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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 50 55 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Permanent jobs citing Linux 7 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.14% 1.79% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.48% 7.69% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 12
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
61 91 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 18.65% 23.33% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 55 85 63
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (68.42%) Degree
1 13 (68.42%) Computer Science
2 11 (57.89%) Web Development
3 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
4 8 (42.11%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 8 (42.11%) J2EE
4 8 (42.11%) JUnit
4 8 (42.11%) EJB
4 8 (42.11%) JSP
4 8 (42.11%) Struts
4 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) XML
4 8 (42.11%) Sun
4 8 (42.11%) Sun Certification
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) Ajax
4 8 (42.11%) jQuery
4 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (31.58%) SAN
6 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
6 5 (26.32%) PowerHA
6 5 (26.32%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) PHP
7 3 (15.79%) MySQL
7 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) Nagios

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) FTP
4 1 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
1 8 (42.11%) Java Developer
1 8 (42.11%) J2EE Developer
1 8 (42.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) J2EE
1 8 (42.11%) EJB
1 8 (42.11%) JSP
1 8 (42.11%) Struts
1 8 (42.11%) Web Services
1 8 (42.11%) XML
1 8 (42.11%) Ajax
1 8 (42.11%) jQuery
2 3 (15.79%) LAMP
3 2 (10.53%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (42.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.53%) LPAR
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Debian
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Web Development
2 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
3 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Product Management
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) C
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 8 (42.11%) Sun Certification
3 2 (10.53%) LPIC
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) PowerHA
2 3 (15.79%) Snort
2 3 (15.79%) Xen
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Sun
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft