The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Linux Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 882 941 943
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 54 34 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.031% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.032% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 44 32 60
Median salary £42,000 £47,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,160 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £41,000 £33,695
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +21.68%

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
94361 106979 116217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79501 88148 95129
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Linux Specialist in the job title.

Linux Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Linux Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Specialist over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +61 53 £42,000 -10.63% 5
London +31 20 £47,500 -26.92% 2
South East +48 14 £40,500 -19.00% 1
Hampshire +17 9 £40,500 +35.00%
East of England +32 8 £42,000 -9.67%
Portsmouth - 8 £40,500 -
Essex - 5 £42,000 -
North East - 4 £40,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £40,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £40,000 - 1
Colchester - 4 £42,000 -
City of London +50 3 £57,500 -13.20%
Reading +17 3 £37,500 -46.42% 1
Hertfordshire +16 3 £32,500 -30.10%
Berkshire +8 3 £37,500 -46.42% 1
West Midlands -19 3 £36,500 +29.61% 1
Yorkshire +28 2 £38,500 -18.08%
West Yorkshire +27 2 £38,500 -18.08%
Crawley - 2 £45,000 -
Leeds - 2 £38,500 -
West Sussex - 2 £45,000 -
Coventry - 2 £36,500 -
Warwickshire +3 1 £39,000 +38.49%
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 £26,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -
Winchester - 1 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £26,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £45,000 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Linux Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (50.41%) Red Hat
3 59 (48.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (36.36%) Unix
5 41 (33.88%) Python
6 40 (33.06%) Windows
7 35 (28.93%) SQL
7 35 (28.93%) Puppet
8 30 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
9 29 (23.97%) Oracle
10 27 (22.31%) VMware
11 25 (20.66%) Perl
12 24 (19.83%) Windows Server
12 24 (19.83%) AIX
12 24 (19.83%) Degree
12 24 (19.83%) JSON
13 23 (19.01%) Ansible
14 22 (18.18%) Splunk
14 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
15 20 (16.53%) Nagios
16 19 (15.70%) ITIL
17 18 (14.88%) Finance
17 18 (14.88%) Jenkins
17 18 (14.88%) ZABBIX
18 16 (13.22%) Red Hat Satellite
18 16 (13.22%) DevOps
18 16 (13.22%) Apache
18 16 (13.22%) CRM
19 15 (12.40%) Web Services
19 15 (12.40%) Configuration Management

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (13.22%) Apache
2 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.31%) JBoss
3 4 (3.31%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) SAN
2 6 (4.96%) DNS
2 6 (4.96%) Internet
3 4 (3.31%) DHCP
3 4 (3.31%) Firewall
4 3 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.65%) LAN
5 2 (1.65%) LDAP
5 2 (1.65%) SMTP
5 2 (1.65%) VoIP
5 2 (1.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) FTP
6 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.83%) IPsec
6 1 (0.83%) IPv6
6 1 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.83%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.83%) SSL
6 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.57%) MySQL
2 13 (10.74%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.48%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.83%) DataStage
7 1 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 18 (14.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.83%) GitLab
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Banking
2 8 (6.61%) Publishing
3 4 (3.31%) Back Office
3 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.48%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.83%) JSON
2 15 (12.40%) Web Services
3 8 (6.61%) LAMP
4 3 (2.48%) EDI
5 2 (1.65%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.65%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.83%) .NET
6 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.83%) J2EE
6 1 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.83%) XML
6 1 (0.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) HACMP
2 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (4.13%) Clustering
3 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.13%) Derivative
4 4 (3.31%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.65%) Equities
5 2 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.83%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Linux
2 59 (48.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (36.36%) Unix
4 40 (33.06%) Windows
5 24 (19.83%) AIX
5 24 (19.83%) Windows Server
6 13 (10.74%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (8.26%) Amazon Linux
7 10 (8.26%) Solaris
8 7 (5.79%) CentOS
8 7 (5.79%) Debian
8 7 (5.79%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.31%) SUSE
9 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.48%) Android
10 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.48%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) ITIL
2 16 (13.22%) CRM
2 16 (13.22%) DevOps
3 15 (12.40%) Configuration Management
3 15 (12.40%) Problem Management
4 13 (10.74%) ERP
5 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.79%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.79%) Security Management
8 6 (4.96%) Release Management
9 5 (4.13%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.13%) Service Design
10 4 (3.31%) High Availability
11 3 (2.48%) Change Management
11 3 (2.48%) Software Deployment
12 2 (1.65%) Business Continuity
12 2 (1.65%) E-Commerce
12 2 (1.65%) Service Delivery
12 2 (1.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.88%) Python
2 35 (28.93%) SQL
3 25 (20.66%) Perl
4 13 (10.74%) Bash Shell
4 13 (10.74%) Ruby
4 13 (10.74%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.26%) PHP
6 8 (6.61%) Java
7 4 (3.31%) C++
7 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.48%) C#
9 2 (1.65%) Korn
10 1 (0.83%) Jython
10 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (19.83%) Degree
2 6 (4.96%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.31%) RHCE
4 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.83%) HL7
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) KVM
3 3 (2.48%) NFS
3 3 (2.48%) Postfix
3 3 (2.48%) Xen
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.83%) Docker
5 1 (0.83%) iptables
5 1 (0.83%) Samba
5 1 (0.83%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (28.93%) Puppet
2 23 (19.01%) Ansible
3 20 (16.53%) Nagios
4 18 (14.88%) ZABBIX
5 16 (13.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.61%) Tivoli
6 8 (6.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (1.65%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.83%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.83%) Simpana
Vendors
1 61 (50.41%) Red Hat
2 29 (23.97%) Oracle
3 27 (22.31%) VMware
4 22 (18.18%) Splunk
5 11 (9.09%) IBM
5 11 (9.09%) NetApp
6 10 (8.26%) Cisco
6 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
7 9 (7.44%) Veritas
8 5 (4.13%) EMC
9 4 (3.31%) HP
9 4 (3.31%) SAP
10 2 (1.65%) Calypso
10 2 (1.65%) Murex
10 2 (1.65%) Novell
10 2 (1.65%) Remedy
10 2 (1.65%) Sun
11 1 (0.83%) ATG
11 1 (0.83%) BMC
11 1 (0.83%) CommVault
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