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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2518 2491 2390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.04% 10.93% 10.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.39% 38.19% 37.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2068 2113 2074
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
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
6083 6522 6437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.10% 28.62% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5200 5401 5561
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 5 August 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 5 August 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
Berkshire +2 592 £42,500 - 67
Surrey +6 591 £50,000 +15.60% 69
Hampshire +3 534 £40,750 +4.48% 62
Oxfordshire +12 219 £40,000 +5.26% 27
Buckinghamshire 0 189 £40,875 +13.54% 20
East Sussex +3 140 £37,500 -6.25% 8
West Sussex +2 140 £42,500 - 15
Kent +1 91 £40,000 +3.22% 10
Middlesex -16 24 £46,250 +2.77%
Sussex -3 2 £55,000 +33.33%
Home Counties - 2 £65,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2093 (42.40%) Windows
2 1460 (29.58%) UNIX
3 1211 (24.53%) SQL
4 1205 (24.41%) Java
5 1191 (24.13%) MySQL
6 1024 (20.75%) VMware
7 972 (19.69%) HTML
8 952 (19.29%) JavaScript
9 944 (19.12%) Oracle
10 929 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
11 839 (17.00%) Degree
12 831 (16.84%) PHP
12 831 (16.84%) Python
13 782 (15.84%) CSS
14 780 (15.80%) Microsoft
15 779 (15.78%) Software Engineering
16 761 (15.42%) Apache
17 714 (14.47%) Firewall
18 699 (14.16%) Red Hat
19 687 (13.92%) C++
20 656 (13.29%) Cisco
21 654 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
22 644 (13.05%) SQL Server
23 633 (12.82%) TCP/IP
24 616 (12.48%) Perl
25 590 (11.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 570 (11.55%) ITIL
27 547 (11.08%) Finance
28 546 (11.06%) Computer Science
29 537 (10.88%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 761 (15.42%) Apache
2 428 (8.67%) Tomcat
3 201 (4.07%) IIS
4 180 (3.65%) JBoss
5 178 (3.61%) MS Exchange
6 150 (3.04%) WebLogic
7 120 (2.43%) Node.js
8 115 (2.33%) WebSphere
9 104 (2.11%) CMS
10 94 (1.90%) nginx
11 93 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 90 (1.82%) Lync
13 83 (1.68%) WordPress
14 77 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
15 74 (1.50%) SharePoint
16 73 (1.48%) Apache Solr
17 60 (1.22%) OpenStack
18 56 (1.13%) Drupal
19 39 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
20 34 (0.69%) Joomla!
Applications
1 387 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 139 (2.82%) MS Office
3 39 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 21 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.20%) MS Project
8 8 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
8 8 (0.16%) Quicktime
9 4 (0.081%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.081%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.061%) Mingle
10 3 (0.061%) Abaqus
11 2 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.020%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.020%) Simulink
12 1 (0.020%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.020%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 40 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 28 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 19 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 15 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 11 (0.22%) Magento
8 7 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.081%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (0.061%) MFGPRO
12 3 (0.061%) Teamcenter
12 3 (0.061%) Primavera
13 2 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (0.041%) Cognos Controller
13 2 (0.041%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 318 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (4.52%) SaaS
3 70 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 65 (1.32%) PaaS
6 52 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (0.95%) Office 365
8 39 (0.79%) IaaS
9 21 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (0.30%) Taleo
11 14 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
13 12 (0.24%) Responsys
14 11 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.20%) GitHub
16 8 (0.16%) Route 53
17 7 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
18 6 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 714 (14.47%) Firewall
2 633 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 468 (9.48%) DNS
4 414 (8.39%) SAN
5 336 (6.81%) WAN
6 287 (5.81%) LAN
7 241 (4.88%) Internet
8 216 (4.38%) DHCP
9 213 (4.32%) VPN
10 187 (3.79%) HTTP
11 138 (2.80%) NAS
12 132 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
13 128 (2.59%) SMTP
14 117 (2.37%) LDAP
15 116 (2.35%) VoIP
16 114 (2.31%) VLAN
17 108 (2.19%) BGP
18 107 (2.17%) SSL
19 106 (2.15%) OSPF
19 106 (2.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1191 (24.13%) MySQL
2 644 (13.05%) SQL Server
3 315 (6.38%) Oracle Database
4 309 (6.26%) Relational Database
5 228 (4.62%) NoSQL
6 213 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
7 177 (3.59%) MongoDB
8 151 (3.06%) RDBMS
9 137 (2.78%) Big Data
10 121 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 96 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
12 71 (1.44%) Hadoop
13 63 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
14 62 (1.26%) Redis
15 61 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 59 (1.20%) DB2
17 53 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
18 50 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
19 44 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
20 39 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 537 (10.88%) Git (software)
2 383 (7.76%) Subversion
3 339 (6.87%) Jenkins
4 193 (3.91%) Maven
5 150 (3.04%) Eclipse
6 147 (2.98%) Selenium
7 142 (2.88%) JIRA
8 116 (2.35%) Ant
9 102 (2.07%) PHPUnit
10 73 (1.48%) JUnit
11 62 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
12 59 (1.20%) Visual Studio
13 47 (0.95%) RSpec
14 44 (0.89%) Hudson
15 35 (0.71%) WATIR
15 35 (0.71%) Grunt
16 32 (0.65%) Bower
17 31 (0.63%) Cucumber
18 28 (0.57%) RubyGems
19 27 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 547 (11.08%) Finance
2 318 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 118 (2.39%) Marketing
4 115 (2.33%) Electronics
5 87 (1.76%) Retail
6 66 (1.34%) Banking
6 66 (1.34%) German Language
6 66 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 61 (1.24%) Games
8 51 (1.03%) Publishing
9 50 (1.01%) French Language
10 43 (0.87%) Aerospace
11 41 (0.83%) Advertising
12 38 (0.77%) Legal
13 30 (0.61%) Automotive
14 23 (0.47%) Back Office
15 22 (0.45%) Spanish Language
16 21 (0.43%) Law
17 20 (0.41%) Billing
18 12 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1439 (29.15%) Developer
2 515 (10.43%) Support Engineer
3 512 (10.37%) Administrator
4 487 (9.87%) Software Engineer
5 428 (8.67%) Systems Administrator
6 377 (7.64%) Java Developer
7 348 (7.05%) PHP Developer
8 322 (6.52%) Analyst
9 239 (4.84%) Software Developer
10 234 (4.74%) Senior Developer
11 229 (4.64%) Web Developer
12 222 (4.50%) Linux Administrator
13 210 (4.25%) Architect
14 198 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
15 188 (3.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 183 (3.71%) Technical Support
17 179 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
18 178 (3.61%) C++ Developer
19 166 (3.36%) Network Engineer
20 164 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 972 (19.69%) HTML
2 782 (15.84%) CSS
3 525 (10.64%) jQuery
4 478 (9.68%) Web Services
5 397 (8.04%) XML
6 331 (6.71%) HTML5
7 301 (6.10%) LAMP
8 246 (4.98%) .NET
9 241 (4.88%) Spring
10 205 (4.15%) J2EE
11 200 (4.05%) Ajax
12 184 (3.73%) CSS3
13 180 (3.65%) REST
14 176 (3.57%) AngularJS
15 149 (3.02%) Symfony
16 144 (2.92%) JSON
17 141 (2.86%) SOAP
18 124 (2.51%) JSP
19 120 (2.43%) Hibernate
20 113 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 546 (11.06%) Computer Science
2 408 (8.27%) Data Centre
3 380 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
4 198 (4.01%) Clustering
5 129 (2.61%) Mathematics
6 116 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 101 (2.05%) Replication
8 97 (1.97%) Data Structures
9 96 (1.94%) User Experience
10 88 (1.78%) Algorithms
11 74 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
11 74 (1.50%) Mobile App
12 73 (1.48%) Derivative
13 53 (1.07%) Physics
13 53 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 52 (1.05%) Statistics
14 52 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
14 52 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
15 49 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
16 46 (0.93%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2093 (42.40%) Windows
2 1460 (29.58%) UNIX
3 590 (11.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 345 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 322 (6.52%) Solaris
6 317 (6.42%) CentOS
7 216 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 213 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 193 (3.91%) Ubuntu
10 157 (3.18%) Windows 7
11 137 (2.78%) AIX
12 134 (2.71%) Debian
13 107 (2.17%) Android
14 92 (1.86%) Windows 8
15 90 (1.82%) Mac OS X
16 67 (1.36%) Windows XP
16 67 (1.36%) Apple iOS
17 59 (1.20%) SUSE
18 53 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
19 52 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (15.78%) Software Engineering
3 570 (11.55%) ITIL
4 427 (8.65%) OO
5 382 (7.74%) DevOps
6 344 (6.97%) MVC
7 342 (6.93%) Open Source
8 323 (6.54%) TDD
9 311 (6.30%) Scrum
10 296 (6.00%) Web Development
11 283 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
12 277 (5.61%) Project Management
13 273 (5.53%) OOP
14 265 (5.37%) SDLC
15 251 (5.09%) Configuration Management
16 202 (4.09%) Mentoring
17 191 (3.87%) E-Commerce
18 187 (3.79%) Unit Testing
19 166 (3.36%) Load Balancing
20 162 (3.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1211 (24.53%) SQL
2 1205 (24.41%) Java
3 952 (19.29%) JavaScript
4 831 (16.84%) PHP
4 831 (16.84%) Python
5 687 (13.92%) C++
6 616 (12.48%) Perl
7 419 (8.49%) C
8 415 (8.41%) Ruby
9 362 (7.33%) Bash Shell
10 324 (6.56%) C#
11 286 (5.79%) Shell Script
12 205 (4.15%) PL/SQL
13 172 (3.48%) PowerShell
14 97 (1.97%) PHP5
15 63 (1.28%) Embedded C++
16 47 (0.95%) Embedded C
16 47 (0.95%) COBOL
17 39 (0.79%) Scala
18 29 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 839 (17.00%) Degree
2 408 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 294 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 208 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 203 (4.11%) CCNA
7 142 (2.88%) CCNP
8 141 (2.86%) MCSE
9 112 (2.27%) MCITP
10 104 (2.11%) DV Cleared
11 102 (2.07%) CISSP
12 97 (1.97%) MCP
12 97 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 80 (1.62%) MCSA
14 62 (1.26%) RHCE
15 55 (1.11%) ISEB
16 49 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 48 (0.97%) PhD
18 45 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 38 (0.77%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (4.90%) SLA
2 177 (3.59%) QA
3 84 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 60 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.28%) COBIT
7 11 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.18%) GPG13
10 6 (0.12%) GCP
11 2 (0.041%) FISMA
11 2 (0.041%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.041%) JTAG
12 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.020%) HL7
System Software
1 654 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 518 (10.49%) Active Directory
3 245 (4.96%) vSphere
4 196 (3.97%) Hyper-V
5 120 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
6 106 (2.15%) vCloud
7 79 (1.60%) XenApp
8 66 (1.34%) KVM
9 61 (1.24%) Xen
10 52 (1.05%) VMware ESX
11 48 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
12 46 (0.93%) Firmware
13 35 (0.71%) XenDesktop
14 32 (0.65%) XenServer
15 31 (0.63%) Samba
16 29 (0.59%) NFS
16 29 (0.59%) Docker
17 27 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 25 (0.51%) iptables
19 22 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 432 (8.75%) Puppet
2 223 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
3 178 (3.61%) Nagios
4 96 (1.94%) SCCM
5 87 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
6 70 (1.42%) ZABBIX
7 66 (1.34%) Data Guard
8 57 (1.15%) Backup Exec
9 56 (1.13%) Ansible
10 54 (1.09%) SCOM
11 51 (1.03%) NetBackup
12 45 (0.91%) Cacti
13 44 (0.89%) HAProxy
14 43 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 40 (0.81%) WSUS
16 34 (0.69%) Graphite
17 31 (0.63%) Ganglia
18 29 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
19 28 (0.57%) Capistrano
20 27 (0.55%) logstash
Vendors
1 1024 (20.75%) VMware
2 944 (19.12%) Oracle
3 780 (15.80%) Microsoft
4 699 (14.16%) Red Hat
5 656 (13.29%) Cisco
6 283 (5.73%) HP
7 205 (4.15%) Citrix
8 182 (3.69%) NetApp
9 160 (3.24%) IBM
10 159 (3.22%) Juniper
11 152 (3.08%) Zend
12 131 (2.65%) Sun
13 112 (2.27%) EMC
13 112 (2.27%) F5
14 107 (2.17%) Symantec
15 86 (1.74%) SAP
16 84 (1.70%) CheckPoint
17 75 (1.52%) 3PAR
18 74 (1.50%) Dell
19 64 (1.30%) Splunk
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £56,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + bonus + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + 20 days notice, Gym membership
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 18 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 19 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
E-Personnel
Salary: From £36,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50k - 80k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £34,000 to £36,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago