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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 539 544 478
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 398 434 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 363 368 430
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +15 392 £45,000 - 59
London +3 181 £55,000 +10.00% 30
South East -3 84 £42,500 - 12
South West +8 46 £40,000 +6.66% 5
East of England +17 37 £43,900 +9.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +28 33 £43,900 +9.75% 4
Cambridge +21 31 £43,900 +3.29% 3
Hampshire +28 27 £45,000 -18.18% 3
City of London +17 26 £47,500 -12.44% 7
Bristol +2 21 £37,500 +3.44% 2
North West +12 18 £35,000 - 4
Yorkshire +3 16 £27,500 -25.67% 2
East Sussex +35 15 £30,500 -35.78% 1
Brighton +34 15 £30,500 -35.78% 1
Berkshire -11 15 £42,500 -3.40% 4
Surrey -7 13 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Portsmouth +25 11 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Manchester +5 11 £35,000 +0.71% 4
West Midlands -7 10 £48,000 +20.00% 1
Leeds +9 9 £50,000 +29.87% 1
West Yorkshire +6 9 £50,000 +29.87% 2
Woking - 9 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -4 8 £42,500 - 3
Dorset - 8 £42,500 -
Bournemouth - 8 £42,500 -
Southampton +7 7 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Oxford -6 7 £42,500 - 3
Reading -11 7 £33,500 -23.86% 2
Cornwall - 7 £38,500 -
Crawley +5 6 £42,500 -5.55%

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 849 (100.00%) Linux
2 394 (46.41%) Red Hat
3 324 (38.16%) Python
4 301 (35.45%) Puppet
5 277 (32.63%) VMware
6 276 (32.51%) Perl
7 274 (32.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 270 (31.80%) Apache
9 262 (30.86%) UNIX
10 256 (30.15%) DevOps
11 234 (27.56%) Bash Shell
12 233 (27.44%) Opscode Chef
13 198 (23.32%) MySQL
14 197 (23.20%) Windows
15 186 (21.91%) CentOS
16 177 (20.85%) Oracle
17 166 (19.55%) Tomcat
18 156 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
19 145 (17.08%) Java
19 145 (17.08%) Nagios
20 141 (16.61%) Ruby
21 139 (16.37%) Amazon AWS
21 139 (16.37%) Configuration Management
22 138 (16.25%) Finance
23 130 (15.31%) TCP/IP
24 126 (14.84%) Ubuntu
25 121 (14.25%) Firewall
26 119 (14.02%) PHP
27 114 (13.43%) DNS
28 105 (12.37%) Shell Script

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 270 (31.80%) Apache
2 166 (19.55%) Tomcat
3 85 (10.01%) nginx
4 59 (6.95%) JBoss
5 55 (6.48%) OpenStack
6 26 (3.06%) Confluence
7 19 (2.24%) IIS
8 18 (2.12%) CMS
9 17 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (1.88%) Zope
10 16 (1.88%) Plone
11 13 (1.53%) Drupal
11 13 (1.53%) Moodle
12 11 (1.30%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.94%) WordPress
14 7 (0.82%) Alfresco
14 7 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.71%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 139 (16.37%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.95%) PaaS
3 39 (4.59%) SaaS
4 38 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (4.12%) IaaS
6 25 (2.94%) Amazon S3
7 19 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 18 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (1.53%) Office 365
11 10 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (1.18%) SoftLayer
12 6 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.71%) Heroku
12 6 (0.71%) Engine Yard
12 6 (0.71%) Joyent
13 4 (0.47%) Google Drive
14 3 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 130 (15.31%) TCP/IP
2 121 (14.25%) Firewall
3 114 (13.43%) DNS
4 76 (8.95%) SAN
5 53 (6.24%) LDAP
6 47 (5.54%) HTTP
7 42 (4.95%) SSL
8 34 (4.00%) Internet
9 32 (3.77%) FTP
10 29 (3.42%) VPN
11 21 (2.47%) SMTP
11 21 (2.47%) VoIP
12 19 (2.24%) DHCP
13 14 (1.65%) HTTPS
13 14 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (1.53%) BIG-IP
14 13 (1.53%) VLAN
14 13 (1.53%) Network Security
14 13 (1.53%) PBX
14 13 (1.53%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (23.32%) MySQL
2 50 (5.89%) Hadoop
3 47 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (5.42%) SQL Server
5 43 (5.06%) MongoDB
6 35 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 30 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 29 (3.42%) Redis
9 25 (2.94%) Relational Database
10 24 (2.83%) Big Data
11 21 (2.47%) HBase
12 17 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.88%) OpenTSDB
14 14 (1.65%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (1.30%) MariaDB
16 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database
17 9 (1.06%) Couchbase
18 8 (0.94%) InfluxDB
19 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 98 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 69 (8.13%) Git (software)
3 49 (5.77%) Subversion
4 31 (3.65%) JIRA
5 18 (2.12%) Maven
6 13 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.94%) Selenium
9 5 (0.59%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.47%) Hudson
10 4 (0.47%) GNU Toolchain
10 4 (0.47%) GCC
10 4 (0.47%) Juju
11 3 (0.35%) Ant
12 2 (0.24%) FishEye
12 2 (0.24%) Gradle
12 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.24%) RSpec
13 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.12%) JUnit
General
1 138 (16.25%) Finance
2 34 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.89%) Law
4 27 (3.18%) Banking
5 24 (2.83%) Marketing
5 24 (2.83%) Electronics
6 22 (2.59%) Games
7 21 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.00%) Retail
9 8 (0.94%) Advertising
9 8 (0.94%) Publishing
9 8 (0.94%) Online Betting
10 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.12%) Cantonese Language
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
13 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.60%) Web Services
2 38 (4.48%) Middleware
3 37 (4.36%) LAMP
4 30 (3.53%) HTML
5 27 (3.18%) ActiveMQ
6 26 (3.06%) MCollective
7 24 (2.83%) CSS
8 18 (2.12%) XML
9 15 (1.77%) Servlets
10 12 (1.41%) OAuth
10 12 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (1.41%) REST
11 11 (1.30%) WebCenter
12 9 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.94%) JSON
13 8 (0.94%) Rendezvous
13 8 (0.94%) SOAP
13 8 (0.94%) J2EE
13 8 (0.94%) JMS
13 8 (0.94%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.24%) Clustering
3 52 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.42%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.53%) Device Driver
6 28 (3.30%) Hedge funds
7 22 (2.59%) Derivative
8 21 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.36%) Wiki
10 17 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.88%) E-Learning
12 14 (1.65%) DTV
13 12 (1.41%) Learning Management System
14 11 (1.30%) Public Cloud
15 10 (1.18%) IPTV
15 10 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (1.06%) Replication
17 8 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
18 7 (0.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 849 (100.00%) Linux
2 274 (32.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 262 (30.86%) UNIX
4 197 (23.20%) Windows
5 186 (21.91%) CentOS
6 126 (14.84%) Ubuntu
7 76 (8.95%) Debian
8 73 (8.60%) Solaris
9 51 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (3.65%) Fedora
11 26 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (2.94%) AIX
13 24 (2.83%) Embedded Linux
14 19 (2.24%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (1.77%) Amazon Linux
15 15 (1.77%) SUSE
16 8 (0.94%) Android
16 8 (0.94%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (30.15%) DevOps
2 139 (16.37%) Configuration Management
3 92 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (10.60%) ITIL
5 87 (10.25%) Open Source
6 78 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
7 74 (8.72%) E-Commerce
8 58 (6.83%) Load Balancing
9 57 (6.71%) Performance Tuning
10 46 (5.42%) Service Delivery
11 45 (5.30%) Software Engineering
12 43 (5.06%) Mentoring
13 33 (3.89%) Low Latency
14 30 (3.53%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (3.53%) Project Management
15 28 (3.30%) Incident Management
16 27 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
18 25 (2.94%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 324 (38.16%) Python
2 276 (32.51%) Perl
3 234 (27.56%) Bash Shell
4 145 (17.08%) Java
5 141 (16.61%) Ruby
6 119 (14.02%) PHP
7 105 (12.37%) Shell Script
8 92 (10.84%) SQL
9 64 (7.54%) C
10 52 (6.12%) C++
11 37 (4.36%) JavaScript
12 21 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 18 (2.12%) Korn
14 14 (1.65%) AWK
15 11 (1.30%) Jython
15 11 (1.30%) Embedded C
16 9 (1.06%) sed
16 9 (1.06%) Go
17 7 (0.82%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 78 (9.19%) Degree
2 72 (8.48%) RHCE
3 63 (7.42%) Security Cleared
4 44 (5.18%) SC Cleared
5 38 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.36%) RHCSA
7 13 (1.53%) RHCA
8 12 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.30%) LPIC
10 8 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.82%) JNCIA
11 7 (0.82%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.82%) SCSA
11 7 (0.82%) CCNA
12 4 (0.47%) CCNP
12 4 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.35%) MCP
13 3 (0.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.06%) PCI DSS
2 20 (2.36%) QA
3 15 (1.77%) SLA
4 11 (1.30%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 156 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (7.77%) Active Directory
3 38 (4.48%) KVM
4 28 (3.30%) VMware ESX
5 27 (3.18%) vSphere
5 27 (3.18%) Varnish
6 24 (2.83%) VirtualBox
7 22 (2.59%) Samba
7 22 (2.59%) Xen
8 20 (2.36%) Docker
9 16 (1.88%) NFS
10 14 (1.65%) Squid
10 14 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (1.53%) iptables
12 12 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (1.30%) Postfix
14 8 (0.94%) qmail
14 8 (0.94%) LXC
15 7 (0.82%) Firmware
16 6 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 301 (35.45%) Puppet
2 233 (27.44%) Opscode Chef
3 145 (17.08%) Nagios
4 85 (10.01%) Ansible
5 46 (5.42%) Vagrant
6 39 (4.59%) ZABBIX
7 23 (2.71%) Salt
8 17 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
9 16 (1.88%) Tivoli
9 16 (1.88%) logstash
10 14 (1.65%) Opsview
10 14 (1.65%) cPanel
10 14 (1.65%) Plesk
11 13 (1.53%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (1.41%) Cacti
13 11 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Management
13 11 (1.30%) CFEngine
13 11 (1.30%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.30%) Graphite
14 10 (1.18%) yum
Vendors
1 394 (46.41%) Red Hat
2 277 (32.63%) VMware
3 177 (20.85%) Oracle
4 88 (10.37%) HP
5 75 (8.83%) Cisco
6 49 (5.77%) Microsoft
7 37 (4.36%) Sun
8 34 (4.00%) IBM
9 25 (2.94%) hybris
9 25 (2.94%) Rackspace
10 23 (2.71%) EMC
11 18 (2.12%) Splunk
12 17 (2.00%) AppDynamics
12 17 (2.00%) SAP
13 16 (1.88%) Google
14 13 (1.53%) Symantec
15 12 (1.41%) Reuters
15 12 (1.41%) Bloomberg
16 11 (1.30%) NetApp
16 11 (1.30%) Akamai
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £80000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens +oncall
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £41,300 to £46,500
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + good pension, 36 days holdiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55k + discretionary bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Career Progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading salaries + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
PCR
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 3k & 28 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago