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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 511 469 501
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 453 478 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 395 427 363
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,300 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -2.27%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014 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 August 2014. 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 -37 435 £45,000 -5.26% 59
London -12 209 £55,000 +5.26% 24
South East -6 108 £42,500 -5.55% 10
City of London +2 56 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Berkshire -1 38 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire -38 30 £43,750 +9.37% 6
North West -3 26 £35,500 +1.42% 4
East of England -62 25 £40,000 -15.78% 9
Surrey +3 22 £40,000 -17.94% 2
South West -10 21 £37,500 -11.76% 6
West Yorkshire -32 21 £40,000 - 3
Reading +5 20 £43,250 -13.50% 1
Leeds -21 20 £40,000 - 2
East Sussex -16 18 £51,250 +20.58%
Brighton -21 18 £51,250 +20.58%
Cambridgeshire -32 16 £40,000 -15.78% 8
Cambridge -23 15 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Hampshire -8 14 £45,000 - 1
Manchester +6 13 £37,000 -12.94% 1
Bristol +4 13 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cheshire -10 11 £35,000 - 2
Slough +11 9 £30,250 -19.33% 1
York 0 9 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands -6 9 £32,500 -0.76%
North Yorkshire -11 9 £45,000 - 3
Cardiff - 9 £37,500 - 6
Wales - 9 £37,500 - 6
South Wales - 9 £37,500 - 6
Gloucestershire +2 7 £46,000 +31.42% 1
West Sussex -2 7 £40,610 +24.95% 2

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 882 (100.00%) Linux
2 387 (43.88%) Red Hat
3 327 (37.07%) Perl
4 314 (35.60%) UNIX
5 280 (31.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 266 (30.16%) Apache
7 255 (28.91%) Python
8 252 (28.57%) MySQL
9 237 (26.87%) Puppet
10 221 (25.06%) Bash Shell
11 210 (23.81%) CentOS
12 209 (23.70%) VMware
13 182 (20.63%) Java
14 179 (20.29%) Tomcat
15 173 (19.61%) TCP/IP
16 166 (18.82%) Finance
17 164 (18.59%) Ruby
18 162 (18.37%) Ubuntu
18 162 (18.37%) Windows
19 146 (16.55%) DNS
20 143 (16.21%) Opscode Chef
21 142 (16.10%) DevOps
22 139 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
23 124 (14.06%) Oracle
24 121 (13.72%) Nagios
25 116 (13.15%) PHP
26 107 (12.13%) Load Balancing
27 104 (11.79%) Firewall
28 101 (11.45%) Solaris
29 98 (11.11%) Degree

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (30.16%) Apache
2 179 (20.29%) Tomcat
3 56 (6.35%) nginx
4 28 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 25 (2.83%) Drupal
6 22 (2.49%) IIS
7 19 (2.15%) CMS
8 18 (2.04%) OpenStack
9 15 (1.70%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.47%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.36%) Jetty
11 12 (1.36%) Escenic
12 9 (1.02%) Node.js
12 9 (1.02%) WordPress
13 8 (0.91%) Confluence
14 7 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.45%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.45%) SAS
16 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.97%) SaaS
3 25 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.81%) IaaS
6 13 (1.47%) PaaS
7 9 (1.02%) Joyent
8 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.34%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 173 (19.61%) TCP/IP
2 146 (16.55%) DNS
3 104 (11.79%) Firewall
4 94 (10.66%) SAN
5 73 (8.28%) Internet
6 66 (7.48%) HTTP
7 65 (7.37%) DHCP
8 64 (7.26%) SNMP
9 53 (6.01%) NAS
10 48 (5.44%) LDAP
11 47 (5.33%) SMTP
12 44 (4.99%) SSH
13 38 (4.31%) VPN
13 38 (4.31%) SSL
14 30 (3.40%) WAN
15 26 (2.95%) LAN
16 24 (2.72%) BIG-IP
17 23 (2.61%) iSCSI
18 22 (2.49%) FTP
19 21 (2.38%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (28.57%) MySQL
2 37 (4.20%) MongoDB
3 35 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 33 (3.74%) Oracle Database
6 29 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.17%) NoSQL
7 28 (3.17%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.72%) Redis
9 17 (1.93%) MariaDB
10 15 (1.70%) HBase
10 15 (1.70%) DB2
11 11 (1.25%) Big Data
12 7 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.68%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.68%) Mahout
13 6 (0.68%) Impala
14 5 (0.57%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 56 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 43 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.54%) Subversion
4 21 (2.38%) Hudson
5 19 (2.15%) GCC
6 18 (2.04%) JIRA
7 15 (1.70%) GDB
8 10 (1.13%) Maven
9 8 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.57%) Ant
11 4 (0.45%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.34%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.23%) Selenium
13 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.23%) GNU Toolchain
13 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.23%) dbdeploy
14 1 (0.11%) Trac
General
1 166 (18.82%) Finance
2 40 (4.54%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.06%) Games
4 25 (2.83%) Publishing
5 23 (2.61%) Advertising
5 23 (2.61%) Banking
6 19 (2.15%) Retail
7 17 (1.93%) Marketing
8 13 (1.47%) Online Betting
9 9 (1.02%) Electronics
9 9 (1.02%) Law
10 8 (0.91%) Legal
11 7 (0.79%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.45%) Welsh Language
13 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Automotive
14 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.84%) LAMP
2 44 (4.99%) Web Services
3 38 (4.31%) J2EE
4 31 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
