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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / South West
Rank 20 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 546 659 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.89% 11.30% 10.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.98% 39.77% 38.67%
Number of salaries quoted 488 553 526
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,700 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1138 1657 1624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 22.70% 28.40% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 996 1442 1376
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in the South West.

Salary trend for Linux in the South West

Linux
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -4 152 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Bristol -2 148 £40,000 - 34
Wiltshire +13 98 £40,250 +15.00% 9
Somerset -5 67 £42,500 +2.40% 10
Devon +2 50 £30,000 -11.11% 7
Cornwall +16 21 £40,000 +81.81% 5
Dorset -18 15 £40,000 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 431 (39.04%) Java
2 398 (36.05%) Windows
3 363 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
4 293 (26.54%) Security Cleared
5 290 (26.27%) Python
6 279 (25.27%) Software Engineering
7 271 (24.55%) Unix
8 262 (23.73%) JavaScript
9 239 (21.65%) MySQL
10 234 (21.20%) C++
11 231 (20.92%) Git (software)
12 221 (20.02%) HTML
13 216 (19.57%) SQL
14 210 (19.02%) Finance
15 196 (17.75%) PHP
16 182 (16.49%) Degree
17 178 (16.12%) DV Cleared
18 177 (16.03%) Scrum
19 168 (15.22%) CSS
20 165 (14.95%) Oracle
21 164 (14.86%) C
22 163 (14.76%) VMware
23 156 (14.13%) Web Services
24 154 (13.95%) XML
25 149 (13.50%) Spring
26 148 (13.41%) ITIL
27 145 (13.13%) DevOps
28 143 (12.95%) SOAP
28 143 (12.95%) Apache
28 143 (12.95%) MVC

Linux
Top Related 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
1 143 (12.95%) Apache
2 130 (11.78%) JBoss
3 94 (8.51%) Tomcat
4 75 (6.79%) WebLogic
5 57 (5.16%) Mule
6 56 (5.07%) Mule ESB
7 55 (4.98%) WebSphere
8 44 (3.99%) IIS
9 37 (3.35%) Confluence
10 29 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (2.45%) Alfresco
11 27 (2.45%) Joomla!
12 25 (2.26%) MS Exchange
13 18 (1.63%) Apache Spark
14 17 (1.54%) Apache Pig
14 17 (1.54%) WordPress
15 16 (1.45%) nginx
15 16 (1.45%) OpenStack
16 15 (1.36%) Drupal
17 9 (0.82%) GlassFish
Applications
1 85 (7.70%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.17%) MS Office
3 18 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.36%) GNU Octave
6 4 (0.36%) HipChat
7 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.091%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.091%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 70 (6.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.36%) Magento
6 4 (0.36%) Maximo
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle ASCP
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.091%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 122 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (8.15%) SaaS
3 47 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (3.26%) GitHub
5 33 (2.99%) PaaS
6 23 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (1.72%) IaaS
8 16 (1.45%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.27%) Heroku
11 3 (0.27%) Office 365
12 2 (0.18%) G Suite
13 1 (0.091%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.091%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 112 (10.14%) Firewall
2 111 (10.05%) TCP/IP
3 76 (6.88%) Internet
4 61 (5.53%) DNS
5 58 (5.25%) SAN
6 54 (4.89%) LAN
6 54 (4.89%) WAN
7 44 (3.99%) DHCP
8 39 (3.53%) HTTP
9 36 (3.26%) Wireless
10 34 (3.08%) Network Security
11 29 (2.63%) VPN
12 22 (1.99%) SSH
13 21 (1.90%) FTP
14 19 (1.72%) SSL
15 18 (1.63%) Wireshark
16 15 (1.36%) NAS
17 14 (1.27%) SMTP
18 13 (1.18%) LDAP
18 13 (1.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (21.65%) MySQL
2 143 (12.95%) MongoDB
3 106 (9.60%) NoSQL
4 94 (8.51%) SQL Server
5 49 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
6 45 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 45 (4.08%) Big Data
7 43 (3.89%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.62%) Oracle Database
9 38 (3.44%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.45%) MS Access
11 25 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.54%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
14 17 (1.54%) OrientDB
15 12 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.91%) Redis
17 8 (0.72%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 231 (20.92%) Git (software)
2 134 (12.14%) JIRA
3 132 (11.96%) Jenkins
4 99 (8.97%) JUnit
5 79 (7.16%) Subversion
6 63 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 62 (5.62%) Maven
8 61 (5.53%) Selenium
9 47 (4.26%) IntelliJ
10 43 (3.89%) Cucumber
11 39 (3.53%) JMeter
12 35 (3.17%) Bitbucket
13 28 (2.54%) Oracle Forms
14 23 (2.08%) Vagrant
15 20 (1.81%) EasyMock
16 18 (1.63%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.63%) TeamCity
17 17 (1.54%) PeopleTools
17 17 (1.54%) Zephyr
18 16 (1.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 210 (19.02%) Finance
2 125 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 94 (8.51%) Electronics
4 91 (8.24%) Manufacturing
5 83 (7.52%) Marketing
6 67 (6.07%) Retail
7 56 (5.07%) Games
8 48 (4.35%) Banking
9 12 (1.09%) Aerospace
10 10 (0.91%) Legal
11 6 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
14 2 (0.18%) Military
15 1 (0.091%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.091%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 299 (27.08%) Developer
2 191 (17.30%) Software Engineer
3 103 (9.33%) Java Developer
4 94 (8.51%) PHP Developer
5 87 (7.88%) Analyst
6 77 (6.97%) Senior Developer
7 67 (6.07%) Linux Engineer
8 65 (5.89%) Administrator
9 62 (5.62%) C++ Software Engineer
10 57 (5.16%) Java Engineer
11 56 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
12 55 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
12 55 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
13 54 (4.89%) Java Software Engineer
14 49 (4.44%) Test Engineer
15 47 (4.26%) Support Engineer
16 44 (3.99%) Web Developer
17 41 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
18 36 (3.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
18 36 (3.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (20.02%) HTML
2 168 (15.22%) CSS
3 156 (14.13%) Web Services
4 154 (13.95%) XML
5 149 (13.50%) Spring
6 143 (12.95%) SOAP
7 138 (12.50%) REST
8 135 (12.23%) Hibernate
9 106 (9.60%) AngularJS
10 101 (9.15%) LAMP
11 94 (8.51%) jQuery
12 89 (8.06%) JSON
13 84 (7.61%) JPA
14 82 (7.43%) HTML5
15 81 (7.34%) Spring MVC
16 75 (6.79%) J2EE
17 71 (6.43%) .NET
18 67 (6.07%) Apache Camel
19 61 (5.53%) Spring Integration
20 47 (4.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 54 (4.89%) Linux Command Line
4 34 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 19 (1.72%) Wiki
8 18 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
8 18 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
9 16 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.27%) CESG
10 14 (1.27%) User Experience
11 13 (1.18%) Clustering
11 13 (1.18%) Cybercrime
11 13 (1.18%) PKI
12 12 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.91%) Device Driver
14 10 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 398 (36.05%) Windows
2 271 (24.55%) Unix
3 104 (9.42%) Windows Server
4 91 (8.24%) Android
5 85 (7.70%) Apple iOS
6 78 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (6.70%) Mac OS X
8 68 (6.16%) CentOS
9 43 (3.89%) Solaris
10 36 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (3.17%) AIX
11 35 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (2.36%) Ubuntu
13 25 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
14 20 (1.81%) Debian
15 18 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (1.00%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.91%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.72%) OpenVMS
19 7 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (25.27%) Software Engineering
3 177 (16.03%) Scrum
4 148 (13.41%) ITIL
5 145 (13.13%) DevOps
6 143 (12.95%) MVC
7 142 (12.86%) OO
8 135 (12.23%) TDD
9 128 (11.59%) Cybersecurity
10 98 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
11 94 (8.51%) BDD
12 93 (8.42%) Open Source
13 92 (8.33%) OOP
14 91 (8.24%) Kanban
15 90 (8.15%) SDLC
16 84 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
17 82 (7.43%) Integration Testing
18 81 (7.34%) Programme Management
19 79 (7.16%) Mentoring
20 76 (6.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 431 (39.04%) Java
2 290 (26.27%) Python
3 262 (23.73%) JavaScript
4 234 (21.20%) C++
5 216 (19.57%) SQL
6 196 (17.75%) PHP
7 164 (14.86%) C
8 137 (12.41%) Perl
9 109 (9.87%) Bash Shell
10 107 (9.69%) C#
11 96 (8.70%) Ruby
12 64 (5.80%) PowerShell
13 35 (3.17%) Shell Script
14 30 (2.72%) Objective-C
15 29 (2.63%) VBA
16 28 (2.54%) Pascal
17 27 (2.45%) Delphi
18 22 (1.99%) Embedded C++
19 20 (1.81%) Groovy
20 17 (1.54%) SQR
Qualifications
1 293 (26.54%) Security Cleared
2 182 (16.49%) Degree
3 178 (16.12%) DV Cleared
4 128 (11.59%) SC Cleared
5 73 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (6.52%) CCNA
7 55 (4.98%) CISSP
8 49 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 44 (3.99%) SANS
10 43 (3.89%) ISTQB
10 43 (3.89%) MCSE
11 41 (3.71%) GIAC
11 41 (3.71%) ISEB
12 27 (2.45%) Network+ Certification
13 25 (2.26%) Linux+ Certification
13 25 (2.26%) SSCP
14 23 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
14 23 (2.08%) Security+ Certification
15 20 (1.81%) GCIA
16 18 (1.63%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.53%) SLA
2 30 (2.72%) QA
3 21 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.91%) GPG13
5 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.27%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.18%) TickIT
8 1 (0.091%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.091%) FATCA
8 1 (0.091%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.091%) MISRA
8 1 (0.091%) MISRA C
System Software
1 125 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 71 (6.43%) Docker
4 48 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 36 (3.26%) vSphere
6 32 (2.90%) Snort
7 26 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (1.45%) Dovecot
8 16 (1.45%) Postfix
9 15 (1.36%) Samba
10 9 (0.82%) KVM
11 8 (0.72%) Firmware
11 8 (0.72%) NFS
11 8 (0.72%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.63%) XenServer
13 6 (0.54%) Xen
14 4 (0.36%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 106 (9.60%) Puppet
2 59 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (5.16%) Ansible
4 53 (4.80%) Nagios
5 37 (3.35%) NetBackup
6 26 (2.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 19 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (1.63%) SCCM
9 17 (1.54%) Data Guard
10 12 (1.09%) Nmap
11 11 (1.00%) SCOM
11 11 (1.00%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.91%) Backup Exec
12 10 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (0.91%) Salt
13 8 (0.72%) RSA enVision
13 8 (0.72%) Terraform
14 7 (0.63%) Cobbler
14 7 (0.63%) Grafana
15 6 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 165 (14.95%) Oracle
2 163 (14.76%) VMware
3 132 (11.96%) Microsoft
4 100 (9.06%) Red Hat
5 72 (6.52%) SAP
6 67 (6.07%) Apple
7 65 (5.89%) Cisco
8 62 (5.62%) HP
9 41 (3.71%) IBM
10 28 (2.54%) ArcSight
11 23 (2.08%) Atlassian
12 22 (1.99%) Citrix
13 21 (1.90%) Zend
14 20 (1.81%) LogRhythm
15 17 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
16 15 (1.36%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.36%) Juniper
16 15 (1.36%) Splunk
17 13 (1.18%) EMC
17 13 (1.18%) NetApp
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 36 days holiday + more
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £ neg + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £66000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 5% Pension, Bonus, Life & Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £275 - £310 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
AM Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + On Call Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k - 45k Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits superb benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: 3 days ago