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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 12103 10996 12200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.35% 10.11% 10.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.66% 37.02% 37.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9989 9168 10343
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31305 29700 32282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.32% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26136 25162 27670
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 11400 £45,000 +2.27% 1463
London +3 5525 £52,500 +5.00% 654
South East 0 2471 £40,000 +2.56% 267
City of London +2 1355 £55,000 - 264
East of England -1 857 £42,500 - 131
Yorkshire +3 744 £40,000 +14.28% 98
Berkshire +3 634 £42,500 +6.25% 63
South West -1 616 £37,500 +7.14% 117
North West +5 554 £37,500 - 88
Hampshire +1 530 £38,500 +10.00% 70
Surrey -4 511 £42,500 - 43
West Yorkshire 0 496 £42,500 +19.71% 62
Leeds +2 424 £42,500 +9.32% 43
Cambridgeshire 0 378 £42,500 - 73
Scotland -5 362 £40,000 +3.89% 40
Manchester +8 360 £37,500 +7.14% 44
Cambridge -3 326 £43,000 +1.17% 65
Reading +8 301 £40,000 +3.89% 30
West Midlands -11 286 £35,000 -12.50% 44
East Midlands 0 281 £37,500 +7.14% 41
Hertfordshire +1 236 £45,000 +5.88% 41
East Sussex -1 211 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Bristol +3 203 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Brighton 0 197 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Buckinghamshire +11 193 £37,000 +8.02% 27
Edinburgh -5 175 £36,250 -3.33% 17
Milton Keynes +6 145 £39,000 +30.00% 11
Glasgow -5 140 £47,500 +18.75% 13
West Sussex -5 140 £45,000 +24.13% 12
Wales +5 139 £35,000 -7.89% 19

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8733 (36.14%) Windows
2 8379 (34.68%) UNIX
3 7601 (31.46%) Java
4 6505 (26.92%) SQL
5 5841 (24.17%) MySQL
6 5157 (21.34%) Oracle
7 4508 (18.66%) JavaScript
8 4495 (18.60%) Degree
9 4322 (17.89%) Apache
10 4312 (17.85%) Python
11 4284 (17.73%) Finance
12 4247 (17.58%) PHP
13 4159 (17.21%) HTML
14 3728 (15.43%) VMware
15 3588 (14.85%) Perl
16 3382 (14.00%) Red Hat
17 3329 (13.78%) C++
18 3272 (13.54%) CSS
19 2793 (11.56%) Microsoft
20 2752 (11.39%) Software Engineering
21 2697 (11.16%) SQL Server
22 2615 (10.82%) OO
23 2597 (10.75%) Computer Science
24 2519 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
25 2472 (10.23%) Tomcat
26 2465 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 2453 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
28 2451 (10.14%) TCP/IP
29 2427 (10.04%) Git (software)
30 2326 (9.63%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4322 (17.89%) Apache
2 2472 (10.23%) Tomcat
3 1149 (4.76%) IIS
4 823 (3.41%) MS Exchange
5 726 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 715 (2.96%) WebLogic
7 681 (2.82%) nginx
8 587 (2.43%) CMS
9 568 (2.35%) Node.js
10 499 (2.07%) Drupal
11 406 (1.68%) SharePoint
12 361 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
13 354 (1.47%) Apache Solr
14 331 (1.37%) WordPress
15 282 (1.17%) OpenStack
16 253 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
17 195 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
18 192 (0.79%) Confluence
19 190 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
20 170 (0.70%) Jetty
Applications
1 1347 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 623 (2.58%) MS Office
3 193 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 128 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 78 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 74 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 52 (0.22%) MS Project
8 29 (0.12%) SPSS
9 27 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 16 (0.066%) FastStats
11 13 (0.054%) Maya
12 12 (0.050%) 3ds Max
13 11 (0.046%) GIMP
14 10 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
14 10 (0.041%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.037%) Simulink
15 9 (0.037%) PowerPivot
16 7 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
17 6 (0.025%) Mingle
17 6 (0.025%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 268 (1.11%) Magento
2 201 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 145 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 127 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 73 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 71 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 70 (0.29%) RMDS
8 59 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 53 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
10 49 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
11 47 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
12 37 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
13 33 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
14 28 (0.12%) Shopify
15 27 (0.11%) Temenos T24
15 27 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
16 26 (0.11%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
17 25 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
18 24 (0.099%) WebTrends
19 19 (0.079%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1071 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 654 (2.71%) SaaS
3 397 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 294 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 254 (1.05%) IaaS
6 249 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 199 (0.82%) PaaS
8 160 (0.66%) Amazon S3
9 137 (0.57%) GitHub
10 111 (0.46%) Office 365
11 70 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
12 62 (0.26%) Google Apps
12 62 (0.26%) Joyent
13 60 (0.25%) ElastiCache
14 49 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
15 39 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
16 38 (0.16%) Route 53
16 38 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
17 28 (0.12%) Google App Engine
18 23 (0.095%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2451 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 2326 (9.63%) Firewall
3 1996 (8.26%) DNS
4 1960 (8.11%) SAN
5 1431 (5.92%) Internet
6 1360 (5.63%) HTTP
7 1002 (4.15%) VPN
8 884 (3.66%) DHCP
9 864 (3.58%) LAN
10 843 (3.49%) WAN
11 677 (2.80%) NAS
12 603 (2.50%) LDAP
13 567 (2.35%) SSL
14 505 (2.09%) VoIP
15 481 (1.99%) Network Security
16 441 (1.83%) SMTP
17 415 (1.72%) FTP
18 397 (1.64%) BGP
19 366 (1.51%) VLAN
20 314 (1.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5841 (24.17%) MySQL
2 2697 (11.16%) SQL Server
3 1636 (6.77%) Relational Database
4 1516 (6.27%) Oracle Database
5 1139 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1041 (4.31%) NoSQL
7 981 (4.06%) MongoDB
8 910 (3.77%) RDBMS
9 850 (3.52%) Big Data
10 743 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 635 (2.63%) Hadoop
12 506 (2.09%) DB2
13 433 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
14 406 (1.68%) Redis
15 397 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
16 356 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
17 347 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
18 287 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
19 223 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
20 184 (0.76%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2427 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 1802 (7.46%) Subversion
3 1165 (4.82%) Jenkins
4 1011 (4.18%) Maven
5 737 (3.05%) JIRA
6 609 (2.52%) JUnit
7 593 (2.45%) Eclipse
8 538 (2.23%) Selenium
9 495 (2.05%) Ant
10 375 (1.55%) Hudson
11 268 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 265 (1.10%) Cucumber
13 194 (0.80%) TeamCity
14 191 (0.79%) Mercurial
15 137 (0.57%) PHPUnit
16 131 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 117 (0.48%) JMeter
18 100 (0.41%) WebDriver
19 96 (0.40%) GCC
20 90 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4284 (17.73%) Finance
2 1431 (5.92%) Banking
3 1307 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 872 (3.61%) Marketing
5 773 (3.20%) Retail
6 738 (3.05%) Games
7 614 (2.54%) Front Office
8 492 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 383 (1.59%) Advertising
10 335 (1.39%) Electronics
11 278 (1.15%) Back Office
12 260 (1.08%) Publishing
13 226 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 200 (0.83%) Manufacturing
15 192 (0.79%) Legal
16 139 (0.58%) French Language
17 136 (0.56%) Law
18 126 (0.52%) German Language
19 124 (0.51%) Billing
20 108 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7569 (31.33%) Developer
2 2749 (11.38%) Administrator
3 2103 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 2057 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
5 1926 (7.97%) Analyst
6 1575 (6.52%) Software Engineer
7 1445 (5.98%) Linux Administrator
8 1403 (5.81%) PHP Developer
9 1321 (5.47%) Support Engineer
10 1181 (4.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1180 (4.88%) Senior Developer
12 1025 (4.24%) Architect
13 939 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
14 930 (3.85%) C++ Developer
15 924 (3.82%) Software Developer
16 904 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
17 839 (3.47%) Support Analyst
18 836 (3.46%) DBA
18 836 (3.46%) Applications Support
19 783 (3.24%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4159 (17.21%) HTML
2 3272 (13.54%) CSS
3 2323 (9.61%) Web Services
4 2306 (9.54%) XML
5 2219 (9.18%) jQuery
6 1709 (7.07%) Spring
7 1516 (6.27%) LAMP
8 1350 (5.59%) .NET
9 1210 (5.01%) J2EE
10 1094 (4.53%) HTML5
11 954 (3.95%) Hibernate
12 910 (3.77%) Middleware
13 827 (3.42%) Ajax
14 784 (3.24%) SOAP
15 772 (3.20%) REST
16 681 (2.82%) JSON
17 645 (2.67%) JSP
18 631 (2.61%) RESTful
19 533 (2.21%) CSS3
20 473 (1.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2597 (10.75%) Computer Science
2 1811 (7.50%) Open Source
3 916 (3.79%) Clustering
4 704 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 664 (2.75%) Mathematics
6 621 (2.57%) Replication
7 445 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 435 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 430 (1.78%) Social Media
10 370 (1.53%) Hedge funds
11 366 (1.51%) Equities
12 345 (1.43%) Derivative
13 319 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 299 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 248 (1.03%) Visualisation
16 242 (1.00%) Fixed Income
17 240 (0.99%) Digital Media
18 239 (0.99%) Statistics
19 238 (0.99%) Firmware
20 233 (0.96%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8733 (36.14%) Windows
2 8379 (34.68%) UNIX
3 2465 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2208 (9.14%) Solaris
5 1521 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1285 (5.32%) CentOS
7 1215 (5.03%) Ubuntu
8 922 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 852 (3.53%) AIX
10 845 (3.50%) Android
11 807 (3.34%) Debian
12 652 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 644 (2.67%) Windows 7
14 639 (2.64%) Apple iOS
15 506 (2.09%) Mac OS X
16 461 (1.91%) HPUX
17 299 (1.24%) SUSE
18 287 (1.19%) Windows XP
19 239 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
20 232 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2752 (11.39%) Software Engineering
2 2615 (10.82%) OO
3 2519 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
4 2183 (9.03%) ITIL
5 1959 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 1825 (7.55%) DevOps
7 1554 (6.43%) TDD
8 1398 (5.79%) Scrum
9 1391 (5.76%) MVC
10 1330 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
11 1227 (5.08%) Configuration Management
12 1218 (5.04%) Multithreading
13 1157 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
14 1014 (4.20%) Project Management
15 1008 (4.17%) Web Development
16 879 (3.64%) OOP
17 799 (3.31%) Load Balancing
18 772 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
19 735 (3.04%) Analytics
20 687 (2.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7601 (31.46%) Java
2 6505 (26.92%) SQL
3 4508 (18.66%) JavaScript
4 4312 (17.85%) Python
5 4247 (17.58%) PHP
6 3588 (14.85%) Perl
7 3329 (13.78%) C++
8 2296 (9.50%) Bash Shell
9 2121 (8.78%) C
10 2080 (8.61%) Ruby
11 1864 (7.71%) Shell Script
12 1750 (7.24%) C#
13 769 (3.18%) PowerShell
14 723 (2.99%) PHP5
15 704 (2.91%) PL/SQL
16 334 (1.38%) Scala
17 271 (1.12%) VB
18 227 (0.94%) Objective-C
19 206 (0.85%) T-SQL
20 197 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4495 (18.60%) Degree
2 1057 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 827 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
4 640 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 571 (2.36%) CCNA
6 536 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 488 (2.02%) MCSE
8 378 (1.56%) CCNP
9 352 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 306 (1.27%) CISSP
11 248 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 242 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 207 (0.86%) MCSA
14 200 (0.83%) RHCE
15 186 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
16 178 (0.74%) PhD
17 177 (0.73%) MCP
18 153 (0.63%) ISEB
19 145 (0.60%) MCITP
20 125 (0.52%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1261 (5.22%) QA
2 666 (2.76%) SLA
3 412 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 215 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 213 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 105 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 49 (0.20%) COBIT
8 46 (0.19%) JTAG
9 44 (0.18%) HL7
10 19 (0.079%) WAI
11 18 (0.074%) HIPAA
12 16 (0.066%) ISO 14001
13 15 (0.062%) ISO 9000
14 13 (0.054%) IEC 61508
14 13 (0.054%) DO-178B
15 12 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
16 11 (0.046%) ISO 8583
17 10 (0.041%) Basel III
18 9 (0.037%) EMIR
18 9 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 2453 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1845 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 670 (2.77%) vSphere
4 595 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 552 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
6 489 (2.02%) VMware ESX
7 399 (1.65%) KVM
8 381 (1.58%) NFS
9 351 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 347 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 331 (1.37%) Xen
12 303 (1.25%) XenApp
13 231 (0.96%) Varnish
14 193 (0.80%) XenServer
15 150 (0.62%) Samba
16 144 (0.60%) vCloud
17 109 (0.45%) Postfix
18 108 (0.45%) Squid
19 101 (0.42%) Snort
20 96 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2129 (8.81%) Puppet
2 1490 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1087 (4.50%) Nagios
4 381 (1.58%) Data Guard
5 298 (1.23%) ZABBIX
6 251 (1.04%) Cacti
7 237 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 216 (0.89%) SCCM
9 203 (0.84%) Ansible
10 198 (0.82%) Tivoli
11 182 (0.75%) SCOM
11 182 (0.75%) Vagrant
12 166 (0.69%) Backup Exec
13 158 (0.65%) Salt
14 148 (0.61%) OpenView
15 136 (0.56%) logstash
16 129 (0.53%) WSUS
17 125 (0.52%) Opsview
18 121 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 108 (0.45%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 5157 (21.34%) Oracle
2 3728 (15.43%) VMware
3 3382 (14.00%) Red Hat
4 2793 (11.56%) Microsoft
5 2241 (9.27%) Cisco
6 1249 (5.17%) HP
7 1089 (4.51%) JBoss
8 938 (3.88%) Citrix
9 814 (3.37%) IBM
10 726 (3.00%) EMC
11 696 (2.88%) NetApp
12 584 (2.42%) Zend
13 560 (2.32%) Sybase
14 524 (2.17%) Juniper
15 475 (1.97%) Sun
16 439 (1.82%) CheckPoint
17 364 (1.51%) Google
18 338 (1.40%) F5
19 284 (1.18%) Dell
20 268 (1.11%) Symantec
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