Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 530 368
Rank change year-on-year +110 -162 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 538 515 1,290
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.45% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.48% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 449 432 1,169
10th Percentile £33,700 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% - +11.65%
75th Percentile £72,000 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +8.70%

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 77,171 108,316 142,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 95.36% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60,815 87,918 115,276
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,529 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Engineer.

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Engineer over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 17 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 11 April 2021. 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 +119 509 £50,000 -13.04% 133
UK excluding London +109 327 £45,000 -10.00% 76
London +123 183 £67,500 - 57
Work from Home -34 114 £59,500 +16.10% 52
North of England +55 94 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Midlands +74 65 £47,500 +2.70% 10
North West +66 61 £55,000 -4.35% 8
South West +17 59 £45,000 +11.11% 17
South East +8 57 £45,000 -18.18% 12
East of England +67 44 £46,250 -7.50% 26
West Midlands +54 33 £42,500 -15.00% 6
East Midlands +39 32 £47,500 +2.70% 4
Yorkshire -3 17 £45,250 -17.73% 3
North East +23 16 £29,000 -59.90%
Scotland +6 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -
Wales +23 1 £37,500 +16.28%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 538 (100.00%) Linux
2 244 (45.35%) Python
3 203 (37.73%) AWS
4 198 (36.80%) DevOps
5 163 (30.30%) Windows
6 157 (29.18%) Ansible
7 141 (26.21%) Red Hat
8 139 (25.84%) VMware
9 137 (25.46%) Docker
9 137 (25.46%) Bash Shell
10 123 (22.86%) Azure
11 113 (21.00%) CentOS
12 110 (20.45%) Software Engineering
13 107 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
14 105 (19.52%) Java
14 105 (19.52%) Puppet
15 103 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
16 102 (18.96%) Git (software)
17 97 (18.03%) Unix
18 90 (16.73%) PowerShell
19 89 (16.54%) Kubernetes
20 88 (16.36%) Configuration Management
21 86 (15.99%) Microsoft
22 82 (15.24%) C++
23 80 (14.87%) Finance
24 78 (14.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 77 (14.31%) Firewall
25 77 (14.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 76 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
27 71 (13.20%) Terraform

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 42 (7.81%) Confluence
2 39 (7.25%) Apache
3 18 (3.35%) IIS
4 14 (2.60%) nginx
5 12 (2.23%) Apache Solr
5 12 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.49%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.30%) GlassFish
8 7 (1.30%) WordPress
9 5 (0.93%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.37%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.19%) JBoss
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 203 (37.73%) AWS
2 123 (22.86%) Azure
3 33 (6.13%) GCP
4 25 (4.65%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (2.60%) SaaS
8 13 (2.42%) Amazon S3
9 12 (2.23%) GitHub
9 12 (2.23%) Serverless
10 11 (2.04%) IaaS
11 9 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (1.30%) PaaS
13 7 (1.30%) Route 53
14 6 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (1.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 77 (14.31%) Firewall
2 50 (9.29%) VPN
3 45 (8.36%) TCP/IP
4 43 (7.99%) DNS
5 34 (6.32%) VLAN
6 29 (5.39%) IPv4
7 27 (5.02%) OSPF
8 26 (4.83%) DHCP
9 22 (4.09%) SAN
10 21 (3.90%) Internet
11 17 (3.16%) Wireless
12 16 (2.97%) HTTP
13 14 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (2.42%) LAN
15 12 (2.23%) Bluetooth
15 12 (2.23%) WAN
16 10 (1.86%) SSH
17 9 (1.67%) FTP
17 9 (1.67%) ZigBee
18 8 (1.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (6.13%) MySQL
3 32 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 31 (5.76%) Big Data
5 15 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (2.79%) Redis
6 13 (2.42%) Hadoop
6 13 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.23%) MariaDB
8 10 (1.86%) Blockchain
9 6 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.12%) Apache Accumulo
9 6 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (0.74%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.74%) DB2
11 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.37%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 102 (18.96%) Git (software)
2 65 (12.08%) Jenkins
3 51 (9.48%) JIRA
4 39 (7.25%) Subversion
5 13 (2.42%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.30%) GitLab
8 7 (1.30%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.93%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.37%) Chocolatey
11 2 (0.37%) Maven
11 2 (0.37%) Selenium
12 1 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (0.19%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (14.87%) Finance
2 37 (6.88%) Banking
3 29 (5.39%) Law
4 15 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.60%) Marketing
6 13 (2.42%) Electronics
7 12 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.04%) Games
8 11 (2.04%) Public Sector
8 11 (2.04%) Publishing
9 5 (0.93%) Front Office
10 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.74%) Legal
10 4 (0.74%) Retail
11 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.74%) Web Services
2 18 (3.35%) .NET
3 17 (3.16%) Kafka
4 16 (2.97%) YAML
5 14 (2.60%) LDAP
6 13 (2.42%) LAMP
7 12 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (2.23%) LAPP Stack
8 10 (1.86%) Yocto
9 8 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (1.12%) Apache NiFi
10 6 (1.12%) Node.js
10 6 (1.12%) Velocity
11 4 (0.74%) HTML
12 3 (0.56%) CSS
12 3 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.37%) PHP-FPM
13 2 (0.37%) REST
13 2 (0.37%) Sensu
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.32%) Public Cloud
2 33 (6.13%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.02%) Linux Command Line
5 26 (4.83%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.23%) Clustering
8 12 (2.23%) Device Driver
9 11 (2.04%) Replication
10 8 (1.49%) Internet of Things
11 7 (1.30%) NHS
12 6 (1.12%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.12%) Smart Home
13 5 (0.93%) Equities
13 5 (0.93%) Home Automation
13 5 (0.93%) PKI
13 5 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 538 (100.00%) Linux
2 163 (30.30%) Windows
3 113 (21.00%) CentOS
4 97 (18.03%) Unix
5 77 (14.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (12.08%) Ubuntu
7 31 (5.76%) Windows Server
8 26 (4.83%) Debian
8 26 (4.83%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (2.97%) Fedora
10 14 (2.60%) Mac OS
11 10 (1.86%) CoreOS
11 10 (1.86%) zOS
12 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.12%) AIX
14 4 (0.74%) Android
14 4 (0.74%) FreeRTOS
14 4 (0.74%) SUSE
14 4 (0.74%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (36.80%) DevOps
2 110 (20.45%) Software Engineering
3 107 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (16.36%) Configuration Management
5 78 (14.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 76 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (11.15%) Machine Learning
7 60 (11.15%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 60 (11.15%) Software Testing
8 52 (9.67%) Infrastructure as Code
9 49 (9.11%) Artificial Intelligence
10 44 (8.18%) Computer Science
10 44 (8.18%) Task Automation
11 40 (7.43%) ITIL
12 39 (7.25%) Open Source
13 37 (6.88%) Test Automation
14 34 (6.32%) Fintech
14 34 (6.32%) Scrum
15 32 (5.95%) Data Science
16 29 (5.39%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 244 (45.35%) Python
2 137 (25.46%) Bash Shell
3 105 (19.52%) Java
4 90 (16.73%) PowerShell
5 82 (15.24%) C++
6 65 (12.08%) C
7 59 (10.97%) SQL
8 51 (9.48%) Shell Script
9 41 (7.62%) Perl
10 28 (5.20%) PHP
11 19 (3.53%) Embedded C++
11 19 (3.53%) Ruby
12 15 (2.79%) Embedded C
13 13 (2.42%) Go
14 12 (2.23%) JavaScript
15 10 (1.86%) Clojure
16 6 (1.12%) C#
17 4 (0.74%) Groovy
18 1 (0.19%) Erlang
18 1 (0.19%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 66 (12.27%) Degree
2 33 (6.13%) RHCE
3 30 (5.58%) Security Cleared
4 26 (4.83%) GIAC
5 20 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.67%) CCNA
6 9 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.74%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.74%) PhD
9 3 (0.56%) CCNP
9 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) CISSP
10 2 (0.37%) ISEB
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.37%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.51%) QA
2 6 (1.12%) OpenSCAP
3 5 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.93%) EMIR
3 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.93%) MiFID
4 4 (0.74%) GDPR
4 4 (0.74%) SLA
5 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 137 (25.46%) Docker
2 103 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.62%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (7.25%) Active Directory
5 24 (4.46%) Firmware
6 22 (4.09%) Hyper-V
7 13 (2.42%) KVM
8 11 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.67%) Xen
10 7 (1.30%) Samba
11 6 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.93%) oVirt
12 5 (0.93%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 4 (0.74%) Ceph
14 3 (0.56%) Btrfs
14 3 (0.56%) DRBD
14 3 (0.56%) NFS
14 3 (0.56%) vCloud
14 3 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 157 (29.18%) Ansible
2 105 (19.52%) Puppet
3 89 (16.54%) Kubernetes
4 71 (13.20%) Terraform
5 34 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (4.46%) Red Hat Satellite
7 19 (3.53%) HAProxy
8 18 (3.35%) Nagios
9 15 (2.79%) Prometheus
10 13 (2.42%) ZABBIX
11 10 (1.86%) Icinga
12 9 (1.67%) Grafana
13 8 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
14 7 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
15 6 (1.12%) CSIRT
15 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
15 6 (1.12%) Nessus
15 6 (1.12%) Packer
15 6 (1.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 5 (0.93%) Observium
Vendors
1 141 (26.21%) Red Hat
2 139 (25.84%) VMware
3 86 (15.99%) Microsoft
4 47 (8.74%) Oracle
5 31 (5.76%) Google
6 30 (5.58%) Cisco
7 19 (3.53%) Splunk
8 16 (2.97%) IBM
9 10 (1.86%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.67%) TOWER Software
11 8 (1.49%) Dell
11 8 (1.49%) HP
12 6 (1.12%) Aruba
12 6 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (1.12%) EMC
12 6 (1.12%) Juniper
13 5 (0.93%) NetApp
13 5 (0.93%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.93%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.93%) SonicWALL