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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10420 11697 12196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.63% 10.62% 10.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.39% 40.34% 39.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8726 9699 10057
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 £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,850 £70,900 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
24583 28997 31181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.09% 26.34% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21004 24347 26081
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%

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 27 July 2016 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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 9753 £50,000 +4.16% 1430
London 0 4394 £57,500 - 614
South East 0 2477 £45,000 +4.65% 286
Berkshire +9 804 £50,000 +17.64% 69
City of London +2 730 £60,000 +4.34% 155
East of England +3 670 £46,000 +5.74% 101
South West -1 641 £40,000 - 109
Hampshire -1 538 £40,000 -5.88% 80
Surrey 0 478 £50,000 - 50
Yorkshire -1 463 £40,000 -5.88% 69
Reading +6 455 £50,000 +17.64% 41
West Midlands +1 409 £36,500 -8.75% 67
North West +2 394 £40,000 +6.66% 105
Cambridgeshire 0 298 £45,000 - 56
East Midlands +11 295 £42,500 +6.25% 59
Scotland -1 293 £43,000 +2.38% 33
West Yorkshire -11 281 £40,000 -11.11% 50
Manchester -4 268 £42,500 +13.33% 72
Cambridge +2 257 £46,250 +2.77% 48
Oxfordshire -2 237 £50,000 +25.00% 28
Gloucestershire +2 223 £45,000 +12.50% 40
Leeds -9 221 £42,500 -5.55% 36
Hertfordshire +2 195 £45,000 - 28
Glasgow -1 152 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Bristol -11 142 £35,000 -17.64% 16
Birmingham -5 135 £39,324 -21.35% 18
Nottinghamshire +24 125 £42,500 +21.42% 19
Wales -5 125 £38,500 +6.94% 9
South Wales -2 123 £38,500 +6.94% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 120 £36,000 -15.29% 15

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 7864 (36.25%) Windows
2 5662 (26.10%) Unix
3 5629 (25.95%) Java
4 5578 (25.72%) Python
5 5355 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
6 5036 (23.22%) SQL
7 4228 (19.49%) MySQL
8 4061 (18.72%) Finance
9 4016 (18.51%) VMware
10 3913 (18.04%) JavaScript
11 3707 (17.09%) DevOps
12 3598 (16.59%) Puppet
13 3482 (16.05%) Oracle
14 3422 (15.78%) Degree
15 3349 (15.44%) Amazon AWS
16 3277 (15.11%) PHP
17 3131 (14.43%) HTML
18 3063 (14.12%) Apache
19 3055 (14.08%) Git (software)
20 2983 (13.75%) C++
21 2905 (13.39%) Red Hat
22 2873 (13.25%) Bash Shell
23 2849 (13.13%) Microsoft
24 2845 (13.12%) Perl
25 2756 (12.71%) CSS
26 2728 (12.58%) Software Engineering
27 2697 (12.43%) Firewall
28 2647 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
29 2489 (11.47%) Windows Server
30 2398 (11.06%) Jenkins

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 3063 (14.12%) Apache
2 1691 (7.80%) Tomcat
3 922 (4.25%) JBoss
4 906 (4.18%) IIS
5 794 (3.66%) nginx
6 720 (3.32%) MS Exchange
7 675 (3.11%) WebSphere
8 602 (2.78%) WebLogic
9 594 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
10 579 (2.67%) OpenStack
11 382 (1.76%) SharePoint
12 344 (1.59%) Confluence
13 304 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 282 (1.30%) CMS
15 243 (1.12%) Apache Spark
16 241 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
17 206 (0.95%) Drupal
18 201 (0.93%) WordPress
19 178 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
20 149 (0.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1149 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 438 (2.02%) MS Office
3 121 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 107 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 81 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 33 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 30 (0.14%) MS Project
8 24 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 16 (0.074%) Final Cut Pro
9 16 (0.074%) Gliffy
9 16 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
10 13 (0.060%) MODO
11 12 (0.055%) SPSS
12 6 (0.028%) HipChat
12 6 (0.028%) Maple
13 4 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.018%) GNU Octave
13 4 (0.018%) Maya
13 4 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 154 (0.71%) Magento
2 141 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 77 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 70 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 55 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 45 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 44 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 34 (0.16%) assyst
9 33 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
10 32 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
11 28 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
12 24 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
13 23 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
14 22 (0.10%) RMDS
15 20 (0.092%) MetaTrader
16 18 (0.083%) Salerio
17 13 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
18 12 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
18 12 (0.055%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
19 11 (0.051%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 3349 (15.44%) Amazon AWS
