Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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

Linux Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 211 250 240
Rank change year-on-year +39 -10 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 22 40 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.48% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.50% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 17 37 88
10th Percentile " £51,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £57,500 £64,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +15.38%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £89,000 £88,750 £89,750
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £66,250 £75,000
% change year-on-year +13.21% -11.67% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,565 7,952 9,742
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 94.75% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,028 6,967 8,743
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the City of London

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £45,000 -
Linux Engineer
Central London

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (63.64%) Ansible
3 13 (59.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (45.45%) VMware
4 10 (45.45%) DevOps
5 9 (40.91%) Task Automation
5 9 (40.91%) Windows
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco
5 9 (40.91%) High Availability
5 9 (40.91%) Puppet
6 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 8 (36.36%) Python
6 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 8 (36.36%) Unix
6 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Automation
7 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (31.82%) Banking
7 7 (31.82%) Investment Management
7 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 6 (27.27%) CentOS
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (22.73%) Terraform
9 5 (22.73%) Prometheus
9 5 (22.73%) Firewall
9 5 (22.73%) Replication
9 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
9 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) Ethereum
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) AWS
1 5 (22.73%) IaaS
2 4 (18.18%) Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
1 5 (22.73%) Multicast
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
1 5 (22.73%) tcpdump
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) iSCSI
2 4 (18.18%) NAS
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Blockchain
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
3 2 (9.09%) Sensu
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.55%) LAMP
4 1 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Replication
2 4 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 8 (36.36%) Unix
5 6 (27.27%) CentOS
6 4 (18.18%) Mac OS
6 4 (18.18%) Ubuntu
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) DevOps
2 9 (40.91%) High Availability
2 9 (40.91%) Task Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Automation
4 7 (31.82%) Investment Management
4 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) Fintech
7 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (9.09%) Low Latency
8 2 (9.09%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Python
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Korn
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (13.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (63.64%) Ansible
2 9 (40.91%) Puppet
3 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (22.73%) Prometheus
4 5 (22.73%) Terraform
5 4 (18.18%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (18.18%) SCDPM
6 2 (9.09%) Nagios
6 2 (9.09%) Packer
6 2 (9.09%) ZABBIX
7 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
7 1 (4.55%) HAProxy
7 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
5 4 (18.18%) Aruba
5 4 (18.18%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Synology
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Fortinet