The median annual salary for a Linux Specialist was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 892 948
Rank change year-on-year +39 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 21 55 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.056% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.058% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 17 44 36
Median salary £54,000 £42,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £37,800 £28,160
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £40,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +23.45% -  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 19 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 22 June 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 +16 18 £54,000 +28.57% 3
London +23 8 £60,000 +26.31%
West Midlands +20 5 £50,000 +32.45% 1
Coventry +1 5 £50,000 +36.98% 1
Twickenham - 4 £60,000 -
Glasgow +16 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +15 3 £45,000 -
North West -40 2 £26,500 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £26,500 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £26,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +14 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 1 - - 1
East of England -8 1 £50,000 +19.04%
Bradford - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Dorset - 1 £50,000 -
Luton - 1 £50,000 -
Poole - 1 £50,000 -

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Unix
3 20 (35.09%) Red Hat
4 19 (33.33%) Windows
5 18 (31.58%) Oracle
6 16 (28.07%) Finance
7 15 (26.32%) NetApp
8 14 (24.56%) Active Directory
9 13 (22.81%) VMware
9 13 (22.81%) LAN
9 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (21.05%) SQL
11 11 (19.30%) Shell Script
12 10 (17.54%) DNS
12 10 (17.54%) Solaris
13 9 (15.79%) ITIL
13 9 (15.79%) DHCP
13 9 (15.79%) SAN
13 9 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (15.79%) Change Control
14 8 (14.04%) Multicast
14 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
14 8 (14.04%) AIX
14 8 (14.04%) Banking
15 7 (12.28%) Python
16 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
16 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
16 6 (10.53%) HPUX
16 6 (10.53%) Microsoft

Linux Specialist 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 (7.02%) MQSeries
1 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) LAN
2 10 (17.54%) DNS
3 9 (15.79%) DHCP
3 9 (15.79%) SAN
4 8 (14.04%) Multicast
4 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.51%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) AMQP
6 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.75%) HTTP
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) IPsec
6 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
6 1 (1.75%) Network Security
6 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.75%) SSH
6 1 (1.75%) SSL
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) DB2
1 3 (5.26%) Informix
2 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.26%) POSIX
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.75%) J2EE
4 1 (1.75%) Java EE
4 1 (1.75%) LAMP
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) Struts
4 1 (1.75%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) XSL
4 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.02%) SWIFT
2 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.75%) IBM XIV
3 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Unix
3 19 (33.33%) Windows
4 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (17.54%) Solaris
6 8 (14.04%) AIX
7 6 (10.53%) HPUX
7 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
8 5 (8.77%) SUSE
9 4 (7.02%) CentOS
10 1 (1.75%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Debian
10 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
1 9 (15.79%) Change Control
1 9 (15.79%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Proprietary Trading
3 4 (7.02%) SDLC
3 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
3 4 (7.02%) Service Management
3 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.26%) Change Management
4 3 (5.26%) Low Latency
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.51%) Line Management
5 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) Shell Script
3 7 (12.28%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) Perl
6 4 (7.02%) Java
6 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.26%) AWK
7 3 (5.26%) Korn
7 3 (5.26%) sed
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.75%) iptables
4 1 (1.75%) Squid
4 1 (1.75%) SRDF
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
1 3 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) SELinux
3 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Red Hat
2 18 (31.58%) Oracle
3 15 (26.32%) NetApp
4 13 (22.81%) VMware
5 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.77%) EMC
6 5 (8.77%) IBM
6 5 (8.77%) Veritas
7 4 (7.02%) HP
7 4 (7.02%) Sybase
8 3 (5.26%) arcserve
8 3 (5.26%) CommVault
8 3 (5.26%) Sun
8 3 (5.26%) Veeam
9 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco
9 1 (1.75%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.75%) Isilon
9 1 (1.75%) SolidFire
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Provident Financial Management Services
Salary: 7% Bonus + Pension & Onsite gym
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago