Period
to 19 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 449 480 451
Rank change year-on-year +31 -29 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Engineer 19 37 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.14% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 18 34 99
South East median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -21.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £38,875 £26,750 £34,900
90th Percentile £61,625 £63,750 £71,000
England median annual salary £56,250 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -8.70% +15.00%

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 21,966 25,645 30,007
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.32% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17,901 21,215 25,051
South East median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,150 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Linux Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Linux Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Engineer in the South East

Linux Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Systems Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Linux Systems Engineer in the South East

Linux Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Systems Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Engineer in the South East

Linux Systems 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 Systems Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 January 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 +35 8 £57,500 +35.29% 5
Berkshire +29 7 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Hampshire +1 4 £43,750 +25.00% 3
Kent - 3 £45,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey +27 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +18 1 £43,000 -4.44%
West Sussex - 1 £67,000 -
Linux Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, Linux Systems 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) Docker
3 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) Terraform
4 7 (36.84%) Kubernetes
4 7 (36.84%) Puppet
4 7 (36.84%) Ruby
5 6 (31.58%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (31.58%) Ansible
5 6 (31.58%) MySQL
5 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
6 5 (26.32%) Python
6 5 (26.32%) DNS
6 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (26.32%) Debian
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 5 (26.32%) Wireless
6 5 (26.32%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (21.05%) Ivanti
7 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
7 4 (21.05%) Xen
7 4 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (21.05%) OpenStack
7 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (21.05%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring

Linux Systems 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 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (21.05%) OpenStack
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) nginx
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) IaaS
1 3 (15.79%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.53%) SaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Azure
3 1 (5.26%) GCP
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
1 5 (26.32%) Wireless
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (10.53%) IGMP
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) RTP
5 1 (5.26%) Broadband
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) MySQL
2 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) GitLab
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Avionics
2 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Debian
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (5.26%) CentOS
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security
2 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 4 (21.05%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (21.05%) Task Automation
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (15.79%) OO
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Device Driver Development
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Ruby
2 5 (26.32%) Python
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) Go
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) LFCE
2 3 (15.79%) LFCS
2 3 (15.79%) Linux+ Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCSA
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) RHCE
2 3 (15.79%) RHCSA
2 3 (15.79%) VCAP
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (42.11%) Docker
3 4 (21.05%) Xen
4 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.26%) KVM
6 1 (5.26%) Squid
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Kubernetes
1 7 (36.84%) Puppet
1 7 (36.84%) Terraform
2 6 (31.58%) Ansible
3 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (5.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
3 4 (21.05%) Ivanti
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Xilinx
5 1 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec