Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 85 93
Rank change year-on-year +31 +8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 163 62 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.92% 2.75% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 2.83% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 132 50 59
Cambridge median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £58,750 £57,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3,210 2,189 2,875
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 97.20% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,358 1,814 2,362
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,525
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,875 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridge

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridge

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in Cambridge

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Linux Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 163 (100.00%) Linux
2 104 (63.80%) C
2 104 (63.80%) Software Engineering
3 98 (60.12%) Degree
4 75 (46.01%) Python
5 54 (33.13%) Embedded Linux
6 53 (32.52%) Computer Science
7 49 (30.06%) C++
8 38 (23.31%) Mathematics
9 34 (20.86%) Wireless
10 29 (17.79%) SDLC
11 27 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (15.95%) Multithreading
13 24 (14.72%) Multithreaded Programming
14 23 (14.11%) Bash Shell
15 22 (13.50%) TCP/IP
16 21 (12.88%) Physics
17 19 (11.66%) Scrum
17 19 (11.66%) Device Driver
18 16 (9.82%) Windows
18 16 (9.82%) Device Driver Development
19 15 (9.20%) Test Automation
19 15 (9.20%) Embedded Software Development
19 15 (9.20%) SQL
20 14 (8.59%) WAN
20 14 (8.59%) Embedded C
20 14 (8.59%) HP
20 14 (8.59%) Dell
21 13 (7.98%) DevOps
22 12 (7.36%) Configuration Management

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.36%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.68%) Apache
3 2 (1.23%) nginx
3 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) DigitalOcean
3 2 (1.23%) Heroku
4 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.86%) Wireless
2 22 (13.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.59%) WAN
4 9 (5.52%) Internet
4 9 (5.52%) SNMP
5 4 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.84%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.84%) DHCP
6 3 (1.84%) DNS
6 3 (1.84%) Firewall
6 3 (1.84%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.23%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.23%) Modbus
7 2 (1.23%) SAN
7 2 (1.23%) VPN
7 2 (1.23%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.61%) LAN
8 1 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (2.45%) Big Data
2 4 (2.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.23%) MySQL
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.07%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.23%) GCC
3 2 (1.23%) Hudson
4 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.61%) Buildbot
4 1 (0.61%) CMake
4 1 (0.61%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.61%) GitLab
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (6.75%) Electronics
2 5 (3.07%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.52%) Django
2 3 (1.84%) LDAP
2 3 (1.84%) OpenEmbedded
2 3 (1.84%) Yocto
3 2 (1.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (1.23%) HEVC
3 2 (1.23%) Middleware
3 2 (1.23%) OpenGL
3 2 (1.23%) STL
4 1 (0.61%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.61%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 53 (32.52%) Computer Science
2 19 (11.66%) Device Driver
3 3 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.23%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.23%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.61%) Robotics
5 1 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (33.13%) Embedded Linux
3 16 (9.82%) Windows
4 10 (6.13%) Mac OS
5 8 (4.91%) Unix
6 7 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.45%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.84%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.23%) Debian
10 1 (0.61%) Android
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) CentOS
10 1 (0.61%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (63.80%) Software Engineering
2 38 (23.31%) Mathematics
3 29 (17.79%) SDLC
4 27 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (15.95%) Multithreading
6 24 (14.72%) Multithreaded Programming
7 21 (12.88%) Physics
8 19 (11.66%) Scrum
9 16 (9.82%) Device Driver Development
10 15 (9.20%) Embedded Software Development
10 15 (9.20%) Test Automation
11 13 (7.98%) DevOps
12 12 (7.36%) Configuration Management
12 12 (7.36%) Linux Kernel Development
12 12 (7.36%) OO
12 12 (7.36%) OOD
13 7 (4.29%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.29%) Open Source Development
13 7 (4.29%) Project Planning
13 7 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (63.80%) C
2 75 (46.01%) Python
3 49 (30.06%) C++
4 23 (14.11%) Bash Shell
5 15 (9.20%) SQL
6 14 (8.59%) Embedded C
7 10 (6.13%) Ruby
8 7 (4.29%) Perl
9 6 (3.68%) Embedded C++
10 5 (3.07%) Java
11 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.23%) Groovy
12 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.23%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.23%) PHP
13 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (60.12%) Degree
2 5 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.23%) ISEB
3 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) JTAG
1 2 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.68%) Docker
2 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.84%) iptables
3 3 (1.84%) KVM
3 3 (1.84%) NFS
3 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.23%) Samba
4 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.61%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 1 (0.61%) Xen
5 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) Puppet
2 10 (6.13%) Ansible
3 8 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.84%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.84%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 14 (8.59%) Dell
1 14 (8.59%) HP
2 5 (3.07%) Red Hat
2 5 (3.07%) VMware
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle
3 4 (2.45%) WorldPay
4 3 (1.84%) Wind River
5 2 (1.23%) Perforce
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco
6 1 (0.61%) Citrix