Period
to 21 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 316 295
Rank change year-on-year -34 -21 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1,517 1,830 2,245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.04% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.08% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,334 1,568 2,008
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,875 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 162,478 169,340 190,363
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.07% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130,921 136,473 160,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -33 1,448 £55,000 +8.91% 202
UK excluding London -51 827 £47,500 +5.56% 139
London -12 660 £65,000 +8.33% 69
South East -92 263 £50,000 - 35
North of England -1 209 £43,000 +1.18% 43
South West +43 133 £47,500 +11.76% 14
East of England +45 127 £60,000 +20.00% 32
Yorkshire -4 104 £42,500 - 18
North West +3 88 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Midlands +5 59 £47,500 +14.46% 9
West Midlands +33 36 £46,250 +2.78% 5
Scotland -56 24 £42,500 +21.43% 3
East Midlands -6 23 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North East -4 17 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Wales +5 15 £42,500 +3.66% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £55,000 -

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,517 (100.00%) Linux
2 721 (47.53%) DevOps
3 683 (45.02%) Python
4 610 (40.21%) Puppet
5 588 (38.76%) Amazon AWS
6 490 (32.30%) Bash Shell
7 488 (32.17%) Ansible
8 429 (28.28%) Red Hat
9 370 (24.39%) Docker
10 368 (24.26%) Windows
11 365 (24.06%) Opscode Chef
12 335 (22.08%) VMware
13 310 (20.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 307 (20.24%) Unix
15 288 (18.98%) Ruby
16 286 (18.85%) Configuration Management
17 280 (18.46%) Perl
18 276 (18.19%) Finance
19 273 (18.00%) Jenkins
20 264 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
21 252 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
22 241 (15.89%) Java
23 220 (14.50%) Apache
24 219 (14.44%) MySQL
25 208 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
26 200 (13.18%) CentOS
27 196 (12.92%) Software Engineering
28 192 (12.66%) Degree
29 188 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
30 183 (12.06%) Kubernetes

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
1 220 (14.50%) Apache
2 130 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 72 (4.75%) Elasticsearch
4 70 (4.61%) OpenStack
5 62 (4.09%) JBoss
6 46 (3.03%) nginx
7 36 (2.37%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.91%) WebLogic
9 26 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 25 (1.65%) IIS
11 24 (1.58%) Apache Spark
12 23 (1.52%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.25%) Confluence
13 19 (1.25%) SharePoint
14 17 (1.12%) CloudStack
15 16 (1.05%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.79%) WildFly
17 6 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.40%) Jetty
17 6 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.066%) Eikon
3 1 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 588 (38.76%) Amazon AWS
2 252 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (5.74%) SaaS
4 80 (5.27%) Amazon EC2
5 63 (4.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 60 (3.96%) Amazon S3
7 56 (3.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 32 (2.11%) GitHub
9 30 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 30 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 29 (1.91%) Serverless
11 26 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.71%) Office 365
12 24 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.52%) PaaS
14 22 (1.45%) IaaS
15 20 (1.32%) Route 53
16 14 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
16 14 (0.92%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.86%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 144 (9.49%) Firewall
1 144 (9.49%) TCP/IP
2 79 (5.21%) DNS
3 68 (4.48%) SAN
4 56 (3.69%) Internet
5 51 (3.36%) HTTP
5 51 (3.36%) Network Security
6 39 (2.57%) NAS
6 39 (2.57%) SSL
7 35 (2.31%) LAN
8 28 (1.85%) SNMP
8 28 (1.85%) VPN
9 27 (1.78%) DHCP
10 24 (1.58%) Kerberos
11 23 (1.52%) WAN
12 21 (1.38%) SSH
12 21 (1.38%) VoIP
13 20 (1.32%) BGP
14 17 (1.12%) Skype
15 16 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (14.44%) MySQL
2 86 (5.67%) MongoDB
3 80 (5.27%) SQL Server
4 70 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 69 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 63 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
7 56 (3.69%) Big Data
8 53 (3.49%) Relational Database
9 44 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (1.71%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.65%) Blockchain
13 21 (1.38%) Redis
14 14 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.79%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.59%) HBase
17 8 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
17 8 (0.53%) MariaDB
18 6 (0.40%) Impala
Development Applications
1 273 (18.00%) Jenkins
2 155 (10.22%) Git (software)
3 81 (5.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 70 (4.61%) JIRA
5 36 (2.37%) Subversion
6 28 (1.85%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.71%) GitLab
7 26 (1.71%) Vagrant
8 22 (1.45%) Hudson
9 18 (1.19%) Redmine
10 17 (1.12%) MSBuild
11 16 (1.05%) GoCD
12 15 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.86%) Travis CI
14 12 (0.79%) Selenium
15 10 (0.66%) CircleCI
16 9 (0.59%) Bitbucket
16 9 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
17 8 (0.53%) JMeter
18 7 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 276 (18.19%) Finance
2 78 (5.14%) Retail
3 57 (3.76%) Banking
4 46 (3.03%) Games
4 46 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.64%) Electronics
6 24 (1.58%) Automotive
7 18 (1.19%) Marketing
8 17 (1.12%) Advertising
9 12 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.40%) Law
12 5 (0.33%) Legal
12 5 (0.33%) Military
13 4 (0.26%) French Language
13 4 (0.26%) German Language
13 4 (0.26%) Publishing
14 3 (0.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (7.19%) LAMP
2 100 (6.59%) Web Services
3 77 (5.08%) Middleware
4 62 (4.09%) LDAP
5 46 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
6 26 (1.71%) .NET
7 23 (1.52%) Node.js
8 20 (1.32%) LEMP Stack
9 19 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
10 18 (1.19%) Django
11 16 (1.05%) JSON
11 16 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
11 16 (1.05%) Yocto
12 15 (0.99%) React
12 15 (0.99%) REST
13 14 (0.92%) Kafka
14 13 (0.86%) HTML
15 12 (0.79%) XML
16 11 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
17 9 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.31%) Computer Science
2 80 (5.27%) Fintech
3 57 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 52 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
6 41 (2.70%) Private Cloud
7 32 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 30 (1.98%) Algorithms
9 27 (1.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 25 (1.65%) Device Driver
11 21 (1.38%) Hedge funds
12 20 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.19%) Clustering
13 18 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
13 18 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 16 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (1.05%) Robotics
15 15 (0.99%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,517 (100.00%) Linux
2 368 (24.26%) Windows
3 310 (20.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 307 (20.24%) Unix
5 200 (13.18%) CentOS
6 154 (10.15%) Ubuntu
7 95 (6.26%) Windows Server
8 76 (5.01%) Embedded Linux
9 55 (3.63%) Debian
10 41 (2.70%) Solaris
11 40 (2.64%) Fedora
12 26 (1.71%) SUSE
13 22 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (1.05%) DC/OS
15 12 (0.79%) HPUX
15 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.66%) AIX
16 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.59%) Nucleus RTOS
18 8 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (47.53%) DevOps
2 286 (18.85%) Configuration Management
3 264 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
5 196 (12.92%) Software Engineering
6 181 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
7 179 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 163 (10.74%) Open Source
9 126 (8.31%) Deployment Automation
10 104 (6.86%) ITIL
11 94 (6.20%) Continuous Delivery
12 89 (5.87%) High Availability
13 85 (5.60%) Test Automation
14 79 (5.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 69 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
16 66 (4.35%) Scrum
17 63 (4.15%) Microservices
18 62 (4.09%) Continuous Deployment
18 62 (4.09%) E-Commerce
19 60 (3.96%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 683 (45.02%) Python
2 490 (32.30%) Bash Shell
3 288 (18.98%) Ruby
4 280 (18.46%) Perl
5 241 (15.89%) Java
6 180 (11.87%) SQL
7 155 (10.22%) C
8 146 (9.62%) C++
9 143 (9.43%) Shell Script
10 125 (8.24%) PowerShell
11 120 (7.91%) PHP
12 72 (4.75%) JavaScript
13 51 (3.36%) Korn
14 48 (3.16%) C#
15 39 (2.57%) Embedded C
16 32 (2.11%) Bourne shell
16 32 (2.11%) Go
17 23 (1.52%) Embedded C++
18 18 (1.19%) Groovy
19 12 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 192 (12.66%) Degree
2 76 (5.01%) RHCE
3 58 (3.82%) AWS Certification
4 57 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (2.97%) Security Cleared
6 41 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (2.50%) CCNA
8 36 (2.37%) RHCSA
9 28 (1.85%) RHCA
10 23 (1.52%) CISSP
10 23 (1.52%) DV Cleared
11 22 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (1.38%) SSCP
13 20 (1.32%) SC Cleared
14 18 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
15 16 (1.05%) Master's Degree
16 15 (0.99%) LPIC
16 15 (0.99%) MCSE
16 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (0.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.16%) QA
2 21 (1.38%) SLA
3 17 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.92%) GCP
5 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.26%) MISRA
6 4 (0.26%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) GDPR
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) ECSS
9 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.066%) JTAG
System Software
1 370 (24.39%) Docker
2 188 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (7.19%) Active Directory
4 71 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.71%) KVM
6 26 (1.71%) NFS
6 26 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
6 26 (1.71%) vSphere
7 24 (1.58%) Xen
8 23 (1.52%) iptables
9 22 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (1.05%) Firmware
11 16 (1.05%) Samba
12 14 (0.92%) XenServer
13 13 (0.86%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.86%) VMware Server
14 12 (0.79%) LXC
14 12 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 610 (40.21%) Puppet
2 488 (32.17%) Ansible
3 365 (24.06%) Opscode Chef
4 183 (12.06%) Kubernetes
5 157 (10.35%) Terraform
6 105 (6.92%) Nagios
7 72 (4.75%) ZABBIX
8 44 (2.90%) Cobbler
9 37 (2.44%) vCenter Server
10 35 (2.31%) Red Hat Satellite
11 28 (1.85%) Graphite
12 26 (1.71%) Cacti
12 26 (1.71%) Salt
13 25 (1.65%) Kibana
14 22 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
15 20 (1.32%) Prometheus
16 19 (1.25%) HAProxy
17 18 (1.19%) Grafana
18 17 (1.12%) logstash
18 17 (1.12%) Munin
Vendors
1 429 (28.28%) Red Hat
2 335 (22.08%) VMware
3 152 (10.02%) Microsoft
4 108 (7.12%) Cisco
5 99 (6.53%) Oracle
6 69 (4.55%) Google
7 53 (3.49%) Splunk
8 48 (3.16%) HP
9 46 (3.03%) SaltStack
10 34 (2.24%) NetApp
10 34 (2.24%) SolarWinds
11 31 (2.04%) EMC
12 29 (1.91%) IBM
13 26 (1.71%) OutSystems
14 24 (1.58%) Capita
14 24 (1.58%) Juniper
15 19 (1.25%) New Relic
16 17 (1.12%) EnterpriseDB
17 16 (1.05%) Atlassian
18 14 (0.92%) Dell