Period
to 3 December 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 260 221
Rank change year-on-year +113 -39 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 60 61 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.50% 0.63% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.66% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 54 55 97
Median annual salary £47,500 £51,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.77% +14.44% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,125 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,750
% change year-on-year -13.04% +3.14% +6.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 3,861 9,258 9,731
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.21% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,313 7,484 7,886
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,104
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the South West

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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 6 months to 3 December 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
Gloucestershire +43 14 £63,750 +23.79% 1
Bristol +62 11 £48,750 -29.09% 1
Dorset +57 9 £52,500 -2.33% 1
Wiltshire +30 8 £39,500 -12.22%
Somerset +21 8 £32,500 -4.41%
Devon - 7 £40,000 - 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 West region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (48.33%) VMware
3 28 (46.67%) CentOS
4 25 (41.67%) Bash Shell
4 25 (41.67%) Python
5 23 (38.33%) Red Hat
6 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (35.00%) DevOps
7 20 (33.33%) Ansible
8 18 (30.00%) Windows
9 17 (28.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (23.33%) Docker
11 13 (21.67%) Perl
12 12 (20.00%) Internet
12 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 11 (18.33%) Azure
13 11 (18.33%) AWS
13 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
13 11 (18.33%) Puppet
14 10 (16.67%) GCP
14 10 (16.67%) Google
15 9 (15.00%) Ubuntu
15 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
15 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
15 9 (15.00%) Nagios
15 9 (15.00%) Dell
15 9 (15.00%) DNS
15 9 (15.00%) KVM
16 8 (13.33%) Data Centre

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 (10.00%) Apache Solr
1 6 (10.00%) nginx
2 4 (6.67%) Confluence
3 3 (5.00%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) AWS
1 11 (18.33%) Azure
2 10 (16.67%) GCP
3 5 (8.33%) OpenShift
4 4 (6.67%) Office 365
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) Internet
2 9 (15.00%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) DHCP
4 5 (8.33%) Firewall
5 3 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.00%) SMTP
5 3 (5.00%) SNMP
5 3 (5.00%) VLAN
5 3 (5.00%) Wireless
6 2 (3.33%) 3G
6 2 (3.33%) 4G
6 2 (3.33%) LTE
6 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.67%) MPLS
7 1 (1.67%) SAN
7 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.67%) VoIP
7 1 (1.67%) VPN
7 1 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) MySQL
2 6 (10.00%) Couchbase
2 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.00%) Redis
3 5 (8.33%) Amazon Athena
4 4 (6.67%) Apache Accumulo
4 4 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.00%) Big Data
5 3 (5.00%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.33%) JIRA
3 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
1 3 (5.00%) Retail
1 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
1 6 (10.00%) PHP-FPM
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) Apache NiFi
2 4 (6.67%) Kafka
3 2 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
3 3 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (46.67%) CentOS
3 18 (30.00%) Windows
4 17 (28.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (15.00%) Ubuntu
6 7 (11.67%) Debian
6 7 (11.67%) Fedora
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.33%) Unix
8 4 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (5.00%) VMS
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.33%) AIX
10 2 (3.33%) Solaris
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) DevOps
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (13.33%) Machine Learning
4 6 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 6 (10.00%) Open Source
4 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (10.00%) Workload Management
5 5 (8.33%) Analytics
5 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.67%) Scrum
6 4 (6.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) Bash Shell
1 25 (41.67%) Python
2 13 (21.67%) Perl
3 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
5 6 (10.00%) PHP
6 5 (8.33%) C
6 5 (8.33%) Java
6 5 (8.33%) Ruby
7 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) CCNA
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) RHCE
4 2 (3.33%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
5 1 (1.67%) LPIC
5 1 (1.67%) MCP
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (23.33%) Docker
3 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.00%) KVM
4 8 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (13.33%) Xen
5 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (10.00%) Ceph
6 6 (10.00%) oVirt
6 6 (10.00%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (6.67%) Btrfs
7 4 (6.67%) DRBD
7 4 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.00%) NFS
8 3 (5.00%) Samba
9 1 (1.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) Ansible
2 11 (18.33%) Puppet
3 9 (15.00%) Nagios
4 6 (10.00%) HAProxy
4 6 (10.00%) Observium
4 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 6 (10.00%) ZABBIX
5 5 (8.33%) Kubernetes
6 4 (6.67%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (5.00%) Check_MK
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (5.00%) systemd
8 2 (3.33%) Kibana
8 2 (3.33%) Terraform
8 2 (3.33%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.67%) Nessus
9 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) VMware
2 23 (38.33%) Red Hat
3 10 (16.67%) Google
4 9 (15.00%) Dell
5 6 (10.00%) SaltStack
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle
7 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco
9 1 (1.67%) IBM
9 1 (1.67%) SAP