The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 889 848 908
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 28 35 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.032% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.033% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 10
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £41,250 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £62,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,250 £42,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
-31.17% -15.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -50 27 £35,500 -29.00% 3
North West +5 9 £28,500 -30.90%
South East - 8 £52,500 -
London -66 7 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Hampshire - 4 - -
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Bristol - 3 £31,000 -
South West - 3 £31,000 -
Staines - 2 £65,000 -
Gatwick - 2 £40,000 -
Surrey - 2 £65,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Manchester +2 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £35,000 -
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (69.35%) UNIX
3 32 (51.61%) AIX
3 32 (51.61%) Red Hat
4 30 (48.39%) Solaris
5 29 (46.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (37.10%) Perl
7 23 (37.10%) Shell Script
8 21 (33.87%) DNS
9 18 (29.03%) ITIL
10 17 (27.42%) Novell
10 17 (27.42%) SUSE
10 17 (27.42%) OpenLDAP
10 17 (27.42%) OpenSSH
11 15 (24.19%) Incident Management
12 14 (22.58%) Change Management
13 13 (20.97%) HPUX
14 12 (19.35%) FTP
14 12 (19.35%) Sophos
14 12 (19.35%) Middleware
14 12 (19.35%) Axway
15 11 (17.74%) CentOS
16 9 (14.52%) MySQL
17 8 (12.90%) Python
17 8 (12.90%) VMware
18 7 (11.29%) Ubuntu
18 7 (11.29%) PHP
18 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
18 7 (11.29%) RabbitMQ

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.06%) Apache
3 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.45%) Route 53
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.87%) DNS
2 17 (27.42%) OpenLDAP
3 12 (19.35%) FTP
4 4 (6.45%) SAN
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.23%) SMTP
6 2 (3.23%) Firewall
6 2 (3.23%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.61%) SSL
7 1 (1.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) MySQL
2 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.68%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.45%) GNU Toolchain
1 4 (6.45%) BitKeeper
2 3 (4.84%) JIRA
3 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
1 6 (9.68%) Marketing
2 2 (3.23%) Front Office
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) Middleware
2 7 (11.29%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (9.68%) Sphinx
3 6 (9.68%) Memcached
3 6 (9.68%) LAMP
3 6 (9.68%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (6.45%) POSIX
4 4 (6.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Replication
2 2 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (1.61%) Open Source
3 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.61%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.61%) VAX
3 1 (1.61%) Equities
3 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.61%) Physics
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (69.35%) UNIX
3 32 (51.61%) AIX
4 30 (48.39%) Solaris
5 29 (46.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (27.42%) SUSE
7 13 (20.97%) HPUX
8 11 (17.74%) CentOS
9 7 (11.29%) Ubuntu
10 5 (8.06%) Debian
11 4 (6.45%) Windows
12 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.03%) ITIL
3 15 (24.19%) Incident Management
4 14 (22.58%) Change Management
5 6 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (8.06%) Data Management
7 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.84%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.23%) Service Management
9 2 (3.23%) ITSM
9 2 (3.23%) Change Control
9 2 (3.23%) Low Latency
10 1 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.61%) Network Management
10 1 (1.61%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.61%) Network Design
10 1 (1.61%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Perl
1 23 (37.10%) Shell Script
2 8 (12.90%) Python
3 7 (11.29%) PHP
3 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (9.68%) Ruby
5 4 (6.45%) C
5 4 (6.45%) C++
5 4 (6.45%) AWK
5 4 (6.45%) sed
6 3 (4.84%) Java
7 2 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (1.61%) Korn
8 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) OpenSSH
2 3 (4.84%) vSphere
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) KVM
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) Nagios
2 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Red Hat
2 17 (27.42%) Novell
3 12 (19.35%) Sophos
3 12 (19.35%) Axway
4 8 (12.90%) VMware
5 4 (6.45%) Hitachi
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) Remedy
6 2 (3.23%) hybris
7 1 (1.61%) Fiserv
7 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.61%) Sun
7 1 (1.61%) JBoss
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