The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9018 10783 10683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.87% 10.80% 10.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.96% 41.32% 36.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7438 9061 8818
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
20058 26098 28919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.17% 26.14% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16963 22035 24212
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 8561 £50,000 - 1265
London 0 3967 £60,000 +4.34% 526
South East -1 1831 £47,500 +5.55% 275
East of England 0 712 £45,000 +4.65% 104
City of London +3 626 £65,000 +8.33% 137
Berkshire +6 597 £52,500 +5.00% 85
South West -2 535 £42,500 +6.25% 82
North West -1 478 £41,750 +0.60% 85
West Midlands +5 426 £40,500 +1.25% 65
Yorkshire -7 381 £40,000 -5.88% 79
Hampshire -4 374 £42,000 +12.00% 64
Surrey +5 333 £50,000 - 49
Cambridgeshire +1 324 £45,000 +5.88% 62
Manchester -7 309 £42,500 - 58
Reading +4 289 £51,500 +1.98% 33
Cambridge +2 275 £45,000 +4.65% 55
West Yorkshire -12 236 £41,000 -6.81% 55
East Midlands -7 223 £40,000 - 33
Hertfordshire +4 217 £47,500 +5.55% 23
Leeds -12 193 £45,000 +2.85% 41
Gloucestershire +5 189 £45,000 +1.12% 20
Birmingham -4 172 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Oxfordshire +3 169 £50,000 +6.38% 34
Scotland -6 168 £42,500 - 35
East Sussex +4 128 £45,000 +23.28% 13
Brighton +5 117 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Bristol -14 117 £40,000 -4.76% 27
Edinburgh +7 113 £42,500 -5.55% 24
Basingstoke -2 109 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Essex +11 95 £47,500 +8.57% 8

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Linux.

1 6906 (35.53%) Windows
2 5298 (27.25%) Python
3 5267 (27.10%) Java
4 5098 (26.23%) Unix
5 4897 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
6 4552 (23.42%) SQL
7 3803 (19.56%) Finance
8 3626 (18.65%) DevOps
9 3432 (17.66%) VMware
10 3352 (17.24%) MySQL
11 3311 (17.03%) JavaScript
12 3111 (16.00%) Puppet
13 3106 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
14 2900 (14.92%) Oracle
15 2792 (14.36%) C++
16 2635 (13.56%) Git (software)
17 2627 (13.51%) Degree
18 2587 (13.31%) HTML
19 2553 (13.13%) Bash Shell
20 2537 (13.05%) Software Engineering
21 2482 (12.77%) Microsoft
22 2480 (12.76%) Red Hat
23 2420 (12.45%) PHP
24 2372 (12.20%) Apache
25 2260 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
26 2236 (11.50%) Jenkins
26 2236 (11.50%) Opscode Chef
27 2211 (11.37%) Perl
28 2089 (10.75%) CSS
29 2086 (10.73%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2372 (12.20%) Apache
2 1287 (6.62%) Tomcat
3 908 (4.67%) IIS
4 845 (4.35%) JBoss
5 699 (3.60%) WebSphere
6 627 (3.23%) WebLogic
7 605 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
8 601 (3.09%) nginx
9 525 (2.70%) MS Exchange
10 428 (2.20%) OpenStack
11 314 (1.62%) SharePoint
12 303 (1.56%) Confluence
13 297 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 289 (1.49%) Apache Spark
15 213 (1.10%) CMS
16 206 (1.06%) WordPress
17 168 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
18 167 (0.86%) Drupal
19 152 (0.78%) Apache Solr
20 141 (0.73%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1120 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 342 (1.76%) MS Office
3 96 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 90 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 82 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.13%) Simulink
7 21 (0.11%) GNU Octave
8 20 (0.10%) MS Project
9 19 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 19 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.077%) SPSS
11 13 (0.067%) GIMP
12 10 (0.051%) Baselight
13 9 (0.046%) Mozilla Thunderbird
14 8 (0.041%) Autodesk Smoke
14 8 (0.041%) HipChat
15 6 (0.031%) Autodesk Flame
16 5 (0.026%) Final Cut Pro
17 4 (0.021%) OrCAD
17 4 (0.021%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 132 (0.68%) Magento
2 131 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 97 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 59 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 58 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 50 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 36 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
8 33 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 30 (0.15%) RMDS
10 18 (0.093%) Oracle 11i
11 17 (0.087%) assyst
12 16 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
13 13 (0.067%) Oracle Receivables
14 12 (0.062%) Bloomberg TOMS
14 12 (0.062%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (0.062%) Sentinel
15 11 (0.057%) BusinessWorks
15 11 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
15 11 (0.057%) Summit
16 10 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3106 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1037 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 745 (3.83%) SaaS
4 503 (2.59%) Office 365
5 377 (1.94%) PaaS
6 351 (1.81%) IaaS
7 327 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
8 301 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 294 (1.51%) GitHub
10 255 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 195 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 194 (1.00%) Amazon S3
13 100 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 88 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 69 (0.35%) Heroku
16 58 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
17 54 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 53 (0.27%) G Suite
19 50 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
20 49 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2086 (10.73%) Firewall
2 1909 (9.82%) TCP/IP
3 1408 (7.24%) DNS
4 968 (4.98%) SAN
5 856 (4.40%) Internet
6 840 (4.32%) HTTP
7 806 (4.15%) WAN
8 762 (3.92%) LAN
9 703 (3.62%) VPN
10 692 (3.56%) DHCP
11 521 (2.68%) Network Security
12 503 (2.59%) SSL
13 491 (2.53%) VoIP
14 410 (2.11%) LDAP
15 382 (1.97%) VLAN
16 319 (1.64%) BGP
17 285 (1.47%) Wireless
18 277 (1.42%) NAS
19 271 (1.39%) MPLS
20 251 (1.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3352 (17.24%) MySQL
2 1911 (9.83%) SQL Server
3 1225 (6.30%) MongoDB
4 1134 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 1078 (5.55%) Relational Database
6 861 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
7 770 (3.96%) Big Data
8 723 (3.72%) Hadoop
9 655 (3.37%) Oracle Database
10 533 (2.74%) RDBMS
11 449 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 405 (2.08%) Redis
13 269 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 267 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
15 225 (1.16%) DB2
16 224 (1.15%) HBase
17 189 (0.97%) Apache Hive
18 157 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
19 148 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
20 134 (0.69%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2635 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 2236 (11.50%) Jenkins
3 1071 (5.51%) JIRA
4 905 (4.66%) Subversion
5 728 (3.75%) Maven
6 556 (2.86%) Selenium
7 544 (2.80%) JUnit
8 447 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 360 (1.85%) Cucumber
10 345 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 328 (1.69%) Vagrant
12 280 (1.44%) Gradle
13 241 (1.24%) Eclipse
14 222 (1.14%) Ant
15 198 (1.02%) Hudson
16 157 (0.81%) JMeter
17 147 (0.76%) IntelliJ
18 141 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
19 133 (0.68%) Grunt
20 131 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3803 (19.56%) Finance
2 1333 (6.86%) Banking
3 1176 (6.05%) Telecoms
4 668 (3.44%) Retail
5 644 (3.31%) Games
6 586 (3.01%) Marketing
7 364 (1.87%) Advertising
8 352 (1.81%) Electronics
9 317 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 316 (1.63%) Front Office
11 291 (1.50%) Investment Banking
12 224 (1.15%) Back Office
13 198 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 176 (0.91%) Publishing
15 166 (0.85%) Legal
16 132 (0.68%) Law
17 109 (0.56%) French Language
18 106 (0.55%) Automotive
19 85 (0.44%) German Language
20 80 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4943 (25.43%) Developer
2 1973 (10.15%) Linux Engineer
3 1912 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 1828 (9.40%) Administrator
5 1405 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 1330 (6.84%) Systems Administrator
7 1304 (6.71%) Analyst
8 1298 (6.68%) Software Engineer
9 1018 (5.24%) Support Engineer
10 1014 (5.22%) Linux Administrator
11 978 (5.03%) Senior Developer
12 930 (4.78%) PHP Developer
13 831 (4.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 810 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
15 734 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 718 (3.69%) Architect
17 705 (3.63%) C++ Developer
18 687 (3.53%) Consultant
19 677 (3.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 640 (3.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2587 (13.31%) HTML
2 2089 (10.75%) CSS
3 1930 (9.93%) Web Services
4 1388 (7.14%) LAMP
5 1324 (6.81%) XML
6 1144 (5.89%) .NET
7 1107 (5.69%) Spring
8 1095 (5.63%) jQuery
9 981 (5.05%) AngularJS
10 962 (4.95%) HTML5
11 914 (4.70%) REST
12 876 (4.51%) Node.js
13 770 (3.96%) Middleware
14 747 (3.84%) SOAP
15 735 (3.78%) JSON
16 634 (3.26%) RESTful
17 622 (3.20%) J2EE
18 548 (2.82%) Hibernate
19 493 (2.54%) CSS3
20 456 (2.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1667 (8.58%) Computer Science
2 1250 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 1161 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 505 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 475 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 468 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 452 (2.33%) Fintech
8 425 (2.19%) Clustering
9 418 (2.15%) User Experience
10 315 (1.62%) Equities
11 310 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 301 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 271 (1.39%) Visualisation
14 270 (1.39%) Hedge funds
15 240 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 238 (1.22%) Physics
17 216 (1.11%) Public Cloud
18 206 (1.06%) Replication
19 201 (1.03%) Data Structures
20 198 (1.02%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6906 (35.53%) Windows
2 5098 (26.23%) Unix
3 2015 (10.37%) Windows Server
4 1933 (9.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1337 (6.88%) CentOS
6 1014 (5.22%) Ubuntu
7 898 (4.62%) Solaris
8 708 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 667 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 501 (2.58%) Android
11 470 (2.42%) Debian
12 407 (2.09%) Mac OS X
13 364 (1.87%) Apple iOS
14 346 (1.78%) AIX
15 301 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 228 (1.17%) Windows 7
17 166 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
18 139 (0.72%) Mac OS
19 136 (0.70%) SUSE
20 108 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4897 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 3626 (18.65%) DevOps
3 2537 (13.05%) Software Engineering
4 1929 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
5 1846 (9.50%) ITIL
6 1767 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1731 (8.90%) Configuration Management
8 1570 (8.08%) Open Source
9 1341 (6.90%) TDD
10 1306 (6.72%) OO
11 1013 (5.21%) E-Commerce
12 984 (5.06%) MVC
13 982 (5.05%) Web Development
14 887 (4.56%) Mentoring
15 867 (4.46%) SDLC
16 838 (4.31%) Multithreading
17 817 (4.20%) High Availability
18 745 (3.83%) OOP
19 733 (3.77%) Analytics
20 686 (3.53%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5298 (27.25%) Python
2 5267 (27.10%) Java
3 4552 (23.42%) SQL
4 3311 (17.03%) JavaScript
5 2792 (14.36%) C++
6 2553 (13.13%) Bash Shell
7 2420 (12.45%) PHP
8 2211 (11.37%) Perl
9 1993 (10.25%) Ruby
10 1668 (8.58%) C
11 1277 (6.57%) C#
12 1202 (6.18%) PowerShell
13 1169 (6.01%) Shell Script
14 530 (2.73%) Scala
15 441 (2.27%) PL/SQL
16 344 (1.77%) Go
17 259 (1.33%) Groovy
18 185 (0.95%) Embedded C
19 170 (0.87%) VB
20 166 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2627 (13.51%) Degree
2 1044 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 763 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
4 584 (3.00%) CCNA
5 482 (2.48%) SC Cleared
6 415 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 393 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 366 (1.88%) CISSP
9 309 (1.59%) CCNP
10 282 (1.45%) MCSE
11 216 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 215 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
13 156 (0.80%) CEH
13 156 (0.80%) CISM
14 155 (0.80%) GIAC
14 155 (0.80%) ISTQB
15 125 (0.64%) ISEB
16 120 (0.62%) PhD
17 119 (0.61%) RHCE
18 116 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 833 (4.29%) QA
2 429 (2.21%) SLA
3 348 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 301 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 58 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 47 (0.24%) GCP
7 42 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 42 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 35 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 29 (0.15%) SDET
10 16 (0.082%) JTAG
10 16 (0.082%) MiFID
11 15 (0.077%) HL7
12 14 (0.072%) GPG13
12 14 (0.072%) HIPAA
13 13 (0.067%) FISMA
14 12 (0.062%) SSAE 16
15 11 (0.057%) COBIT
15 11 (0.057%) ISO27005
16 10 (0.051%) MISRA
System Software
1 2260 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1816 (9.34%) Active Directory
3 1435 (7.38%) Docker
4 805 (4.14%) Hyper-V
5 648 (3.33%) vSphere
6 312 (1.61%) Xen
7 294 (1.51%) NFS
8 263 (1.35%) KVM
9 258 (1.33%) Firmware
10 253 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
11 219 (1.13%) VMware ESX
12 218 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
13 206 (1.06%) XenApp
14 194 (1.00%) XenServer
15 150 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
16 147 (0.76%) vCloud
17 129 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
18 126 (0.65%) Varnish
19 113 (0.58%) HDFS
20 109 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3111 (16.00%) Puppet
2 2236 (11.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1903 (9.79%) Ansible
4 752 (3.87%) Nagios
5 355 (1.83%) SCCM
6 349 (1.80%) Kubernetes
7 311 (1.60%) Terraform
8 309 (1.59%) Salt
9 215 (1.11%) SCOM
10 208 (1.07%) NetBackup
11 196 (1.01%) Tivoli
12 158 (0.81%) Nessus
13 149 (0.77%) Cobbler
14 145 (0.75%) Mesos
15 131 (0.67%) ZABBIX
16 123 (0.63%) HAProxy
17 122 (0.63%) Graphite
18 117 (0.60%) WSUS
19 109 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
20 108 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3432 (17.66%) VMware
2 2900 (14.92%) Oracle
3 2482 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 2480 (12.76%) Red Hat
5 1813 (9.33%) Cisco
6 689 (3.54%) HP
7 634 (3.26%) Citrix
8 575 (2.96%) IBM
9 476 (2.45%) NetApp
10 466 (2.40%) Google
11 424 (2.18%) Juniper
12 411 (2.11%) Splunk
13 401 (2.06%) EMC
14 349 (1.80%) CheckPoint
15 317 (1.63%) F5
16 296 (1.52%) Sybase
17 283 (1.46%) Sun
18 268 (1.38%) Atlassian
19 243 (1.25%) SAP
20 221 (1.14%) Zend
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Corby, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday