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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 880 841 861
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 22 35 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.033% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.035% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 29
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £18,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £47,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +21.79%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 13 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 19 September 2014. 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 -36 12 £55,500 +16.84% 3
London -30 9 £57,500 +21.05%
County Londonderry - 5 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1
City of London +7 2 £55,000 -38.88%
South East -22 2 £38,750 +103.94%
Berkshire - 2 £38,750 -
Edinburgh -12 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Scotland -19 1 £60,000 +27.65% 1
East of England -30 1 £25,000 -50.00%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £25,000 -
Reading - 1 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £25,000 -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 36 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (57.41%) UNIX
4 27 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 27 (50.00%) Finance
5 25 (46.30%) Perl
5 25 (46.30%) Python
6 22 (40.74%) Puppet
7 20 (37.04%) Ubuntu
8 19 (35.19%) Oracle
9 17 (31.48%) CentOS
10 16 (29.63%) Ruby
11 15 (27.78%) Configuration Management
12 12 (22.22%) Solaris
13 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
13 10 (18.52%) AIX
14 9 (16.67%) Windows
14 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
14 9 (16.67%) Nagios
14 9 (16.67%) LAMP
14 9 (16.67%) Fedora
14 9 (16.67%) CFEngine
14 9 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (14.81%) DevOps
15 8 (14.81%) Replication
15 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (14.81%) MySQL
15 8 (14.81%) ITIL
15 8 (14.81%) JBoss
16 7 (12.96%) Kerberos

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (12.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) PaaS
1 2 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) Kerberos
1 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.41%) NAS
3 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) FTP
4 2 (3.70%) SMTP
4 2 (3.70%) SNMP
4 2 (3.70%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) MySQL
2 7 (12.96%) Hadoop
2 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.70%) DB2
6 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Big Data
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Subversion
1 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.11%) Redmine
General
1 27 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
2 7 (12.96%) Marketing
3 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 4 (7.41%) Front Office
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) LAMP
2 7 (12.96%) ActiveMQ
2 7 (12.96%) Memcached
2 7 (12.96%) Sphinx
2 7 (12.96%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (7.41%) Django
3 4 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Replication
2 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Open Source
3 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 4 (7.41%) Physics
3 4 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Statistics
4 1 (1.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (57.41%) UNIX
4 20 (37.04%) Ubuntu
5 17 (31.48%) CentOS
6 12 (22.22%) Solaris
7 10 (18.52%) AIX
8 9 (16.67%) Windows
8 9 (16.67%) Fedora
9 5 (9.26%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (9.26%) VMS
10 4 (7.41%) FreeBSD
10 4 (7.41%) HPUX
10 4 (7.41%) Debian
10 4 (7.41%) OpenBSD
11 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Configuration Management
2 8 (14.81%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.81%) DevOps
3 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (9.26%) E-business
4 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.41%) Algorithmic Trading
4 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.41%) Low Latency
4 4 (7.41%) Network Management
4 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) OO
6 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.85%) Analytics
7 1 (1.85%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.85%) Product Management
7 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Perl
1 25 (46.30%) Python
2 16 (29.63%) Ruby
3 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
4 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.96%) PHP
5 7 (12.96%) SQL
6 6 (11.11%) Java
7 3 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) KVM
3 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) Puppet
2 9 (16.67%) CFEngine
2 9 (16.67%) Nagios
2 9 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (9.26%) Control-M
5 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (35.19%) Oracle
3 8 (14.81%) JBoss
4 7 (12.96%) VMware
5 5 (9.26%) Fujitsu
5 5 (9.26%) Intel
6 4 (7.41%) NetApp
7 3 (5.56%) Sophos
7 3 (5.56%) Axway
7 3 (5.56%) Sun
8 2 (3.70%) Citrix
8 2 (3.70%) Veritas
9 1 (1.85%) Apple
9 1 (1.85%) HP
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.85%) Sybase
Londonderry, County Londonderry
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