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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9435 11353 11687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.00% 10.89% 10.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.55% 41.97% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7774 9480 9762
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 20713 27050 30195
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.15% 25.94% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 17365 22886 25301
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% +1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 8927 £50,000 +5.26% 1452
London 0 4193 £60,000 +4.34% 664
South East -1 1902 £45,000 +1.12% 260
City of London +3 708 £60,000 - 166
East of England -3 624 £47,500 +11.76% 120
North West +8 582 £40,000 +3.89% 104
South West -2 569 £40,000 - 87
Berkshire +4 545 £47,500 -5.00% 61
Yorkshire -2 486 £43,000 +1.17% 87
Manchester +6 411 £40,000 -5.88% 70
Surrey +3 381 £50,000 - 51
West Midlands -2 352 £37,500 -6.25% 78
Hampshire -5 345 £42,500 +13.33% 68
West Yorkshire -2 299 £45,000 +5.88% 55
Cambridgeshire -1 288 £45,000 +3.44% 69
Reading +1 287 £47,500 -5.00% 28
Cambridge -5 257 £45,000 +2.85% 64
Scotland +9 238 £40,000 -5.88% 42
Leeds 0 214 £50,000 +17.64% 39
East Midlands -12 214 £40,000 +5.26% 31
Oxfordshire +5 199 £47,500 +3.92% 28
Bristol -1 157 £40,000 - 38
Hertfordshire -14 154 £50,000 +17.64% 24
Edinburgh +20 149 £37,500 -11.76% 20
Gloucestershire -2 149 £45,000 - 15
Buckinghamshire -4 124 £42,133 -6.37% 13
Essex +3 122 £47,500 +13.09% 14
East Sussex +2 120 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Sussex -2 120 £42,500 - 13
Brighton +3 112 £45,000 +12.50% 13

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6401 (34.53%) Windows
2 5243 (28.28%) Java
3 5176 (27.92%) Python
4 4853 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4594 (24.78%) Unix
6 4383 (23.64%) SQL
7 3825 (20.63%) DevOps
8 3534 (19.06%) Finance
9 3429 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
10 3408 (18.38%) MySQL
11 3375 (18.21%) JavaScript
12 2946 (15.89%) Puppet
13 2894 (15.61%) VMware
14 2820 (15.21%) Degree
15 2789 (15.04%) Git (software)
16 2646 (14.27%) Oracle
17 2643 (14.26%) C++
18 2640 (14.24%) HTML
19 2501 (13.49%) Software Engineering
20 2488 (13.42%) PHP
21 2422 (13.07%) Bash Shell
22 2276 (12.28%) Red Hat
23 2215 (11.95%) Microsoft
24 2179 (11.75%) CSS
25 2150 (11.60%) Opscode Chef
26 2134 (11.51%) Jenkins
27 2107 (11.37%) Perl
28 2082 (11.23%) Apache
29 1990 (10.73%) Ansible
30 1975 (10.65%) Continuous Integration

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 2082 (11.23%) Apache
2 1095 (5.91%) Tomcat
3 735 (3.96%) IIS
4 690 (3.72%) JBoss
5 645 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
6 589 (3.18%) nginx
7 543 (2.93%) WebSphere
8 502 (2.71%) WebLogic
9 478 (2.58%) MS Exchange
10 473 (2.55%) OpenStack
11 338 (1.82%) Apache Spark
12 336 (1.81%) Confluence
13 251 (1.35%) SharePoint
14 226 (1.22%) CMS
15 223 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 209 (1.13%) WordPress
17 181 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
18 166 (0.90%) Drupal
19 134 (0.72%) Apache Solr
20 131 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 355 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 155 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 70 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 61 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.086%) SPSS
7 12 (0.065%) GNU Octave
8 11 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.049%) Maya
11 8 (0.043%) GIMP
11 8 (0.043%) Simulink
12 6 (0.032%) 3ds Max
12 6 (0.032%) HipChat
12 6 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.027%) Baselight
13 5 (0.027%) Maple
13 5 (0.027%) Weka
Business Applications
1 147 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 144 (0.78%) Magento
3 92 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 89 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 65 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 43 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 29 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 24 (0.13%) RMDS
9 23 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 19 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
11 17 (0.092%) Oracle 11i
12 13 (0.070%) assyst
12 13 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
13 12 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
13 12 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.059%) NetSuite
15 10 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
16 9 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
16 9 (0.049%) Sage X3
16 9 (0.049%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3429 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1153 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 692 (3.73%) SaaS
4 448 (2.42%) Office 365
5 404 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
6 385 (2.08%) GitHub
7 301 (1.62%) PaaS
8 287 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 278 (1.50%) IaaS
10 265 (1.43%) Amazon S3
11 261 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 260 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
13 129 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 101 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 93 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 88 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
17 73 (0.39%) Route 53
18 64 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
19 59 (0.32%) Heroku
20 57 (0.31%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1899 (10.24%) Firewall
2 1562 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 1266 (6.83%) DNS
4 853 (4.60%) SAN
5 813 (4.39%) Internet
6 703 (3.79%) WAN
7 662 (3.57%) VPN
8 651 (3.51%) LAN
9 632 (3.41%) HTTP
10 595 (3.21%) DHCP
11 476 (2.57%) Network Security
12 383 (2.07%) SSL
13 378 (2.04%) LDAP
14 375 (2.02%) VoIP
15 358 (1.93%) VLAN
16 340 (1.83%) BGP
17 314 (1.69%) Wireless
18 287 (1.55%) OSPF
19 273 (1.47%) NAS
20 269 (1.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3408 (18.38%) MySQL
2 1785 (9.63%) SQL Server
3 1151 (6.21%) MongoDB
3 1151 (6.21%) NoSQL
4 1038 (5.60%) Relational Database
5 968 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
6 732 (3.95%) Big Data
7 656 (3.54%) Hadoop
8 618 (3.33%) Oracle Database
9 488 (2.63%) RDBMS
10 485 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 422 (2.28%) Redis
12 254 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
13 246 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 219 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
15 200 (1.08%) HBase
16 188 (1.01%) DB2
17 172 (0.93%) Apache Hive
18 170 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
19 169 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2789 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 2134 (11.51%) Jenkins
3 1062 (5.73%) JIRA
4 965 (5.21%) Subversion
5 706 (3.81%) Maven
6 607 (3.27%) Selenium
7 523 (2.82%) JUnit
8 447 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 385 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 371 (2.00%) Vagrant
11 297 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 277 (1.49%) Gradle
13 244 (1.32%) Ant
14 241 (1.30%) Eclipse
15 219 (1.18%) Hudson
16 186 (1.00%) JMeter
17 176 (0.95%) Visual Studio
18 167 (0.90%) Bitbucket
19 162 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
20 158 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3534 (19.06%) Finance
2 1249 (6.74%) Banking
3 1011 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 629 (3.39%) Marketing
5 605 (3.26%) Games
6 564 (3.04%) Retail
7 414 (2.23%) Electronics
8 345 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 344 (1.86%) Front Office
10 284 (1.53%) Advertising
11 283 (1.53%) Investment Banking
12 195 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 168 (0.91%) Legal
14 158 (0.85%) Back Office
15 134 (0.72%) Publishing
16 126 (0.68%) Automotive
17 103 (0.56%) Law
18 78 (0.42%) French Language
19 62 (0.33%) German Language
20 55 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4924 (26.56%) Developer
2 2014 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 1764 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
4 1584 (8.54%) Administrator
5 1406 (7.58%) Java Developer
6 1276 (6.88%) Software Engineer
7 1214 (6.55%) Analyst
8 1115 (6.01%) Systems Administrator
9 1001 (5.40%) Senior Developer
10 969 (5.23%) PHP Developer
11 879 (4.74%) Linux Administrator
12 851 (4.59%) Support Engineer
13 753 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 694 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 651 (3.51%) Architect
16 637 (3.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 636 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
18 602 (3.25%) C++ Developer
19 584 (3.15%) Software Developer
20 577 (3.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2640 (14.24%) HTML
2 2179 (11.75%) CSS
3 1878 (10.13%) Web Services
4 1300 (7.01%) LAMP
5 1169 (6.31%) XML
6 1156 (6.24%) Spring
7 1122 (6.05%) .NET
8 1036 (5.59%) jQuery
9 980 (5.29%) AngularJS
10 916 (4.94%) HTML5
11 891 (4.81%) REST
12 867 (4.68%) Node.js
13 753 (4.06%) SOAP
14 680 (3.67%) RESTful
15 633 (3.41%) JSON
16 624 (3.37%) Middleware
17 589 (3.18%) Hibernate
18 567 (3.06%) J2EE
19 488 (2.63%) CSS3
20 474 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1788 (9.65%) Computer Science
2 1170 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 1117 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 712 (3.84%) Linux Command Line
5 495 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 477 (2.57%) Algorithms
7 469 (2.53%) Fintech
8 386 (2.08%) User Experience
9 381 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
10 341 (1.84%) Clustering
11 283 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 261 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 258 (1.39%) Equities
14 235 (1.27%) Public Cloud
15 220 (1.19%) Hedge funds
16 213 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 213 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 212 (1.14%) iPad
18 183 (0.99%) Derivative
19 167 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6401 (34.53%) Windows
2 4594 (24.78%) Unix
3 1842 (9.94%) Windows Server
4 1754 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1323 (7.14%) CentOS
6 976 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 841 (4.54%) Solaris
8 771 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 738 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 540 (2.91%) Android
11 519 (2.80%) Debian
12 342 (1.84%) Apple iOS
13 336 (1.81%) Mac OS X
14 329 (1.77%) AIX
15 275 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 225 (1.21%) Windows 7
17 215 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
18 212 (1.14%) Mac OS
19 121 (0.65%) HPUX
20 119 (0.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4853 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
2 3825 (20.63%) DevOps
3 2501 (13.49%) Software Engineering
4 1975 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
5 1698 (9.16%) Scrum
6 1661 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 1549 (8.36%) ITIL
8 1481 (7.99%) Open Source
9 1468 (7.92%) OO
10 1442 (7.78%) TDD
11 1076 (5.80%) MVC
12 1068 (5.76%) E-Commerce
13 1021 (5.51%) SDLC
14 961 (5.18%) Mentoring
15 955 (5.15%) Web Development
16 802 (4.33%) High Availability
17 775 (4.18%) Analytics
17 775 (4.18%) OOP
18 759 (4.09%) Mathematics
19 719 (3.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5243 (28.28%) Java
2 5176 (27.92%) Python
3 4383 (23.64%) SQL
4 3375 (18.21%) JavaScript
5 2643 (14.26%) C++
6 2488 (13.42%) PHP
7 2422 (13.07%) Bash Shell
8 2107 (11.37%) Perl
9 1931 (10.42%) Ruby
10 1504 (8.11%) C
11 1207 (6.51%) C#
12 1197 (6.46%) Shell Script
13 1129 (6.09%) PowerShell
14 512 (2.76%) Scala
15 377 (2.03%) PL/SQL
16 350 (1.89%) Go
17 268 (1.45%) Groovy
18 187 (1.01%) Embedded C
19 176 (0.95%) VB
20 167 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2820 (15.21%) Degree
2 871 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 742 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 452 (2.44%) CCNA
5 412 (2.22%) CCNP
6 406 (2.19%) SC Cleared
7 405 (2.18%) CISSP
8 328 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 316 (1.70%) DV Cleared
10 240 (1.29%) CISM
11 226 (1.22%) MCSE
12 174 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 167 (0.90%) ISTQB
14 166 (0.90%) GIAC
14 166 (0.90%) PhD
15 153 (0.83%) SANS
16 147 (0.79%) ISEB
17 141 (0.76%) RHCE
18 138 (0.74%) GCIA
19 131 (0.71%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 848 (4.57%) QA
2 456 (2.46%) SLA
3 283 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 260 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 58 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 44 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 30 (0.16%) GCP
8 29 (0.16%) PMO
9 23 (0.12%) MiFID
10 20 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 19 (0.10%) COBIT
11 19 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.092%) SDET
13 16 (0.086%) JTAG
14 15 (0.081%) HL7
15 14 (0.076%) SSAE 16
16 13 (0.070%) GPG13
17 11 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 10 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
18 10 (0.054%) MISRA
System Software
1 1932 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1726 (9.31%) Docker
3 1587 (8.56%) Active Directory
4 722 (3.89%) Hyper-V
5 510 (2.75%) vSphere
6 309 (1.67%) Xen
7 293 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 257 (1.39%) KVM
9 238 (1.28%) NFS
10 225 (1.21%) Firmware
11 218 (1.18%) XenServer
12 190 (1.02%) XenApp
13 179 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
14 167 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
15 134 (0.72%) VMware ESX
16 115 (0.62%) Snort
17 108 (0.58%) iptables
18 102 (0.55%) Varnish
19 101 (0.54%) HDFS
20 96 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2946 (15.89%) Puppet
2 2150 (11.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1990 (10.73%) Ansible
4 759 (4.09%) Nagios
5 559 (3.02%) Kubernetes
6 397 (2.14%) Terraform
7 298 (1.61%) SCCM
8 279 (1.51%) Salt
9 192 (1.04%) ZABBIX
10 160 (0.86%) Tivoli
11 155 (0.84%) NetBackup
12 153 (0.83%) SCOM
13 152 (0.82%) Mesos
14 139 (0.75%) Cobbler
15 138 (0.74%) logstash
16 128 (0.69%) Graphite
16 128 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
17 119 (0.64%) Nessus
18 115 (0.62%) Kibana
18 115 (0.62%) Packer
Vendors
1 2894 (15.61%) VMware
2 2646 (14.27%) Oracle
3 2276 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 2215 (11.95%) Microsoft
5 1571 (8.47%) Cisco
6 661 (3.57%) HP
7 578 (3.12%) Citrix
8 513 (2.77%) Google
9 468 (2.52%) Splunk
10 464 (2.50%) Juniper
11 458 (2.47%) IBM
12 445 (2.40%) NetApp
13 335 (1.81%) CheckPoint
14 334 (1.80%) EMC
15 308 (1.66%) F5
16 258 (1.39%) Zend
17 244 (1.32%) SAP
18 242 (1.31%) Sybase
19 230 (1.24%) Palo Alto
20 227 (1.22%) Sun
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-50,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, private medical and more
Posted: 12 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £65,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Strongpackage
Posted: 2 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £80,000 to £110,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Salary - Best on market with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Riding
Rullion
Salary: £55000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Servelec Group Plc
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £58,000 to £62,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago