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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 271 315 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.66% 18.75% 22.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.75% 55.75% 58.91%
Number of salaries quoted 237 258 363
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,461 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
495 565 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.09% 33.63% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 431 471 624
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 244 (41.15%) Python
2 202 (34.06%) Windows
3 196 (33.05%) Software Engineering
4 195 (32.88%) C
5 191 (32.21%) Degree
6 168 (28.33%) C++
7 155 (26.14%) Perl
8 151 (25.46%) Java
9 147 (24.79%) UNIX
10 131 (22.09%) SQL
11 121 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
12 99 (16.69%) Computer Science
13 91 (15.35%) JavaScript
14 72 (12.14%) HTML
15 70 (11.80%) MySQL
16 69 (11.64%) TCP/IP
17 65 (10.96%) VMware
18 62 (10.46%) PHP
19 60 (10.12%) Bash Shell
20 56 (9.44%) Oracle
21 54 (9.11%) Automated Testing
22 50 (8.43%) Tomcat
23 49 (8.26%) Firewall
23 49 (8.26%) Scrum
23 49 (8.26%) Device Driver
24 48 (8.09%) Microsoft
24 48 (8.09%) QA
25 44 (7.42%) Cisco
25 44 (7.42%) C#
25 44 (7.42%) Wireless

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 50 (8.43%) Tomcat
2 34 (5.73%) Apache
3 25 (4.22%) OpenStack
4 14 (2.36%) IIS
4 14 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.52%) Zope
5 9 (1.52%) Plone
6 7 (1.18%) Node.js
7 6 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.84%) JBoss
8 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.67%) CloudStack
9 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.67%) Lync
10 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.34%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.34%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Tridion
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.70%) SaaS
3 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (0.67%) PaaS
5 3 (0.51%) IaaS
6 2 (0.34%) Office 365
6 2 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 69 (11.64%) TCP/IP
2 49 (8.26%) Firewall
3 44 (7.42%) Wireless
4 40 (6.75%) Internet
5 32 (5.40%) HTTP
6 30 (5.06%) Ethernet
6 30 (5.06%) DNS
7 27 (4.55%) ZigBee
8 23 (3.88%) DHCP
9 21 (3.54%) Bluetooth
10 19 (3.20%) Network Security
11 15 (2.53%) SAN
12 13 (2.19%) SNMP
13 12 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (2.02%) LTE
14 11 (1.85%) iSCSI
14 11 (1.85%) SSL
14 11 (1.85%) VPN
15 10 (1.69%) NAS
16 9 (1.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (11.80%) MySQL
2 37 (6.24%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.71%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.54%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.20%) SQL Server
7 14 (2.36%) Big Data
8 12 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.84%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.84%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.84%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.67%) Text Mining
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.34%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.34%) Firebird
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 43 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.37%) GCC
2 20 (3.37%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.04%) JIRA
4 17 (2.87%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.02%) Subversion
6 10 (1.69%) Selenium
7 9 (1.52%) LLVM
8 7 (1.18%) Bugzilla
8 7 (1.18%) Ant
9 6 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.01%) Maven
10 5 (0.84%) JMeter
11 4 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.67%) QADirector
11 4 (0.67%) Hudson
12 3 (0.51%) MSTest
12 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.34%) Gerrit
General
1 43 (7.25%) Telecoms
2 42 (7.08%) Finance
3 15 (2.53%) Electronics
4 12 (2.02%) Automotive
5 10 (1.69%) Billing
6 9 (1.52%) Games
7 7 (1.18%) Marketing
8 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.84%) Advertising
9 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.51%) German Language
10 3 (0.51%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.34%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Avionics
12 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 175 (29.51%) Software Engineer
2 139 (23.44%) Developer
3 63 (10.62%) Administrator
4 59 (9.95%) Systems Administrator
5 56 (9.44%) Software Developer
6 46 (7.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 41 (6.91%) Consultant
8 38 (6.41%) Test Engineer
9 37 (6.24%) Linux Engineer
10 32 (5.40%) Web Developer
11 31 (5.23%) Linux Administrator
12 28 (4.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 28 (4.72%) Senior Software Engineer
13 27 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
13 27 (4.55%) Graduate
14 22 (3.71%) Support Engineer
15 20 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
16 19 (3.20%) Architect
16 19 (3.20%) C++ Software Engineer
16 19 (3.20%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.14%) HTML
2 41 (6.91%) CSS
3 39 (6.58%) Web Services
4 34 (5.73%) jQuery
5 31 (5.23%) XML
6 22 (3.71%) .NET
7 17 (2.87%) Spring
7 17 (2.87%) HTML5
8 12 (2.02%) REST
9 10 (1.69%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.52%) J2EE
10 9 (1.52%) SOAP
11 8 (1.35%) RESTful
12 7 (1.18%) CSS3
12 7 (1.18%) Dojo
12 7 (1.18%) Ajax
12 7 (1.18%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.84%) SAML
13 5 (0.84%) POSIX
13 5 (0.84%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.69%) Computer Science
2 49 (8.26%) Device Driver
3 42 (7.08%) Mathematics
4 40 (6.75%) Open Source
5 33 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.89%) Algorithms
7 24 (4.05%) Management Information System
8 20 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
9 18 (3.04%) PKI
10 16 (2.70%) Physics
10 16 (2.70%) Smart Meter
11 14 (2.36%) Informatics
12 13 (2.19%) Internet of Things
12 13 (2.19%) User Experience
13 12 (2.02%) Statistics
14 11 (1.85%) Clustering
15 9 (1.52%) Visualisation
15 9 (1.52%) Data Structures
16 8 (1.35%) Wiki
16 8 (1.35%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 202 (34.06%) Windows
2 147 (24.79%) UNIX
3 43 (7.25%) Embedded Linux
4 41 (6.91%) Android
5 31 (5.23%) Solaris
6 22 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.20%) Debian
8 18 (3.04%) CentOS
9 13 (2.19%) Apple iOS
9 13 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.69%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.35%) AIX
12 8 (1.35%) HPUX
13 7 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.01%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.84%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (33.05%) Software Engineering
2 121 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (9.11%) Automated Testing
4 49 (8.26%) Scrum
5 41 (6.91%) OO
6 36 (6.07%) Web Development
7 34 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (5.56%) ITIL
9 30 (5.06%) Test Scripting
10 28 (4.72%) DevOps
11 25 (4.22%) Multithreading
11 25 (4.22%) OOD
12 23 (3.88%) Test Automation
13 22 (3.71%) UML
14 21 (3.54%) Mentoring
15 20 (3.37%) Configuration Management
16 19 (3.20%) Project Management
16 19 (3.20%) Software Testing
17 17 (2.87%) Network Management
18 16 (2.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (41.15%) Python
2 195 (32.88%) C
3 168 (28.33%) C++
4 155 (26.14%) Perl
5 151 (25.46%) Java
6 131 (22.09%) SQL
7 91 (15.35%) JavaScript
8 62 (10.46%) PHP
9 60 (10.12%) Bash Shell
10 44 (7.42%) C#
11 30 (5.06%) Embedded C
12 29 (4.89%) Shell Script
13 28 (4.72%) Ruby
14 15 (2.53%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.85%) Embedded C++
16 9 (1.52%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.18%) R
18 5 (0.84%) Golang
18 5 (0.84%) Haskell
18 5 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 191 (32.21%) Degree
2 11 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.69%) PhD
4 9 (1.52%) LPIC
4 9 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.35%) ISEB
6 7 (1.18%) CISSP
7 6 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.01%) CCNA
8 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.67%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.51%) CCNP
10 3 (0.51%) RHCE
10 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.09%) QA
2 14 (2.36%) SLA
3 4 (0.67%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.51%) JTAG
5 2 (0.34%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.34%) DO-178B
System Software
1 40 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.71%) KVM
4 14 (2.36%) Xen
5 12 (2.02%) Firmware
5 12 (2.02%) vSphere
6 9 (1.52%) QEMU
7 8 (1.35%) iptables
7 8 (1.35%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.18%) Docker
9 6 (1.01%) XenServer
10 5 (0.84%) LXC
10 5 (0.84%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 4 (0.67%) Varnish
11 4 (0.67%) NFS
11 4 (0.67%) Squid
12 3 (0.51%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.51%) Postfix
13 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (3.54%) Puppet
2 20 (3.37%) SCCM
3 12 (2.02%) Nagios
4 10 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.69%) Ansible
5 7 (1.18%) OPNET
5 7 (1.18%) Cacti
6 6 (1.01%) OpenView
7 5 (0.84%) Mesos
8 3 (0.51%) Munin
9 2 (0.34%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.34%) Salt
9 2 (0.34%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.17%) logstash
10 1 (0.17%) Graylog
10 1 (0.17%) Graphite
10 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (10.96%) VMware
2 56 (9.44%) Oracle
3 48 (8.09%) Microsoft
4 44 (7.42%) Cisco
5 38 (6.41%) Red Hat
6 25 (4.22%) HP
7 18 (3.04%) Sun
8 15 (2.53%) Perforce
9 14 (2.36%) SAP
9 14 (2.36%) NetApp
10 13 (2.19%) Juniper
11 10 (1.69%) IBM
12 9 (1.52%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.35%) Google
14 7 (1.18%) Dell
14 7 (1.18%) F5
15 6 (1.01%) 3PAR
16 5 (0.84%) Citrix
16 5 (0.84%) Apple
16 5 (0.84%) EMC
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