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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2526 2255 2675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.48% 10.85% 11.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.12% 38.07% 39.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2154 1951 2390
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
6457 5924 6834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.35% 28.51% 30.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5311 5105 6007
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 September 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 September 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 +6 675 £42,500 - 69
Hampshire 0 580 £37,500 -6.25% 53
Surrey -2 479 £44,000 +4.76% 71
East Sussex +6 238 £37,500 +11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire +23 212 £35,000 -1.40% 21
West Sussex +4 129 £40,000 +10.34% 10
Oxfordshire -10 127 £38,000 -20.00% 33
Kent +5 73 £40,000 +33.33% 13
Middlesex -7 34 £45,000 - 2
M4 Corridor +4 7 £62,500 +38.88%
Home Counties +10 3 £32,500 -35.00%
Thames Valley +2 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2018 (39.98%) Windows
2 1376 (27.26%) UNIX
3 1303 (25.81%) Java
4 1290 (25.55%) MySQL
5 1202 (23.81%) SQL
6 1132 (22.42%) Degree
7 1024 (20.29%) JavaScript
8 982 (19.45%) HTML
9 918 (18.19%) Oracle
10 882 (17.47%) PHP
11 856 (16.96%) Apache
12 841 (16.66%) C++
13 822 (16.28%) VMware
14 821 (16.26%) CSS
15 772 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
16 748 (14.82%) Software Engineering
17 703 (13.93%) Microsoft
18 702 (13.91%) Red Hat
19 645 (12.78%) TCP/IP
20 638 (12.64%) Python
21 600 (11.89%) C
22 577 (11.43%) Perl
23 574 (11.37%) SQL Server
24 573 (11.35%) Computer Science
25 550 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 529 (10.48%) Firewall
27 513 (10.16%) Security Cleared
28 512 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
29 507 (10.04%) ITIL
30 505 (10.00%) OO

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 856 (16.96%) Apache
2 411 (8.14%) Tomcat
3 225 (4.46%) IIS
4 125 (2.48%) Node.js
5 120 (2.38%) MS Exchange
6 95 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 82 (1.62%) Drupal
8 72 (1.43%) nginx
8 72 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 66 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 60 (1.19%) WordPress
11 53 (1.05%) CMS
12 45 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
13 41 (0.81%) Lync
14 36 (0.71%) Joomla!
14 36 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 30 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
16 25 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 24 (0.48%) SAS
18 22 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 365 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 132 (2.61%) MS Office
3 55 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 26 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 25 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.26%) Fireworks
7 10 (0.20%) MS Project
8 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.099%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.079%) Simulink
11 2 (0.040%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 31 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (0.40%) Magento
3 17 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 14 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.24%) Retail-J
6 11 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.14%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.099%) MFGPRO
10 4 (0.079%) GoldMine
11 3 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.040%) SAP Retail
12 2 (0.040%) Oracle BRM
13 1 (0.020%) SAP GRC
13 1 (0.020%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 177 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (3.09%) SaaS
3 60 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 53 (1.05%) IaaS
5 51 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (0.95%) PaaS
7 29 (0.57%) GitHub
8 28 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 20 (0.40%) Basecamp
9 20 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
11 15 (0.30%) Route 53
11 15 (0.30%) Office 365
12 7 (0.14%) Force.com
12 7 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
13 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.099%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.099%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.059%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 645 (12.78%) TCP/IP
2 529 (10.48%) Firewall
3 463 (9.17%) DNS
4 388 (7.69%) HTTP
5 355 (7.03%) SAN
6 349 (6.91%) Internet
7 255 (5.05%) VPN
8 205 (4.06%) WAN
9 192 (3.80%) VoIP
10 184 (3.65%) DHCP
11 178 (3.53%) LAN
12 175 (3.47%) SSL
13 163 (3.23%) LDAP
14 142 (2.81%) Network Security
15 121 (2.40%) FTP
16 120 (2.38%) NAS
17 92 (1.82%) SMTP
18 84 (1.66%) Wireshark
19 83 (1.64%) VLAN
19 83 (1.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1290 (25.55%) MySQL
2 574 (11.37%) SQL Server
3 264 (5.23%) Relational Database
4 252 (4.99%) Oracle Database
5 250 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
6 145 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 129 (2.56%) RDBMS
8 128 (2.54%) Big Data
9 111 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 86 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 77 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 76 (1.51%) NoSQL
13 73 (1.45%) MongoDB
14 69 (1.37%) DB2
15 55 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
16 54 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
17 45 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
18 42 (0.83%) HBase
19 40 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 38 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 497 (9.85%) Git (software)
2 353 (6.99%) Subversion
3 158 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 143 (2.83%) Maven
4 143 (2.83%) Jenkins
5 114 (2.26%) Selenium
6 105 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 93 (1.84%) Ant
8 84 (1.66%) JIRA
9 73 (1.45%) JUnit
10 46 (0.91%) GDB
11 44 (0.87%) YourKit
12 43 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 39 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
14 38 (0.75%) GCC
15 37 (0.73%) JMeter
16 32 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
17 28 (0.55%) LoadRunner
18 25 (0.50%) PHPUnit
19 22 (0.44%) Mockito
General
1 445 (8.82%) Finance
2 402 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 183 (3.63%) Marketing
4 164 (3.25%) Retail
5 108 (2.14%) Electronics
6 102 (2.02%) Banking
7 79 (1.56%) French Language
8 61 (1.21%) German Language
9 59 (1.17%) Legal
10 56 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 45 (0.89%) Advertising
12 44 (0.87%) Military
13 32 (0.63%) Back Office
14 29 (0.57%) Games
15 28 (0.55%) Multimedia
16 26 (0.52%) Billing
17 22 (0.44%) Aerospace
18 18 (0.36%) Financial Institution
19 16 (0.32%) Publishing
20 12 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1433 (28.39%) Developer
2 596 (11.81%) Administrator
3 471 (9.33%) Support Engineer
4 460 (9.11%) Software Engineer
5 456 (9.03%) Systems Administrator
6 434 (8.60%) Analyst
7 373 (7.39%) Java Developer
8 335 (6.64%) Linux Administrator
9 322 (6.38%) PHP Developer
10 310 (6.14%) Web Developer
11 281 (5.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 238 (4.71%) Consultant
13 225 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
14 189 (3.74%) Support Analyst
15 187 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
16 186 (3.68%) Technical Support
17 174 (3.45%) Senior Developer
18 169 (3.35%) Software Developer
19 168 (3.33%) C++ Developer
20 164 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 982 (19.45%) HTML
2 821 (16.26%) CSS
3 495 (9.81%) jQuery
4 479 (9.49%) Web Services
5 447 (8.85%) XML
6 339 (6.72%) LAMP
7 289 (5.73%) .NET
8 260 (5.15%) J2EE
9 255 (5.05%) Spring
10 239 (4.73%) HTML5
11 208 (4.12%) Hibernate
12 190 (3.76%) Ajax
13 181 (3.59%) CSS3
14 160 (3.17%) JSP
15 156 (3.09%) SOAP
16 112 (2.22%) XHTML
17 104 (2.06%) RESTful
18 100 (1.98%) Middleware
18 100 (1.98%) JSON
19 81 (1.60%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 573 (11.35%) Computer Science
2 370 (7.33%) Open Source
3 343 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 218 (4.32%) Social Media
5 184 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 160 (3.17%) Mathematics
7 140 (2.77%) Clustering
8 96 (1.90%) Replication
9 91 (1.80%) Firmware
10 90 (1.78%) Physics
11 83 (1.64%) Visualisation
12 82 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
13 70 (1.39%) Mobile App
14 65 (1.29%) Client/Server
15 64 (1.27%) User Experience
16 59 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
17 54 (1.07%) Device Driver
18 48 (0.95%) Statistics
19 43 (0.85%) Kindle
19 43 (0.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2018 (39.98%) Windows
2 1376 (27.26%) UNIX
3 550 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 429 (8.50%) Solaris
5 369 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 293 (5.80%) Ubuntu
7 270 (5.35%) CentOS
8 246 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 216 (4.28%) AIX
10 215 (4.26%) Debian
11 182 (3.61%) Windows 7
12 162 (3.21%) Mac OS X
13 141 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 135 (2.67%) Android
15 111 (2.20%) Apple iOS
16 109 (2.16%) SUSE
17 105 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
18 100 (1.98%) HPUX
19 77 (1.53%) Windows XP
20 64 (1.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 772 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
2 748 (14.82%) Software Engineering
3 507 (10.04%) ITIL
4 505 (10.00%) OO
5 326 (6.46%) MVC
6 253 (5.01%) Configuration Management
7 251 (4.97%) Multithreading
8 239 (4.73%) E-Commerce
8 239 (4.73%) TDD
9 222 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
10 220 (4.36%) DevOps
11 215 (4.26%) OOP
12 201 (3.98%) Performance Tuning
13 193 (3.82%) Web Development
14 189 (3.74%) Mentoring
15 185 (3.66%) Project Management
16 171 (3.39%) Scrum
17 166 (3.29%) Kalman Filter
18 162 (3.21%) Information Security
19 153 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1303 (25.81%) Java
2 1202 (23.81%) SQL
3 1024 (20.29%) JavaScript
4 882 (17.47%) PHP
5 841 (16.66%) C++
6 638 (12.64%) Python
7 600 (11.89%) C
8 577 (11.43%) Perl
9 439 (8.70%) Bash Shell
10 401 (7.94%) C#
11 341 (6.76%) Ruby
12 273 (5.41%) Shell Script
13 145 (2.87%) PHP5
14 99 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 89 (1.76%) PowerShell
16 74 (1.47%) Embedded C++
17 67 (1.33%) Embedded C
18 59 (1.17%) MATLAB
19 58 (1.15%) Assembly Language
20 56 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1132 (22.42%) Degree
2 513 (10.16%) Security Cleared
3 284 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 197 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 162 (3.21%) DV Cleared
6 139 (2.75%) CISSP
7 137 (2.71%) CCNA
8 125 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 101 (2.00%) MCSE
10 88 (1.74%) CCNP
11 79 (1.56%) ISEB
12 61 (1.21%) CEH
13 58 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
14 54 (1.07%) PhD
15 45 (0.89%) CISA
15 45 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 43 (0.85%) PCI QSA
17 41 (0.81%) CISM
17 41 (0.81%) MCSA
18 39 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (3.96%) SLA
2 182 (3.61%) QA
3 130 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 129 (2.56%) PCI DSS
5 87 (1.72%) ISO 9001
6 42 (0.83%) COBIT
7 30 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.32%) HL7
9 10 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.18%) WAI
11 8 (0.16%) GLP
12 7 (0.14%) DO-178B
13 6 (0.12%) JTAG
14 5 (0.099%) COSO
15 4 (0.079%) GPG13
16 2 (0.040%) ISO 8583
16 2 (0.040%) Data Quality
17 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 512 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 346 (6.85%) Active Directory
3 186 (3.68%) vSphere
4 130 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 101 (2.00%) NFS
6 75 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
7 73 (1.45%) VMware ESX
8 70 (1.39%) vCloud
9 65 (1.29%) Samba
10 57 (1.13%) KVM
10 57 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
11 50 (0.99%) Postfix
12 49 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
13 48 (0.95%) Snort
14 40 (0.79%) Xen
15 38 (0.75%) XenServer
16 36 (0.71%) XenApp
17 28 (0.55%) XenDesktop
18 26 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 23 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 314 (6.22%) Puppet
2 144 (2.85%) Nagios
3 129 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (1.45%) Data Guard
5 62 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 55 (1.09%) SCCM
7 38 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
8 35 (0.69%) Zenoss
9 33 (0.65%) Ansible
10 32 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 31 (0.61%) WSUS
12 29 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (0.55%) Cacti
13 28 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
14 25 (0.50%) Vagrant
15 23 (0.46%) Nessus
16 20 (0.40%) Munin
17 18 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 18 (0.36%) Plesk
18 17 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 918 (18.19%) Oracle
2 822 (16.28%) VMware
3 703 (13.93%) Microsoft
4 702 (13.91%) Red Hat
5 486 (9.63%) Cisco
6 247 (4.89%) HP
7 193 (3.82%) Citrix
8 191 (3.78%) JBoss
9 154 (3.05%) EMC
10 147 (2.91%) Sun
11 138 (2.73%) Juniper
12 121 (2.40%) IBM
13 113 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 84 (1.66%) F5
15 75 (1.49%) NetApp
16 71 (1.41%) Veritas
17 64 (1.27%) SAP
18 58 (1.15%) Sybase
18 58 (1.15%) Blue Coat
19 57 (1.13%) Zend
Canterbury, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Servicenow
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Stock & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum + Bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus pension and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Sussex
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + on-call allowance, bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private Medical Cover
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £50000 per annum + Excellent Bens parking, pension,Health
Posted: 14 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - extensive - see ad
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Level 3
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago