The median annual salary for a Linux Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Specialist
UK
Rank 831 897 897
Rank change year-on-year +66 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 36 67 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.065% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.067% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 26 58 35
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 25 £55,000 +22.22% 4
North West - 11 £57,000 - 1
London +53 8 £62,500 +38.88%
Liverpool - 6 - - 1
Merseyside - 6 - - 1
Scotland +25 4 £52,500 +50.00%
Edinburgh - 4 £52,500 -
Manchester - 4 £57,000 -
South East +63 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +33 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Reading - 3 £50,000 -
West Midlands +29 1 £54,000 -
Yorkshire +25 1 £50,000 +29.87%
East of England +24 1 £50,000 +17.64%
Coventry +14 1 £54,000 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £50,000 -
York - 1 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £50,000 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (53.75%) Windows
3 36 (45.00%) Red Hat
4 23 (28.75%) Unix
5 22 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (26.25%) VMware
6 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
7 19 (23.75%) Finance
8 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
8 18 (22.50%) Python
9 16 (20.00%) Perl
9 16 (20.00%) LAN
9 16 (20.00%) Shell Script
10 15 (18.75%) Oracle
10 15 (18.75%) CentOS
11 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (16.25%) ITIL
12 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
12 12 (15.00%) Veritas
12 12 (15.00%) Incident Management
13 11 (13.75%) Degree
13 11 (13.75%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (13.75%) Banking
13 11 (13.75%) NetApp
14 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 10 (12.50%) DNS
14 10 (12.50%) RHCA
14 10 (12.50%) ITSM
14 10 (12.50%) Windows Server

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.75%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.50%) Apache
4 5 (6.25%) MQSeries
5 4 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.00%) JBoss
6 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.50%) Alfresco
7 2 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) G Suite
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.00%) LAN
2 10 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.00%) DHCP
3 8 (10.00%) Multicast
4 6 (7.50%) SAN
5 3 (3.75%) Firewall
6 2 (2.50%) Internet
6 2 (2.50%) NAS
6 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.50%) Network Security
7 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.25%) IPsec
7 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.25%) SSH
7 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) DB2
1 3 (3.75%) Informix
1 3 (3.75%) MySQL
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (23.75%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Middleware
2 5 (6.25%) Web Services
2 5 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.75%) JSON
3 3 (3.75%) POSIX
3 3 (3.75%) Rendezvous
3 3 (3.75%) RESTful
3 3 (3.75%) SOAP
3 3 (3.75%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (3.75%) XML
3 3 (3.75%) XML Schema
3 3 (3.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (8.75%) Clustering
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) SWIFT
4 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.75%) Replication
6 2 (2.50%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.50%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.25%) IBM XIV
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (53.75%) Windows
3 23 (28.75%) Unix
4 22 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (18.75%) CentOS
6 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 9 (11.25%) AIX
8 7 (8.75%) HPUX
8 7 (8.75%) SUSE
9 4 (5.00%) Solaris
10 3 (3.75%) Debian
10 3 (3.75%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.50%) NetWare
12 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 10 (12.50%) ITSM
4 8 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.50%) Change Control
6 5 (6.25%) Proprietary Trading
6 5 (6.25%) SDLC
6 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (3.75%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.75%) Change Management
8 3 (3.75%) CRM
8 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.75%) Low Latency
8 3 (3.75%) Release Management
9 2 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) Python
2 16 (20.00%) Perl
2 16 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 8 (10.00%) SQL
4 6 (7.50%) Java
5 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.00%) Korn
5 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.75%) AWK
6 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.75%) sed
7 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Degree
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.50%) RHCA
3 6 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 5 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) Firmware
3 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.50%) vSphere
3 2 (2.50%) XenApp
4 1 (1.25%) NFS
4 1 (1.25%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Puppet
1 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (3.75%) Kibana
2 3 (3.75%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.50%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (2.50%) Nagios
3 2 (2.50%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (2.50%) Simpana
4 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.25%) SCSM
4 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (45.00%) Red Hat
2 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) VMware
3 15 (18.75%) Oracle
4 12 (15.00%) Veritas
5 11 (13.75%) NetApp
6 6 (7.50%) CommVault
6 6 (7.50%) EMC
6 6 (7.50%) HP
7 5 (6.25%) IBM
8 4 (5.00%) Sun
8 4 (5.00%) Sybase
9 3 (3.75%) arcserve
9 3 (3.75%) BEA
9 3 (3.75%) Google
9 3 (3.75%) Remedy
9 3 (3.75%) SAP
9 3 (3.75%) TIBCO
9 3 (3.75%) Veeam
10 2 (2.50%) 3PAR
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