Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 375 331
Rank change year-on-year -155 -44 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 583 1,268 1,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.84% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.88% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 486 1,120 1,487
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,950 £32,500
90th Percentile £81,625 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 118,710 144,433 167,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95,152 115,588 137,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the UK

Linux Engineer
Top 15 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 18 February 2020. 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 -137 551 £57,500 - 191
UK excluding London -97 360 £50,000 - 126
London -136 221 £65,000 - 70
South East +37 167 £50,000 -7.41% 41
North of England -56 71 £57,500 +9.52% 22
East of England -12 44 £52,500 +5.00% 28
South West -47 40 £52,500 +10.53% 22
North West -40 35 £57,500 +4.55% 11
Yorkshire -22 30 £56,250 +18.42% 9
Midlands +8 17 £60,000 +36.36% 10
Wales +7 16 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Scotland +15 11 £45,000 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +21 9 £60,000 +60.00% 5
East Midlands +10 8 £50,000 -4.76% 5
North East +6 6 £72,312 +20.52% 2

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 583 (100.00%) Linux
2 238 (40.82%) Python
3 204 (34.99%) DevOps
4 194 (33.28%) Ansible
5 180 (30.87%) Bash Shell
6 170 (29.16%) AWS
7 167 (28.64%) Windows
8 131 (22.47%) Docker
9 129 (22.13%) Puppet
10 128 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
11 108 (18.52%) Red Hat
11 108 (18.52%) Software Engineering
12 104 (17.84%) Unix
13 103 (17.67%) C++
14 100 (17.15%) Azure
15 99 (16.98%) Degree
16 96 (16.47%) Terraform
17 93 (15.95%) VMware
17 93 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
18 92 (15.78%) Finance
19 91 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 91 (15.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 87 (14.92%) Kubernetes
21 84 (14.41%) C
22 82 (14.07%) Opscode Chef
23 72 (12.35%) Ruby
24 70 (12.01%) Configuration Management
24 70 (12.01%) Java
25 68 (11.66%) CentOS
26 66 (11.32%) 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 41 (7.03%) Apache
2 33 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 21 (3.60%) JBoss
4 16 (2.74%) OpenStack
5 15 (2.57%) nginx
6 11 (1.89%) IIS
7 9 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.37%) Confluence
9 6 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.86%) CICS
10 5 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.51%) Drupal
11 3 (0.51%) SAS
11 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.51%) WildFly
12 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (2.40%) MS Visio
1 14 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.17%) Avid Media Composer
3 1 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 170 (29.16%) AWS
2 100 (17.15%) Azure
3 26 (4.46%) OpenShift
4 23 (3.95%) GCP
5 21 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (3.26%) SaaS
7 18 (3.09%) GitHub
8 17 (2.92%) PaaS
9 14 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (2.23%) IaaS
11 12 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.54%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.54%) Serverless
13 7 (1.20%) Office 365
14 6 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.86%) Datadog
16 4 (0.69%) DigitalOcean
16 4 (0.69%) Linode
16 4 (0.69%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.63%) TCP/IP
2 58 (9.95%) DNS
3 54 (9.26%) Firewall
4 34 (5.83%) DHCP
5 20 (3.43%) VPN
6 17 (2.92%) Internet
6 17 (2.92%) SAN
7 16 (2.74%) DMZ
8 15 (2.57%) WAN
9 13 (2.23%) HTTP
9 13 (2.23%) LAN
10 10 (1.72%) SSL
11 9 (1.54%) Wireless
12 8 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.03%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.86%) Network Security
15 4 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (0.69%) Gigabit Ethernet
15 4 (0.69%) SMTP
15 4 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.09%) MySQL
2 24 (4.12%) Big Data
3 18 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.57%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.57%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.37%) Redis
9 7 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.03%) DB2
10 6 (1.03%) InfluxDB
11 5 (0.86%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.69%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.51%) SAS EBI
14 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 59 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 54 (9.26%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.15%) JIRA
4 16 (2.74%) GitLab
5 15 (2.57%) Subversion
6 14 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.72%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.20%) Selenium
8 7 (1.20%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.86%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.86%) JMeter
9 5 (0.86%) JUnit
9 5 (0.86%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.86%) Postman
10 3 (0.51%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.51%) Maven
11 2 (0.34%) CMake
11 2 (0.34%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.34%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (15.78%) Finance
2 29 (4.97%) Retail
3 22 (3.77%) Banking
4 20 (3.43%) Public Sector
5 8 (1.37%) Electronics
6 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.86%) Games
8 4 (0.69%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Law
9 3 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Front Office
10 2 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.97%) LDAP
2 27 (4.63%) Elastic Stack
3 22 (3.77%) Kafka
4 19 (3.26%) AngularJS
5 17 (2.92%) Web Services
6 15 (2.57%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (1.89%) LAMP
8 8 (1.37%) .NET
9 6 (1.03%) Node.js
9 6 (1.03%) RESTful
10 5 (0.86%) Middleware
10 5 (0.86%) REST
10 5 (0.86%) Spring
10 5 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.69%) boto
11 4 (0.69%) Sensu
11 4 (0.69%) XML
12 3 (0.51%) Akka
12 3 (0.51%) Qt
12 3 (0.51%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.72%) Linux Command Line
2 44 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.97%) Data Centre
4 25 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 23 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 11 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.72%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.54%) User Experience
10 8 (1.37%) Device Driver
10 8 (1.37%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.03%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 583 (100.00%) Linux
2 167 (28.64%) Windows
3 104 (17.84%) Unix
4 91 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (11.66%) CentOS
6 46 (7.89%) Windows Server
7 42 (7.20%) Ubuntu
8 38 (6.52%) Embedded Linux
9 35 (6.00%) Solaris
10 28 (4.80%) Debian
11 17 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.20%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.86%) AIX
14 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.69%) SUSE
16 3 (0.51%) Android
16 3 (0.51%) VMS
16 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (34.99%) DevOps
2 128 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 93 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
5 91 (15.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 70 (12.01%) Configuration Management
7 63 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (9.61%) Open Source
9 55 (9.43%) Computer Science
10 52 (8.92%) ITIL
11 43 (7.38%) Infrastructure as Code
11 43 (7.38%) Scrum
12 33 (5.66%) Change Management
13 31 (5.32%) Fintech
14 30 (5.15%) Systems Engineering
15 27 (4.63%) Information Security
16 25 (4.29%) Continuous Delivery
17 24 (4.12%) Analytics
18 22 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
18 22 (3.77%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 238 (40.82%) Python
2 180 (30.87%) Bash Shell
3 103 (17.67%) C++
4 84 (14.41%) C
5 72 (12.35%) Ruby
6 70 (12.01%) Java
7 66 (11.32%) SQL
8 53 (9.09%) Perl
9 40 (6.86%) PowerShell
10 39 (6.69%) Go
11 37 (6.35%) JavaScript
12 36 (6.17%) C#
13 29 (4.97%) Shell Script
14 21 (3.60%) PHP
15 11 (1.89%) KiXtart
16 8 (1.37%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.20%) COBOL
18 6 (1.03%) PL/1
19 5 (0.86%) Objective-C
19 5 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (16.98%) Degree
2 40 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.15%) RHCE
4 24 (4.12%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.09%) MCP
7 13 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.20%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.20%) MCSE
8 7 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.86%) ISEB
10 5 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.86%) PMP
11 3 (0.51%) LFCE
11 3 (0.51%) LFCS
11 3 (0.51%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.51%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.63%) SLA
2 25 (4.29%) QA
3 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 131 (22.47%) Docker
2 48 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 48 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.95%) Firmware
3 23 (3.95%) NFS
4 16 (2.74%) vSphere
5 13 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.06%) KVM
7 10 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.54%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.37%) iptables
9 8 (1.37%) vCloud
10 7 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.20%) Xen
11 6 (1.03%) Samba
12 5 (0.86%) ACF2
12 5 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.86%) Ceph
12 5 (0.86%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 194 (33.28%) Ansible
2 129 (22.13%) Puppet
3 96 (16.47%) Terraform
4 87 (14.92%) Kubernetes
5 82 (14.07%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (4.29%) Grafana
7 23 (3.95%) Nagios
8 21 (3.60%) Red Hat Satellite
9 16 (2.74%) Packer
9 16 (2.74%) Salt
10 14 (2.40%) Prometheus
11 13 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (1.89%) Cobbler
12 11 (1.89%) SCOM
12 11 (1.89%) Tivoli
12 11 (1.89%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.20%) Graphite
13 7 (1.20%) HAProxy
13 7 (1.20%) Rsyslog
13 7 (1.20%) systemd
Vendors
1 108 (18.52%) Red Hat
2 93 (15.95%) VMware
3 64 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 54 (9.26%) Oracle
5 33 (5.66%) Cisco
6 21 (3.60%) HP
6 21 (3.60%) Splunk
7 16 (2.74%) IBM
7 16 (2.74%) ServiceNow
8 15 (2.57%) McAfee
9 12 (2.06%) Google
10 11 (1.89%) EnterpriseDB
10 11 (1.89%) LogRhythm
11 9 (1.54%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.54%) NetApp
12 7 (1.20%) Sun
13 6 (1.03%) Dell
13 6 (1.03%) Juniper
14 5 (0.86%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.86%) Fortinet