The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 205 145
Rank change year-on-year +19 -60  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 47 36 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 0.69% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.70% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 39 33 105
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 5067 5129 5828
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.99% 97.64% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4214 4347 4914
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 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Bristol -16 22 £43,250 +8.12% 4
Gloucestershire +3 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Devon - 4 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire +10 3 £45,000 +35.33%
Somerset -2 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £45,000 -
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (60.53%) Puppet
3 37 (48.68%) Python
4 33 (43.42%) VMware
5 31 (40.79%) Docker
5 31 (40.79%) Bash Shell
6 30 (39.47%) MySQL
7 27 (35.53%) Perl
8 26 (34.21%) Windows
9 25 (32.89%) Red Hat
9 25 (32.89%) Electronics
9 25 (32.89%) DevOps
10 24 (31.58%) Configuration Management
11 23 (30.26%) Finance
12 21 (27.63%) Ansible
13 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
14 19 (25.00%) Manufacturing
14 19 (25.00%) Programme Management
14 19 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 19 (25.00%) SAP
14 19 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
14 19 (25.00%) Marketing
15 18 (23.68%) Windows Server
15 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (21.05%) CentOS
17 14 (18.42%) Postfix
17 14 (18.42%) Dovecot
17 14 (18.42%) Apache

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 14 (18.42%) Apache
2 10 (13.16%) OpenStack
3 8 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.58%) nginx
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.95%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.63%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 19 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) OpenShift
2 10 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.84%) PaaS
4 7 (9.21%) GitHub
4 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) Firewall
2 4 (5.26%) SAN
2 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.95%) DHCP
3 3 (3.95%) DNS
3 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.95%) NAS
3 3 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (3.95%) SSH
3 3 (3.95%) VLAN
3 3 (3.95%) VPN
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.32%) 802.11
5 1 (1.32%) 802.15
5 1 (1.32%) FCoE
5 1 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.32%) Modbus
5 1 (1.32%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (39.47%) MySQL
2 11 (14.47%) MariaDB
3 7 (9.21%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (9.21%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.26%) JIRA
5 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.32%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Redmine
7 1 (1.32%) Selenium
7 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (32.89%) Electronics
2 23 (30.26%) Finance
3 20 (26.32%) Telecoms
4 19 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 19 (25.00%) Marketing
5 4 (5.26%) Games
6 2 (2.63%) Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) LAMP
2 5 (6.58%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (3.95%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.32%) .NET
5 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.32%) Behat
5 1 (1.32%) CSS
5 1 (1.32%) HTML
5 1 (1.32%) Node.js
5 1 (1.32%) Qt
5 1 (1.32%) REST
5 1 (1.32%) Spring
5 1 (1.32%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.32%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.58%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) Cybercrime
4 3 (3.95%) Fintech
4 3 (3.95%) Replication
5 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.32%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (34.21%) Windows
3 18 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 16 (21.05%) CentOS
5 12 (15.79%) Ubuntu
6 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.21%) Debian
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.58%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (5.26%) Solaris
9 4 (5.26%) Unix
10 2 (2.63%) Android
11 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) DevOps
2 24 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 19 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 19 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (17.11%) Software Engineering
5 6 (7.89%) Open Source
6 5 (6.58%) Parallel Programming
7 4 (5.26%) Device Driver Development
7 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.95%) SDLC
8 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.63%) High Availability
10 1 (1.32%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.32%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.68%) Python
2 31 (40.79%) Bash Shell
3 27 (35.53%) Perl
4 12 (15.79%) C
5 11 (14.47%) SQL
6 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
7 9 (11.84%) Ruby
8 7 (9.21%) C++
8 7 (9.21%) Java
9 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.95%) AWK
10 3 (3.95%) PHP
10 3 (3.95%) sed
10 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.32%) Groovy
11 1 (1.32%) Jython
11 1 (1.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) CCNA
3 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.32%) CISSP
4 1 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.32%) GIAC
4 1 (1.32%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.32%) RHCE
4 1 (1.32%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.32%) SANS
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (1.32%) SSCP
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) MISRA
2 1 (1.32%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 31 (40.79%) Docker
2 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.42%) Dovecot
3 14 (18.42%) Postfix
4 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.26%) Ceph
5 4 (5.26%) NFS
6 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.95%) XenApp
7 2 (2.63%) vSphere
8 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.32%) iptables
8 1 (1.32%) KVM
8 1 (1.32%) LXC
8 1 (1.32%) Samba
8 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (60.53%) Puppet
2 21 (27.63%) Ansible
3 9 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (9.21%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.58%) Nagios
6 4 (5.26%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.95%) Cacti
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (3.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (3.95%) vMotion
7 3 (3.95%) WSUS
8 2 (2.63%) Check_MK
8 2 (2.63%) Grafana
8 2 (2.63%) Pingdom
8 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.32%) Graylog
9 1 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) VMware
2 25 (32.89%) Red Hat
3 19 (25.00%) SAP
4 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
6 4 (5.26%) NetApp
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle
6 4 (5.26%) Scality
7 3 (3.95%) Citrix
7 3 (3.95%) IBM
7 3 (3.95%) Symantec
8 2 (2.63%) Infobright
8 2 (2.63%) New Relic
8 2 (2.63%) PagerDuty
9 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.32%) Google
9 1 (1.32%) Qualys
9 1 (1.32%) Remedy
9 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.32%) Splunk
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