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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9935 10157 11298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.10% 10.48% 10.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.47% 37.97% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8315 8280 9830
Average salary £46,442 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.20% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
27243 26753 29175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.68% 27.61% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 23062 22273 25266
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,500
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 4307 £55,000 +4.76% 595
South East +2 2318 £42,500 - 374
East of England -1 746 £44,000 +3.52% 171
Yorkshire -4 742 £40,000 +6.66% 96
South West -2 597 £40,000 +6.66% 137
North West +2 546 £40,000 +6.66% 112
West Midlands -1 347 £39,000 +4.00% 54
East Midlands +17 283 £37,500 +2.73% 44
North East -5 47 £46,109 +31.74% 8
Midlands -7 6 £35,000 -36.36%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7907 (37.97%) Windows
2 6995 (33.59%) UNIX
3 5776 (27.73%) Java
4 5608 (26.93%) SQL
5 4871 (23.39%) MySQL
6 4243 (20.37%) Oracle
7 3931 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
8 3864 (18.55%) Finance
9 3728 (17.90%) Python
10 3700 (17.77%) VMware
11 3668 (17.61%) JavaScript
12 3593 (17.25%) Apache
13 3544 (17.02%) PHP
14 3369 (16.18%) HTML
15 3294 (15.82%) Degree
16 3109 (14.93%) Perl
17 2906 (13.95%) Red Hat
18 2712 (13.02%) Microsoft
19 2691 (12.92%) SQL Server
20 2683 (12.88%) C++
21 2615 (12.56%) CSS
22 2402 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2310 (11.09%) Puppet
24 2292 (11.00%) Software Engineering
25 2284 (10.97%) Git (software)
26 2272 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 2229 (10.70%) Cisco
28 2189 (10.51%) TCP/IP
29 2188 (10.51%) Firewall
30 2181 (10.47%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3593 (17.25%) Apache
2 2002 (9.61%) Tomcat
3 1018 (4.89%) IIS
4 825 (3.96%) JBoss
5 792 (3.80%) MS Exchange
6 789 (3.79%) nginx
7 670 (3.22%) WebSphere
8 662 (3.18%) WebLogic
9 505 (2.42%) Node.js
10 374 (1.80%) CMS
11 336 (1.61%) OpenStack
12 330 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 321 (1.54%) SharePoint
14 315 (1.51%) Drupal
15 302 (1.45%) WordPress
16 287 (1.38%) Apache Solr
17 267 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
18 184 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
19 180 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
20 167 (0.80%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1268 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 541 (2.60%) MS Office
3 134 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 123 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 66 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 43 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 37 (0.18%) MS Project
8 26 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 26 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 16 (0.077%) SPSS
9 16 (0.077%) Simulink
10 14 (0.067%) Mathematica
11 13 (0.062%) 3ds Max
12 12 (0.058%) Maya
13 10 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
14 8 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
14 8 (0.038%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.029%) Acrobat
16 5 (0.024%) Fireworks
16 5 (0.024%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 243 (1.17%) Magento
2 172 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 141 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 88 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 85 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
6 72 (0.35%) RMDS
7 51 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 41 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
9 36 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
9 36 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
10 35 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 31 (0.15%) ION MarketView
12 30 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 30 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
13 23 (0.11%) Agresso
14 22 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
15 21 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
15 21 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
15 21 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
16 20 (0.096%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 1046 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
2 504 (2.42%) SaaS
3 320 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 296 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
5 237 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 227 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 216 (1.04%) IaaS
8 199 (0.96%) PaaS
9 161 (0.77%) GitHub
10 127 (0.61%) Office 365
11 72 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
12 59 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 56 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
14 53 (0.25%) Google Apps
15 52 (0.25%) Route 53
16 45 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
17 28 (0.13%) OpenShift
18 25 (0.12%) SoftLayer
19 24 (0.12%) Heroku
20 20 (0.096%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2189 (10.51%) TCP/IP
2 2188 (10.51%) Firewall
3 1729 (8.30%) DNS
4 1724 (8.28%) SAN
5 1083 (5.20%) HTTP
6 1032 (4.96%) Internet
7 978 (4.70%) VPN
8 949 (4.56%) WAN
9 906 (4.35%) LAN
10 747 (3.59%) DHCP
11 558 (2.68%) SSL
12 533 (2.56%) LDAP
13 517 (2.48%) NAS
14 461 (2.21%) BGP
15 460 (2.21%) Network Security
16 437 (2.10%) VoIP
17 417 (2.00%) MPLS
18 407 (1.95%) FTP
19 397 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
20 385 (1.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4871 (23.39%) MySQL
2 2691 (12.92%) SQL Server
3 1241 (5.96%) Relational Database
4 1211 (5.81%) Oracle Database
5 1060 (5.09%) NoSQL
6 949 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
7 887 (4.26%) MongoDB
8 658 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 652 (3.13%) Big Data
10 511 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 502 (2.41%) Hadoop
12 498 (2.39%) DB2
13 399 (1.92%) Redis
14 324 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 317 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 279 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
17 275 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
18 253 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
19 197 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
20 182 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2284 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 1418 (6.81%) Subversion
3 1236 (5.93%) Jenkins
4 882 (4.23%) Maven
5 685 (3.29%) JIRA
6 538 (2.58%) JUnit
7 531 (2.55%) Eclipse
8 442 (2.12%) Ant
9 382 (1.83%) Selenium
10 346 (1.66%) Hudson
11 299 (1.44%) TeamCity
12 275 (1.32%) Cucumber
13 209 (1.00%) Visual Studio
14 202 (0.97%) Mercurial
15 191 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
16 139 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 139 (0.67%) PHPUnit
17 131 (0.63%) GCC
18 128 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 101 (0.48%) Jasmine
General
1 3864 (18.55%) Finance
2 1199 (5.76%) Banking
3 1009 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 720 (3.46%) Retail
5 667 (3.20%) Marketing
6 588 (2.82%) Games
7 469 (2.25%) Front Office
8 360 (1.73%) Advertising
9 346 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 262 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 236 (1.13%) Electronics
12 215 (1.03%) Publishing
13 193 (0.93%) Manufacturing
14 184 (0.88%) Back Office
15 142 (0.68%) Law
16 141 (0.68%) Legal
17 110 (0.53%) French Language
18 109 (0.52%) Aerospace
19 100 (0.48%) Automotive
20 81 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5696 (27.35%) Developer
2 2525 (12.12%) Administrator
3 1911 (9.18%) Systems Administrator
4 1768 (8.49%) Analyst
5 1500 (7.20%) Java Developer
6 1402 (6.73%) Software Engineer
7 1223 (5.87%) Linux Administrator
8 1153 (5.54%) PHP Developer
9 1063 (5.10%) Support Engineer
10 1034 (4.96%) Architect
11 1000 (4.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 987 (4.74%) Support Analyst
13 964 (4.63%) Senior Developer
14 828 (3.98%) Linux Engineer
15 804 (3.86%) Applications Support
16 800 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
17 768 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
18 719 (3.45%) DBA
19 710 (3.41%) Web Developer
20 706 (3.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3369 (16.18%) HTML
2 2615 (12.56%) CSS
3 2067 (9.92%) Web Services
4 1822 (8.75%) XML
5 1738 (8.34%) jQuery
6 1347 (6.47%) Spring
7 1265 (6.07%) LAMP
8 1205 (5.79%) HTML5
9 1155 (5.55%) J2EE
10 1113 (5.34%) .NET
11 830 (3.99%) Hibernate
12 700 (3.36%) SOAP
13 687 (3.30%) REST
14 675 (3.24%) Middleware
15 662 (3.18%) Ajax
16 659 (3.16%) JSON
17 627 (3.01%) CSS3
18 568 (2.73%) RESTful
19 544 (2.61%) JSP
20 523 (2.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1829 (8.78%) Computer Science
2 1558 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 1530 (7.35%) Open Source
4 713 (3.42%) Clustering
5 495 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 434 (2.08%) Replication
7 420 (2.02%) Mathematics
8 417 (2.00%) Algorithms
9 382 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 319 (1.53%) User Experience
11 298 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 296 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 293 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
14 284 (1.36%) Derivative
15 265 (1.27%) Equities
16 259 (1.24%) Fixed Income
17 240 (1.15%) Client/Server
18 216 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
19 202 (0.97%) Data Structures
20 179 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7907 (37.97%) Windows
2 6995 (33.59%) UNIX
3 2272 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1798 (8.63%) Solaris
5 1351 (6.49%) CentOS
6 1272 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 983 (4.72%) Ubuntu
8 731 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 702 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 694 (3.33%) AIX
11 672 (3.23%) Android
12 587 (2.82%) Debian
13 442 (2.12%) Windows 7
14 422 (2.03%) Apple iOS
15 322 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 315 (1.51%) SUSE
17 294 (1.41%) HPUX
18 237 (1.14%) Windows XP
19 181 (0.87%) Windows 8
20 178 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3931 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 2292 (11.00%) Software Engineering
3 2100 (10.08%) DevOps
4 2060 (9.89%) OO
5 1902 (9.13%) ITIL
6 1817 (8.72%) E-Commerce
7 1508 (7.24%) TDD
8 1477 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
9 1363 (6.54%) Scrum
10 1241 (5.96%) MVC
11 1093 (5.25%) Configuration Management
12 988 (4.74%) Multithreading
13 983 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
14 921 (4.42%) Project Management
15 854 (4.10%) Mentoring
16 762 (3.66%) OOP
17 722 (3.47%) Load Balancing
18 665 (3.19%) Web Development
19 656 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
20 623 (2.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5776 (27.73%) Java
2 5608 (26.93%) SQL
3 3728 (17.90%) Python
4 3668 (17.61%) JavaScript
5 3544 (17.02%) PHP
6 3109 (14.93%) Perl
7 2683 (12.88%) C++
8 2181 (10.47%) Bash Shell
9 1678 (8.06%) Ruby
10 1620 (7.78%) Shell Script
11 1531 (7.35%) C
12 1248 (5.99%) C#
13 856 (4.11%) PowerShell
14 644 (3.09%) PL/SQL
15 528 (2.54%) PHP5
16 295 (1.42%) Scala
17 261 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 163 (0.78%) VB
19 151 (0.73%) Embedded C
20 150 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3294 (15.82%) Degree
2 914 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
3 869 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 629 (3.02%) CCNA
5 559 (2.68%) SC Cleared
6 471 (2.26%) CCNP
7 464 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 346 (1.66%) MCSE
9 305 (1.46%) CISSP
10 235 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 224 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 190 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 177 (0.85%) RHCE
13 177 (0.85%) PhD
14 164 (0.79%) ISEB
15 157 (0.75%) MCITP
16 153 (0.73%) MCSA
17 142 (0.68%) MCP
18 138 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
19 112 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 992 (4.76%) QA
2 728 (3.50%) SLA
3 306 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 237 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 102 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 82 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 58 (0.28%) COBIT
8 18 (0.086%) JTAG
8 18 (0.086%) ISO 8583
9 17 (0.082%) ISO 14001
9 17 (0.082%) EMIR
9 17 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.053%) DO-178B
11 10 (0.048%) GLP
12 9 (0.043%) DICOM
12 9 (0.043%) Data Quality
13 8 (0.038%) GPG13
13 8 (0.038%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.038%) IEC 61508
13 8 (0.038%) HL7
System Software
1 2402 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1496 (7.18%) Active Directory
3 747 (3.59%) vSphere
4 559 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 401 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
6 359 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 357 (1.71%) NFS
8 330 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
9 304 (1.46%) KVM
10 269 (1.29%) XenApp
11 266 (1.28%) Xen
12 237 (1.14%) Firmware
13 222 (1.07%) Varnish
14 201 (0.97%) XenServer
15 200 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
16 138 (0.66%) vCloud
17 133 (0.64%) Samba
18 109 (0.52%) Snort
19 103 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 100 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2310 (11.09%) Puppet
2 1566 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1083 (5.20%) Nagios
4 388 (1.86%) Ansible
5 294 (1.41%) ZABBIX
6 252 (1.21%) SCCM
7 244 (1.17%) NetBackup
8 231 (1.11%) Data Guard
9 230 (1.10%) Cacti
10 218 (1.05%) Vagrant
11 217 (1.04%) Tivoli
12 196 (0.94%) Salt
13 190 (0.91%) SCOM
14 152 (0.73%) logstash
15 151 (0.73%) Graphite
16 136 (0.65%) HAProxy
17 118 (0.57%) WSUS
18 117 (0.56%) OpenView
19 90 (0.43%) Opsview
20 88 (0.42%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4243 (20.37%) Oracle
2 3700 (17.77%) VMware
3 2906 (13.95%) Red Hat
4 2712 (13.02%) Microsoft
5 2229 (10.70%) Cisco
6 1187 (5.70%) HP
7 962 (4.62%) IBM
8 852 (4.09%) Citrix
9 733 (3.52%) NetApp
10 592 (2.84%) EMC
11 588 (2.82%) Juniper
12 473 (2.27%) CheckPoint
13 472 (2.27%) Zend
14 455 (2.18%) Sybase
15 443 (2.13%) Sun
16 369 (1.77%) F5
17 328 (1.57%) Symantec
18 326 (1.57%) Dell
19 260 (1.25%) Google
20 249 (1.20%) Veritas
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
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