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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 745 590 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 12.46% 9.70% 10.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.04% 34.83% 35.60%
Number of salaries quoted 582 487 449
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1772 1694 1455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.63% 27.84% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1508 1448 1274
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +3 258 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Gloucestershire +7 216 £40,000 +6.66% 28
Wiltshire +1 80 £41,500 +18.57% 29
Dorset +4 78 £30,000 -16.66% 16
Somerset +1 65 £40,000 +8.10% 15
Devon +2 32 £35,000 +12.90% 7
Cornwall -4 8 £47,000 +4.44%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 489 (34.24%) Java
2 471 (32.98%) Windows
3 370 (25.91%) Python
4 358 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
5 353 (24.72%) UNIX
6 326 (22.83%) Software Engineering
7 316 (22.13%) VMware
8 294 (20.59%) C++
9 284 (19.89%) JavaScript
10 273 (19.12%) PHP
11 271 (18.98%) Degree
12 267 (18.70%) HTML
13 257 (18.00%) MySQL
14 256 (17.93%) Git (software)
15 245 (17.16%) SQL
16 242 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 239 (16.74%) C
18 236 (16.53%) Perl
19 228 (15.97%) CSS
20 223 (15.62%) Oracle
21 220 (15.41%) Ruby
22 216 (15.13%) Security Cleared
23 213 (14.92%) Puppet
24 193 (13.52%) Bash Shell
25 187 (13.10%) DevOps
26 183 (12.82%) Telecoms
27 180 (12.61%) Apache
27 180 (12.61%) Configuration Management
28 178 (12.46%) TCP/IP
29 165 (11.55%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 180 (12.61%) Apache
2 124 (8.68%) Tomcat
3 89 (6.23%) Node.js
4 62 (4.34%) IIS
4 62 (4.34%) JBoss
5 59 (4.13%) MS Exchange
6 52 (3.64%) WebLogic
7 47 (3.29%) nginx
8 37 (2.59%) OpenStack
9 36 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (2.10%) SharePoint
11 20 (1.40%) WordPress
12 19 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
13 18 (1.26%) WebSphere
14 15 (1.05%) Confluence
15 14 (0.98%) Mule
16 13 (0.91%) Drupal
16 13 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (0.77%) Mule ESB
17 11 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 72 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.33%) MS Office
3 12 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.070%) HipChat
5 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (3.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.77%) Magento
4 5 (0.35%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.14%) Summit
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.070%) Maximo
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 140 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (7.28%) SaaS
3 58 (4.06%) PaaS
4 53 (3.71%) IaaS
5 30 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.63%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.42%) Heroku
9 6 (0.42%) Office 365
9 6 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.14%) GitHub
11 2 (0.14%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.070%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.070%) Route 53
12 1 (0.070%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 178 (12.46%) TCP/IP
2 165 (11.55%) Firewall
3 93 (6.51%) DNS
3 93 (6.51%) SAN
4 88 (6.16%) Internet
5 86 (6.02%) HTTP
6 61 (4.27%) LAN
7 59 (4.13%) VPN
8 47 (3.29%) WAN
9 44 (3.08%) Network Security
10 38 (2.66%) IPsec
10 38 (2.66%) SSL
11 35 (2.45%) MPLS
12 34 (2.38%) Wireless
13 33 (2.31%) NAS
14 30 (2.10%) DHCP
15 29 (2.03%) BGP
16 28 (1.96%) SMTP
17 26 (1.82%) EIGRP
18 25 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (18.00%) MySQL
2 151 (10.57%) SQL Server
3 81 (5.67%) Big Data
4 77 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 75 (5.25%) MongoDB
6 59 (4.13%) Oracle Database
7 53 (3.71%) NoSQL
8 51 (3.57%) Hadoop
9 41 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (2.45%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
13 19 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (1.05%) Redis
16 14 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.91%) Riak
18 12 (0.84%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 256 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 113 (7.91%) Jenkins
3 88 (6.16%) Subversion
4 82 (5.74%) Maven
5 58 (4.06%) JIRA
6 55 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 48 (3.36%) Hudson
8 45 (3.15%) Ant
9 36 (2.52%) JUnit
10 33 (2.31%) Selenium
11 25 (1.75%) IntelliJ
12 23 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (1.47%) Visual Studio
14 20 (1.40%) ClearCase
15 19 (1.33%) WebDriver
16 17 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
16 17 (1.19%) Gradle
17 15 (1.05%) Cucumber
18 13 (0.91%) GDB
18 13 (0.91%) JMeter
General
1 183 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 159 (11.13%) Finance
3 115 (8.05%) Electronics
4 85 (5.95%) Marketing
5 66 (4.62%) Manufacturing
6 47 (3.29%) Military
7 46 (3.22%) Games
8 35 (2.45%) Banking
9 25 (1.75%) Retail
9 25 (1.75%) Advertising
10 17 (1.19%) Aerospace
11 16 (1.12%) Legal
12 11 (0.77%) Law
13 8 (0.56%) Back Office
14 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.42%) Automotive
15 6 (0.42%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.070%) Publishing
17 1 (0.070%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 397 (27.80%) Developer
2 256 (17.93%) Software Engineer
3 110 (7.70%) Analyst
3 110 (7.70%) Administrator
4 100 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 97 (6.79%) Systems Administrator
6 95 (6.65%) PHP Developer
7 94 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 94 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 90 (6.30%) Senior Developer
9 84 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
10 67 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
11 62 (4.34%) Software Developer
12 58 (4.06%) Architect
13 53 (3.71%) Junior
13 53 (3.71%) Applications Support
13 53 (3.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 52 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
15 50 (3.50%) C++ Developer
16 48 (3.36%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (18.70%) HTML
2 228 (15.97%) CSS
3 161 (11.27%) Web Services
4 154 (10.78%) LAMP
5 147 (10.29%) HTML5
6 139 (9.73%) XML
7 123 (8.61%) REST
8 113 (7.91%) .NET
9 108 (7.56%) Spring
10 98 (6.86%) CSS3
11 96 (6.72%) SOAP
12 93 (6.51%) jQuery
13 88 (6.16%) Ajax
13 88 (6.16%) J2EE
14 84 (5.88%) JSON
14 84 (5.88%) RESTful
15 76 (5.32%) Middleware
16 71 (4.97%) Hibernate
17 66 (4.62%) AngularJS
18 49 (3.43%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.98%) Computer Science
2 100 (7.00%) Data Centre
3 96 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (5.74%) Digital Media
5 63 (4.41%) Management Information System
6 58 (4.06%) DTV
7 48 (3.36%) Mathematics
8 40 (2.80%) Visualisation
9 30 (2.10%) Algorithms
10 28 (1.96%) User Experience
11 24 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.61%) Statistics
12 23 (1.61%) PKI
13 19 (1.33%) Clustering
14 18 (1.26%) Physics
14 18 (1.26%) Xbox
14 18 (1.26%) Wiki
15 14 (0.98%) Replication
16 10 (0.70%) GIS
16 10 (0.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 471 (32.98%) Windows
2 353 (24.72%) UNIX
3 150 (10.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 103 (7.21%) CentOS
5 70 (4.90%) Ubuntu
6 64 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (3.50%) Android
8 39 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (2.66%) Solaris
10 35 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (2.17%) Debian
12 29 (2.03%) Windows 7
13 28 (1.96%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.54%) Windows XP
15 18 (1.26%) Fedora
16 13 (0.91%) Amazon Linux
17 12 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
19 8 (0.56%) Mac OS X
20 7 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (22.83%) Software Engineering
3 187 (13.10%) DevOps
4 180 (12.61%) Configuration Management
5 144 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
6 136 (9.52%) TDD
7 135 (9.45%) Scrum
7 135 (9.45%) ITIL
8 125 (8.75%) OO
9 90 (6.30%) SDLC
10 86 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
11 75 (5.25%) Mentoring
12 70 (4.90%) OOP
12 70 (4.90%) Open Source
13 63 (4.41%) E-Commerce
13 63 (4.41%) MVC
14 61 (4.27%) UML
14 61 (4.27%) Programme Management
15 59 (4.13%) Digital Marketing
16 57 (3.99%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 489 (34.24%) Java
2 370 (25.91%) Python
3 294 (20.59%) C++
4 284 (19.89%) JavaScript
5 273 (19.12%) PHP
6 245 (17.16%) SQL
7 239 (16.74%) C
8 236 (16.53%) Perl
9 220 (15.41%) Ruby
10 193 (13.52%) Bash Shell
11 138 (9.66%) C#
12 68 (4.76%) Shell Script
13 63 (4.41%) PowerShell
14 32 (2.24%) Objective-C
15 26 (1.82%) PHP5
16 25 (1.75%) Clojure
17 19 (1.33%) Jython
17 19 (1.33%) PL/SQL
18 18 (1.26%) Embedded C
18 18 (1.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 271 (18.98%) Degree
2 216 (15.13%) Security Cleared
3 114 (7.98%) DV Cleared
4 107 (7.49%) SC Cleared
5 97 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (5.81%) CCNA
7 42 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (2.45%) MCSE
9 23 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (1.33%) CCNP
11 18 (1.26%) GIAC
12 17 (1.19%) CISSP
12 17 (1.19%) MCSA
13 16 (1.12%) MCITP
14 14 (0.98%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.84%) ISEB
16 11 (0.77%) CEH
17 9 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
17 9 (0.63%) SSCP
18 8 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.50%) SLA
2 41 (2.87%) QA
3 17 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.56%) WCAG
7 6 (0.42%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 242 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (5.46%) Active Directory
3 60 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 57 (3.99%) vSphere
5 32 (2.24%) Firmware
6 31 (2.17%) XenApp
6 31 (2.17%) KVM
7 21 (1.47%) Docker
8 20 (1.40%) Xen
9 19 (1.33%) VirtualBox
10 18 (1.26%) iptables
11 16 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.98%) vCloud
12 14 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.91%) Samba
14 12 (0.84%) VMware ESX
14 12 (0.84%) Postfix
14 12 (0.84%) XenServer
15 7 (0.49%) Snort
15 7 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 213 (14.92%) Puppet
2 130 (9.10%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (4.97%) Nagios
4 48 (3.36%) Ansible
5 43 (3.01%) Vagrant
6 27 (1.89%) Salt
7 24 (1.68%) Graphite
8 22 (1.54%) ZABBIX
9 21 (1.47%) Zenoss
10 20 (1.40%) Backup Exec
11 18 (1.26%) NetBackup
12 17 (1.19%) SCOM
13 16 (1.12%) WSUS
13 16 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Management
14 11 (0.77%) SCCM
14 11 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.77%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
16 9 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
17 7 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 316 (22.13%) VMware
2 223 (15.62%) Oracle
3 164 (11.48%) Red Hat
4 163 (11.41%) Microsoft
5 147 (10.29%) Cisco
6 61 (4.27%) Citrix
7 60 (4.20%) SAP
8 54 (3.78%) IBM
9 50 (3.50%) Juniper
10 46 (3.22%) HP
11 42 (2.94%) Google
12 28 (1.96%) NetApp
13 26 (1.82%) Rackspace
14 23 (1.61%) Symantec
15 18 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.05%) Apple
16 15 (1.05%) Intel
16 15 (1.05%) Sybase
16 15 (1.05%) Splunk
17 13 (0.91%) Remedy
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