The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 300 341
Rank change year-on-year -6 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 905 1129 1029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.09% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.13% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 791 1008 886
Median salary £50,000 £53,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.54% +12.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -14 858 £50,000 -9.09% 141
London -17 417 £62,500 +4.16% 75
South East -12 216 £50,000 - 21
Berkshire +5 78 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Surrey +32 74 £50,000 -6.54% 9
North West +7 64 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Manchester +7 61 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Reading +26 59 £45,000 -10.00% 3
City of London -25 54 £55,000 -8.33% 19
East of England +18 51 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire +9 51 £45,000 +5.88% 12
South West +10 32 £42,500 +3.65% 7
Redhill - 31 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire +14 26 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Scotland +25 25 £31,500 -5.26% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 24 £46,250 -7.50% 5
Cambridge -13 22 £47,500 -5.00% 5
West Yorkshire -6 21 £45,000 +5.88% 7
West Sussex +30 18 £47,500 +59.66%
York +31 17 £45,000 - 1
North Yorkshire +26 17 £45,000 - 2
Edinburgh +13 17 £30,000 -4.76%
Essex +11 15 £52,500 +19.31% 1
Leeds 0 15 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Staines -2 14 £66,250 +23.83% 3
Crawley +20 13 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire +18 13 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Oxfordshire +8 12 £52,500 -8.69%
East Midlands +3 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Canary Wharf 0 12 £57,500 -20.68%

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1760 (100.00%) Linux
2 820 (46.59%) Python
3 628 (35.68%) DevOps
4 613 (34.83%) Red Hat
5 566 (32.16%) Puppet
6 563 (31.99%) Bash Shell
7 491 (27.90%) Windows
8 471 (26.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 463 (26.31%) Amazon AWS
10 451 (25.63%) Perl
11 431 (24.49%) Ansible
12 407 (23.13%) Unix
13 371 (21.08%) Opscode Chef
14 364 (20.68%) VMware
15 360 (20.45%) Finance
16 332 (18.86%) Java
17 324 (18.41%) MySQL
18 303 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
19 289 (16.42%) Configuration Management
20 280 (15.91%) TCP/IP
20 280 (15.91%) CentOS
21 279 (15.85%) SQL
22 270 (15.34%) Jenkins
23 259 (14.72%) Docker
24 248 (14.09%) Apache
25 230 (13.07%) Ruby
26 228 (12.95%) Git (software)
27 215 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
28 208 (11.82%) C++
29 196 (11.14%) Nagios

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
1 248 (14.09%) Apache
2 150 (8.52%) Tomcat
3 76 (4.32%) OpenStack
4 64 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 59 (3.35%) nginx
6 55 (3.13%) IIS
7 50 (2.84%) JBoss
8 43 (2.44%) Confluence
9 37 (2.10%) Apache Spark
10 33 (1.88%) MS Exchange
11 25 (1.42%) WebSphere
12 21 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.74%) CloudStack
13 13 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.51%) Jetty
16 6 (0.34%) CMS
16 6 (0.34%) SharePoint
17 5 (0.28%) GlassFish
17 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.17%) GNU Octave
2 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.057%) Autodesk Flame
4 1 (0.057%) Baselight
4 1 (0.057%) HipChat
4 1 (0.057%) Houdini
4 1 (0.057%) Maya
4 1 (0.057%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 36 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.17%) Magento
3 3 (0.17%) OpenCart
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Odoo
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 463 (26.31%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (7.95%) SaaS
3 109 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 44 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (2.16%) Amazon S3
7 34 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 31 (1.76%) PaaS
9 27 (1.53%) IaaS
10 18 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 16 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.85%) GitHub
12 15 (0.85%) Office 365
13 11 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.40%) Akamai
15 7 (0.40%) Route 53
15 7 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
16 6 (0.34%) G Suite
17 5 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 280 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 177 (10.06%) Firewall
3 170 (9.66%) DNS
4 112 (6.36%) Internet
5 89 (5.06%) SAN
6 67 (3.81%) LAN
7 64 (3.64%) LDAP
8 61 (3.47%) DHCP
9 57 (3.24%) WAN
10 55 (3.13%) HTTP
11 50 (2.84%) VPN
12 46 (2.61%) VLAN
13 36 (2.05%) iSCSI
13 36 (2.05%) SSL
14 27 (1.53%) Network Security
14 27 (1.53%) SNMP
15 24 (1.36%) SMTP
15 24 (1.36%) VoIP
16 23 (1.31%) NAS
16 23 (1.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (18.41%) MySQL
2 95 (5.40%) NoSQL
3 87 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
4 80 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 62 (3.52%) Big Data
5 62 (3.52%) MongoDB
6 55 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 49 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 36 (2.05%) Redis
9 31 (1.76%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (1.14%) MariaDB
11 19 (1.08%) HBase
12 16 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.68%) InfluxDB
15 11 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.63%) DB2
15 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 270 (15.34%) Jenkins
2 228 (12.95%) Git (software)
3 82 (4.66%) JIRA
4 73 (4.15%) Subversion
5 60 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 54 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 50 (2.84%) Maven
8 35 (1.99%) Vagrant
9 29 (1.65%) Selenium
10 28 (1.59%) Ant
11 23 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 22 (1.25%) Hudson
13 20 (1.14%) GitLab
14 19 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (0.97%) Eclipse
15 17 (0.97%) MSBuild
16 15 (0.85%) JUnit
17 14 (0.80%) Gradle
18 13 (0.74%) Bitbucket
18 13 (0.74%) Cucumber
General
1 360 (20.45%) Finance
2 152 (8.64%) Banking
3 94 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 68 (3.86%) Manufacturing
5 62 (3.52%) Marketing
6 57 (3.24%) Electronics
7 56 (3.18%) Games
8 27 (1.53%) Legal
9 26 (1.48%) Retail
10 22 (1.25%) French Language
11 19 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.02%) Automotive
13 17 (0.97%) Publishing
14 16 (0.91%) German Language
15 15 (0.85%) Front Office
16 12 (0.68%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.57%) Online Betting
18 7 (0.40%) Advertising
19 4 (0.23%) Back Office
19 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (8.86%) Web Services
2 129 (7.33%) LAMP
3 51 (2.90%) HTML
4 43 (2.44%) Kafka
5 37 (2.10%) Node.js
5 37 (2.10%) XML
6 33 (1.88%) .NET
6 33 (1.88%) LAPP Stack
6 33 (1.88%) LEMP Stack
7 31 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
8 29 (1.65%) Middleware
9 27 (1.53%) SOAP
10 26 (1.48%) Spring
11 22 (1.25%) REST
12 16 (0.91%) Java EE
13 14 (0.80%) CSS
14 13 (0.74%) JSON
14 13 (0.74%) Sensu
15 12 (0.68%) RESTful
16 10 (0.57%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.10%) Data Centre
2 124 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 70 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (3.18%) Fintech
5 46 (2.61%) Device Driver
6 43 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (1.82%) Clustering
7 32 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 29 (1.65%) iPad
9 27 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.19%) Replication
12 18 (1.02%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.85%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (0.68%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
16 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1760 (100.00%) Linux
2 491 (27.90%) Windows
3 471 (26.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 407 (23.13%) Unix
5 280 (15.91%) CentOS
6 183 (10.40%) Ubuntu
7 157 (8.92%) Windows Server
8 115 (6.53%) Debian
9 96 (5.45%) Solaris
10 58 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 54 (3.07%) Embedded Linux
12 37 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (1.53%) AIX
13 27 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 21 (1.19%) HPUX
16 20 (1.14%) SUSE
17 14 (0.80%) Android
17 14 (0.80%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.63%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (35.68%) DevOps
2 303 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (16.42%) Configuration Management
4 196 (11.14%) Software Engineering
5 195 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
6 160 (9.09%) Open Source
7 140 (7.95%) ITIL
8 99 (5.63%) High Availability
9 86 (4.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 82 (4.66%) E-Commerce
11 76 (4.32%) Mentoring
12 75 (4.26%) Scrum
13 69 (3.92%) Migration
14 67 (3.81%) OO
15 61 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
16 59 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
17 58 (3.30%) SDLC
18 54 (3.07%) Load Balancing
19 49 (2.78%) Analytics
19 49 (2.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 820 (46.59%) Python
2 563 (31.99%) Bash Shell
3 451 (25.63%) Perl
4 332 (18.86%) Java
5 279 (15.85%) SQL
6 230 (13.07%) Ruby
7 208 (11.82%) C++
8 167 (9.49%) C
9 151 (8.58%) PHP
10 138 (7.84%) PowerShell
11 121 (6.88%) Shell Script
12 54 (3.07%) JavaScript
13 48 (2.73%) Embedded C++
14 42 (2.39%) Go
15 40 (2.27%) Embedded C
16 29 (1.65%) C#
17 27 (1.53%) Korn
17 27 (1.53%) Scala
18 24 (1.36%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 165 (9.38%) Degree
2 49 (2.78%) RHCE
3 41 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 28 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.59%) RHCA
6 24 (1.36%) CCNP
7 23 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.25%) CCNA
8 22 (1.25%) RHCSA
9 18 (1.02%) AWS Certification
10 15 (0.85%) MCSE
11 14 (0.80%) CISSP
11 14 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.68%) HND
13 10 (0.57%) HNC
13 10 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
14 9 (0.51%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.45%) CCSE
16 7 (0.40%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.68%) QA
2 38 (2.16%) SLA
3 24 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.057%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.057%) MISRA
6 1 (0.057%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 259 (14.72%) Docker
2 215 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (8.35%) Active Directory
4 53 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 46 (2.61%) vSphere
6 44 (2.50%) NFS
7 43 (2.44%) Xen
8 41 (2.33%) iptables
9 38 (2.16%) KVM
10 30 (1.70%) Firmware
11 27 (1.53%) XenServer
12 24 (1.36%) Dovecot
13 23 (1.31%) Postfix
14 21 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
15 19 (1.08%) Samba
16 16 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
17 15 (0.85%) Varnish
18 14 (0.80%) vCloud
18 14 (0.80%) VMware ESX
19 12 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 566 (32.16%) Puppet
2 431 (24.49%) Ansible
3 371 (21.08%) Opscode Chef
4 196 (11.14%) Nagios
5 93 (5.28%) Kubernetes
6 75 (4.26%) Terraform
7 68 (3.86%) Salt
8 50 (2.84%) ZABBIX
9 40 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
10 32 (1.82%) SELinux
11 29 (1.65%) Rundeck
12 28 (1.59%) Mesos
13 27 (1.53%) Graphite
14 24 (1.36%) Grafana
15 20 (1.14%) Cobbler
16 19 (1.08%) Kibana
17 17 (0.97%) CFEngine
18 15 (0.85%) logstash
18 15 (0.85%) Prometheus
19 14 (0.80%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 613 (34.83%) Red Hat
2 364 (20.68%) VMware
3 138 (7.84%) Oracle
4 133 (7.56%) Cisco
5 125 (7.10%) Microsoft
6 85 (4.83%) Splunk
7 75 (4.26%) HP
8 61 (3.47%) SaltStack
9 59 (3.35%) Sun
10 53 (3.01%) NetApp
11 47 (2.67%) Juniper
12 43 (2.44%) SolarWinds
13 38 (2.16%) Brocade
13 38 (2.16%) Palo Alto
13 38 (2.16%) SAP
14 32 (1.82%) Atlassian
14 32 (1.82%) Citrix
15 28 (1.59%) CheckPoint
15 28 (1.59%) F5
16 27 (1.53%) EMC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum bonus, 25 days holiday, company laptop and p
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Aquent
Salary: £400 - £500 per day + 12 Months+
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £40000.00 - £57000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
West London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Penzance, Cornwall
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 48000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £66000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Strongpackage
Posted: 4 days ago