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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 335 302 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.03% 20.74% 23.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.86% 53.93% 62.87%
Number of salaries quoted 268 236 348
Average salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
579 560 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.90% 38.46% 37.46%
Number of salaries quoted 469 447 561
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,500
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 19 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 271 (40.09%) Python
2 231 (34.17%) Software Engineering
3 206 (30.47%) Degree
4 199 (29.44%) Windows
5 196 (28.99%) C
6 180 (26.63%) Java
7 158 (23.37%) Perl
8 145 (21.45%) C++
9 141 (20.86%) SQL
10 136 (20.12%) UNIX
11 132 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
12 112 (16.57%) Computer Science
13 103 (15.24%) JavaScript
14 85 (12.57%) Oracle
15 77 (11.39%) Microsoft
16 75 (11.09%) HTML
17 74 (10.95%) Wireless
17 74 (10.95%) Telecoms
18 71 (10.50%) Device Driver
19 70 (10.36%) Active Directory
20 68 (10.06%) Finance
21 67 (9.91%) TCP/IP
22 64 (9.47%) VMware
23 62 (9.17%) MySQL
24 61 (9.02%) Git (software)
25 59 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
26 58 (8.58%) QA
27 57 (8.43%) Open Source
27 57 (8.43%) Embedded Linux
28 56 (8.28%) C#

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 46 (6.80%) Tomcat
2 30 (4.44%) Apache
3 23 (3.40%) OpenStack
4 17 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 16 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.74%) Documentum
6 5 (0.74%) LiveCycle
6 5 (0.74%) nginx
6 5 (0.74%) Lync
6 5 (0.74%) Node.js
7 4 (0.59%) CloudStack
7 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.59%) iPlanet
7 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.59%) IIS
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.30%) Drupal
9 2 (0.30%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 25 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.11%) MS Office
3 8 (1.18%) Simulink
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.44%) Magento
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (2.07%) SaaS
4 11 (1.63%) PaaS
5 10 (1.48%) IaaS
6 8 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (10.95%) Wireless
2 67 (9.91%) TCP/IP
3 51 (7.54%) Firewall
4 48 (7.10%) Internet
5 35 (5.18%) DNS
6 32 (4.73%) HTTP
7 29 (4.29%) Ethernet
8 27 (3.99%) SNMP
9 25 (3.70%) DHCP
10 23 (3.40%) SAN
11 22 (3.25%) LTE
12 20 (2.96%) 3G
13 19 (2.81%) WAN
13 19 (2.81%) ZigBee
14 18 (2.66%) Network Security
15 16 (2.37%) Intranet
16 15 (2.22%) VPN
16 15 (2.22%) LAN
16 15 (2.22%) 2G
16 15 (2.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.17%) MySQL
2 40 (5.92%) Oracle Database
3 26 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 20 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.96%) SQL Server
5 19 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (2.81%) Big Data
5 19 (2.81%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.33%) Text Mining
8 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.44%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.15%) MS Access
12 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 33 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.40%) GCC
4 19 (2.81%) Subversion
4 19 (2.81%) Maven
5 17 (2.51%) JIRA
6 16 (2.37%) Bugzilla
7 15 (2.22%) Ant
8 13 (1.92%) LLVM
9 10 (1.48%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (1.04%) Selenium
10 7 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.04%) Hudson
11 6 (0.89%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.59%) JUnit
12 4 (0.59%) JMeter
12 4 (0.59%) CppUnit
12 4 (0.59%) CMake
12 4 (0.59%) TestLink
General
1 74 (10.95%) Telecoms
2 68 (10.06%) Finance
3 18 (2.66%) Electronics
4 16 (2.37%) Billing
4 16 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (1.92%) Automotive
6 10 (1.48%) Military
7 8 (1.18%) Games
8 6 (0.89%) Avionics
9 5 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.74%) Marketing
9 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.59%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.44%) Retail
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.44%) German Language
11 3 (0.44%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.30%) Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 191 (28.25%) Software Engineer
2 133 (19.67%) Developer
3 82 (12.13%) Administrator
4 78 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
5 43 (6.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 42 (6.21%) Consultant
7 41 (6.07%) Test Engineer
8 40 (5.92%) Support Engineer
9 39 (5.77%) Software Developer
10 38 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
11 36 (5.33%) Linux Administrator
12 34 (5.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 33 (4.88%) Graduate
13 33 (4.88%) Web Developer
13 33 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
14 27 (3.99%) Analyst
15 24 (3.55%) Software Test Engineer
16 21 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
17 18 (2.66%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.09%) HTML
2 56 (8.28%) CSS
3 41 (6.07%) Web Services
4 32 (4.73%) jQuery
5 26 (3.85%) XML
6 23 (3.40%) .NET
7 20 (2.96%) Spring
8 16 (2.37%) CGI
8 16 (2.37%) J2EE
9 13 (1.92%) HTML5
10 12 (1.78%) Dojo
11 10 (1.48%) Middleware
11 10 (1.48%) Hibernate
11 10 (1.48%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.33%) REST
12 9 (1.33%) CSS3
12 9 (1.33%) JCE
12 9 (1.33%) SAML
13 8 (1.18%) ASP.NET
14 7 (1.04%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 112 (16.57%) Computer Science
2 71 (10.50%) Device Driver
3 59 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (8.43%) Open Source
5 52 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 31 (4.59%) PKI
7 26 (3.85%) Algorithms
8 24 (3.55%) Embedded Systems
9 18 (2.66%) Wiki
9 18 (2.66%) Smart Meter
10 16 (2.37%) IPTV
11 15 (2.22%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.78%) Physics
12 12 (1.78%) Cryptography
13 9 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.33%) User Experience
14 8 (1.18%) Informatics
15 7 (1.04%) STB
15 7 (1.04%) MPEG
15 7 (1.04%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 199 (29.44%) Windows
2 136 (20.12%) UNIX
3 57 (8.43%) Embedded Linux
4 54 (7.99%) Solaris
5 40 (5.92%) Android
5 40 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.25%) CentOS
7 18 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.37%) Ubuntu
9 15 (2.22%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.07%) HPUX
11 13 (1.92%) AIX
11 13 (1.92%) Debian
12 12 (1.78%) Windows Phone
13 10 (1.48%) Windows CE
14 8 (1.18%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.74%) VxWorks
16 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (34.17%) Software Engineering
2 132 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (7.84%) Automated Testing
4 50 (7.40%) OO
5 46 (6.80%) Scrum
6 40 (5.92%) Web Development
6 40 (5.92%) DevOps
7 36 (5.33%) Test Scripting
7 36 (5.33%) ITIL
7 36 (5.33%) OOD
8 33 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (4.29%) Multithreading
10 28 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (3.99%) Mentoring
11 27 (3.99%) UML
12 24 (3.55%) Network Management
13 23 (3.40%) Migration
14 22 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (2.81%) Configuration Management
15 19 (2.81%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 271 (40.09%) Python
2 196 (28.99%) C
3 180 (26.63%) Java
4 158 (23.37%) Perl
5 145 (21.45%) C++
6 141 (20.86%) SQL
7 103 (15.24%) JavaScript
8 56 (8.28%) C#
9 54 (7.99%) PHP
10 40 (5.92%) Bash Shell
11 39 (5.77%) Embedded C
12 34 (5.03%) Ruby
13 28 (4.14%) Shell Script
14 17 (2.51%) MATLAB
15 15 (2.22%) T-SQL
16 14 (2.07%) Embedded C++
17 13 (1.92%) PowerShell
18 9 (1.33%) Bourne shell
19 8 (1.18%) Assembly Language
20 6 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 206 (30.47%) Degree
2 15 (2.22%) CISSP
2 15 (2.22%) RHCE
3 11 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.48%) A+ Certification
4 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.48%) OCP
4 10 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (1.33%) PhD
6 8 (1.18%) ISEB
6 8 (1.18%) MCSA
6 8 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.04%) Postgraduate
8 6 (0.89%) MCSE
8 6 (0.89%) CCNA
8 6 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.74%) MCP
10 4 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.59%) MOS
11 3 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.58%) QA
2 13 (1.92%) SLA
3 6 (0.89%) IEC 61508
3 6 (0.89%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.59%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.44%) JTAG
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.11%) KVM
4 18 (2.66%) vSphere
5 15 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.92%) QEMU
7 12 (1.78%) Xen
7 12 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
8 11 (1.63%) Firmware
8 11 (1.63%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.33%) XenServer
10 6 (0.89%) NFS
11 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.59%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.30%) Squid
12 2 (0.30%) Corosync
13 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.15%) Varnish
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 39 (5.77%) Puppet
2 22 (3.25%) SCCM
3 18 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.78%) SCOM
5 11 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (1.48%) Ansible
7 4 (0.59%) CFEngine
7 4 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.44%) Munin
9 2 (0.30%) Nagios
10 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 85 (12.57%) Oracle
2 77 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 64 (9.47%) VMware
4 49 (7.25%) Red Hat
5 34 (5.03%) Sun
6 31 (4.59%) SAP
7 25 (3.70%) HP
8 21 (3.11%) Cisco
9 19 (2.81%) EMC
10 16 (2.37%) Dell
10 16 (2.37%) Apple
11 15 (2.22%) Perforce
12 13 (1.92%) Citrix
13 12 (1.78%) Red Gate
14 11 (1.63%) Google
15 10 (1.48%) Sybase
16 9 (1.33%) IBM
16 9 (1.33%) QNX
17 6 (0.89%) CheckPoint
17 6 (0.89%) NetApp
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