Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3,253 3,927 4,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.69% 12.54% 13.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.37% 45.84% 48.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,687 3,414 3,963
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,788 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%

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 7,015 8,567 9,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.20% 27.35% 28.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,744 7,354 8,232
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +2 1,339 £51,500 +14.44% 187
Hampshire -3 863 £45,000 +7.14% 106
Berkshire -4 755 £52,500 +16.67% 109
Surrey -5 528 £52,500 - 87
Oxfordshire +8 375 £55,000 +19.57% 61
West Sussex -2 235 £50,000 +5.26% 22
East Sussex -1 217 £40,000 - 25
Buckinghamshire +11 209 £40,000 - 17
Kent +22 54 £37,500 +7.14% 24
Middlesex +5 11 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Isle of Wight +3 9 £32,500 +8.33%
Sussex - 5 £95,000 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 1,206 (37.07%) Windows
2 1,044 (32.09%) Python
3 847 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
4 819 (25.18%) Java
5 757 (23.27%) SQL
6 706 (21.70%) Amazon AWS
7 644 (19.80%) Unix
8 629 (19.34%) JavaScript
9 616 (18.94%) Git (software)
9 616 (18.94%) DevOps
10 600 (18.44%) Software Engineering
11 567 (17.43%) MySQL
12 561 (17.25%) Degree
13 529 (16.26%) C++
14 511 (15.71%) VMware
15 497 (15.28%) Oracle
16 456 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 449 (13.80%) Bash Shell
18 419 (12.88%) Docker
19 416 (12.79%) HTML
20 404 (12.42%) Microsoft
21 392 (12.05%) SQL Server
21 392 (12.05%) Jenkins
22 375 (11.53%) Ansible
23 370 (11.37%) PHP
24 357 (10.97%) Puppet
25 355 (10.91%) CSS
26 343 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
27 340 (10.45%) C
28 337 (10.36%) Problem-Solving

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
1 243 (7.47%) Apache
2 169 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
3 160 (4.92%) IIS
4 107 (3.29%) Tomcat
5 92 (2.83%) Confluence
6 84 (2.58%) nginx
7 81 (2.49%) JBoss
8 80 (2.46%) Apache Spark
9 76 (2.34%) WebLogic
10 65 (2.00%) CMS
11 64 (1.97%) SharePoint
12 42 (1.29%) MS Exchange
13 29 (0.89%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.74%) WordPress
15 22 (0.68%) MQSeries
15 22 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (0.58%) Drupal
17 18 (0.55%) SAS
18 17 (0.52%) WebSphere
19 16 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 102 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.092%) GIMP
8 2 (0.061%) Inkscape
8 2 (0.061%) Simulink
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.031%) InDesign
9 1 (0.031%) InVision
9 1 (0.031%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.031%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (0.49%) Magento
3 13 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.12%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.12%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 4 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
6 3 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.092%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.031%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 706 (21.70%) Amazon AWS
2 456 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (4.21%) SaaS
4 116 (3.57%) GitHub
5 111 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
6 98 (3.01%) Office 365
7 60 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 59 (1.81%) IaaS
9 56 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
10 53 (1.63%) Serverless
11 48 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 48 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
12 46 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 46 (1.41%) PaaS
13 43 (1.32%) Amazon S3
14 27 (0.83%) npm
15 26 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 21 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
18 16 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 311 (9.56%) Firewall
2 230 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 191 (5.87%) DNS
4 125 (3.84%) VPN
5 114 (3.50%) DHCP
6 113 (3.47%) WAN
7 112 (3.44%) Internet
8 105 (3.23%) LAN
8 105 (3.23%) Wireless
9 96 (2.95%) SAN
10 91 (2.80%) Network Security
11 80 (2.46%) VLAN
12 71 (2.18%) HTTP
13 70 (2.15%) VoIP
14 56 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (1.08%) BGP
17 29 (0.89%) IPsec
18 27 (0.83%) OSPF
19 26 (0.80%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 567 (17.43%) MySQL
2 392 (12.05%) SQL Server
3 211 (6.49%) Relational Database
4 194 (5.96%) NoSQL
5 161 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
6 151 (4.64%) Oracle Database
7 147 (4.52%) Big Data
8 136 (4.18%) MongoDB
9 111 (3.41%) RDBMS
10 104 (3.20%) Hadoop
11 103 (3.17%) Redis
12 67 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 66 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
14 55 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
15 49 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
16 48 (1.48%) MariaDB
17 43 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
18 41 (1.26%) Apache Hive
19 36 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 36 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 616 (18.94%) Git (software)
2 392 (12.05%) Jenkins
3 211 (6.49%) JIRA
4 146 (4.49%) Subversion
5 100 (3.07%) Maven
6 77 (2.37%) Selenium
7 58 (1.78%) JUnit
8 56 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 55 (1.69%) Bitbucket
9 55 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 55 (1.69%) Vagrant
10 47 (1.44%) Visual Studio
11 46 (1.41%) GitLab
12 36 (1.11%) Mercurial
12 36 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
13 33 (1.01%) Cucumber
13 33 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (0.92%) Eclipse
15 28 (0.86%) Gradle
15 28 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 274 (8.42%) Finance
2 119 (3.66%) Electronics
3 117 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 101 (3.10%) Retail
5 94 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 83 (2.55%) Marketing
7 50 (1.54%) Games
8 41 (1.26%) Automotive
9 36 (1.11%) Banking
10 28 (0.86%) Legal
11 23 (0.71%) Aerospace
11 23 (0.71%) French Language
11 23 (0.71%) German Language
12 15 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 14 (0.43%) Hindi Language
13 14 (0.43%) Publishing
13 14 (0.43%) Punjabi Language
13 14 (0.43%) Urdu Language
14 13 (0.40%) Back Office
14 13 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 817 (25.12%) Developer
2 348 (10.70%) Software Engineer
3 317 (9.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 250 (7.69%) Administrator
5 231 (7.10%) Analyst
6 224 (6.89%) Java Developer
7 198 (6.09%) Linux Engineer
8 174 (5.35%) Software Developer
9 173 (5.32%) PHP Developer
10 167 (5.13%) Support Engineer
11 164 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
12 156 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 129 (3.97%) Senior Developer
14 122 (3.75%) DBA
15 119 (3.66%) Linux Administrator
16 109 (3.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 104 (3.20%) Support Analyst
18 98 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
19 94 (2.89%) Cloud Engineer
20 91 (2.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (12.79%) HTML
2 355 (10.91%) CSS
3 272 (8.36%) Web Services
4 223 (6.86%) Spring
5 221 (6.79%) AngularJS
6 182 (5.59%) RESTful
7 180 (5.53%) jQuery
8 179 (5.50%) LAMP
9 173 (5.32%) REST
10 157 (4.83%) .NET
11 134 (4.12%) HTML5
12 128 (3.93%) Node.js
13 124 (3.81%) React
14 121 (3.72%) XML
15 117 (3.60%) Middleware
16 115 (3.54%) JSON
17 109 (3.35%) SOAP
18 90 (2.77%) Vue.js
19 87 (2.67%) J2EE
20 81 (2.49%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 188 (5.78%) Data Centre
2 181 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 165 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 89 (2.74%) Public Cloud
6 87 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 80 (2.46%) Replication
8 79 (2.43%) Algorithms
9 74 (2.27%) User Experience
10 73 (2.24%) Private Cloud
11 72 (2.21%) Mobile App
12 65 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
13 56 (1.72%) Robotics
14 52 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
15 47 (1.44%) Clustering
16 45 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
17 37 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
18 36 (1.11%) Device Driver
19 35 (1.08%) Fintech
20 31 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,206 (37.07%) Windows
2 644 (19.80%) Unix
3 314 (9.65%) Windows Server
4 294 (9.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 216 (6.64%) CentOS
6 128 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 116 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 109 (3.35%) Debian
9 108 (3.32%) AIX
10 95 (2.92%) Windows 10
10 95 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 75 (2.31%) Android
12 73 (2.24%) Solaris
13 70 (2.15%) Apple iOS
14 69 (2.12%) Embedded Linux
15 61 (1.88%) Windows 7
16 43 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 33 (1.01%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.74%) Windows 8
19 21 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (18.94%) DevOps
3 600 (18.44%) Software Engineering
4 337 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
5 336 (10.33%) Computer Science
6 317 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
7 291 (8.95%) Configuration Management
8 282 (8.67%) ITIL
9 249 (7.65%) Scrum
10 248 (7.62%) Test Automation
11 234 (7.19%) Open Source
12 222 (6.82%) TDD
13 218 (6.70%) OO
14 211 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 186 (5.72%) MVC
16 175 (5.38%) Web Development
17 172 (5.29%) SDLC
18 168 (5.16%) OOP
19 166 (5.10%) Mentoring
20 162 (4.98%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,044 (32.09%) Python
2 819 (25.18%) Java
3 757 (23.27%) SQL
4 629 (19.34%) JavaScript
5 529 (16.26%) C++
6 449 (13.80%) Bash Shell
7 370 (11.37%) PHP
8 340 (10.45%) C
9 279 (8.58%) C#
10 251 (7.72%) Ruby
11 233 (7.16%) PowerShell
12 223 (6.86%) Perl
13 203 (6.24%) Shell Script
14 120 (3.69%) Go
15 95 (2.92%) Java 8
16 71 (2.18%) PL/SQL
17 51 (1.57%) Embedded C
18 42 (1.29%) Embedded C++
19 35 (1.08%) Scala
20 34 (1.05%) ES6
Qualifications
1 561 (17.25%) Degree
2 202 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 139 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 102 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 97 (2.98%) CISSP
6 86 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 80 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 74 (2.27%) CCNA
9 66 (2.03%) DV Cleared
10 49 (1.51%) CISM
11 38 (1.17%) MCSE
12 34 (1.05%) PhD
12 34 (1.05%) RHCE
13 33 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (1.01%) MCSA
13 33 (1.01%) RHCSA
14 30 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
15 28 (0.86%) HND
15 28 (0.86%) ISTQB
16 26 (0.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.47%) QA
1 113 (3.47%) SLA
2 72 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (2.09%) GDPR
4 40 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 27 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.37%) JTAG
9 11 (0.34%) FISMA
10 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.18%) PMO
11 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.12%) MISRA
12 3 (0.092%) GPG13
12 3 (0.092%) MISRA C
13 2 (0.061%) COBIT
14 1 (0.031%) GAMP
14 1 (0.031%) HL7
14 1 (0.031%) RMADS
System Software
1 419 (12.88%) Docker
2 343 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 286 (8.79%) Active Directory
4 173 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 97 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
6 96 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
7 86 (2.64%) vSphere
8 41 (1.26%) LXC
9 34 (1.05%) VirtualBox
10 29 (0.89%) Firmware
10 29 (0.89%) KVM
11 27 (0.83%) XenApp
12 23 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 22 (0.68%) HDFS
13 22 (0.68%) NFS
14 20 (0.61%) Apache Flume
15 18 (0.55%) VMware NSX
16 17 (0.52%) GPFS
16 17 (0.52%) vCloud
16 17 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 375 (11.53%) Ansible
2 357 (10.97%) Puppet
3 230 (7.07%) Kubernetes
4 225 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
5 149 (4.58%) Terraform
6 77 (2.37%) Nagios
7 61 (1.88%) Kibana
8 48 (1.48%) Salt
9 43 (1.32%) logstash
10 39 (1.20%) SCCM
11 38 (1.17%) ZABBIX
12 37 (1.14%) vCenter Server
13 34 (1.05%) Grafana
14 33 (1.01%) HAProxy
15 29 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 29 (0.89%) Packer
16 19 (0.58%) Tivoli
17 18 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
17 18 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
18 17 (0.52%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 511 (15.71%) VMware
2 497 (15.28%) Oracle
3 404 (12.42%) Microsoft
4 319 (9.81%) Red Hat
5 176 (5.41%) Cisco
6 114 (3.50%) Google
7 100 (3.07%) IBM
8 82 (2.52%) Citrix
9 69 (2.12%) ServiceNow
10 65 (2.00%) SAP
11 61 (1.88%) Juniper
12 56 (1.72%) SolarWinds
13 53 (1.63%) HP
14 52 (1.60%) EMC
15 51 (1.57%) BMC
15 51 (1.57%) Symantec
16 50 (1.54%) Atlassian
17 43 (1.32%) New Relic
17 43 (1.32%) Palo Alto
18 38 (1.17%) CheckPoint