Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,343 1,231 1,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.05% 12.13% 12.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.55% 46.56% 46.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,101 1,015 1,218
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 2,657 2,644 2,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.81% 26.06% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,103 2,214 2,510
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.23%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,000 £21,461
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +3 405 £45,000 +5.88% 105
Gloucestershire +4 311 £46,000 +2.22% 37
Wiltshire +5 249 £39,000 -13.33% 46
Dorset -10 141 £37,500 -6.25% 33
Somerset +13 135 £47,500 +18.01% 44
Devon +9 65 £36,000 +4.99% 26
Cornwall -20 32 £34,000 -15.00% 12
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 525 (39.09%) Windows
2 443 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
3 426 (31.72%) Python
4 403 (30.01%) Software Engineering
5 344 (25.61%) C++
6 342 (25.47%) MySQL
7 316 (23.53%) Java
8 289 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
9 280 (20.85%) Security Cleared
10 278 (20.70%) JavaScript
11 276 (20.55%) DevOps
12 263 (19.58%) C
13 257 (19.14%) Git (software)
14 243 (18.09%) PHP
14 243 (18.09%) SQL
15 229 (17.05%) Microsoft
16 205 (15.26%) Degree
17 203 (15.12%) Puppet
18 200 (14.89%) Unix
19 198 (14.74%) VMware
20 197 (14.67%) CSS
21 191 (14.22%) HTML
22 189 (14.07%) Apache
23 182 (13.55%) Jenkins
24 178 (13.25%) JIRA
25 174 (12.96%) Docker
26 172 (12.81%) Bash Shell
27 166 (12.36%) C#
28 163 (12.14%) Scrum
29 161 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 189 (14.07%) Apache
2 75 (5.58%) Confluence
3 53 (3.95%) MS Exchange
4 52 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (3.50%) Tomcat
6 29 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (1.71%) JBoss
8 22 (1.64%) SharePoint
9 20 (1.49%) nginx
10 18 (1.34%) IIS
10 18 (1.34%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.19%) Apache Pig
12 12 (0.89%) Drupal
13 11 (0.82%) Mule
13 11 (0.82%) Mule ESB
14 9 (0.67%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.60%) WordPress
16 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.22%) Simulink
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.074%) SAP SM
3 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 289 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 52 (3.87%) SaaS
4 38 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (2.31%) Amazon S3
6 29 (2.16%) Office 365
7 22 (1.64%) GitHub
8 17 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.97%) PaaS
10 12 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 12 (0.89%) Serverless
11 11 (0.82%) IaaS
12 10 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.45%) G Suite
14 6 (0.45%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.37%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 106 (7.89%) Firewall
1 106 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 71 (5.29%) Internet
3 49 (3.65%) Network Security
4 47 (3.50%) DNS
5 43 (3.20%) HTTP
5 43 (3.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 41 (3.05%) SSL
7 33 (2.46%) LAN
8 32 (2.38%) DHCP
9 31 (2.31%) SNMP
10 29 (2.16%) WAN
11 27 (2.01%) Unified Communications
12 25 (1.86%) Software-Defined Networking
12 25 (1.86%) Wireless
13 21 (1.56%) IPv4
13 21 (1.56%) VPN
13 21 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (1.49%) SSH
15 18 (1.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (25.47%) MySQL
2 149 (11.09%) SQL Server
3 68 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 55 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 52 (3.87%) Big Data
7 51 (3.80%) NoSQL
8 41 (3.05%) Hadoop
8 41 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 30 (2.23%) Oracle Database
10 29 (2.16%) Apache Hive
11 27 (2.01%) MariaDB
12 25 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (1.49%) Ingres
14 17 (1.27%) Redis
15 16 (1.19%) Neo4j
16 15 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
16 15 (1.12%) GIS
17 14 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 257 (19.14%) Git (software)
2 182 (13.55%) Jenkins
3 178 (13.25%) JIRA
4 81 (6.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 80 (5.96%) Eclipse
6 78 (5.81%) JUnit
7 68 (5.06%) Bitbucket
8 66 (4.91%) Maven
9 62 (4.62%) Subversion
10 45 (3.35%) Selenium
11 43 (3.20%) EasyMock
12 42 (3.13%) PHPUnit
13 36 (2.68%) Visual Studio
14 23 (1.71%) GitLab
15 21 (1.56%) Ant
16 20 (1.49%) Cucumber
17 18 (1.34%) Apache Ivy
17 18 (1.34%) Robot Framework
17 18 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
17 18 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 135 (10.05%) Finance
2 91 (6.78%) Retail
3 65 (4.84%) Electronics
4 63 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 49 (3.65%) Marketing
6 46 (3.43%) Manufacturing
7 29 (2.16%) Military
8 24 (1.79%) Aerospace
8 24 (1.79%) Games
9 21 (1.56%) Law
10 7 (0.52%) Automotive
10 7 (0.52%) Legal
11 6 (0.45%) Banking
12 5 (0.37%) Cantonese Language
12 5 (0.37%) Local Government
12 5 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
13 4 (0.30%) Advertising
13 4 (0.30%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.22%) Avionics
15 1 (0.074%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 389 (28.97%) Developer
2 257 (19.14%) Software Engineer
3 151 (11.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 107 (7.97%) Linux Engineer
5 104 (7.74%) C++ Software Engineer
6 102 (7.59%) PHP Developer
7 95 (7.07%) Software Developer
8 94 (7.00%) Java Developer
9 80 (5.96%) Java Engineer
10 77 (5.73%) Administrator
10 77 (5.73%) Analyst
11 75 (5.58%) Java Software Engineer
12 67 (4.99%) Architect
13 65 (4.84%) Senior Developer
13 65 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
14 61 (4.54%) Web Developer
15 55 (4.10%) Support Engineer
16 50 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 48 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
18 44 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (14.67%) CSS
2 191 (14.22%) HTML
3 121 (9.01%) jQuery
4 112 (8.34%) LAMP
5 108 (8.04%) Spring
6 99 (7.37%) .NET
6 99 (7.37%) REST
7 90 (6.70%) XML
8 87 (6.48%) AngularJS
9 82 (6.11%) Web Services
10 81 (6.03%) Node.js
11 80 (5.96%) JSON
12 58 (4.32%) Java EE
13 55 (4.10%) React
14 52 (3.87%) Laravel
15 50 (3.72%) JSF
16 45 (3.35%) EJB
17 43 (3.20%) .NET Framework
18 39 (2.90%) Spring MVC
19 38 (2.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 67 (4.99%) Linux Command Line
3 49 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (3.50%) Embedded Systems
5 45 (3.35%) User Experience
6 36 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 35 (2.61%) Wiki
8 34 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 31 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.86%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 20 (1.49%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.49%) Public Cloud
14 18 (1.34%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.27%) Clustering
15 17 (1.27%) EMC VNX
15 17 (1.27%) Fintech
15 17 (1.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 525 (39.09%) Windows
2 200 (14.89%) Unix
3 125 (9.31%) CentOS
4 117 (8.71%) Windows Server
5 116 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 87 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 77 (5.73%) Android
9 76 (5.66%) Apple iOS
10 70 (5.21%) Windows 10
11 46 (3.43%) Windows 7
12 29 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 27 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
13 27 (2.01%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.86%) Debian
15 15 (1.12%) Solaris
16 14 (1.04%) FreeBSD
16 14 (1.04%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (30.01%) Software Engineering
3 276 (20.55%) DevOps
4 163 (12.14%) Scrum
5 147 (10.95%) Open Source
6 142 (10.57%) OO
6 142 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
7 140 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 115 (8.56%) Test Automation
9 113 (8.41%) TDD
10 110 (8.19%) ITIL
11 109 (8.12%) Configuration Management
12 106 (7.89%) MVC
13 102 (7.59%) OOD
14 98 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
14 98 (7.30%) Web Development
15 96 (7.15%) Project Management
16 93 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 89 (6.63%) SDLC
18 84 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 426 (31.72%) Python
2 344 (25.61%) C++
3 316 (23.53%) Java
4 278 (20.70%) JavaScript
5 263 (19.58%) C
6 243 (18.09%) PHP
6 243 (18.09%) SQL
7 172 (12.81%) Bash Shell
8 166 (12.36%) C#
9 150 (11.17%) PowerShell
10 81 (6.03%) Ruby
11 64 (4.77%) Perl
12 50 (3.72%) Shell Script
13 26 (1.94%) Objective-C
14 25 (1.86%) Embedded C
14 25 (1.86%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.41%) Go
16 15 (1.12%) Assembly Language
16 15 (1.12%) VB
17 13 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 280 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 205 (15.26%) Degree
3 143 (10.65%) SC Cleared
4 131 (9.75%) DV Cleared
5 71 (5.29%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (4.47%) CCNA
8 55 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 54 (4.02%) MCSE
10 37 (2.76%) CISSP
11 36 (2.68%) SSCP
12 30 (2.23%) SANS
13 29 (2.16%) CompTIA Security+
13 29 (2.16%) GIAC
13 29 (2.16%) Linux+ Certification
13 29 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
14 25 (1.86%) TOGAF Certification
15 21 (1.56%) MCSA
16 20 (1.49%) RHCE
17 18 (1.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.28%) QA
2 33 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.64%) SLA
4 15 (1.12%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.97%) ECSS
6 8 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.45%) MISRA
8 5 (0.37%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.37%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.22%) GDPR
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.15%) PMO
12 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 174 (12.96%) Docker
2 154 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (7.67%) Active Directory
4 47 (3.50%) Hyper-V
5 44 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.31%) vSphere
7 29 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (1.34%) KVM
9 17 (1.27%) NFS
10 14 (1.04%) VMware NSX
11 10 (0.74%) Samba
12 9 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 9 (0.67%) Xen
13 8 (0.60%) Firmware
13 8 (0.60%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.30%) XenApp
14 4 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 203 (15.12%) Puppet
2 132 (9.83%) Ansible
3 82 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 43 (3.20%) SCCM
6 29 (2.16%) Nagios
7 28 (2.08%) SCOM
7 28 (2.08%) ZABBIX
8 26 (1.94%) Terraform
9 25 (1.86%) vCenter Server
9 25 (1.86%) vRealize
10 22 (1.64%) Salt
11 17 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
12 11 (0.82%) Cacti
12 11 (0.82%) WSUS
13 10 (0.74%) Galera Cluster
14 9 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.67%) Icinga
15 5 (0.37%) Mesos
15 5 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 229 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 198 (14.74%) VMware
3 146 (10.87%) Red Hat
4 88 (6.55%) Cisco
5 70 (5.21%) Google
6 67 (4.99%) Oracle
7 40 (2.98%) SAP
8 39 (2.90%) EMC
9 36 (2.68%) Atlassian
10 25 (1.86%) Dell
10 25 (1.86%) SolarWinds
11 23 (1.71%) Juniper
12 22 (1.64%) Veeam
13 20 (1.49%) Citrix
14 19 (1.41%) Remedy
15 17 (1.27%) Splunk
16 14 (1.04%) Apple
16 14 (1.04%) IBM
17 13 (0.97%) HP
17 13 (0.97%) NetApp