Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 980 1,274 1,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.98% 16.14% 12.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.91% 58.33% 48.79%
Number of salaries quoted 803 1,065 1,235
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%

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 1,818 2,184 2,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.79% 27.67% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,517 1,774 2,453
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,575 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -4.71% +2.41% +3.75%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Linux in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -2 490 £50,000 -6.98% 62
Newbury +1 112 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Maidenhead +10 90 £45,000 -15.09% 10
Slough -11 67 £43,750 -25.53% 11
Bracknell -26 50 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Hungerford +10 19 £40,000 -
Ascot -15 16 £32,500 -50.00% 1
Wokingham -5 12 £47,500 - 5
Windsor -10 9 £42,500 -29.17% 3
Thatcham -3 4 £50,000 +56.25%
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 366 (37.35%) Windows
2 318 (32.45%) Python
3 265 (27.04%) Java
4 244 (24.90%) Unix
5 234 (23.88%) DevOps
6 233 (23.78%) Amazon AWS
7 211 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
8 196 (20.00%) SQL
9 183 (18.67%) JavaScript
10 166 (16.94%) Degree
11 161 (16.43%) HTML
12 158 (16.12%) Firewall
13 150 (15.31%) Jenkins
14 149 (15.20%) Bash Shell
15 143 (14.59%) Ansible
15 143 (14.59%) MySQL
16 139 (14.18%) CSS
16 139 (14.18%) Puppet
17 135 (13.78%) VMware
18 134 (13.67%) Git (software)
19 127 (12.96%) TCP/IP
20 123 (12.55%) Docker
21 120 (12.24%) PHP
22 111 (11.33%) Red Hat
23 110 (11.22%) Computer Science
23 110 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
24 109 (11.12%) Oracle
25 108 (11.02%) Open Source
26 107 (10.92%) ITIL
27 106 (10.82%) Apache

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
1 106 (10.82%) Apache
2 63 (6.43%) Tomcat
3 44 (4.49%) OpenStack
4 30 (3.06%) nginx
5 28 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (2.76%) WebLogic
7 22 (2.24%) IIS
8 21 (2.14%) CMS
8 21 (2.14%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.73%) Confluence
9 17 (1.73%) JBoss
10 15 (1.53%) Apache Spark
11 14 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (1.22%) Apache Solr
13 10 (1.02%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.61%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.51%) uWSGI
17 4 (0.41%) Apache Pig
18 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.22%) Magento
2 6 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.61%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.10%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 233 (23.78%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (8.16%) SaaS
4 28 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (2.86%) Amazon S3
5 26 (2.65%) IaaS
6 18 (1.84%) PaaS
6 18 (1.84%) Route 53
7 17 (1.73%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.92%) Akamai
11 7 (0.71%) GitHub
12 5 (0.51%) Amazon Glacier
12 5 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.51%) Office 365
13 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.41%) Slack
14 2 (0.20%) Bluemix
14 2 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (16.12%) Firewall
2 127 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 59 (6.02%) Internet
4 50 (5.10%) VPN
5 42 (4.29%) LAN
5 42 (4.29%) WAN
6 34 (3.47%) SSL
7 33 (3.37%) HTTP
8 31 (3.16%) DNS
9 29 (2.96%) FTP
10 24 (2.45%) SAN
11 22 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 21 (2.14%) DHCP
13 18 (1.84%) IPsec
14 14 (1.43%) LDAP
15 13 (1.33%) SNMP
16 12 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (1.22%) Wireless
17 11 (1.12%) VLAN
18 9 (0.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.59%) MySQL
2 73 (7.45%) SQL Server
3 71 (7.24%) NoSQL
4 70 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 63 (6.43%) Relational Database
6 52 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 42 (4.29%) Oracle Database
8 35 (3.57%) RDBMS
9 33 (3.37%) HBase
9 33 (3.37%) Oracle Database 12c
10 27 (2.76%) Hadoop
11 25 (2.55%) Big Data
12 22 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (2.24%) Redis
13 17 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.43%) DB2
15 13 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (1.22%) MariaDB
16 12 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 150 (15.31%) Jenkins
2 134 (13.67%) Git (software)
3 75 (7.65%) JIRA
4 60 (6.12%) Maven
5 38 (3.88%) JMeter
5 38 (3.88%) WebDriver
6 36 (3.67%) Selenium
7 31 (3.16%) Ant
8 28 (2.86%) Subversion
9 26 (2.65%) Eclipse
10 25 (2.55%) SoapUI
11 16 (1.63%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (1.33%) Toad
13 12 (1.22%) Bitbucket
13 12 (1.22%) Vagrant
14 11 (1.12%) TeamCity
15 10 (1.02%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.92%) JUnit
16 9 (0.92%) PHPUnit
General
1 84 (8.57%) Finance
2 50 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.47%) French Language
4 33 (3.37%) Digital Economy
5 31 (3.16%) Games
6 29 (2.96%) German Language
7 27 (2.76%) Banking
8 23 (2.35%) Electronics
9 21 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 21 (2.14%) Marketing
10 15 (1.53%) Billing
10 15 (1.53%) Retail
11 10 (1.02%) Advertising
11 10 (1.02%) Automotive
12 8 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.61%) Legal
14 3 (0.31%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.20%) Back Office
16 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 241 (24.59%) Developer
2 120 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 116 (11.84%) Analyst
4 91 (9.29%) Administrator
5 86 (8.78%) Linux Engineer
6 85 (8.67%) Java Developer
7 67 (6.84%) Systems Administrator
8 62 (6.33%) Support Engineer
9 61 (6.22%) Architect
9 61 (6.22%) Security Analyst
10 59 (6.02%) Linux Administrator
11 58 (5.92%) PHP Developer
12 54 (5.51%) Cloud Engineer
13 51 (5.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 49 (5.00%) Junior
14 49 (5.00%) Senior Developer
15 48 (4.90%) Python Developer
16 47 (4.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 46 (4.69%) Software Engineer
18 41 (4.18%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (16.43%) HTML
2 139 (14.18%) CSS
3 87 (8.88%) Web Services
4 63 (6.43%) Node.js
5 56 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 52 (5.31%) JSON
7 50 (5.10%) jQuery
8 49 (5.00%) SOAP
9 48 (4.90%) Laravel
10 46 (4.69%) LAMP
11 45 (4.59%) REST
12 43 (4.39%) XML
13 41 (4.18%) Spring
14 38 (3.88%) Java EE
15 37 (3.78%) Symfony
16 31 (3.16%) Middleware
17 30 (3.06%) .NET
17 30 (3.06%) Django
18 27 (2.76%) J2EE
19 22 (2.24%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.22%) Computer Science
2 89 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 43 (4.39%) Fintech
5 36 (3.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 30 (3.06%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.86%) Client/Server
8 21 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.94%) User Experience
11 18 (1.84%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.12%) Device Driver
13 11 (1.12%) Replication
14 10 (1.02%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.02%) Clustering
15 9 (0.92%) Management Information System
16 8 (0.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 8 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
17 7 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 366 (37.35%) Windows
2 244 (24.90%) Unix
3 103 (10.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 86 (8.78%) CentOS
5 82 (8.37%) Windows Server
6 73 (7.45%) Ubuntu
7 47 (4.80%) Debian
8 39 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (3.67%) Solaris
11 27 (2.76%) Windows 2000
12 16 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (1.43%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (0.92%) FreeBSD
17 8 (0.82%) AIX
17 8 (0.82%) Windows 10
18 6 (0.61%) SUSE
19 5 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (23.88%) DevOps
2 211 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
4 108 (11.02%) Open Source
5 107 (10.92%) ITIL
6 100 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 93 (9.49%) OO
8 83 (8.47%) Test Automation
9 70 (7.14%) OOP
10 68 (6.94%) Migration
10 68 (6.94%) Scrum
11 58 (5.92%) Information Security
11 58 (5.92%) Web Development
12 54 (5.51%) High Availability
13 50 (5.10%) TDD
14 44 (4.49%) E-Commerce
15 42 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (4.29%) Mentoring
16 37 (3.78%) SDLC
17 36 (3.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 318 (32.45%) Python
2 265 (27.04%) Java
3 196 (20.00%) SQL
4 183 (18.67%) JavaScript
5 149 (15.20%) Bash Shell
6 120 (12.24%) PHP
7 92 (9.39%) C++
8 91 (9.29%) Perl
9 79 (8.06%) C#
10 70 (7.14%) C
10 70 (7.14%) PowerShell
11 61 (6.22%) Ruby
12 59 (6.02%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.35%) Scala
14 21 (2.14%) R
15 14 (1.43%) Tcl
16 12 (1.22%) Groovy
17 8 (0.82%) COBOL
18 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.61%) Jython
Qualifications
1 166 (16.94%) Degree
2 82 (8.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.78%) AWS Certification
4 23 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.14%) Master's Degree
6 20 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 20 (2.04%) Security Cleared
7 19 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.84%) CCNA
8 18 (1.84%) CISSP
9 17 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.33%) CISM
11 12 (1.22%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.02%) MCSE
13 9 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.82%) CCSA
14 8 (0.82%) CISA
14 8 (0.82%) GIAC
14 8 (0.82%) SANS
15 7 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.69%) QA
2 27 (2.76%) SLA
3 11 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.02%) PMO
5 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.31%) GDPR
7 3 (0.31%) PSD2
8 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) GPG13
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 123 (12.55%) Docker
2 80 (8.16%) Active Directory
3 72 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 30 (3.06%) HDFS
5 30 (3.06%) vSphere
6 20 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.22%) NFS
8 11 (1.12%) KVM
8 11 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.92%) Firmware
11 7 (0.71%) Samba
12 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.20%) Postfix
14 2 (0.20%) SpamAssassin
14 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.20%) Xen
15 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 143 (14.59%) Ansible
2 139 (14.18%) Puppet
3 94 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (5.10%) Kubernetes
5 43 (4.39%) Terraform
6 26 (2.65%) Nagios
7 12 (1.22%) HAProxy
8 11 (1.12%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.12%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (0.92%) Galera Cluster
10 9 (0.92%) Grafana
11 8 (0.82%) cPanel
11 8 (0.82%) Juniper STRM
11 8 (0.82%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.82%) OpenNebula
11 8 (0.82%) QRadar
11 8 (0.82%) RSA enVision
11 8 (0.82%) RSA Security Analytics
12 7 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 135 (13.78%) VMware
2 111 (11.33%) Red Hat
3 109 (11.12%) Oracle
4 96 (9.80%) Cisco
5 83 (8.47%) Juniper
6 64 (6.53%) Microsoft
7 45 (4.59%) Palo Alto
8 44 (4.49%) CheckPoint
9 42 (4.29%) F5
10 32 (3.27%) IBM
11 31 (3.16%) Blue Coat
12 30 (3.06%) Crossbeam
13 25 (2.55%) Sourcefire
14 24 (2.45%) HP
15 23 (2.35%) Dell
15 23 (2.35%) SAP
16 21 (2.14%) Google
17 19 (1.94%) ServiceNow
17 19 (1.94%) TIBCO
18 16 (1.63%) Sun