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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8841 11172 10804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.53% 10.81% 10.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.42% 41.44% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7257 9287 8981
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 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 19902 26961 28660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.71% 26.08% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16721 22691 23994
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £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 26 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 26 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 8386 £50,000 +5.26% 1343
London 0 3836 £60,000 +4.34% 607
South East -1 1815 £45,000 +2.27% 246
East of England -3 643 £45,000 +8.43% 106
City of London +4 617 £60,000 - 159
South West -2 552 £40,000 - 85
Berkshire +5 544 £50,000 - 53
North West +5 521 £40,000 - 115
Yorkshire -6 435 £42,500 - 74
Manchester +9 390 £40,000 -11.11% 74
Surrey +3 366 £50,000 - 56
West Midlands -2 357 £37,500 -6.25% 56
Hampshire -6 336 £42,500 +13.33% 64
Cambridgeshire +4 306 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Reading +4 274 £50,000 - 23
West Yorkshire -9 271 £42,750 +0.58% 55
Cambridge 0 262 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Scotland +11 215 £40,000 -5.88% 49
East Midlands -13 204 £40,000 +5.26% 31
Leeds -11 196 £47,500 +11.76% 39
Oxfordshire +3 182 £50,000 +5.82% 31
Hertfordshire -6 159 £50,000 +17.64% 23
Bristol -2 152 £40,000 - 36
Gloucestershire -2 151 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Edinburgh +23 135 £40,000 -5.88% 29
East Sussex +2 131 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Brighton +3 119 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Essex +15 116 £47,500 +35.71% 10
Birmingham -3 109 £36,773 -1.93% 19
Buckinghamshire -4 109 £42,500 -5.55% 16

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 6516 (34.97%) Windows
2 5259 (28.23%) Java
3 5226 (28.05%) Python
4 4811 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
5 4720 (25.33%) Unix
6 4392 (23.57%) SQL
7 3722 (19.98%) DevOps
8 3640 (19.54%) Finance
9 3349 (17.97%) MySQL
10 3327 (17.86%) JavaScript
11 3272 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
12 2994 (16.07%) VMware
13 2959 (15.88%) Puppet
14 2761 (14.82%) Degree
15 2746 (14.74%) Git (software)
16 2736 (14.68%) Oracle
17 2667 (14.31%) C++
18 2617 (14.05%) HTML
19 2505 (13.44%) Software Engineering
20 2459 (13.20%) PHP
21 2439 (13.09%) Bash Shell
22 2367 (12.70%) Red Hat
23 2290 (12.29%) Microsoft
24 2168 (11.64%) Perl
25 2159 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
26 2155 (11.57%) Jenkins
26 2155 (11.57%) CSS
27 2116 (11.36%) Apache
28 2009 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
29 1943 (10.43%) Ansible

Linux
Top Related 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 2116 (11.36%) Apache
2 1192 (6.40%) Tomcat
3 788 (4.23%) JBoss
4 786 (4.22%) IIS
5 645 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
6 643 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 573 (3.08%) nginx
8 566 (3.04%) WebLogic
9 505 (2.71%) MS Exchange
10 457 (2.45%) OpenStack
11 342 (1.84%) Apache Spark
12 314 (1.69%) Confluence
13 254 (1.36%) SharePoint
14 245 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 223 (1.20%) CMS
16 215 (1.15%) WordPress
17 172 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
18 162 (0.87%) Drupal
19 137 (0.74%) CloudStack
20 131 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1020 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 364 (1.95%) MS Office
3 86 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 82 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 69 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.075%) GNU Octave
7 14 (0.075%) Simulink
8 13 (0.070%) SPSS
9 12 (0.064%) 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%) EngageOne
15 4 (0.021%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 140 (0.75%) Magento
2 136 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 102 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 74 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 67 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 48 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 34 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 33 (0.18%) RMDS
9 25 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
10 18 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.091%) Oracle 11i
12 14 (0.075%) assyst
12 14 (0.075%) BusinessWorks
13 12 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
14 11 (0.059%) NetSuite
15 10 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
16 9 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
16 9 (0.048%) Sage X3
17 8 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
17 8 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3272 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1050 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 702 (3.77%) SaaS
4 445 (2.39%) Office 365
5 378 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
6 328 (1.76%) GitHub
7 302 (1.62%) PaaS
8 284 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 277 (1.49%) IaaS
10 253 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 247 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 228 (1.22%) Amazon S3
13 110 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 98 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 94 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 68 (0.36%) Route 53
17 63 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
17 63 (0.34%) Heroku
18 62 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
19 55 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1912 (10.26%) Firewall
2 1655 (8.88%) TCP/IP
3 1298 (6.97%) DNS
4 863 (4.63%) SAN
5 810 (4.35%) Internet
6 710 (3.81%) HTTP
7 705 (3.78%) WAN
8 670 (3.60%) LAN
9 635 (3.41%) VPN
10 622 (3.34%) DHCP
11 471 (2.53%) Network Security
12 438 (2.35%) SSL
13 411 (2.21%) LDAP
14 377 (2.02%) VoIP
15 346 (1.86%) VLAN
16 319 (1.71%) BGP
17 285 (1.53%) Wireless
18 281 (1.51%) NAS
19 274 (1.47%) OSPF
20 257 (1.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3349 (17.97%) MySQL
2 1798 (9.65%) SQL Server
3 1134 (6.09%) MongoDB
4 1118 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 1067 (5.73%) Relational Database
6 936 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
7 744 (3.99%) Big Data
8 687 (3.69%) Hadoop
9 641 (3.44%) Oracle Database
10 517 (2.77%) RDBMS
11 463 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 398 (2.14%) Redis
13 268 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 254 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
15 218 (1.17%) HBase
16 214 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
17 210 (1.13%) DB2
18 187 (1.00%) Apache Hive
19 170 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
20 141 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2746 (14.74%) Git (software)
2 2155 (11.57%) Jenkins
3 1024 (5.50%) JIRA
4 949 (5.09%) Subversion
5 709 (3.81%) Maven
6 604 (3.24%) Selenium
7 527 (2.83%) JUnit
8 446 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 376 (2.02%) Vagrant
10 375 (2.01%) TeamCity
11 318 (1.71%) Cucumber
12 285 (1.53%) Gradle
13 237 (1.27%) Ant
14 226 (1.21%) Eclipse
15 214 (1.15%) Hudson
16 194 (1.04%) JMeter
17 160 (0.86%) Visual Studio
18 151 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
19 150 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
20 147 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3640 (19.54%) Finance
2 1301 (6.98%) Banking
3 991 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 607 (3.26%) Games
5 596 (3.20%) Marketing
6 584 (3.13%) Retail
7 395 (2.12%) Electronics
8 339 (1.82%) Front Office
9 319 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 294 (1.58%) Advertising
11 278 (1.49%) Investment Banking
12 208 (1.12%) Financial Institution
13 159 (0.85%) Back Office
14 148 (0.79%) Legal
15 139 (0.75%) Publishing
16 111 (0.60%) Automotive
17 95 (0.51%) Law
18 89 (0.48%) French Language
19 71 (0.38%) German Language
20 58 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4847 (26.01%) Developer
2 1955 (10.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 1778 (9.54%) Linux Engineer
4 1648 (8.84%) Administrator
5 1394 (7.48%) Java Developer
6 1275 (6.84%) Software Engineer
7 1249 (6.70%) Analyst
8 1190 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
9 980 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 955 (5.13%) PHP Developer
11 908 (4.87%) Linux Administrator
12 848 (4.55%) Support Engineer
13 735 (3.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 704 (3.78%) Architect
15 697 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 651 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
17 624 (3.35%) C++ Developer
18 606 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 583 (3.13%) Software Developer
20 581 (3.12%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2617 (14.05%) HTML
2 2155 (11.57%) CSS
3 1885 (10.12%) Web Services
4 1277 (6.85%) LAMP
5 1230 (6.60%) XML
6 1167 (6.26%) .NET
7 1164 (6.25%) Spring
8 1045 (5.61%) jQuery
9 938 (5.03%) AngularJS
10 919 (4.93%) HTML5
11 897 (4.81%) REST
12 850 (4.56%) Node.js
13 773 (4.15%) SOAP
14 695 (3.73%) Middleware
15 682 (3.66%) RESTful
16 652 (3.50%) JSON
17 617 (3.31%) J2EE
18 571 (3.06%) Hibernate
19 485 (2.60%) Ajax
20 476 (2.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1736 (9.32%) Computer Science
2 1188 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 1135 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 663 (3.56%) Linux Command Line
5 514 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 476 (2.55%) Algorithms
7 460 (2.47%) Fintech
8 375 (2.01%) Clustering
9 355 (1.91%) User Experience
10 280 (1.50%) Equities
11 279 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 278 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 237 (1.27%) Hedge funds
14 225 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 215 (1.15%) Data Structures
16 209 (1.12%) Public Cloud
17 203 (1.09%) iPad
18 183 (0.98%) Derivative
19 180 (0.97%) Replication
20 152 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6516 (34.97%) Windows
2 4720 (25.33%) Unix
3 1882 (10.10%) Windows Server
4 1850 (9.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1295 (6.95%) CentOS
6 999 (5.36%) Ubuntu
7 854 (4.58%) Solaris
8 753 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 705 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 537 (2.88%) Android
11 491 (2.64%) Debian
12 351 (1.88%) Mac OS X
13 348 (1.87%) Apple iOS
14 336 (1.80%) AIX
15 261 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 211 (1.13%) Windows 7
17 207 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 184 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
19 130 (0.70%) SUSE
20 127 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4811 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3722 (19.98%) DevOps
3 2505 (13.44%) Software Engineering
4 1939 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
5 1703 (9.14%) Scrum
6 1669 (8.96%) Configuration Management
7 1602 (8.60%) ITIL
8 1542 (8.28%) Open Source
9 1391 (7.47%) OO
10 1344 (7.21%) TDD
11 1067 (5.73%) MVC
12 1012 (5.43%) E-Commerce
13 984 (5.28%) SDLC
14 931 (5.00%) Mentoring
15 922 (4.95%) Web Development
16 804 (4.32%) High Availability
17 752 (4.04%) OOP
18 745 (4.00%) Analytics
19 721 (3.87%) Mathematics
20 677 (3.63%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5259 (28.23%) Java
2 5226 (28.05%) Python
3 4392 (23.57%) SQL
4 3327 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 2667 (14.31%) C++
6 2459 (13.20%) PHP
7 2439 (13.09%) Bash Shell
8 2168 (11.64%) Perl
9 1941 (10.42%) Ruby
10 1508 (8.09%) C
11 1276 (6.85%) C#
12 1165 (6.25%) Shell Script
13 1113 (5.97%) PowerShell
14 517 (2.77%) Scala
15 404 (2.17%) PL/SQL
16 342 (1.84%) Go
17 272 (1.46%) Groovy
18 203 (1.09%) Embedded C
19 178 (0.96%) VB
20 157 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2761 (14.82%) Degree
2 899 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 706 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
4 461 (2.47%) CCNA
5 426 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 400 (2.15%) CISSP
7 362 (1.94%) CCNP
8 339 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 318 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 232 (1.25%) MCSE
11 224 (1.20%) CISM
12 167 (0.90%) ISTQB
13 166 (0.89%) GIAC
14 164 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 160 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 152 (0.82%) SANS
17 151 (0.81%) PhD
18 143 (0.77%) ISEB
19 133 (0.71%) GCIA
20 129 (0.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 831 (4.46%) QA
2 443 (2.38%) SLA
3 298 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 286 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 38 (0.20%) GCP
8 32 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 30 (0.16%) PMO
10 29 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 23 (0.12%) SDET
12 20 (0.11%) JTAG
13 19 (0.10%) MiFID
14 17 (0.091%) HL7
15 15 (0.081%) COBIT
16 14 (0.075%) GPG13
17 13 (0.070%) SSAE 16
18 12 (0.064%) MISRA
19 11 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 7 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2009 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1643 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 1626 (8.73%) Docker
4 738 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 532 (2.86%) vSphere
6 320 (1.72%) Xen
7 271 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
8 263 (1.41%) KVM
9 252 (1.35%) NFS
10 235 (1.26%) Firmware
11 204 (1.09%) XenServer
12 192 (1.03%) XenApp
13 190 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
14 171 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
15 147 (0.79%) VMware ESX
16 113 (0.61%) HDFS
17 112 (0.60%) Varnish
18 108 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
19 96 (0.52%) iptables
19 96 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2959 (15.88%) Puppet
2 2159 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1943 (10.43%) Ansible
4 757 (4.06%) Nagios
5 485 (2.60%) Kubernetes
6 382 (2.05%) Terraform
7 312 (1.67%) SCCM
8 300 (1.61%) Salt
9 180 (0.97%) SCOM
10 173 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 169 (0.91%) NetBackup
12 156 (0.84%) Tivoli
13 145 (0.78%) Cobbler
14 141 (0.76%) Mesos
15 137 (0.74%) Graphite
16 133 (0.71%) logstash
17 129 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
18 126 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
19 119 (0.64%) Nessus
20 112 (0.60%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2994 (16.07%) VMware
2 2736 (14.68%) Oracle
3 2367 (12.70%) Red Hat
4 2290 (12.29%) Microsoft
5 1563 (8.39%) Cisco
6 645 (3.46%) HP
7 574 (3.08%) Citrix
8 507 (2.72%) IBM
9 504 (2.71%) Google
10 475 (2.55%) Splunk
11 452 (2.43%) NetApp
12 432 (2.32%) Juniper
13 356 (1.91%) EMC
14 352 (1.89%) CheckPoint
15 288 (1.55%) F5
16 257 (1.38%) Zend
17 256 (1.37%) Sybase
18 250 (1.34%) Sun
19 242 (1.30%) Atlassian
20 236 (1.27%) SAP
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Holiday
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Bens - Pens, Health
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + Stock options + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent Salary + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Yearly Bonus, Pension Plan, Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum 10% annual bonus + private medical care
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago