Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 565 633
Rank change year-on-year +25 +68 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 15 33 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.049% 0.094% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.097% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 13 31 18
South East median annual salary £60,000 £41,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.34% -15.90% +21.88%
England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in the South East

Linux Specialist
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Linux Specialist in the South East

Linux Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Specialist in the South East

Linux Specialist
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Surrey +12 12 £60,000 -7.69%
Middlesex - 2 - -
Thames Valley +33 1 £32,500 -40.91%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £32,500 -
Linux Specialist
England

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (93.33%) Python
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) CentOS
4 11 (73.33%) RHCA
4 11 (73.33%) Incident Management
4 11 (73.33%) Red Hat
4 11 (73.33%) ITSM
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (73.33%) MySQL
4 11 (73.33%) Windows
4 11 (73.33%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) Perl
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) RHCE
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) Apache
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Route 53
6 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
6 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (13.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon S3
1 2 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (13.33%) CloudFront
1 2 (13.33%) Datadog
1 2 (13.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) CentOS
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Incident Management
1 11 (73.33%) ITSM
2 3 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Presales
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Python
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (73.33%) RHCA
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) IBM