Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 363 298
Rank change year-on-year -80 -65 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 362 694 1,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.53% 0.82% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.85% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 298 602 972
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 65,975 81,591 99,020
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.43% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 52,655 64,751 81,119
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,505 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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
South East +19 162 £52,500 -2.78% 38
North of England -45 76 £57,500 +4.55% 22
East of England +2 45 £50,000 - 21
South West -40 42 £52,000 +15.56% 18
North West -27 37 £57,500 +2.22% 8
Yorkshire -5 33 £56,250 +12.50% 12
Midlands +18 19 £60,000 +36.36% 10
Wales -7 14 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Midlands +26 10 £60,000 +60.00% 4
Scotland +4 10 £42,500 -11.46% 4
East Midlands +16 9 £50,000 - 6
North East +12 6 £72,312 +20.52% 2
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 UK excluding London region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 362 (100.00%) Linux
2 139 (38.40%) Python
3 126 (34.81%) Windows
4 122 (33.70%) Bash Shell
5 118 (32.60%) DevOps
6 103 (28.45%) Ansible
7 95 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (24.59%) AWS
9 87 (24.03%) Docker
10 83 (22.93%) Puppet
11 79 (21.82%) Software Engineering
12 75 (20.72%) C++
13 73 (20.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 72 (19.89%) Problem-Solving
14 72 (19.89%) Red Hat
15 67 (18.51%) Degree
16 65 (17.96%) Azure
17 64 (17.68%) Kubernetes
18 63 (17.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 61 (16.85%) VMware
20 60 (16.57%) Configuration Management
21 57 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
22 53 (14.64%) Java
23 52 (14.36%) Unix
24 49 (13.54%) Ruby
25 48 (13.26%) C
25 48 (13.26%) Terraform
26 47 (12.98%) SQL
27 46 (12.71%) Computer Science
28 45 (12.43%) Firewall

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 28 (7.73%) Apache
2 12 (3.31%) OpenStack
2 12 (3.31%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.76%) nginx
4 9 (2.49%) IIS
5 6 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.38%) CICS
6 5 (1.38%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.10%) Confluence
7 4 (1.10%) JBoss
7 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.10%) WildFly
8 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.83%) Drupal
8 3 (0.83%) SAS
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (3.59%) MS Visio
1 13 (3.59%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.28%) Avid Media Composer
2 1 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 89 (24.59%) AWS
2 65 (17.96%) Azure
3 18 (4.97%) OpenShift
4 13 (3.59%) GCP
4 13 (3.59%) SaaS
5 12 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.31%) GitHub
6 11 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.49%) IaaS
7 9 (2.49%) PaaS
7 9 (2.49%) Serverless
8 8 (2.21%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.10%) Office 365
12 3 (0.83%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.83%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (12.43%) Firewall
2 31 (8.56%) TCP/IP
3 26 (7.18%) DNS
4 16 (4.42%) Internet
5 15 (4.14%) VPN
6 13 (3.59%) WAN
7 12 (3.31%) LAN
8 10 (2.76%) HTTP
9 8 (2.21%) DHCP
9 8 (2.21%) SSL
10 6 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.66%) Wireless
11 5 (1.38%) Network Security
12 4 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.10%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 4 (1.10%) SSH
13 3 (0.83%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.83%) SAN
13 3 (0.83%) SMTP
14 2 (0.55%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.88%) MySQL
2 17 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.21%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.21%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.93%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.38%) DB2
5 5 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.38%) MariaDB
5 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.10%) Big Data
6 4 (1.10%) Redis
7 3 (0.83%) InfluxDB
7 3 (0.83%) SAS EBI
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (11.88%) Git (software)
1 43 (11.88%) Jenkins
2 23 (6.35%) JIRA
3 11 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (2.76%) Subversion
5 8 (2.21%) GitLab
6 7 (1.93%) Selenium
7 6 (1.66%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.38%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.38%) JMeter
8 5 (1.38%) JUnit
8 5 (1.38%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.38%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.55%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.55%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.55%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.55%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.28%) Ant
General
1 37 (10.22%) Finance
2 18 (4.97%) Public Sector
3 6 (1.66%) Banking
3 6 (1.66%) Retail
3 6 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.10%) Electronics
4 4 (1.10%) Law
4 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.83%) Games
5 3 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.28%) Automotive
6 1 (0.28%) Avionics
6 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.25%) AngularJS
2 18 (4.97%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (3.04%) LAMP
5 10 (2.76%) LDAP
5 10 (2.76%) Web Services
6 7 (1.93%) Node.js
7 6 (1.66%) Middleware
8 5 (1.38%) REST
8 5 (1.38%) Spring
8 5 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.10%) Akka
9 4 (1.10%) OpenJDK
10 3 (0.83%) .NET
10 3 (0.83%) Lambda Expressions
10 3 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.83%) React
10 3 (0.83%) XML
10 3 (0.83%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.08%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (4.97%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.76%) Mainframe
4 10 (2.76%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.21%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.66%) User Experience
7 6 (1.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (1.38%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.38%) Clustering
8 5 (1.38%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (1.10%) Derivative
9 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.10%) PKI
10 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 362 (100.00%) Linux
2 126 (34.81%) Windows
3 63 (17.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (14.36%) Unix
5 40 (11.05%) CentOS
6 34 (9.39%) Embedded Linux
7 29 (8.01%) Windows Server
8 21 (5.80%) Debian
9 17 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (3.59%) Ubuntu
11 12 (3.31%) Solaris
12 10 (2.76%) Mac OS
13 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.38%) AIX
14 5 (1.38%) HPUX
14 5 (1.38%) SUSE
15 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.83%) VMS
16 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (32.60%) DevOps
2 95 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (21.82%) Software Engineering
4 73 (20.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 72 (19.89%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (16.57%) Configuration Management
7 46 (12.71%) Computer Science
8 44 (12.15%) Open Source
9 42 (11.60%) Scrum
10 38 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (9.67%) Change Management
12 27 (7.46%) ITIL
13 20 (5.52%) Infrastructure as Code
14 19 (5.25%) Analytics
15 18 (4.97%) Mentoring
15 18 (4.97%) TDD
16 17 (4.70%) Decision-Making
16 17 (4.70%) Deployment Automation
16 17 (4.70%) Unit Testing
17 15 (4.14%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (38.40%) Python
2 122 (33.70%) Bash Shell
3 75 (20.72%) C++
4 53 (14.64%) Java
5 49 (13.54%) Ruby
6 48 (13.26%) C
7 47 (12.98%) SQL
8 36 (9.94%) PowerShell
9 32 (8.84%) Go
10 30 (8.29%) C#
10 30 (8.29%) Perl
11 26 (7.18%) JavaScript
12 22 (6.08%) Shell Script
13 18 (4.97%) PHP
14 11 (3.04%) KiXtart
15 7 (1.93%) Assembly Language
15 7 (1.93%) COBOL
16 6 (1.66%) PL/1
17 5 (1.38%) Objective-C
17 5 (1.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (18.51%) Degree
2 39 (10.77%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.14%) RHCE
5 7 (1.93%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.66%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.38%) ISEB
7 5 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.38%) PMP
8 3 (0.83%) CCNA
8 3 (0.83%) HND
8 3 (0.83%) LFCE
8 3 (0.83%) LFCS
8 3 (0.83%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (0.83%) MCSA
8 3 (0.83%) MCSE
8 3 (0.83%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.83%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.87%) QA
2 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 87 (24.03%) Docker
2 27 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.08%) Active Directory
4 15 (4.14%) vSphere
5 13 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.76%) KVM
7 7 (1.93%) iptables
8 6 (1.66%) NFS
8 6 (1.66%) vCloud
8 6 (1.66%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.38%) ACF2
9 5 (1.38%) Ceph
9 5 (1.38%) Firmware
9 5 (1.38%) GPFS
9 5 (1.38%) oVirt
9 5 (1.38%) RACF
9 5 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 103 (28.45%) Ansible
2 83 (22.93%) Puppet
3 64 (17.68%) Kubernetes
4 57 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (13.26%) Terraform
6 17 (4.70%) Red Hat Satellite
7 15 (4.14%) Grafana
8 14 (3.87%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (3.31%) Nagios
10 11 (3.04%) Cobbler
10 11 (3.04%) SCOM
10 11 (3.04%) Tivoli
11 9 (2.49%) Prometheus
12 8 (2.21%) Salt
13 7 (1.93%) Rsyslog
13 7 (1.93%) systemd
14 6 (1.66%) HAProxy
15 5 (1.38%) Graphite
15 5 (1.38%) Packer
15 5 (1.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (19.89%) Red Hat
2 61 (16.85%) VMware
3 31 (8.56%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.91%) Oracle
5 21 (5.80%) Cisco
5 21 (5.80%) HP
6 14 (3.87%) McAfee
7 11 (3.04%) EnterpriseDB
7 11 (3.04%) LogRhythm
8 10 (2.76%) IBM
9 7 (1.93%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.93%) Google
10 6 (1.66%) Juniper
11 5 (1.38%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.38%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.38%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.38%) Splunk
12 4 (1.10%) Sun
13 3 (0.83%) Symantec
13 3 (0.83%) Veritas