Period
to 27 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 439 369
Rank change year-on-year +96 -70 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 422 903 1,404
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.66% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.69% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 395 868 1,311
Median annual salary £51,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.87% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,140 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,850 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%

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 47,009 130,029 156,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.65% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 38,866 103,851 126,202
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,625 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 +95 389 £51,250 -10.87% 97
UK excluding London +121 260 £45,000 -10.00% 59
London +67 147 £65,000 -7.14% 41
South East +126 70 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Work from Home -17 67 £55,000 -18.52% 31
North of England +106 65 £45,000 -21.74% 15
South West +104 53 £47,500 -7.77% 12
Yorkshire +127 40 £40,000 -30.43% 2
East of England +77 26 £52,500 -4.55% 13
North West +84 24 £52,500 -8.70% 11
Midlands +109 23 £47,500 +11.76% 4
West Midlands +74 15 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Wales +41 15 £45,000 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +90 8 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +86 8 £47,500 +5.56% 3
North East +14 1 £40,000 -20.00% 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 422 (100.00%) Linux
2 195 (46.21%) Python
3 155 (36.73%) DevOps
4 134 (31.75%) Ansible
5 121 (28.67%) Docker
6 119 (28.20%) Red Hat
7 113 (26.78%) AWS
8 112 (26.54%) Puppet
9 108 (25.59%) CentOS
10 102 (24.17%) Windows
11 101 (23.93%) Bash Shell
12 97 (22.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 97 (22.99%) Kubernetes
13 89 (21.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 89 (21.09%) VMware
14 82 (19.43%) Unix
15 69 (16.35%) Shell Script
15 69 (16.35%) Azure
16 67 (15.88%) Configuration Management
17 65 (15.40%) Finance
18 61 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
19 58 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 58 (13.74%) Terraform
20 55 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
21 52 (12.32%) Jenkins
22 48 (11.37%) Data Centre
23 45 (10.66%) Perl
24 44 (10.43%) Apache
24 44 (10.43%) Git (software)
25 42 (9.95%) Java

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 44 (10.43%) Apache
2 22 (5.21%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.03%) Confluence
4 15 (3.55%) nginx
5 12 (2.84%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (2.37%) WordPress
7 9 (2.13%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.42%) JBoss
9 5 (1.18%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.18%) ColdFusion
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.95%) IIS
10 4 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.95%) Site Server
11 3 (0.71%) Jetty
11 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.47%) Ethereum
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.47%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 113 (26.78%) AWS
2 69 (16.35%) Azure
3 35 (8.29%) GCP
4 22 (5.21%) OpenShift
5 18 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (2.84%) Amazon S3
7 10 (2.37%) GitHub
7 10 (2.37%) Office 365
8 9 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.90%) SaaS
9 8 (1.90%) Serverless
10 7 (1.66%) IaaS
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.71%) PaaS
13 3 (0.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.24%) TCP/IP
2 35 (8.29%) DNS
3 26 (6.16%) Firewall
4 20 (4.74%) HTTP
5 17 (4.03%) DHCP
6 16 (3.79%) Internet
7 13 (3.08%) IPv6
8 11 (2.61%) SAN
9 10 (2.37%) IPv4
9 10 (2.37%) VLAN
9 10 (2.37%) VPN
10 9 (2.13%) FTP
10 9 (2.13%) SMTP
10 9 (2.13%) SSH
10 9 (2.13%) Wireless
11 8 (1.90%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.90%) SNMP
12 6 (1.42%) WAN
13 5 (1.18%) 3G
13 5 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.53%) MySQL
2 35 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (5.69%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.55%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.08%) MariaDB
7 11 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (1.90%) Data Lake
8 8 (1.90%) Redis
9 7 (1.66%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.18%) Big Data
11 5 (1.18%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.95%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.95%) Apache Accumulo
13 3 (0.71%) Apache Ignite
13 3 (0.71%) Flink
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (12.32%) Jenkins
2 44 (10.43%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.98%) JIRA
4 19 (4.50%) GitLab
5 12 (2.84%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.37%) Subversion
7 9 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.66%) Gerrit
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.95%) GDB
10 4 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.47%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.47%) JUnit
12 2 (0.47%) Selenium
12 2 (0.47%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (0.24%) Sikuli
General
1 65 (15.40%) Finance
2 15 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.32%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.08%) Banking
5 11 (2.61%) Law
6 9 (2.13%) Electronics
7 8 (1.90%) Advertising
7 8 (1.90%) Games
8 7 (1.66%) Legal
9 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.42%) Retail
10 5 (1.18%) Front Office
10 5 (1.18%) Marketing
11 4 (0.95%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.95%) Automotive
11 4 (0.95%) Military
12 2 (0.47%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.55%) LAMP
2 14 (3.32%) .NET
3 13 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
4 12 (2.84%) Web Services
5 9 (2.13%) J2EE
5 9 (2.13%) Kafka
6 8 (1.90%) JMS
6 8 (1.90%) Node.js
7 7 (1.66%) LDAP
7 7 (1.66%) Middleware
8 6 (1.42%) HTML
9 5 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (1.18%) PHP-FPM
9 5 (1.18%) Sensu
10 4 (0.95%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.95%) Apache NiFi
10 4 (0.95%) YAML
11 3 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.71%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.08%) Clustering
5 12 (2.84%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.66%) NHS
8 6 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.42%) Xbox
9 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.18%) Replication
10 4 (0.95%) Equities
10 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.71%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.71%) PKI
11 3 (0.71%) PMI
12 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 422 (100.00%) Linux
2 108 (25.59%) CentOS
3 102 (24.17%) Windows
4 97 (22.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (19.43%) Unix
6 40 (9.48%) Ubuntu
7 23 (5.45%) Windows Server
8 20 (4.74%) Debian
9 17 (4.03%) Fedora
10 12 (2.84%) Solaris
11 8 (1.90%) CoreOS
11 8 (1.90%) zOS
12 7 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.42%) AIX
13 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.95%) Android
15 4 (0.95%) VMS
15 4 (0.95%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (36.73%) DevOps
2 89 (21.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (15.88%) Configuration Management
4 61 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (8.77%) Software Engineering
7 34 (8.06%) Open Source
7 34 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 31 (7.35%) ITIL
9 30 (7.11%) Infrastructure as Code
10 28 (6.64%) Artificial Intelligence
11 27 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (5.69%) Machine Learning
13 22 (5.21%) Analytics
14 21 (4.98%) Change Management
14 21 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (4.98%) Patch Management
15 17 (4.03%) Test Automation
16 16 (3.79%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 195 (46.21%) Python
2 101 (23.93%) Bash Shell
3 69 (16.35%) Shell Script
4 45 (10.66%) Perl
5 42 (9.95%) Java
6 41 (9.72%) Ruby
7 39 (9.24%) C++
8 38 (9.00%) C
9 32 (7.58%) PHP
10 31 (7.35%) PowerShell
11 22 (5.21%) JavaScript
12 21 (4.98%) SQL
13 14 (3.32%) Go
13 14 (3.32%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.90%) C#
14 8 (1.90%) Embedded C
15 6 (1.42%) R
16 5 (1.18%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.95%) SystemTap
18 3 (0.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 40 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.40%) Degree
4 20 (4.74%) RHCE
5 10 (2.37%) CCNA
5 10 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.66%) CCNP
7 6 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.71%) LPIC
8 3 (0.71%) MCP
8 3 (0.71%) MCSE
8 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.71%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.47%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.24%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.24%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.42%) NIST
2 6 (1.42%) SLA
3 5 (1.18%) PMO
4 4 (0.95%) GDPR
4 4 (0.95%) QA
5 2 (0.47%) FINRA
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.24%) EMIR
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.24%) MiFID
System Software
1 121 (28.67%) Docker
2 58 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.87%) Active Directory
4 17 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.08%) KVM
5 13 (3.08%) vSphere
6 11 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.90%) XenApp
7 8 (1.90%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.66%) Firmware
8 7 (1.66%) NFS
8 7 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.66%) Xen
9 5 (1.18%) Ceph
10 4 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.95%) Gluster
10 4 (0.95%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.95%) oVirt
10 4 (0.95%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 134 (31.75%) Ansible
2 112 (26.54%) Puppet
3 97 (22.99%) Kubernetes
4 58 (13.74%) Terraform
5 34 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (4.03%) Nagios
7 14 (3.32%) HAProxy
7 14 (3.32%) Icinga
8 13 (3.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (2.37%) Rsyslog
10 7 (1.66%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (1.42%) vCenter Server
12 5 (1.18%) Cobbler
12 5 (1.18%) Grafana
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
12 5 (1.18%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.95%) Observium
13 4 (0.95%) Packer
13 4 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 119 (28.20%) Red Hat
2 89 (21.09%) VMware
3 38 (9.00%) Oracle
4 36 (8.53%) Google
5 23 (5.45%) Microsoft
6 16 (3.79%) Cisco
7 12 (2.84%) Dell
7 12 (2.84%) F5
8 10 (2.37%) Splunk
9 7 (1.66%) SaltStack
10 6 (1.42%) IBM
10 6 (1.42%) Sophos
11 4 (0.95%) HP
11 4 (0.95%) Symantec
12 3 (0.71%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.71%) SAP
12 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.47%) Databricks
13 2 (0.47%) FireEye
13 2 (0.47%) Nimble Storage