Period
to 17 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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

Linux Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 379 338 295
Rank change year-on-year -41 -43 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 619 853 1,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.75% 0.89% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.91% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 530 736 868
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,625 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 79,271 93,287 95,699
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.80% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 62,370 75,133 78,582
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the UK excluding London

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the UK excluding London

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK excluding London

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
South East -66 162 £50,000 - 22
North of England -50 129 £50,000 +11.11% 24
East of England +58 118 £55,000 -8.33% 22
South West -25 105 £45,000 -5.26% 10
North West +11 71 £50,000 +2.56% 12
Midlands +45 62 £45,000 -5.26% 11
West Midlands +40 50 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Yorkshire -54 41 £57,500 +35.29% 10
Scotland +5 21 £47,500 +11.76%
Wales +15 18 £42,000 -1.18% 9
North East +22 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +10 12 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Northern Ireland -15 4 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 UK excluding London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 619 (100.00%) Linux
2 276 (44.59%) Python
3 247 (39.90%) Puppet
4 244 (39.42%) DevOps
5 223 (36.03%) Ansible
6 205 (33.12%) Bash Shell
7 199 (32.15%) Amazon AWS
8 173 (27.95%) CentOS
9 170 (27.46%) Windows
10 156 (25.20%) Red Hat
11 154 (24.88%) VMware
12 151 (24.39%) Docker
13 127 (20.52%) Opscode Chef
14 125 (20.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 121 (19.55%) Kubernetes
16 116 (18.74%) Unix
17 114 (18.42%) Perl
18 113 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
19 108 (17.45%) MySQL
20 106 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 103 (16.64%) Software Engineering
22 102 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
23 99 (15.99%) Configuration Management
24 98 (15.83%) Security Cleared
25 94 (15.19%) DNS
26 93 (15.02%) C++
27 92 (14.86%) Ruby
27 92 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
28 91 (14.70%) Jenkins
29 86 (13.89%) SaaS

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 71 (11.47%) Apache
2 49 (7.92%) Tomcat
3 41 (6.62%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (6.46%) nginx
5 27 (4.36%) JBoss
6 26 (4.20%) OpenStack
7 22 (3.55%) WebLogic
8 17 (2.75%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.94%) IIS
10 8 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.13%) CloudStack
11 7 (1.13%) Confluence
12 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.32%) Drupal
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.32%) Jetty
13 2 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 199 (32.15%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (13.89%) SaaS
4 50 (8.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (5.49%) IaaS
6 27 (4.36%) OpenShift
7 26 (4.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (3.39%) PaaS
9 19 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (2.58%) Office 365
11 11 (1.78%) GitHub
12 8 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.97%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.97%) DigitalOcean
14 6 (0.97%) Heroku
15 5 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.81%) Datadog
15 5 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (15.19%) DNS
2 83 (13.41%) TCP/IP
3 75 (12.12%) Firewall
4 45 (7.27%) HTTP
5 42 (6.79%) SAN
6 41 (6.62%) DHCP
6 41 (6.62%) VPN
7 34 (5.49%) SSL
8 32 (5.17%) LAN
9 26 (4.20%) WAN
10 23 (3.72%) SMTP
11 19 (3.07%) SNMP
12 17 (2.75%) Internet
13 14 (2.26%) SSH
13 14 (2.26%) VLAN
14 12 (1.94%) VRRP
15 10 (1.62%) Network Security
15 10 (1.62%) Wireless
16 9 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (1.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (17.45%) MySQL
2 51 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (7.11%) SQL Server
4 35 (5.65%) Relational Database
5 31 (5.01%) RDBMS
6 20 (3.23%) MariaDB
6 20 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.58%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.94%) Redis
9 9 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.81%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.65%) Big Data
11 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 91 (14.70%) Jenkins
2 83 (13.41%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (2.26%) Travis CI
5 13 (2.10%) JIRA
5 13 (2.10%) Subversion
5 13 (2.10%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.94%) GitLab
6 12 (1.94%) Mercurial
7 10 (1.62%) CircleCI
7 10 (1.62%) Codeship
8 7 (1.13%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.81%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.65%) GCC
10 4 (0.65%) GDB
10 4 (0.65%) Trac
11 3 (0.48%) Ant
11 3 (0.48%) Maven
11 3 (0.48%) Selenium
12 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (9.53%) Finance
2 41 (6.62%) Electronics
3 20 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.26%) Marketing
5 13 (2.10%) Retail
6 11 (1.78%) Automotive
6 11 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.29%) Games
7 8 (1.29%) Legal
8 7 (1.13%) Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Publishing
10 3 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (4.85%) LAMP
3 25 (4.04%) .NET
4 24 (3.88%) LDAP
5 18 (2.91%) LEMP Stack
6 16 (2.58%) LAPP Stack
7 14 (2.26%) Yocto
8 12 (1.94%) STL
9 10 (1.62%) Kafka
9 10 (1.62%) Middleware
9 10 (1.62%) Vulkan
10 7 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (1.13%) Sensu
11 6 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (0.97%) Web Services
12 5 (0.81%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.81%) Node.js
12 5 (0.81%) OpenGL
12 5 (0.81%) QML
12 5 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.33%) Linux Command Line
3 31 (5.01%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.68%) Private Cloud
5 26 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (3.55%) PKI
7 21 (3.39%) Replication
8 20 (3.23%) Device Driver
9 18 (2.91%) Clustering
10 17 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.45%) NHS
13 9 (1.45%) PlayStation
14 8 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 6 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
17 5 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 619 (100.00%) Linux
2 173 (27.95%) CentOS
3 170 (27.46%) Windows
4 125 (20.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (18.74%) Unix
6 85 (13.73%) Ubuntu
7 80 (12.92%) Windows Server
8 61 (9.85%) Debian
9 30 (4.85%) Solaris
10 27 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (3.07%) Embedded Linux
13 16 (2.58%) Windows 10
14 14 (2.26%) Android
15 8 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.81%) OpenWrt
16 5 (0.81%) SUSE
16 5 (0.81%) Tizen
16 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.65%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (39.42%) DevOps
2 106 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 103 (16.64%) Software Engineering
4 102 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (15.99%) Configuration Management
6 92 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (13.41%) Open Source
8 76 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (9.37%) Computer Science
10 43 (6.95%) ITIL
11 40 (6.46%) High Availability
12 36 (5.82%) Deployment Automation
12 36 (5.82%) Load Balancing
13 34 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (5.01%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 30 (4.85%) Task Automation
16 28 (4.52%) Coaching
17 26 (4.20%) Web Operations
18 25 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
19 24 (3.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 276 (44.59%) Python
2 205 (33.12%) Bash Shell
3 114 (18.42%) Perl
4 93 (15.02%) C++
5 92 (14.86%) Ruby
6 85 (13.73%) SQL
7 74 (11.95%) Java
8 58 (9.37%) PowerShell
9 56 (9.05%) Shell Script
10 55 (8.89%) C
11 47 (7.59%) PHP
12 27 (4.36%) JavaScript
13 20 (3.23%) PHP 5
13 20 (3.23%) PHP 7
14 17 (2.75%) Embedded C
15 16 (2.58%) Go
16 11 (1.78%) Embedded C++
17 8 (1.29%) C#
18 5 (0.81%) Groovy
19 3 (0.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 98 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 75 (12.12%) Degree
3 61 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.72%) LPIC
5 22 (3.55%) RHCE
6 20 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (2.91%) AWS Certification
7 18 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.42%) MCSA
8 15 (2.42%) RHCT
9 10 (1.62%) CCNP
9 10 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.62%) RHCA
10 7 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.81%) MCSE
13 3 (0.48%) CCNA
14 2 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.10%) QA
2 13 (2.10%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.32%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 151 (24.39%) Docker
2 82 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.11%) Active Directory
4 34 (5.49%) Hyper-V
5 25 (4.04%) Oracle RAC
6 23 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.42%) vSphere
8 13 (2.10%) Ceph
9 11 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.62%) Firmware
10 10 (1.62%) Postfix
11 9 (1.45%) iptables
11 9 (1.45%) KVM
11 9 (1.45%) pfSense
12 7 (1.13%) Xen
13 6 (0.97%) Squid
14 5 (0.81%) NFS
14 5 (0.81%) vCloud
14 5 (0.81%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 247 (39.90%) Puppet
2 223 (36.03%) Ansible
3 127 (20.52%) Opscode Chef
4 121 (19.55%) Kubernetes
5 65 (10.50%) Terraform
6 42 (6.79%) Nagios
7 25 (4.04%) HAProxy
7 25 (4.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 24 (3.88%) Prometheus
9 19 (3.07%) SCCM
10 17 (2.75%) yum
11 15 (2.42%) Kibana
11 15 (2.42%) logstash
12 14 (2.26%) Graphite
13 13 (2.10%) Packer
14 12 (1.94%) Rsyslog
15 11 (1.78%) CFEngine
15 11 (1.78%) Cobbler
15 11 (1.78%) Tivoli
16 9 (1.45%) SELinux
Vendors
1 156 (25.20%) Red Hat
2 154 (24.88%) VMware
3 73 (11.79%) Oracle
4 59 (9.53%) Cisco
5 53 (8.56%) Microsoft
6 34 (5.49%) Google
7 33 (5.33%) HP
8 23 (3.72%) Juniper
9 22 (3.55%) Atlassian
10 17 (2.75%) Fortinet
11 16 (2.58%) Sun
12 15 (2.42%) Dell
13 14 (2.26%) Sybase
14 12 (1.94%) Meraki
14 12 (1.94%) SAP
15 11 (1.78%) Citrix
15 11 (1.78%) EnterpriseDB
16 10 (1.62%) CommVault
17 9 (1.45%) F5
17 9 (1.45%) WatchGuard