Period
to 24 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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

Linux Engineer
England > London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 315 340 310
Rank change year-on-year +25 -30 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 575 641 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 0.92% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.96% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 539 569 681
London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £40,400 £44,853 £35,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 54,939 66,906 67,308
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 95.58% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 44,939 54,555 55,713
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,604
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.16% +4.73%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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
Central London +87 165 £70,000 +16.67% 29
North London +21 10 £65,000 +40.87% 2
West London +21 10 £50,000 -9.09% 9
East London +28 8 £85,000 +6.25% 1
South London 0 6 £55,000 +20.62% 6
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 575 (100.00%) Linux
2 324 (56.35%) Python
3 312 (54.26%) DevOps
4 283 (49.22%) Amazon AWS
5 190 (33.04%) Finance
6 185 (32.17%) Docker
7 179 (31.13%) Ansible
8 178 (30.96%) Puppet
9 166 (28.87%) Bash Shell
10 146 (25.39%) Unix
11 142 (24.70%) Red Hat
12 120 (20.87%) Java
13 117 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 114 (19.83%) Kubernetes
15 106 (18.43%) Opscode Chef
15 106 (18.43%) Perl
16 105 (18.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 101 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
18 94 (16.35%) Configuration Management
19 93 (16.17%) SQL
20 87 (15.13%) Windows
21 86 (14.96%) Terraform
22 79 (13.74%) Tomcat
22 79 (13.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
23 77 (13.39%) CentOS
24 72 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
25 71 (12.35%) Git (software)
25 71 (12.35%) Jenkins
26 70 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
27 66 (11.48%) MySQL

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 79 (13.74%) Tomcat
2 60 (10.43%) Apache
3 25 (4.35%) JBoss
4 21 (3.65%) nginx
5 20 (3.48%) Apache Spark
6 18 (3.13%) WebLogic
7 16 (2.78%) Apache Pig
8 14 (2.43%) IIS
9 12 (2.09%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.52%) Confluence
14 2 (0.35%) CloudStack
15 1 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
15 1 (0.17%) CMS
15 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 283 (49.22%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (6.43%) SaaS
5 25 (4.35%) OpenShift
6 17 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (2.43%) Datadog
9 12 (2.09%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.57%) GitHub
11 9 (1.57%) Office 365
12 7 (1.22%) Serverless
13 5 (0.87%) IaaS
13 5 (0.87%) PaaS
14 4 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.70%) Route 53
14 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (10.43%) TCP/IP
2 40 (6.96%) SAN
3 32 (5.57%) Firewall
4 26 (4.52%) DNS
5 13 (2.26%) HTTP
6 11 (1.91%) BGP
7 10 (1.74%) DHCP
7 10 (1.74%) OSPF
7 10 (1.74%) VPN
8 9 (1.57%) LAN
8 9 (1.57%) NAS
8 9 (1.57%) WAN
9 7 (1.22%) Network Security
10 6 (1.04%) MPLS
11 5 (0.87%) Asterisk PBX
11 5 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (0.87%) FTP
12 3 (0.52%) Internet
12 3 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.48%) MySQL
2 40 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (5.22%) Big Data
4 24 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 22 (3.83%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.83%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.48%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.30%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.04%) Redis
10 5 (0.87%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.52%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 71 (12.35%) Git (software)
1 71 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 39 (6.78%) Maven
3 21 (3.65%) Ant
4 17 (2.96%) TeamCity
5 16 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (2.78%) Gradle
6 14 (2.43%) GitLab
6 14 (2.43%) Hudson
6 14 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (2.43%) Vagrant
7 12 (2.09%) git-flow
7 12 (2.09%) RSpec
8 11 (1.91%) MSBuild
8 11 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.39%) JIRA
10 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket Server
10 4 (0.70%) GoCD
11 3 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.52%) Travis CI
General
1 190 (33.04%) Finance
2 49 (8.52%) Banking
3 44 (7.65%) Games
4 22 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.65%) Retail
6 17 (2.96%) Law
7 11 (1.91%) Front Office
8 4 (0.70%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Electronics
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.65%) Web Services
2 32 (5.57%) Elastic Stack
3 29 (5.04%) LAMP
4 17 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
5 16 (2.78%) .NET
5 16 (2.78%) Node.js
6 12 (2.09%) LEMP Stack
6 12 (2.09%) React
6 12 (2.09%) React Native
7 10 (1.74%) LAPP Stack
7 10 (1.74%) Middleware
8 9 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (1.22%) LDAP
9 7 (1.22%) WebSockets
9 7 (1.22%) ZeroMQ
10 6 (1.04%) HTML
11 5 (0.87%) Kafka
12 4 (0.70%) CSS
12 4 (0.70%) RESTful
13 3 (0.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.13%) Linux Command Line
2 40 (6.96%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (6.43%) Data Centre
4 26 (4.52%) Algorithms
5 24 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 23 (4.00%) Hedge funds
7 21 (3.65%) Public Cloud
8 14 (2.43%) Private Cloud
9 13 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.26%) Video\Live Streaming
10 11 (1.91%) User Experience
11 10 (1.74%) Clustering
12 9 (1.57%) Replication
13 8 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.70%) CMDB
14 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 575 (100.00%) Linux
2 146 (25.39%) Unix
3 105 (18.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (15.13%) Windows
5 77 (13.39%) CentOS
6 56 (9.74%) Ubuntu
7 29 (5.04%) Windows Server
8 23 (4.00%) Debian
9 14 (2.43%) Fedora
9 14 (2.43%) SUSE
10 10 (1.74%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (1.04%) DC/OS
11 6 (1.04%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.52%) Solaris
13 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (54.26%) DevOps
2 117 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 101 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (16.35%) Configuration Management
5 79 (13.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 72 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (10.61%) Software Engineering
8 48 (8.35%) Machine Learning
9 47 (8.17%) Open Source
10 43 (7.48%) Artificial Intelligence
11 40 (6.96%) High-Frequency Trading
12 39 (6.78%) Test Automation
13 38 (6.61%) Infrastructure as Code
13 38 (6.61%) Performance Tuning
14 35 (6.09%) Data Science
15 32 (5.57%) Fintech
16 31 (5.39%) Infrastructure Automation
16 31 (5.39%) Microservices
17 27 (4.70%) Systems Engineering
18 25 (4.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 324 (56.35%) Python
2 166 (28.87%) Bash Shell
3 120 (20.87%) Java
4 106 (18.43%) Perl
5 93 (16.17%) SQL
6 60 (10.43%) Ruby
7 48 (8.35%) C++
8 38 (6.61%) PowerShell
9 23 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.30%) C
10 19 (3.30%) Go
10 19 (3.30%) JavaScript
10 19 (3.30%) Scala
11 16 (2.78%) Groovy
12 15 (2.61%) MATLAB
13 14 (2.43%) C#
14 12 (2.09%) PHP
14 12 (2.09%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.57%) Haskell
16 4 (0.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (7.13%) Degree
2 13 (2.26%) AWS Certification
3 12 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.04%) CCNA
6 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.87%) CCNP
7 5 (0.87%) RHCE
8 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) MCSE
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.35%) SANS
10 1 (0.17%) CEH
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.17%) RHCA
10 1 (0.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.09%) QA
2 8 (1.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 185 (32.17%) Docker
2 51 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 23 (4.00%) vSphere
5 22 (3.83%) NFS
6 19 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.57%) KVM
9 8 (1.39%) Hyper-V
10 7 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.04%) Firmware
11 6 (1.04%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.52%) Samba
13 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.35%) Xen
14 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 179 (31.13%) Ansible
2 178 (30.96%) Puppet
3 114 (19.83%) Kubernetes
4 106 (18.43%) Opscode Chef
5 86 (14.96%) Terraform
6 33 (5.74%) Nagios
7 28 (4.87%) Prometheus
8 24 (4.17%) Salt
9 21 (3.65%) Packer
10 13 (2.26%) Icinga
11 12 (2.09%) Consul
12 10 (1.74%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.57%) Grafana
13 9 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
13 9 (1.57%) Rundeck
14 7 (1.22%) yum
15 6 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
15 6 (1.04%) Mesos
15 6 (1.04%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 142 (24.70%) Red Hat
2 66 (11.48%) Oracle
3 65 (11.30%) VMware
4 35 (6.09%) Microsoft
5 19 (3.30%) Cisco
6 17 (2.96%) Cloudera
6 17 (2.96%) NetApp
7 15 (2.61%) Google
8 13 (2.26%) Atlassian
8 13 (2.26%) SaltStack
9 12 (2.09%) Sun
9 12 (2.09%) Veritas
10 11 (1.91%) Brocade
10 11 (1.91%) Dynatrace
10 11 (1.91%) F5
11 9 (1.57%) Splunk
12 8 (1.39%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.39%) Symantec
13 7 (1.22%) EMC
13 7 (1.22%) Juniper