Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 292 308
Rank change year-on-year -30 +16 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,661 1,995 2,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.17% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,479 1,747 1,873
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 £29,550
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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
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 18 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 18 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 -36 1,595 £52,500 +5.00% 246
UK excluding London -9 1,036 £47,500 - 141
London -55 615 £60,000 - 107
South East -68 381 £47,500 -5.00% 43
East of England +58 221 £60,000 +26.32% 31
North of England +8 208 £45,000 +12.50% 40
South West +40 124 £42,500 +6.25% 14
North West -3 99 £47,500 +18.75% 31
Yorkshire +47 98 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Midlands -36 53 £35,500 -29.00% 11
Scotland -3 47 £42,500 +8.97% 1
East Midlands -7 32 £29,000 -27.50% 3
West Midlands -11 30 £29,000 -42.00% 8
Wales +7 15 £39,000 -8.24% 1
North East -5 12 £37,500 -16.67% 1

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 1,661 (100.00%) Linux
2 775 (46.66%) Python
3 704 (42.38%) DevOps
4 623 (37.51%) Puppet
5 575 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
6 503 (30.28%) Bash Shell
7 500 (30.10%) Ansible
8 433 (26.07%) Red Hat
9 423 (25.47%) Opscode Chef
10 367 (22.10%) VMware
11 345 (20.77%) Configuration Management
12 333 (20.05%) Windows
13 324 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 321 (19.33%) Ruby
15 320 (19.27%) Software Engineering
16 317 (19.08%) Docker
17 314 (18.90%) Java
18 304 (18.30%) Degree
19 301 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
20 293 (17.64%) Perl
21 276 (16.62%) Unix
22 274 (16.50%) Jenkins
23 259 (15.59%) Finance
24 248 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
25 222 (13.37%) CentOS
26 215 (12.94%) TCP/IP
27 208 (12.52%) SQL
28 204 (12.28%) Computer Science
29 203 (12.22%) MySQL
30 202 (12.16%) 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
1 178 (10.72%) Apache
2 128 (7.71%) Tomcat
3 109 (6.56%) OpenStack
4 77 (4.64%) nginx
5 55 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
6 40 (2.41%) Confluence
6 40 (2.41%) JBoss
7 31 (1.87%) IIS
8 26 (1.57%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.51%) 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%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.060%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 575 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (5.18%) SaaS
4 54 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 50 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (1.99%) Amazon S3
7 27 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 26 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (1.44%) IaaS
9 24 (1.44%) PaaS
10 23 (1.38%) GitHub
11 19 (1.14%) OpenShift
12 16 (0.96%) Office 365
12 16 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
13 13 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 12 (0.72%) Route 53
15 11 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.60%) Google App Engine
16 10 (0.60%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 215 (12.94%) TCP/IP
2 148 (8.91%) DNS
3 109 (6.56%) Firewall
4 85 (5.12%) DHCP
5 69 (4.15%) Internet
6 67 (4.03%) VPN
7 59 (3.55%) SAN
8 58 (3.49%) SSL
9 57 (3.43%) LDAP
10 48 (2.89%) Wireless
11 46 (2.77%) HTTP
12 41 (2.47%) WAN
13 40 (2.41%) SNMP
14 30 (1.81%) Reverse Proxy
15 28 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (1.69%) LAN
16 23 (1.38%) IPsec
16 23 (1.38%) SSH
17 20 (1.20%) VLAN
18 19 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (12.22%) MySQL
2 77 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
3 65 (3.91%) MongoDB
4 61 (3.67%) SQL Server
5 60 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 53 (3.19%) Big Data
7 47 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (1.87%) Relational Database
9 30 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 23 (1.38%) InfluxDB
12 21 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.14%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.08%) Couchbase
14 18 (1.08%) Redis
15 16 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (0.96%) MariaDB
16 15 (0.90%) Blockchain
17 12 (0.72%) Neo4j
18 4 (0.24%) HBase
Development Applications
1 274 (16.50%) Jenkins
2 150 (9.03%) Git (software)
3 83 (5.00%) JIRA
4 67 (4.03%) TeamCity
5 50 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 48 (2.89%) Subversion
7 44 (2.65%) Vagrant
8 26 (1.57%) 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 (15.59%) Finance
2 106 (6.38%) Banking
3 88 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 53 (3.19%) Games
5 50 (3.01%) Electronics
6 40 (2.41%) Retail
7 36 (2.17%) Marketing
8 29 (1.75%) 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%) Law
13 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.24%) French Language
14 4 (0.24%) Front Office
15 3 (0.18%) German Language
15 3 (0.18%) Hindi Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (8.79%) Web Services
2 78 (4.70%) LAMP
3 59 (3.55%) Node.js
4 40 (2.41%) Middleware
5 39 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
6 38 (2.29%) HTML
7 34 (2.05%) Django
8 31 (1.87%) AngularJS
8 31 (1.87%) LEMP Stack
9 27 (1.63%) Kafka
10 24 (1.44%) .NET
11 21 (1.26%) Spring
12 20 (1.20%) HTML5
12 20 (1.20%) REST
13 18 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
13 18 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
14 17 (1.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 17 (1.02%) JSON
14 17 (1.02%) STL
15 16 (0.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 204 (12.28%) Computer Science
2 139 (8.37%) Data Centre
3 60 (3.61%) Public Cloud
4 47 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (2.77%) Fintech
6 43 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
8 41 (2.47%) Private Cloud
9 31 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 30 (1.81%) Clustering
11 29 (1.75%) Device Driver
12 23 (1.38%) Derivative
13 22 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
14 20 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.66%) Driving Licence
17 11 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
17 11 (0.66%) Replication
18 10 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1,661 (100.00%) Linux
2 333 (20.05%) Windows
3 324 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 276 (16.62%) Unix
5 222 (13.37%) CentOS
6 132 (7.95%) Ubuntu
7 122 (7.34%) Windows Server
8 85 (5.12%) Embedded Linux
9 83 (5.00%) Debian
10 54 (3.25%) Solaris
11 36 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
12 27 (1.63%) AIX
13 24 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (1.14%) HPUX
15 18 (1.08%) Fedora
16 16 (0.96%) CoreOS
17 15 (0.90%) Android
17 15 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.84%) Windows 10
18 14 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (42.38%) DevOps
2 345 (20.77%) Configuration Management
3 320 (19.27%) Software Engineering
4 301 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
6 159 (9.57%) Open Source
7 133 (8.01%) ITIL
8 102 (6.14%) Mathematics
9 94 (5.66%) Scrum
10 81 (4.88%) High Availability
10 81 (4.88%) Test Automation
11 74 (4.46%) E-Commerce
12 70 (4.21%) Continuous Delivery
13 67 (4.03%) Mentoring
14 66 (3.97%) Microservices
15 64 (3.85%) OO
16 54 (3.25%) SDLC
17 53 (3.19%) Multithreading
18 50 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
19 49 (2.95%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 775 (46.66%) Python
2 503 (30.28%) Bash Shell
3 321 (19.33%) Ruby
4 314 (18.90%) Java
5 293 (17.64%) Perl
6 208 (12.52%) SQL
7 188 (11.32%) C
8 187 (11.26%) C++
9 131 (7.89%) PHP
10 125 (7.53%) Shell Script
11 94 (5.66%) PowerShell
12 70 (4.21%) JavaScript
13 45 (2.71%) C#
14 37 (2.23%) Go
15 34 (2.05%) Korn
16 31 (1.87%) Embedded C
17 23 (1.38%) Embedded C++
18 22 (1.32%) Bourne shell
18 22 (1.32%) Groovy
18 22 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 304 (18.30%) Degree
2 117 (7.04%) RHCE
3 104 (6.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 81 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (4.82%) CCNA
6 53 (3.19%) RHCSA
7 45 (2.71%) Security Cleared
8 34 (2.05%) DV Cleared
9 33 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (1.87%) SC Cleared
11 28 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
12 13 (0.78%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.72%) CCNP
13 12 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
15 10 (0.60%) CISSP
15 10 (0.60%) MCSE
15 10 (0.60%) SANS
16 9 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.67%) QA
2 32 (1.93%) 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
1 317 (19.08%) Docker
2 248 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 56 (3.37%) NFS
4 56 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (2.77%) vSphere
6 43 (2.59%) Samba
7 38 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (1.87%) iptables
8 31 (1.87%) LXC
9 23 (1.38%) KVM
10 19 (1.14%) Xen
11 18 (1.08%) Hyper-V
12 12 (0.72%) Ceph
13 11 (0.66%) Postfix
13 11 (0.66%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.48%) Kamailio
15 7 (0.42%) BIND 9
15 7 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 623 (37.51%) Puppet
2 500 (30.10%) Ansible
3 423 (25.47%) Opscode Chef
4 179 (10.78%) Kubernetes
5 146 (8.79%) Terraform
6 134 (8.07%) Nagios
7 90 (5.42%) Salt
8 44 (2.65%) Packer
9 35 (2.11%) Icinga
10 30 (1.81%) ZABBIX
11 29 (1.75%) Grafana
12 28 (1.69%) Cacti
13 26 (1.57%) HAProxy
14 23 (1.38%) Prometheus
15 16 (0.96%) Cobbler
16 14 (0.84%) SELinux
17 13 (0.78%) logstash
18 12 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
19 10 (0.60%) vCenter Server
20 9 (0.54%) Consul
Vendors
1 433 (26.07%) Red Hat
2 367 (22.10%) VMware
3 126 (7.59%) Microsoft
4 102 (6.14%) Oracle
5 96 (5.78%) Cisco
6 94 (5.66%) Google
7 81 (4.88%) SaltStack
8 79 (4.76%) HP
9 53 (3.19%) NetApp
10 46 (2.77%) Splunk
11 37 (2.23%) Atlassian
12 31 (1.87%) EMC
13 28 (1.69%) SAP
13 28 (1.69%) SolarWinds
14 23 (1.38%) Citrix
15 22 (1.32%) Dell
16 19 (1.14%) Sun
17 17 (1.02%) Juniper
18 16 (0.96%) Hitachi
18 16 (0.96%) Scality