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

Linux
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 19853 21788 23395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.18% 10.77% 10.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.46% 42.13% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16318 18476 19783
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £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 43668 51720 59300
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 25.56% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 35876 43969 49707
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,016 £24,500 £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 24 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 24 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 18757 £50,000 - 1379
UK excluding London -2 10666 £42,500 - 865
London +1 8911 £60,000 +4.35% 570
South East -1 3819 £45,000 - 288
North of England +3 2298 £40,000 - 200
East of England -2 1346 £47,000 +4.44% 150
South West -2 1260 £40,250 +0.63% 88
North West +6 1180 £40,000 +2.56% 107
Midlands -3 1149 £39,000 -2.50% 81
Yorkshire 0 1031 £42,500 - 86
West Midlands -1 778 £39,000 +4.00% 52
Scotland +4 566 £40,000 -5.88% 43
East Midlands -8 385 £37,500 -6.25% 29
Wales 0 228 £40,000 +3.90% 12
North East -3 87 £35,425 -5.53% 7
Northern Ireland -4 28 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Channel Islands -7 6 £32,500 -10.96% 2
Isle of Man +3 5 £45,000 -2.70%

For the 6 months to 24 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 6655 (33.52%) Windows
2 5742 (28.92%) Java
3 5364 (27.02%) Python
4 5333 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
5 4689 (23.62%) Unix
6 4686 (23.60%) DevOps
7 4573 (23.03%) SQL
8 4013 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
9 3943 (19.86%) Finance
10 3502 (17.64%) MySQL
11 3413 (17.19%) JavaScript
12 3215 (16.19%) Puppet
13 3116 (15.70%) Git (software)
14 3098 (15.60%) Degree
15 2949 (14.85%) VMware
16 2743 (13.82%) C++
17 2727 (13.74%) Software Engineering
18 2653 (13.36%) HTML
19 2638 (13.29%) PHP
20 2619 (13.19%) Oracle
21 2562 (12.90%) Bash Shell
22 2499 (12.59%) Jenkins
23 2482 (12.50%) Ansible
24 2437 (12.28%) Red Hat
25 2315 (11.66%) Docker
26 2298 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
27 2262 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
28 2239 (11.28%) CSS
29 2220 (11.18%) Apache
30 2200 (11.08%) 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 2220 (11.18%) Apache
2 1168 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 721 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
4 703 (3.54%) nginx
5 689 (3.47%) IIS
6 637 (3.21%) JBoss
7 592 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 496 (2.50%) MS Exchange
9 489 (2.46%) WebLogic
10 447 (2.25%) Confluence
11 423 (2.13%) WebSphere
12 323 (1.63%) Apache Spark
13 267 (1.34%) CMS
14 257 (1.29%) SharePoint
15 218 (1.10%) WordPress
16 216 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 187 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
18 186 (0.94%) Drupal
19 163 (0.82%) Apache Solr
20 142 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 347 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 167 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 66 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 50 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 36 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.096%) SPSS
8 15 (0.076%) Simulink
9 13 (0.065%) Maya
10 12 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
10 12 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 9 (0.045%) 3ds Max
13 8 (0.040%) GIMP
14 7 (0.035%) Campfire
14 7 (0.035%) InDesign
14 7 (0.035%) Inkscape
14 7 (0.035%) Maple
15 6 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
16 5 (0.025%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 166 (0.84%) Magento
2 70 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 60 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 39 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 26 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 25 (0.13%) RMDS
7 21 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 14 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
9 13 (0.065%) assyst
10 12 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
11 11 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.055%) SAP BPC
12 9 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (0.045%) Workfront
13 8 (0.040%) BusinessWorks
13 8 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
13 8 (0.040%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 8 (0.040%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.040%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4013 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1490 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 738 (3.72%) SaaS
4 548 (2.76%) GitHub
5 539 (2.71%) Office 365
6 538 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
7 358 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 341 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 327 (1.65%) IaaS
10 322 (1.62%) Amazon S3
11 307 (1.55%) PaaS
12 289 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
13 169 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 107 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 107 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
15 106 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 99 (0.50%) OpenShift
17 84 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
18 78 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
19 76 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2083 (10.49%) Firewall
2 1639 (8.26%) TCP/IP
3 1348 (6.79%) DNS
4 927 (4.67%) SAN
5 825 (4.16%) Internet
6 738 (3.72%) VPN
7 728 (3.67%) WAN
8 651 (3.28%) HTTP
9 649 (3.27%) LAN
10 632 (3.18%) DHCP
11 470 (2.37%) Network Security
12 392 (1.97%) VLAN
13 376 (1.89%) BGP
14 375 (1.89%) Wireless
15 374 (1.88%) VoIP
16 361 (1.82%) SSL
17 338 (1.70%) LDAP
18 308 (1.55%) OSPF
19 306 (1.54%) Ethernet
20 305 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3502 (17.64%) MySQL
2 1837 (9.25%) SQL Server
3 1258 (6.34%) MongoDB
4 1205 (6.07%) NoSQL
5 1077 (5.42%) Relational Database
6 996 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
7 768 (3.87%) Big Data
8 621 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 607 (3.06%) Oracle Database
10 576 (2.90%) Hadoop
11 480 (2.42%) RDBMS
12 455 (2.29%) Redis
13 293 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
14 290 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
15 219 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 194 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
17 190 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
18 188 (0.95%) DB2
19 175 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 157 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3116 (15.70%) Git (software)
2 2499 (12.59%) Jenkins
3 1336 (6.73%) JIRA
4 936 (4.71%) Subversion
5 773 (3.89%) Maven
6 595 (3.00%) Selenium
7 586 (2.95%) TeamCity
8 501 (2.52%) JUnit
9 458 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 361 (1.82%) Vagrant
11 292 (1.47%) Eclipse
12 289 (1.46%) Cucumber
13 276 (1.39%) Gradle
14 260 (1.31%) Bitbucket
15 233 (1.17%) Visual Studio
16 203 (1.02%) Ant
17 198 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
18 187 (0.94%) JMeter
19 185 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
20 177 (0.89%) Hudson
General
1 3943 (19.86%) Finance
2 1500 (7.56%) Banking
3 1203 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 962 (4.85%) Retail
5 877 (4.42%) Marketing
6 615 (3.10%) Electronics
7 594 (2.99%) Investment Banking
8 587 (2.96%) Games
9 497 (2.50%) Manufacturing
10 375 (1.89%) Front Office
11 374 (1.88%) Retail Banking
12 241 (1.21%) Advertising
13 210 (1.06%) Automotive
14 197 (0.99%) Legal
15 177 (0.89%) Back Office
16 176 (0.89%) Financial Institution
17 134 (0.67%) Law
18 122 (0.61%) Publishing
19 78 (0.39%) French Language
20 76 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5381 (27.10%) Developer
2 2406 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 1841 (9.27%) Linux Engineer
4 1527 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 1498 (7.55%) Administrator
6 1431 (7.21%) Software Engineer
7 1359 (6.85%) Analyst
8 1089 (5.49%) PHP Developer
9 1018 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 1011 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
11 880 (4.43%) Support Engineer
12 873 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 831 (4.19%) Linux Administrator
14 741 (3.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 719 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
16 686 (3.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 681 (3.43%) Software Developer
18 650 (3.27%) Architect
19 643 (3.24%) Consultant
20 610 (3.07%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2653 (13.36%) HTML
2 2239 (11.28%) CSS
3 1899 (9.57%) Web Services
4 1346 (6.78%) LAMP
5 1303 (6.56%) Spring
6 1193 (6.01%) .NET
7 1121 (5.65%) AngularJS
8 1073 (5.40%) jQuery
9 1048 (5.28%) XML
10 973 (4.90%) HTML5
11 957 (4.82%) REST
12 897 (4.52%) Node.js
13 750 (3.78%) SOAP
14 743 (3.74%) RESTful
15 700 (3.53%) Hibernate
16 673 (3.39%) JSON
17 530 (2.67%) Middleware
18 529 (2.66%) CSS3
19 504 (2.54%) J2EE
20 497 (2.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2041 (10.28%) Computer Science
2 1269 (6.39%) Data Centre
3 1252 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 759 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
5 547 (2.76%) Fintech
6 482 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 449 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 432 (2.18%) User Experience
9 397 (2.00%) Clustering
10 391 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
11 326 (1.64%) Equities
12 315 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 313 (1.58%) Derivative
13 313 (1.58%) Mobile App
14 308 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
15 297 (1.50%) Public Cloud
16 274 (1.38%) Data Structures
17 253 (1.27%) iPad
18 245 (1.23%) Replication
19 239 (1.20%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6655 (33.52%) Windows
2 4689 (23.62%) Unix
3 1852 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1790 (9.02%) Windows Server
5 1412 (7.11%) CentOS
6 1031 (5.19%) Ubuntu
7 834 (4.20%) Solaris
8 777 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 727 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 619 (3.12%) Android
11 540 (2.72%) Debian
12 420 (2.12%) Apple iOS
13 368 (1.85%) AIX
14 293 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 263 (1.32%) Mac OS
16 262 (1.32%) Windows 7
17 258 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
18 239 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
19 153 (0.77%) Windows 10
20 111 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5333 (26.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4686 (23.60%) DevOps
3 2727 (13.74%) Software Engineering
4 2262 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
5 1822 (9.18%) OO
6 1796 (9.05%) Scrum
7 1721 (8.67%) Configuration Management
8 1711 (8.62%) TDD
9 1650 (8.31%) Open Source
10 1621 (8.17%) ITIL
11 1424 (7.17%) Test Automation
12 1189 (5.99%) E-Commerce
13 1129 (5.69%) MVC
14 1125 (5.67%) SDLC
15 1050 (5.29%) Mentoring
16 1031 (5.19%) Web Development
17 920 (4.63%) High Availability
18 895 (4.51%) Microservices
19 882 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
20 863 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5742 (28.92%) Java
2 5364 (27.02%) Python
3 4573 (23.03%) SQL
4 3413 (17.19%) JavaScript
5 2743 (13.82%) C++
6 2638 (13.29%) PHP
7 2562 (12.90%) Bash Shell
8 2142 (10.79%) Perl
9 1900 (9.57%) Ruby
10 1765 (8.89%) C
11 1367 (6.89%) C#
12 1354 (6.82%) Shell Script
13 1278 (6.44%) PowerShell
14 480 (2.42%) Scala
15 419 (2.11%) PL/SQL
16 403 (2.03%) Go
17 329 (1.66%) Groovy
18 216 (1.09%) Embedded C
19 210 (1.06%) T-SQL
20 200 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 3098 (15.60%) Degree
2 942 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 936 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 766 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
5 451 (2.27%) CCNA
6 442 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 431 (2.17%) CISSP
8 411 (2.07%) CCNP
9 328 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 327 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 286 (1.44%) CISM
12 225 (1.13%) MCSE
13 207 (1.04%) PhD
14 176 (0.89%) RHCE
15 172 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 161 (0.81%) ISTQB
17 153 (0.77%) GIAC
18 151 (0.76%) ISEB
19 145 (0.73%) MCSA
20 137 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1005 (5.06%) QA
2 547 (2.76%) SLA
3 332 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 208 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 84 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 67 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 62 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 62 (0.31%) GCP
8 43 (0.22%) GDPR
9 34 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 31 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 30 (0.15%) COBIT
12 27 (0.14%) PMO
13 24 (0.12%) MiFID
14 19 (0.096%) NIST 800
15 18 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
16 13 (0.065%) SSAE 16
17 11 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
17 11 (0.055%) JTAG
18 10 (0.050%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2315 (11.66%) Docker
2 1935 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1643 (8.28%) Active Directory
4 636 (3.20%) Hyper-V
5 502 (2.53%) vSphere
6 397 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 371 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 292 (1.47%) KVM
9 289 (1.46%) Xen
10 221 (1.11%) NFS
11 219 (1.10%) Firmware
12 200 (1.01%) XenServer
13 190 (0.96%) XenApp
14 138 (0.70%) iptables
15 128 (0.64%) Snort
16 117 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
17 112 (0.56%) LXC
18 100 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
19 99 (0.50%) VirtualBox
20 93 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3215 (16.19%) Puppet
2 2482 (12.50%) Ansible
3 2298 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
4 827 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 761 (3.83%) Nagios
6 625 (3.15%) Terraform
7 287 (1.45%) SCCM
8 249 (1.25%) Salt
9 240 (1.21%) ZABBIX
10 177 (0.89%) Grafana
11 170 (0.86%) Tivoli
12 166 (0.84%) SCOM
13 155 (0.78%) logstash
14 153 (0.77%) Packer
15 152 (0.77%) Nessus
16 140 (0.71%) WSUS
17 137 (0.69%) NetBackup
18 132 (0.66%) HAProxy
18 132 (0.66%) Kibana
19 129 (0.65%) Graphite
Vendors
1 2949 (14.85%) VMware
2 2619 (13.19%) Oracle
3 2437 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 2200 (11.08%) Microsoft
5 1654 (8.33%) Cisco
6 645 (3.25%) HP
7 581 (2.93%) Citrix
8 529 (2.66%) Juniper
9 513 (2.58%) IBM
10 504 (2.54%) Google
11 495 (2.49%) Splunk
12 450 (2.27%) NetApp
13 444 (2.24%) SAP
14 354 (1.78%) F5
15 329 (1.66%) CheckPoint
16 283 (1.43%) Zend
17 280 (1.41%) EMC
18 270 (1.36%) Sybase
19 266 (1.34%) Palo Alto
20 245 (1.23%) Atlassian
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% performance bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Net Talent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £95k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago