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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 849 892 867
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 49 33 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.033% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.034% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 44 25 26
Average salary £45,000 £48,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +26.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £38,828 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +47.05%
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
90807 95908 94217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.14% 96.48% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 77011 80194 76700
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +15 22 £52,500 +33.25% 2
South East +15 12 £42,500 -15.00% 2
East of England +1 6 £40,000 -9.09%
East Midlands - 4 £38,750 - 1
South West - 4 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Linux Specialist
UK

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (41.56%) Windows
3 31 (40.26%) Python
4 30 (38.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 26 (33.77%) SQL
7 24 (31.17%) Puppet
7 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (29.87%) Red Hat
9 21 (27.27%) Unix
9 21 (27.27%) DevOps
10 20 (25.97%) Perl
11 17 (22.08%) VMware
12 16 (20.78%) Oracle
13 14 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
14 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
14 13 (16.88%) Finance
14 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
15 12 (15.58%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (14.29%) MySQL
16 11 (14.29%) Java
16 11 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (12.99%) Shell Script
17 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
17 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (11.69%) Ansible
18 9 (11.69%) Nagios
18 9 (11.69%) CRM
18 9 (11.69%) Degree

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (10.39%) Apache
1 8 (10.39%) nginx
2 5 (6.49%) JBoss
3 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 4 (5.19%) Node.js
4 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) CMS
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.17%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.79%) SaaS
4 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.60%) IaaS
6 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 7 (9.09%) Firewall
3 6 (7.79%) LDAP
4 5 (6.49%) DHCP
5 4 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.19%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.30%) FTP
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) IPsec
6 1 (1.30%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.30%) PuTTY
6 1 (1.30%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) SSH
6 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) MySQL
2 6 (7.79%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.60%) AnthillPro
4 2 (2.60%) Subversion
5 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Back Office
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Brand Awareness
4 4 (5.19%) Legal
5 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.30%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) LAMP
1 6 (7.79%) Web Services
2 5 (6.49%) JSON
3 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 4 (5.19%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.90%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Equities
2 6 (7.79%) Derivative
3 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (41.56%) Windows
3 30 (38.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (27.27%) Unix
5 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (6.49%) AIX
7 5 (6.49%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.90%) Android
8 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.90%) Solaris
9 2 (2.60%) Debian
9 2 (2.60%) HPUX
9 2 (2.60%) SUSE
10 1 (1.30%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) DevOps
2 14 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
4 11 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.69%) CRM
6 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
6 8 (10.39%) ITIL
7 6 (7.79%) Data Protection
7 6 (7.79%) ERP
7 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.49%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.49%) Kernel Tuning
8 5 (6.49%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.49%) Migration
8 5 (6.49%) Release Management
8 5 (6.49%) Time Management
9 4 (5.19%) B2B
9 4 (5.19%) Information Security
9 4 (5.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.26%) Python
2 28 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 26 (33.77%) SQL
4 20 (25.97%) Perl
5 11 (14.29%) Java
6 10 (12.99%) Shell Script
7 8 (10.39%) Ruby
8 7 (9.09%) PHP
9 4 (5.19%) C++
10 3 (3.90%) C#
10 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.30%) AWK
11 1 (1.30%) Go
11 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) RHCA
2 2 (2.60%) RHCE
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) HIPAA
1 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) NFS
3 5 (6.49%) Docker
3 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.49%) Xen
4 2 (2.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (1.30%) KVM
5 1 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (31.17%) Puppet
2 12 (15.58%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (11.69%) Ansible
3 9 (11.69%) Nagios
4 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (6.49%) yum
4 5 (6.49%) ZABBIX
5 4 (5.19%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.30%) Terraform
6 1 (1.30%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) Red Hat
2 17 (22.08%) VMware
3 16 (20.78%) Oracle
4 6 (7.79%) Cisco
5 5 (6.49%) Splunk
6 4 (5.19%) IBM
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) New Relic
6 4 (5.19%) Veritas
7 3 (3.90%) EMC
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.60%) Novell
8 2 (2.60%) SAP
9 1 (1.30%) BMC
9 1 (1.30%) HP
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