Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 117 118
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 22 38 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.91% 1.41% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.47% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 16
Edinburgh median annual salary £48,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.94% +13.33% +23.97%
10th Percentile £25,475 £21,950 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,375 £47,500 £50,000
Scotland median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year +6.67% +19.21% +3.42%

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 2,316 2,584 2,114
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 95.92% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,469 1,665 1,397
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (72.73%) Software Engineering
3 15 (68.18%) Degree
4 14 (63.64%) C++
5 12 (54.55%) Computer Science
6 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) Java
8 5 (22.73%) MySQL
9 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 4 (18.18%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) Web Development
9 4 (18.18%) Qt
10 3 (13.64%) Docker
10 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
10 3 (13.64%) C
10 3 (13.64%) Unix
10 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
11 2 (9.09%) CAE
11 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
11 2 (9.09%) Debian
11 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (9.09%) Windows
11 2 (9.09%) JBoss
11 2 (9.09%) VPN
11 2 (9.09%) SLA
11 2 (9.09%) Perl
11 2 (9.09%) PHP
11 2 (9.09%) Physics
11 2 (9.09%) Network Security
11 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS

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 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Network Security
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) MariaDB
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Qt
2 2 (9.09%) Havok
2 2 (9.09%) Java EE
2 2 (9.09%) OpenMP
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Beam
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
1 2 (9.09%) Fintech
2 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
3 2 (9.09%) Debian
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 12 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Web Development
5 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
6 2 (9.09%) CAE
6 2 (9.09%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
6 2 (9.09%) Finite Element Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) High Availability
6 2 (9.09%) Parallel Computing
6 2 (9.09%) Physics
6 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
7 1 (4.55%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps
7 1 (4.55%) Mathematical Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) Microservices
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) SDLC
7 1 (4.55%) Tech Ops
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C++
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) C
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
5 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) Samba
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Google