Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Linux Specialist was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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

Senior Linux Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1166 1250 1305
Rank change year-on-year +84 +55 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Linux Specialist 6 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 10
UK median annual salary £52,000 £41,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.55% -16.50% -44.44%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £68,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £38,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +35.06% -26.67% -

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 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Senior Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Linux Specialist in the UK

Senior Linux Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Linux Specialist in the UK

Senior Linux Specialist
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Linux Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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 +79 6 £52,000 +24.55%
UK excluding London +57 6 £52,000 +35.06%
Midlands +43 6 £52,000 +15.56%
West Midlands - 6 £52,000 -

Senior Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Senior 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 Senior Linux Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Solaris
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (33.33%) Veritas
5 1 (16.67%) Finance

Senior 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Solaris
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Change Control
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (50.00%) Proactive Monitoring
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Veritas