Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 15 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 874 901 1,394
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 14.18% 12.06% 13.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.80% 47.47% 50.27%
Number of salaries quoted 613 749 1,190
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,400 £29,975
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £68,950 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 1,512 1,898 2,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.54% 25.41% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,161 1,544 2,177
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £25,400
25th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £39,250 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £61,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +6 240 £50,000 +11.11% 63
Gloucestershire +3 220 £51,500 +3.00% 34
Dorset +11 124 £45,000 +11.80% 19
Wiltshire -3 113 £49,500 +32.00% 26
Somerset +2 73 £39,000 +1.83% 11
Devon -1 61 £35,925 -10.19% 22
Cornwall +4 20 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 318 (36.38%) DevOps
2 317 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (35.35%) Windows
4 308 (35.24%) Python
5 284 (32.49%) AWS
6 254 (29.06%) Docker
7 233 (26.66%) Git (software)
8 217 (24.83%) VMware
9 214 (24.49%) Ansible
10 204 (23.34%) Azure
11 195 (22.31%) Java
12 179 (20.48%) Microsoft
13 177 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 162 (18.54%) JIRA
14 162 (18.54%) SQL
15 160 (18.31%) Bash Shell
16 159 (18.19%) Scrum
17 154 (17.62%) Software Engineering
17 154 (17.62%) Security Cleared
17 154 (17.62%) CentOS
18 150 (17.16%) Puppet
19 138 (15.79%) PowerShell
20 134 (15.33%) Web Services
21 128 (14.65%) Kubernetes
21 128 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
22 124 (14.19%) PHP
23 123 (14.07%) Infrastructure as Code
24 122 (13.96%) C++
25 118 (13.50%) JavaScript
25 118 (13.50%) Confluence

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
1 118 (13.50%) Confluence
2 61 (6.98%) Apache
3 26 (2.97%) WordPress
4 22 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (2.52%) nginx
5 20 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 20 (2.29%) Red Hat Fuse
6 19 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.95%) Mule
7 17 (1.95%) Mule ESB
8 16 (1.83%) JBoss
9 11 (1.26%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.03%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.92%) CMS
12 6 (0.69%) IIS
13 4 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.46%) SugarCRM
14 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.46%) Gliffy
5 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.34%) Houdini
6 3 (0.34%) Maya
6 3 (0.34%) NUKE
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.23%) Gephi
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.92%) Magento
2 5 (0.57%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 284 (32.49%) AWS
2 204 (23.34%) Azure
3 76 (8.70%) GCP
4 64 (7.32%) PaaS
5 60 (6.86%) SaaS
6 56 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
7 43 (4.92%) IaaS
8 42 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (2.97%) Serverless
10 23 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (2.52%) Amazon EKS
12 17 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.72%) OpenShift
14 12 (1.37%) Google Workspace
15 11 (1.26%) Amazon S3
15 11 (1.26%) Power Platform
16 10 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
17 9 (1.03%) npm
17 9 (1.03%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 117 (13.39%) Firewall
2 65 (7.44%) DNS
3 57 (6.52%) IPv4
4 52 (5.95%) VLAN
5 48 (5.49%) VPN
6 46 (5.26%) OSPF
7 40 (4.58%) Internet
8 38 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 35 (4.00%) LAN
10 33 (3.78%) WAN
11 27 (3.09%) Wireless
12 26 (2.97%) DHCP
13 22 (2.52%) HTTP
13 22 (2.52%) SAN
14 21 (2.40%) Wireshark
15 20 (2.29%) SSL
16 16 (1.83%) Network Security
17 15 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
18 12 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
19 10 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (12.70%) MySQL
2 59 (6.75%) NoSQL
3 44 (5.03%) Big Data
4 43 (4.92%) SQL Server
5 37 (4.23%) MongoDB
6 25 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.37%) Redis
11 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.03%) Power BI
12 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.69%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (0.69%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.69%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.46%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 233 (26.66%) Git (software)
2 162 (18.54%) JIRA
3 83 (9.50%) Jenkins
4 48 (5.49%) Subversion
5 33 (3.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (2.86%) Maven
7 21 (2.40%) JUnit
8 20 (2.29%) IDA Disassembler
9 17 (1.95%) IntelliJ
10 16 (1.83%) GitLab
11 14 (1.60%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (1.03%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.03%) Selenium
15 7 (0.80%) Eclipse RCP
16 5 (0.57%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
17 4 (0.46%) Gerrit
17 4 (0.46%) Gradle
General
1 111 (12.70%) Finance
2 79 (9.04%) Public Sector
3 66 (7.55%) Marketing
4 57 (6.52%) Electronics
4 57 (6.52%) Manufacturing
5 50 (5.72%) Telecoms
6 36 (4.12%) Legal
7 27 (3.09%) Retail
8 15 (1.72%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.03%) Automotive
9 9 (1.03%) Games
9 9 (1.03%) Military
9 9 (1.03%) Publishing
10 4 (0.46%) Avionics
10 4 (0.46%) Back Office
10 4 (0.46%) Billing
10 4 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 192 (21.97%) Developer
2 136 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (9.15%) PHP Developer
4 71 (8.12%) Software Engineer
5 58 (6.64%) Linux Engineer
6 57 (6.52%) Administrator
7 55 (6.29%) Senior Developer
8 49 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 43 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
10 42 (4.81%) Java Developer
11 41 (4.69%) IT Support
11 41 (4.69%) Software Developer
12 40 (4.58%) IT Engineer
13 39 (4.46%) Support Engineer
14 38 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
15 35 (4.00%) Senior PHP Developer
16 32 (3.66%) AWS Engineer
17 31 (3.55%) Security Engineer
18 30 (3.43%) IT Support Engineer
19 28 (3.20%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (15.33%) Web Services
2 94 (10.76%) HTML
3 80 (9.15%) CSS
4 55 (6.29%) REST
5 52 (5.95%) Elastic Stack
6 47 (5.38%) Node.js
7 46 (5.26%) Laravel
8 45 (5.15%) JSON
8 45 (5.15%) SOAP
9 42 (4.81%) Kafka
10 39 (4.46%) LAMP
11 38 (4.35%) jQuery
11 38 (4.35%) Vue.js
12 34 (3.89%) .NET
12 34 (3.89%) Apache NiFi
13 30 (3.43%) RESTful
14 29 (3.32%) AngularJS
15 28 (3.20%) XML
16 27 (3.09%) Symfony
17 26 (2.97%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.15%) Public Cloud
2 34 (3.89%) Linux Command Line
3 30 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
6 26 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.86%) Cyberattack
8 21 (2.40%) Data Centre
9 20 (2.29%) Wiki
10 19 (2.17%) PKI
11 17 (1.95%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.49%) Cloud Native
13 13 (1.49%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.26%) User Experience
15 9 (1.03%) CAN bus
15 9 (1.03%) Robotics
16 6 (0.69%) Clustering
16 6 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 309 (35.35%) Windows
2 154 (17.62%) CentOS
3 107 (12.24%) Windows Server
4 94 (10.76%) Ubuntu
5 76 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (6.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 56 (6.41%) Unix
8 34 (3.89%) Android
9 25 (2.86%) Apple iOS
10 22 (2.52%) Debian
11 14 (1.60%) Fedora
11 14 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (1.26%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (1.26%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.03%) Robot Operating System
14 8 (0.92%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.80%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.57%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (36.38%) DevOps
2 317 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (18.19%) Scrum
4 154 (17.62%) Software Engineering
5 128 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
6 123 (14.07%) Infrastructure as Code
7 112 (12.81%) Microservices
8 111 (12.70%) Configuration Management
8 111 (12.70%) Machine Learning
9 102 (11.67%) Cyber Intelligence
10 94 (10.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 92 (10.53%) Data Science
11 92 (10.53%) SDLC
12 87 (9.95%) DevSecOps
12 87 (9.95%) ITIL
13 86 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 85 (9.73%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 83 (9.50%) Software Testing
16 75 (8.58%) Analytics
17 71 (8.12%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 308 (35.24%) Python
2 195 (22.31%) Java
3 162 (18.54%) SQL
4 160 (18.31%) Bash Shell
5 138 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 124 (14.19%) PHP
7 122 (13.96%) C++
8 118 (13.50%) JavaScript
9 100 (11.44%) C
10 66 (7.55%) C#
11 65 (7.44%) Shell Script
12 60 (6.86%) Ruby
13 47 (5.38%) Perl
14 41 (4.69%) Go
15 21 (2.40%) PHP 7
15 21 (2.40%) PL/SQL
16 18 (2.06%) ES6
17 14 (1.60%) T-SQL
18 11 (1.26%) Java 8
19 10 (1.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 154 (17.62%) Security Cleared
2 80 (9.15%) Degree
3 78 (8.92%) SC Cleared
4 46 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 33 (3.78%) Linux+ Certification
5 33 (3.78%) Network+ Certification
6 24 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (2.63%) CCNA
8 21 (2.40%) CompTIA Security+
9 20 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (2.17%) AWS Certification
11 17 (1.95%) A+ Certification
11 17 (1.95%) Server+ Certification
12 14 (1.60%) MCSE
13 13 (1.49%) GIAC
14 12 (1.37%) RHCE
15 9 (1.03%) MCSA
16 6 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.57%) ISTQB
18 4 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.66%) QA
2 18 (2.06%) GDPR
3 10 (1.14%) SLA
4 9 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (0.92%) Def Stans
6 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.46%) NCSC
8 3 (0.34%) NIST
8 3 (0.34%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 254 (29.06%) Docker
2 177 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (7.44%) Active Directory
5 60 (6.86%) Hyper-V
6 34 (3.89%) KVM
7 23 (2.63%) VirtualBox
8 16 (1.83%) Xen
9 11 (1.26%) Samba
10 8 (0.92%) Shibboleth
10 8 (0.92%) vSphere
10 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.80%) pfSense
12 6 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.69%) Btrfs
12 6 (0.69%) Ceph
12 6 (0.69%) DRBD
12 6 (0.69%) XenApp
13 5 (0.57%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 5 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 214 (24.49%) Ansible
2 150 (17.16%) Puppet
3 128 (14.65%) Kubernetes
4 114 (13.04%) Terraform
5 33 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.40%) CFEngine
6 21 (2.40%) Nagios
7 19 (2.17%) Demisto
8 16 (1.83%) Prometheus
9 15 (1.72%) Grafana
10 12 (1.37%) ZABBIX
11 10 (1.14%) Kibana
11 10 (1.14%) Packer
12 9 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (0.80%) Graphite
15 6 (0.69%) Check_MK
15 6 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
16 5 (0.57%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 217 (24.83%) VMware
2 179 (20.48%) Microsoft
3 112 (12.81%) Red Hat
4 74 (8.47%) Google
5 52 (5.95%) Oracle
6 51 (5.84%) Cisco
7 49 (5.61%) SAP
8 42 (4.81%) Splunk
9 25 (2.86%) ArcSight
10 19 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.95%) Veeam
12 15 (1.72%) Citrix
12 15 (1.72%) Sophos
13 14 (1.60%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.49%) Talend
15 11 (1.26%) Atlassian
15 11 (1.26%) EMC
16 10 (1.14%) Apple
16 10 (1.14%) Dell
17 9 (1.03%) HP