Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 12 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 483 1,300 1,328
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 14.99% 13.27% 12.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.69% 51.42% 48.52%
Number of salaries quoted 444 1,108 1,122
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year - +0.92% +9.00%

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 852 2,528 2,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.43% 25.81% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 710 2,080 2,172
Median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,475 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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
Wiltshire -4 116 £42,500 -26.09% 18
Bristol +15 106 £50,000 +17.65% 30
Gloucestershire -3 106 £55,000 +10.00% 30
Dorset +8 61 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Somerset +1 43 £47,500 +18.75% 23
Devon +9 42 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Cornwall -3 4 £47,500 +31.94% 1
Avon - 1 £60,000 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 176 (36.44%) Python
2 171 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (32.09%) DevOps
4 139 (28.78%) Windows
4 139 (28.78%) AWS
5 134 (27.74%) Docker
6 118 (24.43%) JavaScript
7 104 (21.53%) Security Cleared
8 101 (20.91%) Ansible
9 95 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 93 (19.25%) MySQL
10 93 (19.25%) VMware
11 89 (18.43%) Java
12 86 (17.81%) Red Hat
13 85 (17.60%) Terraform
14 84 (17.39%) Bash Shell
15 83 (17.18%) PHP
16 81 (16.77%) CentOS
17 80 (16.56%) Kubernetes
18 78 (16.15%) Git (software)
19 75 (15.53%) HTML
20 73 (15.11%) Unix
20 73 (15.11%) Azure
21 68 (14.08%) SQL
21 68 (14.08%) Finance
22 66 (13.66%) Software Engineering
22 66 (13.66%) Jenkins
23 64 (13.25%) Apache
24 63 (13.04%) C++
25 62 (12.84%) Microsoft

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 64 (13.25%) Apache
2 36 (7.45%) Confluence
3 13 (2.69%) nginx
3 13 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.24%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.83%) IIS
6 4 (0.83%) JBoss
6 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.41%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.41%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.21%) Drupal
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.41%) Magento
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 139 (28.78%) AWS
2 73 (15.11%) Azure
3 36 (7.45%) OpenShift
4 31 (6.42%) SaaS
5 30 (6.21%) IaaS
6 26 (5.38%) Amazon S3
7 24 (4.97%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (4.55%) Route 53
9 20 (4.14%) PaaS
10 15 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (2.90%) Office 365
12 13 (2.69%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (2.48%) Serverless
14 11 (2.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (2.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 9 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (1.86%) AWS Fargate
16 9 (1.86%) GitHub
17 7 (1.45%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.21%) Firewall
2 26 (5.38%) LAN
2 26 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 26 (5.38%) WAN
3 24 (4.97%) DNS
3 24 (4.97%) Network Security
4 19 (3.93%) VPN
5 15 (3.11%) Internet
6 14 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (2.90%) SMTP
7 8 (1.66%) MPLS
7 8 (1.66%) VLAN
7 8 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.45%) DHCP
8 7 (1.45%) HTTP
8 7 (1.45%) SAN
9 6 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (1.24%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.24%) Wireless
10 5 (1.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.25%) MySQL
2 41 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.42%) MongoDB
4 23 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (3.73%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.52%) NoSQL
7 15 (3.11%) Big Data
7 15 (3.11%) Redis
8 14 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.66%) CouchDB
10 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.04%) Power BI
13 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.41%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 78 (16.15%) Git (software)
2 66 (13.66%) Jenkins
3 52 (10.77%) JIRA
4 18 (3.73%) Selenium
5 14 (2.90%) GitLab
5 14 (2.90%) Maven
6 13 (2.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (2.48%) JUnit
8 11 (2.28%) Bitbucket Server
9 10 (2.07%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.66%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.24%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.24%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.24%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.24%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.04%) Mockito
13 4 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
14 3 (0.62%) EasyMock
General
1 68 (14.08%) Finance
2 48 (9.94%) Retail
3 29 (6.00%) Public Sector
3 29 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.76%) Electronics
5 20 (4.14%) Marketing
6 19 (3.93%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.48%) Legal
8 9 (1.86%) Law
9 6 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.83%) Banking
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
11 3 (0.62%) Local Government
12 2 (0.41%) Military
12 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 139 (28.78%) Developer
2 87 (18.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (10.56%) Software Engineer
4 41 (8.49%) Software Developer
5 39 (8.07%) Linux Engineer
6 30 (6.21%) Administrator
7 29 (6.00%) PHP Developer
8 28 (5.80%) IT Support
8 28 (5.80%) Java Developer
9 24 (4.97%) Full Stack Developer
9 24 (4.97%) Linux Administrator
10 23 (4.76%) Senior Developer
11 20 (4.14%) Architect
11 20 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (3.93%) Analyst
13 18 (3.73%) AWS Engineer
14 16 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
14 16 (3.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.31%) Senior DevOps
14 16 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (15.53%) HTML
2 52 (10.77%) CSS
3 47 (9.73%) JSON
4 45 (9.32%) jQuery
4 45 (9.32%) LAMP
5 36 (7.45%) Node.js
6 29 (6.00%) React
7 28 (5.80%) Web Services
8 24 (4.97%) Apache NiFi
9 17 (3.52%) Kafka
9 17 (3.52%) RESTful
9 17 (3.52%) Spring
10 15 (3.11%) REST
10 15 (3.11%) SOAP
11 13 (2.69%) Laravel
12 12 (2.48%) HTML5
13 11 (2.28%) .NET
13 11 (2.28%) LEMP Stack
14 10 (2.07%) JSF
15 9 (1.86%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.73%) Cloud Native
2 18 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.52%) PKI
4 16 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.48%) Cyberattack
8 11 (2.28%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.66%) Blog
9 8 (1.66%) Clustering
10 6 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.83%) iSeries
12 4 (0.83%) Wiki
13 3 (0.62%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.62%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.62%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.62%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 139 (28.78%) Windows
2 95 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 81 (16.77%) CentOS
4 73 (15.11%) Unix
5 49 (10.14%) Windows Server
6 29 (6.00%) Ubuntu
7 20 (4.14%) Solaris
8 17 (3.52%) AIX
9 15 (3.11%) Debian
10 9 (1.86%) Amazon Linux
11 7 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.45%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.24%) CoreOS
12 6 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.24%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (1.04%) Android
13 5 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (32.09%) DevOps
3 66 (13.66%) Software Engineering
4 62 (12.84%) Open Source
5 59 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (11.59%) Test Automation
7 53 (10.97%) MVC
8 50 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 49 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
10 46 (9.52%) OO
11 45 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (8.90%) Mentoring
13 39 (8.07%) Infrastructure as Code
13 39 (8.07%) Scrum
13 39 (8.07%) Technical Leadership
14 36 (7.45%) Incident Management
14 36 (7.45%) OOP
15 35 (7.25%) Collaborative Working
16 34 (7.04%) OOD
17 33 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 176 (36.44%) Python
2 118 (24.43%) JavaScript
3 89 (18.43%) Java
4 84 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 83 (17.18%) PHP
6 68 (14.08%) SQL
7 63 (13.04%) C++
8 54 (11.18%) C
9 45 (9.32%) PowerShell
10 38 (7.87%) Shell Script
11 26 (5.38%) Ruby
12 21 (4.35%) C#
13 16 (3.31%) Go
14 15 (3.11%) PL/SQL
15 14 (2.90%) Perl
16 7 (1.45%) Java 8
17 5 (1.04%) Groovy
17 5 (1.04%) PHP 7
18 4 (0.83%) VBScript
19 3 (0.62%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 104 (21.53%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.77%) DV Cleared
3 46 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 37 (7.66%) Degree
5 14 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.07%) CCNA
7 10 (2.07%) MCSA
8 7 (1.45%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.24%) RHCE
9 6 (1.24%) RHCSA
9 6 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.83%) MCSE
11 3 (0.62%) CCNP
12 2 (0.41%) CEH
12 2 (0.41%) CISMP
12 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.41%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.00%) SLA
2 26 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.11%) GDPR
3 15 (3.11%) NIST
3 15 (3.11%) NIST 800
3 15 (3.11%) QA
4 12 (2.48%) NCSC
5 6 (1.24%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 134 (27.74%) Docker
2 57 (11.80%) Active Directory
3 37 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.48%) Ceph
6 11 (2.28%) KVM
6 11 (2.28%) Xen
7 10 (2.07%) VirtualBox
8 7 (1.45%) vSphere
9 6 (1.24%) Btrfs
9 6 (1.24%) DRBD
9 6 (1.24%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.83%) Snort
10 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.62%) LXC
11 3 (0.62%) NFS
11 3 (0.62%) XenApp
11 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 101 (20.91%) Ansible
2 85 (17.60%) Terraform
3 80 (16.56%) Kubernetes
4 57 (11.80%) Puppet
5 20 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.69%) Oracle ZFS
7 12 (2.48%) Nagios
7 12 (2.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (1.45%) SCCM
9 4 (0.83%) Check_MK
9 4 (0.83%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 4 (0.83%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.83%) Proxmox
10 3 (0.62%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.62%) Nessus
10 3 (0.62%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.62%) systemd
Vendors
1 93 (19.25%) VMware
2 86 (17.81%) Red Hat
3 62 (12.84%) Microsoft
4 44 (9.11%) Oracle
5 27 (5.59%) Cisco
6 23 (4.76%) SAP
7 17 (3.52%) Splunk
8 15 (3.11%) Google
9 13 (2.69%) Dell
10 11 (2.28%) Atlassian
10 11 (2.28%) IBM
11 7 (1.45%) Sage
11 7 (1.45%) TOWER Software
12 6 (1.24%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.24%) HP
12 6 (1.24%) NetApp
12 6 (1.24%) New Relic
13 4 (0.83%) Aruba
13 4 (0.83%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.83%) LogRhythm