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

Linux
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9800 10771 11433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.37% 10.79% 10.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.73% 42.06% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8077 9012 9566
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 21432 25609 28692
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.86% 25.66% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 17869 21777 24027
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 27 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 27 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 9278 £50,000 - 1442
London +1 4426 £60,000 +4.34% 627
South East 0 1907 £45,000 - 278
City of London +1 716 £60,000 - 133
East of England -3 645 £47,500 +5.55% 139
North West +5 608 £40,000 +6.66% 110
South West -2 596 £41,750 +4.37% 99
Yorkshire 0 534 £42,500 - 92
Berkshire -1 515 £47,500 -5.00% 64
Manchester +7 434 £40,000 - 68
West Midlands +6 383 £40,000 +6.66% 57
Hampshire -4 375 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Surrey 0 362 £50,000 +5.26% 60
West Yorkshire +5 339 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Cambridgeshire -3 286 £47,500 +5.55% 72
Reading 0 275 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Cambridge -6 257 £50,000 +5.26% 65
Leeds +3 254 £45,000 +5.88% 42
Scotland +6 248 £40,000 -6.97% 44
Oxfordshire +4 215 £45,000 - 35
East Midlands -7 192 £40,000 - 28
Hertfordshire -13 166 £50,000 +8.69% 38
Gloucestershire -3 160 £45,000 - 13
Bristol -3 151 £40,000 +6.66% 46
Buckinghamshire +6 142 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Edinburgh +17 140 £39,000 +4.00% 33
West Sussex +2 125 £42,500 +2.40% 14
Milton Keynes +12 122 £42,133 -6.37% 11
Birmingham +8 120 £40,000 +4.57% 13
Essex +2 117 £46,250 +5.11% 17

For the 6 months to 27 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 6307 (33.74%) Windows
2 5358 (28.67%) Java
3 5262 (28.15%) Python
4 5039 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
5 4547 (24.33%) Unix
6 4399 (23.54%) SQL
7 4048 (21.66%) DevOps
8 3575 (19.13%) Amazon AWS
9 3524 (18.85%) Finance
10 3472 (18.58%) MySQL
11 3423 (18.31%) JavaScript
12 2961 (15.84%) Puppet
13 2881 (15.41%) Degree
14 2873 (15.37%) Git (software)
15 2864 (15.32%) VMware
16 2685 (14.37%) C++
17 2654 (14.20%) HTML
18 2570 (13.75%) Oracle
19 2568 (13.74%) PHP
20 2532 (13.55%) Software Engineering
21 2393 (12.80%) Bash Shell
22 2295 (12.28%) Red Hat
23 2210 (11.82%) Jenkins
24 2204 (11.79%) CSS
25 2180 (11.66%) Ansible
26 2177 (11.65%) Opscode Chef
27 2142 (11.46%) Microsoft
28 2119 (11.34%) Perl
29 2108 (11.28%) Apache
30 2017 (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 2108 (11.28%) Apache
2 1088 (5.82%) Tomcat
3 675 (3.61%) IIS
4 656 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
5 644 (3.45%) JBoss
6 629 (3.37%) nginx
7 512 (2.74%) OpenStack
8 487 (2.61%) WebLogic
9 473 (2.53%) WebSphere
10 455 (2.43%) MS Exchange
11 362 (1.94%) Confluence
12 343 (1.84%) Apache Spark
13 249 (1.33%) CMS
14 237 (1.27%) SharePoint
15 218 (1.17%) WordPress
16 214 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 181 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
18 172 (0.92%) Drupal
19 141 (0.75%) Apache Solr
20 128 (0.68%) CloudStack
Applications
1 342 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 56 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 54 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.11%) SPSS
7 15 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.054%) Maya
10 10 (0.054%) Simulink
11 9 (0.048%) 3ds Max
12 8 (0.043%) GNU Octave
13 7 (0.037%) Campfire
13 7 (0.037%) 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 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 152 (0.81%) Magento
3 88 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 79 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 55 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 38 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 24 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 23 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 21 (0.11%) RMDS
10 14 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
11 12 (0.064%) assyst
12 11 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
13 10 (0.054%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
13 10 (0.054%) NetSuite
13 10 (0.054%) Oracle 11i
13 10 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
13 10 (0.054%) Sage X3
13 10 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
14 8 (0.043%) BusinessWorks
14 8 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3575 (19.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1256 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 703 (3.76%) SaaS
4 450 (2.41%) Office 365
5 439 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
6 430 (2.30%) GitHub
7 290 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 285 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 281 (1.50%) Amazon S3
9 281 (1.50%) IaaS
9 281 (1.50%) PaaS
10 271 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 137 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 98 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
13 93 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 82 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 77 (0.41%) Route 53
16 76 (0.41%) OpenShift
17 73 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
18 62 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1907 (10.20%) Firewall
2 1536 (8.22%) TCP/IP
3 1235 (6.61%) DNS
4 879 (4.70%) SAN
5 792 (4.24%) Internet
6 698 (3.73%) WAN
7 663 (3.55%) VPN
8 642 (3.43%) LAN
9 601 (3.22%) HTTP
10 600 (3.21%) DHCP
11 484 (2.59%) Network Security
12 375 (2.01%) VoIP
13 370 (1.98%) VLAN
14 369 (1.97%) LDAP
15 363 (1.94%) BGP
16 339 (1.81%) SSL
17 324 (1.73%) Wireless
18 302 (1.62%) OSPF
19 298 (1.59%) NAS
20 278 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3472 (18.58%) MySQL
2 1766 (9.45%) SQL Server
3 1209 (6.47%) NoSQL
4 1191 (6.37%) MongoDB
5 1052 (5.63%) Relational Database
6 975 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
7 749 (4.01%) Big Data
8 635 (3.40%) Hadoop
9 620 (3.32%) Oracle Database
10 542 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 479 (2.56%) RDBMS
12 425 (2.27%) Redis
13 274 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
14 232 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 230 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
16 195 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 187 (1.00%) DB2
17 187 (1.00%) HBase
18 169 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
19 159 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2873 (15.37%) Git (software)
2 2210 (11.82%) Jenkins
3 1154 (6.17%) JIRA
4 955 (5.11%) Subversion
5 710 (3.80%) Maven
6 599 (3.20%) Selenium
7 542 (2.90%) JUnit
8 452 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 427 (2.28%) TeamCity
10 371 (1.98%) Vagrant
11 300 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 275 (1.47%) Eclipse
13 259 (1.39%) Gradle
14 243 (1.30%) Ant
15 229 (1.23%) Hudson
16 207 (1.11%) Bitbucket
17 203 (1.09%) Visual Studio
18 185 (0.99%) JMeter
19 170 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
20 164 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3524 (18.85%) Finance
2 1168 (6.25%) Banking
3 1040 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 742 (3.97%) Marketing
5 633 (3.39%) Retail
6 591 (3.16%) Games
7 503 (2.69%) Electronics
8 398 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 339 (1.81%) Front Office
10 316 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 240 (1.28%) Advertising
12 199 (1.06%) Legal
13 180 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 161 (0.86%) Back Office
15 160 (0.86%) Automotive
16 127 (0.68%) Publishing
17 101 (0.54%) Law
18 75 (0.40%) French Language
19 73 (0.39%) Retail Banking
20 64 (0.34%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 5058 (27.06%) Developer
2 2102 (11.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 1766 (9.45%) Linux Engineer
4 1541 (8.24%) Administrator
5 1411 (7.55%) Java Developer
6 1315 (7.04%) Software Engineer
7 1215 (6.50%) Analyst
8 1051 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
9 1047 (5.60%) PHP Developer
10 958 (5.13%) Senior Developer
11 836 (4.47%) Linux Administrator
12 824 (4.41%) Support Engineer
13 789 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 665 (3.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 655 (3.50%) Architect
16 644 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 612 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
18 603 (3.23%) Software Developer
19 583 (3.12%) Consultant
20 574 (3.07%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2654 (14.20%) HTML
2 2204 (11.79%) CSS
3 1846 (9.88%) Web Services
4 1348 (7.21%) LAMP
5 1206 (6.45%) Spring
6 1126 (6.02%) XML
7 1071 (5.73%) jQuery
8 1069 (5.72%) .NET
9 1024 (5.48%) AngularJS
10 926 (4.95%) HTML5
11 907 (4.85%) REST
12 847 (4.53%) Node.js
13 742 (3.97%) SOAP
14 686 (3.67%) RESTful
15 671 (3.59%) JSON
16 636 (3.40%) Hibernate
17 537 (2.87%) Middleware
18 508 (2.72%) CSS3
18 508 (2.72%) J2EE
19 452 (2.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1892 (10.12%) Computer Science
2 1172 (6.27%) Data Centre
3 1122 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 733 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
5 508 (2.72%) Fintech
6 479 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 473 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 405 (2.17%) User Experience
9 390 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
10 343 (1.84%) Clustering
11 301 (1.61%) Mobile App
12 281 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 250 (1.34%) Data Structures
14 236 (1.26%) Equities
15 233 (1.25%) Public Cloud
16 231 (1.24%) iPad
17 214 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 200 (1.07%) Hedge funds
19 180 (0.96%) Replication
20 179 (0.96%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6307 (33.74%) Windows
2 4547 (24.33%) Unix
3 1749 (9.36%) Windows Server
4 1727 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1288 (6.89%) CentOS
6 955 (5.11%) Ubuntu
7 784 (4.19%) Solaris
8 739 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 719 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 593 (3.17%) Android
11 517 (2.77%) Debian
12 378 (2.02%) Apple iOS
13 336 (1.80%) AIX
14 316 (1.69%) Mac OS X
15 268 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 239 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
17 231 (1.24%) Mac OS
17 231 (1.24%) Windows 7
18 116 (0.62%) HPUX
19 114 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5039 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 4048 (21.66%) DevOps
3 2532 (13.55%) Software Engineering
4 2017 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
5 1758 (9.41%) Scrum
6 1627 (8.70%) OO
7 1614 (8.64%) Configuration Management
8 1554 (8.31%) TDD
9 1518 (8.12%) Open Source
10 1506 (8.06%) ITIL
11 1322 (7.07%) Test Automation
12 1104 (5.91%) E-Commerce
13 1103 (5.90%) MVC
14 1056 (5.65%) SDLC
15 1024 (5.48%) Web Development
16 1003 (5.37%) Mentoring
17 845 (4.52%) High Availability
18 838 (4.48%) Analytics
19 821 (4.39%) OOP
20 780 (4.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5358 (28.67%) Java
2 5262 (28.15%) Python
3 4399 (23.54%) SQL
4 3423 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 2685 (14.37%) C++
6 2568 (13.74%) PHP
7 2393 (12.80%) Bash Shell
8 2119 (11.34%) Perl
9 1882 (10.07%) Ruby
10 1583 (8.47%) C
11 1271 (6.80%) C#
12 1210 (6.47%) Shell Script
13 1143 (6.12%) PowerShell
14 507 (2.71%) Scala
15 387 (2.07%) PL/SQL
16 362 (1.94%) Go
17 302 (1.62%) Groovy
18 200 (1.07%) Embedded C
19 198 (1.06%) T-SQL
20 189 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 2881 (15.41%) Degree
2 868 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 846 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 747 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 436 (2.33%) CCNA
6 422 (2.26%) CCNP
7 397 (2.12%) CISSP
8 377 (2.02%) SC Cleared
9 327 (1.75%) DV Cleared
10 313 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 247 (1.32%) CISM
12 209 (1.12%) MCSE
13 191 (1.02%) PhD
14 183 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 173 (0.93%) ISTQB
16 166 (0.89%) GIAC
17 162 (0.87%) ISEB
18 154 (0.82%) RHCE
19 142 (0.76%) SANS
20 138 (0.74%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 891 (4.77%) QA
2 450 (2.41%) SLA
3 288 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 240 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 59 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 47 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 41 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002
8 29 (0.16%) MiFID
9 27 (0.14%) GCP
10 26 (0.14%) COBIT
11 23 (0.12%) PMO
12 21 (0.11%) GDPR
13 20 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 17 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials
15 14 (0.075%) HL7
16 12 (0.064%) SSAE 16
17 10 (0.054%) JTAG
18 9 (0.048%) GPG13
18 9 (0.048%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1946 (10.41%) Docker
2 1905 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1563 (8.36%) Active Directory
4 663 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 485 (2.59%) vSphere
6 339 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 316 (1.69%) Xen
8 306 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
9 271 (1.45%) KVM
10 239 (1.28%) Firmware
11 221 (1.18%) XenServer
12 220 (1.18%) NFS
13 182 (0.97%) XenApp
14 146 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
15 131 (0.70%) Snort
16 127 (0.68%) iptables
17 100 (0.54%) Varnish
18 99 (0.53%) VirtualBox
19 87 (0.47%) XenDesktop
20 84 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2961 (15.84%) Puppet
2 2180 (11.66%) Ansible
3 2177 (11.65%) Opscode Chef
4 746 (3.99%) Nagios
5 679 (3.63%) Kubernetes
6 478 (2.56%) Terraform
7 281 (1.50%) SCCM
8 271 (1.45%) Salt
9 201 (1.08%) ZABBIX
10 159 (0.85%) Tivoli
11 147 (0.79%) logstash
12 144 (0.77%) SCOM
13 143 (0.77%) Mesos
14 135 (0.72%) Cobbler
15 129 (0.69%) Grafana
15 129 (0.69%) Nessus
16 128 (0.68%) Packer
17 127 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
18 126 (0.67%) Graphite
18 126 (0.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2864 (15.32%) VMware
2 2570 (13.75%) Oracle
3 2295 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 2142 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 1562 (8.36%) Cisco
6 654 (3.50%) HP
7 579 (3.10%) Citrix
8 525 (2.81%) Google
9 505 (2.70%) Juniper
10 483 (2.58%) Splunk
11 452 (2.42%) NetApp
12 435 (2.33%) IBM
13 314 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 311 (1.66%) EMC
14 311 (1.66%) F5
15 303 (1.62%) SAP
16 271 (1.45%) Zend
17 252 (1.35%) Sybase
18 242 (1.29%) Palo Alto
19 225 (1.20%) Apple
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