The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10085 11570 11545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.25% 10.90% 10.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.83% 41.45% 37.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8245 9691 9513
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,488 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22007 27910 30977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.55% 26.28% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 18482 23587 25801
Median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux within the UK.

Linux Salary Trend in the UK

Linux
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 within the UK.

Linux Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 9515 £50,000 - 1356
London +2 4330 £60,000 +4.34% 600
South East 0 2083 £47,500 +5.55% 274
East of England -1 755 £45,000 - 100
City of London -2 642 £62,500 +4.16% 129
Berkshire +5 626 £52,500 +10.52% 57
South West +2 588 £40,000 -5.88% 103
North West 0 560 £40,000 - 92
Hampshire -1 460 £41,000 +3.79% 74
West Midlands +5 448 £40,500 +1.25% 59
Yorkshire -2 440 £40,000 -5.88% 73
Surrey +2 419 £51,250 +6.77% 61
Manchester +1 326 £42,500 +1.19% 68
Cambridgeshire +3 311 £45,000 +4.65% 62
Reading 0 301 £50,000 - 32
West Yorkshire -8 281 £42,500 -1.16% 44
East Midlands -4 272 £40,000 - 37
Cambridge +2 271 £43,750 -0.56% 53
Leeds -3 236 £45,000 +4.65% 35
Gloucestershire +12 227 £45,000 - 34
Hertfordshire +5 225 £49,500 +10.00% 21
Oxfordshire +4 211 £47,500 - 26
Scotland -1 195 £42,500 - 41
Birmingham -7 165 £45,000 +12.50% 17
East Sussex +3 133 £45,000 +28.57% 19
Edinburgh +5 121 £45,000 +4.04% 26
Wales -2 119 £40,000 +10.34% 16
Bristol -12 117 £42,500 - 28
South Wales -1 114 £40,000 +11.11% 12
Brighton +4 112 £45,000 +28.57% 17

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Linux.

1 7555 (36.51%) Windows
2 5568 (26.91%) Python
3 5467 (26.42%) Java
4 5392 (26.06%) Unix
5 5040 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4740 (22.91%) SQL
7 4142 (20.02%) Finance
8 3771 (18.23%) VMware
9 3751 (18.13%) DevOps
10 3544 (17.13%) JavaScript
11 3541 (17.11%) MySQL
12 3375 (16.31%) Puppet
13 3288 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
14 3044 (14.71%) Oracle
15 2900 (14.02%) C++
16 2801 (13.54%) Degree
17 2794 (13.50%) Git (software)
18 2777 (13.42%) Bash Shell
19 2754 (13.31%) HTML
20 2740 (13.24%) Red Hat
21 2692 (13.01%) Microsoft
22 2649 (12.80%) Apache
23 2634 (12.73%) PHP
24 2570 (12.42%) Software Engineering
25 2480 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
26 2438 (11.78%) Perl
27 2384 (11.52%) Opscode Chef
28 2332 (11.27%) Jenkins
29 2300 (11.12%) Firewall
30 2270 (10.97%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2649 (12.80%) Apache
2 1398 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 1002 (4.84%) IIS
4 913 (4.41%) JBoss
5 730 (3.53%) nginx
6 715 (3.46%) WebSphere
7 663 (3.20%) WebLogic
8 637 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
9 612 (2.96%) MS Exchange
10 425 (2.05%) OpenStack
11 361 (1.74%) SharePoint
12 340 (1.64%) Confluence
13 311 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 259 (1.25%) Apache Spark
15 219 (1.06%) CMS
16 200 (0.97%) WordPress
17 182 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
18 170 (0.82%) Drupal
19 167 (0.81%) Apache Solr
20 153 (0.74%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1166 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 363 (1.75%) MS Office
3 99 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 98 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 94 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 29 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (0.11%) MS Project
8 21 (0.10%) GNU Octave
9 20 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
9 20 (0.097%) Simulink
10 17 (0.082%) SPSS
11 14 (0.068%) Baselight
12 13 (0.063%) GIMP
13 12 (0.058%) Autodesk Smoke
14 10 (0.048%) Autodesk Flame
14 10 (0.048%) Mozilla Thunderbird
15 8 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
15 8 (0.039%) HipChat
16 5 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
17 4 (0.019%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 129 (0.62%) Magento
2 118 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 88 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 60 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 51 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 46 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 36 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 35 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 33 (0.16%) RMDS
10 23 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
11 20 (0.097%) assyst
12 16 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
12 16 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
13 15 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
14 14 (0.068%) Oracle Assets
15 12 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
15 12 (0.058%) Summit
15 12 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
16 11 (0.053%) Bloomberg TOMS
16 11 (0.053%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3288 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1077 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 772 (3.73%) SaaS
4 565 (2.73%) Office 365
5 436 (2.11%) PaaS
6 415 (2.01%) IaaS
7 381 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
8 342 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 318 (1.54%) GitHub
10 258 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 222 (1.07%) Amazon S3
12 187 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
13 112 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 106 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 63 (0.30%) Heroku
16 62 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
17 59 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 56 (0.27%) OpenShift
19 55 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
20 53 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2300 (11.12%) Firewall
2 2092 (10.11%) TCP/IP
3 1595 (7.71%) DNS
4 1076 (5.20%) SAN
5 953 (4.61%) HTTP
6 943 (4.56%) Internet
7 884 (4.27%) WAN
8 838 (4.05%) LAN
9 777 (3.76%) VPN
10 741 (3.58%) DHCP
11 613 (2.96%) Network Security
12 530 (2.56%) VoIP
13 521 (2.52%) SSL
14 446 (2.16%) LDAP
15 392 (1.89%) VLAN
16 325 (1.57%) BGP
17 324 (1.57%) Wireless
18 323 (1.56%) NAS
19 302 (1.46%) MPLS
20 269 (1.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3541 (17.11%) MySQL
2 2055 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 1279 (6.18%) MongoDB
4 1173 (5.67%) NoSQL
5 1076 (5.20%) Relational Database
6 893 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
7 819 (3.96%) Big Data
8 719 (3.47%) Hadoop
9 670 (3.24%) Oracle Database
10 540 (2.61%) RDBMS
11 459 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 437 (2.11%) Redis
13 283 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
14 253 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
15 246 (1.19%) DB2
16 220 (1.06%) HBase
17 204 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 175 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
19 147 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
20 119 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2794 (13.50%) Git (software)
2 2332 (11.27%) Jenkins
3 1155 (5.58%) JIRA
4 1023 (4.94%) Subversion
5 718 (3.47%) Maven
6 577 (2.79%) Selenium
7 513 (2.48%) JUnit
8 438 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 345 (1.67%) Cucumber
10 339 (1.64%) TeamCity
11 319 (1.54%) Vagrant
12 296 (1.43%) Gradle
13 272 (1.31%) Eclipse
14 222 (1.07%) Ant
15 172 (0.83%) Hudson
16 163 (0.79%) PHPUnit
17 146 (0.71%) JMeter
18 145 (0.70%) Grunt
19 142 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
20 140 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 4142 (20.02%) Finance
2 1435 (6.94%) Banking
3 1254 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 688 (3.33%) Games
5 672 (3.25%) Retail
6 567 (2.74%) Marketing
7 392 (1.89%) Advertising
8 327 (1.58%) Electronics
9 314 (1.52%) Front Office
10 296 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 280 (1.35%) Investment Banking
12 245 (1.18%) Back Office
13 215 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 209 (1.01%) Publishing
15 163 (0.79%) Law
16 162 (0.78%) Legal
17 125 (0.60%) French Language
18 116 (0.56%) Automotive
19 105 (0.51%) German Language
20 98 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5285 (25.54%) Developer
2 2165 (10.46%) Linux Engineer
3 1936 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 1877 (9.07%) Administrator
5 1443 (6.97%) Java Developer
6 1396 (6.75%) Analyst
7 1377 (6.66%) Systems Administrator
8 1307 (6.32%) Software Engineer
9 1178 (5.69%) Support Engineer
10 1041 (5.03%) PHP Developer
11 1026 (4.96%) Linux Administrator
12 1023 (4.94%) Senior Developer
13 942 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
14 864 (4.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 802 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 775 (3.75%) Architect
17 773 (3.74%) C++ Developer
18 762 (3.68%) Applications Support
19 734 (3.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 699 (3.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2754 (13.31%) HTML
2 2270 (10.97%) CSS
3 2080 (10.05%) Web Services
4 1514 (7.32%) LAMP
5 1329 (6.42%) XML
6 1224 (5.92%) jQuery
7 1188 (5.74%) .NET
8 1116 (5.39%) AngularJS
9 1088 (5.26%) Spring
10 1007 (4.87%) HTML5
11 963 (4.65%) REST
12 903 (4.36%) Node.js
13 800 (3.87%) Middleware
14 774 (3.74%) JSON
15 720 (3.48%) SOAP
16 636 (3.07%) J2EE
17 618 (2.99%) RESTful
18 545 (2.63%) Hibernate
19 541 (2.61%) CSS3
20 456 (2.20%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1731 (8.37%) Computer Science
2 1370 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 1334 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 577 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 479 (2.32%) Clustering
6 477 (2.31%) Mathematics
7 454 (2.19%) Algorithms
8 451 (2.18%) User Experience
9 442 (2.14%) Fintech
10 358 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 317 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 317 (1.53%) Hedge funds
12 315 (1.52%) Equities
13 249 (1.20%) Visualisation
14 238 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 238 (1.15%) PKI
14 238 (1.15%) Replication
15 230 (1.11%) Physics
16 225 (1.09%) Public Cloud
17 210 (1.01%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7555 (36.51%) Windows
2 5392 (26.06%) Unix
3 2216 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 2135 (10.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1453 (7.02%) CentOS
6 1046 (5.06%) Ubuntu
7 1012 (4.89%) Solaris
8 773 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 740 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 496 (2.40%) Android
11 493 (2.38%) Debian
12 463 (2.24%) Mac OS X
13 411 (1.99%) AIX
14 386 (1.87%) Apple iOS
15 322 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 238 (1.15%) Windows 7
17 175 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
18 159 (0.77%) SUSE
19 144 (0.70%) Mac OS
20 116 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5040 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3751 (18.13%) DevOps
3 2570 (12.42%) Software Engineering
4 2047 (9.89%) ITIL
5 1965 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1815 (8.77%) Configuration Management
7 1781 (8.61%) Scrum
8 1688 (8.16%) Open Source
9 1419 (6.86%) TDD
10 1388 (6.71%) OO
11 1055 (5.10%) Web Development
12 1044 (5.05%) E-Commerce
13 1024 (4.95%) MVC
14 946 (4.57%) Mentoring
15 911 (4.40%) Multithreading
16 853 (4.12%) SDLC
17 845 (4.08%) High Availability
18 814 (3.93%) OOP
19 796 (3.85%) Information Security
20 765 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5568 (26.91%) Python
2 5467 (26.42%) Java
3 4740 (22.91%) SQL
4 3544 (17.13%) JavaScript
5 2900 (14.02%) C++
6 2777 (13.42%) Bash Shell
7 2634 (12.73%) PHP
8 2438 (11.78%) Perl
9 2172 (10.50%) Ruby
10 1743 (8.42%) C
11 1350 (6.52%) C#
12 1312 (6.34%) PowerShell
13 1235 (5.97%) Shell Script
14 509 (2.46%) Scala
15 441 (2.13%) PL/SQL
16 320 (1.55%) Go
17 257 (1.24%) Groovy
18 199 (0.96%) T-SQL
19 182 (0.88%) Embedded C
20 181 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 2801 (13.54%) Degree
2 1149 (5.55%) Security Cleared
3 864 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 653 (3.16%) CCNA
5 569 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 462 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 456 (2.20%) CISSP
8 410 (1.98%) DV Cleared
9 329 (1.59%) CCNP
10 316 (1.53%) MCSE
11 280 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
12 254 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 207 (1.00%) CEH
14 194 (0.94%) CISM
15 174 (0.84%) GIAC
16 168 (0.81%) RHCE
17 161 (0.78%) ISTQB
18 151 (0.73%) SANS
19 138 (0.67%) ISEB
20 136 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 874 (4.22%) QA
2 482 (2.33%) SLA
3 367 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 317 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 55 (0.27%) GCP
7 37 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 33 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 28 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 27 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 26 (0.13%) SDET
12 20 (0.097%) COBIT
13 18 (0.087%) FISMA
14 15 (0.072%) HL7
14 15 (0.072%) JTAG
15 13 (0.063%) MiFID
15 13 (0.063%) PA-DSS
16 12 (0.058%) GPG13
17 11 (0.053%) ISO27005
18 10 (0.048%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2480 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1956 (9.45%) Active Directory
3 1427 (6.90%) Docker
4 863 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 738 (3.57%) vSphere
6 304 (1.47%) KVM
7 301 (1.45%) NFS
8 291 (1.41%) Xen
9 272 (1.31%) Firmware
10 271 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
11 261 (1.26%) VMware ESX
12 228 (1.10%) XenApp
13 224 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
14 178 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
15 177 (0.86%) XenServer
16 154 (0.74%) vCloud
17 153 (0.74%) Varnish
18 135 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
19 110 (0.53%) iptables
20 109 (0.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3375 (16.31%) Puppet
2 2384 (11.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1934 (9.35%) Ansible
4 764 (3.69%) Nagios
5 432 (2.09%) SCCM
6 329 (1.59%) Salt
7 283 (1.37%) Kubernetes
8 259 (1.25%) Terraform
9 237 (1.15%) SCOM
10 221 (1.07%) Tivoli
11 207 (1.00%) NetBackup
12 204 (0.99%) Nessus
13 162 (0.78%) Cobbler
14 159 (0.77%) WSUS
15 146 (0.71%) ZABBIX
16 132 (0.64%) HAProxy
17 124 (0.60%) Backup Exec
18 120 (0.58%) Graphite
19 114 (0.55%) Mesos
20 104 (0.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3771 (18.23%) VMware
2 3044 (14.71%) Oracle
3 2740 (13.24%) Red Hat
4 2692 (13.01%) Microsoft
5 2048 (9.90%) Cisco
6 769 (3.72%) HP
7 676 (3.27%) Citrix
8 639 (3.09%) IBM
9 506 (2.45%) NetApp
10 454 (2.19%) Google
11 433 (2.09%) Juniper
12 429 (2.07%) EMC
13 398 (1.92%) Splunk
14 365 (1.76%) F5
15 356 (1.72%) CheckPoint
16 321 (1.55%) Sun
17 308 (1.49%) Sybase
18 276 (1.33%) Atlassian
19 254 (1.23%) SAP
20 240 (1.16%) Zend
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