Period
to 21 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 291 342
Rank change year-on-year -28 +51 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1805 2240 2106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.15% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.19% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1554 2001 1919
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 169054 187667 211623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135523 157713 175423
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 21 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 15 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 21 September 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 -42 1693 £52,500 +5.00% 136
UK excluding London -9 1059 £45,000 - 81
London -49 719 £60,000 - 57
South East -34 447 £50,000 - 24
North of England +19 253 £42,500 - 23
Yorkshire +34 146 £42,500 - 14
East of England -50 114 £52,500 +5.00% 19
North West +32 103 £46,000 +22.67% 7
South West +34 95 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Scotland +49 73 £35,000 -4.11% 1
Midlands -2 66 £40,000 +8.11% 4
East Midlands +23 35 £35,000 -2.78% 3
West Midlands -6 35 £42,500 +18.06% 1
Wales +12 18 £40,000 +6.67% 1
North East +12 4 £42,500 -5.56% 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1805 (100.00%) Linux
2 744 (41.22%) DevOps
3 733 (40.61%) Python
4 606 (33.57%) Puppet
5 547 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
6 543 (30.08%) Red Hat
7 499 (27.65%) Ansible
8 486 (26.93%) Bash Shell
9 426 (23.60%) Windows
10 413 (22.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 409 (22.66%) Opscode Chef
12 397 (21.99%) VMware
13 376 (20.83%) Perl
14 354 (19.61%) Finance
15 347 (19.22%) Docker
16 345 (19.11%) Unix
17 342 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
18 340 (18.84%) Configuration Management
19 325 (18.01%) Software Engineering
20 324 (17.95%) Jenkins
21 305 (16.90%) Java
22 298 (16.51%) Ruby
23 262 (14.52%) SQL
24 255 (14.13%) MySQL
24 255 (14.13%) CentOS
25 254 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
26 239 (13.24%) C++
27 219 (12.13%) TCP/IP
28 216 (11.97%) Apache
29 215 (11.91%) Degree

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
1 216 (11.97%) Apache
2 141 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 111 (6.15%) OpenStack
4 79 (4.38%) nginx
5 77 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
5 77 (4.27%) IIS
6 58 (3.21%) Confluence
7 55 (3.05%) JBoss
8 31 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 20 (1.11%) Apache Spark
9 20 (1.11%) Jetty
10 19 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.55%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.33%) Houdini
3 6 (0.33%) Maya
3 6 (0.33%) NUKE
4 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.055%) Autodesk Flame
5 1 (0.055%) Baselight
5 1 (0.055%) HipChat
5 1 (0.055%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Magento
1 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.11%) Odoo
3 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.055%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.055%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 547 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
4 54 (2.99%) SaaS
5 52 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 41 (2.27%) GitHub
7 34 (1.88%) Amazon S3
8 33 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 31 (1.72%) IaaS
10 30 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 25 (1.39%) Office 365
12 23 (1.27%) PaaS
13 16 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
14 14 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.66%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (0.39%) Datadog
18 5 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
18 5 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 219 (12.13%) TCP/IP
2 153 (8.48%) Firewall
3 136 (7.53%) DNS
4 101 (5.60%) Internet
5 96 (5.32%) SAN
6 76 (4.21%) VPN
7 58 (3.21%) HTTP
8 50 (2.77%) DHCP
8 50 (2.77%) SSL
9 43 (2.38%) IPsec
10 42 (2.33%) VLAN
11 40 (2.22%) WAN
12 38 (2.11%) LDAP
13 37 (2.05%) SSH
14 35 (1.94%) Network Security
14 35 (1.94%) Wireless
15 34 (1.88%) NAS
16 32 (1.77%) Kerberos
17 28 (1.55%) LAN
17 28 (1.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (14.13%) MySQL
2 100 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
3 95 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 89 (4.93%) NoSQL
5 70 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 65 (3.60%) Big Data
7 57 (3.16%) MongoDB
8 32 (1.77%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (1.50%) Relational Database
10 24 (1.33%) MariaDB
11 22 (1.22%) InfluxDB
12 21 (1.16%) Redis
13 20 (1.11%) Blockchain
13 20 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.50%) Couchbase
17 8 (0.44%) HBase
18 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 324 (17.95%) Jenkins
2 209 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 116 (6.43%) JIRA
4 78 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 67 (3.71%) TeamCity
6 60 (3.32%) Subversion
7 42 (2.33%) Vagrant
8 41 (2.27%) Hudson
9 30 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 29 (1.61%) Maven
11 27 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
11 27 (1.50%) Selenium
12 24 (1.33%) GitLab
13 17 (0.94%) Cucumber
14 14 (0.78%) GoCD
15 12 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
16 11 (0.61%) JUnit
16 11 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (0.55%) Mercurial
18 9 (0.50%) Ant
General
1 354 (19.61%) Finance
2 138 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 125 (6.93%) Banking
4 102 (5.65%) Electronics
5 93 (5.15%) Marketing
6 87 (4.82%) Manufacturing
7 80 (4.43%) Games
8 35 (1.94%) Automotive
9 26 (1.44%) Retail
10 23 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.05%) Legal
12 16 (0.89%) Digital Economy
12 16 (0.89%) German Language
13 14 (0.78%) Online Betting
14 9 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.44%) Advertising
16 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.39%) French Language
16 7 (0.39%) Front Office
16 7 (0.39%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (6.54%) Web Services
2 106 (5.87%) LAMP
3 62 (3.43%) Kafka
4 50 (2.77%) Elastic Stack
5 44 (2.44%) Middleware
6 41 (2.27%) HTML
7 40 (2.22%) Node.js
8 35 (1.94%) LEMP Stack
9 32 (1.77%) XML
10 28 (1.55%) .NET
11 27 (1.50%) Qt
12 23 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
13 21 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
13 21 (1.16%) REST
14 14 (0.78%) CSS
14 14 (0.78%) HTML5
14 14 (0.78%) SOAP
15 13 (0.72%) Yocto
15 13 (0.72%) ZeroMQ
16 12 (0.66%) Qt Quick
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 140 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 70 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.49%) Clustering
5 57 (3.16%) Device Driver
6 46 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
7 36 (1.99%) Public Cloud
8 33 (1.83%) Fintech
9 28 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.44%) Private Cloud
12 22 (1.22%) iPad
13 21 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 20 (1.11%) Replication
15 18 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
16 16 (0.89%) Streaming Video
17 15 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
18 14 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
19 13 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1805 (100.00%) Linux
2 426 (23.60%) Windows
3 413 (22.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 345 (19.11%) Unix
5 255 (14.13%) CentOS
6 175 (9.70%) Ubuntu
7 170 (9.42%) Windows Server
8 105 (5.82%) Debian
9 87 (4.82%) Solaris
10 78 (4.32%) Embedded Linux
11 67 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (1.61%) Windows 7
14 25 (1.39%) AIX
15 22 (1.22%) Fedora
16 20 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
17 18 (1.00%) Android
17 18 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 13 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (41.22%) DevOps
2 342 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (18.84%) Configuration Management
4 325 (18.01%) Software Engineering
5 201 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
6 185 (10.25%) Open Source
7 166 (9.20%) ITIL
8 125 (6.93%) Scrum
9 102 (5.65%) High Availability
10 98 (5.43%) Test Automation
11 95 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
12 88 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
13 80 (4.43%) Programme Management
14 78 (4.32%) E-Commerce
15 77 (4.27%) Continuous Delivery
16 72 (3.99%) Change Management
17 65 (3.60%) Migration
18 63 (3.49%) SDLC
19 59 (3.27%) Task Automation
20 58 (3.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 733 (40.61%) Python
2 486 (26.93%) Bash Shell
3 376 (20.83%) Perl
4 305 (16.90%) Java
5 298 (16.51%) Ruby
6 262 (14.52%) SQL
7 239 (13.24%) C++
8 200 (11.08%) C
9 149 (8.25%) PowerShell
10 132 (7.31%) Shell Script
11 118 (6.54%) PHP
12 52 (2.88%) JavaScript
13 47 (2.60%) Go
14 40 (2.22%) Embedded C
15 36 (1.99%) Embedded C++
16 31 (1.72%) C#
17 26 (1.44%) Korn
18 22 (1.22%) Bourne shell
19 21 (1.16%) Groovy
20 11 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 215 (11.91%) Degree
2 64 (3.55%) RHCE
3 63 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 44 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 39 (2.16%) CCNA
6 36 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 24 (1.33%) RHCSA
8 18 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (0.83%) RHCA
10 14 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.61%) ISEB
14 10 (0.55%) CISSP
15 9 (0.50%) AWS Certification
15 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.50%) Linux+ Certification
16 7 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.93%) QA
2 57 (3.16%) SLA
3 17 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.28%) GCP
5 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.11%) DICOM
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
7 2 (0.11%) IEC 61131
7 2 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.11%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.055%) JTAG
System Software
1 347 (19.22%) Docker
2 254 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (7.65%) Active Directory
4 55 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 47 (2.60%) KVM
5 47 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 46 (2.55%) NFS
7 44 (2.44%) vSphere
8 43 (2.38%) Xen
9 42 (2.33%) LXC
10 38 (2.11%) iptables
11 31 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (1.33%) Firmware
13 19 (1.05%) Postfix
14 18 (1.00%) XenApp
15 17 (0.94%) Ceph
16 14 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
16 14 (0.78%) XenServer
17 12 (0.66%) Samba
18 11 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 606 (33.57%) Puppet
2 499 (27.65%) Ansible
3 409 (22.66%) Opscode Chef
4 158 (8.75%) Terraform
5 157 (8.70%) Kubernetes
6 152 (8.42%) Nagios
7 44 (2.44%) Salt
8 35 (1.94%) Grafana
8 35 (1.94%) ZABBIX
9 27 (1.50%) Cobbler
9 27 (1.50%) HAProxy
10 26 (1.44%) Icinga
11 23 (1.27%) Packer
11 23 (1.27%) SELinux
12 22 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
13 21 (1.16%) Cacti
13 21 (1.16%) Prometheus
14 19 (1.05%) rkt
15 18 (1.00%) Oracle ZFS
15 18 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 543 (30.08%) Red Hat
2 397 (21.99%) VMware
3 167 (9.25%) Microsoft
4 120 (6.65%) Cisco
5 115 (6.37%) Oracle
6 82 (4.54%) SAP
7 78 (4.32%) SaltStack
8 62 (3.43%) NetApp
9 57 (3.16%) HP
10 56 (3.10%) Google
11 55 (3.05%) Splunk
12 54 (2.99%) Citrix
12 54 (2.99%) Juniper
13 49 (2.71%) Atlassian
14 45 (2.49%) F5
15 41 (2.27%) IBM
16 38 (2.11%) EMC
17 29 (1.61%) CheckPoint
18 26 (1.44%) Palo Alto
18 26 (1.44%) SolarWinds