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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10504 10715 10826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.02% 10.14% 10.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.84% 37.71% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8680 8572 9096
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
28509 28416 28148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.19% 26.90% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 23829 23384 23637
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +1 9902 £47,500 +5.55% 1707
London +1 4409 £55,000 +2.80% 650
South East +2 2236 £42,500 - 399
City of London +3 1022 £55,000 +4.76% 214
East of England -2 790 £44,000 +10.00% 148
Yorkshire -3 710 £40,000 +14.28% 120
Berkshire +2 620 £43,500 -3.33% 88
South West 0 619 £39,000 +2.63% 151
Hampshire +3 498 £42,500 +13.33% 84
West Yorkshire 0 489 £42,500 +13.33% 83
North West -1 468 £40,000 +6.66% 85
Leeds +1 426 £45,000 +20.00% 74
Surrey 0 420 £47,500 +5.55% 97
West Midlands 0 376 £40,000 +6.66% 73
Cambridgeshire -3 305 £45,000 +12.50% 85
Manchester +5 287 £40,000 +2.56% 46
Reading 0 275 £45,000 - 48
Hertfordshire -3 273 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Scotland -4 272 £45,000 +5.88% 45
Cambridge -4 266 £45,000 +12.50% 77
East Midlands +10 252 £37,500 +2.73% 50
Bristol +13 201 £42,500 +21.42% 58
Oxfordshire +10 176 £43,750 -12.50% 48
West Sussex +9 163 £40,000 - 4
Gloucestershire -7 144 £40,000 - 30
Wales +14 131 £40,000 +17.64% 24
East Sussex 0 130 £40,000 +1.26% 24
Southampton -10 119 £38,375 +9.64% 24
Brighton +1 116 £40,000 +2.56% 13
Buckinghamshire +6 115 £34,500 -17.85% 25

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8347 (38.26%) Windows
2 7137 (32.72%) UNIX
3 6097 (27.95%) Java
4 5903 (27.06%) SQL
5 4903 (22.48%) MySQL
6 4422 (20.27%) Oracle
7 4236 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
8 4138 (18.97%) Finance
9 3925 (17.99%) VMware
10 3887 (17.82%) JavaScript
11 3870 (17.74%) Python
12 3661 (16.78%) PHP
13 3652 (16.74%) Apache
14 3563 (16.33%) HTML
15 3557 (16.31%) Degree
16 3191 (14.63%) Perl
17 3098 (14.20%) Red Hat
18 2840 (13.02%) C++
19 2836 (13.00%) Microsoft
20 2826 (12.95%) SQL Server
21 2736 (12.54%) CSS
22 2514 (11.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 2509 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
24 2474 (11.34%) Software Engineering
25 2470 (11.32%) Git (software)
26 2410 (11.05%) Cisco
27 2345 (10.75%) Puppet
28 2343 (10.74%) Firewall
29 2284 (10.47%) OO
30 2262 (10.37%) DevOps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3652 (16.74%) Apache
2 2046 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 1036 (4.75%) IIS
4 881 (4.04%) JBoss
5 845 (3.87%) MS Exchange
6 772 (3.54%) nginx
7 755 (3.46%) WebSphere
8 635 (2.91%) WebLogic
9 514 (2.36%) Node.js
10 397 (1.82%) CMS
11 364 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 362 (1.66%) OpenStack
13 355 (1.63%) SharePoint
14 316 (1.45%) Drupal
15 315 (1.44%) WordPress
16 282 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
17 270 (1.24%) Apache Solr
18 208 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
19 188 (0.86%) GlassFish
20 176 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1417 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 580 (2.66%) MS Office
3 131 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 102 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 69 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 41 (0.19%) MS Project
7 34 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 27 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 26 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.069%) Mathematica
11 14 (0.064%) SPSS
11 14 (0.064%) Simulink
12 11 (0.050%) AutoCAD
13 10 (0.046%) Maya
14 9 (0.041%) 3ds Max
14 9 (0.041%) TargetLink
15 8 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.037%) Mingle
16 7 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
17 6 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 252 (1.16%) Magento
2 173 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 136 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 88 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 73 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 63 (0.29%) RMDS
7 58 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 44 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 44 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
9 41 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 32 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
10 32 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 31 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
12 29 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
12 29 (0.13%) ION MarketView
13 27 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
14 22 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
15 21 (0.096%) Agresso
16 20 (0.092%) Towers Watson Igloo
17 19 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1094 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
2 524 (2.40%) SaaS
3 390 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 275 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 273 (1.25%) PaaS
6 272 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 254 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 244 (1.12%) IaaS
9 158 (0.72%) GitHub
10 157 (0.72%) Office 365
11 66 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
12 64 (0.29%) Route 53
13 63 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
14 53 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
15 51 (0.23%) Google Apps
16 50 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
17 37 (0.17%) OpenShift
18 35 (0.16%) Heroku
19 28 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
20 24 (0.11%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2343 (10.74%) Firewall
2 2212 (10.14%) TCP/IP
3 1888 (8.65%) SAN
4 1772 (8.12%) DNS
5 1111 (5.09%) HTTP
6 1083 (4.96%) Internet
7 1015 (4.65%) WAN
8 987 (4.52%) VPN
9 963 (4.41%) LAN
10 743 (3.41%) DHCP
11 590 (2.70%) NAS
12 525 (2.41%) LDAP
13 519 (2.38%) SSL
14 488 (2.24%) Network Security
15 479 (2.20%) BGP
16 439 (2.01%) VoIP
17 414 (1.90%) MPLS
18 413 (1.89%) VLAN
19 406 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
20 391 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4903 (22.48%) MySQL
2 2826 (12.95%) SQL Server
3 1401 (6.42%) Relational Database
4 1247 (5.72%) Oracle Database
5 1124 (5.15%) NoSQL
6 985 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
7 976 (4.47%) MongoDB
8 742 (3.40%) RDBMS
9 677 (3.10%) Big Data
10 507 (2.32%) Hadoop
11 476 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 473 (2.17%) DB2
13 424 (1.94%) Redis
14 338 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 325 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
16 299 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
17 292 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
18 259 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
19 201 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
20 200 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2470 (11.32%) Git (software)
2 1434 (6.57%) Subversion
3 1321 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 938 (4.30%) Maven
5 687 (3.15%) JIRA
6 622 (2.85%) JUnit
7 579 (2.65%) Eclipse
8 468 (2.15%) Ant
9 393 (1.80%) Selenium
10 343 (1.57%) Hudson
11 304 (1.39%) TeamCity
12 301 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 219 (1.00%) Visual Studio
14 218 (1.00%) Mercurial
15 210 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
16 171 (0.78%) PHPUnit
17 148 (0.68%) WebDriver
18 123 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 116 (0.53%) GCC
20 114 (0.52%) Jasmine
General
1 4138 (18.97%) Finance
2 1281 (5.87%) Banking
3 1061 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 745 (3.42%) Retail
5 694 (3.18%) Marketing
6 634 (2.91%) Games
7 421 (1.93%) Advertising
8 420 (1.93%) Front Office
9 368 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 275 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 267 (1.22%) Electronics
12 213 (0.98%) Publishing
13 198 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 192 (0.88%) Back Office
15 157 (0.72%) Law
16 154 (0.71%) Legal
17 136 (0.62%) Automotive
18 132 (0.61%) Aerospace
19 121 (0.55%) French Language
20 98 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6049 (27.73%) Developer
2 2464 (11.30%) Administrator
3 1876 (8.60%) Systems Administrator
4 1855 (8.50%) Analyst
5 1600 (7.33%) Java Developer
6 1477 (6.77%) Software Engineer
7 1215 (5.57%) Linux Administrator
8 1205 (5.52%) PHP Developer
9 1140 (5.23%) Support Engineer
10 1086 (4.98%) Architect
11 1050 (4.81%) Senior Developer
12 1018 (4.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 988 (4.53%) Support Analyst
14 904 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
15 867 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
16 830 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
17 819 (3.75%) Applications Support
18 787 (3.61%) Software Developer
19 737 (3.38%) Consultant
20 727 (3.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3563 (16.33%) HTML
2 2736 (12.54%) CSS
3 2189 (10.03%) Web Services
4 1912 (8.77%) XML
5 1750 (8.02%) jQuery
6 1459 (6.69%) Spring
7 1310 (6.01%) HTML5
8 1218 (5.58%) LAMP
9 1198 (5.49%) .NET
10 1176 (5.39%) J2EE
11 854 (3.91%) Hibernate
12 782 (3.58%) REST
13 768 (3.52%) Middleware
14 737 (3.38%) JSON
15 720 (3.30%) SOAP
16 698 (3.20%) CSS3
17 695 (3.19%) Ajax
18 627 (2.87%) RESTful
19 609 (2.79%) AngularJS
20 564 (2.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1996 (9.15%) Computer Science
2 1678 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1530 (7.01%) Open Source
4 715 (3.28%) Clustering
5 541 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 442 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 439 (2.01%) Replication
8 435 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 396 (1.82%) User Experience
9 396 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 346 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 318 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 304 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 283 (1.30%) Derivative
14 277 (1.27%) Equities
15 259 (1.19%) Fixed Income
16 243 (1.11%) Data Structures
17 234 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
17 234 (1.07%) Client/Server
18 200 (0.92%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8347 (38.26%) Windows
2 7137 (32.72%) UNIX
3 2514 (11.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1839 (8.43%) Solaris
5 1372 (6.29%) CentOS
6 1264 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 965 (4.42%) Ubuntu
8 772 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 743 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 735 (3.37%) Android
11 696 (3.19%) AIX
12 604 (2.77%) Debian
13 470 (2.15%) Windows 7
14 453 (2.08%) Apple iOS
15 334 (1.53%) Mac OS X
16 287 (1.32%) HPUX
17 273 (1.25%) SUSE
18 256 (1.17%) Windows XP
19 211 (0.97%) Windows 8
20 176 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4236 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
2 2474 (11.34%) Software Engineering
3 2284 (10.47%) OO
4 2262 (10.37%) DevOps
5 1977 (9.06%) ITIL
6 1808 (8.29%) E-Commerce
7 1728 (7.92%) TDD
8 1693 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
9 1416 (6.49%) Scrum
10 1280 (5.87%) MVC
11 1238 (5.68%) Configuration Management
12 1015 (4.65%) Multithreading
13 982 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
14 965 (4.42%) Project Management
15 903 (4.14%) Mentoring
16 827 (3.79%) OOP
17 807 (3.70%) Load Balancing
18 732 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
19 700 (3.21%) Web Development
20 699 (3.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6097 (27.95%) Java
2 5903 (27.06%) SQL
3 3887 (17.82%) JavaScript
4 3870 (17.74%) Python
5 3661 (16.78%) PHP
6 3191 (14.63%) Perl
7 2840 (13.02%) C++
8 2226 (10.20%) Bash Shell
9 1787 (8.19%) Ruby
10 1673 (7.67%) C
11 1561 (7.16%) Shell Script
12 1320 (6.05%) C#
13 916 (4.20%) PowerShell
14 724 (3.32%) PL/SQL
15 479 (2.20%) PHP5
16 302 (1.38%) Scala
17 264 (1.21%) T-SQL
18 180 (0.83%) VB
19 173 (0.79%) Groovy
20 172 (0.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3557 (16.31%) Degree
2 966 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
3 883 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 680 (3.12%) CCNA
5 545 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 527 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 511 (2.34%) VCP4
8 497 (2.28%) CCNP
9 382 (1.75%) MCSE
10 294 (1.35%) CISSP
11 267 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 260 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 212 (0.97%) RHCE
14 199 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 176 (0.81%) MCITP
16 173 (0.79%) MCSA
17 171 (0.78%) PhD
18 150 (0.69%) MCP
19 141 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
20 136 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1016 (4.66%) QA
2 750 (3.44%) SLA
3 278 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 228 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 108 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 71 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 45 (0.21%) COBIT
8 21 (0.096%) JTAG
9 19 (0.087%) ISO 8583
10 16 (0.073%) EMIR
10 16 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.055%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.046%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.046%) ISO 9000
12 10 (0.046%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.037%) PMBOK
13 8 (0.037%) Data Quality
13 8 (0.037%) GPG13
14 6 (0.028%) DO-178B
14 6 (0.028%) GLP
System Software
1 2509 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1667 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 770 (3.53%) vSphere
4 626 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 425 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
6 403 (1.85%) NFS
7 390 (1.79%) VMware ESX
8 341 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 288 (1.32%) KVM
10 265 (1.21%) XenApp
11 250 (1.15%) Firmware
12 243 (1.11%) Xen
13 212 (0.97%) Varnish
14 211 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
15 193 (0.88%) XenServer
16 155 (0.71%) Docker
17 150 (0.69%) vCloud
18 148 (0.68%) Samba
19 117 (0.54%) XenDesktop
20 110 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2345 (10.75%) Puppet
2 1610 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1095 (5.02%) Nagios
4 486 (2.23%) Ansible
5 272 (1.25%) SCCM
6 263 (1.21%) ZABBIX
7 260 (1.19%) Tivoli
8 247 (1.13%) Vagrant
9 235 (1.08%) NetBackup
10 229 (1.05%) Data Guard
11 221 (1.01%) Cacti
12 218 (1.00%) Salt
13 213 (0.98%) SCOM
14 165 (0.76%) Graphite
15 161 (0.74%) logstash
16 135 (0.62%) OpenView
17 129 (0.59%) HAProxy
18 93 (0.43%) WSUS
18 93 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 88 (0.40%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4422 (20.27%) Oracle
2 3925 (17.99%) VMware
3 3098 (14.20%) Red Hat
4 2836 (13.00%) Microsoft
5 2410 (11.05%) Cisco
6 1324 (6.07%) HP
7 1035 (4.74%) IBM
8 934 (4.28%) Citrix
9 733 (3.36%) NetApp
10 617 (2.83%) EMC
11 613 (2.81%) Juniper
12 478 (2.19%) CheckPoint
13 458 (2.10%) Sybase
14 450 (2.06%) Zend
15 440 (2.02%) Sun
16 388 (1.78%) F5
17 347 (1.59%) Dell
18 316 (1.45%) Symantec
19 280 (1.28%) Google
20 274 (1.26%) Veritas
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