The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 7 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 6.25% 5.00% 6.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.00% 14.71% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 4
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +77.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Operating Systems Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
20 34 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 17.86% 34.00% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 32 26
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,185 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Linux
Salary Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Basildon region.

Linux Salary Trend in Basildon

Linux
Salary Histogram in Basildon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Basildon region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Basildon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 13 (65.00%) Finance
4 10 (50.00%) Internet
4 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (35.00%) Perl
6 7 (35.00%) Python
6 7 (35.00%) NFS
6 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) SLA
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) UNIX
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (25.00%) SNMP
8 5 (25.00%) SDH
8 5 (25.00%) WAN
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (25.00%) Juniper
8 5 (25.00%) CCIE
8 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 5 (25.00%) DWDM
8 5 (25.00%) MPLS
8 5 (25.00%) OSPF
8 5 (25.00%) BGP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SAP Business One
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (50.00%) Internet
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) SNMP
3 5 (25.00%) SDH
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
3 5 (25.00%) DWDM
3 5 (25.00%) MPLS
3 5 (25.00%) OSPF
3 5 (25.00%) BGP
3 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) SSH
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (25.00%) NAS
3 5 (25.00%) Junos
3 5 (25.00%) Multicast
4 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) VoIP
5 3 (15.00%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) OLTP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
1 5 (25.00%) Operations Manager
1 5 (25.00%) IT Operations Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) IT Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) Senior IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Equities
1 5 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) UNIX
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Android
6 2 (10.00%) CentOS
6 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (25.00%) System Testing
1 5 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (20.00%) ERP
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
2 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (20.00%) Coaching
2 4 (20.00%) People Management
3 3 (15.00%) Software Licensing
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Perl
1 7 (35.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCIE
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) JNCIE
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) NFS
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) XenServer
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) Polycom
4 4 (20.00%) IPFX
4 4 (20.00%) SAP
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Sun
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle