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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11455 12097 10969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.45% 10.33% 10.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.70% 38.62% 36.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9509 9985 9134
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,540
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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
28855 31327 29728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.33% 26.75% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24221 26171 25169
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 30 July 2015 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 30 July 2015. 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 10754 £48,000 +6.66% 1560
London 0 4906 £57,500 +9.52% 624
South East +3 2499 £42,500 +6.25% 323
City of London +1 1124 £57,500 +4.54% 180
East of England 0 771 £43,900 +3.29% 141
South West +6 763 £40,000 +6.66% 133
Yorkshire -3 702 £42,500 +6.25% 109
Surrey +6 595 £50,000 +17.64% 79
Berkshire +1 576 £42,500 - 78
Hampshire +4 541 £41,500 +7.79% 57
West Yorkshire 0 487 £45,000 +5.88% 77
North West -6 461 £37,500 - 95
Leeds +1 394 £45,000 +5.88% 57
West Midlands +14 387 £40,000 +14.28% 54
Reading +6 370 £42,500 +6.25% 47
Scotland 0 356 £40,000 - 46
Cambridgeshire +1 308 £45,000 +5.88% 91
Manchester -3 300 £37,500 - 55
Bristol +4 282 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Hertfordshire -1 270 £45,000 - 28
Cambridge +3 246 £45,000 +4.65% 80
East Midlands -4 238 £40,000 +6.66% 67
Oxfordshire +11 205 £40,000 +5.26% 39
Gloucestershire +9 193 £40,000 +5.26% 24
Buckinghamshire -1 184 £41,500 +12.16% 23
Wales +3 176 £36,000 +4.34% 26
Edinburgh -1 173 £40,000 +10.34% 29
South Wales +2 167 £36,000 +5.88% 25
East Sussex +2 146 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Brighton +3 139 £37,500 -6.25% 8

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 8696 (38.08%) Windows
2 7007 (30.68%) UNIX
3 6573 (28.78%) Java
4 6193 (27.12%) SQL
5 4992 (21.86%) Python
6 4960 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
7 4803 (21.03%) MySQL
8 4778 (20.92%) Oracle
9 4656 (20.39%) Finance
10 4130 (18.08%) VMware
11 4027 (17.63%) JavaScript
12 3691 (16.16%) Apache
13 3652 (15.99%) Degree
14 3600 (15.76%) PHP
15 3595 (15.74%) HTML
16 3421 (14.98%) Perl
17 3123 (13.68%) C++
18 3091 (13.54%) Red Hat
19 2938 (12.87%) DevOps
20 2899 (12.69%) SQL Server
21 2855 (12.50%) Software Engineering
22 2831 (12.40%) Git (software)
23 2799 (12.26%) Puppet
24 2782 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
25 2771 (12.13%) CSS
26 2756 (12.07%) Microsoft
27 2582 (11.31%) Bash Shell
28 2566 (11.24%) Cisco
29 2545 (11.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 2427 (10.63%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 3691 (16.16%) Apache
2 2032 (8.90%) Tomcat
3 1081 (4.73%) IIS
4 912 (3.99%) WebSphere
5 850 (3.72%) JBoss
6 837 (3.67%) MS Exchange
7 819 (3.59%) nginx
8 686 (3.00%) WebLogic
9 586 (2.57%) Node.js
10 487 (2.13%) OpenStack
11 448 (1.96%) SharePoint
12 427 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
13 336 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 328 (1.44%) CMS
15 284 (1.24%) Apache Solr
16 280 (1.23%) Drupal
17 241 (1.06%) WordPress
18 234 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
19 225 (0.99%) Confluence
20 176 (0.77%) Lync
Applications
1 1397 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 552 (2.42%) MS Office
3 175 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 93 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 88 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 40 (0.18%) SPSS
7 33 (0.14%) MS Project
8 27 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 15 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.061%) InfoPath
11 14 (0.061%) Simulink
12 13 (0.057%) TargetLink
13 12 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
13 12 (0.053%) Fireworks
14 11 (0.048%) Maya
14 11 (0.048%) CPLEX
15 8 (0.035%) Quicktime
16 7 (0.031%) Mingle
16 7 (0.031%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 213 (0.93%) Magento
2 199 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 180 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
4 135 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 126 (0.55%) RMDS
6 111 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 88 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
8 63 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
9 31 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
9 31 (0.14%) ION MarketView
10 30 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
11 29 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 22 (0.096%) SAP Business One
12 22 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
13 20 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
14 19 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
14 19 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 18 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
16 17 (0.074%) AWD
16 17 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2233 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 694 (3.04%) SaaS
3 424 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
4 409 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 367 (1.61%) PaaS
6 332 (1.45%) IaaS
7 324 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 273 (1.20%) Office 365
9 150 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 142 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 141 (0.62%) Amazon S3
12 92 (0.40%) GitHub
13 72 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 71 (0.31%) Route 53
15 50 (0.22%) Heroku
16 49 (0.21%) Google Apps
17 48 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
18 45 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
19 44 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
20 36 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2427 (10.63%) Firewall
2 2242 (9.82%) TCP/IP
3 1851 (8.11%) SAN
4 1792 (7.85%) DNS
5 1118 (4.90%) WAN
6 1053 (4.61%) HTTP
7 1047 (4.58%) Internet
8 1034 (4.53%) LAN
9 980 (4.29%) VPN
10 753 (3.30%) DHCP
11 705 (3.09%) NAS
12 543 (2.38%) Network Security
13 521 (2.28%) LDAP
14 504 (2.21%) VoIP
15 455 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
16 450 (1.97%) SSL
17 444 (1.94%) BGP
18 428 (1.87%) VLAN
19 364 (1.59%) SMTP
20 353 (1.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4803 (21.03%) MySQL
2 2899 (12.69%) SQL Server
3 1664 (7.29%) Relational Database
4 1416 (6.20%) Oracle Database
5 1188 (5.20%) NoSQL
6 1159 (5.08%) MongoDB
7 1049 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
8 886 (3.88%) RDBMS
9 711 (3.11%) Big Data
10 646 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 626 (2.74%) Hadoop
12 488 (2.14%) DB2
13 415 (1.82%) Redis
14 410 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
15 341 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
16 280 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
17 265 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
18 254 (1.11%) HBase
19 253 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
20 182 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2831 (12.40%) Git (software)
2 1856 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 1399 (6.13%) Subversion
4 1068 (4.68%) Maven
5 804 (3.52%) JIRA
6 541 (2.37%) JUnit
7 527 (2.31%) Selenium
8 492 (2.15%) Ant
9 429 (1.88%) Eclipse
10 347 (1.52%) Hudson
11 295 (1.29%) TeamCity
12 288 (1.26%) Cucumber
13 213 (0.93%) Visual Studio
14 203 (0.89%) PHPUnit
15 199 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 179 (0.78%) Mercurial
17 172 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
18 140 (0.61%) WebDriver
19 127 (0.56%) Mockito
20 126 (0.55%) Grunt
General
1 4656 (20.39%) Finance
2 1532 (6.71%) Banking
3 1224 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 740 (3.24%) Retail
5 655 (2.87%) Games
6 652 (2.86%) Marketing
7 520 (2.28%) Front Office
8 393 (1.72%) Electronics
9 355 (1.55%) Investment Banking
10 302 (1.32%) Advertising
11 267 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 261 (1.14%) Manufacturing
13 257 (1.13%) Back Office
14 211 (0.92%) Legal
15 183 (0.80%) Publishing
16 170 (0.74%) Law
17 153 (0.67%) Automotive
18 109 (0.48%) Billing
19 93 (0.41%) German Language
20 83 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 6502 (28.47%) Developer
2 2301 (10.08%) Administrator
3 1858 (8.14%) Analyst
4 1739 (7.61%) Systems Administrator
5 1663 (7.28%) Java Developer
6 1551 (6.79%) Software Engineer
7 1320 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
8 1235 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 1184 (5.18%) PHP Developer
10 1093 (4.79%) Senior Developer
11 1087 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
12 1033 (4.52%) Architect
13 907 (3.97%) Support Analyst
14 887 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
15 876 (3.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 862 (3.77%) Applications Support
17 839 (3.67%) C++ Developer
18 827 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
19 771 (3.38%) Software Developer
20 697 (3.05%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3595 (15.74%) HTML
2 2771 (12.13%) CSS
3 2284 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1929 (8.45%) XML
5 1693 (7.41%) jQuery
6 1510 (6.61%) Spring
7 1340 (5.87%) HTML5
8 1304 (5.71%) LAMP
9 1272 (5.57%) .NET
10 995 (4.36%) REST
11 975 (4.27%) J2EE
12 946 (4.14%) Middleware
13 806 (3.53%) SOAP
14 778 (3.41%) Hibernate
15 740 (3.24%) CSS3
16 727 (3.18%) Ajax
17 718 (3.14%) JSON
18 695 (3.04%) AngularJS
19 575 (2.52%) RESTful
20 532 (2.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2166 (9.48%) Computer Science
2 1794 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1562 (6.84%) Data Centre
4 648 (2.84%) Clustering
5 612 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 523 (2.29%) Mathematics
7 514 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 457 (2.00%) Replication
9 431 (1.89%) User Experience
10 405 (1.77%) Equities
11 392 (1.72%) Data Structures
12 387 (1.69%) Derivative
13 376 (1.65%) Hedge funds
14 339 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
15 322 (1.41%) Mobile App
16 321 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 263 (1.15%) Fixed Income
18 248 (1.09%) Statistics
19 225 (0.99%) Visualisation
20 196 (0.86%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8696 (38.08%) Windows
2 7007 (30.68%) UNIX
3 2545 (11.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1641 (7.19%) Solaris
5 1363 (5.97%) CentOS
6 1263 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1116 (4.89%) Ubuntu
8 872 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 727 (3.18%) Debian
10 712 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 681 (2.98%) AIX
12 664 (2.91%) Android
13 486 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 442 (1.94%) Windows 7
15 362 (1.59%) Mac OS X
16 254 (1.11%) Windows 8
17 228 (1.00%) Windows XP
18 207 (0.91%) SUSE
19 204 (0.89%) HPUX
20 173 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4960 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2938 (12.87%) DevOps
3 2855 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2170 (9.50%) ITIL
5 1947 (8.53%) OO
6 1853 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 1844 (8.07%) TDD
8 1643 (7.19%) Configuration Management
9 1577 (6.91%) Scrum
10 1490 (6.52%) Open Source
11 1488 (6.52%) E-Commerce
12 1213 (5.31%) MVC
13 1046 (4.58%) SDLC
14 1002 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
15 972 (4.26%) Project Management
16 958 (4.19%) Mentoring
17 866 (3.79%) Web Development
18 830 (3.63%) Multithreading
19 777 (3.40%) OOP
20 738 (3.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6573 (28.78%) Java
2 6193 (27.12%) SQL
3 4992 (21.86%) Python
4 4027 (17.63%) JavaScript
5 3600 (15.76%) PHP
6 3421 (14.98%) Perl
7 3123 (13.68%) C++
8 2582 (11.31%) Bash Shell
9 2146 (9.40%) Ruby
10 1884 (8.25%) C
11 1635 (7.16%) Shell Script
12 1318 (5.77%) C#
13 1061 (4.65%) PowerShell
14 775 (3.39%) PL/SQL
15 458 (2.01%) Scala
16 347 (1.52%) PHP5
17 242 (1.06%) Groovy
18 228 (1.00%) Korn
19 202 (0.88%) T-SQL
20 192 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 3652 (15.99%) Degree
2 983 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 967 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 674 (2.95%) CCNA
5 616 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 512 (2.24%) SC Cleared
7 447 (1.96%) CCNP
8 424 (1.86%) MCSE
9 292 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 278 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 228 (1.00%) CISSP
12 219 (0.96%) MCITP
13 201 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 194 (0.85%) PhD
15 189 (0.83%) MCSA
16 184 (0.81%) RHCE
17 173 (0.76%) MCP
18 140 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
19 124 (0.54%) ISEB
20 97 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 997 (4.37%) QA
2 725 (3.17%) SLA
3 266 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 252 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 101 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 54 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 48 (0.21%) COBIT
8 26 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 18 (0.079%) FISMA
10 12 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
11 11 (0.048%) EMIR
11 11 (0.048%) JTAG
11 11 (0.048%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.039%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.039%) GPG13
13 7 (0.031%) GAMP
13 7 (0.031%) MiFID
13 7 (0.031%) WCAG
14 6 (0.026%) GCP
15 4 (0.018%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2782 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1820 (7.97%) Active Directory
3 755 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 665 (2.91%) vSphere
5 531 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
6 428 (1.87%) Docker
7 389 (1.70%) NFS
8 369 (1.62%) VMware ESX
9 356 (1.56%) KVM
10 291 (1.27%) Xen
11 268 (1.17%) XenApp
12 267 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
13 242 (1.06%) Varnish
14 213 (0.93%) Firmware
15 204 (0.89%) vCloud
16 183 (0.80%) iptables
17 181 (0.79%) Samba
18 175 (0.77%) XenServer
19 133 (0.58%) SRDF
20 113 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2799 (12.26%) Puppet
2 2000 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1161 (5.08%) Nagios
4 858 (3.76%) Ansible
5 381 (1.67%) ZABBIX
6 340 (1.49%) Vagrant
7 321 (1.41%) Data Guard
8 303 (1.33%) Salt
9 301 (1.32%) SCCM
10 270 (1.18%) Tivoli
11 261 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
12 203 (0.89%) Graphite
13 202 (0.88%) Cacti
14 191 (0.84%) SCOM
15 179 (0.78%) logstash
16 164 (0.72%) NetBackup
17 134 (0.59%) HAProxy
18 126 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 116 (0.51%) OpenView
20 115 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4778 (20.92%) Oracle
2 4130 (18.08%) VMware
3 3091 (13.54%) Red Hat
4 2756 (12.07%) Microsoft
5 2566 (11.24%) Cisco
6 1174 (5.14%) HP
7 1124 (4.92%) IBM
8 936 (4.10%) Citrix
9 805 (3.52%) NetApp
10 608 (2.66%) Juniper
11 605 (2.65%) EMC
12 525 (2.30%) Sybase
13 449 (1.97%) Zend
14 436 (1.91%) F5
15 412 (1.80%) CheckPoint
16 380 (1.66%) Google
17 374 (1.64%) Sun
18 360 (1.58%) Splunk
19 318 (1.39%) Dell
20 283 (1.24%) SAP
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