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 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9683 10768 11575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.39% 10.80% 10.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.85% 42.09% 39.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7986 9012 9677
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £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 £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 21120 25584 29042
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.85% 25.66% 26.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17609 21756 24308
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,500 £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 28 May 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 28 May 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 9165 £50,000 - 1437
London +1 4380 £60,000 +4.34% 627
South East 0 1876 £45,000 - 275
City of London +1 712 £60,000 - 133
East of England -4 635 £47,500 +5.55% 138
North West +5 604 £40,000 +6.66% 110
South West -3 589 £41,750 +4.37% 98
Yorkshire 0 528 £42,500 - 92
Berkshire -1 509 £47,500 -5.00% 64
Manchester +6 431 £40,000 - 68
West Midlands +6 380 £40,000 +6.66% 57
Hampshire -4 366 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Surrey +1 354 £50,000 +5.26% 60
West Yorkshire +5 335 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Cambridgeshire -5 280 £47,500 +5.55% 72
Reading 0 271 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Leeds +4 253 £45,000 +5.88% 42
Cambridge -6 251 £50,000 +5.26% 65
Scotland +4 244 £40,000 -6.97% 44
Oxfordshire +5 212 £45,000 - 35
East Midlands -8 186 £40,000 - 28
Hertfordshire -13 164 £50,000 +11.11% 37
Gloucestershire -4 160 £45,000 - 13
Bristol -1 150 £40,000 +10.34% 46
Buckinghamshire +5 140 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Edinburgh +13 137 £39,000 +4.00% 33
West Sussex +2 125 £42,500 +2.40% 14
Milton Keynes +14 120 £42,133 -6.37% 7
Birmingham +7 119 £40,000 +4.57% 13
Essex +2 116 £46,250 +5.11% 17

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 6227 (33.67%) Windows
2 5293 (28.62%) Java
3 5199 (28.11%) Python
4 4980 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
5 4497 (24.31%) Unix
6 4364 (23.60%) SQL
7 4004 (21.65%) DevOps
8 3542 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
9 3480 (18.82%) Finance
10 3441 (18.61%) MySQL
11 3383 (18.29%) JavaScript
12 2928 (15.83%) Puppet
13 2848 (15.40%) Degree
14 2845 (15.38%) Git (software)
15 2832 (15.31%) VMware
16 2663 (14.40%) C++
17 2628 (14.21%) HTML
18 2547 (13.77%) PHP
18 2547 (13.77%) Oracle
19 2512 (13.58%) Software Engineering
20 2364 (12.78%) Bash Shell
21 2268 (12.26%) Red Hat
22 2187 (11.82%) Jenkins
23 2183 (11.80%) CSS
24 2157 (11.66%) Ansible
25 2153 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
26 2110 (11.41%) Microsoft
27 2098 (11.34%) Perl
28 2085 (11.27%) Apache
29 1995 (10.79%) 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 2085 (11.27%) Apache
2 1074 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 667 (3.61%) IIS
4 649 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
5 636 (3.44%) JBoss
6 623 (3.37%) nginx
7 503 (2.72%) OpenStack
8 479 (2.59%) WebLogic
9 464 (2.51%) WebSphere
10 449 (2.43%) MS Exchange
11 355 (1.92%) Confluence
12 338 (1.83%) Apache Spark
13 247 (1.34%) CMS
14 233 (1.26%) SharePoint
15 214 (1.16%) WordPress
16 213 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 177 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
18 170 (0.92%) Drupal
19 140 (0.76%) Apache Solr
20 126 (0.68%) CloudStack
Applications
1 338 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 55 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 52 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.10%) SPSS
7 15 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.054%) Maya
10 10 (0.054%) Simulink
11 9 (0.049%) 3ds Max
11 9 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.043%) GNU Octave
13 7 (0.038%) Campfire
13 7 (0.038%) Maple
14 6 (0.032%) EngageOne
14 6 (0.032%) GIMP
15 5 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
15 5 (0.027%) Weka
Business Applications
1 209 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 152 (0.82%) Magento
3 87 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 79 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 55 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 38 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 23 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 23 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 20 (0.11%) RMDS
9 14 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
10 12 (0.065%) assyst
11 11 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
12 10 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 10 (0.054%) NetSuite
12 10 (0.054%) Oracle 11i
12 10 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.054%) Sage X3
12 10 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
13 8 (0.043%) BusinessWorks
13 8 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3542 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1241 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 695 (3.76%) SaaS
4 444 (2.40%) Office 365
5 435 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
6 429 (2.32%) GitHub
7 286 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 282 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 278 (1.50%) Amazon S3
9 278 (1.50%) IaaS
9 278 (1.50%) PaaS
10 270 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 134 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 97 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
13 93 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 79 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 76 (0.41%) Route 53
16 74 (0.40%) OpenShift
17 70 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
18 62 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1892 (10.23%) Firewall
2 1524 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 1221 (6.60%) DNS
4 866 (4.68%) SAN
5 788 (4.26%) Internet
6 695 (3.76%) WAN
7 654 (3.54%) VPN
8 637 (3.44%) LAN
9 595 (3.22%) HTTP
10 589 (3.18%) DHCP
11 480 (2.60%) Network Security
12 375 (2.03%) VoIP
13 365 (1.97%) VLAN
14 363 (1.96%) BGP
14 363 (1.96%) LDAP
15 335 (1.81%) SSL
16 320 (1.73%) Wireless
17 302 (1.63%) OSPF
18 295 (1.60%) NAS
19 278 (1.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3441 (18.61%) MySQL
2 1750 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 1201 (6.49%) NoSQL
4 1181 (6.39%) MongoDB
5 1039 (5.62%) Relational Database
6 965 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
7 738 (3.99%) Big Data
8 623 (3.37%) Hadoop
9 617 (3.34%) Oracle Database
10 537 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 472 (2.55%) RDBMS
12 420 (2.27%) Redis
13 274 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
14 231 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
15 227 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
16 194 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 185 (1.00%) DB2
18 184 (0.99%) HBase
19 169 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
20 159 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2845 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2187 (11.82%) Jenkins
3 1137 (6.15%) JIRA
4 949 (5.13%) Subversion
5 704 (3.81%) Maven
6 594 (3.21%) Selenium
7 539 (2.91%) JUnit
8 445 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 421 (2.28%) TeamCity
10 370 (2.00%) Vagrant
11 298 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 273 (1.48%) Eclipse
13 257 (1.39%) Gradle
14 238 (1.29%) Ant
15 223 (1.21%) Hudson
16 205 (1.11%) Bitbucket
17 203 (1.10%) Visual Studio
18 183 (0.99%) JMeter
19 166 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
20 162 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3480 (18.82%) Finance
2 1149 (6.21%) Banking
3 1033 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 735 (3.97%) Marketing
5 626 (3.38%) Retail
6 585 (3.16%) Games
7 496 (2.68%) Electronics
8 397 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 333 (1.80%) Front Office
10 314 (1.70%) Investment Banking
11 234 (1.27%) Advertising
12 198 (1.07%) Legal
13 174 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 159 (0.86%) Automotive
14 159 (0.86%) Back Office
15 126 (0.68%) Publishing
16 101 (0.55%) Law
17 75 (0.41%) French Language
18 72 (0.39%) Retail Banking
19 63 (0.34%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 5008 (27.08%) Developer
2 2074 (11.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 1746 (9.44%) Linux Engineer
4 1525 (8.25%) Administrator
5 1395 (7.54%) Java Developer
6 1307 (7.07%) Software Engineer
7 1203 (6.50%) Analyst
8 1037 (5.61%) PHP Developer
8 1037 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
9 948 (5.13%) Senior Developer
10 828 (4.48%) Linux Administrator
11 816 (4.41%) Support Engineer
12 782 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 658 (3.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 644 (3.48%) Architect
15 632 (3.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 602 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
17 594 (3.21%) Software Developer
18 580 (3.14%) Consultant
19 571 (3.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2628 (14.21%) HTML
2 2183 (11.80%) CSS
3 1824 (9.86%) Web Services
4 1335 (7.22%) LAMP
5 1195 (6.46%) Spring
6 1113 (6.02%) XML
7 1057 (5.72%) jQuery
8 1050 (5.68%) .NET
9 1013 (5.48%) AngularJS
10 914 (4.94%) HTML5
11 898 (4.86%) REST
12 840 (4.54%) Node.js
13 734 (3.97%) SOAP
14 676 (3.66%) RESTful
15 666 (3.60%) JSON
16 631 (3.41%) Hibernate
17 532 (2.88%) Middleware
18 502 (2.71%) CSS3
19 501 (2.71%) J2EE
20 448 (2.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1875 (10.14%) Computer Science
2 1166 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 1111 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 726 (3.93%) Linux Command Line
5 503 (2.72%) Fintech
6 474 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 471 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 402 (2.17%) User Experience
9 386 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
10 337 (1.82%) Clustering
11 297 (1.61%) Mobile App
12 278 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 247 (1.34%) Data Structures
14 232 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 231 (1.25%) Equities
16 230 (1.24%) iPad
17 209 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 197 (1.07%) Hedge funds
19 180 (0.97%) Replication
20 176 (0.95%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6227 (33.67%) Windows
2 4497 (24.31%) Unix
3 1727 (9.34%) Windows Server
4 1702 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1273 (6.88%) CentOS
6 944 (5.10%) Ubuntu
7 774 (4.18%) Solaris
8 730 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 710 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 587 (3.17%) Android
11 507 (2.74%) Debian
12 376 (2.03%) Apple iOS
13 333 (1.80%) AIX
14 310 (1.68%) Mac OS X
15 262 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 237 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
17 230 (1.24%) Mac OS
18 225 (1.22%) Windows 7
19 116 (0.63%) HPUX
20 111 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4980 (26.93%) Agile Software Development
2 4004 (21.65%) DevOps
3 2512 (13.58%) Software Engineering
4 1995 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
5 1734 (9.38%) Scrum
6 1614 (8.73%) OO
7 1592 (8.61%) Configuration Management
8 1543 (8.34%) TDD
9 1501 (8.12%) Open Source
10 1485 (8.03%) ITIL
11 1314 (7.10%) Test Automation
12 1095 (5.92%) E-Commerce
13 1090 (5.89%) MVC
14 1045 (5.65%) SDLC
15 1013 (5.48%) Web Development
16 992 (5.36%) Mentoring
17 839 (4.54%) High Availability
18 829 (4.48%) Analytics
19 812 (4.39%) OOP
20 771 (4.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5293 (28.62%) Java
2 5199 (28.11%) Python
3 4364 (23.60%) SQL
4 3383 (18.29%) JavaScript
5 2663 (14.40%) C++
6 2547 (13.77%) PHP
7 2364 (12.78%) Bash Shell
8 2098 (11.34%) Perl
9 1860 (10.06%) Ruby
10 1570 (8.49%) C
11 1252 (6.77%) C#
12 1192 (6.44%) Shell Script
13 1125 (6.08%) PowerShell
14 502 (2.71%) Scala
15 385 (2.08%) PL/SQL
16 358 (1.94%) Go
17 300 (1.62%) Groovy
18 198 (1.07%) Embedded C
18 198 (1.07%) T-SQL
19 188 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 2848 (15.40%) Degree
2 859 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 839 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 743 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
5 433 (2.34%) CCNA
6 420 (2.27%) CCNP
7 393 (2.12%) CISSP
8 371 (2.01%) SC Cleared
9 321 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 308 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 246 (1.33%) CISM
12 204 (1.10%) MCSE
13 190 (1.03%) PhD
14 181 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 171 (0.92%) ISTQB
16 163 (0.88%) GIAC
17 162 (0.88%) ISEB
18 152 (0.82%) RHCE
19 140 (0.76%) SANS
20 137 (0.74%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 882 (4.77%) QA
2 446 (2.41%) SLA
3 286 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 236 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 59 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 46 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 41 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002
8 29 (0.16%) MiFID
9 27 (0.15%) GCP
10 26 (0.14%) COBIT
11 23 (0.12%) PMO
12 21 (0.11%) GDPR
13 20 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 17 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
16 13 (0.070%) HL7
17 12 (0.065%) SSAE 16
18 10 (0.054%) JTAG
19 9 (0.049%) GPG13
19 9 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1928 (10.42%) Docker
2 1885 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1537 (8.31%) Active Directory
4 656 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 478 (2.58%) vSphere
6 337 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
7 312 (1.69%) Xen
8 302 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 269 (1.45%) KVM
10 234 (1.27%) Firmware
11 219 (1.18%) XenServer
12 217 (1.17%) NFS
13 177 (0.96%) XenApp
14 144 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
15 131 (0.71%) Snort
16 126 (0.68%) iptables
17 100 (0.54%) Varnish
18 99 (0.54%) VirtualBox
19 87 (0.47%) XenDesktop
20 84 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2928 (15.83%) Puppet
2 2157 (11.66%) Ansible
3 2153 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
4 739 (4.00%) Nagios
5 675 (3.65%) Kubernetes
6 477 (2.58%) Terraform
7 276 (1.49%) SCCM
8 269 (1.45%) Salt
9 200 (1.08%) ZABBIX
10 158 (0.85%) Tivoli
11 147 (0.79%) logstash
12 143 (0.77%) Mesos
13 142 (0.77%) SCOM
14 134 (0.72%) Cobbler
15 128 (0.69%) Grafana
15 128 (0.69%) Packer
16 126 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
17 125 (0.68%) Graphite
17 125 (0.68%) Nessus
18 124 (0.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2832 (15.31%) VMware
2 2547 (13.77%) Oracle
3 2268 (12.26%) Red Hat
4 2110 (11.41%) Microsoft
5 1548 (8.37%) Cisco
6 650 (3.51%) HP
7 571 (3.09%) Citrix
8 519 (2.81%) Google
9 503 (2.72%) Juniper
10 481 (2.60%) Splunk
11 448 (2.42%) NetApp
12 431 (2.33%) IBM
13 311 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 310 (1.68%) F5
15 309 (1.67%) EMC
16 302 (1.63%) SAP
17 270 (1.46%) Zend
18 248 (1.34%) Sybase
19 239 (1.29%) Palo Alto
20 222 (1.20%) Apple
London
Explore Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £70000 - £115000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
Send
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + stocks
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Stocks
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £150000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago