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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 816 806 784
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 86 118 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 72 107 99
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 £26,350 £25,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,400 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 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 2 September 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 86 £40,000 +14.28% 14
London -5 30 £40,000 -5.88% 6
South East -30 22 £40,000 +33.33% 2
East of England +16 15 £43,900 +67.23% 1
City of London +31 14 £35,500 -13.93% 1
Hampshire +28 12 £40,000 +66.66% 1
Portsmouth - 10 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge - 9 £43,900 -
Cambridgeshire - 9 £43,900 -
South West -10 6 £42,500 +32.81% 1
North West -20 6 £23,168 -33.80% 4
Hertfordshire -7 5 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Merseyside +11 4 £23,168 -48.51% 1
Berkshire -1 4 £52,500 +90.90%
West Midlands -5 4 £37,500 +18.11%
Liverpool +14 3 £23,168 -48.51% 1
Oxfordshire +7 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Hemel Hempstead +5 3 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Reading +2 3 £42,500 +75.25%
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Brighton +11 2 £40,000 +33.33%
East Sussex +5 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Surrey +1 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Manchester -4 2 £26,750 -23.57% 3
Coventry -9 2 £36,250 +16.93%
Warwickshire - 2 £37,500 -
Somerset - 2 £42,500 - 1

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Linux
2 108 (57.75%) Red Hat
3 80 (42.78%) Windows
4 67 (35.83%) Python
5 64 (34.22%) Apache
6 63 (33.69%) UNIX
7 62 (33.16%) VMware
8 60 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (27.81%) Tomcat
10 50 (26.74%) Perl
10 50 (26.74%) Oracle
11 41 (21.93%) Bash Shell
12 36 (19.25%) Ubuntu
13 31 (16.58%) Degree
14 30 (16.04%) Finance
15 24 (12.83%) Debian
15 24 (12.83%) SQL
15 24 (12.83%) Java
16 23 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (12.30%) CentOS
17 22 (11.76%) MySQL
18 21 (11.23%) JBoss
18 21 (11.23%) Ruby
19 20 (10.70%) JavaScript
19 20 (10.70%) Data Centre
20 19 (10.16%) Nagios
20 19 (10.16%) TCP/IP
20 19 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
21 17 (9.09%) SAN
22 16 (8.56%) Clustering

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 64 (34.22%) Apache
2 52 (27.81%) Tomcat
3 21 (11.23%) JBoss
4 12 (6.42%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.28%) IIS
5 8 (4.28%) Zope
5 8 (4.28%) Plone
6 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.21%) CMS
7 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.21%) Drupal
7 6 (3.21%) Alfresco
7 6 (3.21%) WordPress
8 3 (1.60%) SAS
9 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.07%) nginx
9 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.67%) IaaS
4 4 (2.14%) PaaS
4 4 (2.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.16%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.09%) SAN
3 13 (6.95%) DNS
4 12 (6.42%) Firewall
5 10 (5.35%) Internet
6 8 (4.28%) SSL
7 7 (3.74%) VPN
8 6 (3.21%) HTTP
8 6 (3.21%) LDAP
9 4 (2.14%) LAN
9 4 (2.14%) VoIP
9 4 (2.14%) WAN
9 4 (2.14%) FTP
10 3 (1.60%) DMZ
10 3 (1.60%) SS7
10 3 (1.60%) INAP
11 2 (1.07%) DHCP
12 1 (0.53%) SMTP
12 1 (0.53%) PBX
12 1 (0.53%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (11.76%) MySQL
3 14 (7.49%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.14%) Informix
6 3 (1.60%) DB2
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.53%) Redis
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Emacs
2 4 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.60%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (16.04%) Finance
2 16 (8.56%) Banking
3 10 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.21%) Law
5 6 (3.21%) Retail
5 6 (3.21%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.60%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.07%) Billing
7 2 (1.07%) Electronics
7 2 (1.07%) Front Office
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.95%) HTML
2 12 (6.42%) CSS
3 11 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
3 11 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (3.74%) LAMP
5 6 (3.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (3.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (2.67%) Web Services
6 5 (2.67%) XML
7 3 (1.60%) J2EE
7 3 (1.60%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.07%) .NET
9 1 (0.53%) COM
9 1 (0.53%) Flash
9 1 (0.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.70%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.56%) Clustering
3 8 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.28%) Eurex
4 7 (3.74%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.21%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (2.67%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.14%) Equities
8 3 (1.60%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.60%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.07%) Social Network
9 2 (1.07%) Social Media
9 2 (1.07%) DTV
10 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.53%) Replication
10 1 (0.53%) Contract for Difference
10 1 (0.53%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 187 (100.00%) Linux
2 80 (42.78%) Windows
3 63 (33.69%) UNIX
4 60 (32.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (19.25%) Ubuntu
6 24 (12.83%) Debian
7 23 (12.30%) CentOS
8 11 (5.88%) SUSE
9 9 (4.81%) Mac OS
9 9 (4.81%) Solaris
10 8 (4.28%) AIX
10 8 (4.28%) Fedora
11 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.07%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.53%) HPUX
14 1 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.02%) ITIL
2 13 (6.95%) Load Balancing
3 12 (6.42%) Migration
3 12 (6.42%) Network Design
4 10 (5.35%) DevOps
5 9 (4.81%) Problem Management
6 8 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (3.74%) Open Source
8 6 (3.21%) Change Control
8 6 (3.21%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.21%) Change Management
9 5 (2.67%) Project Management
9 5 (2.67%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.67%) Information Security
10 4 (2.14%) Electronic Trading
11 3 (1.60%) Matrix Management
11 3 (1.60%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (1.60%) Data Analysis
11 3 (1.60%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 67 (35.83%) Python
2 50 (26.74%) Perl
3 41 (21.93%) Bash Shell
4 24 (12.83%) SQL
4 24 (12.83%) Java
5 21 (11.23%) Ruby
6 20 (10.70%) JavaScript
7 15 (8.02%) Korn
7 15 (8.02%) Shell Script
8 12 (6.42%) C++
9 10 (5.35%) C
10 9 (4.81%) PHP
11 8 (4.28%) Tcl
12 4 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.60%) AWK
13 3 (1.60%) sed
14 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.53%) C#
15 1 (0.53%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 31 (16.58%) Degree
2 6 (3.21%) RHCE
3 4 (2.14%) LPIC
4 2 (1.07%) MCSE
4 2 (1.07%) CCNA
4 2 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.07%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.53%) HND
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) PhD
5 1 (0.53%) CFA
5 1 (0.53%) MBA
5 1 (0.53%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.53%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 19 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.95%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.35%) KVM
4 4 (2.14%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.60%) vCloud
5 3 (1.60%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.60%) NFS
5 3 (1.60%) Squid
6 2 (1.07%) Xen
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.07%) vSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.53%) Docker
7 1 (0.53%) GPFS
7 1 (0.53%) iptables
7 1 (0.53%) qmail
7 1 (0.53%) Postfix
7 1 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (10.16%) Nagios
2 7 (3.74%) Plesk
2 7 (3.74%) Puppet
2 7 (3.74%) cPanel
3 5 (2.67%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.60%) Control-M
4 3 (1.60%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.07%) SCCM
5 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.07%) logstash
5 2 (1.07%) Opsview
5 2 (1.07%) Cacti
6 1 (0.53%) Webmin
6 1 (0.53%) Mesos
6 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.53%) Ansible
6 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (57.75%) Red Hat
2 62 (33.16%) VMware
3 50 (26.74%) Oracle
4 14 (7.49%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.88%) IBM
6 10 (5.35%) HP
7 9 (4.81%) Cisco
8 8 (4.28%) Fidessa
8 8 (4.28%) NYFIX
8 8 (4.28%) Patsystems
8 8 (4.28%) GL TRADE
9 7 (3.74%) Reuters
9 7 (3.74%) Bloomberg
10 6 (3.21%) SAP
11 5 (2.67%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.67%) Citrix
12 4 (2.14%) CQG
12 4 (2.14%) Veritas
13 3 (1.60%) EccoWare
13 3 (1.60%) EasyScreen
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