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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 877 939 903
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 34 25 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.023% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.024% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 54
Median salary £40,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £40,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £62,550 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +34.61%

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 2016 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 23 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 25 September 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 +60 26 £45,000 -14.28% 5
South East +52 10 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Hampshire +25 9 £41,750 -20.47% 1
Scotland +30 8 £38,000 -11.62%
North East - 7 £40,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £40,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £40,000 - 1
London +48 6 £52,500 -19.23% 1
Southampton - 6 £43,750 -
South Lanarkshire - 5 £38,000 -
East Kilbride - 5 £38,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £43,250 - 2
Winchester - 2 £42,500 -
Erskine - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £43,250 - 2
Berkshire +31 1 £55,000 +4.76%
East Midlands +10 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £38,000 -
Livingston - 1 £38,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £41,000 - 1

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (53.93%) Red Hat
3 43 (48.31%) Unix
4 41 (46.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (32.58%) AIX
6 23 (25.84%) ITIL
7 21 (23.60%) Perl
8 19 (21.35%) Python
9 18 (20.22%) Windows
10 17 (19.10%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (19.10%) Finance
10 17 (19.10%) Puppet
11 16 (17.98%) Solaris
12 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (15.73%) VMware
14 13 (14.61%) Splunk
14 13 (14.61%) CentOS
15 12 (13.48%) JSON
15 12 (13.48%) Configuration Management
16 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
16 11 (12.36%) Problem Management
16 11 (12.36%) Bash Shell
17 10 (11.24%) Nagios
17 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (11.24%) Apache
17 10 (11.24%) Oracle
18 9 (10.11%) SQL
18 9 (10.11%) HP
18 9 (10.11%) Cisco
18 9 (10.11%) Ansible

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 10 (11.24%) Apache
2 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.25%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) nginx
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Firewall
2 6 (6.74%) DNS
2 6 (6.74%) Internet
2 6 (6.74%) SAN
3 5 (5.62%) SSL
4 4 (4.49%) HTTP
4 4 (4.49%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.25%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.25%) LAN
5 2 (2.25%) SMTP
5 2 (2.25%) VoIP
5 2 (2.25%) WAN
6 1 (1.12%) IPv6
6 1 (1.12%) LDAP
6 1 (1.12%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) MySQL
2 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) GitLab
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
2 6 (6.74%) Financial Institution
2 6 (6.74%) Publishing
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) JSON
2 8 (8.99%) Web Services
3 5 (5.62%) LAMP
3 5 (5.62%) Middleware
4 2 (2.25%) .NET
4 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.25%) JMS
4 2 (2.25%) Spring
5 1 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.12%) J2EE
5 1 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) HACMP
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.25%) Derivative
4 2 (2.25%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (48.31%) Unix
3 41 (46.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (32.58%) AIX
5 18 (20.22%) Windows
6 16 (17.98%) Solaris
7 13 (14.61%) CentOS
8 9 (10.11%) Amazon Linux
9 5 (5.62%) Debian
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
11 2 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) Configuration Management
3 11 (12.36%) Problem Management
4 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.99%) DevOps
6 4 (4.49%) Network Architecture
6 4 (4.49%) Release Management
6 4 (4.49%) Security Management
7 3 (3.37%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.37%) Service Design
8 2 (2.25%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 2 (2.25%) Compliance Management
8 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.25%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.25%) High Availability
8 2 (2.25%) Network Management
8 2 (2.25%) Open Source
8 2 (2.25%) Project Management
8 2 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.60%) Perl
2 19 (21.35%) Python
3 11 (12.36%) Bash Shell
3 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.11%) SQL
5 7 (7.87%) Ruby
6 4 (4.49%) Java
7 3 (3.37%) C++
7 3 (3.37%) PHP
8 2 (2.25%) C
8 2 (2.25%) C#
9 1 (1.12%) Korn
9 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (10.11%) Degree
3 6 (6.74%) RHCE
4 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.37%) CCNA
5 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.37%) Postfix
3 2 (2.25%) KVM
3 2 (2.25%) NFS
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.12%) iptables
4 1 (1.12%) Samba
4 1 (1.12%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) Puppet
2 10 (11.24%) Nagios
3 9 (10.11%) Ansible
4 8 (8.99%) Tivoli
4 8 (8.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (8.99%) ZABBIX
5 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.12%) Simpana
8 1 (1.12%) Terraform
8 1 (1.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Red Hat
2 14 (15.73%) VMware
3 13 (14.61%) Splunk
4 10 (11.24%) Oracle
5 9 (10.11%) Cisco
5 9 (10.11%) HP
6 7 (7.87%) NetApp
7 6 (6.74%) Veritas
8 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.49%) Remedy
10 3 (3.37%) EMC
11 2 (2.25%) Calypso
11 2 (2.25%) IBM
11 2 (2.25%) Murex
11 2 (2.25%) Sun
12 1 (1.12%) BMC
12 1 (1.12%) CommVault
12 1 (1.12%) hybris
12 1 (1.12%) Netezza
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive base salary + attractive
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £32k - 47k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago