The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Consultant
Rank 913 904 883
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 38 37 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.035% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.037% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 37 27 62
Average salary £50,000 £51,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% -1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £69,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
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 Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Linux Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK.

Linux Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Consultant over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Linux Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Consultant
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
England +1 28 £55,000 +6.79% 5
London -3 15 £55,000 +3.28%
South East -9 8 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Wales - 6 £40,000 -
Monmouthshire - 6 £40,000 -
South Wales - 6 £40,000 -
Scotland - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey +5 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Berkshire 0 3 £42,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £42,500 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £57,500 -
Manchester +20 2 £50,000 -9.09%
North West +5 2 £50,000 +2.56%
Yorkshire - 2 £44,250 - 3
Glasgow - 2 £45,000 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £45,000 -
Monmouth - 2 £40,000 -
Erskine - 2 £45,000 -
Middlesex +9 1 £60,000 +20.00%
West Midlands -15 1 £43,000 -21.81%
Coventry - 1 £43,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £92,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £35,000 - 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £92,500 -
Leeds - 1 £53,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £53,500 - 1

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (48.33%) Unix
3 22 (36.67%) Windows
4 21 (35.00%) Oracle
5 20 (33.33%) Java
6 19 (31.67%) Red Hat
7 18 (30.00%) Finance
8 17 (28.33%) Puppet
9 16 (26.67%) SQL
10 15 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (21.67%) Solaris
12 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 11 (18.33%) Apache
13 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
13 11 (18.33%) DevOps
14 10 (16.67%) Ansible
14 10 (16.67%) JBoss
14 10 (16.67%) Python
14 10 (16.67%) Banking
15 9 (15.00%) Java EE
16 8 (13.33%) WebSphere
16 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
16 8 (13.33%) VMware
16 8 (13.33%) WebLogic
16 8 (13.33%) SAN
16 8 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
16 8 (13.33%) CentOS
16 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
17 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
17 7 (11.67%) KVM

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.33%) Apache
2 10 (16.67%) JBoss
3 8 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 7 (11.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.67%) CloudStack
5 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) SAN
2 6 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
2 6 (10.00%) OpenVPN
3 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 2 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) MySQL
2 6 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.00%) DB2
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (3.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (11.67%) International Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.33%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) Java EE
2 7 (11.67%) J2EE
3 5 (8.33%) XML
3 5 (8.33%) XSLT
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.67%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (48.33%) Unix
3 22 (36.67%) Windows
4 15 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (21.67%) Solaris
6 8 (13.33%) CentOS
7 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (8.33%) AIX
8 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (5.00%) Android
9 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.67%) SUSE
11 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) DevOps
2 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
2 7 (11.67%) Risk Assessment
2 7 (11.67%) SOA
3 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.00%) High Availability
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL
4 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.33%) Build Automation
5 2 (3.33%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.33%) Presales
5 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.33%) Time Management
5 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) Java
2 16 (26.67%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
4 10 (16.67%) Python
5 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.00%) Perl
7 5 (8.33%) Ruby
8 3 (5.00%) C#
8 3 (5.00%) C++
8 3 (5.00%) Korn
9 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) RHCE
4 1 (1.67%) RHCSA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) KVM
2 6 (10.00%) Dovecot
2 6 (10.00%) QEMU
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) vSphere
4 4 (6.67%) Postfix
4 4 (6.67%) vCloud
4 4 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.33%) NFS
5 2 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.33%) Veritas File System
6 1 (1.67%) Xen
6 1 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (28.33%) Puppet
2 10 (16.67%) Ansible
3 8 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (10.00%) Munin
4 6 (10.00%) Nagios
4 6 (10.00%) Pacemaker
5 2 (3.33%) Cobbler
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.33%) yum
6 1 (1.67%) Salt
6 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Oracle
2 19 (31.67%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.33%) VMware
4 7 (11.67%) Sybase
5 6 (10.00%) Veritas
6 4 (6.67%) HP
6 4 (6.67%) IBM
6 4 (6.67%) NetApp
6 4 (6.67%) Sun
7 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco
8 2 (3.33%) Perforce
8 2 (3.33%) Rally
9 1 (1.67%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.67%) ATG
9 1 (1.67%) CommVault
9 1 (1.67%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (1.67%) F5
9 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
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