Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 332 299
Rank change year-on-year -27 -33 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,413 1,729 2,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.99% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.03% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,238 1,496 1,944
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%

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 158,047 167,700 184,728
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,340 134,271 154,809
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -29 1,329 £55,000 +4.76% 200
UK excluding London -58 725 £50,000 +8.70% 134
London +14 650 £65,000 +8.33% 74
South East -116 215 £50,000 - 39
North of England +9 212 £45,000 +3.45% 37
East of England +10 115 £57,500 +4.55% 19
South West +4 107 £45,000 - 24
Yorkshire -5 102 £45,000 +18.42% 14
North West +20 96 £47,500 - 20
Midlands -27 31 £46,250 +25.00% 7
Scotland -49 23 £48,000 +28.00% 7
Wales +4 20 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Midlands +8 16 £42,500 +41.67% 4
East Midlands -29 15 £55,000 +74.60% 3
North East 0 14 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £55,000 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 1,413 (100.00%) Linux
2 699 (49.47%) DevOps
3 644 (45.58%) Python
4 541 (38.29%) Puppet
5 531 (37.58%) Amazon AWS
6 478 (33.83%) Bash Shell
7 456 (32.27%) Ansible
8 395 (27.95%) Red Hat
9 350 (24.77%) Docker
10 326 (23.07%) Windows
11 315 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
12 309 (21.87%) VMware
13 306 (21.66%) Unix
14 295 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
15 288 (20.38%) Finance
16 285 (20.17%) Configuration Management
17 274 (19.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 258 (18.26%) Perl
19 255 (18.05%) Ruby
20 252 (17.83%) Jenkins
21 240 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
22 238 (16.84%) Java
23 222 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 198 (14.01%) Apache
25 197 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
26 194 (13.73%) CentOS
26 194 (13.73%) Kubernetes
26 194 (13.73%) MySQL
27 192 (13.59%) SQL
28 188 (13.31%) Software Engineering

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
1 198 (14.01%) Apache
2 111 (7.86%) Tomcat
3 81 (5.73%) OpenStack
4 60 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
5 49 (3.47%) nginx
6 44 (3.11%) JBoss
7 40 (2.83%) IIS
8 26 (1.84%) Confluence
9 25 (1.77%) Apache Spark
10 22 (1.56%) SharePoint
11 20 (1.42%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.13%) CloudStack
13 14 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.92%) Skype for Business
15 12 (0.85%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.85%) WildFly
16 9 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 7 (0.50%) MS Exchange
18 5 (0.35%) Apache Pig
19 4 (0.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (0.42%) Magento
3 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.071%) Eikon
4 1 (0.071%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.071%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 531 (37.58%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (4.60%) SaaS
4 63 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
5 60 (4.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 51 (3.61%) Amazon S3
7 46 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (2.76%) PaaS
9 35 (2.48%) Office 365
10 30 (2.12%) Serverless
11 27 (1.91%) GitHub
12 22 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (1.49%) Route 53
14 20 (1.42%) OpenShift
15 16 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (1.13%) IaaS
16 14 (0.99%) Datadog
17 12 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 10 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 128 (9.06%) Firewall
2 112 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 96 (6.79%) DNS
4 61 (4.32%) SAN
5 57 (4.03%) Internet
6 39 (2.76%) DHCP
7 38 (2.69%) SSL
8 35 (2.48%) LAN
9 34 (2.41%) Network Security
10 33 (2.34%) HTTP
11 30 (2.12%) BGP
12 28 (1.98%) SSH
12 28 (1.98%) VPN
13 27 (1.91%) SNMP
14 24 (1.70%) WAN
15 22 (1.56%) NAS
16 21 (1.49%) OSPF
17 20 (1.42%) VoIP
18 17 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
18 17 (1.20%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (13.73%) MySQL
2 104 (7.36%) MongoDB
3 80 (5.66%) Big Data
4 73 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 62 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (4.03%) SQL Server
7 50 (3.54%) Amazon RDS
8 37 (2.62%) Relational Database
9 32 (2.26%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (1.77%) Blockchain
12 18 (1.27%) Redis
13 14 (0.99%) MariaDB
14 12 (0.85%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.78%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.78%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.71%) HBase
17 7 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
18 6 (0.42%) Impala
Development Applications
1 252 (17.83%) Jenkins
2 187 (13.23%) Git (software)
3 91 (6.44%) JIRA
4 68 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 45 (3.18%) Subversion
6 34 (2.41%) TeamCity
7 27 (1.91%) Vagrant
8 23 (1.63%) GitLab
8 23 (1.63%) Hudson
8 23 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (1.49%) Redmine
10 20 (1.42%) Maven
10 20 (1.42%) MSBuild
11 15 (1.06%) CircleCI
12 13 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (0.78%) Selenium
15 9 (0.64%) Travis CI
16 8 (0.57%) Bitbucket
17 5 (0.35%) Cucumber
General
1 288 (20.38%) Finance
2 67 (4.74%) Banking
3 61 (4.32%) Retail
4 49 (3.47%) Games
4 49 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.18%) Electronics
6 26 (1.84%) Marketing
7 21 (1.49%) Automotive
8 19 (1.34%) Advertising
9 17 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.57%) Law
13 5 (0.35%) Military
14 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.28%) Front Office
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 3 (0.21%) Publishing
16 1 (0.071%) Legal
16 1 (0.071%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (6.65%) LAMP
2 93 (6.58%) Web Services
3 56 (3.96%) Middleware
4 39 (2.76%) LDAP
5 38 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (1.98%) .NET
7 23 (1.63%) Kafka
8 22 (1.56%) Node.js
9 21 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
10 20 (1.42%) React
11 18 (1.27%) XML
12 17 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
13 15 (1.06%) HTML
13 15 (1.06%) JSON
13 15 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
14 14 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (0.99%) AngularJS
14 14 (0.99%) Jinja
14 14 (0.99%) Qt
15 12 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.78%) Computer Science
2 80 (5.66%) Fintech
3 66 (4.67%) Linux Command Line
4 48 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 44 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (2.76%) Hedge funds
7 33 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.34%) Private Cloud
8 22 (1.56%) Clustering
8 22 (1.56%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.42%) Device Driver
11 18 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 17 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
13 16 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.92%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1,413 (100.00%) Linux
2 326 (23.07%) Windows
3 306 (21.66%) Unix
4 274 (19.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 194 (13.73%) CentOS
6 145 (10.26%) Ubuntu
7 88 (6.23%) Windows Server
8 50 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
9 41 (2.90%) Debian
10 39 (2.76%) Solaris
11 38 (2.69%) Fedora
12 29 (2.05%) SUSE
13 28 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (1.49%) DC/OS
15 17 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.78%) AIX
17 8 (0.57%) Android
17 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.42%) FreeBSD
18 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (49.47%) DevOps
2 295 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (20.17%) Configuration Management
4 222 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 197 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
6 188 (13.31%) Software Engineering
7 164 (11.61%) Open Source
8 161 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
9 120 (8.49%) Deployment Automation
10 105 (7.43%) Test Automation
11 88 (6.23%) ITIL
12 79 (5.59%) Scrum
13 78 (5.52%) High Availability
14 71 (5.02%) Continuous Delivery
15 68 (4.81%) Load Balancing
16 64 (4.53%) E-Commerce
17 63 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
18 60 (4.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
19 56 (3.96%) Artificial Intelligence
20 52 (3.68%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 644 (45.58%) Python
2 478 (33.83%) Bash Shell
3 258 (18.26%) Perl
4 255 (18.05%) Ruby
5 238 (16.84%) Java
6 192 (13.59%) SQL
7 155 (10.97%) C++
8 126 (8.92%) C
9 124 (8.78%) PHP
9 124 (8.78%) Shell Script
10 103 (7.29%) PowerShell
11 61 (4.32%) JavaScript
12 57 (4.03%) Korn
13 44 (3.11%) C#
14 37 (2.62%) Bourne shell
15 35 (2.48%) Embedded C
16 31 (2.19%) Go
17 18 (1.27%) Embedded C++
18 17 (1.20%) Groovy
19 15 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (13.02%) Degree
2 86 (6.09%) RHCE
3 49 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 47 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 45 (3.18%) RHCA
6 44 (3.11%) AWS Certification
7 38 (2.69%) RHCSA
8 34 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (2.26%) CCNA
10 25 (1.77%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.77%) Numerate Degree
11 24 (1.70%) CISSP
11 24 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.34%) SSCP
14 18 (1.27%) MCSE
15 16 (1.13%) Linux+ Certification
15 16 (1.13%) SANS
16 15 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
16 15 (1.06%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.47%) QA
2 11 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.57%) SLA
5 5 (0.35%) GDPR
6 4 (0.28%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.28%) MISRA
6 4 (0.28%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) ECSS
8 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.071%) JTAG
System Software
1 350 (24.77%) Docker
2 169 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
4 91 (6.44%) Active Directory
5 38 (2.69%) NFS
6 37 (2.62%) vSphere
7 34 (2.41%) Hyper-V
8 24 (1.70%) KVM
8 24 (1.70%) Xen
9 23 (1.63%) iptables
10 20 (1.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 20 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (1.34%) Samba
12 16 (1.13%) VMware NSX
13 15 (1.06%) XenServer
14 11 (0.78%) LXC
15 9 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.64%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.57%) Corosync
17 7 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 541 (38.29%) Puppet
2 456 (32.27%) Ansible
3 315 (22.29%) Opscode Chef
4 194 (13.73%) Kubernetes
5 155 (10.97%) Terraform
6 99 (7.01%) Nagios
7 74 (5.24%) ZABBIX
8 56 (3.96%) vCenter Server
9 46 (3.26%) Cobbler
10 33 (2.34%) Red Hat Satellite
11 26 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (1.84%) Salt
12 25 (1.77%) Cacti
12 25 (1.77%) Tivoli
13 21 (1.49%) Mesos
14 20 (1.42%) Grafana
14 20 (1.42%) HAProxy
15 18 (1.27%) Munin
16 16 (1.13%) Rancher
16 16 (1.13%) Xymon
Vendors
1 395 (27.95%) Red Hat
2 309 (21.87%) VMware
3 122 (8.63%) Microsoft
4 114 (8.07%) Oracle
5 92 (6.51%) Cisco
6 58 (4.10%) Google
7 48 (3.40%) HP
7 48 (3.40%) SaltStack
8 45 (3.18%) NetApp
9 40 (2.83%) Atlassian
9 40 (2.83%) SolarWinds
9 40 (2.83%) Splunk
10 32 (2.26%) EMC
11 25 (1.77%) IBM
12 24 (1.70%) EnterpriseDB
13 21 (1.49%) Juniper
14 17 (1.20%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.13%) Citrix
15 16 (1.13%) SAP
16 15 (1.06%) BMC