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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 854 844 846
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 12 29 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.029% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.031% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 30
Average salary £55,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.84% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £18,500 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £47,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +24.18%
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
100712 94189 105607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.23% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82348 79093 90842
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -8 9 £57,500 +21.05% 1
South East -15 2 £38,750 +103.94% 1
East of England -8 1 £25,000 -50.00%
Linux Specialist
UK

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (73.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (64.29%) Red Hat
4 25 (59.52%) Perl
5 22 (52.38%) Finance
6 21 (50.00%) Python
7 19 (45.24%) UNIX
8 18 (42.86%) Puppet
9 17 (40.48%) CentOS
10 16 (38.10%) Ruby
10 16 (38.10%) Ubuntu
11 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
12 14 (33.33%) Oracle
13 10 (23.81%) Bash Shell
14 9 (21.43%) CFEngine
14 9 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (21.43%) LAMP
14 9 (21.43%) Fedora
14 9 (21.43%) Nagios
15 8 (19.05%) JBoss
15 8 (19.05%) Replication
15 8 (19.05%) MySQL
15 8 (19.05%) ITIL
15 8 (19.05%) DevOps
16 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
16 7 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (16.67%) MongoDB
16 7 (16.67%) Sphinx
16 7 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (16.67%) Memcached

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) PaaS
1 2 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Kerberos
2 3 (7.14%) FTP
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) MySQL
2 7 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 7 (16.67%) Subversion
2 6 (14.29%) Redmine
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
2 7 (16.67%) Marketing
3 4 (9.52%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) LAMP
2 7 (16.67%) Sphinx
2 7 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (16.67%) Memcached
2 7 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Replication
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (73.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (45.24%) UNIX
4 17 (40.48%) CentOS
5 16 (38.10%) Ubuntu
6 9 (21.43%) Fedora
7 7 (16.67%) Solaris
7 7 (16.67%) Windows
8 6 (14.29%) AIX
9 4 (9.52%) HPUX
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) DevOps
3 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (9.52%) Low Latency
5 4 (9.52%) Network Management
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 3 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (2.38%) Analytics
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.38%) Product Management
7 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.38%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Release Management
7 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) Perl
2 21 (50.00%) Python
3 16 (38.10%) Ruby
4 10 (23.81%) Bash Shell
5 7 (16.67%) PHP
6 5 (11.90%) SQL
6 5 (11.90%) Java
7 3 (7.14%) C++
8 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.38%) C
9 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) XenApp
2 2 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 18 (42.86%) Puppet
2 9 (21.43%) CFEngine
2 9 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (21.43%) Nagios
3 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 14 (33.33%) Oracle
3 8 (19.05%) JBoss
4 7 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) Axway
5 3 (7.14%) Sun
5 3 (7.14%) Sophos
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Apple
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft