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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 857 907 874
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 33 26 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.022% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.023% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 24
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,160 £28,500 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £72,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,045 £29,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -31.17%

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +16 27 £39,022 +9.92% 2
London +33 11 £47,000 +10.58% 2
Hertfordshire - 8 £46,500 -
Warwickshire - 8 £28,160 -
East of England - 8 £46,500 -
West Midlands - 8 £28,160 -
Warwick - 7 £28,160 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £40,000 -
Wales - 3 £40,000 -
County Londonderry - 3 - -
Caerphilly - 3 £40,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £46,000 -
City of London - 1 £55,000 - 2

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 66 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (48.48%) Red Hat
4 31 (46.97%) Apache
4 31 (46.97%) UNIX
4 31 (46.97%) VMware
5 27 (40.91%) Oracle
6 25 (37.88%) NFS
7 24 (36.36%) MySQL
8 22 (33.33%) Puppet
9 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (31.82%) Shell Script
10 19 (28.79%) DNS
11 18 (27.27%) Perl
12 17 (25.76%) SMTP
12 17 (25.76%) Samba
12 17 (25.76%) Debian
13 16 (24.24%) vSphere
13 16 (24.24%) iptables
14 15 (22.73%) Web Application Development
14 15 (22.73%) Finance
14 15 (22.73%) Solaris
15 14 (21.21%) RHCE
15 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
16 13 (19.70%) SLA
17 12 (18.18%) AIX
17 12 (18.18%) ITIL
17 12 (18.18%) Clustering
17 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
18 11 (16.67%) Oracle Linux

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (46.97%) Apache
2 9 (13.64%) Tomcat
3 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
3 8 (12.12%) WebLogic
3 8 (12.12%) JBoss
4 6 (9.09%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.03%) Confluence
5 2 (3.03%) Node.js
5 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.12%) PaaS
2 8 (12.12%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) DNS
2 17 (25.76%) SMTP
3 11 (16.67%) Firewall
4 9 (13.64%) FTP
5 8 (12.12%) SSH
6 6 (9.09%) BIG-IP
6 6 (9.09%) Internet
7 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.03%) DHCP
8 2 (3.03%) Network Security
9 1 (1.52%) HTTP
9 1 (1.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.36%) MySQL
2 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) FishEye
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Back Office
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) Middleware
2 3 (4.55%) LAMP
3 2 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Open Source
3 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (46.97%) UNIX
4 17 (25.76%) Debian
5 15 (22.73%) Solaris
6 12 (18.18%) AIX
7 11 (16.67%) VMS
7 11 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (15.15%) Windows
9 7 (10.61%) HPUX
10 1 (1.52%) SUSE
10 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Web Application Development
2 12 (18.18%) ITIL
3 11 (16.67%) E-business
3 11 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 9 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (12.12%) Identity Management
6 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.03%) TDD
7 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.03%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.03%) Project Management
7 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.03%) DevOps
7 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.52%) Change Control
8 1 (1.52%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.52%) Coaching
8 1 (1.52%) Microservices
8 1 (1.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) Shell Script
2 18 (27.27%) Perl
3 6 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 6 (9.09%) Python
4 3 (4.55%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) RHCE
1 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) SLA
2 6 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 25 (37.88%) NFS
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.76%) Samba
4 16 (24.24%) vSphere
4 16 (24.24%) iptables
5 8 (12.12%) XenApp
6 6 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (9.09%) vCloud
7 4 (6.06%) Postfix
8 3 (4.55%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.03%) KVM
9 2 (3.03%) ProxySG
9 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
10 1 (1.52%) Squid
10 1 (1.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.52%) Docker
10 1 (1.52%) GPFS
10 1 (1.52%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 22 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (16.67%) Control-M
3 9 (13.64%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.55%) Ansible
5 2 (3.03%) Nagios
5 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.03%) Cacti
5 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.52%) Mesos
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Red Hat
2 31 (46.97%) VMware
3 27 (40.91%) Oracle
4 11 (16.67%) Intel
4 11 (16.67%) Fujitsu
5 10 (15.15%) Citrix
6 9 (13.64%) HP
6 9 (13.64%) IBM
6 9 (13.64%) Veritas
7 6 (9.09%) hybris
8 4 (6.06%) Cisco
9 3 (4.55%) EMC
10 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.03%) Symantec
10 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
10 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.03%) F5
11 1 (1.52%) Sybase
11 1 (1.52%) NetApp