The median annual salary for a Linux Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Linux Specialist
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 627 638
Rank change year-on-year +48 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 9 27 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.027% 0.064% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.066% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 15
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -30.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £38,500 £56,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32367 40743 40862
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.12% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 27379 35161 34358
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Linux Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in London

Linux Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Linux Specialist in London

Linux Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Specialist in London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 London region featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) ITIL
4 7 (38.89%) Degree
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Financial Institution
6 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 5 (27.78%) AIX
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
6 5 (27.78%) DHCP
6 5 (27.78%) Proprietary Trading
6 5 (27.78%) Multicast
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) Change Management
8 3 (16.67%) Remedy
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) EMC
8 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (16.67%) Middleware
8 3 (16.67%) SLA
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (11.11%) Alfresco
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) Multicast
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (11.11%) EMC VNX
2 2 (11.11%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.56%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.56%) IBM XIV
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) AIX
3 5 (27.78%) Unix
4 2 (11.11%) Debian
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) NetWare
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) SUSE
4 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Proprietary Trading
3 4 (22.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Document Management
5 2 (11.11%) High-Frequency Trading
5 2 (11.11%) Physics
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) EMC VPLEX
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
1 2 (11.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) EMC
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Remedy
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) CommVault
3 2 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (11.11%) Novell
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Isilon
4 1 (5.56%) SolidFire