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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2484 2275 2722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.38% 10.50% 12.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.69% 37.47% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2103 1985 2405
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £29,000
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
6421 6071 6735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.41% 28.03% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5275 5220 5895
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +6 652 £45,000 +5.88% 71
Hampshire +1 542 £37,500 -6.25% 77
Surrey -2 509 £45,000 +8.43% 78
East Sussex +9 239 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +18 206 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Oxfordshire -3 129 £38,000 -20.00% 36
West Sussex +6 106 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Kent +16 80 £40,000 +33.33% 15
Middlesex -17 22 £56,250 +12.50% 2
M4 Corridor +3 12 £62,500 +4.16%
Thames Valley - 4 £48,000 -
Home Counties +8 3 £32,500 -35.00%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2015 (40.49%) Windows
2 1361 (27.35%) UNIX
3 1266 (25.44%) MySQL
4 1248 (25.08%) Java
5 1244 (25.00%) SQL
6 1046 (21.02%) Degree
7 1013 (20.36%) JavaScript
8 947 (19.03%) HTML
9 881 (17.70%) PHP
10 874 (17.56%) Oracle
11 855 (17.18%) VMware
12 844 (16.96%) Apache
13 812 (16.32%) C++
14 792 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
15 784 (15.76%) CSS
16 714 (14.35%) Microsoft
17 684 (13.75%) Software Engineering
18 668 (13.42%) Red Hat
19 619 (12.44%) TCP/IP
20 617 (12.40%) Python
21 591 (11.88%) SQL Server
22 563 (11.31%) Perl
23 555 (11.15%) Computer Science
24 554 (11.13%) C
25 536 (10.77%) Firewall
26 534 (10.73%) Web Services
27 533 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
28 529 (10.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 508 (10.21%) jQuery
30 499 (10.03%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 844 (16.96%) Apache
2 427 (8.58%) Tomcat
3 236 (4.74%) IIS
4 197 (3.96%) JBoss
5 127 (2.55%) MS Exchange
6 95 (1.91%) WebLogic
7 86 (1.73%) Node.js
8 79 (1.59%) Drupal
9 77 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 70 (1.41%) nginx
11 61 (1.23%) SharePoint
12 57 (1.15%) WordPress
13 53 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
14 51 (1.02%) CMS
15 44 (0.88%) Apache Solr
16 40 (0.80%) Joomla!
16 40 (0.80%) Lync
17 31 (0.62%) OpenStack
18 28 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
19 27 (0.54%) Jetty
Applications
1 358 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 137 (2.75%) MS Office
3 36 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.18%) MS Project
7 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.080%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.060%) SPSS
10 3 (0.060%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.040%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 28 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.34%) Magento
3 14 (0.28%) Retail-J
3 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.10%) MFGPRO
10 4 (0.080%) GoldMine
11 3 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.040%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.040%) SAP Retail
12 2 (0.040%) Oracle BRM
13 1 (0.020%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 212 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (3.11%) SaaS
3 73 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
4 66 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 59 (1.19%) IaaS
6 55 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 50 (1.00%) PaaS
8 25 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
9 21 (0.42%) Route 53
10 20 (0.40%) GitHub
11 17 (0.34%) Basecamp
11 17 (0.34%) Office 365
12 16 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
15 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.10%) ElastiCache
16 5 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.080%) Heroku
17 4 (0.080%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 619 (12.44%) TCP/IP
2 536 (10.77%) Firewall
3 455 (9.14%) DNS
4 394 (7.92%) HTTP
5 349 (7.01%) SAN
6 347 (6.97%) Internet
7 261 (5.25%) VPN
8 240 (4.82%) WAN
9 204 (4.10%) LAN
10 194 (3.90%) DHCP
11 179 (3.60%) SSL
12 173 (3.48%) VoIP
13 142 (2.85%) LDAP
14 135 (2.71%) Network Security
15 101 (2.03%) NAS
16 97 (1.95%) Wireshark
17 91 (1.83%) FTP
18 87 (1.75%) BGP
19 86 (1.73%) SMTP
19 86 (1.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1266 (25.44%) MySQL
2 591 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 250 (5.02%) Oracle Database
4 236 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 207 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
6 140 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 136 (2.73%) Big Data
8 129 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 124 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 93 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
11 71 (1.43%) DB2
12 70 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 67 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 63 (1.27%) MongoDB
15 52 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 50 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 47 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
17 47 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
18 41 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 32 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 496 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 391 (7.86%) Subversion
3 160 (3.22%) Eclipse
4 151 (3.03%) Maven
5 145 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 110 (2.21%) Selenium
7 98 (1.97%) Ant
7 98 (1.97%) Visual Studio
8 90 (1.81%) JIRA
9 81 (1.63%) JUnit
10 50 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 47 (0.94%) GDB
12 45 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 45 (0.90%) YourKit
13 43 (0.86%) GCC
14 38 (0.76%) JMeter
15 30 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 28 (0.56%) Mockito
16 28 (0.56%) LoadRunner
16 28 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 471 (9.47%) Finance
2 395 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 185 (3.72%) Marketing
4 179 (3.60%) Retail
5 109 (2.19%) Banking
6 100 (2.01%) Electronics
7 67 (1.35%) French Language
8 61 (1.23%) German Language
9 56 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 55 (1.11%) Legal
11 46 (0.92%) Advertising
12 33 (0.66%) Back Office
13 31 (0.62%) Games
14 30 (0.60%) Multimedia
15 29 (0.58%) Military
16 21 (0.42%) Billing
17 20 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 19 (0.38%) Publishing
19 13 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1439 (28.92%) Developer
2 561 (11.27%) Administrator
3 487 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 425 (8.54%) Analyst
5 424 (8.52%) Software Engineer
6 415 (8.34%) Systems Administrator
7 381 (7.66%) Java Developer
8 306 (6.15%) Linux Administrator
9 302 (6.07%) Web Developer
10 299 (6.01%) PHP Developer
11 256 (5.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 231 (4.64%) Consultant
13 228 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
14 194 (3.90%) Technical Support
15 193 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
16 191 (3.84%) Support Analyst
17 190 (3.82%) Software Developer
18 175 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 172 (3.46%) Senior Developer
20 171 (3.44%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 947 (19.03%) HTML
2 784 (15.76%) CSS
3 534 (10.73%) Web Services
4 508 (10.21%) jQuery
5 432 (8.68%) XML
6 356 (7.15%) LAMP
7 283 (5.69%) Spring
8 271 (5.45%) .NET
9 268 (5.39%) J2EE
10 236 (4.74%) HTML5
11 211 (4.24%) Hibernate
12 187 (3.76%) SOAP
13 180 (3.62%) Ajax
14 172 (3.46%) CSS3
15 158 (3.18%) JSP
16 125 (2.51%) JSON
17 116 (2.33%) REST
18 112 (2.25%) Java EE
19 100 (2.01%) XHTML
20 95 (1.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 555 (11.15%) Computer Science
2 355 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 351 (7.05%) Open Source
4 167 (3.36%) Mathematics
5 161 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 149 (2.99%) Social Media
7 141 (2.83%) Clustering
8 113 (2.27%) Algorithms
9 98 (1.97%) Physics
10 83 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 80 (1.61%) Replication
12 78 (1.57%) Visualisation
12 78 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
13 73 (1.47%) Mobile App
14 71 (1.43%) User Experience
15 66 (1.33%) Client/Server
16 43 (0.86%) Device Driver
17 39 (0.78%) VHDL
18 37 (0.74%) Kindle
19 36 (0.72%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2015 (40.49%) Windows
2 1361 (27.35%) UNIX
3 529 (10.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 417 (8.38%) Solaris
5 404 (8.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 292 (5.87%) CentOS
7 276 (5.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 271 (5.45%) Ubuntu
9 214 (4.30%) AIX
10 190 (3.82%) Debian
11 178 (3.58%) Windows 7
12 170 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 137 (2.75%) Android
14 125 (2.51%) Mac OS X
15 119 (2.39%) SUSE
16 115 (2.31%) Apple iOS
17 91 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
18 81 (1.63%) Windows XP
19 68 (1.37%) HPUX
20 51 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (13.75%) Software Engineering
3 498 (10.01%) ITIL
4 474 (9.53%) OO
5 333 (6.69%) MVC
6 267 (5.37%) E-Commerce
7 262 (5.27%) Multithreading
8 236 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
9 234 (4.70%) DevOps
10 232 (4.66%) TDD
11 229 (4.60%) Configuration Management
12 223 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
13 203 (4.08%) OOP
14 195 (3.92%) Scrum
15 194 (3.90%) Mentoring
16 191 (3.84%) Web Development
17 178 (3.58%) Project Management
18 164 (3.30%) Information Security
19 143 (2.87%) SOA
20 136 (2.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1248 (25.08%) Java
2 1244 (25.00%) SQL
3 1013 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 881 (17.70%) PHP
5 812 (16.32%) C++
6 617 (12.40%) Python
7 563 (11.31%) Perl
8 554 (11.13%) C
9 417 (8.38%) Bash Shell
10 367 (7.38%) C#
11 324 (6.51%) Ruby
12 301 (6.05%) Shell Script
13 150 (3.01%) PHP5
14 94 (1.89%) PL/SQL
15 88 (1.77%) PowerShell
16 63 (1.27%) MATLAB
17 61 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 61 (1.23%) Scala
18 57 (1.15%) Embedded C
18 57 (1.15%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1046 (21.02%) Degree
2 475 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 279 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 192 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (2.89%) CISSP
5 144 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 140 (2.81%) CCNA
7 111 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 91 (1.83%) CCNP
9 90 (1.81%) MCSE
10 83 (1.67%) ISEB
11 71 (1.43%) PhD
12 61 (1.23%) CEH
13 49 (0.98%) CISA
14 48 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
15 47 (0.94%) PCI QSA
16 42 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 42 (0.84%) CISM
17 38 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 33 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (3.68%) SLA
2 169 (3.40%) QA
3 133 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 127 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 80 (1.61%) ISO 9001
6 44 (0.88%) COBIT
7 33 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.20%) GLP
9 9 (0.18%) DO-178B
10 8 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.10%) COSO
12 4 (0.080%) WAI
13 3 (0.060%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.060%) JTAG
13 3 (0.060%) GPG13
14 2 (0.040%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 533 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 349 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 194 (3.90%) vSphere
4 115 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 85 (1.71%) Firmware
5 85 (1.71%) VMware ESX
6 84 (1.69%) NFS
7 73 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
8 68 (1.37%) vCloud
9 65 (1.31%) KVM
10 53 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 51 (1.02%) Samba
12 50 (1.00%) Postfix
13 46 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
14 41 (0.82%) Snort
15 34 (0.68%) XenApp
16 31 (0.62%) XenServer
16 31 (0.62%) Xen
17 25 (0.50%) XenDesktop
18 22 (0.44%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 299 (6.01%) Puppet
2 124 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (2.33%) Nagios
4 63 (1.27%) Data Guard
5 54 (1.09%) NetBackup
6 51 (1.02%) SCCM
7 37 (0.74%) Ansible
8 33 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
9 32 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 28 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
10 28 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 28 (0.56%) Zenoss
11 27 (0.54%) Cacti
11 27 (0.54%) Tivoli
12 25 (0.50%) WSUS
12 25 (0.50%) SCOM
12 25 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
13 23 (0.46%) Netcool
14 22 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 22 (0.44%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 874 (17.56%) Oracle
2 855 (17.18%) VMware
3 714 (14.35%) Microsoft
4 668 (13.42%) Red Hat
5 499 (10.03%) Cisco
6 252 (5.06%) HP
7 191 (3.84%) Citrix
8 151 (3.03%) Sun
9 143 (2.87%) EMC
10 142 (2.85%) IBM
11 134 (2.69%) Juniper
12 126 (2.53%) CheckPoint
13 95 (1.91%) F5
14 67 (1.35%) NetApp
14 67 (1.35%) SAP
15 64 (1.29%) Veritas
15 64 (1.29%) Blue Coat
16 55 (1.11%) Sybase
17 53 (1.07%) Zend
18 50 (1.00%) McAfee
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