2 956 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 769 (3.55%) SaaS
4 505 (2.33%) Office 365
5 426 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 420 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
7 376 (1.73%) PaaS
8 361 (1.66%) IaaS
9 351 (1.62%) GitHub
10 255 (1.18%) Amazon S3
11 169 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 166 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
13 112 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 106 (0.49%) Route 53
15 91 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 74 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 70 (0.32%) OpenShift
18 69 (0.32%) Google Apps
19 54 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
20 52 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 2697 (12.43%) Firewall
2 2172 (10.01%) TCP/IP
3 1906 (8.79%) DNS
4 1487 (6.86%) SAN
5 1068 (4.92%) Internet
6 1036 (4.78%) WAN
7 963 (4.44%) LAN
8 962 (4.44%) HTTP
9 936 (4.32%) VPN
10 674 (3.11%) DHCP
11 568 (2.62%) NAS
12 567 (2.61%) Network Security
13 561 (2.59%) VoIP
14 546 (2.52%) SSL
15 540 (2.49%) LDAP
16 363 (1.67%) VLAN
17 360 (1.66%) SMTP
18 359 (1.66%) MPLS
19 303 (1.40%) Wireless
20 298 (1.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4228 (19.49%) MySQL
2 2343 (10.80%) SQL Server
3 1142 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1112 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 1070 (4.93%) NoSQL
6 1001 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
7 921 (4.25%) Big Data
8 767 (3.54%) Hadoop
9 754 (3.48%) Oracle Database
10 614 (2.83%) RDBMS
11 480 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 453 (2.09%) Redis
13 251 (1.16%) DB2
14 245 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 225 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
16 220 (1.01%) Apache Hive
17 212 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
18 208 (0.96%) HBase
19 187 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
20 151 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3055 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 2398 (11.06%) Jenkins
3 1228 (5.66%) Subversion
4 1148 (5.29%) JIRA
5 834 (3.84%) Maven
6 592 (2.73%) Selenium
7 519 (2.39%) JUnit
8 394 (1.82%) Eclipse
9 352 (1.62%) Cucumber
10 351 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 346 (1.60%) Vagrant
12 316 (1.46%) TeamCity
13 295 (1.36%) Ant
14 252 (1.16%) Gradle
15 212 (0.98%) Hudson
15 212 (0.98%) PHPUnit
16 190 (0.88%) Visual Studio
17 164 (0.76%) Grunt
18 147 (0.68%) Mockito
19 145 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 4061 (18.72%) Finance
2 1269 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 1120 (5.16%) Banking
4 722 (3.33%) Marketing
5 676 (3.12%) Games
6 652 (3.01%) Retail
7 393 (1.81%) Electronics
8 333 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 321 (1.48%) Advertising
10 319 (1.47%) Law
11 287 (1.32%) Front Office
12 274 (1.26%) Publishing
13 210 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 197 (0.91%) Back Office
15 171 (0.79%) Investment Banking
16 143 (0.66%) Aerospace
16 143 (0.66%) Automotive
17 123 (0.57%) German Language
18 108 (0.50%) Legal
19 106 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5837 (26.91%) Developer
2 2219 (10.23%) Linux Engineer
3 1923 (8.87%) Administrator
4 1887 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 1552 (7.16%) Analyst
6 1537 (7.09%) Java Developer
7 1414 (6.52%) PHP Developer
8 1329 (6.13%) Systems Administrator
9 1328 (6.12%) Support Engineer
10 1249 (5.76%) Software Engineer
11 1096 (5.05%) Linux Administrator
12 1048 (4.83%) Senior Developer
13 954 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
14 894 (4.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 835 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 830 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 811 (3.74%) Applications Support
18 773 (3.56%) C++ Developer
19 690 (3.18%) Support Analyst
20 665 (3.07%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3131 (14.43%) HTML
2 2756 (12.71%) CSS
3 2141 (9.87%) Web Services
4 2002 (9.23%) LAMP
5 1480 (6.82%) jQuery
6 1397 (6.44%) XML
7 1155 (5.32%) AngularJS
8 1100 (5.07%) Spring
9 1051 (4.85%) HTML5
10 1021 (4.71%) .NET
11 969 (4.47%) REST
12 837 (3.86%) JSON
13 814 (3.75%) Node.js
14 715 (3.30%) Middleware
15 678 (3.13%) J2EE
16 674 (3.11%) CSS3
17 663 (3.06%) RESTful
18 599 (2.76%) SOAP
19 503 (2.32%) Ajax
20 479 (2.21%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2164 (9.98%) Computer Science
2 1587 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1380 (6.36%) Data Centre
4 634 (2.92%) Mathematics
5 561 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 558 (2.57%) Clustering
7 507 (2.34%) User Experience
8 445 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 427 (1.97%) Fintech
10 391 (1.80%) Hedge funds
11 385 (1.77%) Replication
12 375 (1.73%) Mobile App
13 316 (1.46%) Equities
14 272 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 271 (1.25%) Physics
16 265 (1.22%) Visualisation
17 263 (1.21%) Derivative
18 257 (1.18%) iPad
19 249 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
20 237 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7864 (36.25%) Windows
2 5662 (26.10%) Unix
3 2489 (11.47%) Windows Server
4 2391 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1470 (6.78%) CentOS
6 1141 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 1045 (4.82%) Solaris
8 1034 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 848 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 608 (2.80%) AIX
11 599 (2.76%) Debian
12 512 (2.36%) Android
13 482 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 435 (2.01%) Mac OS X
15 345 (1.59%) Windows 7
16 329 (1.52%) Apple iOS
17 247 (1.14%) SUSE
18 224 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
19 182 (0.84%) Windows 8
20 166 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5355 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 3707 (17.09%) DevOps
3 2728 (12.58%) Software Engineering
4 2109 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
5 2020 (9.31%) ITIL
6 1923 (8.87%) Configuration Management
7 1812 (8.35%) Open Source
8 1785 (8.23%) Scrum
9 1755 (8.09%) OO
10 1665 (7.68%) TDD
11 1316 (6.07%) Web Development
12 1216 (5.61%) MVC
13 1135 (5.23%) E-Commerce
14 1084 (5.00%) High Availability
15 1003 (4.62%) OOP
16 935 (4.31%) Mentoring
17 925 (4.26%) Multithreading
18 879 (4.05%) SDLC
19 792 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
20 765 (3.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5629 (25.95%) Java
2 5578 (25.72%) Python
3 5036 (23.22%) SQL
4 3913 (18.04%) JavaScript
5 3277 (15.11%) PHP
6 2983 (13.75%) C++
7 2873 (13.25%) Bash Shell
8 2845 (13.12%) Perl
9 2379 (10.97%) Ruby
10 1687 (7.78%) C
11 1495 (6.89%) Shell Script
12 1340 (6.18%) PowerShell
13 1265 (5.83%) C#
14 466 (2.15%) PL/SQL
15 409 (1.89%) Scala
16 290 (1.34%) PHP 5
17 242 (1.12%) VB
18 238 (1.10%) T-SQL
19 205 (0.95%) Korn
20 151 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3422 (15.78%) Degree
2 1100 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 838 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
4 661 (3.05%) SC Cleared
5 634 (2.92%) CCNA
6 487 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 408 (1.88%) CCNP
8 404 (1.86%) CISSP
9 339 (1.56%) MCSE
10 305 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 264 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 237 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 214 (0.99%) RHCE
14 189 (0.87%) CEH
15 188 (0.87%) ISEB
16 181 (0.83%) CISM
17 168 (0.77%) MCSA
18 151 (0.70%) ISTQB
19 140 (0.65%) GIAC
20 133 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 978 (4.51%) QA
2 572 (2.64%) SLA
3 276 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 215 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 62 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 43 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 31 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 23 (0.11%) HL7
9 19 (0.088%) Data Quality
10 17 (0.078%) FISMA
10 17 (0.078%) ISO27002
11 14 (0.065%) COBIT
12 13 (0.060%) JSP 440
13 12 (0.055%) GCP
14 11 (0.051%) SAS 70
15 10 (0.046%) MiFID
15 10 (0.046%) PA-DSS
15 10 (0.046%) SEPA
15 10 (0.046%) Solvency II
16 9 (0.041%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2647 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1887 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1323 (6.10%) Docker
4 817 (3.77%) vSphere
5 788 (3.63%) Hyper-V
6 401 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 387 (1.78%) NFS
8 349 (1.61%) KVM
9 328 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
10 322 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
11 305 (1.41%) Xen
12 284 (1.31%) VMware ESX
13 228 (1.05%) Firmware
14 192 (0.89%) XenApp
15 184 (0.85%) XenServer
16 154 (0.71%) Varnish
17 147 (0.68%) Squid
18 141 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
19 139 (0.64%) vCloud
20 125 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3598 (16.59%) Puppet
2 2331 (10.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1811 (8.35%) Ansible
4 1002 (4.62%) Nagios
5 404 (1.86%) Salt
6 396 (1.83%) SCCM
7 237 (1.09%) ZABBIX
8 228 (1.05%) Tivoli
9 226 (1.04%) Kubernetes
10 198 (0.91%) Nessus
11 195 (0.90%) SCOM
12 189 (0.87%) HAProxy
13 187 (0.86%) Backup Exec
13 187 (0.86%) NetBackup
14 182 (0.84%) Cobbler
15 177 (0.82%) logstash
16 165 (0.76%) WSUS
17 131 (0.60%) Cacti
18 126 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
18 126 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4016 (18.51%) VMware
2 3482 (16.05%) Oracle
3 2905 (13.39%) Red Hat
4 2849 (13.13%) Microsoft
5 2257 (10.41%) Cisco
6 1077 (4.97%) HP
7 741 (3.42%) IBM
8 731 (3.37%) Citrix
9 527 (2.43%) Google
10 523 (2.41%) NetApp
11 477 (2.20%) Juniper
12 457 (2.11%) EMC
13 410 (1.89%) Splunk
14 401 (1.85%) F5
15 352 (1.62%) Sun
16 335 (1.54%) CheckPoint
17 328 (1.51%) Zend
18 300 (1.38%) SAP
19 288 (1.33%) Sybase
20 278 (1.28%) Apple
Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Optima Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Metaskil
Salary: £Competitive salary, bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + stock + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + car and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Metaskil
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
In Practice Systems Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Discretionary bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + huge benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago