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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10636 11433 12125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.82% 10.67% 10.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.07% 39.84% 38.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8890 9558 9870
Median salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
25284 28696 31330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.73% 26.79% 26.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21485 24012 26387
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 10090 £50,000 +5.26% 1442
London 0 4681 £57,500 - 628
South East 0 2385 £45,000 - 286
City of London +3 783 £60,000 +9.09% 160
East of England +2 748 £45,000 +5.88% 103
Berkshire +9 653 £50,000 +11.11% 90
South West 0 651 £40,000 - 100
Surrey +2 554 £47,500 - 68
Yorkshire +3 547 £42,500 +6.25% 99
Hampshire -1 474 £40,000 -11.11% 63
North West +11 386 £37,500 - 105
Reading +7 379 £50,000 +11.11% 47
West Midlands -6 377 £37,500 - 58
Cambridgeshire +1 346 £45,000 +2.27% 69
West Yorkshire -2 341 £42,500 -5.55% 70
Cambridge +2 295 £47,500 +8.07% 60
East Midlands +12 290 £40,000 +2.56% 38
Manchester +4 266 £40,000 +8.10% 75
Leeds -3 257 £42,500 -5.55% 58
Scotland -8 223 £44,500 -0.83% 42
Gloucestershire +3 210 £45,000 +16.88% 34
Oxfordshire -1 202 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Hertfordshire +5 200 £44,500 +1.13% 15
West Sussex -6 159 £41,500 -2.35% 6
Bristol -7 155 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Glasgow +3 132 £45,000 - 22
Wales -5 126 £40,000 +8.10% 14
South Wales -2 124 £40,000 +8.10% 12
East Sussex -3 124 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Birmingham -5 122 £38,250 -15.00% 15

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7813 (36.14%) Windows
2 5890 (27.24%) Unix
3 5747 (26.58%) Java
4 5394 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5363 (24.81%) Python
6 5234 (24.21%) SQL
7 4302 (19.90%) MySQL
8 3996 (18.48%) VMware
9 3884 (17.97%) JavaScript
10 3861 (17.86%) Finance
11 3696 (17.10%) Oracle
12 3550 (16.42%) Degree
13 3514 (16.25%) DevOps
14 3390 (15.68%) Puppet
15 3239 (14.98%) PHP
16 3123 (14.45%) Apache
17 3100 (14.34%) HTML
18 3098 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
19 2981 (13.79%) C++
20 2962 (13.70%) Git (software)
21 2887 (13.35%) Software Engineering
22 2860 (13.23%) Microsoft
23 2857 (13.22%) Red Hat
24 2814 (13.02%) Perl
25 2783 (12.87%) Bash Shell
26 2760 (12.77%) Firewall
27 2715 (12.56%) CSS
28 2627 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
29 2560 (11.84%) Windows Server
30 2467 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 3123 (14.45%) Apache
2 1686 (7.80%) Tomcat
3 908 (4.20%) JBoss
4 849 (3.93%) IIS
5 771 (3.57%) Node.js
6 726 (3.36%) nginx
7 708 (3.27%) MS Exchange
8 654 (3.03%) OpenStack
9 635 (2.94%) WebSphere
10 597 (2.76%) WebLogic
11 536 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
12 354 (1.64%) SharePoint
13 337 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 313 (1.45%) Confluence
15 282 (1.30%) CMS
16 274 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
17 254 (1.17%) Apache Spark
18 232 (1.07%) Drupal
19 216 (1.00%) WordPress
20 203 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1201 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 455 (2.10%) MS Office
3 151 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 90 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 77 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 32 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 25 (0.12%) MS Project
8 19 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 16 (0.074%) Gliffy
9 16 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
10 13 (0.060%) Final Cut Pro
10 13 (0.060%) MODO
11 11 (0.051%) S-PLUS
11 11 (0.051%) SPSS
12 10 (0.046%) Simulink
13 8 (0.037%) HipChat
14 6 (0.028%) Maple
15 5 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.023%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.019%) Maya
Business Applications
1 192 (0.89%) Magento
2 160 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 104 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 91 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 67 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 47 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 40 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 35 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 31 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
10 24 (0.11%) MetaTrader
10 24 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
11 23 (0.11%) assyst
11 23 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
12 22 (0.10%) Salerio
13 19 (0.088%) osCommerce
14 18 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
15 14 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
15 14 (0.065%) RMDS
16 13 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
17 12 (0.056%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 3098 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 852 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 725 (3.35%) SaaS
4 412 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
5 389 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 389 (1.80%) Office 365
6 343 (1.59%) IaaS
7 342 (1.58%) PaaS
8 326 (1.51%) GitHub
9 218 (1.01%) Amazon S3
10 177 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 160 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 127 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 92 (0.43%) Route 53
14 74 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 73 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 69 (0.32%) Google Apps
17 59 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
18 55 (0.25%) OpenShift
19 50 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2760 (12.77%) Firewall
2 2084 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 1908 (8.83%) DNS
4 1575 (7.29%) SAN
5 1091 (5.05%) WAN
6 1010 (4.67%) LAN
7 1006 (4.65%) Internet
8 935 (4.32%) VPN
9 809 (3.74%) HTTP
10 655 (3.03%) DHCP
11 590 (2.73%) VoIP
12 586 (2.71%) NAS
13 576 (2.66%) LDAP
13 576 (2.66%) SSL
14 511 (2.36%) Network Security
15 392 (1.81%) VLAN
16 367 (1.70%) MPLS
17 323 (1.49%) BGP
18 309 (1.43%) SMTP
19 303 (1.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4302 (19.90%) MySQL
2 2374 (10.98%) SQL Server
3 1152 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 1111 (5.14%) MongoDB
5 1039 (4.81%) NoSQL
6 983 (4.55%) Big Data
7 959 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
8 887 (4.10%) Oracle Database
9 797 (3.69%) Hadoop
10 606 (2.80%) RDBMS
11 481 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
12 444 (2.05%) Redis
13 311 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 254 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 244 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
16 228 (1.05%) Apache Hive
17 225 (1.04%) DB2
18 192 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
19 181 (0.84%) HBase
20 176 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2962 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 2367 (10.95%) Jenkins
3 1182 (5.47%) Subversion
4 1074 (4.97%) JIRA
5 876 (4.05%) Maven
6 594 (2.75%) Selenium
7 553 (2.56%) JUnit
8 393 (1.82%) Eclipse
9 345 (1.60%) Cucumber
10 332 (1.54%) Vagrant
11 323 (1.49%) Ant
12 319 (1.48%) TeamCity
13 297 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 248 (1.15%) Hudson
15 220 (1.02%) PHPUnit
16 199 (0.92%) Visual Studio
17 183 (0.85%) Gradle
18 148 (0.68%) Mercurial
19 129 (0.60%) Grunt
20 125 (0.58%) gulp
General
1 3861 (17.86%) Finance
2 1258 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 966 (4.47%) Banking
4 757 (3.50%) Marketing
5 644 (2.98%) Games
6 629 (2.91%) Retail
7 424 (1.96%) Electronics
8 356 (1.65%) Law
9 348 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 312 (1.44%) Advertising
11 306 (1.42%) Front Office
12 252 (1.17%) Publishing
13 189 (0.87%) Back Office
14 175 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 162 (0.75%) Investment Banking
16 148 (0.68%) Aerospace
17 126 (0.58%) Legal
18 121 (0.56%) German Language
19 118 (0.55%) Automotive
20 100 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5860 (27.11%) Developer
2 2102 (9.72%) Linux Engineer
3 2091 (9.67%) Administrator
4 1806 (8.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1630 (7.54%) Java Developer
6 1557 (7.20%) Analyst
7 1418 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
8 1349 (6.24%) PHP Developer
9 1252 (5.79%) Support Engineer
10 1243 (5.75%) Software Engineer
11 1196 (5.53%) Linux Administrator
12 1057 (4.89%) Senior Developer
13 971 (4.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 913 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
15 873 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 812 (3.76%) C++ Developer
17 803 (3.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 788 (3.64%) Architect
19 739 (3.42%) Applications Support
20 704 (3.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3100 (14.34%) HTML
2 2715 (12.56%) CSS
3 2103 (9.73%) LAMP
4 2052 (9.49%) Web Services
5 1448 (6.70%) jQuery
6 1437 (6.65%) XML
7 1178 (5.45%) Spring
8 1066 (4.93%) HTML5
9 1064 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 1056 (4.88%) .NET
11 911 (4.21%) REST
12 820 (3.79%) JSON
13 766 (3.54%) Middleware
14 724 (3.35%) J2EE
15 653 (3.02%) CSS3
16 614 (2.84%) RESTful
17 608 (2.81%) SOAP
18 514 (2.38%) Ajax
19 493 (2.28%) Hibernate
20 468 (2.16%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2258 (10.44%) Computer Science
2 1562 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1368 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 671 (3.10%) Mathematics
5 587 (2.72%) Clustering
6 544 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 495 (2.29%) Algorithms
8 480 (2.22%) User Experience
9 432 (2.00%) Replication
10 397 (1.84%) Hedge funds
11 390 (1.80%) Fintech
12 316 (1.46%) Mobile App
13 310 (1.43%) Equities
14 297 (1.37%) Visualisation
15 279 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 270 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
17 235 (1.09%) Physics
18 225 (1.04%) Derivative
19 222 (1.03%) Data Structures
19 222 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7813 (36.14%) Windows
2 5890 (27.24%) Unix
3 2560 (11.84%) Windows Server
4 2467 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1438 (6.65%) CentOS
6 1158 (5.36%) Ubuntu
7 1097 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 1031 (4.77%) Solaris
9 843 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 607 (2.81%) Debian
11 577 (2.67%) AIX
12 570 (2.64%) Android
13 523 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 422 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 358 (1.66%) Apple iOS
16 348 (1.61%) Windows 7
17 232 (1.07%) SUSE
18 223 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
19 173 (0.80%) Windows 8
20 146 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5394 (24.95%) Agile Software Development
2 3514 (16.25%) DevOps
3 2887 (13.35%) Software Engineering
4 2206 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
5 2014 (9.32%) ITIL
6 1871 (8.65%) Configuration Management
7 1855 (8.58%) Open Source
8 1775 (8.21%) OO
9 1707 (7.90%) Scrum
10 1669 (7.72%) TDD
11 1341 (6.20%) Web Development
12 1216 (5.62%) E-Commerce
13 1215 (5.62%) High Availability
14 1146 (5.30%) MVC
15 1008 (4.66%) OOP
16 1007 (4.66%) Multithreading
17 975 (4.51%) SDLC
18 922 (4.26%) Mentoring
19 819 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
20 740 (3.42%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5747 (26.58%) Java
2 5363 (24.81%) Python
3 5234 (24.21%) SQL
4 3884 (17.97%) JavaScript
5 3239 (14.98%) PHP
6 2981 (13.79%) C++
7 2814 (13.02%) Perl
8 2783 (12.87%) Bash Shell
9 2320 (10.73%) Ruby
10 1690 (7.82%) C
11 1567 (7.25%) Shell Script
12 1325 (6.13%) C#
13 1223 (5.66%) PowerShell
14 551 (2.55%) PL/SQL
15 390 (1.80%) Scala
16 278 (1.29%) PHP 5
17 258 (1.19%) VB
18 203 (0.94%) T-SQL
19 172 (0.80%) Korn
20 139 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3550 (16.42%) Degree
2 1030 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 900 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
4 654 (3.03%) CCNA
5 647 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 507 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 479 (2.22%) CCNP
8 373 (1.73%) MCSE
9 300 (1.39%) CISSP
10 282 (1.30%) DV Cleared
11 210 (0.97%) RHCE
12 208 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 206 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 167 (0.77%) MCSA
15 156 (0.72%) ISEB
16 150 (0.69%) PhD
17 145 (0.67%) CCIE
18 135 (0.62%) CEH
19 115 (0.53%) ISTQB
20 114 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 973 (4.50%) QA
2 618 (2.86%) SLA
3 258 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 213 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 63 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 30 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.13%) HIPAA
8 22 (0.10%) ISO27002
9 21 (0.097%) HL7
10 20 (0.093%) COBIT
11 14 (0.065%) FISMA
12 13 (0.060%) ISO 8583
13 12 (0.056%) JSP 440
13 12 (0.056%) SDET
14 11 (0.051%) SAS 70
15 8 (0.037%) PA-DSS
16 7 (0.032%) GPG13
16 7 (0.032%) Solvency II
17 6 (0.028%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2627 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1871 (8.65%) Active Directory
3 1212 (5.61%) Docker
4 796 (3.68%) vSphere
5 737 (3.41%) Hyper-V
6 425 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 404 (1.87%) NFS
8 387 (1.79%) Xen
9 319 (1.48%) KVM
9 319 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
10 248 (1.15%) VMware ESX
11 197 (0.91%) XenServer
12 190 (0.88%) XenApp
13 181 (0.84%) Firmware
14 173 (0.80%) Squid
15 147 (0.68%) HDFS
16 140 (0.65%) Varnish
17 128 (0.59%) vCloud
18 110 (0.51%) iptables
19 95 (0.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3390 (15.68%) Puppet
2 2232 (10.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1642 (7.60%) Ansible
4 1059 (4.90%) Nagios
5 379 (1.75%) Salt
6 287 (1.33%) ZABBIX
7 285 (1.32%) SCCM
8 190 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 190 (0.88%) Tivoli
9 180 (0.83%) Backup Exec
10 175 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
11 172 (0.80%) SCOM
12 170 (0.79%) Data Guard
13 162 (0.75%) HAProxy
14 161 (0.74%) Cobbler
15 160 (0.74%) Kubernetes
16 156 (0.72%) Cacti
17 155 (0.72%) logstash
18 150 (0.69%) Nessus
19 149 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3996 (18.48%) VMware
2 3696 (17.10%) Oracle
3 2860 (13.23%) Microsoft
4 2857 (13.22%) Red Hat
5 2283 (10.56%) Cisco
6 1094 (5.06%) HP
7 804 (3.72%) IBM
8 785 (3.63%) Citrix
9 567 (2.62%) NetApp
10 557 (2.58%) Google
11 506 (2.34%) Juniper
12 460 (2.13%) F5
13 449 (2.08%) EMC
14 394 (1.82%) Splunk
15 389 (1.80%) CheckPoint
16 365 (1.69%) Zend
17 327 (1.51%) SAP
18 314 (1.45%) Sun
19 296 (1.37%) Apple
20 288 (1.33%) Symantec
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive - Experience Dependent
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 75k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + 1.5k bonus + 5 weeks holiday
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits and development
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £20-25,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £38k DoE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £61000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Metaskil
Salary: £Highly competitive + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum + Good bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + oncall
Posted: 7 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £30k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago