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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South East
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 22 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2,375 1,621 1,417
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.53% 10.35% 10.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.12% 48.43% 42.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,135 1,064 1,129
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,475 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,436 £37,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 4,557 3,347 3,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.21% 21.37% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,834 2,423 2,751
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +13 1,124 £55,000 -4.35% 100
Hampshire -7 636 £52,500 +19.32% 42
Berkshire +7 454 £60,000 - 45
Buckinghamshire +18 386 £47,500 -5.00% 15
Surrey -16 328 £45,000 -14.29% 25
Oxfordshire +14 285 £50,000 -3.24% 40
West Sussex +19 95 £52,500 +16.67% 12
East Sussex -12 94 £52,500 +5.00% 20
Kent -27 72 £38,000 -5.00% 9
Middlesex - 4 £50,000 -
Sussex - 3 £45,500 - 2
Home Counties -8 2 £75,000 -16.67%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 896 (37.73%) Software Engineering
2 727 (30.61%) Python
3 716 (30.15%) Agile
4 715 (30.11%) C++
5 696 (29.31%) Degree
6 642 (27.03%) AWS
7 613 (25.81%) C
8 583 (24.55%) Windows
9 543 (22.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 501 (21.09%) Software Testing
11 488 (20.55%) DevOps
12 486 (20.46%) Social Skills
13 433 (18.23%) Git (software)
13 433 (18.23%) Azure
14 428 (18.02%) Finance
15 423 (17.81%) Docker
16 411 (17.31%) Java
17 401 (16.88%) TCP/IP
18 390 (16.42%) Computer Science
19 387 (16.29%) HTTP
20 381 (16.04%) Kubernetes
21 380 (16.00%) Unit Testing
22 365 (15.37%) CI/CD
23 357 (15.03%) Test Automation
24 326 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
25 325 (13.68%) Jenkins
26 323 (13.60%) JavaScript
27 320 (13.47%) Signal Processing
28 307 (12.93%) SQL
29 300 (12.63%) Ansible

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
1 168 (7.07%) Apache
2 73 (3.07%) Confluence
3 65 (2.74%) IIS
4 58 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 45 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 38 (1.60%) nginx
7 37 (1.56%) Apache Spark
8 36 (1.52%) GemFire
8 36 (1.52%) WordPress
9 34 (1.43%) OpenStack
10 28 (1.18%) JBoss
11 24 (1.01%) GeoServer
12 23 (0.97%) Apache Solr
12 23 (0.97%) Drupal
13 21 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
14 19 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.80%) Jetty
15 18 (0.76%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.55%) MS Exchange
17 8 (0.34%) WildFly
Applications
1 46 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.42%) Campfire
2 10 (0.42%) Revit
2 10 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
3 6 (0.25%) Simulink
4 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.042%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.042%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.042%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (0.93%) WebTrends
2 13 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.042%) Magento
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 642 (27.03%) AWS
2 433 (18.23%) Azure
3 166 (6.99%) GitHub
4 151 (6.36%) GCP
5 141 (5.94%) SaaS
6 115 (4.84%) Azure DevOps
7 111 (4.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 106 (4.46%) Microsoft 365
9 96 (4.04%) OpenShift
10 65 (2.74%) Serverless
11 51 (2.15%) IaaS
12 46 (1.94%) PaaS
13 37 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
14 36 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 31 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
15 31 (1.31%) GitHub Actions
16 29 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
17 28 (1.18%) Power Platform
18 26 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
19 23 (0.97%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 401 (16.88%) TCP/IP
2 387 (16.29%) HTTP
3 168 (7.07%) Firewall
4 147 (6.19%) DNS
5 94 (3.96%) Wireless
6 79 (3.33%) DHCP
7 54 (2.27%) Network Security
8 52 (2.19%) Internet
9 48 (2.02%) VPN
10 39 (1.64%) MQTT
11 32 (1.35%) SSL
12 27 (1.14%) WAN
13 25 (1.05%) Broadband
13 25 (1.05%) SAN
14 23 (0.97%) AMQP
14 23 (0.97%) BGP
14 23 (0.97%) VoIP
15 20 (0.84%) LAN
15 20 (0.84%) Modbus
16 19 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (12.17%) MySQL
2 180 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
3 99 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 98 (4.13%) SQL Server
5 67 (2.82%) Big Data
6 66 (2.78%) MariaDB
7 62 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
8 50 (2.11%) Redis
9 49 (2.06%) HBase
10 46 (1.94%) NoSQL
11 39 (1.64%) GIS
11 39 (1.64%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.47%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.39%) InfluxDB
14 32 (1.35%) DB2
14 32 (1.35%) Hadoop
14 32 (1.35%) MongoDB
15 24 (1.01%) QGIS
16 21 (0.88%) DynamoDB
17 19 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 433 (18.23%) Git (software)
2 325 (13.68%) Jenkins
3 184 (7.75%) JIRA
4 92 (3.87%) GitLab
5 69 (2.91%) Bitbucket
6 58 (2.44%) Selenium
7 55 (2.32%) Cucumber
8 47 (1.98%) JUnit
9 44 (1.85%) Subversion
10 41 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 37 (1.56%) PHPUnit
12 33 (1.39%) GCC
13 31 (1.31%) JMeter
13 31 (1.31%) Visual Studio
14 25 (1.05%) Travis CI
15 23 (0.97%) Eclipse
16 22 (0.93%) GDB
17 21 (0.88%) Artifactory
18 19 (0.80%) Maven
19 18 (0.76%) TestRail
General
1 543 (22.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 486 (20.46%) Social Skills
3 428 (18.02%) Finance
4 230 (9.68%) Electronics
5 195 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
6 166 (6.99%) Law
7 150 (6.32%) Telecoms
8 122 (5.14%) Banking
9 66 (2.78%) Marketing
10 54 (2.27%) Retail
11 50 (2.11%) Public Sector
12 39 (1.64%) Manufacturing
13 30 (1.26%) Financial Institution
14 27 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
15 19 (0.80%) Aerospace
15 19 (0.80%) Aviation
15 19 (0.80%) Legal
16 18 (0.76%) Military
17 15 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
18 14 (0.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 707 (29.77%) Software Engineer
2 437 (18.40%) Embedded Engineer
3 435 (18.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 370 (15.58%) Developer
5 222 (9.35%) Junior
6 212 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
7 169 (7.12%) Junior Software Engineer
8 160 (6.74%) Junior Embedded Engineer
9 132 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
10 126 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 115 (4.84%) Support Engineer
12 95 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
13 90 (3.79%) IT Engineer
14 87 (3.66%) Software Developer
15 83 (3.49%) Administrator
15 83 (3.49%) Graduate
15 83 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
15 83 (3.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 81 (3.41%) Linux Engineer
17 74 (3.12%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (12.08%) Protocol Buffers
2 204 (8.59%) HTML
3 200 (8.42%) CSS
4 169 (7.12%) REST
5 166 (6.99%) React
6 110 (4.63%) .NET
7 107 (4.51%) Elastic Stack
8 104 (4.38%) Node.js
9 103 (4.34%) LAMP
10 99 (4.17%) Kafka
11 86 (3.62%) HTML5
12 84 (3.54%) Web Services
13 75 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
13 75 (3.16%) Spring
14 70 (2.95%) .NET Core
15 69 (2.91%) jQuery
16 68 (2.86%) JSON
17 65 (2.74%) Ajax
18 62 (2.61%) Laravel
19 61 (2.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 164 (6.91%) Linux Command Line
2 122 (5.14%) Cyberattack
3 111 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (4.04%) Cyber Defence
5 95 (4.00%) User Experience
6 90 (3.79%) Embedded Systems
7 80 (3.37%) Algorithms
8 79 (3.33%) Management Information System
9 76 (3.20%) Public Cloud
10 73 (3.07%) Data Centre
11 68 (2.86%) IoT
12 66 (2.78%) Smartphone
13 55 (2.32%) Cybercrime
14 52 (2.19%) Social Media
15 48 (2.02%) Private Cloud
16 44 (1.85%) Replication
17 37 (1.56%) FPGA
17 37 (1.56%) Virtual Team
18 36 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
19 34 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 583 (24.55%) Windows
2 232 (9.77%) Unix
3 196 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 177 (7.45%) Ubuntu
5 161 (6.78%) CentOS
6 154 (6.48%) Windows Server
7 89 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
8 53 (2.23%) Debian
9 49 (2.06%) Mac OS
10 46 (1.94%) Android
11 44 (1.85%) VMS
12 34 (1.43%) Solaris
12 34 (1.43%) Windows 10
13 32 (1.35%) FreeRTOS
13 32 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 31 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
15 28 (1.18%) Apple iOS
16 23 (0.97%) Kali Linux
17 22 (0.93%) AIX
18 20 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (37.73%) Software Engineering
2 716 (30.15%) Agile
3 501 (21.09%) Software Testing
4 488 (20.55%) DevOps
5 390 (16.42%) Computer Science
6 380 (16.00%) Unit Testing
7 365 (15.37%) CI/CD
8 357 (15.03%) Test Automation
9 326 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
10 320 (13.47%) Signal Processing
11 297 (12.51%) Project Planning
12 294 (12.38%) Digital Signal Processing
12 294 (12.38%) Functional Testing
13 183 (7.71%) TDD
14 182 (7.66%) Microservices
14 182 (7.66%) Scrum
15 180 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 179 (7.54%) Mentoring
17 177 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
18 175 (7.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 727 (30.61%) Python
2 715 (30.11%) C++
3 613 (25.81%) C
4 411 (17.31%) Java
5 323 (13.60%) JavaScript
6 307 (12.93%) SQL
7 267 (11.24%) Bash
8 224 (9.43%) C#
9 211 (8.88%) PHP
10 171 (7.20%) Shell Script
11 145 (6.11%) Perl
12 133 (5.60%) PowerShell
13 67 (2.82%) Groovy
14 66 (2.78%) Go
15 60 (2.53%) Embedded C
16 55 (2.32%) T-SQL
17 40 (1.68%) Rust
18 38 (1.60%) TypeScript
19 37 (1.56%) Embedded C++
20 27 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 696 (29.31%) Degree
2 205 (8.63%) Security Cleared
3 158 (6.65%) SC Cleared
4 125 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 96 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (3.62%) CCNA
7 67 (2.82%) PhD
8 51 (2.15%) A+ Certification
8 51 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
9 49 (2.06%) Linux+ Certification
10 41 (1.73%) DV Cleared
11 37 (1.56%) DBS Check
11 37 (1.56%) Master's Degree
12 25 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (0.97%) ISTQB
14 22 (0.93%) AWS Certification
15 21 (0.88%) CISSP
15 21 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 17 (0.72%) PMI Certification
17 16 (0.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (5.52%) QA
2 46 (1.94%) GDPR
3 35 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.47%) SLA
4 32 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.26%) Accessibility
6 14 (0.59%) SOC 1
6 14 (0.59%) SOC 2
7 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (0.42%) NCSC
8 10 (0.42%) NIST
9 8 (0.34%) RMADS
10 7 (0.29%) HL7
10 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.084%) ECSS
14 2 (0.084%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 423 (17.81%) Docker
2 177 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (7.07%) Active Directory
4 121 (5.09%) Firmware
5 73 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
7 60 (2.53%) vSphere
8 36 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
9 27 (1.14%) KVM
10 21 (0.88%) Hyper-V
11 19 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 16 (0.67%) Xen
13 13 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.38%) Lustre
15 8 (0.34%) HDFS
15 8 (0.34%) Slurm Workload Manager
16 6 (0.25%) NFS
17 4 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
18 3 (0.13%) LXC
18 3 (0.13%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 381 (16.04%) Kubernetes
2 300 (12.63%) Ansible
3 230 (9.68%) Terraform
4 117 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
5 89 (3.75%) Puppet
6 84 (3.54%) Grafana
7 40 (1.68%) Tivoli
8 39 (1.64%) vCenter Server
9 31 (1.31%) Prometheus
10 29 (1.22%) Kibana
11 21 (0.88%) logstash
11 21 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 19 (0.80%) Data Guard
12 19 (0.80%) IBM BigFix
12 19 (0.80%) Netcool
12 19 (0.80%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 19 (0.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 18 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
14 14 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 14 (0.59%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 279 (11.75%) VMware
2 224 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 175 (7.37%) Red Hat
4 138 (5.81%) Cisco
5 106 (4.46%) Oracle
6 83 (3.49%) Google
7 59 (2.48%) IBM
8 47 (1.98%) Splunk
9 42 (1.77%) Perforce
10 32 (1.35%) Juniper
11 26 (1.09%) Atlassian
12 23 (0.97%) Veeam
12 23 (0.97%) Veritas
13 22 (0.93%) Palo Alto
14 21 (0.88%) SaltStack
14 21 (0.88%) Sun
15 19 (0.80%) HP
15 19 (0.80%) Siemens
16 18 (0.76%) Citrix
16 18 (0.76%) EMC