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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Specialist
Rank 870 903 869
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 27 29 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.024% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.025% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 32
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,160 £28,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £29,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+34.45% -30.00%

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
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
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 28 May 2015 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 12 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 28 May 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 +40 24 £43,000 +1.17% 1
London +35 11 £53,500 -
Warwickshire - 8 £28,160 -
West Midlands - 8 £28,160 -
Warwick - 7 £28,160 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £46,500 -
East of England - 5 £46,500 -
Caerphilly - 3 £40,000 -
South Wales - 3 £40,000 -
Wales - 3 £40,000 -
Borehamwood - 2 £41,000 -
City of London +49 1 £62,500 +16.82%

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (48.33%) Apache
4 26 (43.33%) Red Hat
5 25 (41.67%) MySQL
6 24 (40.00%) NFS
6 24 (40.00%) VMware
7 23 (38.33%) Perl
7 23 (38.33%) UNIX
8 22 (36.67%) Oracle
8 22 (36.67%) DNS
9 21 (35.00%) Debian
9 21 (35.00%) Puppet
10 20 (33.33%) iptables
10 20 (33.33%) Samba
10 20 (33.33%) SMTP
11 19 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (31.67%) Web Application Development
12 16 (26.67%) SLA
12 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
13 14 (23.33%) ITIL
14 13 (21.67%) Solaris
14 13 (21.67%) Finance
15 12 (20.00%) Control-M
15 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database
16 10 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (16.67%) Retail
16 10 (16.67%) Fujitsu
16 10 (16.67%) Intel

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (48.33%) Apache
2 6 (10.00%) JBoss
3 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.33%) Node.js
4 2 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) IaaS
2 4 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (36.67%) DNS
2 20 (33.33%) SMTP
3 7 (11.67%) Internet
4 4 (6.67%) Firewall
4 4 (6.67%) FTP
4 4 (6.67%) SSH
5 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.33%) DHCP
6 2 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (41.67%) MySQL
2 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (3.33%) Redmine
4 2 (3.33%) FishEye
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Retail
2 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Middleware
2 3 (5.00%) LAMP
3 2 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 48 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (38.33%) UNIX
4 21 (35.00%) Debian
5 13 (21.67%) Solaris
6 10 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (16.67%) VMS
7 8 (13.33%) Windows
8 7 (11.67%) AIX
9 6 (10.00%) HPUX
10 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Web Application Development
2 14 (23.33%) ITIL
3 10 (16.67%) E-business
4 9 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.00%) Open Source
7 4 (6.67%) Server Hardening
7 4 (6.67%) Identity Management
8 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.00%) Server Building
9 2 (3.33%) DevOps
9 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.33%) Project Management
9 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.33%) TDD
9 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.33%) Migration
9 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) Perl
2 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 7 (11.67%) Python
4 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.00%) Java
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) C++
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) RHCE
3 8 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.67%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) PMBOK
System Software
1 24 (40.00%) NFS
2 20 (33.33%) iptables
2 20 (33.33%) Samba
3 19 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.00%) vCloud
4 6 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (10.00%) vSphere
5 4 (6.67%) Postfix
5 4 (6.67%) XenApp
5 4 (6.67%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.33%) KVM
6 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) Puppet
2 12 (20.00%) Control-M
3 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.00%) Ansible
5 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.33%) Rundeck
5 2 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.33%) Nagios
6 1 (1.67%) Cacti
6 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Red Hat
2 24 (40.00%) VMware
3 22 (36.67%) Oracle
4 10 (16.67%) Fujitsu
4 10 (16.67%) Intel
5 9 (15.00%) Veritas
5 9 (15.00%) HP
6 6 (10.00%) Citrix
7 5 (8.33%) IBM
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco
8 3 (5.00%) EMC
9 2 (3.33%) F5
9 2 (3.33%) Symantec
9 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.67%) hybris
10 1 (1.67%) NetApp