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

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2463 2306 2726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.19% 10.45% 11.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.92% 37.21% 39.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2034 1988 2437
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,500
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
6496 6198 6893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.52% 28.09% 30.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5306 5258 6101
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 £55,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +4 627 £45,000 +5.88% 77
Surrey +2 545 £45,000 +5.88% 83
Hampshire -2 511 £40,000 - 95
Buckinghamshire +29 206 £38,500 +8.45% 15
East Sussex +6 189 £38,500 -3.75% 8
Oxfordshire -1 143 £38,500 -14.44% 49
West Sussex +9 109 £37,500 -15.73% 13
Kent +35 107 £41,750 +11.33% 14
Middlesex -24 15 £63,750 +6.25% 1
M4 Corridor +3 10 £63,750 +6.25%
Thames Valley - 8 £50,000 -
Sussex +8 2 £47,500 +58.33%
Home Counties +5 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1969 (39.89%) Windows
2 1358 (27.51%) UNIX
3 1285 (26.03%) SQL
4 1275 (25.83%) MySQL
5 1189 (24.09%) Java
6 1025 (20.77%) JavaScript
7 985 (19.96%) Degree
8 948 (19.21%) HTML
9 904 (18.31%) PHP
10 881 (17.85%) VMware
11 827 (16.75%) Oracle
12 815 (16.51%) Apache
13 793 (16.07%) CSS
14 770 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
15 761 (15.42%) C++
16 706 (14.30%) Microsoft
17 668 (13.53%) Software Engineering
18 639 (12.95%) Red Hat
19 611 (12.38%) SQL Server
20 598 (12.12%) TCP/IP
21 592 (11.99%) Python
22 562 (11.39%) Firewall
23 545 (11.04%) Web Services
24 542 (10.98%) Perl
25 520 (10.53%) Cisco
26 519 (10.51%) jQuery
27 512 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
28 510 (10.33%) Computer Science
28 510 (10.33%) C
29 496 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 815 (16.51%) Apache
2 426 (8.63%) Tomcat
3 241 (4.88%) IIS
4 195 (3.95%) JBoss
5 129 (2.61%) MS Exchange
6 93 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 86 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 80 (1.62%) nginx
9 77 (1.56%) Node.js
10 75 (1.52%) Drupal
11 62 (1.26%) WordPress
12 59 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 57 (1.15%) Apache Solr
14 53 (1.07%) CMS
15 48 (0.97%) SharePoint
16 42 (0.85%) Joomla!
17 41 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
18 35 (0.71%) OpenStack
19 32 (0.65%) Lync
19 32 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 345 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 128 (2.59%) MS Office
3 31 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.18%) MS Project
8 6 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.10%) SPSS
10 4 (0.081%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.061%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.041%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.020%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 23 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.32%) Magento
3 15 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.22%) Retail-J
6 10 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.10%) MFGPRO
9 4 (0.081%) GoldMine
10 2 (0.041%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.041%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.041%) Oracle BRM
10 2 (0.041%) Agresso
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.020%) nopCommerce
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 228 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (2.90%) SaaS
3 83 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
4 80 (1.62%) Amazon S3
5 65 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 47 (0.95%) IaaS
7 40 (0.81%) PaaS
8 27 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
9 24 (0.49%) Route 53
10 19 (0.38%) GitHub
11 15 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (0.28%) Office 365
13 13 (0.26%) Basecamp
14 9 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
15 7 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.12%) Heroku
17 5 (0.10%) ElastiCache
17 5 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 598 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 562 (11.39%) Firewall
3 465 (9.42%) DNS
4 374 (7.58%) HTTP
5 330 (6.69%) Internet
6 329 (6.67%) SAN
7 268 (5.43%) VPN
8 257 (5.21%) WAN
9 219 (4.44%) LAN
10 200 (4.05%) DHCP
11 182 (3.69%) SSL
12 168 (3.40%) VoIP
13 144 (2.92%) Network Security
14 135 (2.74%) LDAP
15 95 (1.92%) Wireshark
16 91 (1.84%) BGP
17 90 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
18 88 (1.78%) VLAN
19 87 (1.76%) SMTP
20 85 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1275 (25.83%) MySQL
2 611 (12.38%) SQL Server
3 235 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 227 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 197 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
6 145 (2.94%) Big Data
7 137 (2.78%) Hadoop
8 124 (2.51%) RDBMS
9 117 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 83 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 83 (1.68%) NoSQL
11 79 (1.60%) MongoDB
12 72 (1.46%) DB2
13 70 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 53 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 53 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 52 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 50 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
16 50 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
17 42 (0.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 494 (10.01%) Git (software)
2 395 (8.00%) Subversion
3 164 (3.32%) Eclipse
4 148 (3.00%) Maven
5 144 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 115 (2.33%) Selenium
7 110 (2.23%) Ant
8 105 (2.13%) JIRA
9 100 (2.03%) JUnit
10 93 (1.88%) Visual Studio
11 53 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
12 47 (0.95%) GDB
13 45 (0.91%) GCC
13 45 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 42 (0.85%) JMeter
15 40 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
16 37 (0.75%) YourKit
17 36 (0.73%) Mockito
18 31 (0.63%) Cucumber
19 30 (0.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 486 (9.85%) Finance
2 387 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 178 (3.61%) Retail
4 173 (3.50%) Marketing
5 103 (2.09%) Electronics
6 100 (2.03%) Banking
7 65 (1.32%) French Language
8 63 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 54 (1.09%) German Language
10 46 (0.93%) Legal
11 38 (0.77%) Advertising
12 33 (0.67%) Back Office
13 30 (0.61%) Games
13 30 (0.61%) Military
14 23 (0.47%) Publishing
15 22 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 22 (0.45%) Billing
16 20 (0.41%) Automotive
17 18 (0.36%) Aerospace
18 16 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1419 (28.75%) Developer
2 558 (11.30%) Administrator
3 485 (9.83%) Support Engineer
4 425 (8.61%) Software Engineer
5 390 (7.90%) Systems Administrator
6 383 (7.76%) Analyst
7 368 (7.46%) Java Developer
8 303 (6.14%) Web Developer
9 294 (5.96%) PHP Developer
10 288 (5.83%) Linux Administrator
11 235 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 233 (4.72%) Consultant
13 224 (4.54%) Linux Engineer
14 207 (4.19%) Software Developer
15 195 (3.95%) Technical Support
16 188 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
17 187 (3.79%) Senior Developer
18 182 (3.69%) Support Analyst
18 182 (3.69%) Technical Engineer
19 176 (3.57%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 948 (19.21%) HTML
2 793 (16.07%) CSS
3 545 (11.04%) Web Services
4 519 (10.51%) jQuery
5 463 (9.38%) XML
6 375 (7.60%) LAMP
7 284 (5.75%) J2EE
8 280 (5.67%) .NET
9 272 (5.51%) Spring
10 240 (4.86%) HTML5
11 211 (4.27%) SOAP
12 200 (4.05%) Hibernate
13 183 (3.71%) CSS3
14 182 (3.69%) Ajax
15 172 (3.48%) JSP
16 159 (3.22%) REST
17 150 (3.04%) JSON
18 128 (2.59%) Java EE
19 114 (2.31%) ASP.NET
20 106 (2.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 510 (10.33%) Computer Science
2 363 (7.35%) Open Source
3 349 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 150 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 148 (3.00%) Mathematics
6 138 (2.80%) Clustering
7 118 (2.39%) Social Media
8 91 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 89 (1.80%) Algorithms
10 84 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
10 84 (1.70%) Replication
11 83 (1.68%) User Experience
12 79 (1.60%) Mobile App
12 79 (1.60%) Physics
13 71 (1.44%) Client/Server
14 70 (1.42%) Visualisation
15 42 (0.85%) iPad
16 36 (0.73%) Device Driver
17 35 (0.71%) Mainframe
18 34 (0.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1969 (39.89%) Windows
2 1358 (27.51%) UNIX
3 496 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 413 (8.37%) Solaris
5 400 (8.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 298 (6.04%) CentOS
7 274 (5.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 263 (5.33%) Ubuntu
9 213 (4.32%) AIX
10 173 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 167 (3.38%) Debian
12 160 (3.24%) Windows 7
13 133 (2.69%) Android
14 123 (2.49%) SUSE
15 104 (2.11%) Apple iOS
16 102 (2.07%) Mac OS X
17 75 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
18 71 (1.44%) Windows XP
19 63 (1.28%) HPUX
20 47 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (13.53%) Software Engineering
3 481 (9.74%) ITIL
4 451 (9.14%) OO
5 351 (7.11%) MVC
6 283 (5.73%) E-Commerce
7 264 (5.35%) DevOps
8 256 (5.19%) Multithreading
9 251 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
10 249 (5.04%) TDD
11 240 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
12 219 (4.44%) Configuration Management
13 213 (4.32%) OOP
14 205 (4.15%) Scrum
15 199 (4.03%) Mentoring
16 194 (3.93%) Project Management
17 192 (3.89%) Web Development
18 160 (3.24%) SOA
19 154 (3.12%) Information Security
20 148 (3.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1285 (26.03%) SQL
2 1189 (24.09%) Java
3 1025 (20.77%) JavaScript
4 904 (18.31%) PHP
5 761 (15.42%) C++
6 592 (11.99%) Python
7 542 (10.98%) Perl
8 510 (10.33%) C
9 395 (8.00%) Bash Shell
10 335 (6.79%) C#
11 334 (6.77%) Shell Script
12 309 (6.26%) Ruby
13 149 (3.02%) PHP5
14 100 (2.03%) PowerShell
15 98 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 67 (1.36%) T-SQL
17 64 (1.30%) Scala
18 54 (1.09%) MATLAB
19 51 (1.03%) Embedded C
20 49 (0.99%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 985 (19.96%) Degree
2 427 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 274 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 213 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
5 160 (3.24%) CCNA
6 147 (2.98%) CISSP
7 128 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 108 (2.19%) CCNP
9 100 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 82 (1.66%) MCSE
11 81 (1.64%) ISEB
12 74 (1.50%) PhD
13 57 (1.15%) CEH
14 48 (0.97%) CISA
15 45 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
16 43 (0.87%) PCI QSA
17 41 (0.83%) CISM
18 40 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 33 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 32 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.67%) SLA
2 161 (3.26%) QA
3 124 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (2.41%) PCI DSS
5 76 (1.54%) ISO 9001
6 43 (0.87%) COBIT
7 34 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.20%) GLP
9 7 (0.14%) GPG13
10 5 (0.10%) COSO
11 3 (0.061%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.061%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.041%) JTAG
12 2 (0.041%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.041%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.020%) WAI
System Software
1 512 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 353 (7.15%) Active Directory
3 202 (4.09%) vSphere
4 109 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 97 (1.97%) VMware ESX
6 78 (1.58%) Firmware
7 66 (1.34%) KVM
8 65 (1.32%) NFS
9 63 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
10 60 (1.22%) vCloud
11 59 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
12 47 (0.95%) Postfix
13 43 (0.87%) Samba
14 42 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
15 32 (0.65%) Snort
16 31 (0.63%) XenApp
17 23 (0.47%) XenDesktop
17 23 (0.47%) Xen
18 22 (0.45%) XenServer
19 20 (0.41%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 303 (6.14%) Puppet
2 139 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 112 (2.27%) Nagios
4 57 (1.15%) NetBackup
5 50 (1.01%) Data Guard
6 49 (0.99%) SCCM
7 39 (0.79%) Tivoli
8 37 (0.75%) HAProxy
9 35 (0.71%) Ansible
10 34 (0.69%) Netcool
11 32 (0.65%) SCOM
12 29 (0.59%) Backup Exec
13 28 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
14 27 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
15 26 (0.53%) Cacti
16 25 (0.51%) WSUS
16 25 (0.51%) Vagrant
17 22 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
17 22 (0.45%) Zenoss
17 22 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 881 (17.85%) VMware
2 827 (16.75%) Oracle
3 706 (14.30%) Microsoft
4 639 (12.95%) Red Hat
5 520 (10.53%) Cisco
6 253 (5.13%) HP
7 185 (3.75%) Citrix
8 164 (3.32%) IBM
9 163 (3.30%) Sun
10 146 (2.96%) Juniper
11 131 (2.65%) CheckPoint
12 127 (2.57%) EMC
13 99 (2.01%) F5
14 78 (1.58%) SAP
15 70 (1.42%) NetApp
16 67 (1.36%) Blue Coat
17 61 (1.24%) Veritas
18 55 (1.11%) hybris
19 54 (1.09%) Zend
20 53 (1.07%) McAfee
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £24,000 to £36,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 Per Annum + Good Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 per annum + 25hols, pension,parking,BUPA,life
Posted: 12 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago