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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Specialist
Rank 875 852 838
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 21 29 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.027% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.028% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 39
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £18,500 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,800 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 24 October 2014 within the UK.

Linux Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 25 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 October 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 -23 11 £40,000 -20.00% 3
South East -14 5 £40,000 +105.12%
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1
County Londonderry - 5 - - 1
West Sussex -1 3 £40,000 +116.21%
Gatwick - 3 £40,000 -
London +15 2 £41,250 -17.50% 3
Scotland -9 2 £46,875 -0.26% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £43,750 -
Edinburgh -15 1 £60,000 +23.71%
East of England -26 1 £25,000 -50.00%
South West - 1 £57,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £33,750 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £57,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £57,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £25,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £32,500 -
Leeds - 1 £57,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £30,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £37,500 -
Swindon - 1 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £25,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -

Linux Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (62.26%) Red Hat
2 33 (62.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (54.72%) UNIX
4 26 (49.06%) Finance
5 24 (45.28%) Python
6 23 (43.40%) Puppet
7 21 (39.62%) Perl
8 19 (35.85%) Oracle
9 16 (30.19%) Configuration Management
9 16 (30.19%) Ubuntu
9 16 (30.19%) Ruby
10 14 (26.42%) VMware
11 13 (24.53%) CentOS
12 11 (20.75%) Windows
13 10 (18.87%) Fedora
13 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
14 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (16.98%) CFEngine
14 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (16.98%) Subversion
14 9 (16.98%) MySQL
14 9 (16.98%) Solaris
14 9 (16.98%) JBoss
14 9 (16.98%) Nagios
15 8 (15.09%) ITIL
15 8 (15.09%) Firewall
15 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
16 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
16 7 (13.21%) Banking

Linux Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (16.98%) JBoss
2 6 (11.32%) Apache
2 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.55%) Apache Solr
4 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) SAS
5 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) PaaS
1 3 (5.66%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) Kerberos
3 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
4 4 (7.55%) NAS
5 3 (5.66%) Network Security
5 3 (5.66%) DNS
6 2 (3.77%) DHCP
7 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.89%) VPN
7 1 (1.89%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.77%) DB2
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Subversion
2 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.32%) Redmine
4 1 (1.89%) JUnit
4 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.89%) MSI
4 1 (1.89%) Maven
4 1 (1.89%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Front Office
4 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) LAMP
2 4 (7.55%) Django
3 3 (5.66%) Memcached
3 3 (5.66%) Sphinx
3 3 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (5.66%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Open Source
2 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.55%) Physics
2 4 (7.55%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.89%) Statistics
4 1 (1.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (62.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (54.72%) UNIX
4 16 (30.19%) Ubuntu
5 13 (24.53%) CentOS
6 11 (20.75%) Windows
7 10 (18.87%) Fedora
8 9 (16.98%) Solaris
9 7 (13.21%) AIX
10 5 (9.43%) VMS
10 5 (9.43%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (7.55%) Debian
11 4 (7.55%) OpenBSD
11 4 (7.55%) FreeBSD
12 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.89%) SUSE
13 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Configuration Management
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.43%) E-business
5 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.55%) DevOps
5 4 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.66%) Network Management
6 3 (5.66%) Low Latency
6 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.66%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (5.66%) OO
7 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.89%) Analytics
8 1 (1.89%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.89%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.89%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) Python
2 21 (39.62%) Perl
3 16 (30.19%) Ruby
4 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
5 7 (13.21%) Shell Script
6 6 (11.32%) Java
7 4 (7.55%) PHP
7 4 (7.55%) SQL
7 4 (7.55%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) C
9 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.66%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) vSphere
2 4 (7.55%) KVM
2 4 (7.55%) Ceph
3 2 (3.77%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.77%) XenApp
3 2 (3.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) Puppet
2 9 (16.98%) CFEngine
2 9 (16.98%) Nagios
2 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (9.43%) Control-M
5 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Red Hat
2 19 (35.85%) Oracle
3 14 (26.42%) VMware
4 5 (9.43%) Intel
4 5 (9.43%) Fujitsu
5 4 (7.55%) hybris
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix
5 4 (7.55%) NetApp
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.66%) Sun
6 3 (5.66%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) EMC
7 2 (3.77%) Veritas
7 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.77%) Symantec
7 2 (3.77%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco
8 1 (1.89%) Wind River
8 1 (1.89%) Perforce
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