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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 497 517 535
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 458 471 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.41% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 393 375 370
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -1 444 £47,500 +11.76% 56
London +24 195 £55,000 +10.00% 24
South East +18 117 £45,000 +12.50% 11
South West -3 45 £39,250 +0.64% 6
City of London +43 42 £55,000 - 5
East of England +22 34 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Berkshire -28 31 £43,000 +2.38% 4
Hampshire +14 30 £45,000 +13.92% 3
Cambridgeshire +15 26 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Cambridge +18 25 £43,200 -13.60% 5
Bristol +16 21 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire -14 19 £50,000 +54.20% 2
West Midlands -16 17 £40,000 +6.66%
West Yorkshire +22 15 £50,000 +69.49% 2
Leeds +16 15 £50,000 +69.49% 1
Oxfordshire +3 15 £46,250 -2.63% 2
North West -5 15 £36,250 +5.07% 5
Surrey +10 14 £47,500 +18.75%
Andover -6 13 £60,000 +51.89% 1
Portsmouth +19 12 £45,000 +21.62%
West Sussex +15 11 £40,000 -
Reading -31 11 £33,000 -25.00% 3
Oxford -10 10 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Warwickshire - 10 £40,000 -
Woking - 9 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 9 £30,500 - 1
Brighton - 9 £30,500 -
Gatwick +20 8 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £38,500 -8.33%
Crawley -2 8 £40,000 +6.66%

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 865 (100.00%) Linux
2 392 (45.32%) Red Hat
3 307 (35.49%) Python
4 300 (34.68%) UNIX
5 298 (34.45%) Perl
6 294 (33.99%) VMware
7 285 (32.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 281 (32.49%) Apache
9 274 (31.68%) Puppet
10 229 (26.47%) MySQL
11 226 (26.13%) DevOps
12 206 (23.82%) Opscode Chef
13 199 (23.01%) Bash Shell
14 190 (21.97%) Windows
15 180 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 163 (18.84%) CentOS
17 161 (18.61%) Tomcat
18 154 (17.80%) Finance
19 153 (17.69%) Java
20 151 (17.46%) Oracle
21 142 (16.42%) TCP/IP
21 142 (16.42%) Shell Script
22 141 (16.30%) PHP
23 130 (15.03%) Nagios
24 126 (14.57%) Ruby
25 123 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
26 119 (13.76%) Firewall
27 113 (13.06%) Configuration Management
28 105 (12.14%) Ubuntu
29 101 (11.68%) HP

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 281 (32.49%) Apache
2 161 (18.61%) Tomcat
3 86 (9.94%) nginx
4 59 (6.82%) JBoss
5 40 (4.62%) OpenStack
6 31 (3.58%) IIS
7 28 (3.24%) Apache Solr
8 25 (2.89%) Confluence
9 20 (2.31%) CMS
10 13 (1.50%) Zope
10 13 (1.50%) Plone
11 12 (1.39%) WordPress
11 12 (1.39%) Drupal
12 9 (1.04%) Alfresco
13 7 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.81%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.69%) Jetty
14 6 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.35%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.12%) Tridion
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 123 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.32%) IaaS
3 44 (5.09%) Amazon EC2
3 44 (5.09%) PaaS
4 36 (4.16%) SaaS
5 28 (3.24%) Amazon S3
6 23 (2.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
8 16 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.50%) Office 365
10 12 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.92%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.69%) SoftLayer
12 6 (0.69%) Heroku
12 6 (0.69%) Engine Yard
13 4 (0.46%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 142 (16.42%) TCP/IP
2 119 (13.76%) Firewall
3 95 (10.98%) DNS
4 78 (9.02%) SAN
5 50 (5.78%) HTTP
6 45 (5.20%) LDAP
7 35 (4.05%) FTP
7 35 (4.05%) SSL
8 25 (2.89%) Internet
9 24 (2.77%) VPN
9 24 (2.77%) DHCP
10 22 (2.54%) BIG-IP
11 21 (2.43%) SSH
12 18 (2.08%) SMTP
13 16 (1.85%) VoIP
13 16 (1.85%) HTTPS
13 16 (1.85%) Network Security
14 13 (1.50%) NAS
14 13 (1.50%) IPv4
14 13 (1.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (26.47%) MySQL
2 60 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 44 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (3.35%) NoSQL
5 26 (3.01%) Hadoop
6 25 (2.89%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.77%) Redis
8 21 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (2.20%) Big Data
9 19 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.85%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.04%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.81%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.69%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.69%) DB2
16 6 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
17 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 70 (8.09%) Jenkins
2 47 (5.43%) Subversion
3 46 (5.32%) Git (software)
4 31 (3.58%) JIRA
5 17 (1.97%) Maven
6 14 (1.62%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.27%) Hudson
8 10 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.04%) Mercurial
10 8 (0.92%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.46%) GNU Toolchain
11 4 (0.46%) Selenium
11 4 (0.46%) Ant
12 3 (0.35%) Gradle
13 2 (0.23%) FishEye
13 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.23%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.12%) GCC
14 1 (0.12%) RSpec
14 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 154 (17.80%) Finance
2 40 (4.62%) Banking
3 31 (3.58%) Games
4 30 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.43%) Electronics
5 21 (2.43%) Retail
6 20 (2.31%) Law
7 18 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.73%) Marketing
9 9 (1.04%) Publishing
9 9 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.92%) Advertising
11 6 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.12%) Cantonese Language
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.40%) Web Services
2 36 (4.16%) ActiveMQ
3 31 (3.58%) LAMP
4 20 (2.31%) Middleware
5 19 (2.20%) MCollective
6 17 (1.97%) HTML
7 13 (1.50%) .NET
7 13 (1.50%) XML
8 12 (1.39%) CSS
9 10 (1.16%) Servlets
10 8 (0.92%) JMX
10 8 (0.92%) J2EE
11 7 (0.81%) JMS
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.69%) OAuth
12 6 (0.69%) Apache Flex
12 6 (0.69%) JSON
12 6 (0.69%) WebCenter
12 6 (0.69%) HTML5
13 5 (0.58%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.36%) Open Source
2 51 (5.90%) Clustering
3 38 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.93%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.47%) Device Driver
6 28 (3.24%) Derivative
7 21 (2.43%) Replication
7 21 (2.43%) Hedge funds
8 20 (2.31%) Wiki
9 19 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.27%) DTV
12 10 (1.16%) E-Learning
12 10 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 9 (1.04%) IPTV
14 8 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.81%) iPad
16 6 (0.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 865 (100.00%) Linux
2 300 (34.68%) UNIX
3 285 (32.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 190 (21.97%) Windows
5 163 (18.84%) CentOS
6 105 (12.14%) Ubuntu
7 85 (9.83%) Solaris
8 67 (7.75%) Debian
9 58 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (3.82%) AIX
11 25 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (2.66%) SUSE
14 21 (2.43%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (2.31%) Fedora
16 19 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
17 18 (2.08%) HPUX
18 17 (1.97%) Amazon Linux
19 14 (1.62%) Mac OS X
20 11 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (26.13%) DevOps
2 113 (13.06%) Configuration Management
3 96 (11.10%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (9.25%) ITIL
5 68 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (6.71%) Load Balancing
7 56 (6.47%) Performance Tuning
8 55 (6.36%) E-Commerce
9 54 (6.24%) Service Delivery
10 41 (4.74%) Software Engineering
11 35 (4.05%) Project Management
12 31 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (3.47%) Mentoring
14 29 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
15 28 (3.24%) Migration
16 25 (2.89%) Incident Management
16 25 (2.89%) Low Latency
17 21 (2.43%) Change Control
18 20 (2.31%) Coaching
18 20 (2.31%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 307 (35.49%) Python
2 298 (34.45%) Perl
3 199 (23.01%) Bash Shell
4 153 (17.69%) Java
5 142 (16.42%) Shell Script
6 141 (16.30%) PHP
7 126 (14.57%) Ruby
8 100 (11.56%) SQL
9 69 (7.98%) C
10 46 (5.32%) C++
11 22 (2.54%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.62%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.27%) Embedded C
14 10 (1.16%) Korn
15 7 (0.81%) AWK
16 6 (0.69%) Jython
16 6 (0.69%) C#
17 5 (0.58%) Groovy
18 4 (0.46%) PHP5
18 4 (0.46%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 75 (8.67%) Degree
2 69 (7.98%) RHCE
3 65 (7.51%) Security Cleared
4 48 (5.55%) SC Cleared
5 37 (4.28%) DV Cleared
6 22 (2.54%) RHCSA
7 14 (1.62%) SCSA
7 14 (1.62%) RHCA
8 13 (1.50%) Sun Certification
9 10 (1.16%) LPIC
10 9 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.92%) CCNA
12 7 (0.81%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.35%) MCP
16 2 (0.23%) MCSE
16 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 1 (0.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.51%) PCI DSS
2 28 (3.24%) QA
3 16 (1.85%) SLA
4 9 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 180 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (6.24%) vSphere
3 52 (6.01%) Active Directory
4 45 (5.20%) KVM
5 35 (4.05%) VMware ESX
6 31 (3.58%) Xen
7 22 (2.54%) Varnish
8 21 (2.43%) VirtualBox
9 19 (2.20%) Docker
9 19 (2.20%) Samba
10 14 (1.62%) Hyper-V
10 14 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.50%) Apache Flume
11 13 (1.50%) NFS
12 11 (1.27%) Squid
13 10 (1.16%) Firmware
14 8 (0.92%) Postfix
14 8 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 8 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.92%) LXC
Systems Management
1 274 (31.68%) Puppet
2 206 (23.82%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (15.03%) Nagios
4 53 (6.13%) Ansible
5 50 (5.78%) ZABBIX
6 35 (4.05%) Vagrant
7 26 (3.01%) logstash
8 22 (2.54%) cPanel
8 22 (2.54%) Plesk
9 21 (2.43%) Red Hat Satellite
9 21 (2.43%) Tivoli
10 19 (2.20%) Salt
11 18 (2.08%) Cacti
12 17 (1.97%) Webmin
13 16 (1.85%) NetBackup
13 16 (1.85%) CFEngine
14 13 (1.50%) Graylog
15 12 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
16 11 (1.27%) Cobbler
17 10 (1.16%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 392 (45.32%) Red Hat
2 294 (33.99%) VMware
3 151 (17.46%) Oracle
4 101 (11.68%) HP
5 79 (9.13%) Cisco
6 51 (5.90%) Microsoft
7 43 (4.97%) Sun
8 40 (4.62%) IBM
9 37 (4.28%) hybris
10 21 (2.43%) Symantec
11 19 (2.20%) Veritas
12 18 (2.08%) Google
12 18 (2.08%) Rackspace
13 16 (1.85%) Splunk
13 16 (1.85%) Dell
14 15 (1.73%) EMC
15 14 (1.62%) AppDynamics
16 13 (1.50%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.39%) SAP
18 10 (1.16%) Akamai
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £41,300 to £46,500
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Gate Hampton Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55k + discretionary bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + On Call, Bonus, Shift Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + good pension, 36 days holdiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Circa £50k plus Healthcare and pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits Pension + 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago