Linux
UK

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 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 35 33 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 5,831 6,927 15,041
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.76% 7.06% 9.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.83% 43.95% 48.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3,833 4,311 6,627
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £35,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £105,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - - +10.53%

All Operating Systems
UK

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 13,940 15,762 30,910
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 16.07% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10,698 10,581 16,425
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the UK

Linux
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux.

Salary trend for Linux in the UK

Linux
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

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 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +6 5,141 £55,000 -15.38% 1,418
UK excluding London -1 4,346 £52,500 - 1,109
Work from Home 0 2,227 £57,500 -8.00% 669
London -5 1,292 £75,000 -6.25% 561
South East -1 1,184 £55,000 +10.00% 418
South West +2 866 £52,500 -4.55% 176
North of England +19 826 £50,000 - 140
North West +21 524 £52,500 - 76
Midlands +21 512 £50,000 -9.09% 132
East of England +13 428 £52,500 -8.70% 177
Scotland -42 354 £51,750 -5.91% 72
East Midlands +31 295 £50,000 -9.09% 54
Yorkshire +15 246 £47,500 -4.04% 52
West Midlands -7 217 £54,000 -1.82% 75
Wales +26 131 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North East -14 56 £52,500 +25.75% 13
Northern Ireland -9 44 £52,500 +1.94% 8
Isle of Man - 4 £43,000 -

Linux
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 274 (4.70%) Apache
2 181 (3.10%) Microsoft Exchange
3 119 (2.04%) nginx
4 115 (1.97%) IIS
5 105 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 104 (1.78%) SharePoint
7 89 (1.53%) Confluence
8 69 (1.18%) Apache Spark
9 58 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 55 (0.94%) ArcGIS
10 55 (0.94%) OpenStack
11 48 (0.82%) GeoServer
12 45 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 44 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
14 26 (0.45%) Jupyter
15 22 (0.38%) JBoss
15 22 (0.38%) WordPress
16 18 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (0.26%) Captiva
17 15 (0.26%) FileNet
Applications
1 135 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.67%) Simulink
5 11 (0.19%) GNU Octave
5 11 (0.19%) OrCAD
6 7 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.086%) Trello
9 4 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.069%) Doxygen
9 4 (0.069%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.034%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.034%) CATIA
11 2 (0.034%) NASTRAN
12 1 (0.017%) 1Password
12 1 (0.017%) Weka
Business Applications
1 52 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 48 (0.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 27 (0.46%) NEC Housing
4 17 (0.29%) Fidessa
4 17 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.10%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.086%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.069%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.051%) Maximo
9 3 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.034%) Shopify
11 1 (0.017%) Magento
11 1 (0.017%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.017%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.017%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.017%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.017%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1,775 (30.44%) Azure
2 1,348 (23.12%) AWS
3 367 (6.29%) Microsoft 365
4 337 (5.78%) Entra ID
5 298 (5.11%) GCP
6 278 (4.77%) IBM Cloud
7 256 (4.39%) Azure DevOps
8 236 (4.05%) Serverless
9 183 (3.14%) SaaS
10 167 (2.86%) GitHub
11 162 (2.78%) OpenShift
12 142 (2.44%) Amazon S3
13 136 (2.33%) Amazon EKS
14 135 (2.32%) Azure Logic Apps
15 132 (2.26%) Azure Functions
16 129 (2.21%) Azure Service Bus
17 126 (2.16%) Azure API Management
18 102 (1.75%) IaaS
19 90 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
20 86 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 792 (13.58%) Firewall
2 467 (8.01%) DNS
3 415 (7.12%) TCP/IP
4 308 (5.28%) VPN
5 269 (4.61%) DHCP
6 255 (4.37%) 5G
7 233 (4.00%) Broadband
8 224 (3.84%) WAN
9 222 (3.81%) SAN
10 213 (3.65%) Internet
11 191 (3.28%) LAN
12 165 (2.83%) Wireless
13 146 (2.50%) Network Security
14 112 (1.92%) HTTP
15 109 (1.87%) SNMP
16 105 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
17 103 (1.77%) VLAN
18 99 (1.70%) SSL
19 95 (1.63%) NAS
20 94 (1.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (8.71%) PostgreSQL
2 450 (7.72%) MongoDB
3 398 (6.83%) SQL Server
4 370 (6.35%) NoSQL
5 349 (5.99%) MySQL
6 291 (4.99%) DB2
7 287 (4.92%) Relational Database
8 162 (2.78%) Oracle Database
9 124 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
10 108 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
11 100 (1.71%) Big Data
12 71 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 68 (1.17%) GIS
14 57 (0.98%) Redis
15 56 (0.96%) Hadoop
16 52 (0.89%) Power BI
17 48 (0.82%) QGIS
18 45 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
19 44 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
19 44 (0.75%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 416 (7.13%) Git
2 357 (6.12%) JIRA
3 317 (5.44%) Jenkins
4 150 (2.57%) GitLab
5 99 (1.70%) Subversion
6 66 (1.13%) Bitbucket
6 66 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 41 (0.70%) Eclipse
8 31 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 28 (0.48%) Burp Suite
9 28 (0.48%) Metasploit
10 26 (0.45%) Ant
10 26 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 26 (0.45%) Vagrant
11 24 (0.41%) IBM UrbanCode
12 23 (0.39%) Robot Framework
13 22 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
14 21 (0.36%) CMake
15 20 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (0.33%) Maven
General
1 1,239 (21.25%) Social Skills
2 875 (15.01%) Finance
3 671 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
4 578 (9.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 491 (8.42%) Public Sector
6 294 (5.04%) Aerospace
7 231 (3.96%) Banking
8 221 (3.79%) Electronics
9 198 (3.40%) Telecoms
10 181 (3.10%) Law
10 181 (3.10%) Manufacturing
11 160 (2.74%) Marketing
12 117 (2.01%) Retail
13 87 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
14 86 (1.47%) Automotive
15 77 (1.32%) Legal
16 75 (1.29%) Military
17 60 (1.03%) Front Office
18 49 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
19 42 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,150 (19.72%) Senior
2 1,018 (17.46%) Software Engineer
3 760 (13.03%) Developer
4 547 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 398 (6.83%) Lead
6 376 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
7 346 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 330 (5.66%) Embedded Engineer
9 328 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
10 318 (5.45%) Architect
11 284 (4.87%) Support Engineer
12 265 (4.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 262 (4.49%) Analyst
14 247 (4.24%) Administrator
15 216 (3.70%) Linux Specialist
16 215 (3.69%) Technical Specialist
17 199 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
18 186 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
19 178 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
20 176 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (8.90%) HTML
2 512 (8.78%) React
3 458 (7.85%) CSS
3 458 (7.85%) REST
4 440 (7.55%) .NET
5 371 (6.36%) Web Services
6 341 (5.85%) AngularJS
7 310 (5.32%) jQuery
8 307 (5.26%) Node.js
9 294 (5.04%) Vue
10 272 (4.66%) ASP.NET
11 246 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 238 (4.08%) ASP.NET Core
12 238 (4.08%) Backbone.js
12 238 (4.08%) Ember.js
13 186 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
14 141 (2.42%) XML
15 120 (2.06%) Middleware
16 110 (1.89%) YAML
17 98 (1.68%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 411 (7.05%) Algorithms
2 373 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 362 (6.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 296 (5.08%) Public Cloud
5 280 (4.80%) Blockchain
6 257 (4.41%) Data Structures
7 211 (3.62%) Social Media
8 204 (3.50%) IoT
9 180 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
10 154 (2.64%) Management Information System
11 145 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
12 143 (2.45%) Distributed Systems
13 141 (2.42%) Cloud Native
14 121 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
15 115 (1.97%) e-Learning
15 115 (1.97%) PKI
16 101 (1.73%) Replication
17 97 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
18 79 (1.35%) FPGA
19 75 (1.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,414 (41.40%) Windows
2 623 (10.68%) Unix
3 605 (10.38%) Windows Server
4 599 (10.27%) Ubuntu
5 427 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 348 (5.97%) Android
7 335 (5.75%) CentOS
8 302 (5.18%) Apple iOS
9 279 (4.78%) Embedded Linux
10 182 (3.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 178 (3.05%) Debian
12 144 (2.47%) Solaris
13 126 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 122 (2.09%) Windows 10
14 122 (2.09%) Windows Server 2019
15 97 (1.66%) Mac OS
16 68 (1.17%) VMS
17 59 (1.01%) AIX
18 56 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
19 49 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,395 (23.92%) Software Engineering
2 1,316 (22.57%) Agile
3 1,252 (21.47%) DevOps
4 993 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
5 773 (13.26%) Artificial Intelligence
6 700 (12.00%) CI/CD
7 674 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 644 (11.04%) Cybersecurity
9 562 (9.64%) Computer Science
10 559 (9.59%) Mentoring
11 476 (8.16%) Actionable Insight
12 426 (7.31%) Infrastructure as Code
12 426 (7.31%) OO
13 402 (6.89%) Full Stack Development
14 371 (6.36%) Web Development
15 366 (6.28%) Containerisation
16 356 (6.11%) User Experience
17 338 (5.80%) Collaborative Working
18 335 (5.75%) OOP
19 333 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,825 (31.30%) Python
2 1,196 (20.51%) SQL
3 917 (15.73%) Java
4 916 (15.71%) Bash
5 848 (14.54%) C
6 770 (13.21%) JavaScript
7 678 (11.63%) C++
8 604 (10.36%) C#
9 595 (10.20%) PowerShell
10 199 (3.41%) Shell Script
11 185 (3.17%) PHP
12 180 (3.09%) Embedded C
13 174 (2.98%) Perl
14 141 (2.42%) Rust
15 130 (2.23%) Go
16 121 (2.08%) TypeScript
17 109 (1.87%) PL/SQL
18 91 (1.56%) Ruby
19 78 (1.34%) VB
20 54 (0.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,219 (20.91%) Security Cleared
2 1,036 (17.77%) Degree
3 649 (11.13%) SC Cleared
4 487 (8.35%) DV Cleared
5 340 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 180 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
7 153 (2.62%) CCNA
7 153 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 152 (2.61%) Azure Certification
9 139 (2.38%) AWS Certification
10 124 (2.13%) Master's Degree
11 112 (1.92%) MCSE
12 84 (1.44%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 76 (1.30%) MCSA
14 72 (1.23%) PhD
15 58 (0.99%) CCNP
16 42 (0.72%) CISSP
16 42 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 37 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
18 36 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (2.49%) SLA
2 111 (1.90%) QA
3 72 (1.23%) GDPR
4 64 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 43 (0.74%) Accessibility
6 40 (0.69%) NIST
7 37 (0.63%) PMO
8 27 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
9 17 (0.29%) ITGC
10 16 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 15 (0.26%) ISO 13485
12 14 (0.24%) JTAG
12 14 (0.24%) MISRA
12 14 (0.24%) PCI DSS
13 13 (0.22%) NCSC
14 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.14%) IEC 62304
16 7 (0.12%) GRC
16 7 (0.12%) HIPAA
16 7 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 815 (13.98%) Active Directory
2 770 (13.21%) Docker
3 610 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 281 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 157 (2.69%) Firmware
6 134 (2.30%) vSphere
7 129 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 119 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
9 61 (1.05%) Embedded Firmware
10 52 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
11 42 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
12 37 (0.63%) KVM
13 31 (0.53%) VMware NSX
14 28 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
15 25 (0.43%) NFS
16 19 (0.33%) pfSense
17 18 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
18 16 (0.27%) VMware Server
19 12 (0.21%) XenApp
20 11 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 959 (16.45%) Kubernetes
2 864 (14.82%) Ansible
3 637 (10.92%) Terraform
4 307 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 280 (4.80%) Puppet
6 216 (3.70%) Jamf Pro
7 155 (2.66%) vCenter Server
8 146 (2.50%) Prometheus
9 135 (2.32%) Progress Chef
10 128 (2.20%) Grafana
11 105 (1.80%) SCCM
12 76 (1.30%) SCOM
12 76 (1.30%) ZABBIX
13 71 (1.22%) Nagios
14 65 (1.11%) WSUS
15 55 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
16 50 (0.86%) Data Guard
17 38 (0.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 35 (0.60%) FortiGate
19 34 (0.58%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1,142 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 894 (15.33%) VMware
3 778 (13.34%) Red Hat
4 606 (10.39%) Oracle
5 393 (6.74%) IBM
6 322 (5.52%) Cisco
7 215 (3.69%) CyberArk
8 212 (3.64%) Tanium
9 159 (2.73%) Google
10 148 (2.54%) Veeam
11 131 (2.25%) NetApp
12 114 (1.96%) Palo Alto
13 98 (1.68%) Splunk
14 97 (1.66%) Citrix
15 92 (1.58%) SAP
16 85 (1.46%) Juniper
17 83 (1.42%) Dell
18 69 (1.18%) EMC
19 68 (1.17%) Remedy
20 67 (1.15%) Atlassian