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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10907 11408 11242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.08% 10.11% 10.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.54% 37.76% 38.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9091 9143 9389
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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
29054 30210 29276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.86% 26.76% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24360 25049 24548
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +1 10245 £47,500 +5.55% 1595
London +1 4615 £55,000 +4.76% 605
South East +1 2335 £43,500 +2.35% 384
City of London +5 1086 £55,000 +10.00% 209
East of England -1 806 £44,000 +10.00% 131
Yorkshire -2 678 £40,000 +9.58% 105
South West 0 649 £38,500 +2.66% 160
Berkshire +1 600 £45,000 - 92
Hampshire -4 495 £44,500 +18.66% 89
West Yorkshire +5 490 £42,500 +13.33% 67
Surrey +1 460 £47,500 +5.55% 76
North West +2 449 £37,500 +7.14% 83
Leeds +5 425 £42,500 +14.86% 52
West Midlands +1 410 £38,500 +2.66% 66
Cambridgeshire -4 307 £45,000 +12.50% 82
Reading +2 295 £44,250 -1.66% 43
Scotland -3 295 £45,000 +12.50% 55
Manchester +9 285 £37,500 +3.44% 55
Cambridge -3 271 £45,000 +12.50% 71
Hertfordshire -2 267 £42,500 +6.25% 27
East Midlands -3 258 £36,250 +3.57% 47
Bristol +13 218 £41,000 +17.98% 49
Oxfordshire +11 189 £41,250 -8.33% 35
West Sussex +6 174 £40,000 -5.88% 15
East Sussex +1 174 £40,000 - 26
Gloucestershire -4 156 £38,750 -3.12% 29
Wales +19 152 £40,000 +17.64% 16
Brighton -1 152 £40,000 - 10
South Wales +16 141 £40,000 +19.40% 15
Essex +12 128 £46,250 -0.53% 10

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8368 (38.22%) Windows
2 7042 (32.16%) UNIX
3 6152 (28.10%) Java
4 5944 (27.15%) SQL
5 4860 (22.20%) MySQL
6 4399 (20.09%) Oracle
7 4282 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
8 4251 (19.42%) Finance
9 4034 (18.42%) Python
10 3980 (18.18%) VMware
11 3960 (18.09%) JavaScript
12 3671 (16.77%) PHP
13 3614 (16.51%) Apache
14 3591 (16.40%) HTML
15 3493 (15.95%) Degree
16 3252 (14.85%) Perl
17 3143 (14.35%) Red Hat
18 2877 (13.14%) SQL Server
19 2833 (12.94%) C++
20 2805 (12.81%) CSS
21 2799 (12.78%) Microsoft
22 2557 (11.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 2546 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2508 (11.45%) Git (software)
25 2501 (11.42%) Software Engineering
26 2432 (11.11%) Cisco
27 2372 (10.83%) DevOps
28 2355 (10.76%) Puppet
29 2354 (10.75%) Firewall
30 2280 (10.41%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3614 (16.51%) Apache
2 2025 (9.25%) Tomcat
3 1041 (4.75%) IIS
4 902 (4.12%) JBoss
5 849 (3.88%) MS Exchange
6 813 (3.71%) WebSphere
7 767 (3.50%) nginx
8 605 (2.76%) WebLogic
9 530 (2.42%) Node.js
10 391 (1.79%) CMS
10 391 (1.79%) SharePoint
11 364 (1.66%) OpenStack
12 358 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 314 (1.43%) WordPress
14 308 (1.41%) Drupal
15 302 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
16 284 (1.30%) Apache Solr
17 205 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
18 194 (0.89%) GlassFish
19 173 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1402 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 582 (2.66%) MS Office
3 133 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 99 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 73 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 34 (0.16%) MS Project
7 30 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 29 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 28 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.082%) SPSS
11 15 (0.069%) Simulink
12 14 (0.064%) Mathematica
13 13 (0.059%) Fireworks
14 11 (0.050%) TargetLink
15 10 (0.046%) AutoCAD
16 8 (0.037%) Maya
16 8 (0.037%) Mingle
16 8 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
17 7 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
17 7 (0.032%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 253 (1.16%) Magento
2 159 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 122 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 91 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 68 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 66 (0.30%) RMDS
7 59 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 53 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 46 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 43 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
11 39 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
12 35 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
13 33 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 32 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
15 31 (0.14%) ION MarketView
15 31 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
16 22 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
17 21 (0.096%) Agresso
18 19 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
19 16 (0.073%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1054 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 541 (2.47%) SaaS
3 403 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
4 292 (1.33%) PaaS
5 276 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 261 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 250 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 244 (1.11%) IaaS
9 180 (0.82%) Office 365
10 132 (0.60%) GitHub
11 131 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 94 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 68 (0.31%) Route 53
13 68 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 56 (0.26%) Google Apps
15 55 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
16 50 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
17 46 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
17 46 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 39 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2354 (10.75%) Firewall
2 2264 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 1889 (8.63%) SAN
4 1807 (8.25%) DNS
5 1142 (5.22%) HTTP
6 1070 (4.89%) Internet
7 1026 (4.69%) WAN
8 987 (4.51%) VPN
9 971 (4.43%) LAN
10 769 (3.51%) DHCP
11 609 (2.78%) NAS
12 520 (2.37%) LDAP
13 497 (2.27%) Network Security
14 493 (2.25%) SSL
15 474 (2.16%) BGP
16 454 (2.07%) VoIP
17 429 (1.96%) VLAN
18 400 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
19 391 (1.79%) SMTP
20 390 (1.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4860 (22.20%) MySQL
2 2877 (13.14%) SQL Server
3 1394 (6.37%) Relational Database
4 1244 (5.68%) Oracle Database
5 1111 (5.07%) NoSQL
6 977 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
7 968 (4.42%) MongoDB
8 753 (3.44%) RDBMS
9 666 (3.04%) Big Data
10 498 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 480 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 461 (2.11%) DB2
13 427 (1.95%) Redis
14 346 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 336 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
16 295 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
17 287 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
18 259 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
19 209 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
20 207 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2508 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 1420 (6.49%) Subversion
3 1374 (6.28%) Jenkins
4 940 (4.29%) Maven
5 712 (3.25%) JIRA
6 633 (2.89%) JUnit
7 569 (2.60%) Eclipse
8 472 (2.16%) Ant
9 405 (1.85%) Selenium
10 312 (1.42%) Hudson
11 311 (1.42%) TeamCity
12 310 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 217 (0.99%) Mercurial
14 214 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
15 212 (0.97%) Visual Studio
16 172 (0.79%) PHPUnit
17 162 (0.74%) WebDriver
18 128 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 114 (0.52%) Jasmine
20 106 (0.48%) Mockito
General
1 4251 (19.42%) Finance
2 1327 (6.06%) Banking
3 1079 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 753 (3.44%) Retail
5 693 (3.17%) Marketing
6 636 (2.90%) Games
7 408 (1.86%) Front Office
8 407 (1.86%) Advertising
9 347 (1.58%) Investment Banking
10 292 (1.33%) Electronics
11 282 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 220 (1.00%) Publishing
13 206 (0.94%) Back Office
14 203 (0.93%) Manufacturing
15 173 (0.79%) Legal
16 156 (0.71%) Law
17 147 (0.67%) Automotive
18 127 (0.58%) Aerospace
19 114 (0.52%) French Language
20 102 (0.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6136 (28.02%) Developer
2 2434 (11.12%) Administrator
3 1849 (8.44%) Systems Administrator
4 1845 (8.43%) Analyst
5 1628 (7.44%) Java Developer
6 1491 (6.81%) Software Engineer
7 1226 (5.60%) Linux Administrator
8 1210 (5.53%) PHP Developer
9 1154 (5.27%) Support Engineer
10 1053 (4.81%) Architect
11 1024 (4.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 1023 (4.67%) Senior Developer
13 991 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
14 947 (4.33%) Support Analyst
15 879 (4.01%) Linux Engineer
16 836 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
17 831 (3.80%) Software Developer
18 792 (3.62%) Applications Support
19 769 (3.51%) Consultant
20 716 (3.27%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3591 (16.40%) HTML
2 2805 (12.81%) CSS
3 2147 (9.81%) Web Services
4 1914 (8.74%) XML
5 1730 (7.90%) jQuery
6 1473 (6.73%) Spring
7 1333 (6.09%) HTML5
8 1221 (5.58%) .NET
9 1207 (5.51%) LAMP
10 1185 (5.41%) J2EE
11 846 (3.86%) Hibernate
12 829 (3.79%) REST
13 808 (3.69%) Middleware
14 742 (3.39%) JSON
15 735 (3.36%) Ajax
16 733 (3.35%) SOAP
17 726 (3.32%) CSS3
18 638 (2.91%) AngularJS
19 633 (2.89%) RESTful
20 557 (2.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1952 (8.92%) Computer Science
2 1751 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1487 (6.79%) Open Source
4 681 (3.11%) Clustering
5 562 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 446 (2.04%) Replication
7 431 (1.97%) Mathematics
7 431 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 413 (1.89%) User Experience
9 407 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 357 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 316 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 303 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 298 (1.36%) Derivative
14 287 (1.31%) Equities
15 263 (1.20%) Fixed Income
16 261 (1.19%) Data Structures
17 249 (1.14%) Client/Server
18 210 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
19 184 (0.84%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8368 (38.22%) Windows
2 7042 (32.16%) UNIX
3 2557 (11.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1794 (8.19%) Solaris
5 1378 (6.29%) CentOS
6 1255 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 995 (4.54%) Ubuntu
8 750 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 747 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 724 (3.31%) Android
11 670 (3.06%) AIX
12 615 (2.81%) Debian
13 461 (2.11%) Windows 7
14 444 (2.03%) Apple iOS
15 318 (1.45%) Mac OS X
16 280 (1.28%) HPUX
17 252 (1.15%) SUSE
18 243 (1.11%) Windows XP
19 229 (1.05%) Windows 8
20 173 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4282 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
2 2501 (11.42%) Software Engineering
3 2372 (10.83%) DevOps
4 2194 (10.02%) OO
5 1972 (9.01%) ITIL
6 1762 (8.05%) TDD
7 1708 (7.80%) E-Commerce
8 1677 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
9 1419 (6.48%) Scrum
10 1281 (5.85%) Configuration Management
11 1265 (5.78%) MVC
12 978 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
13 972 (4.44%) Project Management
14 955 (4.36%) Multithreading
15 930 (4.25%) Mentoring
16 815 (3.72%) Load Balancing
17 804 (3.67%) OOP
18 730 (3.33%) Unit Testing
19 718 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
19 718 (3.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6152 (28.10%) Java
2 5944 (27.15%) SQL
3 4034 (18.42%) Python
4 3960 (18.09%) JavaScript
5 3671 (16.77%) PHP
6 3252 (14.85%) Perl
7 2833 (12.94%) C++
8 2280 (10.41%) Bash Shell
9 1859 (8.49%) Ruby
10 1701 (7.77%) C
11 1567 (7.16%) Shell Script
12 1299 (5.93%) C#
13 909 (4.15%) PowerShell
14 743 (3.39%) PL/SQL
15 419 (1.91%) PHP5
16 311 (1.42%) Scala
17 259 (1.18%) T-SQL
18 193 (0.88%) Embedded C
19 181 (0.83%) Groovy
20 172 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 3493 (15.95%) Degree
2 940 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
3 872 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 668 (3.05%) CCNA
5 547 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 533 (2.43%) SC Cleared
7 464 (2.12%) CCNP
8 411 (1.88%) MCSE
9 286 (1.31%) CISSP
10 276 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 243 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 221 (1.01%) RHCE
13 188 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
14 186 (0.85%) MCITP
15 179 (0.82%) MCSA
16 174 (0.79%) PhD
17 150 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
18 144 (0.66%) MCP
19 126 (0.58%) ISEB
20 98 (0.45%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1024 (4.68%) QA
2 760 (3.47%) SLA
3 280 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 240 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 116 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 65 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 47 (0.21%) COBIT
8 26 (0.12%) FISMA
9 22 (0.10%) JTAG
10 15 (0.069%) ISO 9000
11 12 (0.055%) HIPAA
11 12 (0.055%) EMIR
11 12 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
12 11 (0.050%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.050%) GPG13
13 8 (0.037%) ISO 14001
14 7 (0.032%) ISO 8583
15 6 (0.027%) PMBOK
15 6 (0.027%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.023%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2546 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1748 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 763 (3.48%) vSphere
4 674 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 416 (1.90%) NFS
6 411 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
7 389 (1.78%) VMware ESX
8 320 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 294 (1.34%) KVM
10 268 (1.22%) Firmware
11 246 (1.12%) XenApp
12 245 (1.12%) Xen
13 216 (0.99%) Varnish
14 196 (0.90%) Docker
15 186 (0.85%) XenServer
16 155 (0.71%) Samba
17 153 (0.70%) vCloud
18 131 (0.60%) iptables
19 113 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 108 (0.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2355 (10.76%) Puppet
2 1650 (7.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1108 (5.06%) Nagios
4 539 (2.46%) Ansible
5 283 (1.29%) Tivoli
6 282 (1.29%) ZABBIX
7 280 (1.28%) SCCM
8 240 (1.10%) Vagrant
9 223 (1.02%) Salt
10 222 (1.01%) Cacti
10 222 (1.01%) NetBackup
11 220 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
12 214 (0.98%) SCOM
13 209 (0.95%) Data Guard
14 165 (0.75%) logstash
15 159 (0.73%) Graphite
16 141 (0.64%) OpenView
17 117 (0.53%) HAProxy
18 110 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 89 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4399 (20.09%) Oracle
2 3980 (18.18%) VMware
3 3143 (14.35%) Red Hat
4 2799 (12.78%) Microsoft
5 2432 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1324 (6.05%) HP
7 1050 (4.80%) IBM
8 941 (4.30%) Citrix
9 740 (3.38%) NetApp
10 618 (2.82%) Juniper
11 612 (2.80%) EMC
12 468 (2.14%) CheckPoint
13 458 (2.09%) Sybase
14 433 (1.98%) Zend
15 430 (1.96%) Sun
16 368 (1.68%) F5
17 350 (1.60%) Dell
18 316 (1.44%) Symantec
19 306 (1.40%) Google
20 269 (1.23%) Veritas
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