Period
to 26 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

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

Linux Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 579 347 446
Rank change year-on-year -232 +99 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 471 389 844
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.86% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.90% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 391 329 718
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,250 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -10.87% +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 101,330 42,990 120,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.17% 94.95% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 71,239 36,297 98,258
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,213
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Engineer in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 26 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -207 191 £75,000 +15.38% 51
North of England -101 96 £52,500 +16.67% 12
South West -78 68 £48,750 +2.63% 11
South East -187 53 £52,500 +16.67% 8
Yorkshire -85 51 £52,500 +34.62% 4
Midlands -100 39 £37,500 -21.05% 7
North West -92 30 £59,000 +12.38% 5
West Midlands -91 29 £37,500 -25.00%
East of England -113 19 £55,000 +10.00% 11
North East -21 16 £49,000 +22.50% 3
East Midlands -71 10 £51,500 +8.42% 7
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, 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 England region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 471 (100.00%) Linux
2 209 (44.37%) Python
3 192 (40.76%) DevOps
4 158 (33.55%) AWS
5 144 (30.57%) Puppet
5 144 (30.57%) Ansible
6 124 (26.33%) Docker
7 120 (25.48%) Configuration Management
8 110 (23.35%) Finance
9 109 (23.14%) Azure
10 108 (22.93%) Red Hat
11 107 (22.72%) Bash Shell
12 106 (22.51%) Social Skills
13 100 (21.23%) VMware
14 98 (20.81%) Kubernetes
15 97 (20.59%) Software Engineering
16 95 (20.17%) Unix
17 91 (19.32%) Git (software)
18 88 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
19 85 (18.05%) C++
20 83 (17.62%) TCP/IP
21 78 (16.56%) C
21 78 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
22 74 (15.71%) CentOS
23 72 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
24 71 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 70 (14.86%) Terraform
26 69 (14.65%) Firewall
27 67 (14.23%) Degree
28 64 (13.59%) Infrastructure as Code

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 46 (9.77%) Confluence
2 39 (8.28%) Apache
3 17 (3.61%) nginx
4 14 (2.97%) WordPress
5 11 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.12%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.06%) IIS
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.21%) Traffic Server
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) ImageReady
Cloud Services
1 158 (33.55%) AWS
2 109 (23.14%) Azure
3 49 (10.40%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (5.94%) GCP
5 26 (5.52%) OpenShift
6 22 (4.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 20 (4.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.18%) Amazon S3
8 15 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (3.18%) GitHub
8 15 (3.18%) Serverless
9 9 (1.91%) IaaS
9 9 (1.91%) SaaS
10 8 (1.70%) Route 53
11 7 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (1.27%) PaaS
13 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (17.62%) TCP/IP
2 69 (14.65%) Firewall
3 61 (12.95%) Wi-Fi
4 55 (11.68%) VPN
5 52 (11.04%) Broadband
6 43 (9.13%) DNS
7 37 (7.86%) Wireless
8 33 (7.01%) Bluetooth
9 31 (6.58%) IPv4
10 29 (6.16%) Ethernet
11 24 (5.10%) MQTT
12 22 (4.67%) VLAN
13 21 (4.46%) SAN
14 19 (4.03%) Internet
15 18 (3.82%) OSPF
16 14 (2.97%) DHCP
17 13 (2.76%) IPv6
18 11 (2.34%) HTTP
18 11 (2.34%) WAN
18 11 (2.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (5.73%) MySQL
3 21 (4.46%) SQL Server
4 19 (4.03%) MariaDB
5 16 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.06%) Redis
9 3 (0.64%) Metadata
10 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.42%) DB2
10 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.21%) ClickHouse
11 1 (0.21%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.21%) ObjectStore
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 91 (19.32%) Git (software)
2 53 (11.25%) JIRA
3 45 (9.55%) Subversion
4 39 (8.28%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.70%) GitLab
5 8 (1.70%) NUnit
5 8 (1.70%) TestNG
6 5 (1.06%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.85%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.42%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.21%) GoCD
10 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 110 (23.35%) Finance
2 106 (22.51%) Social Skills
3 39 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (7.01%) Telecoms
5 24 (5.10%) Banking
6 8 (1.70%) Law
7 7 (1.49%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.27%) Electronics
9 5 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.06%) Marketing
10 4 (0.85%) Advertising
10 4 (0.85%) Games
11 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.42%) International Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Retail
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.16%) Web Services
2 26 (5.52%) LAMP
3 23 (4.88%) Yocto
4 22 (4.67%) CSS
4 22 (4.67%) HTML
5 18 (3.82%) LAPP Stack
6 14 (2.97%) LEMP Stack
7 11 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (1.91%) LDAP
9 7 (1.49%) Kafka
10 6 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.06%) .NET
12 4 (0.85%) Qt
13 3 (0.64%) JSON
13 3 (0.64%) Loki
13 3 (0.64%) Node.js
13 3 (0.64%) XML
14 2 (0.42%) Apache Avro
14 2 (0.42%) Velocity
15 1 (0.21%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.07%) Self-Motivation
2 31 (6.58%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.16%) Public Cloud
4 28 (5.94%) Device Driver
5 27 (5.73%) Embedded Systems
6 22 (4.67%) Clustering
7 21 (4.46%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 10 (2.12%) Home Automation
9 10 (2.12%) Internet of Things
9 10 (2.12%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.06%) Raspberry Pi
12 4 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
13 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.64%) Replication
14 2 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.42%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 471 (100.00%) Linux
2 95 (20.17%) Unix
3 74 (15.71%) CentOS
4 71 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (13.38%) Windows
6 52 (11.04%) Embedded Linux
7 28 (5.94%) Windows Server
8 26 (5.52%) Ubuntu
9 22 (4.67%) Debian
10 18 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (3.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (2.12%) Fedora
12 9 (1.91%) VMS
13 7 (1.49%) Solaris
14 6 (1.27%) AIX
14 6 (1.27%) SUSE
15 4 (0.85%) HPUX
15 4 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.42%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.42%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (40.76%) DevOps
2 120 (25.48%) Configuration Management
3 97 (20.59%) Software Engineering
4 88 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (16.56%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (13.59%) Infrastructure as Code
7 52 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 48 (10.19%) Computer Science
9 45 (9.55%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 43 (9.13%) Open Source
11 40 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 39 (8.28%) Software Architecture
13 37 (7.86%) ITIL
14 36 (7.64%) Scrum
15 35 (7.43%) SDLC
16 32 (6.79%) Validation
17 31 (6.58%) Fintech
17 31 (6.58%) Software Testing
18 27 (5.73%) Mentoring
19 25 (5.31%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 209 (44.37%) Python
2 107 (22.72%) Bash Shell
3 85 (18.05%) C++
4 78 (16.56%) C
5 50 (10.62%) Java
6 48 (10.19%) Shell Script
7 45 (9.55%) SQL
8 40 (8.49%) PHP
9 36 (7.64%) PowerShell
10 33 (7.01%) Perl
11 28 (5.94%) Embedded C
12 27 (5.73%) Embedded C++
13 24 (5.10%) Ruby
14 16 (3.40%) C#
15 9 (1.91%) JavaScript
16 5 (1.06%) Go
17 2 (0.42%) COBOL
17 2 (0.42%) HLASM
17 2 (0.42%) REXX
18 1 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (14.23%) Degree
2 32 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.94%) RHCE
4 17 (3.61%) RHCSA
5 13 (2.76%) GIAC
6 8 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.70%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.27%) CCNA
7 6 (1.27%) MCSA
7 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.64%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.64%) SANS
10 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.21%) RHCA
10 1 (0.21%) VCAP
10 1 (0.21%) VCDX
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.61%) QA
2 9 (1.91%) SLA
3 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.64%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (26.33%) Docker
2 72 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.31%) Firmware
4 22 (4.67%) Active Directory
5 20 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (4.03%) KVM
7 12 (2.55%) NFS
7 12 (2.55%) vSphere
8 9 (1.91%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.91%) iptables
8 9 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.64%) XenApp
10 2 (0.42%) LXC
10 2 (0.42%) Postfix
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.42%) Xen
11 1 (0.21%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 1 (0.21%) Ceph
11 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 144 (30.57%) Ansible
1 144 (30.57%) Puppet
2 98 (20.81%) Kubernetes
3 70 (14.86%) Terraform
4 48 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (4.25%) HAProxy
6 18 (3.82%) Rancher
7 17 (3.61%) Nagios
7 17 (3.61%) Salt
8 16 (3.40%) Icinga
9 15 (3.18%) Prometheus
10 8 (1.70%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (1.49%) Packer
12 6 (1.27%) Grafana
13 4 (0.85%) Bacula
13 4 (0.85%) Bareos
13 4 (0.85%) yum
13 4 (0.85%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.64%) SCCM
14 3 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 108 (22.93%) Red Hat
2 100 (21.23%) VMware
3 50 (10.62%) Oracle
4 36 (7.64%) Microsoft
5 24 (5.10%) EMC
6 23 (4.88%) IBM
7 21 (4.46%) Cisco
8 18 (3.82%) HP
9 17 (3.61%) SolarWinds
10 14 (2.97%) Dell
10 14 (2.97%) Mellanox
10 14 (2.97%) Solarflare
11 13 (2.76%) SaltStack
12 12 (2.55%) Google
13 11 (2.34%) Supermicro
14 8 (1.70%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.70%) Intel
15 7 (1.49%) Citrix
16 6 (1.27%) SAP
16 6 (1.27%) Veritas