The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 77 93 101
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 15 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.35% 0.45% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.48% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 1
Median salary £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1064 1249 1280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.43% 93.35% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 687 836 780
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £64,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Python
3 9 (42.86%) MySQL
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
5 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 7 (33.33%) Ubuntu
6 6 (28.57%) Brocade
6 6 (28.57%) LAMP
6 6 (28.57%) Games
6 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) Nagios
6 6 (28.57%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
6 6 (28.57%) SAN
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco
6 6 (28.57%) IIS
6 6 (28.57%) Web Services
6 6 (28.57%) WAN
6 6 (28.57%) Apache
6 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
6 6 (28.57%) Open Source
6 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 6 (28.57%) Puppet
6 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
6 6 (28.57%) iSCSI
6 6 (28.57%) NAS
6 6 (28.57%) Riverbed
6 6 (28.57%) Check_MK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (28.57%) Apache
1 6 (28.57%) IIS
1 6 (28.57%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
1 6 (28.57%) iSCSI
1 6 (28.57%) NAS
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
1 6 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) MySQL
2 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (19.05%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 6 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) LAMP
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Arduino
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
5 1 (4.76%) Debian
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 6 (28.57%) Open Source
2 6 (28.57%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Content Development
6 1 (4.76%) DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Kernel Development
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
3 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 4 (19.05%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) C
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Check_MK
1 6 (28.57%) Nagios
1 6 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Brocade
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
1 6 (28.57%) Citrix
1 6 (28.57%) Palo Alto
1 6 (28.57%) Percona
1 6 (28.57%) Riverbed
1 6 (28.57%) Splunk
1 6 (28.57%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Perforce
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
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