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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 406 385 411
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 32 42 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 42 26
Average salary £33,500 £46,500 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.95% +21.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £34,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £64,700 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £41,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-17.68% +10.81%
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
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Berkshire -1 11 £45,000 +9.75% 2
Hampshire - 9 £28,358 - 2
Surrey -15 8 £29,000 -49.12% 1
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Kent - 2 £20,000 -
Linux Support
England

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (46.05%) MySQL
3 33 (43.42%) Red Hat
4 30 (39.47%) Apache
5 29 (38.16%) VMware
6 23 (30.26%) Windows
7 21 (27.63%) DNS
8 17 (22.37%) Ubuntu
8 17 (22.37%) Plesk
8 17 (22.37%) cPanel
9 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (21.05%) CentOS
10 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
10 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
11 14 (18.42%) SSL
12 13 (17.11%) IIS
12 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
12 13 (17.11%) nginx
12 13 (17.11%) KVM
13 12 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (15.79%) Webmin
14 11 (14.47%) SUSE
15 9 (11.84%) Java
16 8 (10.53%) SQL
16 8 (10.53%) Tomcat
16 8 (10.53%) Cisco
16 8 (10.53%) Firewall
16 8 (10.53%) Debian
16 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (9.21%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 30 (39.47%) Apache
2 13 (17.11%) IIS
2 13 (17.11%) nginx
3 8 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.26%) Drupal
4 4 (5.26%) Alfresco
4 4 (5.26%) WordPress
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.63%) Node.js
6 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon S3
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.32%) Route 53
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) DNS
2 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
3 14 (18.42%) SSL
4 8 (10.53%) Firewall
5 6 (7.89%) FTP
6 5 (6.58%) HTTP
6 5 (6.58%) SNMP
6 5 (6.58%) Ethereal
6 5 (6.58%) Wireshark
6 5 (6.58%) tcpdump
7 4 (5.26%) OpenVPN
7 4 (5.26%) VPN
7 4 (5.26%) DHCP
7 4 (5.26%) SAN
8 3 (3.95%) SSH
8 3 (3.95%) VoIP
9 2 (2.63%) WAN
9 2 (2.63%) SMTP
9 2 (2.63%) VLAN
9 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (46.05%) MySQL
2 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.58%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (5.26%) Redis
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) HTML
1 6 (7.89%) CSS
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) COM
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) LAMP
4 1 (1.32%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Clustering
1 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.32%) BBC
2 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (30.26%) Windows
3 17 (22.37%) Ubuntu
4 16 (21.05%) CentOS
5 12 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (14.47%) SUSE
7 8 (10.53%) Debian
7 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.89%) UNIX
9 4 (5.26%) Amazon Linux
9 4 (5.26%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.95%) Android
11 2 (2.63%) Fedora
12 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
2 3 (3.95%) Migration
2 3 (3.95%) Database Tuning
2 3 (3.95%) DevOps
3 2 (2.63%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.32%) Time Management
4 1 (1.32%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.32%) Network Management
4 1 (1.32%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.32%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) PHP
4 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) RHCE
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (17.11%) KVM
3 3 (3.95%) vSphere
3 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.32%) Postfix
5 1 (1.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) Plesk
1 17 (22.37%) cPanel
2 12 (15.79%) Webmin
3 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.26%) logstash
4 4 (5.26%) Nagios
5 2 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) Red Hat
2 29 (38.16%) VMware
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.58%) Blue Coat
4 5 (6.58%) WatchGuard
4 5 (6.58%) SonicWALL
4 5 (6.58%) Websense
4 5 (6.58%) Clearswift
4 5 (6.58%) F5
5 3 (3.95%) HP
6 2 (2.63%) EMC
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (1.32%) Intel
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper
7 1 (1.32%) 3PAR
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