The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Linux Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 211 217
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 60 26 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.46% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.47% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 55 21 36
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £31,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6603 5488 6123
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.44% 97.86% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5388 4656 4994
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the North West

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the North West

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the North West

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 53 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Cheshire -29 6 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 North West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (40.50%) Python
3 48 (39.67%) Puppet
4 47 (38.84%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (38.02%) DevOps
6 40 (33.06%) Amazon AWS
7 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (30.58%) C
8 37 (30.58%) C++
8 37 (30.58%) Software Engineering
9 36 (29.75%) Git (software)
10 35 (28.93%) Ansible
11 34 (28.10%) Red Hat
12 33 (27.27%) Java
13 32 (26.45%) SQL
13 32 (26.45%) Windows
14 27 (22.31%) Bash Shell
15 26 (21.49%) VMware
16 25 (20.66%) HTML
17 24 (19.83%) TCP/IP
17 24 (19.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (18.18%) Ruby
18 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (18.18%) PHP
18 22 (18.18%) Docker
19 20 (16.53%) Jenkins
19 20 (16.53%) Scrum
20 19 (15.70%) Device Driver
20 19 (15.70%) SOAP
20 19 (15.70%) Embedded C

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (7.44%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.61%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.13%) Apache
3 5 (4.13%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.31%) CloudStack
4 4 (3.31%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.31%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.48%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (2.48%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.65%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (33.06%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.65%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.65%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.44%) Internet
3 6 (4.96%) Firewall
4 4 (3.31%) DNS
4 4 (3.31%) RS-232
4 4 (3.31%) VoIP
5 3 (2.48%) VLAN
6 2 (1.65%) SAN
6 2 (1.65%) VPN
6 2 (1.65%) WAN
7 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.83%) IPsec
7 1 (0.83%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.83%) PPTP
7 1 (0.83%) SSL
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) MySQL
2 14 (11.57%) NoSQL
3 12 (9.92%) Big Data
4 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.83%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (29.75%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.53%) Jenkins
3 17 (14.05%) Subversion
4 13 (10.74%) TeamCity
5 12 (9.92%) GitLab
6 8 (6.61%) JIRA
7 5 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (4.13%) Hudson
8 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.31%) Maven
8 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.83%) Selenium
10 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (14.88%) Electronics
1 18 (14.88%) Manufacturing
2 15 (12.40%) Finance
3 7 (5.79%) Marketing
3 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.31%) Games
4 4 (3.31%) Legal
5 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.66%) HTML
2 19 (15.70%) SOAP
3 10 (8.26%) LAMP
3 10 (8.26%) Web Services
4 9 (7.44%) .NET
5 4 (3.31%) Grails
5 4 (3.31%) J2EE
5 4 (3.31%) J2SE
5 4 (3.31%) Servlets
5 4 (3.31%) XML
5 4 (3.31%) XSLT
6 2 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.65%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) Ajax
7 1 (0.83%) HTML5
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.83%) jQuery
7 1 (0.83%) JSON
7 1 (0.83%) Kafka
7 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Device Driver
2 14 (11.57%) iPad
3 12 (9.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.44%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.48%) User Experience
7 2 (1.65%) Clustering
7 2 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.65%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (26.45%) Windows
3 24 (19.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (15.70%) Embedded Linux
5 15 (12.40%) Unix
6 14 (11.57%) Windows Server
7 11 (9.09%) CentOS
8 10 (8.26%) Debian
8 10 (8.26%) Ubuntu
9 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.31%) SUSE
10 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.02%) DevOps
2 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (30.58%) Software Engineering
4 20 (16.53%) Scrum
5 19 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (15.70%) Device Driver Development
6 17 (14.05%) Configuration Management
6 17 (14.05%) Open Source
7 15 (12.40%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 14 (11.57%) Kanban
9 13 (10.74%) Mentoring
9 13 (10.74%) Open Source Development
9 13 (10.74%) TDD
10 11 (9.09%) ITIL
11 8 (6.61%) Machine Learning
11 8 (6.61%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (6.61%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.61%) Validation
12 7 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.50%) Python
2 37 (30.58%) C
2 37 (30.58%) C++
3 33 (27.27%) Java
4 32 (26.45%) SQL
5 27 (22.31%) Bash Shell
6 22 (18.18%) PHP
6 22 (18.18%) Ruby
7 19 (15.70%) Embedded C
8 17 (14.05%) Embedded C++
9 11 (9.09%) Perl
9 11 (9.09%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.13%) Scala
12 4 (3.31%) Groovy
13 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (6.61%) HNC
2 8 (6.61%) HND
3 6 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.13%) CCNP
4 5 (4.13%) CCSE
5 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) MCSE
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) RHCE
7 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.22%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (18.18%) Docker
2 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.26%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.79%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.96%) Firmware
5 6 (4.96%) vCloud
6 4 (3.31%) vSphere
6 4 (3.31%) Xen
6 4 (3.31%) XenServer
7 2 (1.65%) KVM
7 2 (1.65%) NFS
8 1 (0.83%) Postfix
8 1 (0.83%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.83%) qmail
8 1 (0.83%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 48 (39.67%) Puppet
2 47 (38.84%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (28.93%) Ansible
4 7 (5.79%) Kibana
4 7 (5.79%) logstash
5 5 (4.13%) Graphite
5 5 (4.13%) Terraform
6 4 (3.31%) Cobbler
6 4 (3.31%) Nagios
6 4 (3.31%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.65%) Salt
8 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.83%) cPanel
8 1 (0.83%) Icinga
8 1 (0.83%) Packer
8 1 (0.83%) Plesk
Vendors
1 34 (28.10%) Red Hat
2 26 (21.49%) VMware
3 14 (11.57%) Atlassian
4 7 (5.79%) Rackspace
4 7 (5.79%) SAP
5 6 (4.96%) Google
5 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.96%) Oracle
6 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco
6 5 (4.13%) HP
7 4 (3.31%) EnterpriseDB
7 4 (3.31%) Freescale
8 3 (2.48%) Kaspersky
8 3 (2.48%) NetApp
8 3 (2.48%) SaltStack
8 3 (2.48%) Sophos
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) Veritas
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