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 31 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 869 944 938
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 43 24 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.022% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.023% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 36 22 54
Median salary £40,500 £56,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £65,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,500 £33,097
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +58.62%

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
94415 105499 112875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79423 87101 91866
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 31 July 2016 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 28 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 31 July 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 +45 40 £40,500 -28.00% 6
London +47 15 £47,500 -26.92% 1
South East +37 13 £40,500 -16.92% 2
Hampshire +13 11 £40,500 +35.00% 1
Portsmouth - 7 £40,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £40,000 -
North East - 6 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £40,000 -
West Midlands 0 3 £36,500 -18.88%
Scotland - 3 £38,000 - 3
City of London +72 2 - -
Reading +5 2 - - 1
Berkshire -1 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £36,500 -
Winchester - 2 £45,000 - 1
Southampton - 2 £47,500 -
East Kilbride - 2 £38,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £38,000 - 1
East of England +36 1 £42,000 +2.43% 1
North West +11 1 £26,500 -49.52%
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £37,500 -
East Midlands +5 1 £37,500 - 1
Manchester 0 1 £26,500 -49.52%
West Lothian - 1 £38,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £39,000 -
Essex - 1 £42,000 -
Livingston - 1 £38,000 - 1
Colchester - 1 £42,000 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Linux
2 59 (54.13%) Red Hat
3 56 (51.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (38.53%) Unix
5 37 (33.94%) Python
6 32 (29.36%) Windows
7 31 (28.44%) Puppet
8 27 (24.77%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (24.77%) SQL
9 25 (22.94%) AIX
10 24 (22.02%) Perl
11 23 (21.10%) JSON
12 22 (20.18%) Splunk
12 22 (20.18%) Oracle
12 22 (20.18%) VMware
13 21 (19.27%) Ansible
13 21 (19.27%) Degree
14 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
15 19 (17.43%) Nagios
16 18 (16.51%) ITIL
17 17 (15.60%) ZABBIX
17 17 (15.60%) Jenkins
17 17 (15.60%) Windows Server
18 16 (14.68%) Finance
19 14 (12.84%) Configuration Management
19 14 (12.84%) Apache
19 14 (12.84%) Web Services
19 14 (12.84%) Red Hat Satellite
20 13 (11.93%) DevOps
20 13 (11.93%) Bash Shell

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 14 (12.84%) Apache
2 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.67%) JBoss
4 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.92%) GitHub
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) SAN
2 6 (5.50%) DNS
2 6 (5.50%) Firewall
2 6 (5.50%) Internet
3 3 (2.75%) SSL
4 2 (1.83%) DHCP
4 2 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.83%) HTTP
4 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.83%) LAN
4 2 (1.83%) SMTP
4 2 (1.83%) VoIP
4 2 (1.83%) WAN
5 1 (0.92%) FTP
5 1 (0.92%) IPsec
5 1 (0.92%) LDAP
5 1 (0.92%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.92%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (9.17%) MySQL
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) DataStage
6 1 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.92%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (18.35%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.92%) GitLab
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (14.68%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Publishing
3 7 (6.42%) Banking
4 5 (4.59%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.83%) Back Office
5 2 (1.83%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) JSON
2 14 (12.84%) Web Services
3 6 (5.50%) LAMP
4 3 (2.75%) Middleware
5 2 (1.83%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.83%) EDI
5 2 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.92%) J2EE
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.92%) XML
6 1 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) HACMP
2 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.67%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.75%) Derivative
5 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.92%) CMDB
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
6 1 (0.92%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (51.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (38.53%) Unix
4 32 (29.36%) Windows
5 25 (22.94%) AIX
6 17 (15.60%) Windows Server
7 11 (10.09%) Amazon Linux
7 11 (10.09%) Solaris
8 10 (9.17%) CentOS
8 10 (9.17%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (4.59%) Debian
10 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.83%) SUSE
11 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.92%) Android
12 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) ITIL
2 14 (12.84%) Configuration Management
3 13 (11.93%) DevOps
4 12 (11.01%) CRM
4 12 (11.01%) Problem Management
5 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.17%) ERP
7 6 (5.50%) Security Management
8 5 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.59%) Release Management
8 5 (4.59%) Service Design
9 3 (2.75%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.75%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.75%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.83%) High Availability
10 2 (1.83%) Network Architecture
10 2 (1.83%) Network Management
10 2 (1.83%) Open Source
10 2 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (1.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.94%) Python
2 27 (24.77%) SQL
3 24 (22.02%) Perl
4 13 (11.93%) Bash Shell
4 13 (11.93%) Shell Script
5 12 (11.01%) Ruby
6 7 (6.42%) PHP
7 5 (4.59%) Java
8 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.83%) C++
9 2 (1.83%) Korn
10 1 (0.92%) C#
10 1 (0.92%) Jython
10 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.59%) RHCE
4 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.75%) KVM
2 3 (2.75%) Postfix
3 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) NFS
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.83%) Xen
4 1 (0.92%) iptables
4 1 (0.92%) Samba
4 1 (0.92%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.92%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.92%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (28.44%) Puppet
2 21 (19.27%) Ansible
3 19 (17.43%) Nagios
4 17 (15.60%) ZABBIX
5 14 (12.84%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (7.34%) Tivoli
6 8 (7.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.83%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.92%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.92%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.92%) Simpana
Vendors
1 59 (54.13%) Red Hat
2 22 (20.18%) Oracle
2 22 (20.18%) Splunk
2 22 (20.18%) VMware
3 10 (9.17%) Cisco
4 9 (8.26%) NetApp
5 8 (7.34%) IBM
6 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.42%) Veritas
7 6 (5.50%) HP
8 4 (3.67%) EMC
9 3 (2.75%) Remedy
10 2 (1.83%) Calypso
10 2 (1.83%) Murex
10 2 (1.83%) SAP
10 2 (1.83%) Sun
11 1 (0.92%) ATG
11 1 (0.92%) BMC
11 1 (0.92%) CommVault
11 1 (0.92%) Netezza
East Kilbride
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £34000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + OT + On-Call +++
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £competitive +15% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago