Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3817 5056 4994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.03% 13.70% 12.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.96% 45.70% 41.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3331 4451 4375
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +6.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8305 11063 12056
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.34% 29.97% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7104 9580 10196
South East median annual salary £41,375 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,750 £23,041
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 1646 £45,000 -10.00% 110
Berkshire -3 1012 £47,500 -5.00% 62
Hampshire -1 828 £45,000 +12.50% 56
Surrey 0 757 £50,000 - 47
Oxfordshire +1 371 £45,000 -5.26% 34
Buckinghamshire +6 265 £40,000 +2.56% 14
West Sussex -3 233 £42,500 -5.56% 8
East Sussex +6 223 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Kent +4 96 £40,000 - 3
Middlesex +6 13 £50,000 +25.00% 1
M4 Corridor - 13 - -
Sussex -7 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 1395 (36.55%) Windows
2 1012 (26.51%) Python
3 1003 (26.28%) Java
4 931 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
5 901 (23.60%) Unix
6 787 (20.62%) SQL
7 769 (20.15%) C++
8 752 (19.70%) MySQL
9 710 (18.60%) DevOps
10 686 (17.97%) Software Engineering
11 671 (17.58%) JavaScript
12 648 (16.98%) Degree
12 648 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
13 617 (16.16%) VMware
14 604 (15.82%) HTML
15 531 (13.91%) Git (software)
16 528 (13.83%) C
17 524 (13.73%) CSS
18 519 (13.60%) PHP
19 518 (13.57%) Puppet
20 507 (13.28%) Perl
21 505 (13.23%) Firewall
22 500 (13.10%) Bash Shell
23 490 (12.84%) Red Hat
24 440 (11.53%) Computer Science
25 437 (11.45%) Finance
26 427 (11.19%) Scrum
27 414 (10.85%) Ruby
28 410 (10.74%) Oracle
28 410 (10.74%) Ansible

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
1 367 (9.61%) Apache
2 172 (4.51%) Tomcat
3 162 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
4 150 (3.93%) nginx
5 113 (2.96%) IIS
6 95 (2.49%) OpenStack
7 85 (2.23%) WebLogic
8 84 (2.20%) JBoss
9 77 (2.02%) MS Exchange
10 56 (1.47%) Apache Spark
11 54 (1.41%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.36%) CMS
13 48 (1.26%) Confluence
14 44 (1.15%) Drupal
15 43 (1.13%) Apache Solr
16 42 (1.10%) SharePoint
17 37 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
18 36 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 24 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
20 23 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 48 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.18%) Inkscape
6 7 (0.18%) Maple
6 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.16%) EngageOne
7 6 (0.16%) GIMP
7 6 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.13%) Simulink
9 3 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.026%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.34%) Magento
2 8 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.079%) Epicor Vantage
5 3 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.052%) Postilion
6 2 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.052%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.026%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.026%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.026%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 648 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 219 (5.74%) SaaS
4 86 (2.25%) Office 365
5 68 (1.78%) IaaS
6 66 (1.73%) PaaS
7 64 (1.68%) Amazon S3
8 63 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
9 60 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
10 56 (1.47%) GitHub
11 50 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
12 41 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 38 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
14 28 (0.73%) OpenShift
15 15 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.34%) Akamai
17 11 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.29%) Trello
18 9 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 505 (13.23%) Firewall
2 387 (10.14%) TCP/IP
3 311 (8.15%) DNS
4 196 (5.13%) Internet
5 177 (4.64%) VPN
6 162 (4.24%) WAN
7 154 (4.03%) SAN
8 148 (3.88%) LAN
9 129 (3.38%) DHCP
10 126 (3.30%) HTTP
11 105 (2.75%) BGP
12 103 (2.70%) Network Security
13 93 (2.44%) SSL
14 89 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
15 88 (2.31%) Wireless
16 83 (2.17%) VoIP
17 79 (2.07%) VLAN
18 76 (1.99%) OSPF
19 66 (1.73%) IPsec
20 62 (1.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (19.70%) MySQL
2 364 (9.54%) SQL Server
3 252 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
4 211 (5.53%) MongoDB
5 159 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 149 (3.90%) Big Data
7 141 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 112 (2.93%) Redis
9 105 (2.75%) Hadoop
10 102 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (2.04%) Oracle Database
12 55 (1.44%) DB2
13 54 (1.41%) RDBMS
14 48 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
15 47 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
16 38 (1.00%) MariaDB
17 31 (0.81%) HBase
18 30 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
19 27 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
20 24 (0.63%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 531 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 325 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 161 (4.22%) JIRA
4 149 (3.90%) Subversion
5 95 (2.49%) Maven
6 77 (2.02%) Selenium
7 54 (1.41%) Eclipse
7 54 (1.41%) Vagrant
8 47 (1.23%) Ant
9 43 (1.13%) Gradle
10 41 (1.07%) JUnit
11 37 (0.97%) GitLab
12 33 (0.86%) PHPUnit
13 31 (0.81%) Bitbucket
14 29 (0.76%) Visual Studio
15 26 (0.68%) WinDbg
16 24 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (0.55%) JMeter
18 21 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 437 (11.45%) Finance
2 369 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 191 (5.00%) Marketing
4 154 (4.03%) Electronics
5 126 (3.30%) Automotive
6 118 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 87 (2.28%) Banking
8 65 (1.70%) Digital Economy
9 58 (1.52%) German Language
10 57 (1.49%) Games
11 56 (1.47%) Aerospace
12 54 (1.41%) Retail
13 50 (1.31%) French Language
14 35 (0.92%) Back Office
15 33 (0.86%) Publishing
16 24 (0.63%) Legal
17 17 (0.45%) Military
18 14 (0.37%) Advertising
19 10 (0.26%) Spanish Language
20 8 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 989 (25.91%) Developer
2 462 (12.10%) Linux Engineer
3 384 (10.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 361 (9.46%) Administrator
5 285 (7.47%) Software Engineer
6 265 (6.94%) Java Developer
7 231 (6.05%) Systems Administrator
8 224 (5.87%) PHP Developer
9 222 (5.82%) Software Developer
10 216 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
11 205 (5.37%) Analyst
12 200 (5.24%) Support Engineer
13 197 (5.16%) Linux Administrator
14 191 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 178 (4.66%) Network Engineer
16 164 (4.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 162 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
18 152 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 148 (3.88%) Junior
20 139 (3.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (15.82%) HTML
2 524 (13.73%) CSS
3 299 (7.83%) Web Services
4 245 (6.42%) LAMP
5 200 (5.24%) AngularJS
6 198 (5.19%) Node.js
7 186 (4.87%) Spring
8 177 (4.64%) jQuery
9 163 (4.27%) HTML5
10 160 (4.19%) XML
11 144 (3.77%) REST
12 136 (3.56%) .NET
13 128 (3.35%) SOAP
14 125 (3.27%) JSON
15 120 (3.14%) RESTful
16 113 (2.96%) Ajax
17 112 (2.93%) J2EE
18 109 (2.86%) Middleware
19 78 (2.04%) Laravel
20 76 (1.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 440 (11.53%) Computer Science
2 261 (6.84%) Data Centre
3 224 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (2.75%) Algorithms
5 93 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 87 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 82 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 71 (1.86%) User Experience
9 66 (1.73%) Private Cloud
10 59 (1.55%) Replication
11 53 (1.39%) Fintech
12 50 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 49 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
14 46 (1.21%) Data Structures
15 43 (1.13%) Clustering
16 42 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
16 42 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
17 41 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
18 37 (0.97%) iPad
19 32 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1395 (36.55%) Windows
2 901 (23.60%) Unix
3 341 (8.93%) CentOS
4 305 (7.99%) Windows Server
5 295 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 203 (5.32%) Ubuntu
7 158 (4.14%) Solaris
8 155 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 130 (3.41%) Debian
10 123 (3.22%) Android
11 117 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 84 (2.20%) AIX
13 79 (2.07%) Apple iOS
14 69 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 58 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
16 52 (1.36%) Windows 7
17 46 (1.21%) Windows 10
18 42 (1.10%) Mac OS
19 36 (0.94%) Windows 2000
20 34 (0.89%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 931 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 710 (18.60%) DevOps
3 686 (17.97%) Software Engineering
4 427 (11.19%) Scrum
5 354 (9.27%) OO
6 342 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
7 325 (8.51%) ITIL
8 297 (7.78%) Web Development
9 284 (7.44%) Open Source
10 245 (6.42%) Configuration Management
11 244 (6.39%) OOP
12 225 (5.89%) TDD
13 198 (5.19%) SDLC
14 190 (4.98%) High Availability
15 188 (4.93%) Mentoring
16 179 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
16 179 (4.69%) MVC
17 178 (4.66%) Test Automation
18 163 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
19 154 (4.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1012 (26.51%) Python
2 1003 (26.28%) Java
3 787 (20.62%) SQL
4 769 (20.15%) C++
5 671 (17.58%) JavaScript
6 528 (13.83%) C
7 519 (13.60%) PHP
8 507 (13.28%) Perl
9 500 (13.10%) Bash Shell
10 414 (10.85%) Ruby
11 261 (6.84%) C#
12 219 (5.74%) PowerShell
13 212 (5.55%) Shell Script
14 75 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 73 (1.91%) Go
16 64 (1.68%) PHP 5
17 62 (1.62%) Embedded C++
18 52 (1.36%) Objective-C
19 51 (1.34%) Scala
20 48 (1.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 648 (16.98%) Degree
2 330 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 185 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
4 173 (4.53%) SC Cleared
5 155 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 135 (3.54%) CCNA
7 104 (2.72%) DV Cleared
8 91 (2.38%) CCNP
9 80 (2.10%) CISSP
10 78 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 55 (1.44%) MCSE
12 51 (1.34%) ISTQB
12 51 (1.34%) RHCE
13 43 (1.13%) CISM
14 35 (0.92%) PhD
15 34 (0.89%) CEH
15 34 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 31 (0.81%) Master's Degree
17 30 (0.79%) ISEB
18 25 (0.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (4.43%) SLA
2 159 (4.17%) QA
3 79 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (0.29%) PMO
8 10 (0.26%) GDPR
9 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.16%) GCP
11 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.10%) GPG13
11 4 (0.10%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.10%) MISRA
11 4 (0.10%) SAS 70
11 4 (0.10%) SSAE 16
12 3 (0.079%) ECSS
12 3 (0.079%) MISRA C
13 2 (0.052%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.052%) HIPAA
System Software
1 397 (10.40%) Docker
2 373 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (7.62%) Active Directory
4 131 (3.43%) Hyper-V
5 97 (2.54%) vSphere
6 68 (1.78%) KVM
7 65 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
8 49 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 33 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
10 33 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 30 (0.79%) XenApp
12 25 (0.65%) Xen
13 23 (0.60%) NFS
14 22 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (0.50%) HDFS
15 19 (0.50%) LXC
15 19 (0.50%) vCloud
16 18 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
17 17 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 518 (13.57%) Puppet
2 410 (10.74%) Ansible
3 361 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (3.01%) Kubernetes
5 104 (2.72%) Nagios
6 61 (1.60%) Terraform
7 54 (1.41%) ZABBIX
8 48 (1.26%) Salt
9 46 (1.21%) SCCM
10 42 (1.10%) logstash
11 38 (1.00%) vCenter Server
12 37 (0.97%) Grafana
13 36 (0.94%) HAProxy
14 32 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
15 30 (0.79%) WSUS
16 27 (0.71%) Packer
17 26 (0.68%) NetBackup
18 24 (0.63%) SCOM
19 22 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
19 22 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 617 (16.16%) VMware
2 490 (12.84%) Red Hat
3 410 (10.74%) Oracle
4 395 (10.35%) Microsoft
5 384 (10.06%) Cisco
6 167 (4.38%) Juniper
7 127 (3.33%) F5
8 118 (3.09%) HP
9 112 (2.93%) CheckPoint
10 111 (2.91%) IBM
11 99 (2.59%) SAP
12 91 (2.38%) Palo Alto
13 81 (2.12%) Citrix
14 80 (2.10%) Zend
15 79 (2.07%) EMC
16 73 (1.91%) Google
17 67 (1.76%) Blue Coat
18 53 (1.39%) New Relic
19 51 (1.34%) Dell
20 47 (1.23%) Sun