Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 292 312
Rank change year-on-year -30 +20 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,666 1,980 2,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.12% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.16% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,482 1,733 1,879
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 January 2018.

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 19 January 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 1,599 £52,500 +5.00% 242
UK excluding London -9 1,040 £47,500 - 142
London -40 616 £60,000 - 103
South East -78 381 £47,500 -5.00% 45
East of England +64 222 £60,000 +26.32% 31
North of England +6 210 £45,000 +12.50% 39
South West +52 124 £42,500 +4.94% 14
North West -3 101 £47,500 +18.75% 30
Yorkshire +31 98 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Midlands -34 53 £35,500 -29.00% 10
Scotland -1 48 £45,000 +15.38% 1
East Midlands 0 32 £29,000 -27.50% 2
West Midlands -2 30 £29,000 -42.00% 8
Wales +9 15 £39,000 -8.24% 2
North East -11 12 £37,500 -16.67% 1

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 1,666 (100.00%) Linux
2 776 (46.58%) Python
3 705 (42.32%) DevOps
4 623 (37.39%) Puppet
5 575 (34.51%) Amazon AWS
6 502 (30.13%) Bash Shell
7 501 (30.07%) Ansible
8 431 (25.87%) Red Hat
9 422 (25.33%) Opscode Chef
10 366 (21.97%) VMware
11 347 (20.83%) Configuration Management
12 331 (19.87%) Windows
13 324 (19.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 323 (19.39%) Software Engineering
15 322 (19.33%) Ruby
16 317 (19.03%) Java
17 315 (18.91%) Docker
18 305 (18.31%) Degree
19 304 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
20 293 (17.59%) Perl
21 274 (16.45%) Unix
22 273 (16.39%) Jenkins
23 259 (15.55%) Finance
24 247 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
25 219 (13.15%) CentOS
26 214 (12.85%) TCP/IP
27 208 (12.48%) SQL
28 205 (12.30%) Computer Science
29 203 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
30 202 (12.12%) MySQL

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
1 180 (10.80%) Apache
2 129 (7.74%) Tomcat
3 111 (6.66%) OpenStack
4 78 (4.68%) nginx
5 55 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
6 40 (2.40%) Confluence
6 40 (2.40%) JBoss
7 31 (1.86%) IIS
8 26 (1.56%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 16 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.72%) Jetty
12 7 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.42%) uWSGI
13 6 (0.36%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.30%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.18%) CMS
15 3 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.18%) HipChat
4 2 (0.12%) Houdini
4 2 (0.12%) Maya
4 2 (0.12%) NUKE
4 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Magento
1 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.060%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.060%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.060%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 575 (34.51%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (5.16%) SaaS
4 54 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (1.92%) Amazon S3
7 27 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (1.44%) IaaS
9 24 (1.44%) PaaS
10 23 (1.38%) GitHub
11 20 (1.20%) OpenShift
12 16 (0.96%) Office 365
13 15 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 11 (0.66%) Route 53
16 10 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.60%) Google App Engine
16 10 (0.60%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 214 (12.85%) TCP/IP
2 147 (8.82%) DNS
3 108 (6.48%) Firewall
4 84 (5.04%) DHCP
5 69 (4.14%) Internet
6 66 (3.96%) VPN
7 58 (3.48%) SAN
7 58 (3.48%) SSL
8 48 (2.88%) Wireless
9 46 (2.76%) HTTP
10 42 (2.52%) WAN
11 40 (2.40%) SNMP
12 30 (1.80%) Reverse Proxy
13 29 (1.74%) LAN
14 28 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (1.38%) IPsec
15 23 (1.38%) SSH
16 20 (1.20%) VLAN
17 18 (1.08%) VoIP
18 17 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (12.12%) MySQL
2 77 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
3 65 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 61 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 61 (3.66%) SQL Server
5 54 (3.24%) Big Data
6 48 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 31 (1.86%) Relational Database
8 30 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
9 24 (1.44%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.38%) InfluxDB
11 21 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 18 (1.08%) Couchbase
13 18 (1.08%) Redis
14 16 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (0.96%) MariaDB
15 15 (0.90%) Blockchain
16 12 (0.72%) Neo4j
17 4 (0.24%) HBase
Development Applications
1 273 (16.39%) Jenkins
2 150 (9.00%) Git (software)
3 83 (4.98%) JIRA
4 67 (4.02%) TeamCity
5 50 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 49 (2.94%) Subversion
7 44 (2.64%) Vagrant
8 26 (1.56%) Maven
9 20 (1.20%) GitLab
9 20 (1.20%) Hudson
10 19 (1.14%) Trac
11 18 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (0.96%) GCC
13 14 (0.84%) Bitbucket
14 13 (0.78%) GDB
14 13 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (0.66%) Travis CI
16 10 (0.60%) Mercurial
17 9 (0.54%) GoCD
17 9 (0.54%) Redmine
General
1 259 (15.55%) Finance
2 103 (6.18%) Banking
3 87 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 53 (3.18%) Games
5 50 (3.00%) Electronics
6 40 (2.40%) Retail
7 36 (2.16%) Marketing
8 29 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.32%) Advertising
10 13 (0.78%) Automotive
11 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.42%) Military
13 5 (0.30%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.24%) French Language
14 4 (0.24%) Front Office
14 4 (0.24%) Law
15 3 (0.18%) German Language
15 3 (0.18%) Hindi Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (8.94%) Web Services
2 78 (4.68%) LAMP
3 59 (3.54%) Node.js
4 56 (3.36%) LDAP
5 39 (2.34%) Middleware
6 38 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
6 38 (2.28%) HTML
7 34 (2.04%) Django
8 32 (1.92%) AngularJS
9 31 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
10 27 (1.62%) Kafka
11 23 (1.38%) .NET
12 22 (1.32%) Spring
13 21 (1.26%) REST
14 20 (1.20%) HTML5
15 19 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
16 18 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (1.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 17 (1.02%) JSON
17 17 (1.02%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 205 (12.30%) Computer Science
2 139 (8.34%) Data Centre
3 61 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 47 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.82%) Fintech
5 43 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
6 42 (2.52%) Private Cloud
7 31 (1.86%) Algorithms
8 30 (1.80%) Clustering
8 30 (1.80%) Device Driver
9 23 (1.38%) Derivative
10 22 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
11 20 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.66%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (0.66%) Replication
15 10 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,666 (100.00%) Linux
2 331 (19.87%) Windows
3 324 (19.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 274 (16.45%) Unix
5 219 (13.15%) CentOS
6 130 (7.80%) Ubuntu
7 123 (7.38%) Windows Server
8 87 (5.22%) Embedded Linux
9 82 (4.92%) Debian
10 53 (3.18%) Solaris
11 36 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
12 27 (1.62%) AIX
13 25 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (1.14%) HPUX
15 18 (1.08%) Fedora
16 16 (0.96%) Android
16 16 (0.96%) CoreOS
17 15 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.84%) Windows 10
18 14 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (42.32%) DevOps
2 347 (20.83%) Configuration Management
3 323 (19.39%) Software Engineering
4 304 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
6 159 (9.54%) Open Source
7 132 (7.92%) ITIL
8 102 (6.12%) Mathematics
9 93 (5.58%) Scrum
10 82 (4.92%) Test Automation
11 81 (4.86%) High Availability
12 77 (4.62%) E-Commerce
13 70 (4.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 66 (3.96%) Mentoring
15 65 (3.90%) Microservices
16 64 (3.84%) OO
17 54 (3.24%) SDLC
18 53 (3.18%) Multithreading
19 50 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
20 49 (2.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 776 (46.58%) Python
2 502 (30.13%) Bash Shell
3 322 (19.33%) Ruby
4 317 (19.03%) Java
5 293 (17.59%) Perl
6 208 (12.48%) SQL
7 189 (11.34%) C
8 187 (11.22%) C++
9 131 (7.86%) PHP
10 125 (7.50%) Shell Script
11 93 (5.58%) PowerShell
12 70 (4.20%) JavaScript
13 44 (2.64%) C#
14 37 (2.22%) Go
15 34 (2.04%) Korn
16 32 (1.92%) Embedded C
17 23 (1.38%) Embedded C++
17 23 (1.38%) Scala
18 22 (1.32%) Bourne shell
18 22 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 305 (18.31%) Degree
2 118 (7.08%) RHCE
3 104 (6.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 81 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (4.80%) CCNA
6 54 (3.24%) RHCSA
7 45 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 34 (2.04%) DV Cleared
8 34 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (1.86%) SC Cleared
10 28 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
11 13 (0.78%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.72%) CCNP
12 12 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
14 10 (0.60%) CISSP
14 10 (0.60%) MCSE
14 10 (0.60%) SANS
15 9 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.78%) QA
2 33 (1.98%) SLA
3 17 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.24%) GCP
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.12%) DICOM
6 2 (0.12%) GDPR
6 2 (0.12%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.12%) JTAG
6 2 (0.12%) MISRA
6 2 (0.12%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.060%) GPG13
7 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.060%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.060%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 315 (18.91%) Docker
2 247 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (4.80%) Active Directory
4 57 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
5 56 (3.36%) NFS
6 46 (2.76%) vSphere
7 43 (2.58%) Samba
8 38 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (1.86%) iptables
9 31 (1.86%) LXC
10 23 (1.38%) KVM
11 18 (1.08%) Xen
12 17 (1.02%) Hyper-V
13 12 (0.72%) Ceph
14 11 (0.66%) Postfix
14 11 (0.66%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.48%) Kamailio
16 7 (0.42%) BIND 9
16 7 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 623 (37.39%) Puppet
2 501 (30.07%) Ansible
3 422 (25.33%) Opscode Chef
4 180 (10.80%) Kubernetes
5 146 (8.76%) Terraform
6 132 (7.92%) Nagios
7 89 (5.34%) Salt
8 44 (2.64%) Packer
9 35 (2.10%) Icinga
10 28 (1.68%) Cacti
10 28 (1.68%) Grafana
10 28 (1.68%) ZABBIX
11 27 (1.62%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.38%) Prometheus
13 16 (0.96%) Cobbler
14 14 (0.84%) SELinux
15 13 (0.78%) logstash
16 12 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
17 11 (0.66%) vCenter Server
18 9 (0.54%) Consul
Vendors
1 431 (25.87%) Red Hat
2 366 (21.97%) VMware
3 128 (7.68%) Microsoft
4 102 (6.12%) Oracle
5 96 (5.76%) Cisco
6 94 (5.64%) Google
7 81 (4.86%) SaltStack
8 79 (4.74%) HP
9 54 (3.24%) NetApp
10 47 (2.82%) Splunk
11 37 (2.22%) Atlassian
12 31 (1.86%) EMC
13 29 (1.74%) SolarWinds
14 28 (1.68%) SAP
15 24 (1.44%) Citrix
16 21 (1.26%) Dell
17 18 (1.08%) Sun
18 17 (1.02%) Juniper
18 17 (1.02%) WorldPay
19 16 (0.96%) Scality