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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Consultant
Rank 884 912 874
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 15 20 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.017% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.018% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 26
Average salary £41,250 £51,500 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.90% +21.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,750 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,550 £52,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-28.47% +28.04%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015 within the UK.

Linux Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Consultant
Top 15 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 27 April 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
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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 +28 15 £41,250 -19.90% 1
South East +14 5 £42,500 -19.04% 1
East of England +24 4 £38,775 -26.14%
London +20 4 £75,000 +45.63%
Cambridge +13 4 £38,775 -26.14%
Cambridgeshire +13 4 £38,775 -26.14%
Slough +9 2 £42,500 +4.93%
North West +3 2 £25,000 -35.89%
Berkshire -8 2 £42,500 -19.04%
Cheshire - 2 £25,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £25,000 -
Kent - 2 - - 1
City of London +19 1 - -
Petersfield - 1 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £30,000 -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (91.30%) UNIX
3 16 (69.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (65.22%) Oracle
4 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
5 14 (60.87%) Perl
6 12 (52.17%) Solaris
6 12 (52.17%) HP
6 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (43.48%) SAN
7 10 (43.48%) VMware
7 10 (43.48%) Python
7 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
7 10 (43.48%) DNS
8 9 (39.13%) NFS
8 9 (39.13%) Sun
8 9 (39.13%) LDAP
8 9 (39.13%) Windows
8 9 (39.13%) AIX
9 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
9 8 (34.78%) Project Management
10 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (26.09%) Veritas
11 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (26.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (26.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
11 6 (26.09%) Puppet
11 6 (26.09%) Dell
11 6 (26.09%) EMC

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 4 (17.39%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Zope
3 2 (8.70%) Plone
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
1 10 (43.48%) DNS
1 10 (43.48%) SAN
2 9 (39.13%) LDAP
3 5 (21.74%) NAS
4 3 (13.04%) DHCP
4 3 (13.04%) FTP
4 3 (13.04%) SSH
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
1 2 (8.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (34.78%) Management Information System
3 6 (26.09%) HACMP
4 3 (13.04%) CMDB
4 3 (13.04%) CLARiiON
4 3 (13.04%) Symmetrix
5 2 (8.70%) Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (91.30%) UNIX
3 16 (69.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (52.17%) Solaris
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
5 9 (39.13%) AIX
6 4 (17.39%) Debian
7 3 (13.04%) HPUX
8 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
3 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
3 3 (13.04%) Matrix Management
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Perl
2 10 (43.48%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
4 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
5 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.70%) PHP
6 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Java
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) NFS
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (26.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 3 (13.04%) Firmware
6 2 (8.70%) vSphere
7 1 (4.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
1 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (13.04%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.70%) OpenView
3 2 (8.70%) Control-M
4 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Oracle
1 15 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 12 (52.17%) HP
3 10 (43.48%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) Sun
5 6 (26.09%) Veritas
5 6 (26.09%) Dell
5 6 (26.09%) EMC
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco
5 6 (26.09%) IBM
6 5 (21.74%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Brocade