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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11241 11957 11160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.52% 10.18% 10.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.40% 38.35% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9416 9714 9297
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%

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
28528 31181 29599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.70% 26.56% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23878 26240 24980
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 0 10532 £47,500 +5.55% 1597
London +2 4870 £57,500 +9.52% 644
South East +3 2484 £45,000 +8.43% 412
City of London +3 1102 £55,000 +4.76% 203
East of England 0 798 £42,500 +6.25% 148
South West +2 687 £40,000 +3.89% 121
Yorkshire -3 596 £40,000 +1.01% 64
Hampshire +2 553 £45,000 +13.92% 80
Surrey +3 544 £47,500 +5.55% 72
Berkshire -3 530 £45,000 - 101
West Midlands +12 425 £37,500 +7.14% 66
West Yorkshire 0 422 £42,500 +6.25% 47
North West -7 377 £37,500 +7.14% 86
Leeds +5 363 £45,000 +9.09% 33
Cambridgeshire -1 325 £43,950 +3.41% 73
Scotland -1 319 £45,000 +12.50% 43
Reading 0 300 £45,000 +2.27% 59
Cambridge 0 280 £44,000 +3.52% 61
Manchester +2 257 £37,500 +8.69% 57
East Midlands -6 243 £38,500 +10.79% 41
Hertfordshire -5 240 £44,000 +10.00% 38
Bristol +6 238 £40,000 - 34
Oxfordshire +7 220 £40,000 -5.88% 41
East Sussex -1 209 £37,500 -6.25% 28
Brighton -2 188 £37,500 -6.25% 21
West Sussex +7 178 £42,500 -1.73% 11
Gloucestershire +7 167 £38,500 -9.41% 23
Wales +19 165 £37,000 +12.12% 21
Edinburgh +6 165 £42,500 +10.38% 27
South Wales +14 162 £37,000 +12.12% 15

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8435 (38.39%) Windows
2 6887 (31.34%) UNIX
3 6263 (28.50%) Java
4 6001 (27.31%) SQL
5 4790 (21.80%) MySQL
6 4602 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
7 4544 (20.68%) Oracle
8 4486 (20.42%) Finance
9 4336 (19.73%) Python
10 3997 (18.19%) JavaScript
11 3967 (18.05%) VMware
12 3661 (16.66%) Apache
13 3601 (16.39%) PHP
14 3567 (16.23%) HTML
15 3391 (15.43%) Degree
16 3244 (14.76%) Perl
17 3075 (13.99%) Red Hat
18 2948 (13.42%) C++
19 2939 (13.37%) SQL Server
20 2776 (12.63%) CSS
21 2678 (12.19%) Microsoft
22 2677 (12.18%) DevOps
23 2604 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2594 (11.80%) Software Engineering
25 2556 (11.63%) Git (software)
26 2536 (11.54%) Cisco
27 2534 (11.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 2528 (11.50%) Puppet
29 2338 (10.64%) Bash Shell
30 2280 (10.38%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3661 (16.66%) Apache
2 2055 (9.35%) Tomcat
3 1088 (4.95%) IIS
4 899 (4.09%) WebSphere
5 869 (3.95%) JBoss
6 808 (3.68%) nginx
7 806 (3.67%) MS Exchange
8 586 (2.67%) WebLogic
9 582 (2.65%) Node.js
10 436 (1.98%) SharePoint
11 409 (1.86%) OpenStack
12 370 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
13 362 (1.65%) CMS
14 326 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 298 (1.36%) Drupal
16 280 (1.27%) Apache Solr
17 236 (1.07%) WordPress
18 230 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
19 164 (0.75%) GlassFish
20 161 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 1422 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 548 (2.49%) MS Office
3 129 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 95 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 79 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 30 (0.14%) MS Project
7 29 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 24 (0.11%) SPSS
9 20 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.064%) Final Cut Pro
12 12 (0.055%) Simulink
13 11 (0.050%) Fireworks
13 11 (0.050%) TargetLink
14 9 (0.041%) Maya
15 8 (0.036%) Mingle
15 8 (0.036%) CPLEX
15 8 (0.036%) InfoPath
15 8 (0.036%) Quicktime
16 7 (0.032%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 236 (1.07%) Magento
2 179 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 140 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 137 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 112 (0.51%) RMDS
6 88 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 68 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 52 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 49 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
10 41 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 41 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 40 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 39 (0.18%) ION MarketView
13 36 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
14 34 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
14 34 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
15 24 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
15 24 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
16 21 (0.096%) SAP Business One
17 20 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1935 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 581 (2.64%) SaaS
3 433 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
4 312 (1.42%) PaaS
5 305 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 289 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 251 (1.14%) IaaS
8 211 (0.96%) Office 365
9 179 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 139 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 112 (0.51%) GitHub
12 107 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
13 88 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 64 (0.29%) Route 53
15 53 (0.24%) Google Apps
16 44 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
17 42 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
18 39 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
19 36 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 30 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2280 (10.38%) Firewall
2 2148 (9.78%) TCP/IP
3 1855 (8.44%) SAN
4 1770 (8.05%) DNS
5 1117 (5.08%) HTTP
6 1082 (4.92%) WAN
7 1012 (4.61%) LAN
8 1008 (4.59%) Internet
9 983 (4.47%) VPN
10 749 (3.41%) DHCP
11 674 (3.07%) NAS
12 524 (2.38%) LDAP
13 518 (2.36%) Network Security
14 474 (2.16%) VoIP
15 453 (2.06%) SSL
16 445 (2.03%) BGP
17 423 (1.93%) VLAN
18 402 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
19 383 (1.74%) SMTP
20 360 (1.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4790 (21.80%) MySQL
2 2939 (13.37%) SQL Server
3 1509 (6.87%) Relational Database
4 1350 (6.14%) Oracle Database
5 1148 (5.22%) NoSQL
6 1070 (4.87%) MongoDB
7 1026 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
8 786 (3.58%) RDBMS
9 628 (2.86%) Big Data
10 565 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 505 (2.30%) Hadoop
12 482 (2.19%) DB2
13 435 (1.98%) Redis
14 365 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
15 322 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 296 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
17 288 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
18 284 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
19 199 (0.91%) HBase
20 194 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2556 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 1592 (7.24%) Jenkins
3 1275 (5.80%) Subversion
4 986 (4.49%) Maven
5 711 (3.24%) JIRA
6 571 (2.60%) JUnit
7 501 (2.28%) Ant
8 491 (2.23%) Eclipse
9 428 (1.95%) Selenium
10 325 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 313 (1.42%) Hudson
12 305 (1.39%) Cucumber
13 206 (0.94%) Mercurial
14 205 (0.93%) PHPUnit
14 205 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
15 202 (0.92%) Visual Studio
16 161 (0.73%) WebDriver
17 142 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 123 (0.56%) Mockito
19 109 (0.50%) Jasmine
General
1 4486 (20.42%) Finance
2 1389 (6.32%) Banking
3 1084 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 700 (3.19%) Retail
5 661 (3.01%) Games
6 615 (2.80%) Marketing
7 425 (1.93%) Front Office
8 353 (1.61%) Advertising
9 323 (1.47%) Electronics
10 308 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 294 (1.34%) Financial Institution
12 223 (1.01%) Back Office
13 216 (0.98%) Publishing
14 213 (0.97%) Legal
15 208 (0.95%) Manufacturing
16 146 (0.66%) Automotive
17 144 (0.66%) Law
18 111 (0.51%) French Language
19 103 (0.47%) Billing
20 86 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6243 (28.41%) Developer
2 2286 (10.40%) Administrator
3 1814 (8.26%) Analyst
4 1759 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1656 (7.54%) Java Developer
6 1511 (6.88%) Software Engineer
7 1215 (5.53%) Support Engineer
8 1207 (5.49%) PHP Developer
9 1192 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 1116 (5.08%) Linux Administrator
11 1056 (4.81%) Architect
12 1031 (4.69%) Senior Developer
13 937 (4.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 891 (4.05%) Support Analyst
15 845 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
16 810 (3.69%) Systems Engineer
17 808 (3.68%) Applications Support
18 793 (3.61%) Software Developer
19 737 (3.35%) C++ Developer
20 724 (3.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3567 (16.23%) HTML
2 2776 (12.63%) CSS
3 2197 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1864 (8.48%) XML
5 1713 (7.80%) jQuery
6 1515 (6.89%) Spring
7 1356 (6.17%) HTML5
8 1296 (5.90%) .NET
9 1219 (5.55%) LAMP
10 1115 (5.07%) J2EE
11 889 (4.05%) REST
12 834 (3.80%) Middleware
13 816 (3.71%) Hibernate
14 767 (3.49%) Ajax
15 754 (3.43%) SOAP
16 753 (3.43%) CSS3
17 714 (3.25%) JSON
18 686 (3.12%) AngularJS
19 626 (2.85%) RESTful
20 520 (2.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1941 (8.83%) Computer Science
2 1758 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1412 (6.43%) Open Source
4 641 (2.92%) Clustering
5 548 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 431 (1.96%) Replication
7 428 (1.95%) User Experience
8 422 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 420 (1.91%) Mathematics
10 398 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 350 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 342 (1.56%) Data Structures
13 334 (1.52%) Derivative
14 318 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 317 (1.44%) Equities
16 304 (1.38%) Hedge funds
17 252 (1.15%) Fixed Income
18 241 (1.10%) Client/Server
19 200 (0.91%) Statistics
20 196 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8435 (38.39%) Windows
2 6887 (31.34%) UNIX
3 2534 (11.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1616 (7.35%) Solaris
5 1344 (6.12%) CentOS
6 1237 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1076 (4.90%) Ubuntu
8 819 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 715 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 713 (3.24%) Android
11 679 (3.09%) Debian
12 639 (2.91%) AIX
13 458 (2.08%) Windows 7
14 454 (2.07%) Apple iOS
15 312 (1.42%) Mac OS X
16 240 (1.09%) Windows 8
17 236 (1.07%) HPUX
18 227 (1.03%) Windows XP
19 212 (0.96%) SUSE
20 154 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4602 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2677 (12.18%) DevOps
3 2594 (11.80%) Software Engineering
4 2013 (9.16%) OO
5 1967 (8.95%) ITIL
6 1871 (8.51%) TDD
7 1680 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
8 1565 (7.12%) E-Commerce
9 1535 (6.99%) Scrum
10 1442 (6.56%) Configuration Management
11 1243 (5.66%) MVC
12 932 (4.24%) Project Management
13 913 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
14 904 (4.11%) Mentoring
15 895 (4.07%) Multithreading
16 790 (3.60%) Load Balancing
17 789 (3.59%) Web Development
18 765 (3.48%) OOP
19 739 (3.36%) Unit Testing
20 736 (3.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6263 (28.50%) Java
2 6001 (27.31%) SQL
3 4336 (19.73%) Python
4 3997 (18.19%) JavaScript
5 3601 (16.39%) PHP
6 3244 (14.76%) Perl
7 2948 (13.42%) C++
8 2338 (10.64%) Bash Shell
9 1954 (8.89%) Ruby
10 1777 (8.09%) C
11 1521 (6.92%) Shell Script
12 1287 (5.86%) C#
13 946 (4.31%) PowerShell
14 818 (3.72%) PL/SQL
15 347 (1.58%) Scala
16 346 (1.57%) PHP5
17 229 (1.04%) T-SQL
18 197 (0.90%) Embedded C
19 185 (0.84%) Korn
20 183 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3391 (15.43%) Degree
2 967 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 872 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 661 (3.01%) CCNA
5 573 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 489 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 481 (2.19%) CCNP
8 409 (1.86%) MCSE
9 298 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 276 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 268 (1.22%) CISSP
12 221 (1.01%) RHCE
13 193 (0.88%) MCITP
14 182 (0.83%) MCSA
15 177 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
16 176 (0.80%) PhD
17 155 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
18 147 (0.67%) MCP
19 116 (0.53%) ISEB
20 110 (0.50%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 999 (4.55%) QA
2 766 (3.49%) SLA
3 261 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 249 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 110 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 54 (0.25%) COBIT
7 51 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 25 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 25 (0.11%) FISMA
9 18 (0.082%) JTAG
10 16 (0.073%) HIPAA
11 14 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
12 13 (0.059%) EMIR
13 9 (0.041%) GPG13
13 9 (0.041%) Data Quality
14 7 (0.032%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.032%) WCAG
15 6 (0.027%) GAMP
15 6 (0.027%) ISO 8583
16 5 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2604 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1726 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 717 (3.26%) vSphere
4 715 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 455 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
6 443 (2.02%) NFS
7 396 (1.80%) VMware ESX
8 300 (1.37%) KVM
9 298 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
10 288 (1.31%) Docker
11 253 (1.15%) Firmware
12 247 (1.12%) Xen
12 247 (1.12%) XenApp
13 243 (1.11%) Varnish
14 190 (0.86%) XenServer
15 181 (0.82%) vCloud
16 163 (0.74%) Samba
17 160 (0.73%) iptables
18 133 (0.61%) SRDF
19 103 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2528 (11.50%) Puppet
2 1853 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1122 (5.11%) Nagios
4 692 (3.15%) Ansible
5 302 (1.37%) ZABBIX
6 297 (1.35%) Tivoli
7 274 (1.25%) Salt
8 270 (1.23%) Vagrant
9 261 (1.19%) SCCM
10 248 (1.13%) Data Guard
11 211 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
12 206 (0.94%) Cacti
13 185 (0.84%) logstash
14 178 (0.81%) SCOM
15 176 (0.80%) NetBackup
16 169 (0.77%) Graphite
17 126 (0.57%) OpenView
18 116 (0.53%) HAProxy
19 113 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 94 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4544 (20.68%) Oracle
2 3967 (18.05%) VMware
3 3075 (13.99%) Red Hat
4 2678 (12.19%) Microsoft
5 2536 (11.54%) Cisco
6 1215 (5.53%) HP
7 1115 (5.07%) IBM
8 921 (4.19%) Citrix
9 774 (3.52%) NetApp
10 635 (2.89%) Juniper
11 625 (2.84%) EMC
12 514 (2.34%) Sybase
13 433 (1.97%) Zend
13 433 (1.97%) CheckPoint
14 390 (1.77%) F5
15 371 (1.69%) Dell
16 362 (1.65%) Sun
17 360 (1.64%) Google
18 288 (1.31%) Symantec
19 257 (1.17%) Splunk
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + e
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £60000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits and Training and Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 6 hours ago
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + shift allowance + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coalville, Leicestershire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday