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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 504 509 494
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 434 420 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 355 333 413
Average salary £45,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.21% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -9 419 £47,500 - 45
London -14 198 £55,000 +4.76% 18
South East -4 107 £40,000 -15.78% 15
Surrey +15 46 £47,500 -13.63% 8
Yorkshire +6 45 £45,000 +28.57% 3
City of London +2 37 £57,500 +15.00% 3
West Yorkshire +29 34 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Leeds +19 28 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire +1 28 £46,250 +2.77% 4
East of England -50 24 £47,500 +11.76% 2
South West +8 22 £37,500 -21.05% 4
North West -8 20 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Cambridgeshire -21 20 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Cambridge -17 19 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Manchester -7 16 £35,000 - 1
Slough -7 13 £50,000 +7.52% 2
Camberley - 13 £28,500 - 1
Chippenham - 12 £38,000 - 3
Wiltshire - 12 £38,000 - 3
East Sussex +2 10 £25,000 -
Hampshire -11 10 £38,500 +2.66% 2
West Sussex - 10 £37,500 - 1
Brighton - 10 £25,000 -
Staines +10 8 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Reading +4 8 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Gatwick - 8 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire +5 7 £43,750 -5.91% 2
South Wales - 7 £37,500 -
Surbiton - 7 £37,500 -
Wales - 7 £37,500 -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
2 376 (42.68%) Red Hat
3 332 (37.68%) UNIX
4 298 (33.83%) Perl
5 282 (32.01%) Python
6 258 (29.28%) Puppet
7 249 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 248 (28.15%) Apache
9 247 (28.04%) VMware
10 231 (26.22%) MySQL
11 194 (22.02%) Bash Shell
12 178 (20.20%) CentOS
13 176 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 175 (19.86%) Finance
15 167 (18.96%) Windows
16 153 (17.37%) DevOps
17 150 (17.03%) Opscode Chef
18 145 (16.46%) Java
19 137 (15.55%) Shell Script
20 133 (15.10%) PHP
21 132 (14.98%) Ruby
22 131 (14.87%) TCP/IP
23 128 (14.53%) Tomcat
24 116 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
25 110 (12.49%) DNS
26 109 (12.37%) Firewall
27 98 (11.12%) Oracle
28 96 (10.90%) Solaris
28 96 (10.90%) Ubuntu
29 93 (10.56%) SQL

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 248 (28.15%) Apache
2 128 (14.53%) Tomcat
3 69 (7.83%) nginx
4 56 (6.36%) JBoss
5 40 (4.54%) IIS
6 28 (3.18%) Apache Solr
7 25 (2.84%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.82%) WordPress
8 16 (1.82%) CMS
9 15 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.36%) Drupal
11 10 (1.14%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.91%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.91%) Alfresco
13 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.57%) Jetty
15 3 (0.34%) Escenic
16 2 (0.23%) ColdFusion
16 2 (0.23%) Joomla!
16 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.57%) MS Office
3 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.68%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 79 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (2.72%) IaaS
4 22 (2.50%) SaaS
5 13 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.25%) PaaS
7 7 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.57%) Joyent
10 4 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.23%) Office 365
11 2 (0.23%) Route 53
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 131 (14.87%) TCP/IP
2 110 (12.49%) DNS
3 109 (12.37%) Firewall
4 88 (9.99%) SAN
5 57 (6.47%) HTTP
6 50 (5.68%) Internet
7 43 (4.88%) SSH
8 41 (4.65%) DHCP
8 41 (4.65%) LDAP
9 39 (4.43%) SSL
10 33 (3.75%) SNMP
10 33 (3.75%) NAS
11 31 (3.52%) FTP
11 31 (3.52%) Multicast
12 29 (3.29%) VPN
13 28 (3.18%) SMTP
14 25 (2.84%) BIG-IP
14 25 (2.84%) iSCSI
15 22 (2.50%) IPv4
16 20 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (26.22%) MySQL
2 49 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 28 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.93%) NoSQL
5 16 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.82%) Redis
6 14 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.14%) Big Data
8 10 (1.14%) MariaDB
9 8 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (0.91%) DB2
10 7 (0.79%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 53 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.41%) Subversion
2 30 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.72%) Hudson
3 24 (2.72%) GCC
4 18 (2.04%) Maven
5 12 (1.36%) JIRA
5 12 (1.36%) Artifactory
6 10 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.91%) GDB
8 7 (0.79%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.45%) Bazaar
10 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.34%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.23%) VisualVM
11 2 (0.23%) Ant
12 1 (0.11%) JUnit
12 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 175 (19.86%) Finance
2 35 (3.97%) Banking
3 31 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.04%) Advertising
5 16 (1.82%) Publishing
5 16 (1.82%) Games
5 16 (1.82%) Electronics
6 14 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.48%) Multimedia
8 12 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.25%) Law
10 10 (1.14%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.02%) Marketing
11 9 (1.02%) Retail
12 3 (0.34%) German Language
12 3 (0.34%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.83%) LAMP
2 55 (6.24%) Web Services
3 23 (2.61%) ActiveMQ
