The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 271 311 327
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1128 1073 1020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 0.98% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.02% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 984 943 869
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.58% +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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 25 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 1093 £50,000 - 172
London 0 416 £60,000 +9.09% 68
South East +137 415 £47,500 +5.55% 46
Berkshire +63 125 £50,000 - 7
Surrey +81 106 £50,000 -4.76% 18
Hampshire +77 103 £47,500 +31.94% 12
Reading +32 93 £57,500 +35.29% 5
East of England +2 78 £47,500 +5.55% 11
Yorkshire +20 69 £43,000 +22.85% 12
City of London +64 53 £60,000 +14.28% 18
Southampton +43 43 £45,000 +38.46% 4
East Sussex +47 41 £45,000 - 3
West Yorkshire -1 37 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Hertfordshire +27 35 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Leeds +13 35 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South West -42 35 £37,500 -8.53% 12
Brighton +38 34 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Cambridge -14 33 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Cambridgeshire -23 33 £47,500 +5.55% 8
North West -5 30 £40,000 +6.66% 12
East Midlands +29 28 £37,000 -1.33% 3
West Midlands -8 28 £47,750 +27.33% 5
Northamptonshire +40 24 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Woking +22 24 £51,250 -10.86% 5
South Yorkshire +18 21 £45,000 +63.63% 5
Northampton +33 20 £37,000 -1.33%
Basingstoke +5 20 £70,000 +55.55% 1
Bristol -33 19 £42,500 -37.03% 5
Manchester -27 17 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Reigate +23 14 £52,500 -4.54% 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Linux Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 2214 (100.00%) Linux
2 879 (39.70%) Puppet
3 829 (37.44%) Python
4 822 (37.13%) DevOps
5 724 (32.70%) Windows
6 722 (32.61%) Red Hat
7 636 (28.73%) VMware
8 599 (27.06%) Perl
9 577 (26.06%) Amazon AWS
10 560 (25.29%) Bash Shell
11 539 (24.35%) Unix
12 533 (24.07%) Opscode Chef
13 522 (23.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 520 (23.49%) Apache
15 505 (22.81%) MySQL
16 470 (21.23%) Ansible
17 415 (18.74%) Java
18 394 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
19 392 (17.71%) Ruby
20 382 (17.25%) Configuration Management
21 365 (16.49%) TCP/IP
21 365 (16.49%) CentOS
22 355 (16.03%) Firewall
23 354 (15.99%) Jenkins
24 350 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
25 342 (15.45%) Tomcat
26 320 (14.45%) Finance
27 279 (12.60%) LAMP
28 276 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
29 264 (11.92%) SQL

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 520 (23.49%) Apache
2 342 (15.45%) Tomcat
3 169 (7.63%) JBoss
4 149 (6.73%) nginx
5 101 (4.56%) OpenStack
6 97 (4.38%) IIS
6 97 (4.38%) WebLogic
7 85 (3.84%) WebSphere
8 72 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
9 56 (2.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 38 (1.72%) Confluence
11 35 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
12 29 (1.31%) CMS
13 25 (1.13%) Drupal
14 24 (1.08%) MS Exchange
15 22 (0.99%) SharePoint
16 16 (0.72%) Skype for Business
17 15 (0.68%) Apache Spark
17 15 (0.68%) Eucalyptus
18 12 (0.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 76 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.45%) Magento
3 2 (0.090%) Summit
4 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 577 (26.06%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (6.78%) SaaS
3 84 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (3.03%) PaaS
5 59 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (2.21%) IaaS
7 40 (1.81%) Office 365
8 36 (1.63%) Amazon S3
9 22 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 15 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 15 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 14 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
14 14 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.59%) SoftLayer
16 12 (0.54%) Route 53
17 11 (0.50%) GitHub
18 6 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 365 (16.49%) TCP/IP
2 355 (16.03%) Firewall
3 223 (10.07%) DNS
4 212 (9.58%) SAN
5 131 (5.92%) HTTP
6 128 (5.78%) LDAP
7 82 (3.70%) VPN
8 80 (3.61%) Internet
9 78 (3.52%) NAS
10 76 (3.43%) VLAN
11 68 (3.07%) LAN
12 67 (3.03%) VoIP
13 62 (2.80%) WAN
14 54 (2.44%) DHCP
14 54 (2.44%) SMTP
15 52 (2.35%) SSH
16 35 (1.58%) Wireshark
17 33 (1.49%) SSL
18 31 (1.40%) IPsec
19 29 (1.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 505 (22.81%) MySQL
2 186 (8.40%) SQL Server
3 127 (5.74%) MongoDB
4 79 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (3.16%) Relational Database
6 59 (2.66%) Redis
7 57 (2.57%) Hadoop
8 48 (2.17%) NoSQL
9 42 (1.90%) RDBMS
10 31 (1.40%) Big Data
11 27 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 26 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
14 19 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.77%) MariaDB
16 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
18 12 (0.54%) Couchbase
19 9 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 354 (15.99%) Jenkins
2 190 (8.58%) Git (software)
3 129 (5.83%) JIRA
4 84 (3.79%) Subversion
5 68 (3.07%) TeamCity
6 62 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 60 (2.71%) Vagrant
8 33 (1.49%) Maven
9 20 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 15 (0.68%) JMeter
11 13 (0.59%) Cucumber
11 13 (0.59%) Travis CI
12 10 (0.45%) Hudson
12 10 (0.45%) MSI
12 10 (0.45%) Selenium
13 9 (0.41%) GitLab
13 9 (0.41%) Mocha
13 9 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.32%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.27%) CMake
General
1 320 (14.45%) Finance
2 112 (5.06%) Banking
3 70 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 69 (3.12%) Games
5 56 (2.53%) Electronics
6 52 (2.35%) Publishing
7 48 (2.17%) French Language
7 48 (2.17%) Law
8 46 (2.08%) German Language
9 43 (1.94%) Marketing
10 37 (1.67%) Financial Institution
11 34 (1.54%) Retail
12 31 (1.40%) Manufacturing
13 28 (1.26%) Automotive
14 17 (0.77%) Advertising
15 10 (0.45%) Back Office
16 9 (0.41%) Legal
17 7 (0.32%) Front Office
18 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (12.60%) LAMP
2 183 (8.27%) Web Services
3 88 (3.97%) Middleware
4 77 (3.48%) LEMP Stack
5 63 (2.85%) Node.js
6 54 (2.44%) HTML
7 46 (2.08%) CSS
8 35 (1.58%) .NET
8 35 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
9 28 (1.26%) JSON
9 28 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
10 26 (1.17%) REST
10 26 (1.17%) XML
11 23 (1.04%) LAPP Stack
12 22 (0.99%) Qt
13 20 (0.90%) J2EE
14 19 (0.86%) ELK Stack
14 19 (0.86%) Java EE
15 18 (0.81%) Sensu
16 16 (0.72%) Qt Quick
Miscellaneous
1 164 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 89 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 85 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.48%) Clustering
5 54 (2.44%) Hedge funds
6 41 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
8 35 (1.58%) Fintech
9 34 (1.54%) Device Driver
10 31 (1.40%) PKI
11 30 (1.36%) Mathematics
12 29 (1.31%) User Experience
13 28 (1.26%) Contactless
14 27 (1.22%) Management Information System
15 25 (1.13%) Wiki
16 24 (1.08%) Private Cloud
17 20 (0.90%) Public Cloud
18 19 (0.86%) Mobile App
19 18 (0.81%) EMC VNX
19 18 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2214 (100.00%) Linux
2 724 (32.70%) Windows
3 539 (24.35%) Unix
4 522 (23.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 365 (16.49%) CentOS
6 238 (10.75%) Ubuntu
7 224 (10.12%) Windows Server
8 149 (6.73%) Solaris
9 131 (5.92%) Debian
10 117 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 66 (2.98%) Embedded Linux
12 59 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 50 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (2.03%) AIX
15 42 (1.90%) Fedora
16 38 (1.72%) Windows 2000
17 26 (1.17%) SUSE
18 20 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
19 19 (0.86%) Android
20 16 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (37.13%) DevOps
2 394 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (17.25%) Configuration Management
4 276 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
5 263 (11.88%) ITIL
6 220 (9.94%) Software Engineering
7 194 (8.76%) Open Source
8 180 (8.13%) Scrum
9 173 (7.81%) High Availability
10 120 (5.42%) Load Balancing
11 100 (4.52%) E-Commerce
12 95 (4.29%) Web Operations
13 84 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
14 72 (3.25%) Multithreading
14 72 (3.25%) TDD
15 68 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 62 (2.80%) Mentoring
17 55 (2.48%) SDLC
18 52 (2.35%) Incident Management
19 51 (2.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 829 (37.44%) Python
2 599 (27.06%) Perl
3 560 (25.29%) Bash Shell
4 415 (18.74%) Java
5 392 (17.71%) Ruby
6 264 (11.92%) SQL
7 261 (11.79%) PHP
8 247 (11.16%) C++
9 186 (8.40%) PowerShell
10 181 (8.18%) C
11 120 (5.42%) Shell Script
12 107 (4.83%) JavaScript
13 49 (2.21%) Korn
14 39 (1.76%) Bourne shell
15 38 (1.72%) Embedded C
16 34 (1.54%) C#
17 31 (1.40%) Embedded C++
18 22 (0.99%) Go
19 14 (0.63%) Groovy
20 13 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (9.53%) Degree
2 96 (4.34%) RHCE
3 83 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 64 (2.89%) RHCSA
5 55 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 46 (2.08%) CCNA
8 39 (1.76%) SC Cleared
9 18 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (0.77%) AWS Certification
11 15 (0.68%) CCNP
12 12 (0.54%) CISSP
12 12 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.50%) RHCA
14 10 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.45%) MCSE
15 8 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.36%) CEH
15 8 (0.36%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.47%) QA
2 46 (2.08%) SLA
3 29 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.27%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.090%) SDET
7 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 350 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 241 (10.89%) Docker
3 156 (7.05%) Active Directory
4 88 (3.97%) vSphere
5 83 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 83 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 74 (3.34%) Oracle RAC
8 73 (3.30%) NFS
9 48 (2.17%) KVM
10 42 (1.90%) Varnish
11 38 (1.72%) Xen
12 36 (1.63%) Samba
13 30 (1.36%) iptables
14 28 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
15 26 (1.17%) Squid
16 24 (1.08%) Postfix
17 23 (1.04%) vCloud
18 22 (0.99%) Sendmail
19 17 (0.77%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 879 (39.70%) Puppet
2 533 (24.07%) Opscode Chef
3 470 (21.23%) Ansible
4 233 (10.52%) Nagios
5 122 (5.51%) Salt
6 44 (1.99%) Terraform
7 41 (1.85%) Kubernetes
8 37 (1.67%) ZABBIX
9 35 (1.58%) OpenAM
10 30 (1.36%) Cacti
11 29 (1.31%) HAProxy
12 26 (1.17%) Graphite
13 25 (1.13%) Ganglia
14 24 (1.08%) Backup Exec
15 22 (0.99%) Cobbler
15 22 (0.99%) yum
16 21 (0.95%) CFEngine
16 21 (0.95%) logstash
17 18 (0.81%) NetBackup
17 18 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 722 (32.61%) Red Hat
2 636 (28.73%) VMware
3 249 (11.25%) Cisco
3 249 (11.25%) Oracle
4 169 (7.63%) Microsoft
5 144 (6.50%) HP
6 83 (3.75%) Juniper
7 70 (3.16%) Sun
8 69 (3.12%) NetApp
9 61 (2.76%) CheckPoint
9 61 (2.76%) F5
10 57 (2.57%) Palo Alto
11 54 (2.44%) Rackspace
12 53 (2.39%) EMC
13 52 (2.35%) Splunk
14 43 (1.94%) Atlassian
15 36 (1.63%) Symantec
16 32 (1.45%) IBM
17 31 (1.40%) Google
18 29 (1.31%) 3PAR
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Great Benefits Package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + 10% shift allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexible Working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Healthcare, Pension, Dental
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £30.3k - 40.3k per year + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Spheria Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: 30,000 to £48,000
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus (100%+) + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Stock options + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + start up mentality
Posted: 3 days ago