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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 514 527 483
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 416 431 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.37% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 364 353 413
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.09%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 May 2015 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 May 2015. 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 +15 406 £45,000 - 53
London +26 173 £55,000 +10.00% 23
South East +4 113 £45,000 +12.50% 10
South West +9 41 £40,000 -12.08% 6
East of England +11 33 £42,500 - 9
Hampshire +22 32 £45,000 +12.85% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 26 £43,200 +1.64% 7
City of London +27 24 £55,000 +3.28% 7
Cambridge +20 24 £43,200 +1.64% 7
Berkshire -14 24 £42,500 -3.40% 3
Yorkshire +7 18 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Oxfordshire +6 17 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Surrey +6 16 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Bristol +6 16 £37,500 +21.95% 3
North West -14 14 £35,000 +1.44% 1
East Sussex - 14 £30,500 - 1
Brighton - 14 £30,500 -
West Midlands -3 13 £48,000 +20.00%
Oxford -4 13 £52,500 +81.03% 1
Portsmouth +21 12 £45,000 +21.62% 1
Reading -28 12 £33,500 -23.86% 1
West Yorkshire +29 11 £50,000 - 2
Leeds +22 11 £50,000 - 1
Andover -1 11 £60,000 +51.41%
Woking - 11 £50,000 - 2
West Sussex +9 9 £42,500 +6.25%
Crawley +8 9 £42,500 -5.55%
Gatwick +12 8 £41,250 +3.12%
Manchester +12 7 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Dorset +12 7 £42,500 -5.55%

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 845 (100.00%) Linux
2 383 (45.33%) Red Hat
3 305 (36.09%) Python
4 287 (33.96%) VMware
5 284 (33.61%) Perl
6 279 (33.02%) UNIX
6 279 (33.02%) Puppet
7 275 (32.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 273 (32.31%) Apache
9 234 (27.69%) DevOps
10 218 (25.80%) Opscode Chef
11 213 (25.21%) MySQL
12 199 (23.55%) Bash Shell
13 192 (22.72%) Windows
14 167 (19.76%) CentOS
15 166 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 163 (19.29%) Oracle
17 161 (19.05%) Tomcat
18 142 (16.80%) Finance
19 139 (16.45%) TCP/IP
20 137 (16.21%) Java
21 131 (15.50%) Nagios
22 130 (15.38%) PHP
23 128 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
24 126 (14.91%) Shell Script
25 121 (14.32%) Ruby
26 119 (14.08%) Configuration Management
27 111 (13.14%) Firewall
28 108 (12.78%) Ubuntu
29 98 (11.60%) DNS

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 273 (32.31%) Apache
2 161 (19.05%) Tomcat
3 93 (11.01%) nginx
4 66 (7.81%) JBoss
5 45 (5.33%) OpenStack
6 30 (3.55%) IIS
7 25 (2.96%) Confluence
8 19 (2.25%) CMS
9 16 (1.89%) Apache Solr
10 15 (1.78%) Zope
10 15 (1.78%) Plone
11 13 (1.54%) Drupal
12 10 (1.18%) Moodle
13 9 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.95%) WordPress
14 8 (0.95%) Alfresco
15 7 (0.83%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.83%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 128 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.33%) PaaS
2 45 (5.33%) IaaS
3 42 (4.97%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (3.67%) SaaS
5 29 (3.43%) Amazon S3
6 23 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
8 16 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (1.54%) Office 365
10 13 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.95%) SoftLayer
12 6 (0.71%) Heroku
12 6 (0.71%) Engine Yard
12 6 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.71%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.59%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 139 (16.45%) TCP/IP
2 111 (13.14%) Firewall
3 98 (11.60%) DNS
4 67 (7.93%) SAN
5 51 (6.04%) LDAP
6 50 (5.92%) HTTP
7 40 (4.73%) SSL
8 34 (4.02%) FTP
9 30 (3.55%) VPN
10 26 (3.08%) Internet
11 21 (2.49%) DHCP
12 20 (2.37%) SMTP
13 18 (2.13%) Network Security
14 17 (2.01%) VoIP
15 16 (1.89%) HTTPS
16 15 (1.78%) SSH
17 14 (1.66%) BIG-IP
18 13 (1.54%) OpenVPN
18 13 (1.54%) ISDN
18 13 (1.54%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (25.21%) MySQL
2 59 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 46 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (3.91%) Hadoop
5 30 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 28 (3.31%) Redis
7 24 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (2.60%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (2.25%) Big Data
12 15 (1.78%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.30%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.18%) HBase
15 9 (1.07%) MariaDB
15 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.71%) DB2
16 6 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
16 6 (0.71%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 78 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 52 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 47 (5.56%) Subversion
4 30 (3.55%) JIRA
5 16 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.78%) Maven
7 10 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.07%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.83%) Hudson
9 7 (0.83%) Selenium
10 4 (0.47%) Ant
10 4 (0.47%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.47%) GNU Toolchain
11 3 (0.36%) Gradle
12 2 (0.24%) RSpec
12 2 (0.24%) Juju
12 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.24%) FishEye
13 1 (0.12%) GCC
13 1 (0.12%) Trac
General
1 142 (16.80%) Finance
2 33 (3.91%) Banking
3 32 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.31%) Games
5 23 (2.72%) Electronics
6 22 (2.60%) Law
7 19 (2.25%) Marketing
7 19 (2.25%) Retail
7 19 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.83%) Publishing
9 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.71%) Advertising
10 5 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Front Office
11 2 (0.24%) German Language
11 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.12%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.34%) Web Services
2 36 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
3 30 (3.55%) LAMP
4 26 (3.08%) Middleware
5 22 (2.60%) HTML
6 21 (2.49%) MCollective
7 17 (2.01%) CSS
8 16 (1.89%) XML
9 14 (1.66%) Servlets
10 11 (1.30%) .NET
11 10 (1.18%) OAuth
12 8 (0.95%) JMS
12 8 (0.95%) JMX
13 7 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.83%) HTML5
13 7 (0.83%) JSON
13 7 (0.83%) J2EE
14 6 (0.71%) Apache Flex
14 6 (0.71%) WebCenter
15 5 (0.59%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.06%) Open Source
2 56 (6.63%) Clustering
3 43 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.91%) Device Driver
6 28 (3.31%) Derivative
7 20 (2.37%) Wiki
8 18 (2.13%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.66%) Replication
10 14 (1.66%) E-Learning
10 14 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.54%) DTV
12 10 (1.18%) IPTV
12 10 (1.18%) Learning Management System
12 10 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 845 (100.00%) Linux
2 279 (33.02%) UNIX
3 275 (32.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 192 (22.72%) Windows
5 167 (19.76%) CentOS
6 108 (12.78%) Ubuntu
7 76 (8.99%) Solaris
8 67 (7.93%) Debian
9 61 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (3.20%) AIX
12 26 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (2.72%) Oracle Linux
14 22 (2.60%) Fedora
15 21 (2.49%) SUSE
16 19 (2.25%) Amazon Linux
16 19 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
17 12 (1.42%) HPUX
18 11 (1.30%) Android
19 10 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (27.69%) DevOps
2 119 (14.08%) Configuration Management
3 86 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (10.06%) ITIL
5 70 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (7.22%) Load Balancing
7 59 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 56 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
9 48 (5.68%) Service Delivery
10 40 (4.73%) Software Engineering
11 36 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 32 (3.79%) Project Management
13 30 (3.55%) Mentoring
13 30 (3.55%) Low Latency
14 28 (3.31%) Incident Management
15 25 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
16 23 (2.72%) Migration
17 22 (2.60%) Continuous Delivery
18 21 (2.49%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (2.49%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (36.09%) Python
2 284 (33.61%) Perl
3 199 (23.55%) Bash Shell
4 137 (16.21%) Java
5 130 (15.38%) PHP
6 126 (14.91%) Shell Script
7 121 (14.32%) Ruby
8 90 (10.65%) SQL
9 69 (8.17%) C
10 51 (6.04%) C++
11 27 (3.20%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.18%) Korn
14 9 (1.07%) Embedded C
15 8 (0.95%) AWK
16 6 (0.71%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.71%) Jython
17 5 (0.59%) Groovy
17 5 (0.59%) C#
18 4 (0.47%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 77 (9.11%) RHCE
2 70 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 70 (8.28%) Degree
3 49 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 42 (4.97%) DV Cleared
5 26 (3.08%) RHCSA
6 15 (1.78%) RHCA
7 12 (1.42%) SCSA
8 11 (1.30%) LPIC
8 11 (1.30%) Sun Certification
9 9 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.95%) CCNA
11 7 (0.83%) JNCIA
11 7 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.36%) MCP
14 1 (0.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.12%) MCSE
14 1 (0.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.55%) PCI DSS
2 24 (2.84%) QA
3 17 (2.01%) SLA
4 9 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 166 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 47 (5.56%) KVM
4 38 (4.50%) vSphere
5 35 (4.14%) VMware ESX
6 28 (3.31%) Xen
7 23 (2.72%) Varnish
8 20 (2.37%) Samba
9 19 (2.25%) VirtualBox
10 16 (1.89%) Docker
11 14 (1.66%) Squid
12 13 (1.54%) Apache Flume
12 13 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (1.30%) NFS
14 10 (1.18%) Postfix
14 10 (1.18%) Hyper-V
15 8 (0.95%) Firmware
15 8 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.83%) LXC
16 7 (0.83%) qmail
Systems Management
1 279 (33.02%) Puppet
2 218 (25.80%) Opscode Chef
3 131 (15.50%) Nagios
4 68 (8.05%) Ansible
5 41 (4.85%) ZABBIX
5 41 (4.85%) Vagrant
6 26 (3.08%) logstash
7 22 (2.60%) Plesk
7 22 (2.60%) cPanel
7 22 (2.60%) Salt
8 20 (2.37%) Red Hat Satellite
9 18 (2.13%) Tivoli
10 17 (2.01%) Webmin
11 16 (1.89%) CFEngine
12 14 (1.66%) Cacti
13 13 (1.54%) Graylog
14 12 (1.42%) NetBackup
15 11 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
16 10 (1.18%) Linux-HA
17 9 (1.07%) Graphite
Vendors
1 383 (45.33%) Red Hat
2 287 (33.96%) VMware
3 163 (19.29%) Oracle
4 93 (11.01%) HP
5 74 (8.76%) Cisco
6 57 (6.75%) Microsoft
7 44 (5.21%) Sun
8 41 (4.85%) IBM
9 26 (3.08%) hybris
10 20 (2.37%) Rackspace
11 18 (2.13%) Symantec
12 17 (2.01%) Dell
13 16 (1.89%) SAP
13 16 (1.89%) EMC
13 16 (1.89%) Veritas
13 16 (1.89%) Google
14 15 (1.78%) Splunk
14 15 (1.78%) AppDynamics
15 12 (1.42%) SolarWinds
16 11 (1.30%) Akamai
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures - London & S.E(Permanent and Contract)
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
GCS
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £40,000 per annum 40,000.00
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + good pension, 36 days holdiday
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £23,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Circa £50k plus Healthcare and pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
PCR
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits to be discussed
Posted: 5 days ago