The median annual salary for a Linux Support Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 807 769
Rank change year-on-year +71 -38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 116 143 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 107 126 182
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £33,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.47% -16.25%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +41 106 £40,000 - 12
London +69 49 £43,000 -25.21% 8
South East +20 26 £32,500 -2.98% 1
North West +1 20 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Berkshire +38 19 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Manchester -10 17 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Stockport +3 6 £35,000 - 1
Rochdale - 6 £40,000 -
Reading +31 5 £35,000 -39.13% 1
City of London +31 5 £38,500 -35.83% 2
West Midlands +32 4 £30,000 -29.41%
Hampshire +14 4 £35,000 +4.47%
Belfast - 4 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £45,000 -
County Antrim - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey +39 3 £32,500 -40.90%
East of England +28 3 £45,000 +42.85%
Cheshire - 3 £28,500 -
Maidenhead - 3 £45,000 -
Chester - 3 £28,500 -
Yorkshire +28 2 £27,500 -
Slough +24 2 £30,000 +39.53%
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Cambridge +1 2 £45,000 +28.57%
York - 2 £27,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £27,500 -
Guildford +28 1 £32,500 -
South West +25 1 £42,500 +107.31% 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Linux
2 111 (50.00%) Windows
3 73 (32.88%) Python
4 67 (30.18%) VMware
5 59 (26.58%) Unix
6 58 (26.13%) Red Hat
7 55 (24.77%) Active Directory
8 54 (24.32%) SQL
9 53 (23.87%) Bash Shell
10 50 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
10 50 (22.52%) Firewall
11 47 (21.17%) MySQL
12 45 (20.27%) ITIL
13 43 (19.37%) Perl
14 42 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (18.02%) Puppet
16 36 (16.22%) SQL Server
16 36 (16.22%) TCP/IP
17 32 (14.41%) Java
17 32 (14.41%) Oracle
18 31 (13.96%) PowerShell
18 31 (13.96%) DevOps
19 28 (12.61%) DNS
19 28 (12.61%) Apache
19 28 (12.61%) Cisco
20 27 (12.16%) Internet
21 26 (11.71%) Windows Server
22 25 (11.26%) Ubuntu
22 25 (11.26%) Finance

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 28 (12.61%) Apache
2 25 (11.26%) Tomcat
3 20 (9.01%) JBoss
4 19 (8.56%) IIS
5 18 (8.11%) WebLogic
5 18 (8.11%) WebSphere
6 11 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (4.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (3.60%) nginx
9 6 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (2.25%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.80%) Confluence
12 3 (1.35%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.90%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) MS Office
2 3 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.66%) SaaS
4 11 (4.95%) Amazon S3
5 10 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (4.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (4.50%) Office 365
6 6 (2.70%) PaaS
7 4 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) G Suite
10 1 (0.45%) GitHub
10 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.52%) Firewall
2 36 (16.22%) TCP/IP
3 28 (12.61%) DNS
4 27 (12.16%) Internet
5 25 (11.26%) WAN
6 22 (9.91%) LAN
7 14 (6.31%) SSL
8 13 (5.86%) DHCP
8 13 (5.86%) HTTP
9 11 (4.95%) SAN
9 11 (4.95%) VPN
10 9 (4.05%) Multicast
10 9 (4.05%) VLAN
10 9 (4.05%) VoIP
11 8 (3.60%) NAS
11 8 (3.60%) Network Security
12 7 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (3.15%) LDAP
13 6 (2.70%) IPsec
14 4 (1.80%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (21.17%) MySQL
2 36 (16.22%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.15%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.15%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.70%) InfluxDB
6 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.35%) Big Data
8 3 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.90%) Redis
10 1 (0.45%) DB2
10 1 (0.45%) UniData
Development Applications
1 18 (8.11%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.05%) JIRA
4 5 (2.25%) JMeter
5 2 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.90%) GoCD
5 2 (0.90%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.45%) Ant
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.45%) GitLab
6 1 (0.45%) Gradle
6 1 (0.45%) Maven
6 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 25 (11.26%) Finance
2 24 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.41%) French Language
3 12 (5.41%) Games
4 11 (4.95%) Banking
5 10 (4.50%) Retail
6 9 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.35%) German Language
8 3 (1.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.90%) Electronics
9 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Avionics
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.36%) Web Services
2 19 (8.56%) LAMP
3 18 (8.11%) Middleware
4 8 (3.60%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (2.25%) HTML
5 5 (2.25%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.80%) HTML5
7 3 (1.35%) HornetQ
7 3 (1.35%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.35%) Kafka
7 3 (1.35%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.90%) .NET
8 2 (0.90%) Sensu
8 2 (0.90%) Spring
8 2 (0.90%) XML
9 1 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.45%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.15%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.80%) Fintech
6 4 (1.80%) iPad
6 4 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.80%) Wiki
7 3 (1.35%) Equities
8 2 (0.90%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.45%) PACS
9 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 222 (100.00%) Linux
2 111 (50.00%) Windows
3 59 (26.58%) Unix
4 42 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (11.71%) Windows Server
6 25 (11.26%) Ubuntu
7 22 (9.91%) CentOS
8 21 (9.46%) Solaris
9 18 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (6.31%) AIX
11 13 (5.86%) Debian
12 11 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (4.05%) HPUX
14 8 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (3.15%) IRIX
15 7 (3.15%) SUSE
16 5 (2.25%) FreeBSD
17 4 (1.80%) Android
17 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.90%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.27%) ITIL
2 31 (13.96%) DevOps
3 22 (9.91%) High Availability
4 20 (9.01%) Mentoring
5 17 (7.66%) Configuration Management
6 15 (6.76%) Capacity Management
6 15 (6.76%) Load Testing
7 14 (6.31%) Customer Requirements
7 14 (6.31%) Performance Analysis
8 13 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (5.41%) Change Management
9 12 (5.41%) Problem Management
10 11 (4.95%) Migration
11 10 (4.50%) Incident Management
12 9 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (3.60%) Low Latency
13 8 (3.60%) Release Management
14 7 (3.15%) Analytics
14 7 (3.15%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (32.88%) Python
2 54 (24.32%) SQL
3 53 (23.87%) Bash Shell
4 43 (19.37%) Perl
5 32 (14.41%) Java
6 31 (13.96%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.76%) Shell Script
8 13 (5.86%) Ruby
9 12 (5.41%) C
9 12 (5.41%) PHP
10 8 (3.60%) C++
11 6 (2.70%) C#
12 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.80%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.90%) Jython
15 1 (0.45%) VB
15 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (9.91%) Degree
2 13 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.60%) CCNA
3 8 (3.60%) CCNP
4 5 (2.25%) CCSE
4 5 (2.25%) MCSE
4 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.80%) CISSP
5 4 (1.80%) MCP
6 3 (1.35%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.35%) JNCIS
6 3 (1.35%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (1.35%) LPIC
6 3 (1.35%) RHCA
6 3 (1.35%) RHCE
6 3 (1.35%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.70%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 55 (24.77%) Active Directory
2 40 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.41%) Docker
5 10 (4.50%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (4.50%) vCloud
5 10 (4.50%) vSphere
6 9 (4.05%) NFS
6 9 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.25%) KVM
7 5 (2.25%) Xen
8 4 (1.80%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.90%) iptables
9 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.90%) XenApp
10 1 (0.45%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 40 (18.02%) Puppet
2 24 (10.81%) Ansible
3 23 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (5.41%) Nagios
5 10 (4.50%) Grafana
5 10 (4.50%) Graphite
6 9 (4.05%) Kubernetes
7 7 (3.15%) Kibana
8 6 (2.70%) OpenAM
9 4 (1.80%) logstash
9 4 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.35%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.35%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VPLEX
11 2 (0.90%) everRun
11 2 (0.90%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 2 (0.90%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.90%) Simpana
11 2 (0.90%) WSUS
12 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 67 (30.18%) VMware
2 58 (26.13%) Red Hat
3 32 (14.41%) Oracle
4 28 (12.61%) Cisco
5 17 (7.66%) Microsoft
6 14 (6.31%) HP
7 13 (5.86%) Sun
8 10 (4.50%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.60%) Splunk
10 7 (3.15%) LogRhythm
11 5 (2.25%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.25%) Sybase
11 5 (2.25%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.80%) Citrix
12 4 (1.80%) IBM
12 4 (1.80%) Juniper
12 4 (1.80%) Palo Alto
13 3 (1.35%) Extreme Networks
13 3 (1.35%) F5
13 3 (1.35%) Kaspersky
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