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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1849 2606 2364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.33% 13.38% 11.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.23% 44.09% 39.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1553 2230 1999
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 4180 5910 6058
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.88% 30.35% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3613 5135 5079
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,075
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 546 £50,000 - 61
Surrey +3 377 £50,000 - 57
Hampshire -4 345 £42,500 +13.33% 61
Oxfordshire +2 184 £50,000 +5.26% 29
East Sussex +2 134 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 110 £42,500 -5.55% 14
West Sussex -4 93 £42,500 +2.40% 15
Kent -10 55 £40,000 - 6
Middlesex +10 11 £42,500 -2.85%
Sussex +1 4 £32,500 -56.66% 1
Thames Valley - 2 £70,000 -
M4 Corridor -1 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1473 (38.45%) Windows
2 1025 (26.76%) Unix
3 998 (26.05%) Java
4 912 (23.81%) Python
5 856 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
6 780 (20.36%) MySQL
7 706 (18.43%) SQL
8 672 (17.54%) C++
9 669 (17.46%) VMware
10 664 (17.33%) Software Engineering
11 586 (15.30%) Degree
11 586 (15.30%) JavaScript
12 578 (15.09%) HTML
13 575 (15.01%) DevOps
14 559 (14.59%) Red Hat
15 557 (14.54%) PHP
16 504 (13.16%) CSS
16 504 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
17 498 (13.00%) Oracle
18 489 (12.76%) Firewall
19 478 (12.48%) Bash Shell
20 477 (12.45%) Puppet
21 475 (12.40%) Perl
21 475 (12.40%) TCP/IP
22 474 (12.37%) Apache
23 465 (12.14%) Git (software)
24 456 (11.90%) Microsoft
25 451 (11.77%) Finance
26 427 (11.15%) Cisco
27 406 (10.60%) Scrum

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
1 474 (12.37%) Apache
2 246 (6.42%) Tomcat
3 151 (3.94%) JBoss
4 142 (3.71%) nginx
5 128 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
6 106 (2.77%) IIS
7 88 (2.30%) WebLogic
8 87 (2.27%) MS Exchange
9 67 (1.75%) WebSphere
10 50 (1.31%) CMS
10 50 (1.31%) OpenStack
11 48 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 42 (1.10%) SharePoint
13 38 (0.99%) Drupal
13 38 (0.99%) WordPress
14 35 (0.91%) Confluence
15 28 (0.73%) Apache Solr
16 26 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
17 22 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
18 21 (0.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 177 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 58 (1.51%) MS Office
3 19 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.18%) Simulink
7 3 (0.078%) GIMP
8 2 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.052%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.052%) Inkscape
8 2 (0.052%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.026%) Maple
9 1 (0.026%) MS Project
9 1 (0.026%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.50%) Magento
3 16 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 7 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.16%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.078%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.052%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.052%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 504 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (5.25%) SaaS
3 134 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 69 (1.80%) Office 365
5 64 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 64 (1.67%) GitHub
6 60 (1.57%) PaaS
7 46 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 40 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (0.78%) IaaS
10 28 (0.73%) Amazon S3
11 17 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 15 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (0.39%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.23%) Datadog
15 8 (0.21%) Heroku
16 7 (0.18%) G Suite
16 7 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 489 (12.76%) Firewall
2 475 (12.40%) TCP/IP
3 335 (8.74%) DNS
4 201 (5.25%) VPN
5 181 (4.72%) WAN
6 167 (4.36%) HTTP
7 155 (4.05%) DHCP
8 153 (3.99%) Internet
8 153 (3.99%) SAN
9 152 (3.97%) VoIP
10 145 (3.78%) LAN
11 136 (3.55%) SSL
12 129 (3.37%) LDAP
12 129 (3.37%) VLAN
13 108 (2.82%) Network Security
14 103 (2.69%) BGP
15 78 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
16 71 (1.85%) OSPF
16 71 (1.85%) Wireless
17 66 (1.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 780 (20.36%) MySQL
2 330 (8.61%) SQL Server
3 196 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
4 157 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 137 (3.58%) Relational Database
6 135 (3.52%) Big Data
7 101 (2.64%) MongoDB
8 99 (2.58%) Oracle Database
9 92 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 81 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 45 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
12 38 (0.99%) DB2
12 38 (0.99%) Redis
13 36 (0.94%) RDBMS
14 32 (0.84%) MariaDB
15 31 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
16 23 (0.60%) HBase
16 23 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (0.52%) OLTP
18 19 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 465 (12.14%) Git (software)
2 315 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 173 (4.52%) Subversion
4 113 (2.95%) JIRA
5 112 (2.92%) Maven
6 79 (2.06%) Selenium
7 69 (1.80%) Ant
8 62 (1.62%) Vagrant
9 56 (1.46%) JUnit
10 46 (1.20%) Eclipse
11 40 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 35 (0.91%) Gradle
13 31 (0.81%) Cucumber
14 26 (0.68%) JMeter
15 19 (0.50%) Trac
15 19 (0.50%) Visual Studio
16 18 (0.47%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
18 15 (0.39%) Bitbucket
18 15 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 451 (11.77%) Finance
2 258 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 129 (3.37%) Marketing
4 115 (3.00%) Banking
5 113 (2.95%) Electronics
6 101 (2.64%) Games
7 73 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.44%) German Language
9 52 (1.36%) French Language
10 51 (1.33%) Retail
11 44 (1.15%) Automotive
12 32 (0.84%) Legal
13 22 (0.57%) Advertising
14 19 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.44%) Italian Language
16 14 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.37%) Spanish Language
17 11 (0.29%) Back Office
17 11 (0.29%) Military
18 8 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 873 (22.79%) Developer
2 472 (12.32%) Linux Engineer
3 435 (11.35%) Administrator
4 325 (8.48%) Systems Administrator
5 308 (8.04%) Software Engineer
6 285 (7.44%) Support Engineer
7 263 (6.87%) Linux Administrator
8 257 (6.71%) Java Developer
9 248 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 229 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 221 (5.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 193 (5.04%) Senior Developer
13 189 (4.93%) Analyst
14 179 (4.67%) PHP Developer
15 178 (4.65%) Network Engineer
16 149 (3.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 148 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
18 144 (3.76%) Software Developer
19 135 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
20 134 (3.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (15.09%) HTML
2 504 (13.16%) CSS
3 331 (8.64%) Web Services
4 306 (7.99%) LAMP
5 210 (5.48%) XML
6 179 (4.67%) Spring
7 173 (4.52%) AngularJS
8 167 (4.36%) jQuery
9 166 (4.33%) Middleware
10 164 (4.28%) .NET
11 156 (4.07%) REST
12 149 (3.89%) HTML5
12 149 (3.89%) SOAP
13 134 (3.50%) J2EE
14 115 (3.00%) Node.js
15 101 (2.64%) Ajax
16 94 (2.45%) JSON
17 83 (2.17%) CSS3
18 65 (1.70%) Symfony
19 64 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 396 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 314 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 228 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (3.32%) Linux Command Line
5 93 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 83 (2.17%) Clustering
7 82 (2.14%) Algorithms
8 80 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
9 72 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 63 (1.64%) Replication
11 58 (1.51%) Driving Licence
12 43 (1.12%) Public Cloud
13 40 (1.04%) User Experience
14 38 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 37 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 36 (0.94%) iPad
16 36 (0.94%) PKI
16 36 (0.94%) Private Cloud
17 33 (0.86%) Data Structures
18 32 (0.84%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1473 (38.45%) Windows
2 1025 (26.76%) Unix
3 390 (10.18%) Windows Server
4 379 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 336 (8.77%) CentOS
6 227 (5.93%) Solaris
7 225 (5.87%) Ubuntu
8 189 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 147 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 131 (3.42%) Android
11 119 (3.11%) Debian
12 82 (2.14%) AIX
13 78 (2.04%) Apple iOS
14 75 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 61 (1.59%) Mac OS
16 55 (1.44%) Windows 7
17 54 (1.41%) Windows 10
18 46 (1.20%) SUSE
19 45 (1.17%) Windows 2000
20 28 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 856 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 664 (17.33%) Software Engineering
3 575 (15.01%) DevOps
4 406 (10.60%) Scrum
5 336 (8.77%) Open Source
6 321 (8.38%) OO
7 310 (8.09%) ITIL
8 269 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
9 263 (6.87%) Web Development
10 255 (6.66%) Mentoring
11 237 (6.19%) OOP
12 236 (6.16%) Configuration Management
13 215 (5.61%) High Availability
14 172 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
15 171 (4.46%) SDLC
16 167 (4.36%) TDD
17 159 (4.15%) MVC
18 157 (4.10%) Mathematics
19 152 (3.97%) Multithreading
20 135 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 998 (26.05%) Java
2 912 (23.81%) Python
3 706 (18.43%) SQL
4 672 (17.54%) C++
5 586 (15.30%) JavaScript
6 557 (14.54%) PHP
7 478 (12.48%) Bash Shell
8 475 (12.40%) Perl
9 403 (10.52%) C
10 333 (8.69%) Ruby
11 216 (5.64%) PowerShell
12 210 (5.48%) C#
13 198 (5.17%) Shell Script
14 69 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 62 (1.62%) Embedded C++
16 59 (1.54%) VB
17 50 (1.31%) Embedded C
18 48 (1.25%) Go
19 43 (1.12%) Scala
20 39 (1.02%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 586 (15.30%) Degree
2 252 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 193 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 166 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 155 (4.05%) CCNA
6 123 (3.21%) CCNP
7 69 (1.80%) CISSP
8 67 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 54 (1.41%) CEH
10 49 (1.28%) DV Cleared
11 41 (1.07%) MCSE
12 40 (1.04%) ISTQB
13 33 (0.86%) GCIA
14 28 (0.73%) ISEB
15 27 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 26 (0.68%) CCSP
17 21 (0.55%) CCIP
17 21 (0.55%) GIAC
18 19 (0.50%) RHCA
19 17 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (3.58%) QA
2 113 (2.95%) SLA
3 54 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.23%) SSAE 16
7 4 (0.10%) GCP
8 3 (0.078%) FISMA
8 3 (0.078%) PMO
9 2 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.052%) SDET
10 1 (0.026%) COBIT
10 1 (0.026%) COSO
10 1 (0.026%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.026%) HL7
10 1 (0.026%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.026%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.026%) SAS 70
System Software
1 403 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 345 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 186 (4.86%) Docker
4 133 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 111 (2.90%) vSphere
6 54 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
7 52 (1.36%) Firmware
8 50 (1.31%) KVM
9 49 (1.28%) VMware ESX
10 39 (1.02%) NFS
10 39 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 32 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
11 32 (0.84%) XenApp
11 32 (0.84%) XenServer
12 30 (0.78%) Varnish
13 29 (0.76%) Xen
14 26 (0.68%) Samba
15 21 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 21 (0.55%) HDFS
15 21 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 477 (12.45%) Puppet
2 314 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
3 248 (6.47%) Ansible
4 127 (3.32%) Nagios
5 84 (2.19%) Red Hat Satellite
6 50 (1.31%) Kubernetes
7 47 (1.23%) Salt
8 45 (1.17%) SCCM
9 42 (1.10%) NetBackup
10 32 (0.84%) logstash
11 29 (0.76%) ZABBIX
12 28 (0.73%) Grafana
13 27 (0.70%) HAProxy
13 27 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 27 (0.70%) Oracle ZFS
14 26 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
15 24 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 24 (0.63%) Nessus
16 23 (0.60%) Cacti
16 23 (0.60%) SELinux
Vendors
1 669 (17.46%) VMware
2 559 (14.59%) Red Hat
3 498 (13.00%) Oracle
4 456 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 427 (11.15%) Cisco
6 141 (3.68%) HP
7 140 (3.65%) Juniper
8 139 (3.63%) F5
9 116 (3.03%) Google
10 110 (2.87%) CheckPoint
11 95 (2.48%) Sun
12 89 (2.32%) Palo Alto
13 85 (2.22%) Citrix
14 82 (2.14%) Blue Coat
15 77 (2.01%) NetApp
16 69 (1.80%) EMC
17 66 (1.72%) Zend
18 60 (1.57%) IBM
19 52 (1.36%) Apple
20 50 (1.31%) Dell
Folkestone, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 PA
Posted: 13 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Navblue LTD
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Bens and Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: excellent + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + comprehendsive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Iver, Buckinghamshire
KV Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Extensive + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Iver, Buckinghamshire
KV Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Deal, Kent
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago