Period
to 20 July 2017

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

Linux
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 19743 21849 23251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.77% 10.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.33% 42.10% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16245 18492 19675
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43552 51898 58986
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 25.57% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 35874 44083 49455
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the UK

Linux
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Linux in the UK

Linux
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in the UK

Linux
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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
England 0 18616 £50,000 - 1425
UK excluding London -2 10625 £42,500 - 920
London +2 8784 £60,000 +4.35% 588
South East -1 3820 £45,000 - 286
North of England +2 2288 £40,000 - 193
East of England -3 1350 £47,000 +4.44% 157
South West -2 1241 £40,000 - 96
North West +6 1180 £40,000 +2.56% 104
Midlands -4 1150 £39,000 -2.50% 104
Yorkshire 0 1023 £42,500 - 76
West Midlands -1 779 £39,500 +5.33% 64
Scotland +6 555 £40,000 -5.88% 62
East Midlands -8 385 £37,500 -6.25% 40
Wales -3 220 £40,000 +3.90% 19
North East 0 85 £35,000 -6.67% 13
Northern Ireland -3 30 £38,000 +4.83% 1
Channel Islands -7 6 £32,500 -10.96% 2
Isle of Man +2 5 £45,000 -5.26%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 with a requirement for Linux.

1 6632 (33.59%) Windows
2 5685 (28.80%) Java
3 5361 (27.15%) Python
4 5297 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 4666 (23.63%) Unix
6 4653 (23.57%) DevOps
7 4567 (23.13%) SQL
8 3987 (20.19%) Amazon AWS
9 3860 (19.55%) Finance
10 3496 (17.71%) MySQL
11 3393 (17.19%) JavaScript
12 3210 (16.26%) Puppet
13 3087 (15.64%) Git (software)
14 3079 (15.60%) Degree
15 2947 (14.93%) VMware
16 2735 (13.85%) C++
17 2705 (13.70%) Software Engineering
18 2654 (13.44%) HTML
19 2639 (13.37%) PHP
20 2611 (13.22%) Oracle
21 2561 (12.97%) Bash Shell
22 2478 (12.55%) Jenkins
23 2466 (12.49%) Ansible
24 2426 (12.29%) Red Hat
25 2295 (11.62%) Docker
26 2291 (11.60%) Opscode Chef
27 2231 (11.30%) CSS
28 2223 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
29 2221 (11.25%) Apache
30 2214 (11.21%) Microsoft

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2221 (11.25%) Apache
2 1160 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 723 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
4 703 (3.56%) nginx
5 691 (3.50%) IIS
6 632 (3.20%) JBoss
7 587 (2.97%) OpenStack
8 498 (2.52%) MS Exchange
9 481 (2.44%) WebLogic
10 440 (2.23%) Confluence
11 423 (2.14%) WebSphere
12 325 (1.65%) Apache Spark
13 262 (1.33%) CMS
14 260 (1.32%) SharePoint
15 219 (1.11%) WordPress
16 214 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 185 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
18 182 (0.92%) Drupal
19 162 (0.82%) Apache Solr
20 141 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 350 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 165 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 64 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 50 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 34 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (0.091%) SPSS
8 15 (0.076%) Simulink
9 13 (0.066%) Maya
10 12 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
10 12 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.046%) 3ds Max
13 8 (0.041%) GIMP
14 7 (0.035%) Campfire
14 7 (0.035%) InDesign
14 7 (0.035%) Inkscape
14 7 (0.035%) Maple
14 7 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
15 5 (0.025%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 164 (0.83%) Magento
2 68 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 59 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 37 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 30 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 26 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 26 (0.13%) RMDS
7 21 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 14 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
9 13 (0.066%) assyst
10 12 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
11 11 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (0.046%) Workfront
13 8 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
13 8 (0.041%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.041%) SAP BPC
13 8 (0.041%) Temenos T24
14 7 (0.035%) BusinessWorks
14 7 (0.035%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3987 (20.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1482 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 733 (3.71%) SaaS
4 535 (2.71%) GitHub
5 532 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
6 530 (2.68%) Office 365
7 357 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 341 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 324 (1.64%) IaaS
10 322 (1.63%) Amazon S3
11 306 (1.55%) PaaS
12 290 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
13 169 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 108 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
15 105 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 105 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 96 (0.49%) OpenShift
17 85 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
18 80 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
19 76 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2090 (10.59%) Firewall
2 1643 (8.32%) TCP/IP
3 1364 (6.91%) DNS
4 920 (4.66%) SAN
5 823 (4.17%) Internet
6 735 (3.72%) VPN
7 725 (3.67%) WAN
8 650 (3.29%) LAN
9 649 (3.29%) HTTP
10 643 (3.26%) DHCP
11 474 (2.40%) Network Security
12 393 (1.99%) VLAN
13 383 (1.94%) BGP
14 376 (1.90%) Wireless
15 374 (1.89%) VoIP
16 354 (1.79%) SSL
17 346 (1.75%) LDAP
18 313 (1.59%) OSPF
19 307 (1.55%) NAS
20 302 (1.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3496 (17.71%) MySQL
2 1829 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 1244 (6.30%) MongoDB
4 1191 (6.03%) NoSQL
5 1068 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 990 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
7 760 (3.85%) Big Data
8 609 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 605 (3.06%) Oracle Database
10 582 (2.95%) Hadoop
11 471 (2.39%) RDBMS
12 451 (2.28%) Redis
13 297 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
14 291 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
15 213 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 190 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
17 188 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
18 182 (0.92%) DB2
19 170 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 160 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3087 (15.64%) Git (software)
2 2478 (12.55%) Jenkins
3 1310 (6.64%) JIRA
4 939 (4.76%) Subversion
5 770 (3.90%) Maven
6 595 (3.01%) Selenium
7 569 (2.88%) TeamCity
8 494 (2.50%) JUnit
9 452 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 368 (1.86%) Vagrant
11 290 (1.47%) Eclipse
12 285 (1.44%) Cucumber
13 271 (1.37%) Gradle
14 259 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 229 (1.16%) Visual Studio
16 207 (1.05%) Ant
17 194 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
18 187 (0.95%) JMeter
19 183 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
20 178 (0.90%) Hudson
General
1 3860 (19.55%) Finance
2 1450 (7.34%) Banking
3 1178 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 913 (4.62%) Retail
5 852 (4.32%) Marketing
6 596 (3.02%) Electronics
7 584 (2.96%) Games
8 549 (2.78%) Investment Banking
9 480 (2.43%) Manufacturing
10 369 (1.87%) Front Office
11 330 (1.67%) Retail Banking
12 239 (1.21%) Advertising
13 203 (1.03%) Automotive
14 200 (1.01%) Legal
15 176 (0.89%) Back Office
15 176 (0.89%) Financial Institution
16 132 (0.67%) Law
17 122 (0.62%) Publishing
18 78 (0.40%) French Language
19 76 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5319 (26.94%) Developer
2 2384 (12.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 1838 (9.31%) Linux Engineer
4 1505 (7.62%) Java Developer
5 1495 (7.57%) Administrator
6 1425 (7.22%) Software Engineer
7 1353 (6.85%) Analyst
8 1082 (5.48%) PHP Developer
9 1006 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
10 999 (5.06%) Senior Developer
11 888 (4.50%) Support Engineer
12 866 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 832 (4.21%) Linux Administrator
14 733 (3.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 712 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
16 684 (3.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 681 (3.45%) Software Developer
18 649 (3.29%) Architect
19 639 (3.24%) Consultant
20 611 (3.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2654 (13.44%) HTML
2 2231 (11.30%) CSS
3 1898 (9.61%) Web Services
4 1355 (6.86%) LAMP
5 1289 (6.53%) Spring
6 1187 (6.01%) .NET
7 1112 (5.63%) AngularJS
8 1066 (5.40%) jQuery
9 1041 (5.27%) XML
10 971 (4.92%) HTML5
11 942 (4.77%) REST
12 882 (4.47%) Node.js
13 740 (3.75%) RESTful
14 737 (3.73%) SOAP
15 684 (3.46%) Hibernate
16 660 (3.34%) JSON
17 526 (2.66%) CSS3
18 522 (2.64%) Middleware
19 503 (2.55%) J2EE
20 492 (2.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2029 (10.28%) Computer Science
2 1263 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 1242 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 765 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
5 542 (2.75%) Fintech
6 483 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 445 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 429 (2.17%) User Experience
9 393 (1.99%) Clustering
10 390 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
11 316 (1.60%) Equities
12 314 (1.59%) Mobile App
13 308 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
14 297 (1.50%) Public Cloud
15 294 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 288 (1.46%) Derivative
17 270 (1.37%) Data Structures
18 253 (1.28%) iPad
19 246 (1.25%) Replication
20 233 (1.18%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6632 (33.59%) Windows
2 4666 (23.63%) Unix
3 1844 (9.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1787 (9.05%) Windows Server
5 1407 (7.13%) CentOS
6 1032 (5.23%) Ubuntu
7 831 (4.21%) Solaris
8 780 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 730 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 616 (3.12%) Android
11 543 (2.75%) Debian
12 418 (2.12%) Apple iOS
13 366 (1.85%) AIX
14 293 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 263 (1.33%) Mac OS
16 258 (1.31%) Windows 7
17 251 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
18 241 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 148 (0.75%) Windows 10
20 113 (0.57%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5297 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 4653 (23.57%) DevOps
3 2705 (13.70%) Software Engineering
4 2223 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1803 (9.13%) OO
6 1784 (9.04%) Scrum
7 1712 (8.67%) Configuration Management
8 1685 (8.53%) TDD
9 1650 (8.36%) Open Source
10 1619 (8.20%) ITIL
11 1402 (7.10%) Test Automation
12 1184 (6.00%) E-Commerce
13 1118 (5.66%) MVC
14 1112 (5.63%) SDLC
15 1051 (5.32%) Mentoring
16 1015 (5.14%) Web Development
17 922 (4.67%) High Availability
18 891 (4.51%) Microservices
19 861 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
20 859 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5685 (28.80%) Java
2 5361 (27.15%) Python
3 4567 (23.13%) SQL
4 3393 (17.19%) JavaScript
5 2735 (13.85%) C++
6 2639 (13.37%) PHP
7 2561 (12.97%) Bash Shell
8 2148 (10.88%) Perl
9 1896 (9.60%) Ruby
10 1759 (8.91%) C
11 1364 (6.91%) C#
12 1347 (6.82%) Shell Script
13 1268 (6.42%) PowerShell
14 475 (2.41%) Scala
15 420 (2.13%) PL/SQL
16 395 (2.00%) Go
17 325 (1.65%) Groovy
18 212 (1.07%) Embedded C
19 206 (1.04%) T-SQL
20 200 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 3079 (15.60%) Degree
2 933 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 929 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 768 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
5 451 (2.28%) CCNA
6 440 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 434 (2.20%) CISSP
8 419 (2.12%) CCNP
9 333 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 327 (1.66%) DV Cleared
11 287 (1.45%) CISM
12 230 (1.16%) MCSE
13 206 (1.04%) PhD
14 176 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 174 (0.88%) RHCE
16 158 (0.80%) ISTQB
17 157 (0.80%) GIAC
18 150 (0.76%) ISEB
19 142 (0.72%) SANS
20 141 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 991 (5.02%) QA
2 541 (2.74%) SLA
3 334 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 210 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 82 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 69 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 61 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 61 (0.31%) GCP
8 43 (0.22%) GDPR
9 34 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 30 (0.15%) COBIT
10 30 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 27 (0.14%) PMO
12 25 (0.13%) MiFID
13 21 (0.11%) NIST 800
14 18 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
15 13 (0.066%) SSAE 16
16 12 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
17 11 (0.056%) JTAG
18 10 (0.051%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2295 (11.62%) Docker
2 1937 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1637 (8.29%) Active Directory
4 642 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 498 (2.52%) vSphere
6 389 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 370 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 294 (1.49%) Xen
9 290 (1.47%) KVM
10 226 (1.14%) NFS
11 220 (1.11%) Firmware
12 202 (1.02%) XenServer
13 192 (0.97%) XenApp
14 139 (0.70%) iptables
15 128 (0.65%) Snort
16 114 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
17 109 (0.55%) LXC
18 101 (0.51%) VirtualBox
19 98 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
20 96 (0.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3210 (16.26%) Puppet
2 2466 (12.49%) Ansible
3 2291 (11.60%) Opscode Chef
4 818 (4.14%) Kubernetes
5 771 (3.91%) Nagios
6 624 (3.16%) Terraform
7 284 (1.44%) SCCM
8 252 (1.28%) Salt
9 244 (1.24%) ZABBIX
10 176 (0.89%) Grafana
11 167 (0.85%) Tivoli
12 164 (0.83%) SCOM
13 156 (0.79%) logstash
14 155 (0.79%) Packer
15 151 (0.76%) Nessus
16 136 (0.69%) NetBackup
17 135 (0.68%) Kibana
17 135 (0.68%) WSUS
18 132 (0.67%) Graphite
19 129 (0.65%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2947 (14.93%) VMware
2 2611 (13.22%) Oracle
3 2426 (12.29%) Red Hat
4 2214 (11.21%) Microsoft
5 1652 (8.37%) Cisco
6 644 (3.26%) HP
7 583 (2.95%) Citrix
8 535 (2.71%) Juniper
9 507 (2.57%) Google
10 501 (2.54%) IBM
11 489 (2.48%) Splunk
12 455 (2.30%) NetApp
13 419 (2.12%) SAP
14 351 (1.78%) F5
15 330 (1.67%) CheckPoint
16 287 (1.45%) Zend
17 281 (1.42%) EMC
18 270 (1.37%) Palo Alto
19 265 (1.34%) Sybase
20 240 (1.22%) Atlassian
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £85000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - 60,000k base and excellent package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum including excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing training & progression
Posted: 3 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing training & progression
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing training & progression
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Amazing training & progression
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ISL
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48-58k + 30 Days holiday + Medical Ins + Dental Ins + Pension +More!
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 72000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 33 days annual leave
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Cloudscope
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago