Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 553 778 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.30% 13.83% 14.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.73% 56.71% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 437 635 782
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -9.52%
10th Percentile £36,150 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £79,400 £75,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -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 1,069 1,372 1,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.84% 24.40% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 846 1,142 1,516
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -5.88%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -9 241 £57,500 - 42
Bracknell +23 57 £57,500 +47.44% 16
Newbury +3 54 £55,000 +15.79% 13
Slough +8 46 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Thatcham +3 24 £38,000 -15.56% 1
Maidenhead -20 21 £65,000 +30.00% 6
Wokingham -2 18 £61,250 +16.67% 5
Windsor +1 3 £45,000 - 1
Crowthorne -2 3 - -
Hungerford - 2 - -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 209 (37.79%) Python
2 166 (30.02%) Windows
3 163 (29.48%) DevOps
4 150 (27.12%) AWS
5 140 (25.32%) Java
6 115 (20.80%) SQL
7 114 (20.61%) Azure
8 111 (20.07%) Bash Shell
8 111 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (17.72%) Ansible
10 95 (17.18%) Microsoft
11 92 (16.64%) Docker
12 91 (16.46%) Unix
13 84 (15.19%) VMware
14 80 (14.47%) Git (software)
15 79 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 79 (14.29%) Kubernetes
16 76 (13.74%) MySQL
17 75 (13.56%) Jenkins
18 70 (12.66%) SaaS
18 70 (12.66%) JavaScript
19 69 (12.48%) Windows Server
20 68 (12.30%) Puppet
21 67 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
22 66 (11.93%) Terraform
23 63 (11.39%) Perl
24 62 (11.21%) Firewall
25 61 (11.03%) Configuration Management
25 61 (11.03%) Web Services
26 60 (10.85%) Degree

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 47 (8.50%) Apache
2 26 (4.70%) IIS
3 24 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (3.62%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.07%) JBoss
5 17 (3.07%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.89%) Confluence
7 11 (1.99%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.45%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.08%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.72%) nginx
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.72%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 150 (27.12%) AWS
2 114 (20.61%) Azure
3 70 (12.66%) SaaS
4 39 (7.05%) GCP
4 39 (7.05%) IaaS
5 34 (6.15%) PaaS
6 33 (5.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 27 (4.88%) Office 365
8 19 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (3.25%) GitHub
10 15 (2.71%) Amazon ECS
11 10 (1.81%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.90%) Route 53
14 5 (0.90%) Serverless
15 4 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.21%) Firewall
2 35 (6.33%) Network Security
3 34 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 30 (5.42%) DNS
5 25 (4.52%) Internet
6 24 (4.34%) VPN
7 23 (4.16%) LAN
8 19 (3.44%) DHCP
8 19 (3.44%) WAN
9 18 (3.25%) SSH
10 12 (2.17%) MPLS
10 12 (2.17%) SMTP
10 12 (2.17%) VoIP
10 12 (2.17%) Wireless
11 10 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.63%) HTTP
12 9 (1.63%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (1.45%) SNMP
13 8 (1.45%) VLAN
14 7 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (13.74%) MySQL
2 47 (8.50%) SQL Server
3 38 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (5.61%) Relational Database
5 27 (4.88%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.62%) Hadoop
6 20 (3.62%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.89%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.53%) RDBMS
9 13 (2.35%) Big Data
10 12 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.45%) InfluxDB
13 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.08%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.08%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
14 5 (0.90%) MS Access
15 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 80 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 75 (13.56%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.15%) JIRA
4 25 (4.52%) Subversion
5 24 (4.34%) Selenium
6 18 (3.25%) Cucumber
6 18 (3.25%) Maven
7 16 (2.89%) GitLab
7 16 (2.89%) Jasmine
7 16 (2.89%) Mocha
8 13 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (2.35%) WebDriver
9 12 (2.17%) Gradle
10 11 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.99%) CMake
10 11 (1.99%) Vagrant
11 10 (1.81%) Ant
12 7 (1.27%) Artifactory
12 7 (1.27%) JMeter
13 6 (1.08%) JBehave
General
1 53 (9.58%) Telecoms
2 50 (9.04%) Finance
3 31 (5.61%) Electronics
3 31 (5.61%) Public Sector
4 22 (3.98%) Automotive
5 18 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.89%) Retail
7 15 (2.71%) Marketing
8 8 (1.45%) German Language
9 6 (1.08%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.72%) Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Billing
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
12 2 (0.36%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.18%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 86 (15.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (14.47%) Developer
3 60 (10.85%) Software Engineer
4 36 (6.51%) Systems Engineer
5 34 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
6 32 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (5.06%) Consultant
8 27 (4.88%) Administrator
9 26 (4.70%) Architect
10 25 (4.52%) C++ Software Engineer
10 25 (4.52%) Python Developer
10 25 (4.52%) Senior Developer
11 24 (4.34%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (4.34%) Embedded Engineer
11 24 (4.34%) Technical Support
12 23 (4.16%) Analyst
12 23 (4.16%) IT Engineer
13 21 (3.80%) Support Engineer
14 19 (3.44%) Linux Administrator
15 18 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (11.03%) Web Services
2 37 (6.69%) LAMP
3 29 (5.24%) HTML
4 25 (4.52%) CSS
5 22 (3.98%) Middleware
5 22 (3.98%) SOAP
5 22 (3.98%) Spring
6 21 (3.80%) .NET
6 21 (3.80%) AngularJS
6 21 (3.80%) JSON
6 21 (3.80%) REST
7 20 (3.62%) Laravel
8 19 (3.44%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (3.44%) Kafka
8 19 (3.44%) Symfony
8 19 (3.44%) XML
9 18 (3.25%) LDAP
10 17 (3.07%) RESTful
11 13 (2.35%) jQuery
12 12 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.34%) Linux Command Line
4 23 (4.16%) Embedded Systems
5 21 (3.80%) Algorithms
5 21 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 21 (3.80%) User Experience
6 20 (3.62%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.99%) Device Driver
10 10 (1.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 10 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.63%) Cyberattack
11 9 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.08%) Tandem
13 6 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.90%) Clustering
14 5 (0.90%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 166 (30.02%) Windows
2 91 (16.46%) Unix
3 69 (12.48%) Windows Server
4 45 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (5.42%) CentOS
6 18 (3.25%) Debian
7 15 (2.71%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.27%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.90%) Solaris
11 5 (0.90%) VMS
12 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.54%) Android
14 2 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (29.48%) DevOps
2 111 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 67 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (11.03%) Configuration Management
6 57 (10.31%) Test Automation
7 49 (8.86%) Migration
8 47 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
8 47 (8.50%) Open Source
9 35 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 34 (6.15%) TDD
11 33 (5.97%) Project Management
12 32 (5.79%) Computer Science
12 32 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (5.79%) Information Security
13 30 (5.42%) Microservices
14 29 (5.24%) Mentoring
15 28 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (5.06%) ITIL
15 28 (5.06%) OO
Programming Languages
1 209 (37.79%) Python
2 140 (25.32%) Java
3 115 (20.80%) SQL
4 111 (20.07%) Bash Shell
5 70 (12.66%) JavaScript
6 63 (11.39%) Perl
7 53 (9.58%) C++
8 43 (7.78%) PHP
9 36 (6.51%) C
10 35 (6.33%) Shell Script
11 30 (5.42%) PowerShell
11 30 (5.42%) Ruby
12 26 (4.70%) C#
13 12 (2.17%) Go
14 11 (1.99%) Scala
15 9 (1.63%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.27%) R
17 5 (0.90%) Embedded C
17 5 (0.90%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (10.85%) Degree
2 52 (9.40%) Security Cleared
3 49 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.44%) AWS Certification
5 18 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.81%) CISSP
6 10 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.81%) ISEB
7 9 (1.63%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.45%) CCIE
9 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.72%) CCNP
10 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.54%) CCNA
11 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.36%) CCDP
12 2 (0.36%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.36%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.69%) QA
2 28 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.71%) GDPR
4 13 (2.35%) NIST
5 6 (1.08%) SLA
6 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 92 (16.64%) Docker
2 43 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.23%) Active Directory
4 19 (3.44%) Firmware
4 19 (3.44%) vSphere
5 14 (2.53%) NFS
6 13 (2.35%) iptables
7 10 (1.81%) vCloud
8 9 (1.63%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.63%) Xen
9 7 (1.27%) KVM
9 7 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.08%) QEMU
11 5 (0.90%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.54%) XenApp
13 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 98 (17.72%) Ansible
2 79 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 68 (12.30%) Puppet
4 66 (11.93%) Terraform
5 49 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.53%) SELinux
7 13 (2.35%) Grafana
7 13 (2.35%) Salt
8 12 (2.17%) HAProxy
8 12 (2.17%) Packer
9 11 (1.99%) ZABBIX
10 9 (1.63%) HP Fortify
10 9 (1.63%) WebInspect
11 7 (1.27%) Kibana
11 7 (1.27%) logstash
12 5 (0.90%) SCCM
12 5 (0.90%) vRealize
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.72%) SCOM
13 4 (0.72%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 95 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 84 (15.19%) VMware
3 57 (10.31%) Oracle
4 56 (10.13%) Red Hat
5 35 (6.33%) Cisco
6 34 (6.15%) Google
7 18 (3.25%) F5
8 17 (3.07%) Atlassian
9 15 (2.71%) SAP
10 12 (2.17%) Sun
11 11 (1.99%) IBM
12 10 (1.81%) Sonatype
13 9 (1.63%) Black Duck
13 9 (1.63%) Micro Focus
13 9 (1.63%) Qualys
14 7 (1.27%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.27%) SaltStack
15 6 (1.08%) Juniper
15 6 (1.08%) Perforce
15 6 (1.08%) Veeam