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 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 Support
Rank 788 810 783
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 109 122 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 102 111 96
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -8.00%

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 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 28 May 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 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 +27 104 £40,000 +14.28% 11
London +48 34 £41,000 +17.14% 5
South East +2 28 £45,000 +50.00% 5
East of England +30 22 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +20 19 £40,000 -
Cambridge +26 17 £40,000 -
Surrey +29 14 £50,000 +25.00%
Woking - 13 £50,000 -
Berkshire +13 11 £32,500 +18.18% 3
City of London +59 10 £65,000 +108.00%
North West -8 8 £21,789 -36.84% 1
West Midlands +4 7 £48,000 +47.69%
Merseyside - 6 £21,789 - 1
Liverpool - 6 £21,789 - 1
Reading 0 4 £27,500 -
Coventry -3 4 £48,000 +47.69%
Yorkshire +10 3 £27,500 +1.85%
Wales - 3 £40,000 -
South Wales - 3 £40,000 -
Caerphilly - 3 £40,000 -
Guildford +12 2 £45,000 +50.00%
Oxford +10 2 £33,000 +13.79% 1
Oxfordshire +6 2 £33,000 +13.79% 1
Manchester 0 2 £24,250 -28.67%
South Yorkshire - 2 £26,250 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £26,250 -
Watford - 2 - -
South West - 2 £50,000 -
Scotland +13 1 £27,500 -21.42%

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 225 (100.00%) Linux
2 107 (47.56%) Red Hat
3 87 (38.67%) Windows
4 80 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (35.11%) Apache
6 78 (34.67%) VMware
7 76 (33.78%) UNIX
8 67 (29.78%) Oracle
9 59 (26.22%) Python
10 57 (25.33%) Tomcat
11 54 (24.00%) Perl
12 53 (23.56%) MySQL
13 51 (22.67%) SQL
14 46 (20.44%) Nagios
15 45 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 35 (15.56%) PHP
17 33 (14.67%) Ubuntu
18 31 (13.78%) Java
18 31 (13.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (13.78%) CentOS
19 30 (13.33%) Clustering
19 30 (13.33%) Finance
20 28 (12.44%) ITIL
20 28 (12.44%) SAN
21 27 (12.00%) Debian
21 27 (12.00%) Degree
22 26 (11.56%) MS Excel
22 26 (11.56%) Bash Shell
23 25 (11.11%) Firewall
24 24 (10.67%) TCP/IP

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 79 (35.11%) Apache
2 57 (25.33%) Tomcat
3 23 (10.22%) JBoss
4 15 (6.67%) nginx
5 13 (5.78%) IIS
6 10 (4.44%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.56%) Zope
7 8 (3.56%) Plone
7 8 (3.56%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.22%) CMS
9 5 (2.22%) Drupal
9 5 (2.22%) Alfresco
9 5 (2.22%) Lync
9 5 (2.22%) WordPress
10 4 (1.78%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.44%) Jetty
Applications
1 26 (11.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.11%) MS Office
3 3 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.78%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (5.33%) Amazon S3
3 12 (5.33%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (5.33%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.22%) IaaS
6 4 (1.78%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.89%) PaaS
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.44%) SAN
2 25 (11.11%) Firewall
3 24 (10.67%) TCP/IP
4 18 (8.00%) SSL
5 15 (6.67%) DNS
6 13 (5.78%) Internet
7 12 (5.33%) OpenVPN
8 11 (4.89%) FTP
9 9 (4.00%) HTTP
10 6 (2.67%) VPN
11 5 (2.22%) LDAP
11 5 (2.22%) ADSL
11 5 (2.22%) Broadband
11 5 (2.22%) LAN
11 5 (2.22%) WAN
12 4 (1.78%) SSH
12 4 (1.78%) SMTP
13 3 (1.33%) DHCP
14 2 (0.89%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.56%) MySQL
2 45 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.33%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (5.33%) Redis
5 11 (4.89%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.11%) Informix
7 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.44%) Big Data
11 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.11%) JIRA
2 5 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.78%) Emacs
4 3 (1.33%) Subversion
5 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Psake
6 1 (0.44%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (13.33%) Finance
2 11 (4.89%) Games
3 9 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.56%) Banking
5 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.22%) Law
7 2 (0.89%) Marketing
7 2 (0.89%) Advertising
7 2 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Retail
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.11%) Web Services
2 9 (4.00%) LAMP
2 9 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (3.56%) .NET
4 7 (3.11%) XML
4 7 (3.11%) HTML
5 4 (1.78%) CSS
6 3 (1.33%) Flash
6 3 (1.33%) J2EE
6 3 (1.33%) jQuery
7 2 (0.89%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.44%) COM
8 1 (0.44%) Middleware
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.44%) Java EE
8 1 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.33%) Clustering
2 23 (10.22%) Data Centre
3 18 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.56%) Eurex
5 8 (3.56%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.11%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.22%) Replication
8 5 (2.22%) Social Network
8 5 (2.22%) CMDB
8 5 (2.22%) Social Media
9 4 (1.78%) iPad
9 4 (1.78%) User Experience
10 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.33%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.33%) Video Editing
11 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.89%) Derivative
11 2 (0.89%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 225 (100.00%) Linux
2 87 (38.67%) Windows
3 80 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (33.78%) UNIX
5 33 (14.67%) Ubuntu
6 31 (13.78%) CentOS
7 27 (12.00%) Debian
8 22 (9.78%) Solaris
9 14 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (5.78%) Windows 8
10 13 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (5.33%) Amazon Linux
12 11 (4.89%) AIX
12 11 (4.89%) SUSE
13 10 (4.44%) Android
13 10 (4.44%) Apple iOS
14 8 (3.56%) Windows 7
14 8 (3.56%) Fedora
15 7 (3.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.44%) ITIL
2 24 (10.67%) Load Balancing
3 23 (10.22%) Incident Management
4 16 (7.11%) Migration
5 14 (6.22%) Network Design
6 12 (5.33%) Server Hardening
6 12 (5.33%) Change Management
6 12 (5.33%) Service Management
7 10 (4.44%) Open Source
8 9 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.00%) Project Management
8 9 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.56%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.11%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.11%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.11%) Electronic Trading
11 6 (2.67%) DevOps
11 6 (2.67%) Change Control
11 6 (2.67%) Workflow
11 6 (2.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.22%) Python
2 54 (24.00%) Perl
3 51 (22.67%) SQL
4 35 (15.56%) PHP
5 31 (13.78%) Java
6 26 (11.56%) Bash Shell
7 15 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.33%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.89%) C++
10 9 (4.00%) Ruby
11 8 (3.56%) Tcl
12 5 (2.22%) C
12 5 (2.22%) C#
12 5 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.22%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.33%) Korn
14 2 (0.89%) sed
14 2 (0.89%) AWK
15 1 (0.44%) VBScript
15 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (12.00%) Degree
2 12 (5.33%) RHCE
3 11 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.78%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.78%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.78%) LPIC
5 4 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.89%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.89%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.44%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (13.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.78%) Active Directory
3 20 (8.89%) KVM
4 10 (4.44%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.56%) vSphere
6 6 (2.67%) VMware Server
6 6 (2.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.78%) NFS
8 3 (1.33%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.33%) Postfix
9 2 (0.89%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.89%) XenServer
9 2 (0.89%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.89%) vCloud
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.89%) Firmware
10 1 (0.44%) Samba
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (20.44%) Nagios
2 17 (7.56%) cPanel
2 17 (7.56%) Plesk
3 15 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (5.33%) Puppet
4 12 (5.33%) Webmin
4 12 (5.33%) logstash
5 11 (4.89%) Tivoli
6 7 (3.11%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.67%) Opsview
8 4 (1.78%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.89%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.89%) Ansible
10 2 (0.89%) SCCM
11 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.44%) Mesos
11 1 (0.44%) vMotion
Vendors
1 107 (47.56%) Red Hat
2 78 (34.67%) VMware
3 67 (29.78%) Oracle
4 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
4 22 (9.78%) HP
5 11 (4.89%) EMC
6 9 (4.00%) Cisco
7 8 (3.56%) Patsystems
7 8 (3.56%) GL TRADE
7 8 (3.56%) NYFIX
7 8 (3.56%) Fidessa
8 7 (3.11%) SAP
8 7 (3.11%) Reuters
8 7 (3.11%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.67%) EccoWare
9 6 (2.67%) EasyScreen
9 6 (2.67%) IBM
10 5 (2.22%) Symantec
11 4 (1.78%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.78%) Google
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