Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1239 1318 1410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.22% 12.21% 11.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.72% 46.21% 39.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1020 1186 1195
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 £23,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 2652 2852 3547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.15% 26.42% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2213 2493 3067
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 £23,000 £21,264 £21,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +9 427 £42,500 +13.33% 15
Gloucestershire -8 242 £45,000 - 9
Wiltshire +3 170 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Somerset -5 147 £36,750 -8.13% 7
Dorset +3 131 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Devon -5 70 £33,581 +11.94% 4
Cornwall +18 58 £40,000 +63.27%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 431 (34.79%) Java
2 420 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (32.85%) Windows
4 348 (28.09%) Software Engineering
5 287 (23.16%) JavaScript
6 261 (21.07%) Python
7 257 (20.74%) Amazon AWS
8 247 (19.94%) Git (software)
9 235 (18.97%) Unix
10 232 (18.72%) DevOps
11 227 (18.32%) Web Services
12 225 (18.16%) C++
13 213 (17.19%) Finance
14 199 (16.06%) MySQL
15 196 (15.82%) PHP
15 196 (15.82%) Security Cleared
16 193 (15.58%) HTML
17 184 (14.85%) TDD
18 183 (14.77%) Scrum
19 180 (14.53%) Degree
20 175 (14.12%) Telecoms
21 173 (13.96%) Electronics
22 169 (13.64%) MVC
23 168 (13.56%) Puppet
24 167 (13.48%) JIRA
24 167 (13.48%) CSS
25 165 (13.32%) REST
26 164 (13.24%) VMware
27 162 (13.08%) Spring
28 159 (12.83%) 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
1 155 (12.51%) Apache
2 110 (8.88%) Tomcat
3 90 (7.26%) JBoss
4 76 (6.13%) Mule
5 69 (5.57%) Mule ESB
6 47 (3.79%) OpenStack
7 41 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
8 37 (2.99%) Confluence
9 31 (2.50%) IIS
10 30 (2.42%) MS Exchange
11 25 (2.02%) nginx
12 22 (1.78%) WebLogic
12 22 (1.78%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.89%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (0.73%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.65%) DNN
17 8 (0.65%) Jetty
Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Simulink
2 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.48%) Houdini
4 6 (0.48%) Maya
4 6 (0.48%) NUKE
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.081%) HipChat
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.40%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.081%) Magento
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 257 (20.74%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (9.60%) SaaS
3 92 (7.43%) Amazon EC2
4 66 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (2.34%) GitHub
7 19 (1.53%) IaaS
8 15 (1.21%) Amazon S3
9 14 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.13%) Office 365
9 14 (1.13%) PaaS
10 13 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 12 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.89%) OpenShift
12 11 (0.89%) Serverless
13 5 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.32%) Route 53
15 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 149 (12.03%) TCP/IP
2 125 (10.09%) Firewall
3 84 (6.78%) DNS
4 70 (5.65%) DHCP
4 70 (5.65%) Internet
5 54 (4.36%) HTTP
6 50 (4.04%) Network Security
7 46 (3.71%) SAN
8 42 (3.39%) LAN
9 41 (3.31%) WAN
10 37 (2.99%) VPN
11 28 (2.26%) FTP
12 26 (2.10%) SMTP
13 24 (1.94%) DMZ
13 24 (1.94%) X.400
14 21 (1.69%) Wireless
15 18 (1.45%) VLAN
16 16 (1.29%) LDAP
17 15 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
17 15 (1.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (16.06%) MySQL
2 141 (11.38%) MongoDB
3 138 (11.14%) NoSQL
4 98 (7.91%) SQL Server
5 87 (7.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 55 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (2.50%) Big Data
9 27 (2.18%) MariaDB
10 21 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.69%) Redis
11 18 (1.45%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.89%) CouchDB
14 7 (0.56%) DB2
14 7 (0.56%) JasperReports
14 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.56%) Riak
15 6 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 247 (19.94%) Git (software)
2 167 (13.48%) JIRA
3 115 (9.28%) JUnit
4 108 (8.72%) Jenkins
5 89 (7.18%) IntelliJ
6 67 (5.41%) Maven
7 58 (4.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 51 (4.12%) Subversion
9 44 (3.55%) Eclipse
10 38 (3.07%) Selenium
11 34 (2.74%) TeamCity
12 28 (2.26%) Bitbucket
13 27 (2.18%) Cucumber
14 23 (1.86%) Ant
15 21 (1.69%) Grunt
16 20 (1.61%) gulp
17 14 (1.13%) Vagrant
18 13 (1.05%) JMeter
19 12 (0.97%) EasyMock
20 10 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 213 (17.19%) Finance
2 175 (14.12%) Telecoms
3 173 (13.96%) Electronics
4 145 (11.70%) Marketing
5 142 (11.46%) Manufacturing
6 80 (6.46%) Retail
7 22 (1.78%) Banking
8 21 (1.69%) Games
9 10 (0.81%) Advertising
10 9 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.73%) Automotive
11 7 (0.56%) Military
12 4 (0.32%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.24%) German Language
13 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) French Language
14 2 (0.16%) Local Government
14 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 375 (30.27%) Developer
2 225 (18.16%) Software Engineer
3 159 (12.83%) Java Developer
4 128 (10.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 105 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
6 98 (7.91%) PHP Developer
7 81 (6.54%) Analyst
8 80 (6.46%) Senior Developer
9 79 (6.38%) Java Engineer
10 78 (6.30%) Administrator
11 74 (5.97%) C++ Software Engineer
12 72 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
13 63 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
14 62 (5.00%) Software Developer
15 61 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
16 60 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 55 (4.44%) Network Engineer
18 53 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
18 53 (4.28%) Support Engineer
19 52 (4.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (18.32%) Web Services
2 193 (15.58%) HTML
3 167 (13.48%) CSS
4 165 (13.32%) REST
5 162 (13.08%) Spring
6 158 (12.75%) XML
7 148 (11.95%) SOAP
8 138 (11.14%) Hibernate
9 122 (9.85%) JSON
10 113 (9.12%) JPA
11 93 (7.51%) .NET
12 89 (7.18%) Spring MVC
13 88 (7.10%) LAMP
14 83 (6.70%) AngularJS
14 83 (6.70%) Spring Integration
15 78 (6.30%) jQuery
16 72 (5.81%) Apache Camel
17 65 (5.25%) J2EE
18 59 (4.76%) RESTful
19 47 (3.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.73%) Computer Science
2 64 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.87%) Embedded Systems
5 47 (3.79%) Linux Command Line
6 46 (3.71%) User Experience
7 33 (2.66%) Algorithms
8 30 (2.42%) Data Centre
9 27 (2.18%) Client/Server
10 26 (2.10%) CESG
10 26 (2.10%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
12 23 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
12 23 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (1.53%) Public Cloud
15 17 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (1.37%) Robotics
16 15 (1.21%) Private Cloud
17 14 (1.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 407 (32.85%) Windows
2 235 (18.97%) Unix
3 139 (11.22%) Windows Server
4 94 (7.59%) CentOS
5 81 (6.54%) Ubuntu
6 79 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (3.39%) Android
10 29 (2.34%) AIX
10 29 (2.34%) Debian
11 28 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 26 (2.10%) Embedded Linux
12 26 (2.10%) Windows 7
13 21 (1.69%) Solaris
14 19 (1.53%) Windows 10
15 14 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (28.09%) Software Engineering
3 232 (18.72%) DevOps
4 184 (14.85%) TDD
5 183 (14.77%) Scrum
6 169 (13.64%) MVC
7 151 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
8 145 (11.70%) Open Source
9 143 (11.54%) OO
10 141 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
11 136 (10.98%) Digital Marketing
12 134 (10.82%) Programme Management
13 131 (10.57%) ITIL
14 116 (9.36%) BDD
15 105 (8.47%) Kanban
16 98 (7.91%) Configuration Management
17 97 (7.83%) E-Commerce
18 96 (7.75%) Integration Testing
19 95 (7.67%) OOP
20 76 (6.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 431 (34.79%) Java
2 287 (23.16%) JavaScript
3 261 (21.07%) Python
4 225 (18.16%) C++
5 196 (15.82%) PHP
6 159 (12.83%) C
7 148 (11.95%) SQL
8 120 (9.69%) Bash Shell
9 91 (7.34%) C#
10 78 (6.30%) Shell Script
11 76 (6.13%) Perl
11 76 (6.13%) Ruby
12 64 (5.17%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.66%) Embedded C
14 29 (2.34%) Groovy
15 25 (2.02%) MATLAB
16 20 (1.61%) Go
17 15 (1.21%) Fortran
18 13 (1.05%) Embedded C++
19 12 (0.97%) Korn
Qualifications
1 196 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 180 (14.53%) Degree
3 117 (9.44%) SC Cleared
4 97 (7.83%) DV Cleared
5 71 (5.73%) CISSP
6 51 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (3.87%) CCNA
8 47 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (2.58%) SANS
10 25 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 24 (1.94%) GCIA
12 23 (1.86%) GCIH
12 23 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (1.69%) CREST Certified
14 20 (1.61%) MCSE
15 19 (1.53%) PhD
15 19 (1.53%) RHCE
15 19 (1.53%) RHCSA
16 17 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
17 15 (1.21%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.07%) QA
2 33 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.61%) SLA
4 10 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 8 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.56%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.40%) MIL-STD-498
7 5 (0.40%) MISRA
8 4 (0.32%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.32%) WCAG
9 3 (0.24%) GCP
10 2 (0.16%) ECSS
10 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.081%) COBIT
11 1 (0.081%) RMADS
System Software
1 111 (8.96%) Docker
2 101 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (7.91%) Active Directory
4 50 (4.04%) vSphere
5 33 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (2.42%) NFS
7 24 (1.94%) Hyper-V
8 18 (1.45%) Snort
9 17 (1.37%) Samba
10 15 (1.21%) XenServer
11 9 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.73%) Xen
12 7 (0.56%) KVM
12 7 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.56%) XenApp
13 6 (0.48%) Firmware
13 6 (0.48%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.40%) Dovecot
15 4 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 168 (13.56%) Puppet
2 122 (9.85%) Ansible
3 109 (8.80%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.18%) Nagios
5 21 (1.69%) Nessus
6 16 (1.29%) Kubernetes
7 15 (1.21%) Juju
7 15 (1.21%) Salt
8 13 (1.05%) WSUS
9 12 (0.97%) Terraform
10 11 (0.89%) vMotion
11 8 (0.65%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.56%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
13 6 (0.48%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (0.48%) SCCM
13 6 (0.48%) SCOM
13 6 (0.48%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 164 (13.24%) VMware
2 134 (10.82%) SAP
3 126 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 126 (10.17%) Red Hat
4 103 (8.31%) Oracle
5 93 (7.51%) Cisco
6 84 (6.78%) Apple
7 47 (3.79%) Google
8 36 (2.91%) HP
9 25 (2.02%) Atlassian
10 22 (1.78%) Citrix
10 22 (1.78%) NetApp
11 21 (1.69%) IBM
11 21 (1.69%) Juniper
11 21 (1.69%) LogRhythm
12 17 (1.37%) Splunk
13 16 (1.29%) SolarWinds
14 15 (1.21%) CheckPoint
15 14 (1.13%) Acunetix
15 14 (1.13%) Rapid7