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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 862 876 825
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 18 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.028% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 32
Average salary £46,750 £53,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.61% +12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,160 £39,800 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £70,000 £62,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -14.28%
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
96432 103854 97223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.46% 94.47% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 80542 85900 81828
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 £26,500
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +16 8 £60,000 +12.14%
West Midlands - 4 £28,160 -
East of England - 4 £43,750 -
South East +22 1 £70,000 +75.00%
North West - 1 £52,500 -
Linux Specialist
UK

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (82.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (65.00%) Apache
3 26 (65.00%) Perl
3 26 (65.00%) MySQL
4 21 (52.50%) DNS
4 21 (52.50%) Samba
4 21 (52.50%) Debian
5 20 (50.00%) SMTP
5 20 (50.00%) NFS
5 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 20 (50.00%) iptables
6 19 (47.50%) Web Application Development
7 17 (42.50%) VMware
8 16 (40.00%) SLA
8 16 (40.00%) Puppet
9 15 (37.50%) ITIL
10 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (22.50%) UNIX
11 9 (22.50%) Oracle
11 9 (22.50%) Python
12 7 (17.50%) HP
13 6 (15.00%) HPUX
13 6 (15.00%) Veritas
13 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
13 6 (15.00%) Degree
13 6 (15.00%) vCloud
13 6 (15.00%) TeamCity
13 6 (15.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (10.00%) Open Source

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (65.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (52.50%) DNS
2 20 (50.00%) SMTP
3 4 (10.00%) Internet
4 3 (7.50%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) LDAP
5 1 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (2.50%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (65.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.50%) Subversion
3 3 (7.50%) Redmine
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (82.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (52.50%) Debian
4 9 (22.50%) UNIX
5 6 (15.00%) HPUX
6 4 (10.00%) Windows
7 2 (5.00%) CentOS
8 1 (2.50%) Fedora
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Web Application Development
2 15 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Open Source
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.50%) Server Building
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.50%) Process Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Information Security
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.50%) Supply Chain Management
7 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) Perl
2 9 (22.50%) Python
3 4 (10.00%) Ruby
3 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) AWK
5 1 (2.50%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (5.00%) RHCE
3 1 (2.50%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Samba
2 20 (50.00%) NFS
2 20 (50.00%) iptables
3 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (15.00%) vCloud
5 4 (10.00%) Postfix
5 4 (10.00%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.00%) KVM
7 1 (2.50%) Docker
7 1 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 16 (40.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (7.50%) Ansible
2 3 (7.50%) Control-M
2 3 (7.50%) Nagios
2 3 (7.50%) Rundeck
3 1 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.50%) Cacti
3 1 (2.50%) Mesos
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle
4 7 (17.50%) HP
5 6 (15.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) IBM