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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 691 583 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.92% 9.84% 12.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.39% 34.85% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 563 500 608
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,950 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1630 1673 1745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.76% 28.24% 30.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1389 1450 1514
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,250 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +2 221 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Bristol +12 195 £40,750 +16.42% 25
Wiltshire +21 88 £38,000 +33.33% 26
Devon +2 66 £30,000 -24.05% 6
Somerset -5 57 £37,500 +2.73% 19
Dorset -25 48 £38,750 +3.33% 8
Cornwall +3 9 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 534 (41.75%) Windows
2 368 (28.77%) Java
3 360 (28.15%) MySQL
4 324 (25.33%) PHP
4 324 (25.33%) SQL
5 307 (24.00%) HTML
6 301 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 285 (22.28%) UNIX
8 266 (20.80%) Oracle
9 253 (19.78%) Degree
10 243 (19.00%) VMware
11 239 (18.69%) C++
12 237 (18.53%) CSS
13 214 (16.73%) Software Engineering
14 213 (16.65%) Python
15 210 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
16 201 (15.72%) OO
17 191 (14.93%) Apache
18 183 (14.31%) Security Cleared
19 170 (13.29%) TCP/IP
20 163 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
21 157 (12.28%) Perl
22 155 (12.12%) XML
23 152 (11.88%) Firewall
24 150 (11.73%) jQuery
25 149 (11.65%) ITIL
26 139 (10.87%) Red Hat
27 138 (10.79%) Git (software)
28 134 (10.48%) Microsoft
29 129 (10.09%) J2EE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 191 (14.93%) Apache
2 82 (6.41%) JBoss
3 77 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 59 (4.61%) Tomcat
5 52 (4.07%) nginx
6 50 (3.91%) Drupal
7 48 (3.75%) MS Exchange
8 46 (3.60%) IIS
9 36 (2.81%) Oracle Service Bus
9 36 (2.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 35 (2.74%) WordPress
11 32 (2.50%) WebSphere
12 30 (2.35%) CMS
13 26 (2.03%) Joomla!
13 26 (2.03%) Node.js
14 18 (1.41%) Umbraco
14 18 (1.41%) ExpressionEngine
15 17 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
16 13 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (0.94%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 57 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.09%) MS Office
3 7 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (1.49%) Magento
2 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.31%) Agresso
3 4 (0.31%) Shopify
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.078%) AWD
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.58%) SaaS
2 12 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.63%) PaaS
4 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.078%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.078%) Office 365
7 1 (0.078%) GitHub
7 1 (0.078%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 170 (13.29%) TCP/IP
2 152 (11.88%) Firewall
3 113 (8.84%) DNS
4 99 (7.74%) Internet
5 74 (5.79%) SAN
5 74 (5.79%) VPN
6 67 (5.24%) HTTP
7 62 (4.85%) DHCP
8 59 (4.61%) SSL
9 47 (3.67%) LDAP
10 41 (3.21%) SMTP
11 40 (3.13%) WAN
12 38 (2.97%) Network Security
13 35 (2.74%) NAS
14 34 (2.66%) LAN
14 34 (2.66%) FTP
15 30 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
16 28 (2.19%) IPsec
17 26 (2.03%) VoIP
18 25 (1.95%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (28.15%) MySQL
2 123 (9.62%) SQL Server
3 64 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 62 (4.85%) Relational Database
5 45 (3.52%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.81%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (2.19%) MongoDB
9 26 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.41%) DB2
11 18 (1.41%) MariaDB
12 14 (1.09%) Big Data
13 13 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.70%) HBase
14 9 (0.70%) Redis
15 8 (0.63%) Neo4j
16 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.47%) Hazelcast
17 6 (0.47%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 138 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 114 (8.91%) Subversion
3 64 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 55 (4.30%) Maven
5 54 (4.22%) JUnit
6 52 (4.07%) Jenkins
7 36 (2.81%) Hudson
8 35 (2.74%) JDeveloper
9 20 (1.56%) Ant
10 19 (1.49%) JIRA
11 17 (1.33%) Bugzilla
12 16 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
13 14 (1.09%) Mercurial
14 13 (1.02%) GDB
15 10 (0.78%) PHPUnit
15 10 (0.78%) Selenium
16 8 (0.63%) PEAR
16 8 (0.63%) GCC
17 7 (0.55%) NetBeans
18 6 (0.47%) Trac
General
1 87 (6.80%) Finance
2 57 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.99%) Electronics
4 47 (3.67%) Marketing
5 46 (3.60%) Aerospace
6 41 (3.21%) Banking
7 27 (2.11%) Advertising
8 19 (1.49%) Retail
9 15 (1.17%) Games
10 14 (1.09%) Military
11 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.94%) Legal
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%) Back Office
16 2 (0.16%) Local Government
17 1 (0.078%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 506 (39.56%) Developer
2 163 (12.74%) PHP Developer
3 153 (11.96%) Software Engineer
4 108 (8.44%) Support Engineer
5 98 (7.66%) Java Developer
6 97 (7.58%) Software Developer
7 85 (6.65%) Web Developer
8 81 (6.33%) Administrator
9 75 (5.86%) Analyst
10 70 (5.47%) Senior Developer
11 66 (5.16%) PHP Web Developer
12 65 (5.08%) C++ Software Engineer
13 57 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
14 54 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
15 49 (3.83%) Consultant
16 48 (3.75%) C++ Developer
17 42 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 41 (3.21%) Applications Support
19 38 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
20 32 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (24.00%) HTML
2 237 (18.53%) CSS
3 155 (12.12%) XML
4 150 (11.73%) jQuery
5 129 (10.09%) J2EE
6 114 (8.91%) Web Services
7 106 (8.29%) Spring
8 105 (8.21%) LAMP
9 73 (5.71%) Hibernate
10 70 (5.47%) RESTful
11 67 (5.24%) JSP
12 65 (5.08%) HTML5
13 62 (4.85%) Middleware
14 56 (4.38%) Ajax
15 53 (4.14%) JSON
16 48 (3.75%) SOAP
17 47 (3.67%) JDBC
18 46 (3.60%) REST
19 44 (3.44%) .NET
20 40 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.21%) Computer Science
2 93 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (6.65%) Open Source
4 50 (3.91%) Mathematics
5 30 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.72%) Physics
7 19 (1.49%) Clustering
8 18 (1.41%) Device Driver
9 17 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
10 16 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.25%) MPEG
11 15 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.09%) PKI
12 14 (1.09%) GIS
13 11 (0.86%) Wiki
13 11 (0.86%) Semantic Web
14 10 (0.78%) User Experience
14 10 (0.78%) Derivative
14 10 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 534 (41.75%) Windows
2 285 (22.28%) UNIX
3 109 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 77 (6.02%) Solaris
5 68 (5.32%) CentOS
6 51 (3.99%) Ubuntu
7 49 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (3.75%) Android
9 45 (3.52%) Apple iOS
9 45 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (2.81%) AIX
11 32 (2.50%) Debian
12 28 (2.19%) Mac OS X
13 20 (1.56%) Fedora
14 18 (1.41%) SUSE
15 16 (1.25%) Windows 7
16 15 (1.17%) HPUX
17 12 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.78%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (16.73%) Software Engineering
2 210 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (15.72%) OO
4 149 (11.65%) ITIL
5 88 (6.88%) MVC
6 87 (6.80%) OOP
7 78 (6.10%) TDD
8 74 (5.79%) Cyber Security
9 70 (5.47%) Scrum
10 65 (5.08%) E-Commerce
11 63 (4.93%) DevOps
12 62 (4.85%) OOD
13 60 (4.69%) SOA
13 60 (4.69%) Web Development
14 57 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (4.22%) Time Management
15 54 (4.22%) Configuration Management
16 49 (3.83%) OO PHP
17 43 (3.36%) Multithreading
18 42 (3.28%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 368 (28.77%) Java
2 324 (25.33%) PHP
2 324 (25.33%) SQL
3 301 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 239 (18.69%) C++
5 213 (16.65%) Python
6 157 (12.28%) Perl
7 127 (9.93%) Bash Shell
8 112 (8.76%) C
9 105 (8.21%) Ruby
10 103 (8.05%) C#
11 88 (6.88%) Shell Script
12 79 (6.18%) PHP5
13 66 (5.16%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.72%) VB
15 16 (1.25%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.17%) Assembly Language
16 15 (1.17%) TypeScript
17 13 (1.02%) XQuery
17 13 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 253 (19.78%) Degree
2 183 (14.31%) Security Cleared
3 117 (9.15%) SC Cleared
4 67 (5.24%) DV Cleared
5 62 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (3.67%) CCNA
7 31 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (1.88%) MCSE
9 24 (1.88%) CCNP
10 23 (1.80%) MCP
11 21 (1.64%) ISEB
12 17 (1.33%) HND
13 13 (1.02%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.55%) SCSA
14 7 (0.55%) RHCA
14 7 (0.55%) Sun Certification
15 6 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.47%) RHCE
15 6 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.16%) SLA
2 24 (1.88%) QA
3 11 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.23%) COBIT
4 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (6.96%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.11%) vSphere
5 15 (1.17%) vCloud
6 14 (1.09%) Samba
7 12 (0.94%) Firmware
8 9 (0.70%) qmail
9 7 (0.55%) Varnish
9 7 (0.55%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.47%) Postfix
10 6 (0.47%) XenServer
11 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.39%) Docker
11 5 (0.39%) Snort
12 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.23%) Kerio MailServer
13 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 78 (6.10%) Puppet
2 69 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (3.60%) Nagios
4 33 (2.58%) SCCM
5 23 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 22 (1.72%) Vagrant
7 19 (1.49%) WSUS
8 16 (1.25%) Zenoss
9 15 (1.17%) SCOM
10 14 (1.09%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.86%) Icinga
11 11 (0.86%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.78%) Munin
12 10 (0.78%) Ansible
13 7 (0.55%) Salt
13 7 (0.55%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.55%) yum
13 7 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.47%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 266 (20.80%) Oracle
2 243 (19.00%) VMware
3 139 (10.87%) Red Hat
4 134 (10.48%) Microsoft
5 121 (9.46%) Cisco
6 52 (4.07%) IBM
6 52 (4.07%) Zend
7 49 (3.83%) Citrix
8 46 (3.60%) CheckPoint
8 46 (3.60%) HP
9 45 (3.52%) Juniper
10 27 (2.11%) Symantec
11 22 (1.72%) NetApp
12 18 (1.41%) F5
13 15 (1.17%) Google
14 14 (1.09%) Business Objects
15 12 (0.94%) SAP
15 12 (0.94%) Dell
15 12 (0.94%) Sun
16 11 (0.86%) Sybase
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum plus bens and pension and gym and he
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
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
University of Bath
Salary: Starting from £31,342, rising to £37,394
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £45001 per annum + 5% on call bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0 - £21000 per annum, Benefits shift bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + On Call plus Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £34000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus / medical /pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
SuperSparks Ltd
Salary: Competitive and excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago