Period
to 3 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 436 366 349
Rank change year-on-year -70 -17 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 387 1,225 1,611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.85% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.89% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 369 1,213 1,502
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 63,855 138,134 166,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 51,383 110,372 134,389
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -65 370 £55,000 -8.33% 102
UK excluding London +18 258 £50,000 - 57
London -90 122 £65,000 -3.70% 50
South East +77 67 £50,000 -4.76% 17
North of England +76 65 £52,500 -6.67% 14
South West +45 40 £45,000 - 8
East of England +24 37 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Work from Home -33 37 £50,000 -23.08% 30
Yorkshire +106 34 £50,000 -13.04% 11
Midlands +84 34 £47,500 +5.56% 4
North West +79 30 £60,000 +2.13% 2
West Midlands +61 19 £55,000 +29.41% 2
East Midlands +81 15 £46,250 -2.63% 1
Wales +21 9 £32,000 -23.81%
Scotland +73 6 £55,000 +15.79% 5
North East +19 1 £40,000 -20.00% 1

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 387 (100.00%) Linux
2 179 (46.25%) Python
3 137 (35.40%) Bash Shell
4 121 (31.27%) DevOps
5 118 (30.49%) Ansible
6 114 (29.46%) Red Hat
7 110 (28.42%) AWS
8 92 (23.77%) Docker
9 91 (23.51%) Windows
10 88 (22.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (20.41%) Kubernetes
12 77 (19.90%) Unix
13 73 (18.86%) VMware
14 72 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
15 71 (18.35%) Finance
15 71 (18.35%) CentOS
15 71 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 64 (16.54%) Azure
17 60 (15.50%) Configuration Management
18 58 (14.99%) Software Engineering
19 57 (14.73%) Puppet
20 56 (14.47%) Open Source
21 55 (14.21%) Terraform
22 53 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
23 50 (12.92%) Infrastructure as Code
23 50 (12.92%) Ruby
24 49 (12.66%) Jenkins
25 48 (12.40%) Git (software)
26 46 (11.89%) Shell Script
27 44 (11.37%) C++

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 40 (10.34%) Apache
2 26 (6.72%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.39%) OpenStack
4 14 (3.62%) Confluence
5 8 (2.07%) nginx
6 6 (1.55%) JBoss
7 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.03%) WordPress
8 3 (0.78%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.52%) CICS
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.52%) SAS
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.52%) WildFly
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.26%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.26%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Abaqus
1 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 110 (28.42%) AWS
2 64 (16.54%) Azure
3 26 (6.72%) OpenShift
4 20 (5.17%) GCP
5 15 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.88%) GitHub
6 9 (2.33%) Office 365
7 8 (2.07%) SaaS
8 7 (1.81%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (1.55%) IaaS
10 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.29%) PaaS
10 5 (1.29%) Serverless
11 4 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.78%) Apigee
12 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.52%) AWS CodePipeline
13 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.52%) Datadog
13 2 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.01%) Firewall
2 27 (6.98%) DNS
3 26 (6.72%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.13%) DHCP
4 16 (4.13%) Internet
4 16 (4.13%) VPN
5 14 (3.62%) SAN
6 12 (3.10%) IPv6
7 11 (2.84%) SNMP
7 11 (2.84%) Wireless
8 8 (2.07%) VLAN
9 7 (1.81%) Network Security
9 7 (1.81%) WAN
10 6 (1.55%) Broadband
10 6 (1.55%) HTTP
10 6 (1.55%) LAN
11 5 (1.29%) InfiniBand
11 5 (1.29%) IPv4
11 5 (1.29%) VoIP
12 4 (1.03%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.98%) MySQL
2 25 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.13%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.84%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.07%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.55%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.03%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.03%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.03%) Redis
9 3 (0.78%) Apache Ignite
9 3 (0.78%) Flink
10 2 (0.52%) Big Data
10 2 (0.52%) DB2
10 2 (0.52%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.52%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.52%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 49 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 48 (12.40%) Git (software)
3 28 (7.24%) JIRA
4 15 (3.88%) GitLab
5 10 (2.58%) Subversion
6 5 (1.29%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.29%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.29%) Selenium
7 4 (1.03%) GDB
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.78%) JUnit
8 3 (0.78%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.78%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.52%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
General
1 71 (18.35%) Finance
2 18 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.62%) Law
4 9 (2.33%) Banking
5 6 (1.55%) Automotive
5 6 (1.55%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.29%) Electronics
6 5 (1.29%) Front Office
6 5 (1.29%) Legal
7 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Marketing
7 3 (0.78%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.52%) Games
8 2 (0.52%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.91%) J2EE
2 12 (3.10%) Node.js
3 11 (2.84%) .NET
4 10 (2.58%) Middleware
4 10 (2.58%) Web Services
5 9 (2.33%) LAMP
6 8 (2.07%) Kafka
7 7 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (1.55%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.03%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (1.03%) LDAP
10 3 (0.78%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.78%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.78%) Sensu
10 3 (0.78%) WebRTC
10 3 (0.78%) ZeroMQ
11 2 (0.52%) Flask
11 2 (0.52%) React
11 2 (0.52%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.49%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (3.36%) Hedge funds
5 11 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.07%) Derivative
7 7 (1.81%) Clustering
7 7 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.03%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.78%) BBC
11 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.78%) Equities
11 3 (0.78%) LPAR
11 3 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 387 (100.00%) Linux
2 91 (23.51%) Windows
3 88 (22.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 77 (19.90%) Unix
5 71 (18.35%) CentOS
6 39 (10.08%) Ubuntu
7 27 (6.98%) Windows Server
8 14 (3.62%) Solaris
9 11 (2.84%) AIX
10 9 (2.33%) HPUX
11 6 (1.55%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.29%) Android
12 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (1.03%) Debian
13 4 (1.03%) Fedora
13 4 (1.03%) SUSE
14 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (31.27%) DevOps
2 72 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 60 (15.50%) Configuration Management
5 58 (14.99%) Software Engineering
6 56 (14.47%) Open Source
7 53 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (12.92%) Infrastructure as Code
9 37 (9.56%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (8.01%) High Availability
11 30 (7.75%) Infrastructure Automation
11 30 (7.75%) Performance Monitoring
12 25 (6.46%) Scrum
13 24 (6.20%) Analytics
13 24 (6.20%) Change Management
14 23 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (5.94%) E-Commerce
14 23 (5.94%) ITIL
15 18 (4.65%) Deployment Automation
15 18 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 179 (46.25%) Python
2 137 (35.40%) Bash Shell
3 50 (12.92%) Ruby
4 46 (11.89%) Shell Script
5 44 (11.37%) C++
6 38 (9.82%) PowerShell
7 36 (9.30%) Perl
8 35 (9.04%) PHP
9 34 (8.79%) C
10 33 (8.53%) SQL
11 28 (7.24%) Java
12 16 (4.13%) Go
13 12 (3.10%) JavaScript
14 9 (2.33%) C#
15 8 (2.07%) Korn
16 6 (1.55%) R
17 5 (1.29%) TypeScript
18 4 (1.03%) SystemTap
19 3 (0.78%) Embedded C
19 3 (0.78%) sed
Qualifications
1 39 (10.08%) Degree
2 24 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.65%) RHCE
4 15 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.33%) CCNA
7 7 (1.81%) CCNP
7 7 (1.81%) RHCSA
8 6 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.03%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.03%) LPIC
11 3 (0.78%) MCP
11 3 (0.78%) MCSE
11 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.52%) CCIE
12 2 (0.52%) HND
12 2 (0.52%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (2.07%) QA
2 7 (1.81%) GDPR
3 6 (1.55%) NIST
4 4 (1.03%) SLA
5 3 (0.78%) FINRA
5 3 (0.78%) PMO
6 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 92 (23.77%) Docker
2 40 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.39%) Virtual Servers
4 15 (3.88%) Active Directory
5 12 (3.10%) KVM
6 11 (2.84%) vSphere
7 8 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.07%) NFS
7 8 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.29%) Ceph
9 5 (1.29%) GPFS
9 5 (1.29%) Lustre
10 4 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (1.03%) Gluster
10 4 (1.03%) GlusterFS
10 4 (1.03%) LXC
10 4 (1.03%) Xen
11 3 (0.78%) pfSense
11 3 (0.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 118 (30.49%) Ansible
2 79 (20.41%) Kubernetes
3 57 (14.73%) Puppet
4 55 (14.21%) Terraform
5 43 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 17 (4.39%) Nagios
8 14 (3.62%) Icinga
9 13 (3.36%) Grafana
10 11 (2.84%) Cobbler
11 10 (2.58%) Rundeck
11 10 (2.58%) Tivoli
12 9 (2.33%) ZABBIX
13 8 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (1.55%) SELinux
15 5 (1.29%) HAProxy
15 5 (1.29%) Prometheus
15 5 (1.29%) Salt
16 4 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
16 4 (1.03%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 114 (29.46%) Red Hat
2 73 (18.86%) VMware
3 34 (8.79%) Oracle
4 32 (8.27%) Microsoft
5 25 (6.46%) Cisco
6 16 (4.13%) Google
7 10 (2.58%) SolarWinds
8 9 (2.33%) HP
9 8 (2.07%) EnterpriseDB
9 8 (2.07%) Veritas
10 7 (1.81%) Dell
10 7 (1.81%) EMC
10 7 (1.81%) IBM
10 7 (1.81%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.55%) Splunk
11 6 (1.55%) Symantec
12 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.78%) Brocade
13 3 (0.78%) F5
13 3 (0.78%) Juniper