Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 843 990 1,457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.90% 15.56% 16.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.33% 54.70% 55.50%
Number of salaries quoted 681 802 1,327
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,050 £33,100
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 1,709 1,810 2,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.16% 28.44% 29.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,413 1,500 2,249
Berkshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% +6.74%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,450 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,375 £68,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -8 334 £50,000 +5.26% 51
Maidenhead -6 179 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Bracknell +13 74 £52,500 +50.00% 18
Newbury +2 72 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Wokingham +19 57 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Slough -22 42 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Windsor -21 9 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Ascot -2 8 £45,000 -30.77%
Crowthorne - 5 £22,000 - 1
Thatcham +9 2 £32,500 -23.53%
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 374 (44.37%) Windows
2 251 (29.77%) Python
3 248 (29.42%) Java
4 217 (25.74%) SQL
5 216 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
6 194 (23.01%) VMware
7 192 (22.78%) DevOps
8 171 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
9 162 (19.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 150 (17.79%) Windows Server
11 145 (17.20%) SQL Server
12 142 (16.84%) Git (software)
13 140 (16.61%) Oracle
14 139 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 136 (16.13%) Unix
16 133 (15.78%) Active Directory
16 133 (15.78%) Software Engineering
16 133 (15.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 121 (14.35%) Microsoft
18 115 (13.64%) Red Hat
19 114 (13.52%) Ansible
20 112 (13.29%) JavaScript
21 111 (13.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 108 (12.81%) NoSQL
22 108 (12.81%) Degree
23 106 (12.57%) Puppet
24 102 (12.10%) Bash Shell
25 92 (10.91%) C
26 88 (10.44%) Spring
27 84 (9.96%) 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 80 (9.49%) IIS
2 60 (7.12%) Apache
3 35 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 30 (3.56%) Tomcat
6 28 (3.32%) OpenStack
7 26 (3.08%) Apache Spark
8 24 (2.85%) nginx
9 19 (2.25%) JBoss
10 18 (2.14%) WebLogic
11 17 (2.02%) Confluence
12 14 (1.66%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.66%) NServiceBus
13 11 (1.30%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.71%) IPython
15 4 (0.47%) CMS
16 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 3 (0.36%) MQSeries
16 3 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 216 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (19.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (3.68%) SaaS
5 27 (3.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 25 (2.97%) Amazon S3
7 24 (2.85%) Office 365
8 20 (2.37%) Amazon Glacier
9 19 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
10 18 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 18 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (1.90%) PaaS
12 15 (1.78%) IaaS
13 13 (1.54%) GitHub
14 11 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
15 9 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.95%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.59%) Serverless
18 3 (0.36%) Datadog
18 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.90%) Firewall
2 59 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 52 (6.17%) DNS
4 44 (5.22%) WAN
5 37 (4.39%) LAN
6 35 (4.15%) VPN
7 34 (4.03%) DHCP
8 30 (3.56%) Network Security
9 25 (2.97%) SAN
10 20 (2.37%) Internet
11 19 (2.25%) NAS
12 15 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (1.66%) SSH
14 13 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (1.54%) VoIP
15 11 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (1.07%) FCoE
16 9 (1.07%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (1.07%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.07%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 108 (12.81%) NoSQL
3 81 (9.61%) Oracle Database
4 79 (9.37%) Relational Database
5 77 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (8.30%) MySQL
7 55 (6.52%) RDBMS
8 51 (6.05%) Big Data
9 48 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 44 (5.22%) MongoDB
11 42 (4.98%) Hadoop
12 31 (3.68%) HBase
13 26 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 24 (2.85%) Redis
15 18 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
16 15 (1.78%) Apache Hive
16 15 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (1.54%) Impala
17 13 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 142 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 82 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 32 (3.80%) JIRA
4 28 (3.32%) Subversion
5 21 (2.49%) Maven
6 20 (2.37%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.02%) WiX
8 16 (1.90%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (1.54%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.54%) Selenium
10 8 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.83%) Ant
11 7 (0.83%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.59%) GitLab
13 5 (0.59%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.47%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.47%) Travis CI
15 2 (0.24%) JMeter
General
1 49 (5.81%) Finance
2 33 (3.91%) Marketing
3 31 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.32%) Retail
5 15 (1.78%) Electronics
6 14 (1.66%) German Language
7 13 (1.54%) Banking
8 9 (1.07%) Advertising
9 6 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.59%) Back Office
10 5 (0.59%) Games
10 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.36%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.24%) Avionics
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Military
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 159 (18.86%) Developer
2 97 (11.51%) Software Engineer
3 96 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (10.44%) Support Engineer
5 82 (9.73%) Linux Engineer
6 79 (9.37%) Java Developer
7 69 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 65 (7.71%) Administrator
8 65 (7.71%) DBA
9 53 (6.29%) Analyst
10 42 (4.98%) Java Engineer
11 40 (4.74%) Embedded Engineer
12 39 (4.63%) Linux Support
12 39 (4.63%) Python Developer
13 38 (4.51%) Linux Developer
13 38 (4.51%) Technical Support
14 37 (4.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 36 (4.27%) Software Developer
16 35 (4.15%) Oracle DBA
17 32 (3.80%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (10.44%) Spring
2 65 (7.71%) Web Services
3 56 (6.64%) HTML
4 48 (5.69%) CSS
4 48 (5.69%) Node.js
5 36 (4.27%) JMS
6 34 (4.03%) OpenCV
7 28 (3.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 28 (3.32%) STL
8 26 (3.08%) .NET
8 26 (3.08%) LAMP
9 21 (2.49%) Middleware
10 20 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (2.37%) J2SE
10 20 (2.37%) Qt
11 19 (2.25%) Spring Boot
12 17 (2.02%) Celery
12 17 (2.02%) Kafka
12 17 (2.02%) SQLAlchemy
12 17 (2.02%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.95%) Private Cloud
2 66 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (5.22%) Fintech
5 42 (4.98%) Data Centre
6 34 (4.03%) Computer Science
7 32 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
8 25 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
8 25 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.90%) Algorithms
10 15 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.78%) Replication
11 8 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.71%) Clustering
14 5 (0.59%) Digital Currency
14 5 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.47%) BBC
15 4 (0.47%) Credit Risk
15 4 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 374 (44.37%) Windows
2 150 (17.79%) Windows Server
3 136 (16.13%) Unix
4 111 (13.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (9.61%) Ubuntu
6 59 (7.00%) CentOS
7 18 (2.14%) Debian
8 17 (2.02%) Mac OS
8 17 (2.02%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.78%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
12 13 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (1.42%) Android
14 11 (1.30%) AIX
15 9 (1.07%) Solaris
16 8 (0.95%) DC/OS
17 7 (0.83%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (22.78%) DevOps
2 171 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (15.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 133 (15.78%) Software Engineering
4 65 (7.71%) Scrum
5 62 (7.35%) Configuration Management
6 61 (7.24%) Cybersecurity
7 60 (7.12%) Logistics
8 59 (7.00%) Test Automation
9 56 (6.64%) ITIL
10 55 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
11 54 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (6.41%) Problem Management
11 54 (6.41%) Service Management
12 52 (6.17%) Open Source
12 52 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
13 50 (5.93%) SOA
14 49 (5.81%) Unit Testing
15 46 (5.46%) Incident Management
16 37 (4.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 251 (29.77%) Python
2 248 (29.42%) Java
3 217 (25.74%) SQL
4 112 (13.29%) JavaScript
5 102 (12.10%) Bash Shell
6 92 (10.91%) C
7 84 (9.96%) C++
8 74 (8.78%) C#
8 74 (8.78%) PowerShell
9 49 (5.81%) Ruby
10 42 (4.98%) Java 8
11 33 (3.91%) Perl
12 24 (2.85%) PHP
12 24 (2.85%) Shell Script
13 19 (2.25%) Embedded C++
14 14 (1.66%) R
15 13 (1.54%) Go
16 12 (1.42%) Scala
17 5 (0.59%) Erlang
17 5 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 108 (12.81%) Degree
2 46 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.44%) DV Cleared
4 16 (1.90%) AWS Certification
5 15 (1.78%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.42%) CISSP
9 11 (1.30%) ISEB
10 10 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.19%) MCSA
11 9 (1.07%) MCSE
12 7 (0.83%) CISM
13 6 (0.71%) Master's Degree
13 6 (0.71%) PhD
13 6 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.59%) CCIE
14 5 (0.59%) CCNA
14 5 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.27%) QA
2 17 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.66%) SLA
4 7 (0.83%) GDPR
5 6 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) ECSS
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 139 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (15.78%) Active Directory
3 82 (9.73%) Hyper-V
4 78 (9.25%) Docker
5 44 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
6 43 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (3.32%) HDFS
7 28 (3.32%) vSphere
8 15 (1.78%) Apache Flume
9 11 (1.30%) KVM
10 9 (1.07%) Samba
11 8 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.71%) oVirt
13 5 (0.59%) iptables
13 5 (0.59%) Xen
13 5 (0.59%) XenApp
13 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.47%) Firmware
14 4 (0.47%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 114 (13.52%) Ansible
2 106 (12.57%) Puppet
3 56 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (4.39%) vCenter Server
5 28 (3.32%) Kubernetes
6 25 (2.97%) Terraform
7 22 (2.61%) Kibana
8 20 (2.37%) HAProxy
9 14 (1.66%) ZABBIX
10 13 (1.54%) Nagios
11 12 (1.42%) Grafana
12 10 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (1.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 8 (0.95%) Graylog
15 7 (0.83%) Icinga
15 7 (0.83%) SCCM
16 6 (0.71%) SCOM
16 6 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
17 5 (0.59%) Graphite
Vendors
1 194 (23.01%) VMware
2 140 (16.61%) Oracle
3 121 (14.35%) Microsoft
4 115 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 55 (6.52%) Cisco
6 49 (5.81%) ServiceNow
7 45 (5.34%) BMC
8 33 (3.91%) Capita
9 27 (3.20%) Atlassian
10 20 (2.37%) HP
11 16 (1.90%) CheckPoint
12 15 (1.78%) Google
13 13 (1.54%) Aruba
13 13 (1.54%) IBM
14 11 (1.30%) Citrix
14 11 (1.30%) Splunk
15 10 (1.19%) Juniper
15 10 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (1.07%) EMC
16 9 (1.07%) Polycom