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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Specialist
Rank 885 884 878
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 58 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.048% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.049% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 50 31 29
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £39,398 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,050 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +55.03%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 27 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 14 February 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
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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 +26 54 £45,000 -10.00% 10
London +19 25 £50,000 +26.91% 2
South East +10 13 £42,500 -15.00% 3
West Sussex - 10 £45,000 - 1
Crawley - 7 £47,500 - 1
City of London +61 6 £60,000 +9.09%
East of England 0 6 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Scotland +6 4 £40,000 -20.00%
Glasgow -14 4 £40,000 -5.88%
Bristol - 4 £57,500 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £38,750 -
South West - 4 £57,500 - 1
Berkshire +10 3 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £40,000 -
Bedford - 1 £31,000 -
Essex - 1 £45,000 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £31,000 -
Colchester - 1 £45,000 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 88 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (43.18%) Windows
3 35 (39.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (38.64%) Python
5 29 (32.95%) SQL
5 29 (32.95%) Bash Shell
5 29 (32.95%) Puppet
6 26 (29.55%) Red Hat
6 26 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (27.27%) Unix
8 23 (26.14%) VMware
9 22 (25.00%) DevOps
10 20 (22.73%) Perl
11 18 (20.45%) Oracle
11 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
12 17 (19.32%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
14 15 (17.05%) Finance
15 14 (15.91%) Incident Management
16 13 (14.77%) Degree
16 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (14.77%) MySQL
16 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
17 12 (13.64%) ITIL
17 12 (13.64%) Java
17 12 (13.64%) Ansible
18 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (12.50%) DNS
18 11 (12.50%) Shell Script
18 11 (12.50%) Nagios

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (10.23%) Apache
2 8 (9.09%) nginx
3 5 (5.68%) JBoss
4 4 (4.55%) IIS
4 4 (4.55%) Node.js
4 4 (4.55%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.14%) CMS
7 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.82%) SaaS
4 5 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.27%) IaaS
6 1 (1.14%) GitHub
6 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) DNS
2 8 (9.09%) DHCP
3 7 (7.95%) Firewall
4 6 (6.82%) LDAP
5 4 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.55%) SAN
5 4 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.14%) FTP
6 1 (1.14%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) IPsec
6 1 (1.14%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.14%) PuTTY
6 1 (1.14%) SSH
6 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) MySQL
2 7 (7.95%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.27%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.14%) DataStage
7 1 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 16 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.41%) Subversion
4 2 (2.27%) AnthillPro
5 1 (1.14%) GitLab
5 1 (1.14%) JIRA
5 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Back Office
3 6 (6.82%) Banking
4 4 (4.55%) Brand Awareness
4 4 (4.55%) Legal
5 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.27%) Games
7 1 (1.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) LAMP
1 7 (7.95%) Web Services
2 6 (6.82%) JSON
3 4 (4.55%) .NET
3 4 (4.55%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.41%) EDI
5 1 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.14%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Equities
2 6 (6.82%) Derivative
3 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.27%) Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.14%) iSeries
6 1 (1.14%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (43.18%) Windows
3 35 (39.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (27.27%) Unix
5 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.95%) AIX
6 7 (7.95%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (6.82%) Ubuntu
8 5 (5.68%) Solaris
9 3 (3.41%) Android
9 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.27%) CentOS
10 2 (2.27%) Debian
10 2 (2.27%) HPUX
10 2 (2.27%) SUSE
11 1 (1.14%) Kali Linux
11 1 (1.14%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.00%) DevOps
2 17 (19.32%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (15.91%) Incident Management
4 12 (13.64%) ITIL
5 11 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.36%) CRM
7 8 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.95%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.95%) ERP
8 7 (7.95%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.82%) Migration
10 5 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.68%) Kernel Tuning
10 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.68%) Release Management
10 5 (5.68%) Time Management
11 4 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (4.55%) Information Governance
11 4 (4.55%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.64%) Python
2 29 (32.95%) Bash Shell
2 29 (32.95%) SQL
3 20 (22.73%) Perl
4 12 (13.64%) Java
5 11 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 9 (10.23%) PHP
6 9 (10.23%) Ruby
7 4 (4.55%) C++
8 3 (3.41%) C#
8 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.14%) AWK
9 1 (1.14%) Go
9 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.14%) Jython
9 1 (1.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) RHCA
2 2 (2.27%) RHCE
2 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) HIPAA
1 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.82%) NFS
3 6 (6.82%) Xen
4 5 (5.68%) Docker
5 2 (2.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.14%) KVM
6 1 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (32.95%) Puppet
2 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (13.64%) Ansible
4 11 (12.50%) Nagios
5 7 (7.95%) ZABBIX
6 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (5.68%) yum
8 4 (4.55%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.14%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (1.14%) Terraform
9 1 (1.14%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (1.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Red Hat
2 23 (26.14%) VMware
3 18 (20.45%) Oracle
4 8 (9.09%) IBM
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco
6 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.82%) Splunk
7 4 (4.55%) EMC
7 4 (4.55%) NetApp
7 4 (4.55%) New Relic
7 4 (4.55%) Veritas
8 2 (2.27%) HP
8 2 (2.27%) Novell
8 2 (2.27%) SAP
8 2 (2.27%) Sun
9 1 (1.14%) BMC
9 1 (1.14%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.14%) SaltStack
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