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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 293 344 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.65% 18.97% 22.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.45% 58.21% 60.37%
Number of salaries quoted 263 298 390
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 £32,435 £32,500 £30,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,950 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
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
519 591 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.81% 32.60% 38.00%
Number of salaries quoted 456 507 649
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 21 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (43.15%) Python
2 202 (35.01%) Windows
3 174 (30.16%) Degree
4 172 (29.81%) C
5 161 (27.90%) Perl
6 158 (27.38%) Software Engineering
7 153 (26.52%) C++
8 139 (24.09%) Java
9 136 (23.57%) UNIX
10 129 (22.36%) SQL
11 113 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
12 93 (16.12%) JavaScript
13 89 (15.42%) Computer Science
14 85 (14.73%) HTML
15 80 (13.86%) MySQL
16 71 (12.31%) VMware
17 70 (12.13%) TCP/IP
18 68 (11.79%) PHP
19 66 (11.44%) Bash Shell
20 59 (10.23%) Oracle
21 58 (10.05%) Automated Testing
22 55 (9.53%) Tomcat
22 55 (9.53%) Firewall
23 53 (9.19%) Scrum
24 52 (9.01%) QA
25 50 (8.67%) CSS
26 48 (8.32%) Web Services
26 48 (8.32%) Cisco
27 47 (8.15%) Microsoft
27 47 (8.15%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 55 (9.53%) Tomcat
2 47 (8.15%) Apache
3 20 (3.47%) OpenStack
4 16 (2.77%) Zope
4 16 (2.77%) Plone
5 14 (2.43%) IIS
6 11 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.21%) Node.js
8 5 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.87%) JBoss
9 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.69%) Lync
9 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.52%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.52%) nginx
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.35%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.35%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.35%) CloudStack
Applications
1 18 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.87%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Tridion
1 3 (0.52%) Magento
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.47%) SaaS
3 14 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.69%) PaaS
6 3 (0.52%) IaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Office 365
7 2 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 70 (12.13%) TCP/IP
2 55 (9.53%) Firewall
3 39 (6.76%) Wireless
4 37 (6.41%) Internet
5 35 (6.07%) DNS
6 32 (5.55%) HTTP
7 26 (4.51%) Ethernet
8 24 (4.16%) DHCP
8 24 (4.16%) ZigBee
9 21 (3.64%) Bluetooth
10 19 (3.29%) Network Security
11 14 (2.43%) SAN
12 13 (2.25%) LTE
13 12 (2.08%) SSL
13 12 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.73%) LDAP
14 10 (1.73%) VoIP
14 10 (1.73%) VPN
15 9 (1.56%) ICMP
15 9 (1.56%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.86%) MySQL
2 39 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (3.99%) MongoDB
3 23 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.12%) SQL Server
6 13 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.56%) Big Data
8 8 (1.39%) MariaDB
8 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.87%) Neo4j
9 5 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.87%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.52%) Text Mining
11 2 (0.35%) Firebird
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.35%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (7.11%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.64%) JIRA
3 17 (2.95%) Visual Studio
4 15 (2.60%) GCC
5 14 (2.43%) Subversion
6 11 (1.91%) Selenium
7 8 (1.39%) LLVM
8 7 (1.21%) Bugzilla
8 7 (1.21%) Ant
8 7 (1.21%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.04%) Maven
10 5 (0.87%) QADirector
10 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.87%) JMeter
11 4 (0.69%) Hudson
12 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.52%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.52%) MSTest
13 2 (0.35%) Gerrit
General
1 42 (7.28%) Telecoms
2 38 (6.59%) Finance
3 15 (2.60%) Electronics
4 10 (1.73%) Automotive
4 10 (1.73%) Marketing
5 9 (1.56%) Games
6 8 (1.39%) Billing
7 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.52%) German Language
10 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.35%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.35%) French Language
10 2 (0.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (26.17%) Developer
2 146 (25.30%) Software Engineer
3 64 (11.09%) Software Developer
3 64 (11.09%) Administrator
4 59 (10.23%) Systems Administrator
5 43 (7.45%) Consultant
6 40 (6.93%) Test Engineer
7 37 (6.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 36 (6.24%) Linux Engineer
9 35 (6.07%) Linux Administrator
10 31 (5.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 30 (5.20%) Web Developer
12 28 (4.85%) Software Test Engineer
13 25 (4.33%) Senior Software Engineer
14 24 (4.16%) Graduate
15 23 (3.99%) Support Engineer
16 20 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (3.47%) Java Developer
17 19 (3.29%) Architect
17 19 (3.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.73%) HTML
2 50 (8.67%) CSS
3 48 (8.32%) Web Services
4 37 (6.41%) XML
5 36 (6.24%) jQuery
6 19 (3.29%) Spring
7 18 (3.12%) .NET
7 18 (3.12%) HTML5
8 11 (1.91%) REST
8 11 (1.91%) J2EE
9 10 (1.73%) Ajax
9 10 (1.73%) Dojo
10 9 (1.56%) SOAP
10 9 (1.56%) RESTful
11 8 (1.39%) CSS3
11 8 (1.39%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.21%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.04%) LAMP
13 6 (1.04%) Symfony
14 5 (0.87%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (15.42%) Computer Science
2 35 (6.07%) Device Driver
3 34 (5.89%) Open Source
4 33 (5.72%) Mathematics
5 32 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (4.16%) Algorithms
7 23 (3.99%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.60%) Physics
8 15 (2.60%) Internet of Things
8 15 (2.60%) User Experience
9 14 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
9 14 (2.43%) Informatics
10 13 (2.25%) PKI
11 12 (2.08%) Statistics
12 11 (1.91%) Smart Meter
12 11 (1.91%) Visualisation
12 11 (1.91%) Clustering
13 9 (1.56%) Data Structures
14 6 (1.04%) Cryptography
14 6 (1.04%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 202 (35.01%) Windows
2 136 (23.57%) UNIX
3 39 (6.76%) Android
4 35 (6.07%) Embedded Linux
5 27 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (4.68%) Debian
6 22 (3.81%) CentOS
7 21 (3.64%) Solaris
8 15 (2.60%) Apple iOS
9 13 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.73%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.04%) AIX
13 6 (1.04%) HPUX
13 6 (1.04%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.87%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (27.38%) Software Engineering
2 113 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (10.05%) Automated Testing
4 53 (9.19%) Scrum
5 37 (6.41%) OO
6 36 (6.24%) Test Scripting
7 34 (5.89%) ITIL
8 32 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (5.37%) Web Development
10 27 (4.68%) DevOps
11 26 (4.51%) Test Automation
12 24 (4.16%) Configuration Management
13 22 (3.81%) Project Management
14 21 (3.64%) Mentoring
15 20 (3.47%) Network Management
15 20 (3.47%) OOD
15 20 (3.47%) Software Testing
15 20 (3.47%) Multithreading
16 19 (3.29%) UML
17 18 (3.12%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 249 (43.15%) Python
2 172 (29.81%) C
3 161 (27.90%) Perl
4 153 (26.52%) C++
5 139 (24.09%) Java
6 129 (22.36%) SQL
7 93 (16.12%) JavaScript
8 68 (11.79%) PHP
9 66 (11.44%) Bash Shell
10 37 (6.41%) C#
11 28 (4.85%) Ruby
12 25 (4.33%) Shell Script
13 23 (3.99%) Embedded C
14 13 (2.25%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.91%) Embedded C++
16 8 (1.39%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.21%) R
18 5 (0.87%) Golang
18 5 (0.87%) Haskell
18 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 174 (30.16%) Degree
2 10 (1.73%) ISTQB
3 9 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.56%) LPIC
3 9 (1.56%) CCNA
3 9 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.39%) ISEB
5 7 (1.21%) PhD
6 6 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.87%) CISSP
8 4 (0.69%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.52%) CCNP
9 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.52%) RHCE
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.17%) MCSE
11 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.01%) QA
2 13 (2.25%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.35%) JTAG
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 41 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.47%) KVM
4 13 (2.25%) vSphere
5 9 (1.56%) Firmware
6 8 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.39%) Docker
6 8 (1.39%) Xen
6 8 (1.39%) QEMU
7 7 (1.21%) Varnish
7 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.04%) Postfix
9 5 (0.87%) LXC
9 5 (0.87%) iptables
9 5 (0.87%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 4 (0.69%) NFS
10 4 (0.69%) Squid
11 3 (0.52%) qmail
11 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (3.64%) Puppet
2 20 (3.47%) SCCM
3 16 (2.77%) Nagios
4 12 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.91%) Ansible
6 7 (1.21%) OPNET
6 7 (1.21%) Cacti
7 6 (1.04%) OpenView
8 5 (0.87%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.87%) Mesos
9 3 (0.52%) systemd
10 2 (0.35%) Graphite
10 2 (0.35%) logstash
10 2 (0.35%) Salt
10 2 (0.35%) Graylog
10 2 (0.35%) Munin
10 2 (0.35%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (12.31%) VMware
2 59 (10.23%) Oracle
3 48 (8.32%) Cisco
4 47 (8.15%) Microsoft
5 46 (7.97%) Red Hat
6 24 (4.16%) HP
7 18 (3.12%) Perforce
8 16 (2.77%) Juniper
9 13 (2.25%) NetApp
9 13 (2.25%) SAP
10 12 (2.08%) Sun
10 12 (2.08%) WorldPay
11 10 (1.73%) F5
11 10 (1.73%) IBM
11 10 (1.73%) Google
12 8 (1.39%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.21%) Dell
13 7 (1.21%) Rackspace
13 7 (1.21%) SonicWALL
14 6 (1.04%) 3PAR
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