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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 633 457 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.94% 8.65% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.53% 30.11% 41.78%
Number of salaries quoted 517 399 606
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £49,130
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
1643 1518 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.80% 28.72% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1335 1424
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 £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,200 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -

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 October 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 30 October 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
Bristol +11 176 £37,500 +7.14% 38
Gloucestershire +13 173 £45,000 +20.00% 38
Wiltshire +20 90 £35,000 -6.66% 22
Somerset +5 79 £37,000 -1.33% 17
Dorset -21 53 £35,750 -10.62% 7
Devon -6 52 £33,000 -8.96% 11
Cornwall -4 4 £45,000 +74.75%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 538 (42.83%) Windows
2 395 (31.45%) Java
3 379 (30.18%) MySQL
4 327 (26.04%) SQL
5 291 (23.17%) UNIX
6 278 (22.13%) PHP
7 266 (21.18%) JavaScript
8 262 (20.86%) HTML
9 256 (20.38%) VMware
10 250 (19.90%) Degree
11 239 (19.03%) C++
11 239 (19.03%) Oracle
12 238 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
13 198 (15.76%) Software Engineering
14 197 (15.68%) Python
15 182 (14.49%) Security Cleared
16 180 (14.33%) Apache
17 173 (13.77%) CSS
18 160 (12.74%) OO
18 160 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 158 (12.58%) ITIL
20 151 (12.02%) TCP/IP
21 149 (11.86%) jQuery
22 147 (11.70%) Microsoft
23 146 (11.62%) XML
24 143 (11.39%) Red Hat
25 139 (11.07%) SQL Server
26 133 (10.59%) Git (software)
27 130 (10.35%) Firewall
28 126 (10.03%) C#

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 180 (14.33%) Apache
2 70 (5.57%) IIS
3 69 (5.49%) JBoss
4 64 (5.10%) WebLogic
5 54 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 51 (4.06%) MS Exchange
7 33 (2.63%) Drupal
8 28 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
8 28 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 27 (2.15%) WebSphere
10 26 (2.07%) nginx
11 21 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (1.67%) SharePoint
12 18 (1.43%) CMS
13 14 (1.11%) WordPress
14 13 (1.04%) Joomla!
14 13 (1.04%) Gunicorn
14 13 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.88%) ExpressionEngine
15 11 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 72 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.99%) MS Office
3 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.24%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (1.43%) Magento
2 11 (0.88%) Shopify
3 8 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.32%) Agresso
4 4 (0.32%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.24%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.080%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.03%) SaaS
2 20 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.48%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.48%) Office 365
5 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.24%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.080%) GitHub
9 1 (0.080%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.080%) PaaS
9 1 (0.080%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 151 (12.02%) TCP/IP
2 130 (10.35%) Firewall
3 102 (8.12%) DNS
4 97 (7.72%) SAN
4 97 (7.72%) Internet
5 60 (4.78%) HTTP
6 58 (4.62%) VPN
7 53 (4.22%) DHCP
8 51 (4.06%) SSL
9 45 (3.58%) WAN
10 38 (3.03%) SMTP
10 38 (3.03%) LAN
10 38 (3.03%) IPv4
11 37 (2.95%) NAS
12 35 (2.79%) LDAP
13 34 (2.71%) Network Security
14 33 (2.63%) VoIP
15 30 (2.39%) IPsec
16 28 (2.23%) FTP
17 27 (2.15%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (30.18%) MySQL
2 139 (11.07%) SQL Server
3 53 (4.22%) Relational Database
4 47 (3.74%) Oracle Database
5 46 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 26 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 22 (1.75%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.51%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.43%) Big Data
11 17 (1.35%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.35%) DB2
12 14 (1.11%) HBase
13 13 (1.04%) Hazelcast
14 11 (0.88%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 5 (0.40%) Ingres
17 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 133 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 119 (9.47%) Subversion
3 53 (4.22%) Eclipse
4 48 (3.82%) Maven
5 42 (3.34%) JUnit
6 38 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 29 (2.31%) Hudson
8 25 (1.99%) JDeveloper
9 23 (1.83%) Ant
9 23 (1.83%) GDB
10 19 (1.51%) GCC
11 15 (1.19%) Visual Studio
12 13 (1.04%) Bugzilla
13 11 (0.88%) PHPUnit
14 10 (0.80%) Selenium
15 9 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
16 8 (0.64%) LoadRunner
16 8 (0.64%) NetBeans
16 8 (0.64%) WinDbg
16 8 (0.64%) PEAR
General
1 91 (7.25%) Finance
2 69 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 55 (4.38%) Electronics
4 49 (3.90%) Marketing
5 35 (2.79%) Banking
6 27 (2.15%) Aerospace
7 25 (1.99%) Advertising
8 18 (1.43%) Retail
9 17 (1.35%) Legal
9 17 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.11%) Military
11 13 (1.04%) Back Office
12 8 (0.64%) Games
13 6 (0.48%) French Language
13 6 (0.48%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Local Government
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
15 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 470 (37.42%) Developer
2 143 (11.39%) PHP Developer
3 134 (10.67%) Software Engineer
4 118 (9.39%) Support Engineer
5 103 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 95 (7.56%) Administrator
7 90 (7.17%) Analyst
8 86 (6.85%) Software Developer
9 83 (6.61%) Senior Developer
10 70 (5.57%) Systems Administrator
11 69 (5.49%) Web Developer
12 60 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
13 50 (3.98%) C++ Software Engineer
14 49 (3.90%) PHP Web Developer
15 45 (3.58%) Consultant
16 43 (3.42%) Graduate
16 43 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 43 (3.42%) C++ Developer
17 42 (3.34%) Applications Support
18 41 (3.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (20.86%) HTML
2 173 (13.77%) CSS
3 149 (11.86%) jQuery
4 146 (11.62%) XML
5 109 (8.68%) J2EE
6 108 (8.60%) Web Services
7 91 (7.25%) LAMP
8 85 (6.77%) Spring
9 68 (5.41%) RESTful
10 58 (4.62%) Middleware
11 56 (4.46%) JSON
12 55 (4.38%) JSP
13 52 (4.14%) Hibernate
14 49 (3.90%) SOAP
15 47 (3.74%) HTML5
16 42 (3.34%) .NET
16 42 (3.34%) Ajax
17 39 (3.11%) JDBC
18 38 (3.03%) REST
19 37 (2.95%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 123 (9.79%) Computer Science
2 84 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (6.37%) Open Source
4 47 (3.74%) Mathematics
5 28 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
7 20 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.43%) Clustering
9 17 (1.35%) PKI
10 16 (1.27%) Device Driver
11 15 (1.19%) W3C
12 14 (1.11%) GIS
13 11 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.88%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.80%) Physics
14 10 (0.80%) Statistics
14 10 (0.80%) DTV
15 9 (0.72%) Wiki
15 9 (0.72%) IVR
16 8 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 538 (42.83%) Windows
2 291 (23.17%) UNIX
3 112 (8.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (6.05%) CentOS
5 68 (5.41%) Solaris
6 63 (5.02%) Ubuntu
7 57 (4.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (3.03%) Apple iOS
10 36 (2.87%) AIX
11 33 (2.63%) Debian
11 33 (2.63%) Android
12 29 (2.31%) Windows 7
13 26 (2.07%) Fedora
14 21 (1.67%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.59%) HPUX
16 17 (1.35%) SUSE
16 17 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (1.11%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (15.76%) Software Engineering
3 160 (12.74%) OO
4 158 (12.58%) ITIL
5 91 (7.25%) Scrum
6 78 (6.21%) TDD
7 76 (6.05%) OOP
8 75 (5.97%) MVC
9 69 (5.49%) Web Development
9 69 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (5.10%) Configuration Management
11 56 (4.46%) E-Commerce
12 55 (4.38%) Cyber Security
13 48 (3.82%) DevOps
14 43 (3.42%) SOA
15 41 (3.26%) OOD
16 37 (2.95%) Penetration Testing
17 36 (2.87%) OO PHP
18 35 (2.79%) Multithreading
18 35 (2.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 395 (31.45%) Java
2 327 (26.04%) SQL
3 278 (22.13%) PHP
4 266 (21.18%) JavaScript
5 239 (19.03%) C++
6 197 (15.68%) Python
7 126 (10.03%) C#
8 120 (9.55%) C
8 120 (9.55%) Perl
9 109 (8.68%) Ruby
10 108 (8.60%) Bash Shell
11 106 (8.44%) Shell Script
12 92 (7.32%) PHP5
13 52 (4.14%) PowerShell
14 34 (2.71%) VB
15 22 (1.75%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.27%) Embedded C
18 14 (1.11%) XQuery
18 14 (1.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 250 (19.90%) Degree
2 182 (14.49%) Security Cleared
3 107 (8.52%) SC Cleared
4 74 (5.89%) DV Cleared
5 60 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (3.50%) CCNA
7 34 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (2.07%) MCSE
10 22 (1.75%) CCNP
11 21 (1.67%) ISEB
12 20 (1.59%) MCP
13 16 (1.27%) HND
14 9 (0.72%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.48%) MCITP
15 6 (0.48%) VCP5
16 5 (0.40%) APMP
16 5 (0.40%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.40%) GCIA
16 5 (0.40%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.90%) SLA
2 31 (2.47%) QA
3 9 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.32%) COBIT
4 4 (0.32%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.080%) WCAG
7 1 (0.080%) WAI
7 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 160 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.95%) vSphere
4 32 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 16 (1.27%) Firmware
6 16 (1.27%) vCloud
7 12 (0.96%) Samba
8 11 (0.88%) Squid
9 10 (0.80%) qmail
9 10 (0.80%) NFS
10 8 (0.64%) Xen
11 7 (0.56%) XenApp
12 6 (0.48%) XenServer
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.40%) Snort
13 5 (0.40%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 62 (4.94%) Puppet
2 48 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.87%) SCCM
3 36 (2.87%) Nagios
4 27 (2.15%) NetBackup
5 18 (1.43%) WSUS
6 16 (1.27%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.19%) Backup Exec
8 12 (0.96%) SCOM
9 8 (0.64%) Plesk
9 8 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.56%) ARCserve
10 7 (0.56%) Icinga
11 5 (0.40%) Check_MK
11 5 (0.40%) logstash
11 5 (0.40%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.40%) OpenView
11 5 (0.40%) Unicenter
11 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 256 (20.38%) VMware
2 239 (19.03%) Oracle
3 147 (11.70%) Microsoft
4 143 (11.39%) Red Hat
5 116 (9.24%) Cisco
6 71 (5.65%) Citrix
7 61 (4.86%) Zend
8 55 (4.38%) HP
9 49 (3.90%) IBM
10 30 (2.39%) Juniper
10 30 (2.39%) NetApp
11 29 (2.31%) CheckPoint
11 29 (2.31%) Symantec
12 17 (1.35%) Google
13 16 (1.27%) Remedy
13 16 (1.27%) F5
13 16 (1.27%) EMC
14 15 (1.19%) SAP
15 13 (1.04%) Veritas
16 12 (0.96%) Apple
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chard, Somerset
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0 to £21000 per annum - shift bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum - fantastic benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
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
Swindon, Wiltshire
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum plus bens and pension and gym and he
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago