Period
to 3 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Linux Infrastructure Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Infrastructure Engineer
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 933 732 980
Rank change year-on-year -201 +248 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Infrastructure Engineer 64 64 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.095% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 45 57 122
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,400 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,750 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% -7.14% -4.55%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £70,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -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 103,357 63,945 138,179
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.17% 94.97% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 73,460 52,145 111,717
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Linux Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Infrastructure Engineer.

Salary trend for Linux Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 3 August 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 -176 49 £50,000 +2.56% 9
UK excluding London -138 46 £45,000 -5.26% 5
South East -79 17 £50,000 +5.26% 2
London -132 13 £56,250 -6.25% 4
Work from Home -251 10 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Wales - 10 £45,000 -
Midlands -73 8 £43,000 -4.44% 2
West Midlands -71 5 - - 2
North West -57 4 £59,500 +22.05%
South West -65 4 £45,000 +28.57%
North of England -83 4 £59,500 +22.05% 1
East Midlands -42 3 £43,000 +32.31%
East of England -45 3 £47,500 -5.00%

Linux Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, Linux Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (98.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (60.94%) Azure
4 37 (57.81%) Windows
5 31 (48.44%) Ansible
6 29 (45.31%) VMware
7 26 (40.63%) CentOS
8 24 (37.50%) Apache
8 24 (37.50%) Puppet
9 23 (35.94%) Red Hat
10 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (34.38%) AWS
11 21 (32.81%) Kubernetes
11 21 (32.81%) Windows Server
11 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
11 21 (32.81%) ITIL
12 20 (31.25%) DevOps
13 18 (28.13%) Docker
13 18 (28.13%) Python
14 17 (26.56%) Social Skills
15 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
16 14 (21.88%) SAN
17 13 (20.31%) RHCE
17 13 (20.31%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
17 13 (20.31%) Microsoft 365
17 13 (20.31%) Patch Management
18 12 (18.75%) OpenShift
18 12 (18.75%) vSphere
18 12 (18.75%) Ubuntu

Linux Infrastructure 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 24 (37.50%) Apache
2 13 (20.31%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (17.19%) Apache Spark
3 11 (17.19%) Tomcat
4 8 (12.50%) Confluence
5 7 (10.94%) nginx
6 5 (7.81%) IIS
6 5 (7.81%) OpenStack
7 2 (3.13%) JBoss
7 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.13%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 39 (60.94%) Azure
2 22 (34.38%) AWS
3 13 (20.31%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (18.75%) OpenShift
5 8 (12.50%) GCP
6 4 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (4.69%) Google Workspace
7 3 (4.69%) IaaS
8 2 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (3.13%) MinIO
8 2 (3.13%) PaaS
8 2 (3.13%) SaaS
9 1 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.56%) Datadog
9 1 (1.56%) GitHub
9 1 (1.56%) Slack
9 1 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) SAN
2 11 (17.19%) DNS
2 11 (17.19%) NetScaler
3 10 (15.63%) Firewall
3 10 (15.63%) VPN
4 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.81%) DHCP
5 5 (7.81%) Internet
6 4 (6.25%) SSL
7 3 (4.69%) NAS
7 3 (4.69%) VLAN
7 3 (4.69%) VoIP
8 2 (3.13%) HTTP
8 2 (3.13%) IPsec
8 2 (3.13%) LAN
8 2 (3.13%) Network Security
8 2 (3.13%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (3.13%) SMTP
8 2 (3.13%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Hadoop
2 10 (15.63%) MySQL
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.13%) InfluxDB
6 2 (3.13%) ObjectStore
6 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.56%) Big Data
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.56%) Tableau
7 1 (1.56%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
2 12 (18.75%) JIRA
3 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.13%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.56%) GitLab
General
1 17 (26.56%) Social Skills
2 11 (17.19%) Advertising
3 8 (12.50%) Finance
4 7 (10.94%) Documentation Skills
5 5 (7.81%) Public Sector
6 3 (4.69%) Electronics
6 3 (4.69%) Games
6 3 (4.69%) Law
6 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.69%) Marketing
6 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.13%) Local Government
8 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.56%) Back Office
8 1 (1.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) JMS
2 6 (9.38%) LAMP
2 6 (9.38%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (7.81%) LDAP
4 3 (4.69%) Web Services
5 2 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.13%) YAML
6 1 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (57.81%) Windows
3 26 (40.63%) CentOS
4 21 (32.81%) Windows Server
5 12 (18.75%) Ubuntu
6 6 (9.38%) Unix
7 5 (7.81%) Debian
7 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.69%) Solaris
8 3 (4.69%) VMS
9 1 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (98.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (32.81%) ITIL
3 20 (31.25%) DevOps
4 13 (20.31%) Patch Management
5 12 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (17.19%) Antivirus Management
6 11 (17.19%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (17.19%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (17.19%) Project Delivery
6 11 (17.19%) Service Management
7 9 (14.06%) Capacity Management
8 7 (10.94%) Business Continuity
8 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.81%) Open Source
9 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) Python
2 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
3 8 (12.50%) Perl
3 8 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.81%) SQL
6 3 (4.69%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) RHCE
2 8 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (4.69%) SANS
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) CCNA
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.13%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.56%) MCSA
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (32.81%) Active Directory
3 18 (28.13%) Docker
4 12 (18.75%) vSphere
5 11 (17.19%) XenApp
5 11 (17.19%) XenDesktop
6 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
7 5 (7.81%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (4.69%) Postfix
10 2 (3.13%) Ceph
10 2 (3.13%) iptables
10 2 (3.13%) NFS
10 2 (3.13%) Sendmail
11 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (48.44%) Ansible
2 24 (37.50%) Puppet
3 21 (32.81%) Kubernetes
4 5 (7.81%) Bacula
4 5 (7.81%) Bareos
4 5 (7.81%) yum
5 3 (4.69%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.69%) Nagios
6 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
6 2 (3.13%) Grafana
6 2 (3.13%) Graylog
6 2 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (3.13%) Icinga
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.13%) Nessus
6 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Prometheus
6 2 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (45.31%) VMware
2 23 (35.94%) Red Hat
3 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.19%) F5
5 9 (14.06%) Google
6 8 (12.50%) Cisco
7 4 (6.25%) Citrix
7 4 (6.25%) HP
7 4 (6.25%) NetApp
7 4 (6.25%) Veeam
8 3 (4.69%) Asigra
8 3 (4.69%) Oracle
8 3 (4.69%) SAP
9 2 (3.13%) Aruba
9 2 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.13%) Dell
9 2 (3.13%) EMC
9 2 (3.13%) NEC
9 2 (3.13%) Northgate
9 2 (3.13%) Sophos