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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 678 514 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.41% 9.11% 12.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.05% 31.85% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 545 456 582
Average salary £39,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £27,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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
1693 1614 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.99% 28.60% 29.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1413 1421 1364
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Gloucestershire +7 199 £46,000 +19.48% 25
Bristol +13 193 £37,500 +7.14% 40
Wiltshire +21 92 £35,000 -6.66% 22
Somerset +4 69 £37,500 - 9
Devon -2 62 £31,500 -19.23% 6
Dorset -31 50 £35,750 -4.66% 8
Cornwall -5 4 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 542 (42.41%) Windows
2 381 (29.81%) Java
3 368 (28.79%) MySQL
4 337 (26.37%) SQL
5 292 (22.85%) UNIX
6 288 (22.54%) PHP
7 284 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 283 (22.14%) HTML
9 263 (20.58%) Oracle
10 256 (20.03%) Degree
11 253 (19.80%) VMware
12 235 (18.39%) C++
13 232 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
14 210 (16.43%) Python
15 207 (16.20%) Software Engineering
16 198 (15.49%) CSS
17 188 (14.71%) Apache
18 185 (14.48%) Security Cleared
19 178 (13.93%) OO
20 166 (12.99%) ITIL
21 165 (12.91%) TCP/IP
22 162 (12.68%) XML
23 161 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
24 152 (11.89%) jQuery
25 151 (11.82%) Microsoft
26 144 (11.27%) Firewall
27 143 (11.19%) Red Hat
28 138 (10.80%) SQL Server
29 133 (10.41%) Perl
30 130 (10.17%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 188 (14.71%) Apache
2 78 (6.10%) JBoss
3 73 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 70 (5.48%) IIS
5 57 (4.46%) Tomcat
6 52 (4.07%) MS Exchange
7 37 (2.90%) Drupal
8 36 (2.82%) nginx
9 35 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
9 35 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 30 (2.35%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.88%) CMS
12 19 (1.49%) Joomla!
12 19 (1.49%) WordPress
13 16 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (1.25%) SharePoint
14 15 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (1.10%) ExpressionEngine
15 14 (1.10%) Umbraco
16 13 (1.02%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 69 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.56%) MS Office
3 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.23%) MS Project
4 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (1.49%) Magento
2 9 (0.70%) Shopify
3 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Agresso
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.078%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.58%) SaaS
2 17 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.31%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.31%) Office 365
5 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.078%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.078%) Heroku
7 1 (0.078%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 165 (12.91%) TCP/IP
2 144 (11.27%) Firewall
3 109 (8.53%) DNS
4 96 (7.51%) Internet
5 89 (6.96%) SAN
6 69 (5.40%) VPN
7 63 (4.93%) HTTP
8 57 (4.46%) DHCP
9 54 (4.23%) SSL
10 46 (3.60%) WAN
11 43 (3.36%) SMTP
12 42 (3.29%) LDAP
13 38 (2.97%) LAN
14 36 (2.82%) Network Security
14 36 (2.82%) NAS
15 34 (2.66%) VoIP
16 33 (2.58%) IPv4
17 31 (2.43%) FTP
17 31 (2.43%) IPsec
18 29 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (28.79%) MySQL
2 138 (10.80%) SQL Server
3 56 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 54 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (3.83%) Oracle Database
6 32 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.88%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 19 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.41%) DB2
11 18 (1.41%) Big Data
12 12 (0.94%) HBase
13 11 (0.86%) Hazelcast
14 10 (0.78%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.47%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 130 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 118 (9.23%) Subversion
3 58 (4.54%) Eclipse
4 53 (4.15%) Maven
5 49 (3.83%) JUnit
6 43 (3.36%) Jenkins
7 33 (2.58%) JDeveloper
8 31 (2.43%) Hudson
9 21 (1.64%) Ant
10 20 (1.56%) GDB
11 13 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
12 12 (0.94%) Bugzilla
12 12 (0.94%) GCC
13 10 (0.78%) PHPUnit
13 10 (0.78%) JIRA
14 9 (0.70%) Mercurial
14 9 (0.70%) Selenium
15 8 (0.63%) NetBeans
15 8 (0.63%) PEAR
15 8 (0.63%) WinDbg
General
1 89 (6.96%) Finance
2 58 (4.54%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.46%) Electronics
4 52 (4.07%) Marketing
5 41 (3.21%) Aerospace
6 37 (2.90%) Banking
7 26 (2.03%) Advertising
8 17 (1.33%) Retail
9 16 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.17%) Military
11 13 (1.02%) Legal
12 9 (0.70%) Back Office
12 9 (0.70%) Games
13 6 (0.47%) French Language
13 6 (0.47%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.23%) Publishing
16 2 (0.16%) Local Government
16 2 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 483 (37.79%) Developer
2 147 (11.50%) PHP Developer
3 141 (11.03%) Software Engineer
4 117 (9.15%) Support Engineer
5 98 (7.67%) Java Developer
6 91 (7.12%) Software Developer
7 89 (6.96%) Administrator
8 85 (6.65%) Analyst
9 78 (6.10%) Web Developer
10 76 (5.95%) Senior Developer
11 67 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
12 59 (4.62%) C++ Software Engineer
13 58 (4.54%) PHP Web Developer
14 57 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
15 52 (4.07%) Consultant
16 47 (3.68%) C++ Developer
17 45 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 44 (3.44%) Applications Support
19 41 (3.21%) Support Analyst
19 41 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (22.14%) HTML
2 198 (15.49%) CSS
3 162 (12.68%) XML
4 152 (11.89%) jQuery
5 124 (9.70%) J2EE
6 119 (9.31%) Web Services
7 97 (7.59%) LAMP
8 95 (7.43%) Spring
9 68 (5.32%) RESTful
10 67 (5.24%) Middleware
11 65 (5.09%) JSP
12 64 (5.01%) Hibernate
13 53 (4.15%) JSON
13 53 (4.15%) HTML5
14 51 (3.99%) SOAP
15 46 (3.60%) JDBC
15 46 (3.60%) Ajax
16 44 (3.44%) XHTML
17 42 (3.29%) .NET
18 37 (2.90%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.15%) Computer Science
2 90 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (6.57%) Open Source
4 49 (3.83%) Mathematics
5 31 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
7 17 (1.33%) Clustering
7 17 (1.33%) PKI
8 16 (1.25%) Physics
9 15 (1.17%) Device Driver
9 15 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.10%) GIS
11 13 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.94%) W3C
13 10 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.78%) Statistics
13 10 (0.78%) Wiki
14 9 (0.70%) DTV
15 8 (0.63%) MPEG
15 8 (0.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 542 (42.41%) Windows
2 292 (22.85%) UNIX
3 113 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (5.95%) Solaris
5 74 (5.79%) CentOS
6 60 (4.69%) Ubuntu
7 55 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (3.29%) Apple iOS
10 38 (2.97%) Android
11 33 (2.58%) AIX
12 31 (2.43%) Debian
13 26 (2.03%) Fedora
13 26 (2.03%) Windows 7
14 23 (1.80%) Mac OS X
15 19 (1.49%) SUSE
16 18 (1.41%) HPUX
17 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.86%) Windows XP
19 10 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (16.20%) Software Engineering
3 178 (13.93%) OO
4 166 (12.99%) ITIL
5 83 (6.49%) Scrum
6 80 (6.26%) TDD
7 78 (6.10%) MVC
8 76 (5.95%) OOP
9 69 (5.40%) Web Development
10 66 (5.16%) Cyber Security
11 64 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (4.85%) Configuration Management
13 59 (4.62%) E-Commerce
14 55 (4.30%) DevOps
15 53 (4.15%) SOA
16 52 (4.07%) OOD
17 41 (3.21%) Time Management
18 40 (3.13%) OO PHP
19 38 (2.97%) Penetration Testing
20 36 (2.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 381 (29.81%) Java
2 337 (26.37%) SQL
3 288 (22.54%) PHP
4 284 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 235 (18.39%) C++
6 210 (16.43%) Python
7 133 (10.41%) Perl
8 115 (9.00%) C#
9 113 (8.84%) C
10 109 (8.53%) Bash Shell
11 104 (8.14%) Ruby
12 102 (7.98%) Shell Script
13 86 (6.73%) PHP5
14 61 (4.77%) PowerShell
15 32 (2.50%) VB
16 20 (1.56%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.17%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.17%) XQuery
17 15 (1.17%) Assembly Language
18 13 (1.02%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 256 (20.03%) Degree
2 185 (14.48%) Security Cleared
3 113 (8.84%) SC Cleared
4 72 (5.63%) DV Cleared
5 61 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (3.52%) CCNA
7 33 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (1.80%) ISEB
10 22 (1.72%) MCP
10 22 (1.72%) MCSE
10 22 (1.72%) CCNP
11 16 (1.25%) HND
12 12 (0.94%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.47%) SCSA
13 6 (0.47%) RHCA
13 6 (0.47%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.47%) VCP5
14 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.69%) SLA
2 33 (2.58%) QA
3 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.31%) COBIT
5 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.078%) WCAG
6 1 (0.078%) WAI
System Software
1 161 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.43%) vSphere
5 17 (1.33%) vCloud
6 14 (1.10%) qmail
6 14 (1.10%) Firmware
7 13 (1.02%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.94%) Samba
9 9 (0.70%) NFS
9 9 (0.70%) Squid
10 7 (0.55%) XenServer
11 6 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.47%) XenApp
11 6 (0.47%) Varnish
11 6 (0.47%) Xen
12 5 (0.39%) Snort
12 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.39%) Docker
13 4 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 72 (5.63%) Puppet
2 55 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (3.44%) Nagios
4 35 (2.74%) SCCM
5 25 (1.96%) NetBackup
6 20 (1.56%) WSUS
7 17 (1.33%) Vagrant
8 14 (1.10%) SCOM
9 10 (0.78%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.78%) Zenoss
10 9 (0.70%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.70%) Icinga
11 7 (0.55%) Ansible
11 7 (0.55%) Plesk
11 7 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.47%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.47%) YUM
12 6 (0.47%) Munin
13 5 (0.39%) Check_MK
13 5 (0.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 263 (20.58%) Oracle
2 253 (19.80%) VMware
3 151 (11.82%) Microsoft
4 143 (11.19%) Red Hat
5 114 (8.92%) Cisco
6 62 (4.85%) Citrix
7 60 (4.69%) Zend
8 53 (4.15%) HP
9 52 (4.07%) IBM
10 37 (2.90%) CheckPoint
11 34 (2.66%) Juniper
12 28 (2.19%) Symantec
13 27 (2.11%) NetApp
14 17 (1.33%) F5
15 15 (1.17%) Google
16 14 (1.10%) SAP
17 12 (0.94%) Business Objects
17 12 (0.94%) Dell
17 12 (0.94%) EMC
18 11 (0.86%) Apple
Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harnham
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 plus 27 Days Holiday.
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 2 days ago