Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 849 497 1,294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 11.35% 15.25% 13.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.23% 56.29% 50.73%
Number of salaries quoted 374 415 1,081
10th Percentile £29,825 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,875 £34,888
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £69,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 1,595 883 2,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.32% 27.09% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 979 752 2,145
10th Percentile £23,450 £26,750 £24,350
25th Percentile £28,875 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,300 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -16 301 £50,000 - 83
Gloucestershire +1 202 £55,000 +10.00% 27
Wiltshire +2 160 £50,000 +8.70% 26
Somerset -9 62 £45,000 -9.09% 20
Devon -2 51 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Dorset -24 50 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Cornwall -7 15 £35,000 -26.32% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 366 (43.11%) AWS
2 351 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (39.81%) DevOps
4 334 (39.34%) Python
5 308 (36.28%) Software Engineering
6 285 (33.57%) Azure
7 284 (33.45%) Security Cleared
8 275 (32.39%) JavaScript
9 255 (30.04%) Windows
10 228 (26.86%) Ansible
11 210 (24.73%) Docker
12 209 (24.62%) CSS
13 205 (24.15%) Bash Shell
14 203 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
15 198 (23.32%) Java
16 178 (20.97%) React
17 170 (20.02%) Social Skills
18 158 (18.61%) MySQL
19 157 (18.49%) Mentoring
20 146 (17.20%) Kubernetes
20 146 (17.20%) HTML
21 145 (17.08%) Git (software)
22 140 (16.49%) Oracle
23 137 (16.14%) PowerShell
24 136 (16.02%) PHP
25 135 (15.90%) SQL
26 125 (14.72%) Microsoft
26 125 (14.72%) Ubuntu
27 122 (14.37%) VMware
28 121 (14.25%) Scrum

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 88 (10.37%) GeoServer
2 65 (7.66%) Confluence
3 42 (4.95%) Apache
4 32 (3.77%) WebLogic
5 25 (2.94%) WordPress
6 20 (2.36%) ArcGIS
7 18 (2.12%) CMS
7 18 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.65%) nginx
9 9 (1.06%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.82%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.82%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.71%) IIS
12 6 (0.71%) JBoss
13 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.24%) Mule
14 2 (0.24%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.12%) Maya
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 20 (2.36%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (1.53%) Magento
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 366 (43.11%) AWS
2 285 (33.57%) Azure
3 82 (9.66%) OpenShift
4 56 (6.60%) GCP
5 33 (3.89%) SaaS
6 30 (3.53%) Serverless
7 29 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
7 29 (3.42%) PaaS
8 26 (3.06%) Amazon S3
9 23 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (2.36%) IaaS
11 19 (2.24%) Microsoft 365
12 15 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (1.53%) Amazon ECS
13 13 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (1.18%) Firebase
14 10 (1.18%) Rackspace Cloud
15 8 (0.94%) CloudFront
16 7 (0.82%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 83 (9.78%) HTTP
2 49 (5.77%) Firewall
3 33 (3.89%) VPN
4 30 (3.53%) SSL
5 28 (3.30%) DNS
6 25 (2.94%) IPv4
6 25 (2.94%) VLAN
7 24 (2.83%) SAN
8 22 (2.59%) OSPF
9 18 (2.12%) TCP/IP
10 17 (2.00%) LAN
11 16 (1.88%) WAN
12 12 (1.41%) DHCP
12 12 (1.41%) Internet
13 11 (1.30%) Network Security
14 10 (1.18%) Wireless
15 9 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.06%) Wireshark
16 8 (0.94%) VoIP
17 5 (0.59%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (18.61%) MySQL
2 94 (11.07%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (10.37%) GIS
3 88 (10.37%) QGIS
4 87 (10.25%) MongoDB
5 48 (5.65%) MariaDB
6 46 (5.42%) NoSQL
7 44 (5.18%) Hadoop
8 33 (3.89%) Oracle Database
9 31 (3.65%) Relational Database
10 28 (3.30%) Big Data
11 25 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
13 22 (2.59%) RDBMS
14 20 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 20 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
15 19 (2.24%) SQL Server
16 9 (1.06%) Redis
17 3 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 145 (17.08%) Git (software)
2 119 (14.02%) JIRA
3 111 (13.07%) Jenkins
4 83 (9.78%) Eclipse
5 55 (6.48%) GitLab
6 45 (5.30%) Robot Framework
7 44 (5.18%) JMeter
8 42 (4.95%) Rational DOORS
9 37 (4.36%) GCC
10 36 (4.24%) Selenium
11 33 (3.89%) Cucumber
12 31 (3.65%) Bitbucket
13 24 (2.83%) webpack
14 20 (2.36%) SonarQube
15 19 (2.24%) gulp
16 18 (2.12%) PHPUnit
16 18 (2.12%) Subversion
17 10 (1.18%) IDA Disassembler
18 7 (0.82%) Maven
19 5 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 170 (20.02%) Social Skills
2 85 (10.01%) Finance
3 80 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.53%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.59%) Aerospace
6 20 (2.36%) Legal
6 20 (2.36%) Marketing
7 16 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
8 15 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.41%) Electronics
10 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.06%) Retail
11 6 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
12 5 (0.59%) Military
13 4 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (0.47%) Law
14 3 (0.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) Games
15 2 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 199 (23.44%) Developer
2 191 (22.50%) Software Engineer
3 121 (14.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (10.37%) PHP Developer
5 71 (8.36%) Linux Engineer
6 59 (6.95%) Senior Software Engineer
7 47 (5.54%) Analyst
8 45 (5.30%) Administrator
8 45 (5.30%) Senior Developer
9 39 (4.59%) Support Analyst
10 38 (4.48%) Java Developer
10 38 (4.48%) Senior PHP Developer
10 38 (4.48%) Software Developer
11 37 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (3.89%) DBA
13 30 (3.53%) Architect
14 29 (3.42%) Embedded Engineer
14 29 (3.42%) Junior
14 29 (3.42%) SOC Engineer
15 28 (3.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (24.62%) CSS
2 178 (20.97%) React
3 146 (17.20%) HTML
4 105 (12.37%) LAMP
5 92 (10.84%) Elastic Stack
6 89 (10.48%) Web Services
7 88 (10.37%) Leaflet
7 88 (10.37%) OpenLayers
8 87 (10.25%) Node.js
9 69 (8.13%) Kafka
10 65 (7.66%) Apache NiFi
11 53 (6.24%) REST
11 53 (6.24%) SOAP
12 51 (6.01%) jQuery
13 49 (5.77%) Vue.js
14 45 (5.30%) HTML5
15 40 (4.71%) RESTful
16 39 (4.59%) CSS3
17 36 (4.24%) AngularJS
17 36 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.54%) Cyberattack
2 53 (6.24%) User Experience
3 51 (6.01%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.53%) PKI
5 29 (3.42%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 23 (2.71%) Public Cloud
9 20 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (2.00%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (1.41%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.82%) Cloud Native
15 7 (0.82%) Wiki
16 6 (0.71%) Cyber Defence
16 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
17 5 (0.59%) Fat Client
17 5 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 255 (30.04%) Windows
2 125 (14.72%) Ubuntu
3 116 (13.66%) CentOS
4 101 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (10.72%) Unix
6 41 (4.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 40 (4.71%) Windows Server
8 32 (3.77%) Android
9 28 (3.30%) Apple iOS
10 27 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (0.94%) Debian
14 7 (0.82%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.71%) Solaris
16 5 (0.59%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.59%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
17 4 (0.47%) SafeRTOS
18 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (39.81%) DevOps
3 308 (36.28%) Software Engineering
4 203 (23.91%) Problem-Solving
5 157 (18.49%) Mentoring
6 121 (14.25%) Scrum
7 91 (10.72%) Unit Testing
8 88 (10.37%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 84 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (8.72%) Infrastructure as Code
11 73 (8.60%) OO
12 68 (8.01%) ITIL
12 68 (8.01%) SDLC
13 66 (7.77%) Computer Science
13 66 (7.77%) Full Stack Development
14 59 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 58 (6.83%) Microservices
16 55 (6.48%) Cyber Intelligence
17 54 (6.36%) Machine Learning
18 52 (6.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 334 (39.34%) Python
2 275 (32.39%) JavaScript
3 205 (24.15%) Bash Shell
4 198 (23.32%) Java
5 137 (16.14%) PowerShell
6 136 (16.02%) PHP
7 135 (15.90%) SQL
8 102 (12.01%) C++
9 101 (11.90%) C
10 87 (10.25%) C#
11 50 (5.89%) Go
12 36 (4.24%) PL/SQL
13 27 (3.18%) Shell Script
14 21 (2.47%) TypeScript
15 20 (2.36%) ES6
16 17 (2.00%) Perl
16 17 (2.00%) Ruby
17 9 (1.06%) Java 8
18 7 (0.82%) Embedded C
19 6 (0.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 284 (33.45%) Security Cleared
2 95 (11.19%) Degree
2 95 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 56 (6.60%) DV Cleared
4 18 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.41%) AWS Certification
5 12 (1.41%) RHCE
6 10 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.18%) GIAC
7 9 (1.06%) MCSE
8 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.82%) RHCSA
9 6 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.71%) VCAP
9 6 (0.71%) VCDX
10 5 (0.59%) MCSA
11 4 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.47%) MCP
11 4 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.95%) MISRA
2 39 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 37 (4.36%) ECSS
3 37 (4.36%) MISRA C
4 29 (3.42%) SLA
5 21 (2.47%) QA
6 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.47%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.47%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.47%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.47%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.24%) GDPR
8 2 (0.24%) NCSC
8 2 (0.24%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) SEPA
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 210 (24.73%) Docker
2 94 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.53%) Active Directory
4 24 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.88%) vSphere
7 11 (1.30%) Firmware
8 10 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.94%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.71%) KVM
10 6 (0.71%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.35%) Gluster
12 3 (0.35%) NFS
13 2 (0.24%) Ceph
13 2 (0.24%) iptables
13 2 (0.24%) Xen
14 1 (0.12%) GPFS
14 1 (0.12%) LXC
14 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 228 (26.86%) Ansible
2 146 (17.20%) Kubernetes
3 93 (10.95%) Terraform
4 84 (9.89%) Puppet
5 33 (3.89%) Grafana
6 29 (3.42%) Prometheus
7 25 (2.94%) Graphite
8 20 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.94%) vRealize
10 6 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.71%) Rancher
10 6 (0.71%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.59%) Packer
11 5 (0.59%) SCCM
12 3 (0.35%) Kibana
12 3 (0.35%) Proxmox
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.24%) cPanel
13 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 140 (16.49%) Oracle
2 125 (14.72%) Microsoft
3 122 (14.37%) VMware
4 116 (13.66%) Red Hat
5 54 (6.36%) Atlassian
6 51 (6.01%) Splunk
7 33 (3.89%) Google
8 19 (2.24%) Cisco
9 12 (1.41%) Rackspace
9 12 (1.41%) WooCommerce
10 9 (1.06%) Intel
11 8 (0.94%) SAP
12 6 (0.71%) Apple
12 6 (0.71%) IBM
13 5 (0.59%) Dell
13 5 (0.59%) Juniper
13 5 (0.59%) Veeam
14 4 (0.47%) Adobe
14 4 (0.47%) Progress
14 4 (0.47%) Siebel