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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2532 2537 2526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.17% 11.05% 11.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.19% 40.40% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2157 2109 2151
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
6147 6279 6503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.55% 27.36% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5158 5312 5591
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 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
Hampshire +2 568 £45,000 +16.88% 71
Surrey +4 556 £47,500 +5.55% 62
Berkshire -4 544 £45,000 - 100
Oxfordshire +7 225 £40,000 -5.88% 35
East Sussex 0 201 £37,500 -6.25% 24
West Sussex +8 176 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Buckinghamshire 0 150 £41,000 +17.14% 34
Kent +29 87 £40,000 -4.76% 24
Middlesex -3 18 £47,500 - 1
Sussex +9 12 £57,500 - 2
Home Counties +1 2 £67,500 +50.00%
M4 Corridor - 2 £57,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2047 (42.53%) Windows
2 1424 (29.59%) UNIX
3 1227 (25.49%) Java
4 1218 (25.31%) SQL
5 1166 (24.23%) MySQL
6 1002 (20.82%) VMware
7 946 (19.66%) JavaScript
8 914 (18.99%) HTML
9 902 (18.74%) Oracle
10 852 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
11 815 (16.93%) PHP
12 811 (16.85%) Degree
13 808 (16.79%) Apache
14 795 (16.52%) Software Engineering
15 782 (16.25%) Python
16 763 (15.85%) CSS
17 724 (15.04%) Red Hat
18 723 (15.02%) Microsoft
19 699 (14.52%) C++
20 658 (13.67%) Firewall
21 655 (13.61%) SQL Server
22 647 (13.44%) Cisco
23 634 (13.17%) TCP/IP
24 631 (13.11%) Perl
25 629 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 627 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 519 (10.78%) Finance
28 497 (10.33%) Computer Science
29 488 (10.14%) jQuery
30 479 (9.95%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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
1 808 (16.79%) Apache
2 428 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 205 (4.26%) JBoss
4 184 (3.82%) IIS
5 138 (2.87%) MS Exchange
6 123 (2.56%) WebSphere
7 114 (2.37%) nginx
8 113 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 106 (2.20%) Node.js
10 91 (1.89%) SharePoint
11 81 (1.68%) CMS
12 80 (1.66%) Apache Solr
13 77 (1.60%) WordPress
14 67 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 58 (1.21%) Lync
16 48 (1.00%) Drupal
17 44 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
18 36 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
19 34 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
20 31 (0.64%) Joomla!
Applications
1 388 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 143 (2.97%) MS Office
3 31 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.23%) MS Project
6 11 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
7 8 (0.17%) Quicktime
8 5 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.083%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.062%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.062%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.062%) Mingle
10 3 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.042%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.021%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 36 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 21 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.21%) Magento
5 10 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 10 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.083%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.083%) Primavera
9 4 (0.083%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.042%) Retail-J
10 2 (0.042%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 277 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (3.49%) SaaS
3 78 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 57 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 48 (1.00%) Office 365
7 46 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 35 (0.73%) PaaS
9 21 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
10 17 (0.35%) IaaS
10 17 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
13 9 (0.19%) Route 53
13 9 (0.19%) GitHub
14 8 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
15 7 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 658 (13.67%) Firewall
2 634 (13.17%) TCP/IP
3 447 (9.29%) DNS
4 418 (8.68%) SAN
5 300 (6.23%) WAN
6 248 (5.15%) Internet
7 242 (5.03%) LAN
8 219 (4.55%) HTTP
9 209 (4.34%) DHCP
10 205 (4.26%) VPN
11 141 (2.93%) VLAN
11 141 (2.93%) NAS
12 134 (2.78%) LDAP
13 133 (2.76%) Network Security
14 123 (2.56%) VoIP
15 122 (2.53%) SMTP
16 114 (2.37%) BGP
17 112 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
18 107 (2.22%) OSPF
19 102 (2.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1166 (24.23%) MySQL
2 655 (13.61%) SQL Server
3 283 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 246 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 228 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
6 170 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 168 (3.49%) NoSQL
8 123 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 116 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 94 (1.95%) Big Data
11 89 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
12 72 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 60 (1.25%) DB2
14 57 (1.18%) Redis
15 53 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 51 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
17 49 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
18 45 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
19 43 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
20 41 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 448 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 366 (7.60%) Subversion
3 260 (5.40%) Jenkins
4 184 (3.82%) Eclipse
5 174 (3.62%) Maven
6 128 (2.66%) Ant
7 115 (2.39%) JIRA
8 101 (2.10%) Selenium
8 101 (2.10%) PHPUnit
9 96 (1.99%) JUnit
10 70 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
11 52 (1.08%) Visual Studio
12 34 (0.71%) TestNG
12 34 (0.71%) Grunt
12 34 (0.71%) Behat
13 31 (0.64%) RSpec
14 29 (0.60%) Hudson
15 28 (0.58%) Cucumber
15 28 (0.58%) Toad
16 25 (0.52%) Bower
General
1 519 (10.78%) Finance
2 327 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 106 (2.20%) Electronics
4 89 (1.85%) Marketing
5 80 (1.66%) Retail
6 77 (1.60%) Banking
7 70 (1.45%) Games
8 59 (1.23%) French Language
9 58 (1.21%) Advertising
10 57 (1.18%) German Language
11 47 (0.98%) Manufacturing
12 46 (0.96%) Publishing
13 45 (0.93%) Aerospace
14 39 (0.81%) Automotive
15 30 (0.62%) Legal
16 27 (0.56%) Spanish Language
17 21 (0.44%) Billing
18 20 (0.42%) Back Office
19 18 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 17 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 1387 (28.82%) Developer
2 535 (11.12%) Support Engineer
3 528 (10.97%) Software Engineer
4 492 (10.22%) Administrator
5 427 (8.87%) Java Developer
6 393 (8.17%) Systems Administrator
7 311 (6.46%) PHP Developer
8 299 (6.21%) Analyst
9 271 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
10 233 (4.84%) Software Developer
11 229 (4.76%) Senior Developer
12 223 (4.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 218 (4.53%) Linux Engineer
14 213 (4.43%) Web Developer
15 198 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 196 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
17 186 (3.86%) Technical Support
18 161 (3.35%) Network Engineer
19 155 (3.22%) Architect
20 154 (3.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (18.99%) HTML
2 763 (15.85%) CSS
3 488 (10.14%) jQuery
4 479 (9.95%) Web Services
5 425 (8.83%) XML
6 282 (5.86%) LAMP
7 268 (5.57%) Spring
8 263 (5.46%) HTML5
9 251 (5.22%) .NET
9 251 (5.22%) J2EE
10 197 (4.09%) REST
11 195 (4.05%) Ajax
12 178 (3.70%) JSP
13 173 (3.59%) AngularJS
14 171 (3.55%) CSS3
15 170 (3.53%) SOAP
16 162 (3.37%) JSON
16 162 (3.37%) Hibernate
17 136 (2.83%) Symfony
18 123 (2.56%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 497 (10.33%) Computer Science
2 403 (8.37%) Data Centre
3 381 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 178 (3.70%) Clustering
5 130 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 114 (2.37%) Mathematics
7 97 (2.02%) Algorithms
8 90 (1.87%) Data Structures
9 86 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
10 82 (1.70%) Replication
11 78 (1.62%) User Experience
12 75 (1.56%) Mobile App
13 66 (1.37%) Derivative
14 58 (1.21%) Client/Server
15 51 (1.06%) Blackberry
16 46 (0.96%) Physics
17 42 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
18 35 (0.73%) Equities
19 34 (0.71%) Statistics
20 32 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2047 (42.53%) Windows
2 1424 (29.59%) UNIX
3 629 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 349 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 330 (6.86%) Solaris
6 299 (6.21%) CentOS
7 225 (4.67%) Ubuntu
8 222 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 210 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 157 (3.26%) AIX
11 139 (2.89%) Windows 7
12 135 (2.80%) Debian
13 124 (2.58%) Android
14 79 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 79 (1.64%) Windows 8
15 69 (1.43%) SUSE
16 67 (1.39%) Windows XP
16 67 (1.39%) Apple iOS
17 58 (1.21%) HPUX
18 42 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 852 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
2 795 (16.52%) Software Engineering
3 447 (9.29%) ITIL
4 443 (9.20%) OO
5 376 (7.81%) MVC
6 364 (7.56%) Open Source
7 334 (6.94%) DevOps
8 315 (6.54%) TDD
9 288 (5.98%) Project Management
10 269 (5.59%) Scrum
11 268 (5.57%) Web Development
12 267 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
13 255 (5.30%) SDLC
14 252 (5.24%) OOP
15 213 (4.43%) Configuration Management
16 194 (4.03%) Unit Testing
17 192 (3.99%) Load Balancing
18 171 (3.55%) Service Delivery
19 167 (3.47%) Mentoring
20 152 (3.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1227 (25.49%) Java
2 1218 (25.31%) SQL
3 946 (19.66%) JavaScript
4 815 (16.93%) PHP
5 782 (16.25%) Python
6 699 (14.52%) C++
7 631 (13.11%) Perl
8 411 (8.54%) C
9 397 (8.25%) Ruby
10 336 (6.98%) C#
11 323 (6.71%) Bash Shell
12 275 (5.71%) Shell Script
13 191 (3.97%) PL/SQL
14 162 (3.37%) PowerShell
15 81 (1.68%) PHP5
16 65 (1.35%) Embedded C++
17 59 (1.23%) Embedded C
18 48 (1.00%) T-SQL
19 43 (0.89%) COBOL
20 42 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 811 (16.85%) Degree
2 377 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 294 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 244 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 190 (3.95%) CCNA
6 167 (3.47%) CCNP
7 162 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 122 (2.53%) DV Cleared
9 114 (2.37%) MCSE
10 113 (2.35%) CISSP
11 89 (1.85%) RHCE
12 83 (1.72%) MCITP
13 81 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 66 (1.37%) MCP
15 57 (1.18%) MCSA
16 47 (0.98%) PhD
17 46 (0.96%) ISEB
18 41 (0.85%) RHCSA
19 36 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
19 36 (0.75%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (4.90%) SLA
2 160 (3.32%) QA
3 89 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 75 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 52 (1.08%) ISO 9001
6 23 (0.48%) COBIT
7 14 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 10 (0.21%) GPG13
9 4 (0.083%) FISMA
10 3 (0.062%) HL7
11 2 (0.042%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.021%) JTAG
12 1 (0.021%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 627 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 435 (9.04%) Active Directory
3 257 (5.34%) vSphere
4 197 (4.09%) Hyper-V
5 102 (2.12%) vCloud
6 87 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
7 67 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 67 (1.39%) KVM
8 64 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (1.27%) Firmware
10 51 (1.06%) NFS
11 43 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 42 (0.87%) Xen
13 33 (0.69%) Samba
13 33 (0.69%) XenApp
14 31 (0.64%) iptables
15 25 (0.52%) XenServer
15 25 (0.52%) XenDesktop
16 20 (0.42%) Terminal Services
17 16 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 386 (8.02%) Puppet
2 248 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (3.47%) Nagios
4 94 (1.95%) SCCM
5 77 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 60 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 53 (1.10%) Data Guard
8 46 (0.96%) Backup Exec
9 45 (0.93%) Ansible
10 38 (0.79%) cPanel
11 34 (0.71%) ZABBIX
12 33 (0.69%) Cacti
12 33 (0.69%) Plesk
12 33 (0.69%) Capistrano
13 30 (0.62%) HAProxy
13 30 (0.62%) SCOM
14 28 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 26 (0.54%) Tivoli
16 24 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
16 24 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1002 (20.82%) VMware
2 902 (18.74%) Oracle
3 724 (15.04%) Red Hat
4 723 (15.02%) Microsoft
5 647 (13.44%) Cisco
6 303 (6.30%) HP
7 184 (3.82%) IBM
8 181 (3.76%) Juniper
9 159 (3.30%) Citrix
10 134 (2.78%) Zend
11 125 (2.60%) NetApp
11 125 (2.60%) EMC
12 120 (2.49%) Sun
13 115 (2.39%) F5
14 104 (2.16%) Symantec
15 93 (1.93%) CheckPoint
16 81 (1.68%) Dell
17 78 (1.62%) Veritas
18 65 (1.35%) SAP
19 55 (1.14%) Google
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum £45-58k + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + car, bens, bonus,
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£65,000 to £70,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Pension, 25 days holiday, Life and
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35-40k+
Posted: 9 hours ago