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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2471 2282 2707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.31% 10.50% 12.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 37.53% 40.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2091 1987 2392
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
6425 6081 6712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 29.41% 27.99% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5283 5220 5872
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 £22,500 £22,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 31 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 31 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 +7 643 £45,000 +3.44% 51
Hampshire 0 527 £37,500 -6.25% 61
Surrey 0 518 £45,000 +8.43% 80
East Sussex +6 226 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Buckinghamshire +20 206 £38,500 +5.47% 25
Oxfordshire -2 137 £38,250 -21.13% 31
West Sussex +8 103 £40,000 -9.09% 5
Kent +25 87 £40,000 +33.33% 22
Middlesex -18 18 £62,500 +13.63% 1
M4 Corridor +2 12 £62,500 +4.16%
Thames Valley - 5 £50,000 -
Home Counties +6 3 £32,500 -35.00%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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 1992 (40.31%) Windows
2 1349 (27.30%) UNIX
3 1262 (25.54%) MySQL
4 1251 (25.31%) SQL
5 1224 (24.77%) Java
6 1029 (20.82%) Degree
7 1014 (20.52%) JavaScript
8 942 (19.06%) HTML
9 881 (17.83%) PHP
10 862 (17.44%) Oracle
11 860 (17.40%) VMware
12 826 (16.71%) Apache
13 786 (15.90%) C++
14 781 (15.80%) CSS
14 781 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
15 713 (14.43%) Microsoft
16 669 (13.54%) Software Engineering
17 662 (13.40%) Red Hat
18 613 (12.40%) Python
19 608 (12.30%) TCP/IP
20 597 (12.08%) SQL Server
21 555 (11.23%) Perl
22 541 (10.95%) Computer Science
23 539 (10.91%) C
23 539 (10.91%) Firewall
24 532 (10.76%) Web Services
25 529 (10.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 526 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
27 506 (10.24%) jQuery
28 503 (10.18%) Cisco

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 826 (16.71%) Apache
2 423 (8.56%) Tomcat
3 239 (4.84%) IIS
4 195 (3.95%) JBoss
5 127 (2.57%) MS Exchange
6 92 (1.86%) WebLogic
7 83 (1.68%) Node.js
8 79 (1.60%) Drupal
9 76 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 70 (1.42%) nginx
11 58 (1.17%) WordPress
11 58 (1.17%) SharePoint
12 56 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 51 (1.03%) CMS
14 46 (0.93%) Apache Solr
15 41 (0.83%) Joomla!
16 39 (0.79%) Lync
17 32 (0.65%) OpenStack
18 31 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
19 27 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 357 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 128 (2.59%) MS Office
3 34 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 22 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.18%) MS Project
8 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.081%) SPSS
10 4 (0.081%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.040%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.040%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 29 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.32%) Magento
3 15 (0.30%) Retail-J
4 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.22%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.10%) MFGPRO
11 4 (0.081%) GoldMine
12 3 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
13 2 (0.040%) SAP Retail
13 2 (0.040%) Oracle BRM
14 1 (0.020%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 213 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (3.08%) SaaS
3 77 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 68 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 60 (1.21%) Amazon S3
6 57 (1.15%) IaaS
7 48 (0.97%) PaaS
8 26 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
9 22 (0.45%) Route 53
10 20 (0.40%) GitHub
11 16 (0.32%) Basecamp
12 15 (0.30%) Office 365
13 14 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
13 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
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 (0.081%) Heroku
18 3 (0.061%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 608 (12.30%) TCP/IP
2 539 (10.91%) Firewall
3 460 (9.31%) DNS
4 389 (7.87%) HTTP
5 345 (6.98%) SAN
6 340 (6.88%) Internet
7 260 (5.26%) VPN
8 245 (4.96%) WAN
9 208 (4.21%) LAN
10 199 (4.03%) DHCP
11 176 (3.56%) SSL
12 172 (3.48%) VoIP
13 143 (2.89%) LDAP
14 139 (2.81%) Network Security
15 97 (1.96%) NAS
15 97 (1.96%) Wireshark
16 89 (1.80%) BGP
17 88 (1.78%) FTP
18 87 (1.76%) IPsec
19 84 (1.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1262 (25.54%) MySQL
2 597 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 247 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 230 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 205 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
6 141 (2.85%) Big Data
7 138 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 130 (2.63%) Hadoop
9 122 (2.47%) RDBMS
10 94 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
11 72 (1.46%) DB2
12 71 (1.44%) NoSQL
13 68 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 63 (1.27%) MongoDB
15 51 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
16 50 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 49 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
18 47 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
19 44 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 35 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 491 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 379 (7.67%) Subversion
3 157 (3.18%) Eclipse
4 148 (2.99%) Maven
5 145 (2.93%) Jenkins
6 109 (2.21%) Selenium
7 101 (2.04%) Ant
8 97 (1.96%) Visual Studio
9 93 (1.88%) JIRA
10 85 (1.72%) JUnit
11 52 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
12 47 (0.95%) GDB
13 45 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (0.89%) GCC
14 44 (0.89%) YourKit
15 40 (0.81%) JMeter
16 31 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
16 31 (0.63%) Cucumber
17 30 (0.61%) Mockito
17 30 (0.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 470 (9.51%) Finance
2 400 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 184 (3.72%) Marketing
4 180 (3.64%) Retail
5 109 (2.21%) Banking
6 96 (1.94%) Electronics
7 66 (1.34%) French Language
8 59 (1.19%) German Language
9 57 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.03%) Legal
11 42 (0.85%) Advertising
12 35 (0.71%) Back Office
13 30 (0.61%) Games
13 30 (0.61%) Multimedia
14 27 (0.55%) Military
15 22 (0.45%) Billing
16 21 (0.42%) Publishing
17 20 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1425 (28.83%) Developer
2 556 (11.25%) Administrator
3 484 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 415 (8.40%) Software Engineer
5 411 (8.32%) Analyst
6 409 (8.28%) Systems Administrator
7 376 (7.61%) Java Developer
8 303 (6.13%) Linux Administrator
9 298 (6.03%) Web Developer
10 292 (5.91%) PHP Developer
11 252 (5.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 236 (4.78%) Consultant
13 231 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
14 195 (3.95%) Technical Support
15 193 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
16 189 (3.82%) Software Developer
17 188 (3.80%) Support Analyst
18 177 (3.58%) Technical Engineer
19 173 (3.50%) Senior Developer
19 173 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 942 (19.06%) HTML
2 781 (15.80%) CSS
3 532 (10.76%) Web Services
4 506 (10.24%) jQuery
5 432 (8.74%) XML
6 362 (7.32%) LAMP
7 278 (5.63%) Spring
8 271 (5.48%) .NET
8 271 (5.48%) J2EE
9 238 (4.82%) HTML5
10 207 (4.19%) Hibernate
11 190 (3.84%) SOAP
12 175 (3.54%) Ajax
13 174 (3.52%) CSS3
14 159 (3.22%) JSP
15 132 (2.67%) JSON
16 129 (2.61%) REST
17 118 (2.39%) Java EE
18 100 (2.02%) ASP.NET
19 97 (1.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 541 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 354 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 352 (7.12%) Open Source
4 161 (3.26%) Mathematics
5 157 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 141 (2.85%) Social Media
7 140 (2.83%) Clustering
8 101 (2.04%) Algorithms
9 95 (1.92%) Physics
10 87 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 81 (1.64%) Replication
12 77 (1.56%) Visualisation
13 76 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
14 75 (1.52%) Mobile App
15 73 (1.48%) User Experience
16 65 (1.32%) Client/Server
17 42 (0.85%) Device Driver
18 37 (0.75%) VHDL
19 36 (0.73%) Derivative
19 36 (0.73%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 1992 (40.31%) Windows
2 1349 (27.30%) UNIX
3 529 (10.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 415 (8.40%) Solaris
5 403 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 298 (6.03%) CentOS
7 278 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 272 (5.50%) Ubuntu
9 211 (4.27%) AIX
10 187 (3.78%) Debian
11 171 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 164 (3.32%) Windows 7
13 139 (2.81%) Android
14 121 (2.45%) Mac OS X
15 119 (2.41%) SUSE
16 113 (2.29%) Apple iOS
17 87 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
18 76 (1.54%) Windows XP
19 63 (1.27%) HPUX
20 50 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
2 669 (13.54%) Software Engineering
3 496 (10.04%) ITIL
4 466 (9.43%) OO
5 340 (6.88%) MVC
6 271 (5.48%) E-Commerce
7 263 (5.32%) Multithreading
8 246 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
9 240 (4.86%) TDD
10 235 (4.76%) DevOps
11 226 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
12 223 (4.51%) Configuration Management
13 205 (4.15%) OOP
14 198 (4.01%) Scrum
15 194 (3.93%) Web Development
15 194 (3.93%) Mentoring
16 181 (3.66%) Project Management
17 160 (3.24%) Information Security
18 148 (2.99%) SOA
19 132 (2.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1251 (25.31%) SQL
2 1224 (24.77%) Java
3 1014 (20.52%) JavaScript
4 881 (17.83%) PHP
5 786 (15.90%) C++
6 613 (12.40%) Python
7 555 (11.23%) Perl
8 539 (10.91%) C
9 405 (8.20%) Bash Shell
10 354 (7.16%) C#
11 324 (6.56%) Ruby
12 306 (6.19%) Shell Script
13 149 (3.01%) PHP5
14 93 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 89 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 63 (1.27%) Scala
17 62 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 58 (1.17%) MATLAB
19 55 (1.11%) Embedded C
20 51 (1.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1029 (20.82%) Degree
2 457 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 275 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 196 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 148 (2.99%) CISSP
6 145 (2.93%) CCNA
7 140 (2.83%) DV Cleared
8 110 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 94 (1.90%) CCNP
10 89 (1.80%) MCSE
11 84 (1.70%) ISEB
12 72 (1.46%) PhD
13 62 (1.25%) CEH
14 49 (0.99%) CISA
15 46 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
15 46 (0.93%) PCI QSA
16 42 (0.85%) CISM
17 41 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 37 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 33 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (3.68%) SLA
2 168 (3.40%) QA
3 132 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 127 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 76 (1.54%) ISO 9001
6 44 (0.89%) COBIT
7 33 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.20%) GLP
9 6 (0.12%) DO-178B
10 5 (0.10%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.10%) COSO
11 4 (0.081%) GPG13
12 3 (0.061%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.061%) WAI
13 2 (0.040%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.040%) JTAG
14 1 (0.020%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 526 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 352 (7.12%) Active Directory
3 197 (3.99%) vSphere
4 115 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 87 (1.76%) VMware ESX
6 82 (1.66%) Firmware
7 79 (1.60%) NFS
8 73 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
9 66 (1.34%) vCloud
10 65 (1.32%) KVM
11 52 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 49 (0.99%) Samba
13 48 (0.97%) Postfix
14 44 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
15 39 (0.79%) Snort
16 33 (0.67%) XenApp
17 29 (0.59%) Xen
18 28 (0.57%) XenServer
19 24 (0.49%) XenDesktop
20 21 (0.42%) LXC
Systems Management
1 301 (6.09%) Puppet
2 125 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (2.33%) Nagios
4 60 (1.21%) Data Guard
5 56 (1.13%) NetBackup
6 51 (1.03%) SCCM
7 37 (0.75%) Ansible
8 30 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 30 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
8 30 (0.61%) Tivoli
9 28 (0.57%) Backup Exec
10 27 (0.55%) SCOM
10 27 (0.55%) Cacti
10 27 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
10 27 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
11 26 (0.53%) Zenoss
11 26 (0.53%) Netcool
12 24 (0.49%) WSUS
13 23 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 22 (0.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 862 (17.44%) Oracle
2 860 (17.40%) VMware
3 713 (14.43%) Microsoft
4 662 (13.40%) Red Hat
5 503 (10.18%) Cisco
6 248 (5.02%) HP
7 187 (3.78%) Citrix
8 153 (3.10%) Sun
9 146 (2.95%) IBM
10 138 (2.79%) EMC
10 138 (2.79%) Juniper
11 131 (2.65%) CheckPoint
12 95 (1.92%) F5
13 70 (1.42%) SAP
14 67 (1.36%) NetApp
15 65 (1.32%) Veritas
15 65 (1.32%) Blue Coat
16 54 (1.09%) Zend
17 52 (1.05%) Sybase
18 51 (1.03%) McAfee
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, etc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum GBP 25 - 30K +Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum GBP 45 - 60K +Many benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + pension, benefits, etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
set2recruit
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum £Excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum £excellent + bonus + night sh
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent + Significant additional benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
CDK Group
Salary: Compeit
Posted: 21 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £53000 Per Annum £Excellent plus bonus + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits package + bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago