The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
UK
Rank 317 322 356
Rank change year-on-year +5 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 809 1028 927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.00% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.03% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 701 913 766
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 £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 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 March 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 -8 771 £50,000 -4.76% 134
London -23 355 £62,500 +4.16% 63
South East +40 212 £50,000 - 24
Berkshire +55 90 £50,000 - 9
Surrey +38 68 £50,000 -5.66% 2
North West +17 60 £37,500 -16.66% 15
Reading +64 59 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Manchester +12 57 £37,500 -16.66% 11
East of England +30 43 £50,000 +13.63% 9
City of London +5 43 £65,000 +8.33% 19
Yorkshire -2 41 £45,000 +2.27% 6
South West +7 29 £42,500 +1.19% 10
Redhill +29 27 £47,500 +48.43% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 25 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Hampshire +7 24 £40,000 - 5
Cambridge +10 21 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North Yorkshire +24 20 £45,000 - 1
York +21 20 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +29 19 £31,500 -7.35% 8
Oldham - 16 £37,500 - 2
Edinburgh +9 15 £31,250 +4.16% 2
West Yorkshire -9 15 £47,500 +6.74% 4
Gloucestershire +10 14 £40,000 -6.43% 2
East Midlands +6 13 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Leeds -10 13 £47,500 -11.62% 3
West Midlands +23 12 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Oxfordshire +2 12 £50,000 -6.97% 4
Newbury +16 11 £50,000 - 1
Nottingham +10 11 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 11 £42,500 +13.33% 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1795 (100.00%) Linux
2 854 (47.58%) Python
3 643 (35.82%) Red Hat
4 620 (34.54%) DevOps
5 592 (32.98%) Puppet
6 573 (31.92%) Bash Shell
7 524 (29.19%) Windows
8 519 (28.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 501 (27.91%) Perl
10 464 (25.85%) Amazon AWS
11 450 (25.07%) Unix
12 409 (22.79%) Ansible
13 393 (21.89%) VMware
14 388 (21.62%) Finance
15 385 (21.45%) Opscode Chef
16 346 (19.28%) MySQL
17 336 (18.72%) Java
18 304 (16.94%) TCP/IP
18 304 (16.94%) Configuration Management
19 298 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
20 280 (15.60%) Apache
21 279 (15.54%) CentOS
22 257 (14.32%) Ruby
22 257 (14.32%) Jenkins
23 251 (13.98%) SQL
24 240 (13.37%) Docker
25 236 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
26 219 (12.20%) Git (software)
27 205 (11.42%) C++
28 202 (11.25%) DNS

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 280 (15.60%) Apache
2 181 (10.08%) Tomcat
3 82 (4.57%) JBoss
4 79 (4.40%) OpenStack
5 67 (3.73%) IIS
6 62 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
7 58 (3.23%) nginx
8 44 (2.45%) WebSphere
9 36 (2.01%) Apache Spark
10 33 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 30 (1.67%) Confluence
11 30 (1.67%) MS Exchange
12 13 (0.72%) CloudStack
12 13 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.45%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.39%) Jetty
17 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.33%) MS Office
3 4 (0.22%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.056%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.056%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 29 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.056%) Eikon
5 1 (0.056%) Odoo
5 1 (0.056%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 464 (25.85%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (9.58%) SaaS
3 93 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (2.34%) PaaS
6 35 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (1.78%) Amazon S3
8 24 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (1.28%) IaaS
10 19 (1.06%) GitHub
11 18 (1.00%) OpenShift
12 17 (0.95%) Office 365
