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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11548 11121 12465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.13% 10.22% 11.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.56% 37.38% 39.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9517 9481 10683
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,125 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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
30744 29750 31736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.35% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 25419 25385 27132
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 £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +1 10892 £45,000 - 1487
London +1 4915 £55,000 +7.84% 560
South East +2 2484 £40,000 -3.61% 329
City of London +1 1184 £55,000 - 194
East of England -3 817 £45,000 +12.50% 146
Yorkshire -3 730 £39,500 +12.85% 99
Berkshire +6 652 £45,000 +5.88% 71
South West +7 634 £37,500 - 139
North West +6 543 £37,500 +1.35% 93
Hampshire +1 542 £37,500 -6.25% 77
West Yorkshire -1 520 £40,000 +6.66% 63
Surrey -2 509 £45,000 +8.43% 78
Leeds +2 440 £41,000 +9.33% 47
West Midlands 0 421 £38,250 +2.00% 64
Cambridgeshire -7 384 £45,000 +12.50% 92
Scotland -1 356 £39,000 -2.50% 41
Cambridge -4 354 £45,000 +12.50% 78
East Midlands -6 300 £33,250 -8.90% 32
Manchester +5 279 £37,500 - 58
East Sussex +9 239 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Hertfordshire 0 232 £45,000 +12.50% 33
Reading -1 230 £35,000 -22.22% 30
Brighton +6 220 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 206 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Gloucestershire +15 176 £45,000 +20.00% 39
Bristol +15 176 £37,500 +7.14% 39
Edinburgh -2 174 £37,250 -6.87% 17
Cheshire +12 165 £37,500 - 19
Guildford +9 145 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Birmingham -16 137 £46,250 +8.82% 17

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8840 (37.28%) Windows
2 8004 (33.76%) UNIX
3 7100 (29.94%) Java
4 6238 (26.31%) SQL
5 5634 (23.76%) MySQL
6 4951 (20.88%) Oracle
7 4590 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
8 4304 (18.15%) Finance
9 4294 (18.11%) Python
10 4225 (17.82%) Apache
11 4133 (17.43%) JavaScript
12 4095 (17.27%) Degree
13 4006 (16.90%) PHP
14 3852 (16.25%) HTML
15 3851 (16.24%) VMware
16 3584 (15.12%) Perl
17 3361 (14.17%) Red Hat
18 3130 (13.20%) C++
19 2908 (12.26%) CSS
20 2866 (12.09%) Microsoft
21 2842 (11.99%) SQL Server
22 2616 (11.03%) Software Engineering
23 2578 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 2560 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2532 (10.68%) TCP/IP
26 2491 (10.51%) Puppet
27 2481 (10.46%) Bash Shell
28 2460 (10.37%) Git (software)
29 2405 (10.14%) Tomcat
30 2402 (10.13%) Computer Science

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4225 (17.82%) Apache
2 2405 (10.14%) Tomcat
3 1112 (4.69%) IIS
4 1004 (4.23%) JBoss
5 777 (3.28%) MS Exchange
6 776 (3.27%) WebLogic
7 767 (3.23%) nginx
8 712 (3.00%) WebSphere
9 533 (2.25%) Node.js
10 450 (1.90%) CMS
11 406 (1.71%) Drupal
12 375 (1.58%) OpenStack
13 370 (1.56%) SharePoint
14 317 (1.34%) WordPress
15 315 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 303 (1.28%) Apache Solr
17 275 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
18 190 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
19 186 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
20 181 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1306 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 581 (2.45%) MS Office
3 154 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 149 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 60 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 59 (0.25%) MS Project
7 54 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 33 (0.14%) SPSS
9 16 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 14 (0.059%) 3ds Max
11 13 (0.055%) Maya
12 10 (0.042%) Simulink
13 9 (0.038%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.034%) Mathematica
14 8 (0.034%) Mingle
14 8 (0.034%) CINEMA 4D
14 8 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.034%) FastStats
15 7 (0.030%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.025%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 225 (0.95%) Magento
2 215 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 170 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 157 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 93 (0.39%) RMDS
6 82 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
7 58 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 49 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 39 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
10 38 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
10 38 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
11 32 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
11 32 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
12 24 (0.10%) ION MarketView
12 24 (0.10%) Temenos T24
13 23 (0.097%) Oracle General Ledger
14 22 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
14 22 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
14 22 (0.093%) BASE24
15 19 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1135 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 631 (2.66%) SaaS
3 375 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 353 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 271 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 244 (1.03%) IaaS
7 215 (0.91%) PaaS
8 180 (0.76%) Amazon S3
9 154 (0.65%) GitHub
10 119 (0.50%) Office 365
11 75 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
12 67 (0.28%) Google Apps
13 57 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
14 48 (0.20%) Route 53
15 46 (0.19%) Joyent
16 35 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
17 34 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
18 29 (0.12%) Google App Engine
19 25 (0.11%) Heroku
19 25 (0.11%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 2532 (10.68%) TCP/IP
2 2322 (9.79%) Firewall
3 1969 (8.30%) DNS
4 1784 (7.52%) SAN
5 1375 (5.80%) HTTP
6 1256 (5.30%) Internet
7 989 (4.17%) VPN
8 938 (3.96%) WAN
9 899 (3.79%) LAN
10 866 (3.65%) DHCP
11 645 (2.72%) SSL
12 610 (2.57%) LDAP
13 558 (2.35%) NAS
14 512 (2.16%) VoIP
15 506 (2.13%) Network Security
16 485 (2.05%) BGP
17 418 (1.76%) FTP
18 417 (1.76%) SMTP
19 409 (1.72%) MPLS
20 400 (1.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5634 (23.76%) MySQL
2 2842 (11.99%) SQL Server
3 1445 (6.09%) Relational Database
4 1438 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 1101 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 1084 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
7 956 (4.03%) MongoDB
8 831 (3.50%) Big Data
9 779 (3.29%) RDBMS
10 709 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 644 (2.72%) Hadoop
12 589 (2.48%) DB2
13 411 (1.73%) Redis
14 381 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
15 375 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
16 348 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
17 294 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
18 242 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
19 221 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
20 214 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2460 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 1763 (7.44%) Subversion
3 1314 (5.54%) Jenkins
4 964 (4.07%) Maven
5 743 (3.13%) JIRA
6 601 (2.53%) JUnit
7 550 (2.32%) Eclipse
8 536 (2.26%) Selenium
9 446 (1.88%) Ant
10 374 (1.58%) Hudson
11 317 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 259 (1.09%) TeamCity
13 248 (1.05%) Visual Studio
14 182 (0.77%) Mercurial
15 167 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 144 (0.61%) GCC
17 132 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
18 131 (0.55%) JMeter
19 119 (0.50%) WebDriver
20 118 (0.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 4304 (18.15%) Finance
2 1418 (5.98%) Banking
3 1310 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 806 (3.40%) Retail
5 741 (3.13%) Marketing
6 725 (3.06%) Games
7 596 (2.51%) Front Office
8 524 (2.21%) Investment Banking
9 366 (1.54%) Advertising
10 301 (1.27%) Electronics
11 247 (1.04%) Publishing
12 239 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 235 (0.99%) Back Office
14 224 (0.94%) Manufacturing
15 191 (0.81%) Legal
16 152 (0.64%) Law
17 140 (0.59%) French Language
18 123 (0.52%) German Language
19 103 (0.43%) Billing
20 87 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6851 (28.89%) Developer
2 2781 (11.73%) Administrator
3 2158 (9.10%) Systems Administrator
4 2086 (8.80%) Analyst
5 1916 (8.08%) Java Developer
6 1531 (6.46%) Software Engineer
7 1393 (5.87%) Linux Administrator
8 1298 (5.47%) PHP Developer
9 1255 (5.29%) Support Engineer
10 1169 (4.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1117 (4.71%) Senior Developer
12 1058 (4.46%) Architect
13 1023 (4.31%) Support Analyst
14 931 (3.93%) Applications Support
15 899 (3.79%) Linux Engineer
16 879 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
17 869 (3.66%) C++ Developer
18 828 (3.49%) DBA
19 798 (3.37%) Web Developer
20 763 (3.22%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3852 (16.25%) HTML
2 2908 (12.26%) CSS
3 2342 (9.88%) Web Services
4 2145 (9.05%) XML
5 1952 (8.23%) jQuery
6 1576 (6.65%) Spring
7 1533 (6.47%) LAMP
8 1242 (5.24%) J2EE
9 1151 (4.85%) .NET
10 1142 (4.82%) HTML5
11 923 (3.89%) Hibernate
12 799 (3.37%) SOAP
12 799 (3.37%) Middleware
13 718 (3.03%) Ajax
14 708 (2.99%) REST
15 668 (2.82%) JSON
16 610 (2.57%) RESTful
17 591 (2.49%) JSP
18 559 (2.36%) Java EE
19 524 (2.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2402 (10.13%) Computer Science
2 1813 (7.65%) Open Source
3 1619 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 820 (3.46%) Clustering
5 688 (2.90%) Algorithms
6 648 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 598 (2.52%) Mathematics
8 519 (2.19%) Replication
9 358 (1.51%) Mobile App
10 357 (1.51%) Equities
11 343 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 329 (1.39%) Data Structures
13 314 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
14 299 (1.26%) Derivative
15 283 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 275 (1.16%) User Experience
17 265 (1.12%) Social Media
18 256 (1.08%) Visualisation
19 254 (1.07%) Client/Server
20 251 (1.06%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8840 (37.28%) Windows
2 8004 (33.76%) UNIX
3 2578 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2115 (8.92%) Solaris
5 1451 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1439 (6.07%) CentOS
7 1184 (4.99%) Ubuntu
8 913 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 794 (3.35%) AIX
10 783 (3.30%) Debian
11 759 (3.20%) Android
12 710 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 581 (2.45%) Windows 7
14 557 (2.35%) Apple iOS
15 433 (1.83%) Mac OS X
16 326 (1.37%) HPUX
17 317 (1.34%) SUSE
18 312 (1.32%) Windows XP
19 235 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
20 185 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4590 (19.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2616 (11.03%) Software Engineering
3 2371 (10.00%) OO
4 2320 (9.78%) ITIL
5 2114 (8.92%) DevOps
6 2014 (8.49%) E-Commerce
7 1544 (6.51%) TDD
8 1488 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
9 1458 (6.15%) Scrum
10 1300 (5.48%) MVC
11 1277 (5.39%) Configuration Management
12 1185 (5.00%) Multithreading
13 1145 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
14 1041 (4.39%) Project Management
15 927 (3.91%) Mentoring
16 913 (3.85%) Web Development
17 843 (3.56%) OOP
18 758 (3.20%) Load Balancing
19 672 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
20 669 (2.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7100 (29.94%) Java
2 6238 (26.31%) SQL
3 4294 (18.11%) Python
4 4133 (17.43%) JavaScript
5 4006 (16.90%) PHP
6 3584 (15.12%) Perl
7 3130 (13.20%) C++
8 2481 (10.46%) Bash Shell
9 2057 (8.68%) Ruby
10 1948 (8.22%) C
11 1898 (8.00%) Shell Script
12 1553 (6.55%) C#
13 817 (3.45%) PowerShell
14 697 (2.94%) PHP5
15 658 (2.78%) PL/SQL
16 355 (1.50%) Scala
17 244 (1.03%) T-SQL
18 209 (0.88%) VB
19 199 (0.84%) Korn
20 174 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4095 (17.27%) Degree
2 1030 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 921 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
4 608 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 578 (2.44%) CCNA
6 557 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 440 (1.86%) CCNP
8 406 (1.71%) MCSE
9 321 (1.35%) CISSP
10 271 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 265 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 240 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 197 (0.83%) PhD
14 179 (0.75%) MCP
14 179 (0.75%) RHCE
15 178 (0.75%) ISEB
16 171 (0.72%) MCSA
17 165 (0.70%) MCITP
18 126 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
19 105 (0.44%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1201 (5.07%) QA
2 755 (3.18%) SLA
3 390 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 270 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 168 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 110 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 78 (0.33%) COBIT
8 25 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 24 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 23 (0.097%) EMIR
10 23 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
11 16 (0.067%) JTAG
11 16 (0.067%) DO-178B
12 14 (0.059%) HL7
13 13 (0.055%) DICOM
13 13 (0.055%) ISO 9000
14 11 (0.046%) IEC 61508
15 10 (0.042%) HIPAA
15 10 (0.042%) GLP
16 7 (0.030%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2560 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1643 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 713 (3.01%) vSphere
4 564 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
5 544 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 420 (1.77%) VMware ESX
7 389 (1.64%) KVM
8 360 (1.52%) NFS
9 356 (1.50%) Xen
10 328 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 304 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 286 (1.21%) XenApp
13 258 (1.09%) Firmware
14 239 (1.01%) Varnish
15 194 (0.82%) XenServer
16 173 (0.73%) Samba
17 153 (0.65%) vCloud
18 129 (0.54%) Snort
19 113 (0.48%) Postfix
20 92 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2491 (10.51%) Puppet
2 1686 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1151 (4.85%) Nagios
4 365 (1.54%) Data Guard
5 336 (1.42%) Ansible
6 309 (1.30%) ZABBIX
7 279 (1.18%) Cacti
8 242 (1.02%) NetBackup
9 232 (0.98%) SCCM
10 225 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 199 (0.84%) Salt
12 184 (0.78%) SCOM
13 172 (0.73%) Tivoli
14 135 (0.57%) logstash
15 128 (0.54%) OpenView
16 124 (0.52%) Opsview
17 122 (0.51%) HAProxy
18 119 (0.50%) Backup Exec
19 111 (0.47%) WSUS
20 108 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4951 (20.88%) Oracle
2 3851 (16.24%) VMware
3 3361 (14.17%) Red Hat
4 2866 (12.09%) Microsoft
5 2348 (9.90%) Cisco
6 1194 (5.04%) HP
7 868 (3.66%) Citrix
7 868 (3.66%) IBM
8 691 (2.91%) EMC
9 644 (2.72%) NetApp
10 577 (2.43%) Sybase
11 569 (2.40%) Zend
12 555 (2.34%) Juniper
13 530 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 461 (1.94%) Sun
15 436 (1.84%) F5
16 319 (1.35%) Google
17 296 (1.25%) Dell
18 276 (1.16%) Symantec
19 246 (1.04%) SAP
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