Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 167 270
Rank change year-on-year -54 +103 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 443 707 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.44% 2.01% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.08% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 410 619 448
South East median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,725 £32,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 29734 34034 41244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24799 28533 34421
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -27 177 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Berkshire -35 120 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Hampshire -30 114 £53,750 +13.16% 11
Surrey -57 89 £50,000 - 3
East Sussex -37 37 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Oxfordshire +20 29 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 28 £29,000 -19.44% 1
West Sussex +13 25 £55,000 +100.00%
Kent +4 6 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Middlesex +12 4 £65,000 +13.04%
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Linux Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 443 (100.00%) Linux
2 174 (39.28%) Python
3 156 (35.21%) DevOps
4 141 (31.83%) Red Hat
5 128 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
6 116 (26.19%) Unix
7 114 (25.73%) Bash Shell
8 104 (23.48%) Puppet
9 101 (22.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (22.57%) VMware
11 97 (21.90%) Windows
12 78 (17.61%) C++
12 78 (17.61%) Perl
13 76 (17.16%) SQL
14 72 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
15 71 (16.03%) Java
16 68 (15.35%) RHCE
17 64 (14.45%) MySQL
17 64 (14.45%) Docker
18 62 (14.00%) Ansible
18 62 (14.00%) Configuration Management
19 57 (12.87%) Software Engineering
19 57 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
19 57 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
20 55 (12.42%) Degree
21 53 (11.96%) Telecoms
22 51 (11.51%) Finance
23 50 (11.29%) Ruby
23 50 (11.29%) ITIL
24 49 (11.06%) TCP/IP

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 37 (8.35%) Apache
2 30 (6.77%) OpenStack
2 30 (6.77%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (2.93%) JBoss
4 13 (2.93%) nginx
5 10 (2.26%) Confluence
5 10 (2.26%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.35%) IIS
7 6 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.45%) Liferay
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.23%) Jetty
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 128 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.55%) SaaS
3 25 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.16%) GitHub
5 7 (1.58%) Datadog
5 7 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.13%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.13%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.13%) PaaS
6 5 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.90%) IaaS
8 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.06%) TCP/IP
2 32 (7.22%) Firewall
3 27 (6.09%) VPN
4 23 (5.19%) DNS
5 21 (4.74%) Internet
6 18 (4.06%) SSL
7 17 (3.84%) HTTP
8 16 (3.61%) LTE
9 13 (2.93%) Asterisk PBX
9 13 (2.93%) IPsec
10 12 (2.71%) LDAP
10 12 (2.71%) VoIP
11 11 (2.48%) GSM
11 11 (2.48%) UMTS
12 10 (2.26%) MGW
12 10 (2.26%) PBX
12 10 (2.26%) RANAP
12 10 (2.26%) RTP
12 10 (2.26%) SAN
12 10 (2.26%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.45%) MySQL
2 22 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.16%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.90%) Big Data
10 3 (0.68%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.45%) Redis
12 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.23%) Impala
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 39 (8.80%) Jenkins
2 28 (6.32%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.87%) JIRA
4 22 (4.97%) Subversion
5 17 (3.84%) Vagrant
6 10 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (2.26%) GCC
6 10 (2.26%) GDB
6 10 (2.26%) Trac
7 7 (1.58%) Selenium
8 6 (1.35%) Maven
9 5 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.90%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.68%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.23%) Hudson
13 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (11.96%) Telecoms
2 51 (11.51%) Finance
3 28 (6.32%) Banking
4 25 (5.64%) Electronics
4 25 (5.64%) Manufacturing
4 25 (5.64%) Marketing
5 20 (4.51%) Games
6 11 (2.48%) Digital Economy
6 11 (2.48%) German Language
7 8 (1.81%) Automotive
8 6 (1.35%) French Language
8 6 (1.35%) Retail
9 4 (0.90%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.90%) Law
10 3 (0.68%) Hindi Language
10 3 (0.68%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.55%) Web Services
2 16 (3.61%) LAMP
3 15 (3.39%) HTML
4 13 (2.93%) LEMP Stack
5 11 (2.48%) HTML5
6 10 (2.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 10 (2.26%) Middleware
6 10 (2.26%) STL
7 9 (2.03%) Kafka
7 9 (2.03%) Polymer
7 9 (2.03%) Web Components
8 7 (1.58%) .NET
8 7 (1.58%) Django
8 7 (1.58%) XML
9 6 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.13%) 802.1X
10 5 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.68%) J2EE
11 3 (0.68%) OpenVZ
12 2 (0.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.84%) Algorithms
4 16 (3.61%) Private Cloud
5 13 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.03%) Video\Live Streaming
7 8 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (1.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (1.58%) Social Media
9 6 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.35%) Derivative
10 5 (1.13%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.90%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 443 (100.00%) Linux
2 116 (26.19%) Unix
3 101 (22.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 97 (21.90%) Windows
5 46 (10.38%) CentOS
6 31 (7.00%) Windows Server
7 28 (6.32%) Solaris
8 27 (6.09%) Ubuntu
9 16 (3.61%) AIX
10 14 (3.16%) Debian
10 14 (3.16%) Embedded Linux
10 14 (3.16%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.81%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.35%) HPUX
14 4 (0.90%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.68%) Android
15 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.68%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (35.21%) DevOps
2 72 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (14.00%) Configuration Management
4 57 (12.87%) Software Engineering
5 50 (11.29%) ITIL
6 37 (8.35%) Open Source
7 26 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (5.64%) OO
9 24 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (5.42%) Digital Marketing
9 24 (5.42%) Programme Management
9 24 (5.42%) Scrum
10 22 (4.97%) Mentoring
10 22 (4.97%) Multithreading
10 22 (4.97%) Proactive Monitoring
11 21 (4.74%) Test Automation
12 20 (4.51%) Project Management
13 17 (3.84%) ITSM
13 17 (3.84%) Security Patching
14 16 (3.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 174 (39.28%) Python
2 114 (25.73%) Bash Shell
3 78 (17.61%) C++
3 78 (17.61%) Perl
4 76 (17.16%) SQL
5 71 (16.03%) Java
6 50 (11.29%) Ruby
7 36 (8.13%) C
8 31 (7.00%) PHP
9 21 (4.74%) PowerShell
10 20 (4.51%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.48%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.81%) Embedded C++
13 5 (1.13%) C#
13 5 (1.13%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.68%) Go
15 2 (0.45%) Groovy
16 1 (0.23%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.23%) Korn
16 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (15.35%) RHCE
2 55 (12.42%) Degree
3 41 (9.26%) CCNA
3 41 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (6.09%) RHCSA
5 21 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.93%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.48%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.81%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.13%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.68%) ISEB
11 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.23%) CISSP
13 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.87%) SLA
2 24 (5.42%) QA
3 5 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.68%) GCP
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (14.45%) Docker
2 57 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.64%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.93%) vSphere
5 10 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.81%) KVM
7 7 (1.58%) NFS
8 6 (1.35%) Postfix
8 6 (1.35%) Sendmail
8 6 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.35%) Xen
9 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.68%) SpamAssassin
10 3 (0.68%) vCloud
11 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.45%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 104 (23.48%) Puppet
2 62 (14.00%) Ansible
3 57 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (5.87%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.48%) Cobbler
5 11 (2.48%) Nagios
5 11 (2.48%) Terraform
6 8 (1.81%) Grafana
7 7 (1.58%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.90%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.68%) Salt
10 2 (0.45%) logstash
10 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.23%) AppManager
11 1 (0.23%) Cacti
11 1 (0.23%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.23%) cPanel
11 1 (0.23%) Icinga
11 1 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 141 (31.83%) Red Hat
2 100 (22.57%) VMware
3 34 (7.67%) Oracle
4 31 (7.00%) Cisco
5 29 (6.55%) Microsoft
6 24 (5.42%) SAP
7 19 (4.29%) Google
8 15 (3.39%) HP
9 14 (3.16%) Juniper
10 13 (2.93%) EMC
11 11 (2.48%) Blue Coat
11 11 (2.48%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.48%) F5
11 11 (2.48%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.03%) Sun
13 8 (1.81%) Crossbeam
13 8 (1.81%) Sourcefire
14 7 (1.58%) IBM
14 7 (1.58%) LogRhythm
15 6 (1.35%) Sophos