Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 17,321 18,660 21,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.69% 11.16% 10.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.71% 45.56% 40.93%
Number of salaries quoted 14,040 15,641 18,077
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 39,626 40,960 51,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.45% 24.51% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 32,566 34,741 44,082
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in England

Linux
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Linux in England

Linux
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in England

Linux
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
London -1 7,598 £60,000 - 1,268
South East -1 3,893 £45,000 -5.26% 567
North of England +3 2,058 £45,000 +12.50% 415
East of England 0 1,483 £50,000 +11.11% 329
South West -1 1,197 £42,500 +6.25% 212
North West +3 1,117 £45,000 +12.50% 242
Midlands -5 1,076 £42,500 +6.25% 239
Yorkshire +3 820 £45,000 +12.50% 140
West Midlands -9 674 £40,000 - 137
East Midlands -2 397 £42,500 +6.25% 101
North East -6 116 £40,000 +14.29% 33
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 5,645 (32.59%) Windows
2 5,355 (30.92%) Python
3 4,877 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
4 4,782 (27.61%) Java
5 4,395 (25.37%) DevOps
6 4,031 (23.27%) Amazon AWS
7 3,883 (22.42%) Unix
8 3,854 (22.25%) SQL
9 3,293 (19.01%) Finance
10 3,095 (17.87%) JavaScript
11 3,033 (17.51%) MySQL
12 2,823 (16.30%) Git (software)
13 2,730 (15.76%) Software Engineering
14 2,650 (15.30%) Puppet
15 2,623 (15.14%) Degree
16 2,514 (14.51%) C++
17 2,388 (13.79%) Bash Shell
18 2,384 (13.76%) PHP
19 2,338 (13.50%) HTML
20 2,318 (13.38%) Docker
21 2,317 (13.38%) Jenkins
22 2,305 (13.31%) Ansible
23 2,267 (13.09%) VMware
24 2,050 (11.84%) CSS
25 2,046 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
26 1,958 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
27 1,921 (11.09%) Oracle
28 1,905 (11.00%) Computer Science
29 1,822 (10.52%) Apache
30 1,751 (10.11%) Red Hat

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1,822 (10.52%) Apache
2 870 (5.02%) Tomcat
3 644 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
4 584 (3.37%) nginx
5 558 (3.22%) OpenStack
6 458 (2.64%) IIS
7 405 (2.34%) Confluence
8 390 (2.25%) Apache Spark
9 299 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 295 (1.70%) JBoss
11 264 (1.52%) CMS
12 250 (1.44%) MS Exchange
13 204 (1.18%) WebLogic
14 202 (1.17%) WordPress
15 169 (0.98%) SharePoint
16 149 (0.86%) Apache Solr
17 127 (0.73%) Drupal
18 115 (0.66%) Skype for Business
19 92 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
20 88 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 254 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 71 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 27 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 26 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 24 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 23 (0.13%) SPSS
10 19 (0.11%) Simulink
11 16 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
12 11 (0.064%) EPLAN
13 9 (0.052%) HipChat
14 8 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
14 8 (0.046%) Weka
15 6 (0.035%) Maya
16 5 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
16 5 (0.029%) EngageOne
16 5 (0.029%) GIMP
17 4 (0.023%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 126 (0.73%) Magento
2 43 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 41 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 35 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
5 29 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 24 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
8 14 (0.081%) MetaTrader
9 13 (0.075%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 13 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.075%) Unit4 Business World
10 11 (0.064%) Markit EDM
10 11 (0.064%) SAP R/3
11 10 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.058%) Postilion
11 10 (0.058%) ResourceLink
11 10 (0.058%) Temenos T24
12 9 (0.052%) CiviCRM
12 9 (0.052%) FLEXCUBE
12 9 (0.052%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4,031 (23.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1,648 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 800 (4.62%) SaaS
4 470 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
5 421 (2.43%) GitHub
6 387 (2.23%) Office 365
7 376 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 373 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 311 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
10 273 (1.58%) Amazon S3
11 262 (1.51%) IaaS
12 253 (1.46%) PaaS
13 147 (0.85%) Serverless
14 124 (0.72%) OpenShift
15 110 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 106 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
17 105 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
18 97 (0.56%) Route 53
19 88 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 87 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1,672 (9.65%) Firewall
2 1,521 (8.78%) TCP/IP
3 1,054 (6.09%) DNS
4 663 (3.83%) VPN
5 618 (3.57%) Internet
6 581 (3.35%) HTTP
7 558 (3.22%) SAN
8 534 (3.08%) WAN
9 522 (3.01%) DHCP
10 427 (2.47%) LAN
11 384 (2.22%) Network Security
12 374 (2.16%) SSL
13 303 (1.75%) VoIP
14 277 (1.60%) Wireless
15 245 (1.41%) VLAN
16 234 (1.35%) BGP
17 195 (1.13%) IPsec
18 194 (1.12%) Ethernet
19 190 (1.10%) OSPF
20 182 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,033 (17.51%) MySQL
2 1,548 (8.94%) SQL Server
3 1,095 (6.32%) NoSQL
4 1,023 (5.91%) MongoDB
5 1,004 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
6 912 (5.27%) Relational Database
7 741 (4.28%) Big Data
8 547 (3.16%) Hadoop
9 485 (2.80%) Oracle Database
10 426 (2.46%) RDBMS
11 409 (2.36%) Redis
12 355 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 225 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
14 187 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
15 183 (1.06%) Apache Hive
16 182 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
17 173 (1.00%) Blockchain
17 173 (1.00%) HBase
18 170 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 160 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2,823 (16.30%) Git (software)
2 2,317 (13.38%) Jenkins
3 1,231 (7.11%) JIRA
4 815 (4.71%) Subversion
5 556 (3.21%) Maven
6 484 (2.79%) TeamCity
7 414 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 386 (2.23%) Selenium
9 324 (1.87%) JUnit
10 312 (1.80%) Vagrant
11 243 (1.40%) Cucumber
12 234 (1.35%) Bitbucket
13 207 (1.20%) Eclipse
14 201 (1.16%) Gradle
15 187 (1.08%) Visual Studio
16 171 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
17 158 (0.91%) Ant
18 157 (0.91%) PHPUnit
19 156 (0.90%) gulp
20 138 (0.80%) GitLab
General
1 3,293 (19.01%) Finance
2 1,313 (7.58%) Banking
3 798 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 627 (3.62%) Retail
5 581 (3.35%) Marketing
6 553 (3.19%) Games
7 548 (3.16%) Investment Banking
8 368 (2.12%) Retail Banking
9 349 (2.01%) Front Office
10 334 (1.93%) Electronics
11 286 (1.65%) Advertising
12 241 (1.39%) Manufacturing
13 187 (1.08%) Back Office
14 170 (0.98%) Financial Institution
15 161 (0.93%) Automotive
16 160 (0.92%) Law
17 151 (0.87%) Legal
18 148 (0.85%) Publishing
19 86 (0.50%) Billing
20 83 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,494 (25.95%) Developer
2 2,310 (13.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 1,586 (9.16%) Linux Engineer
4 1,544 (8.91%) Software Engineer
5 1,168 (6.74%) Java Developer
6 1,141 (6.59%) Administrator
7 1,083 (6.25%) Analyst
8 1,033 (5.96%) PHP Developer
9 916 (5.29%) Senior Developer
10 834 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
11 760 (4.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 726 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
13 689 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
14 687 (3.97%) Support Engineer
15 641 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
16 629 (3.63%) Software Developer
17 623 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 611 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
19 596 (3.44%) AWS DevOps
20 554 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,338 (13.50%) HTML
2 2,050 (11.84%) CSS
3 1,621 (9.36%) Web Services
4 1,103 (6.37%) LAMP
5 979 (5.65%) jQuery
6 941 (5.43%) Node.js
7 927 (5.35%) AngularJS
8 845 (4.88%) .NET
9 823 (4.75%) REST
9 823 (4.75%) Spring
10 812 (4.69%) XML
11 794 (4.58%) HTML5
12 643 (3.71%) RESTful
13 594 (3.43%) SOAP
14 554 (3.20%) JSON
15 484 (2.79%) React
16 444 (2.56%) J2EE
17 428 (2.47%) Middleware
18 417 (2.41%) CSS3
19 407 (2.35%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1,905 (11.00%) Computer Science
2 1,139 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 909 (5.25%) Data Centre
4 663 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
5 609 (3.52%) Fintech
6 502 (2.90%) Algorithms
7 470 (2.71%) User Experience
8 461 (2.66%) Management Information System
9 378 (2.18%) Public Cloud
10 359 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
11 355 (2.05%) Mobile App
12 327 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 322 (1.86%) Equities
14 321 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
15 289 (1.67%) Clustering
16 271 (1.56%) Derivative
17 254 (1.47%) Private Cloud
18 233 (1.35%) Data Structures
19 209 (1.21%) Replication
20 189 (1.09%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5,645 (32.59%) Windows
2 3,883 (22.42%) Unix
3 1,407 (8.12%) Windows Server
4 1,363 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1,225 (7.07%) CentOS
6 827 (4.77%) Ubuntu
7 557 (3.22%) Solaris
8 444 (2.56%) Debian
9 440 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 430 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 356 (2.06%) Android
12 302 (1.74%) AIX
13 272 (1.57%) Apple iOS
14 257 (1.48%) Embedded Linux
15 245 (1.41%) Mac OS X
16 222 (1.28%) Windows 10
17 219 (1.26%) Windows 7
18 163 (0.94%) Mac OS
19 120 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
20 118 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,877 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 4,395 (25.37%) DevOps
3 2,730 (15.76%) Software Engineering
4 1,958 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
5 1,659 (9.58%) Configuration Management
6 1,490 (8.60%) OO
7 1,469 (8.48%) TDD
8 1,450 (8.37%) Scrum
9 1,446 (8.35%) Open Source
10 1,426 (8.23%) ITIL
11 1,249 (7.21%) Test Automation
12 1,077 (6.22%) MVC
13 1,010 (5.83%) Web Development
14 1,002 (5.78%) E-Commerce
15 891 (5.14%) Microservices
16 845 (4.88%) OOP
17 808 (4.66%) SDLC
18 802 (4.63%) Mentoring
19 776 (4.48%) BDD
20 766 (4.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5,355 (30.92%) Python
2 4,782 (27.61%) Java
3 3,854 (22.25%) SQL
4 3,095 (17.87%) JavaScript
5 2,514 (14.51%) C++
6 2,388 (13.79%) Bash Shell
7 2,384 (13.76%) PHP
8 1,655 (9.55%) Perl
9 1,635 (9.44%) Ruby
10 1,627 (9.39%) C
11 1,206 (6.96%) C#
12 1,134 (6.55%) PowerShell
13 1,128 (6.51%) Shell Script
14 436 (2.52%) Scala
15 401 (2.32%) Go
16 295 (1.70%) PL/SQL
17 213 (1.23%) Embedded C
18 185 (1.07%) Embedded C++
19 150 (0.87%) PHP 7
20 148 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,623 (15.14%) Degree
2 785 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 694 (4.01%) Security Cleared
4 541 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
5 393 (2.27%) CCNA
6 390 (2.25%) CISSP
7 368 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 331 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 244 (1.41%) MCSE
10 224 (1.29%) CCNP
11 207 (1.20%) DV Cleared
12 202 (1.17%) CISM
13 196 (1.13%) RHCE
14 178 (1.03%) PhD
15 165 (0.95%) GIAC
16 144 (0.83%) MCSA
16 144 (0.83%) SANS
17 113 (0.65%) AWS Certification
18 111 (0.64%) Master's Degree
19 110 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 743 (4.29%) QA
2 413 (2.38%) SLA
3 334 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 187 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 89 (0.51%) GCP
6 87 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 57 (0.33%) GDPR
8 45 (0.26%) COBIT
9 41 (0.24%) PMO
10 38 (0.22%) Data Quality
11 29 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 25 (0.14%) HIPAA
13 22 (0.13%) GPG13
14 21 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 20 (0.12%) ISO 9001
16 18 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
17 17 (0.098%) MISRA
18 14 (0.081%) ECSS
18 14 (0.081%) MISRA C
18 14 (0.081%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2,318 (13.38%) Docker
2 1,398 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,089 (6.29%) Active Directory
4 470 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 386 (2.23%) vSphere
6 331 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
7 324 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 156 (0.90%) KVM
9 150 (0.87%) NFS
10 134 (0.77%) Xen
11 115 (0.66%) iptables
12 102 (0.59%) HDFS
13 92 (0.53%) Samba
14 84 (0.48%) Firmware
14 84 (0.48%) VMware NSX
15 82 (0.47%) LXC
16 79 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
17 72 (0.42%) XenServer
18 69 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
18 69 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2,650 (15.30%) Puppet
2 2,305 (13.31%) Ansible
3 2,046 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1,050 (6.06%) Kubernetes
5 855 (4.94%) Terraform
6 579 (3.34%) Nagios
7 253 (1.46%) Salt
8 217 (1.25%) Packer
9 208 (1.20%) SCCM
10 182 (1.05%) ZABBIX
11 178 (1.03%) Kibana
12 143 (0.83%) HAProxy
13 135 (0.78%) SCOM
14 134 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
15 126 (0.73%) Grafana
16 121 (0.70%) Nessus
17 115 (0.66%) vCenter Server
18 106 (0.61%) Tivoli
19 102 (0.59%) Cacti
20 101 (0.58%) logstash
Vendors
1 2,267 (13.09%) VMware
2 1,921 (11.09%) Oracle
3 1,751 (10.11%) Red Hat
4 1,731 (9.99%) Microsoft
5 1,178 (6.80%) Cisco
6 658 (3.80%) Google
7 479 (2.77%) HP
8 349 (2.01%) Splunk
9 340 (1.96%) Citrix
10 329 (1.90%) Juniper
11 321 (1.85%) IBM
12 316 (1.82%) Zend
13 276 (1.59%) NetApp
14 261 (1.51%) Apple
15 241 (1.39%) SAP
16 234 (1.35%) Atlassian
17 213 (1.23%) Sybase
18 207 (1.20%) F5
19 202 (1.17%) Palo Alto
20 191 (1.10%) Dell