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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / South East
Rank 16 15 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1831 2570 2281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.25% 13.35% 11.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.00% 44.04% 38.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1532 2195 1923
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +2.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
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 4161 5836 5925
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.85% 30.33% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3587 5062 4968
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,000
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 25 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 25 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 +5 552 £50,000 - 53
Surrey +3 370 £50,000 - 57
Hampshire -6 339 £42,500 +13.33% 64
Oxfordshire +3 185 £50,000 +5.82% 33
East Sussex +2 131 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 109 £42,500 -5.55% 16
West Sussex -6 87 £42,500 +2.40% 14
Kent -12 53 £40,000 - 5
Middlesex +11 11 £42,500 -2.85%
Sussex +1 4 £32,500 -56.66% 1
Thames Valley - 1 £70,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 1485 (38.54%) Windows
2 1034 (26.84%) Unix
3 993 (25.77%) Java
4 915 (23.75%) Python
5 859 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
6 775 (20.11%) MySQL
7 704 (18.27%) SQL
8 677 (17.57%) VMware
9 673 (17.47%) C++
10 663 (17.21%) Software Engineering
11 587 (15.23%) JavaScript
12 584 (15.16%) Degree
13 573 (14.87%) DevOps
14 570 (14.79%) HTML
15 567 (14.72%) Red Hat
16 559 (14.51%) PHP
17 509 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
18 506 (13.13%) Oracle
19 496 (12.87%) CSS
20 487 (12.64%) Firewall
21 483 (12.54%) Puppet
22 482 (12.51%) Bash Shell
22 482 (12.51%) Perl
23 480 (12.46%) TCP/IP
24 478 (12.41%) Apache
25 464 (12.04%) Git (software)
26 460 (11.94%) Microsoft
27 457 (11.86%) Finance
28 424 (11.00%) Cisco
29 412 (10.69%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related 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
1 478 (12.41%) Apache
2 251 (6.51%) Tomcat
3 153 (3.97%) JBoss
4 138 (3.58%) nginx
5 126 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
6 103 (2.67%) IIS
7 91 (2.36%) WebLogic
8 87 (2.26%) MS Exchange
9 71 (1.84%) WebSphere
10 53 (1.38%) OpenStack
11 49 (1.27%) CMS
12 47 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 41 (1.06%) SharePoint
14 38 (0.99%) Drupal
15 37 (0.96%) WordPress
16 33 (0.86%) Confluence
17 27 (0.70%) Apache Solr
18 26 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
19 23 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
20 22 (0.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 173 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 58 (1.51%) MS Office
3 18 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.18%) Simulink
6 3 (0.078%) GIMP
7 2 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.052%) EngageOne
7 2 (0.052%) Inkscape
7 2 (0.052%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.026%) Maple
8 1 (0.026%) MS Project
8 1 (0.026%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.47%) Magento
3 16 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.078%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.052%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.052%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 509 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (5.22%) SaaS
3 140 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (1.76%) Office 365
5 66 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 65 (1.69%) GitHub
7 59 (1.53%) PaaS
8 46 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (0.78%) IaaS
11 25 (0.65%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.44%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.36%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
16 9 (0.23%) Heroku
16 9 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.21%) Datadog
17 8 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
18 7 (0.18%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 487 (12.64%) Firewall
2 480 (12.46%) TCP/IP
3 332 (8.62%) DNS
4 199 (5.16%) VPN
5 179 (4.65%) WAN
6 169 (4.39%) HTTP
7 152 (3.94%) SAN
7 152 (3.94%) VoIP
8 151 (3.92%) DHCP
8 151 (3.92%) Internet
9 143 (3.71%) LAN
10 137 (3.56%) SSL
11 135 (3.50%) LDAP
12 130 (3.37%) VLAN
13 107 (2.78%) Network Security
14 100 (2.60%) BGP
15 78 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
16 69 (1.79%) OSPF
16 69 (1.79%) Wireless
17 66 (1.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 775 (20.11%) MySQL
2 332 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 191 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
4 153 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 139 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 137 (3.56%) Big Data
7 99 (2.57%) Oracle Database
8 96 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 95 (2.47%) MongoDB
10 81 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (1.04%) DB2
13 38 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 37 (0.96%) Redis
15 32 (0.83%) MariaDB
16 29 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
17 26 (0.67%) HBase
18 22 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
19 20 (0.52%) OLTP
20 19 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 464 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 320 (8.31%) Jenkins
3 175 (4.54%) Subversion
4 113 (2.93%) JIRA
4 113 (2.93%) Maven
5 80 (2.08%) Selenium
6 69 (1.79%) Ant
7 64 (1.66%) Vagrant
8 57 (1.48%) JUnit
9 46 (1.19%) Eclipse
10 40 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (0.88%) Gradle
12 33 (0.86%) Cucumber
13 26 (0.67%) JMeter
14 19 (0.49%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.49%) Trac
15 18 (0.47%) Visual Studio
16 16 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (0.36%) Apache Ivy
17 14 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 457 (11.86%) Finance
2 262 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 128 (3.32%) Marketing
4 116 (3.01%) Banking
5 114 (2.96%) Electronics
6 103 (2.67%) Games
7 74 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 56 (1.45%) German Language
9 53 (1.38%) French Language
10 50 (1.30%) Retail
11 44 (1.14%) Automotive
12 32 (0.83%) Legal
13 23 (0.60%) Advertising
14 19 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.44%) Italian Language
16 16 (0.42%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.26%) Back Office
18 10 (0.26%) Military
19 9 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 868 (22.53%) Developer
2 482 (12.51%) Linux Engineer
3 444 (11.52%) Administrator
4 332 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
5 305 (7.92%) Software Engineer
6 296 (7.68%) Support Engineer
7 267 (6.93%) Linux Administrator
8 254 (6.59%) Java Developer
9 249 (6.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 229 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 226 (5.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 194 (5.04%) Senior Developer
13 191 (4.96%) Analyst
14 181 (4.70%) PHP Developer
15 170 (4.41%) Network Engineer
16 151 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
17 147 (3.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 145 (3.76%) Software Developer
19 139 (3.61%) Cloud Engineer
20 136 (3.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 570 (14.79%) HTML
2 496 (12.87%) CSS
3 329 (8.54%) Web Services
4 306 (7.94%) LAMP
5 212 (5.50%) XML
6 177 (4.59%) Spring
7 170 (4.41%) AngularJS
8 169 (4.39%) Middleware
9 164 (4.26%) .NET
10 163 (4.23%) jQuery
11 154 (4.00%) REST
12 149 (3.87%) SOAP
13 146 (3.79%) HTML5
14 135 (3.50%) J2EE
15 110 (2.85%) Node.js
16 100 (2.60%) Ajax
17 92 (2.39%) JSON
18 80 (2.08%) CSS3
19 65 (1.69%) RESTful
20 64 (1.66%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 394 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 313 (8.12%) Data Centre
3 225 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (3.32%) Linux Command Line
5 98 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 87 (2.26%) Clustering
7 82 (2.13%) Algorithms
8 81 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
9 70 (1.82%) Mobile App
10 65 (1.69%) Replication
11 58 (1.51%) Driving Licence
12 41 (1.06%) User Experience
13 40 (1.04%) Public Cloud
14 39 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 37 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 36 (0.93%) iPad
16 36 (0.93%) PKI
17 35 (0.91%) Private Cloud
18 32 (0.83%) Data Structures
18 32 (0.83%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1485 (38.54%) Windows
2 1034 (26.84%) Unix
3 391 (10.15%) Windows Server
4 385 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 334 (8.67%) CentOS
6 231 (6.00%) Solaris
7 222 (5.76%) Ubuntu
8 187 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 145 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 130 (3.37%) Android
11 121 (3.14%) Debian
12 86 (2.23%) AIX
13 78 (2.02%) Apple iOS
14 77 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 62 (1.61%) Mac OS
16 54 (1.40%) Windows 10
16 54 (1.40%) Windows 7
17 46 (1.19%) SUSE
18 45 (1.17%) Windows 2000
19 28 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 663 (17.21%) Software Engineering
3 573 (14.87%) DevOps
4 412 (10.69%) Scrum
5 336 (8.72%) Open Source
6 317 (8.23%) OO
7 315 (8.18%) ITIL
8 276 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
9 260 (6.75%) Web Development
10 256 (6.64%) Mentoring
11 236 (6.13%) OOP
12 233 (6.05%) Configuration Management
13 214 (5.55%) High Availability
14 171 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
14 171 (4.44%) SDLC
15 167 (4.33%) TDD
16 156 (4.05%) MVC
17 151 (3.92%) Mathematics
17 151 (3.92%) Multithreading
18 134 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 993 (25.77%) Java
2 915 (23.75%) Python
3 704 (18.27%) SQL
4 673 (17.47%) C++
5 587 (15.23%) JavaScript
6 559 (14.51%) PHP
7 482 (12.51%) Bash Shell
7 482 (12.51%) Perl
8 401 (10.41%) C
9 332 (8.62%) Ruby
10 218 (5.66%) PowerShell
11 209 (5.42%) C#
12 201 (5.22%) Shell Script
13 70 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 63 (1.64%) Embedded C++
15 60 (1.56%) VB
16 52 (1.35%) Embedded C
17 49 (1.27%) Go
18 42 (1.09%) Scala
19 38 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 584 (15.16%) Degree
2 254 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 191 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
4 169 (4.39%) SC Cleared
5 155 (4.02%) CCNA
6 118 (3.06%) CCNP
7 70 (1.82%) CISSP
8 67 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (1.48%) CEH
10 49 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 41 (1.06%) 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 24 (0.62%) CCSP
17 23 (0.60%) GIAC
18 21 (0.55%) CCIP
19 19 (0.49%) RHCA
20 17 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.61%) QA
2 113 (2.93%) SLA
3 54 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.26%) 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
1 405 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 348 (9.03%) Active Directory
3 183 (4.75%) Docker
4 133 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 113 (2.93%) vSphere
6 55 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 54 (1.40%) Firmware
8 51 (1.32%) KVM
9 49 (1.27%) VMware ESX
10 39 (1.01%) NFS
10 39 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
11 35 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
12 32 (0.83%) XenServer
13 31 (0.80%) XenApp
14 30 (0.78%) Xen
15 29 (0.75%) Samba
15 29 (0.75%) Varnish
16 21 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 21 (0.55%) HDFS
16 21 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 483 (12.54%) Puppet
2 314 (8.15%) Opscode Chef
3 250 (6.49%) Ansible
4 128 (3.32%) Nagios
5 86 (2.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 48 (1.25%) Kubernetes
6 48 (1.25%) SCCM
7 46 (1.19%) Salt
8 43 (1.12%) NetBackup
9 32 (0.83%) logstash
10 28 (0.73%) Grafana
10 28 (0.73%) Oracle ZFS
11 27 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 26 (0.67%) HAProxy
12 26 (0.67%) Nessus
12 26 (0.67%) ZABBIX
13 25 (0.65%) Cacti
13 25 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 25 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
14 23 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 677 (17.57%) VMware
2 567 (14.72%) Red Hat
3 506 (13.13%) Oracle
4 460 (11.94%) Microsoft
5 424 (11.00%) Cisco
6 139 (3.61%) HP
7 138 (3.58%) Juniper
8 137 (3.56%) F5
9 118 (3.06%) Google
10 107 (2.78%) CheckPoint
11 99 (2.57%) Sun
12 88 (2.28%) Palo Alto
13 82 (2.13%) Citrix
14 81 (2.10%) Blue Coat
15 80 (2.08%) NetApp
16 70 (1.82%) EMC
17 65 (1.69%) Zend
18 62 (1.61%) IBM
19 53 (1.38%) Apple
20 49 (1.27%) Sourcefire
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 18 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days Hol
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent Package Available
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Stepstone UK
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 33k
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum GBP 45 -65k + many outstanding benef
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Resource Group
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday