Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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

Linux Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 280 275
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 19 38 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 18 55 55
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -40.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £27,125 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £49,350 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,454 9,505 10,021
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.66% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,639 7,510 8,004
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,023 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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
Birmingham -4 7 £37,500 -28.57%
Shropshire - 3 £30,000 -
Worcestershire -13 2 £27,500 -60.71% 1
Warwickshire +17 1 £48,000 -12.73%
Coventry +14 1 £45,000 +55.17% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £32,500 -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, Linux Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) C
2 6 (31.58%) C++
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
2 6 (31.58%) Embedded Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (31.58%) Video Processing
2 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) OpenEmbedded
2 6 (31.58%) Yocto
3 5 (26.32%) Terraform
3 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) CentOS
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
4 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Packer
4 4 (21.05%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (15.79%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.26%) Datadog
2 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) FTP
1 1 (5.26%) SSH
1 1 (5.26%) VLAN
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Travis CI
3 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) OpenEmbedded
1 6 (31.58%) Yocto
2 4 (21.05%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (15.79%) Kafka
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (26.32%) CentOS
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Ubuntu
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.26%) DC/OS
6 1 (5.26%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) Fedora
6 1 (5.26%) HPUX
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
1 6 (31.58%) Video Processing
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C
1 6 (31.58%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Go
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) CCENT
3 1 (5.26%) RHCE
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) iptables
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) Postfix
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.26%) VirtualBox
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (26.32%) Terraform
3 4 (21.05%) Packer
4 2 (10.53%) Ansible
5 1 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 1 (5.26%) Nagios
5 1 (5.26%) Netcool
5 1 (5.26%) OpenView
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (5.26%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) EMC
3 2 (10.53%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) BMC
4 1 (5.26%) Comptel
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) New Relic
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Samsung
4 1 (5.26%) Splunk