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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 785 797 727
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 118 143 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 105 117 138
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,200 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,400 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +5 111 £37,500 +7.91% 10
South East -9 38 £38,000 +18.75% 3
London +12 34 £41,000 +2.50% 3
Berkshire +6 19 £32,500 +8.33% 2
East of England +35 15 £38,775 -3.06% 1
Surrey +5 15 £47,500 +18.75%
Cambridgeshire +20 14 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge +21 13 £40,000 - 1
North West -16 13 £21,789 -36.84% 1
Woking - 13 £50,000 -
West Midlands -7 9 £33,500 -16.25%
City of London +32 8 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Reading -9 7 £27,500 -4.34% 2
Merseyside +18 6 £21,789 -32.95%
Liverpool +14 6 £21,789 -32.95%
Manchester -1 4 £23,750 -30.65% 1
Hampshire +3 3 £22,000 -44.65%
Cheshire -11 3 £25,000 -27.53%
Coventry -14 3 £48,000 +20.00%
Birmingham - 3 £29,500 -
Bracknell - 3 £45,000 -
Caerphilly - 3 £40,000 -
Marlow - 3 £32,000 -
Maidenhead - 3 £32,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £32,000 - 1
Wales - 3 £40,000 -
South Wales - 3 £40,000 -
Farnborough - 3 £22,000 -
Guildford +18 2 £45,000 +50.00%
Slough +10 2 £36,500 +21.66%

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Linux
2 94 (43.72%) Red Hat
3 83 (38.60%) Windows
4 82 (38.14%) UNIX
5 76 (35.35%) Apache
6 72 (33.49%) VMware
7 70 (32.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (27.44%) Oracle
9 55 (25.58%) MySQL
9 55 (25.58%) Tomcat
10 54 (25.12%) Python
11 53 (24.65%) Perl
12 49 (22.79%) SQL
13 42 (19.53%) SQL Server
14 41 (19.07%) PHP
15 40 (18.60%) Nagios
16 36 (16.74%) CentOS
17 34 (15.81%) Java
18 33 (15.35%) TCP/IP
19 30 (13.95%) ITIL
19 30 (13.95%) Finance
19 30 (13.95%) Ubuntu
20 29 (13.49%) Debian
20 29 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (13.02%) Solaris
22 27 (12.56%) SAN
23 26 (12.09%) Microsoft
24 25 (11.63%) Active Directory
24 25 (11.63%) MS Excel
25 24 (11.16%) Clustering

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 76 (35.35%) Apache
2 55 (25.58%) Tomcat
3 17 (7.91%) JBoss
4 15 (6.98%) nginx
5 12 (5.58%) IIS
6 9 (4.19%) Lync
7 8 (3.72%) Zope
7 8 (3.72%) Plone
8 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.86%) CMS
9 4 (1.86%) Drupal
9 4 (1.86%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.86%) Alfresco
9 4 (1.86%) WordPress
10 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.12%) MS Office
3 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.05%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (5.58%) Amazon S3
3 12 (5.58%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (5.58%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (5.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (1.86%) Google Drive
5 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.35%) TCP/IP
2 27 (12.56%) SAN
3 23 (10.70%) Firewall
4 20 (9.30%) SSL
5 17 (7.91%) DNS
6 15 (6.98%) Internet
7 12 (5.58%) OpenVPN
8 11 (5.12%) FTP
9 10 (4.65%) HTTP
10 9 (4.19%) ADSL
10 9 (4.19%) Broadband
11 5 (2.33%) VPN
12 4 (1.86%) LAN
12 4 (1.86%) WAN
12 4 (1.86%) SMTP
12 4 (1.86%) LDAP
12 4 (1.86%) SSH
13 3 (1.40%) DHCP
13 3 (1.40%) SNMP
13 3 (1.40%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.58%) MySQL
2 42 (19.53%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.05%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.58%) Redis
4 12 (5.58%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (5.12%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.79%) Informix
7 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.26%) JIRA
2 5 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.40%) Subversion
3 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) Psake
4 1 (0.47%) Maven
4 1 (0.47%) Ant
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.47%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (13.95%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Games
3 8 (3.72%) Law
4 7 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.40%) Advertising
6 3 (1.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.98%) Web Services
2 9 (4.19%) .NET
2 9 (4.19%) LAMP
3 8 (3.72%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (2.79%) HTML
4 6 (2.79%) XML
5 3 (1.40%) Flash
5 3 (1.40%) CSS
5 3 (1.40%) J2EE
5 3 (1.40%) jQuery
6 2 (0.93%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.47%) Middleware
7 1 (0.47%) Java EE
7 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.16%) Clustering
2 13 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.26%) Eurex
6 6 (2.79%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.79%) Open Source
7 5 (2.33%) Social Media
7 5 (2.33%) CMDB
7 5 (2.33%) Replication
7 5 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.33%) Social Network
8 4 (1.86%) User Experience
8 4 (1.86%) iPad
9 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.40%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.93%) Equities
10 2 (0.93%) Derivative
10 2 (0.93%) BBC
10 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 215 (100.00%) Linux
2 83 (38.60%) Windows
3 82 (38.14%) UNIX
4 70 (32.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (16.74%) CentOS
6 30 (13.95%) Ubuntu
7 29 (13.49%) Debian
8 28 (13.02%) Solaris
9 20 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (8.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (7.91%) Windows 8
12 13 (6.05%) SUSE
13 12 (5.58%) Amazon Linux
14 11 (5.12%) Windows XP
15 10 (4.65%) AIX
15 10 (4.65%) Android
15 10 (4.65%) Windows 7
15 10 (4.65%) Apple iOS
16 8 (3.72%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.95%) ITIL
2 21 (9.77%) Incident Management
3 18 (8.37%) Load Balancing
4 14 (6.51%) Migration
5 12 (5.58%) Service Management
6 11 (5.12%) Configuration Management
7 10 (4.65%) Change Management
8 9 (4.19%) Project Management
9 8 (3.72%) Network Design
10 7 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.26%) DevOps
11 6 (2.79%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (2.79%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.79%) Electronic Trading
12 5 (2.33%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (1.86%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (1.86%) Change Control
13 4 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (1.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.12%) Python
2 53 (24.65%) Perl
3 49 (22.79%) SQL
4 41 (19.07%) PHP
5 34 (15.81%) Java
6 24 (11.16%) Bash Shell
7 18 (8.37%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.12%) C++
9 10 (4.65%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.26%) Ruby
10 7 (3.26%) Tcl
11 6 (2.79%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.79%) C#
12 4 (1.86%) C
13 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.47%) VBScript
14 1 (0.47%) VBA
14 1 (0.47%) Korn
14 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (9.77%) Degree
2 12 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.12%) RHCE
4 10 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.40%) LPIC
7 2 (0.93%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCITP
8 1 (0.47%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.26%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.98%) KVM
4 10 (4.65%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.72%) vSphere
6 6 (2.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (2.79%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.40%) Postfix
9 2 (0.93%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.93%) NFS
9 2 (0.93%) XenServer
9 2 (0.93%) Firmware
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.47%) Xen
10 1 (0.47%) Samba
10 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (18.60%) Nagios
2 15 (6.98%) Plesk
2 15 (6.98%) Puppet
2 15 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (6.98%) cPanel
3 12 (5.58%) logstash
4 11 (5.12%) Webmin
5 9 (4.19%) Tivoli
6 8 (3.72%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.33%) Opsview
8 4 (1.86%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.93%) SCCM
10 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.93%) Ansible
10 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.47%) Salt
11 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 94 (43.72%) Red Hat
2 72 (33.49%) VMware
3 59 (27.44%) Oracle
4 26 (12.09%) Microsoft
5 20 (9.30%) HP
6 15 (6.98%) EMC
7 7 (3.26%) Cisco
7 7 (3.26%) Fidessa
7 7 (3.26%) Patsystems
7 7 (3.26%) GL TRADE
7 7 (3.26%) NYFIX
8 6 (2.79%) Symantec
8 6 (2.79%) Reuters
8 6 (2.79%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.33%) Veritas
9 5 (2.33%) EasyScreen
9 5 (2.33%) EccoWare
10 4 (1.86%) Google
10 4 (1.86%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds
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