Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 426 368 340
Rank change year-on-year -58 -28 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 921 1,417 1,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.86% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.90% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 785 1,243 1,487
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 130,848 158,073 167,410
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,432 127,374 134,035
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 October 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
England -64 855 £57,500 +4.55% 181
UK excluding London -50 522 £50,000 - 122
London -53 380 £67,500 +3.85% 63
South East -19 148 £47,500 -5.00% 33
North of England -49 116 £50,000 +11.11% 25
East of England +37 89 £55,000 -4.35% 39
South West -13 75 £51,500 +14.44% 14
North West +10 66 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Midlands +62 47 £43,000 -7.03% 7
West Midlands +60 37 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire -52 37 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Wales +23 24 £41,000 -3.53% 3
Scotland +20 19 £45,000 -6.25% 1
North East +20 13 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +17 10 £47,500 -11.63% 3
Northern Ireland -8 4 £70,000 +27.27%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 921 (100.00%) Linux
2 453 (49.19%) Python
3 411 (44.63%) DevOps
4 361 (39.20%) Ansible
5 342 (37.13%) AWS
6 310 (33.66%) Puppet
7 284 (30.84%) Bash Shell
8 283 (30.73%) Docker
9 219 (23.78%) Windows
10 210 (22.80%) Red Hat
11 203 (22.04%) Kubernetes
12 193 (20.96%) Unix
13 180 (19.54%) Opscode Chef
14 174 (18.89%) Azure
14 174 (18.89%) CentOS
15 172 (18.68%) VMware
16 167 (18.13%) Terraform
17 163 (17.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 155 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 154 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
20 144 (15.64%) Configuration Management
21 142 (15.42%) Finance
22 137 (14.88%) Software Engineering
23 131 (14.22%) Java
24 126 (13.68%) TCP/IP
25 124 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
26 123 (13.36%) Perl
27 122 (13.25%) SQL
28 120 (13.03%) Ruby
29 116 (12.60%) DNS

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 77 (8.36%) Tomcat
2 73 (7.93%) Apache
3 49 (5.32%) nginx
4 42 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (3.80%) JBoss
6 30 (3.26%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.41%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.19%) IIS
8 11 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.98%) Confluence
10 7 (0.76%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.76%) CloudStack
11 6 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.65%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.43%) WordPress
13 3 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.33%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.33%) Drupal
14 1 (0.11%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (1.09%) MS Visio
1 10 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.33%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Summit
2 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 342 (37.13%) AWS
2 174 (18.89%) Azure
3 98 (10.64%) GCP
4 82 (8.90%) SaaS
5 41 (4.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 41 (4.45%) IaaS
6 37 (4.02%) OpenShift
7 27 (2.93%) PaaS
8 23 (2.50%) Office 365
9 18 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.85%) Datadog
11 16 (1.74%) Amazon S3
11 16 (1.74%) DigitalOcean
11 16 (1.74%) GitHub
12 13 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.19%) Serverless
14 9 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.65%) Heroku
17 5 (0.54%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 126 (13.68%) TCP/IP
2 116 (12.60%) DNS
3 82 (8.90%) Firewall
4 67 (7.27%) DHCP
5 53 (5.75%) SAN
6 52 (5.65%) VPN
7 33 (3.58%) HTTP
8 27 (2.93%) SSL
9 20 (2.17%) LAN
10 18 (1.95%) WAN
11 16 (1.74%) DMZ
11 16 (1.74%) VLAN
12 15 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (1.41%) Wireless
14 11 (1.19%) FTP
14 11 (1.19%) SNMP
15 10 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.98%) Internet
16 9 (0.98%) SMTP
16 9 (0.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (12.38%) MySQL
2 67 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
3 40 (4.34%) SQL Server
4 34 (3.69%) Big Data
5 32 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 31 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.93%) RDBMS
8 22 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.17%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.63%) MariaDB
11 12 (1.30%) Redis
12 9 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.76%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.54%) RethinkDB
17 3 (0.33%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 109 (11.83%) Jenkins
2 105 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 30 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 27 (2.93%) JIRA
5 24 (2.61%) GitLab
6 19 (2.06%) Subversion
7 17 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.41%) Travis CI
9 11 (1.19%) Maven
10 9 (0.98%) Ant
10 9 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.87%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.65%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.65%) Codeship
12 6 (0.65%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.43%) Gradle
14 4 (0.43%) Hudson
15 3 (0.33%) Android Studio
16 2 (0.22%) CMake
General
1 142 (15.42%) Finance
2 39 (4.23%) Retail
3 34 (3.69%) Electronics
3 34 (3.69%) Public Sector
4 30 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.04%) Games
6 21 (2.28%) Banking
7 13 (1.41%) Marketing
8 11 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.09%) Automotive
10 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.43%) Law
10 4 (0.43%) Military
10 4 (0.43%) Publishing
11 3 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.97%) Elastic Stack
2 32 (3.47%) LAMP
3 29 (3.15%) LDAP
4 25 (2.71%) Kafka
4 25 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
6 22 (2.39%) Node.js
7 21 (2.28%) .NET
8 19 (2.06%) LAPP Stack
9 18 (1.95%) Web Services
10 16 (1.74%) AngularJS
10 16 (1.74%) React
10 16 (1.74%) React Native
11 9 (0.98%) Sensu
11 9 (0.98%) Vulkan
12 7 (0.76%) Middleware
13 6 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (0.65%) Qt
13 6 (0.65%) REST
14 5 (0.54%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (5.97%) Linux Command Line
2 54 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (4.56%) Public Cloud
6 33 (3.58%) Algorithms
7 32 (3.47%) Private Cloud
8 29 (3.15%) Clustering
9 24 (2.61%) PKI
10 22 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (2.06%) Replication
12 18 (1.95%) Management Information System
13 17 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (1.74%) Video\Live Streaming
15 13 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 12 (1.30%) Device Driver
17 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 921 (100.00%) Linux
2 219 (23.78%) Windows
3 193 (20.96%) Unix
4 174 (18.89%) CentOS
5 163 (17.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 99 (10.75%) Ubuntu
7 80 (8.69%) Windows Server
8 55 (5.97%) Debian
9 49 (5.32%) Solaris
10 23 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
11 21 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (1.85%) Windows 10
13 13 (1.41%) Android
13 13 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (1.30%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.98%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.76%) Fedora
16 7 (0.76%) SUSE
17 6 (0.65%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (44.63%) DevOps
2 155 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 154 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (15.64%) Configuration Management
5 137 (14.88%) Software Engineering
6 124 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 100 (10.86%) Open Source
8 89 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
9 67 (7.27%) ITIL
10 65 (7.06%) Computer Science
11 52 (5.65%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 50 (5.43%) Artificial Intelligence
12 50 (5.43%) High Availability
13 48 (5.21%) Fintech
14 45 (4.89%) Microservices
15 44 (4.78%) Task Automation
15 44 (4.78%) Test Automation
16 43 (4.67%) Infrastructure as Code
17 41 (4.45%) Machine Learning
18 39 (4.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 453 (49.19%) Python
2 284 (30.84%) Bash Shell
3 131 (14.22%) Java
4 123 (13.36%) Perl
5 122 (13.25%) SQL
6 120 (13.03%) Ruby
7 101 (10.97%) C++
8 75 (8.14%) C
9 69 (7.49%) PowerShell
10 67 (7.27%) Shell Script
11 45 (4.89%) PHP
12 44 (4.78%) Go
13 41 (4.45%) JavaScript
14 23 (2.50%) C#
15 19 (2.06%) PHP 5
15 19 (2.06%) PHP 7
16 16 (1.74%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.98%) MATLAB
18 7 (0.76%) Scala
19 6 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 97 (10.53%) Degree
2 82 (8.90%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.71%) RHCE
6 18 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.85%) MCP
8 15 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.41%) MCSA
10 12 (1.30%) CCNP
10 12 (1.30%) LPIC
11 10 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.98%) MCSE
12 9 (0.98%) RHCA
13 8 (0.87%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.87%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.76%) CCNA
15 6 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
16 5 (0.54%) RHCT
17 3 (0.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.78%) SLA
2 25 (2.71%) QA
3 12 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 283 (30.73%) Docker
2 92 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (8.79%) Active Directory
4 35 (3.80%) NFS
4 35 (3.80%) vSphere
5 30 (3.26%) Firmware
6 22 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
6 22 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.28%) Hyper-V
8 17 (1.85%) KVM
9 14 (1.52%) Ceph
10 12 (1.30%) VMware NSX
10 12 (1.30%) Xen
11 11 (1.19%) vCloud
12 8 (0.87%) pfSense
13 7 (0.76%) Samba
14 6 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.54%) Postfix
15 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 361 (39.20%) Ansible
2 310 (33.66%) Puppet
3 203 (22.04%) Kubernetes
4 180 (19.54%) Opscode Chef
5 167 (18.13%) Terraform
6 43 (4.67%) Nagios
7 38 (4.13%) Prometheus
8 30 (3.26%) Packer
9 24 (2.61%) HAProxy
10 21 (2.28%) Grafana
11 20 (2.17%) Graphite
11 20 (2.17%) Salt
12 19 (2.06%) Red Hat Satellite
13 17 (1.85%) yum
14 14 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 14 (1.52%) Tivoli
15 11 (1.19%) Consul
15 11 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (1.19%) SCCM
16 10 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 210 (22.80%) Red Hat
2 172 (18.68%) VMware
3 97 (10.53%) Oracle
4 89 (9.66%) Microsoft
5 68 (7.38%) Cisco
6 39 (4.23%) Google
7 37 (4.02%) HP
8 24 (2.61%) Sun
9 19 (2.06%) Atlassian
9 19 (2.06%) Splunk
10 18 (1.95%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.85%) Juniper
12 16 (1.74%) Dell
12 16 (1.74%) NetApp
13 14 (1.52%) 3PAR
13 14 (1.52%) Meraki
14 13 (1.41%) EMC
15 12 (1.30%) F5
15 12 (1.30%) Fortinet
15 12 (1.30%) SaltStack