The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 841 877 840
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 27 24 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.022% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.023% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 22
Average salary £39,022 £35,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.92% -29.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,160 £28,500 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £74,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,045 £29,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -31.17%
Linux Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98006 104685 98144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.59% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80950 85693 82553
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Specialist across the England region.

Linux Specialist Salary Trend in England

Linux Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Linux Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 11 £47,000 +10.58% 2
West Midlands - 8 £28,160 -
East of England - 8 £46,500 -
Linux Specialist
UK

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Linux Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Specialist in their job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (72.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (58.33%) VMware
4 26 (54.17%) Apache
4 26 (54.17%) Red Hat
5 24 (50.00%) NFS
6 23 (47.92%) MySQL
7 22 (45.83%) Puppet
8 20 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (37.50%) DNS
10 17 (35.42%) Debian
11 16 (33.33%) Samba
11 16 (33.33%) SMTP
11 16 (33.33%) Perl
11 16 (33.33%) iptables
12 15 (31.25%) Oracle
12 15 (31.25%) UNIX
12 15 (31.25%) Web Application Development
13 13 (27.08%) vSphere
13 13 (27.08%) SLA
14 11 (22.92%) ITIL
14 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
15 10 (20.83%) Citrix
15 10 (20.83%) RHCE
15 10 (20.83%) Windows
16 9 (18.75%) AIX
16 9 (18.75%) IBM
16 9 (18.75%) HP
16 9 (18.75%) Shell Script
16 9 (18.75%) Firewall

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Linux Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (54.17%) Apache
2 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 8 (16.67%) JBoss
3 5 (10.42%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.17%) Confluence
4 2 (4.17%) Node.js
4 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.67%) PaaS
2 8 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) DNS
2 16 (33.33%) SMTP
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
4 8 (16.67%) SSH
4 8 (16.67%) FTP
5 5 (10.42%) BIG-IP
6 3 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) Network Security
7 2 (4.17%) DHCP
8 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) FishEye
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Legal
2 1 (2.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) Open Source
3 2 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (72.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (35.42%) Debian
4 15 (31.25%) UNIX
5 10 (20.83%) Windows
6 9 (18.75%) AIX
7 7 (14.58%) HPUX
8 1 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Web Application Development
2 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
2 11 (22.92%) ITIL
3 9 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.17%) TDD
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) Investment Management
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) DevOps
6 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.08%) Coaching
7 1 (2.08%) Microservices
7 1 (2.08%) Process Management
7 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Perl
2 9 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.42%) Python
4 3 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) RHCE
2 7 (14.58%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.08%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) SLA
2 5 (10.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) NFS
2 20 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (33.33%) Samba
3 16 (33.33%) iptables
4 13 (27.08%) vSphere
5 8 (16.67%) XenApp
6 6 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (12.50%) vCloud
7 3 (6.25%) VMware Server
7 3 (6.25%) Postfix
8 2 (4.17%) ProxySG
8 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
8 2 (4.17%) KVM
9 1 (2.08%) Docker
9 1 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 22 (45.83%) Puppet
2 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (6.25%) Ansible
4 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.08%) Cacti
5 1 (2.08%) Mesos
5 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) VMware
2 26 (54.17%) Red Hat
3 15 (31.25%) Oracle
4 10 (20.83%) Citrix
5 9 (18.75%) HP
5 9 (18.75%) IBM
6 6 (12.50%) Veritas
7 5 (10.42%) hybris
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco
8 3 (6.25%) EMC
9 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.17%) Symantec
9 2 (4.17%) F5
9 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
10 1 (2.08%) Sybase
10 1 (2.08%) NetApp