Period
to 26 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 481 355 358
Rank change year-on-year -126 +3 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 237 544 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.87% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.91% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 215 502 548
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £40,500 £40,000 £38,675
90th Percentile £87,500 £100,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 47,882 59,790 66,662
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.37% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 38,770 48,899 54,539
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 +11 84 £63,750 -15.00% 21
West London +19 9 £47,500 -13.64% 10
South London 0 5 £60,000 - 1
East London +10 2 £85,000 +41.67% 3
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Linux
2 112 (47.26%) Python
3 92 (38.82%) AWS
3 92 (38.82%) Ansible
4 91 (38.40%) DevOps
5 60 (25.32%) Bash Shell
5 60 (25.32%) Finance
6 56 (23.63%) Unix
7 51 (21.52%) Terraform
8 49 (20.68%) Windows
9 48 (20.25%) Puppet
10 45 (18.99%) Docker
11 41 (17.30%) Red Hat
12 40 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (16.46%) Azure
14 38 (16.03%) Microsoft
15 36 (15.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 33 (13.92%) Opscode Chef
17 32 (13.50%) Software Engineering
17 32 (13.50%) C
17 32 (13.50%) VMware
18 29 (12.24%) Oracle
18 29 (12.24%) Fintech
19 28 (11.81%) TCP/IP
19 28 (11.81%) DNS
19 28 (11.81%) Ubuntu
19 28 (11.81%) Degree
20 25 (10.55%) Ruby
20 25 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (10.55%) DHCP

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 24 (10.13%) Tomcat
2 18 (7.59%) JBoss
3 7 (2.95%) Apache
3 7 (2.95%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.27%) Confluence
5 2 (0.84%) nginx
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.42%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 92 (38.82%) AWS
2 39 (16.46%) Azure
3 13 (5.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (5.06%) GCP
5 11 (4.64%) PaaS
6 10 (4.22%) OpenShift
6 10 (4.22%) SaaS
7 8 (3.38%) IaaS
8 5 (2.11%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.11%) Datadog
8 5 (2.11%) DigitalOcean
8 5 (2.11%) Linode
9 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.69%) Office 365
9 4 (1.69%) Route 53
10 3 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.27%) GitHub
11 2 (0.84%) AWS IoT
12 1 (0.42%) AWS CodeCommit
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.81%) DNS
1 28 (11.81%) TCP/IP
2 25 (10.55%) DHCP
3 15 (6.33%) DMZ
4 14 (5.91%) SAN
5 9 (3.80%) Firewall
6 4 (1.69%) HTTP
6 4 (1.69%) VPN
7 3 (1.27%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.84%) FTP
8 2 (0.84%) SSL
8 2 (0.84%) VSAN
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.42%) IPsec
9 1 (0.42%) MQTT
9 1 (0.42%) Multicast
9 1 (0.42%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.42%) Skype
9 1 (0.42%) SSH
9 1 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.02%) Big Data
2 8 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.95%) MySQL
4 6 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.69%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.84%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.42%) DB2
8 1 (0.42%) KDB
8 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.42%) Parquet
8 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (6.75%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.38%) Vagrant
4 6 (2.53%) GitLab
5 5 (2.11%) JIRA
5 5 (2.11%) Postman
6 4 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.27%) Subversion
7 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.84%) Hudson
8 2 (0.84%) Maven
9 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.42%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.42%) GDB
9 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (25.32%) Finance
2 24 (10.13%) Retail
3 13 (5.49%) Banking
4 5 (2.11%) Games
5 3 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Front Office
6 2 (0.84%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.59%) Kafka
1 18 (7.59%) LDAP
2 10 (4.22%) Web Services
3 7 (2.95%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.11%) boto
4 5 (2.11%) RESTful
5 3 (1.27%) .NET
6 2 (0.84%) J2EE
6 2 (0.84%) REST
6 2 (0.84%) Sensu
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.42%) CSS
7 1 (0.42%) Flask
7 1 (0.42%) JMS
7 1 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.42%) NumPy
7 1 (0.42%) PySpark
7 1 (0.42%) pytest
7 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.44%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (6.75%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.22%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.95%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.53%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.11%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.69%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.69%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.84%) Clustering
12 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.84%) Equities
12 2 (0.84%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.84%) Replication
12 2 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (23.63%) Unix
3 49 (20.68%) Windows
4 36 (15.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (11.81%) Ubuntu
6 23 (9.70%) CentOS
6 23 (9.70%) Solaris
7 21 (8.86%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.11%) Debian
9 3 (1.27%) Fedora
9 3 (1.27%) VMS
10 2 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) Android
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.40%) DevOps
2 40 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (13.50%) Software Engineering
4 29 (12.24%) Fintech
5 25 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (10.13%) ITIL
7 23 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 22 (9.28%) Infrastructure as Code
9 17 (7.17%) Information Security
9 17 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (7.17%) Systems Engineering
10 16 (6.75%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (6.75%) Patch Management
11 15 (6.33%) GitOps
11 15 (6.33%) Ticket Management
12 13 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (5.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 11 (4.64%) Low Latency
13 11 (4.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 112 (47.26%) Python
2 60 (25.32%) Bash Shell
3 32 (13.50%) C
4 25 (10.55%) C++
4 25 (10.55%) Ruby
5 24 (10.13%) Java
6 22 (9.28%) SQL
7 20 (8.44%) Perl
8 11 (4.64%) Go
8 11 (4.64%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.38%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.53%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.69%) C#
12 2 (0.84%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.42%) Erlang
13 1 (0.42%) Korn
13 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (11.81%) Degree
2 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (7.17%) MCP
4 15 (6.33%) RHCE
5 7 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.69%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.27%) MCSE
9 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CCNA
9 1 (0.42%) CEH
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.86%) SLA
2 9 (3.80%) QA
3 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) JTAG
System Software
1 45 (18.99%) Docker
2 24 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 21 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.59%) NFS
5 15 (6.33%) Firmware
6 6 (2.53%) Xen
7 5 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.84%) iptables
9 2 (0.84%) KVM
9 2 (0.84%) vSphere
10 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.42%) Ceph
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.42%) Lustre
10 1 (0.42%) LXC
10 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 92 (38.82%) Ansible
2 51 (21.52%) Terraform
3 48 (20.25%) Puppet
4 33 (13.92%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (10.13%) Kubernetes
6 13 (5.49%) Packer
6 13 (5.49%) Salt
7 10 (4.22%) Nagios
8 7 (2.95%) Grafana
9 6 (2.53%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (2.11%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.69%) Prometheus
12 3 (1.27%) Graphite
13 2 (0.84%) Consul
13 2 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.84%) IBM BigFix
13 2 (0.84%) Opsview
13 2 (0.84%) SELinux
14 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 41 (17.30%) Red Hat
2 38 (16.03%) Microsoft
3 32 (13.50%) VMware
4 29 (12.24%) Oracle
5 15 (6.33%) ServiceNow
5 15 (6.33%) Splunk
6 12 (5.06%) Cisco
7 7 (2.95%) Google
7 7 (2.95%) NetApp
8 6 (2.53%) IBM
9 4 (1.69%) EMC
9 4 (1.69%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.69%) Sun
10 3 (1.27%) Dell
11 2 (0.84%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.84%) Cadence
11 2 (0.84%) Citrix
11 2 (0.84%) Infoblox
11 2 (0.84%) Sybase
11 2 (0.84%) Symantec