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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 518 477 517
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 454 474 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 393 432 388
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 September 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 30 September 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 -57 434 £45,000 - 70
London -17 199 £55,000 +10.00% 24
South East +5 118 £35,000 -22.22% 13
Berkshire +4 46 £35,000 -22.22% 1
City of London +16 43 £52,500 +17.97% 7
Yorkshire -31 33 £45,000 +12.50% 8
North West +10 32 £36,000 +13.38% 5
Reading +10 30 £35,000 -22.22%
East of England -84 30 £40,000 -11.11% 13
West Yorkshire -29 28 £43,750 +9.37% 3
Leeds -21 23 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -22 22 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Cambridge -20 21 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Brighton 0 20 £52,500 +176.31% 2
East Sussex -2 20 £52,500 +176.31% 2
Hampshire -10 20 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Manchester +20 19 £39,000 -10.85% 1
Surrey -7 19 £37,500 -25.00% 6
South West -21 12 £32,500 -23.52% 7
Slough +2 11 £30,500 -18.66%
Bristol +2 11 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Cheshire -1 11 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Scotland -7 9 £39,500 +12.85%
Wales - 8 £37,500 - 1
South Wales - 8 £37,500 - 1
Cardiff - 8 £37,500 - 1
Knutsford - 7 £35,000 -
Portsmouth - 6 £45,000 -
West Midlands -14 5 £32,500 -1.51%
Bradford - 5 £40,000 -

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 885 (100.00%) Linux
2 382 (43.16%) Red Hat
3 325 (36.72%) Perl
4 306 (34.58%) UNIX
5 271 (30.62%) Apache
6 262 (29.60%) Python
7 261 (29.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 244 (27.57%) MySQL
9 238 (26.89%) Puppet
10 222 (25.08%) Bash Shell
11 215 (24.29%) VMware
12 214 (24.18%) CentOS
13 174 (19.66%) Finance
14 172 (19.44%) Java
15 170 (19.21%) Windows
16 169 (19.10%) Tomcat
17 164 (18.53%) TCP/IP
18 161 (18.19%) Ruby
19 159 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
20 156 (17.63%) Ubuntu
21 148 (16.72%) DNS
22 142 (16.05%) DevOps
23 140 (15.82%) Opscode Chef
24 126 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
25 125 (14.12%) PHP
26 119 (13.45%) Oracle
27 113 (12.77%) Nagios
28 99 (11.19%) Firewall
28 99 (11.19%) Solaris
29 96 (10.85%) SAN

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 271 (30.62%) Apache
2 169 (19.10%) Tomcat
3 56 (6.33%) nginx
4 27 (3.05%) IIS
5 26 (2.94%) WebLogic
6 18 (2.03%) Drupal
7 17 (1.92%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.81%) CMS
9 13 (1.47%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.36%) Escenic
11 11 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.02%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.90%) Confluence
13 8 (0.90%) Jetty
13 8 (0.90%) Node.js
14 6 (0.68%) WordPress
15 4 (0.45%) Alfresco
15 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.45%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.11%) MS Project
2 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.39%) SaaS
3 25 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.92%) IaaS
6 13 (1.47%) PaaS
7 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.68%) Joyent
9 1 (0.11%) Route 53
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 164 (18.53%) TCP/IP
2 148 (16.72%) DNS
3 99 (11.19%) Firewall
4 96 (10.85%) SAN
5 66 (7.46%) DHCP
6 65 (7.34%) SNMP
7 64 (7.23%) HTTP
8 62 (7.01%) Internet
9 53 (5.99%) LDAP
10 48 (5.42%) NAS
11 46 (5.20%) SSH
12 45 (5.08%) SMTP
13 40 (4.52%) SSL
14 36 (4.07%) VPN
15 28 (3.16%) WAN
16 26 (2.94%) FTP
16 26 (2.94%) Multicast
17 24 (2.71%) iSCSI
17 24 (2.71%) LAN
18 22 (2.49%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (27.57%) MySQL
2 37 (4.18%) MongoDB
3 36 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (3.84%) SQL Server
5 32 (3.62%) Oracle Database
6 29 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.60%) NoSQL
9 20 (2.26%) Redis
10 18 (2.03%) MariaDB
11 13 (1.47%) HBase
11 13 (1.47%) DB2
12 10 (1.13%) Big Data
13 9 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.45%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.45%) Mahout
15 4 (0.45%) Impala
16 3 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 53 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 42 (4.75%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.95%) Subversion
4 25 (2.82%) GCC
5 21 (2.37%) JIRA
6 20 (2.26%) Hudson
7 17 (1.92%) GDB
8 9 (1.02%) Maven
9 8 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.45%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.45%) Bazaar
10 4 (0.45%) Ant
11 3 (0.34%) Selenium
11 3 (0.34%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.23%) dbdeploy
12 2 (0.23%) Trac
12 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 174 (19.66%) Finance
2 39 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.62%) Banking
4 26 (2.94%) Advertising
4 26 (2.94%) Publishing
5 19 (2.15%) Games
6 17 (1.92%) Retail
7 16 (1.81%) Marketing
8 13 (1.47%) Multimedia
8 13 (1.47%) Electronics
9 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.02%) Law
10 9 (1.02%) Online Betting
11 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.79%) Legal
13 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.45%) Welsh Language
16 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (10.17%) LAMP
