Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3,856 4,021 5,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.25% 12.95% 12.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.64% 46.61% 43.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,335 3,385 4,583
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,850 £27,600 £26,550
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 8,449 8,626 12,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.85% 27.78% 29.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7,253 7,320 10,489
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -4 1,574 £47,500 -5.00% 250
Hampshire +1 1,036 £40,000 -2.44% 101
Berkshire -7 957 £47,500 -9.52% 119
Surrey -6 651 £54,000 +8.00% 80
Oxfordshire -3 395 £47,500 -5.00% 80
East Sussex -5 295 £40,000 -11.11% 44
West Sussex +11 229 £47,500 +5.56% 40
Buckinghamshire +10 228 £42,606 -3.72% 51
Kent -20 49 £37,500 -11.76% 14
Isle of Wight +3 14 £30,000 - 2
Middlesex -8 6 £43,750 -5.41% 2
Sussex -18 6 £33,750 +12.50%
M4 Corridor -3 5 £37,500 -44.44%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,362 (35.32%) Windows
2 1,061 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,059 (27.46%) Python
4 948 (24.59%) SQL
5 936 (24.27%) Java
6 826 (21.42%) JavaScript
7 798 (20.70%) Unix
8 748 (19.40%) MySQL
9 741 (19.22%) DevOps
10 737 (19.11%) C++
11 733 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
12 732 (18.98%) Software Engineering
13 659 (17.09%) Degree
14 648 (16.80%) HTML
15 609 (15.79%) CSS
16 589 (15.27%) PHP
17 577 (14.96%) Git (software)
18 497 (12.89%) Oracle
19 493 (12.79%) Bash Shell
20 486 (12.60%) Computer Science
21 461 (11.96%) VMware
22 457 (11.85%) C
23 442 (11.46%) Jenkins
24 406 (10.53%) Apache
25 400 (10.37%) Puppet
26 392 (10.17%) Web Services
27 391 (10.14%) Microsoft
28 390 (10.11%) Firewall
29 379 (9.83%) OO
30 376 (9.75%) Perl

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
1 406 (10.53%) Apache
2 182 (4.72%) Tomcat
3 148 (3.84%) Elasticsearch
4 93 (2.41%) IIS
5 89 (2.31%) nginx
6 81 (2.10%) OpenStack
7 74 (1.92%) JBoss
8 59 (1.53%) Confluence
9 55 (1.43%) CMS
10 52 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 47 (1.22%) Apache Spark
12 45 (1.17%) MS Exchange
13 40 (1.04%) Drupal
14 34 (0.88%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 26 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 25 (0.65%) WordPress
18 23 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
19 22 (0.57%) Apache Solr
19 22 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 99 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.16%) Simulink
7 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.10%) GIMP
7 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.052%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.026%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.31%) Magento
2 11 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
5 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.16%) Postilion
6 4 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.078%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.026%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.026%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 733 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
2 309 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 202 (5.24%) SaaS
4 67 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 64 (1.66%) GitHub
6 62 (1.61%) Amazon S3
7 55 (1.43%) Office 365
8 45 (1.17%) PaaS
9 42 (1.09%) IaaS
10 36 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 27 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
12 27 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
13 26 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.54%) Route 53
15 16 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.36%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
18 11 (0.29%) Amazon Glacier
18 11 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 390 (10.11%) Firewall
2 340 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 235 (6.09%) DNS
4 177 (4.59%) WAN
5 168 (4.36%) VPN
6 150 (3.89%) DHCP
7 132 (3.42%) HTTP
8 129 (3.35%) LAN
9 126 (3.27%) VoIP
10 115 (2.98%) Internet
11 108 (2.80%) SAN
12 96 (2.49%) Wireshark
13 91 (2.36%) SSL
14 79 (2.05%) VLAN
15 78 (2.02%) IPsec
16 63 (1.63%) Network Security
16 63 (1.63%) RTP
17 54 (1.40%) FTP
18 52 (1.35%) BGP
19 50 (1.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (19.40%) MySQL
2 370 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 254 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 201 (5.21%) NoSQL
5 172 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 157 (4.07%) MongoDB
7 144 (3.73%) Oracle Database
8 129 (3.35%) Big Data
9 87 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 80 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
11 71 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 66 (1.71%) Hadoop
13 59 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 58 (1.50%) Redis
15 57 (1.48%) DB2
16 42 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
17 37 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
17 37 (0.96%) HBase
18 31 (0.80%) MariaDB
19 26 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 577 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 442 (11.46%) Jenkins
3 286 (7.42%) Subversion
4 222 (5.76%) JIRA
5 118 (3.06%) Maven
6 90 (2.33%) Selenium
7 65 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 57 (1.48%) Ant
9 46 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 46 (1.19%) Vagrant
10 45 (1.17%) IntelliJ
11 44 (1.14%) TeamCity
12 43 (1.12%) GCC
13 42 (1.09%) GDB
14 39 (1.01%) JMeter
14 39 (1.01%) JUnit
15 38 (0.99%) WebDriver
16 37 (0.96%) Cucumber
16 37 (0.96%) Gradle
17 36 (0.93%) SoapUI
General
1 254 (6.59%) Finance
2 224 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 90 (2.33%) Retail
4 81 (2.10%) Games
5 68 (1.76%) Automotive
6 61 (1.58%) Banking
7 59 (1.53%) French Language
8 55 (1.43%) Electronics
9 52 (1.35%) Marketing
10 43 (1.12%) German Language
11 39 (1.01%) Publishing
12 37 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 22 (0.57%) Digital Economy
15 19 (0.49%) Advertising
16 17 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.41%) Billing
18 15 (0.39%) Legal
19 14 (0.36%) Back Office
20 12 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,065 (27.62%) Developer
2 418 (10.84%) Software Engineer
3 364 (9.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 350 (9.08%) Linux Engineer
5 318 (8.25%) PHP Developer
6 281 (7.29%) Administrator
7 276 (7.16%) Java Developer
8 262 (6.79%) Analyst
9 237 (6.15%) Support Engineer
10 205 (5.32%) Senior Developer
11 199 (5.16%) Linux Administrator
12 194 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
13 184 (4.77%) Software Developer
14 168 (4.36%) C++ Software Engineer
15 163 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
16 153 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
17 148 (3.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 138 (3.58%) Junior
19 137 (3.55%) Network Engineer
20 130 (3.37%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (16.80%) HTML
2 609 (15.79%) CSS
3 392 (10.17%) Web Services
4 300 (7.78%) jQuery
5 270 (7.00%) LAMP
6 224 (5.81%) AngularJS
7 174 (4.51%) Node.js
8 171 (4.43%) SOAP
9 162 (4.20%) Spring
10 160 (4.15%) REST
11 154 (3.99%) HTML5
12 151 (3.92%) XML
13 134 (3.48%) .NET
14 132 (3.42%) Laravel
15 117 (3.03%) Ajax
16 113 (2.93%) Middleware
16 113 (2.93%) Symfony
17 106 (2.75%) JSON
18 105 (2.72%) Java EE
19 103 (2.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 486 (12.60%) Computer Science
2 251 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 165 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 102 (2.65%) User Experience
5 100 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
6 97 (2.52%) Mobile App
7 78 (2.02%) Clustering
8 77 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 73 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 71 (1.84%) Algorithms
10 71 (1.84%) Public Cloud
11 68 (1.76%) Fintech
12 67 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
13 57 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
14 53 (1.37%) Driving Licence
15 52 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
16 51 (1.32%) Replication
17 37 (0.96%) Client/Server
18 36 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
19 33 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,362 (35.32%) Windows
2 798 (20.70%) Unix
3 332 (8.61%) Windows Server
4 304 (7.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 291 (7.55%) CentOS
6 177 (4.59%) Ubuntu
7 129 (3.35%) Embedded Linux
8 109 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (2.26%) Solaris
9 87 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (1.71%) Debian
11 65 (1.69%) Android
12 60 (1.56%) Windows 10
13 55 (1.43%) AIX
14 42 (1.09%) Windows 7
15 41 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 38 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (0.91%) Mac OS
18 21 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,061 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (19.22%) DevOps
3 732 (18.98%) Software Engineering
4 379 (9.83%) OO
5 346 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
6 295 (7.65%) OOP
7 290 (7.52%) ITIL
8 284 (7.37%) Open Source
9 283 (7.34%) Web Development
10 268 (6.95%) MVC
11 261 (6.77%) Test Automation
12 254 (6.59%) TDD
13 248 (6.43%) Scrum
14 246 (6.38%) Configuration Management
15 217 (5.63%) SDLC
16 168 (4.36%) High Availability
17 147 (3.81%) Mentoring
18 138 (3.58%) E-Commerce
19 133 (3.45%) Mathematics
20 119 (3.09%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,059 (27.46%) Python
2 948 (24.59%) SQL
3 936 (24.27%) Java
4 826 (21.42%) JavaScript
5 737 (19.11%) C++
6 589 (15.27%) PHP
7 493 (12.79%) Bash Shell
8 457 (11.85%) C
9 376 (9.75%) Perl
10 333 (8.64%) C#
11 281 (7.29%) Ruby
12 262 (6.79%) PowerShell
13 181 (4.69%) Shell Script
14 104 (2.70%) PL/SQL
15 81 (2.10%) Embedded C++
16 75 (1.95%) Embedded C
17 66 (1.71%) Go
18 56 (1.45%) PHP 7
19 55 (1.43%) Scala
20 40 (1.04%) Lua
Qualifications
1 659 (17.09%) Degree
2 205 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 152 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
4 141 (3.66%) Security Cleared
5 134 (3.48%) CCNA
6 97 (2.52%) RHCE
7 89 (2.31%) SC Cleared
8 81 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (1.09%) Master's Degree
10 41 (1.06%) CCNP
10 41 (1.06%) MCSE
11 40 (1.04%) RHCSA
12 39 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 38 (0.99%) PhD
14 37 (0.96%) CISSP
14 37 (0.96%) DV Cleared
15 35 (0.91%) AWS Certification
16 24 (0.62%) ISTQB
16 24 (0.62%) MCP
17 23 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (3.50%) QA
2 118 (3.06%) SLA
3 65 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 50 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.54%) PMO
6 20 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 13 (0.34%) GDPR
8 10 (0.26%) SSAE 16
9 9 (0.23%) MISRA
10 8 (0.21%) MISRA C
10 8 (0.21%) PSD2
11 7 (0.18%) ECSS
12 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.13%) GCP
13 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.13%) RMADS
14 4 (0.10%) GPG13
15 3 (0.078%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.052%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.052%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 346 (8.97%) Docker
2 315 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 253 (6.56%) Active Directory
4 122 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 92 (2.39%) vSphere
6 50 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (1.17%) Firmware
8 38 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (0.96%) HDFS
10 35 (0.91%) KVM
11 31 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
12 27 (0.70%) Kamailio
13 26 (0.67%) Samba
14 21 (0.54%) NFS
15 17 (0.44%) iptables
16 16 (0.41%) Apache Flume
16 16 (0.41%) vCloud
17 15 (0.39%) Xen
18 13 (0.34%) VMware NSX
19 12 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 400 (10.37%) Puppet
2 320 (8.30%) Ansible
3 301 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
4 139 (3.60%) Terraform
5 100 (2.59%) Kubernetes
6 70 (1.82%) Nagios
7 54 (1.40%) Kibana
8 31 (0.80%) Packer
9 30 (0.78%) logstash
9 30 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
10 26 (0.67%) Cacti
11 24 (0.62%) Grafana
11 24 (0.62%) Salt
11 24 (0.62%) vCenter Server
11 24 (0.62%) WSUS
12 22 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
12 22 (0.57%) SCCM
13 20 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
13 20 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
13 20 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 497 (12.89%) Oracle
2 461 (11.96%) VMware
3 391 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 376 (9.75%) Red Hat
5 318 (8.25%) Cisco
6 134 (3.48%) Zend
7 120 (3.11%) HP
8 104 (2.70%) Juniper
9 86 (2.23%) Sophos
10 75 (1.95%) IBM
11 71 (1.84%) Google
12 57 (1.48%) Dell
13 49 (1.27%) Palo Alto
14 48 (1.24%) F5
15 47 (1.22%) NetApp
16 45 (1.17%) CheckPoint
16 45 (1.17%) Splunk
17 42 (1.09%) Apple
17 42 (1.09%) Atlassian
18 41 (1.06%) Sun