Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 15 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,008 601 1,403
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.15% 13.16% 13.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.10% 52.77% 53.26%
Number of salaries quoted 513 516 1,164
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £30,825
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £34,888
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
75th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,735 1,139 2,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.63% 24.93% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,114 951 2,186
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,500 £25,125
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.61%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,850 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux in the South West

Linux
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South West region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
Bristol +4 306 £50,000 +11.11% 54
Gloucestershire +1 271 £55,000 +4.76% 31
Wiltshire +4 161 £50,000 +26.58% 37
Dorset -11 97 £44,000 -2.22% 17
Devon +3 73 £36,909 -7.73% 15
Somerset 0 72 £43,500 +13.58% 18
Cornwall -10 3 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 405 (40.18%) AWS
1 405 (40.18%) DevOps
2 387 (38.39%) Python
3 383 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
4 318 (31.55%) Azure
5 311 (30.85%) Windows
6 310 (30.75%) Security Cleared
7 303 (30.06%) Software Engineering
8 292 (28.97%) Docker
9 265 (26.29%) Ansible
10 247 (24.50%) JavaScript
11 234 (23.21%) Java
12 231 (22.92%) Bash Shell
13 222 (22.02%) Problem-Solving
14 204 (20.24%) Git (software)
15 187 (18.55%) CSS
15 187 (18.55%) Microsoft
16 180 (17.86%) MySQL
16 180 (17.86%) VMware
17 179 (17.76%) Social Skills
18 175 (17.36%) JIRA
19 164 (16.27%) PowerShell
19 164 (16.27%) Mentoring
19 164 (16.27%) Kubernetes
20 160 (15.87%) Scrum
21 157 (15.58%) Ubuntu
22 154 (15.28%) CentOS
23 153 (15.18%) PHP
24 150 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
25 147 (14.58%) React

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 119 (11.81%) Confluence
2 74 (7.34%) GeoServer
3 42 (4.17%) Apache
4 34 (3.37%) WordPress
5 23 (2.28%) WebLogic
6 20 (1.98%) CMS
7 18 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.69%) ArcGIS
9 15 (1.49%) nginx
9 15 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (1.29%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.99%) Red Hat Fuse
11 10 (0.99%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.89%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.79%) JBoss
13 8 (0.79%) Mule
13 8 (0.79%) Mule ESB
14 6 (0.60%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.50%) IIS
16 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.40%) Maya
3 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.40%) NUKE
4 3 (0.30%) Houdini
4 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.20%) Gephi
6 1 (0.099%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.88%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (1.79%) Magento
3 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.099%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.099%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 405 (40.18%) AWS
2 318 (31.55%) Azure
3 74 (7.34%) GCP
4 73 (7.24%) OpenShift
5 45 (4.46%) PaaS
6 39 (3.87%) Microsoft 365
6 39 (3.87%) SaaS
7 36 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (3.17%) IaaS
9 26 (2.58%) Serverless
10 24 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (2.28%) Amazon S3
12 18 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
12 18 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (1.29%) CloudFront
13 13 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (1.09%) Datadog
15 10 (0.99%) GitHub
16 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.60%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 89 (8.83%) Firewall
2 76 (7.54%) HTTP
3 60 (5.95%) IPv4
4 56 (5.56%) VPN
5 51 (5.06%) VLAN
6 47 (4.66%) OSPF
7 37 (3.67%) DNS
8 36 (3.57%) SSL
9 29 (2.88%) Internet
9 29 (2.88%) LAN
10 26 (2.58%) WAN
11 21 (2.08%) Wireless
12 20 (1.98%) TCP/IP
13 18 (1.79%) SAN
14 17 (1.69%) DHCP
15 16 (1.59%) Wireshark
16 12 (1.19%) Network Security
17 8 (0.79%) SMTP
17 8 (0.79%) VoIP
17 8 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (17.86%) MySQL
2 97 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (9.03%) MongoDB
4 74 (7.34%) GIS
4 74 (7.34%) QGIS
5 66 (6.55%) NoSQL
6 42 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 39 (3.87%) Big Data
7 39 (3.87%) SQL Server
8 35 (3.47%) MariaDB
9 27 (2.68%) Relational Database
10 26 (2.58%) Oracle Database
11 21 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.29%) Redis
15 10 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 204 (20.24%) Git (software)
2 175 (17.36%) JIRA
3 125 (12.40%) Jenkins
4 76 (7.54%) Eclipse
5 55 (5.46%) GitLab
6 48 (4.76%) Subversion
7 44 (4.37%) Rational DOORS
8 41 (4.07%) Robot Framework
9 39 (3.87%) JMeter
10 37 (3.67%) GCC
10 37 (3.67%) Selenium
11 33 (3.27%) Bitbucket
12 32 (3.17%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.69%) SonarQube
14 16 (1.59%) Maven
15 14 (1.39%) JUnit
15 14 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.39%) PHPUnit
16 13 (1.29%) IDA Disassembler
17 11 (1.09%) webpack
General
1 179 (17.76%) Social Skills
2 116 (11.51%) Finance
3 84 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 38 (3.77%) Marketing
6 32 (3.17%) Legal
6 32 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 31 (3.08%) Electronics
8 30 (2.98%) Telecoms
9 23 (2.28%) Organisational Skills
10 18 (1.79%) Aerospace
11 15 (1.49%) Retail
12 7 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
13 4 (0.40%) Law
13 4 (0.40%) Military
14 3 (0.30%) Automotive
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
14 3 (0.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 2 (0.20%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 230 (22.82%) Developer
2 179 (17.76%) Software Engineer
3 142 (14.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 101 (10.02%) PHP Developer
5 77 (7.64%) Administrator
6 75 (7.44%) Linux Engineer
7 66 (6.55%) Senior Developer
8 62 (6.15%) Software Developer
9 57 (5.65%) Senior Software Engineer
10 54 (5.36%) Senior PHP Developer
11 46 (4.56%) Java Developer
12 45 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 44 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 42 (4.17%) Analyst
15 39 (3.87%) IT Support
16 37 (3.67%) Junior
17 33 (3.27%) Architect
18 32 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
19 31 (3.08%) Support Engineer
20 30 (2.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (18.55%) CSS
2 147 (14.58%) React
3 138 (13.69%) Web Services
4 131 (13.00%) HTML
5 94 (9.33%) Elastic Stack
6 88 (8.73%) LAMP
7 75 (7.44%) Kafka
8 74 (7.34%) Leaflet
8 74 (7.34%) OpenLayers
9 73 (7.24%) Node.js
10 70 (6.94%) Apache NiFi
11 62 (6.15%) REST
12 60 (5.95%) Vue.js
13 59 (5.85%) jQuery
13 59 (5.85%) SOAP
14 52 (5.16%) .NET
15 46 (4.56%) Laravel
16 45 (4.46%) RESTful
17 40 (3.97%) JSON
18 39 (3.87%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.35%) Cyberattack
2 50 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 49 (4.86%) Public Cloud
4 39 (3.87%) User Experience
5 38 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (2.58%) PKI
9 24 (2.38%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.29%) Wiki
13 10 (0.99%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.79%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.60%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
15 6 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
16 5 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 311 (30.85%) Windows
2 157 (15.58%) Ubuntu
3 154 (15.28%) CentOS
4 111 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 94 (9.33%) Windows Server
6 88 (8.73%) Unix
7 63 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (3.37%) Android
9 28 (2.78%) Apple iOS
10 24 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
12 14 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.89%) Debian
14 7 (0.69%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.69%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.50%) Fedora
15 5 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (40.18%) DevOps
2 383 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (30.06%) Software Engineering
4 222 (22.02%) Problem-Solving
5 164 (16.27%) Mentoring
6 160 (15.87%) Scrum
7 118 (11.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 114 (11.31%) Infrastructure as Code
9 105 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (10.12%) Cyber Intelligence
11 98 (9.72%) Machine Learning
12 97 (9.62%) SDLC
13 96 (9.52%) Microservices
14 94 (9.33%) ITIL
15 93 (9.23%) Configuration Management
16 91 (9.03%) OO
17 90 (8.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 89 (8.83%) Unit Testing
19 88 (8.73%) DevSecOps
20 87 (8.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 387 (38.39%) Python
2 247 (24.50%) JavaScript
3 234 (23.21%) Java
4 231 (22.92%) Bash Shell
5 164 (16.27%) PowerShell
6 153 (15.18%) PHP
7 146 (14.48%) SQL
8 119 (11.81%) C++
9 116 (11.51%) C
10 77 (7.64%) C#
11 60 (5.95%) Go
12 48 (4.76%) Shell Script
13 42 (4.17%) Ruby
14 29 (2.88%) Perl
14 29 (2.88%) PL/SQL
15 22 (2.18%) ES6
16 20 (1.98%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.99%) PHP 7
18 8 (0.79%) Embedded C++
19 7 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 310 (30.75%) Security Cleared
2 119 (11.81%) Degree
3 118 (11.71%) SC Cleared
4 64 (6.35%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.68%) Linux+ Certification
5 27 (2.68%) Network+ Certification
6 19 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
8 17 (1.69%) AWS Certification
9 16 (1.59%) CCNA
9 16 (1.59%) GIAC
10 15 (1.49%) A+ Certification
10 15 (1.49%) Server+ Certification
11 14 (1.39%) RHCE
12 9 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.79%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.60%) RHCSA
14 6 (0.60%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.77%) MISRA
2 37 (3.67%) ECSS
2 37 (3.67%) MISRA C
2 37 (3.67%) QA
3 35 (3.47%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.19%) SLA
5 8 (0.79%) Accessibility
5 8 (0.79%) GDPR
6 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.30%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.20%) SEPA
8 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.099%) NCSC
System Software
1 292 (28.97%) Docker
2 150 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (3.67%) Active Directory
5 29 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.08%) KVM
7 16 (1.59%) VirtualBox
8 11 (1.09%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.69%) Firmware
10 6 (0.60%) vSphere
11 4 (0.40%) NFS
11 4 (0.40%) Samba
11 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.40%) Xen
12 3 (0.30%) Gluster
13 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.20%) pfSense
13 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 265 (26.29%) Ansible
2 164 (16.27%) Kubernetes
3 143 (14.19%) Puppet
4 112 (11.11%) Terraform
5 33 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.58%) Grafana
7 22 (2.18%) Prometheus
8 19 (1.88%) Graphite
9 17 (1.69%) CFEngine
10 15 (1.49%) Demisto
11 8 (0.79%) Packer
11 8 (0.79%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.60%) Kibana
12 6 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.60%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.50%) Nagios
14 4 (0.40%) Rancher
14 4 (0.40%) SCCM
14 4 (0.40%) vRealize
15 2 (0.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 187 (18.55%) Microsoft
2 180 (17.86%) VMware
3 134 (13.29%) Oracle
4 126 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 61 (6.05%) Google
5 61 (6.05%) Splunk
6 47 (4.66%) Atlassian
7 41 (4.07%) Cisco
8 25 (2.48%) SAP
9 21 (2.08%) ArcSight
10 18 (1.79%) WooCommerce
11 16 (1.59%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.89%) Instagram
12 9 (0.89%) Rackspace
13 8 (0.79%) Citrix
13 8 (0.79%) Juniper
14 6 (0.60%) Apple
14 6 (0.60%) Fortinet
14 6 (0.60%) HP
14 6 (0.60%) Veeam