The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills 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 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 612 528 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.87% 10.20% 12.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.25% 35.82% 38.59%
Number of salaries quoted 506 458 622
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1736 1474 1770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.00% 28.48% 31.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 1295 1576
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Linux Salary Trend in the South West

Linux
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in the South West

Linux
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 +4 196 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Gloucestershire +4 138 £37,500 -2.59% 18
Dorset -6 91 £36,750 -8.12% 11
Wiltshire -10 76 £35,000 -2.77% 15
Somerset +1 71 £37,500 +25.00% 34
Devon -19 24 £40,500 +24.61% 9
Cornwall 0 6 £45,000 +111.76%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 444 (36.88%) Windows
2 423 (35.13%) Java
3 415 (34.47%) MySQL
4 293 (24.34%) SQL
5 283 (23.50%) UNIX
6 282 (23.42%) PHP
7 275 (22.84%) JavaScript
8 271 (22.51%) C++
9 269 (22.34%) Degree
10 239 (19.85%) HTML
11 229 (19.02%) VMware
12 221 (18.36%) Software Engineering
13 200 (16.61%) Oracle
14 185 (15.37%) Security Cleared
15 183 (15.20%) Python
16 182 (15.12%) jQuery
17 174 (14.45%) Apache
18 157 (13.04%) C
19 153 (12.71%) CSS
20 150 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
21 149 (12.38%) OO
22 147 (12.21%) C#
23 139 (11.54%) Red Hat
24 138 (11.46%) XML
25 135 (11.21%) SQL Server
26 133 (11.05%) Computer Science
27 132 (10.96%) Git (software)
28 128 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
29 127 (10.55%) Scrum
30 125 (10.38%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 174 (14.45%) Apache
2 65 (5.40%) IIS
3 57 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 57 (4.73%) Tomcat
4 52 (4.32%) WebLogic
5 34 (2.82%) Drupal
6 31 (2.57%) WebSphere
7 29 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (1.91%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.83%) nginx
10 19 (1.58%) CMS
11 14 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 13 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (1.00%) WordPress
14 10 (0.83%) Joomla!
14 10 (0.83%) Gunicorn
15 9 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.50%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 75 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.83%) MS Office
3 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (2.74%) Magento
2 23 (1.91%) Shopify
3 11 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.42%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.33%) Agresso
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.083%) Summit
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.083%) Zen Cart
8 1 (0.083%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.82%) SaaS
2 21 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.50%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.50%) Office 365
5 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.17%) IaaS
7 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.083%) PaaS
8 1 (0.083%) Heroku
8 1 (0.083%) GitHub
8 1 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (9.05%) TCP/IP
2 105 (8.72%) Firewall
2 105 (8.72%) SAN
3 95 (7.89%) Internet
4 66 (5.48%) DNS
5 60 (4.98%) HTTP
6 54 (4.49%) WAN
7 47 (3.90%) DHCP
8 46 (3.82%) IPv4
9 45 (3.74%) LAN
10 42 (3.49%) VPN
11 39 (3.24%) SSL
11 39 (3.24%) VoIP
12 32 (2.66%) IPv6
12 32 (2.66%) Fibre Channel
13 28 (2.33%) SMTP
14 27 (2.24%) iSCSI
15 25 (2.08%) LDAP
15 25 (2.08%) IPsec
16 24 (1.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (34.47%) MySQL
2 135 (11.21%) SQL Server
3 66 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 45 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (3.32%) Oracle Database
6 37 (3.07%) RDBMS
7 30 (2.49%) Big Data
8 26 (2.16%) Hazelcast
9 25 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (1.66%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.50%) HBase
11 18 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.16%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.00%) DB2
15 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.58%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.58%) Riak
17 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 132 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 108 (8.97%) Subversion
3 49 (4.07%) Eclipse
4 35 (2.91%) Maven
5 33 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 28 (2.33%) Ant
7 27 (2.24%) JUnit
8 23 (1.91%) GCC
8 23 (1.91%) Jenkins
9 21 (1.74%) GDB
10 20 (1.66%) JIRA
11 17 (1.41%) PHPUnit
11 17 (1.41%) Selenium
12 16 (1.33%) Hudson
12 16 (1.33%) Bugzilla
13 15 (1.25%) JDeveloper
14 12 (1.00%) PEAR
14 12 (1.00%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.91%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.75%) Trac
General
1 113 (9.39%) Telecoms
2 96 (7.97%) Finance
3 46 (3.82%) Electronics
4 42 (3.49%) Marketing
5 28 (2.33%) Banking
6 23 (1.91%) Back Office
6 23 (1.91%) Retail
7 21 (1.74%) Advertising
8 19 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.41%) Military
10 14 (1.16%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.75%) Legal
12 5 (0.42%) Games
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 3 (0.25%) Local Government
14 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Billing
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 1 (0.083%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.083%) Law
Job Titles
1 478 (39.70%) Developer
2 147 (12.21%) Software Engineer
3 143 (11.88%) PHP Developer
4 126 (10.47%) Software Developer
5 100 (8.31%) Java Developer
6 95 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 89 (7.39%) Senior Developer
8 84 (6.98%) Administrator
9 73 (6.06%) Analyst
10 72 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
11 59 (4.90%) Web Developer
12 58 (4.82%) Junior
13 57 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
14 44 (3.65%) Consultant
15 43 (3.57%) Graduate
15 43 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
16 41 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
17 39 (3.24%) C++ Developer
18 37 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 36 (2.99%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (19.85%) HTML
2 182 (15.12%) jQuery
3 153 (12.71%) CSS
4 138 (11.46%) XML
5 109 (9.05%) Web Services
6 95 (7.89%) LAMP
7 89 (7.39%) Spring
8 87 (7.23%) J2EE
9 76 (6.31%) RESTful
10 62 (5.15%) SOAP
11 55 (4.57%) HTML5
12 53 (4.40%) JSON
13 48 (3.99%) Ajax
14 45 (3.74%) Middleware
15 42 (3.49%) Hibernate
16 38 (3.16%) .NET
17 34 (2.82%) AngularJS
18 33 (2.74%) REST
19 32 (2.66%) XHTML
19 32 (2.66%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (11.05%) Computer Science
2 73 (6.06%) Open Source
3 46 (3.82%) Mathematics
4 40 (3.32%) Digital Media
5 34 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
6 27 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 23 (1.91%) PKI
8 19 (1.58%) Device Driver
9 16 (1.33%) W3C
10 14 (1.16%) Wiki
10 14 (1.16%) GIS
10 14 (1.16%) Clustering
11 13 (1.08%) Firmware
11 13 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.91%) DTV
13 7 (0.58%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.58%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.58%) Statistics
14 6 (0.50%) Xbox
14 6 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 444 (36.88%) Windows
2 283 (23.50%) UNIX
3 91 (7.56%) Solaris
4 87 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (5.65%) CentOS
7 64 (5.32%) Ubuntu
8 42 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (3.16%) Windows 7
10 33 (2.74%) HPUX
11 29 (2.41%) Debian
12 26 (2.16%) AIX
13 24 (1.99%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.74%) Fedora
14 21 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (1.50%) Windows CE
16 17 (1.41%) Android
17 15 (1.25%) SUSE
18 11 (0.91%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (18.36%) Software Engineering
2 150 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (12.38%) OO
4 127 (10.55%) Scrum
5 113 (9.39%) ITIL
6 102 (8.47%) TDD
7 90 (7.48%) Web Development
8 68 (5.65%) MVC
8 68 (5.65%) E-Commerce
8 68 (5.65%) OOP
9 67 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 65 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (4.57%) Unit Testing
12 44 (3.65%) DevOps
13 40 (3.32%) Waterfall
14 39 (3.24%) UML
15 36 (2.99%) Software Architecture
16 34 (2.82%) Project Management
17 33 (2.74%) OO PHP
18 32 (2.66%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 423 (35.13%) Java
2 293 (24.34%) SQL
3 282 (23.42%) PHP
4 275 (22.84%) JavaScript
5 271 (22.51%) C++
6 183 (15.20%) Python
7 157 (13.04%) C
8 147 (12.21%) C#
9 120 (9.97%) Shell Script
10 115 (9.55%) Perl
10 115 (9.55%) Ruby
11 97 (8.06%) PHP5
12 91 (7.56%) Bash Shell
13 46 (3.82%) VB
14 25 (2.08%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.91%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.50%) Embedded C
17 16 (1.33%) Assembly Language
18 15 (1.25%) Erlang
19 14 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 269 (22.34%) Degree
2 185 (15.37%) Security Cleared
3 92 (7.64%) DV Cleared
4 88 (7.31%) SC Cleared
5 52 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (3.65%) CCNA
7 36 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (2.33%) MCSE
9 26 (2.16%) ISEB
10 17 (1.41%) CCNP
11 15 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.08%) CEH
13 11 (0.91%) MCP
14 9 (0.75%) HND
14 9 (0.75%) MCITP
15 7 (0.58%) MCTS
16 4 (0.33%) APMP
16 4 (0.33%) MCSA
17 3 (0.25%) PMP
17 3 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.90%) QA
2 37 (3.07%) SLA
3 10 (0.83%) IEC 61508
4 8 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.25%) COBIT
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.17%) WCAG
6 2 (0.17%) WAI
6 2 (0.17%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.17%) TickIT
6 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.083%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.083%) JTAG
System Software
1 128 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (8.31%) Active Directory
3 40 (3.32%) vSphere
4 36 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 34 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.50%) Samba
6 18 (1.50%) NFS
7 17 (1.41%) Xen
8 12 (1.00%) Squid
8 12 (1.00%) GPFS
9 10 (0.83%) qmail
10 8 (0.66%) vCloud
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.50%) KVM
11 6 (0.50%) XenApp
11 6 (0.50%) XenServer
11 6 (0.50%) RHEV
12 5 (0.42%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 52 (4.32%) Puppet
2 41 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (2.74%) NetBackup
4 29 (2.41%) Nagios
5 21 (1.74%) SCCM
6 19 (1.58%) Backup Exec
7 15 (1.25%) WSUS
8 12 (1.00%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.75%) logstash
10 8 (0.66%) Bcfg2
10 8 (0.66%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.42%) Legato
11 5 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.42%) Plesk
11 5 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.42%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.33%) Check_MK
13 3 (0.25%) Icinga
Vendors
1 229 (19.02%) VMware
2 200 (16.61%) Oracle
3 139 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 125 (10.38%) Microsoft
5 112 (9.30%) Cisco
6 86 (7.14%) Zend
7 83 (6.89%) Citrix
8 58 (4.82%) JBoss
9 56 (4.65%) HP
10 37 (3.07%) IBM
10 37 (3.07%) NetApp
11 25 (2.08%) Symantec
12 23 (1.91%) Veritas
13 19 (1.58%) SAP
13 19 (1.58%) Juniper
13 19 (1.58%) Brocade
14 17 (1.41%) EMC
15 16 (1.33%) Google
16 15 (1.25%) Remedy
17 13 (1.08%) Veeam
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £38000 per annum - generous benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + relocation pkg
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evosearch Limited
Salary: £20k - 35k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £45,000 to £85,000 per annum plus EXCELLENT package and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Nuepc
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Pension + Great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum - benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits + Great Working Environment
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: £60000 Per Annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday