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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 279 346 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.75% 18.80% 22.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.65% 57.10% 64.12%
Number of salaries quoted 243 294 358
Average salary £43,900 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.29% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,800 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Linux
Cambridgeshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
460 606 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.55% 32.93% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 381 497 556
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Linux
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Salary Trend in Cambridge

Linux
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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

Linux Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

1 249 (44.62%) Python
2 196 (35.13%) Windows
3 154 (27.60%) C++
4 153 (27.42%) C
5 148 (26.52%) Perl
5 148 (26.52%) Degree
6 142 (25.45%) Java
7 139 (24.91%) Software Engineering
8 133 (23.84%) UNIX
9 127 (22.76%) SQL
10 119 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
11 88 (15.77%) Computer Science
12 84 (15.05%) JavaScript
13 83 (14.87%) MySQL
14 82 (14.70%) VMware
15 76 (13.62%) HTML
15 76 (13.62%) Bash Shell
16 72 (12.90%) Tomcat
17 64 (11.47%) PHP
18 62 (11.11%) Scrum
19 61 (10.93%) Oracle
19 61 (10.93%) Apache
20 56 (10.04%) Web Services
21 55 (9.86%) TCP/IP
21 55 (9.86%) Red Hat
21 55 (9.86%) Firewall
22 54 (9.68%) Microsoft
23 46 (8.24%) Android
23 46 (8.24%) Automated Testing
24 45 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 72 (12.90%) Tomcat
2 61 (10.93%) Apache
3 21 (3.76%) OpenStack
4 19 (3.41%) Zope
4 19 (3.41%) Plone
5 14 (2.51%) IIS
6 10 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.61%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.61%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.25%) Node.js
9 6 (1.08%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.08%) nginx
9 6 (1.08%) CMS
9 6 (1.08%) JBoss
10 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.36%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 17 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Tridion
2 3 (0.54%) Magento
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.84%) SaaS
3 15 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.36%) PaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Office 365
5 2 (0.36%) GitHub
5 2 (0.36%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.86%) TCP/IP
1 55 (9.86%) Firewall
2 38 (6.81%) DNS
3 35 (6.27%) Internet
4 29 (5.20%) Wireless
5 26 (4.66%) HTTP
6 25 (4.48%) DHCP
7 17 (3.05%) SAN
8 16 (2.87%) Bluetooth
9 15 (2.69%) Ethernet
9 15 (2.69%) LTE
9 15 (2.69%) ZigBee
10 14 (2.51%) SSL
11 12 (2.15%) LDAP
12 11 (1.97%) Network Security
13 10 (1.79%) VoLTE
13 10 (1.79%) SS7
13 10 (1.79%) INAP
13 10 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.61%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.87%) MySQL
2 36 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (5.73%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.58%) SQL Server
5 19 (3.41%) MongoDB
6 17 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.69%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.97%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.90%) CouchDB
10 5 (0.90%) Big Data
10 5 (0.90%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.54%) Firebird
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.41%) Subversion
4 18 (3.23%) JIRA
5 16 (2.87%) GCC
6 14 (2.51%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.79%) Selenium
8 7 (1.25%) Bugzilla
8 7 (1.25%) Mockito
8 7 (1.25%) LLVM
9 6 (1.08%) QADirector
9 6 (1.08%) TestNG
10 5 (0.90%) Ant
10 5 (0.90%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.72%) Hudson
11 4 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.72%) JMeter
11 4 (0.72%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.54%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.36%) Gerrit
General
1 35 (6.27%) Telecoms
1 35 (6.27%) Finance
2 15 (2.69%) Electronics
2 15 (2.69%) Marketing
3 10 (1.79%) Billing
4 9 (1.61%) Games
5 8 (1.43%) Automotive
5 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.18%) French Language
8 1 (0.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (29.39%) Developer
2 130 (23.30%) Software Engineer
3 66 (11.83%) Software Developer
3 66 (11.83%) Administrator
4 63 (11.29%) Systems Administrator
5 45 (8.06%) Linux Engineer
6 37 (6.63%) Linux Administrator
7 35 (6.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 33 (5.91%) Consultant
9 30 (5.38%) Test Engineer
10 25 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
10 25 (4.48%) Java Developer
11 24 (4.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 24 (4.30%) Architect
12 22 (3.94%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.76%) Programmer
13 21 (3.76%) Software Test Engineer
14 20 (3.58%) Web Developer
15 18 (3.23%) Linux Support
15 18 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.62%) HTML
2 56 (10.04%) Web Services
3 45 (8.06%) CSS
4 37 (6.63%) XML
5 30 (5.38%) Spring
6 26 (4.66%) jQuery
7 23 (4.12%) .NET
7 23 (4.12%) J2EE
8 17 (3.05%) HTML5
9 15 (2.69%) SOAP
10 13 (2.33%) Hibernate
11 11 (1.97%) REST
12 10 (1.79%) Ajax
12 10 (1.79%) JSP
13 9 (1.61%) J2SE
13 9 (1.61%) Dojo
14 8 (1.43%) RESTful
15 6 (1.08%) CSS3
15 6 (1.08%) Swing
15 6 (1.08%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 88 (15.77%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.84%) Device Driver
3 26 (4.66%) Mathematics
4 25 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.94%) Data Centre
7 21 (3.76%) User Experience
8 17 (3.05%) Physics
8 17 (3.05%) Internet of Things
9 16 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
10 15 (2.69%) Clustering
10 15 (2.69%) Algorithms
11 14 (2.51%) Visualisation
12 12 (2.15%) Informatics
13 10 (1.79%) CUDA
13 10 (1.79%) PKI
14 9 (1.61%) Statistics
14 9 (1.61%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.43%) LIMS
16 7 (1.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 196 (35.13%) Windows
2 133 (23.84%) UNIX
3 46 (8.24%) Android
4 31 (5.56%) Debian
5 28 (5.02%) CentOS
5 28 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (4.84%) Apple iOS
7 26 (4.66%) Embedded Linux
8 23 (4.12%) Solaris
9 14 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (1.97%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.72%) AIX
15 4 (0.72%) HPUX
16 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (24.91%) Software Engineering
2 119 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (11.11%) Scrum
4 46 (8.24%) Automated Testing
5 41 (7.35%) OO
6 35 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (6.27%) SDLC
7 32 (5.73%) Open Source
8 30 (5.38%) ITIL
8 30 (5.38%) DevOps
9 29 (5.20%) Test Scripting
10 25 (4.48%) Web Development
10 25 (4.48%) Test Automation
11 24 (4.30%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.12%) Project Management
12 23 (4.12%) UML
12 23 (4.12%) TDD
12 23 (4.12%) Mentoring
13 22 (3.94%) Multithreading
14 19 (3.41%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (44.62%) Python
2 154 (27.60%) C++
3 153 (27.42%) C
4 148 (26.52%) Perl
5 142 (25.45%) Java
6 127 (22.76%) SQL
7 84 (15.05%) JavaScript
8 76 (13.62%) Bash Shell
9 64 (11.47%) PHP
10 38 (6.81%) C#
11 27 (4.84%) Shell Script
12 25 (4.48%) Ruby
13 18 (3.23%) Embedded C
14 16 (2.87%) PowerShell
15 12 (2.15%) Embedded C++
16 5 (0.90%) Assembly Language
16 5 (0.90%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.90%) Haskell
16 5 (0.90%) Go
16 5 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 148 (26.52%) Degree
2 9 (1.61%) CCNA
2 9 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (1.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (1.61%) LPIC
3 6 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 5 (0.90%) CISSP
4 5 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.72%) CCNP
5 4 (0.72%) PhD
6 3 (0.54%) ISEB
6 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.54%) RHCE
7 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.18%) MCP
8 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.06%) QA
2 11 (1.97%) SLA
3 2 (0.36%) JTAG
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 45 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (7.17%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.23%) KVM
4 16 (2.87%) vSphere
5 10 (1.79%) Varnish
6 9 (1.61%) Firmware
6 9 (1.61%) Postfix
6 9 (1.61%) Docker
7 8 (1.43%) Xen
8 7 (1.25%) QEMU
9 6 (1.08%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.08%) qmail
10 5 (0.90%) LXC
10 5 (0.90%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 5 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.72%) iptables
11 4 (0.72%) Squid
11 4 (0.72%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.36%) Ceph
13 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (3.41%) SCCM
2 17 (3.05%) Puppet
3 15 (2.69%) Nagios
4 14 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.43%) HAProxy
6 7 (1.25%) OPNET
6 7 (1.25%) Cacti
7 6 (1.08%) Ansible
7 6 (1.08%) systemd
7 6 (1.08%) OpenView
8 5 (0.90%) Mesos
9 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.36%) logstash
9 2 (0.36%) Graylog
9 2 (0.36%) Salt
9 2 (0.36%) Graphite
9 2 (0.36%) Munin
9 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (14.70%) VMware
2 61 (10.93%) Oracle
3 55 (9.86%) Red Hat
4 54 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 43 (7.71%) Cisco
6 22 (3.94%) HP
7 19 (3.41%) Juniper
7 19 (3.41%) Perforce
8 15 (2.69%) NetApp
9 12 (2.15%) Sun
10 11 (1.97%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.97%) Google
11 10 (1.79%) F5
11 10 (1.79%) WorldPay
12 9 (1.61%) Rackspace
13 7 (1.25%) IBM
13 7 (1.25%) EMC
13 7 (1.25%) SAP
13 7 (1.25%) SonicWALL
14 6 (1.08%) 3PAR
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