Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 678 1,095 1,288
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 12.72% 13.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.90% 47.38% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 685 956 1,234
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,900 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 1,258 2,311 2,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.55% 26.84% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,894 2,028
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +10 202 £50,000 +11.11% 37
Gloucestershire 0 122 £50,000 - 41
Wiltshire -5 103 £46,000 +2.22% 21
Dorset +6 83 £47,500 +26.67% 12
Somerset 0 80 £39,000 -13.33% 20
Devon -3 54 £40,000 -9.09% 7
Cornwall +4 22 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 242 (35.69%) Python
2 241 (35.55%) DevOps
3 232 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
4 221 (32.60%) AWS
5 211 (31.12%) Windows
6 181 (26.70%) Docker
7 164 (24.19%) Git (software)
8 148 (21.83%) Ansible
9 146 (21.53%) VMware
10 143 (21.09%) Java
11 133 (19.62%) JavaScript
12 132 (19.47%) SQL
13 131 (19.32%) Kubernetes
14 130 (19.17%) Azure
15 112 (16.52%) Terraform
16 111 (16.37%) CentOS
17 110 (16.22%) Bash Shell
18 104 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 103 (15.19%) Microsoft
20 101 (14.90%) Software Engineering
21 100 (14.75%) Red Hat
21 100 (14.75%) HTML
22 98 (14.45%) MySQL
23 95 (14.01%) PHP
24 93 (13.72%) Finance
25 89 (13.13%) Security Cleared
26 83 (12.24%) C++
27 82 (12.09%) Puppet
28 81 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
28 81 (11.95%) Scrum

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 68 (10.03%) Apache
2 45 (6.64%) Confluence
3 27 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (3.10%) nginx
5 15 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.06%) JBoss
7 13 (1.92%) Red Hat Fuse
8 12 (1.77%) Mule
8 12 (1.77%) Mule ESB
9 11 (1.62%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.47%) WordPress
11 6 (0.88%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.74%) IIS
13 4 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.59%) SugarCRM
14 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.44%) CMS
14 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.59%) Gliffy
6 3 (0.44%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.44%) Magento
2 3 (0.44%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.15%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 221 (32.60%) AWS
2 130 (19.17%) Azure
3 46 (6.78%) SaaS
4 43 (6.34%) GCP
5 41 (6.05%) Office 365
6 37 (5.46%) PaaS
7 33 (4.87%) IaaS
8 32 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
9 28 (4.13%) Serverless
10 26 (3.83%) Amazon EKS
11 21 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (2.51%) OpenShift
13 10 (1.47%) AWS Fargate
14 9 (1.33%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.18%) G Suite
15 8 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (1.03%) GitHub
16 7 (1.03%) Power Platform
17 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.73%) Firewall
2 55 (8.11%) DNS
3 35 (5.16%) TCP/IP
4 26 (3.83%) DHCP
5 25 (3.69%) Internet
6 23 (3.39%) WAN
7 21 (3.10%) LAN
7 21 (3.10%) SAN
8 18 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (2.65%) Network Security
9 15 (2.21%) VPN
9 15 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (2.21%) Wireless
10 14 (2.06%) VLAN
11 11 (1.62%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.47%) IPv4
12 10 (1.47%) OSPF
13 9 (1.33%) Bluetooth
13 9 (1.33%) HTTP
13 9 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.45%) MySQL
2 42 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 41 (6.05%) SQL Server
4 37 (5.46%) Relational Database
5 35 (5.16%) MongoDB
6 27 (3.98%) Big Data
7 20 (2.95%) Redis
8 18 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.92%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.62%) CouchDB
13 7 (1.03%) Apache Accumulo
13 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.88%) Couchbase
15 5 (0.74%) Amazon Athena
15 5 (0.74%) Power BI
15 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 164 (24.19%) Git (software)
2 78 (11.50%) JIRA
3 68 (10.03%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.83%) Maven
5 23 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (3.10%) JUnit
7 18 (2.65%) GitLab
8 14 (2.06%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.92%) IntelliJ
9 13 (1.92%) Selenium
10 12 (1.77%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.62%) Subversion
12 9 (1.33%) IDA Disassembler
12 9 (1.33%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.03%) Eclipse RCP
14 5 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.59%) Gerrit
15 4 (0.59%) Gradle
15 4 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 93 (13.72%) Finance
2 78 (11.50%) Public Sector
3 60 (8.85%) Marketing
4 58 (8.55%) Electronics
5 52 (7.67%) Manufacturing
5 52 (7.67%) Telecoms
6 32 (4.72%) Retail
7 16 (2.36%) Legal
8 12 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.33%) Publishing
10 8 (1.18%) Games
10 8 (1.18%) Law
10 8 (1.18%) Local Government
10 8 (1.18%) Military
11 5 (0.74%) Automotive
12 4 (0.59%) Avionics
12 4 (0.59%) Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Billing
13 2 (0.29%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (28.47%) Developer
2 146 (21.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 62 (9.14%) Linux Engineer
4 56 (8.26%) PHP Developer
5 51 (7.52%) Java Developer
6 48 (7.08%) Software Engineer
7 39 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.46%) Administrator
8 37 (5.46%) AWS Engineer
9 35 (5.16%) AWS DevOps
9 35 (5.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 34 (5.01%) Software Developer
11 27 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
12 23 (3.39%) Analyst
12 23 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
13 22 (3.24%) IT Engineer
14 18 (2.65%) Python Developer
14 18 (2.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 17 (2.51%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.75%) HTML
2 77 (11.36%) CSS
3 63 (9.29%) Web Services
4 56 (8.26%) Node.js
5 55 (8.11%) JSON
6 50 (7.37%) LAMP
7 40 (5.90%) REST
8 39 (5.75%) SOAP
9 38 (5.60%) jQuery
10 31 (4.57%) HTML5
11 28 (4.13%) Kafka
12 27 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
13 26 (3.83%) Spring
14 25 (3.69%) RESTful
15 24 (3.54%) LEMP Stack
16 23 (3.39%) Laravel
17 22 (3.24%) React
18 21 (3.10%) Hibernate
19 19 (2.80%) AngularJS
19 19 (2.80%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
4 18 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 17 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (2.51%) PKI
6 15 (2.21%) Cloud Native
7 12 (1.77%) Cyberattack
7 12 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.33%) Wiki
11 8 (1.18%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.18%) User Experience
12 7 (1.03%) Clustering
12 7 (1.03%) Robotics
13 6 (0.88%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.74%) CAN bus
15 4 (0.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 211 (31.12%) Windows
2 111 (16.37%) CentOS
3 75 (11.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (10.32%) Unix
5 49 (7.23%) Ubuntu
5 49 (7.23%) Windows Server
6 20 (2.95%) Debian
6 20 (2.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (2.65%) Android
8 15 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.33%) Fedora
11 8 (1.18%) Amazon Linux
12 7 (1.03%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.74%) Robot Operating System
15 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (35.55%) DevOps
2 232 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (14.90%) Software Engineering
4 81 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (11.95%) Scrum
5 72 (10.62%) Infrastructure as Code
6 64 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
7 58 (8.55%) Configuration Management
8 57 (8.41%) Microservices
9 54 (7.96%) Cybersecurity
10 53 (7.82%) MVC
11 49 (7.23%) Machine Learning
12 48 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
13 46 (6.78%) Programme Management
14 45 (6.64%) Test Automation
15 43 (6.34%) Open Source
16 42 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 41 (6.05%) Analytics
17 41 (6.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 242 (35.69%) Python
2 143 (21.09%) Java
3 133 (19.62%) JavaScript
4 132 (19.47%) SQL
5 110 (16.22%) Bash Shell
6 95 (14.01%) PHP
7 83 (12.24%) C++
8 79 (11.65%) PowerShell
9 74 (10.91%) C
10 45 (6.64%) C#
11 44 (6.49%) Shell Script
12 34 (5.01%) Ruby
13 27 (3.98%) Go
14 23 (3.39%) PL/SQL
15 21 (3.10%) Perl
16 14 (2.06%) PHP 7
17 13 (1.92%) Java 8
18 9 (1.33%) T-SQL
19 8 (1.18%) Embedded C
19 8 (1.18%) ES6
Qualifications
1 89 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 60 (8.85%) Degree
3 45 (6.64%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (3.54%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.51%) CCNA
6 17 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.21%) MCSA
8 13 (1.92%) AWS Certification
8 13 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.77%) MCSE
10 8 (1.18%) RHCE
10 8 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.88%) Linux+ Certification
11 6 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.59%) GIAC
12 4 (0.59%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.44%) CISSP
13 3 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.83%) QA
2 22 (3.24%) GDPR
3 20 (2.95%) SLA
4 18 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (0.88%) NIST
6 6 (0.88%) NIST 800
7 4 (0.59%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.44%) NCSC
8 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 181 (26.70%) Docker
2 104 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.82%) Active Directory
4 44 (6.49%) Hyper-V
5 31 (4.57%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (3.24%) Xen
7 17 (2.51%) KVM
8 14 (2.06%) Ceph
9 13 (1.92%) VirtualBox
10 9 (1.33%) vSphere
11 8 (1.18%) Shibboleth
11 8 (1.18%) XenApp
11 8 (1.18%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (1.03%) Btrfs
12 7 (1.03%) DRBD
12 7 (1.03%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 6 (0.88%) oVirt
14 5 (0.74%) pfSense
14 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 148 (21.83%) Ansible
2 131 (19.32%) Kubernetes
3 112 (16.52%) Terraform
4 82 (12.09%) Puppet
5 23 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.95%) Nagios
7 14 (2.06%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.47%) Grafana
8 10 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (1.47%) Proxmox
9 8 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (1.03%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.88%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.88%) Kibana
11 6 (0.88%) Observium
11 6 (0.88%) Packer
11 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 146 (21.53%) VMware
2 103 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 100 (14.75%) Red Hat
4 48 (7.08%) SAP
5 41 (6.05%) Google
6 35 (5.16%) Oracle
7 30 (4.42%) Cisco
8 21 (3.10%) Dell
9 20 (2.95%) Splunk
10 14 (2.06%) Veeam
11 13 (1.92%) Sophos
12 10 (1.47%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.47%) McAfee
12 10 (1.47%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.33%) Citrix
13 9 (1.33%) HP
13 9 (1.33%) Talend
14 7 (1.03%) Apple
14 7 (1.03%) EMC
14 7 (1.03%) IBM