Period
to 24 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 357 336 322
Rank change year-on-year -21 -14 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,251 1,642 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.98% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 1,448 1,524
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £31,825
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 138,197 167,370 166,871
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.29% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,059 135,855 137,378
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.97%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -9 1,183 £60,000 +14.29% 187
UK excluding London -53 657 £50,000 +5.26% 123
London +25 575 £67,500 +12.50% 70
South East -64 176 £52,500 +7.69% 31
North of England -48 142 £55,000 +29.41% 24
East of England +37 119 £52,500 -12.50% 36
South West -22 118 £42,500 -10.53% 15
North West -6 76 £55,000 +15.79% 13
Midlands +18 52 £44,000 -12.00% 11
Yorkshire -39 52 £57,500 +43.75% 7
West Midlands +27 41 £44,000 -7.37% 7
Scotland -10 25 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Wales +19 21 £42,000 +5.00% 3
North East +13 14 £50,000 +14.29% 4
East Midlands +6 11 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £70,000 - 1

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 1,251 (100.00%) Linux
2 631 (50.44%) Python
3 597 (47.72%) DevOps
4 527 (42.13%) Amazon AWS
5 421 (33.65%) Puppet
6 409 (32.69%) Ansible
7 384 (30.70%) Bash Shell
8 354 (28.30%) Docker
9 299 (23.90%) Red Hat
10 291 (23.26%) Unix
11 269 (21.50%) Windows
12 261 (20.86%) Finance
13 257 (20.54%) CentOS
14 244 (19.50%) Opscode Chef
15 243 (19.42%) Kubernetes
16 237 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
16 237 (18.94%) VMware
17 222 (17.75%) Configuration Management
17 222 (17.75%) Perl
18 221 (17.67%) Java
19 219 (17.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 218 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 203 (16.23%) SQL
22 200 (15.99%) Jenkins
23 194 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
24 186 (14.87%) Software Engineering
25 185 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
26 176 (14.07%) MySQL
27 167 (13.35%) C++
28 165 (13.19%) Terraform

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
1 135 (10.79%) Apache
2 124 (9.91%) Tomcat
3 58 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
4 54 (4.32%) nginx
5 51 (4.08%) JBoss
6 41 (3.28%) WebLogic
7 34 (2.72%) OpenStack
8 23 (1.84%) Apache Spark
9 21 (1.68%) IIS
10 16 (1.28%) Apache Pig
11 15 (1.20%) SharePoint
12 14 (1.12%) Confluence
13 12 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 12 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.64%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.56%) CloudStack
16 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
17 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.24%) WordPress
18 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.16%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Summit
2 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 527 (42.13%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (11.35%) SaaS
4 111 (8.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (3.92%) IaaS
6 44 (3.52%) OpenShift
7 41 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 30 (2.40%) PaaS
9 24 (1.92%) Datadog
10 23 (1.84%) Office 365
11 22 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (1.52%) GitHub
13 16 (1.28%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.12%) Serverless
15 11 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (0.72%) DigitalOcean
17 8 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 7 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 146 (11.67%) TCP/IP
2 120 (9.59%) DNS
3 97 (7.75%) Firewall
4 75 (6.00%) SAN
5 58 (4.64%) HTTP
6 51 (4.08%) DHCP
7 41 (3.28%) VPN
8 40 (3.20%) SSL
9 39 (3.12%) LAN
10 32 (2.56%) WAN
11 25 (2.00%) Internet
11 25 (2.00%) SMTP
12 21 (1.68%) VLAN
13 17 (1.36%) NAS
13 17 (1.36%) Network Security
13 17 (1.36%) SNMP
14 15 (1.20%) Asterisk PBX
15 14 (1.12%) SSH
16 12 (0.96%) VRRP
16 12 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (14.07%) MySQL
2 100 (7.99%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (6.39%) SQL Server
4 63 (5.04%) Relational Database
5 53 (4.24%) RDBMS
6 45 (3.60%) Big Data
7 43 (3.44%) NoSQL
8 39 (3.12%) MongoDB
9 30 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 29 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 29 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (1.60%) MariaDB
12 18 (1.44%) Redis
13 15 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.48%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (0.40%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 200 (15.99%) Jenkins
2 160 (12.79%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 42 (3.36%) Maven
5 36 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 28 (2.24%) JIRA
7 26 (2.08%) Vagrant
8 24 (1.92%) Ant
8 24 (1.92%) GitLab
9 20 (1.60%) Travis CI
10 18 (1.44%) Subversion
11 17 (1.36%) CircleCI
11 17 (1.36%) Codeship
12 16 (1.28%) Gradle
13 15 (1.20%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.20%) Hudson
14 14 (1.12%) Mercurial
14 14 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (0.96%) git-flow
15 12 (0.96%) RSpec
General
1 261 (20.86%) Finance
2 54 (4.32%) Banking
3 49 (3.92%) Games
4 47 (3.76%) Electronics
5 46 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.72%) Retail
7 18 (1.44%) Law
8 15 (1.20%) Marketing
9 12 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.88%) Front Office
11 9 (0.72%) Legal
12 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.32%) Advertising
13 4 (0.32%) Publishing
14 3 (0.24%) Automotive
15 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.16%) French Language
15 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.080%) Back Office
16 1 (0.080%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
2 62 (4.96%) LAMP
2 62 (4.96%) Web Services
3 38 (3.04%) .NET
4 33 (2.64%) LDAP
5 30 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
6 27 (2.16%) LAPP Stack
6 27 (2.16%) Node.js
7 25 (2.00%) LEMP Stack
8 23 (1.84%) Middleware
9 21 (1.68%) STL
10 20 (1.60%) Yocto
11 15 (1.20%) Kafka
12 14 (1.12%) REST
13 12 (0.96%) React
13 12 (0.96%) React Native
13 12 (0.96%) XML
14 11 (0.88%) Ajax
15 9 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
16 8 (0.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
2 69 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 63 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
4 52 (4.16%) Public Cloud
5 37 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 35 (2.80%) Algorithms
7 34 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (2.64%) Private Cloud
9 28 (2.24%) Replication
10 23 (1.84%) Device Driver
10 23 (1.84%) Hedge funds
11 21 (1.68%) PKI
12 20 (1.60%) Clustering
13 19 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 17 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (1.20%) Video\Live Streaming
16 11 (0.88%) User Experience
17 7 (0.56%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.56%) NHS
17 7 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1,251 (100.00%) Linux
2 291 (23.26%) Unix
3 269 (21.50%) Windows
4 257 (20.54%) CentOS
5 219 (17.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 136 (10.87%) Ubuntu
7 111 (8.87%) Windows Server
8 78 (6.24%) Debian
9 31 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
11 27 (2.16%) Solaris
11 27 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (1.68%) SUSE
13 17 (1.36%) Fedora
13 17 (1.36%) Windows 10
14 15 (1.20%) DC/OS
15 10 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (0.72%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.48%) Android
17 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (47.72%) DevOps
2 237 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (17.75%) Configuration Management
4 218 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 186 (14.87%) Software Engineering
6 185 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
7 151 (12.07%) Open Source
8 114 (9.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 94 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (7.19%) Computer Science
11 68 (5.44%) High Availability
12 67 (5.36%) Infrastructure as Code
13 63 (5.04%) Artificial Intelligence
14 62 (4.96%) Test Automation
15 61 (4.88%) Deployment Automation
15 61 (4.88%) Machine Learning
16 60 (4.80%) ITIL
17 54 (4.32%) Load Balancing
18 53 (4.24%) Task Automation
19 51 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 631 (50.44%) Python
2 384 (30.70%) Bash Shell
3 222 (17.75%) Perl
4 221 (17.67%) Java
5 203 (16.23%) SQL
6 167 (13.35%) C++
7 155 (12.39%) Ruby
8 105 (8.39%) PowerShell
9 101 (8.07%) C
10 85 (6.79%) Shell Script
11 63 (5.04%) PHP
12 62 (4.96%) JavaScript
13 40 (3.20%) Go
14 35 (2.80%) C#
15 25 (2.00%) Embedded C
16 22 (1.76%) Groovy
17 21 (1.68%) Scala
18 19 (1.52%) MATLAB
19 18 (1.44%) Embedded C++
19 18 (1.44%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 137 (10.95%) Degree
2 112 (8.95%) Security Cleared
3 65 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.20%) AWS Certification
5 37 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (2.16%) RHCE
7 22 (1.76%) LPIC
8 20 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.04%) RHCT
11 12 (0.96%) CCNA
11 12 (0.96%) CCNP
12 11 (0.88%) MCSA
13 9 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.72%) RHCA
14 8 (0.64%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.40%) MCSE
17 4 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (1.92%) QA
3 23 (1.84%) SLA
4 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) GDPR
6 2 (0.16%) NCSC
7 1 (0.080%) HL7
7 1 (0.080%) PSD2
System Software
1 354 (28.30%) Docker
2 155 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (5.36%) Active Directory
4 48 (3.84%) Hyper-V
5 41 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
6 40 (3.20%) vSphere
7 33 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (2.32%) NFS
10 21 (1.68%) KVM
11 17 (1.36%) Xen
12 14 (1.12%) Firmware
13 11 (0.88%) VirtualBox
14 9 (0.72%) iptables
14 9 (0.72%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.64%) Samba
16 7 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.56%) pfSense
16 7 (0.56%) Postfix
17 6 (0.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 421 (33.65%) Puppet
2 409 (32.69%) Ansible
3 244 (19.50%) Opscode Chef
4 243 (19.42%) Kubernetes
5 165 (13.19%) Terraform
6 79 (6.31%) Nagios
7 59 (4.72%) Prometheus
8 41 (3.28%) Packer
9 31 (2.48%) Salt
10 27 (2.16%) HAProxy
11 25 (2.00%) yum
12 20 (1.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 20 (1.60%) Tivoli
12 20 (1.60%) vCenter Server
13 19 (1.52%) SCCM
14 18 (1.44%) CFEngine
15 17 (1.36%) Grafana
16 16 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (1.28%) Icinga
16 16 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 299 (23.90%) Red Hat
2 237 (18.94%) VMware
3 158 (12.63%) Oracle
4 89 (7.11%) Microsoft
5 74 (5.92%) Cisco
6 61 (4.88%) Google
7 48 (3.84%) Atlassian
8 30 (2.40%) Juniper
9 26 (2.08%) HP
10 25 (2.00%) NetApp
11 24 (1.92%) Sun
12 23 (1.84%) F5
12 23 (1.84%) Splunk
13 19 (1.52%) Cloudera
13 19 (1.52%) New Relic
14 18 (1.44%) Sybase
15 17 (1.36%) Fortinet
16 15 (1.20%) SAP
17 14 (1.12%) EnterpriseDB
17 14 (1.12%) SolarWinds