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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10450 11475 11873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.09% 10.49% 10.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.87% 39.99% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8682 9554 9783
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 £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,738 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.51% +5.00%

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
23288 28694 30728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.70% 26.23% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 19823 24310 25395
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,753
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 9857 £50,000 +5.26% 1358
London 0 4217 £57,500 - 528
South East +3 2531 £46,500 +9.41% 299
Berkshire +8 716 £50,000 +11.11% 69
South West 0 714 £40,000 - 99
East of England +3 699 £45,000 - 119
City of London -1 695 £60,000 +4.34% 117
Hampshire +8 613 £40,000 +3.89% 88
Surrey +4 486 £50,000 - 70
West Midlands +12 466 £39,323 +4.86% 71
North West -3 460 £42,500 +13.33% 103
Yorkshire -10 447 £42,500 - 81
Reading +5 377 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Cambridgeshire +3 311 £45,000 - 71
Manchester -1 292 £42,500 +6.25% 74
West Yorkshire -15 277 £42,500 -5.55% 50
Oxfordshire +10 276 £50,000 +19.04% 31
Cambridge 0 276 £45,000 - 63
East Midlands +1 269 £40,000 +2.56% 34
Hertfordshire +7 253 £49,500 +10.00% 33
Scotland 0 245 £40,000 +2.56% 44
Gloucestershire +5 242 £45,000 +7.14% 29
Leeds -6 227 £42,500 -5.55% 38
Southampton +10 153 £45,000 +28.57% 24
East Sussex +10 151 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Birmingham -11 151 £48,750 +10.79% 23
Edinburgh +4 122 £40,000 +6.66% 22
Nottinghamshire +14 120 £42,500 +16.43% 14
Brighton +6 120 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Wales -6 118 £42,500 +18.05% 31

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 7622 (36.21%) Windows
2 5542 (26.33%) Python
3 5511 (26.18%) Unix
4 5336 (25.35%) Java
5 5073 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
6 4801 (22.81%) SQL
7 4073 (19.35%) Finance
8 3946 (18.75%) MySQL
9 3940 (18.72%) VMware
10 3719 (17.67%) DevOps
11 3677 (17.47%) JavaScript
12 3494 (16.60%) Puppet
13 3337 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
14 3180 (15.11%) Oracle
15 3064 (14.56%) Degree
16 3046 (14.47%) PHP
17 2928 (13.91%) C++
18 2921 (13.88%) HTML
19 2899 (13.77%) Apache
20 2868 (13.63%) Git (software)
21 2814 (13.37%) Red Hat
22 2770 (13.16%) Bash Shell
23 2750 (13.07%) Microsoft
24 2652 (12.60%) Perl
24 2652 (12.60%) Software Engineering
25 2555 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
26 2490 (11.83%) Firewall
27 2483 (11.80%) CSS
28 2385 (11.33%) Opscode Chef
29 2347 (11.15%) 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 2899 (13.77%) Apache
2 1511 (7.18%) Tomcat
3 981 (4.66%) IIS
4 866 (4.11%) JBoss
5 826 (3.92%) nginx
6 669 (3.18%) MS Exchange
7 660 (3.14%) WebSphere
8 619 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
9 607 (2.88%) WebLogic
10 475 (2.26%) OpenStack
11 380 (1.81%) SharePoint
12 346 (1.64%) Confluence
13 247 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 234 (1.11%) CMS
15 202 (0.96%) WordPress
16 201 (0.95%) Apache Spark
17 185 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
18 176 (0.84%) Drupal
19 174 (0.83%) Apache Solr
20 167 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1144 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 379 (1.80%) MS Office
3 113 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 78 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 62 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 34 (0.16%) MS Project
7 32 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 18 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.067%) Simulink
10 13 (0.062%) GNU Octave
11 12 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
11 12 (0.057%) SPSS
12 11 (0.052%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 7 (0.033%) HipChat
14 6 (0.029%) MODO
15 5 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.019%) Gliffy
16 4 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.014%) GIMP
17 3 (0.014%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 135 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 131 (0.62%) Magento
3 69 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 61 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 56 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 44 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 34 (0.16%) assyst
8 33 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 26 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
10 25 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
11 23 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
12 21 (0.100%) Unit4 Business World
13 17 (0.081%) Adobe Campaign
13 17 (0.081%) RMDS
14 16 (0.076%) Summit
15 15 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
15 15 (0.071%) Sentinel
16 13 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
17 12 (0.057%) MetaTrader
17 12 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3337 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1001 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 781 (3.71%) SaaS
4 569 (2.70%) Office 365
5 414 (1.97%) PaaS
6 407 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
6 407 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
7 403 (1.91%) IaaS
8 338 (1.61%) GitHub
9 241 (1.15%) Amazon S3
10 189 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 163 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 100 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 98 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 86 (0.41%) Route 53
15 74 (0.35%) OpenShift
16 56 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
16 56 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
17 55 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 53 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2490 (11.83%) Firewall
2 2137 (10.15%) TCP/IP
3 1724 (8.19%) DNS
4 1323 (6.29%) SAN
5 1032 (4.90%) Internet
6 968 (4.60%) WAN
7 964 (4.58%) HTTP
8 913 (4.34%) LAN
9 869 (4.13%) VPN
10 679 (3.23%) DHCP
11 584 (2.77%) Network Security
12 564 (2.68%) VoIP
13 508 (2.41%) SSL
14 485 (2.30%) LDAP
15 442 (2.10%) NAS
16 372 (1.77%) MPLS
17 368 (1.75%) VLAN
18 352 (1.67%) SMTP
19 333 (1.58%) Wireless
20 314 (1.49%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3946 (18.75%) MySQL
2 2207 (10.49%) SQL Server
3 1203 (5.72%) MongoDB
4 1092 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 1092 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 967 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
6 786 (3.73%) Big Data
7 681 (3.24%) Oracle Database
8 674 (3.20%) Hadoop
9 559 (2.66%) RDBMS
10 464 (2.20%) Redis
11 433 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 266 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
13 245 (1.16%) DB2
14 228 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
15 177 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 172 (0.82%) HBase
17 170 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
18 164 (0.78%) Apache Hive
19 128 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2868 (13.63%) Git (software)
2 2347 (11.15%) Jenkins
3 1160 (5.51%) Subversion
4 1132 (5.38%) JIRA
5 756 (3.59%) Maven
6 561 (2.67%) Selenium
7 472 (2.24%) JUnit
8 372 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 345 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 334 (1.59%) Vagrant
11 332 (1.58%) Eclipse
12 321 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 274 (1.30%) Gradle
14 250 (1.19%) Ant
15 187 (0.89%) PHPUnit
16 170 (0.81%) Visual Studio
17 166 (0.79%) Grunt
18 164 (0.78%) Hudson
19 140 (0.67%) Mercurial
20 133 (0.63%) Mockito
General
1 4073 (19.35%) Finance
2 1290 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 1210 (5.75%) Banking
4 677 (3.22%) Retail
5 663 (3.15%) Games
6 658 (3.13%) Marketing
7 360 (1.71%) Electronics
8 358 (1.70%) Advertising
9 331 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 309 (1.47%) Front Office
11 258 (1.23%) Law
12 257 (1.22%) Publishing
13 252 (1.20%) Back Office
14 210 (1.00%) Financial Institution
15 198 (0.94%) Investment Banking
16 159 (0.76%) Automotive
17 143 (0.68%) Legal
18 137 (0.65%) French Language
19 136 (0.65%) Aerospace
20 117 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5561 (26.42%) Developer
2 2228 (10.59%) Linux Engineer
3 1876 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 1814 (8.62%) Administrator
5 1494 (7.10%) Analyst
6 1415 (6.72%) Java Developer
7 1321 (6.28%) Support Engineer
8 1302 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
9 1269 (6.03%) PHP Developer
10 1253 (5.95%) Software Engineer
11 1020 (4.85%) Senior Developer
12 1001 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
13 977 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
14 843 (4.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 832 (3.95%) Applications Support
16 809 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 796 (3.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 753 (3.58%) C++ Developer
19 687 (3.26%) Support Analyst
20 654 (3.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2921 (13.88%) HTML
2 2483 (11.80%) CSS
3 1997 (9.49%) Web Services
4 1818 (8.64%) LAMP
5 1400 (6.65%) jQuery
6 1270 (6.03%) XML
7 1172 (5.57%) AngularJS
8 1025 (4.87%) .NET
9 1013 (4.81%) HTML5
9 1013 (4.81%) Spring
10 961 (4.57%) REST
11 834 (3.96%) Node.js
12 760 (3.61%) JSON
13 707 (3.36%) Middleware
14 625 (2.97%) SOAP
15 605 (2.87%) CSS3
16 597 (2.84%) J2EE
17 582 (2.77%) RESTful
18 500 (2.38%) Hibernate
19 464 (2.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1994 (9.47%) Computer Science
2 1455 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 1360 (6.46%) Data Centre
4 541 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 537 (2.55%) Mathematics
6 507 (2.41%) Clustering
7 479 (2.28%) User Experience
8 449 (2.13%) Fintech
9 404 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 374 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 339 (1.61%) Hedge funds
12 300 (1.43%) Equities
13 294 (1.40%) Replication
14 278 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
15 272 (1.29%) Derivative
16 248 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 244 (1.16%) Visualisation
18 240 (1.14%) Physics
19 233 (1.11%) PKI
20 204 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7622 (36.21%) Windows
2 5511 (26.18%) Unix
3 2269 (10.78%) Windows Server
4 2172 (10.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1437 (6.83%) CentOS
6 1113 (5.29%) Ubuntu
7 1016 (4.83%) Solaris
8 860 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 759 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 536 (2.55%) Debian
11 527 (2.50%) AIX
12 467 (2.22%) Android
13 458 (2.18%) Mac OS X
14 397 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 353 (1.68%) Apple iOS
16 283 (1.34%) Windows 7
17 189 (0.90%) SUSE
18 180 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
19 167 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
20 144 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5073 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 3719 (17.67%) DevOps
3 2652 (12.60%) Software Engineering
4 2097 (9.96%) ITIL
5 1921 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1865 (8.86%) Configuration Management
7 1728 (8.21%) Scrum
8 1694 (8.05%) Open Source
9 1611 (7.65%) OO
10 1504 (7.15%) TDD
11 1198 (5.69%) Web Development
12 1117 (5.31%) MVC
13 1090 (5.18%) E-Commerce
14 934 (4.44%) High Availability
15 924 (4.39%) Multithreading
16 920 (4.37%) OOP
17 906 (4.30%) Mentoring
18 811 (3.85%) SDLC
19 766 (3.64%) Project Management
20 757 (3.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5542 (26.33%) Python
2 5336 (25.35%) Java
3 4801 (22.81%) SQL
4 3677 (17.47%) JavaScript
5 3046 (14.47%) PHP
6 2928 (13.91%) C++
7 2770 (13.16%) Bash Shell
8 2652 (12.60%) Perl
9 2303 (10.94%) Ruby
10 1771 (8.41%) C
11 1377 (6.54%) PowerShell
12 1366 (6.49%) Shell Script
13 1225 (5.82%) C#
14 447 (2.12%) Scala
15 424 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 229 (1.09%) VB
17 221 (1.05%) Go
18 219 (1.04%) T-SQL
19 214 (1.02%) PHP 5
20 203 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3064 (14.56%) Degree
2 1121 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 841 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 643 (3.05%) CCNA
5 597 (2.84%) SC Cleared
6 476 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 443 (2.10%) CISSP
8 368 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 346 (1.64%) CCNP
10 333 (1.58%) MCSE
11 305 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
12 270 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 213 (1.01%) CEH
14 206 (0.98%) RHCE
15 190 (0.90%) CISM
16 172 (0.82%) MCSA
17 162 (0.77%) GIAC
18 159 (0.76%) ISEB
19 157 (0.75%) RHCSA
20 150 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 907 (4.31%) QA
2 510 (2.42%) SLA
3 337 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 321 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 81 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 42 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 35 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 33 (0.16%) GCP
9 24 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 19 (0.090%) COBIT
10 19 (0.090%) FISMA
11 17 (0.081%) Data Quality
12 15 (0.071%) PA-DSS
13 14 (0.067%) HL7
13 14 (0.067%) JSP 440
14 12 (0.057%) MiFID
14 12 (0.057%) SDET
15 11 (0.052%) WCAG
16 10 (0.048%) SEPA
16 10 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2555 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1907 (9.06%) Active Directory
3 1359 (6.46%) Docker
4 828 (3.93%) Hyper-V
5 824 (3.91%) vSphere
6 372 (1.77%) NFS
7 331 (1.57%) KVM
8 310 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 296 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
10 285 (1.35%) VMware ESX
11 261 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
12 256 (1.22%) Xen
13 249 (1.18%) Firmware
14 196 (0.93%) XenApp
15 171 (0.81%) vCloud
16 170 (0.81%) XenServer
17 161 (0.76%) Varnish
18 123 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
19 112 (0.53%) Squid
20 103 (0.49%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3494 (16.60%) Puppet
2 2385 (11.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1868 (8.87%) Ansible
4 893 (4.24%) Nagios
5 425 (2.02%) SCCM
6 371 (1.76%) Salt
7 255 (1.21%) Kubernetes
8 254 (1.21%) Tivoli
9 212 (1.01%) SCOM
10 210 (1.00%) Nessus
11 204 (0.97%) NetBackup
12 191 (0.91%) Terraform
13 188 (0.89%) HAProxy
14 170 (0.81%) Cobbler
15 167 (0.79%) ZABBIX
16 155 (0.74%) WSUS
17 146 (0.69%) Backup Exec
18 128 (0.61%) Mesos
19 126 (0.60%) Control-M
20 125 (0.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 3940 (18.72%) VMware
2 3180 (15.11%) Oracle
3 2814 (13.37%) Red Hat
4 2750 (13.07%) Microsoft
5 2220 (10.55%) Cisco
6 982 (4.67%) HP
7 713 (3.39%) Citrix
8 639 (3.04%) IBM
9 464 (2.20%) NetApp
10 453 (2.15%) EMC
11 451 (2.14%) Google
12 448 (2.13%) Juniper
13 392 (1.86%) Splunk
14 363 (1.72%) F5
15 345 (1.64%) CheckPoint
16 332 (1.58%) Sun
17 280 (1.33%) SAP
18 279 (1.33%) Zend
19 276 (1.31%) Sybase
20 232 (1.10%) Rackspace
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Salary: £60,000 DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £85000 per annum + Package - Bonus - Pension
Posted: Yesterday
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Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Share Options
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Liga Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per day
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Healthcare, Pension, Dental
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Oscar
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Surrey
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary based on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Great Benefits Package!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + £7K-£10K Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
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