Period
to 19 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 663 352 541
Rank change year-on-year -311 +189 -153
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 435 526 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.84% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.88% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 336 430 487
10th Percentile £38,875 £33,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,117 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £72,312
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.56% -10.00% +1.05%

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 118,046 59,650 119,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.03% 95.13% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 80,065 48,927 96,345
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -317 380 £60,000 +20.00% 99
UK excluding London -267 221 £52,000 +15.56% 63
London -247 164 £75,000 +19.05% 39
Work from Home -177 134 £55,000 - 31
North of England -119 84 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Yorkshire -46 58 £47,500 +7.95% 9
South West -73 53 £45,000 - 12
South East -162 36 £55,000 +22.22% 13
Midlands -119 25 £40,000 -15.79% 6
West Midlands -84 21 £37,500 -21.05% 4
North West -103 21 £59,000 +8.51% 5
East of England -115 14 £60,000 +4.35% 14
Scotland -61 12 £60,000 +33.33% 2
North East -38 7 £58,750 +102.59%
East Midlands -85 4 £51,500 +8.42% 2
Wales -55 1 £45,000 - 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 435 (100.00%) Linux
2 201 (46.21%) Python
3 130 (29.89%) DevOps
4 123 (28.28%) Ansible
5 107 (24.60%) Puppet
6 105 (24.14%) AWS
7 104 (23.91%) TCP/IP
8 98 (22.53%) Unix
8 98 (22.53%) Terraform
9 97 (22.30%) C++
9 97 (22.30%) Red Hat
10 91 (20.92%) Bash
11 89 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
11 89 (20.46%) Social Skills
12 84 (19.31%) C
12 84 (19.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 83 (19.08%) Docker
14 81 (18.62%) Finance
15 80 (18.39%) Software Engineering
15 80 (18.39%) Windows
16 78 (17.93%) VMware
16 78 (17.93%) CentOS
17 75 (17.24%) Azure
18 73 (16.78%) Configuration Management
19 71 (16.32%) Kubernetes
20 67 (15.40%) Open Source
21 66 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
22 65 (14.94%) Git (software)
22 65 (14.94%) SQL
23 64 (14.71%) Jenkins

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 29 (6.67%) Apache
2 24 (5.52%) Confluence
3 13 (2.99%) OpenStack
4 11 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.30%) nginx
6 9 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.84%) WordPress
8 6 (1.38%) JBoss
9 5 (1.15%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.15%) IIS
10 2 (0.46%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.23%) Traefik
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 105 (24.14%) AWS
2 75 (17.24%) Azure
3 37 (8.51%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (7.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 26 (5.98%) GitHub
6 23 (5.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (5.29%) GCP
7 22 (5.06%) OpenShift
8 20 (4.60%) Amazon S3
8 20 (4.60%) Serverless
9 19 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (3.91%) Microsoft 365
11 15 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (3.45%) SaaS
12 12 (2.76%) Route 53
13 11 (2.53%) IaaS
14 8 (1.84%) AWS Direct Connect
15 7 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
15 7 (1.61%) PaaS
16 6 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (23.91%) TCP/IP
2 60 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
3 47 (10.80%) Broadband
4 43 (9.89%) Firewall
5 42 (9.66%) Wireless
6 39 (8.97%) Bluetooth
7 38 (8.74%) MQTT
8 36 (8.28%) Ethernet
9 33 (7.59%) DNS
10 28 (6.44%) IPv4
10 28 (6.44%) VPN
11 25 (5.75%) LAN
12 22 (5.06%) IPv6
13 15 (3.45%) WAN
14 14 (3.22%) Internet
14 14 (3.22%) SNMP
15 13 (2.99%) SAN
16 10 (2.30%) VLAN
17 9 (2.07%) SSL
17 9 (2.07%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (10.11%) MySQL
3 41 (9.43%) MariaDB
4 25 (5.75%) InfluxDB
5 20 (4.60%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (2.99%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.30%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.61%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.69%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (0.69%) Amazon QuickSight
11 3 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.69%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.69%) Power BI
11 3 (0.69%) QlikView
11 3 (0.69%) SQLite
11 3 (0.69%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 65 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 64 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 35 (8.05%) JIRA
4 22 (5.06%) Subversion
5 16 (3.68%) GitLab
6 8 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.84%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.61%) GoogleTest
7 7 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.61%) TestRail
7 7 (1.61%) Valgrind
8 3 (0.69%) NUnit
8 3 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.69%) TestNG
9 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.23%) Maven
10 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (20.46%) Social Skills
2 81 (18.62%) Finance
3 28 (6.44%) Organisational Skills
4 27 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (5.75%) Telecoms
6 21 (4.83%) Banking
7 10 (2.30%) Law
7 10 (2.30%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (1.61%) Games
10 6 (1.38%) Advertising
10 6 (1.38%) Electronics
10 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.38%) Marketing
11 3 (0.69%) Automotive
11 3 (0.69%) International Banking
12 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.90%) CSS
1 30 (6.90%) HTML
1 30 (6.90%) Yocto
2 13 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (2.99%) JSON
3 12 (2.76%) LAMP
4 11 (2.53%) Web Services
5 10 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
6 9 (2.07%) DPDK
6 9 (2.07%) XML
7 8 (1.84%) .NET
7 8 (1.84%) REST
8 7 (1.61%) Kafka
8 7 (1.61%) Middleware
9 4 (0.92%) JMS
9 4 (0.92%) LDAP
9 4 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (0.92%) Qt
9 4 (0.92%) Velocity
10 3 (0.69%) Loki
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.74%) Embedded Systems
2 33 (7.59%) Device Driver
3 31 (7.13%) Data Centre
4 25 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (5.29%) Management Information System
6 22 (5.06%) Clustering
6 22 (5.06%) Public Cloud
7 17 (3.91%) Data Structures
8 14 (3.22%) Algorithms
9 13 (2.99%) Hedge funds
10 10 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.30%) PKI
11 9 (2.07%) Home Automation
11 9 (2.07%) Internet of Things
12 8 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.61%) CAN bus
13 7 (1.61%) User Experience
14 6 (1.38%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (1.38%) FPGA
Operating Systems
1 435 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (22.53%) Unix
3 84 (19.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 80 (18.39%) Windows
5 78 (17.93%) CentOS
6 56 (12.87%) Embedded Linux
7 30 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 29 (6.67%) Debian
9 26 (5.98%) Windows Server
10 25 (5.75%) Windows Server 2019
11 19 (4.37%) Solaris
12 17 (3.91%) AIX
13 16 (3.68%) Windows 10
14 14 (3.22%) OpenWrt
14 14 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (3.22%) Windows Server 2016
15 11 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (2.30%) SUSE
17 7 (1.61%) Fedora
17 7 (1.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.89%) DevOps
2 89 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (18.39%) Software Engineering
4 73 (16.78%) Configuration Management
5 67 (15.40%) Open Source
6 66 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (14.25%) Computer Science
8 53 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 51 (11.72%) Infrastructure as Code
10 45 (10.34%) Fintech
11 38 (8.74%) CI/CD
12 33 (7.59%) ITIL
13 30 (6.90%) Device Driver Development
13 30 (6.90%) Requirements Gathering
14 27 (6.21%) Scrum
15 26 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (5.98%) Migration
16 25 (5.75%) Change Management
16 25 (5.75%) Time Management
17 24 (5.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 201 (46.21%) Python
2 97 (22.30%) C++
3 91 (20.92%) Bash
4 84 (19.31%) C
5 65 (14.94%) SQL
6 48 (11.03%) Java
7 40 (9.20%) Perl
8 36 (8.28%) Shell Script
9 27 (6.21%) PHP
10 21 (4.83%) Ruby
11 18 (4.14%) PowerShell
12 17 (3.91%) C#
13 15 (3.45%) JavaScript
14 13 (2.99%) Embedded C
14 13 (2.99%) Embedded C++
15 9 (2.07%) Go
16 1 (0.23%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.23%) COBOL
16 1 (0.23%) Groovy
16 1 (0.23%) Rust
Qualifications
1 59 (13.56%) Degree
2 39 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.52%) RHCE
5 17 (3.91%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.22%) RHCSA
7 13 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.84%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.84%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.69%) ISEB
10 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.69%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.46%) GIAC
11 2 (0.46%) LPIC
12 1 (0.23%) CCNA
12 1 (0.23%) CEH
12 1 (0.23%) MCSA
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.53%) QA
2 10 (2.30%) SLA
3 9 (2.07%) GDPR
4 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 83 (19.08%) Docker
2 59 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (11.95%) Firmware
4 31 (7.13%) Active Directory
5 18 (4.14%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.99%) vSphere
7 12 (2.76%) KVM
8 10 (2.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 10 (2.30%) XenApp
9 9 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.69%) iptables
12 3 (0.69%) NFS
13 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.46%) Lustre
13 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.46%) Xen
14 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 123 (28.28%) Ansible
2 107 (24.60%) Puppet
3 98 (22.53%) Terraform
4 71 (16.32%) Kubernetes
5 34 (7.82%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (4.60%) Red Hat Satellite
7 18 (4.14%) Packer
8 14 (3.22%) HAProxy
8 14 (3.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 12 (2.76%) Prometheus
10 11 (2.53%) Grafana
10 11 (2.53%) Rancher
11 9 (2.07%) Consul
11 9 (2.07%) Nagios
11 9 (2.07%) Salt
12 7 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (1.61%) Graphite
12 7 (1.61%) Icinga
13 6 (1.38%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 97 (22.30%) Red Hat
2 78 (17.93%) VMware
3 51 (11.72%) Oracle
4 39 (8.97%) Cisco
5 31 (7.13%) Microsoft
6 25 (5.75%) Juniper
7 24 (5.52%) Fortinet
8 18 (4.14%) IBM
9 16 (3.68%) HP
10 15 (3.45%) Google
11 12 (2.76%) SaltStack
12 10 (2.30%) EMC
13 9 (2.07%) Mellanox
13 9 (2.07%) Solarflare
13 9 (2.07%) Sun
14 7 (1.61%) SAP
15 6 (1.38%) Citrix
15 6 (1.38%) Dell
15 6 (1.38%) Symantec
15 6 (1.38%) Veritas