Period
to 3 April 2020

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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 18 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2,178 3,004 3,917
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.26% 11.30% 12.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.49% 45.17% 46.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,842 2,577 3,426
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% -1.05%
10th Percentile £28,850 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 5,126 6,651 8,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.15% 25.02% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4,205 5,433 7,037
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020. 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 +1 867 £52,500 -4.55% 181
Hampshire +1 693 £44,000 -2.22% 73
Berkshire -3 511 £55,000 - 85
Surrey +3 362 £52,500 -4.55% 42
Oxfordshire -7 185 £52,500 -4.55% 79
Buckinghamshire +27 171 £43,500 -8.42% 17
East Sussex -15 98 £45,000 +5.88% 8
West Sussex -23 97 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Kent +17 38 £45,000 +28.57% 27
Isle of Wight - 4 £37,500 - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £37,500 -
Sussex -1 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, 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.

1 787 (36.13%) Windows
2 594 (27.27%) Python
3 567 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
4 465 (21.35%) AWS
5 455 (20.89%) DevOps
6 448 (20.57%) SQL
7 437 (20.06%) JavaScript
8 426 (19.56%) Software Engineering
9 420 (19.28%) Java
10 390 (17.91%) PHP
11 387 (17.77%) Docker
12 379 (17.40%) MySQL
13 368 (16.90%) C++
14 367 (16.85%) Azure
15 347 (15.93%) Git (software)
16 340 (15.61%) Degree
17 323 (14.83%) Unix
18 314 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
19 307 (14.10%) HTML
20 292 (13.41%) Ansible
21 285 (13.09%) Microsoft
22 273 (12.53%) C
22 273 (12.53%) Bash Shell
23 263 (12.08%) Firewall
23 263 (12.08%) VMware
23 263 (12.08%) Windows Server
24 258 (11.85%) CSS
25 256 (11.75%) Kubernetes
26 251 (11.52%) SQL Server
27 227 (10.42%) Security Cleared

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
1 161 (7.39%) Apache
2 105 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 85 (3.90%) IIS
4 64 (2.94%) Confluence
4 64 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 39 (1.79%) Apache Spark
6 33 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 33 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 33 (1.52%) WebLogic
7 31 (1.42%) Apache Solr
7 31 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.33%) nginx
9 27 (1.24%) CMS
10 25 (1.15%) JBoss
11 24 (1.10%) CICS
12 18 (0.83%) WildFly
13 15 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.69%) NetWeaver
13 15 (0.69%) SAP Portal
14 14 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 20 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.55%) Simulink
3 12 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.092%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.092%) InVision
7 2 (0.092%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (0.69%) SAP CRM
2 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.37%) GoldMine
3 5 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.23%) OpenCart
3 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.18%) Magento
5 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.092%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.092%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.092%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.046%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.046%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 465 (21.35%) AWS
2 367 (16.85%) Azure
3 189 (8.68%) SaaS
4 83 (3.81%) GCP
5 76 (3.49%) Office 365
6 69 (3.17%) PaaS
7 61 (2.80%) IaaS
8 49 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 48 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 47 (2.16%) GitHub
11 32 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.38%) OpenShift
14 29 (1.33%) Amazon S3
15 18 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
15 18 (0.83%) vREST
16 17 (0.78%) npm
17 16 (0.73%) Serverless
18 15 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
19 13 (0.60%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 263 (12.08%) Firewall
2 162 (7.44%) DNS
3 153 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 103 (4.73%) Internet
5 82 (3.76%) LAN
6 81 (3.72%) DHCP
6 81 (3.72%) WAN
7 70 (3.21%) VPN
8 64 (2.94%) Network Security
9 60 (2.75%) BGP
10 59 (2.71%) SSL
11 52 (2.39%) SAN
12 46 (2.11%) OSPF
13 44 (2.02%) HTTP
14 35 (1.61%) Wireless
15 34 (1.56%) VoIP
16 31 (1.42%) SSH
17 29 (1.33%) MPLS
17 29 (1.33%) RTP
18 26 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (17.40%) MySQL
2 251 (11.52%) SQL Server
3 123 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
4 91 (4.18%) MongoDB
5 79 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 69 (3.17%) Big Data
7 66 (3.03%) Redis
8 50 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 50 (2.30%) Oracle Database
9 46 (2.11%) NoSQL
10 29 (1.33%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.29%) Neo4j
12 26 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
13 25 (1.15%) MariaDB
14 20 (0.92%) Apache Accumulo
15 19 (0.87%) DB2
16 17 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (0.69%) SAP BW
18 15 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 347 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 220 (10.10%) Jenkins
3 160 (7.35%) JIRA
4 60 (2.75%) Selenium
5 56 (2.57%) Subversion
6 38 (1.74%) Bitbucket
7 37 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 35 (1.61%) JMeter
9 30 (1.38%) Maven
10 27 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (0.96%) gulp
12 20 (0.92%) JUnit
13 19 (0.87%) Artifactory
13 19 (0.87%) Cucumber
14 18 (0.83%) Ant
14 18 (0.83%) GitLab
14 18 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
15 16 (0.73%) Vagrant
15 16 (0.73%) Visual Studio
16 15 (0.69%) HP UFT
General
1 224 (10.28%) Finance
2 99 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 88 (4.04%) Retail
4 63 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 62 (2.85%) Electronics
6 57 (2.62%) Public Sector
7 50 (2.30%) Aerospace
8 38 (1.74%) Legal
8 38 (1.74%) Military
9 32 (1.47%) Marketing
10 25 (1.15%) Automotive
11 19 (0.87%) Advertising
12 18 (0.83%) Games
13 14 (0.64%) Police
14 9 (0.41%) Banking
15 7 (0.32%) Back Office
16 6 (0.28%) Avionics
16 6 (0.28%) Billing
16 6 (0.28%) German Language
17 5 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 501 (23.00%) Developer
2 311 (14.28%) Software Engineer
3 220 (10.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 177 (8.13%) PHP Developer
5 147 (6.75%) Linux Engineer
6 138 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 135 (6.20%) Administrator
8 111 (5.10%) Architect
9 105 (4.82%) Senior Software Engineer
10 103 (4.73%) Senior Developer
10 103 (4.73%) Software Developer
11 102 (4.68%) C++ Software Engineer
12 101 (4.64%) Analyst
13 94 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
14 93 (4.27%) Embedded Engineer
15 91 (4.18%) Support Engineer
16 90 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
17 83 (3.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 80 (3.67%) IT Engineer
19 75 (3.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (14.10%) HTML
2 258 (11.85%) CSS
3 196 (9.00%) REST
4 188 (8.63%) Web Services
5 143 (6.57%) LAMP
6 139 (6.38%) jQuery
7 135 (6.20%) .NET
8 126 (5.79%) SOAP
9 122 (5.60%) Node.js
10 118 (5.42%) Laravel
11 116 (5.33%) HTML5
12 114 (5.23%) AngularJS
13 95 (4.36%) Ajax
14 86 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
15 82 (3.76%) RESTful
16 73 (3.35%) Middleware
17 71 (3.26%) XML
18 63 (2.89%) Spring
19 60 (2.75%) CodeIgniter
20 55 (2.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 170 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 106 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
4 93 (4.27%) Mobile App
5 88 (4.04%) User Experience
6 81 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
7 76 (3.49%) Management Information System
8 62 (2.85%) Public Cloud
9 43 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
9 43 (1.97%) Mainframe
10 39 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
11 31 (1.42%) Private Cloud
12 29 (1.33%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.33%) Replication
13 26 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 25 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.10%) Device Driver
16 23 (1.06%) Driving Licence
17 19 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
17 19 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 787 (36.13%) Windows
2 323 (14.83%) Unix
3 263 (12.08%) Windows Server
4 147 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 96 (4.41%) CentOS
6 84 (3.86%) Embedded Linux
7 82 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (3.31%) Ubuntu
9 66 (3.03%) Debian
10 65 (2.98%) Windows Server 2016
11 62 (2.85%) Android
12 47 (2.16%) Apple iOS
13 41 (1.88%) Windows 10
14 36 (1.65%) Windows 7
15 34 (1.56%) AIX
16 32 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 31 (1.42%) Solaris
18 23 (1.06%) Windows 8
19 12 (0.55%) VxWorks
20 10 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (20.89%) DevOps
3 426 (19.56%) Software Engineering
4 314 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
5 184 (8.45%) Computer Science
6 183 (8.40%) OO
7 181 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 168 (7.71%) Scrum
9 165 (7.58%) Configuration Management
10 164 (7.53%) Web Development
11 157 (7.21%) MVC
12 144 (6.61%) Test Automation
13 142 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
14 134 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
15 128 (5.88%) OOP
16 119 (5.46%) Mentoring
17 116 (5.33%) Migration
18 108 (4.96%) ITIL
19 97 (4.45%) Unit Testing
20 91 (4.18%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 594 (27.27%) Python
2 448 (20.57%) SQL
3 437 (20.06%) JavaScript
4 420 (19.28%) Java
5 390 (17.91%) PHP
6 368 (16.90%) C++
7 273 (12.53%) Bash Shell
7 273 (12.53%) C
8 201 (9.23%) C#
9 139 (6.38%) PowerShell
10 125 (5.74%) Perl
11 98 (4.50%) Shell Script
12 80 (3.67%) Go
13 67 (3.08%) Ruby
14 47 (2.16%) PHP 7
15 44 (2.02%) PL/SQL
16 39 (1.79%) TypeScript
17 38 (1.74%) MATLAB
18 35 (1.61%) Assembly Language
19 32 (1.47%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 340 (15.61%) Degree
2 227 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 160 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 76 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 65 (2.98%) DV Cleared
7 50 (2.30%) CCNA
8 49 (2.25%) CCNP
9 34 (1.56%) CISSP
10 32 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (1.42%) MCSE
12 20 (0.92%) ISEB
12 20 (0.92%) ISTQB
12 20 (0.92%) JNCIS
13 19 (0.87%) JNCIA
14 18 (0.83%) AWS Certification
14 18 (0.83%) CHECK Team Member
14 18 (0.83%) Tigerscheme
15 17 (0.78%) CISM
16 16 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.32%) QA
2 62 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.79%) GDPR
4 37 (1.70%) SLA
5 26 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.64%) NIST
7 12 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.41%) ISO 22301
8 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.046%) COBIT
11 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.046%) PSD2
11 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 387 (17.77%) Docker
2 165 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (7.30%) Active Directory
4 51 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 47 (2.16%) vSphere
6 42 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (1.84%) Firmware
8 30 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 27 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
10 26 (1.19%) KVM
11 25 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
12 23 (1.06%) NFS
13 20 (0.92%) iptables
14 14 (0.64%) RACF
15 13 (0.60%) ACF2
16 10 (0.46%) VMware NSX
17 9 (0.41%) XenApp
18 7 (0.32%) LXC
18 7 (0.32%) Squid
18 7 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 292 (13.41%) Ansible
2 256 (11.75%) Kubernetes
3 178 (8.17%) Puppet
4 123 (5.65%) Terraform
5 115 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (1.70%) Salt
7 28 (1.29%) SCOM
8 23 (1.06%) SCCM
9 21 (0.96%) Grafana
9 21 (0.96%) Nagios
10 18 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
11 16 (0.73%) SELinux
12 15 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
12 15 (0.69%) Packer
13 14 (0.64%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.60%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.51%) Kibana
15 11 (0.51%) logstash
15 11 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
16 10 (0.46%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 285 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 263 (12.08%) VMware
3 202 (9.27%) Oracle
4 169 (7.76%) Cisco
5 164 (7.53%) Red Hat
6 81 (3.72%) HP
7 74 (3.40%) Juniper
8 71 (3.26%) Zend
9 61 (2.80%) Google
9 61 (2.80%) IBM
10 39 (1.79%) Citrix
11 38 (1.74%) Atlassian
12 36 (1.65%) SAP
13 34 (1.56%) CheckPoint
13 34 (1.56%) Dell
13 34 (1.56%) Palo Alto
14 32 (1.47%) F5
15 29 (1.33%) Xamarin
16 28 (1.29%) McAfee
17 24 (1.10%) SolarWinds