Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 231 165
Rank change year-on-year -115 -66 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 195 418 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 1.34% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.39% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 164 393 610
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26,885 30,142 32,820
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 96.67% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22,207 25,124 27,459
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,650 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,850 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -71 74 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Hampshire -33 57 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Berkshire -57 54 £44,000 -7.37% 7
Surrey -7 37 £70,000 +35.92% 11
Oxfordshire +12 19 £55,000 +22.22% 4
East Sussex -16 13 £45,500 +30.00%
West Sussex -21 7 £53,000 -3.64% 2
Kent +23 4 £37,500 -40.00%
Middlesex -4 2 £50,500 -22.31% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £45,000 +55.17% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Linux
2 77 (39.49%) Python
3 72 (36.92%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (32.82%) DevOps
4 64 (32.82%) Windows
5 63 (32.31%) Red Hat
6 54 (27.69%) Ansible
6 54 (27.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 54 (27.69%) Bash Shell
7 44 (22.56%) Puppet
7 44 (22.56%) VMware
8 40 (20.51%) MySQL
9 38 (19.49%) Apache
10 37 (18.97%) C++
11 36 (18.46%) CentOS
12 34 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 34 (17.44%) Ruby
13 33 (16.92%) Degree
13 33 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (16.92%) SQL
13 33 (16.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
14 32 (16.41%) Jenkins
14 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
15 31 (15.90%) Docker
16 30 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (15.38%) Java
17 29 (14.87%) Software Engineering
18 28 (14.36%) Configuration Management
19 27 (13.85%) Kubernetes

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 38 (19.49%) Apache
2 16 (8.21%) nginx
3 14 (7.18%) IIS
4 12 (6.15%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.64%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (3.59%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.56%) Confluence
8 4 (2.05%) Apache Spark
8 4 (2.05%) WildFly
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.51%) CICS
10 1 (0.51%) Drupal
10 1 (0.51%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.51%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Magento
1 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 72 (36.92%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (27.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (5.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (5.13%) SaaS
6 8 (4.10%) Datadog
7 5 (2.56%) GitHub
8 3 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.54%) IaaS
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.03%) Office 365
9 2 (1.03%) PaaS
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.51%) Serverless
10 1 (0.51%) Slack
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.28%) TCP/IP
2 19 (9.74%) DNS
3 14 (7.18%) Firewall
4 13 (6.67%) Internet
5 9 (4.62%) SAN
6 7 (3.59%) SSH
7 6 (3.08%) DHCP
7 6 (3.08%) VoIP
8 5 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 5 (2.56%) SMTP
9 4 (2.05%) VLAN
9 4 (2.05%) VPN
10 3 (1.54%) IMAP
10 3 (1.54%) LAN
10 3 (1.54%) WAN
11 2 (1.03%) NAS
11 2 (1.03%) Skype
11 2 (1.03%) Telnet
11 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.51%) MySQL
2 18 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 15 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 13 (6.67%) Big Data
5 10 (5.13%) Redis
6 4 (2.05%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.05%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.54%) HBase
7 3 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.54%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (1.54%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.03%) DB2
8 2 (1.03%) Impala
Development Applications
1 32 (16.41%) Jenkins
2 27 (13.85%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (4.62%) JIRA
5 8 (4.10%) Subversion
6 7 (3.59%) Selenium
7 5 (2.56%) Maven
8 4 (2.05%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.03%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.03%) CircleCI
9 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.03%) Protractor
9 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.03%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.51%) Codeship
10 1 (0.51%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
10 1 (0.51%) Redmine
10 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.51%) TestNG
General
1 25 (12.82%) Finance
2 20 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 19 (9.74%) Electronics
4 17 (8.72%) Marketing
5 15 (7.69%) Manufacturing
6 13 (6.67%) Games
7 9 (4.62%) Automotive
8 3 (1.54%) Advertising
9 2 (1.03%) Banking
9 2 (1.03%) French Language
10 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.74%) Web Services
2 13 (6.67%) LAMP
3 9 (4.62%) MEAN Stack
4 8 (4.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (3.59%) Middleware
6 6 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (3.08%) J2EE
6 6 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (3.08%) WPF
7 4 (2.05%) Kafka
7 4 (2.05%) LDAP
7 4 (2.05%) Natural Language Processing
7 4 (2.05%) OpenGL
7 4 (2.05%) Qt
7 4 (2.05%) TensorFlow
8 3 (1.54%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.54%) REST
9 2 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.18%) Private Cloud
2 11 (5.64%) Algorithms
3 10 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.62%) Device Driver
5 8 (4.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.54%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.03%) PKI
9 2 (1.03%) Robotics
10 1 (0.51%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) IPTV
10 1 (0.51%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 195 (100.00%) Linux
2 64 (32.82%) Windows
3 36 (18.46%) CentOS
4 33 (16.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (12.82%) Embedded Linux
5 25 (12.82%) Windows Server
6 22 (11.28%) Unix
7 11 (5.64%) Ubuntu
8 8 (4.10%) Solaris
8 8 (4.10%) SUSE
8 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.59%) AIX
10 4 (2.05%) HPUX
11 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.03%) VMS
12 2 (1.03%) zOS
13 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.82%) DevOps
2 34 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (14.87%) Software Engineering
5 28 (14.36%) Configuration Management
6 21 (10.77%) Open Source
7 18 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (9.23%) ITIL
7 18 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (8.21%) Computer Science
9 15 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (7.69%) Programme Management
10 14 (7.18%) Scrum
11 13 (6.67%) Load Balancing
11 13 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (6.15%) High Availability
13 11 (5.64%) ITIL V3
13 11 (5.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 77 (39.49%) Python
2 54 (27.69%) Bash Shell
3 37 (18.97%) C++
4 34 (17.44%) Ruby
5 33 (16.92%) SQL
6 30 (15.38%) Java
7 26 (13.33%) C
8 23 (11.79%) Perl
9 14 (7.18%) C#
10 12 (6.15%) PowerShell
11 11 (5.64%) Embedded C
12 10 (5.13%) PHP
13 7 (3.59%) Embedded C++
13 7 (3.59%) Go
14 5 (2.56%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.54%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.54%) COBOL
15 3 (1.54%) PL/1
16 2 (1.03%) Groovy
17 1 (0.51%) Lua
Qualifications
1 33 (16.92%) Degree
2 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.64%) RHCE
3 10 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.62%) RHCA
5 8 (4.10%) RHCSA
6 7 (3.59%) ISTQB
7 6 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.05%) MPhil
9 4 (2.05%) PhD
9 4 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.54%) CCNA
11 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.03%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.51%) ISEB
12 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.64%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) JTAG
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (15.90%) Docker
2 30 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (8.21%) Active Directory
5 11 (5.64%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.13%) NFS
7 7 (3.59%) Xen
8 4 (2.05%) Firmware
8 4 (2.05%) vSphere
9 3 (1.54%) flannel
9 3 (1.54%) iptables
9 3 (1.54%) KVM
9 3 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.54%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.03%) Apache Flume
10 2 (1.03%) etcd
10 2 (1.03%) HDFS
10 2 (1.03%) Postfix
10 2 (1.03%) XenServer
11 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 54 (27.69%) Ansible
2 44 (22.56%) Puppet
3 33 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (13.85%) Kubernetes
5 13 (6.67%) ZABBIX
6 12 (6.15%) Grafana
6 12 (6.15%) vCenter Server
7 11 (5.64%) Terraform
8 9 (4.62%) Nagios
9 8 (4.10%) HAProxy
9 8 (4.10%) Salt
10 6 (3.08%) Kibana
11 4 (2.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (2.05%) Icinga
11 4 (2.05%) Xymon
12 3 (1.54%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.54%) Packer
12 3 (1.54%) SELinux
13 2 (1.03%) Plesk
13 2 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 63 (32.31%) Red Hat
2 44 (22.56%) VMware
3 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.79%) Oracle
5 16 (8.21%) SAP
6 15 (7.69%) Google
7 9 (4.62%) BMC
7 9 (4.62%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.62%) Sybase
8 8 (4.10%) Atlassian
8 8 (4.10%) Cisco
9 5 (2.56%) Sun
10 4 (2.05%) Dell
10 4 (2.05%) HP
10 4 (2.05%) PagerDuty
11 3 (1.54%) Citrix
11 3 (1.54%) Dot Hill
11 3 (1.54%) IBM
11 3 (1.54%) Veeam
11 3 (1.54%) Veritas