Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 336 292
Rank change year-on-year -20 -44 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,378 1,738 2,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.97% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.01% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,208 1,537 1,904
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +7.06%

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 153,074 172,554 178,525
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.04% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 122,874 138,839 149,066
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 16 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 13 December 2018. 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 -19 1,305 £55,000 +4.76% 193
UK excluding London -49 733 £50,000 +5.26% 127
London +45 611 £65,000 +8.33% 75
North of England +60 236 £47,500 +5.56% 31
South East -113 203 £50,000 - 25
East of England -37 120 £57,500 - 32
North West +53 116 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Yorkshire +21 105 £45,000 +19.21% 14
South West -2 100 £45,000 - 23
Midlands +5 35 £48,750 +31.76% 7
Scotland -32 21 £48,000 +32.41% 2
West Midlands -3 18 £37,500 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +2 17 £65,000 +124.14% 4
North East +6 15 £54,741 +45.98%
Wales -6 15 £42,500 +8.97% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £55,000 - 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 1,378 (100.00%) Linux
2 681 (49.42%) DevOps
3 646 (46.88%) Python
4 523 (37.95%) Amazon AWS
5 484 (35.12%) Bash Shell
6 479 (34.76%) Puppet
7 451 (32.73%) Ansible
8 359 (26.05%) Red Hat
9 356 (25.83%) Docker
10 311 (22.57%) Unix
11 310 (22.50%) Windows
12 305 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
13 294 (21.34%) Opscode Chef
14 281 (20.39%) VMware
15 272 (19.74%) Configuration Management
16 270 (19.59%) Finance
17 258 (18.72%) Jenkins
18 246 (17.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 241 (17.49%) Perl
20 236 (17.13%) Java
21 235 (17.05%) Ruby
21 235 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 218 (15.82%) Kubernetes
23 215 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
24 205 (14.88%) Git (software)
25 204 (14.80%) CentOS
26 197 (14.30%) Software Engineering
27 188 (13.64%) Apache
28 184 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
29 182 (13.21%) SQL

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
1 188 (13.64%) Apache
2 96 (6.97%) Tomcat
3 79 (5.73%) OpenStack
4 70 (5.08%) nginx
5 64 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (3.27%) IIS
7 35 (2.54%) Confluence
8 23 (1.67%) JBoss
9 22 (1.60%) Apache Solr
10 21 (1.52%) Apache Spark
11 17 (1.23%) SharePoint
12 10 (0.73%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.65%) CloudStack
13 9 (0.65%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.65%) WildFly
14 8 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
14 8 (0.58%) WordPress
15 4 (0.29%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.29%) Jetty
15 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.65%) Magento
3 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.073%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 523 (37.95%) Amazon AWS
2 215 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (5.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 65 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
5 64 (4.64%) SaaS
6 48 (3.48%) Amazon S3
7 45 (3.27%) PaaS
8 37 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 35 (2.54%) Serverless
10 30 (2.18%) Office 365
11 28 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.52%) Route 53
13 18 (1.31%) IaaS
13 18 (1.31%) OpenShift
14 17 (1.23%) GitHub
15 16 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.94%) Datadog
16 13 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 10 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 111 (8.06%) Firewall
2 105 (7.62%) DNS
3 102 (7.40%) TCP/IP
4 60 (4.35%) Internet
5 52 (3.77%) SSL
6 44 (3.19%) SAN
7 41 (2.98%) LAN
8 37 (2.69%) WAN
9 36 (2.61%) DHCP
10 34 (2.47%) Network Security
11 28 (2.03%) BGP
12 27 (1.96%) SSH
12 27 (1.96%) VPN
13 24 (1.74%) SNMP
14 23 (1.67%) HTTP
15 21 (1.52%) OSPF
16 19 (1.38%) SMTP
17 17 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (1.23%) VoIP
18 16 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (12.99%) MySQL
2 113 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 78 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 75 (5.44%) Big Data
5 66 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (3.19%) SQL Server
7 41 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
8 34 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (2.18%) Relational Database
10 24 (1.74%) Hadoop
11 22 (1.60%) Redis
12 17 (1.23%) MariaDB
13 15 (1.09%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.02%) Blockchain
15 11 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.65%) Apache Hive
17 8 (0.58%) Amazon Aurora
18 7 (0.51%) HBase
19 6 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
20 5 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 258 (18.72%) Jenkins
2 205 (14.88%) Git (software)
3 102 (7.40%) JIRA
4 56 (4.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 47 (3.41%) Subversion
6 44 (3.19%) TeamCity
7 30 (2.18%) Maven
8 29 (2.10%) Vagrant
9 23 (1.67%) CircleCI
9 23 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 22 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (1.52%) GitLab
11 21 (1.52%) Hudson
12 20 (1.45%) MSBuild
12 20 (1.45%) Redmine
13 17 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (0.80%) Codeship
14 11 (0.80%) Selenium
15 9 (0.65%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.51%) Bitbucket
General
1 270 (19.59%) Finance
2 64 (4.64%) Banking
3 49 (3.56%) Electronics
4 47 (3.41%) Retail
5 46 (3.34%) Games
6 42 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.83%) Marketing
8 21 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.38%) Advertising
10 17 (1.23%) Automotive
11 16 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.51%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Front Office
14 4 (0.29%) Military
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
15 1 (0.073%) Billing
15 1 (0.073%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.073%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.073%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.98%) Web Services
2 105 (7.62%) LAMP
3 41 (2.98%) Middleware
4 35 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
5 31 (2.25%) LDAP
6 29 (2.10%) .NET
7 26 (1.89%) Kafka
7 26 (1.89%) LEMP Stack
8 23 (1.67%) Node.js
9 21 (1.52%) AngularJS
10 19 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
10 19 (1.38%) XML
11 17 (1.23%) Qt
11 17 (1.23%) Yocto
12 16 (1.16%) HTML
12 16 (1.16%) JSON
13 14 (1.02%) J2EE
13 14 (1.02%) Jinja
14 13 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
14 13 (0.94%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.59%) Fintech
2 68 (4.93%) Linux Command Line
3 56 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 50 (3.63%) Hedge funds
5 49 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (2.32%) Clustering
7 29 (2.10%) Private Cloud
7 29 (2.10%) Public Cloud
8 24 (1.74%) Device Driver
8 24 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 24 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.09%) Algorithms
10 13 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 13 (0.94%) Marketing Technology
10 13 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
11 11 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1,378 (100.00%) Linux
2 311 (22.57%) Unix
3 310 (22.50%) Windows
4 246 (17.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 204 (14.80%) CentOS
6 126 (9.14%) Ubuntu
7 94 (6.82%) Windows Server
8 64 (4.64%) Embedded Linux
9 54 (3.92%) Solaris
10 43 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (2.69%) Debian
12 35 (2.54%) Fedora
13 34 (2.47%) SUSE
14 23 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (1.31%) DC/OS
16 16 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.80%) AIX
17 11 (0.80%) Android
18 8 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (49.42%) DevOps
2 305 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (19.74%) Configuration Management
4 235 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 197 (14.30%) Software Engineering
6 184 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
7 168 (12.19%) Open Source
8 157 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
9 107 (7.76%) Test Automation
10 102 (7.40%) Computer Science
11 99 (7.18%) Deployment Automation
12 91 (6.60%) ITIL
13 83 (6.02%) Load Balancing
14 78 (5.66%) High Availability
15 76 (5.52%) Scrum
16 75 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
17 55 (3.99%) Mentoring
18 53 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
19 49 (3.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 48 (3.48%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 646 (46.88%) Python
2 484 (35.12%) Bash Shell
3 241 (17.49%) Perl
4 236 (17.13%) Java
5 235 (17.05%) Ruby
6 182 (13.21%) SQL
7 177 (12.84%) C++
8 140 (10.16%) C
9 127 (9.22%) Shell Script
10 126 (9.14%) PHP
11 109 (7.91%) PowerShell
12 71 (5.15%) JavaScript
13 57 (4.14%) C#
13 57 (4.14%) Korn
14 38 (2.76%) Bourne shell
15 37 (2.69%) Go
16 26 (1.89%) Embedded C
17 15 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.09%) VB
18 13 (0.94%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 181 (13.13%) Degree
2 85 (6.17%) RHCE
3 46 (3.34%) AWS Certification
3 46 (3.34%) Security Cleared
4 43 (3.12%) RHCA
5 38 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (2.54%) Numerate Degree
7 32 (2.32%) RHCSA
8 30 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (2.03%) CCNA
10 27 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (1.74%) DV Cleared
12 22 (1.60%) CISSP
13 18 (1.31%) SSCP
14 16 (1.16%) Linux+ Certification
14 16 (1.16%) SANS
15 15 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
15 15 (1.09%) GIAC
15 15 (1.09%) MCSE
15 15 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.99%) QA
2 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.58%) SLA
5 7 (0.51%) GDPR
6 3 (0.22%) JTAG
7 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 356 (25.83%) Docker
2 153 (11.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (6.75%) VMware ESXi
4 92 (6.68%) Active Directory
5 37 (2.69%) NFS
6 32 (2.32%) vSphere
7 26 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 23 (1.67%) Xen
9 19 (1.38%) Hyper-V
9 19 (1.38%) KVM
10 18 (1.31%) iptables
10 18 (1.31%) Samba
11 16 (1.16%) VMware NSX
12 15 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (0.87%) Postfix
14 8 (0.58%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.58%) XenServer
15 7 (0.51%) Firmware
15 7 (0.51%) LXC
16 6 (0.44%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 479 (34.76%) Puppet
2 451 (32.73%) Ansible
3 294 (21.34%) Opscode Chef
4 218 (15.82%) Kubernetes
5 157 (11.39%) Terraform
6 89 (6.46%) Nagios
7 58 (4.21%) ZABBIX
8 55 (3.99%) vCenter Server
9 47 (3.41%) Cobbler
10 34 (2.47%) Salt
11 30 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
12 26 (1.89%) Prometheus
13 24 (1.74%) Grafana
13 24 (1.74%) Tivoli
14 23 (1.67%) Cacti
14 23 (1.67%) HAProxy
15 21 (1.52%) Mesos
16 20 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
17 19 (1.38%) Packer
18 17 (1.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 359 (26.05%) Red Hat
2 281 (20.39%) VMware
3 132 (9.58%) Oracle
4 92 (6.68%) Microsoft
5 84 (6.10%) Cisco
6 63 (4.57%) Google
7 56 (4.06%) NetApp
8 51 (3.70%) Atlassian
9 48 (3.48%) HP
10 44 (3.19%) SaltStack
10 44 (3.19%) SolarWinds
11 32 (2.32%) EMC
12 30 (2.18%) Splunk
13 23 (1.67%) EnterpriseDB
14 22 (1.60%) Dynatrace
15 20 (1.45%) SAP
16 19 (1.38%) Veritas
17 17 (1.23%) CheckPoint
17 17 (1.23%) Citrix
17 17 (1.23%) IBM