Period
to 22 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 211 232
Rank change year-on-year -81 +21 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 290 439 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 1.49% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.55% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 266 388 484
South East median annual salary £48,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 29,349 28,402 36,478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 96.67% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24,531 23,722 31,086
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -64 118 £46,250 -2.63% 19
Hampshire +20 96 £46,000 -8.00% 6
Berkshire -55 95 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Surrey -72 46 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Oxfordshire -10 17 £40,000 -20.00% 5
East Sussex -25 17 £35,000 -28.57% 2
West Sussex -18 9 £40,000 -15.79%
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £26,000 -40.91% 3
Kent -2 4 £45,000 -12.20%
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 290 (100.00%) Linux
2 105 (36.21%) Python
3 99 (34.14%) DevOps
4 94 (32.41%) Windows
5 90 (31.03%) Puppet
6 84 (28.97%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (25.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 71 (24.48%) Red Hat
9 64 (22.07%) VMware
10 62 (21.38%) Configuration Management
11 58 (20.00%) Bash Shell
12 57 (19.66%) Perl
13 53 (18.28%) Java
13 53 (18.28%) Software Engineering
14 52 (17.93%) C++
15 50 (17.24%) Ansible
15 50 (17.24%) MySQL
16 49 (16.90%) SQL
17 48 (16.55%) Degree
18 47 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
19 45 (15.52%) Ruby
20 44 (15.17%) C
20 44 (15.17%) Unix
20 44 (15.17%) Apache
21 43 (14.83%) Windows Server
22 42 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (14.48%) Jenkins
23 41 (14.14%) Opscode Chef
24 40 (13.79%) Tomcat

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 44 (15.17%) Apache
2 40 (13.79%) Tomcat
3 21 (7.24%) JBoss
4 18 (6.21%) OpenStack
5 12 (4.14%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.76%) IIS
6 8 (2.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.07%) Confluence
8 6 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.72%) nginx
10 3 (1.03%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.03%) WildFly
11 2 (0.69%) CICS
11 2 (0.69%) Drupal
11 2 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 84 (28.97%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.21%) SaaS
4 9 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.72%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.38%) Datadog
6 4 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.03%) IaaS
8 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.69%) GitHub
8 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) Route 53
9 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.69%) Firewall
2 23 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.14%) DNS
4 10 (3.45%) HTTP
4 10 (3.45%) VoIP
5 8 (2.76%) NAS
5 8 (2.76%) SAN
6 6 (2.07%) DHCP
7 5 (1.72%) Asterisk PBX
7 5 (1.72%) Internet
7 5 (1.72%) LAN
7 5 (1.72%) WAN
8 4 (1.38%) VPN
9 3 (1.03%) AMQP
9 3 (1.03%) GSM
9 3 (1.03%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.69%) GGSN
10 2 (0.69%) RANAP
10 2 (0.69%) SGSN
10 2 (0.69%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.24%) MySQL
2 22 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.79%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.72%) Big Data
7 4 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.38%) DB2
7 4 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.03%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.03%) HBase
8 3 (1.03%) Impala
8 3 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 42 (14.48%) Jenkins
2 26 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.14%) Subversion
4 11 (3.79%) JIRA
5 9 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.07%) Travis CI
7 5 (1.72%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.03%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.03%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.03%) Gradle
8 3 (1.03%) Maven
9 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.69%) GCC
9 2 (0.69%) GDB
9 2 (0.69%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.69%) JMeter
9 2 (0.69%) JUnit
9 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.69%) Selenium
9 2 (0.69%) Trac
General
1 21 (7.24%) Finance
2 17 (5.86%) Automotive
3 12 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.10%) Games
5 7 (2.41%) Electronics
5 7 (2.41%) French Language
6 5 (1.72%) Retail
7 3 (1.03%) Banking
7 3 (1.03%) German Language
7 3 (1.03%) Marketing
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.90%) Web Services
2 17 (5.86%) LAMP
3 13 (4.48%) LDAP
3 13 (4.48%) Middleware
4 11 (3.79%) .NET
5 8 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.38%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.03%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.03%) Qt
8 2 (0.69%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.69%) Django
8 2 (0.69%) OpenGL
8 2 (0.69%) PostGIS
8 2 (0.69%) REST
8 2 (0.69%) Servlets
8 2 (0.69%) STL
8 2 (0.69%) TensorFlow
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.34%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.17%) Algorithms
3 15 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 13 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.76%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.76%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.41%) Device Driver
7 7 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.41%) User Experience
8 5 (1.72%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.03%) Fintech
9 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.69%) Derivative
10 2 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.69%) PKI
10 2 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 290 (100.00%) Linux
2 94 (32.41%) Windows
3 73 (25.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (15.17%) Unix
5 43 (14.83%) Windows Server
6 32 (11.03%) Embedded Linux
7 28 (9.66%) CentOS
8 18 (6.21%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.41%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.72%) VyOS
11 4 (1.38%) DC/OS
11 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.03%) openSUSE
12 3 (1.03%) zOS
13 2 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.69%) Solaris
14 1 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.34%) Debian
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.14%) DevOps
2 62 (21.38%) Configuration Management
3 53 (18.28%) Software Engineering
4 47 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (16.21%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (8.62%) Open Source
7 21 (7.24%) Infrastructure Management
8 20 (6.90%) High Availability
9 18 (6.21%) Scrum
9 18 (6.21%) Task Automation
10 17 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (5.52%) Image Processing
12 15 (5.17%) Service Delivery
13 14 (4.83%) SDLC
14 13 (4.48%) ITIL
14 13 (4.48%) Linux Kernel Development
15 12 (4.14%) Change Control
16 11 (3.79%) Cybersecurity
16 11 (3.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 105 (36.21%) Python
2 58 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 57 (19.66%) Perl
4 53 (18.28%) Java
5 52 (17.93%) C++
6 49 (16.90%) SQL
7 45 (15.52%) Ruby
8 44 (15.17%) C
9 18 (6.21%) PowerShell
10 17 (5.86%) Embedded C
11 16 (5.52%) Embedded C++
12 14 (4.83%) C#
13 9 (3.10%) PHP
14 7 (2.41%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.72%) COBOL
15 5 (1.72%) Lua
15 5 (1.72%) PL/1
16 4 (1.38%) Go
17 3 (1.03%) Assembly Language
17 3 (1.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (16.55%) Degree
2 31 (10.69%) RHCE
3 22 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (7.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (6.90%) CCNA
6 17 (5.86%) Security Cleared
7 16 (5.52%) RHCSA
8 9 (3.10%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.07%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.38%) Master's Degree
11 3 (1.03%) ISEB
11 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.03%) PMP
12 2 (0.69%) CCNP
12 2 (0.69%) CEH
12 2 (0.69%) CISSP
12 2 (0.69%) GCIA
12 2 (0.69%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.69%) ECSS
3 2 (0.69%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.28%) Docker
3 16 (5.52%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.76%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (2.41%) Firmware
6 7 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.41%) vSphere
7 6 (2.07%) vCloud
7 6 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.38%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.03%) ACF2
9 3 (1.03%) Apache Flume
9 3 (1.03%) HDFS
9 3 (1.03%) iptables
9 3 (1.03%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.03%) RACF
10 1 (0.34%) Lustre
10 1 (0.34%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 90 (31.03%) Puppet
2 50 (17.24%) Ansible
3 41 (14.14%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (5.17%) Kubernetes
4 15 (5.17%) Terraform
5 10 (3.45%) ZABBIX
6 5 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (1.72%) Kibana
6 5 (1.72%) Packer
6 5 (1.72%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.72%) Xymon
7 4 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.03%) Nagios
8 3 (1.03%) Salt
9 2 (0.69%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.69%) logstash
10 1 (0.34%) Observium
10 1 (0.34%) Rancher
10 1 (0.34%) SELinux
Vendors
1 71 (24.48%) Red Hat
2 64 (22.07%) VMware
3 37 (12.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (7.93%) Oracle
5 16 (5.52%) Cisco
6 6 (2.07%) Apple
6 6 (2.07%) Ivanti
6 6 (2.07%) SaltStack
7 5 (1.72%) BMC
7 5 (1.72%) Google
7 5 (1.72%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.38%) Capita
8 4 (1.38%) HP
8 4 (1.38%) IBM
8 4 (1.38%) Splunk
9 3 (1.03%) Atmel
9 3 (1.03%) EMC
9 3 (1.03%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.03%) New Relic