Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3,896 3,826 5,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.30% 12.62% 13.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.93% 44.66% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,261 3,289 4,511
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8,302 8,566 11,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.20% 28.26% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6,961 7,337 10,108
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,825 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in the South East.

Salary trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in the South East

Linux
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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
Thames Valley -5 1,602 £50,000 - 250
Hampshire +3 1,005 £40,000 -5.88% 118
Berkshire -8 953 £50,000 - 152
Surrey -5 641 £53,000 +6.00% 88
Oxfordshire -4 413 £50,000 - 60
East Sussex +1 355 £42,500 -5.56% 49
Buckinghamshire +5 239 £47,500 +11.76% 38
West Sussex +1 199 £40,000 -11.11% 20
Kent -29 54 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Isle of Wight - 21 £30,000 - 2
Middlesex -5 12 £60,000 +23.08% 4
Sussex -17 7 £35,000 +7.69%
M4 Corridor -4 5 £37,500 -44.44%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 1,393 (35.75%) Windows
2 1,117 (28.67%) Python
3 1,116 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
4 935 (24.00%) SQL
5 919 (23.59%) Java
6 813 (20.87%) JavaScript
7 803 (20.61%) DevOps
8 739 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
9 731 (18.76%) Unix
10 712 (18.28%) Software Engineering
11 711 (18.25%) MySQL
12 710 (18.22%) C++
13 615 (15.79%) Degree
14 612 (15.71%) Git (software)
15 604 (15.50%) HTML
16 558 (14.32%) CSS
17 532 (13.66%) PHP
18 520 (13.35%) Oracle
19 504 (12.94%) VMware
20 489 (12.55%) Bash Shell
20 489 (12.55%) Jenkins
21 468 (12.01%) C
22 440 (11.29%) Microsoft
23 414 (10.63%) Computer Science
24 403 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
25 399 (10.24%) Apache
25 399 (10.24%) Puppet
26 398 (10.22%) SQL Server
27 391 (10.04%) Docker
28 379 (9.73%) Web Services

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 399 (10.24%) Apache
2 204 (5.24%) Tomcat
3 132 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 106 (2.72%) IIS
5 90 (2.31%) JBoss
6 85 (2.18%) nginx
7 74 (1.90%) OpenStack
8 71 (1.82%) Confluence
9 66 (1.69%) CMS
10 60 (1.54%) WebLogic
11 48 (1.23%) Apache Spark
12 47 (1.21%) Drupal
13 46 (1.18%) WebSphere
14 43 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 36 (0.92%) MS Exchange
16 28 (0.72%) WordPress
17 27 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
18 21 (0.54%) SAS
19 19 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
20 16 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 109 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.10%) GIMP
5 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.051%) Simulink
8 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.28%) Magento
3 9 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
5 5 (0.13%) Postilion
6 4 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.10%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 1 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.026%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 739 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
2 370 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 182 (4.67%) SaaS
4 79 (2.03%) IaaS
5 70 (1.80%) GitHub
6 64 (1.64%) Office 365
7 56 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
8 53 (1.36%) PaaS
9 52 (1.33%) Amazon S3
10 50 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
12 39 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 33 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 33 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
14 31 (0.80%) Serverless
15 28 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
16 21 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
17 18 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
17 18 (0.46%) Slack
18 17 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 363 (9.32%) Firewall
2 315 (8.09%) TCP/IP
3 204 (5.24%) DNS
4 166 (4.26%) WAN
5 144 (3.70%) VPN
6 135 (3.47%) HTTP
7 119 (3.05%) LAN
7 119 (3.05%) VoIP
8 117 (3.00%) DHCP
9 103 (2.64%) Internet
9 103 (2.64%) SAN
10 98 (2.52%) Network Security
11 94 (2.41%) VLAN
12 90 (2.31%) Wireshark
13 61 (1.57%) SSL
14 55 (1.41%) RTP
15 53 (1.36%) NAS
16 51 (1.31%) IPsec
17 49 (1.26%) GSM
18 45 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (18.25%) MySQL
2 398 (10.22%) SQL Server
3 260 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 202 (5.18%) NoSQL
5 174 (4.47%) Oracle Database
6 171 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 159 (4.08%) MongoDB
8 146 (3.75%) Big Data
9 102 (2.62%) RDBMS
10 82 (2.10%) Hadoop
11 74 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 69 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
13 62 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
14 53 (1.36%) Redis
15 48 (1.23%) DB2
16 40 (1.03%) Apache Hive
17 39 (1.00%) HBase
18 35 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 33 (0.85%) MariaDB
20 32 (0.82%) Impala
Development Applications
1 612 (15.71%) Git (software)
2 489 (12.55%) Jenkins
3 276 (7.08%) Subversion
4 207 (5.31%) JIRA
5 110 (2.82%) Selenium
6 105 (2.70%) Maven
7 64 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 60 (1.54%) TeamCity
9 52 (1.33%) Vagrant
10 50 (1.28%) Gradle
10 50 (1.28%) JUnit
11 49 (1.26%) Ant
12 47 (1.21%) IntelliJ
13 44 (1.13%) GitLab
14 42 (1.08%) Cucumber
15 41 (1.05%) GDB
16 40 (1.03%) GCC
16 40 (1.03%) SoapUI
17 36 (0.92%) JMeter
18 34 (0.87%) Trac
General
1 256 (6.57%) Finance
2 236 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 85 (2.18%) Retail
4 75 (1.93%) French Language
5 70 (1.80%) German Language
6 64 (1.64%) Automotive
7 61 (1.57%) Banking
8 57 (1.46%) Games
9 54 (1.39%) Marketing
10 45 (1.16%) Electronics
11 43 (1.10%) Publishing
12 42 (1.08%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.46%) Back Office
13 18 (0.46%) Italian Language
14 17 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.39%) Billing
16 14 (0.36%) Advertising
17 13 (0.33%) Spanish Language
18 12 (0.31%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,080 (27.72%) Developer
2 371 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 368 (9.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 346 (8.88%) Linux Engineer
5 282 (7.24%) Java Developer
6 281 (7.21%) PHP Developer
7 280 (7.19%) Administrator
8 269 (6.90%) Analyst
9 251 (6.44%) Support Engineer
10 224 (5.75%) Senior Developer
11 193 (4.95%) Software Developer
12 178 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
13 169 (4.34%) Linux Administrator
14 147 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
15 143 (3.67%) Architect
16 141 (3.62%) Cloud Engineer
17 132 (3.39%) Support Analyst
18 131 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
19 130 (3.34%) Embedded Engineer
20 129 (3.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (15.50%) HTML
2 558 (14.32%) CSS
3 379 (9.73%) Web Services
4 285 (7.32%) jQuery
5 251 (6.44%) LAMP
6 243 (6.24%) AngularJS
7 184 (4.72%) Node.js
8 178 (4.57%) Spring
9 177 (4.54%) REST
10 173 (4.44%) SOAP
11 161 (4.13%) .NET
12 147 (3.77%) HTML5
13 134 (3.44%) XML
14 118 (3.03%) Middleware
15 112 (2.87%) React
16 107 (2.75%) RESTful
17 104 (2.67%) Laravel
18 100 (2.57%) Ajax
19 98 (2.52%) J2EE
19 98 (2.52%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 414 (10.63%) Computer Science
2 248 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 135 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
5 111 (2.85%) User Experience
6 92 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 92 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 90 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 70 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 70 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 70 (1.80%) Replication
9 67 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
10 64 (1.64%) Fintech
11 62 (1.59%) Algorithms
12 59 (1.51%) Clustering
13 51 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
14 48 (1.23%) Device Driver
15 44 (1.13%) Driving Licence
15 44 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
16 39 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,393 (35.75%) Windows
2 731 (18.76%) Unix
3 354 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 297 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 227 (5.83%) CentOS
6 176 (4.52%) Ubuntu
7 140 (3.59%) Embedded Linux
8 99 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 81 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 73 (1.87%) Solaris
11 71 (1.82%) Android
12 69 (1.77%) Debian
13 62 (1.59%) Mac OS X
14 50 (1.28%) Windows 10
15 46 (1.18%) AIX
15 46 (1.18%) Mac OS
16 39 (1.00%) Windows 7
17 32 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (0.56%) Apple iOS
19 19 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,116 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 803 (20.61%) DevOps
3 712 (18.28%) Software Engineering
4 403 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
5 373 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
6 360 (9.24%) OO
7 296 (7.60%) Scrum
7 296 (7.60%) TDD
8 279 (7.16%) Test Automation
9 271 (6.96%) Open Source
10 270 (6.93%) ITIL
11 266 (6.83%) Web Development
12 255 (6.55%) Configuration Management
12 255 (6.55%) SDLC
13 252 (6.47%) OOP
14 236 (6.06%) MVC
15 150 (3.85%) High Availability
16 147 (3.77%) Mentoring
17 133 (3.41%) Mathematics
18 123 (3.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,117 (28.67%) Python
2 935 (24.00%) SQL
3 919 (23.59%) Java
4 813 (20.87%) JavaScript
5 710 (18.22%) C++
6 532 (13.66%) PHP
7 489 (12.55%) Bash Shell
8 468 (12.01%) C
9 354 (9.09%) Perl
10 307 (7.88%) C#
11 288 (7.39%) Ruby
12 275 (7.06%) PowerShell
13 173 (4.44%) Shell Script
14 90 (2.31%) Java 8
15 89 (2.28%) Embedded C++
16 81 (2.08%) PL/SQL
17 74 (1.90%) Embedded C
18 73 (1.87%) Go
19 59 (1.51%) Scala
20 48 (1.23%) Lua
Qualifications
1 615 (15.79%) Degree
2 170 (4.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 153 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 149 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (3.23%) CCNA
6 91 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 88 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 80 (2.05%) RHCE
9 51 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (1.23%) DV Cleared
10 48 (1.23%) MCSE
11 43 (1.10%) CCNP
12 40 (1.03%) Master's Degree
13 38 (0.98%) CISSP
13 38 (0.98%) RHCSA
14 37 (0.95%) ISEB
15 34 (0.87%) PhD
16 30 (0.77%) AWS Certification
17 29 (0.74%) MCSA
18 22 (0.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (3.62%) QA
2 108 (2.77%) SLA
3 61 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.44%) GDPR
5 17 (0.44%) PMO
6 13 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.28%) PSD2
8 9 (0.23%) SSAE 16
9 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.13%) ECSS
10 5 (0.13%) GCP
11 3 (0.077%) GPG13
11 3 (0.077%) MISRA
12 2 (0.051%) COBIT
12 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.051%) MISRA C
12 2 (0.051%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.051%) RMADS
System Software
1 391 (10.04%) Docker
2 346 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (6.72%) Active Directory
4 122 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 95 (2.44%) vSphere
6 59 (1.51%) Firmware
7 45 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (1.03%) HDFS
10 31 (0.80%) Apache Flume
11 30 (0.77%) KVM
11 30 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
12 26 (0.67%) Samba
13 22 (0.56%) NFS
14 20 (0.51%) Kamailio
15 18 (0.46%) iptables
16 16 (0.41%) vCloud
17 15 (0.39%) VirtualBox
18 12 (0.31%) VMware NSX
19 11 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 399 (10.24%) Puppet
2 357 (9.16%) Ansible
3 302 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
4 132 (3.39%) Terraform
5 130 (3.34%) Kubernetes
6 62 (1.59%) Nagios
7 53 (1.36%) Kibana
8 40 (1.03%) logstash
9 36 (0.92%) Salt
10 34 (0.87%) SCCM
11 32 (0.82%) Packer
12 31 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
13 30 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
14 23 (0.59%) Cacti
14 23 (0.59%) HAProxy
15 22 (0.56%) Rancher
16 21 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
17 20 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 20 (0.51%) vCenter Server
18 19 (0.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 520 (13.35%) Oracle
2 504 (12.94%) VMware
3 440 (11.29%) Microsoft
4 326 (8.37%) Red Hat
5 298 (7.65%) Cisco
6 117 (3.00%) HP
7 100 (2.57%) Zend
8 78 (2.00%) Juniper
9 73 (1.87%) Sophos
10 71 (1.82%) IBM
11 69 (1.77%) Google
12 53 (1.36%) Splunk
13 50 (1.28%) Atlassian
14 46 (1.18%) Citrix
15 45 (1.16%) CheckPoint
16 44 (1.13%) Apple
16 44 (1.13%) Dell
17 39 (1.00%) Sun
18 37 (0.95%) NetApp
19 36 (0.92%) SAP