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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11455 12143 11442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.37% 10.13% 10.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.78% 38.15% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9556 9831 9566
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
29540 31829 29889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.54% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 24711 26653 25142
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,834 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 May 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 May 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 10750 £47,500 +5.55% 1419
London +1 4962 £57,500 +9.52% 561
South East +2 2451 £42,750 +6.87% 338
City of London +6 1158 £55,000 +10.00% 175
East of England -1 877 £42,500 +6.25% 137
South West +3 704 £39,000 +2.63% 113
Yorkshire -5 611 £40,000 +5.26% 64
Berkshire -2 561 £45,000 - 78
Hampshire 0 528 £45,000 +15.38% 77
Surrey +3 513 £47,500 +5.55% 82
West Midlands +10 459 £38,500 +2.66% 63
West Yorkshire -1 442 £42,500 +6.25% 48
Leeds +5 387 £45,000 +12.50% 37
North West -11 381 £37,500 +7.14% 77
Cambridgeshire -2 338 £45,000 +12.50% 82
Scotland -1 323 £45,000 +12.50% 49
Reading +1 311 £45,000 +2.27% 55
Cambridge +1 303 £45,000 +12.50% 72
Hertfordshire 0 286 £42,500 +6.25% 32
Manchester +1 260 £36,500 +7.35% 52
East Midlands -7 253 £37,500 +7.14% 48
Bristol +6 235 £41,000 +7.89% 33
Oxfordshire +9 220 £40,000 -11.11% 32
East Sussex -3 204 £37,500 -6.25% 24
West Sussex +5 185 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Brighton -4 181 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Gloucestershire +2 166 £38,500 -7.78% 19
Edinburgh +5 159 £44,750 +16.99% 19
Wales +15 154 £37,500 +13.63% 14
South Wales +12 149 £37,500 +13.63% 12

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8469 (38.43%) Windows
2 6972 (31.64%) UNIX
3 6235 (28.29%) Java
4 6009 (27.27%) SQL
5 4875 (22.12%) MySQL
6 4483 (20.34%) Oracle
6 4483 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
7 4418 (20.05%) Finance
8 4193 (19.03%) Python
9 4015 (18.22%) VMware
10 3983 (18.07%) JavaScript
11 3687 (16.73%) Apache
12 3644 (16.54%) PHP
13 3597 (16.32%) HTML
14 3394 (15.40%) Degree
15 3228 (14.65%) Perl
16 3131 (14.21%) Red Hat
17 2932 (13.30%) SQL Server
18 2921 (13.25%) C++
19 2825 (12.82%) CSS
20 2752 (12.49%) Microsoft
21 2601 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 2570 (11.66%) Software Engineering
23 2557 (11.60%) DevOps
24 2553 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 2534 (11.50%) Cisco
26 2525 (11.46%) Git (software)
27 2467 (11.19%) Puppet
28 2319 (10.52%) Firewall
29 2295 (10.41%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3687 (16.73%) Apache
2 2067 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 1089 (4.94%) IIS
4 888 (4.03%) WebSphere
5 882 (4.00%) JBoss
6 852 (3.87%) MS Exchange
7 822 (3.73%) nginx
8 584 (2.65%) WebLogic
9 569 (2.58%) Node.js
10 420 (1.91%) SharePoint
11 382 (1.73%) CMS
12 381 (1.73%) OpenStack
13 356 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
14 348 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
15 306 (1.39%) Drupal
16 293 (1.33%) Apache Solr
17 255 (1.16%) WordPress
18 220 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
19 177 (0.80%) GlassFish
20 171 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1408 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 574 (2.60%) MS Office
3 110 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 110 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 74 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 26 (0.12%) MS Project
7 25 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 20 (0.091%) SPSS
10 14 (0.064%) Fireworks
10 14 (0.064%) Simulink
11 12 (0.054%) TargetLink
12 9 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
12 9 (0.041%) Maya
13 8 (0.036%) Mingle
13 8 (0.036%) CPLEX
14 7 (0.032%) Mathematica
15 6 (0.027%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 240 (1.09%) Magento
2 165 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 121 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 120 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
5 92 (0.42%) RMDS
6 90 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
7 61 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 53 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
9 51 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 48 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
11 42 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 39 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
13 36 (0.16%) ION MarketView
14 35 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
15 34 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
15 34 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
16 23 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
17 20 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
18 18 (0.082%) SAP Business One
18 18 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1858 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 590 (2.68%) SaaS
3 419 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
4 318 (1.44%) PaaS
5 303 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 278 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 263 (1.19%) IaaS
8 212 (0.96%) Office 365
9 203 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 150 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 119 (0.54%) GitHub
12 100 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 95 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 64 (0.29%) Route 53
15 53 (0.24%) Google Apps
16 44 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
16 44 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
17 39 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 38 (0.17%) OpenShift
19 37 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2319 (10.52%) Firewall
2 2200 (9.98%) TCP/IP
3 1883 (8.54%) SAN
4 1805 (8.19%) DNS
5 1125 (5.11%) HTTP
6 1074 (4.87%) WAN
7 1036 (4.70%) Internet
8 1010 (4.58%) LAN
9 997 (4.52%) VPN
10 765 (3.47%) DHCP
11 658 (2.99%) NAS
12 530 (2.41%) LDAP
13 525 (2.38%) Network Security
14 471 (2.14%) VoIP
15 463 (2.10%) BGP
16 461 (2.09%) SSL
17 433 (1.96%) VLAN
18 403 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
19 398 (1.81%) SMTP
20 375 (1.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4875 (22.12%) MySQL
2 2932 (13.30%) SQL Server
3 1449 (6.58%) Relational Database
4 1293 (5.87%) Oracle Database
5 1126 (5.11%) NoSQL
6 1043 (4.73%) MongoDB
7 1036 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
8 761 (3.45%) RDBMS
9 623 (2.83%) Big Data
10 529 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 491 (2.23%) Hadoop
12 474 (2.15%) DB2
13 438 (1.99%) Redis
14 348 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
15 339 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 284 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
17 279 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
18 266 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
19 209 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
20 200 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2525 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 1491 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 1311 (5.95%) Subversion
4 979 (4.44%) Maven
5 695 (3.15%) JIRA
6 600 (2.72%) JUnit
7 525 (2.38%) Eclipse
8 491 (2.23%) Ant
9 404 (1.83%) Selenium
10 317 (1.44%) TeamCity
11 299 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 293 (1.33%) Hudson
13 206 (0.93%) Mercurial
14 202 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
15 191 (0.87%) PHPUnit
16 189 (0.86%) Visual Studio
17 160 (0.73%) WebDriver
18 123 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 118 (0.54%) Mockito
20 116 (0.53%) Jasmine
General
1 4418 (20.05%) Finance
2 1372 (6.23%) Banking
3 1078 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 726 (3.29%) Retail
5 676 (3.07%) Games
6 638 (2.90%) Marketing
7 417 (1.89%) Front Office
8 387 (1.76%) Advertising
9 317 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 315 (1.43%) Electronics
11 300 (1.36%) Financial Institution
12 221 (1.00%) Back Office
13 219 (0.99%) Publishing
14 206 (0.93%) Legal
14 206 (0.93%) Manufacturing
15 153 (0.69%) Law
16 152 (0.69%) Automotive
17 111 (0.50%) French Language
18 105 (0.48%) Billing
19 103 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6239 (28.31%) Developer
2 2325 (10.55%) Administrator
3 1807 (8.20%) Analyst
4 1772 (8.04%) Systems Administrator
5 1672 (7.59%) Java Developer
6 1506 (6.83%) Software Engineer
7 1226 (5.56%) PHP Developer
8 1206 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 1136 (5.15%) Linux Administrator
10 1129 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
11 1062 (4.82%) Architect
12 1029 (4.67%) Senior Developer
13 953 (4.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 897 (4.07%) Support Analyst
15 871 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
16 830 (3.77%) Software Developer
17 813 (3.69%) Applications Support
18 808 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
19 770 (3.49%) Consultant
20 731 (3.32%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3597 (16.32%) HTML
2 2825 (12.82%) CSS
3 2185 (9.92%) Web Services
4 1915 (8.69%) XML
5 1727 (7.84%) jQuery
6 1519 (6.89%) Spring
7 1351 (6.13%) HTML5
8 1285 (5.83%) .NET
9 1215 (5.51%) LAMP
10 1168 (5.30%) J2EE
11 873 (3.96%) REST
12 837 (3.80%) Hibernate
13 832 (3.78%) Middleware
14 778 (3.53%) Ajax
15 774 (3.51%) CSS3
16 752 (3.41%) SOAP
17 729 (3.31%) JSON
18 656 (2.98%) AngularJS
19 642 (2.91%) RESTful
20 540 (2.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1928 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 1758 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1436 (6.52%) Open Source
4 667 (3.03%) Clustering
5 563 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 461 (2.09%) Replication
7 426 (1.93%) User Experience
8 412 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 412 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 401 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 351 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 336 (1.52%) Derivative
12 321 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 316 (1.43%) Equities
14 311 (1.41%) Data Structures
15 307 (1.39%) Hedge funds
16 263 (1.19%) Fixed Income
17 252 (1.14%) Client/Server
18 203 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
19 185 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8469 (38.43%) Windows
2 6972 (31.64%) UNIX
3 2553 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1674 (7.60%) Solaris
5 1346 (6.11%) CentOS
6 1282 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1064 (4.83%) Ubuntu
8 787 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 745 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 726 (3.29%) Android
11 678 (3.08%) Debian
12 665 (3.02%) AIX
13 470 (2.13%) Windows 7
14 451 (2.05%) Apple iOS
15 309 (1.40%) Mac OS X
16 264 (1.20%) HPUX
17 245 (1.11%) Windows 8
18 232 (1.05%) Windows XP
19 222 (1.01%) SUSE
20 155 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4483 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2570 (11.66%) Software Engineering
3 2557 (11.60%) DevOps
4 2124 (9.64%) OO
5 1971 (8.94%) ITIL
6 1843 (8.36%) TDD
7 1632 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 1597 (7.25%) E-Commerce
9 1489 (6.76%) Scrum
10 1368 (6.21%) Configuration Management
11 1220 (5.54%) MVC
12 961 (4.36%) Project Management
13 950 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
14 941 (4.27%) Mentoring
15 937 (4.25%) Multithreading
16 816 (3.70%) Load Balancing
17 788 (3.58%) OOP
18 765 (3.47%) Web Development
19 751 (3.41%) Unit Testing
20 728 (3.30%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6235 (28.29%) Java
2 6009 (27.27%) SQL
3 4193 (19.03%) Python
4 3983 (18.07%) JavaScript
5 3644 (16.54%) PHP
6 3228 (14.65%) Perl
7 2921 (13.25%) C++
8 2295 (10.41%) Bash Shell
9 1919 (8.71%) Ruby
10 1749 (7.94%) C
11 1507 (6.84%) Shell Script
12 1294 (5.87%) C#
13 949 (4.31%) PowerShell
14 777 (3.53%) PL/SQL
15 375 (1.70%) PHP5
16 326 (1.48%) Scala
17 236 (1.07%) T-SQL
18 198 (0.90%) Embedded C
19 190 (0.86%) Groovy
20 168 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3394 (15.40%) Degree
2 970 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 878 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 671 (3.04%) CCNA
5 577 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 512 (2.32%) SC Cleared
7 492 (2.23%) CCNP
8 420 (1.91%) MCSE
9 301 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 279 (1.27%) CISSP
11 251 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 225 (1.02%) RHCE
13 187 (0.85%) MCITP
14 186 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 181 (0.82%) MCSA
16 173 (0.79%) PhD
17 162 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
18 142 (0.64%) MCP
19 120 (0.54%) ISEB
20 113 (0.51%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1012 (4.59%) QA
2 772 (3.50%) SLA
3 270 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 254 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 111 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 56 (0.25%) COBIT
7 52 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.14%) FISMA
9 23 (0.10%) ISO 9000
10 22 (0.100%) JTAG
11 16 (0.073%) HIPAA
12 14 (0.064%) EMIR
12 14 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
13 12 (0.054%) GPG13
14 11 (0.050%) Data Quality
15 7 (0.032%) ISO 14001
15 7 (0.032%) ISO 8583
16 6 (0.027%) Solvency II
17 5 (0.023%) WCAG
17 5 (0.023%) GAMP
System Software
1 2601 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1788 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 750 (3.40%) vSphere
4 702 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 444 (2.01%) NFS
6 432 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
7 408 (1.85%) VMware ESX
8 303 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 302 (1.37%) KVM
10 260 (1.18%) XenApp
11 256 (1.16%) Firmware
12 245 (1.11%) Xen
12 245 (1.11%) Docker
13 240 (1.09%) Varnish
14 191 (0.87%) XenServer
15 174 (0.79%) vCloud
16 166 (0.75%) Samba
17 149 (0.68%) iptables
18 121 (0.55%) SRDF
19 106 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2467 (11.19%) Puppet
2 1799 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1130 (5.13%) Nagios
4 631 (2.86%) Ansible
5 302 (1.37%) ZABBIX
6 295 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 264 (1.20%) Vagrant
8 262 (1.19%) SCCM
9 252 (1.14%) Salt
10 232 (1.05%) Data Guard
11 213 (0.97%) Cacti
12 211 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
13 194 (0.88%) NetBackup
14 187 (0.85%) SCOM
15 185 (0.84%) logstash
16 175 (0.79%) Graphite
17 130 (0.59%) OpenView
18 123 (0.56%) HAProxy
19 116 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
20 94 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4483 (20.34%) Oracle
2 4015 (18.22%) VMware
3 3131 (14.21%) Red Hat
4 2752 (12.49%) Microsoft
5 2534 (11.50%) Cisco
6 1288 (5.84%) HP
7 1119 (5.08%) IBM
8 970 (4.40%) Citrix
9 786 (3.57%) NetApp
10 662 (3.00%) Juniper
11 617 (2.80%) EMC
12 489 (2.22%) Sybase
13 443 (2.01%) CheckPoint
14 424 (1.92%) Zend
15 393 (1.78%) F5
16 386 (1.75%) Sun
17 376 (1.71%) Dell
18 361 (1.64%) Google
19 306 (1.39%) Symantec
20 248 (1.13%) Veritas
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Explore Group
Salary: Bonus, Pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
TIMES Resources Ltd
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
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Earth Stream Global
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Watford, Hertfordshire
TechNet IT Recruitment (Permanent)
Salary: Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30k - £35k per annum + good Pension, 36 days holdiday
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd.
Salary: £38800 + bonus (c15%) oncall + Pension, heathcare etc
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Leeds, Yorkshire
Harvey Nash
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Leatherhead, Surrey
Network Compucare Ltd
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Parallel Consulting
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Leeds, Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment Ltd
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Leatherhead, Surrey
Network Compucare Ltd
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
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Sheffield, Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Shropshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum Up to 20% Bonus + BUPA, Pension + Exceptional Bens
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