Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1127 1141 1254
Rank change year-on-year +14 +113 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 55 84 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.044% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.046% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 41 72 53
UK median annual salary £52,500 £43,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.09% -18.10% +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,625 £37,300
90th Percentile £62,500 £64,750 £94,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £41,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +28.05% -21.90% +34.62%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Specialist in the UK

Linux Specialist
Top 12 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 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
England -6 52 £52,500 +16.67% 2
UK excluding London +21 43 £52,500 +28.05%
North of England +3 21 £47,500 +18.75%
South East +25 15 £60,000 +46.34%
North West -8 12 £50,000 +11.11%
London -13 10 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £38,000 -
East of England +14 3 £22,500 -59.09%
Scotland -18 2 - -
Midlands +26 1 £50,000 +6.38%
South West +11 1 £45,000 +28.57%
West Midlands +1 1 £50,000 +3.09%

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 featuring Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (50.91%) Python
3 27 (49.09%) Red Hat
4 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 18 (32.73%) Unix
5 18 (32.73%) MySQL
6 17 (30.91%) Finance
6 17 (30.91%) CentOS
7 15 (27.27%) Windows
8 13 (23.64%) Oracle
9 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
10 11 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (20.00%) Puppet
10 11 (20.00%) RHCA
10 11 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 11 (20.00%) ITSM
10 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (18.18%) SQL
11 10 (18.18%) Ansible
12 9 (16.36%) DevOps
12 9 (16.36%) Web Services
12 9 (16.36%) Apache
12 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
13 8 (14.55%) VMware
13 8 (14.55%) SAN
13 8 (14.55%) ITIL

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 9 (16.36%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.91%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.82%) Confluence
6 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.64%) CloudFront
2 2 (3.64%) Datadog
2 2 (3.64%) Route 53
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.55%) SAN
3 5 (9.09%) DNS
3 5 (9.09%) HTTP
4 4 (7.27%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (7.27%) SSL
5 3 (5.45%) AMQP
6 2 (3.64%) DHCP
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.82%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.82%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) JIRA
4 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) LAMP
3 2 (3.64%) Kafka
3 2 (3.64%) Middleware
3 2 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
4 1 (1.82%) Java EE
4 1 (1.82%) Spring
4 1 (1.82%) Struts
4 1 (1.82%) XSL
4 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (10.91%) Clustering
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (32.73%) Unix
3 17 (30.91%) CentOS
4 15 (27.27%) Windows
5 12 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) SUSE
7 3 (5.45%) Solaris
7 3 (5.45%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.64%) AIX
9 1 (1.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 11 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 11 (20.00%) ITSM
2 9 (16.36%) DevOps
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.27%) High Availability
5 4 (7.27%) Release Management
5 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.27%) Service Design
5 4 (7.27%) SOA
6 3 (5.45%) Line Management
7 2 (3.64%) Auto-Scaling
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.64%) Migration
7 2 (3.64%) Open Source
7 2 (3.64%) Presales
8 1 (1.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.91%) Python
2 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
3 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.18%) SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Java
5 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.27%) Perl
7 3 (5.45%) PHP
7 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (20.00%) RHCA
2 3 (5.45%) RHCE
3 2 (3.64%) CCNA
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) RHCSA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) iptables
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) KVM
4 1 (1.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Puppet
2 10 (18.18%) Ansible
3 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.64%) Salt
4 2 (3.64%) Terraform
5 1 (1.82%) Cacti
5 1 (1.82%) Grafana
5 1 (1.82%) Icinga
5 1 (1.82%) Nagios
5 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.82%) SELinux
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Red Hat
2 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.64%) Oracle
4 8 (14.55%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) Hitachi
5 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.45%) CA
6 3 (5.45%) Mercator
6 3 (5.45%) Splunk
7 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 2 (3.64%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) NetApp
8 1 (1.82%) SaltStack