Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1099 1122 1236
Rank change year-on-year +23 +114 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 51 75 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.042% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.044% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 39 65 50
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £39,675
90th Percentile £62,500 £64,000 £98,375
UK median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% -19.05% +8.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Linux Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in England

Linux Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in England.

Salary trend for Linux Specialist in England

Linux Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Specialist in England

Linux Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +18 20 £47,500 +18.75%
South East +24 15 £60,000 +46.34%
North West +1 11 £52,500 +16.67%
London -12 10 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £38,000 -
East of England +2 3 £22,500 -59.09%
South West +11 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Midlands +8 1 £50,000 +6.38%
West Midlands +5 1 £50,000 +3.09%
Linux Specialist
UK

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Linux Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (54.90%) Python
3 25 (49.02%) Red Hat
4 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (35.29%) MySQL
6 17 (33.33%) Unix
6 17 (33.33%) CentOS
7 14 (27.45%) Windows
7 14 (27.45%) Finance
8 12 (23.53%) Oracle
9 11 (21.57%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
9 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
9 11 (21.57%) ITSM
9 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
9 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (21.57%) RHCA
9 11 (21.57%) Incident Management
10 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
11 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
11 9 (17.65%) Puppet
11 9 (17.65%) Apache
11 9 (17.65%) Web Services
11 9 (17.65%) SQL
11 9 (17.65%) DevOps
12 8 (15.69%) Ansible
12 8 (15.69%) ITIL
12 8 (15.69%) VMware
12 8 (15.69%) SAN

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.65%) Apache
2 7 (13.73%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.92%) CloudFront
2 2 (3.92%) Datadog
2 2 (3.92%) Route 53
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (15.69%) SAN
3 5 (9.80%) DNS
3 5 (9.80%) HTTP
4 4 (7.84%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (7.84%) SSL
5 3 (5.88%) AMQP
6 2 (3.92%) DHCP
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) MySQL
2 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.96%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.96%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Advertising
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Web Services
2 7 (13.73%) LAMP
3 2 (3.92%) Kafka
3 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.96%) J2EE
4 1 (1.96%) Java EE
4 1 (1.96%) Spring
4 1 (1.96%) Struts
4 1 (1.96%) XSL
4 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (11.76%) Clustering
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (33.33%) CentOS
2 17 (33.33%) Unix
3 14 (27.45%) Windows
4 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.84%) SUSE
6 3 (5.88%) Solaris
6 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.92%) AIX
8 1 (1.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
1 11 (21.57%) Incident Management
1 11 (21.57%) ITSM
2 9 (17.65%) DevOps
3 8 (15.69%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.84%) High Availability
5 4 (7.84%) Release Management
5 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.84%) Service Design
5 4 (7.84%) SOA
6 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.88%) Line Management
7 2 (3.92%) Auto-Scaling
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.92%) Migration
7 2 (3.92%) Open Source
7 2 (3.92%) Presales
8 1 (1.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) Python
2 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
4 9 (17.65%) SQL
5 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
6 6 (11.76%) Java
7 4 (7.84%) Perl
8 3 (5.88%) PHP
8 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (21.57%) RHCA
2 3 (5.88%) RHCE
3 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) CCNA
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.96%) RHCSA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) iptables
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) KVM
4 1 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Puppet
2 8 (15.69%) Ansible
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.92%) Salt
4 2 (3.92%) Terraform
5 1 (1.96%) Cacti
5 1 (1.96%) Grafana
5 1 (1.96%) Icinga
5 1 (1.96%) Nagios
5 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.96%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) Red Hat
2 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.53%) Oracle
4 8 (15.69%) VMware
5 4 (7.84%) Hitachi
6 3 (5.88%) CA
6 3 (5.88%) Mercator
6 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.88%) Splunk
7 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco
8 1 (1.96%) NetApp
8 1 (1.96%) SaltStack