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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > London
6 months to
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 42 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 -11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 5,497 2,881 3,375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 7.95% 8.57% 8.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.10% 49.36% 43.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,563 2,191 2,720
10th Percentile £46,000 £46,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £57,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,000 £98,775
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12,188 5,837 7,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.62% 17.36% 19.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6,114 4,594 6,365
10th Percentile £32,000 £35,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £42,110
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £83,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in London

Linux
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in London.

Salary trend for Linux in London

Linux
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in London over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Linux in London

Linux
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the London region over the 6 months to 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -5 579 £72,500 -3.33% 131
West London -5 148 £55,000 +4.76% 37
South London -34 98 £73,750 +18.00% 16
East London -24 51 £74,000 +23.33% 37
North London -9 29 £55,000 -21.43% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region with a requirement for Linux.

1 2,557 (46.52%) Python
2 2,429 (44.19%) AWS
3 2,102 (38.24%) DevOps
4 1,898 (34.53%) Docker
5 1,863 (33.89%) Agile
6 1,845 (33.56%) Kubernetes
7 1,625 (29.56%) Finance
8 1,599 (29.09%) CI/CD
9 1,591 (28.94%) Azure
10 1,574 (28.63%) Windows
11 1,504 (27.36%) Java
12 1,502 (27.32%) SQL
13 1,392 (25.32%) Terraform
14 1,292 (23.50%) Social Skills
15 1,290 (23.47%) Ansible
16 1,210 (22.01%) Git (software)
17 1,078 (19.61%) Software Engineering
18 1,040 (18.92%) Unix
19 1,025 (18.65%) Jenkins
20 1,012 (18.41%) GCP
21 903 (16.43%) JavaScript
22 847 (15.41%) Bash
23 827 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
24 819 (14.90%) Infrastructure as Code
25 806 (14.66%) Microservices
26 781 (14.21%) Degree
27 739 (13.44%) PostgreSQL
28 687 (12.50%) Computer Science
29 684 (12.44%) PowerShell
30 652 (11.86%) Configuration Management

