Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 109 131
Rank change year-on-year -23 +22 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 14 46 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 1.70% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.76% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 10
Edinburgh median annual salary £49,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.33% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,950 £18,500 £33,350
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,500 £47,750
Scotland median annual salary £49,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +30.67% -3.85% +7.59%

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 2,400 2,607 2,228
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 96.34% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,471 1,583 1,445
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018, 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (50.00%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (35.71%) Fintech
5 4 (28.57%) High Availability
5 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 4 (28.57%) Microservices
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
6 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
6 3 (21.43%) C
7 2 (14.29%) Perl
7 2 (14.29%) PHP
7 2 (14.29%) MySQL
7 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) Unix
7 2 (14.29%) Debian
7 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 2 (14.29%) Qt
7 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) CentOS

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 4 (28.57%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Qt
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (35.71%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) CentOS
2 2 (14.29%) Debian
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) High Availability
2 4 (28.57%) Microservices
3 1 (7.14%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) C
4 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
5 2 (14.29%) Perl
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat