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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 19 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 6.49% 11.66% 10.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.15% 28.36% 39.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 18
Average salary £46,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
66 67 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 42.86% 41.10% 26.99%
Number of salaries quoted 59 56 48
Average salary £43,750 £42,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,750 £62,500
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 20 August 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 14 (45.16%) PL/SQL
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
1 14 (45.16%) Oracle
1 14 (45.16%) RDBMS
1 14 (45.16%) Performance Tuning
1 14 (45.16%) Relational Database
1 14 (45.16%) Oracle Database
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) ODBC
3 8 (25.81%) Client/Server
4 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
5 6 (19.35%) UNIX
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (12.90%) Degree
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
7 4 (12.90%) Service Management
7 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
8 3 (9.68%) Java
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (9.68%) Sun Certification
8 3 (9.68%) SAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) OSPF
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) NetScreen
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
2 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) RDBMS
1 14 (45.16%) Oracle Database
1 14 (45.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) TKPROF
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Military
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) DBA
1 14 (45.16%) Oracle DBA
2 10 (32.26%) Administrator
3 8 (25.81%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Linux Server Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Programmer
6 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Linux Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Linux Support
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) ODBC
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (19.35%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) CentOS
5 2 (6.45%) Debian
5 2 (6.45%) Fedora
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
5 2 (6.45%) HPUX
5 2 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) PL/SQL
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) Sun Certification
4 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 2 (6.45%) RHCE
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) CCNP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
5 1 (3.23%) Imperva
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint