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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10405 11456 10373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.57% 10.37% 10.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.33% 38.43% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8845 9394 8728
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,852
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
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
26455 29813 27915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.88% 26.98% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22374 25262 23864
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 +1 4789 £57,500 +9.52% 539
South East +3 2497 £45,000 +8.43% 364
East of England 0 786 £42,500 +6.25% 147
South West +2 676 £40,000 +3.89% 106
Yorkshire -3 594 £40,000 - 79
West Midlands +14 409 £37,500 +7.14% 58
North West -9 369 £37,500 +7.14% 81
East Midlands -8 238 £40,000 +14.28% 39
North East -13 69 £32,500 -3.54% 7
Midlands -14 5 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7940 (38.81%) Windows
2 6383 (31.20%) UNIX
3 5770 (28.20%) Java
4 5663 (27.68%) SQL
5 4488 (21.93%) MySQL
6 4295 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
7 4282 (20.93%) Oracle
8 4167 (20.37%) Finance
9 4083 (19.96%) Python
10 3751 (18.33%) VMware
11 3696 (18.06%) JavaScript
12 3474 (16.98%) Apache
13 3386 (16.55%) PHP
14 3303 (16.14%) HTML
15 3137 (15.33%) Degree
16 3009 (14.71%) Perl
17 2881 (14.08%) Red Hat
18 2790 (13.64%) C++
19 2780 (13.59%) SQL Server
20 2579 (12.60%) CSS
21 2567 (12.55%) DevOps
22 2521 (12.32%) Microsoft
23 2505 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2439 (11.92%) Cisco
25 2430 (11.88%) Git (software)
26 2408 (11.77%) Puppet
27 2387 (11.67%) Software Engineering
28 2359 (11.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 2211 (10.81%) Bash Shell
30 2163 (10.57%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 3474 (16.98%) Apache
2 1952 (9.54%) Tomcat
3 1049 (5.13%) IIS
4 859 (4.20%) WebSphere
5 799 (3.90%) JBoss
6 786 (3.84%) nginx
7 773 (3.78%) MS Exchange
8 552 (2.70%) WebLogic
8 552 (2.70%) Node.js
9 417 (2.04%) SharePoint
10 392 (1.92%) OpenStack
11 355 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
12 327 (1.60%) CMS
13 316 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 277 (1.35%) Drupal
15 268 (1.31%) Apache Solr
16 229 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
17 198 (0.97%) WordPress
18 152 (0.74%) GlassFish
19 151 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1333 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 512 (2.50%) MS Office
3 126 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 91 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 77 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 29 (0.14%) MS Project
7 28 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 26 (0.13%) SPSS
9 18 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.068%) Final Cut Pro
11 13 (0.064%) Simulink
12 12 (0.059%) TargetLink
13 11 (0.054%) Fireworks
14 8 (0.039%) CPLEX
14 8 (0.039%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.039%) Quicktime
14 8 (0.039%) Maya
14 8 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.039%) Mingle
15 6 (0.029%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 220 (1.08%) Magento
2 159 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 132 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 121 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 116 (0.57%) RMDS
6 85 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
7 57 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 51 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 47 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
10 38 (0.19%) ION MarketView
10 38 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 38 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 36 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
11 36 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
12 32 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
12 32 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
13 23 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
14 21 (0.10%) SAP Business One
15 20 (0.098%) BusinessWorks
16 18 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1830 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 533 (2.60%) SaaS
3 372 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
4 301 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 290 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 281 (1.37%) PaaS
7 262 (1.28%) IaaS
8 208 (1.02%) Office 365
9 168 (0.82%) Amazon S3
10 136 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 95 (0.46%) GitHub
12 92 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 83 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 64 (0.31%) Route 53
15 55 (0.27%) Google Apps
16 43 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
17 41 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
18 36 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
19 33 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 31 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2163 (10.57%) Firewall
2 1960 (9.58%) TCP/IP
3 1765 (8.63%) SAN
4 1678 (8.20%) DNS
5 1033 (5.05%) HTTP
6 1011 (4.94%) WAN
7 947 (4.63%) LAN
8 934 (4.56%) VPN
9 931 (4.55%) Internet
10 705 (3.45%) DHCP
11 663 (3.24%) NAS
12 487 (2.38%) LDAP
13 468 (2.29%) Network Security
14 428 (2.09%) SSL
15 423 (2.07%) VoIP
16 419 (2.05%) BGP
17 398 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
18 394 (1.93%) VLAN
19 358 (1.75%) SMTP
20 347 (1.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4488 (21.93%) MySQL
2 2780 (13.59%) SQL Server
3 1388 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 1256 (6.14%) Oracle Database
5 1068 (5.22%) NoSQL
6 981 (4.79%) MongoDB
7 960 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
8 728 (3.56%) RDBMS
9 545 (2.66%) Big Data
10 530 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 481 (2.35%) Hadoop
12 470 (2.30%) DB2
13 417 (2.04%) Redis
14 345 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
15 308 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
16 290 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
17 271 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
18 252 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
19 205 (1.00%) HBase
20 185 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2430 (11.88%) Git (software)
2 1514 (7.40%) Jenkins
3 1219 (5.96%) Subversion
4 912 (4.46%) Maven
5 672 (3.28%) JIRA
6 481 (2.35%) JUnit
7 473 (2.31%) Ant
8 437 (2.14%) Eclipse
9 402 (1.96%) Selenium
10 317 (1.55%) TeamCity
11 306 (1.50%) Hudson
12 263 (1.29%) Cucumber
13 194 (0.95%) Visual Studio
13 194 (0.95%) PHPUnit
14 191 (0.93%) Mercurial
15 186 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
16 147 (0.72%) WebDriver
17 139 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 107 (0.52%) Mockito
19 105 (0.51%) Jasmine
General
1 4167 (20.37%) Finance
2 1269 (6.20%) Banking
3 942 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 632 (3.09%) Retail
5 577 (2.82%) Games
6 513 (2.51%) Marketing
7 423 (2.07%) Front Office
8 294 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 289 (1.41%) Advertising
10 288 (1.41%) Electronics
11 284 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 206 (1.01%) Publishing
13 203 (0.99%) Back Office
14 194 (0.95%) Legal
15 191 (0.93%) Manufacturing
16 141 (0.69%) Automotive
17 135 (0.66%) Law
18 98 (0.48%) Billing
19 91 (0.44%) French Language
20 82 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5809 (28.39%) Developer
2 2183 (10.67%) Administrator
3 1687 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
4 1661 (8.12%) Analyst
5 1497 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 1385 (6.77%) Software Engineer
7 1168 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 1122 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 1121 (5.48%) PHP Developer
10 1070 (5.23%) Linux Administrator
11 1012 (4.95%) Architect
12 946 (4.62%) Senior Developer
13 894 (4.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 836 (4.09%) Support Analyst
15 804 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
16 775 (3.79%) Applications Support
17 761 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
18 757 (3.70%) Software Developer
19 732 (3.58%) C++ Developer
20 660 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3303 (16.14%) HTML
2 2579 (12.60%) CSS
3 2038 (9.96%) Web Services
4 1739 (8.50%) XML
5 1596 (7.80%) jQuery
6 1407 (6.88%) Spring
7 1244 (6.08%) .NET
8 1224 (5.98%) HTML5
9 1162 (5.68%) LAMP
10 1033 (5.05%) J2EE
11 828 (4.05%) REST
12 784 (3.83%) Middleware
13 744 (3.64%) Hibernate
14 722 (3.53%) Ajax
15 704 (3.44%) SOAP
16 667 (3.26%) CSS3
17 660 (3.23%) JSON
18 656 (3.21%) AngularJS
19 580 (2.83%) RESTful
20 469 (2.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1806 (8.83%) Computer Science
2 1595 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 1416 (6.92%) Data Centre
4 620 (3.03%) Clustering
5 504 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 422 (2.06%) Replication
7 415 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 409 (2.00%) Mathematics
9 375 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 369 (1.80%) User Experience
11 339 (1.66%) Data Structures
12 330 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 321 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 317 (1.55%) Hedge funds
15 314 (1.53%) Derivative
16 306 (1.50%) Equities
17 243 (1.19%) Fixed Income
18 193 (0.94%) Statistics
19 187 (0.91%) Client/Server
20 186 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7940 (38.81%) Windows
2 6383 (31.20%) UNIX
3 2359 (11.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1488 (7.27%) Solaris
5 1288 (6.29%) CentOS
6 1199 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1041 (5.09%) Ubuntu
8 769 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 656 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 653 (3.19%) Android
11 647 (3.16%) Debian
12 578 (2.82%) AIX
13 433 (2.12%) Windows 7
13 433 (2.12%) Apple iOS
14 298 (1.46%) Mac OS X
15 237 (1.16%) Windows 8
16 223 (1.09%) Windows XP
17 219 (1.07%) HPUX
18 206 (1.01%) SUSE
19 144 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4295 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2567 (12.55%) DevOps
3 2387 (11.67%) Software Engineering
4 1881 (9.19%) ITIL
5 1851 (9.05%) OO
6 1724 (8.43%) TDD
7 1528 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
8 1470 (7.18%) E-Commerce
9 1431 (6.99%) Scrum
10 1381 (6.75%) Configuration Management
11 1329 (6.50%) Open Source
12 1141 (5.58%) MVC
13 891 (4.35%) Project Management
14 877 (4.29%) SDLC
15 846 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
16 839 (4.10%) Multithreading
17 815 (3.98%) Mentoring
18 770 (3.76%) Web Development
19 751 (3.67%) Load Balancing
20 700 (3.42%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5770 (28.20%) Java
2 5663 (27.68%) SQL
3 4083 (19.96%) Python
4 3696 (18.06%) JavaScript
5 3386 (16.55%) PHP
6 3009 (14.71%) Perl
7 2790 (13.64%) C++
8 2211 (10.81%) Bash Shell
9 1847 (9.03%) Ruby
10 1661 (8.12%) C
11 1411 (6.90%) Shell Script
12 1185 (5.79%) C#
13 915 (4.47%) PowerShell
14 787 (3.85%) PL/SQL
15 350 (1.71%) Scala
16 307 (1.50%) PHP5
17 212 (1.04%) T-SQL
18 179 (0.87%) Groovy
19 169 (0.83%) Embedded C
20 151 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 3137 (15.33%) Degree
2 889 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
3 823 (4.02%) Security Cleared
4 610 (2.98%) CCNA
5 561 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 463 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 442 (2.16%) CCNP
8 394 (1.93%) MCSE
9 293 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 244 (1.19%) CISSP
11 237 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 199 (0.97%) RHCE
13 197 (0.96%) MCITP
14 181 (0.88%) MCSA
15 176 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 175 (0.86%) PhD
17 151 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
18 146 (0.71%) MCP
19 109 (0.53%) OCP
20 108 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 933 (4.56%) QA
2 723 (3.53%) SLA
3 241 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 219 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 101 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 48 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 41 (0.20%) COBIT
8 25 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 23 (0.11%) FISMA
10 19 (0.093%) JTAG
11 15 (0.073%) HIPAA
12 14 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
13 13 (0.064%) EMIR
14 9 (0.044%) Data Quality
14 9 (0.044%) GPG13
15 7 (0.034%) ISO 14001
15 7 (0.034%) WCAG
16 5 (0.024%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.024%) ISO 8583
16 5 (0.024%) MiFID
System Software
1 2505 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1660 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 713 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 676 (3.30%) vSphere
5 434 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
6 425 (2.08%) NFS
7 376 (1.84%) VMware ESX
8 295 (1.44%) KVM
9 289 (1.41%) Docker
10 283 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 241 (1.18%) Varnish
12 237 (1.16%) Xen
13 236 (1.15%) XenApp
14 226 (1.10%) Firmware
15 187 (0.91%) vCloud
16 174 (0.85%) XenServer
17 164 (0.80%) Samba
18 160 (0.78%) iptables
19 137 (0.67%) SRDF
20 101 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2408 (11.77%) Puppet
2 1763 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1063 (5.20%) Nagios
4 661 (3.23%) Ansible
5 294 (1.44%) ZABBIX
6 274 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 268 (1.31%) Salt
8 264 (1.29%) SCCM
9 252 (1.23%) Vagrant
10 235 (1.15%) Data Guard
11 202 (0.99%) Cacti
12 185 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
13 175 (0.86%) SCOM
14 166 (0.81%) logstash
15 160 (0.78%) NetBackup
16 140 (0.68%) Graphite
17 124 (0.61%) OpenView
18 118 (0.58%) HAProxy
19 108 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 84 (0.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4282 (20.93%) Oracle
2 3751 (18.33%) VMware
3 2881 (14.08%) Red Hat
4 2521 (12.32%) Microsoft
5 2439 (11.92%) Cisco
6 1104 (5.40%) HP
7 1052 (5.14%) IBM
8 885 (4.33%) Citrix
9 749 (3.66%) NetApp
10 604 (2.95%) Juniper
11 595 (2.91%) EMC
12 478 (2.34%) Sybase
13 426 (2.08%) CheckPoint
14 424 (2.07%) Zend
15 386 (1.89%) F5
16 344 (1.68%) Dell
17 335 (1.64%) Sun
18 331 (1.62%) Google
19 272 (1.33%) Symantec
20 248 (1.21%) Splunk
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
PCR
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 3k & 28 days holiday
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
Coral Racing Ltd
Salary: up to 45k basic
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 15% shift allowance & 5% on call
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits and relocation
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago