Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 295 352
Rank change year-on-year -18 +57 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1843 2220 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.10% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.14% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1985 1840
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +9.20%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 -20 1732 £50,000 -4.76% 141
UK excluding London +10 1035 £45,000 - 79
London -39 773 £60,000 - 66
South East -15 448 £50,000 - 34
North of England +54 254 £40,500 -4.71% 14
Yorkshire +31 134 £42,500 - 6
North West +26 111 £40,000 +6.67% 8
East of England -12 106 £50,000 +5.26% 12
South West +28 85 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Midlands +15 64 £41,500 +12.93% 7
Scotland +60 61 £32,500 - 3
East Midlands +13 32 £40,000 +11.11% 4
West Midlands +12 32 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Wales +19 17 £41,750 +11.33% 1
North East +21 9 £30,000 -33.33%
Northern Ireland -6 2 £45,000 +45.16%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Linux Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 1843 (100.00%) Linux
2 752 (40.80%) Python
3 709 (38.47%) DevOps
4 578 (31.36%) Puppet
5 573 (31.09%) Red Hat
6 518 (28.11%) Amazon AWS
7 509 (27.62%) Bash Shell
8 476 (25.83%) Windows
9 464 (25.18%) Ansible
10 449 (24.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 421 (22.84%) Perl
11 421 (22.84%) VMware
12 384 (20.84%) Opscode Chef
13 379 (20.56%) Unix
14 355 (19.26%) Finance
15 339 (18.39%) Docker
16 337 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
17 329 (17.85%) Java
18 315 (17.09%) Configuration Management
19 310 (16.82%) Jenkins
20 304 (16.49%) MySQL
21 279 (15.14%) SQL
22 276 (14.98%) Software Engineering
23 271 (14.70%) Ruby
24 265 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
25 258 (14.00%) C++
26 255 (13.84%) TCP/IP
27 251 (13.62%) CentOS
28 237 (12.86%) Git (software)
29 236 (12.81%) Apache

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
1 236 (12.81%) Apache
2 151 (8.19%) Tomcat
3 96 (5.21%) OpenStack
4 73 (3.96%) IIS
5 72 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
6 63 (3.42%) nginx
7 58 (3.15%) JBoss
8 48 (2.60%) MS Exchange
9 44 (2.39%) Confluence
10 28 (1.52%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.25%) WebLogic
12 22 (1.19%) WebSphere
13 20 (1.09%) Jetty
14 17 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
17 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
18 8 (0.43%) CloudStack
18 8 (0.43%) CMS
19 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.22%) Houdini
3 4 (0.22%) Maya
3 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.22%) NUKE
4 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) Autodesk Flame
6 1 (0.054%) Baselight
6 1 (0.054%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.054%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Magento
1 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.16%) OpenCart
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.11%) Odoo
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.054%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.054%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 518 (28.11%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (4.29%) SaaS
4 56 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 39 (2.12%) Amazon S3
7 38 (2.06%) GitHub
7 38 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 34 (1.84%) IaaS
9 28 (1.52%) PaaS
10 23 (1.25%) Office 365
11 19 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.87%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.38%) Route 53
17 4 (0.22%) Slack
18 3 (0.16%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 255 (13.84%) TCP/IP
2 173 (9.39%) Firewall
3 165 (8.95%) DNS
4 105 (5.70%) Internet
5 101 (5.48%) SAN
6 73 (3.96%) HTTP
7 68 (3.69%) VPN
8 62 (3.36%) LDAP
9 60 (3.26%) DHCP
10 52 (2.82%) VLAN
11 48 (2.60%) LAN
12 44 (2.39%) WAN
13 43 (2.33%) SSH
14 40 (2.17%) Network Security
14 40 (2.17%) SSL
15 37 (2.01%) NAS
16 35 (1.90%) IPsec
17 34 (1.84%) Kerberos
18 32 (1.74%) Wireless
19 30 (1.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (16.49%) MySQL
2 109 (5.91%) NoSQL
3 98 (5.32%) SQL Server
4 97 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 71 (3.85%) Big Data
7 58 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 42 (2.28%) Hadoop
9 32 (1.74%) Redis
10 31 (1.68%) Relational Database
11 28 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
12 26 (1.41%) MariaDB
13 23 (1.25%) Oracle Database
14 16 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.76%) Blockchain
15 14 (0.76%) HBase
15 14 (0.76%) InfluxDB
16 13 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 8 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 310 (16.82%) Jenkins
2 237 (12.86%) Git (software)
3 90 (4.88%) JIRA
4 80 (4.34%) Subversion
5 62 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 62 (3.36%) TeamCity
6 40 (2.17%) Maven
6 40 (2.17%) Vagrant
7 37 (2.01%) Selenium
8 30 (1.63%) GitLab
9 27 (1.47%) Bitbucket
10 26 (1.41%) Hudson
11 23 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 20 (1.09%) JUnit
12 20 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
13 19 (1.03%) Ant
14 16 (0.87%) Eclipse
14 16 (0.87%) GoCD
15 14 (0.76%) JMeter
16 12 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 355 (19.26%) Finance
2 133 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 121 (6.57%) Banking
4 105 (5.70%) Electronics
5 98 (5.32%) Manufacturing
6 96 (5.21%) Marketing
7 67 (3.64%) Games
8 32 (1.74%) Automotive
9 25 (1.36%) Retail
10 23 (1.25%) Legal
11 22 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.81%) Online Betting
13 13 (0.71%) Digital Economy
13 13 (0.71%) German Language
13 13 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.65%) French Language
14 12 (0.65%) Front Office
15 7 (0.38%) Advertising
15 7 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (7.54%) Web Services
2 125 (6.78%) LAMP
3 61 (3.31%) Kafka
4 50 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
5 49 (2.66%) HTML
6 36 (1.95%) Node.js
7 33 (1.79%) XML
8 32 (1.74%) .NET
8 32 (1.74%) LEMP Stack
8 32 (1.74%) Middleware
9 26 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
9 26 (1.41%) REST
9 26 (1.41%) SOAP
10 22 (1.19%) Qt
11 20 (1.09%) Spring
12 17 (0.92%) J2EE
12 17 (0.92%) RESTful
13 15 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
14 14 (0.76%) CSS
15 13 (0.71%) Qt Quick
Miscellaneous
1 148 (8.03%) Data Centre
2 122 (6.62%) Computer Science
3 93 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.69%) Device Driver
5 58 (3.15%) Clustering
6 51 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
7 41 (2.22%) Fintech
8 39 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 31 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.47%) Replication
12 24 (1.30%) iPad
13 22 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 20 (1.09%) Hedge funds
15 16 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
17 14 (0.76%) Algorithms
17 14 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
18 12 (0.65%) PKI
18 12 (0.65%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1843 (100.00%) Linux
2 476 (25.83%) Windows
3 449 (24.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 379 (20.56%) Unix
5 251 (13.62%) CentOS
6 188 (10.20%) Windows Server
7 185 (10.04%) Ubuntu
8 100 (5.43%) Debian
9 85 (4.61%) Solaris
10 80 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 71 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
12 62 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (1.68%) AIX
14 24 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 24 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (1.25%) Windows 7
16 15 (0.81%) Android
17 13 (0.71%) HPUX
17 13 (0.71%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (38.47%) DevOps
2 337 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (17.09%) Configuration Management
4 276 (14.98%) Software Engineering
5 186 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
6 175 (9.50%) Open Source
7 161 (8.74%) ITIL
8 111 (6.02%) High Availability
9 108 (5.86%) Test Automation
10 105 (5.70%) Scrum
11 99 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
12 90 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 87 (4.72%) Digital Marketing
14 79 (4.29%) OO
15 77 (4.18%) E-Commerce
15 77 (4.18%) Programme Management
16 75 (4.07%) Migration
17 70 (3.80%) Load Balancing
18 59 (3.20%) Kanban
18 59 (3.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 752 (40.80%) Python
2 509 (27.62%) Bash Shell
3 421 (22.84%) Perl
4 329 (17.85%) Java
5 279 (15.14%) SQL
6 271 (14.70%) Ruby
7 258 (14.00%) C++
8 208 (11.29%) C
9 145 (7.87%) PHP
10 138 (7.49%) PowerShell
11 118 (6.40%) Shell Script
12 55 (2.98%) Embedded C++
13 50 (2.71%) JavaScript
14 49 (2.66%) Embedded C
15 42 (2.28%) Go
16 28 (1.52%) C#
17 22 (1.19%) Scala
18 20 (1.09%) Groovy
19 18 (0.98%) Korn
20 16 (0.87%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 193 (10.47%) Degree
2 59 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.98%) RHCE
4 44 (2.39%) Security Cleared
5 37 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 31 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (1.57%) RHCSA
8 27 (1.47%) RHCA
9 23 (1.25%) CCNA
10 15 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.71%) CCNP
13 12 (0.65%) ISEB
13 12 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (0.60%) CISSP
15 9 (0.49%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.49%) LPIC
16 8 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
17 7 (0.38%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.56%) QA
2 50 (2.71%) SLA
3 21 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) GCP
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.11%) IEC 61131
7 2 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.11%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.054%) JTAG
8 1 (0.054%) MISRA
8 1 (0.054%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 339 (18.39%) Docker
2 265 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (9.33%) Active Directory
4 71 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 57 (3.09%) KVM
6 55 (2.98%) NFS
7 53 (2.88%) Xen
8 46 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (2.17%) vSphere
10 37 (2.01%) iptables
11 32 (1.74%) LXC
11 32 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
12 30 (1.63%) Firmware
13 22 (1.19%) Postfix
14 21 (1.14%) XenServer
15 20 (1.09%) Dovecot
16 17 (0.92%) XenApp
17 16 (0.87%) Varnish
18 15 (0.81%) Ceph
19 14 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 578 (31.36%) Puppet
2 464 (25.18%) Ansible
3 384 (20.84%) Opscode Chef
4 158 (8.57%) Nagios
5 134 (7.27%) Kubernetes
6 122 (6.62%) Terraform
7 44 (2.39%) Salt
7 44 (2.39%) ZABBIX
8 34 (1.84%) Red Hat Satellite
9 30 (1.63%) SELinux
10 28 (1.52%) Grafana
11 21 (1.14%) Cobbler
11 21 (1.14%) Mesos
12 20 (1.09%) HAProxy
12 20 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
13 19 (1.03%) CFEngine
13 19 (1.03%) logstash
14 18 (0.98%) rkt
15 17 (0.92%) NetBackup
15 17 (0.92%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 573 (31.09%) Red Hat
2 421 (22.84%) VMware
3 171 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 132 (7.16%) Oracle
5 120 (6.51%) Cisco
6 84 (4.56%) Splunk
7 78 (4.23%) SAP
8 64 (3.47%) NetApp
9 58 (3.15%) Citrix
10 57 (3.09%) SaltStack
11 56 (3.04%) HP
12 54 (2.93%) Juniper
13 42 (2.28%) F5
14 36 (1.95%) IBM
14 36 (1.95%) SolarWinds
15 35 (1.90%) Sun
16 34 (1.84%) Google
17 33 (1.79%) EMC
18 32 (1.74%) Atlassian
18 32 (1.74%) Palo Alto
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Full Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + 25% bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £75000 - £120000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + exceptional bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £31,000 to £45,000 per annum DoE (+ v strong Benefits)
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000+ base, bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing training & progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing training & progression
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 72000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £74,999 per annum £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago