Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Linux Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 128 144
Rank change year-on-year +24 +16 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 46 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.71% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 13
Edinburgh median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £18,500 £33,350 £25,400
90th Percentile £45,500 £47,750 £61,500
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year -3.85% +7.59% +0.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2594 2207 2917
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 95.29% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1577 1441 1862
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Linux Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (71.74%) Degree
3 31 (67.39%) C++
4 29 (63.04%) Computer Science
5 28 (60.87%) Software Engineering
6 23 (50.00%) Mathematics
6 23 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 17 (36.96%) Physics
7 17 (36.96%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.91%) Java
9 10 (21.74%) Windows
9 10 (21.74%) Debian
9 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
9 10 (21.74%) CentOS
10 9 (19.57%) OO
11 8 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
12 7 (15.22%) SmokePing
12 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
12 7 (15.22%) Cacti
12 7 (15.22%) DHCP
12 7 (15.22%) DNS
12 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
12 7 (15.22%) Nagios
13 6 (13.04%) OpenGL
13 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (13.04%) Scrum
13 6 (13.04%) OOD
13 6 (13.04%) XML

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (2.17%) Apache
1 1 (2.17%) JBoss
1 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) DHCP
1 7 (15.22%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) AMQP
3 1 (2.17%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) IPsec
3 1 (2.17%) OSPF
3 1 (2.17%) RIP
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) OpenGL
1 6 (13.04%) Qt
1 6 (13.04%) REST
1 6 (13.04%) SOAP
1 6 (13.04%) XML
1 6 (13.04%) ZeroMQ
2 2 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (4.35%) STL
2 2 (4.35%) Yocto
3 1 (2.17%) Java EE
3 1 (2.17%) React
3 1 (2.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (63.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (21.74%) CentOS
2 10 (21.74%) Debian
2 10 (21.74%) Windows
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Unix
5 3 (6.52%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Software Engineering
2 23 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 23 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 17 (36.96%) Physics
4 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (19.57%) OO
6 6 (13.04%) OOD
6 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.52%) Linux Kernel Development
9 2 (4.35%) DevOps
9 2 (4.35%) Image Processing
9 2 (4.35%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
10 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.17%) High Availability
10 1 (2.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) C++
2 11 (23.91%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.87%) Python
5 4 (8.70%) Perl
5 4 (8.70%) PHP
6 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.52%) C
6 3 (6.52%) C#
6 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (71.74%) Degree
2 17 (36.96%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) KVM
2 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Cacti
1 7 (15.22%) Nagios
1 7 (15.22%) SmokePing
2 1 (2.17%) Graphite
2 1 (2.17%) Icinga
2 1 (2.17%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.52%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) Intel
4 1 (2.17%) Sony