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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 255 279 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.42% 18.66% 22.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.00% 53.97% 59.42%
Number of salaries quoted 215 226 345
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
500 517 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.15% 34.58% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 418 430 589
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £25,548
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £64,750
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 6 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 238 (40.13%) Python
2 210 (35.41%) Software Engineering
3 207 (34.91%) C
4 202 (34.06%) Windows
5 194 (32.72%) Degree
6 164 (27.66%) C++
7 159 (26.81%) Java
8 146 (24.62%) Perl
9 140 (23.61%) UNIX
10 127 (21.42%) SQL
11 125 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
12 109 (18.38%) Computer Science
13 85 (14.33%) JavaScript
14 65 (10.96%) HTML
15 61 (10.29%) MySQL
15 61 (10.29%) TCP/IP
15 61 (10.29%) Device Driver
16 58 (9.78%) Oracle
17 56 (9.44%) VMware
18 55 (9.27%) PHP
19 52 (8.77%) Bash Shell
20 51 (8.60%) Microsoft
21 49 (8.26%) Automated Testing
22 48 (8.09%) C#
22 48 (8.09%) Tomcat
23 47 (7.93%) Wireless
23 47 (7.93%) Mathematics
23 47 (7.93%) QA
23 47 (7.93%) Git (software)
23 47 (7.93%) Open Source

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 48 (8.09%) Tomcat
2 24 (4.05%) Apache
2 24 (4.05%) OpenStack
3 15 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.19%) IIS
5 7 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.01%) Zope
6 6 (1.01%) Plone
7 4 (0.67%) Lync
7 4 (0.67%) CloudStack
7 4 (0.67%) Node.js
8 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.51%) JBoss
8 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.34%) Documentum
9 2 (0.34%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.34%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Tridion
2 2 (0.34%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (2.70%) SaaS
4 7 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.67%) PaaS
6 3 (0.51%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (10.29%) TCP/IP
2 47 (7.93%) Wireless
3 44 (7.42%) Firewall
4 39 (6.58%) Internet
5 31 (5.23%) Ethernet
6 28 (4.72%) DNS
7 27 (4.55%) HTTP
7 27 (4.55%) ZigBee
8 22 (3.71%) DHCP
9 21 (3.54%) Bluetooth
10 20 (3.37%) SAN
11 19 (3.20%) Network Security
12 16 (2.70%) iSCSI
13 14 (2.36%) NAS
14 12 (2.02%) LTE
14 12 (2.02%) SNMP
15 11 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (1.85%) 3G
16 10 (1.69%) SSL
16 10 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.29%) MySQL
2 32 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.71%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.04%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.04%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.53%) Big Data
7 11 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.84%) Neo4j
9 5 (0.84%) MariaDB
9 5 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.84%) CouchDB
10 4 (0.67%) Text Mining
11 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.34%) Firebird
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 47 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.54%) GCC
2 21 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.04%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.87%) JIRA
5 11 (1.85%) Subversion
6 9 (1.52%) Ant
6 9 (1.52%) LLVM
7 8 (1.35%) Bugzilla
7 8 (1.35%) Maven
7 8 (1.35%) Selenium
8 7 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.84%) JMeter
11 3 (0.51%) QADirector
11 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.51%) MSTest
12 2 (0.34%) Hudson
12 2 (0.34%) Gerrit
General
1 45 (7.59%) Telecoms
2 41 (6.91%) Finance
3 14 (2.36%) Electronics
4 12 (2.02%) Automotive
5 11 (1.85%) Billing
6 9 (1.52%) Games
7 6 (1.01%) Advertising
7 6 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) German Language
9 3 (0.51%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 189 (31.87%) Software Engineer
2 126 (21.25%) Developer
3 54 (9.11%) Administrator
4 50 (8.43%) Systems Administrator
5 49 (8.26%) Software Developer
6 45 (7.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 40 (6.75%) Test Engineer
8 39 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
9 38 (6.41%) Consultant
10 32 (5.40%) Graduate
11 31 (5.23%) Senior Software Engineer
12 30 (5.06%) Web Developer
13 28 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
14 26 (4.38%) Support Engineer
15 25 (4.22%) Linux Administrator
16 22 (3.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 19 (3.20%) C++ Software Engineer
18 18 (3.04%) Architect
18 18 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
19 15 (2.53%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.96%) HTML
2 36 (6.07%) Web Services
3 35 (5.90%) CSS
4 33 (5.56%) jQuery
5 31 (5.23%) XML
6 26 (4.38%) .NET
7 20 (3.37%) Spring
8 17 (2.87%) HTML5
9 12 (2.02%) REST
10 11 (1.85%) J2EE
11 10 (1.69%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.52%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.35%) SOAP
14 7 (1.18%) CSS3
14 7 (1.18%) RESTful
14 7 (1.18%) JSON
15 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET
16 5 (0.84%) Ajax
16 5 (0.84%) CGI
16 5 (0.84%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (18.38%) Computer Science
2 61 (10.29%) Device Driver
3 47 (7.93%) Mathematics
3 47 (7.93%) Open Source
4 37 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.72%) Algorithms
6 27 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
7 24 (4.05%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.20%) PKI
8 19 (3.20%) Physics
9 16 (2.70%) Smart Meter
10 14 (2.36%) Informatics
11 12 (2.02%) Statistics
12 11 (1.85%) Wiki
13 10 (1.69%) Clustering
13 10 (1.69%) Internet of Things
13 10 (1.69%) User Experience
14 9 (1.52%) Data Structures
15 7 (1.18%) Visualisation
15 7 (1.18%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 202 (34.06%) Windows
2 140 (23.61%) UNIX
3 46 (7.76%) Embedded Linux
4 41 (6.91%) Android
5 35 (5.90%) Solaris
6 15 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.19%) CentOS
8 12 (2.02%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.85%) Debian
9 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.52%) AIX
10 9 (1.52%) HPUX
11 7 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.18%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.84%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (35.41%) Software Engineering
2 125 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (8.26%) Automated Testing
4 46 (7.76%) Scrum
5 42 (7.08%) OO
6 36 (6.07%) Web Development
7 33 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (5.40%) DevOps
9 30 (5.06%) ITIL
10 29 (4.89%) OOD
10 29 (4.89%) Test Scripting
11 24 (4.05%) Multithreading
12 22 (3.71%) Memory Management
13 21 (3.54%) Test Automation
13 21 (3.54%) Mentoring
13 21 (3.54%) UML
14 18 (3.04%) Software Testing
14 18 (3.04%) Network Management
15 17 (2.87%) Manual Testing
16 16 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (40.13%) Python
2 207 (34.91%) C
3 164 (27.66%) C++
4 159 (26.81%) Java
5 146 (24.62%) Perl
6 127 (21.42%) SQL
7 85 (14.33%) JavaScript
8 55 (9.27%) PHP
9 52 (8.77%) Bash Shell
10 48 (8.09%) C#
11 31 (5.23%) Embedded C
12 28 (4.72%) Shell Script
12 28 (4.72%) Ruby
13 16 (2.70%) PowerShell
14 13 (2.19%) Embedded C++
15 11 (1.85%) Assembly Language
16 7 (1.18%) R
17 6 (1.01%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.84%) Golang
Qualifications
1 194 (32.72%) Degree
2 19 (3.20%) VCP4
3 11 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.69%) PhD
5 9 (1.52%) ISEB
5 9 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.35%) CISSP
7 6 (1.01%) LPIC
8 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.67%) CCNA
9 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.67%) Postgraduate
10 3 (0.51%) CCNP
10 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) MCSE
11 2 (0.34%) MCSA
11 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.93%) QA
2 17 (2.87%) SLA
3 4 (0.67%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.51%) JTAG
5 2 (0.34%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.34%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.37%) KVM
4 17 (2.87%) Xen
5 14 (2.36%) vSphere
6 12 (2.02%) Firmware
7 9 (1.52%) QEMU
7 9 (1.52%) XenServer
8 7 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.84%) LXC
9 5 (0.84%) Docker
9 5 (0.84%) Squid
10 4 (0.67%) NFS
10 4 (0.67%) Varnish
11 3 (0.51%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.34%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.34%) Ceph
13 1 (0.17%) Postfix
13 1 (0.17%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 24 (4.05%) Puppet
2 19 (3.20%) SCCM
3 10 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.69%) Ansible
4 9 (1.52%) Nagios
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%) Salt
9 2 (0.34%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 58 (9.78%) Oracle
2 56 (9.44%) VMware
3 51 (8.60%) Microsoft
4 41 (6.91%) Cisco
5 28 (4.72%) Red Hat
6 24 (4.05%) HP
7 21 (3.54%) Sun
8 14 (2.36%) Perforce
9 13 (2.19%) SAP
10 11 (1.85%) IBM
10 11 (1.85%) NetApp
11 10 (1.69%) Citrix
11 10 (1.69%) Google
12 9 (1.52%) Juniper
13 8 (1.35%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.01%) 3PAR
14 6 (1.01%) Apple
14 6 (1.01%) Dell
14 6 (1.01%) EMC
15 5 (0.84%) Pegasus
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