Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 282 288
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 22 37 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.37% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.39% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 68
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% +11.11% -24.21%
10th Percentile £31,875 £27,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,125 £53,813 £62,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 8,319 9,561 11,499
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.57% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6,478 7,991 9,081
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,753 £24,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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
Worcestershire +22 10 £46,250 +15.63% 3
Birmingham +14 8 £57,500 +35.29% 3
Coventry +10 3 £45,000 +55.17%
Shropshire -2 1 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (63.64%) Python
3 10 (45.45%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) Nagios
4 9 (40.91%) CentOS
4 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (40.91%) DevOps
5 8 (36.36%) VMware
6 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
6 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) MySQL
6 7 (31.82%) Docker
6 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
6 7 (31.82%) Puppet
6 7 (31.82%) Kubernetes
7 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 6 (27.27%) Change Control
7 6 (27.27%) Ansible
7 6 (27.27%) Java
7 6 (27.27%) RHCE
7 6 (27.27%) DNS
7 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (27.27%) LAMP
8 5 (22.73%) Apache
8 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
8 5 (22.73%) Web Services
8 5 (22.73%) SELinux
8 5 (22.73%) Cybersecurity

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 5 (22.73%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (18.18%) CloudFront
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Broadband
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.55%) SSH
3 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
2 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) GoCD
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) LAMP
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (18.18%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) CentOS
3 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) DC/OS
5 1 (4.55%) Debian
5 1 (4.55%) SUSE
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) DevOps
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Change Control
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (22.73%) Server Hardening
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (18.18%) IT Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Open Source
5 4 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) High Availability
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Coaching
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (9.09%) Task Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Web Operations
8 1 (4.55%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
6 3 (13.64%) C
6 3 (13.64%) Jython
6 3 (13.64%) PHP
6 3 (13.64%) Ruby
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.09%) VB
8 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) RHCE
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (13.64%) Master's Degree
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (4.55%) LPIC
5 1 (4.55%) RHCA
5 1 (4.55%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Docker
2 5 (22.73%) iptables
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) Squid
4 3 (13.64%) Xen
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) NFS
5 1 (4.55%) Postfix
5 1 (4.55%) PowerDNS
5 1 (4.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Nagios
2 7 (31.82%) Kubernetes
2 7 (31.82%) Puppet
3 6 (27.27%) Ansible
4 5 (22.73%) SELinux
5 3 (13.64%) Graphite
5 3 (13.64%) Kibana
5 3 (13.64%) logstash
5 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (9.09%) Terraform
7 1 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (4.55%) Packer
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) New Relic
5 1 (4.55%) SaltStack
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds