Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 9 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 511 769 941
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.29% 13.74% 13.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.52% 54.73% 51.25%
Number of salaries quoted 443 713 802
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 973 1,405 1,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.49% 25.10% 26.64%
Number of salaries quoted 786 1,211 1,497
Median annual salary £54,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.50% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £24,650
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.87%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Berkshire over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 222 £55,000 -12.00% 44
Newbury +3 59 £55,000 +15.79% 6
Bracknell +13 52 £53,750 +43.33% 15
Slough +9 39 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Thatcham - 27 £45,250 -
Maidenhead -15 19 £60,000 +11.11% 3
Wokingham -4 12 £60,000 +2.56% 2
Hungerford - 2 - -
Windsor +2 1 £82,500 +83.33%
Crowthorne -3 1 - -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 193 (37.77%) Python
2 171 (33.46%) AWS
3 160 (31.31%) DevOps
4 158 (30.92%) Windows
5 146 (28.57%) Java
6 131 (25.64%) Azure
7 115 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (20.16%) SQL
9 100 (19.57%) Microsoft
10 99 (19.37%) Docker
11 94 (18.40%) Bash Shell
12 93 (18.20%) Ansible
12 93 (18.20%) Kubernetes
13 88 (17.22%) Git (software)
14 84 (16.44%) Unix
15 82 (16.05%) Software Engineering
16 78 (15.26%) VMware
17 76 (14.87%) SaaS
18 72 (14.09%) Windows Server
19 70 (13.70%) MySQL
19 70 (13.70%) JavaScript
20 68 (13.31%) Jenkins
21 65 (12.72%) Degree
22 61 (11.94%) Puppet
23 60 (11.74%) Terraform
23 60 (11.74%) Configuration Management
24 59 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
25 56 (10.96%) Firewall
26 54 (10.57%) C++
27 52 (10.18%) Test Automation

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (7.83%) Apache
2 25 (4.89%) Confluence
3 20 (3.91%) IIS
4 19 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.74%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.54%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.35%) JBoss
8 11 (2.15%) CMS
9 9 (1.76%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.17%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.78%) SAS
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.39%) ColdFusion
14 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 171 (33.46%) AWS
2 131 (25.64%) Azure
3 76 (14.87%) SaaS
4 47 (9.20%) GCP
5 33 (6.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (6.46%) IaaS
6 31 (6.07%) PaaS
7 30 (5.87%) Office 365
8 21 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (3.72%) OpenShift
10 16 (3.13%) GitHub
11 15 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (1.76%) Serverless
14 6 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.98%) Route 53
15 5 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.96%) Firewall
2 36 (7.05%) Network Security
3 30 (5.87%) LAN
4 29 (5.68%) DNS
5 26 (5.09%) Internet
6 24 (4.70%) TCP/IP
6 24 (4.70%) WAN
7 19 (3.72%) DHCP
8 18 (3.52%) SSH
9 14 (2.74%) Wireless
10 13 (2.54%) VoIP
10 13 (2.54%) VPN
11 11 (2.15%) HTTP
11 11 (2.15%) Skype
12 10 (1.96%) MPLS
13 9 (1.76%) Radio Access Network
14 8 (1.57%) SMTP
14 8 (1.57%) VLAN
15 7 (1.37%) SNMP
15 7 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.70%) MySQL
2 38 (7.44%) SQL Server
3 29 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (4.89%) MongoDB
5 22 (4.31%) Relational Database
6 16 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 15 (2.94%) Big Data
8 14 (2.74%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.17%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.17%) InfluxDB
14 4 (0.78%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.59%) SAS EBI
15 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 88 (17.22%) Git (software)
2 68 (13.31%) Jenkins
3 41 (8.02%) JIRA
4 21 (4.11%) Selenium
5 20 (3.91%) Maven
5 20 (3.91%) Subversion
6 16 (3.13%) Ant
7 14 (2.74%) Artifactory
7 14 (2.74%) GitLab
7 14 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (2.15%) Vagrant
9 10 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.96%) JMeter
10 9 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.37%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.17%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.17%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.98%) CMake
13 5 (0.98%) Gradle
14 4 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 49 (9.59%) Finance
2 48 (9.39%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.50%) Public Sector
4 20 (3.91%) Electronics
5 19 (3.72%) Automotive
6 12 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.96%) Marketing
7 10 (1.96%) Retail
8 6 (1.17%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.98%) Military
10 4 (0.78%) Games
10 4 (0.78%) German Language
11 3 (0.59%) Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.39%) French Language
12 2 (0.39%) Legal
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 94 (18.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (13.89%) Developer
3 69 (13.50%) Software Engineer
4 37 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (6.07%) Systems Engineer
6 30 (5.87%) Architect
6 30 (5.87%) IT Engineer
7 28 (5.48%) Consultant
8 25 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
9 24 (4.70%) Administrator
10 23 (4.50%) C++ Software Engineer
10 23 (4.50%) Java Engineer
11 21 (4.11%) Embedded Engineer
12 19 (3.72%) Analyst
13 18 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
13 18 (3.52%) Python Developer
13 18 (3.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.52%) Technical Support
14 17 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
14 17 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.24%) Web Services
2 31 (6.07%) HTML
3 29 (5.68%) Node.js
4 26 (5.09%) Spring
5 25 (4.89%) CSS
6 23 (4.50%) .NET
6 23 (4.50%) LAMP
6 23 (4.50%) REST
7 20 (3.91%) SOAP
8 19 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (3.33%) AngularJS
9 17 (3.33%) Middleware
10 16 (3.13%) JSON
11 14 (2.74%) LDAP
11 14 (2.74%) XML
12 13 (2.54%) HTML5
12 13 (2.54%) jQuery
12 13 (2.54%) Kafka
12 13 (2.54%) RESTful
13 12 (2.35%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.07%) Public Cloud
3 22 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.31%) User Experience
4 21 (4.11%) Private Cloud
5 20 (3.91%) Embedded Systems
6 18 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (2.15%) iPad
9 10 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.76%) Cyberattack
10 9 (1.76%) Tandem
11 8 (1.57%) Device Driver
11 8 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.17%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 158 (30.92%) Windows
2 84 (16.44%) Unix
3 72 (14.09%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (5.28%) Debian
6 19 (3.72%) CentOS
7 12 (2.35%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (2.15%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.37%) Android
10 7 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.37%) Solaris
10 7 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.98%) VMS
12 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (31.31%) DevOps
2 115 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (16.05%) Software Engineering
4 60 (11.74%) Configuration Management
5 59 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (10.18%) Test Automation
7 47 (9.20%) Migration
8 46 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
9 43 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (8.02%) Computer Science
11 37 (7.24%) Open Source
12 36 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 36 (7.05%) Microservices
13 32 (6.26%) Information Security
13 32 (6.26%) OO
14 31 (6.07%) Scrum
15 30 (5.87%) Fintech
16 27 (5.28%) Penetration Testing
16 27 (5.28%) Web Development
17 24 (4.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 193 (37.77%) Python
2 146 (28.57%) Java
3 103 (20.16%) SQL
4 94 (18.40%) Bash Shell
5 70 (13.70%) JavaScript
6 54 (10.57%) C++
7 50 (9.78%) Perl
8 44 (8.61%) PHP
9 37 (7.24%) C
10 31 (6.07%) Shell Script
11 30 (5.87%) PowerShell
12 26 (5.09%) C#
13 22 (4.31%) Ruby
14 12 (2.35%) Go
15 9 (1.76%) Scala
16 5 (0.98%) Embedded C
16 5 (0.98%) Groovy
16 5 (0.98%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.78%) R
18 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (12.72%) Degree
2 42 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 36 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.52%) AWS Certification
5 17 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.57%) CCIE
7 8 (1.57%) CISSP
8 6 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.17%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.78%) ISEB
10 2 (0.39%) CCNP
11 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.20%) CCNA
11 1 (0.20%) MCSA
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.46%) QA
2 27 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.74%) GDPR
3 14 (2.74%) NIST
4 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (19.37%) Docker
2 48 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (8.61%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.94%) Firmware
5 14 (2.74%) NFS
6 13 (2.54%) iptables
7 12 (2.35%) vSphere
8 7 (1.37%) KVM
9 6 (1.17%) QEMU
9 6 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.17%) Xen
10 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.78%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.59%) XenApp
11 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 93 (18.20%) Ansible
1 93 (18.20%) Kubernetes
2 61 (11.94%) Puppet
3 60 (11.74%) Terraform
4 49 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.74%) Salt
5 14 (2.74%) SELinux
6 13 (2.54%) Packer
7 9 (1.76%) HP Fortify
7 9 (1.76%) SCCM
7 9 (1.76%) WebInspect
8 8 (1.57%) Kibana
8 8 (1.57%) logstash
9 7 (1.37%) HP ALM
10 6 (1.17%) Galera Cluster
10 6 (1.17%) Grafana
10 6 (1.17%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.17%) OpenNebula
10 6 (1.17%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.98%) vRealize
Vendors
1 100 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 78 (15.26%) VMware
3 48 (9.39%) Red Hat
4 45 (8.81%) Oracle
5 37 (7.24%) Cisco
6 34 (6.65%) Google
7 16 (3.13%) F5
8 14 (2.74%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.74%) HP
9 11 (2.15%) Palo Alto
9 11 (2.15%) SAP
10 10 (1.96%) IBM
10 10 (1.96%) SaltStack
10 10 (1.96%) Sonatype
10 10 (1.96%) Sun
11 9 (1.76%) Black Duck
11 9 (1.76%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.76%) Micro Focus
11 9 (1.76%) Qualys
12 5 (0.98%) Meraki