Period
to 17 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 519 378
Rank change year-on-year +178 -141 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 525 600 1,279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.48% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.50% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 523 532 1,190
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,500 £35,000 £34,450
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%

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 58,885 120,564 145,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.60% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47,861 97,609 117,425
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +179 476 £50,000 -13.04% 109
UK excluding London +184 327 £45,000 -10.00% 61
London +140 173 £62,500 -7.41% 49
Work from Home +15 108 £55,000 -6.38% 31
North of England +102 87 £45,000 -21.74% 10
South East +92 79 £45,000 -10.00% 12
South West +97 62 £46,250 -11.06% 11
Midlands +110 44 £47,500 -17.39% 8
Yorkshire +52 39 £44,250 -11.50% 2
North West +76 31 £55,000 -4.35% 7
East of England +85 30 £60,000 +9.09% 18
East Midlands +81 22 £47,500 -2.56% 4
West Midlands +80 22 £47,500 -20.83% 4
North East +29 17 £33,500 -53.67% 1
Wales +47 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland +50 11 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 525 (100.00%) Linux
2 223 (42.48%) Python
3 200 (38.10%) DevOps
4 178 (33.90%) AWS
5 163 (31.05%) Ansible
6 152 (28.95%) Docker
6 152 (28.95%) Windows
6 152 (28.95%) Red Hat
7 136 (25.90%) Puppet
7 136 (25.90%) VMware
8 133 (25.33%) CentOS
9 122 (23.24%) Bash Shell
10 115 (21.90%) Kubernetes
11 104 (19.81%) Azure
12 103 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 102 (19.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 99 (18.86%) Unix
15 92 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 83 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
16 83 (15.81%) Shell Script
17 81 (15.43%) Configuration Management
18 78 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
19 77 (14.67%) Jenkins
20 74 (14.10%) Git (software)
20 74 (14.10%) Terraform
21 73 (13.90%) Java
22 71 (13.52%) Finance
23 65 (12.38%) Software Engineering
24 57 (10.86%) Ubuntu
25 55 (10.48%) PowerShell

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 44 (8.38%) Apache
2 26 (4.95%) Confluence
3 19 (3.62%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (3.05%) nginx
5 14 (2.67%) Apache Solr
6 12 (2.29%) WordPress
7 11 (2.10%) IIS
8 10 (1.90%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.52%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.76%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.76%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.76%) Site Server
12 3 (0.57%) JBoss
12 3 (0.57%) Jetty
12 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.38%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 178 (33.90%) AWS
2 104 (19.81%) Azure
3 42 (8.00%) GCP
4 23 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (3.81%) Office 365
6 18 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 16 (3.05%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.67%) OpenShift
9 11 (2.10%) SaaS
10 10 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (1.90%) IaaS
10 10 (1.90%) Serverless
11 9 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (1.14%) GitHub
13 6 (1.14%) Route 53
14 5 (0.95%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.76%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.90%) Firewall
2 48 (9.14%) TCP/IP
3 43 (8.19%) DNS
4 32 (6.10%) VPN
5 27 (5.14%) DHCP
6 26 (4.95%) HTTP
7 20 (3.81%) Internet
8 19 (3.62%) SAN
9 18 (3.43%) IPv4
10 15 (2.86%) VLAN
11 14 (2.67%) WAN
12 13 (2.48%) SSH
13 12 (2.29%) FTP
14 11 (2.10%) IPv6
14 11 (2.10%) LAN
15 10 (1.90%) SMTP
16 9 (1.71%) OSPF
17 8 (1.52%) NetScaler
18 5 (0.95%) SSL
18 5 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (5.52%) MySQL
2 29 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (3.24%) MariaDB
4 15 (2.86%) Big Data
4 15 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 15 (2.86%) Redis
5 12 (2.29%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.33%) Apache Accumulo
8 7 (1.33%) Blockchain
9 6 (1.14%) Couchbase
10 5 (0.95%) Amazon Athena
10 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.57%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 77 (14.67%) Jenkins
2 74 (14.10%) Git (software)
3 32 (6.10%) JIRA
4 20 (3.81%) Bitbucket
4 20 (3.81%) GitLab
5 19 (3.62%) Subversion
6 12 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (2.10%) Gerrit
8 6 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.95%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.76%) Selenium
11 3 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.19%) JUnit
12 1 (0.19%) Maven
12 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 71 (13.52%) Finance
2 21 (4.00%) Banking
3 18 (3.43%) Public Sector
4 17 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.05%) Law
6 15 (2.86%) Marketing
7 12 (2.29%) Games
8 9 (1.71%) Publishing
9 8 (1.52%) Advertising
9 8 (1.52%) Electronics
10 7 (1.33%) Front Office
11 6 (1.14%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.95%) Legal
13 4 (0.76%) Military
13 4 (0.76%) Retail
14 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.81%) Web Services
2 17 (3.24%) .NET
2 17 (3.24%) YAML
3 15 (2.86%) LAMP
4 14 (2.67%) LAPP Stack
5 10 (1.90%) Kafka
6 9 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (1.52%) JMS
7 8 (1.52%) Node.js
8 7 (1.33%) Apache NiFi
9 6 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
9 6 (1.14%) Middleware
9 6 (1.14%) PHP-FPM
9 6 (1.14%) Sensu
10 5 (0.95%) LDAP
11 4 (0.76%) HTML
11 4 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.57%) REST
13 2 (0.38%) CSS
13 2 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.81%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.24%) Clustering
7 15 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (2.10%) NHS
9 10 (1.90%) Replication
10 6 (1.14%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.14%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.14%) PKI
10 6 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.14%) Xbox
11 5 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (0.95%) Equities
11 5 (0.95%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.95%) PMI
12 3 (0.57%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 525 (100.00%) Linux
2 152 (28.95%) Windows
3 133 (25.33%) CentOS
4 102 (19.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 99 (18.86%) Unix
6 57 (10.86%) Ubuntu
7 33 (6.29%) Windows Server
8 28 (5.33%) Debian
9 23 (4.38%) Fedora
10 16 (3.05%) CoreOS
10 16 (3.05%) zOS
11 11 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (1.52%) Solaris
14 6 (1.14%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.95%) AIX
15 5 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
16 4 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (38.10%) DevOps
2 92 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 83 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (15.43%) Configuration Management
5 78 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (12.38%) Software Engineering
7 42 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 42 (8.00%) Machine Learning
7 42 (8.00%) Open Source
8 40 (7.62%) Infrastructure as Code
9 35 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (6.10%) Computer Science
11 31 (5.90%) ITIL
11 31 (5.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 29 (5.52%) Test Automation
13 25 (4.76%) Fintech
14 24 (4.57%) Capacity Management
15 23 (4.38%) Change Management
16 22 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (4.19%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 223 (42.48%) Python
2 122 (23.24%) Bash Shell
3 83 (15.81%) Shell Script
4 73 (13.90%) Java
5 55 (10.48%) PowerShell
6 53 (10.10%) C++
7 52 (9.90%) Perl
8 49 (9.33%) C
9 47 (8.95%) SQL
10 40 (7.62%) Ruby
11 37 (7.05%) PHP
12 23 (4.38%) JavaScript
13 14 (2.67%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.10%) Embedded C
14 11 (2.10%) Go
15 9 (1.71%) C#
16 6 (1.14%) Clojure
17 3 (0.57%) Embedded C++
18 2 (0.38%) Korn
19 1 (0.19%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 47 (8.95%) Degree
2 46 (8.76%) Security Cleared
3 36 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.57%) RHCE
5 10 (1.90%) CCNA
5 10 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.33%) GIAC
7 6 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.95%) CCNP
8 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.57%) ISEB
9 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.57%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.38%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.38%) PhD
10 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.38%) QA
2 5 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (0.95%) EMIR
2 5 (0.95%) GDPR
2 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.95%) MiFID
3 4 (0.76%) OpenSCAP
3 4 (0.76%) PMO
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.19%) FINRA
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 152 (28.95%) Docker
2 103 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.62%) Active Directory
4 32 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (3.24%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.24%) KVM
6 14 (2.67%) vSphere
7 12 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.29%) Xen
8 8 (1.52%) Firmware
8 8 (1.52%) XenApp
8 8 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.14%) oVirt
10 6 (1.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 5 (0.95%) Ceph
11 5 (0.95%) Samba
12 4 (0.76%) NFS
12 4 (0.76%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 163 (31.05%) Ansible
2 136 (25.90%) Puppet
3 115 (21.90%) Kubernetes
4 74 (14.10%) Terraform
5 43 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (4.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 21 (4.00%) HAProxy
8 20 (3.81%) Nagios
9 13 (2.48%) Icinga
10 11 (2.10%) ZABBIX
11 10 (1.90%) Rsyslog
12 9 (1.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 8 (1.52%) Packer
14 7 (1.33%) Oracle ZFS
15 6 (1.14%) Observium
15 6 (1.14%) vCenter Server
16 5 (0.95%) Grafana
16 5 (0.95%) Salt
16 5 (0.95%) SCCM
17 4 (0.76%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 152 (28.95%) Red Hat
2 136 (25.90%) VMware
3 54 (10.29%) Microsoft
4 49 (9.33%) Google
5 45 (8.57%) Oracle
6 17 (3.24%) Cisco
7 13 (2.48%) Dell
7 13 (2.48%) IBM
7 13 (2.48%) Splunk
8 11 (2.10%) F5
9 8 (1.52%) SonicWALL
10 7 (1.33%) TOWER Software
11 6 (1.14%) HP
11 6 (1.14%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.14%) Sophos
12 3 (0.57%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.57%) Brocade
12 3 (0.57%) Juniper
13 2 (0.38%) Synology