13 14 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.61%) Heroku
16 8 (0.45%) Sumo Logic
17 7 (0.39%) Akamai
18 6 (0.33%) G Suite
18 6 (0.33%) Route 53
19 5 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 304 (16.94%) TCP/IP
2 202 (11.25%) DNS
3 179 (9.97%) Firewall
4 122 (6.80%) Internet
5 85 (4.74%) SAN
6 83 (4.62%) DHCP
7 80 (4.46%) LDAP
8 74 (4.12%) HTTP
9 70 (3.90%) LAN
10 61 (3.40%) SSL
10 61 (3.40%) WAN
11 48 (2.67%) SMTP
12 44 (2.45%) VPN
13 38 (2.12%) VLAN
14 35 (1.95%) iSCSI
15 31 (1.73%) IMAP
15 31 (1.73%) POP3
16 25 (1.39%) SSH
17 23 (1.28%) VoIP
18 22 (1.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (19.28%) MySQL
2 94 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 81 (4.51%) NoSQL
4 72 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
5 64 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 61 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 59 (3.29%) Big Data
8 46 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 37 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (2.01%) Redis
11 22 (1.23%) HBase
12 18 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.84%) MariaDB
13 15 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.67%) DB2
15 9 (0.50%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.50%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 257 (14.32%) Jenkins
2 219 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.84%) JIRA
4 56 (3.12%) Subversion
5 55 (3.06%) TeamCity
6 53 (2.95%) Maven
7 43 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 39 (2.17%) Vagrant
9 29 (1.62%) Selenium
10 25 (1.39%) Ant
11 22 (1.23%) GitLab
12 19 (1.06%) Hudson
12 19 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (1.00%) JMeter
13 18 (1.00%) MSBuild
14 16 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (0.84%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.72%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.72%) JUnit
17 11 (0.61%) Gradle
General
1 388 (21.62%) Finance
2 164 (9.14%) Banking
3 90 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 51 (2.84%) Marketing
6 49 (2.73%) Electronics
6 49 (2.73%) Games
7 32 (1.78%) Retail
8 28 (1.56%) Publishing
9 27 (1.50%) French Language
10 24 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 21 (1.17%) German Language
11 21 (1.17%) Legal
12 18 (1.00%) Front Office
13 9 (0.50%) Automotive
13 9 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.39%) Advertising
14 7 (0.39%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.28%) Back Office
15 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (8.97%) Web Services
2 140 (7.80%) LAMP
3 46 (2.56%) Middleware
4 45 (2.51%) HTML
5 38 (2.12%) Node.js
6 35 (1.95%) .NET
7 31 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
8 29 (1.62%) LEMP Stack
9 28 (1.56%) Kafka
9 28 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
10 26 (1.45%) REST
11 25 (1.39%) SOAP
12 24 (1.34%) XML
13 23 (1.28%) Spring
14 16 (0.89%) Java EE
14 16 (0.89%) Sensu
15 15 (0.84%) J2EE
16 14 (0.78%) RESTful
17 11 (0.61%) Servlets
18 10 (0.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.97%) Data Centre
2 125 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 78 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.45%) Fintech
5 40 (2.23%) Clustering
6 36 (2.01%) Device Driver
7 33 (1.84%) Hedge funds
8 32 (1.78%) iPad
9 26 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.17%) Replication
12 14 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 14 (0.78%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.56%) Contactless
14 10 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
14 10 (0.56%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1795 (100.00%) Linux
2 524 (29.19%) Windows
3 519 (28.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 450 (25.07%) Unix
5 279 (15.54%) CentOS
6 187 (10.42%) Ubuntu
7 155 (8.64%) Windows Server
8 123 (6.85%) Debian
9 95 (5.29%) Solaris
10 61 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 43 (2.40%) Embedded Linux