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 355 (6.46%) Elasticsearch
2 296 (5.38%) Apache
3 264 (4.80%) Tomcat
4 194 (3.53%) Confluence
5 170 (3.09%) IIS
6 153 (2.78%) JBoss
7 135 (2.46%) Apache Spark
8 115 (2.09%) nginx
9 105 (1.91%) OpenStack
10 93 (1.69%) WebLogic
11 61 (1.11%) Jetty
12 57 (1.04%) WordPress
13 53 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
13 53 (0.96%) Tornado
14 52 (0.95%) WebSphere
15 48 (0.87%) SharePoint
16 34 (0.62%) CMS
16 34 (0.62%) MS Exchange
17 31 (0.56%) GeoServer
18 30 (0.55%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 61 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 56 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 43 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.13%) Maya
5 7 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.073%) Houdini
7 4 (0.073%) Maple
7 4 (0.073%) NUKE
8 3 (0.055%) Blender
8 3 (0.055%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.018%) Baselight
Business Applications
1 57 (1.04%) Temenos T24
2 20 (0.36%) R3 Corda
3 18 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.20%) Ripple
6 11 (0.20%) Ripple XRP
7 10 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.18%) Sentinel
8 8 (0.15%) Summit
9 6 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.091%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 5 (0.091%) MetaTrader
10 5 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.073%) ION MarketView
12 3 (0.055%) Oracle Utilities
13 2 (0.036%) FLEXCUBE
13 2 (0.036%) Front Arena
13 2 (0.036%) MultiFonds
13 2 (0.036%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2,429 (44.19%) AWS
2 1,591 (28.94%) Azure
3 1,012 (18.41%) GCP
4 448 (8.15%) Serverless
5 376 (6.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 350 (6.37%) GitHub
7 322 (5.86%) SaaS
8 280 (5.09%) Amazon EC2
9 272 (4.95%) Amazon S3
10 269 (4.89%) AWS Lambda
11 260 (4.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 253 (4.60%) PaaS
13 252 (4.58%) OpenShift
14 251 (4.57%) Microsoft 365
15 241 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
16 182 (3.31%) IaaS
17 179 (3.26%) Amazon ECS
18 139 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 125 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
20 124 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 484 (8.80%) Firewall
2 276 (5.02%) DNS
3 250 (4.55%) HTTP
4 211 (3.84%) TCP/IP
5 192 (3.49%) VPN
6 159 (2.89%) Internet
7 151 (2.75%) Network Security
8 124 (2.26%) DHCP
9 113 (2.06%) SSL
10 112 (2.04%) WAN
11 96 (1.75%) Wireless
12 90 (1.64%) Broadband
13 84 (1.53%) SAN
14 74 (1.35%) LAN
15 58 (1.06%) IPsec
16 55 (1.00%) VLAN
17 47 (0.86%) HTTPS
18 44 (0.80%) SSH
19 41 (0.75%) BGP
20 37 (0.67%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 739 (13.44%) PostgreSQL
2 510 (9.28%) MySQL
3 365 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 336 (6.11%) Relational Database
5 327 (5.95%) MongoDB
6 317 (5.77%) SQL Server
7 291 (5.29%) Redis
8 266 (4.84%) Big Data
9 179 (3.26%) Hadoop
10 147 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 140 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
12 138 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
13 130 (2.36%) Oracle Database
14 129 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
15 123 (2.24%) BigQuery
16 94 (1.71%) RDBMS
17 85 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
17 85 (1.55%) Tableau
18 80 (1.46%) Amazon Athena
19 67 (1.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,210 (22.01%) Git (software)
2 1,025 (18.65%) Jenkins
3 462 (8.40%) JIRA
4 315 (5.73%) GitLab
5 258 (4.69%) TeamCity
6 246 (4.48%) Maven
7 181 (3.29%) Bitbucket
8 171 (3.11%) Gradle
9 155 (2.82%) JUnit
10 148 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 137 (2.49%) Travis CI
12 136 (2.47%) Subversion
13 106 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 104 (1.89%) CircleCI
15 98 (1.78%) IBM UrbanCode
16 90 (1.64%) Selenium
17 81 (1.47%) webpack
18 79 (1.44%) Mockito
19 78 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 70 (1.27%) Cucumber
General
1 1,625 (29.56%) Finance
2 1,292 (23.50%) Social Skills
3 403 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 390 (7.09%) Banking
5 386 (7.02%) Games
6 273 (4.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 253 (4.60%) Retail
8 228 (4.15%) Marketing
9 147 (2.67%) Legal
10 143 (2.60%) Public Sector
11 140 (2.55%) Telecoms
12 127 (2.31%) Back Office
13 119 (2.16%) Advertising
14 114 (2.07%) Manufacturing
15 105 (1.91%) Front Office
16 102 (1.86%) Financial Institution
16 102 (1.86%) Investment Banking
17 82 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
18 80 (1.46%) Electronics
19 76 (1.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1,216 (22.12%) Developer
2 1,003 (18.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 561 (10.21%) Software Engineer
4 340 (6.19%) Senior Developer
5 336 (6.11%) Senior DevOps
6 317 (5.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 286 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
8 281 (5.11%) Java Developer
9 254 (4.62%) Analyst
10 248 (4.51%) Architect
11 216 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 212 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
13 176 (3.20%) Applications Support
14 166 (3.02%) Support Engineer
15 165 (3.00%) C++ Developer
15 165 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
16 163 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
17 135 (2.46%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 133 (2.42%) Full Stack Developer
19 131 (2.38%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (10.55%) Kafka
2 548 (9.97%) REST
3 509 (9.26%) React
4 427 (7.77%) Spring
5 411 (7.48%) CSS
6 409 (7.44%) HTML
7 360 (6.55%) Node.js
8 315 (5.73%) .NET
9 310 (5.64%) Web Services
10 308 (5.60%) Elastic Stack
11 299 (5.44%) RESTful
12 269 (4.89%) AngularJS
13 228 (4.15%) RabbitMQ
14 211 (3.84%) JSON
15 199 (3.62%) Spring Boot
16 190 (3.46%) Vue.js
17 148 (2.69%) LAMP
18 147 (2.67%) HTML5
19 124 (2.26%) Django
20 123 (2.24%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 317 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
2 302 (5.49%) Algorithms
3 286 (5.20%) Public Cloud
4 265 (4.82%) User Experience
5 230 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
6 217 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 212 (3.86%) Cloud Native
8 177 (3.22%) Data Structures
9 174 (3.17%) Equities
10 167 (3.04%) IoT
11 165 (3.00%) Derivative
12 148 (2.69%) Sports Betting
13 128 (2.33%) Mobile App
14 123 (2.24%) Social Media
15 122 (2.22%) Management Information System
16 121 (2.20%) Fixed Income
17 101 (1.84%) Virtual Team
18 98 (1.78%) Video\Live Streaming
19 97 (1.76%) Clustering
20 94 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,574 (28.63%) Windows
2 1,040 (18.92%) Unix
3 363 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 306 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 234 (4.26%) Ubuntu
6 178 (3.24%) CentOS
7 159 (2.89%) Android
8 120 (2.18%) Apple iOS
9 99 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
10 93 (1.69%) Mesosphere
11 86 (1.56%) Mac OS
12 75 (1.36%) Mac OS X
13 69 (1.26%) Windows 10
14 51 (0.93%) Solaris
15 49 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 43 (0.78%) Debian
17 42 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
18 37 (0.67%) Kali Linux
18 37 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,102 (38.24%) DevOps
2 1,863 (33.89%) Agile
3 1,599 (29.09%) CI/CD
4 1,078 (19.61%) Software Engineering
5 827 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
6 819 (14.90%) Infrastructure as Code
7 806 (14.66%) Microservices
8 687 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 652 (11.86%) Configuration Management
10 637 (11.59%) Mentoring
11 630 (11.46%) Test Automation
12 624 (11.35%) TDD
13 606 (11.02%) Analytics
14 554 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
15 507 (9.22%) Open Source
16 452 (8.22%) Full Stack Development
17 439 (7.99%) Machine Learning
18 399 (7.26%) Scrum
18 399 (7.26%) SDLC
19 365 (6.64%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 2,557 (46.52%) Python
2 1,504 (27.36%) Java
3 1,502 (27.32%) SQL
4 903 (16.43%) JavaScript
5 847 (15.41%) Bash
6 684 (12.44%) PowerShell
7 629 (11.44%) C++
8 524 (9.53%) Go
9 446 (8.11%) C#
10 417 (7.59%) Shell Script
11 375 (6.82%) Ruby
12 315 (5.73%) TypeScript
13 274 (4.98%) Scala
14 256 (4.66%) C
15 240 (4.37%) Perl
16 235 (4.28%) PHP
17 157 (2.86%) Kotlin
18 142 (2.58%) Groovy
19 119 (2.16%) Rust
20 98 (1.78%) R
Qualifications
1 781 (14.21%) Degree
2 372 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 226 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 160 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 89 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (1.42%) AWS Certification
7 73 (1.33%) CISSP
8 67 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 63 (1.15%) CCNA
9 63 (1.15%) Master's Degree
10 57 (1.04%) DV Cleared
11 43 (0.78%) MCSE
12 34 (0.62%) CISM
13 28 (0.51%) CCNP
13 28 (0.51%) CISA
13 28 (0.51%) OSCP
13 28 (0.51%) PhD
14 27 (0.49%) RHCE
15 25 (0.45%) PMI Certification
16 21 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (6.02%) QA
2 95 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (1.06%) SLA
4 56 (1.02%) GDPR
5 53 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 49 (0.89%) Accessibility
7 37 (0.67%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.49%) ISO 13485
9 26 (0.47%) IEC 62304
10 22 (0.40%) NIST
11 21 (0.38%) SOC 2
12 18 (0.33%) HIPAA
13 16 (0.29%) PMO
14 15 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
15 14 (0.25%) IFRS
15 14 (0.25%) IFRS 9
16 12 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 7 (0.13%) NCSC
19 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 1,898 (34.53%) Docker
2 324 (5.89%) Active Directory
3 241 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 157 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 97 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 81 (1.47%) vSphere
7 55 (1.00%) Hyper-V
8 38 (0.69%) Firmware
8 38 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (0.67%) LXC
10 33 (0.60%) KVM
11 20 (0.36%) NFS
12 19 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.33%) iptables
14 14 (0.25%) Snort
15 13 (0.24%) XenApp
15 13 (0.24%) zsh
16 12 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 11 (0.20%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,845 (33.56%) Kubernetes
2 1,392 (25.32%) Terraform
3 1,290 (23.47%) Ansible
4 627 (11.41%) Puppet
5 432 (7.86%) Prometheus
6 376 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
7 276 (5.02%) Grafana
8 147 (2.67%) Consul
9 102 (1.86%) Kibana
10 93 (1.69%) Automic
11 81 (1.47%) logstash
12 77 (1.40%) Istio
13 68 (1.24%) Packer
14 63 (1.15%) SCCM
15 50 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
15 50 (0.91%) ZABBIX
16 48 (0.87%) Rancher
17 47 (0.86%) Nagios
18 42 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
19 33 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 571 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 542 (9.86%) Oracle
3 450 (8.19%) Google
4 405 (7.37%) Splunk
5 402 (7.31%) Red Hat
6 370 (6.73%) VMware
7 192 (3.49%) Cisco
8 88 (1.60%) IBM
9 79 (1.44%) ServiceNow
10 74 (1.35%) Citrix
11 72 (1.31%) SaltStack
12 70 (1.27%) AppDynamics
13 68 (1.24%) Atlassian
13 68 (1.24%) F5
14 57 (1.04%) Sun
15 55 (1.00%) HP
16 54 (0.98%) BT
16 54 (0.98%) Temenos
17 48 (0.87%) Reuters
18 47 (0.86%) Apple