Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 16 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 47 92 125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Somerset 15.72% 12.57% 14.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.12% 56.44% 57.08%
Number of salaries quoted 44 98 110
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -15.79% +35.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,625 £59,475 £52,500
South West median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 69 163 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 23.08% 22.27% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 64 141 179
Median annual salary £47,500 £38,187 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.39% -4.53% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,375 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,375 £57,500 £52,500
South West median annual salary £40,447 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% - -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Somerset

Linux
Salary Trend in Somerset

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Somerset.

Salary trend for Linux in Somerset

Linux
Salary Histogram in Somerset

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Somerset over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux in Somerset

Linux
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 23 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -7 32 £50,000 +17.65% 13
Yeovil 0 4 £38,300 -16.74% 6
Taunton +16 3 £30,000 -21.44% 1
Linux
South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Linux.

1 28 (59.57%) Python
2 22 (46.81%) VMware
2 22 (46.81%) Bash Shell
3 20 (42.55%) Windows
4 17 (36.17%) C++
4 17 (36.17%) Ubuntu
5 14 (29.79%) Degree
5 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
5 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (29.79%) AWS
5 14 (29.79%) React
6 13 (27.66%) Kubernetes
6 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
6 13 (27.66%) C
6 13 (27.66%) Finance
7 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
7 12 (25.53%) JSON
7 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
7 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
7 12 (25.53%) Terraform
8 11 (23.40%) Xen
9 10 (21.28%) CouchDB
9 10 (21.28%) Azure
9 10 (21.28%) Ansible
9 10 (21.28%) Docker
9 10 (21.28%) Ceph
9 10 (21.28%) Apache
9 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (17.02%) SAP

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (21.28%) Apache
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) AWS
2 10 (21.28%) Azure
3 4 (8.51%) Office 365
4 3 (6.38%) GitHub
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.26%) PaaS
5 2 (4.26%) Serverless
6 1 (2.13%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Firewall
2 6 (12.77%) DHCP
3 5 (10.64%) DNS
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.51%) Internet
4 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications
4 4 (8.51%) VoIP
4 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.38%) Tactical Data Link
6 2 (4.26%) HTTP
6 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.13%) LAN
7 1 (2.13%) MPLS
7 1 (2.13%) SAN
7 1 (2.13%) VLAN
7 1 (2.13%) VPN
7 1 (2.13%) WAN
7 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) CouchDB
2 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) GitLab
2 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (6.38%) Selenium
4 2 (4.26%) Bitbucket
4 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.13%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (17.02%) Electronics
3 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
3 8 (17.02%) Marketing
3 8 (17.02%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.38%) Aerospace
5 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.13%) Military
6 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) IT Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Software Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Graduate
4 5 (10.64%) Graduate Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Junior
5 4 (8.51%) Junior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Python Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (4.26%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) React
2 12 (25.53%) JSON
3 3 (6.38%) CSS
3 3 (6.38%) Enzyme
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) Jest
3 3 (6.38%) JSP
3 3 (6.38%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Blog
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) iSeries
3 4 (8.51%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Ubuntu
3 8 (17.02%) Debian
4 4 (8.51%) SUSE
5 3 (6.38%) Unix
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.26%) CentOS
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
2 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
3 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.02%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
5 7 (14.89%) DevOps
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (10.64%) OO
7 5 (10.64%) OOD
7 5 (10.64%) Open Source
7 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 5 (10.64%) UML
7 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.51%) High Availability
8 4 (8.51%) Network Management
8 4 (8.51%) Release Management
8 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) Python
2 22 (46.81%) Bash Shell
3 17 (36.17%) C++
4 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
5 13 (27.66%) C
6 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
7 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
8 5 (10.64%) Java
8 5 (10.64%) Perl
8 5 (10.64%) Ruby
9 4 (8.51%) VBScript
10 3 (6.38%) C#
10 3 (6.38%) SQL
11 2 (4.26%) Groovy
11 2 (4.26%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.51%) MCSA
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.38%) CCNA
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.13%) CCSP
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
6 1 (2.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 5 (10.64%) GDPR
3 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.38%) SLA
5 1 (2.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (23.40%) Xen
3 10 (21.28%) Ceph
3 10 (21.28%) Docker
4 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
5 7 (14.89%) KVM
6 6 (12.77%) Btrfs
6 6 (12.77%) DRBD
7 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
8 2 (4.26%) LXC
8 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Kubernetes
2 12 (25.53%) Terraform
3 10 (21.28%) Ansible
4 5 (10.64%) Check_MK
4 5 (10.64%) Nagios
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (8.51%) Proxmox
5 4 (8.51%) SCCM
6 3 (6.38%) Rundeck
7 2 (4.26%) Rancher
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) VMware
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.02%) SAP
4 5 (10.64%) Cisco
5 4 (8.51%) Aruba
5 4 (8.51%) Dell
5 4 (8.51%) IBM
5 4 (8.51%) Mitel
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.13%) Splunk