2 44 (4.97%) Web Services
3 33 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (3.39%) J2EE
5 15 (1.69%) XML
5 15 (1.69%) MSMQ
6 14 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
7 12 (1.36%) Ajax
8 10 (1.13%) CSS
8 10 (1.13%) SOAP
9 9 (1.02%) .NET
9 9 (1.02%) Sphinx
9 9 (1.02%) Memcached
9 9 (1.02%) Middleware
9 9 (1.02%) JSON
10 7 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.45%) OpenGL
11 4 (0.45%) HTML
11 4 (0.45%) YAML
11 4 (0.45%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.40%) Open Source
2 54 (6.10%) Clustering
3 48 (5.42%) Digital Media
4 43 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 41 (4.63%) Embedded Systems
6 37 (4.18%) Hedge funds
7 36 (4.07%) Mobile App
8 28 (3.16%) Device Driver
9 22 (2.49%) Enterprise Storage
10 17 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.92%) Visualisation
11 14 (1.58%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.47%) Replication
13 12 (1.36%) Online Games
14 10 (1.13%) Social Media
15 7 (0.79%) HACMP
15 7 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.68%) Derivative
17 5 (0.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 885 (100.00%) Linux
2 306 (34.58%) UNIX
3 261 (29.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 214 (24.18%) CentOS
5 170 (19.21%) Windows
6 156 (17.63%) Ubuntu
7 99 (11.19%) Solaris
8 89 (10.06%) Debian
9 48 (5.42%) Embedded Linux
10 37 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (3.73%) SUSE
12 20 (2.26%) AIX
13 19 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (1.92%) Fedora
14 17 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (1.47%) VMS
16 12 (1.36%) HPUX
17 10 (1.13%) Android
17 10 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.68%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (16.05%) DevOps
2 126 (14.24%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (10.62%) Load Balancing
4 85 (9.60%) ITIL
5 67 (7.57%) Configuration Management
6 64 (7.23%) E-Commerce
7 46 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (5.08%) Software Engineering
8 45 (5.08%) Change Management
9 41 (4.63%) Problem Management
10 38 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
11 31 (3.50%) Incident Management
12 29 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
13 27 (3.05%) Service Delivery
14 25 (2.82%) Project Management
14 25 (2.82%) Mentoring
15 21 (2.37%) Performance Monitoring
16 19 (2.15%) Low Latency
17 18 (2.03%) Software Architecture
18 15 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (36.72%) Perl
2 262 (29.60%) Python
3 222 (25.08%) Bash Shell
4 172 (19.44%) Java
5 161 (18.19%) Ruby
6 125 (14.12%) PHP
7 95 (10.73%) C
8 78 (8.81%) Shell Script
9 76 (8.59%) SQL
10 74 (8.36%) C++
11 33 (3.73%) PowerShell
12 29 (3.28%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.58%) C#
14 13 (1.47%) AWK
14 13 (1.47%) Embedded C
14 13 (1.47%) Embedded C++
15 9 (1.02%) sed
16 6 (0.68%) Scala
16 6 (0.68%) Assembly Language
17 4 (0.45%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 96 (10.85%) Degree
2 48 (5.42%) RHCE
3 31 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 24 (2.71%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.92%) CCNA
8 15 (1.69%) RHCA
9 9 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.45%) IBM AIX Certification
11 4 (0.45%) SCSA
11 4 (0.45%) CCNP
12 3 (0.34%) HND
12 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.23%) MCSE
13 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.23%) MCITP
14 1 (0.11%) CCDE
14 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.92%) SLA
2 15 (1.69%) QA
3 10 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.45%) JTAG
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 159 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.86%) vSphere
3 42 (4.75%) KVM
4 35 (3.95%) Xen
5 32 (3.62%) NFS
6 31 (3.50%) VMware ESX
7 25 (2.82%) Active Directory
8 21 (2.37%) Hyper-V
9 15 (1.69%) Squid
10 14 (1.58%) Firmware
11 12 (1.36%) Postfix
12 10 (1.13%) Samba
13 8 (0.90%) XenServer
14 7 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (0.79%) Docker
15 6 (0.68%) Varnish
15 6 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.56%) qmail
17 4 (0.45%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 238 (26.89%) Puppet
2 140 (15.82%) Opscode Chef
3 113 (12.77%) Nagios
4 38 (4.29%) ZABBIX
5 33 (3.73%) NetBackup
6 24 (2.71%) ITRS Geneos
7 22 (2.49%) Cacti
7 22 (2.49%) Vagrant
7 22 (2.49%) CFEngine
7 22 (2.49%) Zenoss
8 21 (2.37%) Opsview
9 20 (2.26%) Salt
10 19 (2.15%) SCOM
11 13 (1.47%) Plesk
11 13 (1.47%) Ansible
12 10 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (0.90%) Cobbler
13 8 (0.90%) Munin
13 8 (0.90%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 382 (43.16%) Red Hat
2 215 (24.29%) VMware
3 119 (13.45%) Oracle
4 88 (9.94%) JBoss
5 74 (8.36%) Cisco
6 51 (5.76%) HP
7 48 (5.42%) Microsoft
8 35 (3.95%) Citrix
9 33 (3.73%) Reuters
9 33 (3.73%) NetApp
10 30 (3.39%) IBM
11 29 (3.28%) Sun
11 29 (3.28%) Veritas
12 22 (2.49%) Symantec
13 19 (2.15%) Bloomberg
13 19 (2.15%) Google
13 19 (2.15%) F5
14 15 (1.69%) SolarWinds
14 15 (1.69%) EMC
15 11 (1.24%) Dell
Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Great package and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum to £45K + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + great benefits + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60k - 80k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 20% bonus + much more
Posted: Yesterday