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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10214 10591 11681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.46% 10.76% 10.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.54% 42.25% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8371 8925 9707
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22431 25066 28996
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 25.16% 25.46% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 18472 21445 24289
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 27 June 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 27 June 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 9634 £50,000 - 1318
London +1 4568 £60,000 +4.34% 571
South East -1 1952 £45,000 - 227
East of England -3 700 £45,500 -1.08% 117
City of London 0 684 £60,000 - 119
South West -1 646 £42,500 +6.25% 96
North West +6 618 £40,000 +5.26% 92
Yorkshire +4 548 £42,500 +6.25% 90
Berkshire -2 524 £50,000 - 66
Manchester +2 446 £40,000 - 48
West Midlands +6 416 £40,000 +12.67% 69
Hampshire -2 395 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Surrey -2 362 £52,500 +10.52% 38
West Yorkshire +8 346 £45,000 +12.50% 58
Cambridgeshire -6 291 £50,000 +11.11% 74
Leeds +9 283 £45,000 +7.46% 45
Scotland 0 283 £40,000 -6.43% 60
Cambridge -7 261 £50,000 +6.95% 68
Reading -1 260 £47,500 -5.00% 35
Hertfordshire -4 209 £47,000 +2.17% 27
Oxfordshire +1 196 £45,000 - 24
Bristol -7 183 £40,000 +14.28% 34
East Midlands -6 180 £37,500 -11.24% 28
Gloucestershire -3 159 £45,000 - 14
Buckinghamshire +5 149 £42,133 +5.33% 12
Edinburgh +11 145 £38,750 +0.20% 25
Birmingham +15 141 £40,000 +0.85% 22
West Sussex +3 138 £42,500 -8.60% 6
Milton Keynes +16 120 £42,133 -6.37% 7
Cheshire +14 118 £40,000 +25.00% 27

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6413 (33.53%) Windows
2 5480 (28.66%) Java
3 5272 (27.57%) Python
4 5160 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
5 4577 (23.93%) Unix
6 4484 (23.45%) SQL
7 4396 (22.99%) DevOps
8 3761 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
9 3634 (19.00%) Finance
10 3484 (18.22%) MySQL
11 3390 (17.73%) JavaScript
12 3080 (16.11%) Puppet
13 2999 (15.68%) Git (software)
14 2950 (15.43%) Degree
15 2905 (15.19%) VMware
16 2701 (14.12%) C++
17 2678 (14.00%) HTML
18 2627 (13.74%) Oracle
19 2624 (13.72%) Software Engineering
20 2585 (13.52%) PHP
21 2484 (12.99%) Bash Shell
22 2373 (12.41%) Red Hat
23 2340 (12.24%) Jenkins
24 2318 (12.12%) Ansible
25 2235 (11.69%) Opscode Chef
26 2225 (11.63%) CSS
27 2179 (11.39%) Apache
28 2177 (11.38%) Microsoft
29 2148 (11.23%) Docker
30 2132 (11.15%) Perl

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 2179 (11.39%) Apache
2 1115 (5.83%) Tomcat
3 691 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
4 675 (3.53%) nginx
5 659 (3.45%) IIS
6 631 (3.30%) JBoss
7 564 (2.95%) OpenStack
8 487 (2.55%) WebLogic
9 483 (2.53%) MS Exchange
10 435 (2.27%) WebSphere
11 401 (2.10%) Confluence
12 333 (1.74%) Apache Spark
13 257 (1.34%) CMS
14 246 (1.29%) SharePoint
15 222 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 219 (1.15%) WordPress
17 181 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
18 176 (0.92%) Drupal
19 154 (0.81%) Apache Solr
20 144 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 346 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 142 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 46 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 26 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (0.094%) SPSS
8 12 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.052%) Maya
9 10 (0.052%) Simulink
10 9 (0.047%) 3ds Max
11 8 (0.042%) GIMP
12 7 (0.037%) Campfire
12 7 (0.037%) Inkscape
12 7 (0.037%) Maple
13 6 (0.031%) EngageOne
14 5 (0.026%) InDesign
14 5 (0.026%) Weka
Business Applications
1 249 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 154 (0.81%) Magento
3 76 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 63 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 42 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 37 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
7 29 (0.15%) RMDS
8 25 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
10 15 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
11 14 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
12 13 (0.068%) assyst
13 11 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
14 9 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (0.047%) Oracle 11i
14 9 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
15 8 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
15 8 (0.042%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
15 8 (0.042%) Oracle Payables
15 8 (0.042%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3761 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1356 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 700 (3.66%) SaaS
4 501 (2.62%) Office 365
5 496 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
6 481 (2.52%) GitHub
7 334 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 317 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 307 (1.61%) Amazon S3
10 294 (1.54%) IaaS
11 281 (1.47%) PaaS
12 270 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
13 154 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 100 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 99 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
16 87 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 86 (0.45%) OpenShift
18 79 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
19 74 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
20 71 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2028 (10.60%) Firewall
2 1592 (8.32%) TCP/IP
3 1330 (6.95%) DNS
4 899 (4.70%) SAN
5 817 (4.27%) Internet
6 721 (3.77%) WAN
7 710 (3.71%) VPN
8 652 (3.41%) LAN
9 642 (3.36%) DHCP
10 635 (3.32%) HTTP
11 478 (2.50%) Network Security
12 383 (2.00%) BGP
12 383 (2.00%) VoIP
13 382 (2.00%) VLAN
14 376 (1.97%) LDAP
15 355 (1.86%) Wireless
16 335 (1.75%) SSL
17 315 (1.65%) OSPF
18 300 (1.57%) NAS
19 297 (1.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3484 (18.22%) MySQL
2 1783 (9.32%) SQL Server
3 1214 (6.35%) MongoDB
4 1181 (6.18%) NoSQL
5 1052 (5.50%) Relational Database
6 988 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
7 743 (3.89%) Big Data
8 631 (3.30%) Oracle Database
9 597 (3.12%) Hadoop
10 585 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 461 (2.41%) RDBMS
12 451 (2.36%) Redis
13 303 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
14 271 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
15 230 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 196 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 184 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
18 177 (0.93%) DB2
19 164 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
20 159 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2999 (15.68%) Git (software)
2 2340 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 1202 (6.29%) JIRA
4 957 (5.00%) Subversion
5 762 (3.98%) Maven
6 593 (3.10%) Selenium
7 515 (2.69%) JUnit
8 482 (2.52%) TeamCity
9 450 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 375 (1.96%) Vagrant
11 288 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 287 (1.50%) Eclipse
13 258 (1.35%) Gradle
14 243 (1.27%) Bitbucket
15 228 (1.19%) Ant
16 208 (1.09%) Hudson
17 205 (1.07%) Visual Studio
18 183 (0.96%) JMeter
18 183 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
19 173 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3634 (19.00%) Finance
2 1254 (6.56%) Banking
3 1096 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 781 (4.08%) Marketing
5 710 (3.71%) Retail
6 583 (3.05%) Games
7 542 (2.83%) Electronics
8 427 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 375 (1.96%) Investment Banking
10 321 (1.68%) Front Office
11 237 (1.24%) Advertising
12 213 (1.11%) Legal
13 185 (0.97%) Automotive
14 175 (0.92%) Back Office
15 174 (0.91%) Financial Institution
16 162 (0.85%) Retail Banking
17 114 (0.60%) Publishing
18 102 (0.53%) Law
19 79 (0.41%) French Language
20 71 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5161 (26.99%) Developer
2 2249 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 1784 (9.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1518 (7.94%) Administrator
5 1445 (7.56%) Java Developer
6 1383 (7.23%) Software Engineer
7 1288 (6.73%) Analyst
8 1059 (5.54%) PHP Developer
9 1029 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
10 934 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 870 (4.55%) Support Engineer
12 845 (4.42%) Linux Administrator
13 829 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 692 (3.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 688 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 662 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
17 651 (3.40%) Software Developer
18 635 (3.32%) Architect
19 607 (3.17%) Consultant
20 592 (3.10%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2678 (14.00%) HTML
2 2225 (11.63%) CSS
3 1874 (9.80%) Web Services
4 1384 (7.24%) LAMP
5 1248 (6.53%) Spring
6 1134 (5.93%) .NET
7 1075 (5.62%) jQuery
8 1065 (5.57%) XML
9 1060 (5.54%) AngularJS
10 951 (4.97%) HTML5
11 937 (4.90%) REST
12 854 (4.47%) Node.js
13 741 (3.87%) SOAP
14 701 (3.67%) RESTful
15 668 (3.49%) Hibernate
16 648 (3.39%) JSON
17 511 (2.67%) CSS3
18 510 (2.67%) Middleware
19 502 (2.62%) J2EE
20 461 (2.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1951 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 1221 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 1169 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 761 (3.98%) Linux Command Line
5 535 (2.80%) Fintech
6 475 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 448 (2.34%) Algorithms
8 419 (2.19%) User Experience
9 386 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 366 (1.91%) Clustering
11 311 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 296 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 261 (1.36%) Data Structures
14 259 (1.35%) Public Cloud
15 243 (1.27%) iPad
16 241 (1.26%) Equities
17 221 (1.16%) Replication
18 213 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 198 (1.04%) Private Cloud
20 196 (1.02%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6413 (33.53%) Windows
2 4577 (23.93%) Unix
3 1813 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1752 (9.16%) Windows Server
5 1334 (6.98%) CentOS
6 988 (5.17%) Ubuntu
7 797 (4.17%) Solaris
8 770 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 727 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 613 (3.21%) Android
11 538 (2.81%) Debian
12 398 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 338 (1.77%) AIX
14 304 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 249 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
16 247 (1.29%) Mac OS
16 247 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 233 (1.22%) Windows 7
18 124 (0.65%) Windows 10
19 115 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5160 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 4396 (22.99%) DevOps
3 2624 (13.72%) Software Engineering
4 2112 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
5 1768 (9.24%) Scrum
6 1714 (8.96%) OO
7 1662 (8.69%) Configuration Management
8 1620 (8.47%) TDD
9 1600 (8.37%) Open Source
10 1555 (8.13%) ITIL
11 1346 (7.04%) Test Automation
12 1133 (5.92%) E-Commerce
13 1094 (5.72%) MVC
14 1066 (5.57%) SDLC
15 1020 (5.33%) Mentoring
16 1004 (5.25%) Web Development
17 895 (4.68%) High Availability
18 846 (4.42%) Microservices
19 828 (4.33%) OOP
20 827 (4.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5480 (28.66%) Java
2 5272 (27.57%) Python
3 4484 (23.45%) SQL
4 3390 (17.73%) JavaScript
5 2701 (14.12%) C++
6 2585 (13.52%) PHP
7 2484 (12.99%) Bash Shell
8 2132 (11.15%) Perl
9 1886 (9.86%) Ruby
10 1690 (8.84%) C
11 1335 (6.98%) C#
12 1272 (6.65%) Shell Script
13 1176 (6.15%) PowerShell
14 473 (2.47%) Scala
15 423 (2.21%) PL/SQL
16 367 (1.92%) Go
17 329 (1.72%) Groovy
18 211 (1.10%) Embedded C
19 207 (1.08%) T-SQL
20 191 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2950 (15.43%) Degree
2 925 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 877 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 750 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 442 (2.31%) CCNA
6 427 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 415 (2.17%) CCNP
8 413 (2.16%) CISSP
9 337 (1.76%) DV Cleared
10 321 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 261 (1.36%) CISM
12 218 (1.14%) MCSE
13 197 (1.03%) PhD
14 174 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 168 (0.88%) RHCE
16 166 (0.87%) ISTQB
17 161 (0.84%) ISEB
18 158 (0.83%) GIAC
19 143 (0.75%) SANS
20 132 (0.69%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 921 (4.82%) QA
2 496 (2.59%) SLA
3 307 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 227 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 68 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 59 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 53 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 43 (0.22%) GCP
9 35 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 31 (0.16%) GDPR
11 26 (0.14%) COBIT
12 25 (0.13%) MiFID
12 25 (0.13%) PMO
13 24 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 20 (0.10%) NIST 800
15 16 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
15 16 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
16 13 (0.068%) SSAE 16
17 11 (0.058%) HL7
17 11 (0.058%) JTAG
System Software
1 2148 (11.23%) Docker
2 1924 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1583 (8.28%) Active Directory
4 652 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 498 (2.60%) vSphere
6 365 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
7 343 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
8 309 (1.62%) Xen
9 281 (1.47%) KVM
10 230 (1.20%) NFS
11 224 (1.17%) Firmware
12 214 (1.12%) XenServer
13 185 (0.97%) XenApp
14 133 (0.70%) iptables
15 132 (0.69%) Snort
16 120 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
17 107 (0.56%) VirtualBox
18 102 (0.53%) Varnish
19 92 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
20 91 (0.48%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3080 (16.11%) Puppet
2 2318 (12.12%) Ansible
3 2235 (11.69%) Opscode Chef
4 771 (4.03%) Kubernetes
5 751 (3.93%) Nagios
6 567 (2.96%) Terraform
7 284 (1.49%) SCCM
8 253 (1.32%) Salt
9 220 (1.15%) ZABBIX
10 169 (0.88%) Tivoli
11 158 (0.83%) logstash
12 153 (0.80%) SCOM
13 149 (0.78%) Grafana
14 147 (0.77%) Packer
15 143 (0.75%) Nessus
16 135 (0.71%) Graphite
17 134 (0.70%) Mesos
18 132 (0.69%) NetBackup
19 131 (0.69%) Cobbler
20 129 (0.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2905 (15.19%) VMware
2 2627 (13.74%) Oracle
3 2373 (12.41%) Red Hat
4 2177 (11.38%) Microsoft
5 1628 (8.51%) Cisco
6 651 (3.40%) HP
7 569 (2.98%) Citrix
8 534 (2.79%) Juniper
9 515 (2.69%) Google
10 472 (2.47%) Splunk
11 465 (2.43%) IBM
12 459 (2.40%) NetApp
13 357 (1.87%) SAP
14 334 (1.75%) CheckPoint
15 330 (1.73%) F5
16 290 (1.52%) EMC
17 276 (1.44%) Zend
18 261 (1.36%) Palo Alto
19 252 (1.32%) Sybase
20 228 (1.19%) Atlassian
London
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £360 - £380 per day + Benifits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: From £41,000 to £56,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lydney, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000 + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lydney, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Remote working available, Excellen
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £60 - £80 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 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
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 hours ago