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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9014 11305 10953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.54% 10.81% 10.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.51% 41.48% 37.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7390 9393 9126
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 20252 27252 28978
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.69% 26.06% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17015 22958 24286
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in the UK

Linux
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 8544 £50,000 +5.26% 1408
London 0 3903 £60,000 +4.34% 665
South East -1 1841 £45,000 +2.27% 255
East of England -2 657 £45,000 +8.43% 99
City of London +4 638 £60,000 - 161
South West -2 550 £40,000 - 95
North West +7 542 £40,000 - 116
Berkshire +4 540 £50,000 - 71
Yorkshire -5 457 £42,500 - 73
Manchester +8 402 £40,000 -11.11% 77
Surrey +3 376 £50,000 - 54
West Midlands -3 365 £37,500 -6.25% 46
Hampshire -7 338 £42,500 +14.86% 56
Cambridgeshire +4 305 £45,000 +5.88% 56
West Yorkshire -5 290 £42,500 - 56
Reading +3 272 £50,000 - 37
Cambridge -1 264 £45,000 +5.88% 50
Scotland +8 218 £40,000 -5.88% 43
East Midlands -8 205 £40,000 +5.26% 32
Leeds -8 205 £47,500 +11.76% 39
Oxfordshire +1 191 £50,000 +5.82% 29
Hertfordshire -5 172 £50,000 +17.64% 23
Bristol -2 154 £40,000 - 35
Gloucestershire -4 148 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Edinburgh +24 135 £40,000 -5.88% 26
East Sussex +2 132 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Brighton +2 120 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Essex +13 115 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 111 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Birmingham -8 104 £35,000 -8.49% 15

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6518 (34.91%) Windows
2 5282 (28.29%) Java
3 5236 (28.04%) Python
4 4822 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
5 4737 (25.37%) Unix
6 4412 (23.63%) SQL
7 3764 (20.16%) DevOps
8 3622 (19.40%) Finance
9 3406 (18.24%) MySQL
10 3375 (18.07%) JavaScript
11 3310 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
12 2967 (15.89%) Puppet
13 2956 (15.83%) VMware
14 2780 (14.89%) Degree
15 2747 (14.71%) Git (software)
16 2729 (14.61%) Oracle
17 2668 (14.29%) C++
18 2659 (14.24%) HTML
19 2511 (13.45%) Software Engineering
20 2495 (13.36%) PHP
21 2447 (13.10%) Bash Shell
22 2362 (12.65%) Red Hat
23 2292 (12.27%) Microsoft
24 2191 (11.73%) CSS
25 2171 (11.63%) Perl
26 2162 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
27 2150 (11.51%) Jenkins
28 2137 (11.44%) Apache
29 1988 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
30 1958 (10.49%) Ruby

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 2137 (11.44%) Apache
2 1193 (6.39%) Tomcat
3 786 (4.21%) JBoss
4 780 (4.18%) IIS
5 649 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
6 641 (3.43%) WebSphere
7 582 (3.12%) nginx
8 563 (3.02%) WebLogic
9 504 (2.70%) MS Exchange
10 466 (2.50%) OpenStack
11 342 (1.83%) Apache Spark
12 317 (1.70%) Confluence
13 258 (1.38%) SharePoint
14 246 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 226 (1.21%) CMS
16 222 (1.19%) WordPress
17 172 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
18 164 (0.88%) Drupal
19 138 (0.74%) CloudStack
20 133 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1016 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 364 (1.95%) MS Office
3 85 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 83 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 69 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.070%) SPSS
9 12 (0.064%) GNU Octave
9 12 (0.064%) Simulink
10 11 (0.059%) GIMP
10 11 (0.059%) MS Project
11 9 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.043%) HipChat
13 6 (0.032%) Maya
13 6 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
14 5 (0.027%) Weka
15 4 (0.021%) 3ds Max
15 4 (0.021%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.021%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 151 (0.81%) Magento
2 134 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 102 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 79 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 68 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 48 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 34 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 33 (0.18%) RMDS
9 23 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
10 20 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 18 (0.096%) Oracle 11i
12 14 (0.075%) assyst
12 14 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
12 14 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
13 11 (0.059%) NetSuite
14 10 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 10 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
14 10 (0.054%) Oracle Receivables
15 9 (0.048%) Sage X3
16 8 (0.043%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3310 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1058 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 700 (3.75%) SaaS
4 453 (2.43%) Office 365
5 386 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
6 329 (1.76%) GitHub
7 301 (1.61%) PaaS
8 285 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 275 (1.47%) IaaS
10 258 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
11 254 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 239 (1.28%) Amazon S3
13 113 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 99 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 98 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 71 (0.38%) Route 53
17 68 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
18 63 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
19 61 (0.33%) Heroku
20 56 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1919 (10.28%) Firewall
2 1642 (8.79%) TCP/IP
3 1290 (6.91%) DNS
4 858 (4.59%) SAN
5 809 (4.33%) Internet
6 708 (3.79%) HTTP
7 704 (3.77%) WAN
8 663 (3.55%) LAN
9 648 (3.47%) VPN
10 613 (3.28%) DHCP
11 474 (2.54%) Network Security
12 434 (2.32%) SSL
13 407 (2.18%) LDAP
14 378 (2.02%) VoIP
15 351 (1.88%) VLAN
16 329 (1.76%) BGP
17 285 (1.53%) Wireless
18 281 (1.50%) OSPF
19 280 (1.50%) NAS
20 265 (1.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3406 (18.24%) MySQL
2 1795 (9.61%) SQL Server
3 1146 (6.14%) MongoDB
4 1131 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 1059 (5.67%) Relational Database
6 952 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
7 732 (3.92%) Big Data
8 677 (3.63%) Hadoop
9 644 (3.45%) Oracle Database
10 517 (2.77%) RDBMS
11 468 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 401 (2.15%) Redis
13 267 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
14 255 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
15 220 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
16 212 (1.14%) HBase
17 208 (1.11%) DB2
18 184 (0.99%) Apache Hive
19 174 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
20 149 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2747 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 2150 (11.51%) Jenkins
3 1034 (5.54%) JIRA
4 957 (5.13%) Subversion
5 711 (3.81%) Maven
6 601 (3.22%) Selenium
7 527 (2.82%) JUnit
8 451 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 381 (2.04%) TeamCity
10 374 (2.00%) Vagrant
11 314 (1.68%) Cucumber
12 282 (1.51%) Gradle
13 239 (1.28%) Ant
14 231 (1.24%) Eclipse
15 216 (1.16%) Hudson
16 191 (1.02%) JMeter
17 162 (0.87%) Visual Studio
18 156 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
19 152 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
20 147 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3622 (19.40%) Finance
2 1313 (7.03%) Banking
3 978 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 604 (3.23%) Games
5 601 (3.22%) Marketing
6 589 (3.15%) Retail
7 400 (2.14%) Electronics
8 341 (1.83%) Front Office
9 326 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 291 (1.56%) Advertising
11 285 (1.53%) Investment Banking
12 208 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 161 (0.86%) Legal
14 158 (0.85%) Back Office
15 137 (0.73%) Publishing
16 114 (0.61%) Automotive
17 99 (0.53%) Law
18 85 (0.46%) French Language
19 68 (0.36%) German Language
20 59 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4880 (26.13%) Developer
2 1965 (10.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 1764 (9.45%) Linux Engineer
4 1640 (8.78%) Administrator
5 1401 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 1278 (6.84%) Software Engineer
7 1253 (6.71%) Analyst
8 1180 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
9 987 (5.29%) Senior Developer
10 969 (5.19%) PHP Developer
11 907 (4.86%) Linux Administrator
12 848 (4.54%) Support Engineer
13 729 (3.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 720 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 697 (3.73%) Architect
16 640 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
17 622 (3.33%) C++ Developer
18 609 (3.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 593 (3.18%) Consultant
20 589 (3.15%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2659 (14.24%) HTML
2 2191 (11.73%) CSS
3 1909 (10.22%) Web Services
4 1304 (6.98%) LAMP
5 1237 (6.62%) XML
6 1162 (6.22%) Spring
7 1161 (6.22%) .NET
8 1050 (5.62%) jQuery
9 947 (5.07%) AngularJS
10 927 (4.96%) HTML5
11 900 (4.82%) REST
12 861 (4.61%) Node.js
13 775 (4.15%) SOAP
14 694 (3.72%) Middleware
15 685 (3.67%) RESTful
16 655 (3.51%) JSON
17 611 (3.27%) J2EE
18 578 (3.10%) Hibernate
19 493 (2.64%) CSS3
20 484 (2.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1747 (9.36%) Computer Science
2 1184 (6.34%) Data Centre
3 1146 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 672 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
5 511 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 477 (2.55%) Algorithms
7 455 (2.44%) Fintech
8 363 (1.94%) Clustering
9 361 (1.93%) User Experience
10 284 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 280 (1.50%) Equities
12 274 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 229 (1.23%) Hedge funds
14 228 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 219 (1.17%) Data Structures
16 215 (1.15%) Public Cloud
17 205 (1.10%) iPad
18 186 (1.00%) Derivative
19 174 (0.93%) Replication
20 155 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6518 (34.91%) Windows
2 4737 (25.37%) Unix
3 1895 (10.15%) Windows Server
4 1842 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1306 (6.99%) CentOS
6 1017 (5.45%) Ubuntu
7 850 (4.55%) Solaris
8 758 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 710 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 539 (2.89%) Android
11 504 (2.70%) Debian
12 354 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 345 (1.85%) Apple iOS
14 338 (1.81%) AIX
15 257 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 217 (1.16%) Windows 7
17 214 (1.15%) Mac OS
18 191 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
19 132 (0.71%) SUSE
20 126 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4822 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3764 (20.16%) DevOps
3 2511 (13.45%) Software Engineering
4 1932 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1697 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1664 (8.91%) Configuration Management
7 1595 (8.54%) ITIL
8 1528 (8.18%) Open Source
9 1417 (7.59%) OO
10 1373 (7.35%) TDD
11 1069 (5.72%) MVC
12 1034 (5.54%) E-Commerce
13 997 (5.34%) SDLC
14 941 (5.04%) Mentoring
15 937 (5.02%) Web Development
16 813 (4.35%) High Availability
17 767 (4.11%) OOP
18 755 (4.04%) Analytics
19 733 (3.93%) Mathematics
20 689 (3.69%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5282 (28.29%) Java
2 5236 (28.04%) Python
3 4412 (23.63%) SQL
4 3375 (18.07%) JavaScript
5 2668 (14.29%) C++
6 2495 (13.36%) PHP
7 2447 (13.10%) Bash Shell
8 2171 (11.63%) Perl
9 1958 (10.49%) Ruby
10 1517 (8.12%) C
11 1259 (6.74%) C#
12 1184 (6.34%) Shell Script
13 1110 (5.94%) PowerShell
14 522 (2.80%) Scala
15 400 (2.14%) PL/SQL
16 346 (1.85%) Go
17 271 (1.45%) Groovy
18 199 (1.07%) Embedded C
19 175 (0.94%) VB
20 161 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2780 (14.89%) Degree
2 894 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 711 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
4 453 (2.43%) CCNA
5 422 (2.26%) SC Cleared
6 404 (2.16%) CISSP
7 373 (2.00%) CCNP
8 337 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 318 (1.70%) DV Cleared
10 230 (1.23%) MCSE
11 227 (1.22%) CISM
12 169 (0.91%) GIAC
13 168 (0.90%) ISTQB
14 164 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 155 (0.83%) SANS
16 154 (0.82%) PhD
17 152 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
18 145 (0.78%) ISEB
19 136 (0.73%) GCIA
20 126 (0.67%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 830 (4.44%) QA
2 445 (2.38%) SLA
3 296 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 289 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 54 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 36 (0.19%) GCP
8 30 (0.16%) PMO
8 30 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 22 (0.12%) SDET
11 20 (0.11%) JTAG
11 20 (0.11%) MiFID
12 17 (0.091%) HL7
13 15 (0.080%) COBIT
14 14 (0.075%) GPG13
15 13 (0.070%) SSAE 16
16 12 (0.064%) MISRA
17 11 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 8 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1988 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1641 (8.79%) Docker
3 1634 (8.75%) Active Directory
4 736 (3.94%) Hyper-V
5 527 (2.82%) vSphere
6 318 (1.70%) Xen
7 276 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
8 262 (1.40%) KVM
9 248 (1.33%) NFS
10 233 (1.25%) Firmware
11 209 (1.12%) XenServer
12 193 (1.03%) XenApp
13 187 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
14 170 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
15 146 (0.78%) VMware ESX
16 111 (0.59%) Varnish
17 109 (0.58%) HDFS
18 107 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
19 102 (0.55%) Snort
20 94 (0.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2967 (15.89%) Puppet
2 2162 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1948 (10.43%) Ansible
4 767 (4.11%) Nagios
5 503 (2.69%) Kubernetes
6 386 (2.07%) Terraform
7 311 (1.67%) SCCM
8 298 (1.60%) Salt
9 182 (0.97%) ZABBIX
10 173 (0.93%) SCOM
11 165 (0.88%) NetBackup
12 156 (0.84%) Tivoli
13 143 (0.77%) Mesos
14 142 (0.76%) Cobbler
15 137 (0.73%) Graphite
16 134 (0.72%) logstash
17 131 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
18 120 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
19 118 (0.63%) Nessus
20 115 (0.62%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2956 (15.83%) VMware
2 2729 (14.61%) Oracle
3 2362 (12.65%) Red Hat
4 2292 (12.27%) Microsoft
5 1567 (8.39%) Cisco
6 654 (3.50%) HP
7 575 (3.08%) Citrix
8 507 (2.72%) IBM
9 502 (2.69%) Google
10 470 (2.52%) Splunk
11 455 (2.44%) NetApp
12 442 (2.37%) Juniper
13 346 (1.85%) EMC
14 342 (1.83%) CheckPoint
15 285 (1.53%) F5
16 261 (1.40%) Sybase
17 259 (1.39%) Zend
18 250 (1.34%) Sun
19 238 (1.27%) Atlassian
19 238 (1.27%) SAP
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Durham Professional Services Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £42,000 to £46,000 per annum + Benefits, 29 days holiday
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Healthcare, Pension, Flexible Working
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £75,000 to £150,000 per annum Huge bonus potential, uncapped
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, car, pension, gym + more
Posted: 51 minutes ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Cloud Computing International
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Cheapside DT
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago