Senior Linux Engineer
UK

The median Senior Linux Engineer salary in the UK is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 748 917 1071
Rank change year-on-year +169 +154 -331
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 73 114 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.10% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.11% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 64 99 53
10th Percentile £41,000 - £48,750
25th Percentile £51,500 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +26.32%
75th Percentile £80,000 £108,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,875 £122,250 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £49,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +23.74% -17.50% +26.32%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Linux Engineer over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 11 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 6 months to 23 February 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 +211 61 £65,000 -19.75% 8
UK excluding London +105 42 £61,250 +23.74% 6
Work from Home +118 34 £57,500 - 3
London +190 25 £77,500 -24.39% 2
Midlands +79 23 £65,000 -5.11%
West Midlands +78 18 £65,000 -10.03%
South East +85 9 £57,500 +29.94% 3
Wales - 6 £41,067 -
East Midlands +12 5 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England +41 4 £46,000 - 1
South West +23 4 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Senior Linux 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 Senior Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 73 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (60.27%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (43.84%) Software Engineering
3 32 (43.84%) Python
4 29 (39.73%) C++
5 27 (36.99%) Bash
5 27 (36.99%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (35.62%) Social Skills
7 24 (32.88%) Agile
8 22 (30.14%) Ansible
9 19 (26.03%) Yocto
9 19 (26.03%) Embedded Linux
9 19 (26.03%) Perl
9 19 (26.03%) C
10 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
10 18 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (23.29%) AWS
11 17 (23.29%) DNS
11 17 (23.29%) Finance
12 16 (21.92%) Firewall
12 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
12 16 (21.92%) Windows
13 15 (20.55%) Migration
13 15 (20.55%) PowerShell
13 15 (20.55%) Embedded Software Development
13 15 (20.55%) Terraform
13 15 (20.55%) IoT
14 14 (19.18%) Degree
15 12 (16.44%) Docker
15 12 (16.44%) DevOps

Senior Linux 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 3 (4.11%) JBoss
1 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.29%) AWS
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon S3
2 9 (12.33%) Azure
2 9 (12.33%) GCP
3 6 (8.22%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (8.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) DNS
2 16 (21.92%) Firewall
2 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.07%) Internet
4 9 (12.33%) 5G
4 9 (12.33%) SD-WAN
4 9 (12.33%) SNMP
4 9 (12.33%) tcpdump
4 9 (12.33%) WAN
5 6 (8.22%) DHCP
5 6 (8.22%) SAN
6 1 (1.37%) BGP
6 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.37%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) MySQL
2 9 (12.33%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (12.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
1 9 (12.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (36.99%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (35.62%) Social Skills
3 17 (23.29%) Finance
4 12 (16.44%) Marketing
5 10 (13.70%) Aerospace
5 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
6 9 (12.33%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (12.33%) Retail
7 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
8 3 (4.11%) Advertising
9 2 (2.74%) Electronics
10 1 (1.37%) Games
10 1 (1.37%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.03%) Yocto
2 9 (12.33%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (12.33%) YAML
3 4 (5.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (4.11%) Kafka
4 3 (4.11%) Middleware
4 3 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (4.11%) REST
5 1 (1.37%) CSS
5 1 (1.37%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) IoT
2 9 (12.33%) Clustering
2 9 (12.33%) GNSS
3 6 (8.22%) CMDB
4 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.48%) Device Driver
4 4 (5.48%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (5.48%) FPGA
5 1 (1.37%) Distributed Computing
5 1 (1.37%) GPGPU
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (26.03%) Embedded Linux
3 16 (21.92%) Windows
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.11%) Unix
6 1 (1.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (60.27%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (43.84%) Software Engineering
3 24 (32.88%) Agile
4 18 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
5 15 (20.55%) Embedded Software Development
5 15 (20.55%) Migration
6 12 (16.44%) Computer Science
6 12 (16.44%) DevOps
6 12 (16.44%) Multithreading
7 11 (15.07%) CI/CD
7 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure as Code
8 10 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (13.70%) High Availability
8 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (13.70%) Project Management
9 9 (12.33%) B2B
9 9 (12.33%) Configuration Management
9 9 (12.33%) OO
9 9 (12.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) Python
2 29 (39.73%) C++
3 27 (36.99%) Bash
4 19 (26.03%) C
4 19 (26.03%) Perl
5 15 (20.55%) PowerShell
6 7 (9.59%) Java
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.37%) Korn
8 1 (1.37%) tcsh
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Degree
2 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Docker
2 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.33%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.85%) KVM
6 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (30.14%) Ansible
2 15 (20.55%) Terraform
3 12 (16.44%) Puppet
4 9 (12.33%) Grafana
4 9 (12.33%) Graphite
4 9 (12.33%) HAProxy
4 9 (12.33%) Nagios
4 9 (12.33%) vCenter Server
5 4 (5.48%) Progress Chef
6 3 (4.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.37%) Salt
8 1 (1.37%) SCCM
8 1 (1.37%) SCOM
8 1 (1.37%) SCSM
8 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.37%) systemd
8 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) VMware
2 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.37%) Citrix
3 1 (1.37%) Juniper
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) SAP