Period
to 24 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 567 369 419
Rank change year-on-year -198 +50 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 565 379 1,033
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.81% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 460 323 893
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,625 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -9.57% +4.55%
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,482
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.01% -1.04%

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 112,039 46,540 135,009
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.42% 94.83% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 78,069 38,570 108,809
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +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 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 17 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 24 September 2021. 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 -199 490 £55,000 - 123
UK excluding London -160 323 £50,000 +5.26% 59
London -186 190 £75,000 +7.14% 67
Work from Home -190 159 £55,000 +7.32% 45
North of England -95 100 £53,500 +18.89% 13
South West -68 70 £48,150 -3.70% 15
South East -162 55 £52,500 +10.53% 12
Yorkshire -88 53 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Midlands -84 45 £37,500 -21.05% 6
West Midlands -78 36 £37,500 -25.00% 1
North West -78 32 £57,500 - 8
East of England -91 24 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Scotland -83 18 £42,500 -10.53%
North East -20 16 £49,000 +22.50% 1
Wales -49 13 £45,000 -
East Midlands -65 9 £51,500 +8.42% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 565 (100.00%) Linux
2 235 (41.59%) Python
3 217 (38.41%) DevOps
4 181 (32.04%) Ansible
5 176 (31.15%) AWS
6 165 (29.20%) Puppet
7 153 (27.08%) Docker
8 141 (24.96%) Red Hat
9 139 (24.60%) Software Engineering
10 138 (24.42%) Azure
11 135 (23.89%) Configuration Management
12 132 (23.36%) Kubernetes
13 122 (21.59%) VMware
14 121 (21.42%) Social Skills
15 120 (21.24%) C++
16 119 (21.06%) C
16 119 (21.06%) TCP/IP
17 118 (20.88%) Bash Shell
18 102 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
19 101 (17.88%) Git (software)
20 99 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
20 99 (17.52%) Finance
20 99 (17.52%) Unix
21 91 (16.11%) CentOS
22 89 (15.75%) Wi-Fi
22 89 (15.75%) Firmware
23 86 (15.22%) Broadband
24 84 (14.87%) Windows
25 82 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
25 82 (14.51%) Computer Science

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 57 (10.09%) Apache
2 50 (8.85%) Confluence
3 24 (4.25%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.72%) nginx
5 16 (2.83%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (2.48%) WordPress
7 10 (1.77%) IIS
7 10 (1.77%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.35%) JBoss
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.18%) Traffic Server
9 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) ImageReady
Cloud Services
1 176 (31.15%) AWS
2 138 (24.42%) Azure
3 45 (7.96%) Amazon EC2
4 44 (7.79%) OpenShift
5 31 (5.49%) GCP
6 26 (4.60%) GitHub
7 15 (2.65%) PaaS
8 14 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.12%) Microsoft 365
10 12 (2.12%) SaaS
11 11 (1.95%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.77%) Serverless
13 9 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.42%) IaaS
15 6 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
17 3 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.53%) Power Platform
17 3 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 119 (21.06%) TCP/IP
2 89 (15.75%) Wi-Fi
3 86 (15.22%) Broadband
4 75 (13.27%) Firewall
5 66 (11.68%) Wireless
6 61 (10.80%) Bluetooth
7 59 (10.44%) VPN
8 57 (10.09%) Ethernet
9 56 (9.91%) DNS
10 50 (8.85%) MQTT
11 33 (5.84%) IPv4
12 26 (4.60%) VLAN
13 23 (4.07%) DHCP
13 23 (4.07%) Internet
14 21 (3.72%) SAN
15 18 (3.19%) OSPF
16 14 (2.48%) NetScaler
16 14 (2.48%) SSL
16 14 (2.48%) WAN
17 13 (2.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (6.19%) MySQL
3 23 (4.07%) MariaDB
4 21 (3.72%) SQL Server
5 17 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.83%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.48%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.06%) Redis
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.88%) Tableau
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon QuickSight
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.53%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.53%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.53%) Power BI
10 3 (0.53%) QlikView
10 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.35%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 101 (17.88%) Git (software)
2 58 (10.27%) JIRA
3 56 (9.91%) Jenkins
4 53 (9.38%) Subversion
5 10 (1.77%) GitLab
6 8 (1.42%) NUnit
6 8 (1.42%) TestNG
7 5 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.88%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.35%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.18%) GoCD
9 1 (0.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (21.42%) Social Skills
2 99 (17.52%) Finance
3 43 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.60%) Banking
6 18 (3.19%) Advertising
7 11 (1.95%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.77%) Law