5 21 (2.38%) XML
6 14 (1.59%) CSS
6 14 (1.59%) MSMQ
7 13 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
8 12 (1.36%) JSON
8 12 (1.36%) Ajax
9 11 (1.25%) Memcached
9 11 (1.25%) .NET
10 10 (1.13%) SOAP
11 9 (1.02%) Sphinx
11 9 (1.02%) Middleware
12 4 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.45%) Android SDK
13 3 (0.34%) Direct3D
13 3 (0.34%) OpenGL
13 3 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.43%) Open Source
2 54 (6.12%) Clustering
3 39 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 37 (4.20%) Digital Media
5 32 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 27 (3.06%) Device Driver
7 26 (2.95%) Hedge funds
8 24 (2.72%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
10 21 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (1.81%) Online Games
12 14 (1.59%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.59%) Firmware
13 13 (1.47%) Social Media
13 13 (1.47%) Replication
14 10 (1.13%) Visualisation
15 8 (0.91%) HACMP
16 5 (0.57%) DTV
16 5 (0.57%) CCTV
17 4 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 882 (100.00%) Linux
2 314 (35.60%) UNIX
3 280 (31.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 210 (23.81%) CentOS
5 162 (18.37%) Ubuntu
5 162 (18.37%) Windows
6 101 (11.45%) Solaris
7 77 (8.73%) Debian
8 40 (4.54%) SUSE
9 37 (4.20%) Embedded Linux
10 32 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (2.95%) AIX
12 23 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (1.93%) HPUX
14 14 (1.59%) VMS
15 13 (1.47%) Fedora
16 11 (1.25%) Android
17 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (0.79%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (16.10%) DevOps
2 107 (12.13%) Load Balancing
3 78 (8.84%) ITIL
4 74 (8.39%) Configuration Management
5 73 (8.28%) E-Commerce
6 64 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (5.67%) Software Engineering
7 50 (5.67%) Change Management
8 49 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (5.44%) Problem Management
10 39 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
11 30 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (3.29%) Incident Management
13 26 (2.95%) Service Management
14 24 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (2.72%) Project Management
15 23 (2.61%) Service Delivery
16 20 (2.27%) Software Architecture
16 20 (2.27%) Build Automation
16 20 (2.27%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 327 (37.07%) Perl
2 255 (28.91%) Python
3 221 (25.06%) Bash Shell
4 182 (20.63%) Java
5 164 (18.59%) Ruby
6 116 (13.15%) PHP
7 91 (10.32%) C
8 87 (9.86%) SQL
9 83 (9.41%) Shell Script
10 64 (7.26%) C++
11 32 (3.63%) JavaScript
12 23 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.93%) C#
14 14 (1.59%) Embedded C
14 14 (1.59%) AWK
15 13 (1.47%) Embedded C++
16 10 (1.13%) sed
17 4 (0.45%) Lua
17 4 (0.45%) Assembly Language
18 3 (0.34%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 98 (11.11%) Degree
2 47 (5.33%) RHCE
3 32 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.47%) CCNA
8 8 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.68%) RHCA
9 6 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.45%) SCSA
11 4 (0.45%) MCSE
12 3 (0.34%) CCNP
12 3 (0.34%) HND
12 3 (0.34%) MCITP
13 2 (0.23%) MCP
14 1 (0.11%) OSCP
14 1 (0.11%) OSCE
14 1 (0.11%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.83%) QA
2 18 (2.04%) SLA
3 12 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.45%) JTAG
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 139 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.88%) KVM
3 41 (4.65%) vSphere
4 37 (4.20%) NFS
5 33 (3.74%) VMware ESX
6 29 (3.29%) Xen
7 25 (2.83%) Active Directory
8 13 (1.47%) Postfix
9 12 (1.36%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.36%) Squid
10 11 (1.25%) Varnish
11 9 (1.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.79%) RHEV
13 7 (0.79%) Samba
13 7 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.68%) XenServer
14 6 (0.68%) GPFS
15 5 (0.57%) qmail
16 4 (0.45%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 237 (26.87%) Puppet
2 143 (16.21%) Opscode Chef
3 121 (13.72%) Nagios
4 46 (5.22%) ZABBIX
5 26 (2.95%) NetBackup
5 26 (2.95%) CFEngine
6 24 (2.72%) Opsview
7 22 (2.49%) Cacti
7 22 (2.49%) Vagrant
8 21 (2.38%) Salt
8 21 (2.38%) Zenoss
9 19 (2.15%) SCOM
10 17 (1.93%) Munin
11 15 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
12 14 (1.59%) Cobbler
12 14 (1.59%) Ansible
13 10 (1.13%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.13%) Plesk
13 10 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
14 9 (1.02%) OpenView
Vendors
1 387 (43.88%) Red Hat
2 209 (23.70%) VMware
3 124 (14.06%) Oracle
4 89 (10.09%) JBoss
5 71 (8.05%) Cisco
6 54 (6.12%) HP
7 42 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 36 (4.08%) Citrix
9 35 (3.97%) NetApp
10 31 (3.51%) Veritas
11 26 (2.95%) IBM
12 25 (2.83%) Sun
13 23 (2.61%) Symantec
14 22 (2.49%) Reuters
14 22 (2.49%) F5
15 19 (2.15%) Google
16 16 (1.81%) EMC
16 16 (1.81%) Rackspace
17 13 (1.47%) Splunk
17 13 (1.47%) Bloomberg
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum exceptional bonus scheme, benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Shares
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + + On-call
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £335 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum c£50K + 20% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £DOE + share options
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £33,000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago