Period
to 20 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 350 347 225
Rank change year-on-year -3 -122 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 145 205 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.71% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.74% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 122 171 409
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £74,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 24,148 27,715 29,628
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.38% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,841 23,030 24,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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
Hampshire +11 48 £47,500 +7.34% 9
Thames Valley +5 42 £57,500 +27.78% 20
Berkshire +10 35 £57,500 +30.68% 8
Surrey +25 31 £45,000 -30.77% 4
West Sussex +5 11 £65,000 +24.40%
East Sussex +5 11 £50,000 +42.86%
Buckinghamshire +7 4 £46,500 +3.33% 5
Oxfordshire +9 3 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Kent -9 2 £37,500 - 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (43.45%) Python
3 54 (37.24%) Ansible
4 52 (35.86%) Bash Shell
5 51 (35.17%) Docker
6 43 (29.66%) DevOps
6 43 (29.66%) Puppet
7 39 (26.90%) Windows
8 36 (24.83%) VMware
9 35 (24.14%) Firewall
9 35 (24.14%) Java
10 33 (22.76%) C++
10 33 (22.76%) MySQL
10 33 (22.76%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (22.07%) Software Engineering
12 31 (21.38%) Unix
13 29 (20.00%) Computer Science
14 28 (19.31%) C
14 28 (19.31%) AWS
15 27 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (18.62%) Perl
16 26 (17.93%) Git (software)
17 25 (17.24%) Oracle
18 23 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (15.86%) Ruby
18 23 (15.86%) Kubernetes
19 21 (14.48%) Degree
19 21 (14.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 21 (14.48%) VPN
19 21 (14.48%) Cisco

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 13 (8.97%) Elasticsearch
1 13 (8.97%) Tomcat
2 12 (8.28%) OpenStack
3 10 (6.90%) JBoss
4 7 (4.83%) Apache
5 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.76%) IIS
5 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.07%) CICS
6 3 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.69%) Confluence
7 1 (0.69%) nginx
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Visio
1 10 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.31%) AWS
2 15 (10.34%) Azure
3 14 (9.66%) SaaS
4 10 (6.90%) OpenShift
5 9 (6.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.76%) GitHub
6 4 (2.76%) IaaS
6 4 (2.76%) PaaS
7 2 (1.38%) GCP
7 2 (1.38%) Office 365
8 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) npm
8 1 (0.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.14%) Firewall
2 21 (14.48%) VPN
3 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.97%) DNS
5 12 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (4.83%) LAN
6 7 (4.83%) WAN
6 7 (4.83%) Wireless
7 5 (3.45%) DHCP
8 3 (2.07%) Internet
9 2 (1.38%) IGMP
9 2 (1.38%) RTP
9 2 (1.38%) SSL
10 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.69%) DMZ
10 1 (0.69%) HTTP
10 1 (0.69%) Network Security
10 1 (0.69%) OSPF
10 1 (0.69%) SAN
10 1 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.76%) MySQL
2 19 (13.10%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (9.66%) RDBMS
3 14 (9.66%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.66%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.07%) Big Data
6 3 (2.07%) DB2
6 3 (2.07%) InfluxDB
6 3 (2.07%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.07%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.66%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.66%) JIRA
3 7 (4.83%) Subversion
4 5 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.76%) Selenium
6 3 (2.07%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.07%) CMake
6 3 (2.07%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.07%) JMeter
6 3 (2.07%) JUnit
6 3 (2.07%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.38%) Ant
7 2 (1.38%) Maven
8 1 (0.69%) GitLab
8 1 (0.69%) Gradle
8 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.69%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (12.41%) Electronics
2 12 (8.28%) Finance
3 9 (6.21%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.14%) Marketing
5 3 (2.07%) Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Avionics
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.03%) AngularJS
2 9 (6.21%) LDAP
3 8 (5.52%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (3.45%) MFC
4 5 (3.45%) QML
4 5 (3.45%) Qt
5 4 (2.76%) LAMP
6 3 (2.07%) Django
6 3 (2.07%) OpenEmbedded
6 3 (2.07%) REST
6 3 (2.07%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.07%) Yocto
7 2 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.38%) Kafka
8 1 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.69%) Apache NiFi
8 1 (0.69%) JSON
8 1 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.79%) Linux Command Line
2 17 (11.72%) Private Cloud
3 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (8.28%) Clustering
5 12 (8.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 10 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (5.52%) Data Centre
7 8 (5.52%) PlayStation
7 8 (5.52%) User Experience
8 7 (4.83%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (4.83%) Mainframe
8 7 (4.83%) Public Cloud
9 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.76%) Device Driver
10 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (2.76%) PKI
10 4 (2.76%) Replication
11 3 (2.07%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 145 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (26.90%) Windows
3 31 (21.38%) Unix
4 21 (14.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (13.10%) CentOS
6 18 (12.41%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (11.03%) Ubuntu
8 12 (8.28%) Windows Server
9 11 (7.59%) Debian
10 6 (4.14%) Solaris
10 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.07%) OpenWrt
11 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.69%) IRIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.66%) DevOps
2 33 (22.76%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (22.07%) Software Engineering
4 29 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 27 (18.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (13.10%) Configuration Management
7 17 (11.72%) Open Source
8 13 (8.97%) ITIL
9 12 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.28%) High Availability
9 12 (8.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 12 (8.28%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.90%) Decision-Making
11 10 (6.90%) PLM
11 10 (6.90%) Web Operations
12 9 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.21%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (6.21%) Systems Engineering
12 9 (6.21%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.45%) Python
2 52 (35.86%) Bash Shell
3 35 (24.14%) Java
4 33 (22.76%) C++
5 28 (19.31%) C
6 27 (18.62%) Perl
7 23 (15.86%) Ruby
8 20 (13.79%) SQL
9 16 (11.03%) JavaScript
10 13 (8.97%) C#
11 11 (7.59%) Go
12 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
13 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.76%) PHP
15 3 (2.07%) Assembly Language
15 3 (2.07%) COBOL
15 3 (2.07%) PL/1
15 3 (2.07%) REXX
15 3 (2.07%) VB
16 2 (1.38%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 21 (14.48%) Degree
2 10 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.07%) ISEB
5 3 (2.07%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.07%) PMP
6 1 (0.69%) CCNA
6 1 (0.69%) CCNP
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) MCP
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.07%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) HL7
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (35.17%) Docker
2 23 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.41%) vSphere
4 12 (8.28%) vCloud
4 12 (8.28%) VMware NSX
5 10 (6.90%) Firmware
5 10 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
7 7 (4.83%) Ceph
8 4 (2.76%) NFS
8 4 (2.76%) Xen
8 4 (2.76%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.07%) ACF2
9 3 (2.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (2.07%) RACF
10 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.38%) KVM
10 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.69%) Squid
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (37.24%) Ansible
2 43 (29.66%) Puppet
3 23 (15.86%) Kubernetes
4 21 (14.48%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (11.72%) Terraform
6 5 (3.45%) Salt
7 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.76%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.69%) Ambari
9 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.69%) Kibana
9 1 (0.69%) logstash
9 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.69%) SCOM
9 1 (0.69%) SELinux
9 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (24.83%) VMware
2 25 (17.24%) Oracle
3 21 (14.48%) Cisco
4 18 (12.41%) Red Hat
5 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.90%) Sun
7 8 (5.52%) HP
7 8 (5.52%) Juniper
8 7 (4.83%) Atlassian
9 6 (4.14%) SAP
10 5 (3.45%) Citrix
11 4 (2.76%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.76%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.76%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.76%) IBM
11 4 (2.76%) Ivanti
12 3 (2.07%) Google
13 2 (1.38%) McAfee
13 2 (1.38%) Splunk
13 2 (1.38%) Xilinx