Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 331 316 321
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,653 1,735 2,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.06% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 1,494 1,860
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% -4.76% +12.90%
10th Percentile £32,875 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £73,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -19 1,574 £52,500 +5.00% 194
UK excluding London +7 1,006 £47,500 +5.56% 106
London -53 623 £60,000 - 102
South East -84 299 £47,500 -5.00% 32
North of England +1 226 £42,500 +6.25% 28
East of England +70 197 £60,000 +20.00% 18
South West +71 158 £45,500 +11.66% 9
North West -5 115 £47,500 +18.75% 13
Yorkshire +28 93 £37,500 -16.67% 14
Midlands +24 75 £50,000 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +22 45 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Scotland -31 39 £42,500 +30.77% 4
East Midlands +10 30 £50,000 +25.00% 2
North East -8 19 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Wales +14 17 £40,000 -5.88% 10

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 1,653 (100.00%) Linux
2 729 (44.10%) Python
3 723 (43.74%) DevOps
4 654 (39.56%) Puppet
5 637 (38.54%) Amazon AWS
6 533 (32.24%) Ansible
7 518 (31.34%) Bash Shell
8 440 (26.62%) Red Hat
9 415 (25.11%) Windows
10 394 (23.84%) Opscode Chef
11 365 (22.08%) VMware
12 336 (20.33%) Docker
13 332 (20.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 320 (19.36%) Ruby
15 318 (19.24%) Configuration Management
16 307 (18.57%) Jenkins
17 300 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
18 295 (17.85%) Unix
19 285 (17.24%) Java
20 274 (16.58%) Perl
21 267 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
22 253 (15.31%) Degree
23 252 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
24 245 (14.82%) Finance
25 242 (14.64%) Software Engineering
26 231 (13.97%) MySQL
27 217 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
28 206 (12.46%) Apache
29 200 (12.10%) SQL
30 195 (11.80%) CentOS

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
1 206 (12.46%) Apache
2 136 (8.23%) Tomcat
3 71 (4.30%) OpenStack
4 67 (4.05%) JBoss
5 62 (3.75%) nginx
6 57 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 53 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (2.90%) WebLogic
9 30 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 18 (1.09%) Confluence
11 15 (0.91%) Apache Solr
12 14 (0.85%) SharePoint
13 13 (0.79%) IIS
14 11 (0.67%) CloudStack
15 10 (0.60%) Jetty
16 9 (0.54%) Apache Spark
17 7 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.42%) Skype for Business
18 5 (0.30%) uWSGI
19 4 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Staffware
2 1 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.060%) Eikon
2 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 637 (38.54%) Amazon AWS
2 267 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (6.05%) SaaS
4 84 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
5 64 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 60 (3.63%) Amazon S3
7 52 (3.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 49 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 38 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 32 (1.94%) IaaS
11 29 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (1.75%) OpenShift
12 27 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
12 27 (1.63%) Route 53
13 25 (1.51%) GitHub
14 22 (1.33%) PaaS
15 20 (1.21%) Office 365
16 13 (0.79%) CloudFront
17 11 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 10 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 191 (11.55%) TCP/IP
2 127 (7.68%) Firewall
3 98 (5.93%) DNS
4 77 (4.66%) SAN
5 62 (3.75%) DHCP
6 54 (3.27%) HTTP
7 48 (2.90%) Internet
8 47 (2.84%) Network Security
8 47 (2.84%) SNMP
9 45 (2.72%) NAS
10 43 (2.60%) SSL
11 31 (1.88%) LAN
11 31 (1.88%) VPN
12 29 (1.75%) WAN
13 24 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
13 24 (1.45%) Wireless
14 21 (1.27%) Kerberos
14 21 (1.27%) SSH
15 20 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (13.97%) MySQL
2 77 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 74 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 69 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 63 (3.81%) MongoDB
6 61 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
7 51 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 42 (2.54%) Hadoop
9 39 (2.36%) Big Data
10 37 (2.24%) RDBMS
11 34 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.15%) Redis
14 18 (1.09%) Blockchain
15 15 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (0.91%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.54%) Neo4j
17 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 307 (18.57%) Jenkins
2 143 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 86 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 55 (3.33%) Subversion
5 53 (3.21%) TeamCity
6 44 (2.66%) Vagrant
7 41 (2.48%) JIRA
8 26 (1.57%) GitLab
9 20 (1.21%) GoCD
9 20 (1.21%) Hudson
10 16 (0.97%) Maven
11 14 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (0.79%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.60%) GCC
14 10 (0.60%) Redmine
14 10 (0.60%) Selenium
14 10 (0.60%) Travis CI
15 9 (0.54%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.54%) GDB
General
1 245 (14.82%) Finance
2 74 (4.48%) Retail
3 60 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.42%) Electronics
5 36 (2.18%) Banking
6 35 (2.12%) Games
7 34 (2.06%) Advertising
8 29 (1.75%) Marketing
9 24 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.09%) Automotive
11 10 (0.60%) French Language
12 8 (0.48%) Legal
13 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Military
16 3 (0.18%) German Language
16 3 (0.18%) Law
16 3 (0.18%) Publishing
17 2 (0.12%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (8.89%) Web Services
2 103 (6.23%) LAMP
3 84 (5.08%) LDAP
4 58 (3.51%) Middleware
5 51 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
6 38 (2.30%) Node.js
7 31 (1.88%) .NET
8 30 (1.81%) Django
9 29 (1.75%) JSON
9 29 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
10 26 (1.57%) Yocto
11 25 (1.51%) AngularJS
12 24 (1.45%) Spring
13 22 (1.33%) REST
14 21 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (1.27%) React
15 18 (1.09%) HTML
16 14 (0.85%) STL
17 13 (0.79%) CSS
18 12 (0.73%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 167 (10.10%) Computer Science
2 93 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 64 (3.87%) Fintech
4 60 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 48 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
7 46 (2.78%) Private Cloud
8 39 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 37 (2.24%) Device Driver
10 29 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 23 (1.39%) Clustering
11 23 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 22 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
13 18 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.91%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.79%) Robotics
16 12 (0.73%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,653 (100.00%) Linux
2 415 (25.11%) Windows
3 332 (20.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 295 (17.85%) Unix
5 195 (11.80%) CentOS
6 132 (7.99%) Ubuntu
7 117 (7.08%) Windows Server
8 99 (5.99%) Embedded Linux
9 72 (4.36%) Debian
10 43 (2.60%) Solaris
11 26 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (1.51%) HPUX
13 22 (1.33%) AIX
14 21 (1.27%) SUSE
15 18 (1.09%) Fedora
16 17 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
17 14 (0.85%) Android
17 14 (0.85%) Nucleus RTOS
18 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (43.74%) DevOps
2 318 (19.24%) Configuration Management
3 300 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
5 242 (14.64%) Software Engineering
6 165 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
7 146 (8.83%) Open Source
8 110 (6.65%) Deployment Automation
9 107 (6.47%) ITIL
10 106 (6.41%) High Availability
11 101 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 86 (5.20%) Test Automation
13 82 (4.96%) E-Commerce
14 77 (4.66%) Microservices
15 73 (4.42%) Scrum
16 69 (4.17%) Mentoring
17 68 (4.11%) Mathematics
18 65 (3.93%) Continuous Deployment
18 65 (3.93%) SDLC
19 54 (3.27%) OO
Programming Languages
1 729 (44.10%) Python
2 518 (31.34%) Bash Shell
3 320 (19.36%) Ruby
4 285 (17.24%) Java
5 274 (16.58%) Perl
6 200 (12.10%) SQL
7 178 (10.77%) C
8 157 (9.50%) C++
9 129 (7.80%) PowerShell
10 122 (7.38%) PHP
11 101 (6.11%) Shell Script
12 66 (3.99%) JavaScript
13 53 (3.21%) C#
14 32 (1.94%) Embedded C
15 31 (1.88%) Go
16 29 (1.75%) Korn
17 25 (1.51%) Embedded C++
18 20 (1.21%) Scala
19 19 (1.15%) Groovy
20 14 (0.85%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 253 (15.31%) Degree
2 87 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (4.11%) RHCE
4 60 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 54 (3.27%) CCNA
7 43 (2.60%) AWS Certification
8 36 (2.18%) SC Cleared
9 30 (1.81%) RHCSA
10 29 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 22 (1.33%) Master's Degree
13 19 (1.15%) CISSP
14 16 (0.97%) SSCP
15 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (0.85%) CCNP
16 14 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
17 13 (0.79%) MCSE
18 12 (0.73%) GIAC
19 10 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.63%) QA
2 30 (1.81%) SLA
3 13 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.48%) GCP
5 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) GDPR
7 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 336 (20.33%) Docker
2 217 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (6.65%) Active Directory
4 62 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (2.48%) NFS
6 35 (2.12%) Hyper-V
7 33 (2.00%) Samba
8 30 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
9 27 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (1.57%) vSphere
11 21 (1.27%) iptables
12 19 (1.15%) Xen
13 18 (1.09%) KVM
14 16 (0.97%) Postfix
15 15 (0.91%) LXC
16 13 (0.79%) Firmware
16 13 (0.79%) XenServer
17 11 (0.67%) Ceph
17 11 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 10 (0.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 654 (39.56%) Puppet
2 533 (32.24%) Ansible
3 394 (23.84%) Opscode Chef
4 174 (10.53%) Kubernetes
5 162 (9.80%) Terraform
6 116 (7.02%) Nagios
7 63 (3.81%) Salt
8 40 (2.42%) ZABBIX
9 34 (2.06%) Packer
10 26 (1.57%) vCenter Server
11 24 (1.45%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.39%) Graphite
13 20 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
14 19 (1.15%) Prometheus
15 18 (1.09%) Grafana
15 18 (1.09%) Kibana
16 17 (1.03%) Cacti
17 14 (0.85%) logstash
18 13 (0.79%) Cobbler
19 12 (0.73%) Plesk
Vendors
1 440 (26.62%) Red Hat
2 365 (22.08%) VMware
3 183 (11.07%) Microsoft
4 118 (7.14%) Oracle
5 98 (5.93%) Cisco
6 79 (4.78%) Google
7 68 (4.11%) Splunk
8 60 (3.63%) HP
8 60 (3.63%) SaltStack
9 46 (2.78%) NetApp
10 30 (1.81%) EMC
10 30 (1.81%) WorldPay
11 29 (1.75%) New Relic
12 28 (1.69%) SolarWinds
13 24 (1.45%) Dell
14 19 (1.15%) Citrix
14 19 (1.15%) ServiceNow
15 18 (1.09%) IBM
16 17 (1.03%) SAP
17 15 (0.91%) Hortonworks