12 39 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (1.34%) HPUX
14 24 (1.34%) SUSE
15 23 (1.28%) AIX
16 19 (1.06%) Windows 2000
17 17 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (0.78%) Android
19 13 (0.72%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (34.54%) DevOps
2 304 (16.94%) Configuration Management
3 298 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
5 179 (9.97%) Software Engineering
6 167 (9.30%) Open Source
7 133 (7.41%) ITIL
8 93 (5.18%) High Availability
9 86 (4.79%) Mentoring
10 79 (4.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 79 (4.40%) Migration
11 78 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
12 75 (4.18%) E-Commerce
13 69 (3.84%) Scrum
14 60 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
15 58 (3.23%) Problem Management
16 54 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
17 51 (2.84%) Load Balancing
18 48 (2.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 854 (47.58%) Python
2 573 (31.92%) Bash Shell
3 501 (27.91%) Perl
4 336 (18.72%) Java
5 257 (14.32%) Ruby
6 251 (13.98%) SQL
7 205 (11.42%) C++
8 178 (9.92%) C
8 178 (9.92%) PHP
9 146 (8.13%) PowerShell
10 102 (5.68%) Shell Script
11 52 (2.90%) JavaScript
12 44 (2.45%) Embedded C++
13 41 (2.28%) C#
14 40 (2.23%) Go
15 39 (2.17%) Embedded C
16 31 (1.73%) Korn
17 25 (1.39%) Bourne shell
18 22 (1.23%) Scala
19 21 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 179 (9.97%) Degree
2 47 (2.62%) RHCE
3 46 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (2.45%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.62%) RHCA
6 27 (1.50%) CCNA
7 24 (1.34%) SC Cleared
8 23 (1.28%) CCNP
9 22 (1.23%) AWS Certification
10 21 (1.17%) RHCSA
11 17 (0.95%) MCSE
12 16 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (0.72%) CISSP
14 12 (0.67%) HND
15 11 (0.61%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.56%) HNC
16 10 (0.56%) Linux+ Certification
17 9 (0.50%) GIAC
18 8 (0.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.52%) QA
2 37 (2.06%) SLA
3 33 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.056%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.056%) MISRA
6 1 (0.056%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.056%) SDET
System Software
1 240 (13.37%) Docker
2 236 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (8.02%) Active Directory
4 63 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.45%) NFS
6 43 (2.40%) Xen
7 41 (2.28%) KVM
7 41 (2.28%) vSphere
8 35 (1.95%) iptables
9 25 (1.39%) Postfix
10 24 (1.34%) Dovecot
11 23 (1.28%) Firmware
12 22 (1.23%) VMware ESX
13 21 (1.17%) XenServer
14 20 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
14 20 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
15 17 (0.95%) Samba
15 17 (0.95%) vCloud
16 16 (0.89%) Varnish
17 13 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 592 (32.98%) Puppet
2 409 (22.79%) Ansible
3 385 (21.45%) Opscode Chef
4 195 (10.86%) Nagios
5 76 (4.23%) Kubernetes
6 65 (3.62%) Terraform
7 64 (3.57%) Salt
8 56 (3.12%) Red Hat Satellite
9 43 (2.40%) ZABBIX
10 30 (1.67%) Graphite
10 30 (1.67%) Rundeck
11 23 (1.28%) Mesos
12 21 (1.17%) SELinux
13 20 (1.11%) Cobbler
13 20 (1.11%) Grafana
14 18 (1.00%) Kibana
15 15 (0.84%) CFEngine
16 13 (0.72%) logstash
17 12 (0.67%) HAProxy
17 12 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 643 (35.82%) Red Hat
2 393 (21.89%) VMware
3 155 (8.64%) Oracle
4 133 (7.41%) Cisco
5 113 (6.30%) Microsoft
6 75 (4.18%) HP
7 74 (4.12%) Splunk
8 71 (3.96%) NetApp
9 69 (3.84%) Sun
10 57 (3.18%) SaltStack
11 47 (2.62%) Juniper
12 38 (2.12%) Palo Alto
13 36 (2.01%) SAP
13 36 (2.01%) SolarWinds
14 33 (1.84%) CheckPoint
15 30 (1.67%) Brocade
16 29 (1.62%) Atlassian
16 29 (1.62%) EMC
16 29 (1.62%) F5
17 28 (1.56%) Google
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 18 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits (Bonus, Pension..)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus 15% bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago