Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 287 271 266
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 30 51 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.51% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 49 58 32
West Midlands median annual salary £29,000 £50,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.00% +26.58% +12.86%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £27,600
90th Percentile £56,000 £71,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +11.11%

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 9,484 10,008 10,149
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.90% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,557 7,948 8,506
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Warwickshire +4 9 £45,000 +85.57% 2
Coventry +3 9 £29,000 -19.44%
Birmingham -5 8 £43,500 -13.00%
Walsall - 3 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £45,000 -
Shropshire -2 1 £36,500 -27.00% 1
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) Python
3 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
3 11 (36.67%) Open Source
4 10 (33.33%) DevOps
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) Degree
4 10 (33.33%) Scrum
4 10 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (30.00%) Polymer
5 9 (30.00%) Computer Vision
5 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (30.00%) Video\Live Streaming
5 9 (30.00%) Neural Network
5 9 (30.00%) Google
5 9 (30.00%) C++
5 9 (30.00%) HTML
5 9 (30.00%) Algorithms
5 9 (30.00%) GitHub
5 9 (30.00%) Front End Development
5 9 (30.00%) Web Components
5 9 (30.00%) HTML5
5 9 (30.00%) Multithreading
6 8 (26.67%) CentOS
6 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
6 8 (26.67%) Windows
7 5 (16.67%) Ansible
7 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (16.67%) Apache
7 5 (16.67%) DNS

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 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) nginx
3 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) GitHub
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) HTML
1 9 (30.00%) HTML5
1 9 (30.00%) Polymer
1 9 (30.00%) Web Components
2 4 (13.33%) LAMP
2 4 (13.33%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) Django
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Algorithms
1 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 9 (30.00%) Video\Live Streaming
2 4 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (10.00%) Smart Home
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) CentOS
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 4 (13.33%) Mac OS X
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Open Source
1 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
2 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) DevOps
2 10 (33.33%) Scrum
3 9 (30.00%) Computer Vision
3 9 (30.00%) Front End Development
3 9 (30.00%) Multithreading
3 9 (30.00%) Neural Network
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) High Availability
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security
7 1 (3.33%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
7 1 (3.33%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Python
2 9 (30.00%) C++
3 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) KVM
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 3 (10.00%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Google
2 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.33%) Veeam