The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Linux Engineer
UK
Rank 749 814 855
Rank change year-on-year +65 +41  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 108 134 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 101 102 89
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +71 104 £52,500 -12.50% 15
London +52 43 £57,500 -14.81% 6
South East +67 39 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Surrey +56 18 £50,000 -8.25%
Berkshire +22 15 £72,500 +20.83%
Redhill - 13 £50,000 -
Reading +33 12 £75,000 +50.00%
Chiswick - 8 £52,500 -
East of England +20 7 £53,750 +19.44% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 7 £53,750 +22.15% 2
Cambridge +8 7 £53,750 +22.15% 2
North West -17 7 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Manchester -19 7 £40,000 -17.94% 2
Rochdale - 6 £40,000 -
South West +20 5 £50,000 +9.89% 1
City of London +30 4 £76,250 +12.96% 2
Gloucestershire +2 4 £50,000 +9.89%
Hampshire - 4 £35,000 -
Belfast - 4 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £35,000 -
County Antrim - 4 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £45,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £50,000 -
Staines - 3 £62,500 -
Slough - 3 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £37,500 -42.30% 1
West Yorkshire +12 2 £37,500 -42.30% 1
Leeds +4 2 £37,500 -42.30%
East Midlands +1 2 £40,000 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £40,000 -

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 293 (100.00%) Linux
2 177 (60.41%) Python
3 114 (38.91%) Red Hat
4 99 (33.79%) Bash Shell
5 95 (32.42%) Windows
6 86 (29.35%) Perl
7 75 (25.60%) VMware
8 73 (24.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 71 (24.23%) Puppet
10 69 (23.55%) SaaS
11 68 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (20.48%) DevOps
12 60 (20.48%) Finance
13 59 (20.14%) MySQL
14 52 (17.75%) Internet
15 50 (17.06%) Opscode Chef
16 49 (16.72%) CentOS
16 49 (16.72%) Java
17 48 (16.38%) Ansible
18 44 (15.02%) Mentoring
19 43 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
19 43 (14.68%) QA
19 43 (14.68%) Apache
20 42 (14.33%) Unix
21 41 (13.99%) Configuration Management
22 39 (13.31%) SQL
23 38 (12.97%) Degree
24 36 (12.29%) C++
24 36 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
25 35 (11.95%) High Availability

Senior Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 43 (14.68%) Apache
2 18 (6.14%) IIS
3 14 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.10%) nginx
5 11 (3.75%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.39%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.02%) JBoss
9 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.68%) Confluence
10 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.34%) Luigi
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) MS Office
2 1 (0.34%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 69 (23.55%) SaaS
2 43 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.78%) Amazon S3
4 13 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.75%) PaaS
7 9 (3.07%) IaaS
8 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (2.05%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.68%) Heroku
11 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.34%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.34%) GitHub
11 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Office 365
11 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.75%) Internet
2 35 (11.95%) DNS
3 30 (10.24%) TCP/IP
4 24 (8.19%) Firewall
5 15 (5.12%) SSL
6 14 (4.78%) WAN
7 11 (3.75%) iSCSI
8 10 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (2.73%) DHCP
9 8 (2.73%) LDAP
10 6 (2.05%) HTTP
11 5 (1.71%) SAN
12 4 (1.37%) RS-485
12 4 (1.37%) SMTP
12 4 (1.37%) VLAN
12 4 (1.37%) VPN
13 3 (1.02%) IMAP
13 3 (1.02%) Multicast
13 3 (1.02%) POP3
13 3 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (20.14%) MySQL
2 30 (10.24%) NoSQL
3 17 (5.80%) HBase
4 16 (5.46%) Hadoop
4 16 (5.46%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.07%) Big Data
9 6 (2.05%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.05%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.02%) InfluxDB
10 3 (1.02%) Redis
10 3 (1.02%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.68%) OpenStack Swift
11 2 (0.68%) OpenTSDB
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.34%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (7.51%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.07%) Cucumber
3 9 (3.07%) Selenium
4 8 (2.73%) Hamcrest
4 8 (2.73%) JMeter
4 8 (2.73%) jMock
4 8 (2.73%) JUnit
4 8 (2.73%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.37%) JIRA
7 3 (1.02%) Subversion
8 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.34%) CMake
9 1 (0.34%) Gradle
9 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.34%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.34%) Trac
General
1 60 (20.48%) Finance
2 25 (8.53%) Banking
3 9 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.73%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.39%) Online Betting
6 6 (2.05%) Retail
7 5 (1.71%) Marketing
8 4 (1.37%) Games
8 4 (1.37%) Legal
8 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.56%) Web Services
2 18 (6.14%) LAMP
3 10 (3.41%) Flash
3 10 (3.41%) LAPP Stack
3 10 (3.41%) REST
3 10 (3.41%) RESTful
4 9 (3.07%) Middleware
5 8 (2.73%) Java EE
6 7 (2.39%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (2.39%) Sensu
7 6 (2.05%) Apache Flex
8 5 (1.71%) Kafka
8 5 (1.71%) Node.js
9 3 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.68%) Guice
10 2 (0.68%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.68%) Spring
10 2 (0.68%) Ultra Messaging
10 2 (0.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.87%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.83%) Fintech
3 14 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.07%) Contactless
5 5 (1.71%) Device Driver
6 4 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.02%) Cybercrime
7 3 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.68%) Clustering
8 2 (0.68%) Derivative
9 1 (0.34%) CMDB
9 1 (0.34%) Equities
9 1 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.34%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Replication
9 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 293 (100.00%) Linux
2 95 (32.42%) Windows
3 73 (24.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (16.72%) CentOS
5 42 (14.33%) Unix
6 20 (6.83%) Windows Server
7 17 (5.80%) Ubuntu
8 13 (4.44%) Solaris
8 13 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.75%) Debian
10 9 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.71%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.68%) AIX
12 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.68%) SUSE
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (20.48%) DevOps
3 44 (15.02%) Mentoring
4 41 (13.99%) Configuration Management
5 35 (11.95%) High Availability
6 28 (9.56%) Software Engineering
7 23 (7.85%) OO
8 22 (7.51%) Open Source
9 20 (6.83%) ITIL
10 19 (6.48%) Capacity Management
10 19 (6.48%) Performance Analysis
10 19 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 19 (6.48%) Test Automation
11 18 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (5.80%) Load Testing
12 17 (5.80%) Scrum
13 15 (5.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (5.12%) Customer Requirements
14 14 (4.78%) Multithreading
15 13 (4.44%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 177 (60.41%) Python
2 99 (33.79%) Bash Shell
3 86 (29.35%) Perl
4 49 (16.72%) Java
5 39 (13.31%) SQL
6 36 (12.29%) C++
7 35 (11.95%) C
8 30 (10.24%) Ruby
9 25 (8.53%) PHP
9 25 (8.53%) PowerShell
10 19 (6.48%) Go
11 10 (3.41%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.71%) Scala
13 4 (1.37%) C#
14 2 (0.68%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.68%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.34%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.34%) Lua
15 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (12.97%) Degree
2 12 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.07%) RHCA
4 5 (1.71%) RHCE
4 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.02%) MCSA
7 2 (0.68%) CCNA
7 2 (0.68%) PhD
7 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) CCNP
8 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) MCSE
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (14.68%) QA
2 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) SDET
System Software
1 36 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (10.92%) Active Directory
3 23 (7.85%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.83%) Docker
5 12 (4.10%) NFS
6 10 (3.41%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.73%) vCloud
8 6 (2.05%) KVM
8 6 (2.05%) Xen
9 5 (1.71%) Varnish
10 4 (1.37%) vSphere
11 3 (1.02%) Apache Flume
11 3 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.68%) etcd
12 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.34%) Dovecot
13 1 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.34%) GPFS
13 1 (0.34%) LXC
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 71 (24.23%) Puppet
2 50 (17.06%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (16.38%) Ansible
4 23 (7.85%) Nagios
5 9 (3.07%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.73%) Rundeck
7 7 (2.39%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (2.05%) Grafana
8 6 (2.05%) Opsview
8 6 (2.05%) Riemann
8 6 (2.05%) Salt
9 5 (1.71%) Mesos
10 3 (1.02%) Consul
10 3 (1.02%) SCCM
10 3 (1.02%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.68%) collectd
11 2 (0.68%) Graphite
11 2 (0.68%) OpenNMS
11 2 (0.68%) yum
12 1 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 114 (38.91%) Red Hat
2 75 (25.60%) VMware
3 23 (7.85%) Oracle
4 22 (7.51%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.51%) Sun
5 11 (3.75%) NetApp
6 10 (3.41%) Splunk
7 8 (2.73%) Cisco
8 5 (1.71%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.37%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.37%) Freescale
9 4 (1.37%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.37%) Reuters
10 3 (1.02%) HP
10 3 (1.02%) Juniper
11 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.68%) Brocade
11 2 (0.68%) CQG
11 2 (0.68%) Veritas
11 2 (0.68%) Zerto
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