9 9 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
10 5 (0.88%) Games
10 5 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.71%) Marketing
12 3 (0.53%) Retail
13 2 (0.35%) International Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.67%) CSS
1 49 (8.67%) HTML
2 34 (6.02%) Web Services
3 29 (5.13%) LAMP
4 22 (3.89%) Yocto
5 21 (3.72%) LAPP Stack
6 17 (3.01%) LEMP Stack
7 14 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (2.48%) JMS
8 10 (1.77%) Kafka
8 10 (1.77%) LDAP
9 8 (1.42%) .NET
10 7 (1.24%) Velocity
11 6 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.71%) Node.js
12 4 (0.71%) Qt
13 3 (0.53%) XML
14 2 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
14 2 (0.35%) RESTful
14 2 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.97%) Device Driver
2 54 (9.56%) Embedded Systems
3 43 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (7.26%) Data Centre
5 33 (5.84%) Public Cloud
6 24 (4.25%) Management Information System
7 17 (3.01%) Clustering
8 13 (2.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 13 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.77%) Home Automation
9 10 (1.77%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.59%) HACMP
11 8 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.88%) Raspberry Pi
13 4 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.71%) Replication
14 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
15 2 (0.35%) Mainframe
16 1 (0.18%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 565 (100.00%) Linux
2 99 (17.52%) Unix
3 91 (16.11%) CentOS
4 84 (14.87%) Windows
5 75 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (10.44%) Embedded Linux
7 43 (7.61%) Windows Server
8 32 (5.66%) Ubuntu
9 24 (4.25%) Debian
10 17 (3.01%) Oracle Linux
10 17 (3.01%) Solaris
11 15 (2.65%) SUSE
11 15 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.65%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (2.12%) AIX
13 11 (1.95%) HPUX
14 10 (1.77%) Fedora
15 8 (1.42%) VMS
16 4 (0.71%) Android
17 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (38.41%) DevOps
2 139 (24.60%) Software Engineering
3 135 (23.89%) Configuration Management
4 102 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (14.51%) Computer Science
5 82 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
6 74 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 73 (12.92%) Infrastructure as Code
8 54 (9.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 50 (8.85%) Device Driver Development
9 50 (8.85%) Open Source
10 49 (8.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 49 (8.67%) Requirements Gathering
11 48 (8.50%) ITIL
12 45 (7.96%) Software Architecture
13 40 (7.08%) Scrum
13 40 (7.08%) Service Management
14 37 (6.55%) SDLC
14 37 (6.55%) Validation
15 36 (6.37%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 235 (41.59%) Python
2 120 (21.24%) C++
3 119 (21.06%) C
4 118 (20.88%) Bash Shell
5 60 (10.62%) Java
6 47 (8.32%) Shell Script
6 47 (8.32%) SQL
7 46 (8.14%) PowerShell
8 40 (7.08%) PHP
9 34 (6.02%) Embedded C
10 33 (5.84%) Embedded C++
11 27 (4.78%) Perl
12 25 (4.42%) Ruby
13 14 (2.48%) C#
14 9 (1.59%) Go
15 8 (1.42%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.35%) COBOL
16 2 (0.35%) HLASM
16 2 (0.35%) REXX
17 1 (0.18%) Rust
Qualifications
1 80 (14.16%) Degree
2 42 (7.43%) RHCE
3 41 (7.26%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.01%) RHCSA
5 15 (2.65%) GIAC
6 12 (2.12%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.42%) CCNA
10 7 (1.24%) MCSA
10 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.71%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.53%) SANS
13 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.18%) RHCA
14 1 (0.18%) VCAP
14 1 (0.18%) VCDX
14 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.36%) QA
2 8 (1.42%) GDPR
2 8 (1.42%) SLA
3 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (27.08%) Docker
2 99 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (15.75%) Firmware
4 45 (7.96%) Active Directory
5 30 (5.31%) vSphere
6 23 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (3.72%) NFS
7 21 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (3.36%) iptables
9 16 (2.83%) KVM
10 14 (2.48%) XenApp
10 14 (2.48%) XenDesktop
11 12 (2.12%) Hyper-V
12 9 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.71%) Postfix
14 2 (0.35%) Ceph
14 2 (0.35%) LXC
14 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.35%) Squid
14 2 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 181 (32.04%) Ansible
2 165 (29.20%) Puppet
3 132 (23.36%) Kubernetes
4 73 (12.92%) Terraform
5 43 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (3.54%) HAProxy
7 18 (3.19%) Icinga
8 16 (2.83%) Prometheus
9 15 (2.65%) Nagios
9 15 (2.65%) Rancher
10 12 (2.12%) Salt
11 10 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.77%) Grafana
11 10 (1.77%) Packer
12 6 (1.06%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (0.71%) Consul
14 4 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.71%) Graphite
15 3 (0.53%) Bareos
Vendors
1 141 (24.96%) Red Hat
2 122 (21.59%) VMware
3 62 (10.97%) Oracle
4 49 (8.67%) Microsoft
5 31 (5.49%) EMC
6 29 (5.13%) IBM
7 27 (4.78%) Cisco
8 18 (3.19%) SolarWinds
9 17 (3.01%) HP
10 16 (2.83%) F5
11 15 (2.65%) Dell
12 14 (2.48%) Sun
13 13 (2.30%) Google
14 11 (1.95%) Atlassian
14 11 (1.95%) Mellanox
14 11 (1.95%) Solarflare
14 11 (1.95%) Supermicro
15 8 (1.42%) Intel
16 7 (1.24%) Citrix
16 7 (1.24%) SaltStack