The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Engineer was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 803 849
Rank change year-on-year +63 +46  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Engineer 143 120 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 135 101 117
Median salary £54,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £76,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £60,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -16.66% +23.71%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 +73 139 £54,000 -11.83% 16
London +34 52 £72,500 +7.40% 6
South East +57 50 £50,000 -16.66% 5
Surrey +48 27 £50,000 -28.57% 2
Redhill - 18 £50,000 -
North West -24 16 £52,500 +16.66%
Manchester -10 15 £52,500 +16.66%
East of England -9 10 £60,000 +2.56% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 8 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Cambridge -8 8 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Brighton +16 7 £50,000 -16.66%
East Sussex +12 7 £50,000 -16.66%
Berkshire +15 6 £67,500 +12.50%
Staines - 6 £70,000 - 1
Worthing - 5 £52,500 -
West Sussex - 5 £52,500 - 1
Chiswick - 5 £52,500 -
West Midlands +7 4 £47,500 +7.95%
Shropshire - 4 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +4 3 £35,000 -46.15% 1
Telford - 3 £47,500 -
Woking - 3 £65,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £41,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £41,500 -
Reading +26 2 £55,000 -8.33%
City of London +22 2 £90,000 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +14 2 £36,250 -44.23% 1
Wales +11 2 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Hertfordshire -3 2 £68,750 +17.52%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £55,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 251 (100.00%) Linux
2 122 (48.61%) Python
3 87 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (28.69%) DevOps
5 70 (27.89%) Red Hat
6 68 (27.09%) Windows
7 64 (25.50%) C++
8 59 (23.51%) Amazon AWS
9 53 (21.12%) Perl
10 51 (20.32%) Java
11 49 (19.52%) Unix
12 48 (19.12%) MySQL
13 45 (17.93%) VMware
13 45 (17.93%) CentOS
13 45 (17.93%) Ansible
14 41 (16.33%) Bash Shell
15 40 (15.94%) Puppet
15 40 (15.94%) Docker
16 39 (15.54%) C
16 39 (15.54%) SaaS
17 38 (15.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 38 (15.14%) NoSQL
17 38 (15.14%) SQL
18 37 (14.74%) Open Source
19 35 (13.94%) OO
20 34 (13.55%) Apache
20 34 (13.55%) Ubuntu
21 32 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (12.35%) Ruby
22 31 (12.35%) Test Automation

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 34 (13.55%) Apache
2 19 (7.57%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.18%) IIS
4 10 (3.98%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.39%) nginx
5 6 (2.39%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.99%) Confluence
6 5 (1.99%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.99%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.40%) Luigi
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.51%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (15.54%) SaaS
3 23 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.78%) PaaS
5 10 (3.98%) IaaS
6 5 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.59%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.56%) DNS
2 21 (8.37%) Internet
3 19 (7.57%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.18%) Firewall
4 13 (5.18%) VPN
5 9 (3.59%) IPsec
5 9 (3.59%) SSL
6 8 (3.19%) SAN
7 6 (2.39%) Wireless
8 5 (1.99%) HTTP
9 4 (1.59%) LDAP
9 4 (1.59%) RS-232
9 4 (1.59%) WAN
10 2 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.80%) DHCP
10 2 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.80%) NAS
10 2 (0.80%) RS-485
10 2 (0.80%) Skype
11 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.12%) MySQL
2 38 (15.14%) NoSQL
3 31 (12.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (5.18%) HBase
6 12 (4.78%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.59%) Big Data
8 7 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.79%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.99%) Redis
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (11.95%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.96%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.98%) Subversion
4 13 (5.18%) Cucumber
4 13 (5.18%) Hamcrest
4 13 (5.18%) JMeter
4 13 (5.18%) jMock
4 13 (5.18%) JUnit
4 13 (5.18%) Selenium
4 13 (5.18%) SoapUI
5 11 (4.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.39%) JIRA
6 6 (2.39%) Maven
7 5 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.80%) Hudson
9 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.40%) GCC
10 1 (0.40%) GDB
General
1 25 (9.96%) Finance
2 12 (4.78%) Online Betting
3 11 (4.38%) Banking
4 9 (3.59%) Games
4 9 (3.59%) Legal
5 6 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.99%) Retail
7 4 (1.59%) Electronics
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.16%) Web Services
2 14 (5.58%) REST
3 13 (5.18%) HTML
3 13 (5.18%) Kafka
3 13 (5.18%) LAMP
3 13 (5.18%) RESTful
4 7 (2.79%) Middleware
5 6 (2.39%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.59%) POSIX
8 3 (1.20%) Node.js
9 2 (0.80%) Ajax
9 2 (0.80%) CSS
9 2 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.80%) STL
9 2 (0.80%) YAML
10 1 (0.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.40%) Sensu
10 1 (0.40%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.18%) Data Centre
1 13 (5.18%) Fintech
2 12 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.39%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.39%) Replication
5 5 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.20%) Cybercrime
6 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.20%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.80%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.80%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 251 (100.00%) Linux
2 68 (27.09%) Windows
3 49 (19.52%) Unix
4 45 (17.93%) CentOS
5 38 (15.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (13.55%) Ubuntu
7 23 (9.16%) Windows Server
8 13 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (4.78%) Debian
10 9 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.39%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.59%) Solaris
13 4 (1.59%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.80%) AIX
16 1 (0.40%) Android
16 1 (0.40%) CoreOS
16 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (28.69%) DevOps
3 37 (14.74%) Open Source
4 35 (13.94%) OO
5 32 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (12.35%) Test Automation
7 30 (11.95%) Configuration Management
8 28 (11.16%) Software Engineering
9 25 (9.96%) ITIL
10 20 (7.97%) Scrum
11 18 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (7.17%) Mentoring
11 18 (7.17%) SOA
12 17 (6.77%) Coaching
13 16 (6.37%) High Availability
13 16 (6.37%) Migration
14 14 (5.58%) Capacity Management
14 14 (5.58%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.58%) Problem Management
15 13 (5.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (48.61%) Python
2 64 (25.50%) C++
3 53 (21.12%) Perl
4 51 (20.32%) Java
5 41 (16.33%) Bash Shell
6 39 (15.54%) C
7 38 (15.14%) SQL
8 31 (12.35%) Ruby
9 22 (8.76%) PHP
10 21 (8.37%) Shell Script
11 14 (5.58%) Go
12 13 (5.18%) PowerShell
13 11 (4.38%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.59%) Scala
14 4 (1.59%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.20%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.80%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.80%) Groovy
16 2 (0.80%) R
17 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (9.56%) Degree
2 10 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.39%) RHCA
4 4 (1.59%) MCSA
5 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.80%) ISEB
6 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.80%) PhD
6 2 (0.80%) RHCE
6 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.40%) CCIE
7 1 (0.40%) CCNA
7 1 (0.40%) CCNP
7 1 (0.40%) MCSE
7 1 (0.40%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.96%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 40 (15.94%) Docker
2 27 (10.76%) Active Directory
3 19 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.98%) NFS
6 8 (3.19%) vCloud
7 4 (1.59%) Firmware
7 4 (1.59%) KVM
7 4 (1.59%) vSphere
7 4 (1.59%) Xen
8 3 (1.20%) Varnish
9 2 (0.80%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.80%) Postfix
9 2 (0.80%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.40%) iptables
10 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (17.93%) Ansible
2 40 (15.94%) Puppet
3 30 (11.95%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (8.37%) Terraform
5 18 (7.17%) Nagios
6 9 (3.59%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.39%) Mesos
8 3 (1.20%) Consul
8 3 (1.20%) yum
9 2 (0.80%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.80%) SCCM
10 1 (0.40%) Cacti
10 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.40%) cPanel
10 1 (0.40%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.40%) logstash
10 1 (0.40%) Netcool
10 1 (0.40%) StatsD
10 1 (0.40%) WSUS
10 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (27.89%) Red Hat
2 45 (17.93%) VMware
3 28 (11.16%) Microsoft
4 26 (10.36%) Oracle
5 13 (5.18%) SaltStack
6 9 (3.59%) Bloomberg
6 9 (3.59%) CQG
6 9 (3.59%) Reuters
7 7 (2.79%) Sun
8 6 (2.39%) Freescale
9 4 (1.59%) Cisco
9 4 (1.59%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.59%) Perforce
10 3 (1.20%) NetApp
11 2 (0.80%) Google
11 2 (0.80%) HP
11 2 (0.80%) Intel
11 2 (0.80%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.40%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.40%) Hortonworks
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