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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 588 502 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.45% 9.87% 11.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.15% 33.90% 39.22%
Number of salaries quoted 494 437 618
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
1722 1481 1744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.69% 29.11% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1297 1526
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 19 September 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 September 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 +7 194 £37,500 +7.14% 39
Gloucestershire +3 128 £36,500 -2.66% 20
Wiltshire -2 92 £32,500 -9.72% 11
Somerset +2 71 £36,750 +13.07% 20
Dorset -13 62 £32,500 -18.75% 12
Devon -22 27 £29,500 -9.23% 13
Cornwall +4 6 £45,000 +125.00%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 485 (39.21%) Windows
2 411 (33.23%) Java
3 409 (33.06%) MySQL
4 298 (24.09%) SQL
5 284 (22.96%) PHP
5 284 (22.96%) UNIX
6 276 (22.31%) JavaScript
7 269 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
8 265 (21.42%) C++
9 253 (20.45%) Degree
10 250 (20.21%) HTML
11 238 (19.24%) VMware
12 218 (17.62%) Software Engineering
13 215 (17.38%) Oracle
14 183 (14.79%) Python
15 182 (14.71%) Security Cleared
16 175 (14.15%) jQuery
17 174 (14.07%) Apache
18 162 (13.10%) OO
19 160 (12.93%) CSS
20 146 (11.80%) C
21 142 (11.48%) Red Hat
21 142 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
22 139 (11.24%) Microsoft
22 139 (11.24%) XML
23 136 (10.99%) SQL Server
23 136 (10.99%) Git (software)
24 134 (10.83%) C#
24 134 (10.83%) ITIL
25 133 (10.75%) Computer Science

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 174 (14.07%) Apache
2 70 (5.66%) IIS
3 57 (4.61%) WebLogic
4 55 (4.45%) Tomcat
5 52 (4.20%) MS Exchange
6 34 (2.75%) Drupal
7 28 (2.26%) WebSphere
8 26 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (2.02%) nginx
10 22 (1.78%) SharePoint
11 21 (1.70%) Oracle Service Bus
11 21 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 18 (1.46%) CMS
13 13 (1.05%) WordPress
13 13 (1.05%) Gunicorn
14 12 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (0.97%) Joomla!
15 8 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.65%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 76 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.86%) MS Office
3 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.24%) MS Project
4 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (2.18%) Magento
2 17 (1.37%) Shopify
3 11 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.40%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.32%) Agresso
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.081%) AWD
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.081%) Summit
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.72%) SaaS
2 23 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.57%) Office 365
5 6 (0.49%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.16%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.081%) GitHub
9 1 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.081%) PaaS
9 1 (0.081%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 115 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 109 (8.81%) Firewall
3 103 (8.33%) SAN
4 89 (7.19%) Internet
5 75 (6.06%) DNS
6 54 (4.37%) WAN
6 54 (4.37%) HTTP
7 49 (3.96%) VPN
8 44 (3.56%) DHCP
9 43 (3.48%) LAN
10 42 (3.40%) IPv4
11 40 (3.23%) SSL
12 38 (3.07%) VoIP
13 33 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
14 30 (2.43%) LDAP
15 29 (2.34%) SMTP
15 29 (2.34%) IPv6
15 29 (2.34%) IPsec
15 29 (2.34%) iSCSI
16 25 (2.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (33.06%) MySQL
2 136 (10.99%) SQL Server
3 61 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 48 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.72%) Oracle Database
6 32 (2.59%) RDBMS
7 31 (2.51%) Big Data
8 30 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (1.62%) Hazelcast
10 18 (1.46%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.46%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.37%) HBase
12 15 (1.21%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.81%) DB2
15 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.57%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.57%) Riak
17 5 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 136 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 110 (8.89%) Subversion
3 50 (4.04%) Eclipse
4 40 (3.23%) Maven
5 32 (2.59%) JUnit
6 29 (2.34%) Ant
7 26 (2.10%) Jenkins
8 25 (2.02%) Visual Studio
9 22 (1.78%) GCC
9 22 (1.78%) GDB
10 21 (1.70%) Hudson
11 19 (1.54%) JDeveloper
12 14 (1.13%) PHPUnit
13 13 (1.05%) Bugzilla
13 13 (1.05%) Selenium
14 10 (0.81%) JIRA
14 10 (0.81%) LoadRunner
14 10 (0.81%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.73%) PEAR
16 7 (0.57%) WinDbg
General
1 108 (8.73%) Telecoms
2 94 (7.60%) Finance
3 52 (4.20%) Electronics
4 45 (3.64%) Marketing
5 34 (2.75%) Banking
6 22 (1.78%) Retail
6 22 (1.78%) Advertising
6 22 (1.78%) Back Office
7 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.21%) Aerospace
8 15 (1.21%) Military
9 13 (1.05%) Legal
10 5 (0.40%) Games
11 3 (0.24%) Publishing
11 3 (0.24%) Automotive
11 3 (0.24%) Local Government
12 2 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.081%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.081%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.081%) Law
Job Titles
1 484 (39.13%) Developer
2 148 (11.96%) PHP Developer
3 143 (11.56%) Software Engineer
4 114 (9.22%) Software Developer
5 103 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 100 (8.08%) Java Developer
7 86 (6.95%) Senior Developer
8 85 (6.87%) Administrator
9 83 (6.71%) Analyst
10 66 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
11 65 (5.25%) Web Developer
12 55 (4.45%) Junior
13 52 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
14 48 (3.88%) Graduate
14 48 (3.88%) C++ Software Engineer
15 46 (3.72%) C++ Developer
16 44 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (3.40%) Consultant
17 42 (3.40%) PHP Web Developer
17 42 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (20.21%) HTML
2 175 (14.15%) jQuery
3 160 (12.93%) CSS
4 139 (11.24%) XML
5 113 (9.14%) Web Services
6 96 (7.76%) J2EE
7 92 (7.44%) LAMP
8 85 (6.87%) Spring
9 72 (5.82%) RESTful
10 57 (4.61%) SOAP
11 52 (4.20%) JSON
12 51 (4.12%) Middleware
12 51 (4.12%) HTML5
13 44 (3.56%) Hibernate
14 41 (3.31%) .NET
15 40 (3.23%) Ajax
16 37 (2.99%) AngularJS
17 36 (2.91%) REST
17 36 (2.91%) JSP
18 34 (2.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.75%) Computer Science
2 80 (6.47%) Open Source
3 64 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (3.80%) Mathematics
5 35 (2.83%) Digital Media
6 30 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
7 29 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.94%) PKI
9 18 (1.46%) Device Driver
10 16 (1.29%) GIS
10 16 (1.29%) W3C
11 15 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.21%) Clustering
12 13 (1.05%) DTV
12 13 (1.05%) Firmware
13 10 (0.81%) Wiki
14 9 (0.73%) IVR
15 8 (0.65%) Statistics
16 7 (0.57%) Blackberry
16 7 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 485 (39.21%) Windows
2 284 (22.96%) UNIX
3 96 (7.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (6.71%) Solaris
5 70 (5.66%) CentOS
6 69 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (5.09%) Ubuntu
8 43 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (2.83%) Windows 7
10 33 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 31 (2.51%) Debian
12 26 (2.10%) Android
13 25 (2.02%) Fedora
13 25 (2.02%) AIX
13 25 (2.02%) HPUX
14 21 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (1.29%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.29%) SUSE
16 15 (1.21%) Windows CE
17 12 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (17.62%) Software Engineering
3 162 (13.10%) OO
4 134 (10.83%) ITIL
5 113 (9.14%) Scrum
6 98 (7.92%) TDD
7 80 (6.47%) Web Development
8 71 (5.74%) OOP
8 71 (5.74%) MVC
9 66 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (5.09%) Configuration Management
11 61 (4.93%) E-Commerce
12 47 (3.80%) DevOps
13 46 (3.72%) Unit Testing
14 39 (3.15%) OOD
14 39 (3.15%) OO PHP
15 35 (2.83%) SOA
15 35 (2.83%) Waterfall
16 33 (2.67%) UML
17 32 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 411 (33.23%) Java
2 298 (24.09%) SQL
3 284 (22.96%) PHP
4 276 (22.31%) JavaScript
5 265 (21.42%) C++
6 183 (14.79%) Python
7 146 (11.80%) C
8 134 (10.83%) C#
9 110 (8.89%) Shell Script
9 110 (8.89%) Ruby
10 109 (8.81%) Perl
11 97 (7.84%) PHP5
12 95 (7.68%) Bash Shell
13 42 (3.40%) VB
14 38 (3.07%) PowerShell
15 25 (2.02%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.46%) Embedded C
17 15 (1.21%) Erlang
18 13 (1.05%) Assembly Language
18 13 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 253 (20.45%) Degree
2 182 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 96 (7.76%) SC Cleared
4 86 (6.95%) DV Cleared
5 54 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (3.48%) CCNA
7 37 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (2.34%) MCSE
9 21 (1.70%) CCNP
10 19 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (1.46%) ISEB
12 15 (1.21%) MCP
13 10 (0.81%) CEH
14 9 (0.73%) HND
15 8 (0.65%) MCITP
16 6 (0.49%) MCTS
17 5 (0.40%) APMP
17 5 (0.40%) MCSA
18 3 (0.24%) RHCE
18 3 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.31%) QA
2 40 (3.23%) SLA
3 9 (0.73%) IEC 61508
4 8 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.24%) COBIT
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
6 2 (0.16%) WAI
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.16%) TickIT
6 2 (0.16%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.081%) JTAG
7 1 (0.081%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 142 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.31%) vSphere
4 33 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.59%) VMware ESX
6 18 (1.46%) NFS
6 18 (1.46%) Samba
7 17 (1.37%) Xen
8 12 (0.97%) Squid
8 12 (0.97%) vCloud
8 12 (0.97%) GPFS
9 10 (0.81%) qmail
10 6 (0.49%) XenApp
10 6 (0.49%) XenServer
11 5 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.40%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.32%) KVM
13 3 (0.24%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 52 (4.20%) Puppet
2 41 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.91%) Nagios
4 30 (2.43%) NetBackup
4 30 (2.43%) SCCM
5 18 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 17 (1.37%) WSUS
7 12 (0.97%) Vagrant
8 9 (0.73%) logstash
9 8 (0.65%) Bcfg2
9 8 (0.65%) SCOM
10 7 (0.57%) ARCserve
11 6 (0.49%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.49%) Plesk
12 5 (0.40%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.40%) Legato
12 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.32%) Cacti
Vendors
1 238 (19.24%) VMware
2 215 (17.38%) Oracle
3 142 (11.48%) Red Hat
4 139 (11.24%) Microsoft
5 113 (9.14%) Cisco
6 78 (6.31%) Citrix
7 76 (6.14%) Zend
8 61 (4.93%) JBoss
9 56 (4.53%) HP
10 37 (2.99%) IBM
11 34 (2.75%) NetApp
12 23 (1.86%) Symantec
13 22 (1.78%) Juniper
14 19 (1.54%) SAP
15 18 (1.46%) Veritas
16 17 (1.37%) EMC
17 16 (1.29%) Google
18 15 (1.21%) Brocade
19 13 (1.05%) Saba
19 13 (1.05%) Remedy
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum plus competitive package
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Exeter, Devon
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Centric Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum with mileage expenses covered
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + relocation pkg
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
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Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + 35 days hols
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
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Salary: £18000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
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Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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