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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 853 834 839
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 33 38 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.037% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.039% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 25
Average salary £39,398 £52,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.23% +6.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,500 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £63,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £45,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.02% +14.37%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 19 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 23 January 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 -2 22 £39,398 -24.95%
London +1 16 £39,398 -36.96%
County Londonderry - 8 - -
Northern Ireland - 8 - -
Surbiton - 6 £37,500 -
East of England -9 3 £50,000 -
Scotland +12 2 £46,250 -11.05%
West Yorkshire -2 2 £55,000 +83.33%
Yorkshire -6 2 £55,000 +83.33%
Leeds -6 2 £55,000 +83.33%
Hertfordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Edinburgh +3 1 £42,500 -24.10%
Berkshire 0 1 £47,500 -
South East -50 1 £47,500 -26.92%
Suffolk - 1 £47,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £50,000 -
Reading - 1 £47,500 -
Ipswich - 1 £47,500 -
Clydebank - 1 £50,000 -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (57.41%) UNIX
3 29 (53.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 25 (46.30%) Oracle
5 25 (46.30%) VMware
6 22 (40.74%) Shell Script
7 19 (35.19%) vSphere
8 18 (33.33%) Firewall
9 16 (29.63%) Finance
9 16 (29.63%) Puppet
10 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
10 15 (27.78%) Windows
10 15 (27.78%) Solaris
11 13 (24.07%) VMS
11 13 (24.07%) Apache
11 13 (24.07%) AIX
11 13 (24.07%) Intel
11 13 (24.07%) Control-M
11 13 (24.07%) E-business
11 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
11 13 (24.07%) Retail
11 13 (24.07%) Fujitsu
11 13 (24.07%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (24.07%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (22.22%) Citrix
12 12 (22.22%) MySQL
13 10 (18.52%) Tomcat

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (24.07%) Apache
2 10 (18.52%) Tomcat
3 9 (16.67%) JBoss
3 9 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 8 (14.81%) WebSphere
4 8 (14.81%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.70%) Confluence
5 2 (3.70%) Node.js
5 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.85%) IIS
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) PaaS
1 9 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) Firewall
2 9 (16.67%) FTP
2 9 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 8 (14.81%) SSH
4 6 (11.11%) DNS
5 5 (9.26%) Network Security
6 4 (7.41%) DHCP
7 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.56%) NAS
8 2 (3.70%) SMTP
9 1 (1.85%) HTTP
9 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
2 12 (22.22%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) DB2
3 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Subversion
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) FishEye
3 2 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Maven
4 1 (1.85%) JUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
2 13 (24.07%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Front Office
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Middleware
2 4 (7.41%) LAMP
3 3 (5.56%) Django
4 2 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Clustering
2 6 (11.11%) Open Source
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.56%) Physics
5 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) iSeries
6 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (57.41%) UNIX
3 29 (53.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (27.78%) Solaris
4 15 (27.78%) Windows
5 13 (24.07%) AIX
5 13 (24.07%) VMS
5 13 (24.07%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (9.26%) Debian
7 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
8 3 (5.56%) OpenBSD
8 3 (5.56%) FreeBSD
9 2 (3.70%) HPUX
9 2 (3.70%) SUSE
10 1 (1.85%) Fedora
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.85%) CentOS
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) E-business
1 13 (24.07%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.81%) Identity Management
4 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL
5 3 (5.56%) DevOps
6 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.70%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.70%) TDD
6 2 (3.70%) Data Management
7 1 (1.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.85%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (1.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) Shell Script
2 7 (12.96%) Python
3 5 (9.26%) Perl
3 5 (9.26%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) C++
4 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) RHCE
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) vSphere
2 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (18.52%) NFS
4 8 (14.81%) XenApp
5 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (7.41%) ProxySG
6 3 (5.56%) Ceph
6 3 (5.56%) KVM
7 2 (3.70%) Samba
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.85%) Squid
8 1 (1.85%) Postfix
8 1 (1.85%) GPFS
8 1 (1.85%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 16 (29.63%) Puppet
2 13 (24.07%) Control-M
3 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.85%) cPanel
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.85%) Cacti
6 1 (1.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 25 (46.30%) VMware
2 25 (46.30%) Oracle
3 13 (24.07%) Intel
3 13 (24.07%) Fujitsu
4 12 (22.22%) Citrix
5 9 (16.67%) hybris
6 8 (14.81%) IBM
7 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.26%) HP
7 5 (9.26%) EMC
7 5 (9.26%) Cisco
8 4 (7.41%) NetApp
8 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
8 4 (7.41%) Symantec
8 4 (7.41%) F5
9 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.70%) Sybase
10 1 (1.85%) Sun