The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 627 652 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.55% 12.10% 9.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.73% 42.98% 33.05%
Number of salaries quoted 499 498 450
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Linux
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1619 1517 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.82% 28.16% 29.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1175 1282
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Salary Trend in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Linux
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 238 £47,500 +5.55% 40
Slough +11 114 £38,500 -14.44% 15
Bracknell -6 83 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Maidenhead +7 52 £47,500 +2.70% 15
Newbury -7 38 £45,000 +12.50%
Windsor -6 7 £52,500 +31.25%
Wokingham +3 3 £37,500 -8.53% 4
Hungerford -11 2 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Thatcham -5 1 £24,000 -12.72%
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 520 (40.69%) Windows
2 481 (37.64%) UNIX
3 336 (26.29%) VMware
4 327 (25.59%) SQL
5 258 (20.19%) Oracle
6 237 (18.54%) Java
7 231 (18.08%) MySQL
8 229 (17.92%) Firewall
9 219 (17.14%) Degree
10 217 (16.98%) Red Hat
11 203 (15.88%) Microsoft
12 201 (15.73%) TCP/IP
13 191 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 185 (14.48%) Cisco
15 180 (14.08%) Telecoms
16 179 (14.01%) Apache
17 169 (13.22%) SQL Server
18 161 (12.60%) JavaScript
19 156 (12.21%) ITIL
19 156 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 143 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
21 138 (10.80%) Solaris
21 138 (10.80%) HTML
22 130 (10.17%) Computer Science
23 128 (10.02%) Finance
24 127 (9.94%) XML
25 126 (9.86%) Perl
25 126 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
26 124 (9.70%) HP
27 122 (9.55%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 179 (14.01%) Apache
2 109 (8.53%) Tomcat
3 86 (6.73%) JBoss
4 68 (5.32%) IIS
5 45 (3.52%) WebLogic
6 41 (3.21%) MS Exchange
7 37 (2.90%) WebSphere
8 29 (2.27%) nginx
8 29 (2.27%) Apache Solr
9 26 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.94%) Lync
12 11 (0.86%) WordPress
12 11 (0.86%) Drupal
13 10 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
13 10 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
13 10 (0.78%) Alfresco
13 10 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (0.70%) Joomla!
15 7 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 117 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.66%) MS Office
3 13 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
6 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.078%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.58%) SaaS
2 31 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 19 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
5 13 (1.02%) Office 365
6 10 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.23%) IaaS
8 3 (0.23%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) PaaS
10 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.078%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.078%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 229 (17.92%) Firewall
2 201 (15.73%) TCP/IP
3 109 (8.53%) SAN
3 109 (8.53%) DNS
4 97 (7.59%) VPN
5 92 (7.20%) WAN
6 87 (6.81%) Internet
7 81 (6.34%) LAN
8 73 (5.71%) HTTP
9 62 (4.85%) Network Security
10 50 (3.91%) SSL
11 47 (3.68%) VoIP
12 44 (3.44%) MPLS
13 43 (3.36%) Wireless
14 40 (3.13%) BGP
15 38 (2.97%) VLAN
16 35 (2.74%) LDAP
16 35 (2.74%) Ethernet
17 32 (2.50%) DHCP
17 32 (2.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (18.08%) MySQL
2 169 (13.22%) SQL Server
3 74 (5.79%) Relational Database
4 62 (4.85%) Oracle Database
5 44 (3.44%) RDBMS
6 39 (3.05%) DB2
7 28 (2.19%) Big Data
8 27 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (1.64%) Redis
12 19 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
13 18 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (1.33%) Hadoop
15 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
16 13 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
17 12 (0.94%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 77 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.99%) Subversion
3 37 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.58%) Selenium
5 32 (2.50%) Maven
6 29 (2.27%) Mockito
7 26 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
8 19 (1.49%) JUnit
9 18 (1.41%) Hudson
10 15 (1.17%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.10%) Ant
12 11 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (0.70%) SilkPerformer
13 9 (0.70%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.39%) NetBeans
15 5 (0.39%) WinRunner
16 4 (0.31%) WebObjects
16 4 (0.31%) CruiseControl
17 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 180 (14.08%) Telecoms
2 128 (10.02%) Finance
3 47 (3.68%) Retail
4 38 (2.97%) Marketing
5 31 (2.43%) Banking
6 22 (1.72%) Automotive
7 21 (1.64%) French Language
7 21 (1.64%) Billing
8 18 (1.41%) German Language
9 17 (1.33%) Back Office
10 16 (1.25%) Advertising
11 15 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.10%) Multimedia
13 11 (0.86%) Legal
14 10 (0.78%) Electronics
15 7 (0.55%) Games
16 3 (0.23%) Publishing
17 2 (0.16%) Military
17 2 (0.16%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 253 (19.80%) Support Engineer
2 146 (11.42%) Administrator
3 135 (10.56%) Developer
4 125 (9.78%) Technical Support
5 114 (8.92%) Consultant
6 110 (8.61%) Technical Engineer
7 102 (7.98%) Technical Support Engineer
8 95 (7.43%) Systems Administrator
9 82 (6.42%) Software Engineer
10 78 (6.10%) Linux Engineer
11 68 (5.32%) Java Developer
12 62 (4.85%) Architect
12 62 (4.85%) Linux Administrator
13 56 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
13 56 (4.38%) Analyst
14 50 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 48 (3.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 43 (3.36%) Support Analyst
17 41 (3.21%) Applications Support
17 41 (3.21%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (10.80%) HTML
2 127 (9.94%) XML
3 89 (6.96%) J2EE
3 89 (6.96%) Web Services
4 77 (6.03%) CSS
5 68 (5.32%) jQuery
6 62 (4.85%) Spring
7 60 (4.69%) LAMP
8 57 (4.46%) .NET
9 50 (3.91%) JSP
10 44 (3.44%) Java EE
11 34 (2.66%) XSLT
12 33 (2.58%) REST
12 33 (2.58%) XHTML
13 27 (2.11%) HTML5
14 22 (1.72%) SOAP
14 22 (1.72%) CSS3
15 21 (1.64%) Regular Expression
16 19 (1.49%) JSON
16 19 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 126 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (8.53%) Open Source
4 47 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
5 38 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 33 (2.58%) iPad
7 32 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.19%) Mathematics
9 25 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
9 25 (1.96%) Mainframe
10 24 (1.88%) Clustering
11 19 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (1.10%) Replication
14 13 (1.02%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.86%) Blackberry
17 10 (0.78%) Visualisation
18 9 (0.70%) Smart Meter
19 8 (0.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 520 (40.69%) Windows
2 481 (37.64%) UNIX
3 156 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 138 (10.80%) Solaris
5 115 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 93 (7.28%) CentOS
8 83 (6.49%) Ubuntu
9 69 (5.40%) SUSE
10 52 (4.07%) Debian
11 50 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (3.52%) AIX
13 44 (3.44%) Windows 7
14 29 (2.27%) HPUX
15 22 (1.72%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.33%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.33%) VMS
17 14 (1.10%) Android
18 12 (0.94%) Windows 2000
19 10 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (12.21%) ITIL
2 143 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (6.96%) Software Engineering
4 75 (5.87%) Project Management
5 72 (5.63%) Scrum
6 67 (5.24%) Mentoring
7 65 (5.09%) DevOps
8 62 (4.85%) Service Management
9 59 (4.62%) SOA
10 58 (4.54%) Service Delivery
11 52 (4.07%) E-Commerce
12 49 (3.83%) Configuration Management
12 49 (3.83%) TDD
12 49 (3.83%) Migration
13 44 (3.44%) Change Management
13 44 (3.44%) Performance Analysis
14 41 (3.21%) OO
15 40 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
16 39 (3.05%) SIEM
16 39 (3.05%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 327 (25.59%) SQL
2 237 (18.54%) Java
3 161 (12.60%) JavaScript
4 126 (9.86%) Perl
5 116 (9.08%) Python
6 112 (8.76%) PHP
7 86 (6.73%) C++
8 78 (6.10%) C
9 74 (5.79%) Bash Shell
10 66 (5.16%) PowerShell
11 47 (3.68%) Ruby
12 41 (3.21%) Shell Script
13 28 (2.19%) C#
14 20 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.86%) Jython
16 10 (0.78%) PHP5
16 10 (0.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 8 (0.63%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.63%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.63%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 219 (17.14%) Degree
2 107 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 87 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (5.95%) CCNA
5 75 (5.87%) SC Cleared
6 74 (5.79%) CISSP
7 31 (2.43%) CEH
8 28 (2.19%) DV Cleared
9 27 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (1.96%) CCNP
11 23 (1.80%) CISA
12 20 (1.56%) CISM
13 18 (1.41%) ISEB
14 17 (1.33%) PCI QSA
15 16 (1.25%) MCSE
16 13 (1.02%) SCSA
16 13 (1.02%) MCITP
16 13 (1.02%) Sun Certification
17 12 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (8.37%) SLA
2 49 (3.83%) QA
3 44 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.19%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.64%) COBIT
6 20 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.55%) GPG13
8 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.23%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.23%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 191 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (9.55%) Active Directory
3 66 (5.16%) vSphere
4 57 (4.46%) VMware ESX
5 45 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 28 (2.19%) KVM
6 28 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 22 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (1.49%) Firmware
8 19 (1.49%) NFS
9 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.63%) NDS
10 8 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.55%) XenApp
11 7 (0.55%) Xen
12 6 (0.47%) Kamailio
12 6 (0.47%) OpenSIPS
13 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.39%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 81 (6.34%) Puppet
2 66 (5.16%) Nagios
3 40 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.35%) Plesk
5 29 (2.27%) cPanel
6 25 (1.96%) Webmin
7 20 (1.56%) SCCM
8 16 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 16 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
8 16 (1.25%) Zenoss
9 15 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
9 15 (1.17%) logstash
10 14 (1.10%) WSUS
11 13 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.86%) Netcool
13 7 (0.55%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 5 (0.39%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.39%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 336 (26.29%) VMware
2 258 (20.19%) Oracle
3 217 (16.98%) Red Hat
4 203 (15.88%) Microsoft
5 185 (14.48%) Cisco
6 124 (9.70%) HP
7 73 (5.71%) EMC
8 65 (5.09%) IBM
9 56 (4.38%) Citrix
10 55 (4.30%) Juniper
11 44 (3.44%) SAP
11 44 (3.44%) Sun
12 36 (2.82%) NetApp
13 29 (2.27%) hybris
14 28 (2.19%) CheckPoint
15 24 (1.88%) F5
16 22 (1.72%) Sybase
16 22 (1.72%) Veritas
17 21 (1.64%) InterSystems
17 21 (1.64%) Remedy
Wokingham, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25000
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 -40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £43,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £25k, Corporate Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £55000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, 25 days, Pension to 7%, Med
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, 25 days holiday, Pens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago