Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Support Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Linux Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 999 908 1008
Rank change year-on-year -91 +100 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 178 318 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 152 275 292
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +34.33% -10.67%
10th Percentile £29,025 £27,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £74,625 £63,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33% -14.29%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Linux Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer.

Salary trend for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -102 174 £42,500 -5.56% 9
UK excluding London -44 101 £37,500 -6.25% 9
London -33 74 £52,500 -4.55%
South East -26 52 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North of England -30 14 £33,750 -3.57% 2
East of England -3 12 £40,000 -10.61% 1
Midlands +37 11 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +15 8 - - 1
South West -12 8 £38,000 +4.83% 2
East Midlands - 8 £35,000 - 1
North West -34 5 £34,500 -13.75% 1
Wales +22 4 £41,750 -1.76%
West Midlands +19 3 £30,000 -4.76% 1
North East +6 1 £28,500 -36.67%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Linux Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

1 178 (100.00%) Linux
2 81 (45.51%) Windows
3 62 (34.83%) SQL
4 55 (30.90%) TCP/IP
5 51 (28.65%) VMware
6 48 (26.97%) Python
7 38 (21.35%) Bash Shell
8 36 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
8 36 (20.22%) DevOps
8 36 (20.22%) Active Directory
9 35 (19.66%) Data Centre
10 33 (18.54%) Windows Server
10 33 (18.54%) OpenStack
10 33 (18.54%) VPN
10 33 (18.54%) SQL Server
11 31 (17.42%) Perl
11 31 (17.42%) Internet
12 30 (16.85%) Shell Script
13 28 (15.73%) Oracle
13 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (15.17%) Docker
14 27 (15.17%) DNS
15 26 (14.61%) Unix
15 26 (14.61%) IPsec
16 25 (14.04%) Firewall
16 25 (14.04%) Finance
16 25 (14.04%) Degree
17 24 (13.48%) HTTP
18 23 (12.92%) MySQL
18 23 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Support 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 33 (18.54%) OpenStack
2 22 (12.36%) IIS
3 21 (11.80%) Apache
4 19 (10.67%) Tomcat
5 15 (8.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (6.74%) JBoss
7 9 (5.06%) MS Exchange
8 7 (3.93%) Jetty
9 6 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.81%) Skype for Business
11 4 (2.25%) nginx
12 3 (1.69%) Confluence
12 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
13 2 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
13 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) Houdini
2 3 (1.69%) Maya
2 3 (1.69%) NUKE
2 3 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.12%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 36 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.93%) SaaS
4 5 (2.81%) Office 365
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 55 (30.90%) TCP/IP
2 33 (18.54%) VPN
3 31 (17.42%) Internet
4 27 (15.17%) DNS
5 26 (14.61%) IPsec
6 25 (14.04%) Firewall
7 24 (13.48%) HTTP
8 16 (8.99%) SSL
9 14 (7.87%) LDAP
10 10 (5.62%) SAN
11 8 (4.49%) SSH
12 7 (3.93%) MPLS
12 7 (3.93%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.93%) SMTP
12 7 (3.93%) Wireless
13 6 (3.37%) LAN
13 6 (3.37%) WAN
14 5 (2.81%) DHCP
14 5 (2.81%) NAS
15 4 (2.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.92%) MySQL
3 10 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.49%) Big Data
5 7 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.12%) Endeca
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) HBase
9 1 (0.56%) Informix
9 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.81%) JIRA
3 4 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.69%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.69%) Subversion
5 2 (1.12%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.12%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.12%) PEAR
5 2 (1.12%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.12%) Trac
6 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.56%) GitLab
6 1 (0.56%) GoCD
6 1 (0.56%) Maven
6 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (14.04%) Finance
2 10 (5.62%) Banking
3 9 (5.06%) Games
4 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.81%) Front Office
6 4 (2.25%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.12%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.87%) HTML
2 12 (6.74%) Web Services
3 11 (6.18%) LAMP
4 10 (5.62%) Middleware
5 7 (3.93%) Kafka
6 5 (2.81%) XML
7 4 (2.25%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.25%) CSS
7 4 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.25%) HTML5
7 4 (2.25%) Node.js
8 3 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (1.69%) jQuery
8 3 (1.69%) Laravel
8 3 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (1.69%) React
9 2 (1.12%) Ajax
9 2 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (1.12%) scikit-learn
9 2 (1.12%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.66%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.11%) Private Cloud
3 13 (7.30%) Clustering
4 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.49%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (3.93%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (3.37%) NHS
8 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.25%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.69%) Animation
9 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.69%) iPad
9 3 (1.69%) Replication
10 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.12%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.56%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 178 (100.00%) Linux
2 81 (45.51%) Windows
3 33 (18.54%) Windows Server
4 26 (14.61%) Unix
5 15 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.62%) Ubuntu
7 8 (4.49%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.37%) CentOS
8 6 (3.37%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.81%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.25%) Solaris
10 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.69%) AIX
11 3 (1.69%) Android
11 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.69%) Debian
11 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.12%) openSUSE
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.22%) DevOps
2 28 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.99%) ITIL
4 15 (8.43%) Algorithmic Trading
4 15 (8.43%) API Integration
4 15 (8.43%) Identity Management
4 15 (8.43%) Load Balancing
5 12 (6.74%) Problem Management
5 12 (6.74%) Test Automation
6 11 (6.18%) Automated Trading
6 11 (6.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 11 (6.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 9 (5.06%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.06%) Proactive Monitoring
8 8 (4.49%) High Availability
8 8 (4.49%) Open Source
8 8 (4.49%) SIEM
8 8 (4.49%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.93%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 62 (34.83%) SQL
2 48 (26.97%) Python
3 38 (21.35%) Bash Shell
4 31 (17.42%) Perl
5 30 (16.85%) Shell Script
6 21 (11.80%) PowerShell
7 18 (10.11%) Java
8 11 (6.18%) C++
8 11 (6.18%) PHP
8 11 (6.18%) Ruby
9 10 (5.62%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.69%) C
10 3 (1.69%) VBScript
11 2 (1.12%) AWK
11 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.12%) sed
12 1 (0.56%) C-shell
12 1 (0.56%) Groovy
12 1 (0.56%) Korn
12 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (14.04%) Degree
2 6 (3.37%) CCNA
2 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.37%) RHCE
3 4 (2.25%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) OCP
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.56%) RHCA
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.49%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (20.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.17%) Docker
3 23 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.87%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.30%) XenApp
6 11 (6.18%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.62%) NFS
8 8 (4.49%) KVM
8 8 (4.49%) vCloud
8 8 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (3.93%) vSphere
9 7 (3.93%) Xen
10 5 (2.81%) Samba
10 5 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.69%) Firmware
12 2 (1.12%) iptables
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.56%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (9.55%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.06%) Nagios
3 8 (4.49%) Ansible
3 8 (4.49%) Puppet
4 7 (3.93%) ThinApp
5 6 (3.37%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.69%) logstash
6 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.69%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.12%) cPanel
7 2 (1.12%) Grafana
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.12%) vMotion
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Plesk
8 1 (0.56%) SCCM
8 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (28.65%) VMware
2 28 (15.73%) Oracle
3 22 (12.36%) Red Hat
4 20 (11.24%) Cisco
5 17 (9.55%) HP
5 17 (9.55%) Microsoft
5 17 (9.55%) NetApp
6 15 (8.43%) Bloomberg
6 15 (8.43%) EMC
6 15 (8.43%) IBM
6 15 (8.43%) Reuters
7 14 (7.87%) Citrix
8 11 (6.18%) CQG
9 10 (5.62%) Juniper
10 9 (5.06%) Symantec
11 8 (4.49%) F5
11 8 (4.49%) LogRhythm
12 7 (3.93%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.93%) McAfee
12 7 (3.93%) Nokia