Period
to 16 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 368 336 300
Rank change year-on-year -32 -36 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,269 1,682 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.96% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.99% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,118 1,508 1,684
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 144,370 169,538 169,473
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.30% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115,470 138,876 140,894
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.75%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 -39 1,196 £57,500 +9.52% 249
UK excluding London -66 690 £50,000 +5.26% 158
London +7 550 £65,000 +8.33% 99
North of England +26 197 £52,500 +16.67% 40
South East -83 182 £53,250 +18.33% 33
South West +1 113 £47,500 +18.75% 20
East of England -54 113 £50,000 -16.67% 47
North West +19 104 £55,000 +15.79% 21
Yorkshire +34 82 £47,500 +26.67% 17
Midlands +12 39 £44,000 +6.02% 10
Scotland -4 30 £48,000 +6.67% 4
East Midlands +13 20 £52,500 +81.03% 4
West Midlands +8 19 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Wales +9 14 £41,000 +7.89% 2
North East +13 11 £60,000 +54.84% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 1,269 (100.00%) Linux
2 591 (46.57%) DevOps
3 583 (45.94%) Python
4 492 (38.77%) Amazon AWS
5 427 (33.65%) Bash Shell
6 410 (32.31%) Ansible
7 393 (30.97%) Puppet
8 327 (25.77%) Docker
9 311 (24.51%) Unix
10 309 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
11 306 (24.11%) Red Hat
12 299 (23.56%) Windows
13 255 (20.09%) Configuration Management
14 253 (19.94%) Finance
15 252 (19.86%) Jenkins
16 246 (19.39%) Opscode Chef
17 234 (18.44%) VMware
18 232 (18.28%) Perl
19 230 (18.12%) Java
20 219 (17.26%) CentOS
21 218 (17.18%) Kubernetes
22 213 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 213 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 199 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
24 194 (15.29%) C++
25 193 (15.21%) SQL
25 193 (15.21%) Software Engineering
26 188 (14.81%) Git (software)
27 187 (14.74%) Ruby
28 181 (14.26%) 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
1 162 (12.77%) Apache
2 87 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 72 (5.67%) nginx
4 62 (4.89%) OpenStack
5 45 (3.55%) IIS
6 44 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (2.92%) Confluence
8 20 (1.58%) JBoss
9 13 (1.02%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.87%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
11 8 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.55%) WordPress
13 6 (0.47%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.39%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.32%) CloudStack
16 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
16 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
17 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (0.71%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.079%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 492 (38.77%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (7.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 75 (5.91%) SaaS
5 50 (3.94%) PaaS
6 42 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 32 (2.52%) IaaS
9 30 (2.36%) Serverless
10 26 (2.05%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (1.42%) GitHub
12 18 (1.42%) Office 365
13 17 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (1.26%) OpenShift
14 16 (1.26%) Route 53
15 13 (1.02%) Datadog
16 9 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 9 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (7.01%) Firewall
2 84 (6.62%) DNS
3 73 (5.75%) TCP/IP
4 43 (3.39%) SSL
5 40 (3.15%) SAN
5 40 (3.15%) WAN
6 39 (3.07%) LAN
7 38 (2.99%) VPN
8 37 (2.92%) Internet
9 30 (2.36%) DHCP
10 22 (1.73%) Network Security
11 21 (1.65%) VLAN
12 20 (1.58%) BGP
13 19 (1.50%) Wireless
14 18 (1.42%) HTTP
14 18 (1.42%) SNMP
14 18 (1.42%) SSH
15 16 (1.26%) OSPF
16 15 (1.18%) SMTP
17 14 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.14%) MySQL
2 88 (6.93%) MongoDB
3 74 (5.83%) NoSQL
3 74 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (4.33%) Big Data
5 46 (3.62%) SQL Server
6 30 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.97%) Redis
8 23 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
10 21 (1.65%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.42%) MariaDB
12 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.02%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.79%) Blockchain
15 9 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
16 7 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 4 (0.32%) CouchDB
17 4 (0.32%) DB2
17 4 (0.32%) GIS
Development Applications
1 252 (19.86%) Jenkins
2 188 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 74 (5.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 74 (5.83%) JIRA
4 64 (5.04%) TeamCity
5 45 (3.55%) Vagrant
6 44 (3.47%) Maven
7 36 (2.84%) Subversion
8 30 (2.36%) GitLab
8 30 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 29 (2.29%) CircleCI
9 29 (2.29%) Hudson
9 29 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (2.13%) MSBuild
11 24 (1.89%) Codeship
12 17 (1.34%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (0.87%) Redmine
14 11 (0.87%) Selenium
15 10 (0.79%) Cucumber
General
1 253 (19.94%) Finance
2 69 (5.44%) Banking
3 46 (3.62%) Electronics
4 39 (3.07%) Games
4 39 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.84%) Marketing
6 27 (2.13%) Retail
7 18 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.10%) Advertising
8 14 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.87%) Law
10 9 (0.71%) Automotive
10 9 (0.71%) Front Office
11 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.39%) Military
