Period
to 14 December 2019

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 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 12 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,155 1,304 1,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.38% 13.01% 12.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.59% 49.43% 45.61%
Number of salaries quoted 927 1,126 1,017
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 2,479 2,638 2,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.57% 26.31% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,008 2,055 2,235
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +9.72%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,500 £22,600
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,400 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 December 2019.

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 December 2019. 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 +4 369 £50,000 +11.11% 61
Bristol -6 227 £44,000 -2.22% 65
Wiltshire -5 217 £50,000 +25.00% 40
Somerset +5 121 £42,500 -5.56% 28
Dorset -10 106 £38,750 +3.33% 10
Devon -4 88 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Cornwall -2 16 £35,000 -1.41% 10
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 407 (35.24%) Windows
2 368 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (31.17%) Python
4 318 (27.53%) Security Cleared
5 286 (24.76%) Software Engineering
6 259 (22.42%) DevOps
7 256 (22.16%) JavaScript
8 252 (21.82%) SQL
8 252 (21.82%) Git (software)
9 241 (20.87%) Java
10 225 (19.48%) Docker
11 220 (19.05%) AWS
12 214 (18.53%) VMware
13 205 (17.75%) Unix
14 204 (17.66%) C++
15 202 (17.49%) C
16 197 (17.06%) PHP
16 197 (17.06%) MySQL
17 179 (15.50%) Azure
18 164 (14.20%) Bash Shell
19 156 (13.51%) Jenkins
19 156 (13.51%) Kubernetes
19 156 (13.51%) Finance
20 155 (13.42%) Scrum
20 155 (13.42%) DV Cleared
21 154 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
21 154 (13.33%) Microsoft
21 154 (13.33%) JIRA
22 153 (13.25%) Red Hat
22 153 (13.25%) Ansible

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
1 121 (10.48%) Apache
2 57 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 51 (4.42%) Apache Spark
4 49 (4.24%) JBoss
5 46 (3.98%) Confluence
5 46 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (3.90%) MS Exchange
7 41 (3.55%) Tomcat
8 35 (3.03%) nginx
9 32 (2.77%) OpenStack
10 30 (2.60%) Apache Solr
11 27 (2.34%) WordPress
12 17 (1.47%) CMS
13 12 (1.04%) Drupal
13 12 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (1.04%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.95%) IIS
14 11 (0.95%) Tornado
15 8 (0.69%) Jetty
15 8 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.61%) Sketch
4 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (1.65%) Magento
2 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.087%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 220 (19.05%) AWS
2 179 (15.50%) Azure
3 80 (6.93%) GCP
4 75 (6.49%) Office 365
5 48 (4.16%) OpenShift
6 26 (2.25%) Azure Stack
6 26 (2.25%) IaaS
6 26 (2.25%) OneDrive
7 23 (1.99%) SaaS
8 22 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.04%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.04%) GitHub
10 12 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (0.95%) npm
12 10 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.87%) Serverless
13 8 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (11.17%) Firewall
2 93 (8.05%) TCP/IP
3 66 (5.71%) DNS
4 43 (3.72%) WAN
5 42 (3.64%) DHCP
6 38 (3.29%) VPN
7 36 (3.12%) Network Security
8 32 (2.77%) Intrusion Detection
9 28 (2.42%) Internet
10 27 (2.34%) LAN
11 26 (2.25%) Extranet
11 26 (2.25%) NetScaler
12 23 (1.99%) HTTP
13 22 (1.90%) Skype
14 21 (1.82%) SAN
14 21 (1.82%) VoIP
15 20 (1.73%) Wireless
16 19 (1.65%) Software-Defined Networking
16 19 (1.65%) SSH
16 19 (1.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (17.06%) MySQL
2 109 (9.44%) MongoDB
3 78 (6.75%) NoSQL
4 72 (6.23%) Big Data
4 72 (6.23%) SQL Server
5 43 (3.72%) Hadoop
6 36 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 35 (3.03%) MariaDB
8 34 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (2.25%) Apache Hive
10 19 (1.65%) Impala
11 16 (1.39%) Oracle Database
12 15 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.87%) Redis
14 8 (0.69%) HBase
14 8 (0.69%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.43%) Ingres
17 5 (0.43%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 252 (21.82%) Git (software)
2 156 (13.51%) Jenkins
3 154 (13.33%) JIRA
4 66 (5.71%) Bitbucket
5 46 (3.98%) Maven
6 45 (3.90%) JUnit
7 37 (3.20%) Eclipse
8 36 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 34 (2.94%) git-flow
9 34 (2.94%) Visual Studio
10 33 (2.86%) Bitbucket Server
11 24 (2.08%) Subversion
12 23 (1.99%) TestRail
13 19 (1.65%) Cucumber
14 15 (1.30%) Eclipse RCP
14 15 (1.30%) Grunt
14 15 (1.30%) gulp
14 15 (1.30%) Zephyr
15 14 (1.21%) Ant
15 14 (1.21%) IntelliJ
General
1 156 (13.51%) Finance
2 112 (9.70%) Public Sector
3 92 (7.97%) Retail
4 76 (6.58%) Marketing
5 74 (6.41%) Telecoms
6 69 (5.97%) Electronics
7 57 (4.94%) Manufacturing
8 36 (3.12%) Aerospace
9 25 (2.16%) Games
10 24 (2.08%) Military
11 20 (1.73%) Automotive
12 19 (1.65%) Banking
13 16 (1.39%) Advertising
14 9 (0.78%) Law
15 8 (0.69%) Back Office
16 5 (0.43%) Publishing
17 4 (0.35%) Environmental Health
18 2 (0.17%) Legal
18 2 (0.17%) Local Government
19 1 (0.087%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 252 (21.82%) Developer
2 183 (15.84%) Software Engineer
3 103 (8.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 98 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 70 (6.06%) PHP Developer
6 59 (5.11%) Architect
7 56 (4.85%) Java Developer
7 56 (4.85%) Software Developer
7 56 (4.85%) Support Engineer
8 52 (4.50%) Analyst
8 52 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
9 51 (4.42%) Administrator
9 51 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
10 48 (4.16%) Embedded Engineer
11 47 (4.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 46 (3.98%) Junior
13 44 (3.81%) Consultant
14 40 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
14 40 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
15 39 (3.38%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (10.91%) HTML
2 118 (10.22%) CSS
3 98 (8.48%) React
4 91 (7.88%) Node.js
5 82 (7.10%) AngularJS
6 79 (6.84%) Spring
7 67 (5.80%) Vue.js
8 66 (5.71%) Web Services
9 61 (5.28%) HTML5
9 61 (5.28%) XML
10 59 (5.11%) .NET
11 56 (4.85%) LAMP
11 56 (4.85%) Laravel
12 53 (4.59%) Kafka
13 51 (4.42%) jQuery
14 48 (4.16%) JSON
15 45 (3.90%) REST
16 43 (3.72%) ASP.NET
17 35 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
17 35 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.54%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.85%) Linux Command Line
4 40 (3.46%) User Experience
5 39 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 34 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.25%) EPoS
7 26 (2.25%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.90%) Clustering
9 18 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
9 18 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (1.56%) Replication
10 17 (1.47%) Wiki
11 16 (1.39%) Blog
11 16 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
12 15 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 14 (1.21%) Driving Licence
13 14 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (1.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 407 (35.24%) Windows
2 205 (17.75%) Unix
3 147 (12.73%) CentOS
4 144 (12.47%) Windows Server
5 95 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 80 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (5.63%) Ubuntu
8 53 (4.59%) Debian
9 41 (3.55%) Mac OS
10 35 (3.03%) Windows 7
11 31 (2.68%) Windows 10
12 30 (2.60%) Apple iOS
13 24 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
14 23 (1.99%) Solaris
15 21 (1.82%) Android
16 16 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (1.30%) Fedora
18 11 (0.95%) Windows 8
19 7 (0.61%) AIX
19 7 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (24.76%) Software Engineering
3 259 (22.42%) DevOps
4 155 (13.42%) Scrum
5 136 (11.77%) Cybersecurity
6 132 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 125 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
9 120 (10.39%) OO
10 107 (9.26%) ITIL
11 102 (8.83%) Test Automation
12 88 (7.62%) MVC
13 86 (7.45%) Configuration Management
14 85 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
14 85 (7.36%) Open Source
15 81 (7.01%) Kanban
16 75 (6.49%) Computer Science
17 72 (6.23%) Project Management
18 69 (5.97%) UML
19 64 (5.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 360 (31.17%) Python
2 256 (22.16%) JavaScript
3 252 (21.82%) SQL
4 241 (20.87%) Java
5 204 (17.66%) C++
6 202 (17.49%) C
7 197 (17.06%) PHP
8 164 (14.20%) Bash Shell
9 97 (8.40%) C#
10 90 (7.79%) PowerShell
11 79 (6.84%) Perl
12 60 (5.19%) Shell Script
13 58 (5.02%) Ruby
14 34 (2.94%) Go
15 24 (2.08%) Embedded C
16 19 (1.65%) R
17 14 (1.21%) Java 8
18 13 (1.13%) Korn
18 13 (1.13%) PL/SQL
19 12 (1.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 318 (27.53%) Security Cleared
2 155 (13.42%) DV Cleared
3 139 (12.03%) Degree
4 133 (11.52%) SC Cleared
5 46 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 43 (3.72%) CCNA
7 36 (3.12%) RHCE
8 35 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (2.86%) MCSE
10 30 (2.60%) ISTQB
11 22 (1.90%) CISSP
12 19 (1.65%) GIAC
13 18 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
13 18 (1.56%) ISEB
13 18 (1.56%) Linux+ Certification
13 18 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (1.56%) SANS
13 18 (1.56%) SSCP
14 17 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.77%) QA
2 22 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 18 (1.56%) GDPR
4 14 (1.21%) SLA
5 11 (0.95%) HMG Infosec
5 11 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 11 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.78%) NIST
7 8 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.43%) ECSS
8 5 (0.43%) MISRA
8 5 (0.43%) MISRA C
8 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.26%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.26%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.087%) GxP
10 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 225 (19.48%) Docker
2 154 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (12.73%) Active Directory
4 55 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (2.25%) XenApp
7 25 (2.16%) VirtualBox
8 20 (1.73%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.47%) KVM
9 17 (1.47%) vSphere
9 17 (1.47%) Xen
10 15 (1.30%) Apache Flume
11 13 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.95%) Ceph
12 11 (0.95%) Firmware
13 9 (0.78%) Samba
14 8 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.61%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 156 (13.51%) Kubernetes
2 153 (13.25%) Ansible
3 131 (11.34%) Puppet
4 77 (6.67%) SCCM
5 64 (5.54%) SCOM
6 60 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (4.16%) Terraform
8 34 (2.94%) Nagios
9 26 (2.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 26 (2.25%) SCOrch
10 25 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
11 23 (1.99%) Red Hat Satellite
12 21 (1.82%) ZABBIX
13 20 (1.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 19 (1.65%) vRealize
15 18 (1.56%) vCenter Server
16 17 (1.47%) WSUS
17 15 (1.30%) Oozie
18 11 (0.95%) Prometheus
18 11 (0.95%) yum
Vendors
1 214 (18.53%) VMware
2 154 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 153 (13.25%) Red Hat
4 83 (7.19%) Cisco
5 77 (6.67%) Google
6 69 (5.97%) Oracle
7 64 (5.54%) SAP
8 49 (4.24%) Splunk
9 43 (3.72%) Atlassian
10 31 (2.68%) Citrix
11 24 (2.08%) Apple
12 23 (1.99%) EMC
13 22 (1.90%) NetApp
14 17 (1.47%) IBM
15 14 (1.21%) SolarWinds
16 13 (1.13%) Dell
16 13 (1.13%) HP
16 13 (1.13%) Palo Alto
17 11 (0.95%) Juniper
17 11 (0.95%) Veeam