Linux Systems Engineer Jobs

Linux Systems Engineer
UK

The median Linux Systems Engineer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 16 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
16 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 826 829 1228
Rank change year-on-year +3 +399 -287
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Systems Engineer 60 61 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.072% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.079% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 47 55 59
10th Percentile £35,000 £45,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £55,625 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £67,500 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.93% +37.76% -2.97%
75th Percentile £68,750 £83,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £165,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £63,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -21.57% +50.00% -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,221 77,630 172,276
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.62% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 66,169 53,196 89,143
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,439 £44,192 £43,263
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,125
% change year-on-year -5.66% +3.67% +7.63%

Linux Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Systems Engineer in the UK

Linux Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux Systems Engineer in the UK

Linux Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 16 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Linux Systems Engineer in the UK

Linux Systems 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 Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -1 52 £52,500 -25.00% 3
UK excluding London -27 52 £50,000 -21.57% 3
Work from Home +30 16 £52,500 -22.22% 3
Midlands -23 16 £50,000 +21.95% 1
East Midlands - 16 £50,000 - 1
South West -12 15 £65,000 -
North of England +5 9 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £35,000 -
South East -23 5 £40,000 -9.60% 1
London +42 4 £120,000 +45.45%
Scotland -54 4 £40,000 -27.27%
East of England -38 3 £80,000 +23.08%
North West - 2 £55,000 - 1

Linux Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 16 July 2024, Linux Systems Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Linux Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (41.67%) Python
3 19 (31.67%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 15 (25.00%) Bash
6 14 (23.33%) Ubuntu
6 14 (23.33%) Configuration Management
7 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
7 13 (21.67%) Mathematics
8 12 (20.00%) CentOS
8 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 10 (16.67%) Social Skills
10 9 (15.00%) Containerisation
10 9 (15.00%) Puppet
10 9 (15.00%) Ansible
11 8 (13.33%) DevOps
11 8 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (13.33%) Security Patching
11 8 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (13.33%) PMO
11 8 (13.33%) Terraform
11 8 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (13.33%) Physics
11 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 8 (13.33%) Validation
11 8 (13.33%) Debian
11 8 (13.33%) Degree
11 8 (13.33%) B2B
12 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
12 7 (11.67%) Windows

Linux Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (6.67%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Firewall
1 5 (8.33%) IPsec
1 5 (8.33%) LAN
1 5 (8.33%) VPN
1 5 (8.33%) WAN
2 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) InfluxDB
1 5 (8.33%) MariaDB
1 5 (8.33%) MySQL
1 5 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Git
1 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Keycloak
1 1 (1.67%) LDAP
1 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.33%) PKI
3 4 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.00%) Distributed Computing
4 3 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Team-Oriented Environment
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (23.33%) Ubuntu
3 12 (20.00%) CentOS
4 8 (13.33%) Debian
5 7 (11.67%) Windows
6 6 (10.00%) Unix
7 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.33%) SUSE
7 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 14 (23.33%) Configuration Management
4 13 (21.67%) Mathematics
5 9 (15.00%) Containerisation
6 8 (13.33%) B2B
6 8 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (13.33%) DevOps
6 8 (13.33%) Physics
6 8 (13.33%) Security Patching
6 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.33%) Validation
7 7 (11.67%) Coaching
7 7 (11.67%) OWASP
7 7 (11.67%) Release Management
8 6 (10.00%) Time Management
9 5 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (8.33%) Open Source
9 5 (8.33%) Platform Engineering
9 5 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) Python
2 15 (25.00%) Bash
3 6 (10.00%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 3 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.67%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (1.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) PMO
2 7 (11.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) Docker
5 1 (1.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) Ansible
1 9 (15.00%) Puppet
2 8 (13.33%) Terraform
3 7 (11.67%) Kubernetes
4 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (6.67%) Progress Chef
6 1 (1.67%) Grafana
6 1 (1.67%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco
2 6 (10.00%) Juniper
2 6 (10.00%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.67%) Splunk