12 4 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.079%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.079%) Back Office
14 1 (0.079%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (8.83%) Web Services
2 83 (6.54%) LAMP
3 43 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
4 37 (2.92%) .NET
5 28 (2.21%) LDAP
5 28 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
6 26 (2.05%) LEMP Stack
7 24 (1.89%) Node.js
8 23 (1.81%) Yocto
9 21 (1.65%) AngularJS
10 19 (1.50%) Kafka
11 18 (1.42%) XML
12 17 (1.34%) Middleware
12 17 (1.34%) Qt
12 17 (1.34%) REST
13 16 (1.26%) J2EE
14 15 (1.18%) HTML
15 12 (0.95%) CSS
15 12 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
16 11 (0.87%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.83%) Linux Command Line
2 55 (4.33%) Fintech
3 53 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 51 (4.02%) Hedge funds
5 49 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (3.39%) Public Cloud
7 39 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (2.60%) Clustering
9 32 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (2.05%) Device Driver
11 21 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.50%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 14 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.10%) Marketing Technology
15 10 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
15 10 (0.79%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.71%) PKI
17 8 (0.63%) Replication
18 7 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1,269 (100.00%) Linux
2 311 (24.51%) Unix
3 299 (23.56%) Windows
4 219 (17.26%) CentOS
5 213 (16.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 123 (9.69%) Ubuntu
7 109 (8.59%) Windows Server
8 59 (4.65%) Embedded Linux
9 50 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (3.31%) Solaris
11 40 (3.15%) SUSE
12 37 (2.92%) Debian
13 29 (2.29%) Fedora
14 27 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (1.42%) DC/OS
17 10 (0.79%) Android
18 9 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.55%) AIX
19 7 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (46.57%) DevOps
2 309 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (20.09%) Configuration Management
4 213 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 193 (15.21%) Software Engineering
6 181 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
7 160 (12.61%) Open Source
8 121 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
9 111 (8.75%) Computer Science
10 93 (7.33%) Test Automation
11 84 (6.62%) Deployment Automation
12 76 (5.99%) Load Balancing
13 71 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
13 71 (5.59%) ITIL
14 64 (5.04%) High Availability
14 64 (5.04%) Scrum
15 53 (4.18%) Mentoring
16 48 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
17 46 (3.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 45 (3.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 583 (45.94%) Python
2 427 (33.65%) Bash Shell
3 232 (18.28%) Perl
4 230 (18.12%) Java
5 194 (15.29%) C++
6 193 (15.21%) SQL
7 187 (14.74%) Ruby
8 140 (11.03%) C
9 121 (9.54%) PowerShell
10 102 (8.04%) PHP
11 82 (6.46%) Shell Script
12 69 (5.44%) C#
13 62 (4.89%) JavaScript
14 45 (3.55%) Korn
15 36 (2.84%) Go
16 29 (2.29%) Bourne shell
17 23 (1.81%) Embedded C
18 15 (1.18%) Embedded C++
19 14 (1.10%) VB
20 12 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 172 (13.55%) Degree
2 57 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (3.39%) RHCE
4 38 (2.99%) AWS Certification
5 30 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
6 29 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (2.05%) SC Cleared
8 23 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.81%) RHCA
9 21 (1.65%) CCNA
10 18 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 14 (1.10%) CISSP
12 12 (0.95%) MCSE
12 12 (0.95%) RHCSA
12 12 (0.95%) SANS
13 11 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (0.87%) Linux+ Certification
13 11 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
13 11 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.55%) QA
2 12 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.63%) SLA
4 5 (0.39%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.16%) JTAG
6 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 327 (25.77%) Docker
2 131 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (6.23%) Active Directory
4 72 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (2.68%) NFS
6 33 (2.60%) vSphere
7 28 (2.21%) Hyper-V
8 27 (2.13%) Xen
9 19 (1.50%) KVM
10 18 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.26%) Samba
12 14 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 13 (1.02%) iptables
13 13 (1.02%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.95%) Postfix
14 12 (0.95%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.24%) DRBD
16 3 (0.24%) flannel
16 3 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 410 (32.31%) Ansible
2 393 (30.97%) Puppet
3 246 (19.39%) Opscode Chef
4 218 (17.18%) Kubernetes
5 155 (12.21%) Terraform
6 79 (6.23%) Nagios
7 40 (3.15%) Salt
7 40 (3.15%) vCenter Server
8 30 (2.36%) Prometheus
9 28 (2.21%) Packer
10 25 (1.97%) Cobbler
10 25 (1.97%) ZABBIX
11 24 (1.89%) CFEngine
12 23 (1.81%) HAProxy
13 19 (1.50%) Tivoli
14 17 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
14 17 (1.34%) Grafana
14 17 (1.34%) NetBackup
14 17 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
15 15 (1.18%) yum
Vendors
1 306 (24.11%) Red Hat
2 234 (18.44%) VMware
3 156 (12.29%) Oracle
4 86 (6.78%) Microsoft
5 79 (6.23%) Atlassian
6 76 (5.99%) Google
7 64 (5.04%) Cisco
8 48 (3.78%) NetApp
9 35 (2.76%) HP
10 33 (2.60%) SolarWinds
11 27 (2.13%) Dynatrace
12 26 (2.05%) SaltStack
12 26 (2.05%) Splunk
13 21 (1.65%) Veritas
14 20 (1.58%) EMC
14 20 (1.58%) SAP
15 18 (1.42%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.42%) EnterpriseDB
16 17 (1.34%) Citrix
17 15 (1.18%) Sybase