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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 575 644 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.45% 10.85% 9.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.42% 37.90% 36.12%
Number of salaries quoted 442 500 474
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1266 1699 1520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.20% 28.64% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1052 1234 1241
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +7 316 £44,750 +11.87% 42
Slough -3 70 £43,500 +1.16% 1
Maidenhead +13 42 £49,500 -1.00% 9
Newbury -4 42 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Bracknell +18 41 £46,000 +15.00% 13
Windsor -9 6 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Thatcham - 3 £50,000 -
Hungerford - 2 - - 1
Wokingham -1 1 - -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 553 (47.55%) Windows
2 322 (27.69%) UNIX
3 294 (25.28%) MySQL
4 283 (24.33%) Degree
5 274 (23.56%) TCP/IP
6 272 (23.39%) Java
7 270 (23.22%) Oracle
8 267 (22.96%) SQL
9 242 (20.81%) VMware
10 219 (18.83%) Python
11 216 (18.57%) Red Hat
12 203 (17.45%) Computer Science
13 202 (17.37%) Firewall
14 200 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
14 200 (17.20%) Apache
15 196 (16.85%) Perl
16 190 (16.34%) Cisco
17 182 (15.65%) Microsoft
18 164 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 159 (13.67%) PHP
20 153 (13.16%) Puppet
21 152 (13.07%) SQL Server
22 148 (12.73%) JavaScript
23 145 (12.47%) Web Services
24 143 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
25 133 (11.44%) DNS
26 130 (11.18%) Active Directory
27 127 (10.92%) CentOS
27 127 (10.92%) Data Centre
28 125 (10.75%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 200 (17.20%) Apache
2 120 (10.32%) Tomcat
3 92 (7.91%) JBoss
4 86 (7.39%) WebLogic
5 53 (4.56%) IIS
6 46 (3.96%) OpenStack
7 41 (3.53%) WebSphere
8 35 (3.01%) CMS
9 31 (2.67%) nginx
10 27 (2.32%) WordPress
11 26 (2.24%) Drupal
12 22 (1.89%) Joomla!
12 22 (1.89%) MS Exchange
13 20 (1.72%) concrete5
14 16 (1.38%) WebLogic Portal
14 16 (1.38%) SharePoint
15 15 (1.29%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
16 13 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 88 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.49%) MS Office
3 9 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.086%) GIMP
6 1 (0.086%) MS Project
6 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.086%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.086%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.81%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (1.38%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.60%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.34%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.17%) JDE World
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 100 (8.60%) SaaS
2 93 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (3.35%) PaaS
4 18 (1.55%) Taleo
5 16 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.38%) Office 365
6 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (1.12%) Responsys
8 11 (0.95%) IaaS
9 7 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.60%) GitHub
10 4 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.26%) Route 53
11 3 (0.26%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.17%) Force.com
13 1 (0.086%) Heroku
13 1 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 274 (23.56%) TCP/IP
2 202 (17.37%) Firewall
3 133 (11.44%) DNS
4 91 (7.82%) Internet
5 80 (6.88%) HTTP
6 74 (6.36%) SAN
7 64 (5.50%) WAN
8 63 (5.42%) LAN
9 60 (5.16%) SMTP
9 60 (5.16%) VPN
10 58 (4.99%) SSL
11 48 (4.13%) LDAP
12 42 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (3.27%) Network Security
14 33 (2.84%) DHCP
14 33 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
15 32 (2.75%) MPLS
16 30 (2.58%) OSPF
17 25 (2.15%) BGP
17 25 (2.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (25.28%) MySQL
2 152 (13.07%) SQL Server
3 99 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 95 (8.17%) Relational Database
5 91 (7.82%) NoSQL
6 51 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (3.78%) RDBMS
8 41 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
9 39 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 32 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (2.58%) DB2
12 29 (2.49%) Hadoop
13 22 (1.89%) Big Data
14 21 (1.81%) Riak
15 20 (1.72%) MongoDB
16 17 (1.46%) Couchbase
17 16 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (1.29%) Data Mining
19 14 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
20 13 (1.12%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 92 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 73 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 37 (3.18%) Maven
4 34 (2.92%) Ant
5 32 (2.75%) Subversion
6 29 (2.49%) Selenium
7 23 (1.98%) PHPUnit
8 16 (1.38%) Hudson
9 15 (1.29%) Eclipse
10 14 (1.20%) JIRA
11 13 (1.12%) JUnit
12 9 (0.77%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.60%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.60%) Mockito
14 5 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.43%) CruiseControl
15 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
16 3 (0.26%) Log4j
16 3 (0.26%) TeamCity
16 3 (0.26%) FogBugz
General
1 104 (8.94%) Telecoms
2 84 (7.22%) Finance
3 49 (4.21%) German Language
4 35 (3.01%) French Language
5 32 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.49%) Marketing
7 26 (2.24%) Electronics
8 23 (1.98%) Banking
8 23 (1.98%) Advertising
9 21 (1.81%) Legal
10 17 (1.46%) Law
11 15 (1.29%) Retail
12 14 (1.20%) Spanish Language
13 12 (1.03%) Publishing
14 8 (0.69%) Billing
15 7 (0.60%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.34%) Games
16 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.26%) Military
18 2 (0.17%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 223 (19.17%) Support Engineer
2 190 (16.34%) Developer
3 143 (12.30%) Administrator
4 119 (10.23%) Systems Administrator
5 102 (8.77%) Technical Engineer
6 96 (8.25%) Technical Support
7 81 (6.96%) Technical Support Engineer
8 62 (5.33%) Java Developer
9 60 (5.16%) Software Engineer
10 59 (5.07%) Senior Developer
11 58 (4.99%) Analyst
12 57 (4.90%) DBA
13 56 (4.82%) Linux Administrator
14 55 (4.73%) PHP Developer
14 55 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
15 52 (4.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 51 (4.39%) Security Engineer
17 49 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
18 46 (3.96%) Architect
19 43 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (12.47%) Web Services
2 116 (9.97%) HTML
3 96 (8.25%) CSS
4 77 (6.62%) jQuery
5 68 (5.85%) XML
6 58 (4.99%) LAMP
7 55 (4.73%) Middleware
7 55 (4.73%) J2EE
8 51 (4.39%) .NET
9 50 (4.30%) HTML5
10 45 (3.87%) REST
11 42 (3.61%) SOAP
12 41 (3.53%) Oracle Fusion
12 41 (3.53%) CSS3
13 36 (3.10%) Ajax
14 31 (2.67%) Spring
14 31 (2.67%) JSON
15 29 (2.49%) AngularJS
16 28 (2.41%) Servlets
17 27 (2.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 203 (17.45%) Computer Science
2 127 (10.92%) Data Centre
3 111 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.75%) Clustering
5 32 (2.75%) User Experience
5 32 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 29 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.24%) Replication
8 25 (2.15%) Statistics
9 23 (1.98%) W3C
10 18 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.38%) Digital Media
12 15 (1.29%) FlexPod
12 15 (1.29%) DTV
13 14 (1.20%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
14 13 (1.12%) e-Health
15 11 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 553 (47.55%) Windows
2 322 (27.69%) UNIX
3 164 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 127 (10.92%) CentOS
5 102 (8.77%) Solaris
6 77 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (4.64%) Ubuntu
8 54 (4.64%) Windows 7
9 48 (4.13%) Debian
10 39 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (2.84%) Mac OS X
12 28 (2.41%) SUSE
12 28 (2.41%) Windows 8
13 27 (2.32%) Oracle Linux
14 26 (2.24%) Android
15 19 (1.63%) Windows 2000
15 19 (1.63%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.46%) AIX
17 15 (1.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (9.89%) DevOps
3 97 (8.34%) ITIL
4 92 (7.91%) Configuration Management
5 91 (7.82%) Open Source
6 88 (7.57%) Software Engineering
7 87 (7.48%) Mentoring
8 81 (6.96%) Scrum
8 81 (6.96%) Project Management
9 69 (5.93%) Information Security
10 68 (5.85%) OO
10 68 (5.85%) Unit Testing
11 53 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (4.39%) TDD
12 51 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
13 50 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
14 49 (4.21%) MVC
14 49 (4.21%) Incident Management
15 45 (3.87%) SOA
16 44 (3.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 272 (23.39%) Java
2 267 (22.96%) SQL
3 219 (18.83%) Python
4 196 (16.85%) Perl
5 159 (13.67%) PHP
6 148 (12.73%) JavaScript
7 125 (10.75%) Bash Shell
8 93 (8.00%) C++
9 80 (6.88%) Shell Script
10 79 (6.79%) C
11 73 (6.28%) Ruby
12 38 (3.27%) C#
13 23 (1.98%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.98%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.20%) PHP5
15 11 (0.95%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.86%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.69%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.52%) VBScript
18 6 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 283 (24.33%) Degree
2 75 (6.45%) CISSP
3 68 (5.85%) Security Cleared
4 56 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (3.53%) MCSE
6 41 (3.53%) CEH
7 32 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 27 (2.32%) CCNP
9 26 (2.24%) MCITP
10 24 (2.06%) CCNA
11 19 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.46%) CISA
13 15 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (1.03%) CCIE
14 12 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.03%) OSCP
14 12 (1.03%) OSCE
15 11 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.76%) SLA
2 47 (4.04%) QA
3 36 (3.10%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.86%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.69%) COBIT
8 6 (0.52%) GPG13
8 6 (0.52%) GCP
9 1 (0.086%) FISMA
System Software
1 143 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (11.18%) Active Directory
3 55 (4.73%) vSphere
4 46 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.27%) Xen
6 37 (3.18%) VMware ESX
7 32 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
8 24 (2.06%) Squid
8 24 (2.06%) qmail
9 21 (1.81%) vCloud
10 16 (1.38%) XenApp
11 15 (1.29%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.69%) VirtualBox
15 8 (0.69%) KVM
15 8 (0.69%) Firmware
15 8 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 153 (13.16%) Puppet
2 78 (6.71%) Nagios
3 63 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (4.21%) ZABBIX
5 37 (3.18%) Cacti
6 36 (3.10%) Graphite
7 32 (2.75%) Ganglia
8 26 (2.24%) logstash
9 23 (1.98%) collectd
10 22 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
11 18 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 18 (1.55%) SCCM
12 15 (1.29%) Ansible
13 12 (1.03%) Data Guard
14 10 (0.86%) Nmap
14 10 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.86%) OpenView
15 8 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 8 (0.69%) Salt
15 8 (0.69%) cPanel
Vendors
1 270 (23.22%) Oracle
2 242 (20.81%) VMware
3 216 (18.57%) Red Hat
4 190 (16.34%) Cisco
5 182 (15.65%) Microsoft
6 66 (5.67%) Juniper
7 60 (5.16%) Sun
8 48 (4.13%) HP
9 46 (3.96%) Splunk
10 38 (3.27%) F5
11 37 (3.18%) Citrix
12 36 (3.10%) SAP
13 34 (2.92%) IBM
13 34 (2.92%) CheckPoint
14 31 (2.67%) NetApp
15 26 (2.24%) Veritas
16 24 (2.06%) EMC
16 24 (2.06%) Blue Coat
17 23 (1.98%) Zend
18 22 (1.89%) Websense
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + + Full Bens Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + excellent training
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Levy Associates Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Westek Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus Plus Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Full Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £63000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum £70k - £90k + Bonus + Stock + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago