Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 194 219
Rank change year-on-year +29 +25 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 63 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.12% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 30 14 16
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +7.59% +0.69%
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,325 £25,625
90th Percentile £50,000 £49,250 £61,250
UK 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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5425 4916 6134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 95.98% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3474 3055 3946
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the Scotland 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
Edinburgh +27 46 £30,000 -25.00%
Glasgow +8 17 £45,000 -41.94%
Linux Engineer
UK

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

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 Scotland region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (63.49%) Software Engineering
3 36 (57.14%) Degree
4 34 (53.97%) C++
5 32 (50.79%) Computer Science
6 23 (36.51%) Mathematics
6 23 (36.51%) Requirements Analysis
7 17 (26.98%) Physics
7 17 (26.98%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (23.81%) C
9 13 (20.63%) Windows
10 12 (19.05%) Red Hat
10 12 (19.05%) Embedded Linux
10 12 (19.05%) CentOS
11 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (17.46%) Java
12 10 (15.87%) Device Driver
12 10 (15.87%) Debian
13 9 (14.29%) Video\Live Streaming
13 9 (14.29%) XML
13 9 (14.29%) OO
13 9 (14.29%) Windows Server
13 9 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
14 8 (12.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (11.11%) Shell Script
15 7 (11.11%) Nagios
15 7 (11.11%) DHCP
15 7 (11.11%) DNS
15 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
15 7 (11.11%) Cacti

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (1.59%) Apache
1 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.59%) JBoss
1 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Houdini
1 2 (3.17%) Maya
1 2 (3.17%) NUKE
1 2 (3.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) IaaS
2 1 (1.59%) PaaS
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) DHCP
1 7 (11.11%) DNS
2 6 (9.52%) AMQP
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) LAN
3 2 (3.17%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.59%) IPsec
4 1 (1.59%) OSPF
4 1 (1.59%) RIP
4 1 (1.59%) SSL
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) VoIP
4 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (6.35%) Electronics
2 2 (3.17%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) XML
2 6 (9.52%) OpenGL
2 6 (9.52%) Qt
2 6 (9.52%) REST
2 6 (9.52%) SOAP
2 6 (9.52%) ZeroMQ
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) HTML5
4 2 (3.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (3.17%) STL
4 2 (3.17%) Yocto
5 1 (1.59%) Java EE
5 1 (1.59%) React
5 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (50.79%) Computer Science
2 10 (15.87%) Device Driver
3 9 (14.29%) Video\Live Streaming
4 3 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Animation
6 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (20.63%) Windows
3 12 (19.05%) CentOS
3 12 (19.05%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (15.87%) Debian
5 9 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.94%) Unix
7 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (63.49%) Software Engineering
2 23 (36.51%) Mathematics
2 23 (36.51%) Requirements Analysis
3 17 (26.98%) Physics
4 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
5 9 (14.29%) OO
6 6 (9.52%) OOD
6 6 (9.52%) Scrum
7 5 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (4.76%) DevOps
8 3 (4.76%) Linux Kernel Development
9 2 (3.17%) 3D Animation
9 2 (3.17%) 3D Rendering
9 2 (3.17%) Image Processing
9 2 (3.17%) Manual Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) C++
2 15 (23.81%) C
3 11 (17.46%) Java
4 7 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.94%) Python
7 4 (6.35%) C#
7 4 (6.35%) Perl
7 4 (6.35%) PHP
8 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (57.14%) Degree
2 17 (26.98%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (12.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Firmware
2 2 (3.17%) NFS
2 2 (3.17%) Samba
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Docker
3 1 (1.59%) KVM
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Cacti
1 7 (11.11%) Nagios
1 7 (11.11%) SmokePing
2 1 (1.59%) Graphite
2 1 (1.59%) Icinga
2 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.59%) Linux-HA
2 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.76%) VMware
3 2 (3.17%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) Intel
4 1 (1.59%) Sony
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec