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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 664 573 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.09% 10.15% 12.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.76% 36.06% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 513 469 616
Average salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1713 1589 1667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.62% 28.15% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1217 1258 1435
Average salary £37,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Linux Salary Trend in Berkshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Linux
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 262 £36,000 -20.00% 23
Slough +8 95 £42,500 - 20
Maidenhead -3 60 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Windsor +6 46 £57,500 +24.32% 3
Bracknell -5 42 £35,000 - 10
Newbury 0 41 £45,000 - 4
Wokingham -15 2 £33,500 +8.06%
Thatcham +4 1 £22,500 -11.76%
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 555 (43.29%) Windows
2 471 (36.74%) UNIX
3 346 (26.99%) VMware
4 316 (24.65%) SQL
5 276 (21.53%) Microsoft
6 244 (19.03%) Degree
7 243 (18.95%) Red Hat
8 236 (18.41%) Oracle
9 235 (18.33%) Java
10 216 (16.85%) MySQL
11 214 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 198 (15.44%) TCP/IP
13 197 (15.37%) Telecoms
14 180 (14.04%) Apache
15 173 (13.49%) SQL Server
16 164 (12.79%) Cisco
17 159 (12.40%) Perl
18 158 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
18 158 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 157 (12.25%) ITIL
20 154 (12.01%) HTML
21 150 (11.70%) Solaris
22 149 (11.62%) Firewall
23 146 (11.39%) JavaScript
24 145 (11.31%) Computer Science
25 139 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
26 137 (10.69%) DNS
27 132 (10.30%) MS Excel
27 132 (10.30%) HP
28 130 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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
1 180 (14.04%) Apache
2 106 (8.27%) Tomcat
3 47 (3.67%) IIS
4 42 (3.28%) WebLogic
5 29 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 28 (2.18%) MS Exchange
7 22 (1.72%) Apache Solr
8 18 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.40%) Lync
9 12 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (0.94%) Drupal
10 10 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (0.78%) Resin
11 8 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.55%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.55%) nginx
13 6 (0.47%) Alfresco
13 6 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 132 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.73%) MS Office
3 11 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.28%) SaaS
2 31 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.70%) IaaS
6 7 (0.55%) PaaS
7 5 (0.39%) Office 365
7 5 (0.39%) GitHub
7 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.39%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 198 (15.44%) TCP/IP
2 149 (11.62%) Firewall
3 137 (10.69%) DNS
4 120 (9.36%) Internet
5 93 (7.25%) HTTP
6 91 (7.10%) SAN
7 77 (6.01%) VPN
8 55 (4.29%) SSL
9 54 (4.21%) WAN
10 53 (4.13%) LAN
11 37 (2.89%) LDAP
11 37 (2.89%) BGP
11 37 (2.89%) Network Security
12 36 (2.81%) FTP
13 35 (2.73%) OSPF
13 35 (2.73%) NAS
14 31 (2.42%) MPLS
15 30 (2.34%) Wireless
16 25 (1.95%) Wireshark
16 25 (1.95%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (16.85%) MySQL
2 173 (13.49%) SQL Server
3 102 (7.96%) Relational Database
4 63 (4.91%) RDBMS
5 46 (3.59%) DB2
6 43 (3.35%) Oracle Database
7 33 (2.57%) Big Data
8 22 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (0.86%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.78%) InterSystems Cache
13 9 (0.70%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.70%) Redis
14 8 (0.62%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.47%) Pentaho
16 6 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 58 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 43 (3.35%) Subversion
3 40 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.73%) Selenium
5 23 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (1.72%) Mockito
6 22 (1.72%) Ant
7 17 (1.33%) Eclipse
8 16 (1.25%) Maven
9 14 (1.09%) LoadRunner
10 13 (1.01%) Metasploit
11 12 (0.94%) SilkPerformer
12 11 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (0.62%) JUnit
14 8 (0.62%) CruiseControl
15 7 (0.55%) Gradle
16 6 (0.47%) Hudson
16 6 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 6 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 197 (15.37%) Telecoms
2 115 (8.97%) Finance
3 47 (3.67%) Retail
4 46 (3.59%) Marketing
5 45 (3.51%) French Language
6 44 (3.43%) German Language
7 35 (2.73%) Banking
8 26 (2.03%) Multimedia
9 25 (1.95%) Back Office
10 19 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.40%) Billing
12 16 (1.25%) Advertising
13 12 (0.94%) Electronics
14 7 (0.55%) Games
15 6 (0.47%) Military
15 6 (0.47%) Legal
16 4 (0.31%) Italian Language
17 3 (0.23%) Russian Language
17 3 (0.23%) Front Office
18 1 (0.078%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 219 (17.08%) Support Engineer
2 187 (14.59%) Developer
3 150 (11.70%) Administrator
4 114 (8.89%) Technical Support
5 111 (8.66%) Consultant
6 109 (8.50%) Systems Administrator
7 94 (7.33%) Analyst
8 92 (7.18%) Technical Engineer
9 91 (7.10%) Linux Administrator
10 79 (6.16%) Technical Support Engineer
11 73 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
12 69 (5.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 67 (5.23%) Software Engineer
14 60 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 58 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
16 54 (4.21%) Java Developer
17 47 (3.67%) Support Analyst
18 41 (3.20%) PHP Developer
19 37 (2.89%) Software Developer
19 37 (2.89%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (12.01%) HTML
2 106 (8.27%) CSS
3 102 (7.96%) XML
4 99 (7.72%) Web Services
5 95 (7.41%) J2EE
6 68 (5.30%) LAMP
7 66 (5.15%) .NET
7 66 (5.15%) jQuery
8 56 (4.37%) Spring
9 42 (3.28%) JSP
10 40 (3.12%) Java EE
11 34 (2.65%) HTML5
12 31 (2.42%) RESTful
13 30 (2.34%) SOAP
13 30 (2.34%) Hibernate
14 26 (2.03%) XSLT
15 24 (1.87%) Ajax
16 23 (1.79%) XHTML
17 21 (1.64%) CSS3
18 17 (1.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 145 (11.31%) Computer Science
2 139 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (6.40%) Open Source
4 51 (3.98%) Clustering
5 47 (3.67%) Client/Server
6 44 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 39 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (2.50%) Mathematics
9 24 (1.87%) Replication
9 24 (1.87%) Data Integration
10 23 (1.79%) iPad
11 21 (1.64%) Mainframe
12 20 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
13 18 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
13 18 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (1.17%) Smartphone
15 14 (1.09%) MPEG
16 13 (1.01%) Mobile App
17 12 (0.94%) iPhone
17 12 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 555 (43.29%) Windows
2 471 (36.74%) UNIX
3 158 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 150 (11.70%) Solaris
5 130 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 84 (6.55%) CentOS
8 68 (5.30%) SUSE
9 66 (5.15%) Ubuntu
10 52 (4.06%) Debian
11 49 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (3.59%) AIX
13 44 (3.43%) Windows 7
14 34 (2.65%) HPUX
15 22 (1.72%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.01%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.78%) VMS
17 10 (0.78%) Android
18 9 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
18 9 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (12.25%) ITIL
3 101 (7.88%) Software Engineering
4 70 (5.46%) Scrum
5 55 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (4.13%) DevOps
8 52 (4.06%) SOA
8 52 (4.06%) Service Management
9 50 (3.90%) Time Management
10 49 (3.82%) OO
11 47 (3.67%) Configuration Management
11 47 (3.67%) TDD
11 47 (3.67%) Mentoring
12 45 (3.51%) E-Commerce
13 44 (3.43%) Migration
14 40 (3.12%) Performance Analysis
15 39 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
16 34 (2.65%) Service Delivery
16 34 (2.65%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 316 (24.65%) SQL
2 235 (18.33%) Java
3 159 (12.40%) Perl
4 146 (11.39%) JavaScript
5 128 (9.98%) PHP
6 126 (9.83%) Python
7 113 (8.81%) C++
8 103 (8.03%) Bash Shell
9 88 (6.86%) C
10 66 (5.15%) Shell Script
11 64 (4.99%) C#
12 52 (4.06%) Ruby
13 44 (3.43%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.17%) PHP5
14 15 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.86%) VB
15 11 (0.86%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.78%) MUMPS
17 8 (0.62%) Scala
18 7 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 244 (19.03%) Degree
2 120 (9.36%) Security Cleared
3 78 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (5.23%) SC Cleared
5 62 (4.84%) CCNA
6 55 (4.29%) CISSP
6 55 (4.29%) DV Cleared
7 29 (2.26%) ISEB
7 29 (2.26%) CISA
7 29 (2.26%) CEH
8 28 (2.18%) CISM
9 27 (2.11%) PCI QSA
10 23 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (1.64%) CCNP
12 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (1.25%) MCSE
13 16 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.25%) ISTQB
14 15 (1.17%) RHCE
15 14 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (9.13%) SLA
2 73 (5.69%) QA
3 48 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (3.20%) PCI DSS
5 30 (2.34%) COBIT
6 28 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.78%) HL7
8 9 (0.70%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.31%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.31%) GPG13
10 3 (0.23%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 214 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 66 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 58 (4.52%) vSphere
5 40 (3.12%) VMware ESX
6 35 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (2.42%) Firmware
7 31 (2.42%) NFS
8 27 (2.11%) KVM
9 18 (1.40%) Nmap
9 18 (1.40%) Xen
10 15 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 14 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (1.09%) Snort
12 12 (0.94%) NDS
12 12 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.86%) vCloud
14 10 (0.78%) XenApp
15 9 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (4.45%) Puppet
2 48 (3.74%) Nagios
3 32 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 23 (1.79%) WSUS
5 22 (1.72%) NetBackup
6 21 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (1.56%) Zenoss
8 17 (1.33%) Nessus
9 16 (1.25%) Plesk
10 15 (1.17%) Data Guard
10 15 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (0.94%) SCCM
11 12 (0.94%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.86%) Munin
13 10 (0.78%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.78%) Opsview
14 7 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
14 7 (0.55%) SCOM
15 6 (0.47%) ARCserve
15 6 (0.47%) Legato
Vendors
1 346 (26.99%) VMware
2 276 (21.53%) Microsoft
3 243 (18.95%) Red Hat
4 236 (18.41%) Oracle
5 164 (12.79%) Cisco
6 132 (10.30%) HP
7 74 (5.77%) JBoss
8 70 (5.46%) EMC
9 61 (4.76%) Citrix
10 47 (3.67%) Sun
11 40 (3.12%) Juniper
12 39 (3.04%) IBM
13 37 (2.89%) SAP
14 33 (2.57%) Veritas
15 30 (2.34%) NetApp
15 30 (2.34%) Sybase
16 29 (2.26%) F5
17 27 (2.11%) CheckPoint
18 22 (1.72%) hybris
19 21 (1.64%) Remedy
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