The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 16 16 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 9.64% 9.14% 13.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.02% 29.63% 47.73%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 20
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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 Colchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 54 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 24.70% 30.86% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 44 38
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Linux
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Linux Salary Trend in Colchester

Linux
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Colchester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) SCOM
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (28.00%) Law
3 7 (28.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (24.00%) N-Tier
4 6 (24.00%) Capacity Management
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) SAN
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.00%) TKPROF

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (8.00%) NAS
2 2 (8.00%) FCoE
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) TKPROF
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (28.00%) Law
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Programmer
1 6 (24.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) DBA
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Support
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Server Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) CentOS
5 1 (4.00%) Debian
5 1 (4.00%) Fedora
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) HPUX
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (24.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.00%) People Management
7 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) RHCE
2 1 (4.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
1 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
1 7 (28.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) EMC
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Google
4 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Websense
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp