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

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3641 4880 5117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.59% 13.77% 12.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.46% 47.60% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3202 4203 4476
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
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 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 8009 10252 12300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.70% 28.93% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6882 8757 10566
South East median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 October 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 October 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 -4 1517 £45,000 -10.00% 97
Berkshire -2 954 £47,500 -5.00% 53
Hampshire -1 883 £45,000 +12.50% 54
Surrey -1 705 £52,500 +5.00% 31
Oxfordshire -6 317 £47,000 -6.00% 32
Buckinghamshire +8 251 £40,000 +11.11% 12
West Sussex +4 230 £45,000 -5.26% 12
East Sussex -7 212 £45,000 - 4
Kent -7 65 £37,000 -7.50% 3
M4 Corridor - 11 - -
Middlesex 0 10 £65,000 +57.58% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1270 (34.88%) Windows
2 999 (27.44%) Python
3 935 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
4 932 (25.60%) Java
5 846 (23.24%) Unix
6 827 (22.71%) SQL
7 737 (20.24%) C++
8 726 (19.94%) DevOps
9 689 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 685 (18.81%) Software Engineering
11 679 (18.65%) Amazon AWS
12 678 (18.62%) MySQL
13 645 (17.71%) Degree
14 582 (15.98%) HTML
15 554 (15.22%) VMware
16 539 (14.80%) Git (software)
17 519 (14.25%) C
18 515 (14.14%) PHP
19 504 (13.84%) CSS
20 500 (13.73%) Bash Shell
21 491 (13.49%) Red Hat
22 471 (12.94%) Puppet
23 459 (12.61%) Computer Science
24 423 (11.62%) Firewall
25 422 (11.59%) Perl
26 400 (10.99%) Docker
27 393 (10.79%) Ansible
28 389 (10.68%) Finance
29 387 (10.63%) Oracle
30 377 (10.35%) 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
1 344 (9.45%) Apache
2 168 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
3 123 (3.38%) Tomcat
4 121 (3.32%) nginx
5 105 (2.88%) IIS
6 103 (2.83%) OpenStack
7 70 (1.92%) JBoss
8 65 (1.79%) MS Exchange
9 60 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 53 (1.46%) Apache Spark
11 51 (1.40%) CMS
12 49 (1.35%) Confluence
13 45 (1.24%) SharePoint
14 38 (1.04%) WebSphere
15 36 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
16 33 (0.91%) Apache Solr
17 29 (0.80%) Drupal
18 22 (0.60%) Skype for Business
18 22 (0.60%) WordPress
19 20 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.25%) Simulink
7 7 (0.19%) Inkscape
7 7 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.16%) GIMP
8 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.11%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.082%) Maple
10 3 (0.082%) OrCAD
10 3 (0.082%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.027%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.25%) Magento
2 8 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.082%) Epicor Vantage
7 3 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.082%) Postilion
7 3 (0.082%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.027%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.027%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 679 (18.65%) Amazon AWS
2 253 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 228 (6.26%) SaaS
4 67 (1.84%) Office 365
5 66 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
6 61 (1.68%) IaaS
7 60 (1.65%) PaaS
8 57 (1.57%) Amazon S3
9 56 (1.54%) GitHub
10 53 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
12 28 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 27 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (0.69%) OpenShift
15 15 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.41%) Route 53
16 13 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.30%) Akamai
18 9 (0.25%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 423 (11.62%) Firewall
2 370 (10.16%) TCP/IP
3 261 (7.17%) DNS
4 182 (5.00%) Internet
5 169 (4.64%) VPN
6 147 (4.04%) SAN
7 144 (3.95%) WAN
8 132 (3.63%) DHCP
9 129 (3.54%) LAN
10 110 (3.02%) HTTP
11 104 (2.86%) SSL
12 82 (2.25%) VoIP
13 75 (2.06%) IPsec
14 72 (1.98%) BGP
15 68 (1.87%) VLAN
16 67 (1.84%) Network Security
17 66 (1.81%) Ethernet
18 62 (1.70%) Wireshark
19 60 (1.65%) Wireless
20 56 (1.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 678 (18.62%) MySQL
2 324 (8.90%) SQL Server
3 251 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
4 200 (5.49%) MongoDB
5 165 (4.53%) NoSQL
6 159 (4.37%) Relational Database
7 154 (4.23%) Big Data
8 114 (3.13%) Redis
9 93 (2.55%) Hadoop
10 85 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 80 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 65 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 58 (1.59%) DB2
14 49 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
15 43 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
16 32 (0.88%) HBase
16 32 (0.88%) MariaDB
17 28 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
18 27 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
19 26 (0.71%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 539 (14.80%) Git (software)
2 333 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 189 (5.19%) JIRA
4 157 (4.31%) Subversion
5 91 (2.50%) Maven
6 58 (1.59%) Selenium
7 45 (1.24%) GitLab
8 43 (1.18%) Vagrant
9 41 (1.13%) Ant
10 40 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 40 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 35 (0.96%) PHPUnit
11 35 (0.96%) Visual Studio
12 33 (0.91%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.77%) gulp
13 28 (0.77%) JMeter
13 28 (0.77%) WebDriver
14 25 (0.69%) Cucumber
14 25 (0.69%) Gradle
14 25 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 389 (10.68%) Finance
2 324 (8.90%) Telecoms
3 163 (4.48%) Marketing
4 154 (4.23%) Electronics
5 112 (3.08%) Automotive
6 108 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 83 (2.28%) Games
8 78 (2.14%) Banking
9 60 (1.65%) Digital Economy
10 58 (1.59%) Retail
11 49 (1.35%) Aerospace
12 45 (1.24%) German Language
13 40 (1.10%) French Language
14 29 (0.80%) Back Office
15 28 (0.77%) Publishing
16 27 (0.74%) Legal
17 17 (0.47%) Advertising
17 17 (0.47%) Military
18 16 (0.44%) Law
19 12 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 956 (26.26%) Developer
2 421 (11.56%) Linux Engineer
3 417 (11.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 329 (9.04%) Software Engineer
5 300 (8.24%) Administrator
6 257 (7.06%) PHP Developer
7 220 (6.04%) Software Developer
8 218 (5.99%) Systems Engineer
9 216 (5.93%) Java Developer
10 201 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
11 200 (5.49%) Analyst
12 196 (5.38%) Support Engineer
13 186 (5.11%) Linux Administrator
14 172 (4.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 163 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
16 159 (4.37%) Junior
17 153 (4.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 143 (3.93%) Senior Developer
19 142 (3.90%) Graduate
20 140 (3.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (15.98%) HTML
2 504 (13.84%) CSS
3 295 (8.10%) Web Services
4 242 (6.65%) LAMP
5 205 (5.63%) jQuery
6 198 (5.44%) Node.js
7 178 (4.89%) AngularJS
8 169 (4.64%) HTML5
9 144 (3.95%) XML
10 142 (3.90%) Spring
11 137 (3.76%) .NET
12 136 (3.74%) SOAP
13 127 (3.49%) JSON
14 126 (3.46%) REST
15 115 (3.16%) RESTful
16 107 (2.94%) Laravel
17 100 (2.75%) Ajax
18 93 (2.55%) J2EE
19 91 (2.50%) React
20 87 (2.39%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 459 (12.61%) Computer Science
2 234 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 188 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 90 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 82 (2.25%) User Experience
7 74 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 72 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
9 71 (1.95%) Fintech
10 61 (1.68%) Private Cloud
11 54 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
12 48 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 48 (1.32%) Clustering
13 47 (1.29%) Public Cloud
14 46 (1.26%) Replication
15 45 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
16 42 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
17 35 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
17 35 (0.96%) Data Structures
17 35 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1270 (34.88%) Windows
2 846 (23.24%) Unix
3 354 (9.72%) CentOS
4 317 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 248 (6.81%) Windows Server
6 181 (4.97%) Ubuntu
7 121 (3.32%) Solaris
8 110 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 101 (2.77%) Debian
10 92 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 90 (2.47%) Android
12 86 (2.36%) Embedded Linux
13 77 (2.11%) AIX
14 64 (1.76%) Apple iOS
15 52 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 47 (1.29%) Windows 10
17 43 (1.18%) Mac OS
18 33 (0.91%) VxWorks
18 33 (0.91%) Windows 7
19 25 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 935 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 726 (19.94%) DevOps
3 685 (18.81%) Software Engineering
4 377 (10.35%) Scrum
5 358 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
6 350 (9.61%) ITIL
7 299 (8.21%) OO
8 295 (8.10%) Open Source
9 277 (7.61%) Web Development
10 253 (6.95%) Configuration Management
11 243 (6.67%) OOP
12 194 (5.33%) MVC
13 192 (5.27%) TDD
14 191 (5.25%) Test Automation
15 188 (5.16%) SDLC
16 175 (4.81%) Mentoring
17 170 (4.67%) High Availability
18 143 (3.93%) Cybersecurity
19 142 (3.90%) E-Commerce
20 138 (3.79%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 999 (27.44%) Python
2 932 (25.60%) Java
3 827 (22.71%) SQL
4 737 (20.24%) C++
5 689 (18.92%) JavaScript
6 519 (14.25%) C
7 515 (14.14%) PHP
8 500 (13.73%) Bash Shell
9 422 (11.59%) Perl
10 346 (9.50%) Ruby
11 306 (8.40%) C#
12 227 (6.23%) PowerShell
13 202 (5.55%) Shell Script
14 92 (2.53%) PL/SQL
15 88 (2.42%) Go
16 73 (2.00%) Embedded C++
17 70 (1.92%) Embedded C
18 58 (1.59%) PHP 5
19 55 (1.51%) Scala
20 45 (1.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 645 (17.71%) Degree
2 292 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 179 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 165 (4.53%) SC Cleared
5 145 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
6 122 (3.35%) CCNA
7 85 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (2.31%) DV Cleared
9 77 (2.11%) RHCE
10 65 (1.79%) CISSP
11 56 (1.54%) MCSE
12 48 (1.32%) ISTQB
13 43 (1.18%) CISM
14 35 (0.96%) RHCSA
15 34 (0.93%) CCNP
16 33 (0.91%) Master's Degree
17 31 (0.85%) PhD
18 28 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
18 28 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 27 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (4.04%) SLA
2 142 (3.90%) QA
3 83 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.41%) PMO
8 10 (0.27%) GDPR
8 10 (0.27%) MISRA
9 9 (0.25%) GCP
9 9 (0.25%) MISRA C
10 8 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.14%) ECSS
13 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.11%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.082%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.082%) RMADS
System Software
1 400 (10.99%) Docker
2 342 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (7.28%) Active Directory
4 111 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 102 (2.80%) vSphere
6 63 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
7 55 (1.51%) KVM
8 50 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (0.91%) Terminal Services
10 28 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 25 (0.69%) vCloud
12 24 (0.66%) HDFS
13 21 (0.58%) XenApp
14 20 (0.55%) Xen
15 19 (0.52%) LXC
16 17 (0.47%) NFS
16 17 (0.47%) VMware NSX
17 16 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 16 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 471 (12.94%) Puppet
2 393 (10.79%) Ansible
3 359 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
4 118 (3.24%) Kubernetes
5 99 (2.72%) Terraform
6 92 (2.53%) Nagios
7 46 (1.26%) Grafana
8 37 (1.02%) ZABBIX
9 34 (0.93%) WSUS
10 33 (0.91%) Packer
11 30 (0.82%) Salt
11 30 (0.82%) vCenter Server
12 29 (0.80%) NetBackup
12 29 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
13 28 (0.77%) logstash
14 24 (0.66%) HAProxy
14 24 (0.66%) SCCM
15 23 (0.63%) Tivoli
16 22 (0.60%) Kibana
16 22 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 554 (15.22%) VMware
2 491 (13.49%) Red Hat
3 387 (10.63%) Oracle
4 331 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 302 (8.29%) Cisco
6 132 (3.63%) Juniper
7 110 (3.02%) IBM
8 105 (2.88%) HP
9 101 (2.77%) Zend
10 92 (2.53%) SAP
11 81 (2.22%) F5
12 70 (1.92%) Palo Alto
13 66 (1.81%) CheckPoint
14 64 (1.76%) Google
15 60 (1.65%) EMC
16 53 (1.46%) Citrix
17 49 (1.35%) Dell
18 44 (1.21%) Atlassian
19 41 (1.13%) New Relic
19 41 (1.13%) Sun