Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 294 331
Rank change year-on-year -33 +37 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1747 2183 2154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.15% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.19% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1541 1929 1917
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -48 1651 £52,500 +5.00% 105
UK excluding London -5 1079 £45,000 - 73
London -61 650 £60,000 - 32
South East -57 438 £50,000 +3.09% 19
North of England +13 207 £45,000 +12.50% 20
East of England +15 170 £57,500 +18.56% 17
Yorkshire +43 124 £38,000 -10.59% 8
South West +23 119 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North West -22 75 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Midlands -2 73 £35,000 -6.67% 9
Scotland +41 64 £37,500 -3.85%
East Midlands +27 41 £29,000 -19.44% 4
West Midlands +3 41 £30,000 -20.00% 5
Wales +19 20 £40,000 +2.56%
North East +9 8 £41,250 -8.33%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 1747 (100.00%) Linux
2 739 (42.30%) Python
3 729 (41.73%) DevOps
4 596 (34.12%) Puppet
5 566 (32.40%) Amazon AWS
6 485 (27.76%) Bash Shell
7 476 (27.25%) Ansible
7 476 (27.25%) Red Hat
8 417 (23.87%) Opscode Chef
9 382 (21.87%) VMware
10 370 (21.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 364 (20.84%) Windows
12 348 (19.92%) Configuration Management
13 347 (19.86%) Docker
14 341 (19.52%) Software Engineering
15 339 (19.40%) Perl
16 312 (17.86%) Ruby
17 311 (17.80%) Unix
18 309 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
19 304 (17.40%) Java
20 301 (17.23%) Finance
21 290 (16.60%) Jenkins
22 281 (16.08%) Degree
23 254 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
24 239 (13.68%) SQL
24 239 (13.68%) CentOS
25 231 (13.22%) MySQL
26 228 (13.05%) C++
27 221 (12.65%) C
28 210 (12.02%) TCP/IP

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
1 200 (11.45%) Apache
2 130 (7.44%) Tomcat
3 120 (6.87%) OpenStack
4 79 (4.52%) nginx
5 71 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
6 64 (3.66%) IIS
7 47 (2.69%) Confluence
8 40 (2.29%) JBoss
9 19 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (1.09%) MS Exchange
10 16 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.86%) Jetty
12 12 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.57%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.52%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
17 5 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.29%) Houdini
3 5 (0.29%) Maya
3 5 (0.29%) NUKE
3 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) HipChat
6 1 (0.057%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.057%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.057%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 566 (32.40%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (3.61%) SaaS
4 46 (2.63%) GitHub
5 42 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (1.55%) IaaS
9 22 (1.26%) Amazon S3
10 21 (1.20%) PaaS
11 19 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.03%) Office 365
13 12 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.57%) Serverless
15 9 (0.52%) Datadog
16 8 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.46%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 210 (12.02%) TCP/IP
2 152 (8.70%) DNS
3 135 (7.73%) Firewall
4 88 (5.04%) VPN
5 85 (4.87%) Internet
6 79 (4.52%) SAN
7 65 (3.72%) HTTP
8 59 (3.38%) SSL
9 58 (3.32%) DHCP
10 54 (3.09%) Wireless
11 47 (2.69%) LDAP
12 41 (2.35%) IPsec
13 38 (2.18%) WAN
14 32 (1.83%) SSH
15 26 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
16 25 (1.43%) SNMP
17 24 (1.37%) NAS
18 23 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (1.32%) LAN
18 23 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (13.22%) MySQL
2 88 (5.04%) SQL Server
3 84 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
4 68 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 58 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 51 (2.92%) Big Data
7 48 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.49%) InfluxDB
10 23 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 19 (1.09%) Blockchain
12 19 (1.09%) MariaDB
13 18 (1.03%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.97%) Redis
15 16 (0.92%) Couchbase
15 16 (0.92%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 7 (0.40%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 290 (16.60%) Jenkins
2 176 (10.07%) Git (software)
3 96 (5.50%) JIRA
4 61 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 56 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 48 (2.75%) Subversion
7 45 (2.58%) Vagrant
8 33 (1.89%) Maven
9 28 (1.60%) Hudson
10 25 (1.43%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.03%) GitLab
11 18 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.74%) Cucumber
13 13 (0.74%) GoCD
14 11 (0.63%) Selenium
15 10 (0.57%) Mercurial
15 10 (0.57%) Travis CI
16 9 (0.52%) GCC
16 9 (0.52%) Trac
General
1 301 (17.23%) Finance
2 130 (7.44%) Banking
3 124 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 83 (4.75%) Electronics
5 72 (4.12%) Games
6 67 (3.84%) Marketing
7 60 (3.43%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.66%) Retail
9 19 (1.09%) Automotive
9 19 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.63%) Digital Economy
10 11 (0.63%) German Language
11 8 (0.46%) Law
11 8 (0.46%) Online Betting
12 7 (0.40%) Advertising
12 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.40%) Front Office
13 6 (0.34%) French Language
14 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (7.21%) Web Services
2 97 (5.55%) LAMP
3 50 (2.86%) Node.js
4 49 (2.80%) Middleware
5 45 (2.58%) Elastic Stack
6 44 (2.52%) Kafka
7 40 (2.29%) HTML
8 36 (2.06%) LEMP Stack
9 26 (1.49%) .NET
10 24 (1.37%) Django
11 22 (1.26%) HTML5
12 20 (1.14%) XML
13 18 (1.03%) Qt
13 18 (1.03%) REST
14 17 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
15 16 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
15 16 (0.92%) ZeroMQ
16 15 (0.86%) Yocto
17 13 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
17 13 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 187 (10.70%) Computer Science
2 140 (8.01%) Data Centre
3 54 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.09%) Clustering
4 46 (2.63%) Device Driver
5 45 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 43 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
7 42 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 37 (2.12%) Video\Live Streaming
9 34 (1.95%) Algorithms
9 34 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.72%) Fintech
11 24 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.32%) Hedge funds
13 19 (1.09%) Replication
14 16 (0.92%) Derivative
15 15 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
16 14 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
17 12 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1747 (100.00%) Linux
2 370 (21.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 364 (20.84%) Windows
4 311 (17.80%) Unix
5 239 (13.68%) CentOS
6 156 (8.93%) Ubuntu
7 137 (7.84%) Windows Server
8 94 (5.38%) Debian
9 84 (4.81%) Embedded Linux
10 67 (3.84%) Solaris
11 46 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
12 31 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (1.49%) AIX
14 25 (1.43%) Windows 7
15 22 (1.26%) Fedora
16 16 (0.92%) Windows 10
17 15 (0.86%) Android
17 15 (0.86%) CoreOS
18 14 (0.80%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (41.73%) DevOps
2 348 (19.92%) Configuration Management
3 341 (19.52%) Software Engineering
4 309 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
6 166 (9.50%) Open Source
7 152 (8.70%) ITIL
8 106 (6.07%) Scrum
9 87 (4.98%) High Availability
10 86 (4.92%) Mathematics
11 79 (4.52%) Test Automation
12 75 (4.29%) E-Commerce
13 65 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
13 65 (3.72%) Continuous Delivery
14 62 (3.55%) Digital Marketing
15 60 (3.43%) Mentoring
16 58 (3.32%) OO
16 58 (3.32%) Programme Management
17 53 (3.03%) Change Management
18 52 (2.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 739 (42.30%) Python
2 485 (27.76%) Bash Shell
3 339 (19.40%) Perl
4 312 (17.86%) Ruby
5 304 (17.40%) Java
6 239 (13.68%) SQL
7 228 (13.05%) C++
8 221 (12.65%) C
9 131 (7.50%) Shell Script
10 122 (6.98%) PHP
11 121 (6.93%) PowerShell
12 58 (3.32%) JavaScript
13 38 (2.18%) C#
13 38 (2.18%) Go
14 36 (2.06%) Embedded C
15 34 (1.95%) Korn
16 29 (1.66%) Groovy
17 26 (1.49%) Embedded C++
18 24 (1.37%) Bourne shell
19 8 (0.46%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 281 (16.08%) Degree
2 104 (5.95%) RHCE
3 87 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 62 (3.55%) CCNA
4 62 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 47 (2.69%) RHCSA
7 39 (2.23%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
8 29 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.63%) CISSP
11 10 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
12 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.52%) SANS
13 8 (0.46%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.46%) GIAC
14 7 (0.40%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.55%) QA
2 52 (2.98%) SLA
3 21 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.34%) GCP
6 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.17%) JTAG
7 3 (0.17%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.11%) DICOM
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) MISRA
8 2 (0.11%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.057%) GDPR
9 1 (0.057%) GPG13
9 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 347 (19.86%) Docker
2 254 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (6.53%) Active Directory
4 58 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (2.92%) NFS
6 43 (2.46%) Hyper-V
7 42 (2.40%) LXC
7 42 (2.40%) vSphere
8 41 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (2.23%) KVM
10 38 (2.18%) Xen
11 36 (2.06%) iptables
12 25 (1.43%) Samba
13 17 (0.97%) XenApp
14 16 (0.92%) Postfix
15 15 (0.86%) Firmware
16 11 (0.63%) Ceph
16 11 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.63%) XenDesktop
17 10 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 596 (34.12%) Puppet
2 476 (27.25%) Ansible
3 417 (23.87%) Opscode Chef
4 180 (10.30%) Kubernetes
5 164 (9.39%) Terraform
6 132 (7.56%) Nagios
7 64 (3.66%) Salt
8 38 (2.18%) Grafana
9 35 (2.00%) Packer
10 32 (1.83%) Icinga
11 29 (1.66%) ZABBIX
12 27 (1.55%) Cobbler
13 26 (1.49%) HAProxy
14 25 (1.43%) Cacti
15 24 (1.37%) Prometheus
16 18 (1.03%) logstash
17 17 (0.97%) rkt
18 16 (0.92%) Tivoli
19 15 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
20 12 (0.69%) SELinux
Vendors
1 476 (27.25%) Red Hat
2 382 (21.87%) VMware
3 137 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 108 (6.18%) Cisco
5 104 (5.95%) Oracle
6 77 (4.41%) Google
7 71 (4.06%) HP
7 71 (4.06%) SaltStack
8 60 (3.43%) SAP
9 58 (3.32%) NetApp
10 49 (2.80%) Splunk
11 47 (2.69%) Citrix
12 40 (2.29%) Juniper
13 36 (2.06%) Atlassian
14 35 (2.00%) EMC
14 35 (2.00%) F5
15 32 (1.83%) IBM
16 26 (1.49%) Sun
17 24 (1.37%) Dell
18 22 (1.26%) CheckPoint