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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 8 20
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Permanent jobs citing Linux 15 27 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 9.49% 15.00% 11.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 32.93% 34.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 14
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +46.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £30,100 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £86,500 £50,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
35 82 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 22.15% 45.56% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 34 75 30
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £38,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £47,500 £55,000
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 27 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Colchester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Law
3 12 (46.15%) Legal
4 10 (38.46%) SCOM
5 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (30.77%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) Project Management
5 8 (30.77%) UNIX
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) MySQL
6 7 (26.92%) Supplier Management
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle
7 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
8 5 (19.23%) MATLAB
8 5 (19.23%) i2
8 5 (19.23%) Apple
8 5 (19.23%) IBM
8 5 (19.23%) Symbian
8 5 (19.23%) Digital Media
8 5 (19.23%) Android
8 5 (19.23%) Digital Forensics
8 5 (19.23%) SCCM
8 5 (19.23%) E-Discovery
8 5 (19.23%) Final Cut Pro
8 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
8 5 (19.23%) Computer Forensics

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (11.54%) TKPROF
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) PROIV
General
1 14 (53.85%) Law
2 12 (46.15%) Legal
3 5 (19.23%) Games
4 2 (7.69%) Publishing
5 1 (3.85%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (3.85%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Forensic Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Head of Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) Head of Network Operations
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Head of Operations
4 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Database Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) LAMP
2 2 (7.69%) JSP
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) Velocity
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
1 5 (19.23%) Digital Media
2 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) UNIX
3 5 (19.23%) Android
3 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) CentOS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) HPUX
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
5 1 (3.85%) Debian
5 1 (3.85%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Project Management
1 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Supplier Management
3 5 (19.23%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (19.23%) E-Discovery
3 5 (19.23%) Computer Forensics
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.54%) People Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) OO
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) MATLAB
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) RHCE
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) SCOM
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Citrix
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Symbian
3 5 (19.23%) IBM
3 5 (19.23%) i2
3 5 (19.23%) Apple
4 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) Tableau
5 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Novell
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Websense