The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 89 96
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 25 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.05% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 4
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,300 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £39,700 £60,000
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 1156 1162 1314
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.75% 95.87% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 717 665 822
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
2 20 (51.28%) Degree
3 18 (46.15%) C++
3 18 (46.15%) Computer Science
4 13 (33.33%) Python
5 11 (28.21%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (25.64%) Mathematics
6 10 (25.64%) Windows
6 10 (25.64%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (23.08%) MySQL
7 9 (23.08%) Physics
7 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (23.08%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
8 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
8 8 (20.51%) Apache
8 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
8 8 (20.51%) VMware
9 7 (17.95%) LAMP
9 7 (17.95%) Games
9 7 (17.95%) Firewall
9 7 (17.95%) Ubuntu
9 7 (17.95%) Brocade
9 7 (17.95%) Nagios
9 7 (17.95%) Citrix
9 7 (17.95%) SAN
9 7 (17.95%) WAN
9 7 (17.95%) Cisco

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 8 (20.51%) Apache
2 7 (17.95%) IIS
2 7 (17.95%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Firewall
1 7 (17.95%) iSCSI
1 7 (17.95%) NAS
1 7 (17.95%) SAN
1 7 (17.95%) WAN
2 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) AMQP
3 1 (2.56%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) MySQL
2 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.95%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) LAMP
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.56%) Qt
2 1 (2.56%) React
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) WPF
2 1 (2.56%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Arduino
2 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.56%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (17.95%) Ubuntu
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Debian
5 2 (5.13%) Unix
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.21%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (25.64%) Mathematics
3 10 (25.64%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (23.08%) Physics
5 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 7 (17.95%) Open Source
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (5.13%) DevOps
8 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.56%) Linux Kernel Development
9 1 (2.56%) Scrum
9 1 (2.56%) SDLC
9 1 (2.56%) Security Hardening
9 1 (2.56%) Security Operations
9 1 (2.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) C++
2 13 (33.33%) Python
3 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
3 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) C
6 3 (7.69%) C#
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Degree
2 9 (23.08%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (17.95%) Check_MK
2 7 (17.95%) Nagios
2 7 (17.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) Brocade
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) Citrix
2 7 (17.95%) Palo Alto
2 7 (17.95%) Percona
2 7 (17.95%) Riverbed
3 6 (15.38%) Splunk
4 4 (10.26%) Perforce
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft