Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 12 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 735 1,386 1,405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 12.79% 14.08% 13.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.65% 53.53% 47.32%
Number of salaries quoted 675 1,222 1,169
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,600 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 1,451 2,589 2,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.24% 26.30% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,196 2,051 2,338
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,632
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.55% +8.35%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,875 £61,250 £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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Gloucestershire -1 216 £50,000 +6.38% 18
Wiltshire -5 133 £37,500 -25.00% 15
Bristol -13 127 £45,000 +2.27% 30
Dorset +11 101 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Somerset +6 89 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Devon +2 59 £40,000 -15.79% 12
Cornwall -14 3 £35,000 +9.38%
Avon - 1 £60,000 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 305 (41.50%) Windows
2 273 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (29.80%) JavaScript
4 207 (28.16%) Python
5 201 (27.35%) DevOps
6 176 (23.95%) AWS
7 164 (22.31%) Docker
8 154 (20.95%) Java
9 153 (20.82%) Security Cleared
10 144 (19.59%) PHP
11 139 (18.91%) MySQL
12 137 (18.64%) VMware
13 136 (18.50%) Software Engineering
14 134 (18.23%) Azure
15 131 (17.82%) Ansible
16 130 (17.69%) Microsoft
17 127 (17.28%) Unix
18 126 (17.14%) SQL
19 123 (16.73%) HTML
20 111 (15.10%) C++
21 107 (14.56%) Bash Shell
22 106 (14.42%) Git (software)
23 102 (13.88%) Kubernetes
24 101 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 101 (13.74%) OO
25 94 (12.79%) Retail
25 94 (12.79%) Windows Server
26 93 (12.65%) C
27 92 (12.52%) DV Cleared
28 91 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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 79 (10.75%) Apache
2 25 (3.40%) Confluence
2 25 (3.40%) IIS
2 25 (3.40%) OpenStack
3 18 (2.45%) JBoss
4 14 (1.90%) nginx
4 14 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.36%) WordPress
8 8 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.95%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.95%) CMS
10 6 (0.82%) Drupal
10 6 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.41%) Tornado
13 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.14%) Gephi
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.14%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) Faxination
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 176 (23.95%) AWS
2 134 (18.23%) Azure
3 42 (5.71%) SaaS
4 39 (5.31%) GCP
5 36 (4.90%) OpenShift
6 24 (3.27%) IaaS
7 20 (2.72%) PaaS
8 18 (2.45%) Office 365
9 13 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (1.50%) GitHub
12 10 (1.36%) npm
13 9 (1.22%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.95%) Route 53
15 7 (0.95%) Serverless
16 4 (0.54%) Apigee
17 3 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 3 (0.41%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (10.48%) Firewall
2 65 (8.84%) TCP/IP
3 44 (5.99%) LAN
3 44 (5.99%) WAN
4 41 (5.58%) Internet
5 37 (5.03%) VPN
6 36 (4.90%) DNS
7 29 (3.95%) SAN
8 24 (3.27%) Network Security
9 23 (3.13%) VLAN
10 20 (2.72%) DHCP
11 18 (2.45%) MPLS
11 18 (2.45%) Wireless
12 17 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (2.04%) DMZ
13 15 (2.04%) HTTP
14 14 (1.90%) Tactical Data Link
15 13 (1.77%) SMTP
16 11 (1.50%) Ethernet
17 8 (1.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (18.91%) MySQL
2 63 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 41 (5.58%) MongoDB
4 36 (4.90%) Big Data
5 28 (3.81%) Hadoop
6 26 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.27%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.50%) Redis
10 10 (1.36%) CouchDB
10 10 (1.36%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.54%) Ingres
15 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
16 3 (0.41%) Couchbase
16 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 106 (14.42%) Git (software)
2 77 (10.48%) Jenkins
3 62 (8.44%) JIRA
4 19 (2.59%) Selenium
5 17 (2.31%) Maven
6 16 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.63%) Subversion
10 11 (1.50%) JUnit
10 11 (1.50%) PHPUnit
11 10 (1.36%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.36%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.22%) IDA Disassembler
13 8 (1.09%) GitLab
14 6 (0.82%) Gradle
14 6 (0.82%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.82%) Xdebug
General
1 94 (12.79%) Retail
2 90 (12.24%) Finance
3 26 (3.54%) Aerospace
3 26 (3.54%) Electronics
4 21 (2.86%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.31%) Legal
5 17 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.04%) Automotive
7 12 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.50%) Marketing
8 11 (1.50%) Military
9 5 (0.68%) Local Government
9 5 (0.68%) Police
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 209 (28.44%) Developer
2 96 (13.06%) Software Engineer
3 81 (11.02%) Software Developer
4 70 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (6.39%) PHP Developer
7 42 (5.71%) IT Support
7 42 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
8 39 (5.31%) Support Engineer
9 36 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
10 33 (4.49%) Analyst
10 33 (4.49%) Java Developer
11 32 (4.35%) Architect
12 30 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
13 27 (3.67%) Junior
13 27 (3.67%) Senior Developer
14 26 (3.54%) Administrator
15 25 (3.40%) C# Developer
16 24 (3.27%) IT Engineer
17 23 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (16.73%) HTML
2 79 (10.75%) CSS
3 76 (10.34%) jQuery
4 72 (9.80%) React
5 68 (9.25%) Node.js
6 59 (8.03%) LAMP
7 53 (7.21%) Web Services
8 50 (6.80%) AngularJS
9 42 (5.71%) JSON
10 41 (5.58%) .NET
11 38 (5.17%) HTML5
12 34 (4.63%) Laravel
13 32 (4.35%) RESTful
14 31 (4.22%) Vue.js
15 30 (4.08%) ASP.NET
16 29 (3.95%) REST
17 28 (3.81%) Spring
18 27 (3.67%) SOAP
18 27 (3.67%) Symfony
19 22 (2.99%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.31%) Linux Command Line
3 37 (5.03%) Data Centre
4 24 (3.27%) Cloud Native
5 20 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.31%) PKI
8 16 (2.18%) User Experience
9 12 (1.63%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.36%) Blog
10 10 (1.36%) Cyberattack
11 9 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.22%) Clustering
11 9 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.22%) VHDL
12 8 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.95%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 305 (41.50%) Windows
2 127 (17.28%) Unix
3 94 (12.79%) Windows Server
4 78 (10.61%) CentOS
5 61 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (6.26%) Ubuntu
7 31 (4.22%) Android
7 31 (4.22%) Debian
8 26 (3.54%) Windows Server 2016
9 23 (3.13%) Solaris
10 22 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 20 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
13 16 (2.18%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
14 13 (1.77%) Windows 10
15 9 (1.22%) AIX
16 7 (0.95%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.95%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (27.35%) DevOps
3 136 (18.50%) Software Engineering
4 101 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 101 (13.74%) OO
5 88 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
6 83 (11.29%) MVC
7 76 (10.34%) TDD
8 75 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 71 (9.66%) Mentoring
10 60 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (8.16%) Scrum
11 58 (7.89%) SDLC
12 56 (7.62%) OOP
13 54 (7.35%) Information Security
14 53 (7.21%) Open Source
15 50 (6.80%) Cybersecurity
16 44 (5.99%) E-Commerce
16 44 (5.99%) Microservices
16 44 (5.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 219 (29.80%) JavaScript
2 207 (28.16%) Python
3 154 (20.95%) Java
4 144 (19.59%) PHP
5 126 (17.14%) SQL
6 111 (15.10%) C++
7 107 (14.56%) Bash Shell
8 93 (12.65%) C
9 85 (11.56%) PowerShell
10 79 (10.75%) C#
11 49 (6.67%) Ruby
12 30 (4.08%) Shell Script
13 27 (3.67%) Perl
14 26 (3.54%) Go
15 24 (3.27%) PHP 7
16 15 (2.04%) Java 8
17 13 (1.77%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.22%) Kotlin
19 8 (1.09%) Embedded C
20 6 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 153 (20.82%) Security Cleared
2 92 (12.52%) DV Cleared
3 54 (7.35%) Degree
4 45 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.31%) CCNA
7 16 (2.18%) RHCE
8 15 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.63%) AWS Certification
11 11 (1.50%) CISSP
12 9 (1.22%) GIAC
13 8 (1.09%) MCSA
13 8 (1.09%) MCSE
13 8 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (0.95%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.95%) SSCP
15 5 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (0.68%) Linux+ Certification
15 5 (0.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (2.99%) QA
3 21 (2.86%) GDPR
4 10 (1.36%) NCSC
4 10 (1.36%) NIST
4 10 (1.36%) NIST 800
5 9 (1.22%) SLA
6 6 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 164 (22.31%) Docker
2 91 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (10.20%) Active Directory
4 33 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.45%) KVM
6 15 (2.04%) vSphere
6 15 (2.04%) Xen
7 14 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.63%) Ceph
8 12 (1.63%) VirtualBox
9 10 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.22%) Firmware
11 7 (0.95%) XenApp
12 6 (0.82%) oVirt
13 5 (0.68%) Btrfs
13 5 (0.68%) DRBD
13 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.54%) NFS
14 4 (0.54%) Samba
14 4 (0.54%) Snort
Systems Management
1 131 (17.82%) Ansible
2 102 (13.88%) Kubernetes
3 74 (10.07%) Terraform
4 68 (9.25%) Puppet
5 42 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
7 17 (2.31%) Packer
7 17 (2.31%) Red Hat Satellite
8 16 (2.18%) Nagios
9 13 (1.77%) SCCM
10 9 (1.22%) Mesos
10 9 (1.22%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.09%) Cloudify
11 8 (1.09%) logstash
12 7 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (0.95%) WSUS
12 7 (0.95%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.82%) Check_MK
13 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 6 (0.82%) yum
Vendors
1 137 (18.64%) VMware
2 130 (17.69%) Microsoft
3 78 (10.61%) Red Hat
4 52 (7.07%) Oracle
5 41 (5.58%) Google
6 40 (5.44%) Atlassian
7 37 (5.03%) Cisco
8 28 (3.81%) SAP
9 21 (2.86%) Sage
10 19 (2.59%) HP
11 18 (2.45%) Citrix
12 12 (1.63%) Juniper
13 11 (1.50%) SonicWALL
14 10 (1.36%) Dell
15 9 (1.22%) NetApp
15 9 (1.22%) SaltStack
16 8 (1.09%) Apple
17 6 (0.82%) Meraki
18 5 (0.68%) Cloudera
18 5 (0.68%) Hortonworks