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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 15 18 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 10.34% 10.98% 15.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.09% 36.00% 48.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 27
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
44 50 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 30.34% 30.49% 32.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37 44 53
Average salary £41,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
1 16 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 16 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 16 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 8 (25.00%) ODBC
5 7 (21.88%) Migration
5 7 (21.88%) SCOM
6 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
6 6 (18.75%) SAN
6 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 5 (15.63%) UNIX
7 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (12.50%) Capacity Management
8 4 (12.50%) Degree
8 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (9.38%) Sun Certification
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.38%) Java
9 3 (9.38%) Law

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 2 (6.25%) NAS
2 2 (6.25%) FCoE
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 16 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (9.38%) TKPROF
General
1 3 (9.38%) Law
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) DBA
1 14 (43.75%) Oracle DBA
2 8 (25.00%) Administrator
3 5 (15.63%) Programmer
3 5 (15.63%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Server Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Server Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Support
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) ODBC
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (15.63%) UNIX
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (21.88%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.13%) Online Marketing
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCOM
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Google
5 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
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