Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18339 19835 22111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.93% 11.07% 10.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.30% 44.63% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 14727 16793 18894
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,325
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 41399 44445 54463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.68% 24.80% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33549 37971 46433
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,611
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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
London -1 8526 £60,000 +4.35% 417
South East -3 3820 £45,000 -5.26% 190
North of England +4 2203 £42,500 +6.25% 152
East of England -1 1459 £50,000 +11.11% 122
South West -1 1241 £42,500 +6.25% 71
North West 0 1121 £43,500 +8.75% 86
Midlands -5 1083 £40,000 - 85
Yorkshire +6 961 £42,500 +6.25% 61
West Midlands -7 719 £40,000 +1.72% 49
East Midlands -8 356 £37,500 -6.25% 36
North East 0 115 £41,250 +3.13% 5
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 5934 (32.36%) Windows
2 5296 (28.88%) Python
3 5249 (28.62%) Java
4 5061 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
5 4597 (25.07%) DevOps
6 4290 (23.39%) Unix
7 4143 (22.59%) SQL
8 3993 (21.77%) Amazon AWS
9 3837 (20.92%) Finance
10 3086 (16.83%) MySQL
11 3051 (16.64%) JavaScript
12 2861 (15.60%) Git (software)
13 2846 (15.52%) Degree
14 2839 (15.48%) Puppet
15 2777 (15.14%) Software Engineering
16 2641 (14.40%) C++
17 2497 (13.62%) VMware
18 2460 (13.41%) Bash Shell
19 2434 (13.27%) Jenkins
20 2366 (12.90%) Docker
21 2362 (12.88%) Ansible
22 2332 (12.72%) HTML
23 2303 (12.56%) PHP
24 2147 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
25 2110 (11.51%) Opscode Chef
26 2103 (11.47%) Oracle
27 2055 (11.21%) Red Hat
28 2008 (10.95%) Computer Science
29 1982 (10.81%) Apache
30 1966 (10.72%) CSS

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 1982 (10.81%) Apache
2 999 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 682 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
4 623 (3.40%) nginx
5 616 (3.36%) OpenStack
6 552 (3.01%) IIS
7 437 (2.38%) Confluence
8 365 (1.99%) JBoss
9 358 (1.95%) MS Exchange
10 338 (1.84%) Apache Spark
11 327 (1.78%) WebSphere
12 272 (1.48%) WebLogic
13 263 (1.43%) CMS
14 208 (1.13%) SharePoint
15 201 (1.10%) WordPress
16 152 (0.83%) Skype for Business
17 140 (0.76%) Apache Solr
18 135 (0.74%) Drupal
19 124 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
20 111 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 249 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 58 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 44 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 28 (0.15%) Simulink
8 26 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 21 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 19 (0.10%) SPSS
11 13 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
12 12 (0.065%) HipChat
12 12 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
13 7 (0.038%) EngageOne
13 7 (0.038%) EPLAN
13 7 (0.038%) Maya
14 6 (0.033%) GIMP
14 6 (0.033%) Houdini
14 6 (0.033%) Inkscape
14 6 (0.033%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 139 (0.76%) Magento
2 38 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 31 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 19 (0.10%) RMDS
7 13 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
7 13 (0.071%) SAP BPC
7 13 (0.071%) Temenos T24
8 12 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
9 11 (0.060%) assyst
9 11 (0.060%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (0.049%) FLEXCUBE
10 9 (0.049%) MetaTrader
10 9 (0.049%) Sage 200
11 8 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (0.044%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.044%) thinkFolio
12 7 (0.038%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3993 (21.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1568 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 799 (4.36%) SaaS
4 495 (2.70%) GitHub
5 474 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
6 458 (2.50%) Office 365
7 395 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 348 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 284 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
10 261 (1.42%) IaaS
11 255 (1.39%) PaaS
12 250 (1.36%) Amazon S3
13 134 (0.73%) Serverless
14 126 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 106 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
16 101 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 97 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
17 97 (0.53%) OpenShift
18 89 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 79 (0.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1893 (10.32%) Firewall
2 1657 (9.04%) TCP/IP
3 1199 (6.54%) DNS
4 746 (4.07%) VPN
5 734 (4.00%) SAN
6 681 (3.71%) Internet
7 623 (3.40%) HTTP
8 574 (3.13%) WAN
9 553 (3.02%) DHCP
10 483 (2.63%) LAN
11 404 (2.20%) SSL
12 372 (2.03%) Network Security
13 321 (1.75%) Wireless
14 317 (1.73%) VLAN
15 308 (1.68%) VoIP
16 290 (1.58%) BGP
17 256 (1.40%) Ethernet
18 255 (1.39%) LDAP
19 230 (1.25%) OSPF
20 222 (1.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3086 (16.83%) MySQL
2 1694 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 1104 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 1085 (5.92%) MongoDB
5 985 (5.37%) Relational Database
6 953 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
7 744 (4.06%) Big Data
8 547 (2.98%) Hadoop
9 474 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 463 (2.52%) Oracle Database
11 460 (2.51%) RDBMS
12 434 (2.37%) Redis
13 269 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
14 196 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
15 182 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 176 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
17 158 (0.86%) DB2
18 156 (0.85%) HBase
19 153 (0.83%) Apache Hive
20 150 (0.82%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2861 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 2434 (13.27%) Jenkins
3 1296 (7.07%) JIRA
4 758 (4.13%) Subversion
5 679 (3.70%) Maven
6 636 (3.47%) TeamCity
7 439 (2.39%) Selenium
8 427 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 366 (2.00%) JUnit
10 318 (1.73%) Vagrant
11 263 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 262 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 236 (1.29%) Gradle
14 217 (1.18%) Eclipse
15 213 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
16 190 (1.04%) gulp
17 188 (1.03%) Visual Studio
18 186 (1.01%) PHPUnit
19 154 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
20 151 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3837 (20.92%) Finance
2 1686 (9.19%) Banking
3 1022 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 817 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 728 (3.97%) Marketing
6 681 (3.71%) Retail
7 648 (3.53%) Retail Banking
8 554 (3.02%) Games
9 478 (2.61%) Electronics
10 393 (2.14%) Manufacturing
11 374 (2.04%) Front Office
12 242 (1.32%) Advertising
13 203 (1.11%) Back Office
14 202 (1.10%) Automotive
15 172 (0.94%) Law
16 166 (0.91%) Financial Institution
17 159 (0.87%) Legal
18 143 (0.78%) Publishing
19 86 (0.47%) Aerospace
20 79 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4816 (26.26%) Developer
2 2421 (13.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 1651 (9.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1553 (8.47%) Software Engineer
5 1339 (7.30%) Java Developer
6 1280 (6.98%) Administrator
7 1249 (6.81%) Analyst
8 987 (5.38%) PHP Developer
9 959 (5.23%) Senior Developer
10 920 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
11 804 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
12 789 (4.30%) Support Engineer
13 787 (4.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 753 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
15 695 (3.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 687 (3.75%) Software Developer
17 642 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
18 626 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 621 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
20 576 (3.14%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2332 (12.72%) HTML
2 1966 (10.72%) CSS
3 1673 (9.12%) Web Services
4 1142 (6.23%) LAMP
5 1007 (5.49%) Spring
6 975 (5.32%) .NET
7 942 (5.14%) AngularJS
8 936 (5.10%) jQuery
9 910 (4.96%) XML
10 861 (4.69%) HTML5
10 861 (4.69%) Node.js
11 849 (4.63%) REST
12 714 (3.89%) RESTful
13 659 (3.59%) SOAP
14 615 (3.35%) JSON
15 538 (2.93%) Hibernate
16 481 (2.62%) J2EE
17 471 (2.57%) React
18 440 (2.40%) CSS3
19 439 (2.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2008 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 1174 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 1073 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 618 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
5 554 (3.02%) Fintech
6 470 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 468 (2.55%) Algorithms
8 445 (2.43%) User Experience
9 435 (2.37%) Equities
10 416 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 399 (2.18%) Derivative
12 376 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
13 346 (1.89%) Clustering
14 344 (1.88%) Public Cloud
15 343 (1.87%) Mobile App
16 335 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
17 251 (1.37%) Private Cloud
18 243 (1.33%) Fixed Income
19 241 (1.31%) Data Structures
20 229 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5934 (32.36%) Windows
2 4290 (23.39%) Unix
3 1612 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1494 (8.15%) Windows Server
5 1356 (7.39%) CentOS
6 938 (5.11%) Ubuntu
7 683 (3.72%) Solaris
8 543 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 526 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 460 (2.51%) Debian
11 420 (2.29%) Android
12 322 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 316 (1.72%) AIX
14 263 (1.43%) Mac OS X
15 256 (1.40%) Windows 7
16 244 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
17 239 (1.30%) Windows 10
18 185 (1.01%) Mac OS
19 153 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
20 110 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5061 (27.60%) Agile Software Development
2 4597 (25.07%) DevOps
3 2777 (15.14%) Software Engineering
4 2147 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
5 1706 (9.30%) Configuration Management
6 1575 (8.59%) Open Source
7 1562 (8.52%) OO
8 1530 (8.34%) Scrum
9 1526 (8.32%) ITIL
10 1498 (8.17%) TDD
11 1253 (6.83%) Test Automation
12 1098 (5.99%) E-Commerce
13 1034 (5.64%) MVC
14 940 (5.13%) Web Development
15 932 (5.08%) Microservices
16 930 (5.07%) SDLC
17 892 (4.86%) Mentoring
18 816 (4.45%) Analytics
19 812 (4.43%) OOP
20 810 (4.42%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5296 (28.88%) Python
2 5249 (28.62%) Java
3 4143 (22.59%) SQL
4 3051 (16.64%) JavaScript
5 2641 (14.40%) C++
6 2460 (13.41%) Bash Shell
7 2303 (12.56%) PHP
8 1836 (10.01%) Perl
9 1794 (9.78%) C
10 1721 (9.38%) Ruby
11 1311 (7.15%) Shell Script
12 1223 (6.67%) C#
13 1194 (6.51%) PowerShell
14 425 (2.32%) Scala
15 416 (2.27%) Go
16 367 (2.00%) PL/SQL
17 220 (1.20%) Embedded C
18 193 (1.05%) Groovy
19 172 (0.94%) Embedded C++
20 147 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2846 (15.52%) Degree
2 861 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 841 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 605 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
5 445 (2.43%) SC Cleared
6 423 (2.31%) CCNA
7 414 (2.26%) CISSP
8 322 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 257 (1.40%) CCNP
10 255 (1.39%) DV Cleared
11 239 (1.30%) MCSE
12 227 (1.24%) CISM
13 195 (1.06%) PhD
14 187 (1.02%) RHCE
15 161 (0.88%) GIAC
16 138 (0.75%) SANS
17 133 (0.73%) MCSA
17 133 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 124 (0.68%) Master's Degree
19 106 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 835 (4.55%) QA
2 493 (2.69%) SLA
3 353 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 187 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 108 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 93 (0.51%) GCP
7 65 (0.35%) GDPR
8 48 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 36 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 35 (0.19%) COBIT
11 34 (0.19%) PMO
12 31 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 30 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 20 (0.11%) NIST 800
15 19 (0.10%) MISRA
16 15 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
16 15 (0.082%) MISRA C
17 14 (0.076%) HIPAA
18 12 (0.065%) GPG13
18 12 (0.065%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2366 (12.90%) Docker
2 1575 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1293 (7.05%) Active Directory
4 466 (2.54%) vSphere
5 449 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 392 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 353 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 221 (1.21%) KVM
9 189 (1.03%) NFS
10 182 (0.99%) Xen
11 135 (0.74%) iptables
12 115 (0.63%) XenServer
13 111 (0.61%) XenApp
14 109 (0.59%) Firmware
15 100 (0.55%) LXC
16 99 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
17 97 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
18 90 (0.49%) Samba
19 76 (0.41%) VMware NSX
20 70 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2839 (15.48%) Puppet
2 2362 (12.88%) Ansible
3 2110 (11.51%) Opscode Chef
4 997 (5.44%) Kubernetes
5 804 (4.38%) Terraform
6 682 (3.72%) Nagios
7 239 (1.30%) Salt
8 238 (1.30%) SCCM
9 209 (1.14%) Packer
10 197 (1.07%) ZABBIX
11 170 (0.93%) Grafana
12 166 (0.91%) Kibana
13 155 (0.85%) SCOM
14 144 (0.79%) Nessus
15 142 (0.77%) HAProxy
16 139 (0.76%) Tivoli
17 126 (0.69%) vCenter Server
18 121 (0.66%) WSUS
19 119 (0.65%) logstash
20 114 (0.62%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 2497 (13.62%) VMware
2 2103 (11.47%) Oracle
3 2055 (11.21%) Red Hat
4 1814 (9.89%) Microsoft
5 1396 (7.61%) Cisco
6 580 (3.16%) Google
7 540 (2.94%) HP
8 435 (2.37%) Citrix
9 409 (2.23%) Juniper
10 396 (2.16%) IBM
11 391 (2.13%) Splunk
12 369 (2.01%) SAP
13 332 (1.81%) NetApp
14 278 (1.52%) Zend
15 276 (1.50%) Atlassian
16 273 (1.49%) F5
17 267 (1.46%) Sybase
18 242 (1.32%) Apple
19 233 (1.27%) Palo Alto
20 223 (1.22%) Dell