Period
to 16 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

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

Linux Engineer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
16 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 413 227 250
Rank change year-on-year -186 +23 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 129 107 35
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.45% 1.04% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.08% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 114 98 35
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,500 £34,900
25th Percentile £44,750 £42,500 £45,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.35% -
75th Percentile £63,250 £71,875 £73,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,375 £80,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 26,897 9,864 7,061
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.55% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21,108 8,732 6,205
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,085
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.60% +4.17%

Linux Engineer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Linux Engineer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Linux Engineer.

Linux Engineer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Linux Engineer over the 6 months to 16 January 2022.

Linux Engineer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 16 January 2022, 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 jobs with a WFH option featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 129 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (37.98%) Python
3 47 (36.43%) Software Engineering
4 44 (34.11%) C++
5 43 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 38 (29.46%) Jenkins
6 38 (29.46%) DevOps
7 37 (28.68%) Docker
8 33 (25.58%) Computer Science
9 32 (24.81%) Wireless
10 31 (24.03%) TCP/IP
10 31 (24.03%) Firmware
11 30 (23.26%) C
11 30 (23.26%) Social Skills
12 29 (22.48%) Bluetooth
13 28 (21.71%) Windows
13 28 (21.71%) Ansible
14 27 (20.93%) MQTT
15 26 (20.16%) Open Source
15 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (17.83%) JIRA
16 23 (17.83%) Device Driver
16 23 (17.83%) Broadband
16 23 (17.83%) Ethernet
17 22 (17.05%) Red Hat
17 22 (17.05%) Shell Script
17 22 (17.05%) Debian
17 22 (17.05%) Degree
17 22 (17.05%) Embedded Linux
17 22 (17.05%) Embedded Systems

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 18 (13.95%) Apache
2 16 (12.40%) Confluence
3 8 (6.20%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (6.20%) WordPress
4 7 (5.43%) nginx
5 5 (3.88%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.10%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.78%) Ethereum
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) AWS
1 16 (12.40%) Azure
2 12 (9.30%) GitHub
3 9 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (6.98%) SaaS
4 7 (5.43%) PaaS
5 6 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (3.88%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.88%) GCP
7 4 (3.10%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (3.10%) AWS Direct Connect
7 4 (3.10%) CloudFront
7 4 (3.10%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.10%) Route 53
8 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.55%) IaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.78%) AWS KMS
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 32 (24.81%) Wireless
3 31 (24.03%) TCP/IP
4 29 (22.48%) Bluetooth
5 27 (20.93%) MQTT
6 23 (17.83%) Broadband
6 23 (17.83%) Ethernet
7 18 (13.95%) VPN
8 16 (12.40%) Firewall
9 10 (7.75%) DNS
10 9 (6.98%) Internet
10 9 (6.98%) ZigBee
11 7 (5.43%) IPv4
11 7 (5.43%) IPv6
11 7 (5.43%) PPP
12 6 (4.65%) SSL
13 4 (3.10%) NetScaler
14 3 (2.33%) DHCP
14 3 (2.33%) HTTP
14 3 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) MariaDB
2 11 (8.53%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (4.65%) MySQL
6 4 (3.10%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.55%) Metadata
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.78%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (29.46%) Jenkins
2 23 (17.83%) JIRA
3 17 (13.18%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.43%) Bitbucket
4 7 (5.43%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.43%) GitLab
4 7 (5.43%) GoogleTest
4 7 (5.43%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (5.43%) TestRail
4 7 (5.43%) Valgrind
5 3 (2.33%) Subversion
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (23.26%) Social Skills
2 9 (6.98%) Finance
3 7 (5.43%) Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Advertising
5 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) International Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) CSS
1 20 (15.50%) HTML
2 11 (8.53%) LAMP
3 10 (7.75%) LAPP Stack
4 9 (6.98%) XML
4 9 (6.98%) Yocto
5 8 (6.20%) Web Services
6 7 (5.43%) JSON
6 7 (5.43%) REST
7 4 (3.10%) JMS
8 3 (2.33%) Kafka
8 3 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (1.55%) Apache Avro
10 1 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.78%) Middleware
10 1 (0.78%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Device Driver
2 22 (17.05%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (8.53%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.75%) Data Centre
5 9 (6.98%) Home Automation
5 9 (6.98%) Internet of Things
5 9 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (5.43%) CAN bus
6 7 (5.43%) User Experience
7 3 (2.33%) Clustering
7 3 (2.33%) FPGA
7 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.55%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.78%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.78%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (21.71%) Windows
3 22 (17.05%) Debian
3 22 (17.05%) Embedded Linux
4 21 (16.28%) CentOS
5 16 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (12.40%) Windows Server
6 15 (11.63%) Unix
7 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (5.43%) Fedora
8 7 (5.43%) Solaris
8 7 (5.43%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.88%) AIX
10 2 (1.55%) SUSE
11 1 (0.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.43%) Software Engineering
2 38 (29.46%) DevOps
3 33 (25.58%) Computer Science
4 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (20.16%) Open Source
5 20 (15.50%) Device Driver Development
5 20 (15.50%) Requirements Gathering
6 19 (14.73%) Fintech
6 19 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (13.95%) Project Management
8 16 (12.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.30%) Business Continuity
10 12 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (9.30%) Microservices
11 11 (8.53%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.53%) ERP
11 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 10 (7.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (37.98%) Python
2 44 (34.11%) C++
3 30 (23.26%) C
4 22 (17.05%) Shell Script
5 20 (15.50%) Bash
5 20 (15.50%) PHP
6 18 (13.95%) SQL
7 15 (11.63%) Java
8 10 (7.75%) C#
9 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
10 7 (5.43%) Perl
11 3 (2.33%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.33%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.55%) Go
12 2 (1.55%) Ruby
13 1 (0.78%) Groovy
13 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (17.05%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.43%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.10%) RHCE
5 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) GDPR
2 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (28.68%) Docker
2 31 (24.03%) Firmware
3 11 (8.53%) KVM
4 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
5 7 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.10%) vSphere
6 4 (3.10%) XenApp
6 4 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 28 (21.71%) Ansible
2 22 (17.05%) Kubernetes
3 20 (15.50%) Puppet
4 17 (13.18%) Terraform
5 11 (8.53%) Rancher
6 10 (7.75%) HAProxy
7 7 (5.43%) Icinga
8 3 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.33%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.55%) Control-M
9 2 (1.55%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.55%) Grafana
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.78%) Consul
10 1 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.78%) Graphite
10 1 (0.78%) Nagios
10 1 (0.78%) Packer
10 1 (0.78%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Red Hat
2 20 (15.50%) Oracle
3 11 (8.53%) Google
4 9 (6.98%) VMware
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.88%) Sun
6 4 (3.10%) F5
7 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.33%) Xilinx
8 2 (1.55%) BMC
8 2 (1.55%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.55%) Progress
8 2 (1.55%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.55%) Sybase
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco