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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 542 506 475
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 396 452 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 355 394 418
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -26 388 £47,500 +5.55% 47
London -16 188 £53,000 -3.63% 25
South East -41 59 £42,500 +4.65% 6
East of England +16 42 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +31 29 £43,900 +9.75% 2
Cambridge +30 29 £43,900 +9.75% 2
Yorkshire +11 29 £35,000 -22.22%
South West -10 24 £37,500 - 5
North West -12 23 £38,750 +9.92% 7
West Yorkshire +6 21 £42,500 +6.25%
Leeds +5 21 £42,500 +6.25%
Hampshire +21 20 £36,000 -20.00% 2
City of London -2 19 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Berkshire -5 19 £50,250 +43.57% 1
West Midlands +7 18 £45,000 +38.46%
Manchester +5 17 £38,750 +4.72% 3
Bristol -4 16 £37,500 - 1
Portsmouth +24 13 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire +7 13 £45,000 +93.54% 1
Reading -7 10 £50,000 +29.03% 1
South Yorkshire +11 8 £27,500 -38.88%
Sheffield +8 8 £27,500 -38.88%
Surrey -5 8 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Birmingham - 7 £60,000 -
East Sussex +4 5 £45,000 -14.28%
Brighton +2 5 £45,000 -14.28%
East Midlands -3 5 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Wales -5 5 £32,500 -13.33%
South Wales -7 5 £32,500 -13.33%
Cheshire -13 5 £35,000 - 4

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 808 (100.00%) Linux
2 357 (44.18%) Red Hat
3 349 (43.19%) Python
4 333 (41.21%) Puppet
5 267 (33.04%) VMware
6 259 (32.05%) Perl
7 253 (31.31%) Apache
8 243 (30.07%) DevOps
9 241 (29.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 238 (29.46%) Bash Shell
11 228 (28.22%) UNIX
12 221 (27.35%) Opscode Chef
13 193 (23.89%) CentOS
14 191 (23.64%) MySQL
15 166 (20.54%) Windows
16 159 (19.68%) Java
16 159 (19.68%) Ruby
17 154 (19.06%) Configuration Management
18 147 (18.19%) Tomcat
18 147 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 145 (17.95%) Oracle
20 143 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
21 138 (17.08%) Nagios
22 132 (16.34%) Finance
23 127 (15.72%) TCP/IP
24 121 (14.98%) Ubuntu
25 119 (14.73%) Ansible
26 112 (13.86%) Jenkins
27 111 (13.74%) DNS
28 102 (12.62%) Agile Software Development

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 253 (31.31%) Apache
2 147 (18.19%) Tomcat
3 88 (10.89%) nginx
4 68 (8.42%) OpenStack
5 38 (4.70%) JBoss
6 28 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.98%) IIS
8 15 (1.86%) CMS
9 14 (1.73%) Drupal
9 14 (1.73%) Confluence
10 13 (1.61%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.61%) Moodle
11 11 (1.36%) Zope
11 11 (1.36%) Plone
11 11 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.87%) WordPress
14 6 (0.74%) Alfresco
15 5 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 20 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 143 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.85%) SaaS
3 23 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.60%) IaaS
5 20 (2.48%) PaaS
6 14 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.49%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.11%) Route 53
10 7 (0.87%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.74%) Office 365
11 6 (0.74%) Joyent
12 5 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.62%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (15.72%) TCP/IP
2 111 (13.74%) DNS
3 101 (12.50%) Firewall
4 62 (7.67%) SAN
5 55 (6.81%) Internet
6 47 (5.82%) LDAP
7 42 (5.20%) HTTP
8 33 (4.08%) SSL
9 29 (3.59%) SMTP
10 26 (3.22%) VPN
11 22 (2.72%) FTP
12 19 (2.35%) DHCP
13 17 (2.10%) SNMP
13 17 (2.10%) BIG-IP
14 16 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (1.98%) VoIP
15 15 (1.86%) VLAN
16 11 (1.36%) Multicast
17 10 (1.24%) NetScaler
18 9 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (23.64%) MySQL
2 55 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
3 49 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 46 (5.69%) MongoDB
5 31 (3.84%) HBase
5 31 (3.84%) Redis
6 30 (3.71%) OpenTSDB
7 27 (3.34%) NoSQL
7 27 (3.34%) SQL Server
8 23 (2.85%) Big Data
9 22 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.36%) InfluxDB
11 11 (1.36%) MariaDB
12 8 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.87%) Couchbase
14 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 112 (13.86%) Jenkins
2 76 (9.41%) Git (software)
3 39 (4.83%) Subversion
4 32 (3.96%) Maven
5 18 (2.23%) JIRA
6 13 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.11%) Ant
9 8 (0.99%) Selenium
10 7 (0.87%) GCC
11 4 (0.50%) Juju
12 2 (0.25%) GNU Toolchain
12 2 (0.25%) RSpec
13 1 (0.12%) Hudson
13 1 (0.12%) Trac
13 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
General
1 132 (16.34%) Finance
2 41 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.22%) Law
4 23 (2.85%) Marketing
5 20 (2.48%) Games
5 20 (2.48%) Banking
6 19 (2.35%) Online Betting
6 19 (2.35%) Electronics
7 17 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.98%) Retail
9 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.74%) Advertising
10 6 (0.74%) Publishing
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.69%) Middleware
2 38 (4.70%) LAMP
3 37 (4.58%) Web Services
4 28 (3.47%) HTML
5 27 (3.34%) CSS
6 21 (2.60%) ActiveMQ
7 20 (2.48%) MCollective
8 18 (2.23%) REST
9 15 (1.86%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (1.86%) SOAP
10 13 (1.61%) Servlets
11 12 (1.49%) XML
11 12 (1.49%) OAuth
12 11 (1.36%) Rendezvous
12 11 (1.36%) Ruby on Rails
12 11 (1.36%) JMS
13 9 (1.11%) J2EE
13 9 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
14 8 (0.99%) WebCenter
15 6 (0.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.67%) Data Centre
3 45 (5.57%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.59%) Hedge funds
5 27 (3.34%) Clustering
6 22 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.72%) Device Driver
6 22 (2.72%) Derivative
7 13 (1.61%) Wiki
7 13 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.61%) E-Learning
8 12 (1.49%) Learning Management System
9 11 (1.36%) DTV
10 10 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.11%) Replication
12 8 (0.99%) EqualLogic
13 7 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
14 6 (0.74%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.74%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.74%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 808 (100.00%) Linux
2 241 (29.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 228 (28.22%) UNIX
4 193 (23.89%) CentOS
5 166 (20.54%) Windows
6 121 (14.98%) Ubuntu
7 87 (10.77%) Debian
8 47 (5.82%) Solaris
9 36 (4.46%) Fedora
10 35 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (3.71%) Embedded Linux
12 20 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (2.23%) Oracle Linux
14 17 (2.10%) AIX
15 16 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (1.73%) SUSE
17 7 (0.87%) Amazon Linux
18 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.25%) SmartOS
19 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (30.07%) DevOps
2 154 (19.06%) Configuration Management
3 102 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (12.13%) ITIL
5 96 (11.88%) E-Commerce
6 92 (11.39%) Open Source
7 86 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (6.44%) Software Engineering
9 47 (5.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
10 37 (4.58%) Load Balancing
11 31 (3.84%) Mentoring
12 28 (3.47%) Service Delivery
13 27 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (2.97%) Security Management
14 24 (2.97%) Incident Management
14 24 (2.97%) Low Latency
15 22 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (2.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 349 (43.19%) Python
2 259 (32.05%) Perl
3 238 (29.46%) Bash Shell
4 159 (19.68%) Java
4 159 (19.68%) Ruby
5 90 (11.14%) PHP
6 84 (10.40%) Shell Script
7 76 (9.41%) SQL
8 56 (6.93%) C
9 44 (5.45%) C++
10 37 (4.58%) JavaScript
11 29 (3.59%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.10%) AWK
12 17 (2.10%) Korn
13 16 (1.98%) sed
13 16 (1.98%) Go
14 11 (1.36%) Embedded C
15 8 (0.99%) Jython
16 6 (0.74%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (9.78%) Degree
2 51 (6.31%) RHCE
3 39 (4.83%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.23%) RHCSA
7 11 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.99%) RHCA
9 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.74%) CCNP
10 5 (0.62%) CCNA
11 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.50%) MCSE
11 4 (0.50%) LPIC
12 2 (0.25%) SCSA
12 2 (0.25%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.12%) NCDA
13 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.35%) SLA
1 19 (2.35%) QA
1 19 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.37%) JTAG
5 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 42 (5.20%) KVM
4 25 (3.09%) Varnish
5 23 (2.85%) vSphere
6 21 (2.60%) Squid
6 21 (2.60%) Xen
7 20 (2.48%) Docker
8 19 (2.35%) iptables
9 17 (2.10%) NFS
10 16 (1.98%) VirtualBox
11 14 (1.73%) Postfix
11 14 (1.73%) Samba
12 13 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 11 (1.36%) qmail
14 9 (1.11%) VMware ESX
15 8 (0.99%) vCloud
16 7 (0.87%) LXC
17 6 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 333 (41.21%) Puppet
2 221 (27.35%) Opscode Chef
3 138 (17.08%) Nagios
4 119 (14.73%) Ansible
5 45 (5.57%) ZABBIX
6 38 (4.70%) Vagrant
7 22 (2.72%) yum
8 18 (2.23%) OpenView
9 17 (2.10%) Opsview
10 16 (1.98%) Salt
10 16 (1.98%) Graphite
11 15 (1.86%) ITRS Geneos
12 14 (1.73%) Cacti
13 12 (1.49%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
14 8 (0.99%) Zenoss
14 8 (0.99%) Plesk
14 8 (0.99%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.99%) cPanel
15 7 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 357 (44.18%) Red Hat
2 267 (33.04%) VMware
3 145 (17.95%) Oracle
4 68 (8.42%) HP
5 60 (7.43%) Cisco
6 39 (4.83%) Microsoft
7 25 (3.09%) IBM
7 25 (3.09%) Rackspace
8 24 (2.97%) hybris
9 23 (2.85%) F5
9 23 (2.85%) Sun
10 22 (2.72%) NetApp
11 21 (2.60%) Splunk
12 14 (1.73%) Reuters
12 14 (1.73%) EMC
12 14 (1.73%) SAP
13 11 (1.36%) Juniper
13 11 (1.36%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.36%) TIBCO
14 10 (1.24%) Remedy
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens +oncall
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Benefits and Yearly Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £36,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Tech
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £40,000 Per Annum +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago