Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 23 24 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,727 920 2,396
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.63% 9.23% 10.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.76% 40.85% 40.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 742 1,964
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £64,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 3,693 2,252 5,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.59% 22.60% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,599 1,842 4,900
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £74,600 £68,625 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the South East.

Salary trend for Linux in the South East

Linux
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +3 622 £55,000 - 136
Hampshire -5 600 £52,500 +16.67% 68
Berkshire +6 319 £60,000 +4.35% 57
Surrey +4 253 £52,500 -4.55% 37
Oxfordshire +2 157 £49,000 -10.91% 39
Buckinghamshire +1 152 £55,000 +22.22% 40
West Sussex +25 74 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Kent -24 62 £38,500 -14.44% 14
East Sussex -20 51 £52,500 -16.00% 16
Middlesex +11 17 £50,000 +25.00%
Home Counties -17 10 £100,000 +37.93%
Isle of Wight -4 4 - -
Sussex - 2 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 620 (35.90%) Python
2 572 (33.12%) AWS
3 533 (30.86%) DevOps
4 528 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
5 521 (30.17%) Azure
6 512 (29.65%) Windows
7 482 (27.91%) Software Engineering
8 388 (22.47%) Degree
9 383 (22.18%) Git (software)
10 380 (22.00%) Java
11 379 (21.95%) CI/CD
12 334 (19.34%) JavaScript
13 333 (19.28%) Jenkins
14 328 (18.99%) Docker
15 314 (18.18%) SQL
16 312 (18.07%) C++
17 308 (17.83%) Kubernetes
18 306 (17.72%) Computer Science
19 284 (16.44%) Ansible
20 282 (16.33%) Finance
21 256 (14.82%) VMware
22 250 (14.48%) Unix
23 246 (14.24%) Social Skills
24 239 (13.84%) Terraform
25 238 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
26 233 (13.49%) C
27 232 (13.43%) CSS
28 226 (13.09%) C#
29 224 (12.97%) Microsoft
30 218 (12.62%) MySQL

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
1 140 (8.11%) Apache
2 81 (4.69%) Apache Spark
3 66 (3.82%) Confluence
4 53 (3.07%) GemFire
5 39 (2.26%) nginx
6 37 (2.14%) IIS
6 37 (2.14%) JBoss
6 37 (2.14%) SharePoint
7 36 (2.08%) OpenStack
8 35 (2.03%) MS Exchange
9 34 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
10 29 (1.68%) Tomcat
11 23 (1.33%) WebLogic
12 19 (1.10%) GeoServer
13 18 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
14 17 (0.98%) Jetty
15 12 (0.69%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.64%) CMS
16 11 (0.64%) WordPress
17 8 (0.46%) Drupal
Applications
1 45 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.58%) Revit
2 10 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.23%) Simulink
5 3 (0.17%) Campfire
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.058%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (1.74%) Sentinel
2 13 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.23%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.058%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.058%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 572 (33.12%) AWS
2 521 (30.17%) Azure
3 166 (9.61%) GCP
4 136 (7.87%) SaaS
5 129 (7.47%) GitHub
6 125 (7.24%) Microsoft 365
7 92 (5.33%) Serverless
8 68 (3.94%) IaaS
9 65 (3.76%) PaaS
10 59 (3.42%) OpenShift
11 50 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
12 49 (2.84%) Amazon Kinesis
13 48 (2.78%) Amazon S3
14 46 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
15 42 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
16 39 (2.26%) Azure Monitor
17 38 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
18 36 (2.08%) Azure Sentinel
19 34 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 33 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 130 (7.53%) Firewall
2 123 (7.12%) DNS
3 103 (5.96%) Wireless
4 84 (4.86%) HTTP
5 68 (3.94%) TCP/IP
6 55 (3.18%) WAN
7 54 (3.13%) DHCP
8 51 (2.95%) LAN
9 45 (2.61%) VPN
10 44 (2.55%) Internet
10 44 (2.55%) SAN
11 37 (2.14%) SSL
12 36 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (1.45%) Network Security
14 23 (1.33%) BGP
14 23 (1.33%) IPsec
14 23 (1.33%) OSPF
14 23 (1.33%) VoIP
15 21 (1.22%) SSH
16 18 (1.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (12.62%) MySQL
2 168 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
3 108 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 102 (5.91%) Redis
5 100 (5.79%) SQL Server
6 99 (5.73%) NoSQL
7 87 (5.04%) MariaDB
8 79 (4.57%) Big Data
9 72 (4.17%) HBase
10 70 (4.05%) MongoDB
11 35 (2.03%) Hadoop
12 29 (1.68%) GIS
12 29 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.62%) Power BI
14 26 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (1.27%) Oracle Database
16 19 (1.10%) QGIS
17 17 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (0.93%) Tableau
19 15 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 383 (22.18%) Git (software)
2 333 (19.28%) Jenkins
3 162 (9.38%) JIRA
4 83 (4.81%) GitLab
5 65 (3.76%) JUnit
6 63 (3.65%) Eclipse
7 62 (3.59%) Cucumber
8 59 (3.42%) Artifactory
9 57 (3.30%) Bitbucket
10 54 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 52 (3.01%) Gradle
12 50 (2.90%) IntelliJ
13 49 (2.84%) Mockito
14 48 (2.78%) Cypress.io
14 48 (2.78%) Protractor
14 48 (2.78%) Storybook
15 37 (2.14%) Subversion
16 34 (1.97%) SonarQube
17 29 (1.68%) Maven
18 27 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 282 (16.33%) Finance
2 246 (14.24%) Social Skills
3 152 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 149 (8.63%) Law
5 147 (8.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 112 (6.49%) Banking
7 103 (5.96%) Telecoms
8 51 (2.95%) Retail
9 41 (2.37%) Presentation Skills
10 30 (1.74%) Electronics
10 30 (1.74%) Marketing
11 25 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
12 23 (1.33%) Public Sector
13 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
15 12 (0.69%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.58%) Games
16 10 (0.58%) Legal
17 6 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 341 (19.75%) Developer
2 316 (18.30%) Software Engineer
3 196 (11.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 103 (5.96%) Embedded Engineer
5 99 (5.73%) Support Engineer
6 98 (5.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 89 (5.15%) Administrator
8 87 (5.04%) Software Developer
9 86 (4.98%) Senior Software Engineer
10 84 (4.86%) Trainee
11 83 (4.81%) IT Technician
11 83 (4.81%) Network Technician
11 83 (4.81%) Trainee IT Technician
11 83 (4.81%) Trainee Technician
12 81 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 78 (4.52%) Analyst
14 75 (4.34%) Junior
15 67 (3.88%) Architect
16 64 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
17 61 (3.53%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (13.43%) CSS
2 181 (10.48%) HTML
3 160 (9.26%) REST
4 148 (8.57%) Spring
5 145 (8.40%) JSON
6 143 (8.28%) React
7 130 (7.53%) Node.js
8 116 (6.72%) RESTful
9 106 (6.14%) AngularJS
10 102 (5.91%) RabbitMQ
11 96 (5.56%) Web Services
12 91 (5.27%) LAMP
13 90 (5.21%) .NET
14 87 (5.04%) Kafka
15 71 (4.11%) Spring Boot
16 69 (4.00%) Play Framework
16 69 (4.00%) XML
17 66 (3.82%) Redux
18 56 (3.24%) HTML5
19 52 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.87%) Linux Command Line
2 98 (5.67%) User Experience
3 90 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
4 85 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 81 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 57 (3.30%) Algorithms
6 57 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
7 46 (2.66%) Virtual Team
8 37 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 36 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 33 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
11 31 (1.80%) FPGA
12 30 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
13 28 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (1.56%) Replication
15 26 (1.51%) Cyberattack
16 24 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
17 22 (1.27%) Device Driver
17 22 (1.27%) iPad
18 21 (1.22%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 512 (29.65%) Windows
2 250 (14.48%) Unix
3 169 (9.79%) Windows Server
4 119 (6.89%) CentOS
5 107 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 84 (4.86%) Ubuntu
7 54 (3.13%) Mac OS
8 50 (2.90%) Embedded Linux
9 39 (2.26%) Windows 10
10 32 (1.85%) Debian
11 25 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
12 21 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (1.04%) VMS
14 17 (0.98%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.93%) Android
16 15 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
18 10 (0.58%) SUSE
19 9 (0.52%) Solaris
20 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (30.86%) DevOps
2 528 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
3 482 (27.91%) Software Engineering
4 379 (21.95%) CI/CD
5 306 (17.72%) Computer Science
6 238 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
7 209 (12.10%) Microservices
7 209 (12.10%) Scrum
8 181 (10.48%) Test Automation
9 176 (10.19%) OO
10 160 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
11 146 (8.45%) Mentoring
12 142 (8.22%) Software Testing
13 133 (7.70%) TDD
14 131 (7.59%) Full Stack Development
15 129 (7.47%) Analytics
16 117 (6.77%) Multithreading
17 113 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
17 113 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 105 (6.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 620 (35.90%) Python
2 380 (22.00%) Java
3 334 (19.34%) JavaScript
4 314 (18.18%) SQL
5 312 (18.07%) C++
6 233 (13.49%) C
7 226 (13.09%) C#
8 204 (11.81%) PHP
9 200 (11.58%) Bash
10 171 (9.90%) PowerShell
11 166 (9.61%) Shell Script
12 131 (7.59%) Perl
13 82 (4.75%) Groovy
14 52 (3.01%) Ruby
15 51 (2.95%) Embedded C
16 33 (1.91%) Go
17 25 (1.45%) Kotlin
17 25 (1.45%) TypeScript
18 24 (1.39%) Embedded C++
19 22 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 388 (22.47%) Degree
2 121 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
3 113 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 107 (6.20%) CCNA
5 105 (6.08%) Security Cleared
6 85 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 84 (4.86%) A+ Certification
7 84 (4.86%) Network+ Certification
8 83 (4.81%) Linux+ Certification
9 52 (3.01%) OCP
9 52 (3.01%) Oracle Certification
10 41 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (1.68%) MCSE
11 29 (1.68%) SANS
12 28 (1.62%) AWS Certification
13 21 (1.22%) GCFA
13 21 (1.22%) GCFE
13 21 (1.22%) GCIA
13 21 (1.22%) GCIH
14 20 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (6.83%) QA
2 35 (2.03%) SLA
3 27 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.16%) GDPR
5 11 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.35%) NIST
8 6 (0.35%) PMO
9 5 (0.29%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.17%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) NCSC
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 328 (18.99%) Docker
2 195 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (9.73%) Active Directory
4 82 (4.75%) Firmware
5 56 (3.24%) HDFS
6 37 (2.14%) Hyper-V
7 34 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (1.91%) vSphere
9 24 (1.39%) KVM
10 23 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
11 21 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.52%) Xen
15 7 (0.41%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.35%) NFS
16 6 (0.35%) RACF
17 4 (0.23%) LXC
18 3 (0.17%) OpenIDM
18 3 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 308 (17.83%) Kubernetes
2 284 (16.44%) Ansible
3 239 (13.84%) Terraform
4 109 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (3.47%) Puppet
6 41 (2.37%) Grafana
7 23 (1.33%) Packer
8 22 (1.27%) Kibana
9 21 (1.22%) Istio
10 18 (1.04%) Consul
11 16 (0.93%) SCCM
11 16 (0.93%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 14 (0.81%) Prometheus
13 13 (0.75%) Data Guard
14 12 (0.69%) FortiGate
14 12 (0.69%) logstash
14 12 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
15 11 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
16 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 256 (14.82%) VMware
2 224 (12.97%) Microsoft
3 174 (10.08%) Cisco
4 114 (6.60%) Red Hat
5 94 (5.44%) Oracle
6 53 (3.07%) Google
7 49 (2.84%) IBM
8 48 (2.78%) Okta
9 32 (1.85%) Zend
10 29 (1.68%) Citrix
11 28 (1.62%) EMC
12 25 (1.45%) SolarWinds
13 24 (1.39%) Apple
13 24 (1.39%) HP
13 24 (1.39%) Splunk
14 22 (1.27%) Adobe
14 22 (1.27%) Atlassian
14 22 (1.27%) Meraki
15 19 (1.10%) F5
15 19 (1.10%) Juniper