Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 286 275
Rank change year-on-year -13 -11 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 75 79 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.57% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 68 60 87
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,475 £30,200 £29,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,875 £55,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12799 11927 12584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10256 10029 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester -13 46 £52,500 +31.25% 12
Cheshire -19 20 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Merseyside +14 8 £53,750 +34.38%
Lancashire -2 1 £35,000 -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (61.33%) DevOps
3 41 (54.67%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (54.67%) Puppet
3 41 (54.67%) Python
4 39 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (45.33%) Ansible
6 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (37.33%) Jenkins
8 27 (36.00%) Docker
8 27 (36.00%) Ruby
9 26 (34.67%) Java
9 26 (34.67%) Bash Shell
10 22 (29.33%) Unix
11 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
12 19 (25.33%) Web Services
12 19 (25.33%) Red Hat
12 19 (25.33%) Configuration Management
13 18 (24.00%) SQL
13 18 (24.00%) Windows
13 18 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (22.67%) Terraform
15 16 (21.33%) Kubernetes
15 16 (21.33%) SaltStack
16 15 (20.00%) Open Source
17 13 (17.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (17.33%) Tomcat
17 13 (17.33%) VMware
18 12 (16.00%) MySQL
18 12 (16.00%) CentOS

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 13 (17.33%) Tomcat
2 9 (12.00%) Apache
3 6 (8.00%) nginx
4 5 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (54.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (4.00%) SaaS
5 3 (4.00%) Serverless
6 2 (2.67%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.67%) PaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Internet
1 6 (8.00%) SAN
2 3 (4.00%) AMQP
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.33%) LAN
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) MySQL
1 12 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.33%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.00%) Redis
3 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.00%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) Ingres
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 28 (37.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.33%) Vagrant
3 9 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.33%) Subversion
5 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.00%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.67%) GitLab
7 1 (1.33%) Hudson
7 1 (1.33%) JIRA
7 1 (1.33%) JMeter
7 1 (1.33%) PyCharm
7 1 (1.33%) RSpec
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Front Office
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) Web Services
2 12 (16.00%) Node.js
3 8 (10.67%) LAMP
4 4 (5.33%) .NET
4 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.00%) Kafka
5 3 (4.00%) Middleware
6 2 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.67%) QML
6 2 (2.67%) Qt
7 1 (1.33%) Ajax
7 1 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.33%) HTML
7 1 (1.33%) HTML5
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.33%) J2EE
7 1 (1.33%) jQuery
7 1 (1.33%) JSON
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.00%) iPad
2 2 (2.67%) CCTV
2 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (2.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.33%) Clustering
3 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (29.33%) Unix
3 18 (24.00%) Windows
4 13 (17.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (16.00%) CentOS
6 5 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (5.33%) HPUX
7 4 (5.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.00%) SUSE
9 2 (2.67%) Android
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.33%) AIX
10 1 (1.33%) Debian
10 1 (1.33%) Fedora
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (61.33%) DevOps
2 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.00%) Software Engineering
4 19 (25.33%) Configuration Management
5 18 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.00%) Open Source
7 10 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (10.67%) ITIL
9 7 (9.33%) Kanban
9 7 (9.33%) Microservices
9 7 (9.33%) Scrum
10 5 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.33%) Open Source Development
11 4 (5.33%) Software Delivery
11 4 (5.33%) TDD
12 3 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (4.00%) Information Management
12 3 (4.00%) Project Management
12 3 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) Python
2 27 (36.00%) Ruby
3 26 (34.67%) Bash Shell
3 26 (34.67%) Java
4 18 (24.00%) SQL
5 9 (12.00%) C
5 9 (12.00%) C++
6 7 (9.33%) PHP
7 5 (6.67%) Perl
8 4 (5.33%) Embedded C
8 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.00%) C#
9 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.33%) Go
11 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.33%) CCNA
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.33%) RHCE
4 1 (1.33%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) GCP
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 27 (36.00%) Docker
2 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.33%) KVM
4 1 (1.33%) Varnish
4 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (54.67%) Puppet
2 39 (52.00%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (45.33%) Ansible
4 17 (22.67%) Terraform
5 16 (21.33%) Kubernetes
6 10 (13.33%) Packer
6 10 (13.33%) Salt
7 4 (5.33%) Nagios
8 2 (2.67%) Kibana
8 2 (2.67%) logstash
9 1 (1.33%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.33%) cPanel
9 1 (1.33%) Plesk
9 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) Red Hat
2 16 (21.33%) SaltStack
3 13 (17.33%) VMware
4 7 (9.33%) Google
4 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle
5 5 (6.67%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.67%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.67%) Altera
6 2 (2.67%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) NetApp
6 2 (2.67%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix
7 1 (1.33%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.33%) Juniper
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.33%) Sybase
7 1 (1.33%) Teradata
7 1 (1.33%) TIBCO