Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 16 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,376 1,324 1,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.71% 12.70% 10.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.26% 47.07% 45.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,072 979
South West median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.85% +3.00% +4.17%

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 2,738 2,813 2,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.29% 26.99% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,138 2,223 2,101
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 +2 387 £45,000 +5.88% 97
Wiltshire +2 339 £45,000 - 49
Gloucestershire +2 204 £45,000 - 42
Dorset -5 165 £37,500 +7.14% 44
Somerset -3 129 £50,000 +17.65% 33
Devon +5 106 £47,500 +26.67% 25
Cornwall +10 41 £36,000 +2.86% 15
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 543 (39.46%) Python
2 504 (36.63%) Windows
3 400 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (24.56%) JavaScript
5 335 (24.35%) Software Engineering
6 334 (24.27%) Java
7 322 (23.40%) Security Cleared
8 306 (22.24%) SQL
9 302 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
10 296 (21.51%) MySQL
11 287 (20.86%) C++
12 282 (20.49%) Git (software)
13 274 (19.91%) DevOps
14 247 (17.95%) PHP
15 243 (17.66%) C
16 238 (17.30%) Apache
17 233 (16.93%) Docker
18 229 (16.64%) Unix
19 225 (16.35%) VMware
20 218 (15.84%) Bash Shell
21 215 (15.63%) Degree
22 209 (15.19%) HTML
22 209 (15.19%) CSS
23 184 (13.37%) Puppet
24 181 (13.15%) PowerShell
24 181 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
25 180 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
26 165 (11.99%) SC Cleared
27 158 (11.48%) Microsoft
28 157 (11.41%) C#

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
1 238 (17.30%) Apache
2 60 (4.36%) nginx
3 39 (2.83%) Tomcat
4 38 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (2.47%) Confluence
6 26 (1.89%) IIS
6 26 (1.89%) JBoss
7 25 (1.82%) Apache Solr
7 25 (1.82%) MS Exchange
8 24 (1.74%) Apache Spark
9 23 (1.67%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.38%) Apache Pig
11 14 (1.02%) ColdFusion
12 12 (0.87%) WordPress
13 11 (0.80%) Jetty
14 10 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.65%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.58%) Drupal
16 8 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
17 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (0.65%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.073%) InVision
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.073%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.15%) CiviCRM
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.073%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 302 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (10.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (6.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 45 (3.27%) SaaS
5 27 (1.96%) GitHub
6 25 (1.82%) Google Compute Engine
7 23 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (1.16%) Serverless
10 15 (1.09%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.09%) IaaS
11 13 (0.94%) Office 365
12 12 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.87%) PaaS
13 10 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
15 7 (0.51%) Datadog
16 5 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 112 (8.14%) Firewall
2 66 (4.80%) TCP/IP
3 58 (4.22%) Internet
4 52 (3.78%) DNS
5 45 (3.27%) Network Security
6 39 (2.83%) WAN
7 36 (2.62%) HTTP
8 34 (2.47%) DHCP
9 33 (2.40%) LAN
10 22 (1.60%) VPN
11 21 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (1.45%) SSL
13 17 (1.24%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.16%) SAN
14 16 (1.16%) Unified Communications
14 16 (1.16%) Wireshark
15 15 (1.09%) MPLS
15 15 (1.09%) OSPF
15 15 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (21.51%) MySQL
2 133 (9.67%) SQL Server
3 105 (7.63%) MongoDB
4 93 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 65 (4.72%) Big Data
5 65 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 59 (4.29%) NoSQL
7 50 (3.63%) Hadoop
8 40 (2.91%) RDBMS
9 39 (2.83%) MariaDB
10 32 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 28 (2.03%) Redis
12 19 (1.38%) Ingres
13 18 (1.31%) Apache Hive
14 17 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (1.24%) HBase
15 16 (1.16%) Data Lake
16 15 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 14 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 282 (20.49%) Git (software)
2 157 (11.41%) Jenkins
3 96 (6.98%) JIRA
4 63 (4.58%) Eclipse
5 54 (3.92%) Bitbucket
6 47 (3.42%) Subversion
7 44 (3.20%) Maven
8 38 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (2.62%) Selenium
10 33 (2.40%) GitLab
11 27 (1.96%) JUnit
12 26 (1.89%) Vagrant
13 24 (1.74%) Cucumber
14 21 (1.53%) Eclipse RCP
15 18 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (1.31%) Visual Studio
16 16 (1.16%) Ant
17 15 (1.09%) Apache Ivy
17 15 (1.09%) git-flow
17 15 (1.09%) PHPUnit
General
1 116 (8.43%) Finance
2 70 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.56%) Marketing
4 42 (3.05%) Electronics
5 35 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.25%) Retail
7 22 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 21 (1.53%) Games
9 13 (0.94%) Banking
10 10 (0.73%) Law
11 8 (0.58%) Legal
12 7 (0.51%) Military
13 4 (0.29%) Back Office
13 4 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.22%) Avionics
14 3 (0.22%) Local Government
15 2 (0.15%) Advertising
15 2 (0.15%) French Language
15 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 400 (29.07%) Developer
2 218 (15.84%) Software Engineer
3 123 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 121 (8.79%) PHP Developer
5 119 (8.65%) Linux Engineer
6 79 (5.74%) Administrator
7 74 (5.38%) Java Developer
8 67 (4.87%) Python Developer
9 66 (4.80%) C++ Software Engineer
10 65 (4.72%) Analyst
11 64 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
12 60 (4.36%) Software Developer
13 58 (4.22%) Support Engineer
14 57 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 56 (4.07%) Junior
16 49 (3.56%) Web Developer
17 47 (3.42%) Java Engineer
17 47 (3.42%) Senior Developer
18 46 (3.34%) Senior Software Engineer
19 45 (3.27%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (15.19%) CSS
1 209 (15.19%) HTML
2 150 (10.90%) LAMP
3 146 (10.61%) Web Services
4 133 (9.67%) Node.js
5 112 (8.14%) React
6 96 (6.98%) jQuery
7 82 (5.96%) REST
8 80 (5.81%) AngularJS
8 80 (5.81%) Spring
9 66 (4.80%) .NET
10 57 (4.14%) JSON
10 57 (4.14%) SOAP
11 54 (3.92%) Django
12 52 (3.78%) XML
13 51 (3.71%) Vue.js
14 50 (3.63%) LEMP Stack
15 48 (3.49%) RESTful
16 45 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
17 41 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.43%) Linux Command Line
3 40 (2.91%) Clustering
4 37 (2.69%) User Experience
5 30 (2.18%) Public Cloud
6 28 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 25 (1.82%) Robotics
8 22 (1.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 22 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.45%) Internet of Things
10 19 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
10 19 (1.38%) EMC VNX
10 19 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.31%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.31%) Device Driver
11 18 (1.31%) Replication
12 16 (1.16%) Wiki
13 14 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 504 (36.63%) Windows
2 229 (16.64%) Unix
3 130 (9.45%) CentOS
4 129 (9.38%) Ubuntu
5 119 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 110 (7.99%) Windows Server
7 53 (3.85%) Debian
8 44 (3.20%) Embedded Linux
9 42 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (2.98%) Solaris
11 34 (2.47%) Apple iOS
12 33 (2.40%) Android
13 31 (2.25%) Mac OS
14 21 (1.53%) Windows 10
15 19 (1.38%) Windows 7
16 16 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.65%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
20 7 (0.51%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (24.35%) Software Engineering
3 274 (19.91%) DevOps
4 181 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
5 180 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
6 124 (9.01%) Computer Science
7 121 (8.79%) Configuration Management
8 119 (8.65%) OO
9 117 (8.50%) Test Automation
10 116 (8.43%) ITIL
11 106 (7.70%) Scrum
12 105 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 96 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
14 89 (6.47%) TDD
15 85 (6.18%) MVC
15 85 (6.18%) Open Source
16 83 (6.03%) Unit Testing
17 82 (5.96%) SDLC
18 81 (5.89%) UML
19 79 (5.74%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 543 (39.46%) Python
2 338 (24.56%) JavaScript
3 334 (24.27%) Java
4 306 (22.24%) SQL
5 287 (20.86%) C++
6 247 (17.95%) PHP
7 243 (17.66%) C
8 218 (15.84%) Bash Shell
9 181 (13.15%) PowerShell
10 157 (11.41%) C#
11 88 (6.40%) Ruby
12 60 (4.36%) Perl
13 56 (4.07%) Embedded C
13 56 (4.07%) Shell Script
14 31 (2.25%) Go
15 30 (2.18%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.60%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.45%) Java 8
18 19 (1.38%) Embedded C++
19 15 (1.09%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 322 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 215 (15.63%) Degree
3 165 (11.99%) SC Cleared
4 143 (10.39%) DV Cleared
5 72 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 53 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (2.76%) CCNA
7 38 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (2.18%) MCSE
9 29 (2.11%) RHCE
10 22 (1.60%) MCSA
11 20 (1.45%) ISTQB
12 17 (1.24%) ISEB
13 16 (1.16%) CISSP
14 15 (1.09%) SSCP
15 14 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
16 13 (0.94%) GIAC
16 13 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
16 13 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (1.53%) SLA
3 18 (1.31%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.09%) QA
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.36%) GDPR
6 5 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
6 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.073%) DO-178B
System Software
1 233 (16.93%) Docker
2 137 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (5.52%) Active Directory
4 71 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.11%) VMware NSX
6 29 (2.11%) vSphere
7 21 (1.53%) KVM
8 16 (1.16%) HDFS
8 16 (1.16%) Xen
9 15 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.87%) NFS
11 10 (0.73%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.65%) Samba
13 8 (0.58%) Postfix
13 8 (0.58%) vCloud
14 7 (0.51%) Btrfs
14 7 (0.51%) Ceph
14 7 (0.51%) DRBD
14 7 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 184 (13.37%) Puppet
2 154 (11.19%) Ansible
3 92 (6.69%) Kubernetes
4 72 (5.23%) Terraform
5 70 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (2.69%) SCCM
7 32 (2.33%) ZABBIX
8 29 (2.11%) Nagios
9 25 (1.82%) vCenter Server
10 22 (1.60%) SCOM
11 20 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
13 18 (1.31%) Packer
14 17 (1.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 12 (0.87%) ArcSight ESM
15 12 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
16 10 (0.73%) Nessus
16 10 (0.73%) Netcool
16 10 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 10 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 225 (16.35%) VMware
2 158 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 133 (9.67%) Red Hat
4 112 (8.14%) Cisco
5 108 (7.85%) Oracle
6 91 (6.61%) Google
7 32 (2.33%) Splunk
8 30 (2.18%) SAP
9 28 (2.03%) EMC
10 24 (1.74%) HP
11 23 (1.67%) Dell
12 22 (1.60%) ArcSight
13 20 (1.45%) SolarWinds
14 19 (1.38%) Juniper
14 19 (1.38%) Veeam
15 17 (1.24%) Adobe
15 17 (1.24%) Citrix
15 17 (1.24%) F5
16 16 (1.16%) Atlassian
17 13 (0.94%) CheckPoint