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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 553 533 478
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 370 449 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 335 382 432
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £64,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.11%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -31 363 £46,500 +3.33% 76
London -15 171 £52,500 - 36
South East -43 70 £42,500 - 12
South West +5 39 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East of England +17 35 £43,900 +9.75% 11
Cambridgeshire +29 29 £43,900 +9.75% 9
Cambridge +25 28 £43,900 +9.75% 8
Hampshire +13 24 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Bristol 0 22 £37,500 - 2
Yorkshire -1 19 £27,500 -38.88% 4
North West -6 17 £35,000 - 4
City of London -12 16 £47,500 -9.52% 11
Berkshire -14 15 £42,500 - 5
Surrey +1 13 £56,250 +40.62% 2
West Midlands -10 11 £40,000 - 2
Leeds +15 10 - - 4
West Yorkshire +9 10 - - 4
Manchester +6 10 £35,000 - 3
Portsmouth +28 9 £45,000 +30.43% 1
East Sussex +22 9 £30,500 -39.00%
Brighton +20 9 £30,500 -39.00%
South Yorkshire +9 9 £27,500 -38.88%
Sheffield +3 9 £27,500 -38.88%
Reading -2 9 £42,500 -1.73% 2
Southampton - 8 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire +7 7 £42,500 - 3
Oxford -3 7 £42,500 - 2
Woking - 7 £50,000 -
Wiltshire 0 6 £50,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -9 6 £46,250 +30.28% 2

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 837 (100.00%) Linux
2 396 (47.31%) Red Hat
3 332 (39.67%) Python
4 321 (38.35%) Puppet
5 284 (33.93%) VMware
6 272 (32.50%) Perl
7 266 (31.78%) Apache
8 263 (31.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 253 (30.23%) UNIX
10 249 (29.75%) DevOps
11 237 (28.32%) Bash Shell
12 233 (27.84%) Opscode Chef
13 197 (23.54%) MySQL
14 196 (23.42%) Windows
15 191 (22.82%) CentOS
16 175 (20.91%) Tomcat
17 173 (20.67%) Oracle
18 156 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 154 (18.40%) Java
20 152 (18.16%) Ruby
21 141 (16.85%) Nagios
21 141 (16.85%) Configuration Management
22 140 (16.73%) TCP/IP
23 134 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
24 130 (15.53%) Finance
25 124 (14.81%) Ubuntu
26 119 (14.22%) Firewall
27 113 (13.50%) DNS
28 106 (12.66%) PHP
29 100 (11.95%) ITIL

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 266 (31.78%) Apache
2 175 (20.91%) Tomcat
3 82 (9.80%) nginx
4 57 (6.81%) OpenStack
5 53 (6.33%) JBoss
6 21 (2.51%) Confluence
6 21 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (1.91%) CMS
8 15 (1.79%) Zope
8 15 (1.79%) Plone
9 14 (1.67%) IIS
9 14 (1.67%) Drupal
10 13 (1.55%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.55%) Moodle
11 9 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.84%) WordPress
13 6 (0.72%) Alfresco
13 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 134 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.66%) SaaS
3 37 (4.42%) PaaS
4 30 (3.58%) IaaS
5 25 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (2.15%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 15 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.31%) Office 365
11 8 (0.96%) SoftLayer
12 7 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.48%) Heroku
14 4 (0.48%) Engine Yard
15 3 (0.36%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.36%) Joyent
15 3 (0.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 140 (16.73%) TCP/IP
2 119 (14.22%) Firewall
3 113 (13.50%) DNS
4 77 (9.20%) SAN
5 53 (6.33%) LDAP
6 45 (5.38%) HTTP
7 44 (5.26%) Internet
8 35 (4.18%) SSL
9 29 (3.46%) FTP
10 28 (3.35%) VPN
11 24 (2.87%) SMTP
12 20 (2.39%) DHCP
12 20 (2.39%) VoIP
13 18 (2.15%) BIG-IP
14 17 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (1.79%) SNMP
16 14 (1.67%) VLAN
16 14 (1.67%) NAS
17 13 (1.55%) Network Security
18 12 (1.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (23.54%) MySQL
2 53 (6.33%) Hadoop
3 51 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (5.85%) MongoDB
5 31 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 30 (3.58%) NoSQL
7 27 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 26 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (2.99%) HBase
10 24 (2.87%) Redis
11 22 (2.63%) Big Data
12 20 (2.39%) OpenTSDB
13 14 (1.67%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (1.31%) MariaDB
16 10 (1.19%) Couchbase
16 10 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database
18 8 (0.96%) InfluxDB
19 5 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 97 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 73 (8.72%) Git (software)
3 44 (5.26%) Subversion
4 24 (2.87%) JIRA
5 21 (2.51%) Maven
6 14 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.96%) Selenium
9 5 (0.60%) GCC
10 4 (0.48%) Hudson
10 4 (0.48%) Juju
11 3 (0.36%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.24%) RSpec
12 2 (0.24%) Ant
12 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.24%) GNU Toolchain
13 1 (0.12%) Gradle
13 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.12%) Trac
General
1 130 (15.53%) Finance
2 36 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.70%) Law
4 25 (2.99%) Electronics
5 24 (2.87%) Banking
5 24 (2.87%) Marketing
6 23 (2.75%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.27%) Games
8 16 (1.91%) Retail
9 12 (1.43%) Online Betting
10 9 (1.08%) Publishing
11 7 (0.84%) Advertising
11 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.24%) 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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.73%) Web Services
2 39 (4.66%) Middleware
3 35 (4.18%) LAMP
4 30 (3.58%) HTML
5 25 (2.99%) MCollective
6 24 (2.87%) CSS
7 23 (2.75%) ActiveMQ
8 17 (2.03%) REST
9 16 (1.91%) XML
10 14 (1.67%) Servlets
11 13 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (1.43%) SOAP
12 12 (1.43%) OAuth
12 12 (1.43%) WebCenter
13 9 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.96%) Rendezvous
14 8 (0.96%) J2EE
14 8 (0.96%) JMS
15 7 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
15 7 (0.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 56 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 39 (4.66%) Clustering
5 33 (3.94%) Hedge funds
6 27 (3.23%) Device Driver
7 23 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.51%) Derivative
9 18 (2.15%) Wiki
10 17 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.91%) E-Learning
12 14 (1.67%) DTV
13 12 (1.43%) Learning Management System
14 10 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (1.08%) Public Cloud
15 9 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 8 (0.96%) IPTV
17 7 (0.84%) EMC VMAX
18 6 (0.72%) EqualLogic
18 6 (0.72%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 837 (100.00%) Linux
2 263 (31.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 253 (30.23%) UNIX
4 196 (23.42%) Windows
5 191 (22.82%) CentOS
6 124 (14.81%) Ubuntu
7 85 (10.16%) Debian
8 65 (7.77%) Solaris
9 42 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (3.94%) Fedora
11 25 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
12 24 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (2.63%) AIX
14 18 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (1.43%) SUSE
16 10 (1.19%) Amazon Linux
17 7 (0.84%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.84%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (29.75%) DevOps
2 141 (16.85%) Configuration Management
3 100 (11.95%) ITIL
4 97 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (10.63%) Open Source
6 81 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 81 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (5.97%) Load Balancing
7 50 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
8 46 (5.50%) Software Engineering
9 42 (5.02%) Service Delivery
10 39 (4.66%) Mentoring
11 34 (4.06%) Continuous Delivery
12 31 (3.70%) Low Latency
13 30 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (3.35%) Change Control
16 24 (2.87%) Server Building
17 23 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
17 23 (2.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 332 (39.67%) Python
2 272 (32.50%) Perl
3 237 (28.32%) Bash Shell
4 154 (18.40%) Java
5 152 (18.16%) Ruby
6 106 (12.66%) PHP
7 90 (10.75%) Shell Script
8 80 (9.56%) SQL
9 57 (6.81%) C
10 47 (5.62%) C++
11 35 (4.18%) JavaScript
12 26 (3.11%) PowerShell
13 18 (2.15%) Korn
14 17 (2.03%) AWK
15 13 (1.55%) sed
15 13 (1.55%) Go
16 12 (1.43%) Jython
17 10 (1.19%) Embedded C
18 6 (0.72%) Embedded C++
19 4 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 77 (9.20%) Degree
2 66 (7.89%) RHCE
3 51 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 35 (4.18%) SC Cleared
5 31 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.39%) RHCSA
7 14 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.08%) RHCA
8 9 (1.08%) LPIC
9 8 (0.96%) CCNA
10 7 (0.84%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.72%) CCNP
12 4 (0.48%) MCSE
12 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.36%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.36%) SCSA
14 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.12%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.11%) PCI DSS
2 23 (2.75%) QA
3 16 (1.91%) SLA
4 10 (1.19%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 156 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.18%) KVM
4 25 (2.99%) vSphere
4 25 (2.99%) Varnish
5 24 (2.87%) VirtualBox
5 24 (2.87%) Xen
6 21 (2.51%) Docker
7 20 (2.39%) VMware ESX
8 19 (2.27%) NFS
8 19 (2.27%) Samba
9 17 (2.03%) Squid
9 17 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.91%) iptables
11 15 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 12 (1.43%) Postfix
13 10 (1.19%) qmail
14 9 (1.08%) LXC
15 8 (0.96%) Firmware
16 4 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 321 (38.35%) Puppet
2 233 (27.84%) Opscode Chef
3 141 (16.85%) Nagios
4 100 (11.95%) Ansible
5 44 (5.26%) Vagrant
6 42 (5.02%) ZABBIX
7 19 (2.27%) Salt
8 18 (2.15%) Opsview
9 16 (1.91%) ITRS Geneos
10 15 (1.79%) yum
11 13 (1.55%) OpenView
12 12 (1.43%) Cacti
12 12 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
12 12 (1.43%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.31%) CFEngine
13 11 (1.31%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.31%) Tivoli
14 10 (1.19%) Graphite
15 8 (0.96%) cPanel
15 8 (0.96%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 396 (47.31%) Red Hat
2 284 (33.93%) VMware
3 173 (20.67%) Oracle
4 79 (9.44%) HP
5 73 (8.72%) Cisco
6 44 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 30 (3.58%) Sun
8 29 (3.46%) IBM
9 25 (2.99%) hybris
10 23 (2.75%) Rackspace
11 19 (2.27%) Splunk
11 19 (2.27%) SAP
12 17 (2.03%) EMC
13 16 (1.91%) F5
14 15 (1.79%) AppDynamics
14 15 (1.79%) NetApp
15 14 (1.67%) Google
16 12 (1.43%) Reuters
16 12 (1.43%) Bloomberg
16 12 (1.43%) Juniper
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £41,300 to £46,500
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum excellent salary, 20% bonus, full be
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
James Chase Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum SALary is approx 60-95k base + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Competitive plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits and 20% bonus.
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40k - 55k per year + excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago