Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,361 1,283 1,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.02% 12.34% 11.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.80% 47.94% 45.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,079 1,103 1,191
South West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 2,789 2,676 2,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.67% 25.75% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2,192 2,270 2,530
South West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,497 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +9 461 £45,000 +5.88% 89
Gloucestershire 0 316 £46,000 +2.22% 43
Wiltshire +6 227 £42,500 - 32
Somerset +16 132 £45,000 +22.45% 31
Dorset -6 129 £37,500 -6.25% 28
Devon +4 61 £35,000 +16.67% 23
Cornwall -26 32 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Avon - 1 £42,500 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 520 (38.21%) Windows
2 459 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (28.66%) Python
4 385 (28.29%) Software Engineering
5 340 (24.98%) Java
6 317 (23.29%) C++
7 295 (21.68%) MySQL
8 291 (21.38%) Git (software)
9 288 (21.16%) DevOps
10 286 (21.01%) Security Cleared
11 285 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
12 256 (18.81%) SQL
13 253 (18.59%) JavaScript
14 240 (17.63%) C
15 235 (17.27%) Microsoft
16 221 (16.24%) Unix
17 220 (16.16%) Puppet
18 213 (15.65%) VMware
19 210 (15.43%) PHP
20 200 (14.70%) JIRA
21 188 (13.81%) Apache
22 181 (13.30%) CSS
22 181 (13.30%) Jenkins
23 180 (13.23%) HTML
23 180 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
24 166 (12.20%) Degree
25 164 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
26 163 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
26 163 (11.98%) Docker
27 159 (11.68%) Open Source

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
1 188 (13.81%) Apache
2 82 (6.02%) Tomcat
3 79 (5.80%) Confluence
4 77 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
5 49 (3.60%) MS Exchange
6 45 (3.31%) nginx
7 36 (2.65%) JBoss
8 26 (1.91%) OpenStack
9 24 (1.76%) IIS
10 20 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (1.40%) Mule
11 19 (1.40%) Mule ESB
12 16 (1.18%) SharePoint
13 14 (1.03%) WordPress
14 13 (0.96%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.88%) CMS
16 11 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (0.73%) Apache Pig
17 10 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
18 9 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.44%) Simulink
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.073%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Magento
1 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.073%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 285 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (5.95%) SaaS
4 46 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (2.28%) Amazon S3
6 30 (2.20%) Office 365
7 29 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (2.13%) IaaS
7 29 (2.13%) Serverless
8 25 (1.84%) GitHub
8 25 (1.84%) PaaS
9 13 (0.96%) G Suite
10 12 (0.88%) OpenShift
11 11 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 11 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 11 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.73%) AWS OpsWorks
12 10 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 133 (9.77%) TCP/IP
2 108 (7.94%) Firewall
3 69 (5.07%) Network Security
4 60 (4.41%) DNS
5 50 (3.67%) Internet
6 40 (2.94%) HTTP
7 39 (2.87%) Intrusion Detection
8 36 (2.65%) DHCP
8 36 (2.65%) IPv4
9 34 (2.50%) IPv6
9 34 (2.50%) SNMP
10 33 (2.42%) SSL
11 30 (2.20%) LAN
11 30 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (1.98%) SSH
13 26 (1.91%) SAN
13 26 (1.91%) WAN
14 25 (1.84%) Wireless
15 24 (1.76%) VPN
16 21 (1.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (21.68%) MySQL
2 145 (10.65%) SQL Server
3 73 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
4 70 (5.14%) MongoDB
5 62 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 59 (4.34%) NoSQL
7 40 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 40 (2.94%) Redis
8 30 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
8 30 (2.20%) Big Data
9 29 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 29 (2.13%) Neo4j
10 27 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 26 (1.91%) Ingres
12 24 (1.76%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.54%) Apache Hive
13 21 (1.54%) InfluxDB
14 19 (1.40%) MariaDB
15 16 (1.18%) Geospatial Data
15 16 (1.18%) GIS
Development Applications
1 291 (21.38%) Git (software)
2 200 (14.70%) JIRA
3 181 (13.30%) Jenkins
4 107 (7.86%) JUnit
5 75 (5.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 68 (5.00%) Bitbucket
6 68 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 62 (4.56%) Maven
8 58 (4.26%) Subversion
9 49 (3.60%) PHPUnit
10 43 (3.16%) Selenium
11 40 (2.94%) Visual Studio
12 35 (2.57%) EasyMock
13 33 (2.42%) Cucumber
14 21 (1.54%) Spock
15 20 (1.47%) IntelliJ
15 20 (1.47%) TeamCity
16 18 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (1.25%) GitLab
18 15 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 126 (9.26%) Finance
2 113 (8.30%) Retail
3 65 (4.78%) Electronics
4 56 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.45%) Marketing
6 44 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.13%) Military
8 23 (1.69%) Aerospace
9 21 (1.54%) Games
10 16 (1.18%) Law
11 11 (0.81%) Cantonese Language
11 11 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
12 8 (0.59%) Advertising
13 7 (0.51%) Automotive
14 5 (0.37%) Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.15%) Local Government
17 1 (0.073%) Billing
17 1 (0.073%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.073%) Legal
Job Titles
1 404 (29.68%) Developer
2 230 (16.90%) Software Engineer
3 159 (11.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 138 (10.14%) Linux Engineer
5 114 (8.38%) Java Developer
6 103 (7.57%) PHP Developer
7 93 (6.83%) Analyst
7 93 (6.83%) Software Developer
8 82 (6.02%) C++ Software Engineer
9 79 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 74 (5.44%) Java Engineer
11 70 (5.14%) Administrator
12 64 (4.70%) Support Engineer
13 60 (4.41%) Java Software Engineer
14 54 (3.97%) Web Developer
15 53 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 53 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
16 52 (3.82%) Support Analyst
17 50 (3.67%) Architect
18 48 (3.53%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (13.30%) CSS
2 180 (13.23%) HTML
3 130 (9.55%) Web Services
4 124 (9.11%) jQuery
5 117 (8.60%) REST
6 111 (8.16%) LAMP
7 100 (7.35%) Spring
8 94 (6.91%) XML
9 93 (6.83%) .NET
10 88 (6.47%) AngularJS
11 79 (5.80%) JSON
12 72 (5.29%) Node.js
13 52 (3.82%) JSF
14 50 (3.67%) EJB
14 50 (3.67%) Java EE
15 47 (3.45%) Laravel
16 45 (3.31%) HTML5
17 44 (3.23%) SOAP
18 42 (3.09%) React
19 40 (2.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 128 (9.40%) Computer Science
2 77 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
3 60 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (3.45%) User Experience
5 44 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 41 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
7 34 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (1.98%) Wiki
9 26 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.62%) Device Driver
12 21 (1.54%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.54%) Clustering
13 20 (1.47%) Blackberry
13 20 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.47%) Fintech
13 20 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 16 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 520 (38.21%) Windows
2 221 (16.24%) Unix
3 131 (9.63%) CentOS
4 126 (9.26%) Windows Server
5 117 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (5.00%) Android
8 63 (4.63%) Ubuntu
9 61 (4.48%) Apple iOS
10 49 (3.60%) Windows 10
11 38 (2.79%) Embedded Linux
12 32 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (2.28%) Windows 7
14 29 (2.13%) Debian
15 25 (1.84%) Mac OS X
16 21 (1.54%) FreeBSD
16 21 (1.54%) Solaris
17 19 (1.40%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.88%) AIX
19 8 (0.59%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (28.29%) Software Engineering
3 288 (21.16%) DevOps
4 180 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
5 164 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
6 159 (11.68%) Open Source
7 149 (10.95%) Scrum
8 137 (10.07%) TDD
9 136 (9.99%) ITIL
10 132 (9.70%) Configuration Management
11 123 (9.04%) OO
12 114 (8.38%) MVC
13 94 (6.91%) Cybersecurity
13 94 (6.91%) Test Automation
14 90 (6.61%) Project Management
15 87 (6.39%) Web Development
16 80 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 77 (5.66%) OOD
17 77 (5.66%) SDLC
17 77 (5.66%) UML
Programming Languages
1 390 (28.66%) Python
2 340 (24.98%) Java
3 317 (23.29%) C++
4 256 (18.81%) SQL
5 253 (18.59%) JavaScript
6 240 (17.63%) C
7 210 (15.43%) PHP
8 154 (11.32%) Bash Shell
9 152 (11.17%) C#
10 140 (10.29%) PowerShell
11 85 (6.25%) Ruby
12 60 (4.41%) Shell Script
13 58 (4.26%) Perl
14 31 (2.28%) Objective-C
15 30 (2.20%) Embedded C
16 27 (1.98%) Scala
17 24 (1.76%) Groovy
18 21 (1.54%) Clojure
19 17 (1.25%) Embedded C++
19 17 (1.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 286 (21.01%) Security Cleared
2 166 (12.20%) Degree
3 157 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 131 (9.63%) DV Cleared
5 74 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (4.48%) CCNA
7 51 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 39 (2.87%) CISSP
10 36 (2.65%) MCSE
11 31 (2.28%) SSCP
12 20 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
12 20 (1.47%) GIAC
12 20 (1.47%) Linux+ Certification
12 20 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
12 20 (1.47%) SANS
12 20 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
13 19 (1.40%) CCNP
14 17 (1.25%) MCSA
15 12 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.60%) QA
2 24 (1.76%) SLA
3 21 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.96%) ECSS
5 10 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.44%) MISRA
8 5 (0.37%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.37%) GCP
8 5 (0.37%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.29%) PMO
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.073%) GDPR
11 1 (0.073%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (11.98%) Docker
2 155 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 46 (3.38%) Hyper-V
5 38 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (2.65%) vSphere
7 31 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (1.69%) KVM
9 14 (1.03%) NFS
10 12 (0.88%) VMware Server
11 11 (0.81%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.66%) Firmware
13 8 (0.59%) Samba
14 7 (0.51%) Ceph
14 7 (0.51%) Postfix
14 7 (0.51%) Shibboleth
15 6 (0.44%) Dovecot
15 6 (0.44%) XenApp
15 6 (0.44%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 220 (16.16%) Puppet
2 122 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
3 120 (8.82%) Ansible
4 53 (3.89%) Kubernetes
5 34 (2.50%) SCCM
6 33 (2.42%) Nagios
7 31 (2.28%) Terraform
8 24 (1.76%) SCOM
9 22 (1.62%) ZABBIX
10 21 (1.54%) Icinga
11 20 (1.47%) vRealize
12 18 (1.32%) Kibana
13 17 (1.25%) vCenter Server
14 16 (1.18%) Salt
15 14 (1.03%) Cacti
16 12 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
16 12 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
17 10 (0.73%) WSUS
18 9 (0.66%) Galera Cluster
19 6 (0.44%) Mesos
Vendors
1 235 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 213 (15.65%) VMware
3 159 (11.68%) Red Hat
4 99 (7.27%) Cisco
5 79 (5.80%) Oracle
6 55 (4.04%) Google
7 47 (3.45%) SAP
8 45 (3.31%) Atlassian
9 41 (3.01%) EMC
10 37 (2.72%) Juniper
11 36 (2.65%) SolarWinds
12 28 (2.06%) Citrix
13 24 (1.76%) HP
14 23 (1.69%) Apple
15 18 (1.32%) Capita
15 18 (1.32%) Dell
15 18 (1.32%) Veeam
16 17 (1.25%) IBM
17 16 (1.18%) Sophos
18 15 (1.10%) McAfee