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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 788 773 797
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 119 101 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.094% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.100% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 108 95 81
Average salary £35,000 £37,309 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.18% -0.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £52,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.94%

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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 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 2 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 -7 116 £35,000 -6.66% 11
London +5 44 £42,500 - 3
South East -20 36 £30,000 +13.20% 4
North West -3 22 £35,000 -22.22%
Berkshire -3 14 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Cheshire - 11 £35,000 -
Manchester +3 10 £35,000 -
Brighton -19 9 £30,000 +66.66% 1
East Sussex -24 9 £30,000 +66.66% 1
City of London +8 8 £41,250 -21.42% 2
Slough +5 8 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Surrey -10 7 £40,000 +20.30% 1
Knutsford - 7 £35,000 -
Reading -2 4 £24,250 +5.43%
West Midlands -8 4 £31,750 -3.78%
East of England -23 4 £26,250 +5.00% 3
Epsom +1 3 £47,500 -
Coventry -7 3 £31,000 -3.87%
Hertfordshire -10 3 £25,000 -
North East - 3 £45,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £45,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £45,000 -
Guildford +9 2 £29,500 +16.83%
Oxfordshire +9 2 £32,500 +35.41% 1
Wales +4 2 £37,500 +108.33%
Hampshire -9 2 £24,000 -4.00%
Yorkshire -46 2 £34,500 -13.75% 1
South Wales - 2 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £34,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £42,500 -

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Linux
2 100 (42.19%) UNIX
3 88 (37.13%) Red Hat
4 76 (32.07%) Windows
4 76 (32.07%) Apache
5 70 (29.54%) Perl
6 63 (26.58%) MySQL
7 59 (24.89%) Python
8 51 (21.52%) Java
8 51 (21.52%) Tomcat
9 50 (21.10%) Finance
9 50 (21.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (20.68%) Nagios
11 45 (18.99%) TCP/IP
12 44 (18.57%) PHP
12 44 (18.57%) VMware
13 43 (18.14%) Solaris
13 43 (18.14%) Change Management
14 39 (16.46%) Ubuntu
15 38 (16.03%) Firewall
16 37 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (14.77%) Shell Script
18 31 (13.08%) Problem Management
18 31 (13.08%) Bash Shell
19 28 (11.81%) DNS
19 28 (11.81%) Cisco
20 27 (11.39%) Oracle
20 27 (11.39%) Tivoli
20 27 (11.39%) Banking
21 26 (10.97%) SQL

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 76 (32.07%) Apache
2 51 (21.52%) Tomcat
3 19 (8.02%) IIS
4 15 (6.33%) CMS
5 14 (5.91%) Drupal
6 13 (5.49%) WebSphere
7 11 (4.64%) Escenic
8 8 (3.38%) nginx
9 7 (2.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.11%) GlassFish
10 5 (2.11%) WordPress
11 3 (1.27%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.84%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.84%) Node.js
13 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Portal
13 1 (0.42%) Jetty
13 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 16 (6.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.95%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
1 7 (2.95%) IntelliMatch
2 5 (2.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.42%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.22%) SaaS
2 7 (2.95%) PaaS
3 6 (2.53%) IaaS
4 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.99%) TCP/IP
2 38 (16.03%) Firewall
3 28 (11.81%) DNS
4 17 (7.17%) VoIP
4 17 (7.17%) SNMP
4 17 (7.17%) Internet
5 11 (4.64%) DHCP
6 10 (4.22%) SSL
7 9 (3.80%) FTP
7 9 (3.80%) SAN
8 8 (3.38%) WAN
9 7 (2.95%) LAN
9 7 (2.95%) SMTP
10 6 (2.53%) VPN
11 5 (2.11%) HTTP
11 5 (2.11%) PBX
11 5 (2.11%) NAS
12 4 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.69%) IPv4
13 3 (1.27%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (26.58%) MySQL
2 19 (8.02%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.95%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (1.27%) DB2
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.11%) Subversion
3 3 (1.27%) JIRA
3 3 (1.27%) Gerrit
3 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (21.10%) Finance
2 27 (11.39%) Banking
3 15 (6.33%) Retail
4 11 (4.64%) Publishing
5 8 (3.38%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.27%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.33%) LAMP
2 11 (4.64%) Ajax
3 7 (2.95%) HTML
4 6 (2.53%) CSS
4 6 (2.53%) Web Services
5 5 (2.11%) J2EE
6 3 (1.27%) SOAP
7 2 (0.84%) XML
7 2 (0.84%) Java EE
7 2 (0.84%) Memcached
8 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.42%) COM
8 1 (0.42%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.64%) Digital Media
1 11 (4.64%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.95%) SWIFT
3 6 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.11%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (2.11%) Clustering
4 5 (2.11%) Open Source
5 4 (1.69%) HACMP
5 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.27%) iDTV
6 3 (1.27%) BBC
6 3 (1.27%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.27%) Video Editing
7 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.84%) iPad
8 1 (0.42%) Derivative
8 1 (0.42%) CMDB
8 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Linux
2 100 (42.19%) UNIX
3 76 (32.07%) Windows
4 50 (21.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (18.14%) Solaris
6 39 (16.46%) Ubuntu
7 24 (10.13%) CentOS
8 19 (8.02%) SUSE
9 15 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (5.49%) Debian
11 9 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.53%) Fedora
12 6 (2.53%) VMS
12 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (2.11%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.69%) AIX
15 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.84%) Android
15 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.42%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.14%) Change Management
2 31 (13.08%) Problem Management
3 20 (8.44%) Server Monitoring
4 17 (7.17%) Incident Management
4 17 (7.17%) ITIL
5 15 (6.33%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.49%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (4.64%) Content Management
8 9 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 4 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (1.69%) E-Commerce
10 4 (1.69%) Configuration Management
10 4 (1.69%) Service Management
10 4 (1.69%) Mentoring
10 4 (1.69%) DevOps
11 3 (1.27%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (1.27%) Network Management
12 2 (0.84%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.54%) Perl
2 59 (24.89%) Python
3 51 (21.52%) Java
4 44 (18.57%) PHP
5 35 (14.77%) Shell Script
6 31 (13.08%) Bash Shell
7 26 (10.97%) SQL
8 18 (7.59%) Jython
8 18 (7.59%) Ruby
9 13 (5.49%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.11%) C
11 4 (1.69%) Lua
11 4 (1.69%) AWK
12 2 (0.84%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (8.86%) Degree
2 4 (1.69%) RHCE
3 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.84%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (0.42%) RHCT
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.06%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (15.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.06%) vSphere
3 9 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 9 (3.80%) KVM
4 6 (2.53%) Squid
5 5 (2.11%) NFS
5 5 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.84%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.84%) Varnish
6 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.42%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.42%) Samba
7 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.42%) Postfix
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.42%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 49 (20.68%) Nagios
2 27 (11.39%) Tivoli
3 18 (7.59%) OpenView
3 18 (7.59%) BMC PATROL
3 18 (7.59%) Puppet
4 13 (5.49%) Zenoss
4 13 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.06%) Vagrant
6 9 (3.80%) Plesk
7 6 (2.53%) Salt
8 5 (2.11%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.69%) Opsview
10 3 (1.27%) EMC Navisphere
11 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.84%) Cacti
12 1 (0.42%) Foglight
12 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.42%) SCCM
12 1 (0.42%) Netcool
Vendors
1 88 (37.13%) Red Hat
2 44 (18.57%) VMware
3 28 (11.81%) Cisco
4 27 (11.39%) Oracle
5 25 (10.55%) HP
6 19 (8.02%) IBM
7 18 (7.59%) BMC
8 16 (6.75%) Google
9 14 (5.91%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.22%) Sun
11 8 (3.38%) EMC
11 8 (3.38%) JBoss
12 7 (2.95%) TIBCO
12 7 (2.95%) Brady
13 6 (2.53%) Citrix
14 3 (1.27%) Zoho
14 3 (1.27%) Brocade
15 2 (0.84%) Fortinet
15 2 (0.84%) WatchGuard
15 2 (0.84%) SonicWALL
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