The median annual salary for a Linux Support was £40,000 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 Support
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 678 660 652
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 198 298 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 169 261 300
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  

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 Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Support over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support 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 -45 192 £40,000 -20.00% 29
London -8 101 £45,000 -18.18% 14
South East -11 39 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Berkshire +2 25 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +39 15 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Slough +19 15 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East of England 0 14 £40,000 -10.61% 1
South West +11 13 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Essex - 10 £37,500 -
Surrey +25 9 £32,500 -35.00%
Northampton +15 9 £37,500 -6.25%
Northamptonshire +13 9 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Bristol -12 9 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London +10 7 £40,500 -37.69% 6
North West -53 6 £34,500 +3.75% 2
Derby - 5 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 5 £35,000 -
Guildford +17 4 £32,500 -16.12%
Maidenhead - 4 £45,000 - 1
Bracknell +22 3 £21,000 -12.50%
Hertfordshire -3 3 £50,000 +25.78%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £30,000 -
Milton Keynes -5 3 £30,000 -
Reading -9 3 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Manchester -41 3 £34,500 +3.75% 2
Staines - 3 £38,750 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £36,500 -
Hampshire +29 2 - -
South Wales +16 2 £27,750 +26.13% 1
West Yorkshire +15 2 £41,250 +35.24% 1

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Linux Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 426 (100.00%) Linux
2 218 (51.17%) Windows
3 130 (30.52%) SQL
3 130 (30.52%) Unix
4 125 (29.34%) VMware
5 101 (23.71%) ITIL
6 100 (23.47%) Finance
7 97 (22.77%) Active Directory
8 91 (21.36%) Python
9 84 (19.72%) Red Hat
10 82 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 79 (18.54%) TCP/IP
12 69 (16.20%) Perl
12 69 (16.20%) Firewall
13 65 (15.26%) Bash Shell
14 64 (15.02%) MySQL
15 63 (14.79%) Windows Server
16 61 (14.32%) DNS
17 60 (14.08%) DevOps
18 58 (13.62%) Data Centre
19 55 (12.91%) Oracle
20 53 (12.44%) Cisco
21 52 (12.21%) Microsoft
21 52 (12.21%) Shell Script
21 52 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 50 (11.74%) LAN
23 48 (11.27%) SQL Server
24 44 (10.33%) Puppet
25 43 (10.09%) Degree
25 43 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008

Linux Support 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 31 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.81%) Apache
3 24 (5.63%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.69%) IIS
5 18 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (3.76%) Confluence
7 12 (2.82%) JBoss
7 12 (2.82%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.17%) nginx
10 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.47%) MindAlign
12 2 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 11 (2.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (2.11%) Magento
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.58%) Office 365
4 8 (1.88%) SaaS
5 4 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.47%) Route 53
7 1 (0.23%) Apcera
7 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (18.54%) TCP/IP
2 69 (16.20%) Firewall
3 61 (14.32%) DNS
4 50 (11.74%) LAN
5 37 (8.69%) SAN
6 32 (7.51%) DHCP
7 29 (6.81%) VPN
7 29 (6.81%) WAN
8 27 (6.34%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (5.40%) NAS
10 21 (4.93%) Internet
11 18 (4.23%) VLAN
12 16 (3.76%) HTTP
12 16 (3.76%) MPLS
12 16 (3.76%) Multicast
13 13 (3.05%) FTP
13 13 (3.05%) IPsec
14 11 (2.58%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (2.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.02%) MySQL
2 48 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (3.52%) Big Data
4 13 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.41%) DB2
7 6 (1.41%) Informix
8 4 (0.94%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.70%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.47%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 26 (6.10%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.76%) JIRA
3 11 (2.58%) Subversion
4 7 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.17%) GoCD
7 2 (0.47%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.23%) Ant
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.23%) GitLab
8 1 (0.23%) Gradle
8 1 (0.23%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.23%) Maven
General
1 100 (23.47%) Finance
2 37 (8.69%) Banking
3 29 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.52%) Marketing
6 14 (3.29%) Front Office
7 13 (3.05%) Financial Institution
8 12 (2.82%) Back Office
8 12 (2.82%) Games
9 11 (2.58%) Electronics
10 9 (2.11%) French Language
11 5 (1.17%) Retail
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Military
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.99%) Kafka
1 17 (3.99%) LAMP
2 16 (3.76%) Web Services
3 11 (2.58%) HTML
4 9 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (1.88%) JDBC
5 8 (1.88%) XML
6 4 (0.94%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (0.94%) Middleware
7 3 (0.70%) CSS
7 3 (0.70%) Spring
8 2 (0.47%) FFmpeg
8 2 (0.47%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.47%) JMS
8 2 (0.47%) Sensu
8 2 (0.47%) XMPP
9 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.58%) Clustering
4 11 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.11%) iPad
6 8 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.88%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.64%) Equities
8 5 (1.17%) Replication
9 4 (0.94%) Fintech
9 4 (0.94%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.94%) PACS
10 3 (0.70%) iPhone
10 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.47%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 426 (100.00%) Linux
2 218 (51.17%) Windows
3 130 (30.52%) Unix
4 63 (14.79%) Windows Server
5 52 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (9.39%) AIX
8 36 (8.45%) CentOS
8 36 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (7.98%) Solaris
10 28 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (6.10%) Ubuntu
12 14 (3.29%) HPUX
13 12 (2.82%) Debian
14 9 (2.11%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.88%) IRIX
15 8 (1.88%) SUSE
16 7 (1.64%) FreeBSD
17 4 (0.94%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.71%) ITIL
2 60 (14.08%) DevOps
3 32 (7.51%) Problem Management
4 25 (5.87%) Change Management
5 23 (5.40%) Release Management
6 22 (5.16%) Mentoring
7 20 (4.69%) Incident Management
8 19 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.23%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.23%) Project Management
10 15 (3.52%) Algorithmic Trading
11 14 (3.29%) Digital Marketing
11 14 (3.29%) Migration
12 12 (2.82%) High Availability
12 12 (2.82%) Low Latency
12 12 (2.82%) Workflow
13 11 (2.58%) Automated Trading
13 11 (2.58%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (30.52%) SQL
2 91 (21.36%) Python
3 69 (16.20%) Perl
4 65 (15.26%) Bash Shell
5 52 (12.21%) Shell Script
6 30 (7.04%) Java
7 24 (5.63%) PHP
8 19 (4.46%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.82%) C++
10 8 (1.88%) C
11 7 (1.64%) Ruby
12 5 (1.17%) C#
13 3 (0.70%) AWK
13 3 (0.70%) Jython
13 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.70%) sed
14 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.47%) Korn
14 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (10.09%) Degree
2 31 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (6.57%) CCNA
4 13 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.11%) RHCE
6 7 (1.64%) CISSP
6 7 (1.64%) RHCSA
7 6 (1.41%) CCNP
7 6 (1.41%) RHCA
8 5 (1.17%) MCP
9 4 (0.94%) Linux+ Certification
9 4 (0.94%) LPIC
9 4 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.94%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.70%) CCSE
10 3 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.70%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.70%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.82%) SLA
2 6 (1.41%) QA
3 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 82 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.40%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.16%) XenApp
5 20 (4.69%) KVM
6 17 (3.99%) vSphere
7 15 (3.52%) XenServer
8 14 (3.29%) NFS
9 13 (3.05%) vCloud
10 11 (2.58%) Docker
10 11 (2.58%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (2.11%) Xen
12 8 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.17%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (10.33%) Puppet
2 39 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (8.92%) Ansible
4 24 (5.63%) Nagios
5 15 (3.52%) ZABBIX
6 14 (3.29%) OpenView
7 11 (2.58%) WSUS
8 10 (2.35%) Control-M
9 9 (2.11%) Kubernetes
10 8 (1.88%) Grafana
11 7 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (1.41%) Graphite
12 6 (1.41%) Kibana
13 5 (1.17%) logstash
13 5 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (1.17%) ThinApp
14 4 (0.94%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.94%) Salt
15 3 (0.70%) Backup Exec
15 3 (0.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 125 (29.34%) VMware
2 84 (19.72%) Red Hat
3 55 (12.91%) Oracle
4 53 (12.44%) Cisco
5 52 (12.21%) Microsoft
6 34 (7.98%) HP
7 31 (7.28%) Citrix
8 20 (4.69%) F5
9 17 (3.99%) IBM
9 17 (3.99%) Sybase
10 16 (3.76%) McAfee
10 16 (3.76%) NetApp
11 15 (3.52%) EMC
12 13 (3.05%) Splunk
13 12 (2.82%) CheckPoint
13 12 (2.82%) Juniper
14 11 (2.58%) SAP
14 11 (2.58%) Sun
15 8 (1.88%) Bloomberg
15 8 (1.88%) Reuters
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
York
Piksel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 30 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LogRhythm
Salary: Up to £40kpa + 5% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent benefits and bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 13 days ago
Bradford
Provident Financial Management Services
Salary: 7% Bonus + Pension & Onsite gym
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Metapack
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Virtusa
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago