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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 245 347 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.64% 19.21% 23.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.47% 55.70% 62.58%
Number of salaries quoted 220 282 332
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
386 623 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.79% 34.50% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 343 509 519
Average salary £43,900 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.39% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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 4 September 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (46.48%) Python
2 190 (36.19%) Windows
3 136 (25.90%) C++
4 127 (24.19%) C
4 127 (24.19%) Java
4 127 (24.19%) Software Engineering
5 126 (24.00%) Degree
5 126 (24.00%) Perl
6 108 (20.57%) SQL
7 107 (20.38%) UNIX
8 105 (20.00%) Apache
9 100 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (16.38%) Tomcat
11 82 (15.62%) Computer Science
12 80 (15.24%) VMware
13 78 (14.86%) Oracle
14 77 (14.67%) Red Hat
15 67 (12.76%) Bash Shell
16 63 (12.00%) MySQL
17 62 (11.81%) Firewall
18 61 (11.62%) TCP/IP
19 57 (10.86%) HTML
20 56 (10.67%) Git (software)
21 55 (10.48%) Web Services
22 51 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
22 51 (9.71%) DevOps
23 49 (9.33%) JavaScript
24 48 (9.14%) QA
25 44 (8.38%) Scrum
26 42 (8.00%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 105 (20.00%) Apache
2 86 (16.38%) Tomcat
3 19 (3.62%) Zope
4 18 (3.43%) Plone
5 12 (2.29%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.90%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.71%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.52%) nginx
8 8 (1.52%) CMS
9 6 (1.14%) Node.js
9 6 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.14%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.76%) IIS
10 4 (0.76%) JBoss
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Tridion
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.38%) Magento
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.05%) SaaS
3 9 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.57%) Office 365
6 2 (0.38%) GitHub
6 2 (0.38%) IaaS
6 2 (0.38%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.81%) Firewall
2 61 (11.62%) TCP/IP
3 42 (8.00%) DNS
4 32 (6.10%) HTTP
5 31 (5.90%) Internet
6 21 (4.00%) SAN
7 20 (3.81%) SSL
8 17 (3.24%) Ethernet
9 16 (3.05%) LDAP
10 13 (2.48%) WAN
10 13 (2.48%) DHCP
11 12 (2.29%) LAN
11 12 (2.29%) SSH
12 9 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.71%) Wireless
12 9 (1.71%) LTE
13 8 (1.52%) VPN
14 7 (1.33%) SS7
14 7 (1.33%) INAP
14 7 (1.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.00%) MySQL
2 31 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (5.90%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.38%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.29%) RDBMS
4 12 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.71%) MariaDB
5 9 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.57%) Big Data
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.38%) SQLite
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.38%) Firebird
9 1 (0.19%) Text Mining
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.19%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 56 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.57%) JIRA
4 22 (4.19%) Subversion
5 11 (2.10%) GCC
6 9 (1.71%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.33%) Mercurial
7 7 (1.33%) Mockito
8 6 (1.14%) TestNG
8 6 (1.14%) Selenium
9 4 (0.76%) QADirector
10 3 (0.57%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.57%) LabVIEW
10 3 (0.57%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.57%) LLVM
10 3 (0.57%) Hudson
11 2 (0.38%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.38%) JUnit
11 2 (0.38%) FitNesse
General
1 37 (7.05%) Finance
2 26 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.81%) Marketing
4 12 (2.29%) Electronics
5 7 (1.33%) Billing
5 7 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.14%) Games
7 4 (0.76%) Automotive
8 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 157 (29.90%) Developer
2 107 (20.38%) Software Engineer
3 63 (12.00%) Administrator
4 60 (11.43%) Software Developer
5 57 (10.86%) Linux Engineer
6 52 (9.90%) Systems Administrator
7 39 (7.43%) Linux Administrator
8 37 (7.05%) Support Engineer
9 34 (6.48%) Senior Software Engineer
10 30 (5.71%) Java Developer
10 30 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 28 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (4.76%) Linux Support
13 23 (4.38%) Senior Developer
14 21 (4.00%) Test Engineer
15 20 (3.81%) Consultant
16 19 (3.62%) Programmer
