Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1010 1462 1121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.70% 16.13% 11.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.80% 55.21% 44.70%
Number of salaries quoted 813 1333 944
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £34,200 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1843 2648 2508
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.65% 29.21% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 2268 1984
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £28,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.94% +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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -1 510 £47,500 -5.00% 35
Slough +16 114 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Maidenhead +4 83 £50,000 - 6
Newbury -2 73 £32,500 -27.78% 6
Bracknell -16 33 £36,250 -26.02% 6
Windsor -8 31 £45,000 -21.74% 2
Ascot - 18 £65,000 -
Wokingham +29 13 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Hungerford -6 6 £40,000 +70.21% 1
Thatcham -4 4 £42,500 +30.77%
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, 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.

1 375 (37.13%) Windows
2 320 (31.68%) Python
3 288 (28.51%) Java
4 268 (26.53%) Unix
5 235 (23.27%) DevOps
6 220 (21.78%) Bash Shell
7 211 (20.89%) Firewall
8 209 (20.69%) Puppet
9 205 (20.30%) VMware
10 203 (20.10%) Amazon AWS
11 195 (19.31%) SQL
12 187 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
13 177 (17.52%) Perl
14 175 (17.33%) Ansible
15 174 (17.23%) TCP/IP
16 172 (17.03%) Red Hat
17 156 (15.45%) Docker
18 154 (15.25%) MySQL
19 153 (15.15%) Cisco
20 151 (14.95%) CentOS
21 148 (14.65%) C++
22 141 (13.96%) Finance
23 140 (13.86%) Opscode Chef
24 134 (13.27%) Git (software)
25 128 (12.67%) JavaScript
25 128 (12.67%) SQL Server
26 127 (12.57%) HTML
27 126 (12.48%) ITIL
27 126 (12.48%) Degree
28 120 (11.88%) Software Engineering

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
1 111 (10.99%) Apache
2 70 (6.93%) nginx
3 69 (6.83%) Tomcat
4 42 (4.16%) WebLogic
5 39 (3.86%) IIS
6 34 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (2.97%) MS Exchange
8 27 (2.67%) OpenStack
9 24 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (2.38%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.88%) JBoss
10 19 (1.88%) uWSGI
11 16 (1.58%) Confluence
12 15 (1.49%) Apache Solr
13 14 (1.39%) CMS
14 11 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (1.09%) Drupal
15 10 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
16 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.099%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.099%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 203 (20.10%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (9.11%) SaaS
3 87 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.67%) GitHub
5 26 (2.57%) PaaS
6 25 (2.48%) Office 365
7 22 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (2.18%) IaaS
8 17 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.19%) Akamai
10 11 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.69%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.59%) Bluemix
14 6 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.50%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.50%) SoftLayer
16 2 (0.20%) Route 53
16 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 211 (20.89%) Firewall
2 174 (17.23%) TCP/IP
3 92 (9.11%) DNS
4 58 (5.74%) Internet
5 54 (5.35%) DHCP
5 54 (5.35%) VPN
6 52 (5.15%) WAN
7 49 (4.85%) LAN
8 38 (3.76%) HTTP
9 37 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
9 37 (3.66%) SSL
10 34 (3.37%) SAN
11 28 (2.77%) Cisco PIX
12 23 (2.28%) VLAN
13 21 (2.08%) Wireless
14 20 (1.98%) Network Security
15 17 (1.68%) IPsec
15 17 (1.68%) VoIP
16 15 (1.49%) MPLS
16 15 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (15.25%) MySQL
2 128 (12.67%) SQL Server
3 70 (6.93%) MongoDB
4 68 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
5 62 (6.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 54 (5.35%) NoSQL
7 32 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.87%) Hadoop
8 29 (2.87%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (2.48%) Big Data
10 25 (2.48%) Redis
11 22 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
13 18 (1.78%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (1.29%) DB2
16 9 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 134 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.44%) Jenkins
3 62 (6.14%) JIRA
4 44 (4.36%) Maven
5 33 (3.27%) Eclipse
6 28 (2.77%) GitLab
7 26 (2.57%) Ant
8 20 (1.98%) JMeter
9 18 (1.78%) Apache Ivy
9 18 (1.78%) Gradle
9 18 (1.78%) Subversion
10 16 (1.58%) WebDriver
11 13 (1.29%) WinDbg
12 12 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (0.89%) Selenium
13 9 (0.89%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.79%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.79%) JUnit
14 8 (0.79%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.69%) OllyDbg
General
1 141 (13.96%) Finance
2 105 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 69 (6.83%) Marketing
4 66 (6.53%) Digital Economy
5 52 (5.15%) Electronics
5 52 (5.15%) Manufacturing
6 45 (4.46%) German Language
7 36 (3.56%) Banking
8 33 (3.27%) French Language
9 24 (2.38%) Back Office
10 22 (2.18%) Games
11 19 (1.88%) Automotive
12 9 (0.89%) Retail
13 5 (0.50%) Legal
13 5 (0.50%) Military
13 5 (0.50%) Publishing
14 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.30%) Billing
16 2 (0.20%) Advertising
17 1 (0.099%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 159 (15.74%) Developer
2 155 (15.35%) Linux Engineer
3 132 (13.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 93 (9.21%) Analyst
5 90 (8.91%) Support Engineer
6 75 (7.43%) Administrator
7 73 (7.23%) Software Engineer
8 62 (6.14%) Java Developer
9 61 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
10 60 (5.94%) Security Engineer
11 59 (5.84%) Linux Support
11 59 (5.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 56 (5.54%) Systems Administrator
13 54 (5.35%) Linux Administrator
14 49 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 49 (4.85%) Junior
15 48 (4.75%) Cloud Engineer
16 47 (4.65%) Consultant
17 44 (4.36%) C++ Developer
17 44 (4.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (12.57%) HTML
2 88 (8.71%) CSS
3 71 (7.03%) Web Services
4 54 (5.35%) Node.js
5 48 (4.75%) Middleware
5 48 (4.75%) Spring
6 44 (4.36%) LAMP
7 39 (3.86%) Ajax
7 39 (3.86%) JSON
8 33 (3.27%) REST
9 31 (3.07%) AngularJS
10 29 (2.87%) RESTful
11 27 (2.67%) .NET
12 25 (2.48%) XML
13 24 (2.38%) HTML5
14 23 (2.28%) Django
14 23 (2.28%) jQuery
15 22 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (2.08%) Celery
16 21 (2.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.33%) Computer Science
2 57 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (5.54%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.77%) Private Cloud
5 26 (2.57%) Fintech
6 23 (2.28%) iPad
6 23 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (2.08%) Public Cloud
8 19 (1.88%) Replication
9 18 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.49%) Clustering
12 15 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (1.09%) Cyber Attack
15 10 (0.99%) Management Information System
16 9 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 375 (37.13%) Windows
2 268 (26.53%) Unix
3 151 (14.95%) CentOS
4 102 (10.10%) Windows Server
5 98 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 80 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (6.63%) Solaris
8 63 (6.24%) Ubuntu
9 61 (6.04%) Debian
10 60 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (3.56%) Windows 2000
13 14 (1.39%) Android
14 13 (1.29%) AIX
15 11 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (0.89%) HPUX
17 8 (0.79%) Windows 10
18 7 (0.69%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
20 3 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (23.27%) DevOps
2 187 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (12.48%) ITIL
4 120 (11.88%) Software Engineering
5 94 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (9.11%) Scrum
7 89 (8.81%) OO
8 82 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
9 79 (7.82%) Mentoring
10 74 (7.33%) Open Source
11 69 (6.83%) SDLC
12 66 (6.53%) Risk Management
13 60 (5.94%) TDD
14 56 (5.54%) Test Automation
15 54 (5.35%) Digital Marketing
16 51 (5.05%) Programme Management
17 50 (4.95%) High Availability
18 48 (4.75%) Configuration Management
19 46 (4.55%) Migration
20 45 (4.46%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 320 (31.68%) Python
2 288 (28.51%) Java
3 220 (21.78%) Bash Shell
4 195 (19.31%) SQL
5 177 (17.52%) Perl
6 148 (14.65%) C++
7 128 (12.67%) JavaScript
8 78 (7.72%) Ruby
9 73 (7.23%) PowerShell
10 70 (6.93%) PHP
11 63 (6.24%) C
12 43 (4.26%) Shell Script
13 40 (3.96%) C#
14 20 (1.98%) Tcl
15 14 (1.39%) R
16 12 (1.19%) Korn
17 11 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.99%) Jython
19 9 (0.89%) ES6
20 8 (0.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 126 (12.48%) Degree
2 53 (5.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (3.86%) Security Cleared
5 38 (3.76%) CISSP
6 34 (3.37%) CCNA
7 24 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.98%) MCSE
8 20 (1.98%) SC Cleared
9 19 (1.88%) CCNP
10 15 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
11 14 (1.39%) ISTQB
12 12 (1.19%) CEH
12 12 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (0.89%) CISM
13 9 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
13 9 (0.89%) Security+ Certification
14 8 (0.79%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.59%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.73%) SLA
2 38 (3.76%) QA
3 26 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.40%) GPG13
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.40%) SAS 70
6 4 (0.40%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.099%) COBIT
7 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 156 (15.45%) Docker
2 102 (10.10%) Active Directory
3 93 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (8.51%) Hyper-V
5 37 (3.66%) KVM
6 32 (3.17%) vSphere
7 28 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (1.49%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.49%) XenServer
11 14 (1.39%) XenApp
12 12 (1.19%) Varnish
13 9 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.79%) HDFS
14 8 (0.79%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.69%) Xen
16 6 (0.59%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 209 (20.69%) Puppet
2 175 (17.33%) Ansible
3 140 (13.86%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (5.45%) Kubernetes
5 42 (4.16%) ZABBIX
6 40 (3.96%) Salt
7 29 (2.87%) Nagios
8 25 (2.48%) vCenter Server
9 19 (1.88%) WSUS
10 18 (1.78%) logstash
11 14 (1.39%) Terraform
12 12 (1.19%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.09%) Prometheus
14 9 (0.89%) cPanel
14 9 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
15 8 (0.79%) Kibana
15 8 (0.79%) vMotion
16 7 (0.69%) SCVMM
17 6 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 6 (0.59%) Plesk
Vendors
1 205 (20.30%) VMware
2 172 (17.03%) Red Hat
3 153 (15.15%) Cisco
4 118 (11.68%) Oracle
5 110 (10.89%) Microsoft
6 89 (8.81%) Juniper
7 77 (7.62%) F5
8 61 (6.04%) CheckPoint
9 58 (5.74%) Blue Coat
10 56 (5.54%) Palo Alto
11 50 (4.95%) SAP
12 37 (3.66%) Crossbeam
13 36 (3.56%) Sourcefire
14 31 (3.07%) EMC
14 31 (3.07%) HP
15 30 (2.97%) IBM
16 27 (2.67%) Google
17 21 (2.08%) Dell
18 19 (1.88%) Splunk
19 18 (1.78%) Citrix