The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 784 770 750
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 102 102 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 75 92 98
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £65,000 £46,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support within the UK.

Linux Support Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Linux Support Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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 +6 96 £37,500 -11.76% 16
South East -24 43 £42,000 -16.00% 5
London -14 37 £42,500 - 8
Berkshire +12 24 £45,000 +9.75% 2
Slough +2 11 £42,000 +2.43% 1
Surrey -29 9 £50,000 -19.35% 3
Bracknell - 9 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 8 £22,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £23,500 -
East Midlands - 8 £23,500 -
City of London -6 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Farnborough - 6 £22,000 -
Woking +8 5 £50,000 -12.28% 1
North West -5 3 £21,500 -33.84% 1
South West -10 3 £37,500 -10.17% 1
Guildford - 3 £29,000 -
Scotland +14 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Reading +8 2 - - 1
Manchester -5 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -11 2 £33,250 +23.14%
Marlow - 2 £30,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £30,000 -
Windsor - 2 £52,500 -
Southampton - 2 £36,250 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Edinburgh +4 1 £42,500 -15.00%
West Yorkshire -8 1 £37,000 +37.03%
Leeds -11 1 £37,000 +37.03%
East of England -11 1 £50,000 - 1

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 228 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (42.98%) Red Hat
3 82 (35.96%) Apache
3 82 (35.96%) UNIX
4 73 (32.02%) Windows
5 68 (29.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (28.51%) VMware
7 62 (27.19%) MySQL
8 59 (25.88%) Perl
9 48 (21.05%) Tomcat
10 45 (19.74%) SQL
11 44 (19.30%) PHP
11 44 (19.30%) Python
12 40 (17.54%) Finance
13 38 (16.67%) ITIL
14 36 (15.79%) Java
15 35 (15.35%) CentOS
16 33 (14.47%) Oracle
16 33 (14.47%) SQL Server
16 33 (14.47%) TCP/IP
17 31 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (13.16%) IIS
19 29 (12.72%) Microsoft
20 28 (12.28%) Firewall
21 27 (11.84%) Solaris
21 27 (11.84%) MS Excel
22 25 (10.96%) DNS
22 25 (10.96%) Ubuntu
23 24 (10.53%) SAN
24 23 (10.09%) Nagios

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 82 (35.96%) Apache
2 48 (21.05%) Tomcat
3 30 (13.16%) IIS
4 21 (9.21%) nginx
5 13 (5.70%) WebSphere
5 13 (5.70%) JBoss
6 9 (3.95%) Lync
7 8 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.75%) WordPress
9 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.32%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.32%) Drupal
9 3 (1.32%) CMS
9 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.88%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.88%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.88%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.44%) Escenic
11 1 (0.44%) Jetty
Applications
1 27 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.51%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
1 8 (3.51%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (2.19%) Magento
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.95%) Amazon ELB
3 9 (3.95%) Amazon SQS
3 9 (3.95%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.47%) TCP/IP
2 28 (12.28%) Firewall
3 25 (10.96%) DNS
4 24 (10.53%) SAN
5 19 (8.33%) SSL
6 17 (7.46%) Internet
7 10 (4.39%) SNMP
8 9 (3.95%) OpenVPN
8 9 (3.95%) ADSL
8 9 (3.95%) Broadband
9 8 (3.51%) DHCP
9 8 (3.51%) SSH
10 6 (2.63%) FTP
10 6 (2.63%) HTTP
10 6 (2.63%) SMTP
10 6 (2.63%) LAN
10 6 (2.63%) WAN
11 4 (1.75%) Ethereal
11 4 (1.75%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.75%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (27.19%) MySQL
2 33 (14.47%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (3.95%) Redis
4 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.32%) Informix
7 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (2.63%) JIRA
2 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.44%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.44%) Psake
4 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.44%) Maven
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.44%) Ant
General
1 40 (17.54%) Finance
2 11 (4.82%) Banking
3 7 (3.07%) Games
4 6 (2.63%) Retail
5 5 (2.19%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.32%) Law
8 2 (0.88%) Advertising
8 2 (0.88%) Publishing
8 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.26%) Web Services
2 10 (4.39%) LAMP
3 8 (3.51%) HTML
4 6 (2.63%) .NET
4 6 (2.63%) J2EE
5 4 (1.75%) CSS
5 4 (1.75%) Flash
5 4 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.32%) SOAP
6 3 (1.32%) XML
7 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.88%) libvirt
8 1 (0.44%) Memcached
8 1 (0.44%) Java EE
8 1 (0.44%) Ajax
8 1 (0.44%) COM
8 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.02%) Clustering
2 10 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.51%) SWIFT
5 7 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.07%) Open Source
6 6 (2.63%) HACMP
7 5 (2.19%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (2.19%) CMDB
8 4 (1.75%) E-Learning
8 4 (1.75%) Replication
9 3 (1.32%) BBC
10 2 (0.88%) NHS
10 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.88%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.88%) Derivative
10 2 (0.88%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.88%) User Experience
11 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 228 (100.00%) Linux
2 82 (35.96%) UNIX
3 73 (32.02%) Windows
4 68 (29.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (15.35%) CentOS
6 27 (11.84%) Solaris
7 25 (10.96%) Ubuntu
8 23 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (8.77%) SUSE
9 20 (8.77%) Debian
10 18 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (4.39%) Windows 7
12 10 (4.39%) Windows 8
13 9 (3.95%) Amazon Linux
13 9 (3.95%) Windows XP
14 8 (3.51%) AIX
15 7 (3.07%) Apple iOS
15 7 (3.07%) Android
16 6 (2.63%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.67%) ITIL
2 14 (6.14%) Change Management
2 14 (6.14%) Incident Management
3 11 (4.82%) Problem Management
4 10 (4.39%) Configuration Management
5 9 (3.95%) DevOps
5 9 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (3.95%) Service Management
5 9 (3.95%) Project Management
6 8 (3.51%) PRINCE2
6 8 (3.51%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.07%) Migration
8 6 (2.63%) E-Commerce
9 5 (2.19%) Network Management
9 5 (2.19%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (1.75%) CRM
10 4 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.32%) Database Tuning
11 3 (1.32%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.88%) Perl
2 45 (19.74%) SQL
3 44 (19.30%) PHP
3 44 (19.30%) Python
4 36 (15.79%) Java
5 21 (9.21%) Bash Shell
6 19 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.82%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.19%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.19%) C++
9 4 (1.75%) C#
10 3 (1.32%) Tcl
11 2 (0.88%) Jython
11 2 (0.88%) Ruby
12 1 (0.44%) Lua
12 1 (0.44%) AWK
12 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.44%) VBScript
12 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (7.46%) Degree
2 10 (4.39%) RHCE
3 7 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.63%) IBM AIX Certification
5 5 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.75%) PMP
6 4 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.88%) MCITP
7 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.44%) MCSE
8 1 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.02%) KVM
3 15 (6.58%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.07%) vSphere
5 6 (2.63%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.63%) PowerHA
6 5 (2.19%) Firmware
6 5 (2.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.75%) NFS
8 3 (1.32%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.88%) Postfix
9 2 (0.88%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.88%) vCloud
10 1 (0.44%) Varnish
10 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.44%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 23 (10.09%) Nagios
2 21 (9.21%) cPanel
3 18 (7.89%) Plesk
4 17 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (7.02%) Puppet
6 15 (6.58%) Webmin
7 11 (4.82%) NetBackup
8 9 (3.95%) logstash
9 7 (3.07%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.88%) OpenView
12 2 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.88%) Salt
13 1 (0.44%) Opsview
13 1 (0.44%) Ansible
13 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.44%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 98 (42.98%) Red Hat
2 65 (28.51%) VMware
3 33 (14.47%) Oracle
4 29 (12.72%) Microsoft
5 16 (7.02%) IBM
6 15 (6.58%) EMC
6 15 (6.58%) Cisco
7 14 (6.14%) HP
8 9 (3.95%) Veritas
9 8 (3.51%) TIBCO
9 8 (3.51%) Sun
9 8 (3.51%) Brady
10 4 (1.75%) Websense
10 4 (1.75%) Clearswift
10 4 (1.75%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.75%) WatchGuard
10 4 (1.75%) SonicWALL
10 4 (1.75%) F5
11 3 (1.32%) Google
11 3 (1.32%) Patsystems
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Salary: £41000 - £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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