Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,306 1,238 1,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.02% 12.07% 11.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.45% 45.75% 44.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,018 1,099
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,400
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%

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 2,641 2,706 2,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.33% 26.39% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,056 2,230 2,444
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £61,375 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 0 382 £45,000 +5.88% 99
Wiltshire +9 291 £40,000 -11.11% 52
Gloucestershire +5 225 £45,000 - 44
Dorset 0 153 £37,500 +7.14% 36
Somerset +7 122 £45,000 +28.57% 25
Devon +12 94 £40,000 +12.68% 23
Cornwall +3 35 £36,000 -10.00% 11
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 522 (39.97%) Windows
2 420 (32.16%) Python
3 396 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
4 363 (27.79%) Software Engineering
5 344 (26.34%) MySQL
6 306 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
7 293 (22.43%) C++
8 287 (21.98%) Java
8 287 (21.98%) JavaScript
9 258 (19.75%) DevOps
10 251 (19.22%) Security Cleared
11 249 (19.07%) PHP
12 230 (17.61%) Git (software)
13 227 (17.38%) Degree
14 226 (17.30%) SQL
15 219 (16.77%) C
16 208 (15.93%) HTML
17 207 (15.85%) CSS
17 207 (15.85%) Bash Shell
18 206 (15.77%) VMware
19 202 (15.47%) Unix
20 195 (14.93%) Puppet
21 193 (14.78%) Apache
22 185 (14.17%) Microsoft
23 180 (13.78%) Docker
24 174 (13.32%) PowerShell
25 154 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
25 154 (11.79%) Jenkins
26 145 (11.10%) C#
27 140 (10.72%) SQL Server

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
1 193 (14.78%) Apache
2 53 (4.06%) Confluence
3 41 (3.14%) MS Exchange
4 38 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (1.68%) JBoss
8 21 (1.61%) SharePoint
9 19 (1.45%) nginx
10 17 (1.30%) Apache Pig
11 15 (1.15%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.77%) IIS
12 10 (0.77%) Jetty
13 9 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
14 8 (0.61%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.54%) ColdFusion
15 7 (0.54%) Drupal
15 7 (0.54%) WordPress
16 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.077%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.077%) SAP SM
3 1 (0.077%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 306 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (5.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 43 (3.29%) SaaS
5 30 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (2.07%) Amazon S3
7 23 (1.76%) GitHub
7 23 (1.76%) Office 365
8 16 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 11 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.69%) PaaS
12 7 (0.54%) IaaS
13 6 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.38%) G Suite
15 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.96%) Firewall
2 87 (6.66%) TCP/IP
3 68 (5.21%) Internet
4 50 (3.83%) DNS
5 49 (3.75%) Network Security
6 44 (3.37%) HTTP
7 32 (2.45%) DHCP
8 30 (2.30%) SSL
9 28 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
10 27 (2.07%) LAN
10 27 (2.07%) WAN
11 23 (1.76%) Unified Communications
12 22 (1.68%) Software-Defined Networking
13 17 (1.30%) Wireshark
14 16 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (1.15%) SNMP
16 14 (1.07%) BGP
16 14 (1.07%) VPN
16 14 (1.07%) Wireless
17 13 (1.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (26.34%) MySQL
2 140 (10.72%) SQL Server
3 83 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 73 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
5 56 (4.29%) Big Data
6 48 (3.68%) MongoDB
7 47 (3.60%) NoSQL
8 45 (3.45%) Hadoop
9 42 (3.22%) RDBMS
10 36 (2.76%) MariaDB
11 28 (2.14%) Apache Hive
12 27 (2.07%) Oracle Database
13 26 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (1.53%) Ingres
15 19 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.45%) Redis
16 16 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
19 12 (0.92%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 230 (17.61%) Git (software)
2 154 (11.79%) Jenkins
3 126 (9.65%) JIRA
4 79 (6.05%) Eclipse
5 74 (5.67%) Maven
6 61 (4.67%) Subversion
7 59 (4.52%) Bitbucket
8 55 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 52 (3.98%) JUnit
10 41 (3.14%) Selenium
11 35 (2.68%) EasyMock
12 33 (2.53%) GitLab
13 27 (2.07%) PHPUnit
14 26 (1.99%) Ant
15 24 (1.84%) Apache Ivy
15 24 (1.84%) Sonatype Nexus
16 20 (1.53%) Cucumber
17 19 (1.45%) Visual Studio
18 16 (1.23%) git-flow
18 16 (1.23%) Robot Framework
General
1 124 (9.49%) Finance
2 63 (4.82%) Retail
2 63 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.13%) Electronics
4 42 (3.22%) Manufacturing
4 42 (3.22%) Marketing
5 29 (2.22%) Aerospace
6 24 (1.84%) Games
7 20 (1.53%) Law
8 10 (0.77%) Legal
8 10 (0.77%) Military
9 9 (0.69%) Banking
10 5 (0.38%) Local Government
11 4 (0.31%) Back Office
11 4 (0.31%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.23%) Advertising
12 3 (0.23%) Automotive
12 3 (0.23%) Avionics
13 1 (0.077%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 399 (30.55%) Developer
2 221 (16.92%) Software Engineer
3 134 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 113 (8.65%) PHP Developer
5 100 (7.66%) Linux Engineer
6 94 (7.20%) Software Developer
7 91 (6.97%) C++ Software Engineer
8 85 (6.51%) Administrator
9 82 (6.28%) Java Developer
10 76 (5.82%) Systems Administrator
11 67 (5.13%) Java Engineer
12 66 (5.05%) Analyst
13 64 (4.90%) Web Developer
14 62 (4.75%) Java Software Engineer
15 60 (4.59%) Architect
16 57 (4.36%) Senior Developer
17 53 (4.06%) Linux Administrator
18 49 (3.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 49 (3.75%) Support Engineer
19 48 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (15.93%) HTML
2 207 (15.85%) CSS
3 125 (9.57%) jQuery
4 120 (9.19%) LAMP
5 104 (7.96%) Spring
6 103 (7.89%) Web Services
7 101 (7.73%) REST
8 79 (6.05%) JSON
9 73 (5.59%) .NET
9 73 (5.59%) Node.js
10 70 (5.36%) AngularJS
11 67 (5.13%) XML
12 50 (3.83%) Java EE
13 48 (3.68%) JSF
13 48 (3.68%) React
14 47 (3.60%) Django
15 42 (3.22%) Laravel
15 42 (3.22%) SOAP
16 40 (3.06%) Qt
16 40 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
2 51 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.45%) User Experience
4 43 (3.29%) Embedded Systems
5 34 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 31 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 29 (2.22%) Robotics
7 29 (2.22%) Wiki
8 25 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (1.84%) Clustering
10 22 (1.68%) Blackberry
10 22 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.53%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.38%) EMC VNX
12 18 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 14 (1.07%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.77%) Fintech
15 10 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 522 (39.97%) Windows
2 202 (15.47%) Unix
3 109 (8.35%) Windows Server
4 105 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (7.50%) CentOS
6 92 (7.04%) Ubuntu
7 73 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (5.13%) Android
8 67 (5.13%) Windows 10
9 65 (4.98%) Apple iOS
10 47 (3.60%) Windows 7
11 33 (2.53%) Solaris
12 23 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
13 21 (1.61%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.53%) Debian
15 15 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (1.07%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.92%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.84%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (30.32%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (27.79%) Software Engineering
3 258 (19.75%) DevOps
4 139 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
5 137 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
6 133 (10.18%) Scrum
7 132 (10.11%) Computer Science
8 125 (9.57%) OO
8 125 (9.57%) Test Automation
9 113 (8.65%) Configuration Management
10 110 (8.42%) ITIL
11 108 (8.27%) Open Source
12 100 (7.66%) MVC
13 99 (7.58%) TDD
14 97 (7.43%) Web Development
15 88 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 85 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
17 84 (6.43%) OOD
17 84 (6.43%) Project Management
18 77 (5.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 420 (32.16%) Python
2 293 (22.43%) C++
3 287 (21.98%) Java
3 287 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 249 (19.07%) PHP
5 226 (17.30%) SQL
6 219 (16.77%) C
7 207 (15.85%) Bash Shell
8 174 (13.32%) PowerShell
9 145 (11.10%) C#
10 71 (5.44%) Ruby
11 59 (4.52%) Perl
12 41 (3.14%) Shell Script
13 31 (2.37%) TypeScript
14 27 (2.07%) Embedded C
15 19 (1.45%) Go
16 18 (1.38%) VB
17 17 (1.30%) Objective-C
17 17 (1.30%) Tcl
18 14 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 251 (19.22%) Security Cleared
2 227 (17.38%) Degree
3 131 (10.03%) SC Cleared
4 101 (7.73%) DV Cleared
5 64 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 57 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 52 (3.98%) CCNA
9 51 (3.91%) MCSE
10 31 (2.37%) CISSP
11 30 (2.30%) SSCP
12 29 (2.22%) RHCE
13 26 (1.99%) SANS
14 25 (1.91%) CompTIA Security+
14 25 (1.91%) GIAC
14 25 (1.91%) Linux+ Certification
14 25 (1.91%) Network+ Certification
15 23 (1.76%) MCSA
16 22 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
17 20 (1.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (2.76%) QA
3 23 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 17 (1.30%) SLA
5 9 (0.69%) ECSS
6 6 (0.46%) GDPR
6 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.15%) PMO
9 1 (0.077%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.077%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 180 (13.78%) Docker
2 129 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (6.20%) Active Directory
4 39 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (2.07%) vSphere
6 23 (1.76%) VMware NSX
7 22 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (1.07%) NFS
9 12 (0.92%) Xen
10 11 (0.84%) VirtualBox
11 10 (0.77%) KVM
11 10 (0.77%) Samba
12 9 (0.69%) HDFS
13 8 (0.61%) Postfix
13 8 (0.61%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.54%) Firmware
14 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 195 (14.93%) Puppet
2 138 (10.57%) Ansible
3 69 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (4.67%) Kubernetes
5 40 (3.06%) ZABBIX
6 39 (2.99%) Terraform
7 38 (2.91%) SCCM
8 30 (2.30%) Nagios
9 26 (1.99%) vCenter Server
10 22 (1.68%) SCOM
10 22 (1.68%) vRealize
11 18 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
11 18 (1.38%) Salt
12 14 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (0.92%) ArcSight ESM
13 12 (0.92%) Cacti
13 12 (0.92%) Galera Cluster
14 11 (0.84%) Nessus
14 11 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 10 (0.77%) Netcool
Vendors
1 206 (15.77%) VMware
2 185 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 125 (9.57%) Red Hat
4 95 (7.27%) Cisco
5 84 (6.43%) Google
6 78 (5.97%) Oracle
7 34 (2.60%) SAP
8 33 (2.53%) EMC
9 30 (2.30%) SolarWinds
10 29 (2.22%) Splunk
11 27 (2.07%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.91%) Dell
13 22 (1.68%) Remedy
14 21 (1.61%) ArcSight
14 21 (1.61%) Veeam
15 18 (1.38%) CheckPoint
16 17 (1.30%) Citrix
17 14 (1.07%) McAfee
18 13 (1.00%) Juniper
18 13 (1.00%) NetApp