16 19 (3.62%) Senior Software Developer
16 19 (3.62%) Linux Support Engineer
17 16 (3.05%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.86%) HTML
2 55 (10.48%) Web Services
3 42 (8.00%) CSS
4 35 (6.67%) XML
5 28 (5.33%) J2EE
5 28 (5.33%) Spring
6 23 (4.38%) SOAP
7 16 (3.05%) .NET
7 16 (3.05%) REST
8 13 (2.48%) jQuery
9 12 (2.29%) JSP
9 12 (2.29%) Hibernate
10 11 (2.10%) Qt
11 10 (1.90%) HTML5
11 10 (1.90%) Dojo
12 9 (1.71%) Ajax
13 8 (1.52%) J2SE
13 8 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (1.52%) RESTful
13 8 (1.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.62%) Computer Science
2 32 (6.10%) Mathematics
3 17 (3.24%) Physics
3 17 (3.24%) Device Driver
4 16 (3.05%) Chemistry
5 15 (2.86%) User Experience
6 14 (2.67%) Internet of Things
7 13 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.10%) LIMS
9 10 (1.90%) Clustering
9 10 (1.90%) CUDA
9 10 (1.90%) Robotics
10 9 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.71%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.71%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.52%) Informatics
11 8 (1.52%) GIS
12 6 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 190 (36.19%) Windows
2 107 (20.38%) UNIX
3 41 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (6.86%) Android
5 31 (5.90%) Debian
6 29 (5.52%) CentOS
7 28 (5.33%) Embedded Linux
8 24 (4.57%) Apple iOS
9 22 (4.19%) Solaris
10 19 (3.62%) Mac OS X
11 16 (3.05%) Ubuntu
12 13 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.38%) AIX
16 2 (0.38%) HPUX
16 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
17 1 (0.19%) Symbian OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.19%) Software Engineering
2 100 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (9.71%) DevOps
4 44 (8.38%) Scrum
5 38 (7.24%) Configuration Management
6 36 (6.86%) OO
7 32 (6.10%) Automated Testing
7 32 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (5.71%) SDLC
9 29 (5.52%) Load Balancing
10 25 (4.76%) Open Source
11 23 (4.38%) TDD
12 22 (4.19%) Test Automation
13 19 (3.62%) Mentoring
13 19 (3.62%) Web Development
13 19 (3.62%) Multithreading
14 18 (3.43%) Digital Marketing
15 17 (3.24%) ITIL
15 17 (3.24%) OOD
16 16 (3.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 244 (46.48%) Python
2 136 (25.90%) C++
3 127 (24.19%) Java
3 127 (24.19%) C
4 126 (24.00%) Perl
5 108 (20.57%) SQL
6 67 (12.76%) Bash Shell
7 49 (9.33%) JavaScript
8 40 (7.62%) PHP
9 27 (5.14%) Shell Script
10 25 (4.76%) Embedded C
11 23 (4.38%) C#
12 18 (3.43%) Embedded C++
12 18 (3.43%) Ruby
13 8 (1.52%) Fortran
14 6 (1.14%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.95%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.57%) Tcl
16 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (24.00%) Degree
2 23 (4.38%) PhD
3 7 (1.33%) CCNA
3 7 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.14%) Postgraduate
4 6 (1.14%) RHCE
5 5 (0.95%) LPIC
5 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.76%) RHCA
6 4 (0.76%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.57%) MCSE
8 2 (0.38%) CCNP
8 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) MCSA
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (9.14%) QA
2 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.76%) JTAG
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 51 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.29%) vSphere
3 12 (2.29%) Postfix
4 10 (1.90%) qmail
5 9 (1.71%) Docker
6 8 (1.52%) Varnish
7 6 (1.14%) Firmware
8 5 (0.95%) NFS
8 5 (0.95%) KVM
9 4 (0.76%) Dovecot
9 4 (0.76%) iptables
10 3 (0.57%) QEMU
10 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.38%) Xen
12 1 (0.19%) XenServer
12 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 29 (5.52%) Puppet
2 16 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.90%) HAProxy
4 8 (1.52%) Ansible
4 8 (1.52%) systemd
5 7 (1.33%) Nagios
6 3 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.57%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.38%) Graylog
7 2 (0.38%) Graphite
7 2 (0.38%) logstash
7 2 (0.38%) SCCM
7 2 (0.38%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.38%) Munin
8 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) Salt
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 80 (15.24%) VMware
2 78 (14.86%) Oracle
3 77 (14.67%) Red Hat
4 29 (5.52%) Microsoft
5 22 (4.19%) Cisco
6 16 (3.05%) Perforce
7 14 (2.67%) Juniper
8 13 (2.48%) WorldPay
9 12 (2.29%) Sun
10 11 (2.10%) F5
10 11 (2.10%) Rackspace
11 10 (1.90%) Google
12 9 (1.71%) NetApp
12 9 (1.71%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.33%) HP
13 7 (1.33%) EMC
14 6 (1.14%) Citrix
14 6 (1.14%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.14%) Veeam
14 6 (1.14%) Splunk
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