4 16 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (1.36%) .NET
6 10 (1.14%) XML
7 9 (1.02%) CSS
8 8 (0.91%) J2EE
8 8 (0.91%) MSMQ
8 8 (0.91%) JSON
9 7 (0.79%) HTML
9 7 (0.79%) Middleware
9 7 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (0.68%) JDBC
11 5 (0.57%) Flash
12 3 (0.34%) SOAP
12 3 (0.34%) Ajax
12 3 (0.34%) CherryPy
12 3 (0.34%) Java EE
12 3 (0.34%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.97%) Open Source
2 46 (5.22%) Hedge funds
3 45 (5.11%) Clustering
4 39 (4.43%) Embedded Systems
5 32 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.29%) Device Driver
7 27 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (3.06%) Digital Media
8 25 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.61%) Replication
10 16 (1.82%) Derivative
11 15 (1.70%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.70%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (1.02%) PKI
14 8 (0.91%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.68%) iPad
15 6 (0.68%) HACMP
16 5 (0.57%) BBC
17 4 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 881 (100.00%) Linux
2 332 (37.68%) UNIX
3 249 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 178 (20.20%) CentOS
5 167 (18.96%) Windows
6 96 (10.90%) Solaris
6 96 (10.90%) Ubuntu
7 80 (9.08%) Debian
8 41 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (4.43%) Embedded Linux
10 29 (3.29%) AIX
11 22 (2.50%) SUSE
12 21 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (1.93%) Fedora
14 15 (1.70%) HPUX
15 12 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (1.02%) Android
16 9 (1.02%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.79%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (17.37%) DevOps
2 116 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (8.51%) ITIL
4 71 (8.06%) Configuration Management
5 61 (6.92%) Load Balancing
6 53 (6.02%) E-Commerce
7 49 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (5.11%) Service Delivery
9 44 (4.99%) Software Engineering
10 37 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
11 35 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
12 34 (3.86%) Project Management
13 25 (2.84%) Problem Management
14 24 (2.72%) Change Management
15 22 (2.50%) Migration
16 17 (1.93%) Time Management
17 15 (1.70%) Incident Management
18 14 (1.59%) Service Management
19 13 (1.48%) B2C
19 13 (1.48%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 298 (33.83%) Perl
2 282 (32.01%) Python
3 194 (22.02%) Bash Shell
4 145 (16.46%) Java
5 137 (15.55%) Shell Script
6 133 (15.10%) PHP
7 132 (14.98%) Ruby
8 93 (10.56%) SQL
9 72 (8.17%) C
10 57 (6.47%) C++
11 32 (3.63%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.82%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.25%) Embedded C
14 6 (0.68%) Embedded C++
14 6 (0.68%) Assembly Language
14 6 (0.68%) AWK
14 6 (0.68%) C#
14 6 (0.68%) OCaml
15 4 (0.45%) Lisp
15 4 (0.45%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 80 (9.08%) Degree
2 43 (4.88%) RHCE
3 24 (2.72%) RHCA
4 23 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 20 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.16%) RHCSA
7 18 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.82%) CCNA
9 11 (1.25%) SCSA
9 11 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.79%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.68%) IBM AIX Certification
12 5 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.45%) MCITP
14 2 (0.23%) MCSE
14 2 (0.23%) CCNP
14 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.61%) PCI DSS
2 18 (2.04%) QA
3 17 (1.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 176 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (6.24%) vSphere
3 50 (5.68%) KVM
4 41 (4.65%) Xen
5 26 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.95%) NFS
6 20 (2.27%) Active Directory
7 17 (1.93%) VMware ESX
8 14 (1.59%) Firmware
9 13 (1.48%) XenServer
10 12 (1.36%) Docker
11 11 (1.25%) Squid
11 11 (1.25%) LXC
12 9 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.02%) Varnish
13 8 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.79%) Veritas File System
14 7 (0.79%) Samba
14 7 (0.79%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 258 (29.28%) Puppet
2 150 (17.03%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (9.42%) Nagios
4 42 (4.77%) ZABBIX
5 39 (4.43%) NetBackup
6 36 (4.09%) ITRS Geneos
7 25 (2.84%) cPanel
8 23 (2.61%) Plesk
9 21 (2.38%) Vagrant
10 18 (2.04%) Cacti
11 17 (1.93%) Webmin
12 15 (1.70%) CFEngine
13 14 (1.59%) Ansible
13 14 (1.59%) SCOM
13 14 (1.59%) Salt
14 13 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
15 12 (1.36%) Tivoli
16 11 (1.25%) logstash
17 9 (1.02%) Zenoss
17 9 (1.02%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 376 (42.68%) Red Hat
2 247 (28.04%) VMware
3 98 (11.12%) Oracle
4 71 (8.06%) HP
5 61 (6.92%) Cisco
6 53 (6.02%) Microsoft
7 39 (4.43%) Sun
7 39 (4.43%) Reuters
8 34 (3.86%) IBM
9 28 (3.18%) Veritas
10 24 (2.72%) NetApp
11 23 (2.61%) Symantec
12 22 (2.50%) Bloomberg
13 20 (2.27%) Dell
13 20 (2.27%) hybris
14 19 (2.16%) Citrix
15 14 (1.59%) EMC
16 13 (1.48%) Rackspace
17 12 (1.36%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.36%) F5
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000 + 20% Shift (£31K)
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £33,000 to £37,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60k - 80k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £NaN.NaN per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus, Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: Unspecified £70k - £75k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago