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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11515 12086 11160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.52% 10.27% 10.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.84% 38.64% 37.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9564 9967 9351
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 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%

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
28900 31279 30142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.41% 26.59% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24209 26261 25611
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 10774 £48,000 +6.66% 1606
London 0 4899 £57,500 +9.52% 668
South East +3 2570 £44,000 +10.00% 319
City of London +1 1090 £57,500 +9.52% 231
East of England 0 790 £42,500 -2.29% 169
South West +2 762 £40,000 +5.26% 124
Yorkshire -5 674 £42,500 +6.25% 118
Surrey +6 610 £47,500 +9.82% 92
Berkshire +3 579 £42,500 +2.40% 76
Hampshire +4 565 £42,500 +13.33% 56
West Yorkshire -4 475 £45,000 +5.88% 87
North West -7 424 £37,500 - 85
Leeds +1 384 £45,000 +4.04% 74
West Midlands +18 379 £40,000 +14.28% 61
Reading +4 375 £42,500 +6.25% 41
Scotland +4 365 £43,500 +8.75% 71
Cambridgeshire -1 312 £43,900 +0.91% 103
Manchester -3 282 £37,500 +1.35% 53
Bristol +3 276 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Hertfordshire -3 262 £45,000 - 37
Cambridge 0 252 £43,900 +0.91% 86
Oxfordshire +13 236 £41,000 -1.20% 33
East Midlands -4 230 £40,000 +6.66% 38
Edinburgh +5 183 £40,000 +10.34% 40
Gloucestershire +6 180 £40,000 +3.89% 25
Wales +5 172 £36,000 +9.09% 24
East Sussex +1 166 £37,500 -6.25% 15
South Wales +6 164 £36,000 +9.09% 23
Buckinghamshire -6 158 £42,500 +21.42% 17
Brighton +1 156 £37,500 -6.25% 9

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8832 (38.25%) Windows
2 7078 (30.66%) UNIX
3 6634 (28.73%) Java
4 6283 (27.21%) SQL
5 5006 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
6 4967 (21.51%) MySQL
7 4882 (21.14%) Python
8 4802 (20.80%) Oracle
9 4719 (20.44%) Finance
10 4165 (18.04%) VMware
11 4108 (17.79%) JavaScript
12 3783 (16.38%) Apache
13 3713 (16.08%) PHP
14 3698 (16.02%) HTML
15 3682 (15.95%) Degree
16 3435 (14.88%) Perl
17 3140 (13.60%) Red Hat
18 3133 (13.57%) C++
19 3021 (13.08%) SQL Server
20 2953 (12.79%) DevOps
21 2829 (12.25%) Git (software)
22 2828 (12.25%) CSS
23 2826 (12.24%) Microsoft
24 2807 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2803 (12.14%) Software Engineering
26 2792 (12.09%) Puppet
27 2658 (11.51%) Cisco
28 2616 (11.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 2540 (11.00%) Bash Shell
30 2477 (10.73%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3783 (16.38%) Apache
2 2092 (9.06%) Tomcat
3 1120 (4.85%) IIS
4 934 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 869 (3.76%) JBoss
6 856 (3.71%) MS Exchange
7 824 (3.57%) nginx
8 650 (2.82%) WebLogic
9 598 (2.59%) Node.js
10 483 (2.09%) OpenStack
11 465 (2.01%) SharePoint
12 424 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
13 350 (1.52%) CMS
14 348 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 301 (1.30%) Apache Solr
16 290 (1.26%) Drupal
17 250 (1.08%) WordPress
18 242 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
19 207 (0.90%) Confluence
20 166 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 1457 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 565 (2.45%) MS Office
3 159 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 92 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 89 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 35 (0.15%) SPSS
7 34 (0.15%) MS Project
8 19 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.074%) Simulink
10 16 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
11 15 (0.065%) TargetLink
12 14 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 14 (0.061%) Final Cut Pro
13 11 (0.048%) CPLEX
13 11 (0.048%) Fireworks
14 10 (0.043%) Maya
14 10 (0.043%) InfoPath
15 8 (0.035%) Mingle
15 8 (0.035%) Quicktime
16 7 (0.030%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 232 (1.00%) Magento
2 207 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 169 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 146 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 125 (0.54%) RMDS
6 93 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 83 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
8 55 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
9 41 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
10 39 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
11 35 (0.15%) ION MarketView
12 32 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
13 29 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
14 27 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
15 22 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
15 22 (0.095%) SAP Business One
15 22 (0.095%) BusinessWorks
15 22 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
16 21 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
17 20 (0.087%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2185 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 690 (2.99%) SaaS
3 456 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
4 379 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 370 (1.60%) PaaS
6 319 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 304 (1.32%) IaaS
8 273 (1.18%) Office 365
9 157 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 148 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 133 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
12 105 (0.45%) GitHub
13 79 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 71 (0.31%) Route 53
15 57 (0.25%) Google Apps
16 47 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
17 46 (0.20%) Heroku
18 45 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
19 38 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
20 35 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2477 (10.73%) Firewall
2 2264 (9.81%) TCP/IP
3 1918 (8.31%) SAN
4 1841 (7.97%) DNS
5 1130 (4.89%) WAN
6 1102 (4.77%) HTTP
7 1053 (4.56%) LAN
8 1045 (4.53%) Internet
9 978 (4.24%) VPN
10 782 (3.39%) DHCP
11 719 (3.11%) NAS
12 541 (2.34%) LDAP
13 538 (2.33%) Network Security
14 513 (2.22%) VoIP
15 473 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
16 472 (2.04%) SSL
17 438 (1.90%) BGP
18 434 (1.88%) VLAN
19 377 (1.63%) iSCSI
20 374 (1.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4967 (21.51%) MySQL
2 3021 (13.08%) SQL Server
3 1697 (7.35%) Relational Database
4 1393 (6.03%) Oracle Database
5 1231 (5.33%) NoSQL
6 1178 (5.10%) MongoDB
7 1078 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
8 884 (3.83%) RDBMS
9 700 (3.03%) Big Data
10 623 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 591 (2.56%) Hadoop
12 492 (2.13%) DB2
13 440 (1.91%) Redis
14 405 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
15 331 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
16 307 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
17 277 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
18 270 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
19 246 (1.07%) HBase
20 190 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2829 (12.25%) Git (software)
2 1805 (7.82%) Jenkins
3 1388 (6.01%) Subversion
4 1039 (4.50%) Maven
5 813 (3.52%) JIRA
6 565 (2.45%) JUnit
7 515 (2.23%) Selenium
8 495 (2.14%) Ant
9 451 (1.95%) Eclipse
10 333 (1.44%) Hudson
11 313 (1.36%) TeamCity
12 304 (1.32%) Cucumber
13 217 (0.94%) Visual Studio
14 216 (0.94%) PHPUnit
15 190 (0.82%) Mercurial
15 190 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 181 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
17 156 (0.68%) WebDriver
18 135 (0.58%) Mockito
19 119 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4719 (20.44%) Finance
2 1512 (6.55%) Banking
3 1185 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 733 (3.17%) Retail
5 671 (2.91%) Games
6 644 (2.79%) Marketing
7 479 (2.07%) Front Office
8 359 (1.55%) Electronics
9 330 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 329 (1.42%) Advertising
11 277 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 253 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 230 (1.00%) Back Office
14 218 (0.94%) Legal
15 188 (0.81%) Publishing
16 173 (0.75%) Law
17 163 (0.71%) Automotive
18 109 (0.47%) Billing
19 96 (0.42%) German Language
20 89 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6580 (28.50%) Developer
2 2342 (10.14%) Administrator
3 1890 (8.19%) Analyst
4 1788 (7.74%) Systems Administrator
5 1702 (7.37%) Java Developer
6 1565 (6.78%) Software Engineer
7 1312 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 1264 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 1236 (5.35%) PHP Developer
10 1119 (4.85%) Linux Administrator
11 1106 (4.79%) Senior Developer
12 1092 (4.73%) Architect
13 920 (3.98%) Support Analyst
14 910 (3.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 879 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
16 868 (3.76%) Applications Support
17 859 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
18 817 (3.54%) C++ Developer
19 795 (3.44%) Software Developer
20 677 (2.93%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3698 (16.02%) HTML
2 2828 (12.25%) CSS
3 2370 (10.26%) Web Services
4 1986 (8.60%) XML
5 1718 (7.44%) jQuery
6 1574 (6.82%) Spring
7 1365 (5.91%) HTML5
8 1346 (5.83%) .NET
9 1335 (5.78%) LAMP
10 1074 (4.65%) J2EE
11 960 (4.16%) REST
12 935 (4.05%) Middleware
13 830 (3.59%) Hibernate
14 793 (3.43%) SOAP
15 760 (3.29%) Ajax
16 742 (3.21%) CSS3
17 717 (3.11%) JSON
18 715 (3.10%) AngularJS
19 619 (2.68%) RESTful
20 534 (2.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2179 (9.44%) Computer Science
2 1822 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1572 (6.81%) Data Centre
4 696 (3.01%) Clustering
5 599 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 503 (2.18%) Algorithms
7 483 (2.09%) Mathematics
8 462 (2.00%) Replication
9 453 (1.96%) User Experience
10 393 (1.70%) Data Structures
11 388 (1.68%) Equities
12 384 (1.66%) Hedge funds
13 374 (1.62%) Derivative
14 355 (1.54%) Mobile App
15 353 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
16 336 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 253 (1.10%) Fixed Income
18 244 (1.06%) Statistics
19 221 (0.96%) Visualisation
20 217 (0.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8832 (38.25%) Windows
2 7078 (30.66%) UNIX
3 2616 (11.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1682 (7.28%) Solaris
5 1393 (6.03%) CentOS
6 1292 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1127 (4.88%) Ubuntu
8 857 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 738 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 709 (3.07%) Debian
11 702 (3.04%) Android
12 683 (2.96%) AIX
13 493 (2.14%) Apple iOS
14 453 (1.96%) Windows 7
15 356 (1.54%) Mac OS X
16 258 (1.12%) Windows 8
17 232 (1.00%) Windows XP
18 219 (0.95%) HPUX
19 208 (0.90%) SUSE
20 186 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5006 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2953 (12.79%) DevOps
3 2803 (12.14%) Software Engineering
4 2164 (9.37%) ITIL
5 2032 (8.80%) OO
6 1925 (8.34%) TDD
7 1844 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
8 1644 (7.12%) Configuration Management
9 1628 (7.05%) Scrum
10 1587 (6.87%) E-Commerce
11 1510 (6.54%) Open Source
12 1270 (5.50%) MVC
13 1062 (4.60%) SDLC
14 1005 (4.35%) Project Management
15 994 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
16 976 (4.23%) Mentoring
17 855 (3.70%) Web Development
17 855 (3.70%) Multithreading
18 801 (3.47%) OOP
19 790 (3.42%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6634 (28.73%) Java
2 6283 (27.21%) SQL
3 4882 (21.14%) Python
4 4108 (17.79%) JavaScript
5 3713 (16.08%) PHP
6 3435 (14.88%) Perl
7 3133 (13.57%) C++
8 2540 (11.00%) Bash Shell
9 2123 (9.19%) Ruby
10 1869 (8.09%) C
11 1622 (7.02%) Shell Script
12 1332 (5.77%) C#
13 1035 (4.48%) PowerShell
14 798 (3.46%) PL/SQL
15 424 (1.84%) Scala
16 363 (1.57%) PHP5
17 226 (0.98%) Groovy
18 221 (0.96%) Korn
19 208 (0.90%) T-SQL
20 181 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 3682 (15.95%) Degree
2 1002 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
3 949 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 695 (3.01%) CCNA
5 626 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 520 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 464 (2.01%) CCNP
8 431 (1.87%) MCSE
9 297 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 293 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 253 (1.10%) CISSP
12 222 (0.96%) MCITP
13 203 (0.88%) RHCE
14 194 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 190 (0.82%) MCSA
16 187 (0.81%) PhD
17 166 (0.72%) MCP
18 141 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
19 122 (0.53%) ISEB
20 96 (0.42%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1011 (4.38%) QA
2 734 (3.18%) SLA
3 265 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 251 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 113 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 51 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 50 (0.22%) COBIT
8 26 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 19 (0.082%) FISMA
10 14 (0.061%) Dodd-Frank
10 14 (0.061%) HIPAA
11 13 (0.056%) JTAG
11 13 (0.056%) EMIR
12 10 (0.043%) Data Quality
13 9 (0.039%) GPG13
14 8 (0.035%) GAMP
15 7 (0.030%) MiFID
15 7 (0.030%) WCAG
15 7 (0.030%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.026%) GCP
System Software
1 2807 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1861 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 758 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 696 (3.01%) vSphere
5 509 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
6 418 (1.81%) NFS
7 394 (1.71%) VMware ESX
8 393 (1.70%) Docker
9 343 (1.49%) KVM
10 284 (1.23%) XenApp
11 276 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
12 266 (1.15%) Xen
13 242 (1.05%) Varnish
14 225 (0.97%) Firmware
15 201 (0.87%) vCloud
16 190 (0.82%) XenServer
17 188 (0.81%) Samba
18 170 (0.74%) iptables
19 138 (0.60%) SRDF
20 120 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2792 (12.09%) Puppet
2 1986 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1216 (5.27%) Nagios
4 805 (3.49%) Ansible
5 346 (1.50%) ZABBIX
6 326 (1.41%) Vagrant
7 308 (1.33%) Salt
8 294 (1.27%) Data Guard
9 288 (1.25%) Tivoli
10 285 (1.23%) SCCM
11 237 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
12 220 (0.95%) Cacti
13 206 (0.89%) Graphite
14 201 (0.87%) SCOM
15 198 (0.86%) logstash
16 185 (0.80%) NetBackup
17 135 (0.58%) HAProxy
18 128 (0.55%) OpenView
19 121 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 111 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4802 (20.80%) Oracle
2 4165 (18.04%) VMware
3 3140 (13.60%) Red Hat
4 2826 (12.24%) Microsoft
5 2658 (11.51%) Cisco
6 1246 (5.40%) HP
7 1144 (4.95%) IBM
8 945 (4.09%) Citrix
9 831 (3.60%) NetApp
10 629 (2.72%) Juniper
11 624 (2.70%) EMC
12 541 (2.34%) Sybase
13 471 (2.04%) Zend
14 449 (1.94%) CheckPoint
15 437 (1.89%) F5
16 387 (1.68%) Google
17 383 (1.66%) Sun
18 346 (1.50%) Dell
19 344 (1.49%) Splunk
20 291 (1.26%) Symantec
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