The median annual salary for a Linux Support Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 772 767 824
Rank change year-on-year -5 +57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 102 166 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 84 146 154
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £29,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Linux Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Support Engineer in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 96 £37,500 -16.66% 15
London +28 54 £40,000 -20.00% 5
South East +10 24 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Berkshire -4 12 £42,500 -17.07% 2
Surrey +13 8 £32,500 -35.00%
East Midlands - 7 £35,000 - 3
East of England -1 6 £28,000 -44.00%
Derbyshire - 6 £35,000 -
Derby - 6 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £45,000 - 1
City of London +23 4 £82,500 +37.50%
Guildford +9 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Reading -1 4 £41,250 -28.26% 1
Staines - 4 £37,500 -
Bracknell +23 3 £21,000 -12.50%
Hertfordshire -7 3 £50,000 +12.35%
Manchester -42 3 £34,500 +6.15% 1
North West -44 3 £34,500 +6.15% 1
Wales - 3 £30,500 -
Essex - 3 £28,000 -
Cardiff - 3 £30,500 -
South Wales - 3 £30,500 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £36,500 -
Hampshire +19 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £37,500 -
Docklands, London - 2 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £37,500 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Borehamwood - 2 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +14 1 £47,500 +55.73% 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Linux
2 94 (43.72%) Windows
3 64 (29.77%) Python
4 55 (25.58%) Unix
4 55 (25.58%) VMware
5 51 (23.72%) SQL
6 50 (23.26%) Active Directory
7 49 (22.79%) ITIL
7 49 (22.79%) DevOps
8 46 (21.40%) TCP/IP
9 41 (19.07%) Red Hat
10 40 (18.60%) Data Centre
11 36 (16.74%) Bash Shell
12 34 (15.81%) Firewall
13 33 (15.35%) Windows Server
14 30 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
14 30 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (13.95%) DNS
15 28 (13.02%) MySQL
15 28 (13.02%) SQL Server
16 27 (12.56%) Perl
17 26 (12.09%) Puppet
18 25 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 23 (10.70%) Opscode Chef
19 23 (10.70%) Internet
20 22 (10.23%) Cisco
21 21 (9.77%) IIS
21 21 (9.77%) Solaris
21 21 (9.77%) Ansible
22 20 (9.30%) Problem Management

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 21 (9.77%) IIS
2 17 (7.91%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (6.05%) Apache
4 10 (4.65%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.26%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.86%) Confluence
7 4 (1.86%) JBoss
8 3 (1.40%) nginx
9 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.26%) SaaS
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) Route 53
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (21.40%) TCP/IP
2 34 (15.81%) Firewall
3 30 (13.95%) DNS
4 23 (10.70%) Internet
5 17 (7.91%) VPN
6 15 (6.98%) HTTP
6 15 (6.98%) LAN
7 13 (6.05%) IPsec
8 12 (5.58%) DHCP
9 10 (4.65%) SAN
9 10 (4.65%) SSL
9 10 (4.65%) WAN
10 9 (4.19%) VoIP
11 7 (3.26%) Multicast
11 7 (3.26%) Network Security
11 7 (3.26%) SSH
12 6 (2.79%) Broadband
12 6 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.79%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.02%) MySQL
1 28 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (6.98%) Big Data
3 11 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.40%) Informix
4 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.93%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.05%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.33%) GoCD
3 4 (1.86%) JIRA
4 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.93%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.47%) GitLab
6 1 (0.47%) Gradle
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 17 (7.91%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.12%) Finance
3 10 (4.65%) Games
4 8 (3.72%) French Language
4 8 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.26%) Banking
6 5 (2.33%) Retail
7 3 (1.40%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Advertising
8 2 (0.93%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) German Language
9 1 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.98%) Kafka
2 13 (6.05%) Web Services
3 10 (4.65%) LAMP
4 7 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.86%) HTML
5 4 (1.86%) XML
6 3 (1.40%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (1.40%) Middleware
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.93%) Sensu
7 2 (0.93%) Spring
8 1 (0.47%) .NET
8 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.47%) FreeSWITCH
8 1 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle ADF
8 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.12%) Clustering
3 8 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.72%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (3.72%) iPad
4 7 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.86%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.40%) iPhone
7 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.40%) PACS
7 3 (1.40%) Replication
8 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.93%) Equities
8 2 (0.93%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) BBC
9 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 215 (100.00%) Linux
2 94 (43.72%) Windows
3 55 (25.58%) Unix
4 33 (15.35%) Windows Server
5 25 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (9.77%) Solaris
7 17 (7.91%) AIX
8 16 (7.44%) Ubuntu
9 14 (6.51%) CentOS
9 14 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.72%) HPUX
12 7 (3.26%) FreeBSD
12 7 (3.26%) IRIX
12 7 (3.26%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.79%) Debian
13 6 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.86%) SUSE
15 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.79%) DevOps
1 49 (22.79%) ITIL
2 20 (9.30%) Problem Management
3 16 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.44%) Configuration Management
4 14 (6.51%) Release Management
5 12 (5.58%) Change Management
5 12 (5.58%) Migration
6 11 (5.12%) Algorithmic Trading
6 11 (5.12%) Automated Trading
7 10 (4.65%) High Availability
7 10 (4.65%) Test Automation
8 9 (4.19%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.19%) Load Balancing
8 9 (4.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 9 (4.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 8 (3.72%) Low Latency
9 8 (3.72%) SIEM
10 7 (3.26%) Capacity Management
10 7 (3.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 64 (29.77%) Python
2 51 (23.72%) SQL
3 36 (16.74%) Bash Shell
4 27 (12.56%) Perl
5 17 (7.91%) Shell Script
6 14 (6.51%) PowerShell
7 12 (5.58%) Java
8 11 (5.12%) C++
9 7 (3.26%) C
9 7 (3.26%) PHP
10 6 (2.79%) Ruby
11 2 (0.93%) Jython
11 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.47%) AWK
12 1 (0.47%) C#
12 1 (0.47%) Groovy
12 1 (0.47%) sed
12 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (6.51%) Degree
2 11 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.19%) RHCE
4 8 (3.72%) CCNA
5 7 (3.26%) RHCSA
6 6 (2.79%) CCNP
6 6 (2.79%) CISSP
7 5 (2.33%) RHCA
7 5 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.40%) CCSE
8 3 (1.40%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.40%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.40%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (1.40%) LPIC
8 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.40%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.93%) MCSE
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.19%) SLA
2 6 (2.79%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.51%) vCloud
4 13 (6.05%) NFS
5 12 (5.58%) Hyper-V
6 11 (5.12%) Docker
7 10 (4.65%) Xen
8 7 (3.26%) KVM
8 7 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.26%) vSphere
8 7 (3.26%) XenApp
9 6 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.79%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.47%) iptables
11 1 (0.47%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (12.09%) Puppet
2 23 (10.70%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (9.77%) Ansible
4 11 (5.12%) Nagios
5 10 (4.65%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.72%) Grafana
7 6 (2.79%) Graphite
7 6 (2.79%) ThinApp
8 5 (2.33%) Kibana
8 5 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.86%) logstash
10 3 (1.40%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.40%) Opsview
10 3 (1.40%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.93%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.93%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.47%) everRun
12 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (25.58%) VMware
2 41 (19.07%) Red Hat
3 22 (10.23%) Cisco
4 19 (8.84%) Microsoft
5 17 (7.91%) Oracle
6 16 (7.44%) HP
7 12 (5.58%) CheckPoint
8 11 (5.12%) Juniper
9 9 (4.19%) Bloomberg
9 9 (4.19%) CQG
9 9 (4.19%) EMC
9 9 (4.19%) F5
9 9 (4.19%) IBM
9 9 (4.19%) Reuters
9 9 (4.19%) Splunk
9 9 (4.19%) Sun
10 8 (3.72%) Citrix
10 8 (3.72%) LogRhythm
10 8 (3.72%) NetApp
10 8 (3.72%) Sybase
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + exceptional bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum Excellent benefits and bonuses
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Salary: Up to £40kpa + 5% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Kettering
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
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Kettering, Northamptonshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
York
Piksel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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