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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 809 780 767
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 102 114 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 88 106 102
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £65,000 £49,850
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.40%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 November 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 28 November 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 -64 93 £35,000 -17.64% 7
London -8 37 £42,500 -7.60% 4
South East -17 31 £29,000 -28.39% 3
Surrey -11 14 £31,250 -44.19%
City of London +14 13 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Yorkshire -27 8 £40,000 -
Berkshire -4 6 £30,500 -23.75% 2
South West -7 6 £33,750 -8.78%
Guildford - 6 £29,000 -
Southampton - 5 £28,358 -
Hampshire - 5 £28,358 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £40,000 -
Slough -15 4 £31,500 -19.74% 2
Camberley - 4 £35,000 -
Cardiff - 4 £37,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £23,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £23,500 -
South Wales - 4 £37,500 -
Wales - 4 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire -11 3 £40,000 -
Leeds -14 3 £40,000 -
North West -23 3 £35,000 +62.79%
Scotland - 3 £42,500 - 1
Chippenham - 3 £37,500 -
Sheffield - 3 £40,000 -
Maidstone - 3 £20,000 -
Manchester - 3 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £37,500 -
Kent - 3 £20,000 -
Reading +5 2 £21,000 -47.50%

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Linux
2 101 (46.54%) Red Hat
3 76 (35.02%) UNIX
4 71 (32.72%) Windows
5 70 (32.26%) Apache
6 63 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (26.27%) Perl
8 55 (25.35%) VMware
9 52 (23.96%) MySQL
10 47 (21.66%) Finance
11 44 (20.28%) Tomcat
12 42 (19.35%) Python
13 41 (18.89%) Java
14 38 (17.51%) CentOS
15 35 (16.13%) PHP
15 35 (16.13%) TCP/IP
16 33 (15.21%) Solaris
17 32 (14.75%) Ubuntu
18 31 (14.29%) DNS
19 30 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (13.36%) Bash Shell
21 27 (12.44%) ITIL
22 26 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
23 25 (11.52%) Firewall
23 25 (11.52%) Shell Script
24 23 (10.60%) Nagios
24 23 (10.60%) Change Management
24 23 (10.60%) Debian
25 22 (10.14%) IIS
26 21 (9.68%) Cisco

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 70 (32.26%) Apache
2 44 (20.28%) Tomcat
3 22 (10.14%) IIS
4 14 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 12 (5.53%) JBoss
6 11 (5.07%) Drupal
7 10 (4.61%) nginx
7 10 (4.61%) CMS
8 8 (3.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (3.23%) Escenic
10 6 (2.76%) WordPress
11 4 (1.84%) Alfresco
11 4 (1.84%) Lync
12 2 (0.92%) Node.js
12 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.92%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.92%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.92%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.69%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
1 8 (3.69%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (2.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.46%) Maximo
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) SaaS
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.92%) IaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 31 (14.29%) DNS
3 25 (11.52%) Firewall
4 18 (8.29%) SAN
5 16 (7.37%) Internet
6 13 (5.99%) SNMP
6 13 (5.99%) SSL
6 13 (5.99%) DHCP
7 8 (3.69%) VoIP
7 8 (3.69%) WAN
8 7 (3.23%) SSH
9 6 (2.76%) LAN
10 5 (2.30%) FTP
10 5 (2.30%) HTTP
10 5 (2.30%) Ethereal
10 5 (2.30%) Wireshark
10 5 (2.30%) tcpdump
11 4 (1.84%) VLAN
11 4 (1.84%) VPN
11 4 (1.84%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.96%) MySQL
2 10 (4.61%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.92%) DB2
7 1 (0.46%) Informix
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.23%) JIRA
2 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.38%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 47 (21.66%) Finance
2 19 (8.76%) Banking
3 7 (3.23%) Publishing
4 5 (2.30%) Retail
4 5 (2.30%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.38%) Law
6 2 (0.92%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.61%) HTML
2 7 (3.23%) Ajax
3 6 (2.76%) LAMP
3 6 (2.76%) CSS
4 5 (2.30%) J2EE
5 4 (1.84%) Flash
6 3 (1.38%) SOAP
7 2 (0.92%) Web Services
7 2 (0.92%) libvirt
7 2 (0.92%) Java EE
8 1 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.46%) Memcached
8 1 (0.46%) XML
8 1 (0.46%) COM
8 1 (0.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.69%) Clustering
1 8 (3.69%) SWIFT
2 7 (3.23%) Digital Media
2 7 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.23%) Open Source
3 6 (2.76%) HACMP
4 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.30%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.84%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.38%) BBC
6 3 (1.38%) iDTV
6 3 (1.38%) Video Editing
6 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.92%) NHS
7 2 (0.92%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) PKI
8 1 (0.46%) Derivative
8 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 217 (100.00%) Linux
2 76 (35.02%) UNIX
3 71 (32.72%) Windows
4 63 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (17.51%) CentOS
6 33 (15.21%) Solaris
7 32 (14.75%) Ubuntu
8 26 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (10.60%) Debian
10 17 (7.83%) SUSE
11 15 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (5.53%) Windows 7
13 11 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (3.23%) AIX
15 6 (2.76%) Fedora
16 4 (1.84%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.84%) Scientific Linux
16 4 (1.84%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.44%) ITIL
2 23 (10.60%) Change Management
3 17 (7.83%) Problem Management
4 13 (5.99%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (5.53%) Server Monitoring
6 10 (4.61%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.69%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.69%) DevOps
7 8 (3.69%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.23%) Project Management
8 7 (3.23%) Content Management
8 7 (3.23%) Network Management
9 5 (2.30%) E-Commerce
10 4 (1.84%) PRINCE2
10 4 (1.84%) CRM
10 4 (1.84%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (1.38%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (1.38%) Service Management
11 3 (1.38%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (0.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.27%) Perl
2 42 (19.35%) Python
3 41 (18.89%) Java
4 35 (16.13%) PHP
5 29 (13.36%) Bash Shell
6 25 (11.52%) Shell Script
7 20 (9.22%) SQL
8 14 (6.45%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.61%) Jython
10 5 (2.30%) Ruby
10 5 (2.30%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.92%) Korn
11 2 (0.92%) Lua
11 2 (0.92%) AWK
11 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.46%) VBScript
12 1 (0.46%) C#
12 1 (0.46%) C++
12 1 (0.46%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (7.37%) Degree
2 10 (4.61%) RHCE
3 6 (2.76%) IBM AIX Certification
4 5 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.30%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.84%) PMP
5 4 (1.84%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) MCITP
7 1 (0.46%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.46%) MCSE
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.46%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 30 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.91%) KVM
3 12 (5.53%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.69%) vSphere
5 6 (2.76%) PowerHA
6 4 (1.84%) NFS
6 4 (1.84%) Firmware
7 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (1.38%) Squid
7 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.92%) vCloud
9 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.46%) RHEV
9 1 (0.46%) GPFS
9 1 (0.46%) Varnish
9 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (10.60%) Nagios
2 15 (6.91%) Puppet
3 13 (5.99%) Tivoli
4 12 (5.53%) Plesk
5 10 (4.61%) BMC PATROL
5 10 (4.61%) NetBackup
5 10 (4.61%) OpenView
6 7 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (1.84%) Zenoss
9 3 (1.38%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.92%) Salt
10 2 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.46%) SCCM
11 1 (0.46%) Cacti
11 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.46%) Opsview
11 1 (0.46%) YUM
Vendors
1 101 (46.54%) Red Hat
2 55 (25.35%) VMware
3 21 (9.68%) Cisco
4 20 (9.22%) Microsoft
5 19 (8.76%) HP
6 18 (8.29%) IBM
7 15 (6.91%) Oracle
8 11 (5.07%) BMC
9 10 (4.61%) EMC
9 10 (4.61%) Google
10 9 (4.15%) Veritas
11 8 (3.69%) Brady
11 8 (3.69%) Sun
11 8 (3.69%) TIBCO
12 5 (2.30%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.30%) Websense
12 5 (2.30%) Clearswift
12 5 (2.30%) F5
12 5 (2.30%) WatchGuard
12 5 (2.30%) SonicWALL
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