Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 207 171
Rank change year-on-year -109 -36 +131
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 229 445 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 1.54% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.59% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 191 396 643
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 28,605 28,002 34,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.72% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23,790 23,362 29,378
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018. 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
Thames Valley -84 84 £52,500 +16.67% 13
Hampshire -26 73 £50,000 -4.31% 11
Berkshire -65 71 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Surrey -55 38 £60,000 +20.00% 6
East Sussex -20 20 £35,000 -28.57%
Oxfordshire -7 11 £55,000 +13.99% 5
West Sussex -18 10 £42,500 -15.42%
Kent +5 3 £37,500 -28.57%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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.

1 229 (100.00%) Linux
2 83 (36.24%) DevOps
3 80 (34.93%) Windows
4 71 (31.00%) Puppet
5 69 (30.13%) Amazon AWS
6 67 (29.26%) Python
7 64 (27.95%) VMware
8 58 (25.33%) Red Hat
9 54 (23.58%) Bash Shell
10 48 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (20.96%) Apache
11 47 (20.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 45 (19.65%) Configuration Management
13 42 (18.34%) SQL
14 41 (17.90%) MySQL
14 41 (17.90%) C
15 39 (17.03%) C++
15 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
15 39 (17.03%) Degree
15 39 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (16.59%) Opscode Chef
16 38 (16.59%) Ansible
16 38 (16.59%) Ruby
17 35 (15.28%) Windows Server
18 34 (14.85%) Software Engineering
19 33 (14.41%) Java
19 33 (14.41%) Unix
20 30 (13.10%) Perl
20 30 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 48 (20.96%) Apache
2 27 (11.79%) Tomcat
3 17 (7.42%) IIS
4 13 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (4.80%) JBoss
5 11 (4.80%) nginx
6 9 (3.93%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.62%) Confluence
7 6 (2.62%) WildFly
8 5 (2.18%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.31%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.87%) CICS
10 2 (0.87%) Drupal
10 2 (0.87%) SAS
11 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.44%) Kentico
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.44%) Traffic Server
11 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 69 (30.13%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.93%) Datadog
4 7 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.06%) SaaS
5 5 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.75%) GitHub
7 3 (1.31%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.44%) PaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Route 53
9 1 (0.44%) Serverless
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.73%) TCP/IP
2 19 (8.30%) Firewall
3 10 (4.37%) DNS
3 10 (4.37%) VoIP
4 6 (2.62%) SAN
5 5 (2.18%) DHCP
5 5 (2.18%) Internet
6 3 (1.31%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (1.31%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.31%) Network Security
6 3 (1.31%) VPN
6 3 (1.31%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.87%) IPv4
7 2 (0.87%) IPv6
7 2 (0.87%) NAS
7 2 (0.87%) SMTP
7 2 (0.87%) SNMP
7 2 (0.87%) SSH
7 2 (0.87%) VLAN
7 2 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.90%) MySQL
2 24 (10.48%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.80%) Big Data
5 7 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.06%) Redis
5 7 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.62%) HBase
7 5 (2.18%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.18%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.18%) Impala
8 4 (1.75%) DB2
9 3 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
11 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 25 (10.92%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.24%) JIRA
4 5 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.18%) Subversion
5 3 (1.31%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.87%) JMeter
6 2 (0.87%) JUnit
6 2 (0.87%) Selenium
6 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.44%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.44%) Maven
7 1 (0.44%) Redmine
7 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.44%) TestNG
7 1 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 22 (9.61%) Finance
2 15 (6.55%) Electronics
3 14 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.68%) Automotive
5 9 (3.93%) Games
5 9 (3.93%) Marketing
6 5 (2.18%) Banking
6 5 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.31%) French Language
7 3 (1.31%) German Language
7 3 (1.31%) Retail
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.73%) Web Services
2 16 (6.99%) LAMP
3 13 (5.68%) Middleware
4 9 (3.93%) .NET
5 7 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (3.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (2.62%) OpenGL
6 6 (2.62%) Qt
7 4 (1.75%) LDAP
