 65 (7.38%) SNMP
6 65 (7.38%) HTTP
7 64 (7.26%) Internet
8 54 (6.13%) LDAP
9 47 (5.33%) NAS
10 46 (5.22%) SSH
10 46 (5.22%) SMTP
11 40 (4.54%) SSL
12 37 (4.20%) VPN
13 28 (3.18%) WAN
14 27 (3.06%) FTP
15 24 (2.72%) LAN
15 24 (2.72%) Multicast
16 23 (2.61%) iSCSI
17 22 (2.50%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (28.15%) MySQL
2 38 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 34 (3.86%) SQL Server
5 32 (3.63%) Oracle Database
6 28 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.95%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.72%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.38%) Redis
10 18 (2.04%) MariaDB
11 14 (1.59%) HBase
12 13 (1.48%) DB2
13 11 (1.25%) Big Data
14 8 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.57%) Impala
16 5 (0.57%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.57%) Mahout
17 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
18 3 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 52 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 44 (4.99%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.09%) Subversion
4 23 (2.61%) GCC
5 19 (2.16%) Hudson
6 18 (2.04%) JIRA
7 17 (1.93%) GDB
8 8 (0.91%) Maven
8 8 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.57%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.45%) Ant
10 4 (0.45%) Bazaar
11 3 (0.34%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.23%) Selenium
12 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.23%) dbdeploy
12 2 (0.23%) Trac
General
1 171 (19.41%) Finance
2 41 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.41%) Banking
4 26 (2.95%) Publishing
5 25 (2.84%) Advertising
6 21 (2.38%) Games
7 19 (2.16%) Retail
8 17 (1.93%) Marketing
9 12 (1.36%) Multimedia
9 12 (1.36%) Electronics
10 11 (1.25%) Online Betting
11 9 (1.02%) Law
11 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.91%) Legal
13 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.45%) Welsh Language
17 3 (0.34%) Automotive
18 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (10.10%) LAMP
2 41 (4.65%) Web Services
3 32 (3.63%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (3.41%) J2EE
5 17 (1.93%) XML
6 15 (1.70%) MSMQ
7 14 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
8 12 (1.36%) Ajax
9 11 (1.25%) CSS
10 10 (1.14%) JSON
10 10 (1.14%) SOAP
11 9 (1.02%) Memcached
11 9 (1.02%) Sphinx
11 9 (1.02%) .NET
12 8 (0.91%) Middleware
13 7 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (0.45%) YAML
14 4 (0.45%) OpenGL
14 4 (0.45%) Direct3D
15 3 (0.34%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.99%) Open Source
2 53 (6.02%) Clustering
3 43 (4.88%) Digital Media
4 40 (4.54%) Computer Science
5 36 (4.09%) Hedge funds
6 34 (3.86%) Embedded Systems
6 34 (3.86%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.95%) Device Driver
8 20 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
9 18 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.82%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (1.59%) Online Games
11 14 (1.59%) Firmware
12 13 (1.48%) Replication
13 12 (1.36%) Social Media
14 9 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.79%) HACMP
16 6 (0.68%) Derivative
17 5 (0.57%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 881 (100.00%) Linux
2 312 (35.41%) UNIX
3 265 (30.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 215 (24.40%) CentOS
5 162 (18.39%) Windows
6 160 (18.16%) Ubuntu
7 101 (11.46%) Solaris
8 85 (9.65%) Debian
9 45 (5.11%) Embedded Linux
10 36 (4.09%) SUSE
11 34 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (2.27%) AIX
13 19 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (1.93%) Fedora
15 14 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (1.48%) VMS
17 12 (1.36%) HPUX
18 11 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (1.25%) Android
19 6 (0.68%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (16.12%) DevOps
2 124 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (11.01%) Load Balancing
4 84 (9.53%) ITIL
5 70 (7.95%) Configuration Management
6 68 (7.72%) E-Commerce
7 49 (5.56%) Change Management
8 47 (5.33%) Problem Management
9 46 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (4.99%) Software Engineering
11 40 (4.54%) Capacity Planning
12 31 (3.52%) Incident Management
13 28 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (3.18%) Mentoring
14 26 (2.95%) Project Management
14 26 (2.95%) Service Delivery
15 22 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
16 19 (2.16%) Low Latency
17 18 (2.04%) Software Architecture
18 17 (1.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (37.46%) Perl
2 260 (29.51%) Python
3 224 (25.43%) Bash Shell
4 174 (19.75%) Java
5 167 (18.96%) Ruby
6 123 (13.96%) PHP
7 93 (10.56%) C
8 79 (8.97%) Shell Script
9 76 (8.63%) SQL
10 70 (7.95%) C++
11 30 (3.41%) PowerShell
12 29 (3.29%) JavaScript
13 15 (1.70%) C#
14 14 (1.59%) Embedded C
14 14 (1.59%) Embedded C++
15 13 (1.48%) AWK
16 9 (1.02%) sed
17 6 (0.68%) Scala
18 5 (0.57%) Assembly Language
19 4 (0.45%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 96 (10.90%) Degree
2 48 (5.45%) RHCE
3 31 (3.52%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 22 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.82%) CCNA
8 13 (1.48%) RHCA
9 9 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.45%) SCSA
12 3 (0.34%) IBM AIX Certification
12 3 (0.34%) CCNP
12 3 (0.34%) HND
13 2 (0.23%) MCSE
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.11%) PhD
14 1 (0.11%) MCP
14 1 (0.11%) MCITP
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.04%) QA
2 16 (1.82%) SLA
3 10 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.45%) JTAG
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 155 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.88%) KVM
3 41 (4.65%) vSphere
4 34 (3.86%) NFS
5 33 (3.75%) Xen
6 32 (3.63%) VMware ESX
7 24 (2.72%) Active Directory
8 20 (2.27%) Hyper-V
9 15 (1.70%) Squid
10 12 (1.36%) Postfix
11 10 (1.14%) Samba
12 8 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 7 (0.79%) Varnish
14 6 (0.68%) XenServer
15 5 (0.57%) Docker
15 5 (0.57%) GPFS
15 5 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.57%) qmail
16 4 (0.45%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 239 (27.13%) Puppet
2 141 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
3 118 (13.39%) Nagios
4 41 (4.65%) ZABBIX
5 31 (3.52%) NetBackup
6 23 (2.61%) Opsview
7 22 (2.50%) Cacti
7 22 (2.50%) Zenoss
7 22 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
7 22 (2.50%) CFEngine
8 21 (2.38%) Vagrant
8 21 (2.38%) Salt
9 19 (2.16%) SCOM
10 14 (1.59%) Ansible
11 13 (1.48%) Plesk
12 10 (1.14%) Munin
12 10 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (1.14%) Cobbler
13 9 (1.02%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 382 (43.36%) Red Hat
2 208 (23.61%) VMware
3 121 (13.73%) Oracle
4 86 (9.76%) JBoss
5 71 (8.06%) Cisco
6 52 (5.90%) HP
7 43 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 32 (3.63%) Citrix
8 32 (3.63%) NetApp
9 31 (3.52%) Reuters
10 29 (3.29%) IBM
10 29 (3.29%) Sun
11 28 (3.18%) Veritas
12 21 (2.38%) Symantec
13 19 (2.16%) F5
13 19 (2.16%) Google
14 18 (2.04%) Bloomberg
15 14 (1.59%) SolarWinds
15 14 (1.59%) EMC
16 12 (1.36%) Dell
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60k - 80k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £63000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens + On Call
Posted: 3 days ago