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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 811 817 778
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 81 112 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.096% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.10% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 68 106 89
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,250 £53,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -0.71%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -12 81 £40,000 +14.28% 13
London +13 25 £37,750 -5.62% 6
South East -17 23 £43,750 +45.83% 4
East of England +17 14 £43,900 +9.75% 1
City of London +31 12 £43,750 +9.37% 4
Cambridgeshire +22 9 £43,900 +9.75% 1
Cambridge +17 8 £43,900 +9.75% 1
Hampshire +7 7 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Portsmouth - 7 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +10 6 £50,000 +25.00% 1
North West -14 6 £23,168 -33.80% 2
Merseyside +20 5 £23,168 -48.51% 1
Woking - 5 £50,000 -
South West - 5 £48,750 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £30,000 -
Liverpool +17 4 £23,168 -48.51%
Berkshire 0 4 £28,250 +2.72% 1
West Midlands -11 4 £37,500 +20.96%
Watford - 4 - -
Oxfordshire +9 3 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Yorkshire +4 3 £26,500 +17.77%
South Yorkshire +4 3 £26,500 -23.18%
Oxford -2 3 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Sheffield - 3 £26,500 -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
East Sussex +20 2 £40,000 +52.38%
Brighton +18 2 £40,000 +52.38%
Reading +5 2 £35,750 +47.42% 1
Coventry -15 2 £36,250 +18.85%

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Linux
2 117 (59.09%) Red Hat
3 89 (44.95%) Windows
4 70 (35.35%) VMware
4 70 (35.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (32.32%) UNIX
6 63 (31.82%) Apache
7 58 (29.29%) Python
8 55 (27.78%) Tomcat
8 55 (27.78%) Oracle
9 49 (24.75%) Perl
10 37 (18.69%) Ubuntu
11 35 (17.68%) Bash Shell
12 30 (15.15%) Java
12 30 (15.15%) CentOS
13 29 (14.65%) SQL
13 29 (14.65%) Nagios
13 29 (14.65%) Degree
14 28 (14.14%) Finance
14 28 (14.14%) Debian
15 26 (13.13%) SAN
16 25 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (12.12%) JBoss
18 22 (11.11%) Data Centre
19 21 (10.61%) MySQL
19 21 (10.61%) PostgreSQL
19 21 (10.61%) Clustering
20 19 (9.60%) TCP/IP
21 18 (9.09%) MS Excel
21 18 (9.09%) SQL Server

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (31.82%) Apache
2 55 (27.78%) Tomcat
3 24 (12.12%) JBoss
4 12 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.04%) Zope
6 8 (4.04%) Plone
7 6 (3.03%) Drupal
7 6 (3.03%) Alfresco
7 6 (3.03%) WordPress
7 6 (3.03%) CMS
8 5 (2.53%) IIS
9 4 (2.02%) GlassFish
9 4 (2.02%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.52%) SAS
11 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.01%) nginx
11 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.53%) IaaS
4 4 (2.02%) Office 365
4 4 (2.02%) PaaS
5 3 (1.52%) Google Drive
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.13%) SAN
2 19 (9.60%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.57%) DNS
3 13 (6.57%) Firewall
4 10 (5.05%) Internet
5 9 (4.55%) SSL
5 9 (4.55%) HTTP
6 7 (3.54%) FTP
6 7 (3.54%) LDAP
6 7 (3.54%) LAN
6 7 (3.54%) WAN
6 7 (3.54%) VPN
7 4 (2.02%) SS7
7 4 (2.02%) INAP
8 3 (1.52%) DMZ
8 3 (1.52%) VoIP
8 3 (1.52%) DHCP
9 2 (1.01%) SMTP
9 2 (1.01%) SSH
9 2 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.61%) MySQL
1 21 (10.61%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.53%) Informix
5 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.52%) DB2
5 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.01%) Redis
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) JIRA
2 5 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.53%) Emacs
3 3 (1.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.51%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (14.14%) Finance
2 14 (7.07%) Banking
3 10 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.04%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.03%) Law
6 4 (2.02%) Retail
6 4 (2.02%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.52%) Billing
7 3 (1.52%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) Advertising
8 2 (1.01%) Electronics
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.57%) HTML
2 11 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (5.05%) CSS
4 9 (4.55%) XML
5 7 (3.54%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (3.03%) Web Services
7 5 (2.53%) LAMP
8 4 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (2.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (1.52%) jQuery
9 3 (1.52%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.52%) Flash
9 3 (1.52%) .NET
10 2 (1.01%) J2EE
11 1 (0.51%) COM
11 1 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.61%) Clustering
3 18 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.04%) Eurex
4 8 (4.04%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.53%) Social Network
7 5 (2.53%) Social Media
8 4 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.02%) Equities
9 3 (1.52%) Video Editing
9 3 (1.52%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.52%) iPad
9 3 (1.52%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.01%) DTV
10 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.51%) Wiki
11 1 (0.51%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 198 (100.00%) Linux
2 89 (44.95%) Windows
3 70 (35.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 64 (32.32%) UNIX
5 37 (18.69%) Ubuntu
6 30 (15.15%) CentOS
7 28 (14.14%) Debian
8 12 (6.06%) Solaris
9 11 (5.56%) SUSE
9 11 (5.56%) Mac OS
10 9 (4.55%) AIX
11 8 (4.04%) Fedora
11 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (3.54%) Windows 8
12 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (3.54%) Windows 7
12 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.52%) Android
14 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 16 (8.08%) ITIL
3 13 (6.57%) Migration
3 13 (6.57%) Network Design
4 11 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 11 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 11 (5.56%) Change Management
4 11 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.05%) Open Source
6 7 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (3.54%) Change Control
7 6 (3.03%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.53%) Project Management
8 5 (2.53%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.53%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (2.53%) DevOps
9 4 (2.02%) Workflow
9 4 (2.02%) Service Management
9 4 (2.02%) Information Security
10 3 (1.52%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.29%) Python
2 49 (24.75%) Perl
3 35 (17.68%) Bash Shell
4 30 (15.15%) Java
5 29 (14.65%) SQL
6 18 (9.09%) PHP
7 17 (8.59%) JavaScript
7 17 (8.59%) Ruby
8 14 (7.07%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.56%) Korn
9 11 (5.56%) C++
10 8 (4.04%) Tcl
10 8 (4.04%) C
11 4 (2.02%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.52%) AWK
12 3 (1.52%) sed
13 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.01%) C#
14 1 (0.51%) VBScript
14 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (14.65%) Degree
2 9 (4.55%) RHCE
3 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.02%) LPIC
5 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.01%) MCSE
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.51%) HND
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) RHCA
7 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.51%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.06%) KVM
4 5 (2.53%) NFS
5 4 (2.02%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.02%) vSphere
5 4 (2.02%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.52%) vCloud
6 3 (1.52%) Squid
6 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.52%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.01%) XenServer
7 2 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.51%) Xen
8 1 (0.51%) Samba
8 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.51%) qmail
Systems Management
1 29 (14.65%) Nagios
2 10 (5.05%) Puppet
3 8 (4.04%) Tivoli
4 7 (3.54%) Plesk
4 7 (3.54%) cPanel
5 6 (3.03%) Opsview
6 5 (2.53%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.52%) Control-M
7 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.01%) Cacti
8 2 (1.01%) logstash
8 2 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.01%) SCCM
9 1 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.51%) Ansible
9 1 (0.51%) Mesos
Vendors
1 117 (59.09%) Red Hat
2 70 (35.35%) VMware
3 55 (27.78%) Oracle
4 18 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 16 (8.08%) HP
6 11 (5.56%) Cisco
7 10 (5.05%) IBM
8 8 (4.04%) Fidessa
8 8 (4.04%) Patsystems
8 8 (4.04%) GL TRADE
8 8 (4.04%) NYFIX
9 7 (3.54%) Reuters
9 7 (3.54%) Bloomberg
9 7 (3.54%) SAP
9 7 (3.54%) Citrix
10 5 (2.53%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.02%) EccoWare
11 4 (2.02%) EasyScreen
11 4 (2.02%) Veritas
12 3 (1.52%) Symantec
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