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

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3,491 3,817 5,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.80% 13.01% 13.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.04% 45.95% 45.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,883 3,331 4,451
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £28,827 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 7,421 8,307 11,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.09% 28.32% 29.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6,074 7,106 9,580
South East median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 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 August 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 0 1,500 £50,000 +11.11% 197
Hampshire -1 856 £45,000 - 113
Berkshire -4 841 £50,000 +5.26% 99
Surrey -6 517 £50,500 +1.00% 91
Oxfordshire +2 414 £53,500 +18.89% 66
East Sussex +3 335 £45,000 - 25
Buckinghamshire +3 245 £42,500 +6.25% 32
West Sussex +1 192 £50,000 +17.65% 29
Kent -21 54 £40,000 - 17
Middlesex +12 15 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Isle of Wight - 15 £32,500 - 3
Sussex -7 6 £95,000 +192.31%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1,260 (36.09%) Windows
2 1,062 (30.42%) Python
3 937 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
4 857 (24.55%) Java
5 816 (23.37%) SQL
6 731 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
7 718 (20.57%) JavaScript
8 705 (20.19%) DevOps
9 670 (19.19%) Git (software)
10 619 (17.73%) Software Engineering
11 593 (16.99%) C++
12 574 (16.44%) MySQL
13 563 (16.13%) Unix
14 560 (16.04%) Degree
15 523 (14.98%) VMware
16 479 (13.72%) HTML
17 454 (13.00%) Oracle
18 450 (12.89%) Bash Shell
19 447 (12.80%) Docker
19 447 (12.80%) C
20 441 (12.63%) Microsoft
21 431 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
22 425 (12.17%) Jenkins
23 409 (11.72%) Ansible
24 405 (11.60%) CSS
25 398 (11.40%) Puppet
26 380 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
27 372 (10.66%) PHP
28 357 (10.23%) SQL Server
28 357 (10.23%) Windows 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
1 290 (8.31%) Apache
2 137 (3.92%) IIS
3 130 (3.72%) Tomcat
4 123 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
4 123 (3.52%) JBoss
5 89 (2.55%) Confluence
6 82 (2.35%) CMS
7 78 (2.23%) nginx
8 71 (2.03%) OpenStack
9 61 (1.75%) WebLogic
10 53 (1.52%) Apache Spark
11 45 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 36 (1.03%) MS Exchange
13 33 (0.95%) WildFly
14 29 (0.83%) Drupal
15 28 (0.80%) WebSphere
16 26 (0.74%) WordPress
17 25 (0.72%) SharePoint
18 23 (0.66%) CloudStack
19 14 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 107 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.17%) Simulink
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.086%) GIMP
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.23%) Magento
2 8 (0.23%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.23%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 7 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.11%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.086%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.029%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 731 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
2 431 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (4.21%) SaaS
4 100 (2.86%) GitHub
5 92 (2.64%) IaaS
6 73 (2.09%) Serverless
7 72 (2.06%) Office 365
8 68 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 67 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
10 63 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
11 57 (1.63%) PaaS
12 54 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
13 53 (1.52%) Amazon S3
14 52 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 45 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
16 34 (0.97%) OpenShift
16 34 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 28 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
18 25 (0.72%) npm
19 20 (0.57%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 282 (8.08%) Firewall
2 179 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 147 (4.21%) DNS
4 136 (3.90%) VPN
5 118 (3.38%) WAN
6 114 (3.27%) Internet
7 106 (3.04%) Network Security
7 106 (3.04%) SAN
8 101 (2.89%) LAN
9 97 (2.78%) VLAN
10 83 (2.38%) VoIP
11 78 (2.23%) DHCP
12 70 (2.01%) HTTP
13 59 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
14 51 (1.46%) Wireless
15 46 (1.32%) NAS
16 41 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (1.06%) BGP
18 31 (0.89%) MPLS
19 30 (0.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (16.44%) MySQL
2 357 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 241 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 175 (5.01%) NoSQL
5 172 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 165 (4.73%) Oracle Database
7 161 (4.61%) Big Data
8 133 (3.81%) MongoDB
9 110 (3.15%) Hadoop
10 99 (2.84%) RDBMS
11 86 (2.46%) Redis
12 71 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
13 66 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
14 53 (1.52%) Apache Hive
15 48 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
15 48 (1.37%) Impala
16 39 (1.12%) HBase
17 38 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 35 (1.00%) Sqoop
19 32 (0.92%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 670 (19.19%) Git (software)
2 425 (12.17%) Jenkins
3 188 (5.39%) Subversion
4 180 (5.16%) JIRA
5 83 (2.38%) Maven
6 80 (2.29%) Selenium
7 70 (2.01%) TeamCity
8 64 (1.83%) GitLab
9 56 (1.60%) Vagrant
10 52 (1.49%) JUnit
11 50 (1.43%) Cucumber
12 41 (1.17%) Bitbucket
13 38 (1.09%) Mocha
14 32 (0.92%) Gradle
14 32 (0.92%) Visual Studio
15 31 (0.89%) gulp
16 26 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
17 25 (0.72%) Mercurial
18 23 (0.66%) Ant
18 23 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 276 (7.91%) Finance
2 131 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 86 (2.46%) Electronics
4 83 (2.38%) Marketing
5 80 (2.29%) Retail
6 60 (1.72%) Automotive
6 60 (1.72%) Banking
7 59 (1.69%) German Language
8 58 (1.66%) Games
9 54 (1.55%) French Language
10 51 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 35 (1.00%) Publishing
12 27 (0.77%) Italian Language
13 25 (0.72%) Spanish Language
14 19 (0.54%) Hindi Language
14 19 (0.54%) Punjabi Language
14 19 (0.54%) Urdu Language
15 16 (0.46%) Legal
16 13 (0.37%) Back Office
17 12 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 933 (26.73%) Developer
2 350 (10.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 324 (9.28%) Software Engineer
4 266 (7.62%) Linux Engineer
5 255 (7.30%) Administrator
6 246 (7.05%) Java Developer
7 219 (6.27%) Support Engineer
8 201 (5.76%) Software Developer
9 188 (5.39%) Senior Developer
10 171 (4.90%) Analyst
11 165 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
12 159 (4.55%) PHP Developer
13 138 (3.95%) DBA
14 136 (3.90%) Embedded Engineer
15 128 (3.67%) Linux Administrator
16 126 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 117 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
18 116 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
18 116 (3.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 115 (3.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (13.72%) HTML
2 405 (11.60%) CSS
3 278 (7.96%) Web Services
4 222 (6.36%) AngularJS
5 195 (5.59%) LAMP
6 191 (5.47%) Spring
7 184 (5.27%) Node.js
8 181 (5.18%) jQuery
9 174 (4.98%) .NET
10 159 (4.55%) REST
11 150 (4.30%) HTML5
12 127 (3.64%) React
13 97 (2.78%) Middleware
14 96 (2.75%) Kafka
15 94 (2.69%) SOAP
16 87 (2.49%) XML
17 79 (2.26%) RESTful
18 72 (2.06%) Laravel
19 69 (1.98%) Java EE
19 69 (1.98%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 291 (8.34%) Computer Science
2 215 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (5.47%) Linux Command Line
4 171 (4.90%) Data Centre
5 117 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 98 (2.81%) User Experience
7 96 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 90 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
9 85 (2.43%) Management Information System
10 77 (2.21%) Fintech
10 77 (2.21%) Replication
11 75 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 73 (2.09%) Algorithms
13 58 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
14 43 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
15 42 (1.20%) Device Driver
16 41 (1.17%) CUDA
16 41 (1.17%) Mobile App
17 32 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 28 (0.80%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1,260 (36.09%) Windows
2 563 (16.13%) Unix
3 357 (10.23%) Windows Server
4 300 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 192 (5.50%) CentOS
6 169 (4.84%) Ubuntu
7 119 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
8 87 (2.49%) Debian
9 86 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 82 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (1.98%) AIX
12 66 (1.89%) Solaris
13 63 (1.80%) Mac OS X
14 62 (1.78%) Android
15 48 (1.37%) Windows 10
16 43 (1.23%) Mac OS
17 36 (1.03%) Windows 7
18 35 (1.00%) Apple iOS
19 22 (0.63%) Windows 8
20 21 (0.60%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 937 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
2 705 (20.19%) DevOps
3 619 (17.73%) Software Engineering
4 380 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
5 310 (8.88%) Scrum
6 288 (8.25%) Configuration Management
7 274 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
8 260 (7.45%) TDD
9 248 (7.10%) ITIL
9 248 (7.10%) Test Automation
10 236 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 227 (6.50%) Open Source
12 204 (5.84%) SDLC
13 200 (5.73%) OO
14 180 (5.16%) Web Development
15 165 (4.73%) Mentoring
16 159 (4.55%) MVC
16 159 (4.55%) OOP
17 138 (3.95%) Unit Testing
18 131 (3.75%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (30.42%) Python
2 857 (24.55%) Java
3 816 (23.37%) SQL
4 718 (20.57%) JavaScript
5 593 (16.99%) C++
6 450 (12.89%) Bash Shell
7 447 (12.80%) C
8 372 (10.66%) PHP
9 267 (7.65%) Ruby
10 256 (7.33%) C#
11 242 (6.93%) Perl
12 237 (6.79%) PowerShell
13 175 (5.01%) Shell Script
14 120 (3.44%) Go
15 103 (2.95%) Java 8
16 89 (2.55%) Embedded C++
17 71 (2.03%) Embedded C
18 59 (1.69%) ES6
18 59 (1.69%) PL/SQL
19 54 (1.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 560 (16.04%) Degree
2 214 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 116 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 93 (2.66%) DV Cleared
6 92 (2.64%) CCNA
7 87 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 78 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 53 (1.52%) CISSP
10 47 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 46 (1.32%) CCNP
12 42 (1.20%) RHCE
13 39 (1.12%) MCSE
14 33 (0.95%) PhD
15 31 (0.89%) RHCSA
16 29 (0.83%) ISEB
17 25 (0.72%) AWS Certification
18 24 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
19 22 (0.63%) RHCA
20 20 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.72%) QA
2 85 (2.43%) SLA
3 48 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.03%) GDPR
6 12 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.29%) MISRA
8 8 (0.23%) GCP
9 7 (0.20%) MISRA C
10 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.17%) FISMA
10 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.11%) JTAG
13 3 (0.086%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.086%) PMO
13 3 (0.086%) PSD2
14 2 (0.057%) COBIT
14 2 (0.057%) ECSS
15 1 (0.029%) GPG13
System Software
1 447 (12.80%) Docker
2 335 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 269 (7.71%) Active Directory
4 136 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 115 (3.29%) vSphere
6 79 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
7 66 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (1.55%) Firmware
9 50 (1.43%) Apache Flume
10 44 (1.26%) HDFS
11 32 (0.92%) vCloud
12 31 (0.89%) KVM
13 24 (0.69%) LXC
14 19 (0.54%) VirtualBox
15 18 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.40%) NFS
16 14 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 13 (0.37%) Xen
18 12 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
19 11 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 409 (11.72%) Ansible
2 398 (11.40%) Puppet
3 277 (7.93%) Opscode Chef
4 197 (5.64%) Kubernetes
5 120 (3.44%) Terraform
6 49 (1.40%) Nagios
7 45 (1.29%) Salt
8 41 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
9 40 (1.15%) logstash
9 40 (1.15%) vCenter Server
10 38 (1.09%) Kibana
11 33 (0.95%) SCCM
12 32 (0.92%) HAProxy
12 32 (0.92%) ZABBIX
13 27 (0.77%) SCOM
14 23 (0.66%) Grafana
14 23 (0.66%) Rancher
15 20 (0.57%) NetBackup
15 20 (0.57%) Packer
16 17 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 523 (14.98%) VMware
2 454 (13.00%) Oracle
3 441 (12.63%) Microsoft
4 300 (8.59%) Red Hat
5 202 (5.79%) Cisco
6 72 (2.06%) Google
7 63 (1.80%) HP
8 61 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 55 (1.58%) Atlassian
10 51 (1.46%) IBM
11 50 (1.43%) Citrix
12 49 (1.40%) Capita
13 47 (1.35%) SAP
14 46 (1.32%) BMC
14 46 (1.32%) Juniper
15 45 (1.29%) CheckPoint
16 44 (1.26%) SaltStack
17 42 (1.20%) Cloudera
18 35 (1.00%) Hortonworks
19 34 (0.97%) Splunk