Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 13 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 359 275 799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.44% 11.30% 13.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.64% 50.18% 55.41%
Number of salaries quoted 234 229 676
10th Percentile £41,625 £37,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £79,625 £70,250 £80,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 682 548 1,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.83% 22.51% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 463 478 1,279
10th Percentile £28,050 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £33,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 2021. 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 -4 209 £57,500 +15.00% 46
Bracknell -26 36 £62,500 +28.21% 11
Slough -3 32 £60,000 +4.35% 16
Wokingham +10 26 £60,000 - 2
Newbury -2 7 £62,500 +25.00% 3
Crowthorne - 6 £60,000 -
Thatcham 0 2 £55,000 +4.76%
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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.

1 139 (38.72%) AWS
2 135 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (32.87%) Python
4 113 (31.48%) DevOps
5 112 (31.20%) Social Skills
6 111 (30.92%) Docker
7 107 (29.81%) Ansible
7 107 (29.81%) Azure
8 103 (28.69%) Windows
9 93 (25.91%) Degree
10 90 (25.07%) Software Engineering
11 85 (23.68%) Kubernetes
12 84 (23.40%) Security Cleared
13 81 (22.56%) Java
14 79 (22.01%) SQL
15 76 (21.17%) JavaScript
16 74 (20.61%) Terraform
17 73 (20.33%) Oracle
18 69 (19.22%) VMware
19 67 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
20 64 (17.83%) Configuration Management
21 63 (17.55%) Bash Shell
22 61 (16.99%) Computer Science
23 58 (16.16%) Unix
24 56 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
25 53 (14.76%) Finance
26 52 (14.48%) Test Automation
27 51 (14.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 49 (13.65%) JIRA
28 49 (13.65%) C++

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 22 (6.13%) OpenStack
2 15 (4.18%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.90%) Apache
4 11 (3.06%) JBoss
5 10 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.95%) nginx
8 6 (1.67%) Confluence
9 4 (1.11%) Tornado
10 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.28%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 139 (38.72%) AWS
2 107 (29.81%) Azure
3 32 (8.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 29 (8.08%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (6.96%) SaaS
6 24 (6.69%) GCP
7 15 (4.18%) PaaS
8 12 (3.34%) IaaS
9 11 (3.06%) AWS CodePipeline
10 8 (2.23%) Microsoft 365
11 7 (1.95%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.67%) Serverless
13 5 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.39%) Amazon SageMaker
14 4 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.84%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.37%) Firewall
2 31 (8.64%) Internet
2 31 (8.64%) VPN
3 30 (8.36%) TCP/IP
4 28 (7.80%) HTTP
5 25 (6.96%) BGP
6 22 (6.13%) Network Security
7 20 (5.57%) SSH
8 18 (5.01%) IPsec
9 16 (4.46%) LAN
10 13 (3.62%) WAN
11 11 (3.06%) OSPF
11 11 (3.06%) Wireshark
12 10 (2.79%) SSL
13 9 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (2.23%) DNS
15 7 (1.95%) GSM
16 6 (1.67%) MPLS
17 5 (1.39%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.86%) MySQL
2 37 (10.31%) Relational Database
3 34 (9.47%) RDBMS
4 30 (8.36%) NoSQL
5 25 (6.96%) Oracle Database
6 21 (5.85%) SQL Server
7 19 (5.29%) Oracle Database 12c
8 18 (5.01%) Big Data
9 14 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (2.23%) CouchDB
13 6 (1.67%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.11%) PowerCenter
14 4 (1.11%) TKPROF
15 3 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.84%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 49 (13.65%) JIRA
2 45 (12.53%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.74%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.23%) GitLab
5 7 (1.95%) Selenium
5 7 (1.95%) SoapUI
6 6 (1.67%) Android Studio
6 6 (1.67%) WinDbg
6 6 (1.67%) Xcode
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.39%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.11%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.11%) Postman
9 3 (0.84%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.84%) Cypress.io
9 3 (0.84%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.84%) Subversion
10 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.56%) GDB
10 2 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 112 (31.20%) Social Skills
2 53 (14.76%) Finance
3 42 (11.70%) Telecoms
4 39 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (8.91%) Manufacturing
6 29 (8.08%) Marketing
7 28 (7.80%) Public Sector
8 27 (7.52%) Electronics
9 20 (5.57%) Law
10 17 (4.74%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (1.95%) Legal
12 6 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.84%) Retail
14 2 (0.56%) French Language
14 2 (0.56%) Local Government
15 1 (0.28%) Banking
15 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (22.28%) Developer
2 78 (21.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (12.53%) Architect
4 34 (9.47%) Senior DevOps
4 34 (9.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 30 (8.36%) Software Engineer
6 18 (5.01%) Senior Architect
7 17 (4.74%) Data Architect
8 16 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (4.46%) Java Engineer
9 15 (4.18%) Oracle Developer
10 14 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (3.62%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.62%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.34%) Senior Software Engineer
13 11 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (3.06%) Python Developer
13 11 (3.06%) Python Engineer
13 11 (3.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.03%) REST
2 23 (6.41%) Ajax
3 18 (5.01%) AngularJS
3 18 (5.01%) HTML
3 18 (5.01%) Web Services
4 16 (4.46%) .NET
5 11 (3.06%) LAMP
5 11 (3.06%) Vue.js
6 10 (2.79%) React
7 9 (2.51%) WebRTC
8 8 (2.23%) Django
8 8 (2.23%) Flask
9 7 (1.95%) CSS
9 7 (1.95%) JSON
9 7 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (1.95%) Node.js
9 7 (1.95%) RESTful
10 6 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (1.67%) SOAP
10 6 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.19%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.18%) Algorithms
5 13 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.79%) NHS
7 10 (2.79%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.79%) User Experience
8 9 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (2.51%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.95%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.95%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.67%) CESG
10 6 (1.67%) CESG CLAS
10 6 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.67%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (28.69%) Windows
2 58 (16.16%) Unix
3 51 (14.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (10.58%) Ubuntu
5 33 (9.19%) CentOS
6 31 (8.64%) Debian
7 26 (7.24%) Windows Server
8 14 (3.90%) Fedora
8 14 (3.90%) Solaris
9 10 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (2.51%) Android
10 9 (2.51%) SUSE
11 8 (2.23%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.67%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (1.39%) VMS
14 4 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.84%) AIX
16 2 (0.56%) HPUX
16 2 (0.56%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (31.48%) DevOps
3 90 (25.07%) Software Engineering
4 67 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (17.83%) Configuration Management
6 61 (16.99%) Computer Science
7 52 (14.48%) Test Automation
8 48 (13.37%) Scrum
9 37 (10.31%) Open Source
9 37 (10.31%) Programme Management
10 34 (9.47%) Software Testing
10 34 (9.47%) TDD
11 33 (9.19%) Microservices
12 32 (8.91%) Infrastructure as Code
13 30 (8.36%) Coaching
13 30 (8.36%) Cybersecurity
14 29 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (7.80%) Capacity Planning
15 28 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (7.24%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 118 (32.87%) Python
2 81 (22.56%) Java
3 79 (22.01%) SQL
4 76 (21.17%) JavaScript
5 63 (17.55%) Bash Shell
6 49 (13.65%) C++
7 31 (8.64%) C
8 23 (6.41%) Perl
9 20 (5.57%) PL/SQL
10 19 (5.29%) C#
11 11 (3.06%) Go
12 8 (2.23%) Cython
12 8 (2.23%) PHP
12 8 (2.23%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.67%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.67%) Ruby
14 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.11%) ES6
16 2 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 93 (25.91%) Degree
2 84 (23.40%) Security Cleared
3 42 (11.70%) SC Cleared
4 37 (10.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.34%) CISA
5 12 (3.34%) Master's Degree
6 11 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.79%) CCNP
8 9 (2.51%) CCIE
8 9 (2.51%) CEH
8 9 (2.51%) CISSP
9 7 (1.95%) ISEB
9 7 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (1.67%) CGEIT
10 6 (1.67%) CLAS
10 6 (1.67%) CRISC
10 6 (1.67%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.67%) OSCE
10 6 (1.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.36%) QA
2 19 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.67%) COBIT
3 6 (1.67%) GDPR
3 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 6 (1.67%) NIST
3 6 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.67%) SLA
4 5 (1.39%) Accessibility
5 4 (1.11%) GRC
6 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 111 (30.92%) Docker
2 56 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.13%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.51%) KVM
6 9 (2.51%) vSphere
7 6 (1.67%) Firmware
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.56%) HDFS
9 2 (0.56%) iptables
9 2 (0.56%) LXC
9 2 (0.56%) NFS
9 2 (0.56%) Postfix
9 2 (0.56%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.56%) SRDF
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 107 (29.81%) Ansible
2 85 (23.68%) Kubernetes
3 74 (20.61%) Terraform
4 18 (5.01%) Puppet
5 8 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.95%) Rancher
7 6 (1.67%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.67%) HP Fortify
7 6 (1.67%) QRadar
7 6 (1.67%) WebInspect
8 5 (1.39%) Grafana
9 4 (1.11%) Consul
9 4 (1.11%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.11%) Graylog
9 4 (1.11%) Icinga
9 4 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.11%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.84%) Kubeflow
11 2 (0.56%) Packer
11 2 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (20.33%) Oracle
2 69 (19.22%) VMware
3 35 (9.75%) Cisco
4 32 (8.91%) SAP
5 31 (8.64%) Microsoft
6 27 (7.52%) Red Hat
7 18 (5.01%) Google
8 13 (3.62%) F5
9 12 (3.34%) Hitachi
9 12 (3.34%) HP
9 12 (3.34%) Splunk
10 7 (1.95%) EMC
11 6 (1.67%) ArcSight
11 6 (1.67%) Informatica
11 6 (1.67%) Juniper
11 6 (1.67%) Micro Focus
11 6 (1.67%) NetMotion Wireless
11 6 (1.67%) Qualys
11 6 (1.67%) Sophos
11 6 (1.67%) Tripwire