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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 762 620 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 12.93% 10.15% 10.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.39% 37.17% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 630 504 495
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
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
1841 1668 1426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.24% 27.30% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1564 1431 1300
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 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 7 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 +3 276 £42,500 +6.25% 34
Gloucestershire +6 180 £40,000 +3.89% 25
Wiltshire +12 91 £38,750 -3.12% 21
Dorset +3 78 £35,000 -4.76% 14
Somerset +6 69 £39,500 +8.21% 18
Devon +9 42 £35,000 -11.39% 6
Cornwall +1 11 £38,500 +49.51% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 500 (34.25%) Windows
2 437 (29.93%) Java
3 349 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
4 344 (23.56%) PHP
5 334 (22.88%) UNIX
6 328 (22.47%) MySQL
7 323 (22.12%) Python
8 310 (21.23%) Degree
9 309 (21.16%) VMware
10 303 (20.75%) Software Engineering
11 301 (20.62%) JavaScript
12 284 (19.45%) C++
13 281 (19.25%) HTML
14 257 (17.60%) SQL
14 257 (17.60%) Git (software)
15 247 (16.92%) Apache
16 245 (16.78%) Oracle
17 242 (16.58%) CSS
18 239 (16.37%) C
19 232 (15.89%) Perl
20 229 (15.68%) Puppet
21 228 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
22 214 (14.66%) Bash Shell
23 210 (14.38%) DevOps
24 194 (13.29%) Security Cleared
25 192 (13.15%) LAMP
26 186 (12.74%) Configuration Management
27 178 (12.19%) Red Hat
27 178 (12.19%) Ruby
28 171 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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
1 247 (16.92%) Apache
2 145 (9.93%) Tomcat
3 85 (5.82%) Node.js
4 75 (5.14%) WebLogic
5 64 (4.38%) IIS
6 60 (4.11%) JBoss
7 55 (3.77%) nginx
8 51 (3.49%) MS Exchange
9 43 (2.95%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.64%) SharePoint
12 20 (1.37%) WordPress
13 19 (1.30%) WebSphere
14 17 (1.16%) Drupal
15 13 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.82%) Joomla!
17 10 (0.68%) Confluence
17 10 (0.68%) CMS
18 8 (0.55%) ColdFusion
18 8 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 72 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.03%) MS Office
3 10 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.75%) Magento
4 7 (0.48%) Summit
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.34%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.068%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 122 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (5.89%) SaaS
3 46 (3.15%) PaaS
4 39 (2.67%) IaaS
5 38 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.34%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.27%) Office 365
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.068%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.068%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.068%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 159 (10.89%) Firewall
2 153 (10.48%) TCP/IP
3 99 (6.78%) HTTP
4 89 (6.10%) SAN
5 88 (6.03%) DNS
6 71 (4.86%) Internet
7 66 (4.52%) LAN
8 57 (3.90%) VPN
9 51 (3.49%) WAN
10 39 (2.67%) Network Security
11 36 (2.47%) SSL
12 34 (2.33%) MPLS
13 32 (2.19%) Wireless
14 31 (2.12%) NAS
14 31 (2.12%) DHCP
15 29 (1.99%) IPsec
16 25 (1.71%) SMTP
17 24 (1.64%) BGP
18 22 (1.51%) EIGRP
18 22 (1.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (22.47%) MySQL
2 157 (10.75%) SQL Server
3 75 (5.14%) Relational Database
4 58 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 58 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 54 (3.70%) Big Data
6 47 (3.22%) NoSQL
7 46 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (2.47%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 20 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 18 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.82%) HBase
16 11 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 257 (17.60%) Git (software)
2 112 (7.67%) Jenkins
3 97 (6.64%) Subversion
4 71 (4.86%) Maven
5 58 (3.97%) JIRA
6 55 (3.77%) Eclipse
7 51 (3.49%) Hudson
8 35 (2.40%) Ant
9 34 (2.33%) JUnit
10 28 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
11 26 (1.78%) PHPUnit
12 22 (1.51%) Visual Studio
13 21 (1.44%) Selenium
14 20 (1.37%) IntelliJ
15 18 (1.23%) Bugzilla
16 17 (1.16%) ClearCase
17 16 (1.10%) PEAR
17 16 (1.10%) WebDriver
17 16 (1.10%) Trac
17 16 (1.10%) GDB
General
1 136 (9.32%) Finance
2 105 (7.19%) Electronics
3 104 (7.12%) Telecoms
4 65 (4.45%) Marketing
5 63 (4.32%) Military
6 51 (3.49%) Games
7 50 (3.42%) Manufacturing
8 35 (2.40%) Advertising
9 33 (2.26%) Banking
10 20 (1.37%) Retail
11 17 (1.16%) Legal
12 16 (1.10%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.89%) Law
14 10 (0.68%) Back Office
15 7 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.41%) Automotive
16 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
18 1 (0.068%) Publishing
18 1 (0.068%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 443 (30.34%) Developer
2 239 (16.37%) Software Engineer
3 143 (9.79%) PHP Developer
4 142 (9.73%) Administrator
5 125 (8.56%) Systems Administrator
6 108 (7.40%) Analyst
7 102 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 99 (6.78%) Support Engineer
9 92 (6.30%) Senior Developer
10 91 (6.23%) Linux Engineer
11 88 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
12 85 (5.82%) Java Developer
13 76 (5.21%) Software Developer
14 69 (4.73%) Linux Administrator
15 63 (4.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 62 (4.25%) Applications Support
17 60 (4.11%) Architect
18 55 (3.77%) C++ Developer
19 51 (3.49%) Junior
20 49 (3.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (19.25%) HTML
2 242 (16.58%) CSS
3 192 (13.15%) LAMP
4 149 (10.21%) Web Services
5 147 (10.07%) XML
6 135 (9.25%) HTML5
7 126 (8.63%) Spring
8 117 (8.01%) .NET
9 116 (7.95%) Ajax
10 110 (7.53%) JSON
11 108 (7.40%) jQuery
12 101 (6.92%) REST
13 92 (6.30%) Middleware
14 91 (6.23%) RESTful
15 85 (5.82%) J2EE
16 83 (5.68%) CSS3
17 80 (5.48%) SOAP
18 77 (5.27%) AngularJS
19 70 (4.79%) Hibernate
20 49 (3.36%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.15%) Computer Science
2 109 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 77 (5.27%) Management Information System
5 50 (3.42%) Mathematics
6 40 (2.74%) DTV
7 33 (2.26%) Visualisation
8 28 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.78%) Digital Media
10 25 (1.71%) Clustering
11 21 (1.44%) Algorithms
12 20 (1.37%) User Experience
12 20 (1.37%) Statistics
13 19 (1.30%) Physics
14 18 (1.23%) PKI
15 15 (1.03%) MPEG
15 15 (1.03%) Xbox
16 14 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 500 (34.25%) Windows
2 334 (22.88%) UNIX
3 171 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 129 (8.84%) CentOS
5 73 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 49 (3.36%) Solaris
7 46 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (2.88%) Android
9 36 (2.47%) Debian
10 33 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (2.05%) Fedora
13 21 (1.44%) Windows 7
14 19 (1.30%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (1.16%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
18 9 (0.62%) SUSE
18 9 (0.62%) AIX
19 7 (0.48%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (20.75%) Software Engineering
3 210 (14.38%) DevOps
4 186 (12.74%) Configuration Management
5 157 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
6 148 (10.14%) OO
7 142 (9.73%) Scrum
8 135 (9.25%) ITIL
9 134 (9.18%) TDD
10 87 (5.96%) Open Source
11 85 (5.82%) OOP
12 82 (5.62%) Mentoring
13 78 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
14 75 (5.14%) SDLC
15 68 (4.66%) MVC
16 61 (4.18%) Web Development
17 55 (3.77%) Information Security
18 52 (3.56%) CRM
18 52 (3.56%) E-Commerce
19 48 (3.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 437 (29.93%) Java
2 344 (23.56%) PHP
3 323 (22.12%) Python
4 301 (20.62%) JavaScript
5 284 (19.45%) C++
6 257 (17.60%) SQL
7 239 (16.37%) C
8 232 (15.89%) Perl
9 214 (14.66%) Bash Shell
10 178 (12.19%) Ruby
11 103 (7.05%) C#
12 73 (5.00%) Shell Script
13 58 (3.97%) PowerShell
14 49 (3.36%) PHP5
15 27 (1.85%) Embedded C
16 24 (1.64%) Objective-C
17 18 (1.23%) Jython
18 16 (1.10%) Korn
18 16 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 15 (1.03%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 310 (21.23%) Degree
2 194 (13.29%) Security Cleared
3 110 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 98 (6.71%) DV Cleared
5 97 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (5.96%) CCNA
7 29 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.44%) MCSE
8 21 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (1.16%) CCNP
10 13 (0.89%) ISEB
10 13 (0.89%) MCSA
10 13 (0.89%) MCITP
11 12 (0.82%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.62%) CISSP
12 9 (0.62%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.48%) SCSA
14 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.88%) SLA
2 41 (2.81%) QA
3 15 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.48%) WCAG
5 7 (0.48%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.068%) DO-178B
System Software
1 228 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (5.55%) Active Directory
3 63 (4.32%) vSphere
4 53 (3.63%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.26%) KVM
6 32 (2.19%) Firmware
7 25 (1.71%) XenApp
8 24 (1.64%) VirtualBox
9 19 (1.30%) Samba
10 18 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (1.10%) iptables
12 15 (1.03%) vCloud
13 12 (0.82%) VMware ESX
13 12 (0.82%) Xen
14 11 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.75%) Docker
15 10 (0.68%) Postfix
16 8 (0.55%) XenServer
17 6 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 5 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 229 (15.68%) Puppet
2 126 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 70 (4.79%) Nagios
4 46 (3.15%) Ansible
5 41 (2.81%) Vagrant
6 32 (2.19%) Salt
7 24 (1.64%) Graphite
8 21 (1.44%) SCCM
9 19 (1.30%) Zenoss
10 18 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
10 18 (1.23%) ZABBIX
11 16 (1.10%) NetBackup
11 16 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 15 (1.03%) SCOM
13 10 (0.68%) WSUS
14 9 (0.62%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.48%) Capistrano
15 7 (0.48%) Hyperic
16 6 (0.41%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 309 (21.16%) VMware
2 245 (16.78%) Oracle
3 178 (12.19%) Red Hat
4 152 (10.41%) Cisco
5 149 (10.21%) Microsoft
6 63 (4.32%) IBM
7 57 (3.90%) HP
8 55 (3.77%) Citrix
9 40 (2.74%) SAP
10 38 (2.60%) Juniper
10 38 (2.60%) Google
11 32 (2.19%) NetApp
12 25 (1.71%) Zend
13 24 (1.64%) Symantec
14 22 (1.51%) Rackspace
15 18 (1.23%) CheckPoint
16 17 (1.16%) TIBCO
17 13 (0.89%) Business Objects
17 13 (0.89%) Nokia
17 13 (0.89%) Dell
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