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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11314 11834 10977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.33% 10.31% 10.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.58% 38.45% 37.83%
Number of salaries quoted 9370 9799 9220
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
28583 30781 29014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 26.83% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 24119 25533 24685
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 10639 £47,500 +5.55% 1495
London -1 4923 £57,500 +4.54% 602
South East +2 2418 £42,500 +6.25% 287
City of London 0 1066 £57,500 +7.47% 164
South West +7 745 £40,000 +6.66% 117
East of England -2 744 £45,000 +5.88% 145
Yorkshire +3 699 £42,500 +6.25% 120
Berkshire +2 610 £45,000 +5.88% 71
Surrey +4 557 £50,000 +15.60% 66
North West -2 505 £37,500 - 99
West Yorkshire +2 490 £45,000 +12.50% 83
Hampshire -2 480 £40,000 +6.66% 55
Leeds 0 404 £47,500 +13.09% 67
Reading +7 362 £44,750 +11.87% 36
Scotland -2 351 £40,000 - 50
West Midlands 0 342 £40,000 +7.38% 48
Manchester -2 316 £37,500 - 50
Cambridgeshire +2 294 £45,000 +5.88% 94
Hertfordshire 0 273 £45,000 - 34
Bristol +3 258 £45,000 +12.50% 23
East Midlands -5 256 £39,000 +8.33% 52
Cambridge +1 245 £45,000 +3.44% 77
Gloucestershire +7 216 £40,000 +6.66% 28
Oxfordshire +12 207 £42,000 +5.00% 33
Buckinghamshire -2 178 £40,875 +13.54% 19
Edinburgh -1 171 £40,000 +11.11% 29
Wales +2 169 £36,000 +2.85% 26
South Wales +4 162 £36,000 +2.85% 22
West Sussex +7 159 £42,500 - 9
Glasgow -1 132 £45,000 +4.65% 16

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8524 (37.78%) Windows
2 6987 (30.97%) UNIX
3 6487 (28.75%) Java
4 6076 (26.93%) SQL
5 5167 (22.90%) Python
6 4932 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
7 4612 (20.44%) Oracle
8 4584 (20.32%) Finance
9 4578 (20.29%) MySQL
10 4060 (18.00%) VMware
11 4026 (17.85%) JavaScript
12 3583 (15.88%) Apache
13 3538 (15.68%) Degree
14 3535 (15.67%) HTML
15 3433 (15.22%) PHP
16 3430 (15.20%) Perl
17 3137 (13.91%) C++
18 2960 (13.12%) Red Hat
18 2960 (13.12%) DevOps
19 2865 (12.70%) Software Engineering
20 2857 (12.66%) Puppet
21 2798 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2782 (12.33%) SQL Server
23 2777 (12.31%) Git (software)
24 2739 (12.14%) CSS
25 2683 (11.89%) Microsoft
26 2605 (11.55%) Bash Shell
27 2413 (10.70%) Cisco
28 2373 (10.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 2369 (10.50%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3583 (15.88%) Apache
2 1937 (8.59%) Tomcat
3 1052 (4.66%) IIS
4 853 (3.78%) WebSphere
5 820 (3.63%) MS Exchange
6 803 (3.56%) nginx
7 792 (3.51%) JBoss
8 689 (3.05%) WebLogic
9 630 (2.79%) Node.js
10 494 (2.19%) OpenStack
11 453 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
12 412 (1.83%) SharePoint
13 338 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
14 325 (1.44%) CMS
15 289 (1.28%) Drupal
16 267 (1.18%) Apache Solr
17 246 (1.09%) WordPress
18 242 (1.07%) Confluence
19 213 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
20 185 (0.82%) Lync
Applications
1 1273 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 532 (2.36%) MS Office
3 177 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 91 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 91 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (0.19%) SPSS
6 32 (0.14%) MS Project
7 31 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 21 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
10 14 (0.062%) InfoPath
11 13 (0.058%) Simulink
12 12 (0.053%) Fireworks
12 12 (0.053%) TargetLink
13 9 (0.040%) Maya
14 8 (0.035%) Quicktime
14 8 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
14 8 (0.035%) GNU Octave
15 7 (0.031%) CPLEX
16 4 (0.018%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 201 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 194 (0.86%) Magento
3 192 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 134 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 133 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 116 (0.51%) RMDS
7 95 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
8 66 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 34 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
10 24 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
11 22 (0.098%) ION MarketView
11 22 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
12 21 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
12 21 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 19 (0.084%) MetaTrader
14 17 (0.075%) SAP Business One
14 17 (0.075%) AWD
14 17 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
15 16 (0.071%) BusinessWorks
16 15 (0.066%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2295 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 683 (3.03%) SaaS
3 461 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 381 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 351 (1.56%) PaaS
6 350 (1.55%) IaaS
7 349 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 266 (1.18%) Office 365
9 167 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 151 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 102 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 87 (0.39%) GitHub
13 71 (0.31%) Route 53
14 62 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 57 (0.25%) Heroku
16 54 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
17 49 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
18 48 (0.21%) Google Apps
19 42 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
20 36 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 2369 (10.50%) Firewall
2 2277 (10.09%) TCP/IP
3 1795 (7.96%) DNS
4 1757 (7.79%) SAN
5 1068 (4.73%) Internet
6 1055 (4.68%) WAN
7 999 (4.43%) HTTP
8 996 (4.41%) VPN
9 989 (4.38%) LAN
10 765 (3.39%) DHCP
11 702 (3.11%) NAS
12 559 (2.48%) Network Security
13 531 (2.35%) VoIP
14 495 (2.19%) LDAP
15 452 (2.00%) SSL
16 428 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
17 416 (1.84%) VLAN
18 414 (1.84%) BGP
19 368 (1.63%) SMTP
20 336 (1.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4578 (20.29%) MySQL
2 2782 (12.33%) SQL Server
3 1614 (7.15%) Relational Database
4 1386 (6.14%) Oracle Database
5 1138 (5.04%) NoSQL
6 1129 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 1017 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
8 870 (3.86%) RDBMS
9 801 (3.55%) Big Data
10 691 (3.06%) Hadoop
11 662 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 455 (2.02%) DB2
13 424 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 418 (1.85%) Redis
15 345 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
16 289 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
17 252 (1.12%) HBase
18 251 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
19 243 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
20 188 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2777 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 1912 (8.48%) Jenkins
3 1386 (6.14%) Subversion
4 1065 (4.72%) Maven
5 848 (3.76%) JIRA
6 550 (2.44%) Selenium
7 520 (2.30%) JUnit
8 496 (2.20%) Ant
9 371 (1.64%) Eclipse
10 355 (1.57%) Hudson
11 291 (1.29%) TeamCity
12 265 (1.17%) Cucumber
13 218 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 218 (0.97%) Visual Studio
14 186 (0.82%) PHPUnit
15 163 (0.72%) Mercurial
16 160 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
17 139 (0.62%) Grunt
18 138 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 133 (0.59%) Mockito
General
1 4584 (20.32%) Finance
2 1536 (6.81%) Banking
3 1287 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 717 (3.18%) Retail
5 648 (2.87%) Marketing
6 632 (2.80%) Games
7 569 (2.52%) Front Office
8 411 (1.82%) Electronics
9 338 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 276 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 268 (1.19%) Back Office
12 259 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 259 (1.15%) Advertising
13 194 (0.86%) Legal
14 167 (0.74%) Publishing
14 167 (0.74%) Law
15 129 (0.57%) Automotive
16 94 (0.42%) Billing
17 81 (0.36%) German Language
18 70 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6382 (28.29%) Developer
2 2281 (10.11%) Administrator
3 1810 (8.02%) Analyst
4 1680 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
5 1631 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 1543 (6.84%) Software Engineer
7 1347 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
8 1173 (5.20%) Support Engineer
9 1119 (4.96%) PHP Developer
10 1105 (4.90%) Senior Developer
11 1052 (4.66%) Linux Administrator
12 990 (4.39%) Architect
13 879 (3.90%) Support Analyst
14 876 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
15 854 (3.79%) C++ Developer
16 837 (3.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 833 (3.69%) Applications Support
18 803 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
19 705 (3.13%) Software Developer
20 695 (3.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3535 (15.67%) HTML
2 2739 (12.14%) CSS
3 2227 (9.87%) Web Services
4 1847 (8.19%) XML
5 1686 (7.47%) jQuery
6 1434 (6.36%) Spring
7 1323 (5.86%) HTML5
8 1265 (5.61%) .NET
9 1255 (5.56%) LAMP
10 974 (4.32%) REST
11 912 (4.04%) Middleware
12 887 (3.93%) J2EE
13 797 (3.53%) SOAP
14 743 (3.29%) CSS3
15 729 (3.23%) Hibernate
16 683 (3.03%) JSON
17 669 (2.97%) Ajax
18 668 (2.96%) AngularJS
19 534 (2.37%) Java EE
20 533 (2.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2155 (9.55%) Computer Science
2 1795 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1518 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 605 (2.68%) Clustering
5 587 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 528 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 525 (2.33%) Mathematics
8 454 (2.01%) Replication
9 424 (1.88%) Equities
10 411 (1.82%) User Experience
11 407 (1.80%) Derivative
12 378 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 365 (1.62%) Hedge funds
14 334 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
15 324 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 322 (1.43%) Mobile App
17 278 (1.23%) Fixed Income
18 233 (1.03%) Statistics
19 231 (1.02%) Visualisation
20 217 (0.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8524 (37.78%) Windows
2 6987 (30.97%) UNIX
3 2373 (10.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1575 (6.98%) Solaris
5 1330 (5.90%) CentOS
6 1273 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1082 (4.80%) Ubuntu
8 889 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 723 (3.20%) Debian
10 657 (2.91%) AIX
11 638 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 627 (2.78%) Android
13 481 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 408 (1.81%) Windows 7
15 388 (1.72%) Mac OS X
16 224 (0.99%) Windows 8
17 198 (0.88%) Windows XP
18 196 (0.87%) SUSE
19 194 (0.86%) HPUX
20 177 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4932 (21.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2960 (13.12%) DevOps
3 2865 (12.70%) Software Engineering
4 2163 (9.59%) ITIL
5 1842 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
6 1839 (8.15%) OO
7 1799 (7.97%) TDD
8 1720 (7.62%) Configuration Management
9 1550 (6.87%) Scrum
10 1510 (6.69%) Open Source
11 1384 (6.13%) E-Commerce
12 1162 (5.15%) MVC
13 1002 (4.44%) SDLC
14 986 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
15 948 (4.20%) Mentoring
16 904 (4.01%) Project Management
17 858 (3.80%) Web Development
18 839 (3.72%) Multithreading
19 755 (3.35%) OOP
20 723 (3.20%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6487 (28.75%) Java
2 6076 (26.93%) SQL
3 5167 (22.90%) Python
4 4026 (17.85%) JavaScript
5 3433 (15.22%) PHP
6 3430 (15.20%) Perl
7 3137 (13.91%) C++
8 2605 (11.55%) Bash Shell
9 2159 (9.57%) Ruby
10 1844 (8.17%) C
11 1685 (7.47%) Shell Script
12 1362 (6.04%) C#
13 1067 (4.73%) PowerShell
14 786 (3.48%) PL/SQL
15 460 (2.04%) Scala
16 367 (1.63%) PHP5
17 225 (1.00%) Korn
18 218 (0.97%) Groovy
19 195 (0.86%) T-SQL
20 193 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 3538 (15.68%) Degree
2 993 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 961 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 671 (2.97%) CCNA
5 609 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 493 (2.19%) SC Cleared
7 434 (1.92%) CCNP
8 422 (1.87%) MCSE
9 290 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 275 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 247 (1.09%) CISSP
12 217 (0.96%) MCITP
13 205 (0.91%) PhD
14 180 (0.80%) MCSA
15 179 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
16 163 (0.72%) MCP
16 163 (0.72%) RHCE
17 147 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
18 139 (0.62%) ISEB
19 109 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 953 (4.22%) QA
2 648 (2.87%) SLA
3 272 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 233 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 91 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 66 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 42 (0.19%) COBIT
8 21 (0.093%) FISMA
9 19 (0.084%) ISO 9000
10 11 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.049%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.049%) JTAG
11 10 (0.044%) EMIR
12 9 (0.040%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.035%) WCAG
14 7 (0.031%) MiFID
14 7 (0.031%) GAMP
14 7 (0.031%) GPG13
15 6 (0.027%) DO-178B
15 6 (0.027%) GCP
System Software
1 2798 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1791 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 723 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 656 (2.91%) vSphere
5 541 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
6 462 (2.05%) Docker
7 381 (1.69%) KVM
8 350 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 332 (1.47%) NFS
10 302 (1.34%) Xen
11 233 (1.03%) XenApp
11 233 (1.03%) Varnish
11 233 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
12 220 (0.98%) vCloud
13 184 (0.82%) iptables
14 180 (0.80%) Firmware
15 164 (0.73%) XenServer
16 146 (0.65%) Samba
17 118 (0.52%) SRDF
18 105 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2857 (12.66%) Puppet
2 2042 (9.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1117 (4.95%) Nagios
4 884 (3.92%) Ansible
5 406 (1.80%) ZABBIX
6 343 (1.52%) Vagrant
7 328 (1.45%) Data Guard
8 303 (1.34%) SCCM
9 285 (1.26%) Salt
10 280 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
11 226 (1.00%) Tivoli
12 215 (0.95%) Graphite
13 193 (0.86%) SCOM
14 187 (0.83%) Cacti
15 172 (0.76%) logstash
16 166 (0.74%) NetBackup
17 150 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 137 (0.61%) Backup Exec
19 134 (0.59%) HAProxy
20 111 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4612 (20.44%) Oracle
2 4060 (18.00%) VMware
3 2960 (13.12%) Red Hat
4 2683 (11.89%) Microsoft
5 2413 (10.70%) Cisco
6 1054 (4.67%) IBM
7 1039 (4.61%) HP
8 869 (3.85%) Citrix
9 794 (3.52%) NetApp
10 570 (2.53%) Juniper
11 562 (2.49%) EMC
12 523 (2.32%) Sybase
13 445 (1.97%) Zend
14 418 (1.85%) F5
15 407 (1.80%) Google
16 375 (1.66%) Splunk
17 373 (1.65%) CheckPoint
18 362 (1.60%) Sun
19 309 (1.37%) SAP
20 305 (1.35%) Dell
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