Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 287 318
Rank change year-on-year -42 +31 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1646 2115 2091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.19% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.23% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1481 1874 1864
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%

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 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in England

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -64 648 £60,000 - 32
South East -52 434 £50,000 +3.09% 19
North of England +13 206 £45,000 +12.50% 20
East of England +18 172 £57,500 +18.56% 17
Yorkshire +38 123 £38,000 -10.59% 8
South West +60 119 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North West -6 75 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Midlands +7 73 £35,000 -6.67% 9
East Midlands +19 41 £29,000 -19.44% 4
West Midlands +4 41 £30,000 -16.67% 5
North East +7 8 £41,250 -8.33%
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 1646 (100.00%) Linux
2 722 (43.86%) Python
3 699 (42.47%) DevOps
4 584 (35.48%) Puppet
5 545 (33.11%) Amazon AWS
6 476 (28.92%) Bash Shell
7 462 (28.07%) Ansible
8 449 (27.28%) Red Hat
9 406 (24.67%) Opscode Chef
10 371 (22.54%) VMware
11 356 (21.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 341 (20.72%) Windows
13 339 (20.60%) Configuration Management
14 338 (20.53%) Docker
15 322 (19.56%) Perl
16 305 (18.53%) Ruby
17 299 (18.17%) Software Engineering
18 298 (18.10%) Finance
19 295 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
20 293 (17.80%) Unix
21 286 (17.38%) Jenkins
22 275 (16.71%) Java
23 246 (14.95%) Degree
24 244 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
25 230 (13.97%) SQL
26 220 (13.37%) MySQL
27 219 (13.30%) CentOS
28 205 (12.45%) C
28 205 (12.45%) TCP/IP
29 195 (11.85%) C++

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
1 186 (11.30%) Apache
2 124 (7.53%) Tomcat
3 120 (7.29%) OpenStack
4 75 (4.56%) nginx
5 68 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
6 60 (3.65%) IIS
7 47 (2.86%) Confluence
8 32 (1.94%) JBoss
9 19 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 18 (1.09%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.97%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.91%) Jetty
13 12 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.55%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.55%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
17 5 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.30%) Houdini
3 5 (0.30%) Maya
3 5 (0.30%) NUKE
3 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.18%) HipChat
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.24%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.061%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.061%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 545 (33.11%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (3.83%) SaaS
4 46 (2.79%) GitHub
5 42 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (1.46%) IaaS
9 22 (1.34%) Amazon S3
10 18 (1.09%) PaaS
11 17 (1.03%) Office 365
12 15 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.61%) Serverless
15 9 (0.55%) Datadog
15 9 (0.55%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 205 (12.45%) TCP/IP
2 141 (8.57%) DNS
3 128 (7.78%) Firewall
4 86 (5.22%) VPN
5 83 (5.04%) Internet
6 79 (4.80%) SAN
7 65 (3.95%) HTTP
8 58 (3.52%) SSL
9 54 (3.28%) Wireless
10 48 (2.92%) DHCP
10 48 (2.92%) LDAP
11 39 (2.37%) IPsec
12 38 (2.31%) WAN
13 32 (1.94%) SSH
14 26 (1.58%) Reverse Proxy
15 24 (1.46%) NAS
15 24 (1.46%) SNMP
16 23 (1.40%) BGP
17 22 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (1.34%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (13.37%) MySQL
2 86 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 77 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (4.07%) NoSQL
5 51 (3.10%) MongoDB
6 49 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 48 (2.92%) Big Data
8 29 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.58%) InfluxDB
10 23 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
11 21 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.15%) Blockchain
12 19 (1.15%) MariaDB
13 17 (1.03%) Hadoop
14 16 (0.97%) Couchbase
15 15 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.91%) Redis
16 12 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 7 (0.43%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 286 (17.38%) Jenkins
2 163 (9.90%) Git (software)
3 96 (5.83%) JIRA
4 61 (3.71%) TeamCity
5 56 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 50 (3.04%) Subversion
7 44 (2.67%) Vagrant
8 28 (1.70%) Hudson
8 28 (1.70%) Maven
9 25 (1.52%) Bitbucket
10 19 (1.15%) GitLab
11 18 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.79%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.79%) GoCD
14 11 (0.67%) GCC
14 11 (0.67%) Selenium
14 11 (0.67%) Trac
15 10 (0.61%) Mercurial
15 10 (0.61%) Travis CI
General
1 298 (18.10%) Finance
2 130 (7.90%) Banking
3 124 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 79 (4.80%) Electronics
5 72 (4.37%) Games
6 65 (3.95%) Marketing
7 60 (3.65%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.64%) Retail
9 19 (1.15%) Automotive
9 19 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.67%) Digital Economy
10 11 (0.67%) German Language
11 8 (0.49%) Law
11 8 (0.49%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.43%) Front Office
13 6 (0.36%) French Language
14 5 (0.30%) Advertising
14 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (7.35%) Web Services
2 92 (5.59%) LAMP
3 50 (3.04%) Node.js
4 49 (2.98%) Middleware
5 45 (2.73%) Elastic Stack
6 44 (2.67%) Kafka
7 36 (2.19%) LEMP Stack
8 34 (2.07%) HTML
9 26 (1.58%) .NET
10 24 (1.46%) Django
11 17 (1.03%) HTML5
11 17 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (0.79%) AngularJS
13 13 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
13 13 (0.79%) Yocto
14 12 (0.73%) Polymer
14 12 (0.73%) Qt
14 12 (0.73%) STL
14 12 (0.73%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.42%) Computer Science
2 140 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 55 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (2.98%) Clustering
5 46 (2.79%) Public Cloud
6 39 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.13%) Device Driver
8 34 (2.07%) Algorithms
8 34 (2.07%) Private Cloud
9 33 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
10 31 (1.88%) Fintech
11 27 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
12 25 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (1.40%) Hedge funds
14 18 (1.09%) Replication
15 16 (0.97%) Derivative
16 14 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
17 13 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
18 12 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 11 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1646 (100.00%) Linux
2 356 (21.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 341 (20.72%) Windows
4 293 (17.80%) Unix
5 219 (13.30%) CentOS
6 143 (8.69%) Ubuntu
7 125 (7.59%) Windows Server
8 76 (4.62%) Debian
9 72 (4.37%) Embedded Linux
10 65 (3.95%) Solaris
11 46 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
12 31 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (1.46%) Windows 7
14 23 (1.40%) AIX
15 22 (1.34%) Fedora
16 16 (0.97%) Windows 10
17 14 (0.85%) CoreOS
17 14 (0.85%) HPUX
18 13 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (42.47%) DevOps
2 339 (20.60%) Configuration Management
3 299 (18.17%) Software Engineering
4 295 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
6 158 (9.60%) Open Source
7 151 (9.17%) ITIL
8 97 (5.89%) Scrum
9 78 (4.74%) High Availability
10 77 (4.68%) Test Automation
11 74 (4.50%) E-Commerce
12 63 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (3.83%) Mathematics
13 61 (3.71%) Continuous Delivery
14 60 (3.65%) Digital Marketing
15 59 (3.58%) Mentoring
16 58 (3.52%) Programme Management
17 52 (3.16%) Change Management
17 52 (3.16%) SDLC
18 49 (2.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 722 (43.86%) Python
2 476 (28.92%) Bash Shell
3 322 (19.56%) Perl
4 305 (18.53%) Ruby
5 275 (16.71%) Java
6 230 (13.97%) SQL
7 205 (12.45%) C
8 195 (11.85%) C++
9 124 (7.53%) Shell Script
10 119 (7.23%) PowerShell
11 110 (6.68%) PHP
12 49 (2.98%) JavaScript
13 36 (2.19%) Embedded C
13 36 (2.19%) Go
14 35 (2.13%) C#
15 34 (2.07%) Korn
16 27 (1.64%) Groovy
17 26 (1.58%) Embedded C++
18 24 (1.46%) Bourne shell
19 9 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 246 (14.95%) Degree
2 104 (6.32%) RHCE
3 79 (4.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 60 (3.65%) CCNA
4 60 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 47 (2.86%) RHCSA
7 39 (2.37%) SC Cleared
8 28 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (0.67%) CISSP
12 10 (0.61%) Linux+ Certification
13 9 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.55%) SANS
14 8 (0.49%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.49%) GIAC
15 7 (0.43%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.71%) QA
2 45 (2.73%) SLA
3 20 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.36%) GCP
6 3 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.18%) JTAG
6 3 (0.18%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.12%) DICOM
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) MISRA
7 2 (0.12%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.061%) GPG13
8 1 (0.061%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 338 (20.53%) Docker
2 244 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (6.68%) Active Directory
4 52 (3.16%) NFS
4 52 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (2.55%) LXC
5 42 (2.55%) vSphere
6 40 (2.43%) Hyper-V
7 37 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (2.25%) Xen
8 36 (2.19%) iptables
8 36 (2.19%) KVM
9 25 (1.52%) Samba
10 17 (1.03%) XenApp
11 16 (0.97%) Postfix
12 15 (0.91%) Firmware
13 11 (0.67%) Ceph
13 11 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.67%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 584 (35.48%) Puppet
2 462 (28.07%) Ansible
3 406 (24.67%) Opscode Chef
4 177 (10.75%) Kubernetes
5 161 (9.78%) Terraform
6 124 (7.53%) Nagios
7 64 (3.89%) Salt
8 38 (2.31%) Grafana
9 35 (2.13%) Packer
10 31 (1.88%) Icinga
11 29 (1.76%) ZABBIX
12 27 (1.64%) Cobbler
13 25 (1.52%) HAProxy
14 22 (1.34%) Prometheus
15 18 (1.09%) Cacti
15 18 (1.09%) logstash
16 16 (0.97%) Tivoli
17 15 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
17 15 (0.91%) rkt
18 12 (0.73%) SELinux
Vendors
1 449 (27.28%) Red Hat
2 371 (22.54%) VMware
3 132 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 104 (6.32%) Cisco
5 103 (6.26%) Oracle
6 74 (4.50%) Google
7 71 (4.31%) HP
7 71 (4.31%) SaltStack
8 60 (3.65%) SAP
9 58 (3.52%) NetApp
10 49 (2.98%) Splunk
11 42 (2.55%) Citrix
12 39 (2.37%) Juniper
13 36 (2.19%) Atlassian
14 35 (2.13%) EMC
14 35 (2.13%) F5
15 32 (1.94%) IBM
16 26 (1.58%) Sun
17 24 (1.46%) Dell
18 22 (1.34%) CheckPoint