Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Senior Linux Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 959 936 1040
Rank change year-on-year -23 +104 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 248 308 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 223 288 219
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +9.52%
10th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £42,400
90th Percentile £84,750 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +16.67%

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.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Linux Engineer in the UK

Senior Linux Engineer
Top 14 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 21 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England -40 235 £60,000 -4.00% 16
UK excluding London +12 159 £55,000 +4.76% 7
London -23 89 £72,500 +7.41% 8
South East +2 61 £52,500 -8.70% 1
East of England +19 46 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North of England +12 16 £48,750 +21.88% 4
South West +23 12 £61,250 +61.55%
Midlands +38 11 £51,250 +6.77% 1
North West +2 10 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Wales +19 7 £55,000 +46.67%
Yorkshire +21 6 £35,500 -32.38% 2
West Midlands +13 6 £47,500 -1.04% 1
Scotland -14 6 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands +44 5 £55,000 +10.00%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 248 (100.00%) Linux
2 116 (46.77%) DevOps
3 112 (45.16%) Python
4 98 (39.52%) Amazon AWS
5 83 (33.47%) Puppet
6 75 (30.24%) Ansible
6 75 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (27.02%) Red Hat
8 58 (23.39%) Bash Shell
9 57 (22.98%) Opscode Chef
10 53 (21.37%) Perl
10 53 (21.37%) VMware
11 49 (19.76%) C
12 48 (19.35%) Configuration Management
13 47 (18.95%) Degree
14 46 (18.55%) Java
14 46 (18.55%) Unix
14 46 (18.55%) CentOS
15 44 (17.74%) C++
16 43 (17.34%) Windows
16 43 (17.34%) Ruby
17 42 (16.94%) Software Engineering
18 41 (16.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 41 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (14.52%) DNS
20 34 (13.71%) Open Source
21 33 (13.31%) Jenkins
21 33 (13.31%) SQL
21 33 (13.31%) Ubuntu
22 31 (12.50%) MySQL

Senior Linux 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 26 (10.48%) Apache
2 21 (8.47%) Tomcat
3 19 (7.66%) OpenStack
4 13 (5.24%) Confluence
5 9 (3.63%) nginx
6 7 (2.82%) IIS
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.02%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.61%) uWSGI
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 98 (39.52%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.03%) SaaS
4 9 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.42%) PaaS
6 5 (2.02%) IaaS
7 4 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.52%) DNS
2 24 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 23 (9.27%) Wireless
4 20 (8.06%) VPN
5 19 (7.66%) Firewall
6 14 (5.65%) IPsec
7 12 (4.84%) DHCP
8 11 (4.44%) BGP
8 11 (4.44%) HTTP
9 9 (3.63%) SNMP
10 8 (3.23%) SSL
11 7 (2.82%) VLAN
12 6 (2.42%) Internet
12 6 (2.42%) SMTP
13 5 (2.02%) LDAP
13 5 (2.02%) OSPF
13 5 (2.02%) SAN
13 5 (2.02%) VoIP
14 4 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.50%) MySQL
2 19 (7.66%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (4.03%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.02%) MariaDB
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.21%) Big Data
9 3 (1.21%) HBase
9 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.21%) Redis
9 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (13.31%) Jenkins
2 30 (12.10%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.05%) JIRA
3 15 (6.05%) Subversion
4 13 (5.24%) TeamCity
5 10 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (2.82%) Maven
7 5 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.61%) Selenium
9 3 (1.21%) Hamcrest
9 3 (1.21%) JMeter
9 3 (1.21%) jMock
9 3 (1.21%) JUnit
9 3 (1.21%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.81%) Ant
10 2 (0.81%) GitLab
10 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.40%) Gitweb
11 1 (0.40%) Trac
General
1 22 (8.87%) Finance
2 10 (4.03%) Electronics
3 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.82%) Online Betting
5 6 (2.42%) Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Retail
7 4 (1.61%) Marketing
8 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.81%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.48%) Web Services
2 12 (4.84%) LAMP
3 9 (3.63%) Middleware
4 7 (2.82%) .NET
4 7 (2.82%) Django
4 7 (2.82%) HTML
4 7 (2.82%) Kafka
4 7 (2.82%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (2.42%) REST
6 5 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.61%) FreeSWITCH
7 4 (1.61%) PHP-FPM
7 4 (1.61%) WSGI
8 3 (1.21%) HTML5
8 3 (1.21%) J2EE
8 3 (1.21%) Qt
8 3 (1.21%) RESTful
8 3 (1.21%) XML
9 2 (0.81%) OpenMP
9 2 (0.81%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.26%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.85%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.05%) Public Cloud
5 13 (5.24%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (4.03%) Replication
7 8 (3.23%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.02%) Fintech
8 5 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.61%) Wiki
10 3 (1.21%) CCTV
10 3 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.81%) Derivative
11 2 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.81%) EMV
11 2 (0.81%) Tandem
11 2 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 248 (100.00%) Linux
2 46 (18.55%) CentOS
2 46 (18.55%) Unix
3 43 (17.34%) Windows
4 41 (16.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (13.31%) Ubuntu
6 16 (6.45%) Windows Server
7 14 (5.65%) Debian
8 10 (4.03%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (2.82%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.02%) CoreOS
11 4 (1.61%) Solaris
11 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.81%) AIX
13 2 (0.81%) Android
13 2 (0.81%) HPUX
13 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (46.77%) DevOps
2 75 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 42 (16.94%) Software Engineering
5 34 (13.71%) Open Source
6 26 (10.48%) Multithreading
6 26 (10.48%) Scrum
7 25 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (10.08%) E-Commerce
8 23 (9.27%) Multithreaded Programming
9 21 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (8.47%) Mentoring
10 19 (7.66%) Test Automation
11 17 (6.85%) ITIL
12 16 (6.45%) High Availability
13 15 (6.05%) Coaching
13 15 (6.05%) OO
13 15 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (5.24%) Problem Management
15 11 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 112 (45.16%) Python
2 58 (23.39%) Bash Shell
3 53 (21.37%) Perl
4 49 (19.76%) C
5 46 (18.55%) Java
6 44 (17.74%) C++
7 43 (17.34%) Ruby
8 33 (13.31%) SQL
9 25 (10.08%) Shell Script
10 20 (8.06%) PHP
11 17 (6.85%) JavaScript
12 14 (5.65%) PowerShell
13 8 (3.23%) Go
13 8 (3.23%) Groovy
14 5 (2.02%) C#
15 4 (1.61%) Korn
16 2 (0.81%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (18.95%) Degree
2 12 (4.84%) RHCE
3 11 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (2.42%) RHCSA
5 6 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) CCNA
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CISSP
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.82%) QA
1 7 (2.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.21%) ISAE 3402
4 3 (1.21%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.81%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (12.10%) Docker
1 30 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.03%) NFS
2 10 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.42%) vSphere
4 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.02%) iptables
4 5 (2.02%) KVM
4 5 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.02%) Xen
5 4 (1.61%) BIND 9
5 4 (1.61%) Kamailio
5 4 (1.61%) Postfix
5 4 (1.61%) Sendmail
6 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.21%) XenServer
7 2 (0.81%) Samba
8 1 (0.40%) LXC
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 83 (33.47%) Puppet
2 75 (30.24%) Ansible
3 57 (22.98%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (8.87%) Terraform
5 17 (6.85%) Kubernetes
6 16 (6.45%) Nagios
7 11 (4.44%) Salt
8 7 (2.82%) Cacti
8 7 (2.82%) Cobbler
8 7 (2.82%) HAProxy
8 7 (2.82%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.61%) Munin
10 3 (1.21%) Icinga
10 3 (1.21%) Mesos
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.81%) CFEngine
11 2 (0.81%) logstash
11 2 (0.81%) Netcool
11 2 (0.81%) WSUS
11 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (27.02%) Red Hat
2 53 (21.37%) VMware
3 19 (7.66%) Oracle
4 16 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.65%) Google
6 11 (4.44%) Bloomberg
6 11 (4.44%) CQG
6 11 (4.44%) Reuters
7 10 (4.03%) Cisco
7 10 (4.03%) SaltStack
8 5 (2.02%) Juniper
9 4 (1.61%) Citrix
9 4 (1.61%) Dell
9 4 (1.61%) HP
9 4 (1.61%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.21%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.21%) EMC
10 3 (1.21%) F5
10 3 (1.21%) SAP
11 2 (0.81%) Splunk