Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1282 1323 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.41% 12.08% 12.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.91% 45.64% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1205 1238
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,300 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2676 2899 3540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 25.90% 26.47% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2270 2538 2982
South West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,497 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 +2 406 £42,500 +13.33% 39
Gloucestershire -2 295 £45,000 - 10
Wiltshire 0 177 £42,500 - 13
Somerset -7 126 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Dorset -7 96 £40,750 +16.43% 17
Cornwall +26 95 £45,000 +95.65%
Devon +5 90 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 485 (37.83%) Java
2 434 (33.85%) Windows
3 415 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
4 344 (26.83%) Software Engineering
5 283 (22.07%) JavaScript
6 280 (21.84%) Python
7 260 (20.28%) Finance
8 254 (19.81%) Unix
9 243 (18.95%) Git (software)
10 242 (18.88%) C++
11 239 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
12 218 (17.00%) MySQL
12 218 (17.00%) Telecoms
12 218 (17.00%) DevOps
13 215 (16.77%) Security Cleared
14 213 (16.61%) PHP
15 201 (15.68%) Electronics
16 198 (15.44%) Scrum
17 197 (15.37%) MVC
18 196 (15.29%) Web Services
19 188 (14.66%) XML
19 188 (14.66%) Spring
19 188 (14.66%) TDD
20 185 (14.43%) HTML
21 177 (13.81%) C
22 176 (13.73%) Open Source
23 173 (13.49%) Degree
24 169 (13.18%) REST
25 166 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
26 165 (12.87%) JIRA

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
1 155 (12.09%) Apache
2 106 (8.27%) JBoss
3 104 (8.11%) Tomcat
4 80 (6.24%) Mule
5 78 (6.08%) Mule ESB
6 50 (3.90%) Confluence
7 39 (3.04%) IIS
8 38 (2.96%) WebLogic
9 37 (2.89%) nginx
10 34 (2.65%) WebSphere
11 33 (2.57%) OpenStack
12 30 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (1.79%) MS Exchange
14 16 (1.25%) Alfresco
14 16 (1.25%) Joomla!
15 13 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.86%) SharePoint
17 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (0.70%) Traefik
18 9 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (1.17%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.94%) Simulink
4 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.47%) Houdini
5 6 (0.47%) Maya
5 6 (0.47%) NUKE
6 3 (0.23%) HipChat
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.078%) Magento
5 1 (0.078%) Maximo
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 239 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (8.11%) SaaS
3 98 (7.64%) Amazon EC2
4 63 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (2.65%) GitHub
6 20 (1.56%) IaaS
7 18 (1.40%) PaaS
8 16 (1.25%) OpenShift
9 15 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 13 (1.01%) Office 365
11 11 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.23%) G Suite
15 3 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 125 (9.75%) TCP/IP
2 106 (8.27%) Firewall
3 90 (7.02%) Internet
4 64 (4.99%) DNS
5 52 (4.06%) DHCP
6 44 (3.43%) LAN
6 44 (3.43%) WAN
7 38 (2.96%) SAN
8 35 (2.73%) HTTP
9 33 (2.57%) Network Security
10 23 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
11 22 (1.72%) Wireshark
12 21 (1.64%) Junos
13 20 (1.56%) FTP
13 20 (1.56%) NAS
13 20 (1.56%) VPN
14 17 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (1.33%) SMTP
14 17 (1.33%) VLAN
15 16 (1.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (17.00%) MySQL
2 149 (11.62%) MongoDB
3 127 (9.91%) NoSQL
4 88 (6.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 88 (6.86%) SQL Server
5 60 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 43 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (1.95%) Big Data
9 21 (1.64%) MariaDB
9 21 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.25%) MS Access
11 15 (1.17%) Redis
12 14 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.09%) CouchDB
13 10 (0.78%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.70%) Blockchain
14 9 (0.70%) Riak
15 8 (0.62%) DB2
16 7 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 243 (18.95%) Git (software)
2 165 (12.87%) JIRA
3 134 (10.45%) Jenkins
4 130 (10.14%) JUnit
5 92 (7.18%) IntelliJ
6 83 (6.47%) Subversion
7 73 (5.69%) Maven
8 71 (5.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 47 (3.67%) Selenium
10 39 (3.04%) Bitbucket
11 31 (2.42%) Cucumber
11 31 (2.42%) Eclipse
12 28 (2.18%) TeamCity
13 22 (1.72%) JMeter
14 20 (1.56%) EasyMock
15 19 (1.48%) Ant
16 16 (1.25%) Mockito
16 16 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
17 15 (1.17%) Gradle
17 15 (1.17%) WebDriver
General
1 260 (20.28%) Finance
2 218 (17.00%) Telecoms
3 201 (15.68%) Electronics
4 164 (12.79%) Marketing
5 163 (12.71%) Manufacturing
6 79 (6.16%) Retail
7 27 (2.11%) Games
8 24 (1.87%) Banking
9 10 (0.78%) Advertising
10 9 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.62%) Military
12 6 (0.47%) Automotive
13 4 (0.31%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.23%) German Language
14 3 (0.23%) Legal
15 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.16%) French Language
15 2 (0.16%) Local Government
15 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 371 (28.94%) Developer
2 229 (17.86%) Software Engineer
3 159 (12.40%) Java Developer
4 117 (9.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 106 (8.27%) Analyst
6 105 (8.19%) PHP Developer
7 98 (7.64%) Senior Developer
8 89 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
9 77 (6.01%) C++ Software Engineer
10 76 (5.93%) Java Engineer
11 73 (5.69%) Administrator
12 68 (5.30%) Java Software Engineer
13 65 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
14 63 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
15 62 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 56 (4.37%) Software Developer
17 49 (3.82%) Support Engineer
18 48 (3.74%) Applications Support
19 47 (3.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
20 45 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (15.29%) Web Services
2 188 (14.66%) Spring
2 188 (14.66%) XML
3 185 (14.43%) HTML
4 169 (13.18%) REST
5 156 (12.17%) Hibernate
6 154 (12.01%) CSS
7 148 (11.54%) SOAP
8 133 (10.37%) JPA
9 113 (8.81%) JSON
10 101 (7.88%) .NET
11 100 (7.80%) Spring MVC
12 96 (7.49%) Spring Integration
13 87 (6.79%) AngularJS
14 86 (6.71%) LAMP
15 79 (6.16%) Apache Camel
16 70 (5.46%) jQuery
17 55 (4.29%) HTML5
18 51 (3.98%) J2EE
19 45 (3.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 111 (8.66%) Computer Science
2 76 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 49 (3.82%) Embedded Systems
5 36 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.50%) User Experience
7 29 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 28 (2.18%) Client/Server
9 26 (2.03%) Security Operations Centre
10 25 (1.95%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 21 (1.64%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.64%) Private Cloud
14 18 (1.40%) Wiki
15 17 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
16 16 (1.25%) CESG
16 16 (1.25%) Device Driver
16 16 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
17 15 (1.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 434 (33.85%) Windows
2 254 (19.81%) Unix
3 140 (10.92%) Windows Server
4 105 (8.19%) CentOS
5 89 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 82 (6.40%) Ubuntu
7 81 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (5.62%) Android
9 71 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (4.60%) Apple iOS
11 33 (2.57%) AIX
12 29 (2.26%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.11%) Debian
13 27 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
14 24 (1.87%) Solaris
15 21 (1.64%) Windows 7
16 15 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (1.01%) Windows 10
18 12 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 10 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (26.83%) Software Engineering
3 218 (17.00%) DevOps
4 198 (15.44%) Scrum
5 197 (15.37%) MVC
6 188 (14.66%) TDD
7 176 (13.73%) Open Source
8 166 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
10 155 (12.09%) Digital Marketing
11 153 (11.93%) Programme Management
12 144 (11.23%) OO
13 130 (10.14%) ITIL
14 122 (9.52%) BDD
15 117 (9.13%) Kanban
16 103 (8.03%) Integration Testing
17 101 (7.88%) Configuration Management
18 91 (7.10%) OOP
19 90 (7.02%) E-Commerce
20 73 (5.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 485 (37.83%) Java
2 283 (22.07%) JavaScript
3 280 (21.84%) Python
4 242 (18.88%) C++
5 213 (16.61%) PHP
6 177 (13.81%) C
7 163 (12.71%) SQL
8 123 (9.59%) Bash Shell
9 116 (9.05%) C#
10 80 (6.24%) Ruby
11 79 (6.16%) Perl
11 79 (6.16%) PowerShell
12 75 (5.85%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.89%) Embedded C
14 33 (2.57%) Groovy
15 19 (1.48%) Go
16 18 (1.40%) MATLAB
16 18 (1.40%) VBA
17 17 (1.33%) Pascal
18 16 (1.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 215 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 173 (13.49%) Degree
3 118 (9.20%) SC Cleared
4 105 (8.19%) DV Cleared
5 67 (5.23%) CISSP
6 42 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (3.04%) CCNA
9 32 (2.50%) GCIA
10 30 (2.34%) SANS
11 29 (2.26%) GCIH
12 23 (1.79%) CREST Certified
12 23 (1.79%) RHCE
12 23 (1.79%) RHCSA
13 20 (1.56%) CISM
13 20 (1.56%) RHCA
14 19 (1.48%) ISEB
14 19 (1.48%) ISTQB
15 18 (1.40%) PhD
16 16 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.28%) QA
2 36 (2.81%) SLA
3 29 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 10 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.23%) WCAG
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.078%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.078%) ECSS
10 1 (0.078%) GCP
10 1 (0.078%) GPG13
10 1 (0.078%) MIL-STD-498
10 1 (0.078%) MISRA
10 1 (0.078%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.078%) TickIT
System Software
1 112 (8.74%) Docker
2 93 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 40 (3.12%) Snort
4 40 (3.12%) vSphere
5 31 (2.42%) Hyper-V
6 26 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.33%) NFS
8 12 (0.94%) Postfix
9 11 (0.86%) Dovecot
9 11 (0.86%) XenServer
10 10 (0.78%) KVM
11 9 (0.70%) Firmware
11 9 (0.70%) Xen
12 8 (0.62%) XenApp
13 6 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.47%) Samba
14 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 143 (11.15%) Puppet
2 107 (8.35%) Ansible
3 101 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.26%) Nagios
5 27 (2.11%) Nessus
6 21 (1.64%) Juju
7 13 (1.01%) Terraform
8 12 (0.94%) Nmap
9 11 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 11 (0.86%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.86%) SCCM
9 11 (0.86%) vMotion
10 10 (0.78%) Salt
10 10 (0.78%) SCOM
11 9 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.62%) Cobbler
12 8 (0.62%) RSA enVision
12 8 (0.62%) WSUS
13 7 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.55%) Marathon
Vendors
1 156 (12.17%) VMware
2 153 (11.93%) SAP
3 146 (11.39%) Red Hat
4 120 (9.36%) Cisco
5 110 (8.58%) Microsoft
6 98 (7.64%) Oracle
7 86 (6.71%) Apple
8 43 (3.35%) LogRhythm
9 36 (2.81%) Juniper
10 32 (2.50%) Atlassian
11 31 (2.42%) HP
12 29 (2.26%) Splunk
13 28 (2.18%) Google
14 27 (2.11%) IBM
15 24 (1.87%) ArcSight
16 20 (1.56%) Acunetix
16 20 (1.56%) AlienVault
16 20 (1.56%) Citrix
16 20 (1.56%) Rapid7
17 17 (1.33%) NetApp