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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 882 905 844
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 20 33 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.028% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.030% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 36
Average salary £46,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,160 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £69,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -20.00%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 14 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 3 July 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 +13 20 £46,500 -12.26%
London +1 8 £60,000 +12.14%
Hertfordshire - 5 £46,500 -
Warwickshire - 5 £28,160 -
East of England - 5 £46,500 -
Warwick - 5 £28,160 -
West Midlands - 5 £28,160 -
City of London +30 2 £66,250 +25.00%
Borehamwood - 2 £41,000 -
South East +12 1 £70,000 +75.00%
North West -4 1 £52,500 +84.21%
Reading -5 1 £70,000 +133.33%
Berkshire -5 1 £70,000 +133.33%
Manchester - 1 £52,500 -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (78.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (58.00%) Apache
4 26 (52.00%) MySQL
4 26 (52.00%) Perl
5 23 (46.00%) Red Hat
6 22 (44.00%) DNS
7 21 (42.00%) Samba
7 21 (42.00%) Debian
8 20 (40.00%) NFS
8 20 (40.00%) SMTP
8 20 (40.00%) iptables
9 19 (38.00%) Web Application Development
10 18 (36.00%) UNIX
10 18 (36.00%) VMware
11 16 (32.00%) SLA
11 16 (32.00%) Puppet
12 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (30.00%) Oracle
12 15 (30.00%) ITIL
13 10 (20.00%) Finance
14 9 (18.00%) Veritas
14 9 (18.00%) Control-M
14 9 (18.00%) Python
14 9 (18.00%) Solaris
14 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
15 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
15 8 (16.00%) HP
16 7 (14.00%) Shell Script
16 7 (14.00%) Internet

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (58.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) DNS
2 20 (40.00%) SMTP
3 7 (14.00%) Internet
4 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.00%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.00%) Firewall
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
7 1 (2.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (2.00%) SAN
7 1 (2.00%) DHCP
7 1 (2.00%) LDAP
7 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (52.00%) MySQL
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.00%) Subversion
3 3 (6.00%) Redmine
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Clustering
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (78.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (42.00%) Debian
4 18 (36.00%) UNIX
5 9 (18.00%) Solaris
6 6 (12.00%) HPUX
6 6 (12.00%) VMS
6 6 (12.00%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (10.00%) Windows
8 3 (6.00%) AIX
9 2 (4.00%) CentOS
10 1 (2.00%) SUSE
10 1 (2.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Web Application Development
2 15 (30.00%) ITIL
3 6 (12.00%) E-business
3 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.00%) Open Source
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.00%) Server Building
6 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (2.00%) Process Management
7 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.00%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.00%) Information Security
7 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.00%) Supply Chain Management
7 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) Perl
2 9 (18.00%) Python
3 7 (14.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.00%) Ruby
4 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.00%) AWK
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) Degree
3 5 (10.00%) RHCE
4 2 (4.00%) RHCSA
5 1 (2.00%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (42.00%) Samba
2 20 (40.00%) NFS
2 20 (40.00%) iptables
3 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (12.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (12.00%) vCloud
5 4 (8.00%) VMware Server
5 4 (8.00%) Postfix
6 2 (4.00%) KVM
7 1 (2.00%) Docker
7 1 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
7 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) Puppet
2 9 (18.00%) Control-M
3 3 (6.00%) Nagios
3 3 (6.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
3 3 (6.00%) Rundeck
4 1 (2.00%) Mesos
4 1 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.00%) Cacti
4 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (36.00%) VMware
3 15 (30.00%) Oracle
4 9 (18.00%) Veritas
5 8 (16.00%) HP
6 6 (12.00%) Intel
6 6 (12.00%) Fujitsu
7 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.00%) F5
8 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.00%) Symantec