The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 March 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 West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 218 147
Rank change year-on-year +17 -71  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 30 37 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.63% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.65% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 26 30 94
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £20,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.70%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4866 5681 5920
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.61% 96.76% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4057 4702 4959
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +12 14 £40,000 -6.43% 1
Somerset -7 7 £40,000 +95.12%
Bristol -13 7 £42,500 +1.19% 5
Wiltshire +16 2 £40,000 -
Devon -2 1 £45,000 - 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (56.72%) Python
3 37 (55.22%) Bash Shell
3 37 (55.22%) Puppet
4 33 (49.25%) MySQL
5 32 (47.76%) Perl
6 30 (44.78%) Windows
7 27 (40.30%) Docker
8 24 (35.82%) Configuration Management
8 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
9 23 (34.33%) VMware
10 20 (29.85%) Windows Server
11 19 (28.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (23.88%) PaaS
14 15 (22.39%) Dovecot
14 15 (22.39%) Postfix
14 15 (22.39%) DevOps
14 15 (22.39%) OpenShift
15 12 (17.91%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
15 12 (17.91%) CentOS
15 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
15 12 (17.91%) C
16 11 (16.42%) DV Cleared
17 10 (14.93%) CCNA
17 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (14.93%) Games
18 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (13.43%) Firewall

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (8.96%) Apache
2 5 (7.46%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.99%) JBoss
3 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Doxygen
1 1 (1.49%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.88%) PaaS
2 15 (22.39%) OpenShift
3 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.99%) GitHub
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.49%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Firewall
2 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.48%) NAS
3 3 (4.48%) SAN
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.99%) DNS
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) FCoE
5 1 (1.49%) FTP
5 1 (1.49%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
5 1 (1.49%) Modbus
5 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.49%) Profibus
5 1 (1.49%) RS-485
5 1 (1.49%) SNMP
5 1 (1.49%) SSL
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (49.25%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.96%) JIRA
4 4 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.99%) Subversion
7 1 (1.49%) CMake
7 1 (1.49%) CppUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) JUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Redmine
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium
7 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (14.93%) Games
2 7 (10.45%) Electronics
3 6 (8.96%) Finance
4 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.46%) Marketing
4 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) LAMP
1 2 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (2.99%) Spring Boot
1 2 (2.99%) Yocto
2 1 (1.49%) Behat
2 1 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.49%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) Qt
2 1 (1.49%) REST
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Cybercrime
1 3 (4.48%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.99%) Fintech
3 1 (1.49%) CAN bus
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (1.49%) Derivative
3 1 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Robotics
3 1 (1.49%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (44.78%) Windows
3 20 (29.85%) Windows Server
4 19 (28.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (17.91%) CentOS
6 7 (10.45%) Ubuntu
6 7 (10.45%) Unix
7 4 (5.97%) Debian
7 4 (5.97%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (5.97%) Solaris
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) AIX
8 1 (1.49%) Fedora
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Configuration Management
2 15 (22.39%) DevOps
3 12 (17.91%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
4 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.45%) Coaching
5 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.96%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (8.96%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (8.96%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.46%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (7.46%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.48%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.48%) High Availability
8 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.48%) SDLC
8 3 (4.48%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 38 (56.72%) Python
2 37 (55.22%) Bash Shell
3 32 (47.76%) Perl
4 12 (17.91%) C
5 5 (7.46%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) Java
6 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.48%) Ruby
7 3 (4.48%) SQL
8 2 (2.99%) C#
8 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.49%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.49%) Groovy
9 1 (1.49%) Jython
9 1 (1.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.42%) DV Cleared
3 10 (14.93%) CCNA
3 10 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (10.45%) CISSP
4 7 (10.45%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (10.45%) GIAC
4 7 (10.45%) Linux+ Certification
4 7 (10.45%) MCSE
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.45%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (10.45%) SANS
4 7 (10.45%) Security+ Certification
4 7 (10.45%) SSCP
5 5 (7.46%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) CCENT
7 1 (1.49%) CCNP
7 1 (1.49%) RHCE
7 1 (1.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) MISRA
3 1 (1.49%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (40.30%) Docker
2 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (22.39%) Dovecot
3 15 (22.39%) Postfix
4 3 (4.48%) Samba
5 2 (2.99%) NFS
6 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.49%) iptables
6 1 (1.49%) KVM
6 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (55.22%) Puppet
2 7 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.96%) Nagios
4 5 (7.46%) Ansible
5 3 (4.48%) Grafana
6 2 (2.99%) Check_MK
6 2 (2.99%) Pingdom
7 1 (1.49%) Graphite
7 1 (1.49%) Graylog
7 1 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Red Hat
2 23 (34.33%) VMware
3 5 (7.46%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco
4 2 (2.99%) EMC
4 2 (2.99%) Infobright
4 2 (2.99%) New Relic
4 2 (2.99%) PagerDuty
5 1 (1.49%) Google
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) NetApp
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) Qualys
5 1 (1.49%) Renesas
5 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.49%) Splunk
5 1 (1.49%) Veritas
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