The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 299 339
Rank change year-on-year -3 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 887 1125 1052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.08% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.12% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 774 1002 907
Median salary £50,000 £53,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.54% +12.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 83035 100238 108608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68947 84097 88662
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 841 £50,000 -7.40% 138
London -4 406 £62,500 +4.16% 78
South East -3 214 £50,000 - 21
Berkshire +13 80 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Surrey +34 72 £50,000 -6.54% 6
North West +3 61 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Reading +30 59 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Manchester +18 58 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Yorkshire +17 53 £45,000 +5.88% 9
City of London -7 51 £55,000 -8.33% 22
East of England +17 50 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South West +14 31 £42,500 +3.65% 5
Redhill - 31 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire +16 26 £49,500 +23.75% 4
Scotland +26 24 £31,500 -5.26% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 23 £45,000 -10.00% 6
West Yorkshire -12 22 £46,250 +8.82% 5
Cambridge -17 21 £46,250 -7.50% 6
North Yorkshire +30 18 £45,000 - 1
York +28 18 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex +23 16 £47,500 +59.66% 1
Edinburgh +14 16 £30,000 -4.76%
Leeds +2 16 £47,500 -15.55% 3
Essex +9 15 £52,500 +17.97%
Oxfordshire +2 13 £52,500 -27.58%
Staines -5 13 £62,500 +16.82% 2
Gloucestershire +15 12 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Canary Wharf +1 12 £57,500 -20.68%
Colchester -1 12 £52,500 +19.31%
Oldham - 12 £37,500 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 1773 (100.00%) Linux
2 830 (46.81%) Python
3 635 (35.82%) DevOps
4 619 (34.91%) Red Hat
5 569 (32.09%) Puppet
6 568 (32.04%) Bash Shell
7 502 (28.31%) Windows
8 478 (26.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 464 (26.17%) Amazon AWS
10 455 (25.66%) Perl
11 428 (24.14%) Ansible
12 409 (23.07%) Unix
13 379 (21.38%) Opscode Chef
14 368 (20.76%) VMware
15 362 (20.42%) Finance
16 337 (19.01%) Java
17 327 (18.44%) MySQL
18 304 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
19 295 (16.64%) Configuration Management
20 285 (16.07%) CentOS
21 281 (15.85%) TCP/IP
22 277 (15.62%) SQL
23 271 (15.28%) Jenkins
24 258 (14.55%) Docker
25 244 (13.76%) Apache
26 236 (13.31%) Ruby
27 227 (12.80%) Git (software)
28 217 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
29 213 (12.01%) C++
30 200 (11.28%) Continuous Integration

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
1 244 (13.76%) Apache
2 147 (8.29%) Tomcat
3 77 (4.34%) OpenStack
4 62 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
5 56 (3.16%) IIS
5 56 (3.16%) nginx
6 49 (2.76%) JBoss
7 42 (2.37%) Confluence
8 36 (2.03%) Apache Spark
9 34 (1.92%) MS Exchange
10 25 (1.41%) WebSphere
11 21 (1.18%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.73%) CloudStack
12 13 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.39%) CMS
14 7 (0.39%) Jetty
15 5 (0.28%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.28%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.23%) GNU Octave
3 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.056%) Autodesk Flame
5 1 (0.056%) Baselight
5 1 (0.056%) HipChat
5 1 (0.056%) Houdini
5 1 (0.056%) Maya
5 1 (0.056%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 34 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.17%) Magento
3 3 (0.17%) OpenCart
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Odoo
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 464 (26.17%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (8.18%) SaaS
3 109 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 36 (2.03%) Amazon S3
7 32 (1.80%) PaaS
7 32 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 25 (1.41%) IaaS
9 18 (1.02%) OpenShift
10 17 (0.96%) Office 365
11 16 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.90%) GitHub
12 12 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.39%) Akamai
14 7 (0.39%) Heroku
14 7 (0.39%) Route 53
14 7 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
15 6 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 281 (15.85%) TCP/IP
2 178 (10.04%) Firewall
3 171 (9.64%) DNS
4 112 (6.32%) Internet
5 88 (4.96%) SAN
6 66 (3.72%) LAN
7 62 (3.50%) DHCP
7 62 (3.50%) LDAP
8 56 (3.16%) HTTP
8 56 (3.16%) WAN
9 49 (2.76%) VPN
10 44 (2.48%) VLAN
11 37 (2.09%) iSCSI
11 37 (2.09%) SSL
12 25 (1.41%) Network Security
12 25 (1.41%) SNMP
13 24 (1.35%) SMTP
13 24 (1.35%) VoIP
14 22 (1.24%) NAS
14 22 (1.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (18.44%) MySQL
2 95 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 84 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
4 82 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 61 (3.44%) Big Data
5 61 (3.44%) MongoDB
6 57 (3.21%) Hadoop
7 49 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 37 (2.09%) Redis
9 31 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.13%) HBase
11 19 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (1.07%) MariaDB
12 16 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.68%) InfluxDB
14 11 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (0.62%) DB2
14 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 271 (15.28%) Jenkins
2 227 (12.80%) Git (software)
3 78 (4.40%) JIRA
4 71 (4.00%) Subversion
5 61 (3.44%) TeamCity
6 54 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 51 (2.88%) Maven
8 35 (1.97%) Vagrant
9 30 (1.69%) Selenium
10 28 (1.58%) Ant
11 24 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 21 (1.18%) Hudson
13 20 (1.13%) GitLab
14 19 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (1.02%) MSBuild
16 17 (0.96%) Eclipse
17 15 (0.85%) JUnit
18 14 (0.79%) Cucumber
18 14 (0.79%) Gradle
18 14 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 362 (20.42%) Finance
2 155 (8.74%) Banking
3 92 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 67 (3.78%) Manufacturing
5 59 (3.33%) Marketing
6 56 (3.16%) Games
7 54 (3.05%) Electronics
8 28 (1.58%) Legal
9 27 (1.52%) Retail
10 23 (1.30%) French Language
11 20 (1.13%) Publishing
12 18 (1.02%) Automotive
13 17 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.96%) German Language
14 16 (0.90%) Front Office
15 12 (0.68%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.51%) Online Betting
17 7 (0.39%) Advertising
18 4 (0.23%) Back Office
18 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (8.91%) Web Services
2 127 (7.16%) LAMP
3 52 (2.93%) HTML
4 42 (2.37%) Kafka
5 38 (2.14%) Node.js
6 37 (2.09%) XML
7 34 (1.92%) .NET
8 32 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
8 32 (1.80%) LEMP Stack
9 30 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
10 29 (1.64%) Middleware
11 28 (1.58%) SOAP
12 27 (1.52%) Spring
13 24 (1.35%) REST
14 16 (0.90%) Java EE
15 15 (0.85%) CSS
16 13 (0.73%) JSON
16 13 (0.73%) RESTful
16 13 (0.73%) Sensu
17 11 (0.62%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 122 (6.88%) Computer Science
3 70 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.38%) Fintech
5 46 (2.59%) Device Driver
6 43 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
8 31 (1.75%) Clustering
9 29 (1.64%) Hedge funds
9 29 (1.64%) iPad
10 26 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.18%) Replication
12 18 (1.02%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.85%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.79%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.73%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
17 10 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1773 (100.00%) Linux
2 502 (28.31%) Windows
3 478 (26.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 409 (23.07%) Unix
5 285 (16.07%) CentOS
6 183 (10.32%) Ubuntu
7 160 (9.02%) Windows Server
8 115 (6.49%) Debian
9 97 (5.47%) Solaris
10 59 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
12 38 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 25 (1.41%) AIX
16 21 (1.18%) HPUX
16 21 (1.18%) SUSE
17 15 (0.85%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.79%) Android
19 11 (0.62%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (35.82%) DevOps
2 304 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (16.64%) Configuration Management
4 200 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
5 195 (11.00%) Software Engineering
6 158 (8.91%) Open Source
7 141 (7.95%) ITIL
8 99 (5.58%) High Availability
9 85 (4.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 81 (4.57%) E-Commerce
11 77 (4.34%) Mentoring
12 74 (4.17%) Scrum
13 69 (3.89%) Migration
14 67 (3.78%) OO
15 63 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
16 58 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
16 58 (3.27%) SDLC
17 53 (2.99%) Load Balancing
18 50 (2.82%) Analytics
19 48 (2.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 830 (46.81%) Python
2 568 (32.04%) Bash Shell
3 455 (25.66%) Perl
4 337 (19.01%) Java
5 277 (15.62%) SQL
6 236 (13.31%) Ruby
7 213 (12.01%) C++
8 170 (9.59%) C
9 151 (8.52%) PHP
10 142 (8.01%) PowerShell
11 119 (6.71%) Shell Script
12 57 (3.21%) JavaScript
13 48 (2.71%) Embedded C++
14 41 (2.31%) Go
15 40 (2.26%) Embedded C
16 33 (1.86%) C#
17 28 (1.58%) Korn
18 27 (1.52%) Scala
19 25 (1.41%) Bourne shell
20 14 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 164 (9.25%) Degree
2 49 (2.76%) RHCE
3 44 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 28 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (1.52%) RHCA
7 24 (1.35%) CCNA
7 24 (1.35%) CCNP
7 24 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.24%) RHCSA
9 21 (1.18%) AWS Certification
10 16 (0.90%) MCSE
11 15 (0.85%) CISSP
11 15 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.68%) HND
13 11 (0.62%) Linux+ Certification
14 10 (0.56%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.56%) HNC
15 8 (0.45%) CCSE
15 8 (0.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.64%) QA
2 38 (2.14%) SLA
3 24 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.056%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.056%) MISRA
6 1 (0.056%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 258 (14.55%) Docker
2 217 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (8.40%) Active Directory
4 57 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 47 (2.65%) vSphere
6 45 (2.54%) NFS
7 44 (2.48%) Xen
8 41 (2.31%) iptables
9 39 (2.20%) KVM
10 30 (1.69%) Firmware
11 27 (1.52%) XenServer
12 24 (1.35%) Dovecot
13 23 (1.30%) Postfix
14 21 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
15 19 (1.07%) Samba
16 16 (0.90%) vCloud
16 16 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
17 15 (0.85%) Varnish
17 15 (0.85%) VMware ESX
18 12 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 569 (32.09%) Puppet
2 428 (24.14%) Ansible
3 379 (21.38%) Opscode Chef
4 197 (11.11%) Nagios
5 92 (5.19%) Kubernetes
6 74 (4.17%) Terraform
7 69 (3.89%) Salt
8 49 (2.76%) ZABBIX
9 40 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
10 32 (1.80%) SELinux
11 29 (1.64%) Rundeck
12 28 (1.58%) Graphite
13 27 (1.52%) Mesos
14 24 (1.35%) Grafana
15 20 (1.13%) Cobbler
16 19 (1.07%) Kibana
17 17 (0.96%) CFEngine
18 15 (0.85%) logstash
18 15 (0.85%) Prometheus
19 14 (0.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 619 (34.91%) Red Hat
2 368 (20.76%) VMware
3 137 (7.73%) Oracle
4 135 (7.61%) Cisco
5 125 (7.05%) Microsoft
6 85 (4.79%) Splunk
7 77 (4.34%) HP
8 60 (3.38%) Sun
9 59 (3.33%) SaltStack
10 54 (3.05%) NetApp
11 48 (2.71%) Juniper
12 42 (2.37%) SolarWinds
13 39 (2.20%) Palo Alto
14 38 (2.14%) Brocade
15 37 (2.09%) SAP
16 32 (1.80%) Citrix
17 31 (1.75%) Atlassian
18 29 (1.64%) CheckPoint
18 29 (1.64%) F5
19 27 (1.52%) EMC
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Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
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