The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 289 337
Rank change year-on-year 0 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 971 1086 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.12% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.16% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 820 963 932
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 911 £50,000 -4.76% 134
London -32 391 £60,000 - 56
South East +6 237 £50,000 - 26
Yorkshire +34 77 £42,500 - 8
Berkshire -20 72 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Surrey +7 64 £50,000 -4.76% 7
North West 0 63 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Manchester +10 56 £42,500 +21.42% 6
East of England -42 51 £52,500 +5.00% 19
City of London +14 49 £50,000 -16.66% 17
South West +15 47 £40,000 +14.28% 6
West Yorkshire +18 42 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Scotland +42 35 £35,000 +22.80% 2
Hampshire +16 35 £50,750 +26.87% 4
Leeds +8 32 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Reading -30 32 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Sussex +28 26 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Edinburgh +16 24 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Midlands +29 22 £40,000 +8.10% 7
Bristol -16 22 £43,250 +8.12% 4
Crawley +29 21 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire -31 20 £50,000 - 16
Redhill - 20 £50,000 -
West Midlands +1 19 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Cambridge -40 19 £50,000 - 15
North Yorkshire +18 18 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Hertfordshire -8 18 £62,500 +31.57% 2
South Yorkshire -10 17 £42,500 -10.52%
York +25 15 £45,000 - 1
Brighton +8 15 £50,000 +17.64% 1

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1780 (100.00%) Linux
2 744 (41.80%) Python
3 674 (37.87%) DevOps
4 572 (32.13%) Red Hat
5 550 (30.90%) Puppet
6 497 (27.92%) Bash Shell
7 466 (26.18%) Amazon AWS
8 465 (26.12%) Windows
9 457 (25.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 444 (24.94%) Ansible
11 421 (23.65%) Perl
12 397 (22.30%) VMware
13 381 (21.40%) Unix
14 361 (20.28%) Opscode Chef
15 346 (19.44%) Finance
16 328 (18.43%) Java
17 323 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
18 308 (17.30%) MySQL
19 299 (16.80%) Docker
20 298 (16.74%) Configuration Management
21 281 (15.79%) Jenkins
22 267 (15.00%) TCP/IP
23 265 (14.89%) SQL
24 253 (14.21%) C++
25 251 (14.10%) Software Engineering
26 248 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
27 247 (13.88%) Ruby
28 243 (13.65%) Apache
28 243 (13.65%) Git (software)
29 240 (13.48%) 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
1 243 (13.65%) Apache
2 150 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 92 (5.17%) OpenStack
4 71 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (3.48%) nginx
6 58 (3.26%) IIS
7 52 (2.92%) JBoss
8 48 (2.70%) MS Exchange
9 43 (2.42%) Confluence
10 32 (1.80%) Apache Spark
11 24 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 24 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 19 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (1.01%) Jetty
14 14 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (0.62%) CloudStack
16 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (0.45%) CMS
18 6 (0.34%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.056%) Autodesk Flame
5 1 (0.056%) Baselight
5 1 (0.056%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.056%) Houdini
5 1 (0.056%) Maya
5 1 (0.056%) NUKE
5 1 (0.056%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 62 (3.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.34%) Magento
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.17%) OpenCart
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Odoo
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 466 (26.18%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (5.28%) SaaS
4 54 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 46 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (2.13%) Amazon S3
7 35 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (1.52%) GitHub
8 27 (1.52%) IaaS
9 26 (1.46%) PaaS
10 17 (0.96%) Office 365
10 17 (0.96%) OpenShift
11 15 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.34%) Route 53
16 4 (0.22%) Slack
17 3 (0.17%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 267 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 176 (9.89%) Firewall
3 160 (8.99%) DNS
4 103 (5.79%) Internet
5 96 (5.39%) SAN
6 63 (3.54%) LDAP
7 61 (3.43%) HTTP
8 58 (3.26%) DHCP
8 58 (3.26%) VPN
9 54 (3.03%) LAN
10 52 (2.92%) VLAN
11 50 (2.81%) WAN
12 38 (2.13%) Network Security
13 37 (2.08%) SSH
14 34 (1.91%) iSCSI
15 33 (1.85%) Kerberos
16 32 (1.80%) NAS
17 31 (1.74%) SNMP
18 27 (1.52%) BGP
19 26 (1.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (17.30%) MySQL
2 110 (6.18%) NoSQL
3 94 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
4 82 (4.61%) SQL Server
5 70 (3.93%) Big Data
6 68 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 63 (3.54%) MongoDB
8 46 (2.58%) Hadoop
9 35 (1.97%) Redis
10 27 (1.52%) MariaDB
11 25 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
11 25 (1.40%) Relational Database
12 23 (1.29%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.90%) HBase
14 14 (0.79%) InfluxDB
15 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (0.62%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
19 8 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 281 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 243 (13.65%) Git (software)
3 87 (4.89%) Subversion
4 85 (4.78%) JIRA
5 59 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 56 (3.15%) TeamCity
7 44 (2.47%) Maven
8 43 (2.42%) Selenium
9 36 (2.02%) Vagrant
10 26 (1.46%) Hudson
11 25 (1.40%) GitLab
12 23 (1.29%) Ant
12 23 (1.29%) JUnit
13 22 (1.24%) Bitbucket
14 20 (1.12%) Cucumber
15 19 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (1.01%) Eclipse
17 17 (0.96%) JMeter
18 14 (0.79%) Gradle
19 13 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 346 (19.44%) Finance
2 117 (6.57%) Banking
3 116 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 88 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 87 (4.89%) Electronics
6 84 (4.72%) Marketing
7 64 (3.60%) Games
8 29 (1.63%) Automotive
9 27 (1.52%) Legal
10 19 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.07%) Retail
11 15 (0.84%) Front Office
12 14 (0.79%) French Language
13 13 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.67%) German Language
14 12 (0.67%) Online Betting
15 11 (0.62%) Digital Economy
16 7 (0.39%) Advertising
16 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.28%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (7.98%) Web Services
2 127 (7.13%) LAMP
3 58 (3.26%) Kafka
4 54 (3.03%) HTML
5 47 (2.64%) Elastic Stack
6 37 (2.08%) XML
7 32 (1.80%) LEMP Stack
7 32 (1.80%) Node.js
8 30 (1.69%) .NET
9 28 (1.57%) SOAP
10 27 (1.52%) REST
11 25 (1.40%) LAPP Stack
11 25 (1.40%) Spring
12 22 (1.24%) Middleware
13 20 (1.12%) Qt
14 18 (1.01%) RESTful
15 17 (0.96%) J2EE
16 14 (0.79%) CSS
17 13 (0.73%) Memcached
17 13 (0.73%) Qt Quick
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 124 (6.97%) Computer Science
3 86 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.48%) Device Driver
5 51 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
6 48 (2.70%) Clustering
7 45 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
8 44 (2.47%) Fintech
9 30 (1.69%) Replication
10 28 (1.57%) iPad
11 26 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.35%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.01%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.84%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.84%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.67%) PKI
16 11 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
17 8 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1780 (100.00%) Linux
2 465 (26.12%) Windows
3 457 (25.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 381 (21.40%) Unix
5 240 (13.48%) CentOS
6 181 (10.17%) Ubuntu
7 170 (9.55%) Windows Server
8 111 (6.24%) Debian
9 81 (4.55%) Solaris
10 75 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 66 (3.71%) Embedded Linux
12 60 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (1.69%) AIX
14 26 (1.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 22 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.90%) SUSE
17 15 (0.84%) HPUX
18 13 (0.73%) Windows 7
19 12 (0.67%) Android
20 11 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (37.87%) DevOps
2 323 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (16.74%) Configuration Management
4 251 (14.10%) Software Engineering
5 178 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 173 (9.72%) Open Source
7 147 (8.26%) ITIL
8 112 (6.29%) Test Automation
9 104 (5.84%) High Availability
10 91 (5.11%) Scrum
11 90 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
11 90 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
12 75 (4.21%) OO
13 74 (4.16%) Digital Marketing
14 73 (4.10%) Migration
15 71 (3.99%) E-Commerce
16 63 (3.54%) Load Balancing
17 62 (3.48%) Programme Management
18 61 (3.43%) SDLC
19 55 (3.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 744 (41.80%) Python
2 497 (27.92%) Bash Shell
3 421 (23.65%) Perl
4 328 (18.43%) Java
5 265 (14.89%) SQL
6 253 (14.21%) C++
7 247 (13.88%) Ruby
8 195 (10.96%) C
9 147 (8.26%) PHP
10 130 (7.30%) PowerShell
11 107 (6.01%) Shell Script
12 61 (3.43%) Embedded C++
13 52 (2.92%) JavaScript
14 51 (2.87%) Embedded C
15 39 (2.19%) Go
16 26 (1.46%) C#
17 24 (1.35%) Scala
18 18 (1.01%) Korn
19 17 (0.96%) Groovy
20 15 (0.84%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 188 (10.56%) Degree
2 64 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (2.92%) RHCE
4 40 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 37 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.57%) RHCSA
8 27 (1.52%) RHCA
9 24 (1.35%) CCNA
10 20 (1.12%) CCNP
11 17 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (0.67%) CISSP
13 12 (0.67%) ISEB
14 10 (0.56%) HND
14 10 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.51%) HNC
15 9 (0.51%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.51%) Linux+ Certification
15 9 (0.51%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.94%) QA
2 39 (2.19%) SLA
3 22 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.11%) IEC 61131
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.056%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.056%) JTAG
8 1 (0.056%) MISRA
8 1 (0.056%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.056%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 299 (16.80%) Docker
2 248 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (9.33%) Active Directory
4 56 (3.15%) NFS
5 53 (2.98%) Hyper-V
6 50 (2.81%) Xen
7 47 (2.64%) KVM
8 43 (2.42%) vSphere
9 41 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (1.97%) iptables
11 29 (1.63%) Firmware
12 25 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
13 24 (1.35%) XenServer
14 22 (1.24%) Dovecot
14 22 (1.24%) Postfix
15 19 (1.07%) LXC
16 18 (1.01%) Varnish
17 16 (0.90%) vCloud
18 15 (0.84%) Ceph
18 15 (0.84%) Samba
Systems Management
1 550 (30.90%) Puppet
2 444 (24.94%) Ansible
3 361 (20.28%) Opscode Chef
4 168 (9.44%) Nagios
5 112 (6.29%) Kubernetes
6 93 (5.22%) Terraform
7 46 (2.58%) ZABBIX
8 45 (2.53%) Salt
9 38 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
10 32 (1.80%) SELinux
11 24 (1.35%) Mesos
12 23 (1.29%) Grafana
13 21 (1.18%) Rundeck
14 20 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
15 19 (1.07%) Cobbler
15 19 (1.07%) logstash
16 17 (0.96%) CFEngine
16 17 (0.96%) Graphite
16 17 (0.96%) Kibana
17 16 (0.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 572 (32.13%) Red Hat
2 397 (22.30%) VMware
3 160 (8.99%) Microsoft
4 133 (7.47%) Oracle
5 124 (6.97%) Cisco
6 88 (4.94%) Splunk
7 63 (3.54%) SAP
8 60 (3.37%) HP
8 60 (3.37%) NetApp
9 55 (3.09%) SaltStack
10 52 (2.92%) Citrix
11 51 (2.87%) Juniper
12 39 (2.19%) SolarWinds
12 39 (2.19%) Sun
13 36 (2.02%) F5
14 33 (1.85%) Palo Alto
15 31 (1.74%) CheckPoint
16 30 (1.69%) Atlassian
16 30 (1.69%) IBM
17 26 (1.46%) Google
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Salary: From £49,000 to £64,000 per annum DoE (+ v strong Benefits)
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Professional Certs
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Central London / West End
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South East London
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Central London / West End
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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London
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South West London
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London
Talent Point Ltd
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Bristol, Avon
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London
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