Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 808 2,800 3,499
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.98% 10.83% 11.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.59% 42.52% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 717 2,423 3,007
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,750 £76,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year - +0.92% +9.00%

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 1,943 6,585 7,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.01% 25.47% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,578 5,372 6,107
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,380 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,825 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South East.

Salary trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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 25 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
Thames Valley +1 328 £55,000 - 86
Hampshire 0 286 £50,000 +11.11% 61
Berkshire -2 197 £57,500 -0.86% 37
Oxfordshire -3 72 £50,000 - 28
Surrey -16 72 £60,000 +9.09% 21
Buckinghamshire +17 59 £45,000 -15.49% 21
West Sussex -17 50 £40,000 -15.79% 6
East Sussex -19 38 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Kent +19 20 £37,500 -2.60% 7
Home Counties +5 2 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 241 (29.83%) Windows
2 226 (27.97%) AWS
3 216 (26.73%) Python
4 192 (23.76%) JavaScript
5 183 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (22.28%) DevOps
7 174 (21.53%) Azure
8 157 (19.43%) Docker
9 154 (19.06%) MySQL
10 153 (18.94%) Java
11 139 (17.20%) SQL
12 136 (16.83%) HTML
13 133 (16.46%) VMware
14 130 (16.09%) Software Engineering
14 130 (16.09%) Microsoft
15 121 (14.98%) Ansible
16 118 (14.60%) Kubernetes
17 116 (14.36%) C++
18 113 (13.99%) Bash Shell
19 112 (13.86%) Degree
20 110 (13.61%) Git (software)
21 109 (13.49%) C
22 106 (13.12%) CSS
23 105 (13.00%) PHP
24 98 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
25 96 (11.88%) Unix
26 93 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
27 92 (11.39%) Terraform
28 86 (10.64%) Security Cleared
29 84 (10.40%) SQL Server

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 43 (5.32%) Apache
2 26 (3.22%) Confluence
3 18 (2.23%) OpenStack
4 16 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 12 (1.49%) nginx
6 12 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.36%) IIS
8 10 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.99%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.87%) JBoss
12 5 (0.62%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.62%) WordPress
13 4 (0.50%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 15 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 226 (27.97%) AWS
2 174 (21.53%) Azure
3 65 (8.04%) SaaS
4 47 (5.82%) GCP
5 27 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (3.34%) Office 365
6 24 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (2.35%) Serverless
8 18 (2.23%) GitHub
8 18 (2.23%) PaaS
9 17 (2.10%) IaaS
10 9 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.99%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.74%) Datadog
13 5 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.50%) NuGet
14 4 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (8.42%) TCP/IP
2 67 (8.29%) Firewall
3 53 (6.56%) DNS
4 40 (4.95%) DHCP
5 34 (4.21%) SAN
6 19 (2.35%) VoIP
7 18 (2.23%) 4G
7 18 (2.23%) H.323
7 18 (2.23%) HTTP
8 17 (2.10%) Internet
8 17 (2.10%) Network Security
8 17 (2.10%) Skype
8 17 (2.10%) Wireless
9 15 (1.86%) LAN
9 15 (1.86%) VPN
9 15 (1.86%) WAN
10 14 (1.73%) 2G
10 14 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (1.73%) FTP
11 12 (1.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (19.06%) MySQL
2 84 (10.40%) SQL Server
3 41 (5.07%) NoSQL
3 41 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.22%) Big Data
5 25 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.23%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.98%) MariaDB
9 13 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.62%) HBase
12 5 (0.62%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.62%) Redis
13 4 (0.50%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (13.61%) Git (software)
2 82 (10.15%) Jenkins
3 47 (5.82%) JIRA
4 18 (2.23%) Selenium
5 11 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (1.36%) Subversion
6 10 (1.24%) GitLab
7 9 (1.11%) JUnit
8 7 (0.87%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.87%) Gradle
8 7 (0.87%) Maven
9 6 (0.74%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.62%) JMeter
10 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.50%) GoogleTest
11 4 (0.50%) Moq
11 4 (0.50%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (5.57%) Telecoms
2 33 (4.08%) Finance
3 24 (2.97%) Public Sector
4 21 (2.60%) Electronics
5 18 (2.23%) Games
6 15 (1.86%) Retail
7 12 (1.49%) Military
8 11 (1.36%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.99%) Law
10 7 (0.87%) Automotive
10 7 (0.87%) Norwegian Language
11 6 (0.74%) Banking
11 6 (0.74%) Marketing
12 5 (0.62%) Korean Language
13 4 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.25%) Police
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 195 (24.13%) Developer
2 100 (12.38%) Software Engineer
3 79 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 62 (7.67%) Linux Engineer
5 61 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 60 (7.43%) PHP Developer
7 52 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 47 (5.82%) Architect
9 43 (5.32%) Senior Developer
10 39 (4.83%) Software Developer
11 38 (4.70%) Administrator
12 36 (4.46%) Python Developer
13 31 (3.84%) Consultant
14 29 (3.59%) IT Engineer
14 29 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
15 28 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
15 28 (3.47%) Embedded Engineer
15 28 (3.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 28 (3.47%) Python Engineer
15 28 (3.47%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (16.83%) HTML
2 106 (13.12%) CSS
3 75 (9.28%) Web Services
4 69 (8.54%) REST
5 61 (7.55%) jQuery
6 49 (6.06%) SOAP
7 42 (5.20%) LAMP
8 39 (4.83%) Ajax
9 37 (4.58%) Laravel
10 36 (4.46%) .NET
11 33 (4.08%) RESTful
11 33 (4.08%) WebRTC
12 27 (3.34%) Django
12 27 (3.34%) Vue.js
13 26 (3.22%) JSON
14 25 (3.09%) AngularJS
14 25 (3.09%) Node.js
15 24 (2.97%) XML
16 22 (2.72%) CodeIgniter
17 21 (2.60%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.79%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 37 (4.58%) Algorithms
4 36 (4.46%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (1.86%) PKI
9 14 (1.73%) Clustering
9 14 (1.73%) Device Driver
9 14 (1.73%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.73%) SIMD
10 13 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.36%) Replication
12 10 (1.24%) NHS
13 9 (1.11%) Cloud Native
13 9 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 241 (29.83%) Windows
2 96 (11.88%) Unix
3 61 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 46 (5.69%) Ubuntu
5 43 (5.32%) CentOS
6 36 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.60%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (2.23%) Windows 10
9 18 (2.23%) Windows 7
10 15 (1.86%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.61%) Solaris
13 11 (1.36%) AIX
14 10 (1.24%) Android
15 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.62%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.50%) Debian
17 4 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (22.28%) DevOps
3 130 (16.09%) Software Engineering
4 93 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (9.90%) OO
6 76 (9.41%) Computer Science
6 76 (9.41%) OOP
7 69 (8.54%) Web Development
8 62 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 62 (7.67%) Test Automation
9 55 (6.81%) MVC
10 49 (6.06%) Infrastructure as Code
11 47 (5.82%) High Availability
12 45 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (5.57%) TDD
13 41 (5.07%) Microservices
14 40 (4.95%) Multithreading
15 39 (4.83%) Migration
15 39 (4.83%) Scrum
16 38 (4.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 216 (26.73%) Python
2 192 (23.76%) JavaScript
3 153 (18.94%) Java
4 139 (17.20%) SQL
5 116 (14.36%) C++
6 113 (13.99%) Bash Shell
7 109 (13.49%) C
8 105 (13.00%) PHP
9 73 (9.03%) PowerShell
10 44 (5.45%) C#
11 31 (3.84%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.60%) Go
13 18 (2.23%) Scala
14 17 (2.10%) Groovy
15 16 (1.98%) Perl
16 15 (1.86%) Ruby
17 10 (1.24%) ABAP
17 10 (1.24%) MATLAB
17 10 (1.24%) Rust
18 9 (1.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 112 (13.86%) Degree
2 86 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 60 (7.43%) SC Cleared
4 41 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.10%) CCNA
7 15 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.73%) MCSE
9 10 (1.24%) MCSA
10 9 (1.11%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.11%) CCNP
11 8 (0.99%) JNCIA
11 8 (0.99%) JNCIS
12 6 (0.74%) MCP
13 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.50%) PhD
15 3 (0.37%) CISM
15 3 (0.37%) CISSP
15 3 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.95%) QA
2 19 (2.35%) GDPR
3 15 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.24%) SLA
6 6 (0.74%) NIST
7 5 (0.62%) PMO
8 4 (0.50%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.50%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.37%) JTAG
10 1 (0.12%) HL7
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (19.43%) Docker
2 98 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (9.41%) Active Directory
4 49 (6.06%) vSphere
5 39 (4.83%) Hyper-V
6 24 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.86%) KVM
8 13 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.49%) Firmware
9 12 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.99%) HDFS
11 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.74%) Kamailio
12 6 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.74%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.50%) LXC
13 4 (0.50%) vCloud
14 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 121 (14.98%) Ansible
2 118 (14.60%) Kubernetes
3 92 (11.39%) Terraform
4 46 (5.69%) Puppet
5 23 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (2.85%) SCCM
6 19 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 16 (1.98%) Data Guard
8 14 (1.73%) PowerCLI
9 9 (1.11%) logstash
9 9 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (1.11%) Rsyslog
9 9 (1.11%) SCOM
10 8 (0.99%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.87%) vRealize
12 6 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.74%) Kibana
12 6 (0.74%) Packer
13 5 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 133 (16.46%) VMware
2 130 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.67%) Oracle
4 58 (7.18%) Red Hat
5 51 (6.31%) Cisco
6 37 (4.58%) Google
7 25 (3.09%) Zend
8 19 (2.35%) Juniper
9 15 (1.86%) SAP
10 14 (1.73%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.73%) SolarWinds
11 13 (1.61%) Citrix
12 11 (1.36%) HP
13 10 (1.24%) EMC
14 8 (0.99%) Brocade
14 8 (0.99%) Dell
14 8 (0.99%) Ericsson
15 7 (0.87%) Foundry
15 7 (0.87%) Hortonworks
15 7 (0.87%) Intel