Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1514 2173 2048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 13.09% 14.72% 11.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.20% 52.96% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1825 1779
Thames Valley median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%

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 the Thames Valley with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3141 4103 4723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 27.15% 27.80% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2581 3317 3813
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +1.27%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the Thames Valley

Linux
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Salary trend for Linux in the Thames Valley

Linux
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in the Thames Valley

Linux
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 20 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
Berkshire -1 955 £47,500 -5.00% 53
Oxfordshire -5 314 £47,000 -6.00% 35
Buckinghamshire +6 250 £40,000 +11.11% 9
Linux
South East

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

1 549 (36.26%) Windows
2 494 (32.63%) Python
3 464 (30.65%) Java
4 379 (25.03%) Unix
5 373 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
6 310 (20.48%) C++
7 305 (20.15%) DevOps
8 304 (20.08%) SQL
9 299 (19.75%) Amazon AWS
10 295 (19.48%) Degree
11 262 (17.31%) Bash Shell
12 252 (16.64%) Software Engineering
13 247 (16.31%) Git (software)
14 243 (16.05%) JavaScript
15 237 (15.65%) HTML
16 224 (14.80%) Puppet
17 218 (14.40%) VMware
18 216 (14.27%) MySQL
19 214 (14.13%) Computer Science
20 212 (14.00%) Firewall
21 208 (13.74%) Ansible
22 190 (12.55%) C
22 190 (12.55%) Red Hat
23 185 (12.22%) Docker
24 182 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
25 180 (11.89%) Perl
26 179 (11.82%) CSS
27 176 (11.62%) Web Services
27 176 (11.62%) TCP/IP
28 175 (11.56%) Finance

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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
1 143 (9.45%) Apache
2 84 (5.55%) Tomcat
3 61 (4.03%) nginx
4 43 (2.84%) WebLogic
5 42 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (2.77%) IIS
6 37 (2.44%) CMS
6 37 (2.44%) OpenStack
7 33 (2.18%) JBoss
8 31 (2.05%) MS Exchange
9 28 (1.85%) Confluence
10 27 (1.78%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.32%) Apache Solr
12 19 (1.25%) Apache Spark
13 16 (1.06%) uWSGI
14 15 (0.99%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.92%) WildFly
16 13 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
17 12 (0.79%) Jetty
17 12 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.26%) EngageOne
4 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.20%) Maple
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.066%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.066%) Simulink
7 1 (0.066%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.066%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 299 (19.75%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (7.46%) SaaS
4 32 (2.11%) GitHub
5 29 (1.92%) Office 365
5 29 (1.92%) PaaS
6 28 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.59%) IaaS
8 23 (1.52%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.92%) Route 53
10 13 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.66%) Akamai
12 10 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.59%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.40%) npm
16 5 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 212 (14.00%) Firewall
2 176 (11.62%) TCP/IP
3 97 (6.41%) DNS
4 92 (6.08%) Internet
5 86 (5.68%) VPN
6 67 (4.43%) WAN
7 66 (4.36%) DHCP
8 65 (4.29%) LAN
9 48 (3.17%) SSL
10 41 (2.71%) Ethernet
11 40 (2.64%) BGP
12 39 (2.58%) HTTP
13 32 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (2.11%) Network Security
14 31 (2.05%) SS7
15 30 (1.98%) IPsec
15 30 (1.98%) VLAN
16 26 (1.72%) MPLS
16 26 (1.72%) Wireless
17 24 (1.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (14.27%) MySQL
2 124 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 85 (5.61%) MongoDB
3 85 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
4 78 (5.15%) NoSQL
5 75 (4.95%) Relational Database
6 46 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 44 (2.91%) Oracle Database
8 42 (2.77%) Big Data
9 40 (2.64%) RDBMS
10 36 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 35 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 35 (2.31%) Redis
12 31 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
13 29 (1.92%) DB2
14 20 (1.32%) HBase
15 18 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
16 17 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 247 (16.31%) Git (software)
2 143 (9.45%) Jenkins
3 108 (7.13%) JIRA
4 66 (4.36%) Maven
5 56 (3.70%) Subversion
6 33 (2.18%) GitLab
7 32 (2.11%) Ant
8 31 (2.05%) Eclipse
9 30 (1.98%) Selenium
10 28 (1.85%) JMeter
10 28 (1.85%) WebDriver
11 22 (1.45%) Visual Studio
12 19 (1.25%) Gradle
12 19 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (1.19%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.12%) Bitbucket
14 17 (1.12%) SoapUI
15 14 (0.92%) Vagrant
16 13 (0.86%) IntelliJ
General
1 175 (11.56%) Finance
2 148 (9.78%) Telecoms
3 73 (4.82%) Marketing
4 72 (4.76%) Electronics
5 60 (3.96%) Digital Economy
6 58 (3.83%) Manufacturing
7 56 (3.70%) Games
8 43 (2.84%) Automotive
8 43 (2.84%) Retail
9 38 (2.51%) Banking
10 30 (1.98%) German Language
11 29 (1.92%) Back Office
12 26 (1.72%) Publishing
13 21 (1.39%) French Language
14 18 (1.19%) Legal
15 9 (0.59%) Advertising
15 9 (0.59%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.46%) Billing
17 6 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 364 (24.04%) Developer
2 176 (11.62%) Linux Engineer
3 175 (11.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 145 (9.58%) Software Engineer
5 123 (8.12%) Administrator
6 112 (7.40%) Java Developer
7 104 (6.87%) Analyst
8 101 (6.67%) Support Engineer
9 95 (6.27%) Software Developer
10 93 (6.14%) Junior
11 82 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
12 80 (5.28%) Systems Administrator
13 75 (4.95%) Network Engineer
13 75 (4.95%) Senior Developer
14 70 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
14 70 (4.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 67 (4.43%) Graduate
15 67 (4.43%) Linux Developer
16 66 (4.36%) Linux Support
17 64 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (15.65%) HTML
2 179 (11.82%) CSS
3 176 (11.62%) Web Services
4 80 (5.28%) Spring
5 79 (5.22%) Node.js
6 73 (4.82%) jQuery
7 71 (4.69%) JSON
7 71 (4.69%) RESTful
7 71 (4.69%) SOAP
8 70 (4.62%) HTML5
9 69 (4.56%) AngularJS
10 68 (4.49%) REST
11 65 (4.29%) LAMP
12 56 (3.70%) .NET
12 56 (3.70%) XML
13 49 (3.24%) Django
14 42 (2.77%) Java EE
15 40 (2.64%) J2EE
16 38 (2.51%) Laravel
17 35 (2.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 214 (14.13%) Computer Science
2 104 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (6.54%) Data Centre
4 64 (4.23%) Algorithms
4 64 (4.23%) Fintech
5 34 (2.25%) User Experience
6 33 (2.18%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.52%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.52%) Replication
12 22 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 22 (1.45%) Smartphone
13 21 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
13 21 (1.39%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.32%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.06%) iPad
16 15 (0.99%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 549 (36.26%) Windows
2 379 (25.03%) Unix
3 150 (9.91%) CentOS
4 127 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 102 (6.74%) Ubuntu
6 98 (6.47%) Windows Server
7 60 (3.96%) Debian
8 58 (3.83%) Android
9 56 (3.70%) Solaris
10 52 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 44 (2.91%) Mac OS
13 33 (2.18%) Apple iOS
13 33 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (1.65%) Windows 2000
15 23 (1.52%) Windows 10
16 18 (1.19%) AIX
16 18 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
17 17 (1.12%) VxWorks
18 12 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (20.15%) DevOps
3 252 (16.64%) Software Engineering
4 182 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
5 170 (11.23%) ITIL
6 129 (8.52%) Scrum
7 114 (7.53%) Mentoring
8 113 (7.46%) OO
9 111 (7.33%) Open Source
10 106 (7.00%) Test Automation
11 88 (5.81%) TDD
12 82 (5.42%) Cybersecurity
13 80 (5.28%) Web Development
14 76 (5.02%) OOP
15 75 (4.95%) Configuration Management
15 75 (4.95%) SDLC
16 72 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (4.76%) Migration
17 70 (4.62%) E-Commerce
18 67 (4.43%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 494 (32.63%) Python
2 464 (30.65%) Java
3 310 (20.48%) C++
4 304 (20.08%) SQL
5 262 (17.31%) Bash Shell
6 243 (16.05%) JavaScript
7 190 (12.55%) C
8 180 (11.89%) Perl
9 144 (9.51%) C#
10 141 (9.31%) PHP
11 114 (7.53%) Ruby
12 93 (6.14%) PowerShell
12 93 (6.14%) Shell Script
13 36 (2.38%) Scala
14 35 (2.31%) Korn
15 26 (1.72%) Groovy
15 26 (1.72%) Objective-C
16 23 (1.52%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.39%) Tcl
18 16 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 295 (19.48%) Degree
2 104 (6.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 94 (6.21%) Security Cleared
4 63 (4.16%) DV Cleared
5 41 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.25%) CCNA
7 30 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 26 (1.72%) PhD
9 24 (1.59%) AWS Certification
9 24 (1.59%) CISSP
9 24 (1.59%) ISTQB
10 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.25%) Master's Degree
12 17 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.06%) MCSE
14 14 (0.92%) CCNP
15 11 (0.73%) CISM
15 11 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
17 8 (0.53%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.10%) QA
2 61 (4.03%) SLA
3 23 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.99%) PMO
5 14 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.33%) ECSS
8 4 (0.26%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.26%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.20%) GPG13
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.13%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.066%) GDPR
11 1 (0.066%) IEC 61131
11 1 (0.066%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.066%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.066%) MISRA
System Software
1 185 (12.22%) Docker
2 123 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (7.79%) Active Directory
4 65 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 41 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.05%) vSphere
7 29 (1.92%) KVM
7 29 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (1.39%) HDFS
10 15 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (0.92%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.86%) Firmware
13 12 (0.79%) XenApp
13 12 (0.79%) XenServer
14 8 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.53%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.33%) Postfix
16 4 (0.26%) SpamAssassin
16 4 (0.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 224 (14.80%) Puppet
2 208 (13.74%) Ansible
3 166 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (4.16%) Kubernetes
5 43 (2.84%) Nagios
6 39 (2.58%) Terraform
7 31 (2.05%) ZABBIX
8 23 (1.52%) Salt
9 18 (1.19%) vCenter Server
10 17 (1.12%) WSUS
11 16 (1.06%) SCOM
12 15 (0.99%) Nessus
12 15 (0.99%) Nmap
13 13 (0.86%) Data Guard
14 11 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.73%) Prometheus
15 10 (0.66%) SCCM
16 9 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
16 9 (0.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 218 (14.40%) VMware
2 190 (12.55%) Red Hat
3 155 (10.24%) Cisco
4 144 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 144 (9.51%) Oracle
5 97 (6.41%) Juniper
6 61 (4.03%) F5
7 55 (3.63%) Palo Alto
8 52 (3.43%) SAP
9 49 (3.24%) CheckPoint
10 47 (3.10%) IBM
11 38 (2.51%) Blue Coat
12 36 (2.38%) EMC
13 35 (2.31%) HP
14 30 (1.98%) Crossbeam
15 28 (1.85%) Google
16 26 (1.72%) Citrix
17 25 (1.65%) Sourcefire
18 23 (1.52%) Sun
19 22 (1.45%) Splunk