Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Linux Consultant was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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

Linux Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1104 1094 1228
Rank change year-on-year -10 +134 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Consultant 59 86 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.049% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.050% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 47 72 63
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -14.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,550 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.57% +4.44% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK 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 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Linux Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Consultant over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux Consultant in the UK

Linux Consultant
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
England -3 53 £45,500 -5.21% 5
London +7 39 £45,000 - 2
UK excluding London -13 20 £42,500 -9.57% 3
South East +23 8 £45,500 -2.15% 3
Scotland -40 6 £28,000 -20.00%
North of England -3 3 £42,500 -15.00%
West Midlands +16 2 £51,250 -10.87%
Midlands +11 2 £51,250 -10.87%
North West -15 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Yorkshire +13 1 - -
East of England +11 1 - -

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Linux Consultant 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 featuring Linux Consultant in the job title.

1 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (49.15%) Red Hat
3 26 (44.07%) Unix
3 26 (44.07%) Analytics
4 25 (42.37%) Big Data
5 23 (38.98%) Splunk
6 18 (30.51%) Data Analytics
7 17 (28.81%) Big Data Analytics
7 17 (28.81%) Security Monitoring
7 17 (28.81%) Law
8 15 (25.42%) Bash Shell
8 15 (25.42%) DevOps
9 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
9 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
9 14 (23.73%) Python
10 12 (20.34%) Ansible
10 12 (20.34%) Windows
10 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
11 11 (18.64%) Banking
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
12 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
13 8 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (11.86%) Oracle
14 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
15 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
15 6 (10.17%) Puppet
15 6 (10.17%) Software Deployment
15 6 (10.17%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (10.17%) Java
15 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development

Linux Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (6.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.69%) CloudStack
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) SMS
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) Broadband
2 3 (5.08%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) FTP
4 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (42.37%) Big Data
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) Blockchain
4 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.69%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
2 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) GitLab
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
3 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (28.81%) Law
2 11 (18.64%) Banking
2 11 (18.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) EDI
1 1 (1.69%) EDIFACT
1 1 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
1 1 (1.69%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
1 1 (1.69%) XML
1 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
1 6 (10.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.08%) iPhone
2 3 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) Grid Computing
3 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.69%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.69%) LPAR
4 1 (1.69%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (44.07%) Unix
3 12 (20.34%) Windows
4 8 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.78%) AIX
5 4 (6.78%) HPUX
5 4 (6.78%) Solaris
6 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.39%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Analytics
2 18 (30.51%) Data Analytics
3 17 (28.81%) Big Data Analytics
3 17 (28.81%) Security Monitoring
4 15 (25.42%) DevOps
5 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.17%) Software Deployment
7 5 (8.47%) Change Management
7 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.47%) Release Management
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.08%) Presales
9 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.08%) Push Notifications
10 2 (3.39%) Information Security
10 2 (3.39%) ITIL
10 2 (3.39%) SIEM
10 2 (3.39%) Use Case
11 1 (1.69%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) Bash Shell
2 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
2 14 (23.73%) Python
3 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.17%) Java
5 5 (8.47%) Ruby
5 5 (8.47%) SQL
6 4 (6.78%) Perl
7 3 (5.08%) Bourne shell
8 2 (3.39%) C#
8 2 (3.39%) Go
9 1 (1.69%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.69%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.69%) CCNA
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.69%) CISSP
2 1 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (1.69%) MCP
2 1 (1.69%) MCSE
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (1.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) GPG13
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Ceph
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.69%) vSphere
2 1 (1.69%) Xen
2 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) Ansible
2 6 (10.17%) Puppet
3 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.08%) Terraform
5 1 (1.69%) CloudForms
5 1 (1.69%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.69%) Nagios
5 1 (1.69%) Salt
5 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) Red Hat
2 23 (38.98%) Splunk
3 7 (11.86%) Oracle
4 6 (10.17%) Avaloq
5 3 (5.08%) Cloudera
5 3 (5.08%) Hortonworks
6 2 (3.39%) EMC
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.69%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.69%) SaltStack