The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 213 193 194
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 21 15 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 25
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,900 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £48,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Linux Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5840 4837 5478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.14% 94.94% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4824 4174 4859
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,881 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the South West region.

Linux Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Linux Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Bristol +7 14 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Gloucestershire +2 6 £46,000 +31.42%
Somerset -19 1 £52,500 +19.31% 3
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title 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 with Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (64.29%) Red Hat
3 23 (54.76%) VMware
4 18 (42.86%) Perl
5 17 (40.48%) CentOS
6 16 (38.10%) MySQL
6 16 (38.10%) Apache
7 15 (35.71%) Windows
8 14 (33.33%) Java
9 13 (30.95%) Solaris
9 13 (30.95%) HP
10 11 (26.19%) C++
10 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 11 (26.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
11 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
11 10 (23.81%) ITIL
11 10 (23.81%) UNIX
11 10 (23.81%) Citrix
11 10 (23.81%) DHCP
11 10 (23.81%) Cisco
12 9 (21.43%) SAN
12 9 (21.43%) NetApp
12 9 (21.43%) Veritas
12 9 (21.43%) Symantec
12 9 (21.43%) J2EE
12 9 (21.43%) WebLogic
12 9 (21.43%) C#
12 9 (21.43%) JBoss
12 9 (21.43%) HPUX

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title 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 with Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (38.10%) Apache
2 9 (21.43%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.52%) IIS
4 3 (7.14%) nginx
5 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.38%) Confluence
6 1 (2.38%) MediaWiki
6 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) DHCP
2 9 (21.43%) SAN
3 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.90%) LAN
4 5 (11.90%) WAN
5 3 (7.14%) Firewall
6 2 (4.76%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) OSPF
7 1 (2.38%) BGP
7 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.38%) VPN
7 1 (2.38%) DNS
7 1 (2.38%) IPv6
7 1 (2.38%) IPsec
7 1 (2.38%) Network Security
7 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Hudson
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) LAMP
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.38%) Wiki
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (40.48%) CentOS
3 15 (35.71%) Windows
4 13 (30.95%) Solaris
5 11 (26.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (23.81%) UNIX
7 9 (21.43%) HPUX
8 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (11.90%) Debian
9 4 (9.52%) VMS
9 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
10 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Web Development
2 9 (21.43%) Software Architecture
3 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.52%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.38%) Network Design
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) OO
7 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Perl
2 14 (33.33%) Java
3 11 (26.19%) C++
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) C#
5 8 (19.05%) Python
6 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.14%) C
8 2 (4.76%) Ruby
9 1 (2.38%) PHP
9 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) VMware ESX
1 9 (21.43%) vSphere
2 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) KVM
3 5 (11.90%) RHEV
4 4 (9.52%) qmail
4 4 (9.52%) Squid
4 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.38%) Samba
5 1 (2.38%) Postfix
5 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 8 (19.05%) Nagios
3 2 (4.76%) ZABBIX
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 23 (54.76%) VMware
3 13 (30.95%) HP
4 10 (23.81%) Citrix
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco
5 9 (21.43%) Symantec
5 9 (21.43%) NetApp
5 9 (21.43%) Veritas
5 9 (21.43%) Brocade
5 9 (21.43%) JBoss
6 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
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