Period
to 21 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,392 1,116 1,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.11% 11.01% 11.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.01% 46.69% 42.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,117 1,002 1,185
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,375 £23,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 2,961 2,390 3,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.89% 23.58% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2,334 2,067 2,767
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +6.43%
10th Percentile £23,760 £23,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 +13 461 £42,500 +6.25% 95
Wiltshire +6 251 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Gloucestershire -2 234 £45,000 - 42
Dorset +14 160 £40,000 - 27
Somerset +16 150 £47,500 +11.76% 30
Cornwall -9 69 £35,000 -22.22% 17
Devon +2 67 £38,469 +28.23% 23
Avon - 1 £42,500 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 556 (39.94%) Windows
2 466 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (26.36%) Software Engineering
4 362 (26.01%) Python
5 329 (23.64%) Java
6 318 (22.84%) Git (software)
7 289 (20.76%) DevOps
8 288 (20.69%) C++
9 282 (20.26%) Security Cleared
10 272 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
11 255 (18.32%) MySQL
12 246 (17.67%) SQL
12 246 (17.67%) Puppet
13 245 (17.60%) JavaScript
13 245 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
14 236 (16.95%) VMware
15 232 (16.67%) Unix
16 227 (16.31%) ITIL
17 223 (16.02%) C
18 218 (15.66%) Microsoft
19 215 (15.45%) JIRA
20 193 (13.86%) Web Services
21 191 (13.72%) Degree
22 185 (13.29%) CSS
23 180 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
24 176 (12.64%) C#
24 176 (12.64%) HTML
25 171 (12.28%) PHP
26 170 (12.21%) OO
27 168 (12.07%) Apache

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
1 168 (12.07%) Apache
2 92 (6.61%) Tomcat
3 76 (5.46%) Confluence
4 70 (5.03%) Elasticsearch
5 52 (3.74%) nginx
6 42 (3.02%) JBoss
7 34 (2.44%) IIS
7 34 (2.44%) OpenStack
8 27 (1.94%) WordPress
9 26 (1.87%) Apache Solr
10 20 (1.44%) MS Exchange
10 20 (1.44%) Mule
10 20 (1.44%) Mule ESB
11 18 (1.29%) CMS
12 14 (1.01%) Apache Spark
13 13 (0.93%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.86%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.57%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.65%) Simulink
3 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.072%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.072%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.79%) Magento
2 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 272 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (7.90%) SaaS
4 53 (3.81%) IaaS
5 48 (3.45%) Serverless
6 35 (2.51%) PaaS
7 34 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 33 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (1.72%) GitHub
10 22 (1.58%) Office 365
11 21 (1.51%) Amazon S3
12 14 (1.01%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.79%) AWS OpsWorks
14 10 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.72%) G Suite
15 9 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
17 4 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 151 (10.85%) TCP/IP
2 127 (9.12%) Firewall
3 102 (7.33%) DNS
4 91 (6.54%) Network Security
5 77 (5.53%) DHCP
6 57 (4.09%) HTTP
7 49 (3.52%) Internet
8 46 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
9 41 (2.95%) Wireless
10 40 (2.87%) SMTP
11 39 (2.80%) SSL
12 36 (2.59%) LAN
13 33 (2.37%) HTTPS
14 32 (2.30%) FTP
15 31 (2.23%) DMZ
15 31 (2.23%) SAN
15 31 (2.23%) X.400
16 30 (2.16%) SNMP
17 29 (2.08%) IPv4
17 29 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (18.32%) MySQL
2 130 (9.34%) SQL Server
3 78 (5.60%) MongoDB
4 71 (5.10%) Relational Database
5 65 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
6 54 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 52 (3.74%) Redis
8 37 (2.66%) RDBMS
9 30 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 30 (2.16%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.87%) Big Data
11 24 (1.72%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.51%) Neo4j
13 20 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 20 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.22%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 318 (22.84%) Git (software)
2 215 (15.45%) JIRA
3 155 (11.14%) Jenkins
4 95 (6.82%) JUnit
5 60 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 54 (3.88%) Bitbucket
7 52 (3.74%) Visual Studio
8 48 (3.45%) Selenium
9 45 (3.23%) Maven
10 44 (3.16%) Subversion
11 36 (2.59%) Cucumber
11 36 (2.59%) PHPUnit
12 32 (2.30%) Eclipse
13 24 (1.72%) TeamCity
14 21 (1.51%) GoCD
15 20 (1.44%) IntelliJ
16 19 (1.36%) Robot Framework
16 19 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (1.29%) JMeter
18 17 (1.22%) Ant
General
1 107 (7.69%) Retail
2 98 (7.04%) Finance
3 53 (3.81%) Electronics
4 52 (3.74%) Marketing
5 46 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.87%) Games
8 22 (1.58%) Aerospace
9 14 (1.01%) Military
10 12 (0.86%) Law
11 11 (0.79%) Cantonese Language
11 11 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
12 10 (0.72%) Advertising
12 10 (0.72%) Billing
13 5 (0.36%) Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
15 2 (0.14%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 373 (26.80%) Developer
2 216 (15.52%) Software Engineer
3 158 (11.35%) Linux Engineer
4 157 (11.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 108 (7.76%) PHP Developer
6 106 (7.61%) Java Developer
7 79 (5.68%) Analyst
8 77 (5.53%) Software Developer
9 75 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 73 (5.24%) Administrator
11 66 (4.74%) Embedded Engineer
12 61 (4.38%) C++ Software Engineer
13 60 (4.31%) Senior Developer
14 59 (4.24%) Web Developer
15 55 (3.95%) Support Engineer
16 54 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
16 54 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
17 51 (3.66%) Java Engineer
18 50 (3.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 43 (3.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (13.86%) Web Services
2 185 (13.29%) CSS
3 176 (12.64%) HTML
4 138 (9.91%) .NET
4 138 (9.91%) jQuery
5 107 (7.69%) REST
6 97 (6.97%) LAMP
7 78 (5.60%) XML
8 73 (5.24%) AngularJS
9 66 (4.74%) JSON
10 62 (4.45%) Spring
11 58 (4.17%) ASP.NET
11 58 (4.17%) SOAP
12 56 (4.02%) Node.js
13 51 (3.66%) .NET Framework
14 44 (3.16%) Hibernate
14 44 (3.16%) Middleware
15 43 (3.09%) HTML5
15 43 (3.09%) Laravel
16 39 (2.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.34%) Computer Science
2 98 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
4 67 (4.81%) User Experience
5 46 (3.30%) Device Driver
6 43 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (2.95%) Embedded Systems
8 34 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 33 (2.37%) CESG
10 28 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 28 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (1.80%) Fintech
13 24 (1.72%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.36%) Clustering
15 17 (1.22%) Algorithms
16 16 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 15 (1.08%) Public Cloud
18 14 (1.01%) Driving Licence
19 12 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 556 (39.94%) Windows
2 232 (16.67%) Unix
3 132 (9.48%) Windows Server
4 117 (8.41%) CentOS
4 117 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (4.60%) Android
6 48 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (3.02%) Apple iOS
7 42 (3.02%) Ubuntu
8 39 (2.80%) Embedded Linux
9 32 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.65%) Debian
11 19 (1.36%) AIX
11 19 (1.36%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.22%) FreeRTOS
13 17 (1.22%) ThreadX
14 16 (1.15%) FreeBSD
15 14 (1.01%) Solaris
16 13 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (26.36%) Software Engineering
3 289 (20.76%) DevOps
4 245 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
5 227 (16.31%) ITIL
6 180 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
7 170 (12.21%) OO
8 161 (11.57%) Configuration Management
9 143 (10.27%) Scrum
9 143 (10.27%) TDD
10 131 (9.41%) MVC
11 124 (8.91%) Open Source
12 101 (7.26%) Microservices
13 100 (7.18%) E-Commerce
14 98 (7.04%) Web Development
15 94 (6.75%) OOP
16 90 (6.47%) Test Automation
17 88 (6.32%) SDLC
18 84 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
19 83 (5.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 362 (26.01%) Python
2 329 (23.64%) Java
3 288 (20.69%) C++
4 246 (17.67%) SQL
5 245 (17.60%) JavaScript
6 223 (16.02%) C
7 176 (12.64%) C#
8 171 (12.28%) PHP
9 158 (11.35%) Bash Shell
10 105 (7.54%) PowerShell
11 85 (6.11%) Ruby
12 70 (5.03%) Perl
13 66 (4.74%) Shell Script
14 38 (2.73%) Embedded C
15 37 (2.66%) Objective-C
16 31 (2.23%) Embedded C++
17 26 (1.87%) Scala
18 24 (1.72%) Groovy
19 20 (1.44%) VB
20 17 (1.22%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 282 (20.26%) Security Cleared
2 191 (13.72%) Degree
3 157 (11.28%) SC Cleared
4 131 (9.41%) DV Cleared
5 87 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (5.75%) CCNA
7 71 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 53 (3.81%) CISSP
9 47 (3.38%) MCSE
10 46 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 27 (1.94%) MCSA
13 21 (1.51%) SSCP
14 18 (1.29%) ISTQB
15 16 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
15 16 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
16 15 (1.08%) Linux+ Certification
16 15 (1.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.02%) QA
1 42 (3.02%) SLA
2 18 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.43%) PMO
4 3 (0.22%) GCP
4 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.14%) ECSS
5 2 (0.14%) GDPR
5 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.072%) MISRA
6 1 (0.072%) WCAG
System Software
1 166 (11.93%) Docker
2 159 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (8.26%) Active Directory
4 50 (3.59%) vSphere
5 44 (3.16%) Hyper-V
6 40 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.80%) KVM
8 19 (1.36%) NFS
9 16 (1.15%) Samba
9 16 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.65%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.57%) Ceph
12 8 (0.57%) Postfix
13 7 (0.50%) Dovecot
13 7 (0.50%) HDFS
13 7 (0.50%) Shibboleth
14 6 (0.43%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 246 (17.67%) Puppet
2 157 (11.28%) Ansible
3 156 (11.21%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 46 (3.30%) Nagios
6 43 (3.09%) Terraform
7 36 (2.59%) Kibana
8 23 (1.65%) ZABBIX
9 16 (1.15%) Icinga
10 12 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
11 11 (0.79%) SCCM
12 10 (0.72%) Galera Cluster
12 10 (0.72%) Salt
13 9 (0.65%) Nessus
13 9 (0.65%) SCOM
13 9 (0.65%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.57%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.50%) Cacti
16 6 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 236 (16.95%) VMware
2 218 (15.66%) Microsoft
3 155 (11.14%) Red Hat
4 104 (7.47%) Oracle
5 81 (5.82%) Cisco
6 49 (3.52%) Google
6 49 (3.52%) SAP
7 42 (3.02%) Atlassian
8 35 (2.51%) Apple
8 35 (2.51%) Juniper
9 33 (2.37%) HP
10 30 (2.16%) SolarWinds
11 29 (2.08%) EMC
12 28 (2.01%) Citrix
13 25 (1.80%) Capita
14 17 (1.22%) NetApp
14 17 (1.22%) Sophos
15 16 (1.15%) McAfee
16 15 (1.08%) F5
17 14 (1.01%) Scality