The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 16 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10677 10642 12056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.17% 10.41% 11.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.70% 37.79% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8946 8870 10548
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Linux
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29090 28164 30732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.70% 27.55% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 24547 23627 26774
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the England region.

Linux Salary Trend in England

Linux
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in England

Linux
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 4632 £55,000 +4.76% 476
South East +3 2458 £42,500 - 280
East of England 0 839 £45,000 +5.88% 116
Yorkshire -3 747 £40,000 +6.66% 92
South West +3 691 £40,000 +6.66% 102
North West +3 584 £40,000 +6.66% 74
West Midlands -3 398 £38,750 +3.33% 49
East Midlands +13 297 £37,500 - 32
North East -4 64 £35,000 - 9
Midlands -3 6 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 8231 (37.92%) Windows
2 7211 (33.22%) UNIX
3 6124 (28.21%) Java
4 5822 (26.82%) SQL
5 5189 (23.91%) MySQL
6 4371 (20.14%) Oracle
7 4136 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3975 (18.31%) Finance
9 3907 (18.00%) Python
10 3827 (17.63%) PHP
11 3826 (17.63%) JavaScript
12 3815 (17.58%) Apache
13 3732 (17.19%) VMware
14 3549 (16.35%) HTML
15 3493 (16.09%) Degree
16 3257 (15.01%) Perl
17 3029 (13.95%) Red Hat
18 2804 (12.92%) C++
19 2789 (12.85%) Microsoft
20 2785 (12.83%) CSS
21 2727 (12.56%) SQL Server
22 2425 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2412 (11.11%) Puppet
24 2410 (11.10%) Git (software)
25 2393 (11.02%) Software Engineering
26 2355 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 2332 (10.74%) TCP/IP
28 2282 (10.51%) Cisco
29 2277 (10.49%) Bash Shell
30 2234 (10.29%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 3815 (17.58%) Apache
2 2132 (9.82%) Tomcat
3 1065 (4.91%) IIS
4 861 (3.97%) JBoss
5 827 (3.81%) nginx
6 796 (3.67%) MS Exchange
7 707 (3.26%) WebLogic
8 658 (3.03%) WebSphere
9 527 (2.43%) Node.js
10 423 (1.95%) CMS
11 380 (1.75%) Drupal
12 354 (1.63%) OpenStack
13 332 (1.53%) WordPress
14 319 (1.47%) Apache Solr
15 316 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 313 (1.44%) SharePoint
17 283 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
18 183 (0.84%) GlassFish
18 183 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
19 179 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1262 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 552 (2.54%) MS Office
3 150 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 140 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 55 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 44 (0.20%) MS Project
7 26 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 22 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.10%) SPSS
9 14 (0.064%) Simulink
9 14 (0.064%) Maya
9 14 (0.064%) 3ds Max
10 10 (0.046%) Mathematica
11 9 (0.041%) CINEMA 4D
12 8 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.037%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.032%) Mingle
14 6 (0.028%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 233 (1.07%) Magento
2 171 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 140 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 95 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 90 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
6 71 (0.33%) RMDS
7 43 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
8 35 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 35 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 32 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
10 30 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 28 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 24 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
12 24 (0.11%) Agresso
13 23 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
14 22 (0.10%) ION MarketView
15 20 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
16 17 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
17 16 (0.074%) Towers Watson Igloo
17 16 (0.074%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1059 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 567 (2.61%) SaaS
3 338 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
4 289 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 256 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 237 (1.09%) IaaS
7 216 (1.00%) PaaS
8 214 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 143 (0.66%) GitHub
10 124 (0.57%) Office 365
11 71 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
12 60 (0.28%) Google Apps
13 53 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
14 52 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 51 (0.23%) Route 53
16 38 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
17 26 (0.12%) OpenShift
18 22 (0.10%) SoftLayer
18 22 (0.10%) Joyent
18 22 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2332 (10.74%) TCP/IP
2 2234 (10.29%) Firewall
3 1850 (8.52%) DNS
4 1720 (7.92%) SAN
5 1188 (5.47%) HTTP
6 1121 (5.16%) Internet
7 1015 (4.68%) VPN
8 981 (4.52%) WAN
9 927 (4.27%) LAN
10 801 (3.69%) DHCP
11 616 (2.84%) SSL
12 575 (2.65%) LDAP
13 486 (2.24%) VoIP
14 485 (2.23%) BGP
15 482 (2.22%) NAS
16 481 (2.22%) Network Security
17 454 (2.09%) FTP
18 439 (2.02%) MPLS
19 414 (1.91%) SMTP
20 392 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5189 (23.91%) MySQL
2 2727 (12.56%) SQL Server
3 1295 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 1254 (5.78%) Relational Database
5 1074 (4.95%) NoSQL
6 973 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
7 927 (4.27%) MongoDB
8 712 (3.28%) Big Data
9 684 (3.15%) RDBMS
10 568 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 548 (2.52%) Hadoop
12 537 (2.47%) DB2
13 413 (1.90%) Redis
14 335 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
15 319 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 291 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
17 287 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
18 226 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
19 198 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
20 190 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2410 (11.10%) Git (software)
2 1603 (7.39%) Subversion
3 1282 (5.91%) Jenkins
4 907 (4.18%) Maven
5 718 (3.31%) JIRA
6 549 (2.53%) JUnit
7 543 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 443 (2.04%) Ant
9 439 (2.02%) Selenium
10 384 (1.77%) Hudson
11 297 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 288 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 225 (1.04%) Visual Studio
14 205 (0.94%) Mercurial
15 167 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
16 156 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 136 (0.63%) GCC
18 123 (0.57%) PHPUnit
19 118 (0.54%) JMeter
20 117 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 3975 (18.31%) Finance
2 1260 (5.80%) Banking
3 1113 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 736 (3.39%) Retail
5 725 (3.34%) Marketing
6 631 (2.91%) Games
7 521 (2.40%) Front Office
8 402 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 380 (1.75%) Advertising
10 258 (1.19%) Electronics
11 254 (1.17%) Publishing
12 252 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 218 (1.00%) Back Office
14 196 (0.90%) Manufacturing
15 158 (0.73%) Law
15 158 (0.73%) Legal
16 126 (0.58%) French Language
17 107 (0.49%) Aerospace
18 94 (0.43%) Automotive
19 92 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6065 (27.94%) Developer
2 2607 (12.01%) Administrator
3 1989 (9.16%) Systems Administrator
4 1867 (8.60%) Analyst
5 1596 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 1442 (6.64%) Software Engineer
7 1305 (6.01%) Linux Administrator
8 1247 (5.74%) PHP Developer
9 1121 (5.16%) Support Engineer
10 1079 (4.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1020 (4.70%) Architect
12 1011 (4.66%) Support Analyst
13 992 (4.57%) Senior Developer
14 859 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
15 825 (3.80%) Applications Support
16 809 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
17 789 (3.63%) Web Developer
18 762 (3.51%) DBA
19 746 (3.44%) C++ Developer
20 729 (3.36%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3549 (16.35%) HTML
2 2785 (12.83%) CSS
3 2137 (9.85%) Web Services
4 1913 (8.81%) XML
5 1861 (8.57%) jQuery
6 1416 (6.52%) LAMP
7 1382 (6.37%) Spring
8 1195 (5.51%) HTML5
9 1147 (5.28%) J2EE
10 1087 (5.01%) .NET
11 833 (3.84%) Hibernate
12 732 (3.37%) SOAP
13 707 (3.26%) REST
14 703 (3.24%) Ajax
15 690 (3.18%) Middleware
16 678 (3.12%) JSON
17 599 (2.76%) CSS3
18 571 (2.63%) RESTful
19 555 (2.56%) JSP
20 473 (2.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1933 (8.91%) Computer Science
2 1667 (7.68%) Open Source
3 1505 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 762 (3.51%) Clustering
5 544 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 495 (2.28%) Mathematics
7 487 (2.24%) Algorithms
8 453 (2.09%) Replication
9 353 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 317 (1.46%) User Experience
11 311 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 307 (1.41%) Derivative
13 304 (1.40%) Equities
14 301 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 294 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
16 256 (1.18%) Client/Server
17 245 (1.13%) Fixed Income
18 211 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
18 211 (0.97%) Data Structures
19 205 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8231 (37.92%) Windows
2 7211 (33.22%) UNIX
3 2355 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1904 (8.77%) Solaris
5 1373 (6.33%) CentOS
6 1368 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1054 (4.86%) Ubuntu
8 812 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 759 (3.50%) AIX
10 713 (3.28%) Android
10 713 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 649 (2.99%) Debian
12 479 (2.21%) Apple iOS
13 457 (2.11%) Windows 7
14 355 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 321 (1.48%) SUSE
16 287 (1.32%) HPUX
17 254 (1.17%) Windows XP
18 208 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
19 177 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4136 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2393 (11.02%) Software Engineering
3 2139 (9.85%) OO
4 2093 (9.64%) DevOps
5 2024 (9.32%) ITIL
6 1919 (8.84%) E-Commerce
7 1492 (6.87%) TDD
8 1476 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
9 1422 (6.55%) Scrum
10 1304 (6.01%) MVC
11 1147 (5.28%) Configuration Management
12 1040 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
13 1029 (4.74%) Multithreading
14 949 (4.37%) Project Management
15 884 (4.07%) Mentoring
16 790 (3.64%) OOP
17 754 (3.47%) Web Development
18 709 (3.27%) Load Balancing
19 651 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
20 632 (2.91%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6124 (28.21%) Java
2 5822 (26.82%) SQL
3 3907 (18.00%) Python
4 3827 (17.63%) PHP
5 3826 (17.63%) JavaScript
6 3257 (15.01%) Perl
7 2804 (12.92%) C++
8 2277 (10.49%) Bash Shell
9 1816 (8.37%) Ruby
10 1716 (7.91%) Shell Script
11 1623 (7.48%) C
12 1363 (6.28%) C#
13 832 (3.83%) PowerShell
14 618 (2.85%) PHP5
15 609 (2.81%) PL/SQL
16 330 (1.52%) Scala
17 274 (1.26%) T-SQL
18 186 (0.86%) VB
19 161 (0.74%) Embedded C
20 160 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3493 (16.09%) Degree
2 924 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 912 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
4 618 (2.85%) CCNA
5 586 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 468 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 451 (2.08%) CCNP
8 366 (1.69%) MCSE
9 327 (1.51%) CISSP
10 236 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 236 (1.09%) DV Cleared
11 203 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 202 (0.93%) PhD
13 182 (0.84%) ISEB
14 165 (0.76%) RHCE
15 161 (0.74%) MCP
16 157 (0.72%) MCITP
17 149 (0.69%) MCSA
18 146 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
19 117 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1062 (4.89%) QA
2 726 (3.34%) SLA
3 339 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 279 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 124 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 101 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 78 (0.36%) COBIT
8 22 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 21 (0.097%) EMIR
9 21 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
10 17 (0.078%) JTAG
10 17 (0.078%) ISO 8583
11 11 (0.051%) DICOM
12 10 (0.046%) GLP
13 9 (0.041%) DO-178B
14 8 (0.037%) Data Quality
14 8 (0.037%) GPG13
14 8 (0.037%) ISO 9000
14 8 (0.037%) HL7
15 7 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2425 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1529 (7.04%) Active Directory
3 766 (3.53%) vSphere
4 546 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 457 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
6 386 (1.78%) VMware ESX
7 350 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 344 (1.58%) KVM
9 336 (1.55%) NFS
10 282 (1.30%) XenApp
11 277 (1.28%) Xen
12 259 (1.19%) Firmware
13 248 (1.14%) Varnish
14 244 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
15 180 (0.83%) XenServer
16 154 (0.71%) Samba
17 142 (0.65%) vCloud
18 111 (0.51%) Snort
19 108 (0.50%) Postfix
20 97 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2412 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1662 (7.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1087 (5.01%) Nagios
4 391 (1.80%) Ansible
5 326 (1.50%) ZABBIX
6 293 (1.35%) Data Guard
7 262 (1.21%) SCCM
8 257 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 248 (1.14%) Cacti
10 232 (1.07%) Vagrant
11 199 (0.92%) Tivoli
12 197 (0.91%) Salt
13 192 (0.88%) SCOM
14 186 (0.86%) Graphite
15 156 (0.72%) logstash
16 152 (0.70%) HAProxy
17 122 (0.56%) OpenView
18 120 (0.55%) WSUS
19 105 (0.48%) Backup Exec
20 102 (0.47%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4371 (20.14%) Oracle
2 3732 (17.19%) VMware
3 3029 (13.95%) Red Hat
4 2789 (12.85%) Microsoft
5 2282 (10.51%) Cisco
6 1194 (5.50%) HP
7 934 (4.30%) IBM
8 851 (3.92%) Citrix
9 678 (3.12%) NetApp
10 615 (2.83%) EMC
11 597 (2.75%) Juniper
12 519 (2.39%) Zend
13 487 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 476 (2.19%) Sun
15 467 (2.15%) Sybase
16 392 (1.81%) F5
17 336 (1.55%) Dell
18 311 (1.43%) Symantec
19 275 (1.27%) Google
20 251 (1.16%) Veritas
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Stratospherec
Salary: £60k - 80k per year + excellent bonuses and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Dental
Posted: 19 hours ago
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum - extensive - see ad
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - extensive - see ad
Posted: 19 hours ago