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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 687 596 647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 11.84% 10.16% 12.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.95% 39.26% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 587 499 567
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,086
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
1764 1518 1464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.41% 25.88% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1338 1304
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 May 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 22 May 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 +6 238 £40,000 - 33
Gloucestershire +7 167 £38,500 -9.41% 25
Dorset +2 78 £35,000 -2.77% 10
Wiltshire +1 72 £37,000 -7.50% 28
Somerset +2 59 £39,000 +13.04% 11
Devon +19 52 £37,750 +25.83% 10
Cornwall -10 3 £38,500 +33.91%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 465 (35.23%) Windows
2 371 (28.11%) Java
3 369 (27.95%) PHP
4 341 (25.83%) MySQL
5 320 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 304 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
7 293 (22.20%) HTML
8 283 (21.44%) Degree
9 275 (20.83%) UNIX
10 266 (20.15%) C++
11 264 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 262 (19.85%) CSS
13 258 (19.55%) VMware
14 252 (19.09%) Apache
15 251 (19.02%) Python
16 229 (17.35%) SQL
17 221 (16.74%) Oracle
18 218 (16.52%) Git (software)
19 216 (16.36%) C
20 211 (15.98%) Bash Shell
21 206 (15.61%) Perl
22 197 (14.92%) Puppet
23 189 (14.32%) DevOps
24 186 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
25 184 (13.94%) Red Hat
26 181 (13.71%) LAMP
27 177 (13.41%) Security Cleared
28 167 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 166 (12.58%) OO
30 155 (11.74%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 252 (19.09%) Apache
2 126 (9.55%) Tomcat
3 80 (6.06%) Node.js
4 71 (5.38%) WebLogic
5 64 (4.85%) nginx
6 60 (4.55%) IIS
7 54 (4.09%) JBoss
8 46 (3.48%) MS Exchange
9 40 (3.03%) Drupal
10 36 (2.73%) OpenStack
11 34 (2.58%) WordPress
12 25 (1.89%) WebSphere
13 21 (1.59%) SharePoint
13 21 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
14 20 (1.52%) Joomla!
15 14 (1.06%) CMS
16 12 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
17 9 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
18 8 (0.61%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 54 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.45%) MS Office
3 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.36%) Magento
4 7 (0.53%) Summit
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.076%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 102 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (4.24%) SaaS
3 29 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (1.89%) PaaS
5 11 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.83%) IaaS
6 7 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.23%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.076%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.076%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 141 (10.68%) Firewall
2 121 (9.17%) TCP/IP
3 92 (6.97%) HTTP
4 87 (6.59%) DNS
5 72 (5.45%) SAN
6 59 (4.47%) VPN
7 54 (4.09%) Internet
8 52 (3.94%) LAN
9 47 (3.56%) WAN
10 34 (2.58%) Network Security
11 32 (2.42%) SSL
11 32 (2.42%) DHCP
12 27 (2.05%) Wireless
13 25 (1.89%) LDAP
13 25 (1.89%) MPLS
13 25 (1.89%) NAS
14 23 (1.74%) SMTP
15 22 (1.67%) IPsec
16 16 (1.21%) BGP
17 14 (1.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (25.83%) MySQL
2 155 (11.74%) SQL Server
3 68 (5.15%) Relational Database
4 54 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 47 (3.56%) Oracle Database
7 43 (3.26%) MongoDB
8 42 (3.18%) Big Data
9 27 (2.05%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.06%) Redis
14 13 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.98%) SQLite
15 12 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.91%) MariaDB
15 12 (0.91%) HBase
16 11 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 218 (16.52%) Git (software)
2 101 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 92 (6.97%) Subversion
4 56 (4.24%) Maven
5 52 (3.94%) Eclipse
5 52 (3.94%) JIRA
6 50 (3.79%) Hudson
7 31 (2.35%) Ant
7 31 (2.35%) JUnit
8 26 (1.97%) PHPUnit
9 24 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
10 23 (1.74%) Bugzilla
11 17 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 16 (1.21%) Trac
12 16 (1.21%) PEAR
13 15 (1.14%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.14%) Selenium
14 14 (1.06%) GDB
14 14 (1.06%) JDeveloper
14 14 (1.06%) ClearCase
General
1 106 (8.03%) Finance
2 79 (5.98%) Electronics
3 72 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 57 (4.32%) Military
5 50 (3.79%) Games
6 48 (3.64%) Marketing
7 39 (2.95%) Manufacturing
8 36 (2.73%) Advertising
9 31 (2.35%) Banking
10 17 (1.29%) Legal
11 16 (1.21%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.61%) Back Office
13 7 (0.53%) Retail
14 6 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.45%) Law
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 456 (34.55%) Developer
2 208 (15.76%) Software Engineer
3 166 (12.58%) PHP Developer
4 129 (9.77%) Administrator
5 115 (8.71%) Systems Administrator
6 98 (7.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 92 (6.97%) Support Engineer
8 86 (6.52%) Software Developer
9 84 (6.36%) Senior Developer
10 82 (6.21%) Analyst
11 77 (5.83%) Java Developer
12 76 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
13 69 (5.23%) Linux Administrator
14 67 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
15 65 (4.92%) Applications Support
16 63 (4.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 52 (3.94%) Architect
18 51 (3.86%) C++ Developer
19 48 (3.64%) Web Developer
20 41 (3.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (22.20%) HTML
2 262 (19.85%) CSS
3 181 (13.71%) LAMP
4 125 (9.47%) Spring
5 121 (9.17%) Web Services
5 121 (9.17%) XML
6 118 (8.94%) HTML5
7 114 (8.64%) Ajax
8 107 (8.11%) jQuery
9 99 (7.50%) .NET
10 98 (7.42%) JSON
11 86 (6.52%) J2EE
11 86 (6.52%) RESTful
12 78 (5.91%) REST
13 77 (5.83%) CSS3
13 77 (5.83%) AngularJS
14 72 (5.45%) Middleware
15 71 (5.38%) Hibernate
16 57 (4.32%) Backbone.js
17 51 (3.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 76 (5.76%) Open Source
4 58 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 52 (3.94%) Mathematics
6 29 (2.20%) Visualisation
7 28 (2.12%) DTV
8 23 (1.74%) MPEG
8 23 (1.74%) Clustering
9 22 (1.67%) Physics
9 22 (1.67%) User Experience
10 17 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (1.14%) PKI
13 14 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.06%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.98%) Replication
14 13 (0.98%) Wiki
15 12 (0.91%) CESG
16 11 (0.83%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 465 (35.23%) Windows
2 275 (20.83%) UNIX
3 167 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 128 (9.70%) CentOS
5 59 (4.47%) Ubuntu
6 53 (4.02%) Solaris
7 48 (3.64%) Android
8 39 (2.95%) Debian
9 37 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (2.27%) Fedora
12 22 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (1.59%) Windows 7
14 19 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (1.06%) SUSE
17 12 (0.91%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.83%) HPUX
18 11 (0.83%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 189 (14.32%) DevOps
4 166 (12.58%) OO
5 151 (11.44%) Configuration Management
6 126 (9.55%) TDD
7 124 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (8.94%) ITIL
9 114 (8.64%) Scrum
10 97 (7.35%) OOP
11 72 (5.45%) MVC
12 65 (4.92%) Mentoring
13 59 (4.47%) Information Security
14 56 (4.24%) E-Commerce
15 55 (4.17%) OO PHP
16 53 (4.02%) OOD
17 52 (3.94%) Web Development
18 51 (3.86%) Unit Testing
19 47 (3.56%) SOA
19 47 (3.56%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 371 (28.11%) Java
2 369 (27.95%) PHP
3 320 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 266 (20.15%) C++
5 251 (19.02%) Python
6 229 (17.35%) SQL
7 216 (16.36%) C
8 211 (15.98%) Bash Shell
9 206 (15.61%) Perl
10 148 (11.21%) Ruby
11 86 (6.52%) C#
12 68 (5.15%) Shell Script
13 60 (4.55%) PHP5
14 52 (3.94%) PowerShell
15 27 (2.05%) Embedded C
16 22 (1.67%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.14%) Korn
18 14 (1.06%) Embedded C++
19 12 (0.91%) PL/SQL
20 10 (0.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 283 (21.44%) Degree
2 177 (13.41%) Security Cleared
3 102 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 100 (7.58%) DV Cleared
5 80 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (5.30%) CCNA
7 20 (1.52%) CCNP
8 19 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.98%) Sun Certification
11 12 (0.91%) SCSA
11 12 (0.91%) ISEB
11 12 (0.91%) MCSE
12 10 (0.76%) MCITP
12 10 (0.76%) RHCA
13 9 (0.68%) MCSA
14 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.53%) PhD
16 6 (0.45%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.03%) SLA
2 29 (2.20%) QA
3 11 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.53%) ISO 14001
5 7 (0.53%) WCAG
5 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 186 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 50 (3.79%) vSphere
4 48 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 29 (2.20%) Firmware
6 21 (1.59%) KVM
6 21 (1.59%) XenApp
7 16 (1.21%) Samba
8 14 (1.06%) vCloud
9 12 (0.91%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.83%) Postfix
10 11 (0.83%) iptables
11 10 (0.76%) Xen
12 9 (0.68%) XenServer
13 6 (0.45%) Docker
13 6 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.30%) Varnish
15 4 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 197 (14.92%) Puppet
2 125 (9.47%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (4.55%) Nagios
4 35 (2.65%) Ansible
5 31 (2.35%) Salt
6 29 (2.20%) Vagrant
7 19 (1.44%) Zenoss
8 18 (1.36%) ZABBIX
9 17 (1.29%) SCCM
10 14 (1.06%) Graphite
11 13 (0.98%) Backup Exec
12 11 (0.83%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.61%) SCOM
13 8 (0.61%) WSUS
14 7 (0.53%) Munin
15 6 (0.45%) Hyperic
15 6 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
15 6 (0.45%) Capistrano
16 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.38%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 258 (19.55%) VMware
2 221 (16.74%) Oracle
3 184 (13.94%) Red Hat
4 140 (10.61%) Cisco
5 108 (8.18%) Microsoft
6 53 (4.02%) IBM
7 52 (3.94%) HP
7 52 (3.94%) Citrix
8 39 (2.95%) Juniper
9 38 (2.88%) Google
10 30 (2.27%) Zend
11 28 (2.12%) SAP
12 24 (1.82%) NetApp
13 21 (1.59%) Symantec
13 21 (1.59%) CheckPoint
14 20 (1.52%) Sun
15 17 (1.29%) TIBCO
16 16 (1.21%) Rackspace
17 15 (1.14%) Business Objects
18 14 (1.06%) Twitter
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Factor 3 Communications LTD
Salary: Excellent company benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + On-call + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Proactive People
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
GCS
Salary: Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum plus bens and pension and gym and he
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35K - £55K
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30k - £85k plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago