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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 852 909 962
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 57 56 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.052% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.054% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 45 47 50
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +29.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £29,564 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £65,000 £67,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +24.61%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 30 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 28 May 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 +30 55 £45,000 -25.00% 9
London +28 20 £47,500 -26.92% 2
South East - 15 £45,000 - 4
East of England +35 9 £42,000 -9.67%
West Sussex - 6 £45,000 -
Crawley - 6 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 6 £40,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +12 5 £38,500 -18.08%
Yorkshire +11 5 £38,500 -18.08%
Portsmouth - 5 £40,500 - 1
Leeds - 5 £38,500 -
Essex - 5 £42,000 -
City of London +53 4 £57,500 -6.12% 1
Hertfordshire +19 4 £32,500 -30.10%
Colchester - 4 £42,000 -
Reading - 3 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +8 2 £42,500 +39.34%
West Midlands -22 2 £37,750 +34.05% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Warwickshire -15 1 £39,000 +38.49%
Coventry - 1 £36,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 £26,500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £40,000 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £40,000 - 1
North West - 1 £26,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £45,000 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (45.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 51 (41.80%) Red Hat
4 44 (36.07%) Windows
5 41 (33.61%) Unix
6 40 (32.79%) SQL
7 39 (31.97%) Python
8 33 (27.05%) Amazon AWS
8 33 (27.05%) Puppet
9 31 (25.41%) Oracle
10 28 (22.95%) VMware
10 28 (22.95%) Windows Server
11 25 (20.49%) Perl
12 24 (19.67%) Degree
13 21 (17.21%) JSON
13 21 (17.21%) Ansible
14 19 (15.57%) Splunk
14 19 (15.57%) DevOps
14 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
15 18 (14.75%) Bash Shell
15 18 (14.75%) CRM
15 18 (14.75%) Nagios
16 17 (13.93%) AIX
16 17 (13.93%) MySQL
16 17 (13.93%) Red Hat Satellite
17 16 (13.11%) Apache
17 16 (13.11%) Finance
18 15 (12.30%) ITIL
18 15 (12.30%) ERP
18 15 (12.30%) BusinessObjects

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 16 (13.11%) Apache
2 5 (4.10%) JBoss
3 4 (3.28%) nginx
3 4 (3.28%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.46%) IIS
4 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.05%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.10%) SaaS
4 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) SAN
2 6 (4.92%) DNS
2 6 (4.92%) Firewall
2 6 (4.92%) Internet
3 5 (4.10%) LDAP
4 4 (3.28%) DHCP
4 4 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.64%) LAN
6 2 (1.64%) SMTP
6 2 (1.64%) VoIP
6 2 (1.64%) WAN
7 1 (0.82%) FTP
7 1 (0.82%) IPsec
7 1 (0.82%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.93%) MySQL
2 15 (12.30%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.46%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) DataStage
7 1 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.82%) GitLab
4 1 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.82%) Subversion
4 1 (0.82%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (13.11%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Back Office
2 8 (6.56%) Publishing
3 7 (5.74%) Banking
4 4 (3.28%) Legal
5 3 (2.46%) Games
6 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.21%) JSON
2 13 (10.66%) Web Services
3 10 (8.20%) LAMP
4 3 (2.46%) .NET
4 3 (2.46%) EDI
4 3 (2.46%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.82%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.82%) XML
5 1 (0.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (4.92%) Equities
3 5 (4.10%) Clustering
3 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.10%) HACMP
4 4 (3.28%) Derivative
5 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.46%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) Statistics
7 1 (0.82%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (45.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (36.07%) Windows
4 41 (33.61%) Unix
5 28 (22.95%) Windows Server
6 17 (13.93%) AIX
7 15 (12.30%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (6.56%) Solaris
9 7 (5.74%) Debian
9 7 (5.74%) Ubuntu
10 6 (4.92%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (3.28%) SUSE
11 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (2.46%) Android
12 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.46%) CentOS
12 3 (2.46%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.57%) DevOps
2 18 (14.75%) CRM
3 15 (12.30%) ERP
3 15 (12.30%) ITIL
4 14 (11.48%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (10.66%) Problem Management
6 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.20%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.56%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.74%) Security Management
10 6 (4.92%) Release Management
11 5 (4.10%) Service Design
12 4 (3.28%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.28%) High Availability
12 4 (3.28%) Information Governance
12 4 (3.28%) Information Security
12 4 (3.28%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (3.28%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (3.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.79%) SQL
2 39 (31.97%) Python
3 25 (20.49%) Perl
4 18 (14.75%) Bash Shell
5 14 (11.48%) Shell Script
6 13 (10.66%) Ruby
7 12 (9.84%) PHP
8 8 (6.56%) Java
9 4 (3.28%) C++
10 3 (2.46%) C#
10 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.64%) Korn
12 1 (0.82%) Go
12 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.82%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) Degree
2 5 (4.10%) RHCE
3 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.82%) RHCA
5 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) HIPAA
1 4 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.82%) HL7
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.56%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.92%) Xen
3 3 (2.46%) KVM
3 3 (2.46%) NFS
3 3 (2.46%) Postfix
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.82%) Docker
5 1 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.82%) iptables
5 1 (0.82%) Samba
5 1 (0.82%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.82%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (27.05%) Puppet
2 21 (17.21%) Ansible
3 18 (14.75%) Nagios
4 17 (13.93%) Red Hat Satellite
5 15 (12.30%) ZABBIX
6 9 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.10%) Tivoli
7 5 (4.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.64%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.82%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.82%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.82%) Simpana
9 1 (0.82%) Terraform
9 1 (0.82%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 51 (41.80%) Red Hat
2 31 (25.41%) Oracle
3 28 (22.95%) VMware
4 19 (15.57%) Splunk
5 12 (9.84%) Cisco
6 11 (9.02%) IBM
6 11 (9.02%) NetApp
7 10 (8.20%) Veritas
8 9 (7.38%) Microsoft
9 6 (4.92%) EMC
10 4 (3.28%) HP
10 4 (3.28%) SAP
11 3 (2.46%) Sun
12 2 (1.64%) BMC
12 2 (1.64%) Novell
13 1 (0.82%) ATG
13 1 (0.82%) Calypso
13 1 (0.82%) CommVault
13 1 (0.82%) Murex
13 1 (0.82%) Rackspace
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