Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Support was £40,000 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 Support
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 725 700
Rank change year-on-year -117 -25 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 346 535 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 299 465 636
UK median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.11% +11.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,400 £26,550 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +23.08% -

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 Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Support in the UK

Linux Support
Top 15 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 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 -123 340 £40,000 -11.11% 24
UK excluding London -67 194 £40,000 - 14
London -71 148 £53,000 -3.64% 10
South East -16 88 £40,000 - 3
North of England -54 33 £39,513 +5.37% 2
Midlands +40 26 £35,000 -12.50% 5
South West +20 23 £40,000 +14.29% 1
East of England -5 18 £40,000 -10.61% 3
East Midlands +47 16 £35,000 +15.70% 3
North West -39 16 £38,500 +2.67% 1
West Midlands +5 10 £46,250 -4.84% 2
Yorkshire +2 10 £35,000 - 1
North East -3 7 £39,513 -1.22%
Wales +13 5 £41,000 -3.53%
Scotland -17 1 - -

Linux Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 346 (100.00%) Linux
2 187 (54.05%) Windows
3 118 (34.10%) SQL
4 102 (29.48%) Unix
5 101 (29.19%) VMware
6 89 (25.72%) Finance
7 77 (22.25%) Active Directory
8 73 (21.10%) Python
9 71 (20.52%) TCP/IP
10 65 (18.79%) Oracle
11 58 (16.76%) SQL Server
12 57 (16.47%) Java
13 56 (16.18%) Shell Script
14 54 (15.61%) Red Hat
14 54 (15.61%) Bash Shell
14 54 (15.61%) Degree
15 53 (15.32%) Windows Server
16 52 (15.03%) DevOps
16 52 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
17 51 (14.74%) ITIL
18 50 (14.45%) Microsoft
19 49 (14.16%) Data Centre
20 48 (13.87%) Perl
21 47 (13.58%) VPN
21 47 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
22 46 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
22 46 (13.29%) Firewall
23 44 (12.72%) Cisco
24 43 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 40 (11.56%) DNS

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 38 (10.98%) Apache
1 38 (10.98%) Tomcat
2 34 (9.83%) OpenStack
3 28 (8.09%) MS Exchange
4 24 (6.94%) JBoss
5 21 (6.07%) IIS
6 15 (4.34%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (3.18%) WebSphere
8 9 (2.60%) Confluence
9 7 (2.02%) GlassFish
9 7 (2.02%) Jetty
9 7 (2.02%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.16%) nginx
11 4 (1.16%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.58%) MindAlign
13 2 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) HipChat
2 3 (0.87%) Houdini
2 3 (0.87%) Maya
2 3 (0.87%) NUKE
2 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Magento
1 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.58%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.29%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.29%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.34%) Office 365
4 9 (2.60%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) Akamai
6 1 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 71 (20.52%) TCP/IP
2 47 (13.58%) VPN
3 46 (13.29%) Firewall
4 40 (11.56%) DNS
5 31 (8.96%) Internet
6 27 (7.80%) IPsec
7 26 (7.51%) HTTP
8 23 (6.65%) SAN
9 21 (6.07%) SSL
10 20 (5.78%) LAN
11 19 (5.49%) DHCP
11 19 (5.49%) WAN
12 17 (4.91%) LDAP
13 16 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (4.34%) MPLS
15 14 (4.05%) NAS
16 11 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (3.18%) VLAN
17 10 (2.89%) Wireless
18 8 (2.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.56%) MySQL
3 12 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.02%) Big Data
7 6 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.73%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.16%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.58%) DB2
10 2 (0.58%) Endeca
10 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (4.91%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.05%) JIRA
3 11 (3.18%) Subversion
4 9 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.73%) ClearQuest
6 6 (1.73%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.87%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.87%) PEAR
7 3 (0.87%) PHPUnit
7 3 (0.87%) Trac
8 2 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.29%) GitLab
9 1 (0.29%) GoCD
9 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 89 (25.72%) Finance
2 35 (10.12%) Banking
3 15 (4.34%) Front Office
4 14 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.89%) Electronics
7 9 (2.60%) Back Office
7 9 (2.60%) Games
7 9 (2.60%) Marketing
8 8 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.45%) Advertising
10 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.87%) German Language
11 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.87%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.65%) HTML
2 15 (4.34%) Web Services
3 14 (4.05%) LAMP
4 10 (2.89%) FIX Protocol
4 10 (2.89%) Middleware
5 9 (2.60%) Kafka
6 8 (2.31%) XML
7 7 (2.02%) CSS
8 6 (1.73%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.73%) HTML5
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 6 (1.73%) React
9 5 (1.45%) Node.js
10 4 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (1.16%) J2EE
10 4 (1.16%) jQuery
11 3 (0.87%) Ajax
11 3 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.87%) REST
11 3 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.49%) Private Cloud
4 14 (4.05%) Clustering
5 13 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.18%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.89%) Fintech
8 9 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.60%) Hedge funds
9 8 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (2.02%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.02%) Equities
11 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.73%) NHS
12 5 (1.45%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.87%) Animation
14 3 (0.87%) Replication
15 2 (0.58%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 346 (100.00%) Linux
2 187 (54.05%) Windows
3 102 (29.48%) Unix
4 53 (15.32%) Windows Server
5 43 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (5.49%) CentOS
9 12 (3.47%) AIX
9 12 (3.47%) Ubuntu
9 12 (3.47%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.18%) Solaris
11 9 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.31%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (2.31%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.45%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.16%) Debian
14 4 (1.16%) SUSE
14 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.03%) DevOps
2 51 (14.74%) ITIL
3 46 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (5.49%) Algorithmic Trading
5 18 (5.20%) Configuration Management
6 17 (4.91%) Mentoring
6 17 (4.91%) Problem Management
7 16 (4.62%) Load Balancing
8 15 (4.34%) API Integration
8 15 (4.34%) Automated Trading
8 15 (4.34%) Identity Management
9 14 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (4.05%) Change Management
9 14 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (3.76%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.76%) Test Automation
11 12 (3.47%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 12 (3.47%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 11 (3.18%) High Availability
12 11 (3.18%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 118 (34.10%) SQL
2 73 (21.10%) Python
3 57 (16.47%) Java
4 56 (16.18%) Shell Script
5 54 (15.61%) Bash Shell
6 48 (13.87%) Perl
7 29 (8.38%) PowerShell
8 19 (5.49%) PHP
9 15 (4.34%) Ruby
10 12 (3.47%) JavaScript
11 11 (3.18%) C++
12 6 (1.73%) Korn
13 5 (1.45%) C#
13 5 (1.45%) C-shell
14 3 (0.87%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.87%) C
14 3 (0.87%) VBScript
15 2 (0.58%) Scala
15 2 (0.58%) VB
15 2 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (15.61%) Degree
2 22 (6.36%) CCNA
2 22 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.02%) RHCE
7 5 (1.45%) RHCSA
8 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.87%) CISSP
9 3 (0.87%) MCSE
10 2 (0.58%) CEH
10 2 (0.58%) RHCA
11 1 (0.29%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.29%) LPIC
11 1 (0.29%) OCP
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.29%) SANS
11 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.60%) QA
1 9 (2.60%) SLA
2 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 77 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 47 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.80%) Docker
4 22 (6.36%) Hyper-V
5 21 (6.07%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (6.07%) XenApp
6 18 (5.20%) vSphere
7 16 (4.62%) KVM
8 12 (3.47%) NFS
9 11 (3.18%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.31%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.31%) vCloud
10 8 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.31%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (2.31%) XenServer
11 7 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (2.02%) Xen
12 6 (1.73%) Samba
13 3 (0.87%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.91%) Ansible
1 17 (4.91%) Kubernetes
1 17 (4.91%) Puppet
2 16 (4.62%) Nagios
3 11 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.18%) ZABBIX
4 10 (2.89%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.31%) Salt
5 8 (2.31%) WSUS
6 7 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (2.02%) ThinApp
7 6 (1.73%) Data Guard
7 6 (1.73%) HAProxy
8 5 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (1.16%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.16%) SCCM
10 3 (0.87%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.87%) Grafana
10 3 (0.87%) logstash
10 3 (0.87%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (29.19%) VMware
2 65 (18.79%) Oracle
3 54 (15.61%) Red Hat
4 50 (14.45%) Microsoft
5 44 (12.72%) Cisco
6 32 (9.25%) IBM
7 28 (8.09%) Citrix
8 21 (6.07%) NetApp
9 20 (5.78%) Bloomberg
9 20 (5.78%) Reuters
10 18 (5.20%) HP
11 17 (4.91%) F5
12 15 (4.34%) EMC
12 15 (4.34%) McAfee
13 12 (3.47%) Juniper
14 11 (3.18%) BMC
14 11 (3.18%) CQG
15 9 (2.60%) Symantec
16 8 (2.31%) CheckPoint
16 8 (2.31%) SAP