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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Consultant
Rank 867 873 851
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 14 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.018% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.019% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 22
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £40,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £43,400 £56,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -7.69%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 February 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 -11 14 £42,500 +8.97%
South East -8 8 £42,500 -15.00%
London +16 3 £62,500 -16.66%
North West -17 3 £25,000 -35.89%
Slough - 3 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £42,500 -
Kent - 3 - -
Cheshire - 2 £25,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £25,000 -
City of London - 2 £62,500 -
Manchester -12 1 - -
Petersfield - 1 £30,000 -
Woking - 1 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £30,000 -
Surrey - 1 £55,000 -

Linux Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) UNIX
3 13 (50.00%) Perl
4 10 (38.46%) Python
4 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (34.62%) VMware
5 9 (34.62%) DNS
5 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
5 9 (34.62%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (30.77%) HP
6 8 (30.77%) Solaris
6 8 (30.77%) AIX
7 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
7 7 (26.92%) Oracle
8 6 (23.08%) MySQL
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco
8 6 (23.08%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
8 6 (23.08%) Puppet
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (19.23%) Degree
9 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (19.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
9 5 (19.23%) Dell
9 5 (19.23%) Sun
9 5 (19.23%) SAN
9 5 (19.23%) Veritas
9 5 (19.23%) HACMP
9 5 (19.23%) Shell Script

Linux Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (15.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (19.23%) LDAP
3 5 (19.23%) SAN
4 4 (15.38%) Firewall
4 4 (15.38%) SNMP
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (7.69%) NAS
6 2 (7.69%) FCoE
6 2 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 2 (7.69%) VPN
7 1 (3.85%) LAN
7 1 (3.85%) WAN
7 1 (3.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
1 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) LAMP
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
1 5 (19.23%) HACMP
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) CMDB
3 2 (7.69%) Open Source
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) UNIX
3 10 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (30.77%) AIX
4 8 (30.77%) Solaris
5 3 (11.54%) HPUX
5 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 2 (7.69%) CentOS
7 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Project Management
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
2 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) SIEM
4 1 (3.85%) Analytics
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Perl
2 10 (38.46%) Python
3 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
5 4 (15.38%) Ruby
5 4 (15.38%) Tcl
6 3 (11.54%) C
7 2 (7.69%) PHP
7 2 (7.69%) SQL
7 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.85%) Scala
8 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.85%) Java
8 1 (3.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (19.23%) NFS
3 4 (15.38%) Docker
4 3 (11.54%) Firmware
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (7.69%) KVM
6 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
6 1 (3.85%) Xen
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (23.08%) Puppet
3 3 (11.54%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (11.54%) Ansible
3 3 (11.54%) SELinux
4 2 (7.69%) OpenView
4 2 (7.69%) Control-M
4 2 (7.69%) Nagios
4 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) HP
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 5 (19.23%) IBM
5 5 (19.23%) Dell
5 5 (19.23%) Sun
5 5 (19.23%) Veritas
6 3 (11.54%) EMC
7 2 (7.69%) NetApp
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) SaltStack
8 1 (3.85%) SAP