The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 878 899 845
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 19 32 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.027% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.029% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 31
Average salary £52,500 £53,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.86% +12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -8.57%

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
103565 111264 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90957 85091
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 July 2015 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 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 19 £52,500 -1.86% 6
London -3 7 £61,250 +6.52% 2
Manchester - 4 £52,500 -
North West - 4 £52,500 -
South East +30 3 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East of England - 3 £41,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £41,000 -
City of London +11 2 £66,250 +26.19%
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Borehamwood - 2 £41,000 -
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Surrey +4 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Berkshire -5 1 £70,000 +133.33% 1
Reading -6 1 £70,000 +133.33% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £45,000 - 2

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (55.77%) Perl
4 27 (51.92%) Apache
5 25 (48.08%) MySQL
5 25 (48.08%) Red Hat
6 23 (44.23%) Debian
7 20 (38.46%) Samba
7 20 (38.46%) DNS
8 19 (36.54%) SMTP
8 19 (36.54%) NFS
8 19 (36.54%) iptables
9 18 (34.62%) Web Application Development
10 17 (32.69%) Puppet
10 17 (32.69%) UNIX
10 17 (32.69%) VMware
11 15 (28.85%) ITIL
11 15 (28.85%) SLA
11 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (25.00%) Oracle
12 13 (25.00%) Python
13 9 (17.31%) Veritas
14 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
14 8 (15.38%) Finance
14 8 (15.38%) HPUX
14 8 (15.38%) Solaris
14 8 (15.38%) HP
15 7 (13.46%) Internet
16 6 (11.54%) Degree
16 6 (11.54%) vCloud

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (51.92%) Apache
2 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (38.46%) DNS
2 19 (36.54%) SMTP
3 7 (13.46%) Internet
4 4 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
4 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.69%) VoIP
5 3 (5.77%) LAN
5 3 (5.77%) Kerberos
5 3 (5.77%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) LDAP
6 1 (1.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (48.08%) MySQL
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) Subversion
3 3 (5.77%) Redmine
General
1 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) HACMP
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Xbox
3 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) PlayStation
3 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (69.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (44.23%) Debian
4 17 (32.69%) UNIX
5 8 (15.38%) HPUX
5 8 (15.38%) Solaris
6 5 (9.62%) Windows
6 5 (9.62%) AIX
6 5 (9.62%) Fedora
7 4 (7.69%) SUSE
8 3 (5.77%) CentOS
8 3 (5.77%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (5.77%) VMS
9 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Web Application Development
2 15 (28.85%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.69%) Open Source
6 3 (5.77%) Server Building
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) E-business
7 2 (3.85%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) DevOps
7 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.85%) Coaching
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.92%) SIEM
8 1 (1.92%) Change Control
8 1 (1.92%) Supply Chain Management
8 1 (1.92%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) Perl
2 13 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.62%) PHP
4 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.92%) Java
6 1 (1.92%) SQL
6 1 (1.92%) AWK
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) RHCE
3 2 (3.85%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.92%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Samba
2 19 (36.54%) NFS
2 19 (36.54%) iptables
3 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (11.54%) vCloud
5 4 (7.69%) Postfix
5 4 (7.69%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.77%) KVM
7 2 (3.85%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.92%) Docker
8 1 (1.92%) QEMU
8 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 17 (32.69%) Puppet
2 6 (11.54%) Control-M
3 4 (7.69%) Ansible
4 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (5.77%) Nagios
4 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.77%) Rundeck
5 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.92%) Cacti
5 1 (1.92%) Mesos
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Red Hat
2 17 (32.69%) VMware
3 13 (25.00%) Oracle
4 9 (17.31%) Veritas
5 8 (15.38%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Intel
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 3 (5.77%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.92%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) EMC
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