Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 15 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,326 1,317 1,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.43% 12.70% 12.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.14% 48.15% 47.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 1,071 1,056
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,913 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 2,543 2,735 2,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.76% 26.38% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,093 2,172 2,256
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 22 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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
Gloucestershire +5 424 £47,500 +3.26% 60
Wiltshire +5 312 £57,500 +43.75% 34
Bristol -14 270 £42,500 -5.56% 69
Dorset +7 122 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Somerset -7 91 £40,000 -15.79% 28
Devon +2 82 £46,250 +30.28% 22
Cornwall +10 20 £32,000 -1.54% 37
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 497 (37.48%) Windows
2 439 (33.11%) Security Cleared
3 438 (33.03%) Python
4 395 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
5 321 (24.21%) Software Engineering
6 315 (23.76%) AWS
7 300 (22.62%) DevOps
8 292 (22.02%) Git (software)
9 280 (21.12%) SQL
10 275 (20.74%) C
11 271 (20.44%) VMware
12 265 (19.98%) JavaScript
13 262 (19.76%) Java
14 254 (19.16%) Docker
15 237 (17.87%) Azure
16 236 (17.80%) C++
17 231 (17.42%) Unix
18 212 (15.99%) Firewall
19 209 (15.76%) Scrum
20 200 (15.08%) Windows Server
21 197 (14.86%) DV Cleared
22 194 (14.63%) Active Directory
23 191 (14.40%) Cisco
23 191 (14.40%) JIRA
24 190 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
25 188 (14.18%) Kubernetes
26 186 (14.03%) Puppet
27 185 (13.95%) MySQL
28 183 (13.80%) Microsoft
29 179 (13.50%) Continuous Integration

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 93 (7.01%) Apache
2 91 (6.86%) MS Exchange
3 78 (5.88%) Confluence
4 72 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
5 69 (5.20%) Apache Spark
6 62 (4.68%) SharePoint
7 46 (3.47%) JBoss
8 39 (2.94%) Tomcat
9 37 (2.79%) OpenStack
10 36 (2.71%) nginx
11 35 (2.64%) Apache Solr
12 24 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (1.36%) WebSphere
15 16 (1.21%) Jetty
16 14 (1.06%) WordPress
17 12 (0.90%) Drupal
17 12 (0.90%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.60%) Apache Pig
19 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.53%) Sketch
3 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Magento
2 7 (0.53%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.075%) Primavera
5 1 (0.075%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 315 (23.76%) AWS
2 237 (17.87%) Azure
3 106 (7.99%) Office 365
4 90 (6.79%) GCP
5 47 (3.54%) Azure Stack
5 47 (3.54%) OneDrive
6 43 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
7 40 (3.02%) OpenShift
8 32 (2.41%) Amazon S3
9 30 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (2.11%) SaaS
11 26 (1.96%) IaaS
12 24 (1.81%) GitHub
13 22 (1.66%) Serverless
14 19 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
14 19 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
14 19 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
15 17 (1.28%) SoftLayer
16 13 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 212 (15.99%) Firewall
2 135 (10.18%) TCP/IP
3 98 (7.39%) WAN
4 91 (6.86%) DNS
5 72 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 65 (4.90%) DHCP
7 58 (4.37%) LAN
8 50 (3.77%) SAN
9 49 (3.70%) Unified Communications
10 47 (3.54%) NetScaler
10 47 (3.54%) VPN
11 44 (3.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 41 (3.09%) Network Security
12 41 (3.09%) Skype
13 37 (2.79%) Wireless
14 33 (2.49%) Internet
15 31 (2.34%) VLAN
16 28 (2.11%) Software-Defined Networking
17 27 (2.04%) Extranet
17 27 (2.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (13.95%) MySQL
2 139 (10.48%) SQL Server
3 124 (9.35%) MongoDB
4 100 (7.54%) Big Data
5 84 (6.33%) NoSQL
6 50 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 41 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 33 (2.49%) Relational Database
9 32 (2.41%) MariaDB
10 31 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
11 30 (2.26%) Apache Hive
12 22 (1.66%) Impala
12 22 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.51%) Redis
14 14 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
15 11 (0.83%) HBase
16 9 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.60%) OrientDB
18 7 (0.53%) GIS
18 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 292 (22.02%) Git (software)
2 191 (14.40%) JIRA
3 167 (12.59%) Jenkins
4 87 (6.56%) Bitbucket
5 54 (4.07%) Maven
6 51 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 50 (3.77%) Eclipse
8 48 (3.62%) git-flow
9 47 (3.54%) TestRail
10 46 (3.47%) JUnit
11 45 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 42 (3.17%) Bitbucket Server
13 38 (2.87%) Subversion
13 38 (2.87%) Zephyr
14 37 (2.79%) Cucumber
15 16 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (1.21%) Vagrant
16 15 (1.13%) EasyMock
16 15 (1.13%) Selenium
17 14 (1.06%) IntelliJ
General
1 146 (11.01%) Public Sector
2 141 (10.63%) Finance
3 86 (6.49%) Retail
4 71 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 68 (5.13%) Electronics
6 65 (4.90%) Marketing
7 52 (3.92%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.41%) Banking
9 29 (2.19%) Games
10 24 (1.81%) Aerospace
11 16 (1.21%) Advertising
12 12 (0.90%) Law
12 12 (0.90%) Military
13 10 (0.75%) Automotive
14 9 (0.68%) Legal
14 9 (0.68%) Publishing
15 6 (0.45%) Back Office
15 6 (0.45%) Cantonese Language
15 6 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.23%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 237 (17.87%) Developer
2 177 (13.35%) Software Engineer
3 147 (11.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 122 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 112 (8.45%) Architect
6 87 (6.56%) Analyst
7 84 (6.33%) Administrator
8 81 (6.11%) Linux Engineer
9 80 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
10 71 (5.35%) PHP Developer
11 64 (4.83%) Consultant
12 62 (4.68%) Java Developer
13 61 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
14 54 (4.07%) Software Developer
15 53 (4.00%) Support Engineer
15 53 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
16 49 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
17 44 (3.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 36 (2.71%) Network Engineer
18 36 (2.71%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (7.84%) CSS
2 103 (7.77%) HTML
3 102 (7.69%) .NET
3 102 (7.69%) Web Services
4 101 (7.62%) Node.js
5 100 (7.54%) React
6 95 (7.16%) Spring
7 87 (6.56%) AngularJS
8 80 (6.03%) XML
9 71 (5.35%) Kafka
10 69 (5.20%) Vue.js
11 67 (5.05%) ASP.NET
12 61 (4.60%) SOAP
13 55 (4.15%) REST
14 53 (4.00%) JSON
15 47 (3.54%) HTML5
16 46 (3.47%) Elastic Stack
16 46 (3.47%) Java EE
17 42 (3.17%) Laravel
18 39 (2.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 58 (4.37%) Linux Command Line
4 45 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 36 (2.71%) Clustering
5 36 (2.71%) Mobile Computing
5 36 (2.71%) User Experience
6 30 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 30 (2.26%) Replication
7 27 (2.04%) EPoS
7 27 (2.04%) Internet of Things
8 26 (1.96%) Driving Licence
9 20 (1.51%) Cybercrime
9 20 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
10 19 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 19 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.43%) Robotics
11 18 (1.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 18 (1.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 497 (37.48%) Windows
2 231 (17.42%) Unix
3 200 (15.08%) Windows Server
4 177 (13.35%) CentOS
5 126 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (6.79%) Ubuntu
8 72 (5.43%) Mac OS
9 68 (5.13%) Debian
10 54 (4.07%) Windows 10
10 54 (4.07%) Windows 7
11 46 (3.47%) Apple iOS
12 38 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (2.56%) Android
14 31 (2.34%) Embedded Linux
15 25 (1.89%) Windows 8
16 20 (1.51%) Fedora
17 15 (1.13%) Solaris
18 13 (0.98%) AIX
19 10 (0.75%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (24.21%) Software Engineering
3 300 (22.62%) DevOps
4 209 (15.76%) Scrum
5 179 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
6 177 (13.35%) Cybersecurity
7 168 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 154 (11.61%) ITIL
9 129 (9.73%) Kanban
10 125 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
11 116 (8.75%) Test Automation
12 114 (8.60%) Configuration Management
13 98 (7.39%) MVC
13 98 (7.39%) Project Delivery
14 90 (6.79%) Computer Science
15 80 (6.03%) Technical Architecture
16 78 (5.88%) Architectural Design
16 78 (5.88%) OO
17 77 (5.81%) Open Source
17 77 (5.81%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 438 (33.03%) Python
2 280 (21.12%) SQL
3 275 (20.74%) C
4 265 (19.98%) JavaScript
5 262 (19.76%) Java
6 236 (17.80%) C++
7 176 (13.27%) Bash Shell
8 172 (12.97%) PHP
9 157 (11.84%) PowerShell
10 115 (8.67%) C#
11 95 (7.16%) Ruby
12 72 (5.43%) Perl
13 48 (3.62%) Shell Script
14 46 (3.47%) Embedded C
15 43 (3.24%) Go
16 26 (1.96%) R
17 22 (1.66%) Embedded C++
18 14 (1.06%) Java 8
19 11 (0.83%) Scala
20 10 (0.75%) ES6
Qualifications
1 439 (33.11%) Security Cleared
2 197 (14.86%) DV Cleared
3 170 (12.82%) Degree
4 165 (12.44%) SC Cleared
5 80 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (5.66%) CCNA
7 49 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 43 (3.24%) RHCE
9 40 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (2.79%) Network+ Certification
11 34 (2.56%) CISSP
12 30 (2.26%) CompTIA Security+
12 30 (2.26%) GIAC
12 30 (2.26%) MCP
12 30 (2.26%) MCSE
12 30 (2.26%) SSCP
13 29 (2.19%) CCA
14 27 (2.04%) Linux+ Certification
14 27 (2.04%) SANS
14 27 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 24 (1.81%) QA
3 23 (1.73%) HMG Infosec
3 23 (1.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 23 (1.73%) JSP 440
4 21 (1.58%) NIST
5 18 (1.36%) SLA
6 9 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.38%) ECSS
7 5 (0.38%) MISRA
7 5 (0.38%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.23%) GDPR
9 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 254 (19.16%) Docker
2 194 (14.63%) Active Directory
3 190 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (6.94%) Hyper-V
5 47 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 47 (3.54%) XenApp
6 44 (3.32%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 23 (1.73%) VirtualBox
10 19 (1.43%) KVM
10 19 (1.43%) Xen
11 18 (1.36%) Apache Flume
12 14 (1.06%) Firmware
13 12 (0.90%) NFS
14 11 (0.83%) HDFS
15 10 (0.75%) Ceph
15 10 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.75%) vSphere
16 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 188 (14.18%) Kubernetes
2 186 (14.03%) Puppet
3 155 (11.69%) SCCM
4 149 (11.24%) Ansible
5 119 (8.97%) SCOM
6 75 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (5.20%) Terraform
8 51 (3.85%) Nagios
9 49 (3.70%) SCOrch
10 47 (3.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 40 (3.02%) vRealize
12 35 (2.64%) ZABBIX
13 29 (2.19%) Docker Swarm
14 27 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 21 (1.58%) Prometheus
16 18 (1.36%) Grafana
16 18 (1.36%) Oozie
17 16 (1.21%) vCenter Server
17 16 (1.21%) WSUS
18 12 (0.90%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 271 (20.44%) VMware
2 191 (14.40%) Cisco
3 183 (13.80%) Microsoft
4 174 (13.12%) Red Hat
5 79 (5.96%) Google
6 75 (5.66%) Splunk
7 74 (5.58%) Oracle
8 65 (4.90%) SAP
9 63 (4.75%) Citrix
10 59 (4.45%) Atlassian
11 30 (2.26%) Apple
12 26 (1.96%) HP
13 22 (1.66%) Juniper
13 22 (1.66%) Palo Alto
14 20 (1.51%) NetApp
15 17 (1.28%) AVG
16 16 (1.21%) EMC
17 14 (1.06%) Fortinet
17 14 (1.06%) IBM
17 14 (1.06%) Meraki