Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1245 1311 1346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.09% 12.00% 11.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.47% 45.84% 38.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1024 1153 1142
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,375 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,400 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%

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 2679 2860 3455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.02% 26.17% 29.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2210 2479 3035
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +11 464 £42,500 +3.03% 39
Gloucestershire -8 215 £45,000 - 18
Wiltshire +4 174 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Dorset 0 147 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Somerset -4 146 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Devon -5 65 £35,000 +16.67% 8
Cornwall +17 43 £40,000 +63.27%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 449 (36.06%) Windows
2 433 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (33.65%) Java
4 361 (29.00%) Software Engineering
5 297 (23.86%) JavaScript
6 270 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
7 268 (21.53%) Python
8 258 (20.72%) Git (software)
9 237 (19.04%) Unix
9 237 (19.04%) DevOps
10 236 (18.96%) Web Services
11 228 (18.31%) C++
12 223 (17.91%) HTML
13 207 (16.63%) Security Cleared
14 204 (16.39%) PHP
15 203 (16.31%) MySQL
16 197 (15.82%) CSS
17 194 (15.58%) Degree
18 189 (15.18%) Puppet
19 181 (14.54%) TDD
20 180 (14.46%) Finance
21 171 (13.73%) Scrum
22 165 (13.25%) JIRA
23 164 (13.17%) TCP/IP
24 158 (12.69%) C
25 156 (12.53%) OO
25 156 (12.53%) VMware
26 153 (12.29%) Apache
27 152 (12.21%) MVC
28 150 (12.05%) XML

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
1 153 (12.29%) Apache
2 98 (7.87%) Tomcat
3 77 (6.18%) JBoss
4 66 (5.30%) Mule
5 61 (4.90%) Mule ESB
6 41 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (3.05%) OpenStack
8 34 (2.73%) Confluence
9 28 (2.25%) IIS
9 28 (2.25%) MS Exchange
10 24 (1.93%) nginx
11 19 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 16 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 13 (1.04%) SharePoint
14 13 (1.04%) SilverStripe
15 11 (0.88%) DNN
16 10 (0.80%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (1.29%) Simulink
2 12 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.48%) Houdini
3 6 (0.48%) Maya
3 6 (0.48%) NUKE
4 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.16%) HipChat
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.080%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.40%) ResourceLink
3 4 (0.32%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 270 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (10.12%) SaaS
3 78 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
4 76 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (3.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 27 (2.17%) GitHub
7 23 (1.85%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.77%) IaaS
8 22 (1.77%) Serverless
9 21 (1.69%) PaaS
10 14 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (1.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 13 (1.04%) Office 365
11 13 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.88%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.40%) Route 53
15 4 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 164 (13.17%) TCP/IP
2 122 (9.80%) Firewall
3 103 (8.27%) DNS
4 81 (6.51%) DHCP
5 69 (5.54%) Internet
6 57 (4.58%) HTTP
6 57 (4.58%) Network Security
7 46 (3.69%) VPN
8 43 (3.45%) LAN
9 42 (3.37%) SAN
10 39 (3.13%) WAN
11 30 (2.41%) Wireless
12 26 (2.09%) FTP
13 23 (1.85%) SMTP
14 22 (1.77%) DMZ
14 22 (1.77%) X.400
15 16 (1.29%) LDAP
15 16 (1.29%) VLAN
16 14 (1.12%) IPv4
16 14 (1.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (16.31%) MySQL
2 123 (9.88%) NoSQL
3 120 (9.64%) MongoDB
4 105 (8.43%) SQL Server
5 75 (6.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 55 (4.42%) Relational Database
7 38 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (2.89%) Big Data
9 27 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.85%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.77%) Hadoop
12 20 (1.61%) MariaDB
13 19 (1.53%) Redis
14 16 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.72%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.64%) Apache Hive
18 7 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
18 7 (0.56%) CouchDB
18 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 258 (20.72%) Git (software)
2 165 (13.25%) JIRA
3 106 (8.51%) Jenkins
4 99 (7.95%) JUnit
5 71 (5.70%) Maven
6 70 (5.62%) IntelliJ
7 58 (4.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 44 (3.53%) Subversion
9 43 (3.45%) Eclipse
10 40 (3.21%) Selenium
11 31 (2.49%) TeamCity
12 28 (2.25%) Bitbucket
13 25 (2.01%) gulp
14 24 (1.93%) Cucumber
14 24 (1.93%) Grunt
15 21 (1.69%) Ant
16 16 (1.29%) Vagrant
16 16 (1.29%) webpack
17 13 (1.04%) SoapUI
18 12 (0.96%) PHPUnit
General
1 180 (14.46%) Finance
2 146 (11.73%) Telecoms
3 142 (11.41%) Electronics
4 119 (9.56%) Marketing
5 116 (9.32%) Manufacturing
6 79 (6.35%) Retail
7 25 (2.01%) Banking
8 24 (1.93%) Games
9 19 (1.53%) Aerospace
10 10 (0.80%) Advertising
11 9 (0.72%) Automotive
12 7 (0.56%) Military
13 4 (0.32%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.24%) German Language
14 3 (0.24%) Legal
14 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Law
15 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 380 (30.52%) Developer
2 220 (17.67%) Software Engineer
3 141 (11.33%) Java Developer
4 129 (10.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 120 (9.64%) Linux Engineer
6 111 (8.92%) PHP Developer
7 78 (6.27%) Software Developer
8 76 (6.10%) Analyst
8 76 (6.10%) Java Engineer
9 74 (5.94%) C++ Software Engineer
10 70 (5.62%) Senior Developer
11 66 (5.30%) Administrator
11 66 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
12 62 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 60 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
14 59 (4.74%) Java Software Engineer
15 57 (4.58%) Junior
16 56 (4.50%) Network Engineer
17 50 (4.02%) Support Engineer
18 46 (3.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (18.96%) Web Services
2 223 (17.91%) HTML
3 197 (15.82%) CSS
4 150 (12.05%) XML
5 148 (11.89%) REST
6 144 (11.57%) SOAP
7 133 (10.68%) Spring
8 117 (9.40%) Hibernate
9 113 (9.08%) .NET
9 113 (9.08%) JSON
10 97 (7.79%) jQuery
11 92 (7.39%) JPA
12 90 (7.23%) LAMP
13 87 (6.99%) AngularJS
14 76 (6.10%) Spring MVC
15 67 (5.38%) Spring Integration
16 65 (5.22%) J2EE
17 64 (5.14%) Apache Camel
18 57 (4.58%) Node.js
19 54 (4.34%) React
Miscellaneous
1 143 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 63 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 58 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.94%) User Experience
5 42 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
5 42 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.57%) Algorithms
7 27 (2.17%) CESG
7 27 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 26 (2.09%) Client/Server
9 25 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (1.77%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
12 21 (1.69%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.69%) Robotics
13 20 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
15 14 (1.12%) Cloud Native
16 13 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 449 (36.06%) Windows
2 237 (19.04%) Unix
3 141 (11.33%) Windows Server
4 90 (7.23%) CentOS
5 75 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 71 (5.70%) Ubuntu
7 64 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (3.21%) Android
9 30 (2.41%) Apple iOS
10 29 (2.33%) Windows 7
11 27 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
12 24 (1.93%) AIX
12 24 (1.93%) Debian
12 24 (1.93%) Windows 10
13 15 (1.20%) Solaris
14 14 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 13 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.64%) VMS
17 6 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (29.00%) Software Engineering
3 237 (19.04%) DevOps
4 181 (14.54%) TDD
5 171 (13.73%) Scrum
6 156 (12.53%) OO
7 152 (12.21%) MVC
8 148 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
9 142 (11.41%) Open Source
10 128 (10.28%) ITIL
11 119 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
12 110 (8.84%) E-Commerce
13 109 (8.76%) Digital Marketing
14 108 (8.67%) Programme Management
15 106 (8.51%) Configuration Management
15 106 (8.51%) OOP
16 104 (8.35%) BDD
17 93 (7.47%) Web Development
18 92 (7.39%) Kanban
19 85 (6.83%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 419 (33.65%) Java
2 297 (23.86%) JavaScript
3 268 (21.53%) Python
4 228 (18.31%) C++
5 204 (16.39%) PHP
6 158 (12.69%) C
7 144 (11.57%) SQL
8 129 (10.36%) Bash Shell
9 109 (8.76%) C#
10 85 (6.83%) Ruby
11 84 (6.75%) Perl
12 81 (6.51%) PowerShell
13 72 (5.78%) Shell Script
14 29 (2.33%) Groovy
15 28 (2.25%) MATLAB
16 27 (2.17%) Embedded C
17 18 (1.45%) Go
18 16 (1.29%) VBScript
19 13 (1.04%) Korn
19 13 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 207 (16.63%) Security Cleared
2 194 (15.58%) Degree
3 128 (10.28%) SC Cleared
4 91 (7.31%) DV Cleared
5 69 (5.54%) CISSP
6 55 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 53 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (4.02%) CCNA
9 36 (2.89%) SANS
10 28 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (2.01%) MCSE
12 23 (1.85%) GCIA
12 23 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 22 (1.77%) CREST Certified
13 22 (1.77%) GCIH
13 22 (1.77%) PhD
14 21 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
14 21 (1.69%) RHCE
14 21 (1.69%) RHCSA
15 18 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.21%) QA
2 34 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.37%) SLA
4 10 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.64%) DO-178B
6 8 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.48%) MIL-STD-498
8 5 (0.40%) MISRA
9 4 (0.32%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.32%) WCAG
10 3 (0.24%) ECSS
10 3 (0.24%) GCP
10 3 (0.24%) RMADS
11 2 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 129 (10.36%) Docker
2 99 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (7.63%) Active Directory
4 49 (3.94%) vSphere
5 34 (2.73%) NFS
6 30 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.85%) Samba
8 22 (1.77%) Hyper-V
9 15 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.04%) XenServer
11 11 (0.88%) Snort
12 7 (0.56%) Firmware
12 7 (0.56%) KVM
12 7 (0.56%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.48%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.48%) XenApp
14 5 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.40%) Xen
15 4 (0.32%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 189 (15.18%) Puppet
2 128 (10.28%) Ansible
3 115 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.33%) Nagios
5 22 (1.77%) Nessus
6 21 (1.69%) Terraform
7 19 (1.53%) Kubernetes
8 14 (1.12%) Salt
9 12 (0.96%) Juju
10 11 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
10 11 (0.88%) WSUS
11 10 (0.80%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.72%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.72%) vMotion
13 7 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (0.48%) SCCM
14 6 (0.48%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.40%) HAProxy
15 5 (0.40%) SCOM
15 5 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 156 (12.53%) VMware
2 125 (10.04%) Microsoft
3 112 (9.00%) Red Hat
4 109 (8.76%) SAP
5 101 (8.11%) Oracle
6 88 (7.07%) Cisco
7 77 (6.18%) Apple
8 54 (4.34%) Google
9 39 (3.13%) HP
10 25 (2.01%) Atlassian
11 22 (1.77%) Citrix
12 21 (1.69%) NetApp
12 21 (1.69%) SolarWinds
13 19 (1.53%) IBM
14 18 (1.45%) Juniper
15 17 (1.37%) CheckPoint
15 17 (1.37%) Splunk
16 15 (1.20%) McAfee
17 14 (1.12%) F5
18 13 (1.04%) Veeam