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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8869 10968 10666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.56% 10.71% 10.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.47% 41.14% 37.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7294 9196 8850
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.19%

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
19943 26662 28761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 23.75% 26.04% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 16823 22475 24128
Median salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 8406 £50,000 +5.26% 1391
London 0 3804 £60,000 +4.34% 604
South East 0 1855 £47,500 +5.55% 273
East of England 0 691 £45,000 +7.14% 122
City of London +4 633 £65,000 +8.33% 141
Berkshire +8 607 £51,500 +3.00% 59
South West -1 540 £40,500 +1.25% 90
North West -2 468 £40,000 - 82
West Midlands +5 425 £40,000 - 68
Yorkshire -7 383 £40,000 -5.88% 90
Surrey +5 351 £50,000 - 56
Hampshire -6 340 £40,500 +8.00% 74
Manchester -3 332 £40,000 -6.97% 54
Cambridgeshire +3 322 £45,000 +8.43% 77
Reading +7 279 £50,000 - 27
Cambridge +1 279 £45,000 +5.88% 67
West Yorkshire -15 238 £42,500 - 54
East Midlands -11 213 £37,750 -0.65% 38
Scotland +2 193 £41,500 -2.35% 33
Hertfordshire -3 190 £47,500 +5.55% 22
Leeds -13 185 £47,500 +11.76% 31
Gloucestershire +3 171 £45,000 - 18
Oxfordshire +3 169 £50,000 +6.38% 32
Birmingham +6 153 £42,500 +6.25% 20
East Sussex +4 135 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Edinburgh +16 128 £42,500 - 19
Brighton +6 124 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Bristol -14 123 £40,000 - 33
Basingstoke -2 110 £52,500 +23.52% 16
Nottinghamshire -1 106 £40,000 +14.28% 18

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 6771 (35.35%) Windows
2 5342 (27.89%) Python
3 5310 (27.72%) Java
4 4963 (25.91%) Unix
5 4855 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
6 4515 (23.57%) SQL
7 3716 (19.40%) Finance
8 3692 (19.27%) DevOps
9 3309 (17.27%) MySQL
10 3258 (17.01%) JavaScript
11 3256 (17.00%) VMware
12 3236 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
13 3045 (15.90%) Puppet
14 2853 (14.89%) Oracle
15 2763 (14.42%) C++
16 2680 (13.99%) Git (software)
17 2670 (13.94%) Degree
18 2582 (13.48%) Software Engineering
19 2562 (13.38%) HTML
20 2534 (13.23%) Bash Shell
21 2453 (12.81%) PHP
22 2450 (12.79%) Red Hat
23 2413 (12.60%) Microsoft
24 2247 (11.73%) Apache
25 2223 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
26 2191 (11.44%) Jenkins
27 2187 (11.42%) Perl
28 2144 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
29 2060 (10.75%) CSS
30 1982 (10.35%) 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 2247 (11.73%) Apache
2 1254 (6.55%) Tomcat
3 872 (4.55%) IIS
4 832 (4.34%) JBoss
5 700 (3.65%) WebSphere
6 617 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
7 607 (3.17%) WebLogic
8 596 (3.11%) nginx
9 519 (2.71%) MS Exchange
10 446 (2.33%) OpenStack
11 315 (1.64%) Apache Spark
12 298 (1.56%) SharePoint
13 294 (1.53%) Confluence
14 287 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 210 (1.10%) WordPress
16 204 (1.06%) CMS
17 182 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
18 157 (0.82%) Drupal
19 143 (0.75%) CloudStack
20 137 (0.72%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1061 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 360 (1.88%) MS Office
3 91 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 84 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 71 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.12%) Simulink
7 21 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.099%) GNU Octave
8 19 (0.099%) MS Project
9 17 (0.089%) SPSS
10 15 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 15 (0.078%) GIMP
11 7 (0.037%) HipChat
11 7 (0.037%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 6 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.026%) Baselight
13 5 (0.026%) OrCAD
13 5 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.021%) Doxygen
14 4 (0.021%) Maya
Business Applications
1 137 (0.72%) Magento
2 134 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 108 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 71 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 70 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 52 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
7 33 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 33 (0.17%) RMDS
8 31 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
9 18 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
10 17 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
11 15 (0.078%) assyst
11 15 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
12 12 (0.063%) BusinessWorks
12 12 (0.063%) NetSuite
12 12 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
13 11 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
13 11 (0.057%) Sentinel
14 10 (0.052%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 10 (0.052%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3236 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1046 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 708 (3.70%) SaaS
4 487 (2.54%) Office 365
5 354 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
6 338 (1.76%) PaaS
7 316 (1.65%) IaaS
8 305 (1.59%) GitHub
9 283 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 280 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 230 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 207 (1.08%) Amazon S3
13 106 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 102 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 72 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 66 (0.34%) Heroku
17 56 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
17 56 (0.29%) Route 53
18 55 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
19 54 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1982 (10.35%) Firewall
2 1795 (9.37%) TCP/IP
3 1329 (6.94%) DNS
4 921 (4.81%) SAN
5 837 (4.37%) Internet
6 799 (4.17%) HTTP
7 729 (3.81%) WAN
8 704 (3.68%) LAN
9 664 (3.47%) VPN
10 659 (3.44%) DHCP
11 486 (2.54%) Network Security
12 482 (2.52%) SSL
13 430 (2.24%) VoIP
14 423 (2.21%) LDAP
15 365 (1.91%) VLAN
16 304 (1.59%) BGP
17 274 (1.43%) Wireless
18 272 (1.42%) NAS
19 254 (1.33%) OSPF
20 251 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3309 (17.27%) MySQL
2 1876 (9.79%) SQL Server
3 1163 (6.07%) MongoDB
4 1134 (5.92%) NoSQL
5 1062 (5.54%) Relational Database
6 876 (4.57%) PostgreSQL
7 767 (4.00%) Big Data
8 723 (3.77%) Hadoop
9 649 (3.39%) Oracle Database
10 513 (2.68%) RDBMS
11 459 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 404 (2.11%) Redis
13 279 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
14 275 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 220 (1.15%) HBase
16 215 (1.12%) DB2
17 185 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
17 185 (0.97%) Apache Hive
18 156 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
19 136 (0.71%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2680 (13.99%) Git (software)
2 2191 (11.44%) Jenkins
3 993 (5.18%) JIRA
4 919 (4.80%) Subversion
5 717 (3.74%) Maven
6 567 (2.96%) Selenium
7 546 (2.85%) JUnit
8 431 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 370 (1.93%) Vagrant
10 360 (1.88%) TeamCity
11 332 (1.73%) Cucumber
12 290 (1.51%) Gradle
13 229 (1.20%) Eclipse
14 225 (1.17%) Ant
15 201 (1.05%) Hudson
16 178 (0.93%) JMeter
17 145 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
18 142 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
19 138 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
20 129 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3716 (19.40%) Finance
2 1352 (7.06%) Banking
3 1102 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 638 (3.33%) Retail
5 625 (3.26%) Games
6 583 (3.04%) Marketing
7 378 (1.97%) Electronics
8 341 (1.78%) Front Office
9 340 (1.77%) Advertising
10 337 (1.76%) Manufacturing
11 279 (1.46%) Investment Banking
12 207 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 192 (1.00%) Back Office
14 167 (0.87%) Legal
15 157 (0.82%) Publishing
16 109 (0.57%) Law
17 102 (0.53%) French Language
18 100 (0.52%) Automotive
19 75 (0.39%) German Language
20 67 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4805 (25.08%) Developer
2 1964 (10.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 1902 (9.93%) Linux Engineer
4 1764 (9.21%) Administrator
5 1376 (7.18%) Java Developer
6 1320 (6.89%) Software Engineer
7 1282 (6.69%) Analyst
8 1281 (6.69%) Systems Administrator
9 975 (5.09%) Linux Administrator
10 962 (5.02%) Senior Developer
11 955 (4.99%) Support Engineer
12 915 (4.78%) PHP Developer
13 795 (4.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 737 (3.85%) Architect
15 715 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 715 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
16 675 (3.52%) C++ Developer
17 648 (3.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 647 (3.38%) Consultant
19 619 (3.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2562 (13.38%) HTML
2 2060 (10.75%) CSS
3 1923 (10.04%) Web Services
4 1342 (7.01%) LAMP
5 1274 (6.65%) XML
6 1158 (6.05%) .NET
7 1115 (5.82%) Spring
8 1028 (5.37%) jQuery
9 933 (4.87%) AngularJS
10 924 (4.82%) HTML5
11 885 (4.62%) REST
12 835 (4.36%) Node.js
13 749 (3.91%) Middleware
14 745 (3.89%) SOAP
15 674 (3.52%) JSON
16 666 (3.48%) RESTful
17 617 (3.22%) J2EE
18 539 (2.81%) Hibernate
19 474 (2.47%) Ajax
20 454 (2.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1676 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 1228 (6.41%) Data Centre
3 1109 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 596 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
5 514 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 465 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 465 (2.43%) Fintech
7 409 (2.14%) Clustering
8 368 (1.92%) User Experience
9 310 (1.62%) Equities
10 294 (1.53%) Mobile App
11 283 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 247 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 231 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 212 (1.11%) Data Structures
15 203 (1.06%) Public Cloud
16 197 (1.03%) Replication
17 185 (0.97%) Derivative
17 185 (0.97%) iPad
18 179 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6771 (35.35%) Windows
2 4963 (25.91%) Unix
3 1978 (10.33%) Windows Server
4 1895 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1341 (7.00%) CentOS
6 1030 (5.38%) Ubuntu
7 909 (4.75%) Solaris
8 740 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 713 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 516 (2.69%) Android
11 498 (2.60%) Debian
12 375 (1.96%) Mac OS X
13 355 (1.85%) Apple iOS
14 348 (1.82%) AIX
15 292 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 223 (1.16%) Windows 7
17 182 (0.95%) Mac OS
18 162 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
19 127 (0.66%) SUSE
20 120 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4855 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 3692 (19.27%) DevOps
3 2582 (13.48%) Software Engineering
4 1940 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
5 1735 (9.06%) ITIL
6 1718 (8.97%) Configuration Management
7 1707 (8.91%) Scrum
8 1618 (8.45%) Open Source
9 1329 (6.94%) TDD
10 1320 (6.89%) OO
11 1015 (5.30%) E-Commerce
12 997 (5.20%) MVC
13 948 (4.95%) Web Development
14 924 (4.82%) Mentoring
15 900 (4.70%) SDLC
16 821 (4.29%) High Availability
17 755 (3.94%) Multithreading
18 746 (3.89%) Analytics
19 724 (3.78%) OOP
20 718 (3.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5342 (27.89%) Python
2 5310 (27.72%) Java
3 4515 (23.57%) SQL
4 3258 (17.01%) JavaScript
5 2763 (14.42%) C++
6 2534 (13.23%) Bash Shell
7 2453 (12.81%) PHP
8 2187 (11.42%) Perl
9 1963 (10.25%) Ruby
10 1608 (8.39%) C
11 1294 (6.76%) C#
12 1178 (6.15%) Shell Script
13 1156 (6.03%) PowerShell
14 538 (2.81%) Scala
15 420 (2.19%) PL/SQL
16 359 (1.87%) Go
17 297 (1.55%) Groovy
18 198 (1.03%) Embedded C
19 178 (0.93%) VB
20 159 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2670 (13.94%) Degree
2 983 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 720 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
4 509 (2.66%) CCNA
5 455 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 381 (1.99%) CISSP
7 376 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 367 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 325 (1.70%) CCNP
10 262 (1.37%) MCSE
11 197 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 193 (1.01%) CISM
13 179 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 162 (0.85%) GIAC
15 156 (0.81%) ISTQB
16 143 (0.75%) CEH
16 143 (0.75%) SANS
17 138 (0.72%) PhD
18 122 (0.64%) ISEB
19 113 (0.59%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 835 (4.36%) QA
2 424 (2.21%) SLA
3 321 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 295 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (0.23%) GCP
5 45 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 41 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 40 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 37 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 31 (0.16%) SDET
10 22 (0.11%) MiFID
11 16 (0.084%) JTAG
12 15 (0.078%) COBIT
12 15 (0.078%) HL7
13 14 (0.073%) GPG13
14 13 (0.068%) SSAE 16
15 10 (0.052%) MISRA
16 9 (0.047%) FISMA
17 8 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 7 (0.037%) ISO27005
System Software
1 2144 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1746 (9.12%) Active Directory
3 1538 (8.03%) Docker
4 767 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 600 (3.13%) vSphere
6 334 (1.74%) Xen
7 287 (1.50%) NFS
8 273 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
9 265 (1.38%) KVM
10 255 (1.33%) Firmware
11 215 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
12 200 (1.04%) XenServer
13 195 (1.02%) XenApp
14 171 (0.89%) VMware ESX
15 166 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
16 126 (0.66%) Varnish
17 123 (0.64%) vCloud
18 115 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
19 112 (0.58%) HDFS
20 110 (0.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3045 (15.90%) Puppet
2 2223 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1950 (10.18%) Ansible
4 764 (3.99%) Nagios
5 421 (2.20%) Kubernetes
6 364 (1.90%) Terraform
7 326 (1.70%) SCCM
8 304 (1.59%) Salt
9 214 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 207 (1.08%) SCOM
11 171 (0.89%) Tivoli
12 149 (0.78%) Mesos
12 149 (0.78%) Nessus
12 149 (0.78%) ZABBIX
13 146 (0.76%) Cobbler
14 143 (0.75%) Graphite
15 130 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
16 117 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
17 116 (0.61%) logstash
18 109 (0.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3256 (17.00%) VMware
2 2853 (14.89%) Oracle
3 2450 (12.79%) Red Hat
4 2413 (12.60%) Microsoft
5 1644 (8.58%) Cisco
6 656 (3.42%) HP
7 616 (3.22%) Citrix
8 522 (2.73%) IBM
9 501 (2.62%) Google
10 488 (2.55%) NetApp
11 445 (2.32%) Splunk
12 433 (2.26%) Juniper
13 384 (2.00%) EMC
14 349 (1.82%) CheckPoint
15 297 (1.55%) F5
16 284 (1.48%) Sun
17 261 (1.36%) Sybase
18 249 (1.30%) Atlassian
19 239 (1.25%) SAP
20 232 (1.21%) Zend
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Option for working from home
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70 - £100 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus, 16% Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Sussex
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + flexi- working,26 hols, pen
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexi-working,pen,26 hols
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum c£60K
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: Competetive
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago