The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11734 11026 12578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.25% 10.33% 10.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.20% 37.83% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 9695 9353 10749
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
30719 29145 32386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.83% 27.31% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25403 24923 27688
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 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England +2 11029 £45,000 - 1379
London +3 5121 £55,000 +10.00% 560
South East +1 2530 £40,000 - 289
City of London +1 1268 £55,000 - 200
East of England -3 817 £42,500 +6.25% 140
Yorkshire -3 694 £40,000 +14.28% 95
Berkshire +8 670 £42,500 - 70
South West -2 588 £37,500 +7.14% 112
Hampshire 0 581 £37,500 -6.25% 55
North West +3 530 £38,000 +5.55% 87
West Yorkshire -2 510 £40,000 - 56
Surrey -2 485 £44,000 +3.52% 71
Leeds +3 444 £40,000 - 46
Scotland -1 389 £39,625 -0.93% 34
West Midlands -5 389 £37,500 -4.45% 42
Cambridgeshire -7 362 £43,500 +8.75% 84
Cambridge -5 341 £43,500 +8.75% 70
East Midlands -1 299 £35,000 - 27
Manchester +5 297 £40,000 +10.34% 40
Reading +4 267 £35,000 -22.22% 24
Hertfordshire +2 239 £47,500 +18.75% 38
East Sussex +7 238 £37,500 +11.11% 8
Brighton +6 217 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Buckinghamshire +20 210 £35,000 -1.40% 19
Bristol +7 194 £37,500 +7.14% 37
Edinburgh 0 174 £36,500 -8.75% 14
Glasgow +9 156 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Milton Keynes +24 147 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Southampton -1 144 £35,000 -10.25% 18
Oxfordshire -9 130 £38,000 -17.39% 31

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 8889 (36.68%) Windows
2 8161 (33.68%) UNIX
3 7434 (30.68%) Java
4 6421 (26.50%) SQL
5 5916 (24.41%) MySQL
6 5123 (21.14%) Oracle
7 4669 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
8 4368 (18.02%) Apache
9 4347 (17.94%) JavaScript
10 4331 (17.87%) Degree
11 4329 (17.86%) Finance
12 4323 (17.84%) Python
13 4106 (16.94%) PHP
14 4053 (16.72%) HTML
15 3890 (16.05%) VMware
16 3599 (14.85%) Perl
17 3444 (14.21%) Red Hat
18 3238 (13.36%) C++
19 3102 (12.80%) CSS
20 2857 (11.79%) Microsoft
21 2829 (11.67%) SQL Server
22 2714 (11.20%) Software Engineering
23 2598 (10.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 2594 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2533 (10.45%) TCP/IP
26 2514 (10.37%) Computer Science
27 2513 (10.37%) Tomcat
28 2496 (10.30%) OO
29 2485 (10.25%) Git (software)
30 2454 (10.13%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 4368 (18.02%) Apache
2 2513 (10.37%) Tomcat
3 1170 (4.83%) IIS
4 800 (3.30%) MS Exchange
5 772 (3.19%) WebLogic
6 766 (3.16%) nginx
7 748 (3.09%) WebSphere
8 539 (2.22%) Node.js
9 471 (1.94%) CMS
10 453 (1.87%) Drupal
11 396 (1.63%) SharePoint
12 348 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
13 323 (1.33%) Apache Solr
14 320 (1.32%) WordPress
15 317 (1.31%) OpenStack
16 267 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
17 199 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
18 196 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
19 176 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 173 (0.71%) Jetty
Applications
1 1333 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 582 (2.40%) MS Office
3 168 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 157 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 67 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 66 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 55 (0.23%) MS Project
8 29 (0.12%) SPSS
9 16 (0.066%) Fireworks
10 13 (0.054%) FastStats
11 12 (0.050%) 3ds Max
11 12 (0.050%) Simulink
12 11 (0.045%) Maya
13 9 (0.037%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.033%) Mingle
15 6 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
15 6 (0.025%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.021%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 264 (1.09%) Magento
2 230 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 162 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 160 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 95 (0.39%) RMDS
6 88 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 71 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 70 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 53 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
10 43 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
11 39 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
12 35 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
13 31 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
14 28 (0.12%) Temenos T24
15 25 (0.10%) ION MarketView
15 25 (0.10%) WebTrends
15 25 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
16 23 (0.095%) Oracle CRM
17 22 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
17 22 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1082 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 686 (2.83%) SaaS
3 365 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 328 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 267 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 251 (1.04%) IaaS
7 214 (0.88%) PaaS
8 141 (0.58%) GitHub
9 140 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 125 (0.52%) Office 365
11 75 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
12 66 (0.27%) Google Apps
13 55 (0.23%) Joyent
14 50 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
15 38 (0.16%) Route 53
16 34 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
17 32 (0.13%) Google App Engine
18 30 (0.12%) ElastiCache
18 30 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 23 (0.095%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 2533 (10.45%) TCP/IP
2 2318 (9.57%) Firewall
3 2026 (8.36%) DNS
4 1872 (7.72%) SAN
5 1415 (5.84%) HTTP
6 1309 (5.40%) Internet
7 1022 (4.22%) VPN
8 938 (3.87%) WAN
9 907 (3.74%) LAN
10 902 (3.72%) DHCP
11 658 (2.72%) LDAP
12 653 (2.69%) SSL
13 595 (2.46%) NAS
14 528 (2.18%) VoIP
15 512 (2.11%) Network Security
16 464 (1.91%) BGP
17 433 (1.79%) FTP
18 431 (1.78%) SMTP
19 382 (1.58%) MPLS
20 378 (1.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5916 (24.41%) MySQL
2 2829 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 1537 (6.34%) Relational Database
4 1490 (6.15%) Oracle Database
5 1186 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1085 (4.48%) NoSQL
7 973 (4.02%) MongoDB
8 880 (3.63%) Big Data
9 817 (3.37%) RDBMS
10 745 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 661 (2.73%) Hadoop
12 562 (2.32%) DB2
13 414 (1.71%) Redis
14 403 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
15 384 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
16 358 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
17 310 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
18 247 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
19 242 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
20 208 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2485 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 1783 (7.36%) Subversion
3 1283 (5.29%) Jenkins
4 990 (4.09%) Maven
5 752 (3.10%) JIRA
6 603 (2.49%) JUnit
7 568 (2.34%) Eclipse
8 544 (2.24%) Selenium
9 460 (1.90%) Ant
10 372 (1.54%) Hudson
11 293 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 242 (1.00%) Visual Studio
13 219 (0.90%) TeamCity
14 181 (0.75%) Mercurial
15 152 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 132 (0.54%) PHPUnit
17 128 (0.53%) JMeter
18 123 (0.51%) GCC
19 109 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
20 105 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 4329 (17.86%) Finance
2 1442 (5.95%) Banking
3 1376 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 822 (3.39%) Marketing
5 818 (3.38%) Retail
6 756 (3.12%) Games
7 603 (2.49%) Front Office
8 495 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 386 (1.59%) Advertising
10 316 (1.30%) Electronics
11 268 (1.11%) Publishing
12 248 (1.02%) Back Office
13 247 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 219 (0.90%) Manufacturing
15 201 (0.83%) Legal
16 144 (0.59%) Law
16 144 (0.59%) French Language
17 125 (0.52%) Billing
18 124 (0.51%) German Language
19 95 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7236 (29.86%) Developer
2 2794 (11.53%) Administrator
3 2149 (8.87%) Systems Administrator
4 2070 (8.54%) Analyst
5 2031 (8.38%) Java Developer
6 1565 (6.46%) Software Engineer
7 1396 (5.76%) Linux Administrator
8 1330 (5.49%) PHP Developer
9 1281 (5.29%) Support Engineer
10 1168 (4.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1140 (4.70%) Senior Developer
12 1035 (4.27%) Architect
13 951 (3.92%) Support Analyst
14 919 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
15 914 (3.77%) C++ Developer
16 892 (3.68%) Applications Support
17 888 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
18 839 (3.46%) DBA
18 839 (3.46%) Software Developer
19 799 (3.30%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4053 (16.72%) HTML
2 3102 (12.80%) CSS
3 2314 (9.55%) Web Services
4 2258 (9.32%) XML
5 2041 (8.42%) jQuery
6 1655 (6.83%) Spring
7 1603 (6.61%) LAMP
8 1243 (5.13%) J2EE
9 1206 (4.98%) .NET
10 1120 (4.62%) HTML5
11 968 (3.99%) Hibernate
12 853 (3.52%) Middleware
13 792 (3.27%) SOAP
14 775 (3.20%) Ajax
15 732 (3.02%) REST
16 682 (2.81%) JSON
17 635 (2.62%) RESTful
18 631 (2.60%) JSP
19 526 (2.17%) CSS3
20 524 (2.16%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2514 (10.37%) Computer Science
2 1855 (7.65%) Open Source
3 1659 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 879 (3.63%) Clustering
5 682 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 629 (2.60%) Mathematics
7 576 (2.38%) Replication
8 377 (1.56%) Hedge funds
9 373 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 358 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 358 (1.48%) Social Media
11 350 (1.44%) Equities
12 299 (1.23%) Derivative
13 289 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 289 (1.19%) Visualisation
14 282 (1.16%) User Experience
15 263 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 260 (1.07%) Firmware
17 242 (1.00%) Physics
18 228 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8889 (36.68%) Windows
2 8161 (33.68%) UNIX
3 2598 (10.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2181 (9.00%) Solaris
5 1505 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 1409 (5.81%) CentOS
7 1292 (5.33%) Ubuntu
8 917 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 838 (3.46%) AIX
10 826 (3.41%) Debian
11 807 (3.33%) Android
12 717 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 622 (2.57%) Windows 7
14 611 (2.52%) Apple iOS
15 506 (2.09%) Mac OS X
16 394 (1.63%) HPUX
17 324 (1.34%) SUSE
18 291 (1.20%) Windows XP
19 242 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
20 195 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4669 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2714 (11.20%) Software Engineering
3 2496 (10.30%) OO
4 2331 (9.62%) ITIL
5 2055 (8.48%) DevOps
6 2018 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 1563 (6.45%) TDD
8 1479 (6.10%) Scrum
9 1428 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
10 1285 (5.30%) MVC
11 1275 (5.26%) Configuration Management
12 1228 (5.07%) Multithreading
13 1149 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
14 1048 (4.32%) Project Management
15 970 (4.00%) Web Development
16 920 (3.80%) Mentoring
17 867 (3.58%) OOP
18 774 (3.19%) Load Balancing
19 754 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
20 714 (2.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7434 (30.68%) Java
2 6421 (26.50%) SQL
3 4347 (17.94%) JavaScript
4 4323 (17.84%) Python
5 4106 (16.94%) PHP
6 3599 (14.85%) Perl
7 3238 (13.36%) C++
8 2454 (10.13%) Bash Shell
9 2131 (8.79%) Ruby
10 2065 (8.52%) C
11 1886 (7.78%) Shell Script
12 1637 (6.75%) C#
13 817 (3.37%) PowerShell
14 676 (2.79%) PHP5
15 670 (2.76%) PL/SQL
16 365 (1.51%) Scala
17 228 (0.94%) VB
18 219 (0.90%) T-SQL
19 202 (0.83%) Korn
20 190 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4331 (17.87%) Degree
2 1064 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 907 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
4 600 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 597 (2.46%) SC Cleared
6 581 (2.40%) CCNA
7 438 (1.81%) MCSE
8 426 (1.76%) CCNP
9 316 (1.30%) CISSP
10 306 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 278 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 242 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 201 (0.83%) RHCE
14 200 (0.83%) MCSA
15 187 (0.77%) PhD
16 180 (0.74%) MCP
17 173 (0.71%) ISEB
18 152 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
18 152 (0.63%) MCITP
19 113 (0.47%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1243 (5.13%) QA
2 739 (3.05%) SLA
3 428 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 266 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 185 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 100 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 76 (0.31%) COBIT
8 32 (0.13%) JTAG
9 30 (0.12%) HL7
10 22 (0.091%) ISO 14001
11 21 (0.087%) ISO 8583
12 18 (0.074%) ISO 9000
13 17 (0.070%) EMIR
13 17 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
14 15 (0.062%) DO-178B
15 14 (0.058%) IEC 61508
16 13 (0.054%) WAI
16 13 (0.054%) HIPAA
17 12 (0.050%) DICOM
18 11 (0.045%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2594 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1744 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 709 (2.93%) vSphere
4 593 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 574 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
6 459 (1.89%) VMware ESX
7 383 (1.58%) NFS
7 383 (1.58%) KVM
8 363 (1.50%) Xen
9 338 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
10 319 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 293 (1.21%) XenApp
12 234 (0.97%) Varnish
13 207 (0.85%) XenServer
14 182 (0.75%) Samba
15 145 (0.60%) vCloud
16 120 (0.50%) Postfix
17 119 (0.49%) Snort
18 103 (0.43%) Squid
19 87 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2390 (9.86%) Puppet
2 1617 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1214 (5.01%) Nagios
4 378 (1.56%) Data Guard
5 317 (1.31%) ZABBIX
6 286 (1.18%) Cacti
7 270 (1.11%) Ansible
8 231 (0.95%) SCCM
8 231 (0.95%) NetBackup
9 199 (0.82%) Vagrant
10 185 (0.76%) Salt
11 182 (0.75%) SCOM
12 179 (0.74%) Tivoli
13 145 (0.60%) Backup Exec
14 141 (0.58%) OpenView
15 138 (0.57%) logstash
16 137 (0.57%) WSUS
17 135 (0.56%) Opsview
18 116 (0.48%) Zenoss
19 111 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5123 (21.14%) Oracle
2 3890 (16.05%) VMware
3 3444 (14.21%) Red Hat
4 2857 (11.79%) Microsoft
5 2398 (9.90%) Cisco
6 1229 (5.07%) HP
7 1027 (4.24%) JBoss
8 896 (3.70%) Citrix
9 854 (3.52%) IBM
10 731 (3.02%) EMC
11 697 (2.88%) NetApp
12 569 (2.35%) Zend
13 559 (2.31%) Juniper
13 559 (2.31%) Sybase
14 505 (2.08%) CheckPoint
15 487 (2.01%) Sun
16 395 (1.63%) F5
17 358 (1.48%) Google
18 299 (1.23%) Dell
19 277 (1.14%) SAP
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