Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 16 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3,059 3,861 4,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.55% 12.27% 12.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.47% 45.63% 46.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,517 3,347 3,443
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,000 £27,817
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%

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 6,583 8,461 8,760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.85% 26.90% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5,384 7,269 7,439
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +1 1,232 £52,500 +10.53% 247
Hampshire -2 867 £45,000 +12.50% 135
Berkshire +3 778 £52,500 +10.53% 120
Surrey +2 526 £52,500 -2.78% 89
Oxfordshire +7 306 £55,000 +17.02% 94
West Sussex -2 226 £47,500 - 24
East Sussex -10 167 £40,000 - 23
Buckinghamshire -5 143 £40,000 -5.88% 33
Kent +18 39 £35,000 -6.67% 21
Middlesex +9 7 £51,750 +18.29% 2
Isle of Wight +1 2 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 1,129 (36.91%) Windows
2 1,009 (32.98%) Python
3 796 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
4 788 (25.76%) SQL
5 774 (25.30%) Java
6 677 (22.13%) Unix
7 643 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
8 610 (19.94%) DevOps
9 606 (19.81%) Software Engineering
10 557 (18.21%) JavaScript
10 557 (18.21%) Git (software)
11 543 (17.75%) Degree
12 515 (16.84%) C++
13 475 (15.53%) VMware
14 474 (15.50%) Oracle
15 469 (15.33%) MySQL
16 466 (15.23%) Docker
17 424 (13.86%) Jenkins
18 423 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
19 390 (12.75%) Bash Shell
19 390 (12.75%) Ansible
20 374 (12.23%) SQL Server
21 353 (11.54%) Microsoft
22 352 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
23 349 (11.41%) HTML
24 342 (11.18%) C
24 342 (11.18%) Computer Science
25 340 (11.11%) Puppet
26 335 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
27 326 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 205 (6.70%) Apache
2 187 (6.11%) Elasticsearch
3 149 (4.87%) IIS
4 118 (3.86%) Tomcat
5 86 (2.81%) Confluence
6 82 (2.68%) nginx
6 82 (2.68%) SharePoint
7 71 (2.32%) WebLogic
8 63 (2.06%) Apache Spark
9 54 (1.77%) JBoss
10 43 (1.41%) CMS
11 40 (1.31%) MS Exchange
12 33 (1.08%) OpenStack
13 29 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
14 20 (0.65%) SAS
15 19 (0.62%) MQSeries
16 17 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 14 (0.46%) WordPress
18 13 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 85 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.23%) Fireworks
4 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.065%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.065%) SPSS
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.033%) InDesign
8 1 (0.033%) InVision
8 1 (0.033%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.033%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.033%) Simulink
8 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.49%) Magento
3 10 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payroll
4 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
5 3 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.065%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 2 (0.065%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.065%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.065%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.033%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.033%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.033%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.033%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 643 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
2 423 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (5.13%) SaaS
4 121 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
5 107 (3.50%) Office 365
6 88 (2.88%) GitHub
7 81 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 53 (1.73%) IaaS
9 42 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 36 (1.18%) npm
13 35 (1.14%) PaaS
14 33 (1.08%) Amazon S3
15 32 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
16 31 (1.01%) Serverless
17 30 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
18 23 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
19 19 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 14 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 317 (10.36%) Firewall
2 253 (8.27%) TCP/IP
3 182 (5.95%) DNS
4 117 (3.82%) DHCP
5 114 (3.73%) VPN
6 113 (3.69%) WAN
6 113 (3.69%) Wireless
7 109 (3.56%) HTTP
8 108 (3.53%) LAN
9 91 (2.97%) SAN
10 87 (2.84%) Network Security
11 81 (2.65%) Internet
12 76 (2.48%) VLAN
13 64 (2.09%) VoIP
14 47 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
15 46 (1.50%) SSL
16 40 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
17 37 (1.21%) BGP
18 36 (1.18%) Wireshark
19 34 (1.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (15.33%) MySQL
2 374 (12.23%) SQL Server
3 227 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 205 (6.70%) Relational Database
5 157 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 138 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 131 (4.28%) Big Data
8 125 (4.09%) Oracle Database
9 104 (3.40%) Hadoop
10 95 (3.11%) Redis
11 87 (2.84%) RDBMS
12 55 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
13 49 (1.60%) MariaDB
14 43 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
15 40 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
17 31 (1.01%) Data Lake
18 29 (0.95%) DB2
18 29 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
18 29 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 557 (18.21%) Git (software)
2 424 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 201 (6.57%) JIRA
4 116 (3.79%) Maven
5 103 (3.37%) Subversion
6 89 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 82 (2.68%) Selenium
8 61 (1.99%) JUnit
9 57 (1.86%) Bitbucket
10 50 (1.63%) Visual Studio
11 49 (1.60%) TeamCity
12 47 (1.54%) Vagrant
13 42 (1.37%) GitLab
14 36 (1.18%) gulp
15 35 (1.14%) webpack
16 33 (1.08%) Ant
16 33 (1.08%) Cucumber
16 33 (1.08%) Eclipse
16 33 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (1.05%) ProC
General
1 244 (7.98%) Finance
2 121 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 117 (3.82%) Electronics
4 84 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 79 (2.58%) Retail
6 75 (2.45%) Marketing
7 44 (1.44%) Games
8 26 (0.85%) Automotive
9 24 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 22 (0.72%) Back Office
10 22 (0.72%) Banking
11 19 (0.62%) German Language
12 18 (0.59%) Legal
13 15 (0.49%) Law
14 14 (0.46%) Military
15 12 (0.39%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.36%) French Language
17 9 (0.29%) Advertising
18 8 (0.26%) Publishing
19 6 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 773 (25.27%) Developer
2 366 (11.96%) Software Engineer
3 297 (9.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 250 (8.17%) Analyst
5 231 (7.55%) Java Developer
6 203 (6.64%) Administrator
7 180 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
8 166 (5.43%) Software Developer
9 156 (5.10%) Support Engineer
10 147 (4.81%) PHP Developer
11 137 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 130 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
13 121 (3.96%) Senior Developer
14 103 (3.37%) Support Analyst
15 98 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
16 93 (3.04%) DBA
17 91 (2.97%) Graduate
18 88 (2.88%) Architect
19 86 (2.81%) Python Developer
20 85 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (11.41%) HTML
2 310 (10.13%) CSS
3 274 (8.96%) Web Services
4 254 (8.30%) RESTful
5 238 (7.78%) Spring
6 236 (7.71%) AngularJS
7 189 (6.18%) .NET
8 177 (5.79%) REST
9 169 (5.52%) jQuery
10 147 (4.81%) LAMP
11 136 (4.45%) SOAP
12 127 (4.15%) JSON
13 125 (4.09%) React
14 122 (3.99%) Node.js
15 115 (3.76%) HTML5
15 115 (3.76%) XML
16 106 (3.47%) Django
17 104 (3.40%) Vue.js
18 99 (3.24%) J2EE
19 93 (3.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 178 (5.82%) Data Centre
2 146 (4.77%) Linux Command Line
3 120 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 117 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (2.91%) Public Cloud
6 88 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 87 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
8 65 (2.12%) Algorithms
9 60 (1.96%) Replication
10 58 (1.90%) User Experience
11 57 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
12 55 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
13 52 (1.70%) Device Driver
14 48 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
14 48 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
15 47 (1.54%) Robotics
16 46 (1.50%) Clustering
17 44 (1.44%) Private Cloud
18 34 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
19 30 (0.98%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1,129 (36.91%) Windows
2 677 (22.13%) Unix
3 300 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 249 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 206 (6.73%) CentOS
6 146 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 118 (3.86%) Windows 10
8 106 (3.47%) Ubuntu
9 103 (3.37%) AIX
10 91 (2.97%) Debian
10 91 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 88 (2.88%) Android
12 69 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 68 (2.22%) Windows 7
14 57 (1.86%) Solaris
15 51 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
16 50 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (1.05%) Mac OS X
18 25 (0.82%) Windows 8
19 18 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (19.94%) DevOps
3 606 (19.81%) Software Engineering
4 352 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
5 342 (11.18%) Computer Science
6 335 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
7 311 (10.17%) ITIL
8 291 (9.51%) Configuration Management
9 285 (9.32%) Open Source
10 272 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 241 (7.88%) OO
12 207 (6.77%) MVC
13 205 (6.70%) TDD
14 190 (6.21%) SDLC
15 180 (5.88%) OOP
16 179 (5.85%) Scrum
17 178 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 172 (5.62%) Mentoring
18 172 (5.62%) Microservices
19 160 (5.23%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1,009 (32.98%) Python
2 788 (25.76%) SQL
3 774 (25.30%) Java
4 557 (18.21%) JavaScript
5 515 (16.84%) C++
6 390 (12.75%) Bash Shell
7 342 (11.18%) C
8 314 (10.26%) PHP
9 309 (10.10%) C#
10 248 (8.11%) PowerShell
11 225 (7.36%) Ruby
12 203 (6.64%) Perl
13 185 (6.05%) Shell Script
14 110 (3.60%) Go
15 80 (2.62%) Java 8
16 78 (2.55%) PL/SQL
17 52 (1.70%) Objective-C
18 46 (1.50%) Scala
19 42 (1.37%) T-SQL
20 34 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 543 (17.75%) Degree
2 222 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 172 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 101 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (2.65%) CISSP
6 81 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 81 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 67 (2.19%) CCNA
8 48 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 47 (1.54%) CISM
10 42 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
11 38 (1.24%) MCSE
12 33 (1.08%) MCSA
13 30 (0.98%) RHCSA
14 29 (0.95%) SSCP
15 27 (0.88%) CEH
16 26 (0.85%) ISTQB
17 25 (0.82%) RHCE
18 22 (0.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.92%) SLA
2 104 (3.40%) QA
3 64 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (1.96%) GDPR
5 31 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.42%) JTAG
8 12 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.26%) HL7
11 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.16%) FISMA
13 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.13%) PMO
14 2 (0.065%) GPG13
15 1 (0.033%) DO-178B
15 1 (0.033%) MISRA
15 1 (0.033%) MISRA C
15 1 (0.033%) RMADS
System Software
1 466 (15.23%) Docker
2 326 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (8.76%) Active Directory
4 146 (4.77%) Hyper-V
5 105 (3.43%) vSphere
6 87 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
7 86 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.27%) VMware NSX
9 34 (1.11%) LXC
9 34 (1.11%) XenApp
10 30 (0.98%) VirtualBox
11 25 (0.82%) Firmware
11 25 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (0.78%) vCloud
13 21 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
14 20 (0.65%) NFS
15 18 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 17 (0.56%) Xen
17 15 (0.49%) KVM
18 13 (0.42%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 390 (12.75%) Ansible
2 340 (11.11%) Puppet
3 275 (8.99%) Kubernetes
4 201 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
5 149 (4.87%) Terraform
6 75 (2.45%) Nagios
7 66 (2.16%) Kibana
8 50 (1.63%) SCCM
9 49 (1.60%) logstash
10 46 (1.50%) Salt
11 33 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 29 (0.95%) Grafana
13 27 (0.88%) Packer
14 26 (0.85%) HAProxy
14 26 (0.85%) vCenter Server
15 23 (0.75%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.69%) Prometheus
17 20 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
18 19 (0.62%) NetBackup
19 17 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 475 (15.53%) VMware
2 474 (15.50%) Oracle
3 353 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 281 (9.19%) Red Hat
5 200 (6.54%) Cisco
6 144 (4.71%) Google
7 105 (3.43%) IBM
8 91 (2.97%) Citrix
9 77 (2.52%) SolarWinds
10 64 (2.09%) Atlassian
11 59 (1.93%) SAP
12 57 (1.86%) EMC
12 57 (1.86%) HP
12 57 (1.86%) Symantec
13 54 (1.77%) Juniper
14 47 (1.54%) New Relic
14 47 (1.54%) ServiceNow
15 45 (1.47%) Palo Alto
16 43 (1.41%) CheckPoint
17 39 (1.27%) Ivanti