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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 866 842 866
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 28 38 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.035% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.037% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 24 29 27
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £18,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,300 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £47,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +20.25%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 27 August 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
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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 -62 20 £53,000 +11.57% 1
London -12 16 £57,500 +21.05%
City of London +14 5 £46,750 -19.39%
South East -32 3 £40,000 +116.21% 1
County Londonderry - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Berkshire - 2 £38,750 -
Surrey 0 1 £40,000 -25.23%
Edinburgh -11 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Scotland -13 1 £60,000 +27.65%
East of England -13 1 £25,000 -50.00%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £25,000 -
Reading - 1 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £25,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (59.65%) UNIX
2 34 (59.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (49.12%) Red Hat
4 27 (47.37%) Perl
4 27 (47.37%) Finance
5 25 (43.86%) Python
6 22 (38.60%) Puppet
7 20 (35.09%) Ubuntu
8 17 (29.82%) Oracle
8 17 (29.82%) CentOS
9 16 (28.07%) Ruby
10 15 (26.32%) Configuration Management
11 12 (21.05%) AIX
11 12 (21.05%) Solaris
12 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
13 9 (15.79%) CFEngine
13 9 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (15.79%) Fedora
13 9 (15.79%) LAMP
13 9 (15.79%) Windows
13 9 (15.79%) MySQL
13 9 (15.79%) Nagios
14 8 (14.04%) Java
14 8 (14.04%) ITIL
14 8 (14.04%) JBoss
14 8 (14.04%) Replication
14 8 (14.04%) VMware
14 8 (14.04%) DevOps
15 7 (12.28%) Jenkins

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (12.28%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.51%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) SAS
3 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) PaaS
1 2 (3.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Kerberos
1 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.77%) FTP
3 4 (7.02%) NAS
4 3 (5.26%) DNS
5 2 (3.51%) SSL
5 2 (3.51%) Firewall
5 2 (3.51%) SMTP
5 2 (3.51%) SNMP
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) LAN
6 1 (1.75%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) MySQL
2 7 (12.28%) Hadoop
2 7 (12.28%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.51%) DB2
6 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Subversion
1 7 (12.28%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.53%) Redmine
3 2 (3.51%) JIRA
General
1 27 (47.37%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
2 7 (12.28%) Marketing
3 4 (7.02%) Front Office
4 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) LAMP
2 7 (12.28%) ActiveMQ
2 7 (12.28%) Memcached
2 7 (12.28%) Sphinx
2 7 (12.28%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (10.53%) Middleware
4 4 (7.02%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Replication
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.02%) Mathematics
3 4 (7.02%) Physics
3 4 (7.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (7.02%) Open Source
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 34 (59.65%) UNIX
2 34 (59.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (35.09%) Ubuntu
4 17 (29.82%) CentOS
5 12 (21.05%) Solaris
5 12 (21.05%) AIX
6 9 (15.79%) Windows
6 9 (15.79%) Fedora
7 6 (10.53%) HPUX
8 4 (7.02%) FreeBSD
8 4 (7.02%) Debian
8 4 (7.02%) OpenBSD
9 3 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (5.26%) VMS
10 1 (1.75%) SUSE
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
2 8 (14.04%) DevOps
3 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.77%) Change Management
4 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.02%) Low Latency
5 4 (7.02%) Network Management
5 4 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.02%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (5.26%) E-business
6 3 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.75%) Analytics
8 1 (1.75%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.75%) Product Management
8 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) Perl
2 25 (43.86%) Python
3 16 (28.07%) Ruby
4 10 (17.54%) Bash Shell
5 8 (14.04%) Java
6 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
6 7 (12.28%) PHP
6 7 (12.28%) SQL
7 3 (5.26%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) KVM
3 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) XenApp
3 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 22 (38.60%) Puppet
2 9 (15.79%) CFEngine
2 9 (15.79%) Nagios
2 9 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (5.26%) Control-M
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Red Hat
2 17 (29.82%) Oracle
3 8 (14.04%) JBoss
3 8 (14.04%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) Axway
4 5 (8.77%) Sophos
5 4 (7.02%) NetApp
6 3 (5.26%) Fujitsu
6 3 (5.26%) Sun
6 3 (5.26%) Intel
7 2 (3.51%) Citrix
7 2 (3.51%) Veritas
8 1 (1.75%) Apple
8 1 (1.75%) hybris
8 1 (1.75%) HP
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.75%) Sybase