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

Linux
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18224 19648 21986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.07% 10.98% 10.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.27% 43.97% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 14643 16712 18769
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £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 41169 44689 54463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 25.01% 24.97% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 33320 38224 46361
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,001
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 October 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 October 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 0 8676 £60,000 +4.35% 449
South East -2 3652 £45,000 - 211
North of England +4 2197 £42,500 +6.25% 157
East of England -1 1366 £47,500 +5.56% 114
South West -1 1239 £42,500 +6.25% 49
North West +3 1131 £42,500 +6.25% 80
Midlands -4 1097 £39,412 -1.47% 75
Yorkshire +6 967 £42,500 +6.25% 66
West Midlands -5 747 £39,500 +5.33% 41
East Midlands -9 347 £35,000 -12.50% 34
North East -2 93 £40,000 - 11
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5882 (32.28%) Windows
2 5289 (29.02%) Java
3 5127 (28.13%) Python
4 5068 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4574 (25.10%) DevOps
6 4346 (23.85%) Unix
7 4134 (22.68%) SQL
8 3928 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
9 3909 (21.45%) Finance
10 3018 (16.56%) MySQL
11 3001 (16.47%) JavaScript
12 2901 (15.92%) Git (software)
13 2877 (15.79%) Puppet
14 2809 (15.41%) Degree
15 2631 (14.44%) Software Engineering
16 2564 (14.07%) C++
17 2553 (14.01%) VMware
18 2447 (13.43%) Jenkins
19 2389 (13.11%) Ansible
20 2365 (12.98%) Bash Shell
21 2316 (12.71%) Docker
22 2285 (12.54%) HTML
23 2221 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
24 2199 (12.07%) PHP
25 2152 (11.81%) Red Hat
26 2127 (11.67%) Oracle
27 2090 (11.47%) Opscode Chef
28 2036 (11.17%) Apache
29 1967 (10.79%) Computer Science
30 1916 (10.51%) 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 2036 (11.17%) Apache
2 1050 (5.76%) Tomcat
3 670 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
4 635 (3.48%) nginx
5 611 (3.35%) OpenStack
6 588 (3.23%) IIS
7 458 (2.51%) Confluence
8 429 (2.35%) JBoss
9 377 (2.07%) MS Exchange
10 345 (1.89%) WebSphere
11 323 (1.77%) Apache Spark
12 322 (1.77%) WebLogic
13 264 (1.45%) CMS
14 217 (1.19%) SharePoint
15 199 (1.09%) WordPress
16 154 (0.85%) Apache Solr
17 151 (0.83%) Skype for Business
18 140 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
19 135 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 124 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 253 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 153 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 62 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 44 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 27 (0.15%) Simulink
8 24 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 19 (0.10%) SPSS
10 17 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
13 10 (0.055%) HipChat
14 9 (0.049%) Maya
15 8 (0.044%) EngageOne
16 7 (0.038%) EPLAN
16 7 (0.038%) Inkscape
17 6 (0.033%) GIMP
17 6 (0.033%) Houdini
17 6 (0.033%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 145 (0.80%) Magento
2 37 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 35 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 33 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 23 (0.13%) RMDS
7 15 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (0.071%) assyst
8 13 (0.071%) Temenos T24
9 12 (0.066%) SAP BPC
10 10 (0.055%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 10 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
11 9 (0.049%) MetaTrader
11 9 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.049%) Sage 200
12 8 (0.044%) Markit EDM
12 8 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
12 8 (0.044%) Workfront
13 7 (0.038%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 3928 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1533 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 776 (4.26%) SaaS
4 511 (2.80%) GitHub
5 467 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
6 463 (2.54%) Office 365
7 378 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 340 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 289 (1.59%) IaaS
10 276 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
11 265 (1.45%) PaaS
12 225 (1.23%) Amazon S3
13 137 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 105 (0.58%) Serverless
15 95 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 95 (0.52%) OpenShift
16 91 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
17 89 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
18 77 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 77 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1916 (10.51%) Firewall
2 1604 (8.80%) TCP/IP
3 1174 (6.44%) DNS
4 805 (4.42%) SAN
5 721 (3.96%) VPN
6 712 (3.91%) Internet
7 631 (3.46%) HTTP
8 606 (3.33%) WAN
9 536 (2.94%) DHCP
10 518 (2.84%) LAN
11 391 (2.15%) SSL
12 389 (2.13%) Network Security
13 336 (1.84%) VLAN
14 327 (1.79%) Wireless
15 311 (1.71%) BGP
16 305 (1.67%) VoIP
17 278 (1.53%) Ethernet
18 248 (1.36%) LDAP
19 247 (1.36%) OSPF
20 236 (1.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3018 (16.56%) MySQL
2 1673 (9.18%) SQL Server
3 1137 (6.24%) MongoDB
4 1130 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 986 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 890 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
7 756 (4.15%) Big Data
8 565 (3.10%) Hadoop
9 527 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 462 (2.54%) Oracle Database
11 446 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 445 (2.44%) Redis
13 267 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
14 212 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
15 199 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 164 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
17 157 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 156 (0.86%) DB2
19 155 (0.85%) HBase
20 151 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2901 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 2447 (13.43%) Jenkins
3 1349 (7.40%) JIRA
4 736 (4.04%) Subversion
5 707 (3.88%) Maven
6 661 (3.63%) TeamCity
7 473 (2.60%) Selenium
8 431 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 408 (2.24%) JUnit
10 313 (1.72%) Vagrant
11 284 (1.56%) Cucumber
12 261 (1.43%) Bitbucket
13 238 (1.31%) Eclipse
14 237 (1.30%) Gradle
15 209 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
16 201 (1.10%) Visual Studio
17 190 (1.04%) gulp
18 178 (0.98%) PHPUnit
19 171 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
20 159 (0.87%) Ant
General
1 3909 (21.45%) Finance
2 1679 (9.21%) Banking
3 1060 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 854 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 830 (4.55%) Marketing
6 694 (3.81%) Retail
7 681 (3.74%) Retail Banking
8 541 (2.97%) Electronics
9 525 (2.88%) Games
10 440 (2.41%) Manufacturing
11 369 (2.02%) Front Office
12 205 (1.12%) Advertising
13 198 (1.09%) Automotive
14 191 (1.05%) Back Office
15 172 (0.94%) Legal
16 160 (0.88%) Financial Institution
17 149 (0.82%) Law
18 142 (0.78%) Publishing
19 79 (0.43%) Billing
20 70 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4860 (26.67%) Developer
2 2393 (13.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 1629 (8.94%) Linux Engineer
4 1425 (7.82%) Software Engineer
5 1391 (7.63%) Java Developer
6 1327 (7.28%) Administrator
7 1235 (6.78%) Analyst
8 969 (5.32%) PHP Developer
9 929 (5.10%) Senior Developer
10 924 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
11 804 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
12 776 (4.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 764 (4.19%) Support Engineer
14 723 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
15 687 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 676 (3.71%) Software Developer
17 667 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 617 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
19 580 (3.18%) C++ Software Engineer
20 561 (3.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2285 (12.54%) HTML
2 1907 (10.46%) CSS
3 1708 (9.37%) Web Services
4 1131 (6.21%) LAMP
5 1079 (5.92%) Spring
6 993 (5.45%) .NET
7 951 (5.22%) XML
8 948 (5.20%) AngularJS
9 915 (5.02%) jQuery
10 876 (4.81%) REST
11 862 (4.73%) HTML5
12 812 (4.46%) Node.js
13 707 (3.88%) RESTful
14 680 (3.73%) SOAP
15 648 (3.56%) JSON
16 595 (3.26%) Hibernate
17 474 (2.60%) J2EE
18 450 (2.47%) React
19 436 (2.39%) CSS3
20 426 (2.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1967 (10.79%) Computer Science
2 1124 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1119 (6.14%) Data Centre
4 618 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
5 584 (3.20%) Fintech
6 474 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 451 (2.47%) User Experience
8 440 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 430 (2.36%) Equities
10 425 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 394 (2.16%) Derivative
12 372 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
13 358 (1.96%) Clustering
14 329 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
15 315 (1.73%) Mobile App
16 310 (1.70%) Public Cloud
17 265 (1.45%) Data Structures
18 244 (1.34%) Fixed Income
19 234 (1.28%) Private Cloud
20 228 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5882 (32.28%) Windows
2 4346 (23.85%) Unix
3 1642 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1462 (8.02%) Windows Server
5 1339 (7.35%) CentOS
6 940 (5.16%) Ubuntu
7 722 (3.96%) Solaris
8 545 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 533 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 475 (2.61%) Debian
11 454 (2.49%) Android
12 341 (1.87%) Apple iOS
13 320 (1.76%) AIX
14 269 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 238 (1.31%) Windows 7
16 220 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
17 208 (1.14%) Windows 10
18 206 (1.13%) Mac OS
19 162 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
20 112 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5068 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4574 (25.10%) DevOps
3 2631 (14.44%) Software Engineering
4 2221 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
5 1630 (8.94%) Configuration Management
6 1599 (8.77%) Scrum
7 1562 (8.57%) OO
8 1549 (8.50%) TDD
9 1541 (8.46%) Open Source
10 1538 (8.44%) ITIL
11 1301 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 1115 (6.12%) E-Commerce
13 1021 (5.60%) MVC
14 965 (5.30%) SDLC
15 929 (5.10%) Web Development
16 921 (5.05%) Mentoring
17 898 (4.93%) Microservices
18 845 (4.64%) High Availability
19 830 (4.55%) Analytics
20 771 (4.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5289 (29.02%) Java
2 5127 (28.13%) Python
3 4134 (22.68%) SQL
4 3001 (16.47%) JavaScript
5 2564 (14.07%) C++
6 2365 (12.98%) Bash Shell
7 2199 (12.07%) PHP
8 1823 (10.00%) Perl
9 1669 (9.16%) C
10 1650 (9.05%) Ruby
11 1305 (7.16%) Shell Script
12 1241 (6.81%) C#
13 1201 (6.59%) PowerShell
14 409 (2.24%) Go
15 407 (2.23%) Scala
16 380 (2.09%) PL/SQL
17 234 (1.28%) Groovy
18 203 (1.11%) Embedded C
19 177 (0.97%) T-SQL
20 156 (0.86%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2809 (15.41%) Degree
2 853 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 840 (4.61%) Security Cleared
4 620 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 425 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 419 (2.30%) CCNA
7 382 (2.10%) CISSP
8 320 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 281 (1.54%) CCNP
10 273 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 226 (1.24%) MCSE
12 224 (1.23%) CISM
13 203 (1.11%) PhD
14 170 (0.93%) RHCE
15 149 (0.82%) GIAC
16 143 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 131 (0.72%) MCSA
18 127 (0.70%) Master's Degree
19 119 (0.65%) ISTQB
20 118 (0.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 888 (4.87%) QA
2 494 (2.71%) SLA
3 351 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 189 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 108 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 82 (0.45%) GCP
7 71 (0.39%) GDPR
8 53 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 38 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 35 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 34 (0.19%) COBIT
11 34 (0.19%) PMO
12 33 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.12%) NIST 800
14 18 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
14 18 (0.099%) MISRA
15 13 (0.071%) ISO 22301
15 13 (0.071%) MiFID
15 13 (0.071%) MISRA C
16 12 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2316 (12.71%) Docker
2 1648 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1337 (7.34%) Active Directory
4 478 (2.62%) vSphere
5 463 (2.54%) Hyper-V
6 390 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 361 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
8 234 (1.28%) KVM
9 215 (1.18%) Xen
10 179 (0.98%) NFS
11 147 (0.81%) XenServer
12 130 (0.71%) iptables
13 128 (0.70%) XenApp
14 120 (0.66%) Firmware
15 100 (0.55%) LXC
15 100 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
16 97 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
17 73 (0.40%) Varnish
18 70 (0.38%) Samba
19 65 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2877 (15.79%) Puppet
2 2389 (13.11%) Ansible
3 2090 (11.47%) Opscode Chef
4 930 (5.10%) Kubernetes
5 738 (4.05%) Terraform
6 687 (3.77%) Nagios
7 242 (1.33%) SCCM
8 234 (1.28%) Salt
9 207 (1.14%) ZABBIX
10 181 (0.99%) Grafana
11 171 (0.94%) Packer
12 169 (0.93%) SCOM
13 148 (0.81%) Kibana
14 146 (0.80%) Nessus
14 146 (0.80%) Tivoli
15 138 (0.76%) HAProxy
16 128 (0.70%) WSUS
17 121 (0.66%) logstash
18 117 (0.64%) vCenter Server
19 113 (0.62%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 2553 (14.01%) VMware
2 2152 (11.81%) Red Hat
3 2127 (11.67%) Oracle
4 1836 (10.07%) Microsoft
5 1421 (7.80%) Cisco
6 551 (3.02%) HP
7 517 (2.84%) Google
8 466 (2.56%) Citrix
9 450 (2.47%) Juniper
10 425 (2.33%) SAP
11 417 (2.29%) IBM
12 412 (2.26%) Splunk
13 384 (2.11%) NetApp
14 289 (1.59%) F5
15 288 (1.58%) Sybase
16 269 (1.48%) Atlassian
17 262 (1.44%) Zend
18 231 (1.27%) Apple
19 230 (1.26%) Palo Alto
20 218 (1.20%) CheckPoint