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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 12000 10995 12498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.31% 10.34% 10.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.48% 37.84% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9939 9230 10620
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
31187 29054 32607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.32% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25876 24714 27872
Average salary £40,000 £40,997 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +2 11281 £45,000 - 1282
London +2 5372 £55,000 +10.00% 575
South East 0 2503 £40,000 - 265
City of London +2 1355 £52,500 -4.54% 229
East of England -2 844 £42,500 +6.25% 114
Yorkshire -2 716 £40,000 +14.28% 80
Berkshire +5 645 £42,500 +6.25% 54
South West -3 595 £37,500 +7.14% 95
Hampshire 0 582 £37,500 -3.84% 65
North West 0 549 £37,500 +4.16% 83
West Yorkshire -2 509 £40,000 +3.22% 55
Surrey -3 486 £43,250 +1.76% 60
Leeds +2 439 £41,500 +3.75% 38
Scotland -6 383 £40,000 - 57
Cambridgeshire -5 376 £42,500 - 70
Cambridge -2 347 £43,500 +2.35% 63
West Midlands -8 344 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Manchester +6 330 £37,500 +7.14% 46
East Midlands -1 294 £36,750 +5.00% 27
Reading +8 274 £40,000 - 17
Hertfordshire -1 241 £45,000 +12.50% 26
East Sussex +4 238 £39,500 +12.85% 15
Brighton +5 217 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Buckinghamshire +18 212 £36,000 +1.40% 22
Bristol +4 191 £39,750 +13.57% 22
Edinburgh -4 166 £36,000 -10.00% 22
Glasgow +6 160 £43,000 +14.66% 19
Milton Keynes +15 154 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Southampton 0 142 £35,000 - 10
Wales +6 136 £35,000 -6.66% 13

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8711 (36.32%) Windows
2 8142 (33.95%) UNIX
3 7454 (31.08%) Java
4 6403 (26.70%) SQL
5 5819 (24.26%) MySQL
6 5035 (20.99%) Oracle
7 4392 (18.31%) JavaScript
8 4326 (18.04%) Degree
9 4316 (18.00%) Python
10 4291 (17.89%) Finance
11 4267 (17.79%) Apache
12 4129 (17.22%) PHP
13 4049 (16.88%) HTML
14 3799 (15.84%) VMware
15 3581 (14.93%) Perl
16 3395 (14.16%) Red Hat
17 3237 (13.50%) C++
18 3169 (13.21%) CSS
19 2821 (11.76%) Microsoft
20 2740 (11.43%) SQL Server
21 2699 (11.25%) Software Engineering
22 2540 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 2526 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2514 (10.48%) TCP/IP
25 2509 (10.46%) Computer Science
26 2506 (10.45%) OO
27 2488 (10.37%) Tomcat
28 2475 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
29 2427 (10.12%) Git (software)
30 2408 (10.04%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4267 (17.79%) Apache
2 2488 (10.37%) Tomcat
3 1148 (4.79%) IIS
4 793 (3.31%) MS Exchange
5 734 (3.06%) WebSphere
6 732 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 726 (3.03%) nginx
8 554 (2.31%) Node.js
9 511 (2.13%) CMS
10 475 (1.98%) Drupal
11 409 (1.71%) SharePoint
12 351 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 333 (1.39%) Apache Solr
14 327 (1.36%) WordPress
15 306 (1.28%) OpenStack
16 249 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
17 195 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
18 186 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
19 181 (0.75%) Confluence
20 174 (0.73%) Jetty
Applications
1 1312 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 593 (2.47%) MS Office
3 176 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 145 (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 (0.042%) 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
1 272 (1.13%) Magento
2 217 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 154 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 150 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 84 (0.35%) RMDS
6 78 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 73 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 73 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 54 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
9 46 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
10 43 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
11 36 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
12 32 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
13 30 (0.13%) Temenos T24
14 27 (0.11%) WebTrends
14 27 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
15 26 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
16 22 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
16 22 (0.092%) Shopify
16 22 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1100 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 670 (2.79%) SaaS
3 386 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 322 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 256 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 249 (1.04%) IaaS
7 210 (0.88%) PaaS
8 152 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 134 (0.56%) GitHub
10 117 (0.49%) Office 365
11 66 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
12 63 (0.26%) Google Apps
13 60 (0.25%) ElastiCache
13 60 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 56 (0.23%) Joyent
15 49 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
16 41 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
17 39 (0.16%) Route 53
17 39 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
18 32 (0.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2514 (10.48%) TCP/IP
2 2293 (9.56%) Firewall
3 2001 (8.34%) DNS
4 1881 (7.84%) SAN
5 1415 (5.90%) HTTP
6 1343 (5.60%) Internet
7 989 (4.12%) VPN
8 888 (3.70%) DHCP
9 882 (3.68%) WAN
10 866 (3.61%) LAN
11 637 (2.66%) LDAP
12 632 (2.64%) SSL
13 619 (2.58%) NAS
14 500 (2.08%) Network Security
15 497 (2.07%) VoIP
16 443 (1.85%) SMTP
17 424 (1.77%) FTP
18 415 (1.73%) BGP
19 366 (1.53%) VLAN
20 348 (1.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5819 (24.26%) MySQL
2 2740 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 1541 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 1470 (6.13%) Oracle Database
5 1150 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1046 (4.36%) NoSQL
7 975 (4.07%) MongoDB
8 862 (3.59%) Big Data
9 819 (3.42%) RDBMS
10 736 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 638 (2.66%) Hadoop
12 531 (2.21%) DB2
13 408 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
14 402 (1.68%) Redis
15 392 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
16 351 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
17 333 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
18 263 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
19 234 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
20 198 (0.83%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2427 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 1780 (7.42%) Subversion
3 1243 (5.18%) Jenkins
4 988 (4.12%) Maven
5 761 (3.17%) JIRA
6 600 (2.50%) JUnit
7 561 (2.34%) Eclipse
8 532 (2.22%) Selenium
9 462 (1.93%) Ant
10 375 (1.56%) Hudson
11 272 (1.13%) Cucumber
12 246 (1.03%) Visual Studio
13 192 (0.80%) TeamCity
14 179 (0.75%) Mercurial
15 143 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 118 (0.49%) PHPUnit
17 117 (0.49%) JMeter
18 109 (0.45%) GCC
19 99 (0.41%) WebDriver
20 97 (0.40%) GDB
General
1 4291 (17.89%) Finance
2 1416 (5.90%) Banking
3 1361 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 840 (3.50%) Marketing
5 783 (3.26%) Retail
6 748 (3.12%) Games
7 598 (2.49%) Front Office
8 472 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 373 (1.56%) Advertising
10 327 (1.36%) Electronics
11 273 (1.14%) Publishing
12 245 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 243 (1.01%) Back Office
14 216 (0.90%) Manufacturing
15 198 (0.83%) Legal
16 141 (0.59%) French Language
17 140 (0.58%) Law
18 126 (0.53%) German Language
19 119 (0.50%) Billing
20 98 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7316 (30.51%) Developer
2 2741 (11.43%) Administrator
3 2091 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
4 2034 (8.48%) Java Developer
5 2000 (8.34%) Analyst
6 1560 (6.50%) Software Engineer
7 1410 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 1330 (5.55%) PHP Developer
9 1279 (5.33%) Support Engineer
10 1168 (4.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1141 (4.76%) Senior Developer
12 1014 (4.23%) Architect
13 914 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
13 914 (3.81%) C++ Developer
14 879 (3.67%) Support Analyst
15 873 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
16 870 (3.63%) Software Developer
17 850 (3.54%) Applications Support
18 826 (3.44%) DBA
19 787 (3.28%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4049 (16.88%) HTML
2 3169 (13.21%) CSS
3 2329 (9.71%) Web Services
4 2272 (9.47%) XML
5 2083 (8.69%) jQuery
6 1652 (6.89%) Spring
7 1537 (6.41%) LAMP
8 1240 (5.17%) .NET
9 1192 (4.97%) J2EE
10 1076 (4.49%) HTML5
11 940 (3.92%) Hibernate
12 846 (3.53%) Middleware
13 791 (3.30%) Ajax
14 779 (3.25%) SOAP
15 746 (3.11%) REST
16 680 (2.84%) JSON
17 641 (2.67%) RESTful
18 623 (2.60%) JSP
19 521 (2.17%) CSS3
20 488 (2.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2509 (10.46%) Computer Science
2 1816 (7.57%) Open Source
3 873 (3.64%) Clustering
4 683 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 638 (2.66%) Mathematics
6 585 (2.44%) Replication
7 405 (1.69%) Social Media
8 387 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 368 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 355 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 348 (1.45%) Equities
12 315 (1.31%) Derivative
13 292 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 288 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 269 (1.12%) Visualisation
16 250 (1.04%) Firmware
17 233 (0.97%) Statistics
18 229 (0.95%) Physics
19 222 (0.93%) Digital Media
20 219 (0.91%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8711 (36.32%) Windows
2 8142 (33.95%) UNIX
3 2540 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2162 (9.02%) Solaris
5 1482 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 1348 (5.62%) CentOS
7 1252 (5.22%) Ubuntu
8 879 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 844 (3.52%) AIX
10 817 (3.41%) Debian
11 799 (3.33%) Android
12 691 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 622 (2.59%) Apple iOS
14 618 (2.58%) Windows 7
15 494 (2.06%) Mac OS X
16 404 (1.68%) HPUX
17 314 (1.31%) SUSE
18 283 (1.18%) Windows XP
19 248 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
20 210 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2699 (11.25%) Software Engineering
2 2506 (10.45%) OO
3 2475 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
4 2261 (9.43%) ITIL
5 1958 (8.16%) DevOps
6 1938 (8.08%) E-Commerce
7 1539 (6.42%) TDD
8 1438 (6.00%) Scrum
9 1370 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 1272 (5.30%) MVC
11 1249 (5.21%) Configuration Management
12 1216 (5.07%) Multithreading
13 1145 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
14 1025 (4.27%) Project Management
15 974 (4.06%) Web Development
16 839 (3.50%) OOP
17 766 (3.19%) Load Balancing
18 738 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
19 733 (3.06%) Analytics
20 674 (2.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7454 (31.08%) Java
2 6403 (26.70%) SQL
3 4392 (18.31%) JavaScript
4 4316 (18.00%) Python
5 4129 (17.22%) PHP
6 3581 (14.93%) Perl
7 3237 (13.50%) C++
8 2408 (10.04%) Bash Shell
9 2081 (8.68%) Ruby
10 2060 (8.59%) C
11 1878 (7.83%) Shell Script
12 1669 (6.96%) C#
13 787 (3.28%) PowerShell
14 679 (2.83%) PHP5
15 671 (2.80%) PL/SQL
16 357 (1.49%) Scala
17 238 (0.99%) VB
18 222 (0.93%) T-SQL
19 204 (0.85%) Objective-C
20 197 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4326 (18.04%) Degree
2 1050 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 851 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
4 620 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 572 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 566 (2.36%) CCNA
7 467 (1.95%) MCSE
8 380 (1.58%) CCNP
9 323 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 308 (1.28%) CISSP
11 259 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 230 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 206 (0.86%) MCSA
14 192 (0.80%) RHCE
15 186 (0.78%) PhD
16 180 (0.75%) MCP
17 165 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
18 162 (0.68%) ISEB
19 146 (0.61%) MCITP
20 114 (0.48%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1249 (5.21%) QA
2 715 (2.98%) SLA
3 417 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 255 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 194 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 102 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 73 (0.30%) COBIT
8 38 (0.16%) JTAG
9 36 (0.15%) HL7
10 18 (0.075%) ISO 14001
11 17 (0.071%) ISO 9000
12 15 (0.063%) IEC 61508
12 15 (0.063%) DO-178B
12 15 (0.063%) WAI
12 15 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
13 14 (0.058%) HIPAA
14 13 (0.054%) EMIR
15 12 (0.050%) DICOM
16 11 (0.046%) ISO 8583
17 8 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 2526 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1759 (7.33%) Active Directory
3 710 (2.96%) vSphere
4 594 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 556 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
6 458 (1.91%) VMware ESX
7 392 (1.63%) NFS
8 386 (1.61%) KVM
9 350 (1.46%) Xen
10 335 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
11 330 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
12 296 (1.23%) XenApp
13 239 (1.00%) Varnish
14 194 (0.81%) XenServer
15 174 (0.73%) Samba
16 146 (0.61%) vCloud
17 114 (0.48%) Postfix
18 110 (0.46%) Snort
19 101 (0.42%) Squid
20 90 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2288 (9.54%) Puppet
2 1548 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1170 (4.88%) Nagios
4 375 (1.56%) Data Guard
5 318 (1.33%) ZABBIX
6 276 (1.15%) Cacti
7 234 (0.98%) Ansible
8 228 (0.95%) SCCM
9 222 (0.93%) NetBackup
10 184 (0.77%) Tivoli
10 184 (0.77%) Vagrant
11 182 (0.76%) Salt
12 175 (0.73%) SCOM
13 159 (0.66%) Backup Exec
14 146 (0.61%) OpenView
15 139 (0.58%) logstash
16 135 (0.56%) WSUS
17 126 (0.53%) Opsview
18 113 (0.47%) Zenoss
19 108 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5035 (20.99%) Oracle
2 3799 (15.84%) VMware
3 3395 (14.16%) Red Hat
4 2821 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2318 (9.67%) Cisco
6 1205 (5.02%) HP
7 1048 (4.37%) JBoss
8 887 (3.70%) Citrix
9 826 (3.44%) IBM
10 732 (3.05%) EMC
11 706 (2.94%) NetApp
12 555 (2.31%) Zend
13 540 (2.25%) Sybase
14 534 (2.23%) Juniper
15 480 (2.00%) Sun
16 467 (1.95%) CheckPoint
17 369 (1.54%) Google
18 363 (1.51%) F5
19 291 (1.21%) Dell
20 278 (1.16%) SAP
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 49,000
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £38,000 to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £44,000
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Otley, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance & benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago