Period
to 15 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 May 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 > South East
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 315 303 348
Rank change year-on-year -12 +45 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 55 123 178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.71% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.74% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 42 87 158
10th Percentile £32,625 £37,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,063 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.46% -0.95% +10.53%
75th Percentile £50,938 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £62,250 £76,250 £80,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 12,637 16,641 25,272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 95.51% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9,816 13,655 20,891
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the South East

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 May 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
Hampshire +24 38 £45,000 +36.36% 2
Thames Valley +10 8 £45,000 -21.74% 14
Surrey -13 5 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Berkshire +7 4 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Oxfordshire +14 2 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex 0 2 £30,000 -42.31%
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 May 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 South East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (45.45%) Azure
3 24 (43.64%) VMware
4 22 (40.00%) Python
5 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 19 (34.55%) Windows
6 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (32.73%) DevOps
8 17 (30.91%) CentOS
9 15 (27.27%) AWS
9 15 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
10 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
10 14 (25.45%) Bash Shell
11 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
11 13 (23.64%) Apache
12 12 (21.82%) IIS
12 12 (21.82%) Ubuntu
12 12 (21.82%) Ansible
13 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
14 10 (18.18%) SQL
15 9 (16.36%) MySQL
15 9 (16.36%) Oracle
15 9 (16.36%) C++
15 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (16.36%) Social Skills
15 9 (16.36%) Big Data
15 9 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (14.55%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (14.55%) Degree

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (23.64%) Apache
2 12 (21.82%) IIS
3 7 (12.73%) GlassFish
4 6 (10.91%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (5.45%) JBoss
7 2 (3.64%) Confluence
7 2 (3.64%) nginx
8 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 25 (45.45%) Azure
2 15 (27.27%) AWS
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.45%) GCP
3 3 (5.45%) GitHub
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.64%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.82%) Datadog
5 1 (1.82%) Serverless
5 1 (1.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) Internet
4 2 (3.64%) NAS
4 2 (3.64%) Network Security
4 2 (3.64%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.82%) DHCP
5 1 (1.82%) DKIM
5 1 (1.82%) DMARC
5 1 (1.82%) FTP
5 1 (1.82%) GSM
5 1 (1.82%) LTE
5 1 (1.82%) Skype
5 1 (1.82%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Big Data
1 9 (16.36%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) Tableau
6 1 (1.82%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.73%) TeamCity
3 5 (9.09%) JIRA
4 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.64%) GitLab
5 2 (3.64%) Selenium
6 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 9 (16.36%) Social Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Local Government
3 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.82%) LAMP
2 1 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.45%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.82%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) PMI
4 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (34.55%) Windows
3 17 (30.91%) CentOS
4 12 (21.82%) Ubuntu
5 9 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) Unix
7 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Debian
8 2 (3.64%) Solaris
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.82%) VMS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) DevOps
2 15 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.73%) Migration
6 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
7 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
9 3 (5.45%) Information Security
9 3 (5.45%) Open Source
9 3 (5.45%) Project Roadmap
9 3 (5.45%) Runbook
9 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) Python
2 14 (25.45%) Bash Shell
2 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
3 10 (18.18%) SQL
4 9 (16.36%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) PHP
5 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.45%) C#
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 3 (5.45%) Ruby
7 2 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) HNC
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) GDPR
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.73%) Docker
3 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.45%) Postfix
4 3 (5.45%) vCloud
5 2 (3.64%) iptables
5 2 (3.64%) Sendmail
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.64%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Ansible
2 6 (10.91%) Puppet
3 5 (9.09%) HAProxy
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (7.27%) Kubernetes
4 4 (7.27%) Terraform
5 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.45%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.82%) Nagios
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) VMware
2 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (16.36%) Oracle
5 3 (5.45%) NetApp
6 2 (3.64%) Google
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) NEC
6 2 (3.64%) Northgate
7 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.82%) Black Duck
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco