Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > England
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18611 20254 21550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.26% 10.92% 10.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.10% 42.84% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 15244 17354 18431
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £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 41264 47273 54255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.96% 25.50% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33710 40695 45995
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,375
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.41% +4.41%
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%

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 23 August 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 23 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
London +1 8914 £60,000 +4.35% 596
South East -1 3773 £45,000 - 240
North of England +6 2273 £42,500 +6.25% 197
East of England -3 1293 £47,000 +4.44% 117
South West -1 1270 £42,500 +6.25% 85
North West +8 1154 £40,000 - 98
Midlands -2 1107 £40,000 - 70
Yorkshire +3 1040 £42,500 +4.94% 88
West Midlands +1 774 £40,000 +6.67% 42
East Midlands -8 346 £37,500 -6.25% 28
North East -3 79 £38,750 - 11
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6065 (32.59%) Windows
2 5411 (29.07%) Java
3 5087 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5053 (27.15%) Python
5 4526 (24.32%) DevOps
6 4372 (23.49%) Unix
7 4207 (22.60%) SQL
8 3892 (20.91%) Finance
9 3825 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
10 3201 (17.20%) MySQL
11 3169 (17.03%) JavaScript
12 3002 (16.13%) Puppet
13 2993 (16.08%) Git (software)
14 2856 (15.35%) Degree
15 2676 (14.38%) VMware
16 2620 (14.08%) C++
17 2521 (13.55%) Software Engineering
18 2439 (13.11%) Jenkins
19 2435 (13.08%) HTML
20 2412 (12.96%) Bash Shell
21 2372 (12.75%) Ansible
22 2350 (12.63%) PHP
23 2331 (12.52%) Oracle
24 2286 (12.28%) Docker
25 2255 (12.12%) Red Hat
26 2212 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
27 2122 (11.40%) Apache
28 2120 (11.39%) Opscode Chef
29 2088 (11.22%) CSS
30 1977 (10.62%) Firewall

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 2122 (11.40%) Apache
2 1075 (5.78%) Tomcat
3 694 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
4 668 (3.59%) nginx
5 631 (3.39%) IIS
6 583 (3.13%) OpenStack
7 515 (2.77%) JBoss
8 475 (2.55%) Confluence
9 411 (2.21%) MS Exchange
10 399 (2.14%) WebLogic
11 356 (1.91%) WebSphere
12 309 (1.66%) Apache Spark
13 257 (1.38%) CMS
14 237 (1.27%) SharePoint
15 212 (1.14%) WordPress
16 182 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 167 (0.90%) Apache Solr
18 157 (0.84%) Drupal
19 154 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
20 139 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 292 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 156 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 61 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 48 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 34 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 20 (0.11%) Simulink
8 18 (0.097%) SPSS
9 15 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
10 14 (0.075%) Maya
11 11 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
11 11 (0.059%) SOLIDWORKS
12 10 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.043%) HipChat
14 7 (0.038%) 3ds Max
14 7 (0.038%) Campfire
14 7 (0.038%) EngageOne
14 7 (0.038%) Houdini
14 7 (0.038%) Inkscape
14 7 (0.038%) Maple
Business Applications
1 161 (0.87%) Magento
2 48 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 46 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 36 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 23 (0.12%) RMDS
7 20 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 15 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.075%) assyst
9 14 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
10 13 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
10 13 (0.070%) SAP BPC
11 11 (0.059%) Temenos T24
11 11 (0.059%) Workfront
12 8 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
13 7 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
13 7 (0.038%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 6 (0.032%) BusinessWorks
14 6 (0.032%) MetaTrader
14 6 (0.032%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3825 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1456 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 721 (3.87%) SaaS
4 542 (2.91%) GitHub
5 499 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
6 493 (2.65%) Office 365
7 338 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 323 (1.74%) IaaS
9 317 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 287 (1.54%) PaaS
11 286 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
12 270 (1.45%) Amazon S3
13 168 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 104 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
15 98 (0.53%) OpenShift
16 96 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 89 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 80 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
19 72 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
20 69 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1977 (10.62%) Firewall
2 1594 (8.56%) TCP/IP
3 1251 (6.72%) DNS
4 857 (4.60%) SAN
5 762 (4.09%) Internet
6 702 (3.77%) VPN
7 672 (3.61%) WAN
8 596 (3.20%) HTTP
9 584 (3.14%) LAN
10 564 (3.03%) DHCP
11 442 (2.37%) Network Security
12 369 (1.98%) VLAN
13 360 (1.93%) BGP
14 334 (1.79%) SSL
15 322 (1.73%) Wireless
16 320 (1.72%) VoIP
17 298 (1.60%) OSPF
18 297 (1.60%) Ethernet
19 287 (1.54%) MPLS
20 271 (1.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3201 (17.20%) MySQL
2 1697 (9.12%) SQL Server
3 1217 (6.54%) MongoDB
4 1118 (6.01%) NoSQL
5 980 (5.27%) Relational Database
6 895 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
7 728 (3.91%) Big Data
8 610 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 547 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 491 (2.64%) Oracle Database
11 456 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 451 (2.42%) Redis
13 266 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
14 240 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
15 216 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 185 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 171 (0.92%) DB2
17 171 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
18 155 (0.83%) Blockchain
19 152 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2993 (16.08%) Git (software)
2 2439 (13.11%) Jenkins
3 1379 (7.41%) JIRA
4 843 (4.53%) Subversion
5 716 (3.85%) Maven
6 636 (3.42%) TeamCity
7 533 (2.86%) Selenium
8 464 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 454 (2.44%) JUnit
10 318 (1.71%) Vagrant
11 299 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 278 (1.49%) Eclipse
13 255 (1.37%) Gradle
14 253 (1.36%) Bitbucket
15 229 (1.23%) Visual Studio
16 200 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
17 183 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
18 177 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
19 168 (0.90%) gulp
19 168 (0.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 3892 (20.91%) Finance
2 1596 (8.58%) Banking
3 1167 (6.27%) Telecoms
4 1120 (6.02%) Retail
5 882 (4.74%) Marketing
6 759 (4.08%) Investment Banking
7 592 (3.18%) Electronics
8 539 (2.90%) Games
9 532 (2.86%) Retail Banking
10 480 (2.58%) Manufacturing
11 382 (2.05%) Front Office
12 229 (1.23%) Advertising
13 210 (1.13%) Automotive
14 188 (1.01%) Back Office
15 187 (1.00%) Legal
16 157 (0.84%) Financial Institution
17 131 (0.70%) Publishing
18 114 (0.61%) Law
19 77 (0.41%) Aerospace
20 73 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5109 (27.45%) Developer
2 2353 (12.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 1703 (9.15%) Linux Engineer
4 1437 (7.72%) Java Developer
5 1409 (7.57%) Administrator
6 1329 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 1278 (6.87%) Analyst
8 1016 (5.46%) PHP Developer
9 987 (5.30%) Senior Developer
10 937 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
11 821 (4.41%) Support Engineer
12 815 (4.38%) Linux Administrator
13 771 (4.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 759 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 695 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
16 681 (3.66%) Software Developer
17 663 (3.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 583 (3.13%) Architect
19 571 (3.07%) Network Engineer
20 565 (3.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2435 (13.08%) HTML
2 2088 (11.22%) CSS
3 1746 (9.38%) Web Services
4 1199 (6.44%) LAMP
5 1176 (6.32%) Spring
6 1103 (5.93%) .NET
7 1023 (5.50%) AngularJS
8 990 (5.32%) XML
9 988 (5.31%) jQuery
10 925 (4.97%) HTML5
11 885 (4.76%) REST
12 857 (4.60%) Node.js
13 728 (3.91%) RESTful
14 698 (3.75%) SOAP
15 661 (3.55%) JSON
16 649 (3.49%) Hibernate
17 501 (2.69%) CSS3
18 479 (2.57%) Middleware
19 457 (2.46%) React
20 444 (2.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1947 (10.46%) Computer Science
2 1188 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1188 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 708 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
4 547 (2.94%) Fintech
5 465 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 456 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 438 (2.35%) User Experience
8 382 (2.05%) Derivative
9 381 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 370 (1.99%) Equities
11 350 (1.88%) Clustering
12 344 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
13 323 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
14 312 (1.68%) Mobile App
15 285 (1.53%) Public Cloud
16 278 (1.49%) Data Structures
17 251 (1.35%) Fixed Income
18 241 (1.29%) iPad
19 227 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6065 (32.59%) Windows
2 4372 (23.49%) Unix
3 1715 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1604 (8.62%) Windows Server
5 1374 (7.38%) CentOS
6 939 (5.05%) Ubuntu
7 736 (3.95%) Solaris
8 655 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 647 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 556 (2.99%) Android
11 504 (2.71%) Debian
12 403 (2.17%) Apple iOS
13 300 (1.61%) AIX
14 287 (1.54%) Mac OS X
15 257 (1.38%) Windows 7
16 221 (1.19%) Mac OS
17 215 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
18 199 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
19 175 (0.94%) Windows 10
20 104 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5087 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4526 (24.32%) DevOps
3 2521 (13.55%) Software Engineering
4 2212 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
5 1713 (9.20%) OO
6 1707 (9.17%) Scrum
7 1653 (8.88%) TDD
8 1613 (8.67%) Configuration Management
9 1530 (8.22%) ITIL
10 1504 (8.08%) Open Source
11 1347 (7.24%) Test Automation
12 1168 (6.28%) E-Commerce
13 1083 (5.82%) MVC
14 1055 (5.67%) SDLC
15 967 (5.20%) Mentoring
16 955 (5.13%) Web Development
17 874 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
18 870 (4.67%) Microservices
19 852 (4.58%) High Availability
20 828 (4.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5411 (29.07%) Java
2 5053 (27.15%) Python
3 4207 (22.60%) SQL
4 3169 (17.03%) JavaScript
5 2620 (14.08%) C++
6 2412 (12.96%) Bash Shell
7 2350 (12.63%) PHP
8 1955 (10.50%) Perl
9 1781 (9.57%) Ruby
10 1628 (8.75%) C
11 1318 (7.08%) Shell Script
12 1251 (6.72%) C#
13 1197 (6.43%) PowerShell
14 434 (2.33%) Scala
15 380 (2.04%) Go
16 378 (2.03%) PL/SQL
17 278 (1.49%) Groovy
18 204 (1.10%) T-SQL
19 192 (1.03%) Embedded C
20 152 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 2856 (15.35%) Degree
2 895 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 877 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 695 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 416 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 415 (2.23%) CCNA
7 378 (2.03%) CISSP
8 363 (1.95%) CCNP
9 307 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 306 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 241 (1.29%) CISM
12 205 (1.10%) MCSE
13 202 (1.09%) PhD
14 165 (0.89%) RHCE
15 158 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 145 (0.78%) MCSA
17 143 (0.77%) ISTQB
18 137 (0.74%) ISEB
19 135 (0.73%) GIAC
20 123 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 970 (5.21%) QA
2 513 (2.76%) SLA
3 325 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 206 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 85 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 67 (0.36%) GCP
7 60 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 57 (0.31%) GDPR
9 44 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 38 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 34 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 30 (0.16%) PMO
13 27 (0.15%) COBIT
14 21 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 19 (0.10%) NIST 800
16 18 (0.097%) MiFID
17 15 (0.081%) SSAE 16
18 11 (0.059%) Disclosure Scotland
19 10 (0.054%) MISRA
20 9 (0.048%) JTAG
System Software
1 2286 (12.28%) Docker
2 1720 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1456 (7.82%) Active Directory
4 523 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 467 (2.51%) vSphere
6 367 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 338 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 259 (1.39%) KVM
9 253 (1.36%) Xen
10 189 (1.02%) XenServer
11 188 (1.01%) NFS
12 163 (0.88%) Firmware
13 159 (0.85%) XenApp
14 135 (0.73%) iptables
15 119 (0.64%) LXC
16 105 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
17 101 (0.54%) Snort
18 96 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
19 79 (0.42%) Varnish
19 79 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3002 (16.13%) Puppet
2 2372 (12.75%) Ansible
3 2120 (11.39%) Opscode Chef
4 850 (4.57%) Kubernetes
5 705 (3.79%) Nagios
6 634 (3.41%) Terraform
7 285 (1.53%) SCCM
8 257 (1.38%) Salt
9 232 (1.25%) ZABBIX
10 167 (0.90%) Grafana
11 164 (0.88%) SCOM
11 164 (0.88%) Tivoli
12 161 (0.87%) Nessus
13 151 (0.81%) Packer
14 142 (0.76%) WSUS
15 140 (0.75%) HAProxy
16 139 (0.75%) logstash
17 131 (0.70%) Kibana
18 122 (0.66%) Cobbler
18 122 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2676 (14.38%) VMware
2 2331 (12.52%) Oracle
3 2255 (12.12%) Red Hat
4 1971 (10.59%) Microsoft
5 1527 (8.20%) Cisco
6 617 (3.32%) HP
7 522 (2.80%) Juniper
8 505 (2.71%) Citrix
9 474 (2.55%) IBM
10 471 (2.53%) SAP
11 470 (2.53%) Google
12 412 (2.21%) NetApp
12 412 (2.21%) Splunk
13 328 (1.76%) F5
14 292 (1.57%) CheckPoint
15 278 (1.49%) Sybase
16 270 (1.45%) Atlassian
17 267 (1.43%) Zend
18 256 (1.38%) Palo Alto
19 241 (1.29%) SaltStack