Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £49,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 354 296
Rank change year-on-year +86 -58 -85
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 64 166 278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.63% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.65% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 50 148 250
Median annual salary £49,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.24% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,400 £31,250 £30,900
90th Percentile £74,000 £66,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%

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 10,537 25,351 29,114
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.33% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,540 20,703 24,144
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +83 23 £47,500 -13.64% 4
Hampshire +57 22 £48,750 -7.14% 7
Surrey +80 12 £72,500 +38.10%
Berkshire +61 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire +40 8 £47,500 -20.83% 1
West Sussex +50 6 £49,500 +10.00%
Buckinghamshire +68 4 £45,000 - 2
East Sussex +36 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 20 (31.25%) Python
4 19 (29.69%) Windows
4 19 (29.69%) VMware
4 19 (29.69%) Ansible
5 17 (26.56%) Docker
5 17 (26.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (26.56%) Red Hat
5 17 (26.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (25.00%) AWS
7 14 (21.88%) Azure
8 12 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 12 (18.75%) Unix
8 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 11 (17.19%) CentOS
9 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (17.19%) Shell Script
10 10 (15.63%) Cisco
10 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
10 10 (15.63%) DevOps
10 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
11 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
11 9 (14.06%) Kubernetes
12 8 (12.50%) Project Delivery
12 8 (12.50%) PHP

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 4 (6.25%) ColdFusion
2 2 (3.13%) CICS
2 2 (3.13%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) WildFly
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) SAS
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) AWS
2 14 (21.88%) Azure
3 4 (6.25%) GitHub
4 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.13%) IaaS
5 2 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.56%) GCP
6 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) Firewall
2 6 (9.38%) WAN
3 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.25%) DNS
4 4 (6.25%) LAN
5 2 (3.13%) BGP
5 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 2 (3.13%) Internet
5 2 (3.13%) NetScreen
5 2 (3.13%) OSPF
5 2 (3.13%) VoIP
5 2 (3.13%) VPN
6 1 (1.56%) 3G
6 1 (1.56%) 4G
6 1 (1.56%) H.323
6 1 (1.56%) IPv4
6 1 (1.56%) IPv6
6 1 (1.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.56%) SNMP
6 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.13%) DB2
4 2 (3.13%) MariaDB
4 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.81%) JIRA
2 5 (7.81%) Subversion
3 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.56%) JMeter
3 1 (1.56%) JUnit
3 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.25%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Military
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Norwegian Language
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Node.js
2 2 (3.13%) Akka
2 2 (3.13%) LAMP
2 2 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.13%) Sensu
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.56%) GStreamer
3 1 (1.56%) LDAP
3 1 (1.56%) OpenJDK
3 1 (1.56%) Qt
3 1 (1.56%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) LPAR
3 3 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (29.69%) Windows
3 12 (18.75%) Unix
3 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 11 (17.19%) CentOS
4 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.94%) Solaris
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (6.25%) AIX
8 4 (6.25%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.13%) SUSE
11 1 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (15.63%) DevOps
4 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.50%) High Availability
5 8 (12.50%) Project Delivery
6 7 (10.94%) Scrum
7 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
7 6 (9.38%) Runbook
8 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL
8 5 (7.81%) Migration
8 5 (7.81%) Open Source
8 5 (7.81%) Patch Management
8 5 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
9 4 (6.25%) Biometrics
9 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 20 (31.25%) Python
3 11 (17.19%) Shell Script
4 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
5 8 (12.50%) PHP
6 7 (10.94%) C++
7 6 (9.38%) Perl
7 6 (9.38%) Ruby
7 6 (9.38%) SQL
8 5 (7.81%) C
9 3 (4.69%) Java
10 2 (3.13%) C#
10 2 (3.13%) COBOL
11 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.56%) JCL
11 1 (1.56%) PL/1
11 1 (1.56%) REXX
11 1 (1.56%) Rust
11 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) CCNA
3 2 (3.13%) CCNP
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) JNCIA
3 2 (3.13%) JNCIS
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.56%) LPIC
4 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) GDPR
2 4 (6.25%) PMO
3 3 (4.69%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Docker
1 17 (26.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (10.94%) vSphere
3 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (3.13%) KVM
5 2 (3.13%) PowerHA
5 2 (3.13%) RACF
6 1 (1.56%) ACF2
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.56%) LXC
6 1 (1.56%) Squid
6 1 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) Ansible
2 9 (14.06%) Kubernetes
3 8 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (10.94%) Terraform
5 5 (7.81%) Puppet
5 5 (7.81%) Rsyslog
5 5 (7.81%) SELinux
6 2 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.13%) Linux-HA
6 2 (3.13%) Nagios
6 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) VMware
2 17 (26.56%) Red Hat
3 10 (15.63%) Cisco
4 7 (10.94%) HP
4 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.94%) Veritas
5 6 (9.38%) Dell
6 5 (7.81%) SolarWinds
6 5 (7.81%) Symantec
7 2 (3.13%) Brocade
7 2 (3.13%) EMC
7 2 (3.13%) Foundry
7 2 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) Google
8 1 (1.56%) IBM
8 1 (1.56%) Tableau