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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2545 2504 2495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.14% 10.74% 11.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.31% 38.77% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2093 2132 2176
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
6160 6459 6555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.39% 27.70% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5193 5442 5674
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Surrey +5 591 £47,500 +9.82% 85
Berkshire +2 574 £43,500 +3.57% 77
Hampshire +4 570 £42,500 +13.33% 59
Oxfordshire +10 232 £42,000 -1.17% 37
East Sussex +1 170 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Buckinghamshire -5 156 £42,500 +21.42% 10
West Sussex +4 142 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Kent +15 83 £40,000 - 16
Middlesex -9 19 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Sussex +4 7 £57,500 +39.39%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 2112 (42.35%) Windows
2 1464 (29.36%) UNIX
3 1243 (24.92%) Java
4 1239 (24.84%) SQL
5 1223 (24.52%) MySQL
6 1030 (20.65%) VMware
7 988 (19.81%) Oracle
8 966 (19.37%) HTML
9 957 (19.19%) JavaScript
10 916 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
11 859 (17.22%) Degree
12 853 (17.10%) PHP
13 820 (16.44%) Python
14 796 (15.96%) CSS
15 789 (15.82%) Software Engineering
16 782 (15.68%) Apache
17 780 (15.64%) Microsoft
18 731 (14.66%) Red Hat
19 713 (14.30%) C++
20 711 (14.26%) Firewall
21 674 (13.52%) SQL Server
22 668 (13.39%) Cisco
23 655 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
24 651 (13.05%) TCP/IP
25 645 (12.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 637 (12.77%) Perl
27 565 (11.33%) Finance
28 550 (11.03%) Computer Science
29 524 (10.51%) Git (software)
30 521 (10.45%) ITIL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 782 (15.68%) Apache
2 436 (8.74%) Tomcat
3 193 (3.87%) IIS
4 190 (3.81%) JBoss
5 156 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 136 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 126 (2.53%) WebSphere
8 115 (2.31%) Node.js
9 103 (2.07%) CMS
10 95 (1.90%) nginx
11 93 (1.86%) WordPress
12 80 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 80 (1.60%) SharePoint
13 77 (1.54%) Lync
14 76 (1.52%) Apache Solr
15 61 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
16 53 (1.06%) Drupal
17 45 (0.90%) OpenStack
18 39 (0.78%) Joomla!
19 38 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 397 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 143 (2.87%) MS Office
3 33 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.26%) MS Project
7 8 (0.16%) Quicktime
7 8 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.080%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.060%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.060%) Mingle
9 3 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.060%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.060%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.040%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.020%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 50 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 28 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 14 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 13 (0.26%) Magento
8 9 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
10 4 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.080%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.060%) Primavera
11 3 (0.060%) Teamcenter
12 2 (0.040%) Retail-J
12 2 (0.040%) MFGPRO
12 2 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
13 1 (0.020%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 308 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (4.45%) SaaS
3 68 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
4 61 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 57 (1.14%) PaaS
6 52 (1.04%) Office 365
7 51 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 27 (0.54%) IaaS
10 23 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
12 13 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (0.26%) GitHub
13 12 (0.24%) Taleo
14 11 (0.22%) Responsys
15 9 (0.18%) Route 53
15 9 (0.18%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 711 (14.26%) Firewall
2 651 (13.05%) TCP/IP
3 453 (9.08%) DNS
4 443 (8.88%) SAN
5 330 (6.62%) WAN
6 282 (5.65%) LAN
7 240 (4.81%) Internet
8 216 (4.33%) DHCP
9 206 (4.13%) HTTP
10 197 (3.95%) VPN
11 147 (2.95%) NAS
12 133 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
13 125 (2.51%) VLAN
13 125 (2.51%) LDAP
14 117 (2.35%) SMTP
15 115 (2.31%) VoIP
15 115 (2.31%) Network Security
16 108 (2.17%) BGP
17 103 (2.07%) OSPF
18 101 (2.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1223 (24.52%) MySQL
2 674 (13.52%) SQL Server
3 314 (6.30%) Oracle Database
4 290 (5.82%) Relational Database
5 233 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
6 214 (4.29%) NoSQL
7 183 (3.67%) MongoDB
8 136 (2.73%) RDBMS
9 123 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 116 (2.33%) Big Data
11 107 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
12 69 (1.38%) Hadoop
13 67 (1.34%) Redis
14 61 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
15 56 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
16 53 (1.06%) DB2
17 50 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
18 48 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
19 42 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
20 38 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 524 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 382 (7.66%) Subversion
3 303 (6.08%) Jenkins
4 182 (3.65%) Maven
5 174 (3.49%) Eclipse
6 130 (2.61%) JIRA
7 123 (2.47%) Ant
8 121 (2.43%) Selenium
9 104 (2.09%) PHPUnit
10 76 (1.52%) JUnit
11 69 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
12 59 (1.18%) Visual Studio
13 36 (0.72%) Hudson
14 35 (0.70%) Grunt
15 34 (0.68%) Toad
16 33 (0.66%) RSpec
17 27 (0.54%) RubyGems
17 27 (0.54%) WATIR
18 26 (0.52%) Bower
19 25 (0.50%) Behat
General
1 565 (11.33%) Finance
2 309 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 115 (2.31%) Electronics
4 100 (2.01%) Marketing
5 84 (1.68%) Retail
6 79 (1.58%) Banking
7 66 (1.32%) German Language
8 56 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.10%) Games
10 52 (1.04%) French Language
11 51 (1.02%) Publishing
12 49 (0.98%) Advertising
13 46 (0.92%) Aerospace
14 36 (0.72%) Legal
15 33 (0.66%) Automotive
16 25 (0.50%) Spanish Language
17 20 (0.40%) Billing
18 19 (0.38%) Back Office
19 17 (0.34%) Financial Institution
20 16 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 1471 (29.50%) Developer
2 544 (10.91%) Support Engineer
3 520 (10.43%) Administrator
4 501 (10.05%) Software Engineer
5 438 (8.78%) Systems Administrator
6 425 (8.52%) Java Developer
7 344 (6.90%) PHP Developer
8 324 (6.50%) Analyst
9 259 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
10 250 (5.01%) Senior Developer
11 236 (4.73%) Software Developer
12 232 (4.65%) Web Developer
13 218 (4.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 199 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
15 198 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
16 197 (3.95%) Architect
17 180 (3.61%) Technical Support
18 170 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 169 (3.39%) C++ Developer
20 166 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 966 (19.37%) HTML
2 796 (15.96%) CSS
3 508 (10.19%) jQuery
4 504 (10.11%) Web Services
5 425 (8.52%) XML
6 307 (6.16%) LAMP
7 305 (6.12%) HTML5
8 263 (5.27%) Spring
9 251 (5.03%) .NET
10 237 (4.75%) J2EE
11 196 (3.93%) Ajax
12 185 (3.71%) REST
13 182 (3.65%) CSS3
14 180 (3.61%) AngularJS
15 155 (3.11%) Symfony
16 154 (3.09%) JSP
17 152 (3.05%) Hibernate
18 150 (3.01%) JSON
18 150 (3.01%) SOAP
19 121 (2.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 550 (11.03%) Computer Science
2 411 (8.24%) Data Centre
3 386 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 205 (4.11%) Clustering
5 134 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 123 (2.47%) Mathematics
7 104 (2.09%) Replication
7 104 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 104 (2.09%) Algorithms
8 90 (1.80%) User Experience
9 82 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
10 76 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 71 (1.42%) Derivative
12 56 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 51 (1.02%) Physics
14 50 (1.00%) Statistics
15 46 (0.92%) EqualLogic
16 45 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 45 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 44 (0.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2112 (42.35%) Windows
2 1464 (29.36%) UNIX
3 645 (12.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 357 (7.16%) Solaris
5 346 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 307 (6.16%) CentOS
7 221 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 213 (4.27%) Ubuntu
9 195 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 169 (3.39%) AIX
11 148 (2.97%) Windows 7
12 139 (2.79%) Debian
13 111 (2.23%) Android
14 97 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 86 (1.72%) Windows 8
16 69 (1.38%) SUSE
17 66 (1.32%) Windows XP
18 64 (1.28%) Apple iOS
19 59 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
20 52 (1.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 789 (15.82%) Software Engineering
3 521 (10.45%) ITIL
4 441 (8.84%) OO
5 382 (7.66%) DevOps
6 381 (7.64%) MVC
7 359 (7.20%) Open Source
8 311 (6.24%) TDD
9 299 (6.00%) Web Development
10 291 (5.84%) Project Management
11 287 (5.75%) Scrum
12 283 (5.67%) OOP
13 270 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
14 260 (5.21%) SDLC
15 247 (4.95%) Configuration Management
16 202 (4.05%) Mentoring
17 200 (4.01%) Unit Testing
18 191 (3.83%) E-Commerce
19 184 (3.69%) Load Balancing
20 166 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1243 (24.92%) Java
2 1239 (24.84%) SQL
3 957 (19.19%) JavaScript
4 853 (17.10%) PHP
5 820 (16.44%) Python
6 713 (14.30%) C++
7 637 (12.77%) Perl
8 435 (8.72%) C
9 420 (8.42%) Ruby
10 336 (6.74%) Bash Shell
11 330 (6.62%) C#
12 284 (5.69%) Shell Script
13 208 (4.17%) PL/SQL
14 175 (3.51%) PowerShell
15 91 (1.82%) PHP5
16 68 (1.36%) Embedded C++
17 56 (1.12%) Embedded C
18 47 (0.94%) COBOL
19 38 (0.76%) Scala
20 33 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 859 (17.22%) Degree
2 402 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 294 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
4 248 (4.97%) SC Cleared
5 198 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 196 (3.93%) CCNA
7 156 (3.13%) CCNP
8 130 (2.61%) MCSE
9 117 (2.35%) DV Cleared
10 110 (2.21%) CISSP
11 107 (2.15%) MCITP
12 93 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 83 (1.66%) MCP
14 81 (1.62%) RHCE
15 71 (1.42%) MCSA
16 49 (0.98%) ISEB
17 47 (0.94%) PhD
18 43 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
19 41 (0.82%) CEH
20 39 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (4.83%) SLA
2 175 (3.51%) QA
3 90 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 66 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.32%) COBIT
7 14 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.18%) GPG13
10 6 (0.12%) GCP
11 3 (0.060%) FISMA
12 2 (0.040%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.020%) JTAG
13 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.020%) HL7
System Software
1 655 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 501 (10.05%) Active Directory
3 255 (5.11%) vSphere
4 191 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 109 (2.19%) vCloud
6 106 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
7 70 (1.40%) XenApp
8 68 (1.36%) Xen
8 68 (1.36%) KVM
9 59 (1.18%) Firmware
10 55 (1.10%) VMware ESX
11 53 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
12 38 (0.76%) NFS
13 36 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 35 (0.70%) Samba
15 31 (0.62%) XenServer
15 31 (0.62%) XenDesktop
16 26 (0.52%) Docker
17 23 (0.46%) iptables
17 23 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 428 (8.58%) Puppet
2 251 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
3 186 (3.73%) Nagios
4 99 (1.99%) SCCM
5 85 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 64 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 61 (1.22%) Data Guard
8 59 (1.18%) Ansible
9 55 (1.10%) ZABBIX
10 51 (1.02%) Backup Exec
11 44 (0.88%) HAProxy
11 44 (0.88%) SCOM
12 43 (0.86%) Cacti
13 37 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 37 (0.74%) Capistrano
14 33 (0.66%) WSUS
15 32 (0.64%) Graphite
16 30 (0.60%) logstash
16 30 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
17 28 (0.56%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 1030 (20.65%) VMware
2 988 (19.81%) Oracle
3 780 (15.64%) Microsoft
4 731 (14.66%) Red Hat
5 668 (13.39%) Cisco
6 331 (6.64%) HP
7 188 (3.77%) IBM
8 184 (3.69%) Citrix
9 175 (3.51%) NetApp
10 159 (3.19%) Zend
11 158 (3.17%) Juniper
12 141 (2.83%) Sun
13 129 (2.59%) EMC
14 119 (2.39%) F5
15 109 (2.19%) Symantec
16 91 (1.82%) CheckPoint
17 82 (1.64%) Dell
18 75 (1.50%) 3PAR
19 72 (1.44%) SAP
20 67 (1.34%) Veritas
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
GO Partnership Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Harris Global
Salary: Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Very negotiable salary with outstanding benefits package i
Posted: 12 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K - 65K+ & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45-65k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Orion Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £32k, Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago