The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 47 40 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.87% 3.07% 11.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.78% 8.74% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 23
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £52,500 £45,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
Bedfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 103 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 29.30% 35.15% 35.98%
Number of salaries quoted 86 98 76
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Linux
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Linux Salary Trend in Bedford

Linux
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Bedford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) EJB
2 7 (70.00%) JSP
2 7 (70.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) Sun
3 6 (60.00%) Sun Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Struts
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) JUnit
3 6 (60.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Web Development
3 6 (60.00%) Ajax
3 6 (60.00%) jQuery
3 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) LPAR
4 2 (20.00%) PowerHA
4 2 (20.00%) LPIC
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 6 (60.00%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) EJB
1 7 (70.00%) JSP
1 7 (70.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) Struts
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) Ajax
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) GTK+
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) Servlets
3 1 (10.00%) XSL
3 1 (10.00%) XHTML
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (20.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Web Development
2 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Sun Certification
3 2 (20.00%) LPIC
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Sun
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss