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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 704 595 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 11.47% 10.28% 12.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.24% 39.04% 43.27%
Number of salaries quoted 580 506 588
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £25,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
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
1794 1524 1576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.23% 26.33% 28.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1349 1393
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Bristol +7 234 £41,000 +9.33% 32
Gloucestershire +1 167 £39,500 -2.46% 20
Dorset -1 92 £36,000 - 9
Somerset +1 69 £36,250 +7.58% 10
Wiltshire -4 62 £34,000 -9.33% 17
Devon +23 52 £42,500 +41.66% 9
Cornwall -9 5 £40,000 +39.13% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 469 (35.80%) Windows
2 374 (28.55%) PHP
3 348 (26.56%) MySQL
4 343 (26.18%) Java
5 319 (24.35%) JavaScript
6 304 (23.21%) HTML
7 281 (21.45%) Degree
8 278 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
9 274 (20.92%) Software Engineering
10 267 (20.38%) C++
11 264 (20.15%) CSS
12 261 (19.92%) UNIX
13 254 (19.39%) VMware
14 250 (19.08%) Apache
15 246 (18.78%) Python
16 239 (18.24%) Oracle
17 234 (17.86%) SQL
18 206 (15.73%) Perl
19 203 (15.50%) C
20 191 (14.58%) OO
21 188 (14.35%) Red Hat
21 188 (14.35%) Security Cleared
22 186 (14.20%) Bash Shell
23 185 (14.12%) Git (software)
24 176 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
25 172 (13.13%) Puppet
26 170 (12.98%) LAMP
27 167 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 165 (12.60%) DevOps
29 154 (11.76%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 250 (19.08%) Apache
2 112 (8.55%) Tomcat
3 75 (5.73%) WebLogic
4 69 (5.27%) nginx
5 64 (4.89%) JBoss
5 64 (4.89%) Node.js
6 54 (4.12%) MS Exchange
7 52 (3.97%) IIS
8 44 (3.36%) Drupal
9 37 (2.82%) WordPress
10 30 (2.29%) WebSphere
11 28 (2.14%) OpenStack
12 24 (1.83%) Joomla!
13 20 (1.53%) CMS
14 19 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
14 19 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (0.99%) SharePoint
17 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
18 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 55 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.38%) MS Office
3 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 22 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (1.45%) Magento
3 12 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.53%) Summit
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.076%) Shopify
7 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.076%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 73 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.36%) SaaS
3 28 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (1.60%) PaaS
5 10 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.53%) IaaS
7 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.076%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.076%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 154 (11.76%) Firewall
2 138 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 90 (6.87%) DNS
4 86 (6.56%) HTTP
5 74 (5.65%) VPN
6 72 (5.50%) SAN
7 63 (4.81%) Internet
8 47 (3.59%) LAN
9 43 (3.28%) WAN
10 42 (3.21%) SSL
11 41 (3.13%) DHCP
12 35 (2.67%) LDAP
13 34 (2.60%) Network Security
14 27 (2.06%) NAS
15 25 (1.91%) SMTP
16 24 (1.83%) Wireless
16 24 (1.83%) IPsec
17 22 (1.68%) MPLS
18 17 (1.30%) FTP
19 16 (1.22%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (26.56%) MySQL
2 148 (11.30%) SQL Server
3 66 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 58 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 42 (3.21%) Oracle Database
7 36 (2.75%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.60%) Big Data
9 30 (2.29%) Hadoop
10 17 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.22%) MariaDB
12 15 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.92%) Redis
14 12 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.69%) SQLite
16 9 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
17 8 (0.61%) HBase
Development Applications
1 185 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 95 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 90 (6.87%) Subversion
4 57 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 50 (3.82%) Maven
6 47 (3.59%) Hudson
7 46 (3.51%) JIRA
8 38 (2.90%) JUnit
9 28 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
10 23 (1.76%) Bugzilla
11 22 (1.68%) PHPUnit
12 21 (1.60%) Ant
12 21 (1.60%) JDeveloper
13 17 (1.30%) PEAR
14 16 (1.22%) Trac
15 15 (1.15%) Visual Studio
16 14 (1.07%) Mercurial
17 13 (0.99%) Selenium
18 12 (0.92%) GDB
19 11 (0.84%) WinDbg
General
1 97 (7.40%) Finance
2 73 (5.57%) Electronics
3 63 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 55 (4.20%) Military
5 48 (3.66%) Marketing
6 44 (3.36%) Games
7 34 (2.60%) Advertising
8 33 (2.52%) Manufacturing
9 32 (2.44%) Banking
10 31 (2.37%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.92%) Legal
12 8 (0.61%) Retail
13 7 (0.53%) Back Office
14 6 (0.46%) Law
14 6 (0.46%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.076%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.076%) French Language
15 1 (0.076%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 472 (36.03%) Developer
2 207 (15.80%) Software Engineer
3 176 (13.44%) PHP Developer
4 115 (8.78%) Administrator
5 103 (7.86%) Software Developer
6 97 (7.40%) Systems Administrator
7 86 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 83 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
9 75 (5.73%) Java Developer
10 74 (5.65%) Senior Developer
10 74 (5.65%) Analyst
11 71 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
12 61 (4.66%) Linux Administrator
13 60 (4.58%) Web Developer
14 58 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
15 55 (4.20%) Applications Support
15 55 (4.20%) C++ Developer
15 55 (4.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 50 (3.82%) Architect
17 47 (3.59%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (23.21%) HTML
2 264 (20.15%) CSS
3 170 (12.98%) LAMP
4 125 (9.54%) Web Services
4 125 (9.54%) XML
5 123 (9.39%) Spring
6 119 (9.08%) jQuery
7 104 (7.94%) Ajax
8 102 (7.79%) HTML5
9 97 (7.40%) J2EE
10 84 (6.41%) JSON
11 80 (6.11%) .NET
12 76 (5.80%) Middleware
12 76 (5.80%) RESTful
13 75 (5.73%) Hibernate
14 72 (5.50%) REST
15 68 (5.19%) AngularJS
16 66 (5.04%) CSS3
17 51 (3.89%) SOAP
18 47 (3.59%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.95%) Open Source
3 82 (6.26%) Computer Science
4 61 (4.66%) Mathematics
4 61 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 31 (2.37%) Physics
6 26 (1.98%) Clustering
7 25 (1.91%) Visualisation
8 23 (1.76%) MPEG
9 22 (1.68%) DTV
10 20 (1.53%) User Experience
11 17 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.22%) Replication
12 16 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.15%) Device Driver
14 14 (1.07%) PKI
14 14 (1.07%) Wiki
15 12 (0.92%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.76%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 469 (35.80%) Windows
2 261 (19.92%) UNIX
3 167 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 121 (9.24%) CentOS
5 69 (5.27%) Solaris
6 60 (4.58%) Ubuntu
7 50 (3.82%) Android
8 44 (3.36%) Debian
9 37 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (2.44%) Fedora
10 32 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (1.91%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
14 17 (1.30%) SUSE
15 16 (1.22%) AIX
16 15 (1.15%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.15%) Windows 7
17 14 (1.07%) HPUX
18 11 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (20.92%) Software Engineering
3 191 (14.58%) OO
4 165 (12.60%) DevOps
5 133 (10.15%) ITIL
6 125 (9.54%) Configuration Management
7 117 (8.93%) TDD
8 105 (8.02%) Scrum
9 102 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (7.02%) OOP
11 77 (5.88%) MVC
12 64 (4.89%) OOD
12 64 (4.89%) Mentoring
13 61 (4.66%) Cyber Security
14 60 (4.58%) E-Commerce
15 56 (4.27%) SOA
16 55 (4.20%) Unit Testing
17 53 (4.05%) Information Security
18 52 (3.97%) OO PHP
19 50 (3.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 374 (28.55%) PHP
2 343 (26.18%) Java
3 319 (24.35%) JavaScript
4 267 (20.38%) C++
5 246 (18.78%) Python
6 234 (17.86%) SQL
7 206 (15.73%) Perl
8 203 (15.50%) C
9 186 (14.20%) Bash Shell
10 129 (9.85%) Ruby
11 85 (6.49%) C#
12 71 (5.42%) Shell Script
13 69 (5.27%) PHP5
14 59 (4.50%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.76%) Embedded C
16 17 (1.30%) Objective-C
17 13 (0.99%) Embedded C++
17 13 (0.99%) Assembly Language
18 12 (0.92%) Korn
18 12 (0.92%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 281 (21.45%) Degree
2 188 (14.35%) Security Cleared
3 114 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 96 (7.33%) DV Cleared
5 76 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (4.96%) CCNA
7 23 (1.76%) CCNP
8 19 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (1.15%) Sun Certification
11 14 (1.07%) SCSA
11 14 (1.07%) ISEB
12 12 (0.92%) RHCA
13 11 (0.84%) MCSE
14 10 (0.76%) PhD
15 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.61%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.53%) MCITP
16 7 (0.53%) MCP
17 6 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.36%) SLA
2 28 (2.14%) QA
3 9 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.53%) ISO 14001
4 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 176 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (6.34%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.59%) Hyper-V
4 45 (3.44%) vSphere
5 24 (1.83%) Firmware
6 17 (1.30%) XenApp
7 16 (1.22%) Samba
7 16 (1.22%) vCloud
8 15 (1.15%) KVM
9 14 (1.07%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.76%) Postfix
11 9 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 9 (0.69%) XenServer
12 8 (0.61%) iptables
13 7 (0.53%) Varnish
13 7 (0.53%) qmail
13 7 (0.53%) Xen
14 6 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.46%) Docker
15 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 172 (13.13%) Puppet
2 117 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (4.20%) Nagios
4 32 (2.44%) Ansible
5 28 (2.14%) Salt
6 25 (1.91%) Zenoss
7 24 (1.83%) Vagrant
8 18 (1.37%) ZABBIX
9 17 (1.30%) SCCM
10 16 (1.22%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.84%) Graphite
12 10 (0.76%) WSUS
12 10 (0.76%) Munin
13 8 (0.61%) SCOM
14 7 (0.53%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.53%) yum
14 7 (0.53%) Icinga
15 6 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
15 6 (0.46%) Hyperic
16 5 (0.38%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 254 (19.39%) VMware
2 239 (18.24%) Oracle
3 188 (14.35%) Red Hat
4 140 (10.69%) Cisco
5 109 (8.32%) Microsoft
6 52 (3.97%) HP
6 52 (3.97%) IBM
7 51 (3.89%) Citrix
8 46 (3.51%) Juniper
9 35 (2.67%) Zend
10 30 (2.29%) CheckPoint
11 29 (2.21%) Google
12 25 (1.91%) Symantec
13 24 (1.83%) Sun
14 22 (1.68%) SAP
15 21 (1.60%) NetApp
16 18 (1.37%) Business Objects
17 17 (1.30%) TIBCO
18 10 (0.76%) Twitter
18 10 (0.76%) Dell
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £53,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Market leading Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum plus bens and pension and gym and he
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago