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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 763 618 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 13.07% 10.08% 10.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.63% 35.87% 36.89%
Number of salaries quoted 628 508 466
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 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
1790 1723 1453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.65% 28.10% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1543 1482 1297
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,600 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +4 282 £42,500 +6.25% 32
Gloucestershire +9 193 £40,000 +5.26% 25
Wiltshire +8 91 £40,000 +2.56% 19
Dorset +1 82 £30,000 -16.66% 13
Somerset +8 68 £37,500 +2.73% 31
Devon +2 29 £35,000 -11.39% 7
Cornwall -2 10 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 492 (33.45%) Windows
2 469 (31.88%) Java
3 352 (23.93%) UNIX
4 350 (23.79%) Python
4 350 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
5 319 (21.69%) VMware
6 315 (21.41%) PHP
7 312 (21.21%) Software Engineering
8 307 (20.87%) Degree
9 297 (20.19%) MySQL
10 294 (19.99%) JavaScript
11 292 (19.85%) C++
12 273 (18.56%) HTML
13 260 (17.68%) Git (software)
14 255 (17.34%) SQL
15 252 (17.13%) C
16 247 (16.79%) Oracle
17 240 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 238 (16.18%) Perl
19 236 (16.04%) CSS
20 231 (15.70%) Puppet
21 215 (14.62%) Apache
22 212 (14.41%) Security Cleared
23 208 (14.14%) Bash Shell
23 208 (14.14%) DevOps
24 201 (13.66%) Ruby
25 185 (12.58%) Configuration Management
26 179 (12.17%) LAMP
27 174 (11.83%) Red Hat
28 167 (11.35%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 215 (14.62%) Apache
2 142 (9.65%) Tomcat
3 90 (6.12%) Node.js
4 73 (4.96%) WebLogic
5 64 (4.35%) JBoss
6 58 (3.94%) IIS
7 54 (3.67%) MS Exchange
8 53 (3.60%) nginx
9 41 (2.79%) OpenStack
10 32 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.63%) SharePoint
12 20 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 18 (1.22%) WordPress
14 15 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
15 14 (0.95%) Drupal
15 14 (0.95%) Confluence
16 10 (0.68%) Mule
16 10 (0.68%) Umbraco
17 9 (0.61%) Mule ESB
18 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 76 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.02%) MS Office
3 12 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (3.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.68%) Magento
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.34%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.20%) Summit
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.068%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 135 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (6.66%) SaaS
3 57 (3.87%) PaaS
4 48 (3.26%) IaaS
5 34 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.48%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.34%) Office 365
11 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.14%) Heroku
12 1 (0.068%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.068%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.068%) Route 53
12 1 (0.068%) GitHub
12 1 (0.068%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 167 (11.35%) Firewall
2 160 (10.88%) TCP/IP
3 93 (6.32%) HTTP
4 91 (6.19%) SAN
5 86 (5.85%) DNS
6 71 (4.83%) Internet
7 66 (4.49%) LAN
8 54 (3.67%) VPN
9 52 (3.54%) WAN
10 41 (2.79%) Network Security
11 36 (2.45%) MPLS
12 35 (2.38%) Wireless
13 31 (2.11%) SSL
14 30 (2.04%) IPsec
15 29 (1.97%) NAS
16 28 (1.90%) BGP
16 28 (1.90%) SMTP
16 28 (1.90%) DHCP
17 25 (1.70%) EIGRP
18 23 (1.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (20.19%) MySQL
2 151 (10.27%) SQL Server
3 80 (5.44%) Relational Database
4 71 (4.83%) MongoDB
5 63 (4.28%) Big Data
5 63 (4.28%) Oracle Database
6 47 (3.20%) NoSQL
7 43 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 42 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 34 (2.31%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
11 20 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.82%) HBase
14 12 (0.82%) Redis
15 11 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 260 (17.68%) Git (software)
2 124 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 96 (6.53%) Subversion
4 82 (5.57%) Maven
5 61 (4.15%) Eclipse
6 55 (3.74%) JIRA
7 53 (3.60%) Hudson
8 42 (2.86%) Ant
9 38 (2.58%) JUnit
10 26 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
11 25 (1.70%) Selenium
12 23 (1.56%) Visual Studio
12 23 (1.56%) IntelliJ
13 20 (1.36%) ClearCase
14 19 (1.29%) PHPUnit
15 18 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (1.22%) WebDriver
16 16 (1.09%) GDB
16 16 (1.09%) Bugzilla
17 15 (1.02%) JMeter
General
1 148 (10.06%) Finance
2 132 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 118 (8.02%) Electronics
4 77 (5.23%) Marketing
5 66 (4.49%) Military
6 56 (3.81%) Manufacturing
7 51 (3.47%) Games
8 32 (2.18%) Banking
9 31 (2.11%) Advertising
10 24 (1.63%) Retail
11 19 (1.29%) Aerospace
11 19 (1.29%) Legal
12 13 (0.88%) Law
13 11 (0.75%) Back Office
14 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.41%) Automotive
16 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.068%) Local Government
17 1 (0.068%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 428 (29.10%) Developer
2 250 (17.00%) Software Engineer
3 128 (8.70%) Administrator
4 119 (8.09%) PHP Developer
5 112 (7.61%) Systems Administrator
5 112 (7.61%) Analyst
6 100 (6.80%) Support Engineer
7 99 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
8 91 (6.19%) Senior Developer
9 89 (6.05%) Java Developer
10 86 (5.85%) Systems Engineer
11 83 (5.64%) Linux Engineer
12 73 (4.96%) Software Developer
13 62 (4.21%) Linux Administrator
14 59 (4.01%) Applications Support
15 56 (3.81%) Junior
16 55 (3.74%) Architect
16 55 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 54 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 53 (3.60%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (18.56%) HTML
2 236 (16.04%) CSS
3 179 (12.17%) LAMP
4 154 (10.47%) Web Services
5 146 (9.93%) XML
6 141 (9.59%) HTML5
7 122 (8.29%) Spring
8 113 (7.68%) REST
9 112 (7.61%) .NET
10 107 (7.27%) Ajax
11 101 (6.87%) JSON
12 100 (6.80%) jQuery
13 92 (6.25%) CSS3
14 90 (6.12%) RESTful
14 90 (6.12%) J2EE
14 90 (6.12%) Middleware
15 89 (6.05%) SOAP
16 76 (5.17%) Hibernate
17 73 (4.96%) AngularJS
18 49 (3.33%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.95%) Computer Science
2 104 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 77 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 54 (3.67%) Mathematics
6 48 (3.26%) DTV
6 48 (3.26%) Digital Media
7 38 (2.58%) Visualisation
8 28 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 25 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.63%) Statistics
11 22 (1.50%) PKI
11 22 (1.50%) Clustering
12 20 (1.36%) User Experience
13 18 (1.22%) Xbox
13 18 (1.22%) Physics
14 16 (1.09%) Wiki
15 13 (0.88%) Replication
16 12 (0.82%) CESG
17 11 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 492 (33.45%) Windows
2 352 (23.93%) UNIX
3 162 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 118 (8.02%) CentOS
5 76 (5.17%) Ubuntu
6 55 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (2.99%) Solaris
8 42 (2.86%) Android
9 36 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (2.45%) Debian
10 35 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (1.84%) Windows 7
12 26 (1.77%) Fedora
13 21 (1.43%) Windows XP
14 20 (1.36%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.61%) AIX
18 8 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
19 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (21.21%) Software Engineering
3 208 (14.14%) DevOps
4 185 (12.58%) Configuration Management
5 163 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
6 141 (9.59%) Scrum
7 135 (9.18%) TDD
7 135 (9.18%) ITIL
8 130 (8.84%) OO
9 85 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
10 84 (5.71%) SDLC
11 78 (5.30%) Open Source
12 77 (5.23%) OOP
13 74 (5.03%) Mentoring
14 67 (4.55%) MVC
15 61 (4.15%) E-Commerce
16 59 (4.01%) Information Security
17 56 (3.81%) Web Development
18 54 (3.67%) BDD
19 52 (3.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 469 (31.88%) Java
2 350 (23.79%) Python
3 315 (21.41%) PHP
4 294 (19.99%) JavaScript
5 292 (19.85%) C++
6 255 (17.34%) SQL
7 252 (17.13%) C
8 238 (16.18%) Perl
9 208 (14.14%) Bash Shell
10 201 (13.66%) Ruby
11 116 (7.89%) C#
12 75 (5.10%) Shell Script
13 56 (3.81%) PowerShell
14 39 (2.65%) PHP5
15 25 (1.70%) Embedded C
16 24 (1.63%) Objective-C
17 19 (1.29%) Jython
17 19 (1.29%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.29%) Clojure
18 16 (1.09%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 307 (20.87%) Degree
2 212 (14.41%) Security Cleared
3 114 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 107 (7.27%) DV Cleared
5 91 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (5.64%) CCNA
7 31 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (1.56%) MCSE
9 20 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (1.02%) MCSA
11 14 (0.95%) CCNP
11 14 (0.95%) MCITP
11 14 (0.95%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.75%) ISEB
13 8 (0.54%) CISSP
13 8 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.48%) CEH
15 6 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.41%) MCP
15 6 (0.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.33%) SLA
2 47 (3.20%) QA
3 14 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.48%) WCAG
6 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.20%) DO-178B
System Software
1 240 (16.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (6.05%) Active Directory
3 61 (4.15%) vSphere
4 56 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.38%) Firmware
5 35 (2.38%) KVM
6 27 (1.84%) XenApp
7 24 (1.63%) VirtualBox
8 19 (1.29%) Samba
9 18 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 17 (1.16%) iptables
11 16 (1.09%) Docker
12 15 (1.02%) Xen
13 13 (0.88%) VMware ESX
13 13 (0.88%) vCloud
14 12 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (0.75%) Postfix
16 9 (0.61%) XenServer
17 7 (0.48%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 231 (15.70%) Puppet
2 127 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (4.35%) Nagios
4 52 (3.54%) Ansible
5 44 (2.99%) Vagrant
6 32 (2.18%) Salt
7 26 (1.77%) Graphite
8 21 (1.43%) ZABBIX
9 18 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Management
10 17 (1.16%) Zenoss
10 17 (1.16%) SCCM
10 17 (1.16%) Backup Exec
11 16 (1.09%) SCOM
11 16 (1.09%) NetBackup
12 13 (0.88%) WSUS
13 11 (0.75%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.48%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.48%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 319 (21.69%) VMware
2 247 (16.79%) Oracle
3 174 (11.83%) Red Hat
4 164 (11.15%) Microsoft
5 156 (10.61%) Cisco
6 62 (4.21%) IBM
7 59 (4.01%) Citrix
8 53 (3.60%) HP
9 49 (3.33%) SAP
10 41 (2.79%) Juniper
11 39 (2.65%) Google
12 28 (1.90%) NetApp
13 24 (1.63%) Rackspace
14 21 (1.43%) Symantec
15 18 (1.22%) Zend
16 17 (1.16%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.02%) TIBCO
18 14 (0.95%) Apple
18 14 (0.95%) Sybase
19 13 (0.88%) Dell
Bristol, Somerset
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Limited
Salary: negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
itecopeople
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
Darwin Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Emponics Limited
Salary: Benefits +oncall
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: Plus Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Somerset
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £100000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgwater, Somerset
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday