The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 225 200
Rank change year-on-year +11 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 8 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.37% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 26
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £44,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4769 6008 5163
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 97.21% 96.25% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4019 4796 4379
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 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
Worcestershire -7 5 £40,000 +14.28%
Shropshire - 2 £46,250 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (45.71%) Bash Shell
3 15 (42.86%) Python
4 14 (40.00%) Puppet
5 13 (37.14%) DevOps
6 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
7 10 (28.57%) Windows
8 8 (22.86%) Unix
8 8 (22.86%) Apache
8 8 (22.86%) Ansible
8 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
9 7 (20.00%) Docker
9 7 (20.00%) Open Source
9 7 (20.00%) CentOS
9 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
9 7 (20.00%) Perl
9 7 (20.00%) Web Services
10 6 (17.14%) PHP
10 6 (17.14%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) MySQL
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle
10 6 (17.14%) Java
10 6 (17.14%) VoIP
10 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.14%) DNS
10 6 (17.14%) Asterisk PBX
10 6 (17.14%) Kamailio

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 8 (22.86%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) GlassFish
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
2 3 (8.57%) nginx
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.71%) CloudFront
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Asterisk PBX
1 6 (17.14%) DNS
1 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
1 6 (17.14%) VoIP
1 6 (17.14%) VoLTE
2 2 (5.71%) FTP
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
2 2 (5.71%) SSH
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) GoCD
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
4 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) FreeSWITCH
3 3 (8.57%) HornetQ
3 3 (8.57%) LAMP
3 3 (8.57%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.86%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (2.86%) Qt
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Fintech
4 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (22.86%) Unix
4 7 (20.00%) CentOS
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.57%) Debian
7 2 (5.71%) Android
7 2 (5.71%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Fedora
7 2 (5.71%) HPUX
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) openSUSE
8 1 (2.86%) SUSE
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) DevOps
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 3 (8.57%) High Availability
6 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.71%) Change Control
7 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Line Management
7 2 (5.71%) Microservices
7 2 (5.71%) Server Hardening
7 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Bash Shell
2 15 (42.86%) Python
3 7 (20.00%) Perl
3 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (17.14%) Java
4 6 (17.14%) PHP
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) Jython
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) C
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) Groovy
7 1 (2.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) AWS Certification
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) RHCE
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) RHCA
3 1 (2.86%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Docker
2 6 (17.14%) Kamailio
3 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) iptables
4 2 (5.71%) NFS
4 2 (5.71%) Postfix
4 2 (5.71%) Xen
5 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.86%) Firmware
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) Puppet
2 8 (22.86%) Ansible
2 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (14.29%) Terraform
4 4 (11.43%) Nagios
5 2 (5.71%) Graphite
5 2 (5.71%) Kibana
5 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
5 2 (5.71%) logstash
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (5.71%) SELinux
6 1 (2.86%) rkt
6 1 (2.86%) Salt
6 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
2 6 (17.14%) BroadSoft
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Freescale
4 2 (5.71%) Google
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) New Relic
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
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