Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 18 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,261 1,182 1,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.34% 11.31% 10.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.79% 46.89% 36.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,008 1,032 1,117
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,925 £25,016 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

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 2,754 2,521 3,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.95% 24.13% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,201 2,180 3,064
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +13 411 £42,500 +6.25% 80
Wiltshire +5 213 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Gloucestershire -12 187 £45,000 - 46
Dorset +23 173 £35,000 -12.50% 24
Somerset +1 155 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Devon -2 72 £41,000 +24.24% 28
Cornwall +1 60 £35,000 +40.00% 12
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 521 (41.32%) Windows
2 426 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
3 326 (25.85%) Java
4 320 (25.38%) Software Engineering
5 298 (23.63%) Git (software)
6 296 (23.47%) Python
7 284 (22.52%) JavaScript
8 261 (20.70%) Unix
9 254 (20.14%) MySQL
10 247 (19.59%) DevOps
11 241 (19.11%) Security Cleared
11 241 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
12 236 (18.72%) HTML
13 235 (18.64%) Puppet
14 227 (18.00%) Degree
14 227 (18.00%) C++
15 224 (17.76%) Web Services
16 223 (17.68%) CSS
17 210 (16.65%) ITIL
18 200 (15.86%) PHP
19 194 (15.38%) OO
20 189 (14.99%) SQL
21 185 (14.67%) VMware
22 179 (14.20%) JIRA
23 176 (13.96%) Microsoft
24 165 (13.08%) C
25 162 (12.85%) Apache
25 162 (12.85%) Ansible
26 160 (12.69%) TCP/IP
27 157 (12.45%) 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
1 162 (12.85%) Apache
2 80 (6.34%) Tomcat
3 44 (3.49%) JBoss
4 43 (3.41%) Confluence
4 43 (3.41%) OpenStack
5 41 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
6 35 (2.78%) IIS
7 28 (2.22%) Mule
8 27 (2.14%) Apache Solr
8 27 (2.14%) nginx
9 23 (1.82%) Mule ESB
10 21 (1.67%) MS Exchange
10 21 (1.67%) WordPress
11 19 (1.51%) SilverStripe
12 18 (1.43%) Apache Spark
13 16 (1.27%) DNN
13 16 (1.27%) SharePoint
14 14 (1.11%) CMS
15 12 (0.95%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.71%) Simulink
3 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.079%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (1.03%) Magento
2 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.40%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 241 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (8.41%) SaaS
3 52 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 42 (3.33%) Serverless
5 38 (3.01%) IaaS
6 33 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
7 28 (2.22%) Amazon S3
8 26 (2.06%) PaaS
9 23 (1.82%) GitHub
10 14 (1.11%) Office 365
11 11 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.40%) SoftLayer
14 4 (0.32%) Route 53
14 4 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 160 (12.69%) TCP/IP
2 133 (10.55%) Firewall
3 128 (10.15%) DNS
4 103 (8.17%) DHCP
5 85 (6.74%) Network Security
6 72 (5.71%) HTTP
7 63 (5.00%) Internet
8 57 (4.52%) Wireless
9 45 (3.57%) VPN
10 44 (3.49%) LAN
11 39 (3.09%) SMTP
12 36 (2.85%) FTP
12 36 (2.85%) SAN
12 36 (2.85%) WAN
13 35 (2.78%) DMZ
13 35 (2.78%) X.400
14 32 (2.54%) HTTPS
15 30 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (2.06%) SSL
17 17 (1.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (20.14%) MySQL
2 121 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 89 (7.06%) MongoDB
4 77 (6.11%) NoSQL
5 69 (5.47%) Relational Database
6 58 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 37 (2.93%) Redis
9 33 (2.62%) Hadoop
10 31 (2.46%) Big Data
11 26 (2.06%) Oracle Database
12 22 (1.74%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (1.51%) MariaDB
14 17 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (1.11%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 298 (23.63%) Git (software)
2 179 (14.20%) JIRA
3 126 (9.99%) Jenkins
4 69 (5.47%) JUnit
5 55 (4.36%) Selenium
6 54 (4.28%) Maven
7 40 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 40 (3.17%) Bitbucket
8 37 (2.93%) Cucumber
8 37 (2.93%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.38%) IntelliJ
10 29 (2.30%) Eclipse
10 29 (2.30%) PHPUnit
11 27 (2.14%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.90%) Subversion
13 23 (1.82%) Ant
13 23 (1.82%) gulp
14 22 (1.74%) Grunt
15 20 (1.59%) Robot Framework
16 18 (1.43%) JMeter
General
1 77 (6.11%) Retail
2 71 (5.63%) Finance
3 59 (4.68%) Electronics
4 58 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 54 (4.28%) Marketing
6 36 (2.85%) Games
7 35 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.46%) Aerospace
9 10 (0.79%) Billing
10 9 (0.71%) Banking
10 9 (0.71%) Law
11 6 (0.48%) Advertising
12 3 (0.24%) Automotive
12 3 (0.24%) Legal
13 2 (0.16%) Avionics
13 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.079%) Cantonese Language
14 1 (0.079%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.079%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 376 (29.82%) Developer
2 174 (13.80%) Software Engineer
3 141 (11.18%) PHP Developer
4 138 (10.94%) Linux Engineer
5 128 (10.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 101 (8.01%) Java Developer
7 81 (6.42%) Software Developer
8 67 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 66 (5.23%) Web Developer
10 65 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
11 63 (5.00%) Administrator
12 61 (4.84%) Analyst
13 56 (4.44%) C++ Software Engineer
13 56 (4.44%) Junior
14 54 (4.28%) PHP Web Developer
15 52 (4.12%) Network Engineer
16 51 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
17 47 (3.73%) Java Engineer
18 45 (3.57%) Support Engineer
19 44 (3.49%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (18.72%) HTML
2 224 (17.76%) Web Services
3 223 (17.68%) CSS
4 152 (12.05%) jQuery
5 133 (10.55%) .NET
6 106 (8.41%) REST
7 98 (7.77%) SOAP
8 94 (7.45%) LAMP
9 92 (7.30%) XML
10 83 (6.58%) JSON
11 73 (5.79%) AngularJS
12 66 (5.23%) Spring
13 58 (4.60%) ASP.NET
14 56 (4.44%) React
15 53 (4.20%) Ajax
15 53 (4.20%) Node.js
16 48 (3.81%) Middleware
17 47 (3.73%) Hibernate
17 47 (3.73%) HTML5
17 47 (3.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 140 (11.10%) Computer Science
2 87 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.39%) User Experience
4 64 (5.08%) Linux Command Line
5 57 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 47 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (3.33%) CESG
8 35 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
9 31 (2.46%) Device Driver
10 20 (1.59%) Fintech
10 20 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.43%) Derivative
11 18 (1.43%) Robotics
12 17 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.27%) Algorithms
14 15 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.11%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.87%) Data Centre
16 11 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 521 (41.32%) Windows
2 261 (20.70%) Unix
3 128 (10.15%) Windows Server
4 81 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (6.19%) CentOS
6 54 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (3.97%) Android
8 41 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (2.78%) Ubuntu
10 24 (1.90%) Apple iOS
11 21 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
11 21 (1.67%) Windows 7
12 20 (1.59%) AIX
12 20 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
13 17 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.27%) Debian
15 15 (1.19%) FreeRTOS
15 15 (1.19%) Windows 10
16 12 (0.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 11 (0.87%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (25.38%) Software Engineering
3 247 (19.59%) DevOps
4 210 (16.65%) ITIL
5 194 (15.38%) OO
6 157 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
7 151 (11.97%) TDD
8 142 (11.26%) Scrum
9 141 (11.18%) MVC
10 134 (10.63%) Configuration Management
11 120 (9.52%) OOP
12 119 (9.44%) E-Commerce
12 119 (9.44%) Web Development
13 115 (9.12%) Open Source
14 111 (8.80%) Microservices
15 108 (8.56%) Test Automation
16 73 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
17 68 (5.39%) Mathematics
17 68 (5.39%) Service Management
18 65 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 326 (25.85%) Java
2 296 (23.47%) Python
3 284 (22.52%) JavaScript
4 227 (18.00%) C++
5 200 (15.86%) PHP
6 189 (14.99%) SQL
7 165 (13.08%) C
8 147 (11.66%) Bash Shell
9 145 (11.50%) C#
10 99 (7.85%) Ruby
11 87 (6.90%) Perl
12 86 (6.82%) PowerShell
13 64 (5.08%) Shell Script
14 29 (2.30%) Embedded C
15 22 (1.74%) Embedded C++
16 21 (1.67%) Objective-C
17 19 (1.51%) Groovy
17 19 (1.51%) Scala
17 19 (1.51%) VBScript
18 16 (1.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 241 (19.11%) Security Cleared
2 227 (18.00%) Degree
3 132 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 115 (9.12%) DV Cleared
5 81 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
6 76 (6.03%) CCNA
7 71 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 66 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 64 (5.08%) CISSP
10 52 (4.12%) MCSE
11 39 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 29 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
13 28 (2.22%) MCSA
13 28 (2.22%) SANS
14 26 (2.06%) ISTQB
15 24 (1.90%) PhD
16 17 (1.35%) GIAC
16 17 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
16 17 (1.35%) RHCE
16 17 (1.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.25%) SLA
2 40 (3.17%) QA
3 23 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.48%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.40%) PMO
7 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.32%) MIL-STD-498
7 4 (0.32%) MISRA
8 3 (0.24%) GCP
8 3 (0.24%) MISRA C
8 3 (0.24%) RMADS
9 2 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) ECSS
9 2 (0.16%) GDPR
9 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 156 (12.37%) Docker
2 123 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (7.38%) Active Directory
4 47 (3.73%) vSphere
5 37 (2.93%) Hyper-V
6 33 (2.62%) NFS
7 32 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (2.22%) Samba
9 24 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.19%) KVM
11 11 (0.87%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.79%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.63%) HDFS
14 7 (0.56%) GlusterFS
15 6 (0.48%) LXC
15 6 (0.48%) XenServer
16 5 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.24%) Ceph
17 3 (0.24%) Firmware
17 3 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 235 (18.64%) Puppet
2 162 (12.85%) Ansible
3 130 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (3.81%) Kubernetes
5 47 (3.73%) Nagios
6 44 (3.49%) Terraform
7 23 (1.82%) Kibana
8 18 (1.43%) ZABBIX
9 17 (1.35%) Salt
10 15 (1.19%) CA Service Virtualization
11 13 (1.03%) Nessus
11 13 (1.03%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.71%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.63%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
15 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 5 (0.40%) Galera Cluster
17 4 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 4 (0.32%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 185 (14.67%) VMware
2 176 (13.96%) Microsoft
3 101 (8.01%) Oracle
4 99 (7.85%) Red Hat
5 63 (5.00%) Cisco
6 59 (4.68%) Google
7 47 (3.73%) Apple
8 44 (3.49%) SAP
9 38 (3.01%) HP
10 23 (1.82%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.82%) SolarWinds
11 20 (1.59%) Capita
11 20 (1.59%) Zend
12 19 (1.51%) EMC
12 19 (1.51%) Remedy
13 18 (1.43%) McAfee
13 18 (1.43%) Scality
14 16 (1.27%) CA
14 16 (1.27%) Citrix
14 16 (1.27%) NetApp