Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 347 379
Rank change year-on-year -176 +32 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 190 136 436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.68% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.72% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 172 115 394
10th Percentile £41,150 £42,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £53,125 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,375 £83,438
90th Percentile £102,375 £106,750 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +4.55%

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 43,839 18,770 53,149
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.41% 93.41% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 30,174 15,774 43,745
10th Percentile £40,500 £42,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £51,644
% change year-on-year +0.91% +6.50% +3.29%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in London

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Engineer in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 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
Central London -63 30 £85,000 +30.77% 21
West London -70 9 £52,750 -1.86% 14
East London -15 1 £90,000 +24.14% 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 190 (100.00%) Linux
2 108 (56.84%) Python
3 84 (44.21%) DevOps
4 67 (35.26%) AWS
5 62 (32.63%) Puppet
6 60 (31.58%) Configuration Management
7 59 (31.05%) Ansible
8 54 (28.42%) Kubernetes
9 49 (25.79%) Social Skills
10 48 (25.26%) Finance
11 40 (21.05%) Terraform
11 40 (21.05%) Bash Shell
11 40 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
12 39 (20.53%) Infrastructure as Code
13 37 (19.47%) Git (software)
14 36 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (18.95%) Docker
15 33 (17.37%) Software Engineering
15 33 (17.37%) Azure
16 30 (15.79%) Degree
17 28 (14.74%) Red Hat
18 27 (14.21%) DNS
18 27 (14.21%) CentOS
18 27 (14.21%) Fintech
19 25 (13.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 25 (13.16%) Active Directory
19 25 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
20 24 (12.63%) Unix
21 23 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 23 (12.11%) JIRA

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 19 (10.00%) Confluence
2 15 (7.89%) nginx
3 14 (7.37%) Apache
4 8 (4.21%) IIS
5 3 (1.58%) WordPress
6 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.53%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) ImageReady
Cloud Services
1 67 (35.26%) AWS
2 40 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (17.37%) Azure
4 14 (7.37%) GCP
5 10 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (4.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (4.74%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (4.74%) Serverless
7 8 (4.21%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.11%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (2.11%) GitHub
8 4 (2.11%) IaaS
8 4 (2.11%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (2.11%) PaaS
8 4 (2.11%) SaaS
9 3 (1.58%) Route 53
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (1.05%) MinIO
10 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.21%) DNS
2 16 (8.42%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.84%) DHCP
3 13 (6.84%) SSL
4 12 (6.32%) VPN
5 11 (5.79%) Bluetooth
5 11 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (5.79%) Wireless
5 11 (5.79%) ZigBee
6 10 (5.26%) Broadband
6 10 (5.26%) Internet
6 10 (5.26%) VLAN
7 9 (4.74%) SMTP
7 9 (4.74%) WAN
8 8 (4.21%) LAN
9 7 (3.68%) HTTP
10 6 (3.16%) SAN
10 6 (3.16%) SNMP
11 2 (1.05%) IPsec
11 2 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (7.89%) MySQL
3 13 (6.84%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.32%) MariaDB
5 8 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.16%) Redis
6 6 (3.16%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.05%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.05%) Metadata
7 2 (1.05%) ObjectStore
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.53%) ClickHouse
8 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (19.47%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.11%) JIRA
3 21 (11.05%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.63%) SonarQube
4 5 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.11%) Subversion
6 2 (1.05%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.53%) GoCD
7 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (25.79%) Social Skills
2 48 (25.26%) Finance
3 23 (12.11%) Banking
4 4 (2.11%) Advertising
5 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (1.05%) International Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.84%) LAMP
2 11 (5.79%) LAPP Stack
3 10 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
3 10 (5.26%) Yocto
4 9 (4.74%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (4.21%) .NET
6 6 (3.16%) LDAP
7 5 (2.63%) Kafka
7 5 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (2.63%) Web Services
8 3 (1.58%) Node.js
9 2 (1.05%) RESTful
9 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Avro
10 1 (0.53%) cloud-init
10 1 (0.53%) libvirt
10 1 (0.53%) Qt
10 1 (0.53%) React
10 1 (0.53%) Spring
10 1 (0.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.37%) Clustering
3 10 (5.26%) Home Automation
3 10 (5.26%) Internet of Things
3 10 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.11%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.11%) Replication
7 3 (1.58%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.53%) STB
Operating Systems
1 190 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (14.21%) CentOS
3 24 (12.63%) Unix
4 23 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (11.05%) Windows
6 14 (7.37%) Embedded Linux
6 14 (7.37%) Ubuntu
7 8 (4.21%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.63%) VMS
9 4 (2.11%) SUSE
10 3 (1.58%) Android
10 3 (1.58%) Solaris
11 2 (1.05%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.05%) zOS
12 1 (0.53%) Debian
12 1 (0.53%) Fedora
12 1 (0.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (44.21%) DevOps
2 60 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 39 (20.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 36 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (17.37%) Software Engineering
6 27 (14.21%) Fintech
7 25 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (13.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 19 (10.00%) Open Source
9 18 (9.47%) Computer Science
9 18 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (8.95%) Microservices
10 17 (8.95%) Systems Engineering
11 16 (8.42%) Workflow
12 15 (7.89%) Low Latency
12 15 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (6.32%) Project Delivery
14 12 (6.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 108 (56.84%) Python
2 40 (21.05%) Bash Shell
3 21 (11.05%) Java
3 21 (11.05%) SQL
4 19 (10.00%) C++
5 16 (8.42%) Ruby
6 15 (7.89%) Perl
7 13 (6.84%) PHP
8 11 (5.79%) C
8 11 (5.79%) PowerShell
9 10 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.11%) Go
10 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.58%) C#
12 2 (1.05%) COBOL
12 2 (1.05%) HLASM
12 2 (1.05%) REXX
13 1 (0.53%) Clojure
13 1 (0.53%) Rust
Qualifications
1 30 (15.79%) Degree
2 12 (6.32%) RHCE
3 11 (5.79%) RHCSA
4 6 (3.16%) CCNA
4 6 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.16%) MCSA
4 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.53%) RHCA
6 1 (0.53%) VCAP
6 1 (0.53%) VCDX
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) GDPR
2 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (18.95%) Docker
2 25 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.79%) iptables
4 10 (5.26%) Firmware
4 10 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.58%) NFS
6 2 (1.05%) Ceph
6 2 (1.05%) Squid
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) LXC
7 1 (0.53%) Varnish
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.53%) vSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (32.63%) Puppet
2 59 (31.05%) Ansible
3 54 (28.42%) Kubernetes
4 40 (21.05%) Terraform
5 23 (12.11%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.79%) Nagios
6 11 (5.79%) Prometheus
7 10 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (4.74%) Icinga
9 5 (2.63%) Grafana
10 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.58%) ZABBIX
11 2 (1.05%) Control-M
11 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.05%) Graylog
11 2 (1.05%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.05%) Mesos
11 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (1.05%) Packer
11 2 (1.05%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (14.74%) Red Hat
2 17 (8.95%) Cisco
3 16 (8.42%) Oracle
4 15 (7.89%) Dell
4 15 (7.89%) HP
5 14 (7.37%) VMware
6 11 (5.79%) Mellanox
6 11 (5.79%) Solarflare
6 11 (5.79%) Supermicro
7 10 (5.26%) Atlassian
7 10 (5.26%) IBM
8 8 (4.21%) Intel
9 6 (3.16%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.63%) Veracode
11 4 (2.11%) EMC
11 4 (2.11%) Google
11 4 (2.11%) SaltStack
11 4 (2.11%) Splunk
12 3 (1.58%) Hitachi