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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Consultant
Rank 877 890 875
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 20 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.009% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 21
Average salary £51,500 £46,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.35% +10.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.14%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 October 2014 within the UK.

Linux Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Consultant
Top 9 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 31 October 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
(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
England -7 20 £51,500 +11.35%
London +26 13 £51,500 -1.90%
City of London +37 8 £51,500 -1.90%
South East -7 7 £44,000 -7.36%
Berkshire +17 4 £32,500 -27.77%
Reading -12 3 £30,000 -33.33%
Surrey -10 2 £44,000 -7.36%
Chertsey - 2 £44,000 -
Oxfordshire +13 1 £47,500 -5.00%

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Firewall
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (33.33%) Perl
5 11 (30.56%) UNIX
5 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.78%) Python
6 10 (27.78%) VMware
7 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (22.22%) VPN
8 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
9 7 (19.44%) Puppet
9 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (19.44%) Ruby
9 7 (19.44%) IPsec
10 6 (16.67%) Open Source
11 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (13.89%) Finance
11 5 (13.89%) Web Services
11 5 (13.89%) AIX
11 5 (13.89%) Solaris
11 5 (13.89%) MySQL
11 5 (13.89%) DevOps
12 4 (11.11%) Docker
12 4 (11.11%) HPUX
12 4 (11.11%) DNS

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 4 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
2 16 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
2 16 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
4 8 (22.22%) VPN
5 7 (19.44%) IPsec
6 4 (11.11%) SNMP
6 4 (11.11%) DNS
7 2 (5.56%) FCoE
7 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (5.56%) SAN
7 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.78%) Network Security
8 1 (2.78%) PuTTY
8 1 (2.78%) NAS
8 1 (2.78%) SSL
8 1 (2.78%) HTTP
8 1 (2.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) Redis
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) J2EE
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) CMDB
3 2 (5.56%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) UNIX
3 5 (13.89%) AIX
3 5 (13.89%) Solaris
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.11%) CentOS
4 4 (11.11%) HPUX
5 3 (8.33%) Windows
5 3 (8.33%) SELinux
6 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.78%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) DevOps
2 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.78%) SIEM
5 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.78%) Analytics
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.78%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Perl
2 10 (27.78%) Python
3 8 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 7 (19.44%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) Tcl
6 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.33%) C
7 2 (5.56%) Scala
7 2 (5.56%) PHP
8 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Docker
3 3 (8.33%) KVM
3 3 (8.33%) Firmware
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) Xen
4 1 (2.78%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Puppet
2 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.33%) Ansible
3 3 (8.33%) Nagios
3 3 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.78%) Cacti
4 1 (2.78%) YUM
4 1 (2.78%) logstash
4 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.11%) EMC
5 3 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) F5
6 1 (2.78%) Splunk
6 1 (2.78%) Rackspace