7 4 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.31%) REST
9 2 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.87%) J2EE
9 2 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.87%) Node.js
9 2 (0.87%) PostGIS
9 2 (0.87%) Servlets
9 2 (0.87%) Spring
9 2 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.35%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.30%) Private Cloud
3 15 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.68%) Algorithms
4 13 (5.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (3.06%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.62%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.18%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.18%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.87%) Derivative
10 2 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.87%) PKI
10 2 (0.87%) Replication
10 2 (0.87%) User Experience
11 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 229 (100.00%) Linux
2 80 (34.93%) Windows
3 47 (20.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (15.28%) Windows Server
5 33 (14.41%) Unix
6 29 (12.66%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (11.35%) CentOS
8 18 (7.86%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.18%) AIX
10 4 (1.75%) SUSE
11 3 (1.31%) HPUX
11 3 (1.31%) openSUSE
11 3 (1.31%) Solaris
11 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.31%) zOS
12 2 (0.87%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (36.24%) DevOps
2 45 (19.65%) Configuration Management
3 39 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (14.85%) Software Engineering
5 30 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (12.23%) Open Source
7 26 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (8.30%) Scrum
9 18 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (6.55%) Change Control
10 15 (6.55%) Incident Management
10 15 (6.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (6.55%) Service Management
11 14 (6.11%) Linux Kernel Development
11 14 (6.11%) Logistics
11 14 (6.11%) Problem Management
12 13 (5.68%) Image Processing
13 10 (4.37%) ITIL
13 10 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.26%) Python
2 54 (23.58%) Bash Shell
3 42 (18.34%) SQL
4 41 (17.90%) C
5 39 (17.03%) C++
6 38 (16.59%) Ruby
7 33 (14.41%) Java
8 30 (13.10%) Perl
9 20 (8.73%) Embedded C
10 14 (6.11%) Embedded C++
11 12 (5.24%) C#
12 10 (4.37%) Shell Script
13 9 (3.93%) PowerShell
14 7 (3.06%) PHP
15 6 (2.62%) Go
16 5 (2.18%) COBOL
16 5 (2.18%) Lua
16 5 (2.18%) PL/1
17 4 (1.75%) Assembly Language
18 2 (0.87%) REXX
Qualifications
1 39 (17.03%) Degree
2 19 (8.30%) RHCE
3 15 (6.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (6.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (5.68%) RHCSA
6 12 (5.24%) CCNA
6 12 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.49%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.18%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.75%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.31%) ISEB
10 3 (1.31%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.31%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.31%) PMP
11 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.44%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.11%) QA
2 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.87%) ECSS
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) JTAG
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (19.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.73%) Docker
3 17 (7.42%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (6.99%) Active Directory
4 16 (6.99%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.49%) NFS
6 7 (3.06%) Firmware
6 7 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.06%) vSphere
7 6 (2.62%) vCloud
8 5 (2.18%) Apache Flume
8 5 (2.18%) HDFS
9 3 (1.31%) ACF2
9 3 (1.31%) iptables
9 3 (1.31%) RACF
10 2 (0.87%) KVM
10 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.87%) Xen
10 2 (0.87%) XenServer
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 71 (31.00%) Puppet
2 38 (16.59%) Ansible
2 38 (16.59%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (8.30%) ZABBIX
4 16 (6.99%) Kubernetes
5 15 (6.55%) vCenter Server
6 11 (4.80%) Grafana
7 10 (4.37%) Terraform
8 8 (3.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (3.49%) Kibana
8 8 (3.49%) Nagios
8 8 (3.49%) Xymon
9 7 (3.06%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.75%) Icinga
10 4 (1.75%) Packer
11 3 (1.31%) logstash
11 3 (1.31%) Salt
12 2 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.87%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 64 (27.95%) VMware
2 58 (25.33%) Red Hat
3 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
4 14 (6.11%) BMC
4 14 (6.11%) ServiceNow
5 12 (5.24%) Oracle
6 8 (3.49%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.06%) Cisco
8 6 (2.62%) IBM
8 6 (2.62%) Ivanti
9 5 (2.18%) Capita
9 5 (2.18%) Google
9 5 (2.18%) HP
9 5 (2.18%) SAP
10 4 (1.75%) Dell
10 4 (1.75%) PagerDuty
11 3 (1.31%) Sun
12 2 (0.87%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.87%) Splunk
13 1 (0.44%) BroadSoft