Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3,046 3,608 3,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.53% 11.89% 12.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.57% 47.30% 45.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,443 3,009 3,303
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,050 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 6,684 7,628 8,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.30% 25.14% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5,417 6,346 7,181
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,133
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.87% +1.52%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +3 1,221 £55,000 +10.00% 95
Hampshire -1 905 £44,000 +2.33% 39
Berkshire +5 814 £55,000 +10.00% 50
Surrey +1 465 £55,000 +8.91% 20
Oxfordshire +5 278 £55,000 +4.76% 30
West Sussex +4 227 £47,500 +5.56% 9
East Sussex -10 184 £45,000 - 11
Buckinghamshire -20 123 £48,000 +6.67% 15
Kent +3 29 £36,750 -21.81% 5
Middlesex +4 10 £60,000 - 1
Sussex +19 3 £75,000 +114.29% 1
Isle of Wight -14 2 £37,500 +25.00%
Home Counties - 2 £37,500 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1,021 (33.52%) Windows
2 951 (31.22%) Python
3 902 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
4 789 (25.90%) SQL
5 782 (25.67%) Java
6 745 (24.46%) DevOps
7 710 (23.31%) Amazon AWS
8 628 (20.62%) JavaScript
9 624 (20.49%) Git (software)
10 613 (20.12%) Software Engineering
11 609 (19.99%) Docker
12 540 (17.73%) Unix
13 523 (17.17%) Degree
14 522 (17.14%) C++
15 495 (16.25%) MySQL
16 492 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
17 486 (15.96%) Jenkins
18 469 (15.40%) Ansible
19 457 (15.00%) VMware
20 399 (13.10%) Puppet
21 397 (13.03%) Bash Shell
22 391 (12.84%) Microsoft
23 373 (12.25%) PHP
24 372 (12.21%) HTML
25 362 (11.88%) Kubernetes
26 358 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
27 336 (11.03%) C#
28 333 (10.93%) C
28 333 (10.93%) SQL Server
29 332 (10.90%) CSS

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
1 188 (6.17%) Apache
2 154 (5.06%) Tomcat
3 137 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
4 122 (4.01%) IIS
5 82 (2.69%) nginx
6 74 (2.43%) JBoss
7 73 (2.40%) Confluence
8 66 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 57 (1.87%) SharePoint
10 31 (1.02%) MS Exchange
11 26 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 21 (0.69%) Apache Spark
13 20 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.62%) Drupal
15 17 (0.56%) CMS
16 16 (0.53%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 14 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 45 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.49%) Fireworks
4 14 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.13%) Simulink
7 3 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.098%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.066%) Maple
8 2 (0.066%) Maya
8 2 (0.066%) Sketch
8 2 (0.066%) SPSS
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.033%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.13%) Magento
6 3 (0.098%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.066%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.066%) Maximo
7 2 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.066%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.066%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.066%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.033%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.033%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 1 (0.033%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 710 (23.31%) Amazon AWS
2 492 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 230 (7.55%) SaaS
4 173 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 110 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 89 (2.92%) Office 365
7 72 (2.36%) GitHub
8 54 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 51 (1.67%) Serverless
10 43 (1.41%) npm
11 40 (1.31%) IaaS
12 38 (1.25%) PaaS
13 36 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
14 31 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
14 31 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
15 30 (0.98%) OpenShift
16 28 (0.92%) Akamai
17 27 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
18 22 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 22 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 297 (9.75%) Firewall
2 244 (8.01%) TCP/IP
3 177 (5.81%) DNS
4 128 (4.20%) VPN
5 124 (4.07%) LAN
6 121 (3.97%) WAN
7 117 (3.84%) DHCP
8 112 (3.68%) HTTP
9 97 (3.18%) Network Security
10 83 (2.72%) SAN
10 83 (2.72%) VoIP
11 70 (2.30%) VLAN
12 68 (2.23%) SSL
13 63 (2.07%) Internet
14 57 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
15 55 (1.81%) Wireless
16 47 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
17 44 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (1.15%) SSH
19 32 (1.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (16.25%) MySQL
2 333 (10.93%) SQL Server
3 199 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 188 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
5 148 (4.86%) Relational Database
6 122 (4.01%) MongoDB
7 105 (3.45%) Big Data
8 94 (3.09%) Redis
9 86 (2.82%) Hadoop
10 58 (1.90%) DB2
11 56 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 52 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 52 (1.71%) Oracle Database
13 40 (1.31%) Neo4j
14 35 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
17 28 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (0.82%) MariaDB
19 23 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 624 (20.49%) Git (software)
2 486 (15.96%) Jenkins
3 220 (7.22%) JIRA
4 138 (4.53%) Subversion
5 125 (4.10%) Maven
6 105 (3.45%) Selenium
7 95 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 52 (1.71%) JUnit
8 52 (1.71%) Visual Studio
8 52 (1.71%) webpack
9 50 (1.64%) GitLab
10 41 (1.35%) Vagrant
11 40 (1.31%) gulp
12 38 (1.25%) Cucumber
13 35 (1.15%) Bitbucket
13 35 (1.15%) TeamCity
14 34 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (1.08%) Babel
16 30 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
17 28 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 289 (9.49%) Finance
2 112 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 99 (3.25%) Electronics
4 95 (3.12%) Retail
5 93 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 70 (2.30%) Marketing
7 67 (2.20%) Games
8 30 (0.98%) Automotive
9 24 (0.79%) Back Office
10 22 (0.72%) Military
11 20 (0.66%) Legal
12 19 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 17 (0.56%) Banking
14 14 (0.46%) Publishing
15 12 (0.39%) Law
16 10 (0.33%) German Language
17 9 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.26%) Billing
18 8 (0.26%) Spanish Language
19 7 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 852 (27.97%) Developer
2 356 (11.69%) Software Engineer
3 294 (9.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 211 (6.93%) Java Developer
5 197 (6.47%) Administrator
6 195 (6.40%) Software Developer
7 184 (6.04%) PHP Developer
8 183 (6.01%) Support Engineer
9 179 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
10 155 (5.09%) Senior Developer
11 151 (4.96%) Analyst
12 145 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
13 131 (4.30%) Senior Software Engineer
14 130 (4.27%) Architect
15 128 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 108 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
17 100 (3.28%) Network Engineer
18 97 (3.18%) Linux Administrator
19 91 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
20 90 (2.95%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 372 (12.21%) HTML
2 332 (10.90%) CSS
3 296 (9.72%) Web Services
4 267 (8.77%) RESTful
5 234 (7.68%) Spring
6 229 (7.52%) .NET
7 217 (7.12%) AngularJS
8 200 (6.57%) Node.js
9 199 (6.53%) REST
10 165 (5.42%) jQuery
11 151 (4.96%) LAMP
11 151 (4.96%) SOAP
12 132 (4.33%) React
13 131 (4.30%) JSON
14 120 (3.94%) XML
15 111 (3.64%) Vue.js
16 108 (3.55%) HTML5
17 93 (3.05%) Ajax
18 87 (2.86%) Django
19 85 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 168 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 166 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
3 148 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 125 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
6 101 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 77 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 68 (2.23%) User Experience
9 57 (1.87%) Device Driver
10 50 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
11 48 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 45 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 41 (1.35%) Replication
14 38 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
15 29 (0.95%) Algorithms
15 29 (0.95%) Cloud Native
16 26 (0.85%) Robotics
16 26 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
17 25 (0.82%) Driving Licence
18 24 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,021 (33.52%) Windows
2 540 (17.73%) Unix
3 323 (10.60%) Windows Server
4 198 (6.50%) CentOS
5 190 (6.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 140 (4.60%) Debian
7 130 (4.27%) Ubuntu
8 108 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 105 (3.45%) Android
10 76 (2.50%) Windows 10
11 73 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 63 (2.07%) AIX
13 59 (1.94%) Windows 7
14 50 (1.64%) Apple iOS
15 38 (1.25%) Solaris
16 37 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
17 31 (1.02%) Mac OS X
18 27 (0.89%) zOS
19 25 (0.82%) Windows 8
20 17 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 902 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (24.46%) DevOps
3 613 (20.12%) Software Engineering
4 358 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
5 296 (9.72%) Computer Science
6 288 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
7 284 (9.32%) OO
7 284 (9.32%) Open Source
8 282 (9.26%) ITIL
9 259 (8.50%) Test Automation
10 258 (8.47%) Configuration Management
11 254 (8.34%) TDD
12 246 (8.08%) MVC
13 232 (7.62%) Web Development
14 219 (7.19%) OOP
15 217 (7.12%) Microservices
16 210 (6.89%) SDLC
17 187 (6.14%) Mentoring
18 174 (5.71%) Analytics
19 159 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 951 (31.22%) Python
2 789 (25.90%) SQL
3 782 (25.67%) Java
4 628 (20.62%) JavaScript
5 522 (17.14%) C++
6 397 (13.03%) Bash Shell
7 373 (12.25%) PHP
8 336 (11.03%) C#
9 333 (10.93%) C
10 225 (7.39%) Ruby
11 208 (6.83%) PowerShell
12 178 (5.84%) Perl
13 131 (4.30%) Shell Script
14 124 (4.07%) Go
15 96 (3.15%) Java 8
16 68 (2.23%) Scala
17 57 (1.87%) PL/SQL
18 46 (1.51%) TypeScript
19 43 (1.41%) Objective-C
20 32 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 523 (17.17%) Degree
2 326 (10.70%) Security Cleared
3 223 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 139 (4.56%) DV Cleared
5 133 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 66 (2.17%) CCNA
7 66 (2.17%) CCNP
8 54 (1.77%) AWS Certification
9 45 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
12 30 (0.98%) CISSP
12 30 (0.98%) MCSE
13 29 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
14 26 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (0.79%) RHCE
16 20 (0.66%) Master's Degree
16 20 (0.66%) RHCSA
17 19 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.32%) SLA
2 97 (3.18%) QA
3 39 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.92%) GDPR
6 21 (0.69%) NIST
7 19 (0.62%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.46%) HL7
10 8 (0.26%) ISO 22301
11 7 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (0.23%) ISO 31000
11 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.20%) JTAG
13 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.13%) WCAG
15 3 (0.098%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.066%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.066%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 609 (19.99%) Docker
2 312 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (7.65%) Active Directory
4 125 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 93 (3.05%) vSphere
6 81 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
7 63 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
9 37 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
9 37 (1.21%) VMware NSX
10 35 (1.15%) vCloud
11 34 (1.12%) Firmware
12 29 (0.95%) KVM
13 28 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
14 24 (0.79%) LXC
15 23 (0.76%) Xen
16 21 (0.69%) iptables
17 18 (0.59%) VirtualBox
18 15 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 15 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 469 (15.40%) Ansible
2 399 (13.10%) Puppet
3 362 (11.88%) Kubernetes
4 222 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
5 186 (6.11%) Terraform
6 71 (2.33%) Nagios
7 53 (1.74%) Kibana
8 42 (1.38%) Grafana
9 40 (1.31%) logstash
10 33 (1.08%) IBM BigFix
10 33 (1.08%) Prometheus
11 32 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
12 30 (0.98%) Packer
13 28 (0.92%) Salt
14 26 (0.85%) WSUS
15 25 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
16 24 (0.79%) NetBackup
17 23 (0.76%) vCenter Server
18 22 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
18 22 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 457 (15.00%) VMware
2 391 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 324 (10.64%) Oracle
4 257 (8.44%) Cisco
5 217 (7.12%) Red Hat
6 186 (6.11%) Google
7 130 (4.27%) IBM
8 93 (3.05%) Citrix
8 93 (3.05%) SAP
9 76 (2.50%) HP
10 75 (2.46%) Zend
11 56 (1.84%) SolarWinds
12 54 (1.77%) Dell
13 53 (1.74%) Atlassian
14 52 (1.71%) Palo Alto
15 51 (1.67%) Juniper
16 50 (1.64%) CheckPoint
17 45 (1.48%) Brocade
18 44 (1.44%) NetApp
19 41 (1.35%) EMC