The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 12180 11607 12883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.04% 10.45% 10.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.78% 38.53% 38.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9824 9659 10989
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32237 30128 33555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.13% 26.70%
Number of salaries quoted 26870 25240 28921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 11472 £45,000 +5.88% 1366
London +2 5238 £52,500 +5.00% 578
South East -1 2516 £40,500 +1.25% 275
City of London +2 1154 £50,000 -4.76% 185
East of England 0 1012 £40,000 -4.76% 144
Yorkshire +1 765 £37,500 +5.63% 104
Berkshire +1 693 £45,000 +12.50% 80
South West -2 598 £37,500 -6.25% 96
North West -7 572 £35,000 -6.66% 85
Surrey +1 542 £45,000 +12.50% 55
Hampshire -5 535 £39,500 +5.33% 59
Cambridgeshire -2 423 £40,000 -5.88% 81
West Yorkshire -2 411 £40,000 +9.58% 70
Scotland -3 377 £40,000 +14.28% 41
Cambridge -2 345 £40,000 -5.88% 69
Reading +2 344 £45,000 +20.00% 43
East Midlands +1 333 £33,000 -14.28% 29
Hertfordshire +5 324 £40,000 -11.11% 36
Leeds +3 316 £40,000 +14.28% 48
West Midlands +7 313 £37,500 +7.14% 36
Manchester -13 290 £34,000 -2.85% 47
North Yorkshire +5 224 £40,000 +25.00% 14
East Sussex +2 202 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Brighton +7 194 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Bristol +10 185 £34,750 -4.79% 22
Oxfordshire -17 176 £45,000 +1.40% 28
Guildford +3 168 £44,500 +11.25% 18
Cheshire -7 156 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Gloucestershire -5 150 £41,000 - 25
Glasgow -3 149 £46,000 +15.00% 11

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8342 (36.35%) UNIX
2 7987 (34.80%) Windows
3 7087 (30.88%) Java
4 6250 (27.24%) SQL
5 5317 (23.17%) MySQL
6 4680 (20.39%) Oracle
7 4364 (19.02%) Degree
8 4200 (18.30%) JavaScript
9 4162 (18.14%) Finance
10 4085 (17.80%) Apache
11 4054 (17.67%) Python
12 4014 (17.49%) PHP
13 4005 (17.45%) HTML
14 3755 (16.36%) Perl
15 3566 (15.54%) VMware
16 3316 (14.45%) Red Hat
17 3158 (13.76%) CSS
18 3124 (13.61%) C++
19 2769 (12.07%) Microsoft
20 2566 (11.18%) Software Engineering
21 2502 (10.90%) OO
22 2481 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
23 2464 (10.74%) Computer Science
24 2461 (10.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 2397 (10.45%) SQL Server
26 2319 (10.11%) TCP/IP
27 2301 (10.03%) Web Services
28 2246 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
29 2208 (9.62%) Git (software)
30 2207 (9.62%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4085 (17.80%) Apache
2 2185 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1131 (4.93%) IIS
4 763 (3.32%) MS Exchange
5 726 (3.16%) WebLogic
6 662 (2.88%) WebSphere
7 565 (2.46%) CMS
8 508 (2.21%) nginx
9 478 (2.08%) Node.js
10 471 (2.05%) Drupal
11 407 (1.77%) SharePoint
12 364 (1.59%) Apache Solr
13 313 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
14 283 (1.23%) WordPress
15 208 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
15 208 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
16 179 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
17 177 (0.77%) OpenStack
18 153 (0.67%) Confluence
19 134 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 1306 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 632 (2.75%) MS Office
3 152 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 87 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 47 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 33 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 25 (0.11%) Mingle
9 22 (0.096%) SPSS
10 18 (0.078%) Maya
11 17 (0.074%) MS Project
12 16 (0.070%) PowerPivot
13 15 (0.065%) Acrobat
14 13 (0.057%) FrameMaker
15 11 (0.048%) FastStats
15 11 (0.048%) Stata
16 10 (0.044%) RoboHelp
17 9 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
18 8 (0.035%) Doxygen
18 8 (0.035%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 244 (1.06%) Magento
2 221 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 142 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 109 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 63 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 58 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 51 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 50 (0.22%) RMDS
9 43 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
10 41 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
11 39 (0.17%) ION MarketView
12 35 (0.15%) Summit
13 29 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
14 28 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 28 (0.12%) Temenos T24
15 27 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
16 24 (0.10%) Oracle BRM
17 23 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
17 23 (0.10%) SAP xMII
18 22 (0.096%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 954 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
2 604 (2.63%) SaaS
3 365 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 343 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 214 (0.93%) IaaS
6 159 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 154 (0.67%) GitHub
8 146 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 111 (0.48%) PaaS
10 69 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
11 68 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
12 59 (0.26%) Google Apps
12 59 (0.26%) Office 365
13 45 (0.20%) Joyent
14 44 (0.19%) Route 53
15 36 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
16 29 (0.13%) Heroku
17 24 (0.10%) CloudFront
18 21 (0.092%) Amazon EMR
19 19 (0.083%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2319 (10.11%) TCP/IP
2 2207 (9.62%) Firewall
3 1990 (8.67%) SAN
4 1830 (7.97%) DNS
5 1332 (5.80%) Internet
6 1154 (5.03%) HTTP
7 970 (4.23%) VPN
8 815 (3.55%) DHCP
9 737 (3.21%) WAN
9 737 (3.21%) LAN
10 691 (3.01%) NAS
11 564 (2.46%) LDAP
12 477 (2.08%) SSL
13 476 (2.07%) VoIP
14 405 (1.76%) Network Security
15 401 (1.75%) SMTP
16 386 (1.68%) FTP
17 315 (1.37%) BGP
18 303 (1.32%) SSH
19 301 (1.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5317 (23.17%) MySQL
2 2397 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 1523 (6.64%) Relational Database
4 1351 (5.89%) Oracle Database
5 1025 (4.47%) NoSQL
6 985 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 950 (4.14%) RDBMS
8 921 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
9 671 (2.92%) Big Data
10 655 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 512 (2.23%) Hadoop
12 442 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
13 420 (1.83%) DB2
14 390 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 370 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
16 369 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
17 303 (1.32%) Redis
18 291 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
19 164 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
20 153 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2208 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 1770 (7.71%) Subversion
3 916 (3.99%) Maven
4 896 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 614 (2.68%) JUnit
6 595 (2.59%) JIRA
7 580 (2.53%) Eclipse
8 501 (2.18%) Ant
9 397 (1.73%) Selenium
10 381 (1.66%) Hudson
11 268 (1.17%) Visual Studio
12 209 (0.91%) Mercurial
13 160 (0.70%) TeamCity
14 154 (0.67%) PHPUnit
15 149 (0.65%) Cucumber
16 104 (0.45%) Mockito
17 90 (0.39%) JMeter
18 89 (0.39%) GCC
18 89 (0.39%) ClearCase
19 88 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4162 (18.14%) Finance
2 1449 (6.31%) Banking
3 1075 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 822 (3.58%) Marketing
5 800 (3.49%) Retail
6 726 (3.16%) Games
7 604 (2.63%) Front Office
8 494 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 316 (1.38%) Advertising
10 290 (1.26%) Electronics
11 262 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 245 (1.07%) Back Office
13 217 (0.95%) Publishing
14 173 (0.75%) Legal
15 172 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 156 (0.68%) Law
17 129 (0.56%) Billing
18 120 (0.52%) French Language
19 119 (0.52%) German Language
20 113 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7041 (30.68%) Developer
2 2687 (11.71%) Administrator
3 1991 (8.68%) Systems Administrator
4 1979 (8.62%) Java Developer
5 1737 (7.57%) Analyst
6 1461 (6.37%) Software Engineer
7 1369 (5.97%) PHP Developer
8 1349 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
9 1224 (5.33%) Senior Developer
10 1160 (5.05%) Support Engineer
11 1104 (4.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 1052 (4.58%) Architect
13 959 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
14 893 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
15 857 (3.73%) Software Developer
16 837 (3.65%) Support Analyst
17 830 (3.62%) C++ Developer
18 798 (3.48%) Applications Support
19 766 (3.34%) Consultant
20 743 (3.24%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4005 (17.45%) HTML
2 3158 (13.76%) CSS
3 2301 (10.03%) Web Services
4 2201 (9.59%) XML
5 2147 (9.36%) jQuery
6 1625 (7.08%) Spring
7 1463 (6.38%) LAMP
8 1356 (5.91%) .NET
9 1256 (5.47%) J2EE
10 1141 (4.97%) HTML5
11 1017 (4.43%) Middleware
12 940 (4.10%) Hibernate
13 901 (3.93%) Ajax
14 730 (3.18%) SOAP
15 715 (3.12%) REST
16 692 (3.02%) JSP
17 647 (2.82%) JSON
18 591 (2.58%) CSS3
19 525 (2.29%) RESTful
20 509 (2.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2464 (10.74%) Computer Science
2 1792 (7.81%) Open Source
3 976 (4.25%) Clustering
4 650 (2.83%) Mathematics
5 625 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 595 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 523 (2.28%) Derivative
8 505 (2.20%) Replication
9 451 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 390 (1.70%) Equities
11 388 (1.69%) Social Media
12 378 (1.65%) Hedge funds
13 376 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 304 (1.32%) Fixed Income
15 254 (1.11%) Client/Server
16 240 (1.05%) Device Driver
17 237 (1.03%) Statistics
18 236 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
19 232 (1.01%) Physics
19 232 (1.01%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8342 (36.35%) UNIX
2 7987 (34.80%) Windows
3 2461 (10.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2196 (9.57%) Solaris
5 1496 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1263 (5.50%) CentOS
7 1108 (4.83%) Ubuntu
8 973 (4.24%) AIX
9 927 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 767 (3.34%) Debian
11 736 (3.21%) Android
12 583 (2.54%) Windows 7
13 550 (2.40%) Apple iOS
14 498 (2.17%) Mac OS X
15 457 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 444 (1.93%) HPUX
17 417 (1.82%) SUSE
18 270 (1.18%) Windows XP
19 263 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
20 211 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2566 (11.18%) Software Engineering
2 2502 (10.90%) OO
3 2481 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 1930 (8.41%) ITIL
5 1814 (7.90%) E-Commerce
6 1552 (6.76%) TDD
7 1532 (6.68%) MVC
8 1478 (6.44%) Scrum
9 1162 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
10 1125 (4.90%) OOP
11 1115 (4.86%) Configuration Management
12 1114 (4.85%) Multithreading
13 995 (4.34%) Performance Tuning
14 949 (4.14%) Project Management
15 888 (3.87%) Web Development
16 841 (3.66%) Low Latency
17 791 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
18 719 (3.13%) Load Balancing
19 703 (3.06%) Unit Testing
20 656 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7087 (30.88%) Java
2 6250 (27.24%) SQL
3 4200 (18.30%) JavaScript
4 4054 (17.67%) Python
5 4014 (17.49%) PHP
6 3755 (16.36%) Perl
7 3124 (13.61%) C++
8 2041 (8.89%) Bash Shell
9 1904 (8.30%) Shell Script
10 1875 (8.17%) C
11 1784 (7.77%) Ruby
12 1497 (6.52%) C#
13 737 (3.21%) PHP5
14 730 (3.18%) PowerShell
15 679 (2.96%) PL/SQL
16 342 (1.49%) Scala
17 321 (1.40%) VB
18 241 (1.05%) Korn
19 200 (0.87%) Objective-C
20 196 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4364 (19.02%) Degree
2 947 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 727 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 598 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 538 (2.34%) CCNA
6 474 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 460 (2.00%) MCSE
8 349 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 338 (1.47%) CCNP
10 279 (1.22%) CISSP
11 273 (1.19%) RHCE
12 237 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 185 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
14 184 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 183 (0.80%) MCSA
16 161 (0.70%) ISEB
17 159 (0.69%) MCP
18 140 (0.61%) PhD
19 133 (0.58%) MCITP
20 110 (0.48%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1167 (5.09%) QA
2 629 (2.74%) SLA
3 413 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 211 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 162 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 60 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 52 (0.23%) JTAG
8 50 (0.22%) HL7
9 23 (0.10%) HIPAA
10 16 (0.070%) WAI
10 16 (0.070%) COBIT
10 16 (0.070%) GPG13
11 15 (0.065%) TickIT
12 14 (0.061%) IEC 61508
13 12 (0.052%) DO-178B
14 10 (0.044%) ISO 9000
14 10 (0.044%) ISO 14001
15 8 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 8 (0.035%) Solvency II
15 8 (0.035%) Basel III
System Software
1 2246 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1864 (8.12%) Active Directory
3 603 (2.63%) vSphere
4 522 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 521 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 429 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
7 375 (1.63%) KVM
8 360 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 333 (1.45%) NFS
10 314 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
11 313 (1.36%) XenApp
12 265 (1.15%) Xen
13 211 (0.92%) XenServer
14 186 (0.81%) Varnish
15 125 (0.54%) Samba
16 120 (0.52%) vCloud
17 116 (0.51%) XenDesktop
18 111 (0.48%) Sendmail
19 108 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 90 (0.39%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1944 (8.47%) Puppet
2 1324 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 985 (4.29%) Nagios
4 277 (1.21%) Data Guard
5 267 (1.16%) NetBackup
6 250 (1.09%) Tivoli
7 225 (0.98%) ZABBIX
8 212 (0.92%) SCCM
9 206 (0.90%) SCOM
10 197 (0.86%) Cacti
11 151 (0.66%) Vagrant
12 142 (0.62%) Backup Exec
13 129 (0.56%) OpenView
14 124 (0.54%) WSUS
14 124 (0.54%) CFEngine
15 113 (0.49%) Plesk
16 112 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 105 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 97 (0.42%) HAProxy
19 88 (0.38%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 4680 (20.39%) Oracle
2 3566 (15.54%) VMware
3 3316 (14.45%) Red Hat
4 2769 (12.07%) Microsoft
5 1928 (8.40%) Cisco
6 1234 (5.38%) HP
7 1075 (4.68%) JBoss
8 952 (4.15%) Citrix
9 886 (3.86%) IBM
10 803 (3.50%) EMC
11 695 (3.03%) NetApp
12 694 (3.02%) Zend
13 569 (2.48%) Sybase
14 563 (2.45%) Sun
15 434 (1.89%) Juniper
16 381 (1.66%) Veritas
17 373 (1.63%) Google
18 361 (1.57%) Symantec
19 359 (1.56%) CheckPoint
20 290 (1.26%) Dell
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