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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11959 11091 12500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.35% 10.33% 10.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.47% 37.82% 38.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9906 9343 10623
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
31084 29322 32694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 27.31% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25803 24971 27934
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 2 September 2014 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 2 September 2014. 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 11231 £45,000 - 1424
London +2 5341 £55,000 +10.00% 635
South East 0 2493 £40,000 - 292
City of London +2 1343 £52,750 -4.09% 244
East of England -1 846 £42,500 +6.25% 135
Yorkshire -2 706 £40,000 +14.28% 95
Berkshire +5 643 £42,500 +6.25% 68
Hampshire 0 581 £37,500 -3.84% 68
South West -2 581 £37,500 +7.14% 96
North West +2 554 £37,500 +3.44% 90
West Yorkshire -2 508 £40,000 +4.91% 65
Surrey -2 484 £43,250 +1.76% 65
Leeds +3 438 £40,000 - 45
Scotland -5 388 £40,000 - 52
Cambridgeshire -5 370 £42,500 +2.40% 80
West Midlands -4 349 £37,500 -6.25% 29
Cambridge -2 342 £42,500 - 70
Manchester +6 330 £37,500 +7.14% 51
East Midlands 0 296 £36,750 +5.00% 30
Reading +7 272 £40,000 - 20
Hertfordshire +3 249 £45,000 +12.50% 34
East Sussex +4 235 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Brighton +3 214 £40,000 +17.64% 17
Buckinghamshire +14 213 £36,000 +1.40% 21
Bristol +4 186 £38,500 +10.00% 22
Edinburgh -3 168 £36,000 -10.00% 20
Glasgow +4 159 £43,000 +18.62% 16
Milton Keynes +16 154 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Southampton +1 143 £35,000 - 12
West Sussex -1 133 £42,500 +17.24% 13

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 8783 (36.32%) Windows
2 8213 (33.96%) UNIX
3 7502 (31.02%) Java
4 6445 (26.65%) SQL
5 5881 (24.32%) MySQL
6 5087 (21.03%) Oracle
7 4423 (18.29%) JavaScript
8 4348 (17.98%) Python
8 4348 (17.98%) Degree
9 4327 (17.89%) Finance
10 4314 (17.84%) Apache
11 4155 (17.18%) PHP
12 4081 (16.87%) HTML
13 3817 (15.78%) VMware
14 3604 (14.90%) Perl
15 3429 (14.18%) Red Hat
16 3248 (13.43%) C++
17 3193 (13.20%) CSS
18 2847 (11.77%) Microsoft
19 2762 (11.42%) SQL Server
20 2713 (11.22%) Software Engineering
21 2564 (10.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 2536 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
23 2532 (10.47%) TCP/IP
24 2526 (10.44%) OO
25 2513 (10.39%) Computer Science
26 2512 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
27 2511 (10.38%) Tomcat
28 2466 (10.20%) Git (software)
29 2432 (10.06%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 4314 (17.84%) Apache
2 2511 (10.38%) Tomcat
3 1161 (4.80%) IIS
4 798 (3.30%) MS Exchange
5 746 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 741 (3.06%) WebLogic
7 735 (3.04%) nginx
8 564 (2.33%) Node.js
9 512 (2.12%) CMS
10 477 (1.97%) Drupal
11 411 (1.70%) SharePoint
12 350 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 337 (1.39%) Apache Solr
14 332 (1.37%) WordPress
15 310 (1.28%) OpenStack
16 252 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
17 196 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
18 190 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
19 180 (0.74%) Confluence
20 173 (0.72%) Jetty
Applications
1 1323 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 598 (2.47%) MS Office
3 177 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 146 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 72 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 70 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 50 (0.21%) MS Project
8 32 (0.13%) SPSS
9 19 (0.079%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.058%) Simulink
10 14 (0.058%) FastStats
11 13 (0.054%) 3ds Max
12 12 (0.050%) Maya
13 10 (0.041%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.029%) Mingle
16 6 (0.025%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.025%) FrameMaker
17 5 (0.021%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 274 (1.13%) Magento
2 221 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 157 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 155 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 85 (0.35%) RMDS
6 80 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 74 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 74 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 54 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
9 46 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
10 44 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
11 36 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
12 32 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
13 31 (0.13%) Temenos T24
14 27 (0.11%) WebTrends
14 27 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
15 26 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
16 23 (0.095%) ION MarketView
17 22 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
17 22 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1104 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 676 (2.80%) SaaS
3 388 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
4 324 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 260 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 250 (1.03%) IaaS
7 212 (0.88%) PaaS
8 151 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 137 (0.57%) GitHub
10 118 (0.49%) Office 365
11 71 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
12 62 (0.26%) Google Apps
13 60 (0.25%) ElastiCache
13 60 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 56 (0.23%) Joyent
15 50 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
16 41 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
17 40 (0.17%) Route 53
18 39 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
19 33 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2532 (10.47%) TCP/IP
2 2307 (9.54%) Firewall
3 2015 (8.33%) DNS
4 1889 (7.81%) SAN
5 1424 (5.89%) HTTP
6 1343 (5.55%) Internet
7 1009 (4.17%) VPN
8 894 (3.70%) WAN
9 890 (3.68%) DHCP
10 875 (3.62%) LAN
11 644 (2.66%) LDAP
12 630 (2.61%) SSL
13 614 (2.54%) NAS
14 508 (2.10%) VoIP
15 503 (2.08%) Network Security
16 444 (1.84%) SMTP
17 431 (1.78%) FTP
18 423 (1.75%) BGP
19 368 (1.52%) VLAN
20 357 (1.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5881 (24.32%) MySQL
2 2762 (11.42%) SQL Server
3 1551 (6.41%) Relational Database
4 1495 (6.18%) Oracle Database
5 1163 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1057 (4.37%) NoSQL
7 983 (4.06%) MongoDB
8 870 (3.60%) Big Data
9 826 (3.42%) RDBMS
10 751 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 645 (2.67%) Hadoop
12 536 (2.22%) DB2
13 408 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
14 402 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
14 402 (1.66%) Redis
15 349 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
16 331 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
17 263 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
18 240 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
19 199 (0.82%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2466 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 1795 (7.42%) Subversion
3 1261 (5.21%) Jenkins
4 999 (4.13%) Maven
5 767 (3.17%) JIRA
6 607 (2.51%) JUnit
7 569 (2.35%) Eclipse
8 537 (2.22%) Selenium
9 469 (1.94%) Ant
10 381 (1.58%) Hudson
11 277 (1.15%) Cucumber
12 247 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 203 (0.84%) TeamCity
14 181 (0.75%) Mercurial
15 147 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 121 (0.50%) PHPUnit
17 120 (0.50%) JMeter
18 111 (0.46%) GCC
19 101 (0.42%) WebDriver
20 98 (0.41%) GDB
General
1 4327 (17.89%) Finance
2 1432 (5.92%) Banking
3 1367 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 854 (3.53%) Marketing
5 793 (3.28%) Retail
6 753 (3.11%) Games
7 603 (2.49%) Front Office
8 475 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 379 (1.57%) Advertising
10 326 (1.35%) Electronics
11 274 (1.13%) Publishing
12 245 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 243 (1.00%) Back Office
14 220 (0.91%) Manufacturing
15 199 (0.82%) Legal
16 142 (0.59%) Law
16 142 (0.59%) French Language
17 128 (0.53%) German Language
18 121 (0.50%) Billing
19 99 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7371 (30.48%) Developer
2 2772 (11.46%) Administrator
3 2113 (8.74%) Systems Administrator
4 2054 (8.49%) Java Developer
5 2030 (8.39%) Analyst
6 1564 (6.47%) Software Engineer
7 1416 (5.86%) Linux Administrator
8 1343 (5.55%) PHP Developer
9 1284 (5.31%) Support Engineer
10 1175 (4.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1149 (4.75%) Senior Developer
12 1020 (4.22%) Architect
13 922 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
13 922 (3.81%) C++ Developer
14 897 (3.71%) Support Analyst
15 882 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
16 871 (3.60%) Software Developer
17 864 (3.57%) Applications Support
18 842 (3.48%) DBA
19 794 (3.28%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4081 (16.87%) HTML
2 3193 (13.20%) CSS
3 2345 (9.70%) Web Services
4 2289 (9.46%) XML
5 2107 (8.71%) jQuery
6 1674 (6.92%) Spring
7 1552 (6.42%) LAMP
8 1253 (5.18%) .NET
9 1206 (4.99%) J2EE
10 1086 (4.49%) HTML5
11 956 (3.95%) Hibernate
12 858 (3.55%) Middleware
13 796 (3.29%) Ajax
14 783 (3.24%) SOAP
15 753 (3.11%) REST
16 682 (2.82%) JSON
17 647 (2.68%) RESTful
18 632 (2.61%) JSP
19 521 (2.15%) CSS3
20 497 (2.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2513 (10.39%) Computer Science
2 1835 (7.59%) Open Source
3 884 (3.66%) Clustering
4 686 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 642 (2.65%) Mathematics
6 587 (2.43%) Replication
7 407 (1.68%) Social Media
8 385 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 368 (1.52%) Hedge funds
10 358 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 349 (1.44%) Equities
12 318 (1.31%) Derivative
13 295 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 290 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 272 (1.12%) Visualisation
16 254 (1.05%) Firmware
17 236 (0.98%) Statistics
18 233 (0.96%) Physics
19 223 (0.92%) Fixed Income
19 223 (0.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8783 (36.32%) Windows
2 8213 (33.96%) UNIX
3 2564 (10.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2192 (9.06%) Solaris
5 1486 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1365 (5.64%) CentOS
7 1268 (5.24%) Ubuntu
8 884 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 853 (3.53%) AIX
10 825 (3.41%) Debian
11 801 (3.31%) Android
12 695 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 623 (2.58%) Windows 7
14 619 (2.56%) Apple iOS
15 499 (2.06%) Mac OS X
16 411 (1.70%) HPUX
17 318 (1.31%) SUSE
18 286 (1.18%) Windows XP
19 250 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
20 209 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2713 (11.22%) Software Engineering
2 2526 (10.44%) OO
3 2512 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
4 2282 (9.44%) ITIL
5 1988 (8.22%) DevOps
6 1961 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 1557 (6.44%) TDD
8 1455 (6.02%) Scrum
9 1394 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
10 1288 (5.33%) MVC
11 1251 (5.17%) Configuration Management
12 1224 (5.06%) Multithreading
13 1153 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
14 1035 (4.28%) Project Management
15 983 (4.06%) Web Development
16 908 (3.75%) Mentoring
17 849 (3.51%) OOP
18 771 (3.19%) Load Balancing
19 742 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
20 737 (3.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7502 (31.02%) Java
2 6445 (26.65%) SQL
3 4423 (18.29%) JavaScript
4 4348 (17.98%) Python
5 4155 (17.18%) PHP
6 3604 (14.90%) Perl
7 3248 (13.43%) C++
8 2432 (10.06%) Bash Shell
9 2101 (8.69%) Ruby
10 2066 (8.54%) C
11 1897 (7.84%) Shell Script
12 1677 (6.93%) C#
13 793 (3.28%) PowerShell
14 687 (2.84%) PHP5
15 674 (2.79%) PL/SQL
16 359 (1.48%) Scala
17 240 (0.99%) VB
18 222 (0.92%) T-SQL
19 202 (0.84%) Objective-C
20 199 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4348 (17.98%) Degree
2 1063 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 860 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
4 623 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 579 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 569 (2.35%) CCNA
7 466 (1.93%) MCSE
8 385 (1.59%) CCNP
9 327 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 308 (1.27%) CISSP
11 261 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 236 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
13 206 (0.85%) MCSA
14 194 (0.80%) RHCE
15 187 (0.77%) PhD
16 182 (0.75%) MCP
17 169 (0.70%) ISEB
18 167 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
19 147 (0.61%) MCITP
20 113 (0.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1250 (5.17%) QA
2 727 (3.01%) SLA
3 418 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 256 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 193 (0.80%) ISO 9001
6 103 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 73 (0.30%) COBIT
8 37 (0.15%) JTAG
9 36 (0.15%) HL7
10 18 (0.074%) ISO 14001
11 17 (0.070%) ISO 9000
12 15 (0.062%) IEC 61508
12 15 (0.062%) DO-178B
12 15 (0.062%) WAI
12 15 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
13 14 (0.058%) HIPAA
14 13 (0.054%) EMIR
15 12 (0.050%) DICOM
16 11 (0.045%) ISO 8583
17 8 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 2536 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1760 (7.28%) Active Directory
3 712 (2.94%) vSphere
4 598 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 567 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
6 456 (1.89%) VMware ESX
7 393 (1.63%) NFS
8 389 (1.61%) KVM
9 356 (1.47%) Xen
10 336 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
11 332 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
12 296 (1.22%) XenApp
13 240 (0.99%) Varnish
14 198 (0.82%) XenServer
15 175 (0.72%) Samba
16 144 (0.60%) vCloud
17 116 (0.48%) Postfix
18 112 (0.46%) Snort
19 102 (0.42%) Squid
20 90 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2314 (9.57%) Puppet
2 1571 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1177 (4.87%) Nagios
4 380 (1.57%) Data Guard
5 321 (1.33%) ZABBIX
6 274 (1.13%) Cacti
7 236 (0.98%) Ansible
8 227 (0.94%) SCCM
8 227 (0.94%) NetBackup
9 188 (0.78%) Vagrant
10 187 (0.77%) Tivoli
11 182 (0.75%) Salt
12 173 (0.72%) SCOM
13 156 (0.65%) Backup Exec
14 147 (0.61%) OpenView
15 143 (0.59%) logstash
16 133 (0.55%) WSUS
17 129 (0.53%) Opsview
18 114 (0.47%) Zenoss
19 111 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5087 (21.03%) Oracle
2 3817 (15.78%) VMware
3 3429 (14.18%) Red Hat
4 2847 (11.77%) Microsoft
5 2338 (9.67%) Cisco
6 1213 (5.02%) HP
7 1053 (4.35%) JBoss
8 887 (3.67%) Citrix
9 840 (3.47%) IBM
10 732 (3.03%) EMC
11 714 (2.95%) NetApp
12 560 (2.32%) Zend
13 545 (2.25%) Sybase
14 544 (2.25%) Juniper
15 483 (2.00%) Sun
16 472 (1.95%) CheckPoint
17 369 (1.53%) F5
18 368 (1.52%) Google
19 299 (1.24%) Dell
20 279 (1.15%) SAP
London
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Health care + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + car + 15% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £34000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £44,000 to £58,000 per annum Negot (plus share options)
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chertsey, Surrey
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Stock
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chertsey, Surrey
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, etc
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chertsey, Surrey
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
F5 Networks
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago