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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10715 10679 10854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.58% 10.03% 10.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.49% 36.63% 37.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8998 8897 8739
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,116 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
26461 29154 28860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.13% 27.39% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22316 24490 23756
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,250 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 0 10136 £48,750 +3.72% 1607
London 0 4476 £57,500 +4.54% 643
South East +1 2451 £45,000 +0.55% 378
East of England +1 748 £42,500 -3.40% 120
South West +3 670 £40,000 - 98
City of London 0 657 £60,000 +9.09% 151
Berkshire -1 637 £50,000 +11.11% 96
Yorkshire 0 578 £42,500 +6.25% 121
Hampshire +2 559 £37,500 -11.76% 76
Surrey +1 461 £50,000 +5.26% 90
West Midlands +1 404 £40,000 - 78
West Yorkshire +6 403 £42,500 - 75
North West 0 398 £40,000 - 96
East Midlands +7 369 £40,000 +6.66% 56
Leeds 0 331 £42,500 -5.55% 66
Reading +5 326 £50,000 +5.26% 57
Cambridgeshire +2 310 £42,500 -5.55% 70
Manchester +5 280 £42,500 +10.38% 62
Cambridge +3 274 £42,500 - 66
Oxfordshire 0 226 £47,000 +9.30% 41
Bristol -2 220 £42,000 -1.17% 23
Scotland -4 218 £42,500 - 41
Hertfordshire -1 205 £45,000 +2.27% 27
Wales +6 174 £37,500 -11.76% 27
South Wales +11 163 £37,500 -11.76% 24
West Sussex -6 156 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 150 £42,000 +12.00% 27
Gloucestershire +1 148 £42,500 -5.55% 33
Northamptonshire +16 138 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Birmingham +12 136 £40,000 - 21

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8308 (37.30%) Windows
2 6618 (29.71%) Unix
3 6119 (27.47%) Java
4 5726 (25.71%) SQL
5 5192 (23.31%) Python
6 5146 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
7 4268 (19.16%) MySQL
8 4235 (19.01%) Finance
9 4142 (18.60%) JavaScript
10 4028 (18.08%) Oracle
11 3978 (17.86%) VMware
12 3645 (16.37%) Degree
13 3319 (14.90%) HTML
14 3182 (14.29%) Apache
15 3180 (14.28%) C++
16 3127 (14.04%) Software Engineering
17 3106 (13.95%) Perl
18 3065 (13.76%) PHP
19 3036 (13.63%) DevOps
20 2858 (12.83%) Puppet
21 2758 (12.38%) Red Hat
22 2723 (12.23%) Microsoft
23 2721 (12.22%) CSS
24 2704 (12.14%) Git (software)
25 2666 (11.97%) Bash Shell
26 2629 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
27 2573 (11.55%) Firewall
28 2558 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
29 2547 (11.44%) Windows Server
30 2367 (10.63%) Computer Science

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3182 (14.29%) Apache
2 1627 (7.30%) Tomcat
3 866 (3.89%) IIS
4 788 (3.54%) JBoss
5 781 (3.51%) Node.js
6 767 (3.44%) MS Exchange
7 638 (2.86%) nginx
8 563 (2.53%) OpenStack
9 562 (2.52%) WebLogic
10 518 (2.33%) WebSphere
11 484 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
12 371 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 299 (1.34%) SharePoint
14 282 (1.27%) Confluence
15 266 (1.19%) Drupal
16 242 (1.09%) CMS
17 224 (1.01%) WordPress
18 220 (0.99%) Apache Solr
18 220 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
19 205 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1090 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 448 (2.01%) MS Office
3 104 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 98 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 77 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 24 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 23 (0.10%) Simulink
8 20 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
9 17 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.063%) MS Project
11 12 (0.054%) S-PLUS
12 11 (0.049%) CPLEX
12 11 (0.049%) TargetLink
13 9 (0.040%) SPSS
14 8 (0.036%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
16 6 (0.027%) HipChat
17 5 (0.022%) AutoCAD
18 4 (0.018%) Adobe After Effects
18 4 (0.018%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 221 (0.99%) Magento
2 172 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 165 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 161 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
5 103 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 49 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 48 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 47 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 33 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
9 33 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 33 (0.15%) RMDS
10 22 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
11 21 (0.094%) Oracle ASCP
12 18 (0.081%) Salerio
13 17 (0.076%) ION MarketView
14 16 (0.072%) Primavera
14 16 (0.072%) SAP ERP
15 15 (0.067%) HFM
16 14 (0.063%) Unit4 Business World
17 13 (0.058%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2558 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 676 (3.04%) SaaS
3 648 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 383 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 373 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 367 (1.65%) IaaS
7 279 (1.25%) PaaS
8 266 (1.19%) GitHub
9 234 (1.05%) Office 365
10 174 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
11 147 (0.66%) Amazon S3
12 145 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 119 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 73 (0.33%) Joyent
15 71 (0.32%) Google Apps
16 67 (0.30%) CloudFront
17 57 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 50 (0.22%) Route 53
19 49 (0.22%) OpenShift
20 45 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2573 (11.55%) Firewall
2 2213 (9.94%) TCP/IP
3 1871 (8.40%) DNS
4 1469 (6.60%) SAN
5 1002 (4.50%) Internet
6 957 (4.30%) WAN
7 927 (4.16%) VPN
8 923 (4.14%) LAN
9 796 (3.57%) HTTP
10 702 (3.15%) DHCP
11 578 (2.60%) Network Security
12 555 (2.49%) VoIP
13 543 (2.44%) SSL
14 522 (2.34%) LDAP
15 496 (2.23%) NAS
16 435 (1.95%) VLAN
17 402 (1.80%) BGP
18 370 (1.66%) OSPF
19 369 (1.66%) MPLS
20 312 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4268 (19.16%) MySQL
2 2290 (10.28%) SQL Server
3 1197 (5.37%) Relational Database
4 1134 (5.09%) Oracle Database
5 1132 (5.08%) MongoDB
6 1112 (4.99%) NoSQL
7 1055 (4.74%) Big Data
8 890 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 732 (3.29%) Hadoop
10 622 (2.79%) RDBMS
11 508 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 460 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 441 (1.98%) Redis
14 331 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
15 317 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 289 (1.30%) DB2
17 282 (1.27%) Apache Hive
18 261 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
19 223 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
20 222 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2704 (12.14%) Git (software)
2 1946 (8.74%) Jenkins
3 1183 (5.31%) Subversion
4 953 (4.28%) JIRA
5 893 (4.01%) Maven
6 626 (2.81%) JUnit
7 611 (2.74%) Selenium
8 381 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 376 (1.69%) Ant
10 309 (1.39%) Hudson
11 283 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 280 (1.26%) Vagrant
13 220 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 220 (0.99%) Cucumber
14 196 (0.88%) PHPUnit
15 191 (0.86%) Visual Studio
16 154 (0.69%) Gradle
17 137 (0.62%) Mockito
17 137 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
18 122 (0.55%) Mercurial
General
1 4235 (19.01%) Finance
2 1508 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 1191 (5.35%) Banking
4 653 (2.93%) Marketing
5 630 (2.83%) Games
6 616 (2.77%) Retail
7 517 (2.32%) Front Office
8 388 (1.74%) Electronics
9 349 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 286 (1.28%) Law
11 246 (1.10%) Advertising
11 246 (1.10%) Investment Banking
12 234 (1.05%) Back Office
13 187 (0.84%) Publishing
14 186 (0.84%) Legal
15 178 (0.80%) Financial Institution
16 134 (0.60%) German Language
17 114 (0.51%) French Language
18 110 (0.49%) Automotive
19 108 (0.48%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6282 (28.20%) Developer
2 2319 (10.41%) Administrator
3 2106 (9.46%) Linux Engineer
4 1909 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 1708 (7.67%) Analyst
6 1700 (7.63%) Systems Administrator
7 1520 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 1354 (6.08%) Software Engineer
9 1325 (5.95%) Linux Administrator
10 1255 (5.63%) PHP Developer
11 1157 (5.19%) Support Engineer
12 1112 (4.99%) Senior Developer
13 1106 (4.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 1010 (4.53%) C++ Developer
15 939 (4.22%) Architect
16 922 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
17 860 (3.86%) Applications Support
18 798 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 789 (3.54%) Support Analyst
20 693 (3.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3319 (14.90%) HTML
2 2721 (12.22%) CSS
3 2204 (9.90%) Web Services
4 2148 (9.64%) LAMP
5 1647 (7.39%) XML
6 1475 (6.62%) jQuery
7 1385 (6.22%) Spring
8 1183 (5.31%) .NET
9 1168 (5.24%) HTML5
10 930 (4.18%) REST
11 927 (4.16%) AngularJS
12 870 (3.91%) Middleware
13 835 (3.75%) J2EE
14 800 (3.59%) JSON
15 677 (3.04%) SOAP
16 640 (2.87%) CSS3
17 637 (2.86%) Hibernate
18 570 (2.56%) RESTful
19 533 (2.39%) STL
20 518 (2.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2367 (10.63%) Computer Science
2 1713 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1503 (6.75%) Data Centre
4 640 (2.87%) Mathematics
5 629 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 575 (2.58%) Clustering
7 546 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 451 (2.02%) Replication
9 438 (1.97%) Hedge funds
10 415 (1.86%) User Experience
11 376 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 362 (1.63%) Equities
13 326 (1.46%) Mobile App
14 322 (1.45%) Derivative
15 317 (1.42%) Data Structures
16 315 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 257 (1.15%) Fintech
18 252 (1.13%) Visualisation
19 221 (0.99%) Fixed Income
20 217 (0.97%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8308 (37.30%) Windows
2 6618 (29.71%) Unix
3 2547 (11.44%) Windows Server
4 2327 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1382 (6.20%) CentOS
6 1306 (5.86%) Solaris
7 1191 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 970 (4.36%) Ubuntu
9 893 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 649 (2.91%) Android
11 623 (2.80%) Debian
12 534 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 480 (2.16%) AIX
14 452 (2.03%) Apple iOS
15 433 (1.94%) Mac OS X
16 307 (1.38%) Windows 7
17 172 (0.77%) SUSE
18 161 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
19 158 (0.71%) HPUX
20 144 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5146 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
2 3127 (14.04%) Software Engineering
3 3036 (13.63%) DevOps
4 2052 (9.21%) ITIL
5 1978 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1806 (8.11%) OO
7 1751 (7.86%) TDD
8 1741 (7.82%) Configuration Management
9 1721 (7.73%) Open Source
10 1543 (6.93%) Scrum
11 1348 (6.05%) High Availability
12 1326 (5.95%) E-Commerce
13 1155 (5.19%) Multithreading
14 991 (4.45%) SDLC
15 986 (4.43%) OOP
16 984 (4.42%) MVC
17 973 (4.37%) Mentoring
18 830 (3.73%) Project Management
19 825 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
20 806 (3.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6119 (27.47%) Java
2 5726 (25.71%) SQL
3 5192 (23.31%) Python
4 4142 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 3180 (14.28%) C++
6 3106 (13.95%) Perl
7 3065 (13.76%) PHP
8 2666 (11.97%) Bash Shell
9 2179 (9.78%) Ruby
10 1841 (8.27%) C
11 1704 (7.65%) Shell Script
12 1579 (7.09%) C#
13 1069 (4.80%) PowerShell
14 677 (3.04%) PL/SQL
15 402 (1.80%) Scala
16 275 (1.23%) VB
17 237 (1.06%) Objective-C
18 201 (0.90%) PHP 5
19 184 (0.83%) T-SQL
20 153 (0.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3645 (16.37%) Degree
2 1046 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
3 982 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 732 (3.29%) CCNA
5 592 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 555 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 480 (2.16%) MCSE
8 471 (2.11%) CCNP
9 339 (1.52%) CISSP
10 281 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 265 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 188 (0.84%) PhD
13 178 (0.80%) RHCE
14 169 (0.76%) CCIE
15 159 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
16 156 (0.70%) MCSA
17 153 (0.69%) MCP
18 149 (0.67%) SANS
19 148 (0.66%) MCITP
20 141 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 921 (4.14%) QA
2 569 (2.55%) SLA
3 258 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 256 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 68 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 43 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 41 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.13%) COBIT
9 28 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 16 (0.072%) FISMA
11 14 (0.063%) SDET
12 11 (0.049%) DO-178B
13 10 (0.045%) ISAE 3402
13 10 (0.045%) ISO 14001
13 10 (0.045%) ISO22301
13 10 (0.045%) PA-DSS
14 9 (0.040%) ISO 9000
14 9 (0.040%) ISO27002
14 9 (0.040%) JTAG
15 8 (0.036%) HL7
System Software
1 2629 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1982 (8.90%) Active Directory
3 824 (3.70%) Docker
4 741 (3.33%) vSphere
5 668 (3.00%) Hyper-V
6 405 (1.82%) Xen
7 365 (1.64%) KVM
8 341 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
9 328 (1.47%) NFS
10 293 (1.32%) VMware ESX
11 289 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
12 182 (0.82%) Firmware
13 179 (0.80%) XenServer
14 171 (0.77%) Varnish
15 170 (0.76%) XenApp
16 169 (0.76%) vCloud
17 135 (0.61%) iptables
18 116 (0.52%) Squid
19 102 (0.46%) HDFS
20 85 (0.38%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2858 (12.83%) Puppet
2 1988 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1150 (5.16%) Ansible
4 925 (4.15%) Nagios
5 332 (1.49%) SCCM
6 295 (1.32%) ZABBIX
7 267 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 264 (1.19%) Salt
9 231 (1.04%) Data Guard
10 200 (0.90%) WSUS
11 191 (0.86%) NetBackup
12 182 (0.82%) SCOM
13 173 (0.78%) Graphite
14 164 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 163 (0.73%) CFEngine
16 158 (0.71%) Cacti
17 152 (0.68%) Backup Exec
18 143 (0.64%) Tivoli
19 121 (0.54%) logstash
20 108 (0.48%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4028 (18.08%) Oracle
2 3978 (17.86%) VMware
3 2758 (12.38%) Red Hat
4 2723 (12.23%) Microsoft
5 2218 (9.96%) Cisco
6 1002 (4.50%) HP
7 808 (3.63%) Citrix
8 780 (3.50%) IBM
9 647 (2.90%) NetApp
10 620 (2.78%) Google
11 549 (2.46%) Juniper
12 513 (2.30%) Sybase
13 483 (2.17%) F5
14 465 (2.09%) EMC
15 433 (1.94%) Zend
16 396 (1.78%) CheckPoint
17 364 (1.63%) Symantec
18 363 (1.63%) Sun
19 334 (1.50%) SAP
20 288 (1.29%) Dell
West Midlands
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Tank Recruitment Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
Project People Ltd.
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Highams Recruitment
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 7 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
Keynsham, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Salary: Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
WBRS
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Connect 44 UK
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
Darwin Recruitment
Salary: Bonus & Equity
Posted: 7 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicestershire
CBS butler
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Insurances
Posted: 7 hours ago
Barnsley, Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
- The Resourcing Hub
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Badenoch & Clark
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £61 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Derby
University of Derby
Salary: Up to £42,506 dependent on experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive salary, benefits include pension scheme, share schemes so
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive salary and share schemes, benefits include pension scheme,
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive salary and share schemes, benefits include pension scheme,
Posted: 13 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: Competitive, Contributory Pension, Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago