The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills 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 over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2451 2192 2696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.21% 10.09% 11.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.58% 36.26% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2006 1850 2422
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6522 6046 6969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.83% 27.82% 29.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5326 5066 6185
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,454 £22,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Linux
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Linux Salary Trend in the South East

Linux
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in the South East

Linux
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 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 +5 644 £47,500 +7.95% 66
Surrey +3 523 £45,000 - 53
Hampshire 0 501 £40,000 - 81
Buckinghamshire +23 182 £39,500 +12.85% 15
Oxfordshire +3 175 £40,000 -14.89% 47
East Sussex +5 153 £40,000 - 9
Kent +50 125 £42,500 +13.33% 9
West Sussex +12 117 £37,500 -11.76% 20
Middlesex -26 15 £52,500 -8.69% 3
Sussex +11 10 £47,500 +58.33%
Thames Valley - 7 £50,000 -
M4 Corridor +3 5 £62,500 +4.16%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux.

1 1993 (40.04%) Windows
2 1384 (27.81%) UNIX
3 1277 (25.66%) SQL
4 1260 (25.32%) MySQL
5 1209 (24.29%) Java
6 1030 (20.70%) JavaScript
7 944 (18.97%) Degree
8 935 (18.79%) HTML
9 934 (18.77%) VMware
10 927 (18.63%) PHP
11 850 (17.08%) Apache
12 807 (16.21%) Oracle
13 788 (15.83%) CSS
14 759 (15.25%) C++
15 755 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
16 708 (14.23%) Software Engineering
17 691 (13.88%) Microsoft
18 658 (13.22%) Red Hat
19 631 (12.68%) Python
20 616 (12.38%) SQL Server
21 614 (12.34%) TCP/IP
22 583 (11.71%) Perl
23 582 (11.69%) Firewall
24 550 (11.05%) Web Services
25 541 (10.87%) Cisco
26 531 (10.67%) jQuery
27 527 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
28 508 (10.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 499 (10.03%) Git (software)
30 496 (9.97%) Computer Science

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 850 (17.08%) Apache
2 415 (8.34%) Tomcat
3 241 (4.84%) IIS
4 207 (4.16%) JBoss
5 125 (2.51%) MS Exchange
6 109 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 109 (2.19%) nginx
7 91 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 83 (1.67%) Node.js
9 76 (1.53%) Drupal
10 71 (1.43%) Apache Solr
11 70 (1.41%) WordPress
12 63 (1.27%) CMS
13 62 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
14 51 (1.02%) SharePoint
15 50 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
16 41 (0.82%) Joomla!
17 37 (0.74%) Confluence
18 34 (0.68%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 340 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 124 (2.49%) MS Office
3 36 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 20 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.20%) MS Project
7 6 (0.12%) Mathematica
7 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.10%) SPSS
9 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.020%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 20 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.26%) Magento
5 9 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.16%) Retail-J
6 8 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.080%) MFGPRO
8 3 (0.060%) GoldMine
8 3 (0.060%) Agresso
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.020%) nopCommerce
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.020%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 233 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (2.83%) SaaS
3 90 (1.81%) Amazon S3
4 86 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
5 67 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (0.80%) IaaS
7 37 (0.74%) PaaS
8 29 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
9 24 (0.48%) Route 53
10 18 (0.36%) GitHub
11 17 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (0.30%) Office 365
13 12 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (0.18%) Basecamp
15 7 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.12%) Heroku
17 5 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
17 5 (0.10%) ElastiCache
17 5 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 614 (12.34%) TCP/IP
2 582 (11.69%) Firewall
3 493 (9.91%) DNS
4 358 (7.19%) HTTP
5 340 (6.83%) SAN
6 328 (6.59%) Internet
7 285 (5.73%) WAN
8 278 (5.59%) VPN
9 240 (4.82%) LAN
10 196 (3.94%) DHCP
11 194 (3.90%) SSL
12 170 (3.42%) VoIP
13 141 (2.83%) LDAP
14 139 (2.79%) Network Security
15 111 (2.23%) VLAN
16 96 (1.93%) BGP
17 95 (1.91%) SMTP
18 93 (1.87%) IPsec
18 93 (1.87%) Wireshark
19 88 (1.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1260 (25.32%) MySQL
2 616 (12.38%) SQL Server
3 236 (4.74%) Oracle Database
4 214 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 191 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
6 146 (2.93%) Big Data
7 136 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 121 (2.43%) RDBMS
9 109 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 102 (2.05%) MongoDB
11 92 (1.85%) NoSQL
12 81 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 71 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
14 69 (1.39%) DB2
15 61 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 59 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
17 57 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
18 55 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
19 54 (1.08%) MariaDB
20 53 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 499 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 408 (8.20%) Subversion
3 170 (3.42%) Eclipse
4 156 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 153 (3.07%) Maven
6 122 (2.45%) Ant
7 114 (2.29%) Selenium
8 113 (2.27%) JUnit
9 109 (2.19%) JIRA
10 84 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 53 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
12 51 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
13 49 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 45 (0.90%) GCC
15 44 (0.88%) JMeter
16 43 (0.86%) GDB
17 38 (0.76%) Mockito
18 34 (0.68%) TestNG
19 33 (0.66%) Cucumber
20 31 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 478 (9.60%) Finance
2 385 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 161 (3.23%) Marketing
4 157 (3.15%) Retail
5 94 (1.89%) Banking
6 83 (1.67%) Electronics
7 65 (1.31%) French Language
8 59 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 50 (1.00%) German Language
10 49 (0.98%) Legal
11 40 (0.80%) Games
12 38 (0.76%) Advertising
13 34 (0.68%) Back Office
14 31 (0.62%) Publishing
15 27 (0.54%) Military
15 27 (0.54%) Automotive
16 22 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.44%) Billing
17 21 (0.42%) Multimedia
18 19 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1398 (28.09%) Developer
2 586 (11.77%) Administrator
3 507 (10.19%) Support Engineer
4 480 (9.64%) Software Engineer
5 409 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
6 366 (7.35%) Java Developer
7 339 (6.81%) Analyst
8 300 (6.03%) Linux Administrator
9 294 (5.91%) PHP Developer
10 282 (5.67%) Web Developer
11 244 (4.90%) Consultant
12 242 (4.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 232 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
14 231 (4.64%) Software Developer
15 206 (4.14%) Technical Support
16 198 (3.98%) Senior Developer
17 195 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
18 194 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
19 175 (3.52%) DBA
20 173 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 935 (18.79%) HTML
2 788 (15.83%) CSS
3 550 (11.05%) Web Services
4 531 (10.67%) jQuery
5 483 (9.70%) XML
6 373 (7.49%) LAMP
7 293 (5.89%) .NET
8 292 (5.87%) J2EE
9 271 (5.45%) Spring
10 243 (4.88%) HTML5
11 221 (4.44%) SOAP
12 195 (3.92%) Ajax
13 187 (3.76%) REST
14 186 (3.74%) CSS3
15 183 (3.68%) Hibernate
16 181 (3.64%) JSP
17 169 (3.40%) JSON
18 128 (2.57%) Java EE
19 120 (2.41%) ASP.NET
20 105 (2.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 496 (9.97%) Computer Science
2 394 (7.92%) Open Source
3 368 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 136 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 135 (2.71%) Mathematics
6 126 (2.53%) Clustering
7 99 (1.99%) Social Media
8 95 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
9 92 (1.85%) User Experience
10 88 (1.77%) Algorithms
11 87 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 81 (1.63%) Replication
13 76 (1.53%) Client/Server
13 76 (1.53%) Mobile App
14 73 (1.47%) Physics
15 65 (1.31%) Visualisation
16 45 (0.90%) iPad
17 37 (0.74%) Mainframe
18 35 (0.70%) Blackberry
18 35 (0.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1993 (40.04%) Windows
2 1384 (27.81%) UNIX
3 508 (10.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 411 (8.26%) Solaris
5 401 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 316 (6.35%) CentOS
7 265 (5.32%) Ubuntu
8 256 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 209 (4.20%) AIX
10 195 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 150 (3.01%) Debian
12 145 (2.91%) Windows 7
13 141 (2.83%) Android
14 122 (2.45%) SUSE
15 106 (2.13%) Apple iOS
16 94 (1.89%) Mac OS X
17 70 (1.41%) Windows XP
18 69 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
19 52 (1.04%) HPUX
20 39 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 755 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
2 708 (14.23%) Software Engineering
3 471 (9.46%) OO
4 458 (9.20%) ITIL
5 376 (7.55%) MVC
6 287 (5.77%) DevOps
7 275 (5.53%) TDD
8 265 (5.32%) E-Commerce
9 255 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
10 244 (4.90%) Performance Tuning
11 237 (4.76%) Multithreading
12 217 (4.36%) Scrum
13 216 (4.34%) OOP
14 214 (4.30%) Project Management
15 213 (4.28%) Configuration Management
16 210 (4.22%) Mentoring
17 183 (3.68%) Web Development
18 163 (3.28%) SOA
19 162 (3.25%) Change Management
20 138 (2.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1277 (25.66%) SQL
2 1209 (24.29%) Java
3 1030 (20.70%) JavaScript
4 927 (18.63%) PHP
5 759 (15.25%) C++
6 631 (12.68%) Python
7 583 (11.71%) Perl
8 486 (9.76%) C
9 405 (8.14%) Bash Shell
10 344 (6.91%) C#
11 335 (6.73%) Shell Script
12 312 (6.27%) Ruby
13 156 (3.13%) PHP5
14 108 (2.17%) PowerShell
14 108 (2.17%) PL/SQL
15 84 (1.69%) T-SQL
16 62 (1.25%) Scala
17 55 (1.11%) XPath
18 50 (1.00%) MATLAB
19 49 (0.98%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 944 (18.97%) Degree
2 412 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 275 (5.53%) SC Cleared
4 235 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
5 183 (3.68%) CCNA
6 146 (2.93%) CISSP
7 119 (2.39%) CCNP
8 118 (2.37%) DV Cleared
9 81 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 77 (1.55%) ISEB
11 73 (1.47%) PhD
12 64 (1.29%) MCSE
13 54 (1.08%) CEH
14 44 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 42 (0.84%) CISA
16 41 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
17 37 (0.74%) ISTQB
17 37 (0.74%) PCI QSA
18 35 (0.70%) CISM
19 31 (0.62%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (3.76%) SLA
2 156 (3.13%) QA
3 129 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 115 (2.31%) PCI DSS
5 69 (1.39%) ISO 9001
6 43 (0.86%) COBIT
7 35 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.20%) GLP
9 8 (0.16%) GPG13
10 5 (0.10%) COSO
11 3 (0.060%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.060%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.040%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.020%) WAI
System Software
1 527 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 340 (6.83%) Active Directory
3 208 (4.18%) vSphere
4 124 (2.49%) Hyper-V
5 108 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 70 (1.41%) KVM
7 67 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 66 (1.33%) Firmware
9 63 (1.27%) NFS
10 62 (1.25%) vCloud
11 59 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
12 46 (0.92%) Postfix
13 39 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
14 34 (0.68%) Samba
15 26 (0.52%) Snort
16 25 (0.50%) Xen
17 23 (0.46%) Sendmail
18 21 (0.42%) XenApp
19 20 (0.40%) Squid
20 19 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 330 (6.63%) Puppet
2 167 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
3 118 (2.37%) Nagios
4 61 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 53 (1.06%) SCCM
6 43 (0.86%) Data Guard
7 42 (0.84%) Tivoli
8 40 (0.80%) HAProxy
9 38 (0.76%) Netcool
10 33 (0.66%) SCOM
11 31 (0.62%) Backup Exec
11 31 (0.62%) Plesk
12 30 (0.60%) Vagrant
12 30 (0.60%) cPanel
13 29 (0.58%) Ansible
14 27 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
15 25 (0.50%) Zenoss
16 24 (0.48%) Cacti
17 23 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
17 23 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 934 (18.77%) VMware
2 807 (16.21%) Oracle
3 691 (13.88%) Microsoft
4 658 (13.22%) Red Hat
5 541 (10.87%) Cisco
6 257 (5.16%) HP
7 186 (3.74%) Citrix
8 184 (3.70%) IBM
9 166 (3.34%) Sun
10 148 (2.97%) Juniper
11 119 (2.39%) EMC
12 115 (2.31%) CheckPoint
13 96 (1.93%) F5
14 82 (1.65%) SAP
15 77 (1.55%) NetApp
16 64 (1.29%) Veritas
17 63 (1.27%) Dell
18 61 (1.23%) Zend
18 61 (1.23%) hybris
19 58 (1.17%) Blue Coat
West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £60000 per annum - share options
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £55000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, 25 days, Pension to 7%, Med
Posted: 4 hours ago
Alton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + life care, bonus, more
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS, pension,
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + life care, bonus, more
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + share scheme,
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + share scheme,
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + bonus, share scheme, More
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Shares, Bonus, More
Posted: 6 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
BitWise Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent career development
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago