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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 861 870 829
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 14 20 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.019% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.020% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 26
Average salary £52,500 £53,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.94% +11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £34,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £67,250 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.63%
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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
North West - 5 £52,500 -
South East +15 4 £52,500 +31.25%
London -9 3 £65,000 +13.04%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Linux Specialist
UK

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (60.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (57.89%) Perl
3 22 (57.89%) Red Hat
4 17 (44.74%) MySQL
5 15 (39.47%) Apache
5 15 (39.47%) Debian
5 15 (39.47%) VMware
5 15 (39.47%) Puppet
6 14 (36.84%) Python
7 13 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (31.58%) DNS
9 11 (28.95%) UNIX
9 11 (28.95%) Samba
10 10 (26.32%) Web Application Development
10 10 (26.32%) Oracle
10 10 (26.32%) ITIL
10 10 (26.32%) SMTP
10 10 (26.32%) NFS
10 10 (26.32%) iptables
11 8 (21.05%) HPUX
12 7 (18.42%) SLA
12 7 (18.42%) HP
13 6 (15.79%) PHP
13 6 (15.79%) Fedora
13 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
13 6 (15.79%) Veritas
13 6 (15.79%) SUSE
13 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
13 6 (15.79%) TeamCity

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 15 (39.47%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) JBoss
4 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) SMTP
3 5 (13.16%) Asterisk PBX
3 5 (13.16%) VoIP
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
4 3 (7.89%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) TeamCity
2 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.89%) Subversion
3 3 (7.89%) Redmine
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) HACMP
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Xbox
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (60.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (39.47%) Debian
4 11 (28.95%) UNIX
5 8 (21.05%) HPUX
6 6 (15.79%) Fedora
6 6 (15.79%) SUSE
7 5 (13.16%) Windows
8 4 (10.53%) CentOS
9 3 (7.89%) Solaris
10 2 (5.26%) AIX
10 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
1 10 (26.32%) Web Application Development
2 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.16%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.53%) Open Source
5 3 (7.89%) Server Building
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Coaching
7 1 (2.63%) Microservices
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.63%) SIEM
7 1 (2.63%) Change Control
7 1 (2.63%) Supply Chain Management
7 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Perl
2 14 (36.84%) Python
3 6 (15.79%) PHP
4 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.53%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) AWK
7 1 (2.63%) SQL
7 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) RHCSA
3 2 (5.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (28.95%) Samba
3 10 (26.32%) NFS
3 10 (26.32%) iptables
4 6 (15.79%) vCloud
4 6 (15.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Postfix
5 3 (7.89%) VMware Server
5 3 (7.89%) KVM
6 2 (5.26%) PowerHA
7 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.63%) Docker
7 1 (2.63%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) Ansible
3 3 (7.89%) Rundeck
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (7.89%) Control-M
3 3 (7.89%) Nagios
4 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.63%) logstash
4 1 (2.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Red Hat
2 15 (39.47%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Oracle
4 7 (18.42%) HP
5 6 (15.79%) Veritas
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.63%) Sophos
7 1 (2.63%) Websense
7 1 (2.63%) Intel
7 1 (2.63%) Juniper
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Computacenter