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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 13 17 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 8.84% 10.18% 21.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.21% 40.48% 49.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 37
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,076 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £46,000
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
38 42 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 25.85% 25.15% 43.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30 36 69
Average salary £41,000 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.09% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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 21 October 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 (51.61%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) PL/SQL
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 12 (38.71%) RDBMS
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle Database
2 12 (38.71%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
3 10 (32.26%) SCOM
4 7 (22.58%) Migration
4 7 (22.58%) SAN
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
5 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
5 6 (19.35%) ODBC
5 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
5 6 (19.35%) N-Tier
5 6 (19.35%) VMware
5 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (19.35%) Capacity Management
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.13%) Law
6 5 (16.13%) UNIX
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) Degree
8 3 (9.68%) Puppet
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) FCoE
2 2 (6.45%) NAS
2 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) RDBMS
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle Database
1 12 (38.71%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.68%) TKPROF
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 5 (16.13%) Law
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) DBA
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle DBA
2 6 (19.35%) Server Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Server Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Support Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Server Support
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Server Support Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) ODBC
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
1 6 (19.35%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.45%) EqualLogic
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (22.58%) Migration
3 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
3 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (19.35%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) PL/SQL
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
5 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.45%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco