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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 767 760 797
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 120 113 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 109 106 86
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,200 £52,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £33,750 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014 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 16 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 -13 116 £35,000 -6.66% 8
London -18 42 £42,500 -7.60% 2
South East -17 39 £30,000 -4.76% 2
North West +2 20 £35,000 +62.79%
Berkshire +5 17 £30,000 -20.00%
Slough +4 11 £30,500 -18.66%
Cheshire -4 11 £35,000 +62.79%
East Sussex -15 10 £28,750 +59.72%
Brighton -20 10 £28,750 +59.72%
City of London -7 9 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Manchester - 8 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 7 £35,000 -
Surrey -9 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East of England -25 5 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Reading +4 4 £24,250 +15.47%
Wales +5 3 £37,500 +108.33%
West Midlands -10 3 £32,500 -1.51%
Hertfordshire -14 3 £25,000 -
Yorkshire -41 3 £34,500 -13.75% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £34,500 -
Cardiff - 3 £37,500 -
South Wales - 3 £37,500 -
Guildford +11 2 £29,500 +16.83%
Hampshire -6 2 £24,000 -4.00%
Coventry -15 2 £31,250 -3.10%
South West -20 2 £32,250 -12.83% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £41,000 -
Surbiton - 2 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £32,500 -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (41.18%) UNIX
3 88 (36.97%) Red Hat
4 80 (33.61%) Apache
5 74 (31.09%) Windows
6 71 (29.83%) Perl
7 66 (27.73%) MySQL
8 58 (24.37%) Python
9 51 (21.43%) Tomcat
9 51 (21.43%) Java
9 51 (21.43%) Finance
9 51 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (20.59%) Nagios
11 46 (19.33%) VMware
12 45 (18.91%) TCP/IP
13 43 (18.07%) PHP
13 43 (18.07%) Solaris
14 42 (17.65%) Change Management
15 40 (16.81%) Ubuntu
16 39 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (15.55%) Firewall
18 36 (15.13%) Shell Script
19 32 (13.45%) Bash Shell
20 31 (13.03%) Problem Management
21 29 (12.18%) Banking
21 29 (12.18%) DNS
21 29 (12.18%) Cisco
22 27 (11.34%) Tivoli
23 26 (10.92%) Oracle
24 25 (10.50%) CentOS

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 80 (33.61%) Apache
2 51 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 21 (8.82%) IIS
4 15 (6.30%) Drupal
5 14 (5.88%) CMS
5 14 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 11 (4.62%) Escenic
7 10 (4.20%) nginx
8 8 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (2.52%) WordPress
10 4 (1.68%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.68%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.84%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.84%) Node.js
12 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 17 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.36%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
1 8 (3.36%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (2.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.42%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.20%) SaaS
2 7 (2.94%) PaaS
3 6 (2.52%) IaaS
4 3 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.91%) TCP/IP
2 37 (15.55%) Firewall
3 29 (12.18%) DNS
4 17 (7.14%) SNMP
4 17 (7.14%) VoIP
5 15 (6.30%) Internet
6 12 (5.04%) DHCP
7 10 (4.20%) SAN
7 10 (4.20%) SSL
8 7 (2.94%) VPN
8 7 (2.94%) WAN
9 6 (2.52%) FTP
10 5 (2.10%) LAN
10 5 (2.10%) PBX
10 5 (2.10%) SMTP
11 4 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.68%) VLAN
11 4 (1.68%) IPv4
12 3 (1.26%) IPv6
12 3 (1.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (27.73%) MySQL
2 19 (7.98%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.46%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.10%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (0.84%) DB2
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.10%) Subversion
3 4 (1.68%) JIRA
4 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.26%) Gerrit
General
1 51 (21.43%) Finance
2 29 (12.18%) Banking
3 15 (6.30%) Retail
4 11 (4.62%) Publishing
5 8 (3.36%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.26%) Marketing
6 3 (1.26%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Games
7 2 (0.84%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.30%) LAMP
2 11 (4.62%) Ajax
3 8 (3.36%) HTML
4 6 (2.52%) CSS
5 5 (2.10%) J2EE
5 5 (2.10%) Web Services
6 3 (1.26%) SOAP
7 2 (0.84%) Java EE
7 2 (0.84%) XML
7 2 (0.84%) Memcached
8 1 (0.42%) Flash
8 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.62%) Mobile App
1 11 (4.62%) Digital Media
2 8 (3.36%) SWIFT
3 7 (2.94%) Open Source
4 5 (2.10%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.10%) HACMP
4 5 (2.10%) Clustering
5 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.26%) iDTV
5 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.26%) BBC
5 3 (1.26%) Video Editing
6 2 (0.84%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.84%) iPad
7 1 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.42%) Firmware
7 1 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 238 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (41.18%) UNIX
3 74 (31.09%) Windows
4 51 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (18.07%) Solaris
6 40 (16.81%) Ubuntu
7 25 (10.50%) CentOS
8 18 (7.56%) SUSE
9 16 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (6.30%) Debian
11 9 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.94%) Windows 7
12 7 (2.94%) Fedora
13 6 (2.52%) VMS
14 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (2.10%) AIX
15 2 (0.84%) Android
15 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.65%) Change Management
2 31 (13.03%) Problem Management
3 20 (8.40%) Server Monitoring
4 19 (7.98%) ITIL
5 17 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 14 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 14 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (4.62%) Content Management
8 8 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.10%) Configuration Management
11 4 (1.68%) Service Management
11 4 (1.68%) DevOps
11 4 (1.68%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.26%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (1.26%) Network Management
12 3 (1.26%) E-Commerce
12 3 (1.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (1.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (29.83%) Perl
2 58 (24.37%) Python
3 51 (21.43%) Java
4 43 (18.07%) PHP
5 36 (15.13%) Shell Script
6 32 (13.45%) Bash Shell
7 24 (10.08%) SQL
8 18 (7.56%) Jython
8 18 (7.56%) Ruby
9 14 (5.88%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.10%) C
11 4 (1.68%) AWK
11 4 (1.68%) Lua
12 2 (0.84%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (8.40%) Degree
2 5 (2.10%) RHCE
3 3 (1.26%) IBM AIX Certification
3 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.42%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 39 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.04%) vSphere
3 11 (4.62%) KVM
4 9 (3.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 8 (3.36%) Active Directory
6 6 (2.52%) Squid
7 4 (1.68%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.68%) NFS
8 3 (1.26%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.84%) Varnish
9 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.42%) GPFS
10 1 (0.42%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.42%) XenApp
10 1 (0.42%) Postfix
10 1 (0.42%) Samba
Systems Management
1 49 (20.59%) Nagios
2 27 (11.34%) Tivoli
3 18 (7.56%) BMC PATROL
3 18 (7.56%) OpenView
3 18 (7.56%) Puppet
4 13 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (5.46%) Zenoss
5 12 (5.04%) Vagrant
5 12 (5.04%) Plesk
6 6 (2.52%) Salt
7 5 (2.10%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.68%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.68%) Opsview
9 2 (0.84%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (0.84%) Cacti
9 2 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.42%) Icinga
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.42%) Foglight
10 1 (0.42%) Netcool
Vendors
1 88 (36.97%) Red Hat
2 46 (19.33%) VMware
3 29 (12.18%) Cisco
4 26 (10.92%) Oracle
5 24 (10.08%) HP
6 21 (8.82%) IBM
7 18 (7.56%) BMC
8 16 (6.72%) Google
9 12 (5.04%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.20%) Sun
11 9 (3.78%) JBoss
12 8 (3.36%) Brady
12 8 (3.36%) TIBCO
13 7 (2.94%) EMC
14 4 (1.68%) Citrix
15 3 (1.26%) Zoho
15 3 (1.26%) Veritas
16 2 (0.84%) Blue Coat
16 2 (0.84%) Brocade
16 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds
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