The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 419 421 406
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 28 41 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 26 36 34
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £54,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -8.00%
Linux Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19850 22279 21260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.27% 94.82% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16075 18103 17609
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux Support
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support across the South East region.

Linux Support Salary Trend in the South East

Linux Support
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Linux Support Salary Histogram in the South East

Linux Support
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +29 14 £50,000 +25.00%
Berkshire +13 11 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Oxfordshire +6 2 £33,000 +13.79% 1
Hampshire +2 1 £45,000 +13.20% 1
Linux Support
England

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title.

1 81 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (49.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 40 (49.38%) Red Hat
3 37 (45.68%) VMware
4 36 (44.44%) MySQL
5 34 (41.98%) Apache
6 33 (40.74%) Nagios
7 27 (33.33%) Clustering
8 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
9 24 (29.63%) Oracle
10 23 (28.40%) SQL
11 20 (24.69%) Windows
11 20 (24.69%) Load Balancing
12 19 (23.46%) Tomcat
13 18 (22.22%) UNIX
14 17 (20.99%) SSL
14 17 (20.99%) Plesk
14 17 (20.99%) cPanel
15 16 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (19.75%) Ubuntu
15 16 (19.75%) Incident Management
16 15 (18.52%) JBoss
16 15 (18.52%) CentOS
17 14 (17.28%) Data Centre
17 14 (17.28%) KVM
17 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
17 14 (17.28%) Network Design
18 13 (16.05%) Migration
18 13 (16.05%) DNS
18 13 (16.05%) nginx

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Linux Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (41.98%) Apache
2 19 (23.46%) Tomcat
3 15 (18.52%) JBoss
4 13 (16.05%) nginx
5 12 (14.81%) IIS
6 5 (6.17%) WordPress
6 5 (6.17%) Drupal
6 5 (6.17%) Alfresco
6 5 (6.17%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) Confluence
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (14.81%) Amazon S3
1 12 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (14.81%) Amazon ELB
1 12 (14.81%) Amazon SQS
1 12 (14.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) SSL
2 13 (16.05%) DNS
3 12 (14.81%) OpenVPN
3 12 (14.81%) Firewall
4 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.11%) SAN
6 5 (6.17%) VPN
6 5 (6.17%) FTP
7 3 (3.70%) HTTP
7 3 (3.70%) DHCP
8 1 (1.23%) Telnet
8 1 (1.23%) LAN
8 1 (1.23%) WAN
8 1 (1.23%) SMTP
8 1 (1.23%) SSH
8 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (44.44%) MySQL
2 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
3 12 (14.81%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (14.81%) Redis
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.70%) Informix
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.23%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 7 (8.64%) Games
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) Web Services
2 5 (6.17%) .NET
3 3 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.47%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.23%) Middleware
5 1 (1.23%) CSS
5 1 (1.23%) HTML
5 1 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.33%) Clustering
2 14 (17.28%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.94%) Replication
4 4 (4.94%) User Experience
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.70%) Eurex
5 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.70%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.23%) Derivative
6 1 (1.23%) Wiki
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) Equities
6 1 (1.23%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (49.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (24.69%) Windows
4 18 (22.22%) UNIX
5 16 (19.75%) Ubuntu
6 15 (18.52%) CentOS
7 12 (14.81%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (7.41%) SUSE
8 6 (7.41%) Android
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.41%) Apple iOS
9 5 (6.17%) Solaris
9 5 (6.17%) Debian
10 3 (3.70%) Fedora
11 2 (2.47%) AIX
11 2 (2.47%) HPUX
11 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) Load Balancing
2 16 (19.75%) Incident Management
3 14 (17.28%) Network Design
4 13 (16.05%) Migration
5 12 (14.81%) Server Hardening
6 4 (4.94%) Service Management
6 4 (4.94%) Project Management
6 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.70%) Database Tuning
7 3 (3.70%) Workflow
8 2 (2.47%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (2.47%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.47%) ITIL
9 1 (1.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.40%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) Perl
2 11 (13.58%) Python
3 8 (9.88%) PHP
4 6 (7.41%) Java
4 6 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.17%) C++
5 5 (6.17%) Ruby
5 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.70%) Tcl
6 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.70%) Korn
7 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.47%) C#
8 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.23%) VBScript
8 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Degree
1 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) RHCE
4 4 (4.94%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) MCP
6 1 (1.23%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (17.28%) KVM
3 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 6 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.17%) vSphere
6 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.47%) Firmware
8 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.23%) Postfix
8 1 (1.23%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 33 (40.74%) Nagios
2 17 (20.99%) Plesk
2 17 (20.99%) cPanel
3 12 (14.81%) logstash
3 12 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (14.81%) Webmin
4 4 (4.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.47%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.47%) SCCM
6 2 (2.47%) Puppet
7 1 (1.23%) vMotion
7 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (49.38%) Red Hat
2 37 (45.68%) VMware
3 24 (29.63%) Oracle
4 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.58%) HP
6 6 (7.41%) EMC
7 4 (4.94%) Symantec
8 3 (3.70%) NYFIX
8 3 (3.70%) Fidessa
8 3 (3.70%) Patsystems
8 3 (3.70%) GL TRADE
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco
9 2 (2.47%) Reuters
9 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.47%) EasyScreen
9 2 (2.47%) EccoWare
10 1 (1.23%) Veeam
10 1 (1.23%) Sun
10 1 (1.23%) NetApp
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